Friday, January 31, 2014


Happy Friday!

Here is this week's sketch. I've got a few dimensions for you, just as a suggestion-
Card: 3.5x6.5
Sentiment Banner: 1.5x3 (approximately)

Here is my card. For the little banner tag, I traced a square piece of paper on the reverse side and trimmed along that.

Stamps: Dot Spot, Star Prints
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Versamark, Summer Sunrise
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Pink Pirouette, White
Accessories, etc.: Circle Nestabilities, Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder

If you play along, please leave a link to your project!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

FTL277, A New Baby

Hi friends. I wanted to get this up in time before Natasha put up a new sketch. I did the same thing last week but never got the card up!

I am going to have a grandson in May! Can you believe that?! I can't. I'm all about baby boy cards right now and will be for a while.

I hope you enjoy this. More information and all of that other stuff is on my BLOG, including a video as to how I made this and as much as I try, I will never get one done in a decent amount of time. It's the teacher in me when I should just make the thing. Stop by and see me! Isn't this sketch and card too stinkin' cute?!

Be blessed.


FTL 277

Well better late than never right!! Heres my take on this weeks sketch!!!

Have a great day!

Friday, January 24, 2014


Happy Friday everyone! I've got this week's sketch all ready to go.

Here's my card. I wanted something bright and cheerful.

Stamps: Good Times (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Raspberry Fizz, Tuxedo Black
Paper: White, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Bermuda Bay,
Accessories, etc.: Baker's twine, button, copic marker

If you play along, please leave a link to your project!

Friday, January 17, 2014


Happy Friday!

I designed this sketch with the intent of using sequins. Sequins were one of those embellishments that when they hit the scene, all I thought was "really? what's so special about them". But then I picked up a rainbow pack and I found that they are a lot of fun to use on cards. They are just that little bit different from rhinestones.

Here's the sketch:

I have a super sparkly, glittery card for you this week. It's got to be when celebrating a milestone, right?

I used glitter, rhinestones, sequins, and metallic cardstock!

Stamps: Big Birthday Wishes
Ink: Black Onyx
Paper: Silver, White, Black
Accessories, etc.: By the Numbers dies, sequins, rhinestones, silver glitter

Friday, January 10, 2014

FTL 275

Happy Friday!

Today's sketch is a tad bit limited, but I am every bit confident that I will be blown away by all the creative takes on it!

I used the envelope punchboard and fiddled around with a few different sized pieces of paper until I got the general envelope size I wanted. I don't have the card anymore, but I believe I started with a 3.5x3.5 piece of paper to make my envelope. The hearts are from the PTI die set Love Lives Here.

Stamps: Love Songs
Paper: Kraft, Real Read, White printer paper
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Accessories, etc.: Envelope punchboard, Love Lives Here die cuts

If you play along, please leave a link to your project!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

FTL274, You Make My Days Brighter

Hi there crafty people. Natasha had another wonderful sketch for us this week. I say that every time I post, but it's true! I made a video for my card and you can visit me at Cindy Blancett Designs to watch the video if you would like. I absolutely mixed up my products, colors and real names, so a complete supply list is below. The biggest bummer, I totally forgot to dry emboss the top layer of my card with my impression plate. What a difference that would have made and completely have changed the look to the one I was going after. By the time I realized this, I would have had to start the card and video from the beginning again.

Don't you just love the look of the layered sequins? I do. I added these after I did the video. Avery Elle has THE BEST sequins out there. I love that there's blended colors in each package and 5mm and 6 mm sizes, making it so easy to layer them to make a terrific embellishment(s)! There's so many things that you can do with these sequins and best of all? They are extremely inexpensive with a large selection of colors and very well packaged.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today. I hope you have a great day!




Photobucket Use an impression plate on the top layer for added dimension and depth.

Photobucket Remember to keep the rule of 3/triangle.

Photobucket Try using different shapes and a different color for your panel that you will die-cut and the image you will use on the top of your card, like Natasha did with her sample card. You can and should try using different but the same die-cuts. That would be fun.


Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #6, Happy For You (Papertrey Ink)
Card Stock: Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Royal Velvel, Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile
Sequins: Citrus Blend, Lucky Blend, Royal Blend (Avery Elle)
Die-Cuts: Heart-2-Heart #6 (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Big Shot (Stampin' Up!)
Technique: Double Die-Cutting
Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FTL 274

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks sketch!!!

It was a super quick and easy card to do!!!

Friday, January 3, 2014


Good morning!

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my card. Instead of circle cut-outs, I went with floral die cuts.

Stamps: Vintage Picnic
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Sweet Blush, White
Accessories, etc.: Beautiful Blooms #3 Dies, Rhinestones

If you play along, please leave a link to your project!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

FTL 273

Happy New Year everyone!! Hope the holiday season treated you all well!!!! I had a little bit of time today in my craft room and here is my take on this weeks sketch!!!