Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CPC Sketch Tuesday #37

I hope you enjoy my sketch today! This is Christian Paper Crafts Sketch #37. Make sure to load your projects up to the CPC Gallery and drop us a line at the CPC Message Board. You can also post here on the blog to let me know you've played along this week. If you load to another gallery, make sure to use keywords CPCST37.

Feel free to make a card, scrapbook layout, or other project with the sketch. I made a card again this week. And I did tweak the sketch a bit. Funny, now I do that even with my own sketches! It's so different designing on the computer vs creating something with paper and bits and bobs!

I used October Afternoon paper from a past Apron Strings Designs kit. The mulberry flowers are MOSD. The flower stamp is Inkadinkado and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I used Kaleidacolor creole spice ink for the flower. I always forget about those pads!

I have finally figured out how to do paper piercing! Someone told me to use my Coluzzle mat and a decorative pin. I tried it and it worked like a charm! So thanks whomever told me this tip!

Here is a catch-up card for you. This is for the Stamps and Smiles/Our Creative Corner sketch (SASSC45) and also for 365 Cards Day 300 (Let it Snow). Pam said to create a paper snowflake. So I used the Cricut Expression and the Joys of the Season cartridge to make a few snowflakes.

The paper is all bits of this and than leftover from Christmas card making. I also found the cream glitter paper in my stash. Working with die cuts has never been my strong suit, but it turned out ok.

I think I will send this card to my oldest brother, Don, who turns 61 on Friday (1/1). He gave me my very first hand-made card! When I was 2 or so, he was on-board ship during the Vietnam War and he drew me a birthday card and mailed it to me. He wrote "Happy Birthday from your Big Brother, who is so far away." I still have it! So, we can blame him for my card-making obsession! So happy birthday to YOU Big Brother, you are still so very far away!

You will want to stay tuned here for some sneak peeks of the January Apron Strings Designs Card Kit! I am one of the Card Sous Chefs for 2010. I will be designing with the kit every other month. I am also working with Lori to include some extra surprises in future kits! Make sure you drop by the ASD blog too, for extra inspiration!


  1. Anonymous4:09 AM

    What a lovely card x

  2. I love your color choices! Beautiful cards.

  3. fantastic paper pircing :) yea for the bright card, i luv it :) and your snowflakes are perfect!! off to start on my sketch now :)

  4. your cards are lovely! Love the bold colors of the snowflake card! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!
    Kim xXx

  5. Great card
    I love your color choices...
    Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers

  6. great sketch - I love your card - might try and play along since I have a few days off from the real paying job! Hope you are feeling better and you had a very Merry Christmas!

  7. I've heard, but not tried it myself that you can do very clean & regular paper piercing by just running the paper through your sewing machine - with a fine needle but no thread.

    Actually I know you can do that, I learnt to sew on an old manual Singer of my gran's (where you needed one hand to turn the handle to make it sew) - by running straight lines up & down some newsprint - she wouldn't let me have any thread or cloth until my lines were very straight and even!

  8. Love your Practical Scrappers card.....great idea to use the colorful stripes!

  9. Beautiful card Gloria, LOVE the fun papers and elegant embellishments!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Stamps and Smiles, Jennifer :)

  10. Wow, love both cards.. especially the winter one, but the story about your brother is the best!!! That is priceless! Thanks for playing along with us at Practical Scrappers!