Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches: Giving Gifts

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

This die set is one my favorite from last year.  It's already retired (I hate how fast Stampin' Up sets come and go). I used it on quite a few cards last year: Ho Ho Ho, Joy, Giving Thanks, and Peace. That may only be four cards, but for me - with my embarrassingly large Christmas stash - that's a lot of cards out of one set.  And now I'm doing one more!!  But how could I not with a sketch including three long rectangles??!

In contrast to the old die set, this card uses the brand new Stampin' Up In Colors.  As soon as I saw them, I knew they'd be my five main colors for Christmas and winter. The green and red and even the turquoise was obvious but I even thought the Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis would be perfect for winter. I must have been the only one that thought that because when Stampin' Up came out with their Christmas catalog, they didn't use these two colors anywhere. So I'm setting out to prove they are great for Christmas! The bottom layer is Orchid, the glitter paper is orchid and the sentiment is Starry Sky. The pearls are not from Stampin' Up but I got them specifically to match these colors.

Happy Holidays

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


Stamps: Stampin' Up Brightest Glow

Dies: Stampin' Up Giving Gifts 

Paper: Stampin' Up Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky (the sentiment banner) and 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer Paper (the Orchid Oasis piece)

Other: Kat Scrappiness Majestic Blue pearls


  1. I like the frosty blues with the crisp white! This is pretty, Kim!

  2. I could kick myself for not getting these dies...look how cute this is, especially with that fun glimmer paper behind them! Yes, I dislike how quickly things retire too!

  3. What a great way to use this set! Love the colors you used as well!

  4. This is gorgeous and those colours work so beautifully for Christmas!


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