Monday, December 10, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS-December Designer Drafts Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Designer Drafts challenge featuring a great sketch.  I used the sketch along with a bunch of paper scraps for this simple seasonal design.

I cut the coordinating scraps from the Merry and Bright paper pad on an angle, then arranged them at the top of a kraft cardfront.  I machine stitched along each of the edges of each strip for a nice, finished design.  To add a little texture to the simple design, I wrapped some red baker's twine around the cardfront at the bottom of the lowest paper strip and secured it with a bow.

The "holiday cheer" sentiment from the Christmas Sampler set is stamped underneath the paper strips in bright red ink.  Fun and festive--and it took a few scraps off of my table, too!

Stop by the SPARKS blog for all of the details on this week's challenge and for more inspiration from the SPARKS design team.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Lady Bug ink, Carta Bella Merry and Bright 6x6 paper pad, Divine Twine Cherry Red baker's twine

other:  Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); sewing machine


  1. I really like your card Lori. It is simple yet SO eye catching!

  2. Love the CAS lines of your card. The stitching adds just the right touch on that sweet patterned paper. The use of the kraft base was brilliant! Bev

  3. SO cute! Love the fun patterns and sweet twine bow! :)

  4. OHHHH! Lori--I love love love your design! Simple and beautiful! I must get that paper ASAP! LOVE!!!


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