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March 28, 2009

CP Sketch #8 with some Pizzazz

Make sure to head on over to Card Patterns to check out the great prize being offered by Leah from her Etsy store Paper Blooms.  She has some really cute flowers that would make a great embellishment on any craft!!  Also, CP will have the weekly contest going for earning a spot as a Guest DT member by submitting your card.  So - that's 2 prizes that you have a chance to win just by submitting your take on the sketch!!  What are you waiting for???  I hope you'll play along with us, it is a really fun sketch this week.  Go to CP to check it out, and here's my own interpretation of it below.  If you click on the picture you can see a nice full-size version of it.


For the first time ever, my husband actually gave me some input on a card.  I told him I was a little stumped as to what kind of card to make.  I knew I needed a thank you card, but not the "theme".  I've been using Friends 24-7 so much that I really wanted to NOT use it.  He said to do something "springy" and the first thing I thought of was flowers, then this Petal Pizzazz set I hadn't ever used yet, and then I thought of this paper from the upcoming Occasions Mini catalog called Walk in the Park. I loved the color combo in the paper pack, so this is how I came up with it.  I also decided to use a little piece of the Bojo Designer Hardware that my pal Carmen sent me in my little "Friend to Friend" swap.  I will have to get some more of this hardware - it's so fun!!!  Anyway, I hadn't used my little Martha Stewart butterflies punch yet and really wanted to and so I decided to add some butterflies to the Scallop Oval layered sentiment.  That Scallop Oval punch is quickly becoming a favorite punch of mine.  I bet you can't wait for the Occasions Mini to become available April 1st to get it, huh?!?!  It's super fun to use!!!  So...that's it.  The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory.  I hope you like it!!!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Petal Pizzazz, Short & Sweet
Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Whisper White CS, Walk in the Park DSP (Occasions Mini April '09 Sneak Peek)
Ink: So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories:  Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Scallop Oval punch (Occasions Mini April '09 Sneak Peek), Large Oval punch, Bojo Designer Hardware, butterflies punch by Martha Stewart, clear adhesive rhinestones from Michael's, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. oh marie, your card is so perfectly pretty!!! it's so nice to have spring, isn't it? :)

  2. Beautiful Marie! So Spring-y! :) I love all the details - the ribbon, the butterflies, the designer hardware. Simply lovely!

  3. This card is so sweet. The butterflies are the perfect touch!

  4. Very pretty Marie. Love the big flowers, the hardware, the butterflies... great take on the sketch. TFS!

  5. Beautiful! I really must get that paper! I put it on my list and took it off. Love the Petal Pizzazz stamp set! I like your banner also-nice touch.

  6. This is beautiful!! I haven't been able to visit for a LONG time, but you've been making lots of great projects!!! So much inspiration here!

  7. This is so lovely! Love the spring feel!

  8. Beautiful card!!! I love the colours... yum! And those bitty butterflies are much too cute!! :)

  9. What a beautiful spring card! I love those delicate little butterflies in the corner.

  10. This is absolutely adorable!! Love the fresh colors and that little bird. What a great take on the sketch!

  11. Your card is definitely "springy" and so cute! I like the color combo and the butterflies!
    I posted my card(s) for the week:


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