Cards With Confetti - MFT Birthday Project

Hello again!  This month's Birthday Project from My Favorite Things is all about cards with confetti.  Yes, it's messy but it sure is fun!



For my card today, I made a shaker card filled with colorful confetti.  I used various scraps of colored Card Stock and die cut them a few times using the Celebratory Confetti Die-namics.  I actually love this die set.  It was super easy to make some fun confetti of different shapes and sizes.




I also used the swirly dies from both the Heart Balloon Shaker & Frame and Mini Balloon Shaker & Frame Die-namics to cut some swirled pieces of confetti.  I used some foam adhesive tape, the largest Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-namics and some clear acetate to make a shaker window in which to hold my confetti.



In order to have some pieces always showing in all portions of the card, I glued a few to the background so that they wouldn't fall down when the card was upright.  Lastly, I added a fun little tropical bird (colored with Copics) from the Toucan Do It stamp set that was released last month.



Make sure you stop by the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog for more challenge details and to see all of the amazing designs created by the other participating DT Members!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel

MFT - Weekly Sketch Challenge 394

Hello everyone!  It's time for a new Weekly Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things!  If you've never played along with one of these challenges, you're missing out!  It's a great way to push your creativity and challenge yourself by trying to come up with something that fits the sketch but is all your own.


I decided to use this week's sketch as a window.  I wanted to make the card look like the inside of a house with the curious little garden gnomes peeking in from the outside.  I had a lot of fun interpreting this sketch and also tried something that I've never really done before....draw my own background!


In order to do the background, I first diecut a window using the newly released Gift Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics from a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Paper.  I then used my Misti to place my gnomes over top of this piece to show where on the window I wanted them peeking in.  Before I stamped the images, I removed my woodgrain piece of card stock and replaced it with a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb Card Stock.  I then stamped my images with black ink and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers.


I got the idea for my background from last month's marker coloring class from Kit & Clowder.  If you've never taken one of Alyce's classes, you need to!  She is a wonderful teacher and is full of knowledge on proper coloring techniques. 

Once finished with my background, I used some adhesive and attached it to the back of my woodgrain piece of cardstock with the window.  I added a frame from Kraft Card Stock.  Lastly, I heat embossed my simple sentiment onto a piece of black card stock with white embossing powder and attached it to the front of my card.


Here is a look at this week's Sketch Challenge.  I would love to challenge you to create something this time around!  Your design does not have to be perfect to win!  For every card entry, you earn the chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!




Also, for more inspiration on this sketch, make sure to stop by the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see the amazing creations designed by the other participating DT members!


If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel

Saddle Up & Celebrate - MFT & Friends

Hello crafty friends!  I hope your day is off to a good start!  It's time for the July MFT & Friends Feature and I'm dropping by today to share some more MFT Inspiration with you!  If you haven't had a chance to check out the latest Birdie Brown release from MFT Stamps, you need to do so!


The latest set is called Saddle Up & Celebrate and it's full of so many fun illustrations & sentiments.


For my card today, I first created a Box Card base using a scoring board, a pair of scissors, a paper trimmer and some adhesive.  I then stamped my images onto some Smooth White Card Stock (I used the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb), colored them with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.


I added some patterned paper panels on the sides of my box from the Sweet Celebrations Paper Pack. For my light brown colored grass, I used the Grassy Edges Die-namics with the Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock.


I wanted to keep the Cow Print theme going in my scene, so I added a Cow Print Banner in the background.  In order to accomplish this, I simply diecut some white banner pieces using the Celebratory Banner Die-namics and then loosely colored in a cow pattern using a black marker.


Make sure you stop by the MFT Blog to see the fabulous creations done by the rest of the team and also our MFT Guest Designers this month!

For more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel

Crown Die-namics Party Ideas - MFT Tips & Tricks

Hello friends!  I'm back today to share with you some fun ideas for using the new Crown Die-namics, Queen For the Day Stamp Set and Gift Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.  I wanted to take this set even further than just using it to make some fun cards.


I thought these sets would be perfect for party ideas!  The crown could be used for a Princess Party (if you have young kids), an Engagement Party, a Birthday Party (my Grandma would love this stuff) or even a Baby Shower.  It's pretty versatile and these party favors and designs were super easy to make.




I started off with some Gift Bags/Party Favor Bags.  I picked up my bags at my local Hobby Lobby and simply stamped my sentiment on them using my Misti.  This way, each bag had the sentiment in pretty much the same spot.  I then added my diecut using some glue adhesive.



I used some glitter paper for my crowns and added some 4mm Flat Back Gem Embellishments.



Another fun idea was to make Princess/Queen straws.  It doesn't seem like much but it really adds to your party table.




You just need a hot glue gun and some ribbon.  It's pretty simple!




I love how they look when you add them into some glass milk jugs.  It really is the perfect addition to your party.




