MFT Stamps – Friend-A-Saurus

Hi again! I’m back with my second entry into the MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge and it’s SO CUTE! I just had to pull out these sweet dinos that I got for Christmas! I’ve only used them one other time and was so happy to ink them up again!

To create my card, I started by choosing the image I wanted to use out of the set, stamped and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them all aside. Next, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock, then cut it out with a Pink & Main large sentiment strip.

For my background, I die cut the largest Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle from kraft cardstock. I pulled out a retired MFT Stamps arch stax die set and cut 3 of those from the left side. Next, I stamped the MFT STamps diagonal stripes background stamp on the panel in brown ink. Then I used a blending brush to ink up the edges for a little dimension. While I had the blending brushes out, I added some of the brown ink to the bottom of the arch cutouts and then went back with an olive green ink on the tops.

I added foam tape to the back of the striped panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I used liquid glue to add the arches back in to their windows. Next, I added foam squares to the back of the dinos and popped them in place. I added foam strips to the back of the sentiment and bird and added them last.

For finishing touches, I just added some fun white gel pen highlights to all the images. I just love the earthy tones of this card! It’s super fun and would be great for a girl or a guy!

Products used on today’s card:
MFT Stamps A-Roar-able Friends stamps and dies
MFT Stamps Arch Stax
MFT Stamps striped background
Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle dies
Trinity Stamps blending brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks
Copic markers
Foam squares and strips

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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My Favorite Things – Sketch Challenege

Hey friends! I’m stopping by this weekend with a couple of really fun cards I created using the MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch. Here’s a look at the sketch.

For some reason this one really inspired me and I immediately pulled my stamps out and started coloring. Today we have another Super Friend card because I’m so in love with those critters!

I started my card by stamping and coloring the images from Super Friend. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Using the colors of their outfits, I found a few distress oxide colors to blend for my background. Today I tried cracked pistachio, dusty concord and chipped sapphire. Then I spritzed the panel with water and also flicked some pearl and gold watercolor on it.

I used my Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack to die cut 3 white circles and glued the foliage images on the back side of them. Then I glued those to my inked panel. I added foam squares to my critters and popped them in place next.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the set on black cardstock and used a Pink & Main Sunny Greetings sentiment strip die to cut it out. I added it with foam strips and moved on to finishing touches.

For those I started with glossy accents on the critter noses, chest emblem and glasses. Then I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the stars and decided this card was finished.

It’s SUPER adorable and will be fabulous to send to a great friend for a pick me up!

Products used on today’s card:
MFT Stamps Super Friends stamps and dies
Distress Oxide inks – cracked pistachio, dusty concord, chipped sapphire
Glossy accents
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack dies
Foam squares and strips
Copic markers

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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MFT Stamps – Sending You Hugs

Hello everyone! I’m popping in today with a really fun card share featuring some MFT Stamps products that I just love! These Super Friend critters are just too cute and so fun to create with! I have had this Sending You Hugs die for a while and was excited to finally put it to use too!

To create this fun card, I started by inking up a panel with distress oxide inks in chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch and cracked pistachio. Once that was blended, I spritzed it with water. Then I came back and flicked some gold watercolor over the panel. I set it aside to dry before die cutting it with the sending you hugs die.

Next, I stamped a couple of the critters from Super Friends and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and went back to my background panel to create the shaker mechanism. For that, I trimmed down some acetate and adhered it to the back of the die cut area with scrappy tape. Then I lined the panel with thick foam tape, creating a well in the center for my shaker bits. I piled some Twiddler’s Nook Wishing on Rainbow Stars confetti in the center of my white card base, removed the backing paper from the foam tape and adhered my panel to it. Voila! All sealed up and ready to shake, shake, shake!

I added foam squares to the back of the super friends and popped them in place. Then I took a sentiment from their set, stamped and heat embossed it in white. I trimmed that into a strip and popped it up with foam strips. This is when I remember those cute love speech bubbles that I had in my stash and thought they would be a great addition. So I die cut them from white cardstock, colored the hearts with red copics and glued them down with liquid glue.

Moving on to finishing touches, I simply added glossy accents to the koala’s nose and lion’s shirt emblem.

This card is so happy and so much fun too! Wouldn’t you just smile pulling it out of an envelope? I sure would!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

MFT Stamps – Super in Superhero

Hello everyone! I have a REALLY fun box card to share with you today featuring some fun, new goodies I got from recently.

Products used on today’s project, using affiliate links to help fund this page at no cost to you:
Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card dies
MFT Stamps Super Friend stamps and dies
Hero Arts Leaves and Vines background die
Distress Ink colors – Tea Dye, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive
Scrappy Tape 1/4 inch
Copic markers – R00, R24, R27, R29, YR21, YR24, YR27, Y11, Y13, Y26, Y28, YG11, YG13, YG93, YG95, G12, G14, G16, G24, G28, B0000, B32, B34, W1, W3, W5, W7, E41, E42, E43, E44

To create my card, I started by die cutting all the elements from the Lawn Fawn scalloped box card. The outside of the box is cut from kraft cardstock and the edges are inked with tea dye distress ink. The decorative panels are cut from white cardstock and inked with tea dye and mowed lawn distress inks. Then they are splattered with watered down ink from those two colors plus a little black soot for extra texture.

