Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #318

Deb designed the fun sketch for this week.  There are so many possibilities for it!  I decided to just die cut and not color.  As I planned the card in my head, I thought it would be a little simpler than it turned out.  I finally got the white panel right after three tries:  the first time, I was so focused on inset die cutting the word "happy", I didn't think about the flags; the second try, I made the white panel too small and forgot to stamp "birthday" before I embossed; the third time, all of that went smoothly, but after glueing it to the blue, there was too much white below the sentiment.  I was not starting again; hence the little strip of red paper to break up the white!

As I was going through my button stash while making this card today, I wondered if card-making is just a legitimate way to be a hoarder?!?!  I have JARS of buttons from when they were the trend and still carefully consider whether I should use particular buttons in case I need them in the future!  Like I am going to miss a button from the collection of my jars!!

Enough of that!  Stop by Sketch Saturday and see what the DT has created.  Simon Says Stamp! is this week's generous sponsor of a $25 gift certificate to their store.

Challenges Entered:
Color Q #249
Crafting By Designs/ - Use Dies
Creative Inspiration #273 - favorite occasion
Creative Moments #46/ - AG/Celebrations
Scribble and Scrap/ - AG
The Cutting Edge Challenge/ #3


  1. Wonderful card Cathy, love the inset letters, so clever! Hugs Deb

  2. Lovely card Cathy. I love the embossing. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  3. Gorgeous the embossing. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  4. I think you've stumbled on the secret horror of all stampers: we are indeed hoarders! LOL! But just think if you didn't have that big stash of buttons they never would have found their way onto your adorable card! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  5. hi Cathy, I love your card, the embossing is lovely. I totally agree with you about us crafters being hoarders too LOL thank you for joining us at creative inspirations this week.

  6. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

  7. Oh we are all hoarders! I have soo many jars of pretty buttons that I just like to look at! ha ha Love your inlaid die cuts! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  8. I laughed out loud at your description of your missteps in making this card. Sometimes I am in awe of just how many ways there are to mess up a card!! However, I really like the little red strip of paper -it's perfect! And the yellow button finishes off your trio of 3 buttons - perfect again!

  9. Love your embossed background with the inlaid letters! Thanks so much for playing along with the Cutting Edge Challenge!

  10. I love your card! So bright and cheery with all the fabulous colors with that inlaid die cut. :D I had to giggle when I read your little diddy about your button stash. I have one too, but at least you are using yours. lol I have about 15+ jars and not many of my cards have buttons on them. I do believe that being a Crafter gives you that opportunity to be a hoarder. lol You never know if you will need it later. right?
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
    Deborah DT

  11. Love your inlayed Happy, Cathy!! Third times the charm:) glad you didn't give up...the final outcome...WONDERFUL:)!! So happy you were able to join the challenge at The Cutting Edge:)!!

  12. Oh check out all of that beautiful texture and pattern!! Love it all! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Cutting Edge Challenge - we're so glad you did!

  13. This is fabulous Cathy and congrats on your new DT post! I have to admit I do the same thing with my buttons as well. I have hoards of them, but will only select certain ones for very special cards - same with my fancy brads! Surely if we just use them, it's a good excuse to buy more LOL

    Hugs, Vannessa x


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