Ellen Hutson – Sweet Spring Set of 4

Welcome everyone! I’m so glad you’re here! Today I’m playing with goodies from Ellen Hutson and a couple of MFT Stamps background stamps. I was inspired by Therese Calvird from the Ellen Hutson design team. Click HERE to see the card she shared that got my wheels turning.

Now, I don’t have the new skinny stripes background stamp from Ellen Hutson, or the background die but her background and use of that sweet bunny had me thinking. I do have a diagonal skinny stripe background from MFT Stamps and was able to stamp, rotate and stamp again to create my orange and green backgrounds. While I was digging for that stamp I found the sweet plaid background that I bought last year and love so much, so I couldn’t resist inking it up a couple of time too.

Then I proceeded to stamp a ton of images from Sweet Spring and color everything with my copic markers. I started with the bunny and a bundle of carrots like Therese’s card. Who could resist!?!

The second element I loved about her card was the speech bubble sentiment. It’s playful and lends itself to being more versatile outside of the Easter holiday. So I pulled out a couple of Ellen Hutson products to make my own.

The sentiments come from Small Sayings stamps, and the speech bubbles are from Heart Eyes stamps and dies which released in January.

Keeping with the sweet spring feel but not necessarily Easter, I put that cute fox in a flower pot surrounded by flower filled pots as well. Can’t you just see him popping up out of nowhere saying hello? I just love it!

All of the images have similar finishing touches with white gel pen accents, black glaze pen to open eyes and little bits of glossy accents on parts of the images like these flower centers.

This card is definitely more of an Easter feel but it’s so sweet that I just couldn’t resist. I love the bunny ears to dress up the critters and having him pop out of the egg was too cute!

I chose another generic sentiment for the front but will probably stamp something from the fun Ears to You stamp set on the inside before I mail it out.

Last but not least, these sweet chicks! They’re so fun walking in a line with the babies not following directions. The speech bubble and hearts both came from Heart Eyes. I seriously love this one!

I forgot to mention also, I trimmed the stamped backgrounds down to 4×5.25 inches and popped them up with foam tape for added dimension. If you’ve followed me for even just a minute, you know I love dimension on everything!

One more look at all four cards that I created using Ellen Hutson Sweet Spring and MFT Stamps backgrounds, inspired by Therese Calvird.

Products used today:
EBE Sweet Spring stamps and dies
EBE Heart Eyes stamps and dies
EBE Small Sayings stamps

MFT Stamps Diagonal Stripes stamp
MFT Stamps All Lined Up Diagonally stamp
Foam squares
Foam tape
White gel pen
Black glaze pen
Glossy accents

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MFT Stamps – You’re A-MEOW-zing

Hello there! It’s time for #tagtimesaturday and today we’re keeping it super simple and adorably punny! You know I love critters and puns; my daughter is no different. So today I’m using the fun MFT Stamps Best Friend Faces dies with their Trendy Tag and Best Friends Furever sentiment stamps.

Our cats are far from this color but I just had to make a fun orange kitty tag today, partially because my daughter’s school colors are orange and black. I cut two tags – orange and white. On the orange one, I die cut the kitty face and then glued the tags together. This made it simple to inlay the little face details after cutting them from black and pink cardstock. There is a die in the Best Friend Faces set for cheeks and I made sure to add those too.

Once the face was all put together and had an afterthought to ink blend a little depth on the edges. So I carefully added darker orange blending around the sides before popping my sentiment up with foam strips. Then I cut some twine and threaded it through the loop.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the eyes and nose, and stardust Stickles to the cheeks for some sparkle. It’s very simple but so cute and sure to make her smile!

Products used today:
MFT Stamps Best Friend Faces dies
MFT Stamps Best Friends Furever stamps
MFT Stamps Trendy Tag dies

Bearly Art liquid glue
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust
Foam strips
Blending brush

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My Favorite Things Stamps – Be Merry Shaker and a Bonus Card

Welcome everyone! Today I have a really simple and fun shaker card to share with you using MFT Stamps products. Then at the end I have a bonus card to share using leftover die cuts I had from the first card. They’re both so much fun and so festive!

