Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Happy Happy Happy

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Brum.

This week, I needed a masculine birthday card. I started with balloons - didn't seem masculine.  I went to a fall leaf which had potential but needed a good woodgrain for the background.  I was browsing my paper stash and saw this fun piece.  Then the leaf seemed too detailed.  Here's what I ended up with.  Isn't the creative process a crazy ride at times?!  (And now I have lots of balloons and leaves to use with future cards!)

FMS Happy Happy

The "happy" comes from an older die set from Papertrey Ink called Tipped Tops.  I have to laugh at myself every time that I use it.  The main point of the die set is three large dies to cut angled panels.  There's a couple of "happy" dies tucked in - probably because there was room for them in the set.  But have I ever used any of the angled panels - nope!  I love the font and look of this "happy" die so I have an entire set because I liked one die.  

I'm excited to see what everybody does with this sketch!  It's wide open for creativity - enjoy it!


Stamps: My Favorite Things Label Maker Sentiments
Dies: My Favorite Things Label Tape, Papertrey Ink Tipped Tops
Paper: Kaisercraft Base Coat 6 1/2" Paper Pad and various cardstocks to match
Other: Studio Calico Wood Stars


  1. I LOVE this! A perfect guy card. Festive colors and really cool dsp.

  2. This has wonderful colors and that background is super! I have a dish on my desk full of all those "almosts" as in almost made it on the card!

  3. I really love your "guy" card. Perfect for this sketch....Its gone into my pinterest saves...thankyou!

  4. Terrific card Kim, love the woodgrain background!

  5. This is such a great masculine card Kim! I love the colours and that fun background! Totally agree that the creative process is one wild ride! Sometimes I think I'm crazy!!!

  6. The card making journey is crazy at times, for sure! But you've got a winner here. That distressed woodgrain background definitly has a masculine vibe. And the "happy" die cuts are fantastic in these colors!

  7. Great card, love your take on the sketch!

  8. Everything just work perfectly on this card! Such a great die and the background paper is gorgeous!

  9. Those colored wood grains are really fun! Love the colors on this one too!