Category Archives: CPS

CPS Sketch #245 – Happy Birthday

  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey – “Green at Heart: Kelly,” K & Company “Jubilee Purple Burst”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny pink flourish and Bazzill Basics
  • Sticker – “Peel Offs: Birthday Words”
  • Punch – Double Embossed Dotted Lace Edger Punch 

I made this card using Sketch 245 over at CPS. I used papers that were produced by different companies, but somehow matched each other just fine. A very simple card. Thanks for the visit.

Card Positioning Systems – Sketch #242

  • Patterned paper – Best Creations “Travel Forever” (both sides)
  • Butterfly – K & Company – Brenda Walton “Flora and Fauna Butterfly” adhesive chipboard
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Bazill Bling
  • Round paperclip – brass

I used the CPS Sketch #242 to create this birthday card. The 2-sided paper from Best Creations, Inc., worked out well for this and the side with the blue background has glitter imbedded in it. I kept this simple, since the paper design kept the eye going! Thanks for visiting!

CPS Sketch 239

  • Patterned paper – Cosmo Cricket “Remnant” (both sides)
  • Stamp – Rubber Soul “Happy Birthday”
  • Die Cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Tags Two”
  • Rose – Prima Flowers
  • Ribbon

I made this rosy birthday card using the latest sketch at Card Positioning System (CPS): Sketch 239. Thanks for visiting.

CPS Sketch #238


  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “TuTu Much” clear set
  • Patterned papers – Paper Salon “Sorbet: Tangerine” and BoBunny “Turquoise Flourish”
  • Die cut – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card using the current sketch at Card Positioning System: CPS Sketch #238. I used the great bunny set from The Cat’s Pajamas (and they aren’t even penguins!). The image is colored with Copic markers. Thanks for your visit and I’ll see you soon.

OWH – World Cardmaking Day Bloghop

Welcome and Happy World Cardmaking Day! I hope you’ve been enjoying the bloghop so far, if you are participating. There are lots of cards to see! I’ve made a snowy, penguin Christmas card for your viewing pleasure today. The stamped image is colored with Copic markers in some pretty untraditional Christmas colors. Kind of fun and I felt compelled to use some of my penguin stamps! If you’d like to see more snow cards, visit my previous posts from this week (scroll down). I’ve kind of been on a roll!

  • Stamps – Art Impressions “Sledding Penguins” and The Cat’s Pajamas “Penguin Christmas” (sentiment)
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Colorful Christmas Snowflake Stripes” (both sides of single sheet)
  • Snowflake embellishments – Dress It Up “Itty Bitty Snowflakes”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts

I used a Card Positioning Systems sketch from the book, Cardmaker’s Sketchbook: Ideas to Inspire Creative Card Design. Thanks for stopping by, and please hop on to the numerous other blogs by clicking on the Blog Hop graphic at the top of this post.

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OWH – May Arts Challenge – Christmas Card

  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Joy to All” set
  • Patterned papers – Graphics 45 “The Holly and the Ivy” and BoBunny “Wine Dots”
  • Die Cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Tags Two”
  • Ribbon – May Arts pleated ribbon (yum!)
  • Cardstock – WorldWin

This was created for a fun challenge to create a holiday card using ribbon for a soldier to send home, sponsored by May Arts on Operation Write Home’s Stars and Stamps site! I have this beautiful May Arts pleated ribbon that I really like to use on Christmas cards. I used a Card Positioning Systems sketch for inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.


CPS Sketch #235

  • Stamp – A Stamp in the Hand “Pear Border”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny Dots
  • Green textured cardstock
  • Corner punch – Fiskars “Budding Flower”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Cirles Large”
  • Background card – handmade direct-to-paper with ColorBox Chalk inks
  • Embossing powders – Stampendous “Ultra Detail Gold” and “Ultra Detail Copper (opaque)” and Personal Stamp Exchange “Desert Tapestry”

I was playing with a technique of mixing embossing powders prior to heat embossing for this card (inspired by the August issue of Vamp Stamp News). I used the current sketch at Card Positioning Systems: CPS Sketch #235. Thanks for stopping by.

CPS Sketch #233

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Little Sprinkle,” Judikins “Flourish,” and sentiment stamp from Hero Arts’ “Live Life” set
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey Indie Bloom 6″ X 6″ collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

We’re back from camping so I can post some of the cards that I made this past week.  No Internet connection (or electricity!) there! I think I managed to keep most of the dust off of the cards and the squirrels were fairly scarce, so I don’t think there are an abundance of wildlife prints!

This card was inspired by Sketch #233 at Card Positioning Systems (CPS).

CPS Sketch #232 with CDAC Digital Art


  • Digital Art – Crafter’s Digital Art Center (CDAC) by Sandi Hugget of Sandi’s Samples
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Garden Girl Vines”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin
  • Corner rounder – Creative Memories

This is an interpretation of the current CPS sketch, #232. I changed the orientation of the sketch as it was presented to better feature the artwork. I colored the artwork with Copic Markers. The artwork is from Crafter’s Digital Art Center (CDAC), created by Sandi’s Samples. I just bought the Bo Bunny paper today at Stampin’ Cat and was pretty excited to use it with this!  Thanks for visiting today.

CPS Sketch #230

  • Stamps – Rubber Soul “Happy Birthday,” Basic Grey “Insignia stamp set”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created the background for this card with Colorbox Chalk inks direct to paper and then went in with a starburst stamp (manufacturer unknown) and stamped over the inked layer. This is an extremely simple card, using the CPS Sketch #230.  With such a “busy” background, I decided to keep it simple! Thank you for visiting.