MFT CC#52

Hello! Welcome to the newest MFT color challenge. The colors for this week's challenge are soft and subtle and they are perfect for masculine themed cards.

I used the colours to create a simple birthday card using the Happy Birthday to You die and left it pretty simple so the sentiment was the focal point on the card.
I diecut the sentiment from Grout Gray cardstock and adhered a piece of vellum onto the back so I could add the centers of the letters back in. I then layered it over a Berrylicious piece of cardstock so the letters would show through as blue.

I added the finished panel to a Cement Gray card base and diecut some stars from Primitive White cardstock and adhered them around the sentiment. I completed the card by adding some clear sequins onto the stars and filling the centers with mint coloured Stickles.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Challenge blog to see what the rest of the creative team created with this week's colour palette. 

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MFT & Chibi Lights Collaboration

Hello! Today I have a fun card to share that I created with products from My Favorite Things along with Chibi Tronics Chibi Lights!  These lights are a super fun way to add a light up element to a card design with a circuit and a tiny light hidden within the card design.

For my card I created a birthday themed card with candles that glow when you press on the sentiment area of the card.

I stamped and diecut my candles and flames and then I figured out where the center flame would be so I could add a hole to the cardstock for the light to shine through. I cut a square hole and you can kind of see it through the heart in the flame, so I know for next time to try and make sure the hole isn't as obvious. ;)

I stamped the background of the main panel with the Distressed Patterns stamp set and Limelight ink and then I adhered my candles over top. I stamped the sentiment under the candles with black ink, and then I created my Chibi Light circuit on the white cardstock panel underneath.

It's hard to pick up in the photo, but when I press down on the sentiment area of the card, the middle candle flame lights up. Such a fun and unexpected way to add something fun to a card design, Especially a birthday card with candles! ;)

I can't wait to create more light up cards with Chibi Lights!

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MFT WSC295

Hello and welcome to this week's Wednesday sketch challenge. I love having the MFT sketches as a starting point for my cards... it takes all of the guess work out of the design and let's you just create. 

For my card this week, I used the sketch to create a coffee themed card with a two part sentiment... the first part on the top banner area and the second part on the coffee cup.
I diecut the background panel using a scallop edge rectangle die and then I used the Distressed Patterns stamp set to stamp some splatters on the background with Grout Gray ink. I diecut and coloured the cup and adhered it over the stamping.

I diecut a stitched banner from white cardstock and stamped the 'sending' part of the sentiment using the Essential Sentiments stamp set. I completed the card by adding some red diecut hearts around the banner on the top part of the card.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Challenge blog to see more cards created with this months sketch and to participate for a chance to win a GC to the MFT online store! ;)

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MFT August Card Kit Release!

Hello and welcome to the release party for the My Favorite Things August card kit - Sensational Stitched Flowers! This fun new all occasion and floral themed kit is now available for purchase in the MFT online store.

For my card tonight I decided to create a bright, bold design using the flower dies from the kit along with some of the cardstock colours in the kit.

I diecut a bunch of flowers from green, pink and turquoise cardstock and then I glued them together to create 3 layer flowers. Once I had all of the flowers ready, I adhered them onto the card base making sure to leave enough space for the sentiment.

I adhered the largest flower with foam adhesive for some added dimension and then I glued leaves (cut from all three colours) all around the flowers. To complete the card, I added clear sequins to some of the flower centers and around them. 

I also stamped the 'smile' sentiment with black ink before adhering the finished panel to a pink cardstock mat and kraft card base.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more awesome ideas using this months kit! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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Guest Designer | The Ton Stamps (Part 3)

Hello! I'm super excited to be guest designing with the Ton Stamps for the month of August! I love their stamps and have a lot of fun creating with them! ;)

For my card today, I used the Happiest of Peonies stamp set with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to create a floral thank you card. Here's a peek at the card I created:

Make sure to head over to the Ton Stamps blog here to get all the details how I created this card. ;)

Be back soon!

