Freshly Made Sketches 214 & Some Crafty Things!

It was a gorgeous day here yesterday! So nice in fact that I took a ride over to Scrap-A-Latte in the convertible! The day began nicely too! I asked Taylor to make sure that I was up by 9:00 and she did just that. There was even a cup of coffee on my nightstand! What a lucky dad I am! I got a few things done that I wanted to get finished but I was no where near as productive as I wanted to be. Today I’m off to Manhattan for a day at The Ink Pad! It’s Small Business Saturday so don’t forget to go out and support your local small businesses! Also today in my store all stamps are 20% off if you use coupon code BLKFRI20 when you check out! And at the end of the post I have listed a few of my favorite craftย products! Most are inexpensive and would make great stocking stuffers! They are things that I use almost every day and can’t live without! I hope that you find them as useful as I do!

Before we get to my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches I want to thank Karren for choosing me as her Prince for last week’s sketch! You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE! Now, here is this week’s sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches 214

I stayed really true to the sketch! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My flagged strip is a piece of Red Felt that I adhered to some Solar White 80lb with Tombo Extreme Adhesive to make it a little more sturdy. The Merry and snowflake are both cut out from Solar White 80lb four times using the Simon Says Stamp Deco Trees and Nadine Snowflake Dies. I adhered them to each other with Elmers Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The snowflake is then adhered to the card with Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium and the merry with just Multi-Matte Medium. Three Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins complete the card. I love the dimension from the layered die cuts and the super simple look of this card! I hope that you enjoyed myย card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to check out my favorite crafty things after the card! Have a super Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚

FMS 214-WM

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Other: Red Felt (Michaels)

Dies: Nadine Snowflake and Deco Trees (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Extreme (Tombo), Clear Foam Tape (Kool Tak), Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmers) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

And here are my favorite craftย products:

Multi-Matte Medium

Ranger Multi-Matte Medium

I use this glue all the time! It’s great for adhering sequins because it dries clear and matte!

QC Precision Glue tip

Quilled Creations Precision Tip Applicator Bottle

I love this! And the best part is that the top fits right on to the Multi-Matte Medium bottle!

Fiskars Stamp Press

Fiskars Compact Stamp Press

This is my go-to tool when I need to get things lined up perfectly, especially sentiments!


MISTI Stampin Tool

My favorite tool toย use with layering stamps and when I want to make sure that an image is crisp and stamp it more than once!

Milwaukee Heat Tool

Milwaukee Heat Gun

The best heat tool out there!

Versa-Mark Pad

Versa-Mark Ink

My most used ink! I heat emboss all the time!

EK Success Powder Tool

EK Success Powder Tool

The best way to make sure that there is no embossing powder where you don’t want it!

There are so many other things that I love to use but these are some things that I think everyone should have in their crafting arsenal! LOL!


28 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 214 & Some Crafty Things!”

  1. That’s simply beautiful! You did a great job adhering that intricate snowflake to the card. I can’t see any of the adhesive. I have that die and the adhesives you used, so I’ve got to try your technique!

    1. Thanks so much Carol! I do love that snowflake and it’s much easier to work with layered up! I hope that you like the technique! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Beautiful card, Justin. I love its simplicity with the elegance of white with red. Thanks for the tips on using spray adhesive to layer the die cuts. I use it for larger pieces but never thought of spraying small items. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you HJ! The spray adhesive works great with the intricate die cuts! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Good Morning Justin!

    I love white on white with a little splash of just about any color but definitely red for the Christmas/Winter season. You have taught me that multi-layering a word stamp is NOT as intimidating as I thought it would be. I haven’t seen anyone else use your technique as effectively as you do. This card is kind of like a vanilla cone with a cherry on top! LOL Anyway, as you can tell, I really like this card.

    Boy Justin, you are getting pretty spoiled with someone to wake you and even have your coffee ready! Just remember that being English doesn’t automatically make you Royalty! LOL I’m cracking myself up here. You have yourself a super Saturday and enjoy your day in the the Village helping at the Ink Spot. I’m asking Santa for a Misti – I watched the video and fell in love.
    Love and hugs to you my friend! XO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Grace!
      Thank you very much! I love to layer up the dies cuts! It gives them some great dimension and makes them a lot sturdier! LOL! Yes, it is a vanilla cone with a cherry on top!
      I won’t lie, it was very nice to be woken up that way! Ha ha! It doesn’t automatically make me royalty?! Are you sure?! LOL! I had a great day at The Ink Pad! I love my MISTI, you will too! Love to you! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Gorgeous card! I love all the clean white space, and the tip about mounting the snowflake using clear foam. I completely forgot I even have some!

  5. What an “enlightening” post with your very pretty card and your top tips. I will have to look into the Fiskars stamp press as I don’t know anything about it. Have a great Small Business Saturday! Hello to Taylor! What a nice daughter! Nancy B

    1. Thanks so much Nancy! I’m glad that you enjoyed the tips and the card! I have had the stamp press for a while and it is a really great tool for lining up sentiments! Yesterday was fun! I will tell Taylor that you said hello! She can be a really great child! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love this card! And thanks for the list of favorite products. Would love to see more info on your blog on these items and how you use them!

  7. Gorgeous, CAS=Elegant. Love the felt, I have so much felt I need to use.

    Love your favorite products, almost matches mine. I don’t know why but my Quilled Precision tiops do not fit on my Multi Media bottle. you are the fourth crafter who recommends this. I’m flustered. Oh well.

    Saw Hunger Games, awesome!!!!! Very productive weekend thus far, hope to keep Mojo flowing

    1. Thank you Linda! I always forget about the felt too! I think there are a few different kinds of precision tips out there, I got mine from Amazon and it works!
      Glad that you enjoyed Hunger Games, it was a really great movie! Lots to do today!! Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I’m intrigued by the spray adhesive to glue multiple layers together. I’ve never used it before but I assume it’s better than that blue ink that comes in a pen? (Sorry, I forget what it’s called). In any event your card is gorgeous and I LOVE that strip of red felt!!

    1. Love the spray adhesive! Yes, it’s a little easier to use than the 2-Way Glue Pen! So glad that you like the card!! Enjoy your Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. *Love* this design, Justin! Simple, yet makes an impact on my eyes. Very striking!

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