Friday, December 4, 2009

How 'bout a sketch?

I don't know about you but I really missed not having a sketch last week. It made me off all week. I know it's been a while so let's take a peek at the last sketch I posted...

This sketch was found on Scrapbook's Etc.

Here's Jannie's take on the sketch...

Jannie tucked Revolution Tags into the large vellum pocket and added photos and journaling to them. The papers and embellishments she used are Pink Paislee goodies. Such a cute layout!

I was thinking since we're in the month of December and Christmas is getting closer that we should do a few card sketches to help inspire you to get your handmade Christmas cards in the mail. This week's sketch is an all new Page Maps sketch.

I really enjoyed this sketch! Here's my take...

I used my new JustRite Stamps to create my sentiment. I started with my 2 3/8 Circle Wood Stamper and my Brayton font. I arranged the word Merry on the curve then stamped it.

Then using the same font I spelled Christmas on my Rectangle Wood Stamper and stamped it onto my red cardstock.

After I got my sentiment stamped I used my Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities to cut out the Merry and the Spellbinders Double End Tags to cut out Christmas. Then I added a small Spellbinders Scallop Circle mat behind the Merry circle. For added texture, I embossed a piece of acrylic with my Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Border then filled in the back with red Stickles. After it dried, I used my Scor-Tape to adhere it to the card. The holly is from the Jolly Gift Set and after cutting out the berries I colored them with the new red Copic Spica Glitter Pen. This card really came together quickly and with JustRite Stamps you can easily customize any card in a snap!

Jenn was inspired by this week's card sketch. Take a look at her card...

She embossed her background with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder then added her sentiment, cut from the Sizzix Groovy Girl Border Strip, to a Scenic Route die cut flower. Quick, easy and cute! That's what we're going for.

Before I leave you today I want to share a gift card holder PJ made.

She started with a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card base and cut the Snowflake and shadow as well as the Joy sentiment were cut from the new Mistletoe M+S Design Card. This is a quick and cute card you could tuck a gift card inside and best of all it would fit anyone...male or female!

Thanks for stopping by today! We'd love to see your homemade Christmas cards! You can email them to me at And, don't forget about the 2010 Design Team Call. You still have plenty of time to submit as the deadline is December 15th, midnight CST. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at all! We'll be back here Monday with some more holiday inspiration. And, we'll be discussing favorites of 2009 and holiday wish lists! See you then!


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