The Paper Craft Crew 389’s challenge is a horizontal sketch for this week. I’ve actually created two cards for this challenge. The first one used the Ornate Garden and In Good Taste DSP. I really like the way it turned out. However, when I went back to the sketch, I realized I left out a panel. So, I went back this morning and created a new card for the sketch, this time using In Good Taste, the Neutrals 6 x 6 DSP, and Sail Away DSP. This masculine card does have the panel I missed the first time. Hopefully, by the time I finish this post I will have figured out which one I will post to the challenge.

Here are my cards:

Without the panel
With the extra panel

Here’s the challenge banner:


Since both cards are basically the same layout, all measurements are for both cards. I am just going to focus on the Smooth Sailing card for descriptive purposes since it has the extra panel.

  • I used Night of Navy for the card base and it measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches. This card is a tent card.
  • The in Good Taste background is trimmed to 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the Smooth Sailing instrument DSP panel to 2-1/2 inches by 3-3/4 inches. In order to have this panel stand out, I used a piece of scrap Basic Black for a 2-5/8 inches by 3-7/8 inches for a mat.
  • While I had that DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • In order to have some continuity between the panels, I trimmed the neutrals Night of Navy DSP to 2-1/2 inches to 4 inches. The height of this panel measures 2-1/2 inches, as does the width of the Smooth Sailing DSP. I also used this DSP, trimmed to 1/2 inch by 5-1/4 inches for the bottom of the inside card panel.

Stamping, Cropping, and Finishing

  • At this point, I trimmed white cardstock piece for the inside of the card to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, my standard measurement. Since I knew this would be a birthday card, I used the “With a great big wish for happiness” stamp from Sending You Thoughts.
  • Then, I needed three long tabs on the side. I thought the sentiments from the Special Someone stamp set would fit the bill perfectly. Using a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped all three sentiments.
  • Next, I stamped the anchor on the white cardstock, and on the lower, left, front corner of the envelope.
  • All the stamping for this card was done using the Momento Tuxedo black ink.
  • I used the Smooth Sailing anchor die to crop it out.
  • The actual birthday sentiment was cropped using the rectangle stitched die. I punched the first two sentiment tabs using the Classic Label punch. I’ll be using that punch with these sentiments a lot more since they fit so perfectly.
  • Finally, I assembled the card pieces. The only dimensionals used are under the “happy birthday” sentiment, under the anchor, and there’s one under the steering wheel to level it out with the anchor.
  • Since the sketch contains a ribbon, I used the Smooth Sailing bakers’s twine to loop around the steering wheel.
  • I just needed to adhere the inside panel and trim the envelope flap. With that, I’d completed this card/envelope set.

I think I have made up my mind. I think I am going to post the Ornate Garden card to the challenge. In order to post both of them, I’d have to have two different posts, so Ornate Garden it is…….unless I change my mind again.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!



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