Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Be Very Merry

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell and here’s what I did with it!
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I kind of ignored the Gingerbread dies in the Stampin' Up holiday catalog until I started seeing people use them in ways that weren't gingerbread.  Don't get me wrong - I LOVE gingerbread and the first card that I made with these dies was definitely about the gingerbread (and the peppermints) - but I love flexible products.  I fell in love with this paper set because of the unique Christmas color combos. So it made sense to bring them both together.

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I'm not really certain how all of the pieces in this card go together.  I have snow embossing and a snowflake - although it's a green snowflake?!  Then holly in the background.  Then a bell??  Let's just say it's all "Christmas" and we'll leave it at that.  But the mix led me to my sentiment.  This is an old sentiment that was sold as a single stamp and I'll never part with it! 

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


Stamps: Stampin' Up Be Very Merry (a very old single)

Dies: Stampin' Up Gingerbread Dies

Paper: Stampin' Up Whimsy & Wonder, cardstock in Mossy Meadow and Polished Pink

Other: Stampin' Up 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Softly Falling Embossing Folder


  1. All these colors and elements work perfectly! I never even questioned the green snowflake or the mix of holly, snow, and a bell! I just saw this as a terrific Christmas card!

  2. What a festive card, Kim! I like what the sparkly ribbon adds to the mix!

  3. I love the way you think! This color combo is wonderful and I love how you used the images as "not cookies!"

  4. It’s a wonderful Christmas card design! I like the pattern paper too with the other Christmas elements.

  5. A color scheme that is unusual, but really beautiful, Kim! Yes, very merry indeed!

  6. I just love this card! That snowflake and bell are so fabulous! Love the patterned paper! Perfect for Christmas!

  7. So pretty! I, too, love seeing this variety of use and wow, how wonderful!

  8. Gorgeous card and such a great colour scheme!


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