Firedog layout – Sketchy Thursdays Challenge Entry

Here’s Matthew when he was 2 years old. His preschool was having a unit on Community workers and had a Fireman visit the school. He had a blast checking out the fire engine. They even let him get inside! As you can see, the teachers went all out. 😀 He came home with his little paper hat with the ears and a little black painted nose. It was so cute! By the time I grabbed the camera, he’d already rubbed some of the paint off of his face, but you get the idea. This layout was based on the Sketchy Thursdays 3.31 sketch:


Bo Bunny Timepiece 12×12 cardstock paper
BB Midnight Frost cardstock papers
BB Midnight Frost diecut sticker
BB Timepiece Chipboard
BB Timepiece Dimensional Stickers
May Arts ribbon
Tattered Angle Shimmer Mist
Shimmerz paint
Inksssentials white opaque pen
Sakura Pigma brown brush pen
Distress Ink


Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac


Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge/Border Punch

Here’s the sketch I used:

If you’d like to enter a Sketchy Thursdays challenge too (this one ends tonight, but they have a new sketch up every week), CLICK HERE.

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Birthday Card (hybrid) – The Paper Variety challenge entry

This is a hybrid card made using Webster’s Pages Wonderfall digital paper. Using editing software, I resized the file I wanted and copied then pasted it 3 times onto one page. After printing, I then cut out the elements in the upper left and lower right of the image on 2 of the copies and layered the cutouts onto the copy that was left intact using zapdots (made by Helmar, they’re like foam dots, except they’re clear and thinner). “Matthew” and the frame around the printed image are handstitched.

I created this card for three challenges. For the challenge on The Paper Variety, you just need a paper crafted project that incorporates stitching (hand, machine or even faux). Scrap Whispers (challenge 89) is using The Smurfs for inspiration, so I went with a blue and white card. 🙂 I’m also entering it into the digital/hybrid challenge on Webster’s Pages’ site.

Tip: When creating my own dimensional elements, I like to leave the bottom layer larger and cut away a little more of each image I layer on top with the last layer having a lot more of the background imaging cut out. I feel this creates more depth than if all the layers are the same. I tried to take a picture to help you see what I mean, but couldn’t really capture it. This is the best I could do:



Webster’s Page Digital Paper
American Crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Storytellers alphas
DMC embroidery floss
Shimmerz Spritz


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar clear zapdots


Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Matching MS edge/border punch

To take a look at or purchase Webster’s Pages digital papers or motifs, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to enter the The Paper Variety challenge, CLICK HERE.

To enter a WP challenge, CLICK HERE.

To enter a challenge on Scrap Whispers, CLICK HERE.