It’s the December sketch challenge over at Die Cuttin’ Divas, and guess what? You can use any of our sketches from 2017. Here they all are:I used two of them to create birthday cards for my neighbor’s parents, both of whom had birthdays last month. For her mom, I chose the March sketch.I even gussied up the inside a little. Here’s a secret – It’s a cheat! After spending all that time making my card, I didn’t want to chance messing up on the inside stamp so I stamped it on a separate scrap of paper, matted it and adhered it to the inside. Looks purposeful, right? 😉Here are the details: The patterned paper is from the Citrus Mat Stack by DCWV; the Happy Birthday die is from Spellbinders, the Sentiments One pack cut with my Cuttlebug (A, B, and C plates with some scrap paper stuck in between as shims); Happy Chick Birthday stamp set from Unity; 5/8″ flag punch from Stampin’ Up.
Next up is the card I made for her dad. It’s the July sketch but portrait instead of landscape.The mat under the pretty map paper is from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge; the sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom So Many Birthdays stamp set; the gorgeous paper (you know brown is my favorite color!! 🙂 ) is from the 7 Gypsies Travel 6×6 paper pack.
My last card uses our June sketch and a Santa Claus for my 25 Days!All the papers are scraps and the Santa Claus and yellow pattern behind him are clip art.
I used the Fill feature on an oval I created in the Silhouette software, put the Santa in front of it and print/cut. I made an offset oval out of red and used a CTMH stamp pad to ink the edges. I adhered it to the lower right hand corner of the card then trimmed the parts that hung over.
I wonder which sketch you will use. Stop by Die Cuttin’ Divas to see which the other designers chose. Every one of them is a winner in my book!
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