Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 172-Sweet Friend

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! This week’s sketch is great for showing off a few small images, like I did in my take on the sketch.

I used a trio of sweet strawberries to fill in the squares. The berries were die cut using the Mini Fruit dies from Clear and Simple Stamps and filled in with the matching images from the Perfect Harvest stamp set. The solid images are very easy to line up inside both the die cut pieces and the stamped outlined images. After adhering the berries to green squares using foam tape and matting them on coral cardstock squares, I arranged them at the bottom of a pink dotted paper panel.

The “for a sweet friend” sentiment, made by combining different pieces of sentiments from the Rag Doll House: Shop set, is stamped on a narrow Favor Flags die cut strip and added to the card so it extends out from underneath one of the berries. I added a matching coral button to the berry, tied with baker’s twine as an accent.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers and our special guest stamper--and my teammate at The Cat's Pajamas--Carole Burrage, have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro--taking the week off 
Karen Motz
Lynn Put 
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick
Carole Burrage, guest stamper

And, for more CSS inspiration, be sure to check out the CSS iPhone/iTouch app. A new, exclusive project is shared daily, complete with step by step instructions. Here’s a sneak peek of my project that you can see there today. You can get all the info on downloading the app here.

Materials Used:
Perfect Harvest and Rag Doll House: Shop stamp sets, Coral Necklace, Kraft Like a Rockstar Green, and Perfect Little Black Dress inks, Coral Necklace, Kraft Like a Rockstar Green, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers (YG01, YG93, YG95), Mini Fruit and Favor Flags dies, Coral Necklace button, Divine Twine green baker's twine (Clear and Simple Stamps); Soup Staples 2-Pink Salt designer paper (Jillibean Soup); foam tape


  1. Lori, this is so sweet! Love the idea of filling the squares....wish I'd thought of that!

  2. The strawberries are so sweet for this sketch!

  3. Love this color combo! You've inspired me to ink up my Perfect Harvest set! :)

  4. This is so fun, Lori! I love the 3 strawberries and the little extra button on the one with the sentiment. So sweet!!

  5. Lori this is sweet - these strawberries are yummy!!

  6. Darling card using these "sweet" strawberries!


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