Hello friends of SCT! It’s Latisha here with you today to talk about the “bonus” content. In each issue of the magazine, there are cut files, printables, and sketches with inspiration to go along with them. Once each issue is available, anyone can access and download the digital files for free and have full access to all of the sketches. Sketches are such a great jumping-off point for creativity; they can be followed to the “T” or just by loose interpretation. 

I created three different cards, using three different sketches from the Winter 2020 Issue. For those of you who want to branch into cardmaking but don’t have inks or stamps, the cards I am sharing today are all made from different paper collections and have zero stamping involved in the process!

This was the first sketch I chose:

I  created my card using the CTMH Happiness Lives Here collection. To give the card dimension and create a wreath like in the sketch, I adhered the stickers to the card using foam adhesive. The sketch shows a sentiment in the middle of the wreath. I didn’t have a sentiment that would fit, so I adhered the sentiment sticker with foam tape in the center of the wreath. 

Supplies | Cardstock, paper, stickers: CTMH Happiness Lives Here collection; Foam squares: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Permanent tape adhesive: Therm O Web

On the next sketch, it had another wreath at the bottom of the center panel. But just because it shows a wreath doesn’t mean it has to be a literal wreath. Any shape will do.

I wanted to make a playful card using the animals from the CTMH Sweet Safari collection and the Sloth was a perfect choice. To add some of the flow and movement that the wreath achieves, adding some branches and stickers beneath the animal pulls your eyes down to achieve a nice visual triangle. 

Supplies | Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers, puffy stickers: Close to My Heart Sweet Safari collection; 3D foam tape: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Tape runner: Therm O Web 

The third sketch featured another circular element and a long sentiment strip:

I followed the sketch identically but added twine at the top. Sometimes a card doesn’t feel finished after you follow a sketch and it just needs something. Playing around with embellishments typically solves that problem. I can finish a card with twine or an enamel dot every single time, but maybe for you, it’s washi tape, glitter, or ribbon!

Supplies | Paper pad, chipboard accents, chipboard frames, enamel dots: Echo Park Welcome Baby Girl; Circle die, twine: Lawn Fawn; Foam tape: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Tape runner: Therm O Web 

The collection called Welcome Baby Girl by Echo Park is so dreamy. The pinks, florals, rainbows, and plaids have me dreaming of warm afternoons in a flower garden.

Be sure to check out all twelve of the Winter 2020 Issue sketches, and pin or print them today to create simple, yet beautiful cards with your stash in minutes!

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