Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Spiced Thank You

Good morning all! I hope you are having a fabulous week! It’s finally cooling off here in Kansas and actually feels like fall. Time to break out the sweaters for those chilly early mornings! Now that it’s actually starting to cool off I’ve got fall and Christmas on the brain. I’m catching up from some past sketch challenges and here is the first one!

 Stamps: Curly Cute, French Foliage
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
DSP: Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Designer Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin’ Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crochet Trim Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots

Here is the sketch created by Liz Goldhawk:

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. Next a piece of the striped DSP was cut at 2” x 4” and was sponged around the edges with Early Espresso then was adhered to the bottom of the card front. Then a 3” x 3 ¾” piece of DSP with the other pattern was cut, sponged around the edges with Early Espresso, and adhered to a 3 ¼” x 4” piece of Pool Party cardstock that was also sponged with Early Espresso. This layer was adhered to the card front.

Next a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was cut at 1 ½” x 2 ¾”. Two of the corners were punched with the Corner Rounder Punch. The cardstock was then stamped with the leaves from French Foliage in Pool Party ink by stamping off. Then the greeting from Curly Cute was stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink then the edges were sponged with more Early Espresso ink. The Decorative Label punch was used with a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock and the label was cut in half width-wise. One of the halves was adhered to the corner rounded end and the other half was saved for another project later. No reason to waste right? This panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally a bow was tied from Crochet Trim Ribbon and the bow was adhered to the card front with Mini Glue Dots. That’s it! This card came together so quickly! Thanks Liz for the fabulous sketch!

If you are a Stampin' Up Demonstrator you can find the sketch challenge thread HERE. If you are not a Stampin' Up Demonstrator I would still love to see your creations! Please post a link to your card in the comments section of this post!

Thanks for stopping by! I have another sketch challenge project scheduled to post later today so some back to see another cool-weather inspired card!