Sunday, October 19, 2014

Festive Friday #7 - Fall Thank You

How does Festive Friday on a Sunday sound for this week? It was a gorgeous weekend here on Vancouver Island and I choose to spend a good portion of it outside enjoying the beautiful fall weather. I should have spent some time stamping and blogging, but there will be lots of time for that when the rains arrive this week. :)

I have a fall thank you card to share with you today, the colours were inspired by the current Color Palette Challenge

I stamped some Brick Red, Safety Orange, and Olive card stock with the coordinating Hybrid Ink and the Burlap Background stamp. The card stock was then die-cut with the Out on a Limb Die-namics. I placed the trees on hills created with the Snow Drifts Die-namics.

I kept the inside of the card nice and simple, leaving lots of room to write a nice thank you note. The sentiments on the card are both from the Out on a Limb stamp set.

If you haven't entered the Color Palette Challenge yet, make sure that you do! We would love to see your creations and you could be the winner of a $20.00 Gift Voucher.


Stamps: Out on a Limb, Burlap Background
Dies: Out on a Limb Die-namics, Snow Drifts Die-namics
Inks: Brick Red Hybrid, Olive Hybrid, Safety Orange Hybrid
Paper: Brick Red, Chocolate Brown, Kraft, Olive, Safety Orange

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Few More Cards

I have a few more cards to share with you featuring some of the newly released items. If you didn't get a chance to shop last night you can find all the newly released items HERE.

For my first card, I used some very traditional, rich holiday colors, Jellybean Green and Wild Cherry. The wreath was created with the Autumn Wreath Die-namics. I cut two wreaths and offset them slightly so the wreath would be nice and full. A few red sequins finished off the wreath in festive style.

The banner greeting is from the new Merry Messages stamp set. This set is just full of fabulous sentiments that you can mix and match to create the perfect holiday greeting. I'm sure you recognize the joy die-cut from the new Peace, Love, Joy Die-namics. I die-cut the word in Wild Cherry card stock and then applied a thick layer of Crystal Effects to it.

I'm not sure how well you can see it in these photos, but I embossed the Smooth White card stock with the Positive Sign Stencil. I love the subtle texture this creates. I stamped the sentiments from the Merry Messages stamp set in Wild Cherry ink on a Stitched Square.

My second card features the fabulous Merry Die-namics. This on-the-line die is fantastic! It is sized to fit on an A2 card either horizontally or vertically. I used it here to die-cut a piece of Wild Cherry card stock. I stamped the bottom of the card stock with the Diamonds & Dots Borders. I added a few small holly leaves to finish of the front of the card.

I added a piece of acetate behind the card front and then I added a few pieces of card stock to the inside of the front of the card to hide the areas of the acetate that I didn't want showing.

For the inside of the card, I used a piece of Sour Apple card stock. I stamped a sentiment from the Merry Messages stamp set in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and I added another Diamonds & Dots border.

Thank you again for joining me this week. I hope you have enjoyed all the holiday cards and you are inspired to get started on your own holiday cards. you know it will be here before you know it. :)

Don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog to see all the creations the wonderful design team has to share with you.



Stamps: Merry Messages
Dies: Peace, Love, Joy Die-namics, Autumn Wreath Die-namics, Fishtail Flags Die-namics, Stitched Square STAX Die-namics, Square STAX 1 Die-namics
Inks: Black Licorice, Wild Cherry
Paper: Jellybean Green, Smooth White, Wild Cherry
Accessories: Positive Sign Stencil, Red Sequins

Stamps: Merry Messages, Diamonds & Dots Borders
Dies: Merry Die-namics, Christmas Ornaments Die-namics
Inks: Wild Cherry Premium Dye Ink, Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink, Black Licorice Hybrid
Paper: Sour Apple, Wild Cherry, Acetate

Warm Winter Wishes

It's time for another Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch and I have another Christmas card to share with you. This one features the fabulous Christmas Labels and Tags stamp set and Die-namics.

I stamped the label on a piece of Smooth White card stock using Black Licorice Hybrid ink. I coloured in the flower and leaves with Distress Markers. The label was then die-cut with the Christmas Label & Tag Die-namics. I used a couple of different stamps to create the background paper. The Wild Cherry card stock was stamped with the Snowflake Spendor stamp set, the stripes were stamped with the Pinstripe Background on Jellybean Green card stock.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Merry Messages stamp set.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the design team and our fabulous customers have designed for this challenge.


Stamps: Christmas Labels and Tags, Merry Messages, Snowflake Splendor, Pinstripe Background
Dies: Christmas Label and Tag Die-namics, Blueprints 18 Die-namics, Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Inks: Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, Jellybean Green Dye Ink
Paper: Black Licorice, Jellybean Green, Wild Cherry, Smooth White