June 27, 2011

Simply Sketches #6

This sketch came to me by total serendipity and my sample made me very happy!


To be honest I prepared the inner panel and was going to stick it parallel to the base. I simply laid the panel on top of the base diagonally while I prepared to glue them together and I realized that it looked better than in parallel!

DSC07158 I cut the burgundy CS 4.25 X 5.5 inches. Stamped the flowers in versamark. Embossed them with white embossing powder. Colored them with prismacolor pencils. Colored the centers with white gel pen. Adhered a pearl on the centers and embellised the petal with Stardust stickles. Put the burgundy CS on the base diagonally. Glued them and then cut off the burgundy CS that was sticking out.

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Blossom Art
  • Paper: Papertrey Orange, Burgundy
  • Others: Prismacolor pencils, White gel pen, adhesive pearls, ribbon from Michaels, Starduct Stickles

June 20, 2011

Simply Sketches #5

Note: There were some issues with the scheduler in blogger (yet again!) so this post is late.

Onto the 5th sketch in this series!


Here’s my sample. It looks as if I also got inspired by the colors of the sketch but that’s not so SmileI seem to get in a color rut – once I pick a color, I just can’t seem to get out of it. That seemed to be true of Hawaiian Shores! So I figured I would pick something radically different. There were so many colors in my stash which haven’t seen the light of the day but I was a little partial to the orange Smile


I cut out the label using cricut and SCAL. The SVG file is from Penny Duncan Creations. Stamped the clock and the sentiment in Brilliance black. Covered the clock face with glossy accents.

  • Stamps: Hero arts Cuckoo
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Orange Zest, Bazzill blue
  • Others: Glossy Accents, Brilliance black ink.

June 16, 2011

Cupcake card

This cupcake template has been sitting on my hard disk for a long time. I’d created it long back but wasn’t getting the time to use it.


Except for the cherry, all the cuts were made using Cricut and SCAL. I cut the cupcake base at 4.25 inches. Then cut the wrapper and the icing appropriately. The cherry was die cut using circle nestabilities. For the sentiment, I cut out cream CS, attached it to printer paper and then printed the sentiment on it using a computer and a printer. Then glued it using foam dots. The icing was outlined with diamond stickles glitter and the cherry was “glazed” with glossy accents.

  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst, Cream, Spring moss, K & Co Sweet Treats adhesive backed paper.
  • Others: Glossy accents, Diamong Stickles, Foam dots

Download the SCUT2 file for cupcake, wrapper and icing click here. Please do not sell or distribute the file.

June 13, 2011

Simply Sketches #4

I’m so glad that I started doing these sketches – it challenges me to think differently every time and come up with new layouts!

Here’s the new sketch – simple and sweet!


and my sample – it came out just like I’d envisioned, if not better! I love when that happens Smile


I cut out 1.75 inches wide strips from Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse (unknowingly it turns out this is my go-to color!), Lemon tart and Summer Sunrise. Punched them using Doily lace punch. Glued them to the card base. Tied a ribbon on top of Hawaiian shores. Dotted the centers of the punched strips with liquid pearls. Stamped the sentiment in Brilliance black.

If you make a card using this sketch, I would love to see it! So please do leave me a comment with the link. Thank you!

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Framed Messages
  • Paper: PapetreyInk Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow
  • Others: ribbon from Michaels, Liquid Pearls, Brilliance black.

June 6, 2011

Simply Sketches #3

Sorry for the delay in posting the next round of Simply Sketches. There were just too many things going on at my end.

Here’s the new sketch – simple! Smile


It wasn’t as simple as this when it started. It took me almost an hour to figure out what stamp and layout I wanted to go with. Has it ever happened to you that the stamp that you pre-determined the stamp that you wanted to use but not a single layout nor the colors that come to your mind are suitable for that stamp?!?! They fit every other stamp except the one that you want! Exactly that happened to me and the tussle went on for an hour till I gave up and changed the stamp!

This is my sample:


I stamped the flower and the leaf with Versamark on Raspberry pink and Simply Chartreuse. Then heat embossed them in white. Cut them  out. Adhered them to the card. I cut out the center pink oval from the bottom pink flower – since it would anyway not be visible! Dotted the stamen with liquid pearls. Stamped the sentiment in versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Blossom Art, Studio G sentiment
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Raspberry pink, Simply Chartreuse, Chocolate brown
  • Others: White embossing powder, clear embossing powder, liquid pearls.

June 5, 2011

Simply Sketches delayed

I would be posting the next round of Simply Sketches on Tuesday this week instead of Monday. You know how life gets in the way Smile

June 2, 2011

Graduation cards

I made these graduation cards using Simply Sketches #2.



I used Cricut and SCAL to do all the cutting. For the guy card, I embossed with Cuttlebug Argyle folder. Doesn’t it look lovely?!?! I love argyle!!

Files (SVG/SCUT): Boy and Girl silhouette, Congrads sentiment, Boy label/mat, Girl label/mat.

  • Paper: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Black, Kraft, Berry Sorbet.
  • Others: Cricut, SCAL, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, rhinestones