Little Leaves Congrats

Stampin up little leaf sizzlits mojo monday 1
Mojo84Sketch Mojo Monday has arrived and I have a graduation "congrats" card to share with you.  Julee's Tilman's Mojo Sketch Week 84 was a good challenge for me, especially since I discovered this evening that the first card I did for the sketch was for the wrong week.  Oops.   

Urban Oasis and Walk in the Park Designer SeriesPaper provide plenty of pattern.  They are layered over Basic Gray Textured card stock and a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Whisper White card base.  I ran a skinny piece of Kiwi Kiss textured card stock through the middle to mirror the ribbon on the mojo sketch.

The star of the show is Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Little Leaves Sizzlits
Die.  I zipped it through my Big Shot with Kiwi Kiss Textured card
stock.  TIP: This stem really pops when layered over a deeper color, like the Basic Gray I used.   
Stampin up little leaf sizzlits mojo monday 2 I cropped one corner with a Corner Rounder Punch and used a Template
and Paper Piecer from Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit to line up the
Styled Silver Hodgepodge Brads.

The "congrats" is from Fundamental Phrases, my "little black dress" stamp set for almost every occasion.  It's inked in Basic Gray and stamped on Kiwi Kiss card stock.  A  Designer Label Punch created the perfectly coordinated shape for the Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder. 

TIP:  I like to tuck a couple Stampin' Dimensionals behind the sentiment to give it a snug fit within the holder and keep it in place while attaching the brads.

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Stamp Set:  Fundamental Phrases (114968)
Paper:  Urban Oasis Designer Series (113978), Walk in the Park Designer Series (115123, Occasions Mini), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Kiwi Kiss Textured (111345), Basic Gray (102851), Basic Grey Textured (108693), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Little Leaves Sizzlits Die (114511), Designer Label Punch (107590), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit (104310)
The Perfect Touch:  Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (111345, Brads and Label Holder), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Fundamental phrases  


  1. I love this card so much that I made my own version of it… thank you for the inspiration! You have a wonderful blog and I enjoy seeing what you make each day.

  2. Oh, Mary, this card is stunning! I need to get a job just to support this hobby as my wish list keeps growing and growing after seeing beautiful examples such as yours. Thanks for making my day!

  3. Hey, you rocked the sketch this week! I love everything about it!

  4. Love this, Mary! The Little Leaves Sizzlits die is one of my favorites and I like how you used it on this card.

  5. Love these colors, you’ve enabled me again 🙂 Great any occasion card!

  6. Another gorgeous card from you! I love the rounded corner on the gray cardstock, BRAVO!

  7. beautiful card…thanks for the tip about the hardware…

  8. I love, love, love this card! Great job! I have got to get the Little Leaves die; it’s to die for!

  9. Mary, I was looking at some of your older cards on SCS, and I was trying to find the tutorial on embossing with SU! markers where you did this with an Easter egg card in March 2008. A flower popped out of the card. I can’t find this on your website. Could you direct me to it? I did not know you could emboss with SU! markers. I thought they were dye ink markers. Thanks!

    At your service, Nancy.

    Hugs, Mary

  10. This is just absolutely beautiful, Mary! Wish I could whip up something so classy at the last minute. You’re awesome! 🙂

  11. gorgeous as always! you are so talented and we are all so lucky that you share your beautiful work with us!

  12. Beautiful card as usual! Yours is the first blog I check everyday, thank you for sharing your creations!

  13. Gorgeous card. Love the colours.

  14. Love that paper! Great job with the sketch Mary. I have a card on my blog today that I used for a graduation card. Too funny!

  15. Great hint about putting the dimensionals behind the sentiment. I used to struggle lining it up to attach it and the dimensionals hold it in place. Love the colors. I use that leaf die cut so often it has more than paid for itself. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Great card, Mary! Love the colors you picked this week!

    Cindy 🙂

  17. Absolutely GORGEOUS Mary. Nature–modern style. I especially love your skinny strip of kiwi kiss in place of a ribbon–very clean and…postal friendly! Your creations continue to inspire and delight.

  18. Colleen Kramer

    YUM! Love your take on this sketch! So glad I ordered the leaf die!

  19. Fabulous nature themed card. Love the papers and colors.

  20. Amazing work as always! Your color choices are great and I can’t wait to play along with the sketch. Happy Monday!

  21. Amazing Card! I love the color combo! The highlight of my morning…signing on to the computer and enjoying your cards!

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