I knew I wanted to make a shaker card with the Be Merry dies so I chose my cardstock, die cut a smaller rectangle and then cut the Be Merry from that. Be sure to se those letters aside, especially the little center pieces too! We’ll need it all in the end.

Line the back of your rectangle with tear tape and adhere acetate over the letter openings. Then add foam strips to create a well for your shaker bits. Sprinkle whatever you like – my daughter chose Snowy Day from my shop and blue sequins from our stash – then seal it up with white cardstock that’s about a half inch larger than the panel.

Stamp some adorable penguins from Polar Opposites (this set is retired but use whatever cute critters you have) and color them with copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped them up over the words with foam squares. I used liquid glue to adhere the inside bits to my letters and then added the shaker mechanism to a white card base.

For finishing touches I added a bit of star dust Stickles to penguin’s hat and shirt, black glaze pen to their eyes and glossy accents to their beaks and feet.

Now, remember those letters we kept from the very beginning die cutting? Let’s not let those go to waste either!

I started by cutting the letters from white cardstock using some scraps 3 more times and glued them together for height and stability. Then I chose an ombre of green to white cardstock from my stash and cut 1/4 inch strips of each one. I adhered them all to a piece of copy paper and trimmed it down to fit on my card base.

Next, I did a little ink blending on my die cut letters to give them some shading at the bottom and mirrored the effect on an A2 piece of the same color cardstock that will go on my card front. I adhered the letters with liquid glue and added foam tape to the strips to pop it up on the red cardstock.

Then I glued the whole panel to a white card base and came in with my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the top layer of my letters. This subtle shimmer is super pretty but doesn’t detract from the fun design with all those holiday stripes!

I hope you enjoyed this cards today and find some holiday inspiration!

Products used:
MFT Stamps Polar Opposites stamps and dies
MFT Stamps Be Merry dies
Pink & Main Layered Rectangles dies
Twiddler’s Nook Snowy Day embellishments
Foam strips and squares
Liquid glue
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Stickles – star dust
Glossy accents

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MFT Stamps – You Make My Days Sunshiny

Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping in today. I recently made a few purchases from MFT Stamps and have been playing with a set here and there when I have a moment. Today I have a card featuring one of those stamp sets and the mini slimline outside the box level up dies that I also snagged finally!

For some reason I really fell in love with these sweet critters from the Outdoor Adventures stamp set. I stamped the images, plus lots of extra grass patches, and colored everything with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside to work on my box card pieces.

I cut the main pieces from a yellow dot texture cardstock in my stash and the stitched panels from green. Then I cut a snow drift insert to act as my water and a grassy hill insert for my ground. The back panel is cut from the same blue as the water but I inked the edges with different colors to offset them a bit.

I stamped the sentiment from the You Make My Days Sunshiny stamp set on the stitched panel and then started assembling everything. I used scrappy tape for all of the box pieces and liquid glue to add the images to the inserts.

Once everything was together, the sky looked really sparse so I went digging and found the sunshine and clouds in the same set as the sentiment so I stamped, colored and cut them out too. I think that really finishes off this fun scene, don’t you?

Products used today:
Mini Slimline Outside the Box Level Up dies
Mini Slimline Outside the Box Snow Drifts dies
Mini Slimline Outside the Box Grassy Hills dies
You Make My Days Sunshiny stamps
Outdoor Adventures stamps and dies
Scrappy tape – 1/4 inch
Bearly Art liquid glue

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Jane’s Doodles – Have a Brew-Tea-Ful Day Outside the Box Card

Welcome, welcome! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing a fun box card and a tag using the recently release Tea Time digital stamp set from Jane’s Doodles. This set is packed full of images so I printed everything and just started coloring for fun. In the end I had extra images after arranging my box card so I made a sweet little tag for the heck of it too!

After coloring the images, I went digging through my paper stash for cardstock or patterned paper that coordinated with the colors I had used. I landed on these fun prints from Pink & Main’s All Occasions Florals paper pad. I cut all of the elements for my Outside the Box card from white cardstock, including the cloud layers. I also cut the cloud layers from vellum and stacked them behind but in the end, that gets covered up so you could skip it.

