Surf's Up! - A Sneak Peek at Paper #6

Have you ever created a card and even though you were finished, you felt like something was missing?  This is how I felt last night after I finished my card for Freshly Made Sketches.   I even photographed and edited the picture for my post.  It was late when I finished editing the picture, so I decided to leave the post writing for today.  I left the card sitting out.  As I was walking through the room this morning to leave for work I glanced at the card and that feeling of "something missing" come over me again.

I guess all I needed was a little time to meditate on the card during my 50 mile drive to work.  As I was driving it suddenly came to me!  It needed Baker's Twine and something round..... hmmm..... an Irresistible Chipboard Shape!  I couldn't wait to get back home and make those little adjustments to my card.   I'll share both and see what you think.



Now I feel like it's complete!  The paper is the new Surf's Up (X7168B) paper that will be available February 1.  I also included TWO other new products on this card - the pinwheel is one of 2 pinwheels included in the Surf's Up Assortment (Z1841).  The assortment also includes 2 yo-yos and 4 printed wooden buttons.  SO CUTE!  The other new product is Irresistibles Framse (Z1843). This chipboard set includes 18 frames in 3 resist patterns: stripe, polka-dot and houndstooth. 
The stamp used, Just Chillin' (C1495) is not new to this book but it is new to me!  I purchased this set last year and this was the first time I used it!  I love the little umbrella!  I stamped it in two colors and paper pieced the sections.  The Baker's Twine is from the Paradise Assortment (Z1702). I added Clear Sparkles (Z1752) to finish the card.

Here is the sketch I used from Freshly Made Sketches:

Surf's Up, Surf's Up Assortment, and Irresistibles Frames will all be available February 1.  Want to see ALL the new products?   If you live local to me, be sure to save February 16 on your calendar!  I'm having my annual Open House to introduce the new Spring Summer Idea Book!  Watch for more info!

Not local? You can still see all the new products by purchasing the new Spring Summer Idea Book now!  For just $5 I will mail you the new Idea Book.  I will include a Petite Perk stamp as a Thank You for ordering!



I will be adding a Mystery Hostess Party to my website on February 1!  If you have seen some products that you'd love to order in February, be sure to join my Mystery Hostess Party and you could win $20 in FREE Close To My Heart products!  Your name will be entered into the drawing for every $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes are applied).   Drawing will be held on February 28 so you will have all month to enter!


  1. The card look so cute on the AFTER picture! Just what it needed! the twine and little circle look great. Will have to see this paper "in person" before I decide if I like it or not, but I usually do like it after I see it for real! Isn't it funny how each card to us is a special little work of art? I cherish each one that I make and so much goes into them that I usually hate to send them off to someone else! But I do.... and they always seem to appreciate them. Love your posts and all your sneak peeks.

  2. Great card, love the Baker's Twine addition! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Great take on the sketch Gina! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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