Card Challenge: {Freshly Made} Sketches #30




When I made my usual rounds to check in on one of my favorite card challenge blogs, Freshly Made Sketches, I knew immediately I had to use the Large Paper Doily.  I cut it in half to fit the challenge and used the sketch to Inspire me to Create the only thing I could Imagine.  I love bright bold colors and I felt the Rose Red card stock was meant to be married with the colors in the Twitter Pad Designer Series Paper.  I took it just one step further and embossed the doily, but the picture does not do it justice.  It gives it an ever so soft and subtle texture.  I know exactly who I will send this card to, but can’t mention it because this person checks my blog on a daily basis.  But you will know who you are when you see it in your mailbox.  =)

MaggieMade Tip:  When cutting doily’s or other intricate designs, such as this one… use a guillotine type paper cutter.  I thought I could use a paper slicer that has a pointy edge that slices paper and boy did I wish I had not destroyed the perfectly doily cutout.  Intricate lacy cuts need to be sliced straight down to achieve a perfectly clean cut.  Hope this advise helps you before it’s too late… =)

Summer Smooches Blog Candy:  Just a reminder that I will be announcing the winner on Mon., April 16th.  I will be using the Pick a Random number tool at  So, if you haven’t left a comment… there’s still time.  Go to Summer Smooches Petite Purse post and leave your comment.


Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts (Clear 125845)
Paper: Twitter Pad (125406), Rose Red (102544), Not Quite Navy (101722)
Ink Pad: Whisper White Craft Ink (101731)
Make it Pop: Basic Pearls (119247)
Embossing: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Square Lattice Embossing Folder Die (119976)
Sizzlits Die:  Large Paper Doily (125592)

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About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. Wow! The embossed doily is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Love the doily cut out of the DSP! Pretty card!

  3. This is lovely, the doily looks good on designer paper. I am so happy you are enjoying our challenges at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Cool card Maggie. Love it!!!!

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