After building the box and adding the decorative elements on the sides and back, I added all of my colored images to the different layers. In the end, I chose a sentiment from the Brew-Tea-Ful stamp set. I added the card folded up into my MISTI and stamped it down on the upper right side of the arch.

Then, for a little extra something, I took the hearts from the Tea Time set I had colored, added them to acetate picks and adhered them with glue dots. I love the look of the hearts floating in the air.

Now, in a completely different color palette, I have a simple little tag that will be perfect to attach to a tea themed gift. I used a craft knife to cut a slit in the teacup so I could slide the teabag inside of it. The sentiment stamped on the teapot is also from Brew-Tea-Ful.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects!

Products used today:
Jane’s Doodles Tea Time digital stamps
Jane’s Doodles Brew-Tea-Ful stamps
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Level Up dies
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Clouds
Pink & Main Fancy Tag dies
Pink & Main All Occasion Florals paper pad
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Scrappy Tape – 1/4 inch

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MFT Stamps – Wishing You Sunnier Days Ahead Shadow Box Card

Happy Saturday crafty friends! I have been wanting to create more shadow box cards lately. I keep searching them on Pinterest and watching videos for inspiration and I finally set a night aside to just create one. It was so fun! I totally fussed with it for hours and kept coming back and changing my mind, but I love how it turned out!

I used the Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Card die set for my card base and hills. Then I pulled out the Weather With You and Sprinkling You With Love stamp sets from MFT Stamps to decorate it all. I feel like these sets have similar artwork so even though the critters are different, they play well together.

Once I created the box card itself, I started by filling in the inside and front with all of my critters. Then I knew I wanted to decorate the sides so I had colored extra images so I started filling those in too.

After the inside and sides were finished, I didn’t like something about the inside, so I kept fussing and then it hit me that the bear sprinkling water was not working well. So I carefully removed him and added the sunshine instead. Then, I didn’t want to waste this cute bear so I added him to the back panel where I will write my little message. Isn’t that so cute?!?

I almost forgot, the sentiment on the top front is from Weather With You and it’s cut from a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die.

Products used today:
Heffy Doodle Big Shadow Box Card dies
MFT Stamps Weather With You stamps and dies
MFT Stamps Sprinkling You With Love stamps and dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Scrappy Tape – 1/8″ and 1/4″
Bearly Art liquid glue

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MFT Stamps – Smile Card Duo

Hi there! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Today I have a pair of cards to share with you that were inspired by one of the MFT Stamps designers last week. I couldn’t get the design out of my head and when I started creating I immediately had 2 ideas that I wanted to try.

The card on the left is the one that was inspired by Carly. Click HERE to see her card. Mine is a tad different but I’m not much for directly copying designs. Things just morph on their own as I start creating.

As soon as I die cut the word from the white panel for the first card, I had the idea to use it on another card so I had no waste. I love how they both turned out.

On this first card, I cut a white panel down to 4×5.25 inches and die cut the word using the Big Smile die. This has since sold out but you could do the same thing with any alphabet dies you may have, or even change it up completely for a different word.

Using the die cut panel as a guide I taped off the edge of my card base and used blending brushes to ink up a light rainbow where it will show through. Then I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it in place.

I stamped and heat embossed a small sentiment on black cardstock and cut it out with a banner die from the Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card die set. I stamped and colored the koala from Weather With You and cut it out with the coordinating dies too. The banner and koala are adhered with liquid glue directly to the card front.

I finished things off with black glaze pen the the eyes, glossy accents to the nose and a scattering of pink clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix.

I think this is such a sweet card! It would be great to add a birthday message to the inside or maybe a congratulations too. It’s so versatile.

After making that first card, I had the letters from cutting the window and I thought it would be fun to do the idea in reverse by stacking the letters for dimension here instead of creating a window. So, I pulled out white scraps and cut the word 4 more times and adhered the layers together with liquid glue.

I cut another panel down to 4×5.25 inches and stamped it in a light gray ink with the All Lined Up Diagonally background stamp. I changed out the critter for the bunny in the same Weather With You stamp set. Popping it up with foam squares before adding another heat embossed sentiment across “smile.” I forgot to mention earlier, the small heat embossed sentiments are from a Pretty Pink Posh set called Let’s Party. I thought they fit perfectly.

