Double Header – Freshly Made Sketches 134 & Pals Paper Arts 202

Today was a very nice day! It was sunny and in the high 60’s and the best part was that I was out of the office for a good part of the day! I had to stop at WalMart on the way to work and pick up a TV stand. When I got to work I assembled it and did some other things before I headed to the Airport. I took one of the vans, the TV and stand didn’t fit in my car! I got to MacArthur around 11:45 and installed the TV in the exhibit space. One small problem was that there was no extension cord but the woman that I spoke to assured me that they would take card of that. I stopped home on the way back to get my boss a few cards that she needed. I got back to the office around 2:30 and then had to run out again to pick up some flowers. I got in my car and put the top down and had a nice ride! After work I had some dinner and came home and unpacked my pre-order, mounted my stamps and made a few projects. Like I said a very nice day!

Today I have a double post for you! Tomorrow I’m starting a new adventure with a few talented stampers, most of whom I’m sure you are familiar with. I wanted to get my Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts cards posted before that so those are the two projects I have for you today. As a bonus they both use goodies from my pre-order! Let’s get to them, shall we?!

Up first is my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and this week’s sketch is courtesy of the lovely Karren…

Freshly Made Sketches #134

The card base is Night of Navy Card Stock. My background consists of two pieces of paper from the Maritime Designer Series Paper Pack. All of the stamped images except for the greeting are from the Sea Street Stamp Set. The octopus is stamped in Coastal Cabana on Whisper White and backed with some Real Red that I cut out with the Circle Collection Framelits. The strip of flags is stamped in Night of Navy and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The two starfish are stamped in Coastal Cabana and cut out with my Paper Snips and also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Something to Say Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. To finish off the card I added some Brights Candy Dots to the banner of flags. A nice bright fun card with neat Designer Series Paper and a whimsical stamp set don’t you think?!

FMS 134-WM

Next up is my project for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

PPA 202

I always do a card but since I had some new stuff to play with I thought I would do a 3D project instead. The box is created with the Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die cut from a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock. A quick run through the Big Shot and some folding and Sticky Strip and you have a neat little box! I used some Multi-Purpose Adhesive to attach the Tea Lace Paper Doily to the top. The onesie, socks and duck are from the Something for Baby Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and Real Red, and cut out with the Baby’s First Framelits. My greeting is from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp Set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay and cut out with the Starburst Framelits. All of the elements are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A fun and easy favor for a baby shower or a neat way to give a gift card to a new arrival! I wasn’t sure about the Hamburger Box but I’m really glad that I got it now!

PPA 202-WM

PPA 202 Front-WM

PPA 202 Open-WM

And there are my projects for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts. I had a lot of fun playing with my new stuff and I hope that you enjoyed both the card and the box! I thank you, as always for coming by and I hope you all have a great Saturday! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and see what new adventures await! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:


Card Stock: Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Maritime*

Ink: Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Sea Street* and Something* to Say Clear Mount

Framelits: Circles Collection and Bitty Banners

Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots

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



Card Stock: Crumb Cake and Whisper White

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Something for Baby* and Baby We’ve Grown Clear Mount

Framelits: Baby’s First* and Starburst

Bigz Die: Hamburger Box XL*

Embellishments: Tae Lace Paper Doilies

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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