Paper Secrets Sketch Challenges

If you love sketches, these 2 are for you! 😀 Joyce is hosting a lovely Card Sketch Challenge (she created a sketch and Rochelle vamped it up for her). Head over to the forum to check out the sketch, but here’s my take on it:

Rochelle designs all of our monthly sketches at Paper Secrets now and they’re so much fun to work with! Her sketches for inspiration are always unique and creative. She will be hosting the Layout Sketch Challenge each month. Here’s what I came up with for her current sketch:

Materials for the card:

Webster’s Pages 6×6 Botanical Christmas pp
Little Yellow Bicycle doily
WP Botanical Christmas trims
WP tinsel trim
WP sparkler


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Tools: Needle and Thread

Materials for the layout:

Bo Bunny Sweet Treats pp
Tag by Marivic (Berry71bleu)
Bo Bunny Sweet Treats Buttons
Bo Bunny Sweet Treats chipboard sticker
Bo Bunny Sweet Treats Layered Sticker
The Paper Company shimmer paper

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Gemstone Glue
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Zap Dots

TFL! To check out the December challenges on Paper Secrets, CLICK HERE!

Stop back tomorrow for our Holiday Hop (and our 5th December challenge)! All the fun begins on the Paper Secrets Blog!


Paper Secrets December Challenges – Now Live

I can’t believe it’s December already! There’s so much happening this month! 😀 The five Paper Secrets December challenges are now live and ready for your fabulous entries! I’m going to break them up into 3 posts. Two posts today with 2 of the challenges featured on each and 1 tomorrow for the hop which starts on the Paper Secrets Store Blog. There will be giveaways and prizes, so don’t forget to stop back tomorrow! 😀

First we have a technique challenge hosted by Nicolle. Our challenge is to use distressing on your project. For my example, I’ve splattered ink, scraped and inked pp, fringed paper and curled paper for the banner:

Next, Kimmy’s Stash Challenge is to use scraps from a layout you’ve created to make another layout, card or project. I used the scraps from my example for Nicolle’s challenge to create a Christmas card. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials for my layout:

Lily Bee Picket Fence pp
Bazzill black cardstock
Bazzill White cardstock
Lily Bee Picket Fence Stickers
Tattered Angels Shimmer mist
Distress Ink
Epiphany bubble caps and buttons
Glass stone

Adhesives: Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Gemstone Glue


Epiphany Crafts punches

Materials for the card:

Lily Bee Picket Fence pp
Bazzill black cardstock
Lily Bee Christmas Town rubons


Helmar Premium Craft Glue

TFL! To play along with our December Challenges, CLICK HERE!