Mixing Old With New For PAper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge


Welcome to this week’s latest challenge! You’ve all been rockin’ it lately; I’ve loved seeing your creations for our sketches. Today, I had a bit of fun mixing old with new for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge.  Lately, I’ve been going through my retired SU! sets, and finding some old favourites. This stamp set is called Merry Little Labels, it was in the 2017 Holiday catalogue.

First, let’s have a look at the sketch you’ll be working from.


Mixing Old With New For PAper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

As always, remember that the sketch is your ‘jumping off’ point.  As long as the basic sketch is still recognizable, you can feel free to turn it upside down, sideways or backwards. You can also change the shape shown – and of course, you choose the stamps, papers and colours.


I’m still in the Christmas card making mode (I haven’t even finished the ones I need to mail!), so this is what I came up with.

Mixing Old With New For PAper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

I love this particular image in this stamp set; I do love nature!


Start with a card base of Night of Navy Cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score in half at 5 1/2″, and fold. Attach a panel of All is Bright Designer Series Paper – I used the Bokeh Dots image. Next, cut a 1/2″ strip of Gold Foil Paper, and glue it to the back of a 1 1/2″ strip of Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (currently out of stock) – the snowflake image. Use the Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue to attach them together, and then to attach them to the card front panel.

On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock in your Stamparatus, first stamp the image in Night of Navy ink. I stamped twice, to be sure I had a nice, solid image. Clean the stamp with your Simply Shammy, and then stamp it again in Versamark ink.  Cover it with Clear Embossing Powder, and set with a Heat Tool.

Now use a Sponge Dauber to sponge the background. I use a Tim Holtz Distress Ink called Tumbled Glass, because I liked the colour. You could also use your Stampin’ Up! Pool Party ink pad.  I forgot about the punch that coordinates with this stamp, so I cut it out by hand, with my Paper Snips. For the Gold Foil label behind it, I used my Big Shot with the retired Tags & Labels Framelits.

With the Big Shot, die cut a medium and several small snowflakes in Gold Foil with the Blizzard Thinlit Die. Using the Precision Plate while cutting is the easiest way to get these little snowflakes to release, I’ve found.

Lastly, cut a 1/2″ strip of Night of Navy cardstock, and snip banner tails in both ends, with your Paper Snips.


To finish putting your card front together, first attach the banner strip to the back of the Gold Foil label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, attach the label and the stamped image together with more Dimensionals, and attach it to the card front with Dimensionals.

Attach the snowflakes with Mini Glue Dots.

Mixing Old with New for Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

If you were going to mail this card, and wanted less bulk, then skip the Dimensionals, and just use Liquid Glue to attach the layers. It would still look great!


As always, layer the inside with a panel of white cardstock. The sentiment I stamped in Night of Navy ink is from a non-SU! set.  I then stamped the snowflakes, from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set, in the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.


You’ve got a whole week to create and then link you card. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out what the rest of the Design Team have created (they’re amazing, by the way!). Just go to our Paper Craft Crew challenge page. That’s also where you’ll find the link to add your card. Remember – start with the basic sketch, and then your imagination go! I’m looking forward to seeing what you create!


There’s 2 ways you can get the supplies I used to create my card – all online! Either click the highlighted word in the description above, or by clicking the product image below.


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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! :)

2 thoughts on “Mixing Old With New for Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

    1. Glad you like this card, Susan! I’m also glad to hear that I’m not the only one who kept this set 🙂

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