Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop...Sketch Challenge
January 08, 2022
I have been away from my craft cubbie for about 2-1/2 weeks. When we got home I was ready to get back to stamping. I was looking forward to playing with some new products from the J-J 2022 Mini Catalog and the J-F 2022 Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
It was harder than I thought it would be. I recycled a lot of starts, questioned myself whether something was good or not, and when I look at what I made I am still not sure. It is a strange feeling. I still enjoyed the process and know that I need to flex that creativity muscle and use it and it will get stronger.
Thank goodness the January Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is a Sketch Challenge. It made it much easier to create the project.
I used the bright and happy Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" DSP. This pack of paper is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices which means it is Free with a $50 purchase. I used 3 different designs and you know I like stripes and polka dots!
The adorable cupcakes are from the Measure of Love set. Love the little cupcakes, each decorated with a little flower and pearl.
I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the DSP. The squares were cut using a retired die set, Stitched Shapes. I know I am not alone in wishing that the Stitched Shapes would come out of retirement and re-appear in the Stampin' Up! catalog.
The ric-rac shape on both the outside and inside of the card was created using the Basic Borders dies. This is a fun way to dress up the inside of the card and use the little strips of DSP. The Sunshine and Rainbow paper is too cute and I don't want to waste any of it.
Thank you for stopping by! Now it is time to head on over to see what the talented Danielle Kassing has created for you!
Here is a list of all the stops on the Stamping Inkspirations January blog hop!
Angie McKenzie ● Susan Simpson ● Donna Lester
Karen Egan ● Terry Hamilton ● Cheryl Hamilton
Leonie Stuart ● Gez Carpenter ● Aurélie Fabre
Tricia Butts ● Susan Webster ● Jill Chapman
Sue Allen ● Jan Musselman ● Chris Smith
Jo Blackman ● Lorraine Tierney ● Marieke Bart
Elaine de Montmorency ● Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Danielle Kassing ● Karen Henderson ● Kirsty Patrick
Mo Rootes ● Judith Patterson ● Teri West
Rochelle Laird-Smith ● Annette Ball
Love your bright and cheery card, Sharon!
Posted by: Lorraine | January 08, 2022 at 01:52 PM
Love the strips and polka dots. Also great way to use the die to create the paper ribbon.
Posted by: Susan Webster | January 08, 2022 at 01:59 PM
So bright and colourful - love it!
Posted by: Jill Chapman | January 08, 2022 at 02:22 PM
So bright and cheery
Posted by: Sue Allen | January 08, 2022 at 04:48 PM
Sharon, you always make the CUTEST CARDS!!!
Posted by: Cheryl Hamilton | January 08, 2022 at 09:34 PM
Very bright and cheery card x
Posted by: Karen Egan | January 09, 2022 at 02:32 AM
Such a cute card, Sharon!
Posted by: Jan Musselman | January 09, 2022 at 05:50 AM
I love the colors of your cute card!
Posted by: Marieke Bart | January 09, 2022 at 12:47 PM
Cute card Sharon, love the bright colours x
Posted by: Mo Rootes | January 09, 2022 at 02:14 PM
So happy and bright! It feels so good in this cold month of January!
Posted by: Aurélie FABRE | January 12, 2022 at 05:52 AM
This is a perfect birthday card Sharon! Looks to me like your creativity is still spot on! ;)
Posted by: Judith Patterson | January 15, 2022 at 12:57 PM
Such an amazing birthday card, Sharon! Love your interpretation of the sketch especially the touch of ric rac. As always, thanks for the inspiration. xx
Posted by: Angie McKenzie | January 22, 2022 at 08:39 PM
What a beautiful cheerful card, love the rik rak idea x
Posted by: Jo Blackman | January 30, 2022 at 06:42 AM