This panel is popped up on a white card base with foam tape and the finishing touches are the same. This time I chose red hearts from the same embellishment mix for a little pop of bright on a neutral colored card and I think that is so fun and eye catching.

I love these critters so much and any excuse to ink them up is a good one to me!

Products used today:
Weather With You stamps and dies
Big Smile die
All Lined Up Diagonally background stamp
Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card dies
Pretty Pink Posh Let’s Party stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments
Glossy accents
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam squares
Foam tape

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Hello there! It’s time for Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. I recently indulged in the overstock sale at Scrapbookpal.com and snagged a few things I had been resisting prior to now. When my order came in I just had to cut this cool MFT Stamps Color Block die immediately and play with it. It’s super fun to intertwine together, stack and layer.

After I cut it out in a rainbow of cardstock and played with it for a while, I came up with this cool background and thought I simple focal image would be perfect to turn it in to a card. When I was moving things around this weekend I rediscovered this awesome couple of stamp sets from Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Stamps – I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. The immediately came to mind when I was wanting an awesome image for my card.

I stamped the mug, then the sentiment inside, colored it with my copics and fussy cut it out. I always go around the edge with a black marker when I fussy cut things. It gives the image a much more finished look.

I popped the coffee mug up with foam squares and went digging in my stash for embellishments to dress things up a bit. Today I decided to use this awesome rainbow of bubbles from Trinity Stamps called Dewdrops. They are fantastic and add so much to the design today!

Super simple card today but the rainbow makes me smile and I just love both of those stamp sets I used too!

Products used:
Sweet ‘n’ Sassy I Like Big Cups stamps
Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Coffee Talk 2 stamps
MFT Stamps Color Block die
Trinity Stamps Dewdrops embellishments
Foam squares

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Miss Ink Stamps – Spook Up Some Fun Box Card

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have a REALLY FUN box card featuring some Miss Ink Stamps ghosties that are just too cute for words! This set is adorable and the sentiments take it over the top!

To create my card, I stamped images from Boo Sheet and colored them with my copics. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and adhered the supporting small images to each ghost with liquid adhesive.

Next, I cut the pieces of my box card with orange cardstock and the decorative panels from white cardstock. I inked up all the decorative panels with seedless preserves and blueprint sketch distress oxide inks. I spritzed them with water and flicked pearl and gold watercolor on them too. After they were dry, I used scrappy tape to adhere the box together.

I also used scrappy tape to add acetate strips to my ghosts and then adhere them to the different supports going across the inside of the box. I stamped a sentiment and trimmed it into a strip adhering it to the front of the box with liquid adhesive.

I didn’t like the texture my cutting plates left on the back of my box card so I cut another backing piece from white cardstock and adhered it with liquid glue so I have a clean white space on the back to write a fun message to the recipient too!

Products used on my card today:
Miss Ink Stamps Boo Sheet stamps
MFT Stamps Outside the Box Level Up dies
Distress Oxide Ink – blueprint sketch, seedless preserves
Scrappy tape – 1/4 inch
Ultra bond liquid adhesive
Copic markers

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Pretty Pink Posh – Caroling Critters

Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I’m sharing a clean and simple Christmas card featuring the Caroling Critters from Pretty Pink Posh. I love this set but with no coordinating dies I decided to come up with a window style design for them.

I stamped the image on white cardstock and colored it with my copic markers. Then I used the Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies to cut a panel from kraft cardstock. For my window opening I used an old MFT arched stax set. I lined the kraft with foam strips and popped it on the scene panel.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Joy stamp set and trimmed it into a strip. I added some foam tape to the back of the, doubling the layer in the center so it would lay nicely and placed it over the scene.

I cut another embossed rectangle from red cardstock and adhered it to a white card base and then adhered my scene panel to that.

Moving on to finishing touches, I just added some glossy accents to critter noses and unicorn Stickles to the hat pom poms and open music notes.

I found that this layout idea would work great for me to stamp multiple scenes out and color on the go. Just an idea since it might work for you too.

Products used today:
Pretty Pink Posh Caroling Critters stamps
Pretty Pink Posh Joy stamps
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
MFT Stamps Arch Stax dies
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Foam tape

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