Sunday, February 2, 2014

Just Because Card

I know it has been a while since I last posted on my blog. It has been a crazy year and a half... I graduated from college, took a long term teaching job last school year, and now I am doing a part-time math intervention position at one of the local school districts but I can sub on the other days. I wanted to play along with the ladies over at Freshly Made Sketches and this week's sketch challenge. I also played along with a color challenge so I used the colors Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzazz.

Over at Freshly Made Sketches, the key is to keep your card clean and simple, yet fresh. I don't know about you but I live in Ohio and I am so ready to see butterflies and know Spring is here so if I can't have Spring outside then it might as well be Spring in my craftroom. I did use a few retired sets on my card. I used Baroque Motifs and though you can't buy it you could recreate this care using the current stamp set Flowering Flourishes on page 118 of the Idea Book and Catalog. I also used the retired Sale-A-Bration stamp set Vintage Verses... I have never used it before!! You could pick any sentiment that fit the purpose for your card from all of Stampin' Up!'s current sets or look through your stash of stamps we all know you already own. I did use the Decorative Label punch (pg. 181), Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches (both pg. 183) and some of the Pearl Basic Jewels (pg. 171) to jazz the card up. Yes, there is some dimension on this card... my must have on almost every card is Stanpin' Dimensionals.

Don't forget Sale-A-Bration is going on. I am happy to help you place your order and get a free Sale-A-Bration item for EVERY $50 you spend before tax and shipping.


  1. Pretty card! Love how your butterflies stand out! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Well now, this stamp set is a blast from the past! I love Baroque Motifs and you've inspired me to dig it out and use it! Love the colors and those beautiful butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.