Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Joy

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

I love the possibilities with this sketch.  I had a tough time deciding whether I want to do a pattern across that strip - or a big word.  As you can see, the big word won (but only because I picked up my mail as I was deciding this and had an order with "joy". It's an older die but new to me.)


I broke into some of my favorite Christmas paper that was retired years and years ago.  I use it sparingly but felt strongly about backing "joy" with something that made a statement. Fabulous soft colors mixed with some gray and silver.

FMS Joy Close

And since I had cut into my stash of paper, I did two others - so my Christmas card stash is up to twelve.  Woo-hoo!!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week.


Dies: Simon Says Stamp Big Joy and MaryAnne Snowflake
Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart Snowflace (this is not a typo!)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Mint Macaron, My Favorite Things Gravel Gray
Embossing: Stampin' Up Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Other: Your Next Stamp Magical Pastel Gumdrops


  1. This is fantastic!! I LOVE how you matted this card. Your choice of patterned paper is perfection!!

  2. I love this beautiful CAS card! The colors are just dreamy!!

  3. A gorgeous card fabulous design and

  4. Such a soft color combo. This is really pretty, Kim.

  5. Pretty holiday card! I love the colors!

  6. What a pretty Christmas card Kim! I love that big Joy and totally love that snowflake! The embossed background is perfect! Love it!

  7. I smiled when I saw your "this is not a typo" comment against that gorgeous patterned paper (yes, I went looking to see who made it because it is so beautiful!) . And what a gorgeous CAS card! And a Christmas card to boot - I'm sadly lacking in that department so far this year.

  8. Absolutely beautiful festive card! I am loving those fresh colours for Christmas!


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