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Let’s Have a TGIF Sketch Party!

Sketch Party! 

Let’s get your weekend started off to a good start with a TGIF sketch!


If your mojo is depleted or you just can’t seem to get in the creative spirit a sketch is like the ultimate super hero.  It’s comes to the rescue like no other.

TGIF, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

This weeks sketch is fantastic and you can go crazy with creative options.


Are you ready to hear what I mean?

TGIF Sketch Party, Stampin' Up!, Stampinbythesea

You’ve Got Options!

What makes a sketch great? Personally it means zilcho thinking involved as far as how it’s going to be created.  That piece of work is done for me. Now all I have to do is figure out what stamp set I want to use and colors.


When looking at a sketch think about turning the sketch.  You can create looking at it the orientation that it’s in -OR- turn it to the left or right and see the sketch differently.


TGIF Sketch Party, Stampin' Up!, Stampinbythesea

You can see, I was lazy.  Exactly why I love a sketch.  I didn’t have to turn it or move anything.

No overthinking here, just creating.

I immediately had an idea when I saw the sketch.  I thought wouldn’t it be cool if I could fit those Sleigh Ride Framelits inside the circles.

Wouldn’t you know, they fit.  That = success in my book.

Create It!

TGIF Sketch Party, Stampin' Up!, Stampinbythesea

I started this card by rolling two of the Sleigh Ride framelits with Whisper White cardstock.  I pieced them into the 1 1/4″ circles before cutting to the size I wanted.  This made it easier on me instead of cutting too soon and then having to re-roll the die cuts.


I used the Scallop framelit from the Cutie Pie framelit and die cut my Burlap ribbon.

*Tip:  To get a crisp cut every time roll the burlap through the Big Shot a couple of times.  It should then come out crisply cut and no strings. To attach the back of the card use the Green Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I attached the Chevron ribbon the same way.  Gives it a better hold.

TGIF Sketch Party, Stampin' Up!, Stampinbythesea

My favorite part of this card is the Silent Night Music Paper from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  It brings the entire card together from the greeting, the quiet sleigh ride in the background and the music to Silent Night.

Your Turn to Create

Well a sketch party isn’t a party if it’s just me.  Won’t you join me today in a fun challenge using today’s sketch? Click HERE to see what the other designers of TGIF have created using the sketch.  Then play along and share what you have created.  WE LOVE seeing your work.

HUGE Clearance Sale

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Year End Sale


Special Gift for Online Orders

This month for all online orders of $25 or more, you will receive a very special gift from me.  I’m pretty excited about it and I know you will be too.  You might squeal a little bit.  Just a little. Okay… maybe a lot.

Make sure to use the Hostess Code given below.

Don’t forget that some of your favorites might be GONE FOREVER.  Check out the products retiring from the Holiday Catalog HERE.

Don’t forget you get my December Customer Appreciation Tutorial with your order as well. YAY YAY YAY!!!

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

PS- Just wanted to share something to make you smile.  These ladies are my favorite to hear sing. Listen to them sing Silent Night. It will give you chilly bumps.