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Beautiful Things: Sketch at Prickley Pear

2 May

I’m not really a card maker. Well, I started as a scrapbooker (a’way back when), tried making cards, [not so much] went to altering items, tried making cards…sometimes they work. Mostly they don’t.

Enter, the sketch!

Yep, sketch challenges are everywhere these days and I find them to be so inspirational. Now. . . I’m almost a card maker!!! For some reason, sketches help me to focus on the “focal image” and add the right amount of other elements. If I don’t use a sketch…I feel like I’m just floating in the breeze.

So, yeah for all of us who find comfort and creativity in sketches.

Today, Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is hosting a sketch challenge. Go to the blog to find the sketch, details on how to be entered to win  and inspiration from the Design Team.

As a little temptation to go over there…here is my design.


  1. Trim brown cardstock (7-1/2×8-1/2″). Fold the 7-1/2″ edge in half to create a card base. Also trim a piece of the same cardstock to 7-3/4×3″ to use as a mat later.
  2. Trim green patterned paper to 7-1/2×2-3/4″. Adhere to brown cardstock mat.
  3. Using a ruler, measure green/lime paper to 8-1/2×3-1/2. Adhere to card base.
  4. Stamp the following onto white paper:
    Flower Border Circle, in green ink. {I stamped several images so I could choose the best impressions. You will need at least two.}
    Ink the top half of the sentiment in blue ink and impress into one of the Flower Border Circles.
    Clean stamp and ink the bottom half and stamp into one of the circles.
  5. Die cut the sentiments using S4-Standard Circles, SM, #5.
  6. Stamp the Spring Flourish onto blue/green paper. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Tap off extra and heat set.
  7. Die cut the Spring Flourish stamp with S5-006 Curved Rectangles (#5, counting from the center).
  8. Adhere the shape to white paper and cut close to the edge, creating a mat. Add the circular sentiments as shown and adhere to green/brown mat.
  9. Add the sentiment layer to the card with Dimensional Adhesives.

Here’s a close-up of the top and bottom.

Important Stuff
Stamps~Flower Border Circle, Spring Flourish, Sentiment (Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps)
Paper: Penny Lane Free Bird “Peace” and Maggy May “Lola Jane” (My Mind’s Eye)
Die cuts: S5-006 Curved Rectangles, Standard Circles, SM (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Lime (Tsukineko), ColorBox Queue Chalk Ink in French Blue (Clearsnap)
Adhesives: EZ runner (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)

Other Stuff
Brown and white cardstocks; Lavender organza ribbon


Happy Halloween

27 Oct

Just wanted to share a Halloween table decoration I made. I created stamps using my Wizard and Fun Foam.


It really was not too challenging. Why not go over to Spellbinders Blog and check out my original post to see just how I did it. Too fun. You have enough time to create one of your own OR start on that Thanksgiving one.

The other bonus of this project is that you can fold it up, accordion style and send it off to someone special. Who needs a Halloween banner? Anyone?

Hey have a great day…we’re preparing for snow here…(yeah!)

Happy Creating, Eli

Something Cheery

5 Oct

It’s Monday. It’s staying dark longer in the morning. It’s raining! I thought something cheery would be fun to share with you. Here is a card I made using several Spellbinders™ die templates and some springy papers. (I really do love fall, just tired this morning and need some levity.)


Add some distressing and some hole punching, layer it up and you got it.

Important Stuff: Wizard, S5-006 Curved Rectangles, S4-166 Ric Rac Borderabilities®, S4-138 Petite Ovals Large (Spellbinders); Blue brads (Creative Impresions), Glue Dots, Crop-a-Dile (We R Memory Keepers)
Other Stuff: Pink patterned paper (Sonshine), Magenta chalk ink, Flower paper (Karen Foster Design)

Instructions (feel free to customize, of course. I didn’t add dimensions so you can create this any size):

  1. Create a card base that is longer in the back than in the front.
  2. Cut a strip of paper that will fit the width and is about half the height
  3. Cut the edge with S6-166 Ric Rac Border. Do not emboss.
  4. Punch holes along the cut edge at the indentations from the scallop, as shown.
  5. Cut a strip of white core paper or cardstock for the center strip. Crumple it, adding many ridges.
  6. Press the ridges “flat” using your fingers and sand over the top of it.
  7. Cut/Emboss S5-006 Curved Rectangles die template, chossing a size.
  8. Cut/Emboss S4-138 Petite Ovals Large, choosing a size.
  9. Stamp sentiment onto Oval.
  10. Ink oval and card edges.
  11. Assemble card: layering elements and adding brads as shown.

See, don’t you feel more cheery now? I know I do.

Now off to dinner with my family. See you all soon, Eli


28 Sep

Sometimes life deals you a hand that causes us to suffer. We lose someone we love. I created this card for someone who had lost a sister. She wanted an invitation to a remembrance party that she would share with family and friends.


I kept it subtle with muted tones of white with pink. The butterfly is a reminder of something after this life and the swirl that was cut out of the patterned paper gives the feeling of lifting up in to the heavens. The stamped sentiment “Invited to Remember” gives everyone a small anticipation of what’s inside.

So, life is not always easy but I think we find it comforting to be with those we love when we are in grief.

Important Stuff: Wizard and die templates–S4-121 Doodle Parts, S5-006 Curved Rectangles, S3-146 Butterflies 2 (Spellbinders Paper Arts); Pink metallic rub-ons (Craf-T), Bianco Exclusives cardstock (Prism); Letter stamps (Close to My Heart)
Other Stuff: Pink patterned paper, pink chalk ink