Posts Tagged ‘Sizzix Framelits’
Have I ever mentioned how easy it is for me to get distracted? If you've ever read one of those stories that starts with, "I went into the kitchen to put a dish away, and then I saw a book that I'd left on the counter so I took it into the den to put away, but on the way I saw…." That would be me!
So yesterday as I was going through some of my favorite online forums to try to get some ideas about how to use colors and shapes simply, I came across a challenge, one part of which focused on a sketch. I just LOVED that sketch. So not only did I totally forget about simplicity, I even forgot the actual purpose of the original challenge. I just kept getting more and more distracted by a bunch of new "stuff" that had arrived in my craft room via FedEx from Stampin' Up ! earlier in the week. The good news is that I think I ended up with a really nice card AND I think I even found a challenge in the same online group for which I can use the card!
I have to tell you that I did really well in following the sketch! The group is a somewhat restricted group, so I'm not sure I can share the sketch with you. But I can certainly share my card, and tell you a bit about how I got here.
To begin the original challenge was to make a card that is monochromatic with the idea to begin with white (or vanilla) and progress into a light color and then a darker shade of the same basic color. I began with Whisper White, a pink and a darker pink, using the Petite Flower Punch. But I also wanted to use some Designer Series Paper as part of my background for the card. I have a list of all the colors that are in our Designer Series Paper sets, in order by colors, so I went looking for the pink I'd chosen – Blushing Bride. That color appears in two Designer Series Paper sets. But before I slipped the list back into its spot on my desk, my eye happened to see just below it the color, Calypso Coral – and that this color was in the fun new Specialty Series Designer Series Paper, Gold Soiree. Not only that, just below that on the list was Crisp Cantaloupe in the SAME Designer Series Paper Set. Ooooh. Suddenly these became my colors. That was fine until I decided to make use of the scalloped designs on one of the sheet in the Designer Series Paper set as the bottom part of my card. After that, the whole monochromatic part of the challenge fell apart.
Of course, I didn't mind – I was having fun with all those colors in the paper! I found Garden Green and Pistachio Pudding, and those went so well with the Coral and Cantaloupe flowers that I'd punched with the Petite Petals Punch that I had to use them in the design! I die-cut the leaves using Pistachio Pudding Cardstock with the brand new Flower Frenzy Bigz Die. For the background for the flowers and leaves, I cut a square of Garden Green Cardstock and then started playing around with a piece of a Gold Foil Sheet to make a mat for it. What I finally did was cut the top and left side with the largest of the Squares Collection Framelits. This one has a scalloped edge. Then I set the piece of gold foil back in the scalloped square framelit to cut the bottom of the piece of foil to make something of a small square to mat the Garden Green square.
I made a small greeting using some Whisper White Cardstock and a stamp from the And Many More Stamp Set using Calypso Coral Classic Ink.
After I layered everything up – including the top of the base layer which is the other side of the scalloped print paper from the Gold Soiree set – I added a bow made up of three different pieces of twine – Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, and Gold Baker's Twine. Pretty bow, and I really like the way the gold accents the gold in the Foil Sheet and the Designer Series Paper. For the finishing touches, I added Candy Dots to the center of the flowers – Whisper White, Garden Green, and Calypso Coral.
With all that, I finally decided that this card meets another challenge by the same group to use Ribbons, Twine or Thread from the Stampin' Up! catalog. Hooray for that!
I had so much fun getting distracted and working with some fun Stampin' Up! products at the same time! But tomorrow I promise I'm going to get back to simplicity. Gotta get that eBook done!
When I start out to design a card, I usually think in terms of the reason for the card (birthday, thank you, etc.) and the colors I want to use. Then I go looking for stamp sets, Designer Series Papers and embellishments. But I rarely start a card design process by thinking of a technique that I'd like to try.
Today was different, and you might guess that the reason was that I had a challenge to use a particular technique: Reverse Masking. With straight masking, I take an image, stamp it, stamp and cut out a mask to put over it, and then stamp another image overlapping the first image. The result is that the entire original image remains and it looks as though I stamped the second image underneath the first one.
For reverse masking, I cut an opening in a piece of paper, put the whole piece of paper over a piece of cardstock and either sponge over the shape or even stamp over the shape. When I remove the mask, only the shape of the opening that I cut is stamped onto the cardstock. That's what I did with today's project.
