Welcome back friends. Today I played along with the sketch challenge from Paper Craft Crew. I've got a few tips to share with you too. First let's take a look at the card.

I liked the Tags and Labels framelits but they were shorter than what I was looking for. I thought about using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch but I didn't want a hole to be showing. So my first tip is to show you how I got a longer scallop tag. I took the largest two scallop tags from the Tag and Labels framelits. I still wasn't sure how long I wanted the pieces until I knew what more what going on them. I measured the width and only inserted the top half of my card stock under the framelit. So that it would only cut the scallop edging. Be sure to only run the top part through the roller. ***DO NOT RUN the entire framelit through the Big Shot*** From experience, you wouldn't want a crease in your card stock where the other end of the framelit shape is. I warn you because it happened to me.

The next tip I have for you is masking. Do you ever look at a stamp image and only want one section of it? Well grab your sticky notes and some washi tape. The image I was using had decorative lines and wording that read: "Do not open until Christmas." I just wanted the word 'Christmas'. I inked my stamp and then added sticky notes over the sections I did not want to stamp and held those in place with a piece of washi tape on each side of my block.

Did you see the subtle Soft Sky snowflakes in the background?

How about that Christmas banner? I did some more masking and figuratively had my fingers crossed for it to work in my favor. I must say I'm please with the outcome and happy I didn't have to create a whole new piece. I'm talking about the little pine bough images on each side of Christmas. It's part of the original stamp I was already using but had to readjust the sticky notes in order for it to work.


Paper Craft Crew (#PCC219) is one of my go to challenge blogs. This week is a wonderful layout.

Creative Color Combination

A great combination of winter blues and a hint of grays.


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