Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches: Floral Squares

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

2.9.22 FMS side

I absolutely adore the Stampin' Up Floral Squares.  It's a set that will stay in my collection whether or not it stays in the catalog! (If you are a Stampin' Up collector, do you ever look back at the previous catalog and it already seems over-used or out-of-date?  Even the main catalog that is just a few months old, but there have been multiple mini catalogs and a sale-a-bration or two in the meantime.  No offense at all to Stampin' Up - but shiny new toys are always exciting and tend to eclipse the older toys. Clearly I have "squirrel syndrome"! When I was putting together my order for sale-a-bration, there were still things on my wishlist from the main catalog, but I couldn't get excited about them.  On the other hand - I already own the Floral Squares - and this is a set that I am still excited about!)

So for my sketch, I had to add a square so I could use the wonderful Floral Squares that were still on my mind after shopping for new stuff.  I paired it with brand new paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog!  There are two really old things on this card. The sentiment is form Honeycomb Hello. I couldn't even tell you how old that is but it has a variety of small and simple sentiments that sometimes are the only thing that will work on a card.  The sequins are Iridescent Sequin Assortment that includes colors that I don't even remember (they are probably not all that old - this may be more of a statement on my memory!) But even with old colors, it's surprising how often they work for me!

2.9.22 FMS

To this day, I have a number of people to whom I still routinely send cheerful cards as they are still isolating as much as possible.  I think this one definitely qualifies as cheerful and will be in the mail soon.

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!


Stamps: Stampin' Up Honeycomb Hello (retired)

Dies: Stampin' Up Floral Squares, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits

Paper: Stampin' Up Sunshine & Rainbows (from sale-a-bration), cardstock in So Saffron, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo

Other: Stampin' Up Iridescent Sequin Assortment (retired)


  1. I know what you mean about the catalog(s)! AND I love what you've done of my favorite color combinations and that set is pretty darn cute!

  2. I love these diesuts too! This is so pretty - and perfect with that DSP!

  3. This is a fabulous card Kim! I just love those flowers and the DSP! Such pretty colours! Thanks for an amazing sketch this week!

  4. I love this card! it is simple, yet impactful. I am a big fan!!

  5. I see why you like this set, Kim it's cute! Your card is fabulous, love the colors!

  6. I love this card. It's perfectly cute, perfectly cheerful and perfectly made. TFS

  7. I hear you about the catalog thing. Happens to me all the time. And I love this card! The colors are great and the floral square dies are funky and fun!

  8. I love these dies and this is exactly what I would have made with this sketch Kim if you hadn't beaten me to it lol! So instead I am going to CASE this one for fun and have a crack at something different! I so know what you mean about new toys - I always end up with things that don't get played with enough but fall by the wayside in favour of new!! I will keep these floral squares forever too - LOVE them!

  9. This is so awesome. I love the contemporary feel to this. I have SU catalogs all the way back to the 90's and look at them occasionally!

  10. Thanks for a fabulous sketch! Your card is such fun and the colours work beautifully together.


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