Celebrating You – Freshly Made Sketches 198

Hello Friends!!

I’ve been on break for just about a month now but my hubby’s back in school so I’ve dusted off my crafting supplies and put them to use!!

Celebrating You - Freshly Made Sketches 198I came across the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up! and was immediately drawn to the delightfully bright colors! I managed to use three different patterns here (!) and used Calypso Coral as my focal color.

Celebrating You - Freshly Made Sketches 198I had such fun stamping with this set from Clearly Besotted Stamps called Celebrating You. There are separate stamps for each of the flowers as well as the flower centers. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they were to stamp!

Celebrating You - Freshly Made Sketches 198Matching die cuts are available which make adding pretty details easy. Isn’t the bow and ribbon adorable?? One simple button is the final touch to this creation, the first in quite awhile!

Enabling Alert…The Precision Base Plate by Sizzix made die cutting this VERY delicate die easy. It’s meant to be used with the Magnetic Base Plate and if you use intricate dies, this is a must have tool!

I didn’t want to stop there so I flipped the card open and kept going…

Celebrating You - Freshly Made Sketches 198Too Fun!!

I want to thank the design team over at Freshly Made Sketches for providing inspiration week after week. This week’s sketch is darling…

Celebrating You - Freshly Made Sketches 198Thank you all for your kind comments while I’ve been on break, it’s so good to know that sharing my joy with this craft is making a small difference in the world…

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Vintage Cream by Papertrey Ink; Basic Black and Calypso Coral by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: Pretty Petals by Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento; Calypso Coral by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:   Celebrating You by Clearly Besotted Stamps

Dies: Celebrating You by Clearly Besotted Stamps, Pierced Rectangle STAX by MFT Stamps, Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  Sizzix Precision Base Plate; MISTI

Embellishments: Designer Buttons by Stampin’ Up!


  1. rosemarie says:

    You have been missed but breaks are a good thing too! So many patterns yet not to busy … you have an artistic eye. Off to find stamp and die set.

  2. Kimberly says:

    Glad you’re back! Thanks for the enabling alert……have been on the fence as to whether I “need” that precision base plate. Beeeeyoutiful card!! 🙂

  3. SueC says:

    Beautiful card Shannon! I love the bouquet of flowers and how it is so intricately cut. It just might be my next stamp/die purchase. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Cindy Lovell says:

    Oh,i love this card!! So beautiful! Beautiful pattern,great colors and of course the beautiful CB image!! Love this!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  5. Cindy Hall says:

    This card is amazingly beautiful! You said it was pretty easy, but with those all being separate flowers, I’m guessing that your expert stamping skills helped a lot! The delicate and intricate flowers and stems are gorgeous, and the font is so pretty. I love this! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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