June Birthday Project Challenge - MFT Stamps

Hello friends!  It's time for this month's new Birthday Project Challenge from My Favorite Things!  This month is all about adding a birthday bear to your next project.

For my project today, I created a fun Birthday Box Card featuring the super cute "Beary Special Bears" Stamp Set.

I first stamped my images onto Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock with Copic friendly Black Ink and then colored them with my copics.

Once finished, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I then created the box/base of my card using a scoring board, pair of scissors, strong adhesive and a paper trimmer.  I added some panels using both Kraft Paper and the Sweet Celebrations Patterned Paper Pack.  I used the Grassy Edges Die-namics and Jellybean Green Card Stock to create some grass.

I added some clouds using the Cloud Stencil combined with some Blue Breeze Premium Ink Pad.

What ideas do you have for this fun challenge?  I'd love to see what you create!  Come and join us for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher.  More crafty inspiration from the DT and more details on this challenge can be found on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog.

Hope you all have a lovely day!


You're Fintastic - MFT Sketch Challenge 390

Hello crafty friends!  Its' time for a new Weekly Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things!  As always, the Weekly Sketch Challenge's are so much fun!

I did a fun card with some faux-portholes for my take on the sketch.  I first stamped my images from the amazing BB Gill Friends Stamp Set onto some Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with Copic friendly black ink and colored them (colors used will be listed at the bottom of this post).  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I first created the background portion of my card by blending some Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso Distress Inks onto a smooth white piece of card stock.

Once dry, I used some dark brown ink to stamp some woodgrain texture by using the Wood Grain Background Stamp.  This background stamp is one of my absolute favorites.

I then used Circle STAX Die-namics Set 1 and Set 2 to both cut out some porthole circles in the base of my card and to also create a circular frame.

To get a shine on them, I stamped the circle frames with clear Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with some Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  I then added some silver Brads to imitate the bolts on a porthole. 

I then added some water background by blending Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.

For my sentiment, I used the "You're Fintastic" from the Beach Buddies Stamp Set and cut it out the one of the smaller dies from the Hearts In A Row - Vertical Die-namics Set.

Here's a look at this week's sketch.  Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see some more crafty inspiration from the design team!  Also, join in earn a chance to win an MFT Gift Voucher!

Copic Colors Used:
  • Greens: YG0000, YG01, YG17, G28
  • Blue Fish: BG0000, BG000, BG02, BG07, BG09
  • Orange:  YR04, YR14, E35
Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Until next time, Happy Stamping!


MFT Color Challenge 95

Hello friends!  I'm here today to share with you a card I made for the latest My Favorite Things Color Challenge.  The colors for Challenge 95 are White, Lush Lagoon, Kraft and Daffodil.

My card today features the Pure Innocence "Fun In The Sun" Set combined with the Whimsical Waves Background Stamp.  I started off by stamping my images onto smooth white card stock with Copic friendly black ink.  I then colored the images with my Copics (all colors listed at the very bottom of this post) and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background, I first cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5" and wiped it with anti-static embossing powder.  I then used the Whimsical Waves Background Stamp, clear Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder to heat emboss the waves onto a portion of this piece.  Once dry, I blended some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and Lush Lagoon Hybrid Ink over top of my embossed background pattern.  I spritzed this lightly with water and lightly patted it dry with a paper towel.

 Once dry, I then used the largest A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics to cut this piece.  I then stamped my sentiment in the top left corner with Black Ink.  Once complete, I adhered this piece to a top-folding white A2 sized card base and then attached my images with some 3D foam squares. 

Come play along with us for a chance to win an MFT Gift Voucher!  Winner is chosen randomly.  Also, make sure to stop on by the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to check out what great projects the other participating DT Members have created!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I wish each and every one of you a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!


Copic Colors Used
  • Skin: E0000, E51, E21, E11, E04
  • Blush: R20
  • Hair: N3, N6, Black 100
  • Yellows: Y11, Y15, Y17, E33
  • Blues: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07
  • White: 0, C00, C2, C4

Pretty Pink Posh: June Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be a Guest Designer as part of the Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop!  I have been a big fan of Pretty Pink Posh for a while now and I just love this new release.  If you are following the hop, you should have just come from the very talented Ardyth Percy-Robb.

My card today features the newly released Geraniums Stamp Set combined with the Hello Shaker Die.  I love the combination of the two.  The Geraniums Stamp Set is absolutely gorgeous and so much fun to work with.

I first stamped my flowers and leaves onto Kraft Card Stock with black ink and used my Prismacolor Pencils to color them.  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Prismacolors used:

  • White
  • Hot Pink 993
  • Process Red 994
  • Dahlia Purple 1009
  • Black Grape 996
  • Chartreuse 989
  • Apple Green 912
  • Grass Green 909
  • Dark Green 908

For the shaker component, I die cut the Hello Shaker Die from white card stock and glued a piece of clear acetate behind the window.  I then added a combination of 4MM & 3MM Sparkling Clear Sequins for the embellishment and used some 3D foam adhesive tape to mount it to my card.  I adhered everything to a top-folding A2 sized Kraft card base.  Lastly, I added a few Clear Droplets for some added interest.


