Happy Friday!  It’s time for another fun sketch from Taylor – TESC118.  This week is extra FUN because there are prizes up for grabs!  You can check out Taylor’s blog for all the deets.  Everyone is welcome to play and TE stamps are NOT required.  This week we have another great and really versatile sketch to play with.  For some reason when I saw it, I immediately wanted to use a sentiment as the focal point.  So I dug through 2 drawers of sentiment sets and ended up with this 4.25″ square SUO card (it’s SUO except for the buttons).tesc118-jami-for-blog.jpg

I decided to use these felt flower elements for the little circle portion of the sketch and that’s what determined my color scheme.  Designer papers are from the Melon Mambo Designer Series pack and the Cottage Walls collection.  Cardstock is Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.  I don’t know about you, but I find felt embellishments can be difficult to adhere to projects and in this case I was attaching it on top of ribbon which is even worse.  I used Zip Dry and it worked like a charm, so I was really happy with that.  I decided to try it for the buttons as well and it worked great!

This card is really simple – in fact I had a little battle with myself over maybe adding some more *stuff* LOL! – but in the end I really like how it turned out.  🙂

Here’s a view of the inside.tesc118-jami-inside-custom.jpg

I kind of flipped the sentiments and used what would traditionally be thought of as the *inside sentiment* on the front of the card.  I am NUTS about having inside and outside sentiments to coordinate with each other, so I’ve purchased a number of stamp sets over the years for that purpose.  I really believe you can’t have too many sentiment stamps.  😉

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Now it’s time to see what the rest of the sketch crew has cooked up for us today!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  I have what seems like a million errands to run today, but that will be punctuated by lunch with a wonderful friend.  Really it doesn’t get much better than lunch with a friend on a Summer afternoon, does it?


10 Responses to “TESC118 Simple Birthday Wishes”

  1. Sherrie Says:

    What a wonderful sentiment! And I LOOOOOVE that stitched flower! Sweet!

  2. loricraig Says:

    This is adorable, Jami. LOVE those quilted flowers. GREAT job with the sketch. I keep missing you. I’ll call you this afternoon! Hugs!

  3. Karen Motz Says:

    This is gorgeous Jami! I love love LOVE how you used the flower as the element on the vertical strip!!!!!!

  4. gailanne Says:

    Fab card; the patterns and colors coordinate beautifully. I also like the sentiments very much. Would you please tell me what set they’re from?

  5. rache Says:

    Zip Dry is great stuff. Love the felt

  6. Leslie Miller Says:

    Super cute with the flower and the buttons and all those cute scallops! I’m with you on the sentiments, and I’m always trying to coordinate inside/outside sentiments. I think they’re always reversible like this, too. Love it, Jami!

  7. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Fabulous card Jami! Love that ribbon and felt treatment. Great colors! :o)

  8. stacey schafer Says:

    so darling, Jami!

  9. Colorado Says:

    Love this card!! But, still trying to figure out what “SUO” means.

  10. Donna Says:

    I just love SU retired Cheery Chat – isn’t it the cutest set!!! Your design is adorable and very fun!

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