Sketch & Step-back Saturday

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! And happy long weekend!

Today I am sharing the sketch that I used yesterday. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite sketches from time to time. The new sketches will always be on a Saturday, but not every Saturday.

I usually don’t share a card that doesn’t have current product but I wanted to show you how you can take a card & make a similar one with whatever you have on hand. But you won’t be able to buy all the supplies for this one.

My card uses a 14 year old stamp and the rubber is in great shape and it stamps incredibly well. Gotta’ love how our SU! products hold up over time. The stamp is from a set called Thanksgiving Blessing. I think the image is ageless. The other stamps in the set are too, but the font is a bit old-school. Anyway, this stamp is 3.25 X 3′ even a larger size works such as 3.5 x 4 inches. I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss on Very Vanilla with lots of “white space” & it’s mounted on slightly larger piece of Blackberry Bliss. I set it aside so as to prepare the rest of the card.

My card base is also Blackberry Bliss. I embossed a 4 x 5.25 piece of Mango Melody with the Stripes & Splatter embossing folders (#157180-Currently available). Then I added a 1.5 x 5.25 piece of DSP. This is retired “Plaid Tidings” from 2020. I added my main panel using dimensionals.

Around at the top, I wrapped & made a bow in the retired Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon from 2021. Three orange/yellow Holiday Rhinestones from last year were added in the corner.

This sketch is so versatile, the image, the base and the side panel can all be size adjusted. I change up the papers & embellishments & sometimes it seems like you have a totally different card even though you are using the same sketch. Bounce back to yesterday to see the same sketch in action.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Sketch & Step-back Saturday. Card.

Happy Weekend & Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Santa Express Card Pack Card

Hi Friends & Happy Friday! Happy LONG weekend!

My card today is another #simplestamping card. Have you ever ordered the Memories & More Card Packs? I love them for pocket scrapbooking & Simple Stamping cards.

One side of the cards often have space for journaling & the other is artwork. The kits have lots more things; this one has designed acetate, wooden words & shapes & stickers.

SU offers card packs that work perfectly with the Cards. SPOILER ALERT: my friend Sally Nusbaum at The Gathering Place and I are designing a class for you using both the cards & envelopes and the card pack so you’ll have lots of holiday cards in no time. Stay tuned for more details.

My card & a few of the card pack contents

The center of the card “Joy, Peace & Love” is one of the cards; I cut 1/8” off all four side & then mounted it on a piece of Mint Macaron. The white layer is actually our White Velvet paper; it’s scrumptious! It has a little sparkle- very subtle & it feels so nice. A super close up below shows the detail (I hope).

I embossed the White velvet with the Wintery 3D folder & mounted it on my Mint Macaron card base. Then I cut a 1.5” x 5.25” piece of the Celebrate Everything DSP & mounted it on my white Velvet & added my main panel.

Close up of embossed White Velvet

Super Simple right? Have a great weekend & holiday. Marilyn (aka MJ)

  • Supplies- All Stampin’ Up
  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron
  • DSP: Celebrate Everything
  • Speciality Paper: Snowy White Velvet Sheets
  • Other: Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack
  • Accessories: Wintery 3D Embossing Folder