Next, I used the same Die Set but changed up my theme.  This die is also perfect for Baby Showers or Handmade Baby Gift Holders.  I made a few 6"x6" boxes following THIS tutorial and then simply added my Crown diecut and some ribbon.  The crown was just the perfect touch!  I used the sentiment from the Essentials Sentiment Stamp Set.





I really love how these gift boxes (or party favor boxes) turned out.




Here's another Gift Box example, but this time I used the Queen For the Day Stamp Set for my sentiment instead.


 

Lastly, I thought it would be fun to make some smaller shaker boxes using the Gift Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.  I used the same video tutorial from above but this time, I started with my paper at 9"x9" to get a smaller box that fits this Die Set perfectly.  I simply used the Window Portion of the die to cut a window into the top of my box before I folded and adhered it all together.




I also added a gift shaker pouch to hold my embellishments.  I used the new Beautiful Stitched Bows Die-namics to add some cute little bows on top.  They add the perfect touch, don't you think?




These boxes are so much fun!  They'd probably even work as Wedding Favors as well!




I hope that I've given you a few (or even one, lol) useful ideas today!  Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see what other Tips & Tricks the rest of the participating DT Members have come up with!

I hope you all have a lovely day!  Thank you for dropping by!

Rachel

  

Happy Cake Day - MFT Color Challenge #97

It's time for a new Color Challenge from My Favorite Things!  The colors for this challenge are Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Lemon Chiffon and In the Buff.



My card today features the cute little Pure Innocence Birthday Girl from the 'Happy Cake Day' Set.  I first stamped her image onto smooth white Card Stock, colored her with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating die to cut her out.


For the background, I used the Geometric Stars Stencil and used a Mini Ink Blending Tool to lightly blend some Lemon Chiffon, Peach Bellini and Coral Crush Premium Dye Ink on top.  I then splattered some watered down Coral Crush Ink for some added interest.


I layered this card using some Smooth White Card Stock and Coral Crush Prestige Card Stock.  I used the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 to die cut my stitched rectangle mats.  Lastly, I added some Silver Sprinkles for embellishment.




Come join us and play along with Color Challenge #97.  One random entry will be chosen to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!  Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog for more details and to see what other creations participating DT Members have come up with!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Wishing you all a lovey day!

Rachel

Just Add Color - MFT July Release

Hello friends!  It's time for this month's "Just Add Color" feature from My Favorite Things!  This is one of my favorite features.  I love coloring and find it so relaxing.



I colored up a few of the stamp sets from this month's release and I'm simply going to share them with you along with all the colors that I used.  I'm no coloring expert and I usually just go with my gut when choosing colors, but I hope that this will help some of you when you're looking to color your own images.



For every set, I stamped my images with Copic friendly Black Ink onto some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I've listed the following Stamp Sets in this order: 1) BB Saddle Up & Celebrate, 2) The Greatest Show, 3) Safari Friends, and 4) Playful Peacocks




Copic Colors Used: 

  • Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11, E04, E15
  • Balloon: W5, W8, W10
  • Cowgirl Vest and Skirt: E40, E42, E43, E44
  • Cowgirl Hat: E31, E34, E23, E25, E27, E49
  • Cowgirl Shirt: G000, G00, BG15, BG18
  • Cowgirl Bandana: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49, BG09
  • Cacti Green: G20, YG13, YG17, YG67, YG97
  • Orange Scarves: YR00, YR02, YR07, E34
  • Cowboy Chaps: E31, E34, E23, 27, E29
  • Cowboy Shirt: G000, G00, BG15, BG18
  • Cowboy Vest: E40, E42, E43, E44
  • Cowboy Jeans: B91, B93, B97, B99
  • Cowboy Hat: W2, W4, W5, W8, W10
  • Belt Buckles: Y06, Y15, E34

The Greatest Show






Copic Colors Used:

  • Elephant: C00, C0, C2, C4, C5, C7 
  • Blues: B21, B24, B26, B29
  • Reds: R05, R17, R46, R59, RV99
  • Seal: T2, T4, T6, T7
  • Bear: E30, E31, E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Lion Mane: E30, E31, E33, E23, E25

Safari Friends




Copic Colors Used:

  • Hippo: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
  • Giraffe: E41, E42, E43, E44
  • Giraffe Spots: E33, E37, E47
  • Elephant: C00, C0, C2, C4, C5, C7
  • Lion Mane: YR31, E30, E31, E34, E23
  • Lion Body: YR30, YR20, YR23, E99, E23
  • Bird: B000, B01, B02, B05


Playful Peacocks



Copic Colors Used:

  • Green on feathers: YG0000, YG01, YG17, G16
  • Dark Circle on Feathers: B24, BV17, BV08
  • Light Blue on Feathers: B01
  • Brown on Feathers & Wings: E30, E33, E25, E29
  • Blue Body: B02, B06, B39 

Here are some of the cards that I made using a handful of these images. 












I hope this may help some of you!  Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see what the other participating DT Members have colored!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  All links to the stamp sets that I used are below.  Hope you all have a wonderful evening!

Rachel