Hello Red Daisy Crafts friends, it is time for the weekly Freshly Made Sketches challenge FMS531 using the Home & Garden bundle from Stampin’ UP! What a wonderful set for your gardening friends or your to say Happy Father’s Day! I hope you like what you see and come back each week for the latest sketch challenge.

I have many friends and family who love to garden. Me not so much, I love enjoying the results of gardening. However, I have Rosacea and between humidity and being allergic to many outdoor elements it isn’t my hobby.

This card would make a nice birthday card for anyone who loves gardening, it could go with some seed packets or a gift card to a local garden center. What are some other ideas you might have for the Home & Garden bundle?

Freshly Made Sketches FMS531

Creative steps

This card is pretty straight forward, there are a couple things that I’ve noted below that might be a little different.

  1. Standard A2 card size, cut base cardstock 4.25 x 11″
  2. Cut background patterned paper 5.25″ x 4″ and adhere centered on base cardstock. Next, cut a second piece of coordinating patterned paper 2″ x 4″. (I used a previous SAB DSP Daffodil Afternoon patterned paper.) Adhere this piece at the bottom of the card front as shown it will cover up a portion of the previously cut patterned paper. Cut 1/4″ x 4″ of an old olive patterned paper.
  3. Cut three square shapes, I used the new Stylish Shape dies coming available in the new Annual catalog in May. Now, determine alignment and adhere to card front.
  4. Stamp garden images on an extra piece of the same base cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black. Color the images using Stampin’ Blends. And, before die cutting, also get the die that looks like a plank of wood to also die cut and I colored the side of the die that would be against the paper using one of the Stampin’ blends, so it would reflect color in the embossed details of that die. Note these are alcohol markers and so they color will stain the dies, so beware before you do that, I was fine with this happening.

    I also die cut out the garden tools at the same time. The dies in the Home & Garden bundle have a really cool element to them, they include separate dies to cut the metal portions of these images. Notice it on the cutters and the tiny shovel. I used silver foil specialty paper to cut those items.
  5. Adhere the foil die cut elements to the correct garden tools and now the garden tools on to the squares on the card front as shown, and finally the wood plank die cut piece over the seam between the bottom and top patterned paper. Then adhere the old olive patterned paper right below the wood plank die cut piece, leaving no space.

    Using Old Olive ink, stamp the sentiment on one of the squares.

    Next, add some metallic embellishments along the wood plank to look like some decorative nails.

    Finally, your birthday card is complete and ready to share.
Home & Garden Bundle from Stampin' Up!
Home & Garden Bundle from Stampin' Up!

products used

If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to assist you with your paper crafting needs. Below is a list of the products used in creating this card. You can click on any of the product links below and purchase from my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Product List
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Home & Garden Bundle (English)
Daffodil Afternoon 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Blue Foils 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Paper
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
Beauty Of The Earth 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Paper Trimmer

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