Except for this project I cut FOUR openings! I had an idea in my head about what I wanted to do, and I wasn't sure how I was going to get all four of those images lined up. Then I spied a small stack of scrap graph paper on my book shelf (unearthed during my massive craft room clean up last week!). I cut the graph paper the size of a regular card front (4-1/4" h x 5-1/2" w). I cut directly on the graph lines, which were 1/4" apart. Then I just used the graph lines as a ruler and cut four of the smallest shapes from the Floral Frames Framelits Set.
Here's a picture of the mask over today's card front before I removed it leaving just the four flowers that I'd sponged with Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink. I'd already tried it out once on a piece of scrap paper, and I'm glad I did because my first effort made the flowers much too dark to be a background behind the sentiment stamp.
For these little openings in the paper, I used Sponge Daubers and just tapped them lightly over the openings. With a large opening, sponges also work well. When I use sponges, I like to swipe from the outside of the opening in. By the time I'd done that with these little guys, I'd be bumping into the opposite edge of the opening. That would not make for a neat image!
The sentiment is one of the two stamps in the Million & One Stamp Set (not retiring – yay!). To fill in the background a bit more I used one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (also not retiring, also yay!). I used Elegant Eggplant ink for both these stamps and also restamped the sentiment stamp with VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder to help it stand out on the card front.
To complete the card, I trimmed 1/4" from each side of the stamped layer. Then I cut a thin mat out of Elegant Eggplant Cardstock, a wider mat out of Wisteria Wonder Cardstock and then mounted the whole thing onto a Whisper White Cardstock card base.
This card did seem to want some ribbon, but the only piece of Wisteria Wonder colored ribbon on I have on hand is the largish Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon. So rather than tie it, I just cut out a piece and adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Glue. I cut the V-shape at the left end along the line of the chevron design woven into the ribbon. That was a fun idea! I finished off the design with one Rhinestone Jewel to make it sparkle!
NOTHING in this project is going to be retiring at the end of this catalog. You may have seen Sponge Daubers were on the retiring product list. But Stampin' Up! has just changed vendors. The old Sponge Daubers have sold out. But the new ones will be available with the new Catalog on June 2nd!
I have to tell you that bees and I in the wild together do not get along well at all. I've heard it said that dogs know if you're afraid of them (I'm generally not). But in my case, I could swear that every bee within a mile of me out in our garden senses the fear and heads straight toward it – and me!
But in my Craft Room, I love bees of all sorts. They're such cute critters when they don't have a stinger that can cause me pain! I've especially enjoyed the bee in the retiring (and sold out!) stamp set, Backyard Basics. So I'm especially pleased that the current challenge at Stampin' Up! Only Challenges is, "Birds, Bees and Butterflies." Of course i chose the bee – before I knew he was retiring/
I much prefer demonstrating on my blog things that you can actually purchase through me from Stampin' Up! But I made this card before I knew that it would sell out so quickly. I should have figured this would happen as it is such a delightful set!
I thought for this final outing for the stamp set on my blog, I'd pair these two little guys up with some other products that are retiring. There are actually a few of them that are still available for purchase (see the list at the end of the blog post). Oh, and the Backyard Basics Framelit Set that goes with this stamp set and that I used for the Bee and Flower is also retiring – but NOT sold out!
Before I go over the products that I used in this card, I'd like to point out what I did to make the bees stand out a bit. Even thought I stamped the image onto Summer Starfruit Cardstock, I still colored in the body and the legs of the bee with a Summer Starfruit Stampin' Write Marker. Then I outlined the image using the small end of a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.
First I picked the colors. I just love the color, Summer Starfruit, as a color for a bee. Why not also make it the color of the beehive that I made as a background for this card with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder? Another color that will be retiring this June is Primrose Petals. I used a sheet of the Primrose Petals colored paper from the 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring) to accent the cardstock. I tore it at an angle before adhering it to the card front made up of the honeycomb.
I used two other retiring colors to accent the flower, also from the Backyard Basics Stamp Set. Besides the Primrose Petals color in the flower, I also added in some Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green. There's even a hint of the Summer Starfruit again in the flower centers.
