Oct 17 2009

A Sketch and a Chance to Win!

Published by at 1 58 pm under Christmas Cards,Copics,JustRite Products

Today I made aChristmas Gift Tagfor this week’s 2 Sketches 4 You weekly sketch challenge. JustRite Stampers is sponsoring this week’s sketch and they are offering a $100 Gift Certificate to the weekly winner. I’m a bit late in playing myself, but you still have until midnight, Mountain Time, tonight (Sat., 10/17) to enter if you haven’t already. It’s a fun sketch, it’s fun to play and you JUST might be the lucky winner. Check it all out here.


I followed the sketch provided to make my Christmas Gift Tag, personalized with our family name and year. This tag is all set to be adhered to a box or have another length of ribbonrun throughit and tied to a bag. The small blank tag on top is all set for me to write in the name of the recipient. I’ll add this to my stash for use this Christmas season!


Here’s a closeup of my focal image. I think it’s so pretty in these colors. The paper is all Fruitcake by Basic Grey, a 12 x 12 pack. In those packs you get a sheet of tags. The large tag I used was one of those tags you just punch out — easy and fun! My image is colored with Copics and as I wanted white candles I just colored them with a Spica Clear Glitter Pen and they are SO pretty IRL. I used Petite Circle Nestbilites to do all my cutting and Kaiser Pearls in Snow for the accents. I like to use Versa Fine Onyx Black for crisp and clear sentiments and I used Memento Tuxedo Black for my image that was to be Copiccolored. My ribbon is 100% Silk by May Arts — totally scrumptious!


These are the 3 sets I used to make my focal image. The 2″ Wood Stamper with Bonus 15 pt Font was usedto create my personalized message, “From the Johnsons 2009”, along the bottom of the border. I use one of the Holiday Demi Phrases, Warm Winter Wishes, along the top of the border. My pretty trio of candles comes from a Merry Little Christmas Set, used on the 1 5/8″ Wood Stamper.


Here’s how I set up my stampers. Now, some of you may remember, several weeks back I set up the 2″ Stamper with our name and date. And I left it, and I will leave it until the Christmas season is over. It is all set for me, whenever I need it. (That’s the advantage of having more thanone 2″Stamper on hand!)I used a Holiday Demi Phrase on top, and I can quickly change that out to suit the theme of my project. My pretty candle image is on a 1 5/8″ Wood Stamper. And please note thatIdid cut the image out. It was acircle, but I cut off the excess rubber along the edges. That rubber sometimes has a tendency to pick up inkfrom the ink pad and leave ink marks on your paper, so to avoid that it’s easy enough to just cut it off! Don’t be afraid to cut your JustRite stamps!


Stamps: 2″ Wood Stamper with Bonus 15 pt. Font and Center, Holiday DemiPhrases and A Merry Little Christmas used on a 1 5/8″ Wood Stamper, all by JustRite Stampers.

Paper: White and Fruitcake DP by Basic Grey.

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black.

Accessories: 100% Silk Ribbon (1.25″ and 1/8″) in Burgundy, Petite Circle Nestabilities and Tag Trio Dies by Spellbinders, Kaiser Pearls in Snow, Dimensionals.


JustRite Stampers carries the items used on this project (all linked above) as well as their full line of product.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items used on this project:

2″ Wood Stamper with Bonus 15 pt. Font and Center, Holiday DemiPhrases and A Merry Little Christmas used on a 1 5/8″ Wood Stamper, all by JustRite

100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts

Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and Kaiser Pearls


So glad you stopped in today — hope you have time to try at winning the $100 Gift Certificate offered by JustRite! I hope to get a little more stamping donethis weekend if things go as planned and I wish you good and relaxing times this weekend as well!!! See you soon!!!

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “A Sketch and a Chance to Win!”

  1. Just beautiful, Sharon! I look at your blog several times a week and I’m always impressed with your gorgeous, elegant creations. Love it!!!

  2. Lorraine M. says:

    Love your card, Sharon! I really want to try the JR stampers so I’m going to have to give this a whirl!

  3. Cheryl N says:

    wow!! this is just gorgeous! love this in every way possible!!

  4. beate says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon. I LOVE the image, the paper and that beautiful ribbon! Wonderful card!
    Hugs and smiles

  5. Randee E says:

    This is just beautiful Sharon – what a great idea to use JR to make personalized Christmas cards!! Love this!

  6. As always, Sharon, beautiful project!!! Thanks for sharing the challenge with us and all of our awesome instructions and tips.

    Check out the little design I created for this challenge too: http://www.debssimpletreasures.blogspot.com.

    Since you explained the linking process to me a few weeks ago, I’ve almost become a PRO 🙂

    Keep up the great work and inspiration!!!

  7. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just beautiful! Your Christmas tags are always KEEPERS! This on included!

  8. Kazan says:

    Beautiful! This taggie is so inspiring it makes me want to make one just like it – I love everything from the paper to the ribbon. Thanks for your awesome interpretation of the sketch 🙂

  9. Oh SO pretty! I just love these personalized tags and of course your ribbon is exquisite! Beautiful job! Hope your having a great weekend! Getting cold up there?

  10. Charlene says:

    So elegant, Sharon…thanks for the tip about leaving the name and date set to go…great idea!

  11. nancy littrell says:

    Oh Sharon, you make the most “Gorgeous” tags. Your ribbon and personalized stamp are just wonderful. TFS

  12. Jerri Kay says:

    Gorgeous Sharon, it’s too beautiful to use as a tag! LOL!!!

  13. […] details can be seen here. Card trio details can be seen […]

  14. Rose Ann says:

    Your tag card is gorgeous, Sharon!! I love your papers, perfect bow, and of course that beautiful image!!

Leave a Reply