Oct 142015

Butterflies & FlowersButterflies & Flowers is an all occasion card designed for i Love Card Sketches.  I am going to use this as a get well card for a dear friend who recently fell and broke her leg.

The card style is a modified gate fold.  I decided to leave just 1 1/4″ gate on the left side and let it overlap the larger 3 1/2″ gate on the right side.  This provides an inside center panel for a stamped greeting and a right panel to write a little bit longer note.

I love making flowers with the coordinating stamps and framelits.  It makes it so easy and there is no end to the possibilities you can create.  Add a brick wall background for the flowers and add fluttering butterflies to complete the picture.  I am hoping this will add a little color and cheer as my friend convalesces.

iLCS50WOW!  This week marks our 50th card sketch at i Love Card Sketches.  We’re so excited!  So, we decided to have a contest.  Everyone who submits a card using this week’s 50th sketch will be entered into a drawing.  On Sunday, October 18th we will randomly draw for one winner.  The winner will receive a three-month subscription to Papercrafts Toolbox.  Be sure to submit your e-mail address when submitting your project so we can contact you if you’re the winner.  And you can enter as many times as you’d like!  If you are already a member at Papercrafts Toolbox, not to worry, we’ve got you covered!

Take a look at another card by Linda Campbell that uses this same sketch.

To get a peek at more creations using this card sketch or to upload your entry, visit i Love Card Sketches.

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Sep 232015

Get Well CardSending a Kiss Get Well Card is inspired by the card sketch this week at i Love Card Sketches.

Look closely at the background to see the fluttering butterflies flying diagonally across the paper – each one representing a butterfly kiss.

The key to getting the squares straight on the card front is to use a small ruler.  I hold down the card front with some painter’s tape on top of grid paper.  Then I can place the ruler on the grid lines and place the squares up against the ruler.  If your ruler and card front are straight on the grid paper, the squares will be perfectly placed on the card front.

iLCS47The colors are picked up from the squares of the Bohemian Designer Series Paper.  The mats are in Delightful Dijon  card stock and the inked sentiments are in Rich Razzleberry ink.  The Whisper White sentiment diamond edges are also lightly inked with Rich Razzleberry.


Visit i Love Card Sketches to see other examples like Sending a Kiss and to enter your own creations.

Aug 312015

get wellHow Are You?  Today’s tall & skinny get well card can also be used for just keeping in touch.  I had it in mind for a get well card, but the inside is blank and would make a perfect note card for male or female.

The tall & skinny style card fits into a common #6 3/4 envelope.  This card measures 3 1/2″ X 6″ giving you a little extra height.

The only stamping on the card is for the three small hexagons down the center.  The tiny hexagons are cut from Very Vanilla using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits.  I just cut a few of the hexagons and stamped them.  The Hello Honey layers are punched out.  And, the background layer of Crumb Cake is run through the Honeycomb embossing folder.

Once the elements for the card are created they are easy to assemble with glue and dimensionals.

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Aug 012015

iLSC39 Linda 1_medHere is Linda’s interpretation of the card sketch at i Love Card Sketches.

She has used Sahara Sand for the card base and Very Vanilla and Basic Grey for the accent squares.  She added a little Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper on the left and set it off with Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon.

You cannot leave off the bling.  Just a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the butterfly wings doesn’t show up in the photo, but is just right in person.

To get a peek at more creations using this card sketch visit i Love Card Sketches.