Friday, September 24, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday SFF092410

Welcome to Sketch Frenzy Friday!  Today’s sketch is brought to you by design team member Tina Taves.  I was checking my blog posts earlier this week… and realized that I had already (inadvertently) shared the card for today’s sketch challenge.. so back to the drawing board aka stamp room I went!


Featuring a whole lot of stamps, paper, and accessories from the Holiday Mini Catalog… I chose the Day of Gratitude Stamp Set along with Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper… I know a lot of people are using Day of Gratitude for their fall cards… and of course, Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper for Christmas cards and Scrapbook pages… but what if??


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the antique brads from the Idea Book & Catalog… and of course the Big Designer Buttons from the Holiday Mini Catalog are loads of fun too.  In this card I’ve paired Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding with Cotton Twill Tape.  Seam Binding is really meant to be used for sewing, and on a card can be quite flimsy… it’s a very thin medium.  To circumvent the overly soft hand of the seam binding, I generally pair it with lace or ribbon… just gives it a little more stability and presence.  It really bothers me to see a button attached to a card or scrapbook page without thread… I do it occasionally, but it just seems unfinished.  In the sample above, I’ve used two layers of linen thread to cross sew the button before attaching it to the card with 4 mini glue dots.  The glue dots allow the button to be securely attached without adding extra depth/dimension.

If you’re looking at the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper in your Holiday Mini Catalog right now on page 18, you’re noticing that the paper in the book doesn’t have the pretty cherry cobbler border, right?   The border was added using Vintage Frames Decor Stencils (page 22), a stampin sponge, and Cherry Cobbler Ink.  I thought it was a fun addition to an otherwise plain (but pretty) background paper.

Another new product on this card, the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die!  The smaller (center) die measures just under 2” and the larger one measures 3” square.   If you were cutting fabric for a miniature quilt, the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die and the Big Shot machine would make fast work of it… I’ve cut a lot of tiny pieces for miniature quilts, and even with a rotary cutter and ruler, you really can only cut 2-4 layers at a time, and risk getting crooked cuts.  With the Bigz steel ruled dies, the precision cuts are exactly the same each and every time.. imagine being able to cut through 6 or 8 layers of 100% cotton fabric all at once… Can’t you see a beautiful Trip Around the World in Miniature right now?  Of course using a standard 1/4” seam would yield  a block appx 1 3/8” for your quilt.  I’ve always sewn my tiny miniature quilts with a fat 1/8” seam… less bulk to trim away before quilting… so my blocks would be a bit larger than 1 1/2” using the smallest square… you get the picture!  All the supplies for today’s card can be purchased at>> my online stampin up store. <<(click the shop now button).  Scroll down to the bottom of this post to view a complete supply list :)

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share, and invite you to play along with the Sketch Frenzy Friday Design Team.  Upload your SFF092410 Card to your blog or online gallery, and then visit the Sketch Frenzy Friday Blog to upload your sample! 

On to the next Sketch Frenzy Friday Design Team Member: Tammy Baldwin – Creative Apple Scrampers

Stamps and Supplies used for Todays’ Sketch Frenzy Friday Design

Stamps:  Day of Gratitude

Cardstock / Paper:  Deck the Halls DSP, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla

Classic Inks:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler

Big Shot Machine:  Bigz Scallop Squares Duo Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder

Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Cotton Twill tape, Vintage Brads, Stampin Dimensionals, mini glue dots, stampin sponge, mat pack and paper piercing tool, Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, Decor Elements Vintage Frame Stencil

See you tomorrow with another Super Saturday Tutorial!





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Anonymous said...

oh!!!! very nice!

Teressa Thompson said...

Love the colors and those scallop squares on the dies are fab-o!

Memories by Brenda said...

Nice card, great use of the ds paper

Kathryne said...


ArtisticInkspirations said...

Nice use of the new die!! I just got that and haven't even used it yet! Gorgeous job.. outside the box!!

Angela said...

Very pretty! I love Cherry Cobler. It is so rich!