Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches: Hey You Be Merry

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

12.9.20 FMS

Having three men at home, I am always on the lookout for Christmas stamps/dies that will work for them, particularly since the oldest of the "men" is a complete grinch (not about the true meaning of Christmas, but about everything else).  My card started by seeing the Spellbinders rectangle dies in my stash.  The "hey you" and "be merry" fit perfectly on a tag.  The Merry Misfits set by Tim Holtz is a perfect for my guys - it's cute but not cutesy!   There's a reindeer that's my favorite, but Santa fit better.  

I googled sample cards for this set and saw a number adding dots for the eyes (the stamp itself has totally open, kind of glazed-over eyes.)  Although my guys despise bling of any form, once I put the glittery eyes on, I threw caution to the wind and added glitter paper behind the sentiment and a variety of sequins.  I guarantee they will notice there is bling - but tough - I like this card!!

12.9.20 FMS Side

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Merry Misfits

Dies: Spellbinders Even More Sentiments, Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 2 and Tag Reinforcements

Paper: Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Bazzill Basics Licorice 6x6, Red Glitter from Michaels

Other: Doodlebug Beetle Balck Glitter Sprinkles, Hero Arts Snow & Berry sequins


  1. This grumpy character is adorable, and is perfect for the guys in your life! Cute card, Kim!

  2. Tee hee!! That image makes me LAUGH!!! I love your paper layering and the fun sentiment!!

  3. How fun is he! What a great card Kim!

  4. Love the fun, masculine feel of this card (even with the touches of glitter)! The eyes are awesome.

  5. This card is just awesome Kim! I love that Santa and the remitment! So perfect! Love the black buffalo plaid too! Perfectly Christmassy!

  6. Oh this is so super-cute and just perfect for a male - glitter paper and all :)

  7. Kim, this is just so fun! I hear you on all the male "opinions". You'd have to be Mr. Scrooge himself to not love this. Such fun!

  8. What a delightfully fun card!!! Love the image! Adorable!


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