MTSC55 - Celebrate Your Day!

Hey guys... Happy Monday! :) I don't know about you, but I am *tired* today. LOL, maybe that explains my flub with today's card.

I had planned on making a card for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge after I dropped my daughter off at school. We get up, get ready and head out the door, and all is well. I stop by the post office, come home, take the pup out for a quick walk and am ready to get down to business. So far so good!

I'm stingy with my toner, so normally I just make a quick sketch of the sketch, but I uhh, totally messed it up and didn't realize it until *after* I made the card and uploaded it to Flickr! The green CS is actually about half the size it's supposed to be... LOL, how does that happen??

Have a great one. :)


  • Trim kraft CS to standard A2 card base.
  • Use border punch to punch out scallop edge on brown CS.
  • Trim pink CS to 1 1/4" x 4 1/4", stamp with damask image in white ink, and adhere brown scallop strip.
  • Trim green CS to 1 5/8" x 4" and stamp with polka dots in green ink.
  • Add strip of brown ribbon to green cs, then adhere to card base.
  • Adhere pink CS to card base.
  • Cut out a circle (I hand cut a circle using the inside of a roll of Scor-tape as my template), stamp with pink damask image and brown sentiment, then distress outer edge.
  • Adhere main image to card base, and embellish with bow and rhinestones.

Stamps - Damask Designs, Polka Dot Basics 2, Signature Greetings
Ink - Fresh Snow, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Paper - Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White
Miscellaneous - Distresser, Dark Chocolate Grosgrain, Green Rhinestones, Fiskars Scallop Punch


  1. Gorgeous Heather! Every detail is perfect.

  2. Totally gorgeous, Heather!! Love the yummy colors and awesome design!!

  3. Ooh, gorgeous use of Damask Designs- I acutally would never have thought to use that image off center, but it's incredible and I shall have to try that!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love your sentiment panel, Heather - - the image to the side…the distressing around the circle….really nice. And your little understated but still there blings up in the corner are a nice lil’ touch.

  5. Your card is beautiful! Love the layout and I think the smaller strip of green looks great! =)

  6. This is perfect, Heather! I love every little detail! :)

  7. It turned out beautiful Heather!!! I played this week for the first time too!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  8. Well, I'm shocked and think you should re-do the whole card! hee! hee! Of course, this one is pretty gorgeous in the meantime! =)

  9. Oh Heather! You can do no wrong! This is gorgeous!

  10. Who cares? It's still amazing!

  11. Great card! I love the rhinestones up there. All of the elements are beautiful. I love the mix of the damask and the distresed paper. This card looks perfect to me. ;)

  12. This is a fantastic card. I love the colors you used. The stamp and distressing are great because you can see it without other stuff in the way. ;D I love it - you did a super duper job!

  13. So beautiful, and I love the layout!!


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