2 for 1 Sketch Cards

December 26th, 2008

tecc48-card-for-bernie-08-custom.jpgI hope you had a truly wonderful Christmas!  Ours was great and we are exhausted!  Today is our beloved Annual Pajama Day – the day where we eat a huge breakfast and read and watch movies all day and never get out of our PJ’s – so this is just a super quick post to share the card I made for Taylor’s sketch this week.  (In fact I’m typing this up Thursday night as I do not expect to be awake yet when this post goes live!) If you’d like to play along click here to hop over to Taylor’s blog for all the details on TECC48.

Both my Mom and my uncle have birthdays the week after Christmas and we usually do their gifts on Christmas Eve while we’re all together, so I needed  birthday cards for both of them.  Taylor’s sketch was just the jumping off point I needed for my uncle’s card.  I had already wrapped my uncle’s gift in this geometric patterned wrapping paper and I thought it would be fun to make his card to match by using some of the paper instead of dp.  The image is by Elzybells and I colored it with Copic markers. Cardstock colors are Baja, Chocolate and Kiwi.  The chocolate strip was run through my cuttlebug and the button is a Stampin’ Up! clear button with paper adhered to it with Crystal Effects and some red hemp tied in a knot.  I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum since this needed to remain masculine.


You can click the thumbnails to see them larger to see the cards and gifts together:

 tecc48-card-with-gift-jami-small.jpg    tecc48-card-and-gift-for-uncle-bernie-small.jpg

 Since Taylor’s sketch worked so well for my uncle’s card I decided to use this week’s SCS Sketch Challenge for my mom’s card.  Her gift was wrapped in this fun floral paper so I decided to use it on the card as well. 


Stamps are SU Wild About You and Cute Converse plus an oval from Memory Box.  I used Versamagic Chalk inks.  Cardstock colors are Cool Caribbean, Real Red,  Black.  Ribbon is from my stash and 3 black Kaiser Craft pearls finish off the card.


Oh and just so you know – I had absolutely no intention of posting both of these cards today.  I had this post all typed up and ready to go when I suddenly realized I had posted the WRONG SKETCH CARD…D’OH!…did I mention that I’m completely exhausted?  Anyway rather than start from scratch I just added the correct card for Taylor’s sketch.


Let’s see what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up:

  • Ana Wohlfahrt
  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Monika Davis
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Stephanie Hargis
  • Vicki Chrisman
  • Have a fabulous Friday – thanks for stopping by.



    9 Responses to “2 for 1 Sketch Cards”

    1. jules p Says:

      I love your little pink elephant card. Very cute!

    2. Donna B Says:

      how cute! today is my middle sister’s b’day! love how you used the wrapping paper on the card, clever!

    3. Taylor Says:

      So cute, Jami! I love the wrapping papers you used… especially that really bright and colorful one! Happy Pajama Day!

    4. Vicki Chrisman Says:

      Oh.. SO CUTE! ( both of them..but you know.. I’m always about “dog stuff”).lol… and that is just darling!

    5. Monika/buzsy Says:

      Great card Jami! Love the image and the designer paper. TFS!

    6. Carolina (craftycaro) Says:

      Just adorable and they’re the perfect accent for the beautifully wrapped gifts!

    7. savorthejourney Says:

      These are ‘Just Right’, Jami!
      Isn’t it great when a challenge seems to fit your ‘need’ at the moment? Both of these are oh-so-fitting!~

      I think your hubby needs to speak again to my hubby …. They should discuss this delightful idea of “breakfast, jammies, & movies” on the day-after! I LOVE that idea! ((See me running to hubby …… )))

    8. leslierich Says:

      How CUTE! I love your idea of using the wrapping paper on the cards. Wow! It makes great DP and such a fine presentation! Love the idea and love both of your absolutely darling cards!

    9. Gina K. Says:

      Gosh Jami, You are so talented. I just love your blog!

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