I participate in a Monday Mailer with other North Carolina Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Well, I’m actually a week behind sending out my first card but then I discovered that my Monday Mailer pal just celebrated a significant Wedding Anniversary. So, I decided to create an extra special card for her. Sharon is a wonderful lady and a fellow design team member with the Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge blog.

Then I saw the sketch for Mojo Monday and I had my inspiration! So, welcome to my submission for this weeks Mojo Monday Card Sketch 236! Actually, this is the first time I’ve ever participated in a Mojo Monday sketch although I follow the blog and love the sketches.

Mojo Monday 236


My focus for this card was texture while sticking to a White on White basis for the card. I started with the Whisper White card stock then created a background layer with another piece of Whisper White Card Stock embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Next, based on the sketch, I took three 1″ strips of Whisper White card stock and used the following Textured Impressions Embossing Folders:

Elegant Bouquet
Perfect Polka Dots

At the top of the card, I used 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon. Next, I used the Labels Collection Framelit Die along with an image from the Apothecary Art Stamp Set. The stamped color to help keep with a “light” tone is none other than Wisteria Wonder which is from the 2011-2013 In Color Stampin’ Up! Collection. I also colored the leaves on the stamped image with the Stampin’ Write Marker in Wild Wasabi. The stamped sentiment is from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder. To create the “flag” I used a square punch to create the flag ends.

The final touch was to add some tiny little punch flowers inset with pearls. I used a punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. There are two layers of the little flowers. The Jewel Basic Pearls anchor the center of each flower.

So, I hope you enjoy the card. If you get a chance, checkout the sketch on the Mojo Monday 236 or you can visit Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty to see her card and the sketch as well. Also, Mary, was the designer for this weeks sketch. I just have to mention that Mary is an absolutely wonderful person. I had the opportunity to meet with her June of last year when I was visiting my husbands family in Tucson, AZ. Having the opportunity to meet and chat with Mary ranks up there on the list of my highlights just under seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. We chatted for nearly 3 hours before she had to leave and meet with the gentlemen installing her new cabinets into her craft space.

If you find inspiration from this card, please share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment. Also, don’t be afraid to pin it to Pinterest but I ask that you link back to this blog post! I love hearing from all my readers and also encourage you to share my blog with your friends – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

Sunny Stamping & Scrapping!

Pam Staples


    Project Supply List:

Ink: Wisteria Wonder (122936); Stampin’ Write Marker Wild Wasabi (120975)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319); Jewels – Basic Pearls (119247)
Tools: Big Shot (113439); Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309); Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (123128); Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (117335); Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (115964); Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folders (120175); 1 1/4″ Square Punch (119865)
Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts (wood-mount: 125843; clear-mount 125845); Apothecary Art (wood-mount: 125525; clear-mount: 125527)