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So Grateful

Hey there, Bleeps! I hope you had a good start to your week. Today, I'm sharing a card inspired by Sarah Martina. She created this bonus sketch over at 2S4Y this week. When I saw it, I knew I had to make a card with the layout! Of course, I changed it just a tad because the cardstock strip I had was pre-cut to a certain length. I always lay things out before I adhere and just liked the way it looked, so I kept it that way.

Hop on over to 2S4Y this week to see the design teams' amazing projects and also for your change to win some great prizes! Take care and thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Trim embossed cardstock to 4.25” x 5.5” and sand.
  2. Add red cardstock strip.
  3. Trim kraft cardstock block and stamp flower images.
  4. Add white markings to flower images with pen.
  5. Tie black ribbon around kraft cardstock, then adhere to card front with foam adhesive.
  6. Trim cream cardstock strip, stamp sentiment, and ink.
  7. Add sentiment strip and button to card front.
  8. Adhere card front to an A2 card base.


Stamps :: Papertrey Ink - life; Waltzingmouse Stamps - blessed by you

Ink :: Stampin’ Up! - black; Ranger - antique linen; Uniball - signo white gel pen

Paper :: Core’dinations - core impressions (black magic); Papertrey Ink - rustic cream + pure poppy + kraft

Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - black ribbon + button + twine

Tools :: sander


Smita said...

beautiful colors and a super image! Love your card!!


Anonymous said...

Awww... I saw your card in my reader and flipped at how gorgeous it was. Then I read, and was like, HEY! lolol! Thanks for using my sketch... you knocked it out of the part and BEYOND! Love this!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is gorgeous!! I love how the red pops and that sentiment strip, ooh, I'm in love!!

Els said...

I just love this color combo! And what an amazing design!

Michelle said...

Mmm....black, red and kraft - that's a hot combination. Love that cardstock base with the vintage print and the sanded thing you've got goin' on; hot for sure.

Brandi said...

What an elegant card!

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Marsh730 said...

Hi Ashley,

Love, Love, Love! Very elegant!!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous, Ash! Love, love, love the rich & bold color!

Amy Sheffer said...

Ashley, this is stunning! WOW!

Rae said...

Love this card. Especially the color combo.

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely stunning!

Linda Beeson said...

Gasp! That Core Impressions by Core'dinations is just amazing on your wonderful card.

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