I don’t know about you but sometimes I don’t tell my friends how grateful I am to have them in my life. I think sometimes we just assume that they realize that we are grateful for them but why not take the time and let them know every once in a while. For this card, I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketch 281 to come up with my design.

I started out by finding a background piece of DSP paper and then added to it. I’ve used the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series paper for both of my backgrounds. (behind my sentiment and the actual background) I then decided to use 3 of the colors in the paper for my banners. I’ve used Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and black. I added a little bling by adding 3 rhinestones to the banner.



Ornaments FMS105


For today’s project, I decided to do something a little different. I wanted to be able to show you a recessed stamped card. You will see that the top layer of my card is above the images. This is what they call Recessed Stamping.

For this project, I pulled out my Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and framelits. I went ahead and cut my wasabi green card stock into 2.5” X 2.5” squares and begin placing the framelits on the pieces to run thru my Big Shot. After I ran them thru my Big Shot I then stamped my images on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. After I stamped them, I cut them out leaving white on all sides in order to adhere them to the underneath of the Wild Wasabi.

Once everything was cut I then begin adhering my strips of mounting tape to them. Then, I place the Wild Wasabi cut outs above the images. Once they were lined up I begin putting the square on my Cherry Cobbler card stock. This project, does take a little extra time with the mounting tape but really makes a unique card. You must try this some time.

Materials used:

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock

Wild Wasabi Card Stock

Whisper White Card stock

Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set

Ornament Keepsakes Framelits

Delightful Dozen Stamp Set

Basic Rhinestones


Ornament Keepsakes Clear-Mount Stamp SetDelightful Dozen - Clear-Mount Stamp

Freshly Made Sketches #99

I thought I might try a new challenge this week. It’s Freshly Made Sketches, a new site that I stumbled upon. Each project is to be clean-lined and fresh. So  this is what I came up with for this sketch.

As you can see in this project, I used the following:

Paper: Black Card Stock, Retired DSP paper and White Card Stock

Tools: Embossing Folder, Adhesive