Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Jesus is the Reason

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

My original idea for this sketch was to use a large mitten shape instead of the oval - bright colors, snowflakes, etc.  I was flipping through my notebook of dies and had a dramatic change in direction when I saw this die.

FMS The Reason

I have many of the Inspired series by Papertrey Ink.  They are stamp sets including sentiments that coordinate with one big word die and including "God", "love", "mercy", "hope", "blessed", "prayer" and more.  Funny thing though - the only one that I have used is "Jesus" and here I am using it a second time before making sure the others see ink.  So much for my December goal of using my unused Christmas stash!

I hope to see you playing along with us!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink (PTI) Inspired: Jesus
Dies: PTI Inspired: Jesus die, PTI Holly Jolly die, Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle die, Lil' Inker Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain, miscellaneous stars
Cardstock: PTI Pinefeather, Scarlet Jewel, Classic Kraft, Stampin' Up Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: PTI Pinefeather


  1. I love this, Kim! This die works perfectly with the sketch. You still have lots of time to reach that goal of using your unused Christmas stash! You can do it, and we'll enjoy seeing your work.

  2. Love that sentiment on your pretty card, and the background is the perfect compliment. Great design.

  3. Love this Kim! The deep hunter green and rich cranberry red pop off the kraft panel. Wonderful card!!

  4. Yep that diecut is perfect! Beautifully done!

  5. What a beautiful card Kim! I love, love, love that sentiment! That background is fantastic too! So perfect for Christmas!

  6. Beautiful card! And there's plenty of time to use those unused Christmas stamps!!

  7. Beautiful card! The background works so well with the other elements.

  8. I love this so much! That big sentiment is truly perfect. Wonderful card!!

  9. Beautiful festive card Kim! The traditional colours and the dies you've used are just perfect!

  10. A beautiful card to convey the essence of Christmas. Love it!


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