June 15, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 223

Good morning!!  It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Want to play along?  Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC223 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

So, don't panic.  Don't freak out.  I used patterned paper today.  Ha ha!!  It's been such a long time since I've cracked open a 6x6 pack of paper, and as I was cleaning out my craft space, I found this very unused pack of Cut & Paste "Adorbs" from MME.  This card has turned out to be one of my all-time favorites.  I hope you enjoy it too! 

This card features Blueprints 14 Die-namics, which just happens to have many of the elements in my sketch.  I switched out the circle for the polka dotted flower and I cut out the leafy vines in white vellum card stock.  And, of course, I used a Sweet Tooth Button for the flower center, complete with a Hemp Cord bow. 

I grabbed my set of Happy Hellos Die-namics and cut out the swirly hello 3 times in Steel Grey Card Stock.  Did you see Laura Bassen's post on the MFT Blog a little while ago?  She showed us how to layer up these delicate die cuts to they pop off the paper.  I loved this idea!  It's one of those slap your forehead moments for me. 

I'm also entering this card into the guest designer call for The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog.  If you are looking for a fun, new challenge, please hop on over and check this one out!  It's all about using die cuts, cutting machines, etc.  Super excited about this one!

I drew inspiration from the card in the bottom right corner by Karolyn Loncon. 

Be sure to stop by and see what the Sweet Sunday Stampers have whipped up for you today:

You can find these fun items waiting for you in the MFT Boutique:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
paper: smooth white (mft), grout gray (mft), steel grey (mft), white vellum, cut & paste "adorbs" 6x6 (mme)
accessories: happy hellos die-namics (mft), blueprints 14 die-namics (mft), sweet tooth button (mft), hemp cord (mft), foam tape


  1. Pretty! Love the stacked "hello" die cut and the mix of patterns against the white background.

  2. Hello lovely, this card is awesome Karen!!!!!

  3. Yea for pretty paper!!!! Love your sweet card. That flower is one of my faves!!

  4. What a great card, Karen! Love the soft colors and all the great pp layers!

  5. Very Pretty card Karen, what's not to love about a pink polka dot flower. Thanks for submitting your card into The Cutting Edge Guest Designer challenge.

  6. What a pretty card, Karen!! The use of polka dots with the stripes is wonderful...love:)!! Thanks for submitting your card to The Cutting Edge GD challenge:)!!

  7. Very sweet and pretty card!! love the colors and you mix and match it perfectly. Thank you for playing along at The Cutting Edge Challenge.

  8. Karen, I love how you've combined the patterns!!! The stripes are what get me....LOVE! Thanks so much for playing along with The Cutting Edge Challenge!

  9. Your card is GORGEOUS, as always. So light ... like a breath of fresh air :)

    Thank you for this challenge. Your sketch was just the inspiration I needed!

  10. Oh my goodness - the darling detail in this project just makes me smile! Super fun! Thanks so much for entering our Guest Designer Contest at the Cutting Edge Challenge - we're so glad you did and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!