Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches: Hope

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Amy and here’s what I did with it!

FMS Hope

Although I am still going to work every day and I have one of my college-aged sons unexpectedly home, I find myself with lots of free time - no movies, no restaurants, no shopping, etc.  What better use of that time than to create cards for those in senior living facilities with no outside contact.  I made a number of these in different colors using Amy's sketch, although on most of them, I switched out the "hope" for "hugs" for a slightly more cheerful card.  I love these flower dies from Stampin' Up - and I love the detailed little bee so they had to come together on a card!  I tried various dsps in the background but then remembered the dimensional leaf folder also from Stampin' Up. It's a beautiful 3D folder - you don't get the full impact with just the edges showing, but I like it with the flower.

I hope you are all safe and well - and that this sketch helps you relax with some crafting time!  I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Honey Bee
Dies: Stampin' Up Poppy Moments, Sunshine Wishes, Detailed Bee
Paper: Stampin' Up Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink and So Saffron Cardstock
Other: Stampin' Up Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins, Wink of Stella (on "hope", the flower centers and the bee's wings)


  1. What a beautiful card and a thoughtful way to use it! I love this idea!

  2. You couldn't have used a better sentiment during these difficult times. This is just lovely Kim!

  3. This is lovely in every way.....the texture is wonderful!

  4. Oh I am in LOVE!! That flower with the little bee is just too pretty!! Love your sentiment!!

  5. This card is just gorgeous! I just love that poppy! The colour is perfect and the bee is so sweet! This will definitely delight someone!

  6. These will be so appreciated, Kim. You cards are always a treat and this one is really lovely.


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