Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Giving Gifts in Thanks

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!
10.20.21 FMS side 2

I have done a series of cards using the Stampin' Up Giving Gifts dies along with their Playful Alphabet here, here and here.  But they were all Christmas and I hadn't use the pumpkins yet. I had planned  on stripes just like you see here.  I had all the letters cut and stripes made before I realized that the letters don't quite fit so I ended up having to squish the letters together. I think I would have liked them separated better (clean and open looking) but the idea was in my head and everything was cut so I was NOT starting over!

10.20.21 FMS 2

FYI I did alter the size of the framelit. It was a little too big and the next size down was too narrow.  I cut and then slip the die a bit making sure it "locks" into the previous cut stitching and then cut again.

(I just got the tags that coordinate with the Giving Gifts so I'm sure there are more cards coming!)

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


Dies: Stampin' Up Giving Gifts, Playful Alphabet, Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Paper: Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Afternoon, Stampin' Up cardstock in Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Mango Melody and Pumpkine Pie


  1. I have been on the fence about those Giving Gifts dies (I HAVE SO MANY DIES) but this may have pushed me over the edge! I LOVE IT!

  2. Love the clean and modern feel of this design, Kim!

  3. What a perfect card for the sketch! I love that big bold sentiment!

  4. I just love your card for this sketch, Kim. I'm entering myself.

  5. Oh I just love this card Kim! It's so perfect for Thanksgiving! Love that die cut and the beautiful background paper!

  6. Beautiful fall colors! Love this card and the wonderful diecuts!

  7. I love it Kim - jiggling and all! I have these pumpkins out on my desk too - I think they will be great for thanksgiving cards!

  8. This is really gorgeous Kim. I love this fab colour combo you've used on your card!

  9. A fabulous take on the sketch, Kim, I just love the color palette you chose and that sweet patterned paper.

  10. You have a wonderful selection of dies and make such gorgeous cards with them! And this is no exception - fabulous!


Thank you for taking the time to comment on my card! I do get spam comments so your comment will be held until I read it and release it!