 Pretty Pink Posh will be giving away this beautiful not-yet-released Congrats Script Die to all orders equaling $60 or more while supplies last!

Here is a list of all of today's Blog Hop participants!
Make sure to check out each of the Designer's Blog and leave a comment on each PPP Blog Hop Post for a chance to win!  There are 4 $25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificates up for grabs (two winners each day).  Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop.  Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 6/19/2018.  Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.  So, grab a cup of coffee and prepare to be inspired!  The next on the list is the amazing Gemma Campbell!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I hope you all have enjoyed my card today!

Happy Card Making!


Have a Clawsome Day - MFT & Friends

Hello everyone!  It's time for another MFT & Friends!  This is where the MFT Design Team and MFT Guest Designers are challenged to look at the newest release with fresh eyes and come up with something new to share with you!

I have made a fun interactive slider card today featuring the Just Beclaws Stamp Set.

I first created my beach scene.  I used the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics to diecut some pieces for the sand from smooth white card stock.  I then blended these pieces with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I added some dots for texture using Copic colors E47, E35, E31 and a white gel pen.

After I placed some slider tracks on the bottom of my 4.25" x 5.5" card panel, I cut another panel for my slider portion at 4 3/8 x 3.75".  I stamped my sentiment onto this piece.

I then added some adhesive foam squares to support my slider items.  For the first and third slider tracks, I tripled the adhesive foam.

I also added some ribbon to the back of this panel before sealing it to my standard A2 top folding sized base.

I lined everything up as to where it would be once the card was put together and added adhesive foam tape where necessary.

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I added some tufts of grass using the largest of the two Grassy Edges Die-namics and some clouds with the Cloud Stencil and some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

The birds came from the BB Party Like a Pirate Stamp Set.

I wanted to create this scene similar to the ways crabs just seem to pop up out of the sand at the real beach.

Here's a quick video to see the card in action.

Make sure to head on over to the MFT Blog to see the amazing creations from participating MFT Design Team Members!

Thank you again for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!


MFT Tips & Tricks

Hello everyone!  I'm back today to share a really fun card with you using the new My Favorite Things BB Gill Friends Stamp Set combined with the Aquarium Die-namics.

I have created a super fun 3D Aquarium Shaker Box Card today!  Try saying that 5 times, lol.  Because of the depth of dimension to the card, it was a bit difficult to photograph and show you the full effect.  However, it was super easy to make and I will provide some step-by-step photos if you would like to try it yourself!

Cut a piece of card stock to 11.5" x 4.25".  I used a 12"x12" piece of card stock, but you can split your measurements to create a 2 piece Box Card and used a standard sized sheet of paper instead.  Score on the long side at 4", 5.5", 9.5" and 11".  Rotate it 90 degrees and score at 2 5/8" the entire length of the card stock.

Fold along the score-lines and then cut off all of the top flaps (on the shorter section) except for the back flap of the card.

The bottom of the box is going to be the larger portion to be able to fit the Aquarium Window Die-namics.  You can fold along the score-lines and cut as shown above.  I trimmed about .25" off of my tab (where the scissors are) so that you would not be able to see the tab once the window was cut.

I used the Aquarium Die-namics Window to cut a rectangular shaped hole into the front of my box.

Next, glue one Large Rectangle Shaker Pouch into the opening.  Make sure it is dry and securely in place before you move on.

I added just a few Queen & Company Diamond Toppings into the shaker pouch to resemble the rocks at the bottom of an aquarium.  I then glued another piece of acetate to the back of the pouch to hold these small pieces in place.

At this point, you can glue your box together where the tab attaches.  Here's the trick.  I then prepared the inside of my card using two sheets of acetate (cut at 4.75" x 2.5" and scored at 3/8" & 4 3/8").  Using acetate for the inside shelves of your card allows you to see all the way through to the back, creating great depth and dimension. I used both Chocolate Brown and Kraft Card Stock for the back of my card (cut at 3.75" x 4" and 3.5" x 3.75" respectively).

I then stamped my sentiment with Extreme Black Ink onto this back piece.  I probably should have done this step before I attached my fish, but I simply covered them with a piece of scrap paper so that no ink accidentally got on them.  Been there, done that.  No fun!

As you can see, this card folds easily to fit in a standard A2 sized envelope.

And it's weighs under 1 ounce, so it can still ship with just a single postage stamp!

I hope you've enjoyed my card today!  There's really so many options of what you can do with the Aquarium Die-namics.  It's such a fun die set! 

Make sure you stop on by the MFT Blog to see what other Tips & Tricks other participating Design Team Members have shared today! 

Have a wonderful day!