For embellishments I used some of the Pearl Basic Jewels (not retiring!) and In Color Dahlias (retiring) using the Summer Starfruit as well as the two pink colors. I tied the whole card front together with some Victoria Crochet Trim (retiring AND sold out!), and added a Very Vintage Designer Button, tied with a piece of Gold Baker's Twine.
The good news for those who like to buy things they see here is that the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, from which the greeting comes, as well as the Modern Label Punch that I used to punch out the sentiment, will still be around in the next catalog.
Here's a recap of the products I used for this project. If the product is not in the recap, it's retired AND Sold Out!
It's been a while since I've shared a card that I've made with one of the folded card Thinlits by Stampin' Up! For today I pretty much didn't have a choice as it's time for Sketch Frenzy Friday, and this week's sketch looks just like one of those thinlits. So off I went to dig them out of my stash!
I decided to use the Label Card Thinlit for my project. My decision was one of necessity rather than of choice as I'm in the middle of reorganizing my craft room to hold all the new products that Stampin' Up! will be adding to my collection come June 1st! My retiring stamp sets are all off in a box somewhere and other products are piled up to the point that I really don't know where anything is. By Monday I'll be in much better shape. But there I was just yesterday trying to find stuff to use on today's cards!
Once I came across the For the Birds Stamp Set, I knew right away that the little gal in the nest would fit perfectly in a small Labels Collection Framelit that would coordinate with the shape on the Label Card Thinlit. From there it was picking paper and colors to match!
I chose Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper for this card because I had this particular sheet left that looked like it would complement the little bird stamps as well as any paper would. That made it easy to pick Melon Mambo, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink to color in the stamps that I'd stamped on Whisper White Cardstock. For the card base and the mats for the two stamped images, I used Island Indigo Cardstock, and then added some Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to tie the project together!
Oh, and this project has an inside as well as an outside! That's what makes these card thinlits so much fun!
The actual thinlit is smaller than this card – the third decorated panel is an extra that I added in. I have instructions for doing this in my last post using these thinlits here. There's a piece of plain white printer paper inside the card on which to write a note.
If you went to look at a picture of the Label Card Thinlit, you would not have found the "xoxo" die – that one is in the Circle Card Thinlit. Both of these Thinlit collections have dies that not only can be used with the other thinlit, but they can be used for lots of project. Just look at the "hi" I used in the card featurig the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper last week! That is from the Label Card Thinlit!
The only product in this card that will be retiring with the new Stampin' Up! catalog coming out in June is the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. The stamp set, the ribbon and both Thinlits will be in the new catalog. Hooray – love it! xoxo!! Here is a recap of the products that I've mentioned that are in this card:
Here I am continuing with cards made with Stampin' Up! Designer Series papers that will retire at the end of next month (or will no longer be available once they're all purchased). I'm doing this to show you how some of the papers look as you're considering whether to stock up on them! I'm also doing my best to try to use up as much of these gorgeous papers as possible so I'll have room to buy NEW papers come June!
I made this card using two prints from the Designer Series Paper set, Venetian Romance. As with some of the other papers, I really haven't used this design enough! I also wanted to show off more than one sheet with a bit of a different layout, so I chose to make a grid of squares, and an easy way to do this is to weave strips of papers and then cut the whole design down to size. There are other ways to accomplish this (without just making a bunch of squares). But weaving allows some leeway for having slightly different strip widths. And I need that leeway because I'm just not that precise when it comes to the cutting part of my projects!
I cut one color of paper 6" long and 1" wide and the other 5" long and 1" wide. As I wove each row, I applied adhesive to keep the weaving strips in place. Just lift up a top, loose, piece and apply a small bit of adhesive underneath and then lay it back down. Once I had all the weaving done, I trimmed the pieces evenly so the whole woven layer was 5" x 3-3/4". Then I matted it with a piece of coordinating cardstock (Island Indigo) and adhered this to the card base made of Tangerine Tango Cardstock.
To decorate the front and provide a nice frame for the greeting, I used two sizes of the Deco Labels Framelits to cut Island Indigo Cardstock. I used the same cardstock to cut the "hi" from one of the dies in the Label Card Thinlits Die set. I applied both the frame and the greeting using Tombow Multipurpose Glue. I especially like using it with the small thinlits dies because I can make a really thin line of glue that won't spread out after I lay it down on the surface to which I'm adhering it.
