Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches: Adorable Array

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

Adorable Array

I was actually looking for something else in my not-yet-used stash. I knew it was there and I was getting frustrated.  So I pulled all the dies out of the drawer started sorting them by company when - surprise - up came this sweet Paper Smooches die! How old is the stuff in my not-yet-used stash given this company is closed?!! Particularly dies like this that are absolutely charming.

The oval on the sketch put me in classic mood.  A decade or so ago (I don't remember, I've been doing this a long time), every card had an oval but not so much now. So I embraced my classic mood and added some older products, a quilted stitched background and a stitched ric rac border. The patterned paper is newer (although also not available!) - it's Garden Walk by Stampin' Up and one of my recent favorites with unique colors and both dainty and bold floral prints.  And just to continue with my theme of using products that are unavailable, the sentiment is from a retired Stampin' Up set.  (In fairness on that one, the sentiment was all about what fit in the space but wasn't so small it got lost.)

I don't have a plan for this card but I have a lot of people in my life who will definitely appreciate the classic look (they are old like me!!!)

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


Stamps: Stampin' Up Circle of Spring

Dies: Paper Smooches Adorable Array, My Favorite Things Stitched Ric Rac border, Lil' Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Pattern die, Taylored Expressions Stitched Stacklets Oval and Petite Scallop Oval

Ink: Stampin' Up Pretty Peacock

Paper: Stampin' Up Garden Walk dsp, cardstock in Poppy Parade, Garden Green, Pretty Peacock, Calypso Coral, Wild Wheat

Other: Stampin' Up Opaque Faceted Gems


  1. It is a charming die and looks terrific with the floral paper! Wonderful card, Kim!

  2. I love the results from that "new" diecut! Beautiful floral design!

  3. Oh, man do I love ric rac! Just a fantastic way to add pizzaz to Linda's Sketch!

  4. These colours and the wonderful texture and flowers all combine to create a gorgeous card!


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