Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #23 & Blog Candy!

Hello peeps! Well I must say that it was nice to have a day off yesterday and I got a lot done too! I ran some errands, made some cards and straightened up the kitchen. It is a little too cold for my liking around here lately and I think it’s supposed to get a lot colder over the next few days. I’m definitely more of a spring person than a winter one! My poor convertible doesn’t like this weather at all either, she is wondering when she will be topless again! I spoke to my aunt in Wisconsin today and she told me that they have had about 20 some inches of snow, that is definitely not for me! How many more months until spring?!

Today’s post is the first Paper Craft Crew challenge of the new year. As an added bonus we have some BLOG CANDY! Enter your card for a chance to win an Artisan Embellishments Kit from the 2013 Spring Catalog! This week have a sweet little sketch to work with…


I decided that I hd to use my favorite stamp set from the Holiday Catalog one last time. I also needed some bright colors to chase away some of my winter blues. The base of my card is Pacific Point Card Stock. For the background I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Before I adhered it to the card I used some Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, that I recently acquired from the Clearance Rack, across the middle and secured with some Sticky Strip around the back. The main panel is a piece of Pool Party that I cut the bottom off of with the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies. I stamped the images from the Affection Collection Stamp Set in Pool Party and Pacific Point. The banner and the winged heart are cut out with my Paper Snips and are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to each other and the card. I used the Small Heart Punch to punch out a piece of Red Glimmer Paper and affixed that to the winged heart with some SNAIL. The love is stamped in Pacific Point and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. I backed it with a piece of Pool Party that is punched out with the same and the middle is cut out and adhered to the back with SNAIL. Some more Stampin’ Dimensionals keep it on the card. I really love the Affection Collection Stamp Set and am going to miss it. I hope that enjoyed my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this weeks sketch challenge. Don’t forget to enter you card for a chance to win an Artisan Embellishment Kit from the NEW 2013 Spring Catalog! Thank you for taking a look and I hope that day 2 of the New Year is a great one!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point and Pool Party

Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer

Ink: Pool Party and Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Affection Collection Clear Mount

Punches: Decorative Label and Small Heart

Edgelits: Adorning Accents

Embossing Folder: Lacy Brocade

Embellishments: Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Affection Collection CM

Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies

Decorative Label Punch

Small Heart Punch

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

Tomorrow starts the 2013 Spring Catalog! If you need a paper copy contact me and I’ll send you one. You can also view it tomorrow morning by clicking on the picture on the right.

4 Replies to “Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #23 & Blog Candy!”

  1. I like how you have used this sketch. The touch of red is perfect.and Pool Party looks so good with Pacific Point. Amazing to read about all that snow! I have never experienced falling snow! Have been to Athabasca Glacier in summer and seen the snow on top of the Rockies!

    1. Thanks Jean! Sometimes I just put the Card Stock on the table and see who likes each other! I wish I could say I have never experience falling snow! The glacier sounds like fun! πŸ˜‰

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