To add a bit of an accent to the card, I used three small pearls form the Pearls Basic Jewels. I thought about using the Large Pearls as they're retiring. But they were just a bit too large for this project.
Now that I look at this card, I'm wondering why I haven't used more of this paper – that stone design is just lovely. You may be seeing more of it as I continue to clean out my stuff that's going away!
Besides today, there's still one more day when Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING! Keep that in mind as you loo at the products below – showing off those that I featured in today's card – and consider buying them. Now's the time!
But whether you're buying now or just working with what you already have, I hope you're having fun with it!
While I've been working on making some more Easter Cards, I was given a challenge to write a blog post that focused on a technique that I just could not live without. You'll see some Easter cards with this technique in the next few days, but I also had a challenge to use the Peaceful Petals Stamp Set, so decided to move just a bit away from Easter for today.
The technique that I'm demonstrating here is one of the very first stamping techniques I learned – masking.
The basic idea of using a mask is to allow one image to appear on paper as if it has been stamped in front of another image. To do this, first stamp the image you wish to appear in front of all other images. Then stamp a duplicate of that image on paper with removable adhesive on it (such as sticky notes), cut it out, and place it on top of the main stamped image. With the mask on the first image, stamp the second image. Remove the sticky paper and it will look as if the first image is on top of the second, and none of the second image will appear stamped over the first.
In today's card I have masked the images twice: one stalk of leaves appears on top, the flower appears behind that stalk, and another stalk appears behind the flower and the first stalk. While I was making the stamped oval for this card, I took some photos so that I could illustrate the step-by-step process. With photos in hand, a tutorial can't be far behind – and in fact it's "behind" this link!
Masks can be reused many times. Usually after I’ve cut and used a mask, I store it in the box with the stamps (either wood mount or clear mount).
If, like me, you started using the masking technique decades ago, you can rest assured that the technique is the same today as it was then – but now we have sticky notes that can be used in many masking projects. The tutorial covers that as well as another product that's good for this.
I hope you enjoy the tutorial! If you're using Stampin' Up! products to make your project, I'd be more than happy to put it on my blog if you'd like! Just send it to me in an e-mail. Have fun with it!
Here are some of the Stampin' Up! products that I used in this project. All you have to do to learn more about them – or purchase them from my Stampin' Up! store – is to click on a picture!
Here I am again with another Easter Card made with some of my favorite Stampin' Up! products. Have you noticed that most of the Stampin' Up! products I've brought up in my blog posts have, at one time or another, had the word, "favorite," applied to them? That's because
I'm fickle at one time or another they all are! Of course, this time of the year products with Easter colors or an Easter theme have all my attention!
So today, I've decided that Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight are my favorite Easter colors, and the gorgeous tulips from the Blessed Easter Stamp Set are my favorite image. Actually, Blessed Easter isn't a stamp "set." It's just one stamp in a box, which makes it oh, so, affordable as a last minute Easter stamp!
You'll see by looking at the product summary at the end of the blog post that there is also a sentiment on this stamp. Once again, I've separated the sentiment from the image on this stamp so that I can use these lovely tulips for something other than an Easter card. You might suggest that I just use a marker to color the image and not the sentiment. But I am probably NEVER going to use this stamp without using blender pens to color them in. I find that, no matter how careful I am, I always managed to smear the outline ink unless it's Jet Black StazOn (there are other StazOn colors, but Stampin' Up! features only the Jet Black and White). In short, it's just easier to have the image separate from the sentiment.
I only used two colors to color in the tulip flowers – Calypso Coral Stampin' Classic Ink and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker. I colored the flowers all over with Daffodil Delight, then used a Blender Pen and the Calypso Coral ink to lightly color the edges, ending with a darker outline in some of the edge areas. For the leaves, I used blender pens with both colors – Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink and Gumball Green Classic Ink.
Then there's the layout. Did I mention that this is Friday and that I made this for the Sketch Frenzy Friday Challenge? And, as I frequently do, I turned the sketch around a bit. But I'm sure you can see that I kept all of the elements!