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MFT Sensational Stitched Flowers | Day 1

Hello and welcome to day one of the countdown to the Sensational Stitched Flowers card kit from My Favorite Things. This kit has everything you need to create a ton of cards from Get Well to Happy Birthday to Thank You. 

For my card today I used the Stitched Flower die-namics to create a diecut inlay background with white cardstock. I love the subtle detail it adds while still making the flowers a focal part of the card.

After I had the flowers diecut, I carefully removed the die from the cardstock so all the flowers would stay in the negative space and then I adhered it to a thin piece of typing paper cut slightly smaller. I ran the entire panel through my diecut machine with the largest Wonky Stitched Rectangle die to give it a finished edge and then I added it to a green cardstock mat.

I diecut the new mid-month 'free with $60' Thanks die from white and silver cardstock and coloured the white one with aqua colours of Copic markers to make it ombre, and then I adhered it over the diecut background that I had created.

I completed the card by adding the panel to a Blu Raspberry card base and then added some clear sequins to a few of the flower centers for some added dimension.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more details on this months kit and to see more inspiration from the creative team! ;)

See you tonight for the release of this month's kit! ;)

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MFT Sensational Stitched Flowers Card Kit

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the MFT Sensational Stitched Flowers card kit countdown. The August kit is definitely a new favourite for me! It has an amazing sentiment stamp set that pairs perfectly with the Stitched Flowers Die-namics that come in the kit. I had so much fun creating with this kit! ;)

For my first card, I created a heat embossed sentiment background with the All Occasion Sentiments stamp set and then layered my focal area on top.

I stamped the word 'Hugs' repeatedly with the Versamark ink that comes in the kit and than I added the white heat embossing powder on top. Once I had the words heat set, I added Cracked Pistachio distress ink over top with an ink blending tool so the white embossed words would show through.

I diecut some of the flowers from white embossing powder and coloured them in with Copic markers. I then added them over the stamped sentiment banner using foam adhesive on a couple for some added dimension.

You can see the card created from start to finish on the MFT YT channel for this week's MFTv episode.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more details on this months kit and to see more inspiration from the creative team! ;)

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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Guest Designer | The Ton Stamps (part 2)

Hello! I'm super excited to be guest designing with the Ton Stamps for the month of August! I love their stamps and have a lot of fun creating with them! ;)

For my card today, I used the awesome Grand Bows stamp set to create a bright and fun birthday card. To add a little more detail to the bows, I added polka dots with a white gel pen. Here's a little peek:

 Make sure to head over to the Ton Stamps blog here to get all the details how I created this card. ;)

Be back soon!

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Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Sunny Studio birthday blog hop! I love love love Sunny Studio stamps and the super sweet owner Mendi! I am thrilled and honoured that she asked me to be a part of her birthday celebration! ;)

You should have arrived here from Anni's blog. ;)
 

For my card, I used the new Halloween Cuties stamp set along with the Happy Home stamp set to create a cute trick or treating scene. ;)
I stamped all the images onto white cardstock and coloured them all in with Copic markers. I then cut them out with scissors and set them aside while I created my scene. 

To create my scene, I used Distress inks with watercolour cardstock and added blues to the sky area to make it look like night and greys to the ground pieces. I also cut out a piece of smooth cardstock to look like a sidewalk and adhered it where the house would sit.

I adhered the house, moon and bat in the back area of the scene and added the cute Halloween critters close to the bottom of the card to make it look like the house was in the distance behind them.

I decided to not add a stamped sentiment but instead use the cute trick or treat bag for the sentiment on the card. I cut a tiny slit under the critters hand so I could slide the treat bag underneath and make it look like he was holding it. ;)

Giveaway

You can win a $20 GC to Sunny Studio stamps at every stop on the hop! Make sure to leave a comment by Monday August 15th for your chance to win!

And Sunny Studio is offering 15% off all purchases to their online store using the code "SUNNYBIRTHDAY" through Monday, August 15th at midnight PST


Your next stop in the hop is the awesomely talented and super funny Laura Bassen! Love her! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by my stop on the hop! ;)

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