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February 21, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch #3 and a Giveaway!

I just LOVE Michelle's sketches because they are not so complicated that you can't take them and run with them creatively and really turn it into something individual and special.  I'm having so much fun with Card Patterns! 

Below is my card.  Check out the Card Pattern's blog here to see the other amazing cards by the rest of the DT and the Guest Designer AND to check out the PRIZE  you can win by playing along with us this week.  I {Heart} Papers has graciously offered a prize to the winner of this week's sketch challenge. 

Speaking of being selected as a Guest Designer....Hanneke Van Dalen was selected as the Guest Designer to play along with us for this week's sketch.  You can check out her AMAZING talent HERE on her blog.

Make sure you play along this week for YOUR chance to be selected as a Guest Designer and also for a chance to win the prize from I {Heart} Papers.  It is two separate contests, one for your card to be selected as winner and a spot as a Guest Designer and one through a random drawing to win the prize bein offered.  I would really love for one of my readers to earn this opportunity.  That would be so fun!!  I know you all have lots of talent, so let's see it!!!!  :)



I made this card fairly quickly.  The Pink Flamingo DSP that is new from SU! made choosing the colors easy.  I stamped the En Francais background stamp onto a large Paper Pretties kit flower in Real Red.  I have seen smaller flowers with script writing on them in craft stores and thought I would make my own.  Hope you like it!!!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, En Francais BG
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral and Whisper White CS, Real Red Textured CS, Pink Flamingo DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Lots of Tags sizzlet dies, Paper Pretties Kit, Filigree Designer Brads, Red Gingham ribbon, Ribbon Originals Dress Up ribbons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scor-Tape (by Scor-Pal), paper piercing tool and template


  1. Great paper and ribbon! I love all your little details.

  2. Marie, I just have to say that your card is seamless! Very adorable! The PP are cut out perfectly & placed on your cardstock with equal spaces - wow! I can't do that. I love the folded ribbon and huge flower. You rock girl, I'm proud of you!

  3. This is so bright and cheery!! And I never would have thought of stamping on the Pretties kit flowers - great idea!

  4. Your card is gorgeous, Marie. I really like the colors and embellishments that you used.

  5. Fabulous card! Love the colors and bright new paper!

  6. What a colorful card! Stamping on the flower turned out great! I am going to try this sketch-I'll see if I can link the right thing this time!!

  7. Very clever use of the pretties flower--I love the French script stamped on it! Great card.

  8. This card is so dang cheery. I love it. I love how the flower looks. Purdy Purdy I say! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It is much appreciated. I love the new Card Patterns site and will definitely be a regular.

  9. Hi Marie thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog. Your card is gorgeous, as always!Fancy us both stamping on our flowers this week! You are amazing making that card fairly quickly! I spend days fretting over my cards and still they do not look close to as amazing as yours!

  10. Pretty card! I love how you did that ribbon! Did it come like that or did you glue it like that? I'm curious...

  11. Love the cool pleated ribbon ... and what fun springy colors.

  12. Awesome colors - what a great card!

  13. As always, I love your card! Will have to remember that ribbon idea!
    I finally got a chance to play along with your CardPatterns!!
    Hope you like:

  14. Great card and I love how you used the bold bright patterned paper...I'm a little scared when it comes to something so bold, I will have to try it (soon!).


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