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April 11, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch #10


This card is exactly how you ruin a great sketch and a fabulous stamp set!!!  I don't know what it is - perhaps that I was in a rush to get it done so that I could head out of town the next day and my week had been crazy busy so I only had about an hour to sit down, create the card, photograph it, edit the photo and get it posted on my blog and over on the site where we upload our pics for the CP creator to snag it and get it on the CP blog. 

Anyway....I LOVE the Papertrey Ink stamp set Teacher's Apple, and finally got to ink it up.  Michelle came up with a fantastic sketch for Card Patterns for Sketch #10.  You can see it HERE.  I had this great idea in my head of making the left-side element that runs vertically with punched pieces of apples so that the pattern would be the same, but they would be circles.  Not sure how that worked out...or anything else on the card really.  BUT - hopefully it will inspire you to NOT do these things, but to GO CHECK OUT the sketch and the AWESOME prize from Scrapbook News & Review.  That is an awesome site with a really cool forum that you can join for card-making.  I'm a member of it.  It's called Card Universe.  SNR is offering up a GREAT prize and of course you can submit your card for a chance to not only win the prize, but also to be chosen as a Guest Designer for Card Patterns. 

So - what are you waiting for!?!?  Stop looking at my card and go see the lovely ones from the rest of the DT and get stamping!!!  I'd love for you to join us this week. 

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Take care!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Teacher's Apple (PTI)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Kraft and Whisper White CS, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories:  1/4" and 1/2" circle punches, Scallop Oval punch, Ruby Red brads, Oval cutting system (Creative Memories), Big Shot, Labels Two Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Paper Piercing Tool and Template, fingernail (for distressing - LOL), Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Wow Marie, for only having one hour to work with I think you did a great job on this card, better than I would have done for sure!
    I like the apple-piece circles! I think the only thing I would change about the card... is that I would have cut out the apple and put it on a stampin'dimensional to match the circles... but you didn't have time so it's good how it is.
    Once in a while you have to make a card you aren't in love with anyway right? Well, at least I do ;^)

  2. I thought you did the circles on purpose, and I LIKE them! So there! :P

  3. Love your take on the sketch this week! So cute.

  4. I actually really love this card Marie. One of my favorites!
    You came up with a better idea better than I would within your time frame.

  5. I can't make a card in an hour much less photograph it. I think your card is great and I love the circles! I do understand the frustration when time is short and something is not exactly how you imagined. Some creations come together quickly and some I AGONIZE over and still don't like and then they go flying across the basement floor!!

  6. What a great card. Love the apple and the great colors. Nice job on that sketch. :o) TFS!


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