Sketch Challenge PP160 for The Paper Players

Today’s card is based on The Paper Players Sketch Challenge 160 and is a birthday card for my oldest niece, Shauna.  Shauna will be 17 and is a beautiful, kind and caring girl.  She is hoping to go into Veterinary School and has already spent time a local vets offices during her Christmas, Spring and Summer break. I’m very proud of her and the young woman she is becoming.

Here is my card for her….


…and here is the sketch that inspired it

About the card
1.  When I saw the sketch it just looked obvious to me that the circle should be a peep through.  I used paper from Gingham Garden as the background with a few little butterflies with pearls cut from the other side of the paper to fill the scalloped circle.

2.  I used the Chevron Border Punch to make my little Chevrons.  Easy peasy with the ‘left overs’ from the punch.

3.  When I first made this card, I didn’t have any embossing on the so Saffron and it just looked too plain.  The cloud folder from the Spring Mini Catalogue was perfect.

What I used
Stamps:  none, Ink: none, Paper: Gingham Garden, Island Indigo, So Saffron, Whisper White (inside), Accessories: 1 3/8 Scallop Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Chevron Border Punch, pearls.

Well, how did I do?  Drop me a comment and thanks for stopping by the Owlery today!!


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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I love how you created the peep-through for the circle image. I also love how you overlayed the cardstock over the Designer Series Paper with just a little peek of the DSP on the sides. Very nice card! I know Shauna will enjoy it.

    • Awe thanks Brian. I tried to get the most out of the DSP while at the same time pretty much covering it up. Glad you liked it!

  2. What a great idea to create a peekaboo card with the sketch! I love that beautiful paper, and your paper lined envelope. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players, Lynn!

  3. Such a clever take on the sketch–I love that you used the circle element for a window. And it looks fabulous backed in DSP. Such a sweet card for someone who sounds just as sweet! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Hi Lynn,
    I like your card very much. What a lovely idea to punch out the shape. Very nice.
    Linda 🙂

    • Thank you so much Linda. Sometimes you just look at something and see it the exact opposite from everyone else but yet it turns out pretty cute anyway!!

      Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


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