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Crafty Challenge Blog Hop - February 2021 | Sketch Challenge

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, the Four Seasons Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set, and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #arrangeawreathbundle #arrangeawreathstampset #wreathbuilderdies #fourseasonfloralstampset #happythoughtsstampset #birthdaycards #wreathcard #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #gelpressbackground #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder  #stitchednestedlabelsdies #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Happy Monday, y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are excited about the start of a new week!  Today I am hopping with some crafty collaborators along this Crafty Challenge Blog Hop as we share inspiration with you based on our interpretations of a sketch provided by Stefanie Pletscher.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water, or smoothie as we share some inspiration with you!

Today's Project...

It's that time of year where I am needing to make some birthday cards so today's Sketch Challenge was the perfect inspiration for me to create an original birthday card for someone special while using more of those fun Gel Press Backgrounds I created last month.  

Crafty Challenge Blog Hop - February 2021 | Sketch Challenge

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, the Four Seasons Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set, and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #arrangeawreathbundle #arrangeawreathstampset #wreathbuilderdies #fourseasonfloralstampset #happythoughtsstampset #birthdaycards #wreathcard #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #gelpressbackground #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder  #stitchednestedlabelsdies #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Project Details

The Wreath Builder Dies were used for my interpretation of ovals... two layers - one in Pear Pizzazz cardstock and one from a previously created Gel Press Background - for the two shapes.  The 4" x 5-1/4" Soft Sea Foam card layer was embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder to add texture to compliment the wreath layers.  The White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around twice and tied off with a bow.  The blooms were made from Basic White cardstock scraps that were colored with a Dark Petal Pink Blends Marker and die cut multiple times.  The wreath and blooms were adhered to the cardfront with Mini Glue Dots while Pearl Basic Jewels were used as the bloom centers.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, the Four Seasons Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set, and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #arrangeawreathbundle #arrangeawreathstampset #wreathbuilderdies #fourseasonfloralstampset #happythoughtsstampset #birthdaycards #wreathcard #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #gelpressbackground #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder  #stitchednestedlabelsdies #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The tag was the second smallest of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies which was die cut from the Gel Press Background.  The Four Seasons Floral sentiment was inked in Sahara Sand and stamped on Gel Press Background die cut.  The die cut was folded on the left side and tucked behind the Soft Sea Foam embossed layer.  A blossom and pearl were added as the button element.  The Braided Linen Trim was looped and adhered around the die to create the vertical banner strip element.  The decorated card layer was adhered to the top folding vertical Soft Sea Foam card base with Foam Adhesive Strips and double layered (yes, to level them with the strips) Stampin' Dimensionals for a firm foundation for mailing.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, the Four Seasons Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set, and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #arrangeawreathbundle #arrangeawreathstampset #wreathbuilderdies #fourseasonfloralstampset #happythoughtsstampset #birthdaycards #wreathcard #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #gelpressbackground #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder  #stitchednestedlabelsdies #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the card front.  The Happy Thoughts sentiment was inked in Sahara Sand and stamped onto the Gel Press Background.  The Arrange a Wreath leaf image was inked in Pear Pizzazz and stamped and off stamped below the sentiment.  

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, the Four Seasons Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set, and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #arrangeawreathbundle #arrangeawreathstampset #wreathbuilderdies #fourseasonfloralstampset #happythoughtsstampset #birthdaycards #wreathcard #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #gelpressbackground #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder  #stitchednestedlabelsdies #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The leaf image was also used for stamping the envelope front and flap.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, the Four Seasons Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set, and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #arrangeawreathbundle #arrangeawreathstampset #wreathbuilderdies #fourseasonfloralstampset #happythoughtsstampset #birthdaycards #wreathcard #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #gelpressbackground #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder  #stitchednestedlabelsdies #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

You can make this birthday card!  So here's what you'll need to get started...

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Clear Blocks A, B, H
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Stamparatus
  • Small Grid Paper
  • Silicone Craft Mat
  • Sponge Brayer
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Paper Snips
  • Bone Folder

STAMPS:

  • Arrange a Wreath Bundle (includes the Arrange a Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set with Wreath Builder Dies for bundled savings) 
  • Four Season Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set

INK:

  • Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

PAPER:

  • Basic White cardstock
  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
  • Basic White Medium envelope

OTHER:

  • Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Pearl Basic Jewels

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  Order any supplies in increments of $50 like the Arrange A Wreath Bundle and you can earn Level 1 and/or Level 2 Products for FREE from Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration which ends this Sunday, February 28, 2021.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, the Four Seasons Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set, and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set from the January - June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #arrangeawreathbundle #arrangeawreathstampset #wreathbuilderdies #fourseasonfloralstampset #happythoughtsstampset #birthdaycards #wreathcard #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #gelpressbackground #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder  #stitchednestedlabelsdies #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my projects to create some of your own so you can make someone's day by letting them know you care.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #21 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#sketchchallenge #arrangeawreathbundle #arrangeawreathstampset #wreathbuilderdies #fourseasonfloralstampset #happythoughtsstampset #birthdaycards #wreathcard #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #gelpressbackgroundtechnique #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder  #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

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