Of course, this sketch is a rectangle and my card is an oval, with the card base and layer cut with dies from the Ovals Collection Framelits. But, hey, I was thinking Easter Eggs! Now that we've gotten beyond that, I used Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon to tie my project together with a gift bow and ribbon. And I even added my sentiment – from Teeny Tiny Wishes - so it's horizontal on the card! That's what challenges are for – to challenge us to be creative!! Not TOO creative, but just enough.
Speaking of creativity, when I first started putting this card together I didn't emboss the Whisper White Cardstock oval. But I decided, as I often do, that the big white space needed something more. So I went through all my embossing folders and finally decided on the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder. The final step was to sponge the edge of that oval before adhering it to the front of the card.
There are many different ways to make a card using quite a few of Stampin' Up!'s Sizzix Framelits. For this card, I cut two full pieces of Calypso Coral Cardstock with the largest oval in the Ovals Collection Framelits. Then I trimmed about 1/4" off the side of one of them that would normally have been the "fold" side. I cut a folded piece of Whisper White Cardstock using the second largest oval, bringing the folded inside the cutting edgel of the framelit just a bit so that it wouldn't be cut as it was run through the Sizzix Bigshot. I added adhesive to one side of the outside of the folded Whisper White oval and adhered it to the cut piece of Calypso Coral. Then I added adhesive to the other outside part of the folded oval and adhered the card front, matching the scallops up wth the cardstock that had been adhered to the back.
And my new Easter card was finished!
Here's a recap of some of the products that I used for this card. If you have any questions about any of them, please let me know. Or you can click on any of the pictures and you'll be whisked away to my Stampin' Up! store where you can read all that Stampin' Up! had to say about any of them – and you can order anything right then and there!
Today I received one of my favorite pieces of e-mail news – that one of my favorite magazines was ready for me to peruse online! This time the magazine was CardMaker magazine, and it's one that ALWAYS gtives me fun ideas. This month was no exception, with a fun tutorial to make a Floral Clutch Card. So I had to get my Stampin' Up! stamps, papers, cardstock and tools out right away to make it!
Unfortunately, the instructions had several incorrect measurements in them, so my first try was not quite what I had hoped it would be. Nonetheless, I thought it was good enough to share with you. In fact, now that I know what the measurements SHOULD be, and now that I have a sense of how to use Stampin' Up! products to their best advantage in this card, I've decided to write my own tutorial for both me AND you to use!
But, no, I'm not offering it here. I still have to write the tutorial, including photos, measurements, and layouts – and I'm going to be sharing it with you in my April 2014 Newsletter! Not on my Newsletter mailing list? All you have to do is complete the form up on the left, click Submit, and you'll be on my list! When you sign up, you'll get yet another tutorial just as a gift for signing up. So sign up today, and you'll have two tutorials before you know it!
I'll be publishing my Newsletter next Tuesday, April 8th, so don't delay!
Now off to check out some of the other projects in this month's magazine – and make at least one or two more with Stampin' Up! products – and I'll be sure to share them here!
Monday, March 31, 2014, is the last day of the best Stampin' Up! promotion of the year – Sale-a-Bration! To help you decide whether you might really want some of the Sale-a-Bration products, I've created one last greeting card using some of my favorite Sale-a-Bration products!
My very most favorite product in this year's Sale-a-Bration catalog is the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. You've seen me use several of the sheets of this paper in previous projects, but I haven't made much use of the tone-on-tone Crisp Cantaloupe sheet. That seemed to be the perfect sheet to go with the central layered element of this card.
And that central layered element is where this card started. I looked around and found I've not yet shared with you the Petal Parade Stamp Set. What fun this set is, and I'm glad I got to use two of the stamps in this project. The first is the horizontal floral element which I stamped three times across the top half of the Whisper White Cardstock, using Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Ink. The second stamp is the scalloped design stamped, again three times, across the bottom half of the Whisper White cardstock.
In between these two stamped rows I added a cordI made using all three colors of the twine in the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack. There's a quick video on how to make a basic cord here if you'd like to try this. It's key to tie the ends of the cord you're going to use in a knot before you cut it or it will all spring apart pretty quickly! I especially like the way that the cord accents the striped piece of Designer Series paper on the bottom of the card. Do please note that I didn't attach the cord until the rest of the card was done. I drew a line of Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive across the middle of the central layer and then laid the cord on it pressing a bit until the adhesive started to dry. Then I let it sit for a couple of minutes before I set the card up to photograph it.
