Spruced Up Thank You

Winter was quick to remind us this morning, that she is still here!  I do love snow....as long as I do not have to go anywhere....which was not the case this morning!  Thankfully the storm was brief.  I am back in the craft room this afternoon with a quick Thank You card for the MFT Sketch Challenge-

I thought the sketch was a perfect time to use the Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set. This card was super easy for me to put together...in part because I had pre-stamped my images.  When I have a stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts, I will often stamp and cut numerous images at once.  I then place the duplicate images in the storage envelope with my stamps and dies.  This makes it super simple to create a new project, without having to reink and stamp the images again.

I layered my foliage and bird for added dimension.  The overall card is still pretty flat to allow for easy mailing.  Too many embellishments, will have you paying the package rate to mail your cards! I trimmed some of the images to fit the circle dies and allowed some to hang over the edge.  I added a bit of silver embellishing thread across the top for a tiny bit of bling. Here is a look at the complete stamp set, which is available with or without the Thin Cut dies.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3633 Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set/Thin Cut Bundle
X7253B Spruced Up Paper Packet
X7253C Spruced Up Coordinating Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6516 Sangria Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread
Prismacolor Pencils-1052, 1051, 1083, 1090
Circle Stax-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Color Dare-Spruced Up Color Challenge-All, minus gold

Die Cut Divas-New Things (papers, stamps, dies)
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes w/Dies
Heart 2 Heart Challenges-All Spruced Up
The Sisterhood of Crafters-Newly Acquired Stash (paper, stamps & dies)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Very pretty card and perfect for our January weather, great stamp set too! Thank you for joining us at The sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. So very pretty Allisa! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  3. This is truly lovely. Great combination of challenges. Thank you for joining Color My Heart Color Dare.

  4. This is beautiful, I love your design and gorgeous colours you used. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge of NEWLY ACQUIRED STASH at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.
    [aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  5. Beautiful layout and selection of your papers from "Spruced Up"...pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  6. So pretty, Allisa! I love all the layered elements and the highlighting of the sweet little bird! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Dies Challenge this month!

  7. Beautiful use of this wonderful CTMH paper collection, Allisa! You have created a heartwarming card for your recipient. Thank you for playing along at Color My Heart Color Dare #377.

  8. Lovely card! I love your take on the on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare & Heart 2 Heart!

  9. Great background papers for the main image. Lovely card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our January challenge.

  10. Great card, I love the Sangria with that wood texture paper, it is a great combo. I love the bird too, wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H


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