Monday, February 28, 2011

Card Week, Part 1 and the Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

To kick off card week, we've got four cards that all follow the sketch by using candles yet each one looks so different. Mostly due to the differences in how the candles were created and the different elements.

Card Sketch #4

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the card sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

"Happy Birthday" card by Shari Thurman
Supply List - Pattern paper and Cardstock stickers: Echo Park; Other: Embroidery thread, ribbon and machine stitching

For this card I added pattern paper to the background and stitched a border around the card. I then machine stitched on the candles and hand stitched the flames on top. Instead of the stripped paper I substituted ribbon and added the sentiment.

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"Wish Card" card by Jill Sarginson
Supply list - Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Prima, Bo Bunny, BasicGrey, and We R Memory Keepers; Alphabets: Jillibean Soup; Embellishments: Scenic Route; Ribbon: unknown; Miscellaneous: Chipboard; Pen: Zig writer; Adhesive: Tombo glue, two sided tape


This sketch was just shouting birthday candles to me! I tried to go in another direction but kept coming back to this design.

This card was made out of all scraps. To create the candles, I cut varying lengths of pattern paper and then rolled them onto a pencil. I applied a thin line of glue along the seam and held it until it was secure. To secure the candles to the card, I placed three horizontal lines of two sided tape across the card and then stuck the candles on.

The flames were cut free hand from some scraps as well. The ribbon is secured with two sided tape. I put a little square of chipboard behind the tag so that it popped off the candles a bit.

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"Happy Birthday" card by Carolyn Wolff
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Best Creation and Bo Bunny; 
Chipboard: TPC Studios
; Marker: American Crafts
; Punch: Fiskars; Adhesive: 3L

I wouldn’t say that I varied my card from this sketch much at all. I loved the idea of the candles and the birthday theme. I always need birthday cards.

The candles on my card were cut out from a pattern paper. I layered them over top of the scalloped border (the sketch shows the border over the candles). I used a foam adhesive to pop up the flames.

My sentiment is a patterned piece of chipboard and a rub-on sentiment. I also used foam adhesive to give some dimension.

I used a black marker and a ruler to draw the lines around my finished card.

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"Celebrate" card by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: TPC Studio, Creative Imaginations, and KI Memories; "Celebrate" sticker: Karen Foster; Brads: We R Memory Keepers and Doodlebug; Embroidery floss: DMC

I followed every detail on the sketch to create my card. To make the candles I used patterned paper, hand stitching, and brads in different sizes and shades of orange.

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"The Ultimate Scrapbook Generation Kit Club Sampler" winner

What a great time the "Get to Know the Creative Team" blog hop was! One thing all of us at Sketch Support agreed on was how thoughtful the comments were on all the blogs. It was so great to see that not only was everyone taking the time to read each post and hop to each blog but to also take the time to leave such amazing comments. Thank you from everyone here at Sketch Support!

The winner of  "The Ultimate Scrapbook Generation Kit Club Sampler" is...

ScrapyTiff said...
Woohoo, made it around the world and back... Loved reading about all the new DT members, plus picked up a few scrapping ideas along the way! Great blog hop!

You can email me at allison@scrapbookgeneration to claim the giveaway. You'll also need to include your shipping information and we'll have that prize on it's way to you. 


dawn said...

These are cards are amazing. I love that each one is different but using the same sketch. So many cute ideas were used. Great job to all of you. Congrats to the winner, enjoy all those kits.

Michelle*G said...

Love the sketch and love all the different ideas for candles!

Jill Sarginson said...

Great cards everyone!
Congrats ScrapyTiff ... enjoy the prize!! :)

Erica said...

I LOVE this sketch! I can't wait to try it out!! Great work everyone!

scarthur said...

These are gorgeous!! Great job!

Amy said...

Love the cards girls!!! I have so many ideas for this sketch you can do so much with it, and who doesn't need b-day cards?

ScrapyTiff said...

Holy Moly Batman! I can't believe I won! My mom is on the phone, screaming in my ear "You won, You won!" I am so excited to try out all these kits! And at just the right time, since my annual Girls Scrap Weekend is just around the corner!

Thank you soooo much!
Tiffany (ScrapyTiff)

debbie susee said...

Super cute and so simple. Love it!

MaryAnn said...

congrat's scrapyTif, I'm so jealous.

Great birthday cards everyone.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love it! So cute and unique!

Andrea Amu said...

Congrats, Scrappy Tiff!

mustangkayla said...

Wow...what fun fun cards!

Christina Hoffman said...

Wow I love everyones take on this sketch! This is one of my fav's. Congrats Tiffany on the grand prize.

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh my goodness those cards are all amazing! From the stitched flames to the rolled papers... wow wow wow!

Lisa G. said...

Congrats scraptiff!! :)

Thanks for the wonderful blog hop. Can't wait for my winnings to 7...YUM! :)

Jennifer Larson said...

I adore these cards--so great!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

OMGosh these are some awesome takes on the sketch & the sketch is great too!! Love the candle effect!

Katrina said...

Ok...these are GREAT!!!!!! and I love the rolled paper. :)!!!