To make the scalloped top of the central layer, I used the Large Scalloped Edgelit on both the Whisper White cardstock and on a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock. I have to tell you that I find it too complicated to figure out exactly how high a piece of cardstock needs to be to mat another piece of cardstock when an edgelit or framelit is involved. So for the bottom, I just cut a 1/2" strip of Coastal Cabana to mat it.
I stamped the sentiment on the bottom section of the card using Jet Black Stazon Ink directly onto the Designer Series Paper. If you look around at the other sheets in this Designer Series Paper set, you'll see that Black is one of the accent colors in several of them. So I decided just to make black an accent in my design, starting with the stamped sentiment. That, of course, is from yet another Sale-a-Bration product, the See Ya Later Stamp Set.
To finish off the card, I layered the Designer Series Paper and Central Layered Sections onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock, and then mounted the entire card front onto a Coastal Cabana Cardstock card base.
And that's all there is to this card – some basic cardstock and ink and Sale-a-Bration 2014 products! This is your last chance for these and many more products! If you have any questions about how you can take advantage of getting these Sale-a-Bration products free, don't hesitate to call or e-mail me today – yes, TODAY! It's the LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION 2014!
Here's a recap of the Sale-a-Bration products that I used in today's card:
It's less than two weeks before this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration promotion is over! Once March 31st comes to an end, you will no longer be able to order your FREE SET OF DESIGNER SERIES PAPERS with your $50 Stampin' Up! product purchase. That's how I was able to get my own set of this paper – I had to place a $50 order of my own to be able to claim this freebie. And there are 12 OTHER PRODUCTS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR FREE with a $50 purchase! Don't delay if you've been on the fence about ordering anything this month!
News Flash! Stampin' Up! is conducting an online class next week using Sale-A-Bration Bundles and THIS SET OF PAPERS! Click here for more information! Now back to our regularly-scheduled blog post!
The paper on the top half of this card, as well as that in the middle of the three banners in the top left corner, are both part of the Designer Series Paper set you can order in this year's Sale-a-bration. The set is called Sweet Sorbet, and the colors are just perfect for Spring – or for any occasions that calls for Subtle colors. Think baby and bridal showers. Think Mother's Day! Oh, and think Get Well Wishes – that's the stamp I used from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set!
Oh, and that texture in the bottom half of the card is also from a product that you can get FOR FREE during Sale-a-bration. If you read the fine print in the Sale-a-bration brochure, you'll notice that this Decorative Dots Embossing Folder will be available to purchase after Sale-a-bration. But why buy it when you can get it FOR FREE!?! I can't imagine why.
But enough of my excitement about Sale-a-bration. Let's look at this Get Well card and the other elements that are included in it.
As you might have guessed – since this is a Friday – I made this card for the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge. This time, I decided to do my best actually to follow the sketch and not futz around with it as I have the last few Fridays. If you'll look at the three banners in the upper left corner of the card, you might notice that the notches in the ends of the banners are pretty even. As I rarely cut that evenly, I used some Stampin' Up! Sizzix Framelits to make the banners. The two on the left I made using the Banners Framelits Dies set that's in the current Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. The one on the right I made using the Bitty Banners Framelits that are in the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. For all of them, I hand trimmed them to be the length I wanted them to be.
Instead of running ribbon across the seam between the top and bottom halves of the card front, I used a piece of the Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim and wrapped it around the top layer of my card.
For the element with the sentiment at the bottom of the card, I used three layers. The background layer is one of the dies from the Apothecary Accents Framelits set. Then I stamped the Get Well Sentiment on a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock and punched it with the Word Window Punch. I then adhered it to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and punched both layers with the Modern Label Punch before adhering it to the Apothecary Accents piece. The adhered the whole element to the bottom of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals to bring it up to the level of the ruffles in the ribbon trim.
So that's it for this card – really very simple! This is a really fun sketch and you can use any papers that you have to follow the sketch design! I hope you'll think about entering your project in the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge. But whatever you do with your crafting this weekend, I hope you have fun with it!