An extra white panel was inked up with the same colors that I die cut the Hero Arts leaves and vines die from. Then that panel was cut down to 3×3.25 inches to fit the back panel of the box card. This gave me a large piece left over to use on another project too! Next, I used 1/4 inch scrappy tape to adhere the box card together, including the inner supports that I will attach my images to later on.

I stamped images from MFT Stamps Super Friend and colored them with my copic markers. I made sure to stamp lots of extra leaves so that I could fill the scene really well. I attached the koala character to a strip of acetate and added him to the back support in the card. Working my way forward, I added the other two characters and leaves in between.

For my sentiment, I chose to stack one of the longer ones from the Super Friends set by masking it off and stamping it in two sections on one of the inked decorative panels. Last, I added those to the flaps of the card and also glued the leaves and vines background to the back panel of the box card.

This card was so much fun to create! I love making interactive cards. They are so fun to make but more fun to give to people! Seeing their face when it moves or pops open is so cool!

I hope you found some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

MFT & Lawn Fawn – CAS Set of 5

Hey friends! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and has a great start on the new week already! I’m popping in with a super fun set of 5 cards that I made with goodies from ScrapbookPal. I used the new MFT Stamps Heart Rays die and paired it with some fun Lawn Fawn sets to create a set of 5 cards. Here’s a look at all of them.

To create these cards I started by die cutting the MFT Stamps Heart Rays die 5 times from different colors of cardstock. Then I mixed them all up and used a little scotch tape on the back to hold the pieces together. Then I added foam tape to the back and set them aside.

I knew I wanted a fairly clean and simple design so I cut 5 white card bases and 5 – 3.75×5 inch white panels and lined the back of those with foam tape as well.

Next I pulled out my Lawn Fawn stamp sets and picked a variety to play with. I decided on images and colored them all with my copics, then used the coordinating dies for the sets to cut the images out. I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to adhere the images to the hearts and the white panels. I adhered the panels to the card bases and then used my MISTI to stamp sentiments on the bottom portion of each card front.

For this card, I used the Manatee-rific set. For finishing touches, I just added some glossy accents to the seashells and unicorn Stickles to the bubbles.

This card features images from the Meow You Doin? set. I love that playful kitty! I finished things off here with just a little glossy accents on the kitty’s nose.

I think this card is super fun and playful with the wonky sentiment and those cute images from Toadally Awesome. I finished this card off with unicorn Stickles on the wings of the fly and dragonfly.

I absolutely LOVE this cute little axolotl and couldn’t believe I hadn’t inked him up yet! Therefore, I knew I had to add him to one of these cards. This set is called I Like You (a lotl) and I love it (a lotl!). I finished things off here with unicorn Stickles on the bubbles.

Last but not least, I had a little dino fun with Rawrsome and added this sweet triceratops with a party hat to the last card. I added black glaze pen to the eyes, glossy accents to the horn and unicorn Stickles to the top of the party hat.

This is such a fun set of cards and could be customized with any sets you have in your stash, for any occasion you might need cards for. I hope you found some inspiration in today’s post to create something wonderful.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Lawn Fawn – Hap-pea Holidays!

Hey friends! It’s been a minute since I checked in. The holidays have me super busy and I took advantage of the lull in design team requirements to clean my craft room and wrap our gifts over the last week. Yesterday I had some time to play in the craft room and finally pulled out the adorable Lawn Fawn pea sets – Be Hap-pea and Peas on Earth.

I paired those two sweet sets with the MFT Stamps shutter card dies to create a fun, interactive card. Here’s the front with those sweet peas hanging out in their pod and that great Lawn Fawn Snow Day Remix paper.

Ta-da!!! Here’s the inside. Super simple but adorable and sure to make someone smile. Aren’t these peas just the cutest? And I’m totally a fan of those great puns that come in both stamp sets.

Here’s a look at the inside and the band together. I’m still getting the hang of these shutter cards but they are so much fun to create!

We have a few birthdays coming up so I think I’ll try another for one of those.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

My Favorite Things – Rudolph Wishes

Hey friends! I just had to pop in and share this adorably cute card with you today. The second I saw this reveal from My Favorite Things, I knew I had to have this stamp. There were no if ands or buts, seriously. I was that smitten. Sadly, it took me forever to ink it up and play but I finally did!

When I ordered this great Reindeer Games set, I also picked up the Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas sentiment and Very Merry paper pad too. I couldn’t resist. So naturally I put it all together for my first card.

I don’t use patterned paper very often but this was so much fun to mix and match and play with the different ones to create a vibrant and fun background while still showcasing that great sentiment and adorable little girl.

After adding all my layers with liquid glue and foam squares, I did have to add a few finishing touches like glossy accents to that nose and the lights too. They were calling for it.

Then I finished things off with some Trinity Stamps peppermint candy clay embellishments scattered about too.

