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Around the World on Wednesday...Sketch Challenge


Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who have gathered together for a monthly blog hop.  The blog hop goes live on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.   Join us and enjoy a hop around the world!


This month our mighty leader, Angie has a fun sketch challenge.  I will admit I was a bit stumped with what to do with the sketch.  Angie talked me through it (thanks Angie!) and I hope you can see the original sketch in my card.  

AWOW sketch

What would you make with this sketch as inspiration?  I will admit I got hung up on the triangle shape and could only think about a Christmas tree.  Angie reassured me that it could be any shape and the card did not have to be square.  I think these are pretty universal rules about sketch challenges but sometimes it is good to be reminded.


I used 2 Sale-A-Bration (this means they are free with qualifying purchases) choices for my card.  The stamp set is the Detailed Dogwood and the paper is the Softly Stippled DSP.   The sentiment is from the Stippled Roses stamp set in the 2024 January-April Mini catalog.

The dogwood blossoms were colored using Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, and Pool Party Stampin' Blends and yes, were fussy cut.  The twine on the tag is from the 2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim in Pebbled Path.  I un-twisted the jute and tied a bow with just one strand of the jute.  The tag was cut using a die from the Nested Essentials.  Around the images I used the Iridescent Rhinestones to add a little sparkle.


How to create this card base.  Start by scoring your cardstock in half both lengthwise and width wise.  Cut the cardstock on the diagonal.  You will have 2 card bases with this fold.  I will share what I did with the other card base in another post.


Both flaps open or you could also secure one down for a pocket.  I decorated the inside with a strip of Softly Stippled DSP and another flower from the Detailed Dogwood set.  If this flower looks familiar it can be punched out using the Petal Park Builder Punch.


Now it is time to check out the next what the talented Chris Smith has created. 


Here's the whole list of all the stops on the hop!

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Tina Zinck-MacDonald - CA

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Kelly Taranto - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Chris Smith - US

Tricia Butts - US

Theresa McEntee - US

Bree Renwick - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the lovely products in the 2024 Sale-A-Bration brochure!  Sale-A-Bration only lasts for 2 months and products are available while supplies last.


CA Feb2024 Camp

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Nature’s Sweetness Stamp Camp will be held on February 9th and 10th.  To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code AGZYJEVA:

Notes of Nature Bundle $46.75(162640)

Gold Faux Leather Trim $9 (162644)

Adhesive Backed Cork Rounds $6.50 (162643)

Nature's Sweetness Specialty DSP $16.50 (162616) 

If you already own these products simply place an order of $78.75 and use the Host Code AGZYJEVA.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  Both a written and video tutorial will be provided for you for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On February 9 and 10 each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  


Cheryll Miller

Love your take on the sketch Sharon, that triangle flap card is a fabulous idea! Love that you also used Detailed Dogwood ... isn't it a wonderful image to colour? xxx

Cheryl Hamilton

Love the way you've turned this sketch into a Fun Fold!! Beautiful card!

Chris Smith

Beautiful, Sharon! The fun fold is a great twist on this sketch.

Jan Clothier

I love the colour combination, Sharon, Then, when I saw this was also a fancy fold - wow!

Rochelle Laird-Smith

You needn't have worried Sharon. You have done such an amazing job. The flowers look fabulous against the DSP. Great card x

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