Saturday, January 29, 2011

Peach Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge #44

First I have to apologize for being MIA for the last couple of days. The snow here put me a little behind, so I wasn't able to do much crafting. Last night I went to my Stampin' Up club meet and felt so inspired, I came home and made several projects. I will post those over the next few days, as well as the projects we made at my club meet.

But first I have to post a card I made for the Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge. I made this Thursday night, but this is the first chance I've gotten to post it. Click here to see the criteria for this challenge. I'm going to list materials first. Hopefully, this will make the directions a little shorter.

  • Papers: Stampin' Up cardstock, DCWV
  • Ink: Stampin' Up, Gelly Roll Pen
  • Swirls Folder
  • Cartridge:
    Mini Monsters
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Peachy Keen Stamps,
  • Die: Papertrey Ink
  • Embellishements: Stickles, Ribbon from Walmart

I started with a A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) base in white. I cut a piece of pink paper at 4 x 5 1/4 and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Swirls folder. I inked the edges using red ink. I adhered this to the front of the cardstock. I cut a piece of patterned paper at 2 1/2 x 3. I attached this to the middle right of the card. I added a strip of black cardstock cut at 1 1/2 x 4. On top of that I added a strip of red cardstock measuring 1 1/4 x 4. I added a white ribbon to this and a bow.

I cut my mini monster at 3" using the Mini Monsters cartridge. I stamped the face using the Critter Faces from Peachy Keen Stamps. I love the lashes. I'm going to have to invest in the Lashes faces. I popped the mini monster up on the upper right of the card.

I cut the tickets with with the Papertrey Ink tickets die. I used the coordinating, Just the Ticket, stamp set and added the images to the front of the die cut piece. Tickets are so hot right now and this set comes with 3 border styles, several greetings, and coordinating images. You could actually use this die with any stamp set in your stash. You can expect to see this in quite a few of my projects.

I inked the edges of the tickets using red ink and added it to the front of the card as my sentiment. When I finished with the card, the red strip didn't look quite right. I realized it needed hearts to tie in the patterned paper, but I don't have a heart stamp small enough, so I used my Gelly Roll pen and free handed them. Last I added Christmas Red Stickles to the heart.

I love how the mini monster looks like he's asking for a huge hug. Who would have thought a Halloween cartridge could work for Valentine's Day.

Leave me comments, letting me know you stopped by. Thanks!
Dana Desmond


  1. So very cute, Love the colors and the tickets are great!!! TFS Cathryn67 <3

  2. Gosh this is CUTE! I love the ticket border and everything else about this card! Great job and thanks for playing along with us at PK. Good luck!

  3. This is AMAZING! All of the details are PERFECT. I can't get over what a cute an original idea this is! Hugs - Glora

  4. Cute card!I just joined your blog.

  5. That's stinkin cute! Colors are awesome!

  6. WOW Dana!!! This is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! Thanks for playing along!
    Peachy Hugs,