Do you ever have a stamp set that comes out and you absolutely have to have it? My favorite reindeer colored copic markers were low and I had to wait for refills in the mail but I will be coloring a bundle of this one up and making more cards and a few tags because I love it so much!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Lawn Fawn – Let’s Go Nuts

I’ve been having so much fun with the little bit I ordered from the Lawn Fawn fall/winter release and today I’m excited to share a card with you featuring some of those goodies! It’s a little more involved in cutting and measuring so I’ve got a step-by-step for you with measurements in case you want to follow the design completely.

1. Cut card base from kraft cardstock and score at 2 1/8 from each side and crease. Cut 2 plaid panels measuring 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 and adhere them to either side.
2. Die cut shutter pieces from kraft cardstock and crease the score lines. Cut a woodgrain panel 2 3/4 x 6 and score 1/4 inch from the top and bottom. Cut a white piece of cardstock measuring 3 x 5 7/8 and adhere it behind the woodgrain panel. Then use the circle die from the shutter card components set and run them through your die cutter.
3. Die cut another circle from yellow plaid and using your shutter components adhere it to the inside of your card base.
4. Stamp, color and die cut your images from Let’s Go Nuts and Big Acorn however you like.
5. Using scrappy tape, adhere your kraft shutter pieces to the inside of your card and then adhere the woodgrain panel over the top of them. 
6. Using liquid glue or tape runner adhere your images inside the shutter and on the woodgrain panel however you choose. Don’t forget to stamp and heat emboss your sentiments and cut them into strips too. Then close your card up to create the belly band that keeps it closed. 
7. Cut a white strip that measures 2 x 8 1/2. Instead of scoring at a specific spot, I just wrap the strip around my card and crease it where it folds. This still gives you over a 1/4 inch overlap to adhere the band together. 
8. Die cut a plaid circle with the stitched circle stackables and adhere the woodgrain circle you cut from the inside of your card to it. Cut another woodgrain circle for a ground and use the simple stitched hills to cut the top. Adhere it along with your images and sentiments. Then add the whole circle to your belly band. I glued it over the seam so the band looks seamless but you could put the seam in the back too.
9. Slide your belly band over the top and VOILA your card is all finished and ready to wow the recipient!
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

A few notes about today’s card…where I love all things Lawn Fawn, I decided to go with the My Favorite Things shutter card components dies because they give you more control and flexibility where your opening will be and the opening is larger too. Keep this in mind if you want to use any of the add-ons for the Lawn Fawn version though, they won’t work with this one. But today’s card could easily be modified for that shutter die set too.

If you have questions or need clarification on anything, just comment below, email me from the contact form or message me on IG or Facebook. I’m super happy to help in any way I can!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee and You

Good morning everyone! It’s Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today, so grab your cuppa and settle in for some ultra cuteness to be shared!

I had an idea for a fun layout so my card came together a little backwards for my typical style. I started by arranging the dies from my MFT Stamps Stitched Arch STAX dies on my card to see how I could get them to fit. Once I liked it, I arranged my stamps to see if I could fill the windows how I wanted and it worked perfect! I sent the arch dies through my die cutter and then moved over to stamping and coloring like I usually do.

I wanted to play with the Coffee and You set from Reverse Confetti because I just got it a few weeks ago and hadn’t been able to play yet. So I stamped and colored my images with copics, then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Next, playing off the colors of my images, I inked up the arches that were die cut from my panel. I left the front panel white and stamped my sentiment on it.

For assembly, I added foam tape to the back of the white panel and then used it as a guide to adhere the inked arches to the card front. Once those were in place I removed the release paper and put the white panel in place. I added my images with a combination of foam squares a liquid glue to fill in my windows.

For finishing touches, I added a scattering of coffee bean clay hearts from Trinity Stamps and some glossy accents to the elephant’s feet and mouse noses.

This is such a clean and simple card for me but I really love how sweet it turned out.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Paper Smooches – Hey, Hi Slider Card

Hello again and Happy Friday everyone! Not that days of the week have much meaning to most of us anymore. I do appreciate not being tied to a laptop during the weekends though.

I recently took advantage of an amazing sale from Paper Smooches and grabbed a couple of fun things I’d been wanting. Over the next few days I’m going to share some super fun card, all using one stamp set – Happy Hellos. It’s so much fun and has tons of possibilities. I hope you enjoy!

For this fun card, I stamped my image from Happy Hellos on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaFine ink and set to coloring with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I love how the bright colors pop on this image. I cut out the image and set it aside to build my card.

I used my Spellbinders slider card and cut the pieces from gray and white cardstock. On the front panel I stamped My Favorite Things Lined Up Dots background stamp in gray ink for a tone-on-tone effect. Using this as a guide, I stamped the “hi” with the heart from the Happy Hellos stamp set on a card front and colored it pink. I adhered the white slider card to the mechanism and adhered this panel to my card front.

I used tape runner to adhere my bird to the slider mechanism and slipped some rainbow ribbon through the hole, tying it with black and white baker’s twine. This just finishes the card of perfectly!

I love that because this is just the front of a regular card, you still have the whole inside of the card to write a really fun message to the recipient!

Paper Smooches has a challenge going on right now with the theme – HAPPY – that I plan to link this awesome card up to!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!