A New Sketch Challenge!

By | 10/22/2013

I played along with a new sketch challenge this week.  I was almost too excited about all of the new things going on at Stampin’ Up! to actually stamp today!  This 25% off sale on 25 stamp sets is amazing!  When Stampin’ Up! celebrates an anniversary they really do it in a BIG way!  Hasn’t it seemed like one great sale after another since the beginning of the year?!

Somehow, I did manage to find time (and the attention span) to actually create my card for the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge this week.  I really love being on the Design Team for the PCCC.  What a fun and unexpected benefit of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator that has been.

sketch challenge

This is not the card I sat down to make.  I wanted to make a card with a Christmas tree and this designer paper.  I don’t know how this happened, but isn’t it pretty?  I love this color combination.  That Cherry Cobbler looks fantastic with Crumb Cake and almost any green!

Card Details:

Paper:  Season of Style Designer Series Paper (cut at 3 x4″) , Cherry Cobbler (cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″), and Whisper White (cut at 2-3/4 x 4″)

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler

Stamp:  Prince of Peace (This is one of the Single Stamps available right now online only.  The product # is 134811.)

Accessories: Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Rhinestones, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Here is the starting sketch…you can see that I minimized some of the details by using rhinestones to embellish.  I really wanted my stamped image to be the focal point and star of this card.

paper craft crew sketch

Now for the exciting stuff going on at Stampin’ Up!


  • The 25% off 25 Stamp Sets runs until October 28.  Check out the stamp sets and prices by clicking here:  25% OFF STAMP SETS
  • The Weekly Deals:  Click Here (I’m not as excited about the deals this week…however, if you’ve been wanting the cookie press, this is the week! )
  • This  next one I LOVE!  How great will this be for the holiday card making season!  card_bases

    New! Cut & Ready Card Bases

    October 22, 2013 The holidays are approaching at lightning speed . . . relax, we’re here to give you  a hand.

    Through December 31, we’re offering a new trial product-our Cut & Ready Card Bases. These pre-scored, pre-cut card bases will make it easy for you  to create a stack of cards in no time-or even just a card or two. Think of it . . . holiday cards, thank you cards, party invitations, and more in a snap! (We can hear you breathe a sigh of relief.)

    The Perfect Holiday Solution for You

    Here’s why these card bases will help you relax and enjoy the season:

    1. You’ll save work and time not having to cut and score cards-even if you’re simply making a card or two.
    2. You’ll be able to make multiples in no time.
    3. There’s no trimmer required!

    Check it out today!-download the flyer.

    So Many Color Choices!

    Our Card Bases are available in a variety of colors for any occasion or creative whim. We’ve chosen these colors to coordinate with the holiday catalog Designer Series Papers-to make it even easier to get those holiday cards done.

    The Details

    Each Card Base package contains:

    • 20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one color
    • Each card measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″-scored at 4-1/4″. Finished card size is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. (Card Bases are packaged flat.)


    Description Item Number Price
    Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases 135804 $4.95
    Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases 135805 $4.95
    Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases 135806 $4.95
    Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases 135807 $4.95
    Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases 135808 $4.95
    Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases 135809 $4.95
    Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases 135810 $4.95

Order your Stampin’ Up! supplies and those stamp sets on your wishlist while they are 25% off!  Order online at mystampingstore.com!

Place an order in my online store during October and receive my Holiday Planner and Organizer Class for FREE!  (That’s a $25 value!)

holiday planner and organizer class

Thank you for stopping by and checking out the specials and my new sketch challenge card!

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