Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Vintage Birthday

 It's Tuesday. Time for another Tuesday Morning Sketches designer's favorites. This week we are featuring Melissa's favorite.

I have been trying my hand at some vintage cards. I is so much easier when you have this beautiful patterned paper from Dress My Craft 6x6 pad. Then I layered on a piece of sparkly netting. The 4 strips are form the scrap box. The oval die cut has an old SU sentiment. The bird is fussy cut from some old SU paper.

Go check out the inspiration from the design team and share your creation with us.

This is my original card

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Sweet Valentine.

I have chosen this sketch this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches as my favorite

I chose a sweet valentine this time.

The papers are from SU. I found a vellum envelope in my stash. It was difficult to see so I backed it with the same pink as the card base. I cut out some hearts from the designer paper and glued them to look like they are spilling out of the envelope. Pink sequins accent the edge.

Here is my original card.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023


 This week Tuesday Morning Sketches is featuring Debi's favorite.

I'm trying to replenish my stock of get well cards before the flu season ramps up. 

The papers are the reverse of the same sheet from SU's Ever Eden. The sloth is from SU's "Back on Your Feet". I stamped, lightly colored it with colored pencils and fussy cut it. The sentiment was die cut. 

I think this image reflects how those people who  are suffering from COVID or the flu are feeling. Hopefully this will cheer them up.

This was my original card.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023


 Tuesday Morning Sketches is back from the holiday break. For the first few weeks, we are using design team favorites from last year. The first one is Debbie's favorite.

I have a Valentine to share

The papers and heart die are from SU. I made the sentiment on the computer so I could size it to fit the heart.

I hope you get some inspiration from the design team and share your own creations.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Guy Valentine

Most of the Valentines we make are more girly--heart prints, pastel colors, lacy and frilly.

I have some inspiration today for your best guy.

The card base and stamping are SU's Cherry Cobbler. I think the darker color is more subdued than the bright reds. I don't know who made the heart dies. Rather than ribbon, I used red and white twine for a bow connecting the hearts. The sentiment is an old one from SU! I adhered them all to a piece of wood looking paper that was lightly streaked with Cherry Cobbler. It give some depth to the card.

This is for TIME OUT Challenges


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Gift Box

It is year's end and time for Anything Goes for Tuesday Morning Sketches. This challenge will run for 2 weeks so you will have plenty of time to enter.

I made a gift box.

The Kraft gift boxes  are from Stampin' Up! You get 10 boxes for $10.00. I think that is a pretty good deal. Less than some gift bags.

It has an acrylic window. I added some blue glitter paper inside the lid. Then a skating snowman, sentiment and die cut snowflake on the front to decorate the box. I made a coordinating tag and found some blue ribbon with snowflakes in my stash.  

The box is perfect size for a gift card or small jewelry. 

Here are a few more that I decorated

I hope you find a little time to yourself to do some crafting during this busy season. And upload them to Tuesday Morning Sketches. 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Serene Sympathy

 I am trying to increase my stock of sympathy card. It is so nuch easier to have some ready than than to have to design one at the time it is needed. 

All of the elements are retired from SU! The set was called On The Horizon. The background paper and fence seem so serene. 

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

"O" is for Owl

 The new Cardz 4 Guyz challenge is "Something beginning with O".

The owl is an upcycle from a freebie calendar. Die cut with circle and then scalloped circle. I did the sentiment on the computer. Easy QAS card


 Hey there, Happy Tuesday and welcome to Tuesday Morning Sketches  with this sketch

I admire the vintage style but have not been able to pull it off very well. For one, they usually have a lot of layers and I like to keep my cards fairly flat for mailing. I found this gorgeous vintage 6x6 paper pad at a nearby craft store. They  are by Dress My Craft. So most of the design is done for you. you just have to added some layers.

The butterflies are a 2 step stamp retired from SU. I added a little more color with a Stampin' Blend. Under the the butterflies is a strip of sparkly netting. The netting is a part of the package of hand made papers from Grable. I don't usually order things from a facebook ad but these are really nice papers. I think they were made in India and it took forever to get them but worth the wait.

Here you can kind of see that sparkly netting. It adds some of the texture you usually see on vintage cards.

The butterflies are attached with glue dots which were enough to also hold the netting in place. I left off a sentiment so I can use it for any occasion. 

Check out the design team cards at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I hope you find some inspiration and share your creation.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Gatefold Valentine

I used the Sketch Saturday design 

To make a gate fold card.

 I started with a red card base 4 1/4 x 11. I wanted an overlap so I scored at 3 1/8 from each end. I covered the front flap with 2 different red designer papers. The SU sentiment is stamped and fussy cut and attached only half on the red heart side. I die cut  red glitter and white glitter hearts to adorn the front flap. They kind of get lost in all that heart paper. The white sentiment card was a little too glaring so I added 3 die cut hearts, lining up with the v in the folded front. That put them a little off center for the inside.

Right flap with a better view of the glitter hearts which are popped up on dimensionals.

 Left side flap: