Thursday, December 22, 2016

December Sketch

Have you seen the December sketch at the The Sketch File? I love the simplicity of this sketch and I've found it very inspiring.  I've created another Christmas card and hope you will find time to play along with us at The Sketch File . I know how busy everyone gets this time of year. I guess that's why I am late in posting this card.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Snowflakes Again & Again

I have found myself constantly reaching for my snowflake punches when creating Christmas cards for this year. As much as I try to vary the theme, I seem to be drawn to snowflakes again and again. For this card I also have revisited a z fold. I used my scoring board to score an 8.5" x 11" piece of green cardstock. I laid the cardstock on the score board in landscape mode, with the shortest side on the left and the longest side at the top of the score board. I scored at 2.5" and 5" and trimmed off the bottom 1.5". I this z fold to attach the back and front panels. 

Cut Away

Here's another simple card that I've already sent to a recipient. I created this card when I was going through my "let's cut away part of the front panel" phase. I used the die cut snowflake to reattach the front panel once I had cut away the diagonal strip. Since the patterned paper was only 4"x 6" cutting away some of the front panel allowed me to use the paper on the 5"x 7" cardbase. I love the various patterns on this paper and how they stand out against the white.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


It's the second week of December already and I'm sharing another card based on our December sketch. This one will end up in my pile for next year as I have already sent cards to family and friends for this year. It will be nice to be ahead on my cards next year. I had to scramble just a bit this year to get them all done.

 I hope you find Kathy's sketch inspiring and will play along with us at The Sketch File! Feel free to shrink, enlarge, rotate, flip the various parts of the sketch to make it work for you.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December @ The Sketch File

Welcome to a new month. We're sharing the last sketch for the year at The Sketch File and Kathy and I are looking forward to seeing what you create with it. As always we'll be posting inspirational cards throughout the month and we hope you will find time to create something with the sketch and share it with us. I'm still working on a few more Christmas cards even though I have sent most of my cards to family and friends already.