Happy Mail for a Sketch Challenge


Hello stamper! It’s Wednesday, so that means we at the Paper Craft Crew have a new challenge for you! I hope your week is going well; I’ve actually been pretty productive this week so far! Today I’ve got some happy mail for this sketch challenge – I hope you like it!


Here’s the sketch to work from this week.

Happy Mail for a Sketch Challenge

Doesn’t this look like fun to start from? Remember you can change the shapes, and/or the orientation of the sketch. As long as it’s recognizable as this as the starting point, you’re golden! You get to choose the colours, stamps and embellishments to use.


I chose to use the Happy Mail stamp set & dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

Happy Mail for a Sketch Challenge

I kept just about everything else the same, except I change the focal shape on the side, and changed the embellishments to die cuts.


Start with a panel of white cardstock. Use a blending tool to add a soft background. I used SU! Bermuda Bay ink, applied with Life Changing Blender Brushes. I really like how the ink goes on very smoothly with these brushes, leaving no harsh lines or ‘start marks’.

Next, stamp the sentiment from the Happy Mail stamp set onto a smaller piece of white cardstock in the same Bermuda Bay ink. On a separate piece of white cardstock, stamp the bird and 2 of the letters in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Since I was already using SU! inks, I used the SU! Blends Markers to colour the images. I used the Bermuda Bay light & dark Blends for the bird. For the letters, I used the Flirty Flamingo Marker, and Lovely Lipstick marker for the heart.

After colouring, die cut the images using the Happy Mail matching dies, and the sentiment using a stitched oval die. Also die cut a larger oval from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Layer it behind the sentiment with foam tape, and attach it to the front panel. Attach the bird and letters to the front panel as shown above, using foam squares cut to size.

Happy Mail for a Sketch Challenge


Check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, for more inspiration. You’ll find their cards, and the link to add your card, on the Paper Craft Crew blog.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


If you’d like to order any of the non- SU! supplies I used in creating my card, I’ve provided links below for you.

Happy Mail for a Sketch Challenge

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

9 thoughts on “Happy Mail for a Sketch Challenge

  1. Deb, I LOVE what you did with this sketch! This is a darling card. The sweet bird, and then the subtle blue in the background is wonderful!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Jackie! You should come join the fun – I’d love to see what you make with this sketch 🙂

    1. Oh, that’s a great way to see it, Buffy! I’m glad that you like this happy mail card 🙂

    1. Aww, thanks Susan! 🙂 That little bluebird of happiness makes everyone smile, I think

  2. This is darling!! I love the little bird and your blending behind the sentiment ovals makes them pop!! GREAT design

    1. I’m so glad to read that you like my happy mail card! I do appreciate you taking the time to visit, and leave your comment 🙂

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