Artistic Avenger

Sweet and Snappy (FMS12)


I’m having a great time coming up with cards for my recent Holiday Express classes.  This week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches has so many options and I knew this would be a great layout for a class card.


The base is Baja Breeze and it is stamped randomly with images from Snow Swirled.


The colours for this design were inspired by the Candy Cane fabric. I love these colours together!


I actually have a 1″ strip of Whisper White cardstock behind the fabric (glued to the bottom 1/2) and then I adhered the strip of designer paper to the upper half. I then stapled it – why? So the staple would not show through into the card itself.


The sentiment is from Word Play and is stamped in Wild Wasabi. To make it “pop” I added a 1/2 circle of Silver Glimmer paper. I punched it out with the 1 3/4″ circle punch. Behind this are two Real Red round tab punches. If you adhere these perpendicular, they layer the circle perfectly. Lastly, I added a Blushing Bride scallop circle.


Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:

Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Real Red, Whisper White.

Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze.

Word Play, Snow Swirled.

Bolds Designer Paper, Candy Cane Fabric, Scallop CIrcle punch, Rounded Tab Punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Glimmer Paper, 1/2″ circle punch.


8 thoughts on “Sweet and Snappy (FMS12)

  1. Wow … this is great Carrie … i love your creativity with that fabric border and the sparkly JOY centre certainly pops!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

  2. What a fun festive card! Another great Carrie inspiration! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Super cute! Love the glimmer ornament – such a fab detail! The fabric border adds such great visual texture as well as tactile. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. This IS sweet and snappy – and sparkly! The ornament adds just the right amount of pizzazz!

  5. you sure know how to create snappy & sweet! you have a way with paper/ink/glue/fabric; thank you for sharing your talented ideas!

  6. The frayed ribbon really gives your card a soft feel. And I LOVE the glimmer paper on the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Always so clever! Thanks for the tip about the tab punch. The ornament gives just the right sparkle! Glad to see you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Gorgeous, Carrie. Love the colors and the frayed candy cane fabric! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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