Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, August 13, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #47

Good morning!  This is my first time doing a challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and it was a lot of fun!  I love being able to have a sketch to get my creative juices flowing. It saves a lot of time if you just want to sit down and make a card without too much thought!  I really loved the sketch this week. 

Those strips of DSP at the bottom were just SCREAMING to become banners, but it seems like I have been putting banners on everything lately, so I decided to try something different.  I have a lot of scallop dots ribbon laying around from a great deal I got on a bundle last year after Thanksgiving, so I started with that.  I put a glue dot on the end and rolled the ends a little so you could see the polka dots a bit.  I don't usually do Christmas cards this early in the year, but the colors of my ribbon worked well for Christmas so I decided to break out my new stamp set and framelits also!  The new ink stays wet just long enough to add a little bit of embossing powder, so my mug smells like peppermint which is a nice surprise for the recipient of the card!

Stamp Sets: Scentsational Season, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Tools: Jewelry Tag Punch, Holiday Collection Framelits, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool
Accessories: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Peppermint Sticks Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots


  1. I love the ribbon! So cute! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. I am so glad you joined us this week! Your card is fabulous! Perfect use of textures and colors, and that ribbon treatment is really cool. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Great card Shana! I love that set and the dies! So glad you decided to join us - thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. What a great card ... love your ribbon detailing ... wow!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!