Sunday, December 2, 2012

Retro Sketches #40

It seems like it has been forever since I have made a card to participate in the Retro Sketch challenges, just not enough time in the day to do them all.  With all of our Christmas decorating finished I can take a bit more time and play in my craft room.  My friend Joyce from Cards-by-the-Sea sent me some wonderful happy mail, so many fun little goodies and I used them for inspiration to make my challenge card. I have been making so many Christmas cards, it was a nice break to do something different.  I love the new Lil Inkers Polaroid die, it has stitching around the edges and it adds such a fun touch to the die. She also sent 2 rolls of Washi Tape, something that I had not yet used.  One in stripes and the other in polka dots and the colors are just so fun too, lime green and blue - perfect! I had no clue how to use the stuff having never touched clue that it has backing on it either, this really made it easy to use.  Thanks Joyce, I am now hooked! Here is my card, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Solid Card Stock: PTI - White, Hawaiian Shores and Limeade Ice
Patterned Paper: Happy Mail from Joyce
Stamps: PTI - Heart-2-Heart #1 and a.muse - Coffee break
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - Swiss Dot
Washi Tape: Happy Mail from Joyce
Buttons: PTI - Hawaiian Shores - Happy Mail from Joyce
Bakers Twine: Stash


  1. I so agree with your sentiment!!! Love that green & blue polka dot paper too! Really cool washi tape. Great take on this sketch. : ) Bev

  2. So glad to see that you are making good use of your little surprise package. This is a sweet card, and I love the colors! I knew those were your colors. Clever to use that coffee cup for this sketch. Now, you've got me thinking.

  3. This is a fun break from Christmas, Kim! You've done a fab take on the challenge and I love those colors together!!

  4. Excellent card for the challenge Kim, I love those coffee cups and nothing better than happy mail! :)

  5. LOVE the stitching & fab sentiment Kim - gorgeous card :)

  6. Look at you two cards for today! Beautiful and the colors are beautiful!

  7. Love your choice of colors and the polaroid die cut!

  8. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!