Thanks a Bunch

Hi y'all!  It's Monday again and time for a new Mojo sketch!  This week is my favorite type of sketch - round or square and today's sketch was designed by Sarah Bigelow.

I went for a circle card, because I just couldn't wait to use my Grand Big Scallop Circle dies again!  I flipped the sketch and made a few minor tweaks to accommodate this fabulous flower made using the Pinwheel Die  from Lil' Inker Designs.  I cut the pinwheel pieces out of Vintage Whimsy paper from The Girls Paperie, then threaded a needle and thread through the provided holes, and then sewed on a big button to secure them.  The angle on that photo doesn't really show the pinwheel very well.  Here's a close-up (do a little clicksy to em-biggen it).  

Next up I cut some leaves from Espresso paper with the Elegant Leaves Die and embossed the coordinating leaves from the Bloom & Grow set with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is also from Bloom & Grow and is embossed directly onto the scrumptious gingham print.  The vertical panel is kraft glassine from Tim Holtz, and I dry embossed it using the Damask texture fades.

The seam binding ribbon was tied on then heated with my heat gun for a distressed look.  Only I burnt the ribbon and the color of the glassine below it melted onto it.  So to hide that boo-boo, I brushed on some brown ink with an aquapainter and covered in a mixture of diamond glaze and glitter.  The open flower charm below the ribbon is from Pizzazz Aplenty and I accented it with a Smoked Topaz Czech rhinestone, and added a trio of them below.  I finished off with some sponged and glittered edges around my circle and scalloped circle, then I dotted some Cinnamon Stickles all around the edges.  After I was one, I used the air art tool and a crumb cake marker to add some ink to the entire project.

That's all from me today!  I hope you'll play along with our Mojo challenge this week!  Have a fabulous start to your week and thanks for stopping by!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Bloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Whimsy (The Girls Paperie), Glassine Kraft (Tim Holtz), Early Espresso (SU!), Cream
Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Dies: Elegant Leaves Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Pinwheel Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Grand Big Scalloped Circles, Grand Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Damask Texture Fades (Tim Holtz), seam binding ribbon, air art tool (SU!), clear detail embossing powder (Judikins), glitter, diamond glaze, open flower charm and smoked topaz czech rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Cinnamon Stickles (Ranger)


  1. Woweeeeeeee!!! This is truly amazing! I'm sort of speechless and that NEVER happens! WOW!! Thanks, Julee! It made my day to see this :)

  2. Whoa. This is outstanding. Love love love this card! Beautiful colors, too!

  3. gorgeous, Julee...Love that pinwheel and the papers you used so that you see both sides. I just may have to break out my new grand dies to make a circle card!!

  4. Total gorgeousness, Julee! Love the colours comob and how you turned the pinwheel into a flower :) Love the sketch too! Can't wait to play this week.

  5. I love that pinwheel! It is an adorable die, and it looks so cool with these papers. Love it!

  6. This is gorgeous and I love that pinwheel... I think I may have to try to make one.
    Thank you for all of the inspiration you give me.

  7. I love the use of that pinwheel die! I need to use it more is too cute!


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