Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Kite Greetings

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!
5.19.21 FMS

That curve immediately said "kite" to me! I was surprised to find that I had very few kite options in my stash. This is an older MFT die - it did what I wanted because it let me add a variety of colors.

5.19.21 FMS side

Then I played around with the greeting for quite a while.  For some reason, I have a tough time visualizing - I have to see it for real - so I can't tell you how many curved panels I have with a variety of stamped sentiments before I remember this die from Frantic Stamper.  I though the style and the curves fit well with a kite!

I didn't originally have the gingham on the side but I didn't like the balance of the card after I cut the "greetings". And since I had already had a large stack of curved panels bound for the trash - I decided just to trim off some of the right side to get a better balance.  I ended up liking the look a lot so a happy mistake!

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


Paper: Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Balmy Blue, various older dsps

Dies: Frantic Stamper Modern Greetings, My Favorite Things Fly a Kite, Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge

Other: Stampin' Up Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Trinity Stamps Tic Tac Mix Heart Jelly Drops


  1. This is such a pretty and cheerful card! I love the colors and the fun sentiment.

  2. Beyond adorable! The colors are is the kite for the curvy part of the sketch! But oh that sentiment - fabulous!

  3. Oh my goodness...the colors, textures and THAT GREETING....they all add up to an amazing creation! SO FUN!

  4. Your kite idea was perfect for the swoop in the design! Charming card!

  5. Kim this is absolutely the perfect time to go fly a kite! I totally see it in that Sketch, and this kite is the perfect size for your card! Just darling!

  6. had to pop in and say that this is so much fun!

  7. Love the kite highlighting the curved line, Kim!

  8. Oh this card is so fabulous Kim and oh so fun! That kite gives the perfect curve! I do love that little strip of gingham peeking out! So sweet!

  9. This is fantastic!! I LOVE that kite!!!

  10. This is so fun and clever! Great idea to use a kite for the curve and that sentiment die is gorgeous!

  11. What delightful take on the sketch! I love the sweet color palette and that kite makes such a cute take on the curve.


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