Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Hummingbird Thanks

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

6.16.21 FMS side

On the day that I was making my FMS card, we had plans to visit friends that evening whom we had really not spent any time with since the shutdown started. They have a beautiful lush backyard that is just a joy to relax in.  It's full of birdsong and also the hum of hummingbirds. I wanted to thank them for their hospitality and I had finally gotten this new set from Concord & 9th - so all of this came together perfectly with the sketch!!

6.16.21 FMS

Even with all of the colors I could have used with a card full of flowers and hummingbirds - I decided to go with only two colors and add interest with various patterns. I pulled out a stack of Doodlebug 6x6 paper pads, decided on the colors, then pulled out all of the patterns that I had.

The die set is fairly new from Concord & 9th.  I didn't get it in the first day or two after it was released then it went out of stock everywhere.  It took forever to get it back.  I ordered from an online store the moment it was back in stock but then it still took weeks to ship. It is a beautiful set. Each of those pieces have their own die and fit perfectly together so it's very easy to build.  Plus there's a second hummingbird with a different shape and looking the other way.  I'm going to love playing with the hummingbirds!

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


Stamps: Concord & 9th Birdie Banner (sentiment)

Dies: Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden

Paper: Various Doodlebug 6x6 pads

Other: Stampin' Up Genial Gems


  1. I love these sweet flowers and pretty hummingbird! And I love how your cards are so thoughtful in the way you personalize them for the recipient.

  2. Beautiful card Kim! Love the combination of the gingham, polka dots and tiny checks.

  3. Hummingbirds are among my favorite winged-things Kim! Oh my goodness this is lovely!

  4. Oh now this is such a beautiful card Kim! I just love that hummingbird and those sweet yellow flowers! Your friends will love this card!

  5. Sweet as can be! Perfect colors! The die cuts create a delightful scene!

  6. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the soft colors and the pattern paper with the flowers. Your hummingbird paper piecing is fabulous. Such a lovely scene!!

  7. Such a pretty card! I love the colors!!

  8. Oh this is just lovely! I am totally loving everything about it!

  9. Very pretty. Love the hummingbird paired with those flowers.

  10. Gorgeous! The muted green shade works perfectly with the yellow and those dies are fabulous!


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