Welcome to my first post in 2022, so Happy New Year!  My hope for all of us is that 2022 is the year we can finally begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel for COViD.    I took a much needed break during the second week of my Christmas break from school and simply relaxed and recharged.  Now, I am happily back in the swing of things.  

Julie chose the theme of spots or stripes for the C4G #287 challenge.  So many fun possibilities, especially since the card can be for any aged guy.  Mine is for a good friend at work who has had some major surgery.   When you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge page to see the creations of the rest of the design team.  I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery!

Here’s my card:


I don’t know if it’s possible to take the theme to an extreme, but this fun DSP pattern has spots in a striped pattern..  I carried those horizontal stripes onto the Misty Moonlight DSP behind the sentiment and the sloth.  Then, I used the fine tip glue pen to create my own epoxy drops on some of the Misty Moonlight spots surrounding the sentiment/mat/sloth focal images.  These are very difficult to photograph, but in person they do reflect light and shine.



  • The Granny Apple Green base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Then, I used the largest square from the stitched shapes die set to crop a square from the center of the cardstock for the mat. Then, I used my Simply Scored scoring tool to score horizontal 1/4 inch lines inside the square.
  • This very colorful DSP paper comes from the Pattern Party DSP pack, which can be earned by hosting a workshop. There’s 48 sheets in this fabulous pack of paper. One side of each is a colorful pattern, while the reverse sides are all black and white patterns. Fun!! I love black and white patterns and have been using this DSP pack since the current catalog launched.
  • I trimmed the DSP for the front of the card to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. While I had this DSP out, I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/5 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Then, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside. I used scraps of white for the sloth and sentiment.

A Quick Card:

  • The sloth and the sentiments on the outside and inside are from the Back on Your Feet stamp set.
  • I stamped the sloth on white cardstock using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Then, I used the light and dark blends combos for Crumb Cake and Soft Suede to color the sloth and the branch. I pulled the Granny Apple Green from the DSP and used the light and dark blends to color the leaves. Then, I cropped the image using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes dies.
  • I stamped both the outside and inside sentiments using the Misty Moonlight ink pad.
  • I used the triple banner punch to create the chevron tag for the sentiment.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a one-inch circle from a scrap of Misty Moonlight DSP. As always, I ran the circle through the XYRON create-a-sticker to make a seal for the envelope.
  • With that, I’d finished this quick card/envelope/seal coordinated set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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