Monday, July 28, 2014


It's been a gorgeous sunny week here on Vancouver Island and while I love the sun, I must admit that it is cutting into my stamping time. I did manage to carve out a little time this weekend to participate in the Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch. I inked up the Beautiful Baby stamp set to create a sweet baby card for my stash.

I stamped the Spearmint card stock with the Sheet Music Background stamp and Spearmint Hybrid Ink. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. If you are going to emboss a sentiment over top of a stamped background, be sure to use an embossing buddy on your card stock before you stamp the sentiment. 

I stamped the elephant from the Beautiful Baby stamp set in Grapesicle Hybrid Ink. For the background I used the Linen Background.

I kept the inside fairly simple, just a rattle and a few stars.

Don't forget to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team and MFT's fabulous friends.


supplies Stamps: Beautiful Baby, Linen Background, Sheet Music Background
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Circle STAX 1 Die-namics, Circle STAX 2 Die-namics, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Pierced Square STAX Die-namics, Square STAX 1 Die-namics
Inks: Grapesicle Hybrid Ink, Spearmint Hybrid Ink, Versamark
Paper: Grapesicle, Spearmint, Smooth White
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Jody's Boosters

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's All About Stripes

Our Creative Challenge this month is all about stripes! MFT has so many fabulous dies, stamps, and stencils that you can use to create stripes on your projects. I had a hard time choosing which products to use!

For my first card, I used the new Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics. Using Sno Cone Hybrid Ink, I stamped a piece of Sno Cone card stock with the Linen Background stamp. I then die cut the card stock with the Stripes Cover-Up die. With this die, every other stripe stays attached to the main frame, the other stripes all fall out. I sponged Sno Cone ink on the stripes that fell out and I adhered them back into place. The subtle inking helps to highlight the individual stripes.

The large butterfly was die-cut with the Fancy Butterflies Die-namics. Both pieces were die-cut in Grapesicle card stock. The top piece received a thick layer of Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Kraft card stock that was die-cut with the Pierced Fishtail Flags Die-namics. I finished off the flag with a few buttons and some hemp cord.

The inside of the card features a sentiment and butterfly from the Winged Beauties stamp set.

I went bright and bold for my second card! I paired the Diagonal Stripes Stencil with Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, and Razzle Berry Hybrid Ink to create this fun background. I sponged on the ink, making sure to overlap the colors to ensure the transition between colors was smooth.

The Hello TRANSFORM-ables die produced the perfect sentiment for this card. I die-cut the sentiment in both Razzle Berry and Lemon Drop card stock.

On the inside of the card, I added a sentiment from the Smile stamp set and a die-cut from the TRANSFORM-ables Smile Die-namics.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the ladies have to share with you today.



Stamps: Smile
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, TRANSFORM-ables Hello Die-namics, TRANSFORM-ables Smile Die-namics
Inks: Black Licorice Hybrid, Lemon Drop Hybrid, Orange Fizz Hybrid
Paper: Lemon Drop, Razzle Berry, Smooth White
Accessories: Diagonal Stripes Stencil

Stamps: Linen Background, Winged Beauties
Dies: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Fancy Butterflies Die-namics, Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Rectangle Frames Die-namics, Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics, Winged Beauties Die-namics
Inks: Black Licorice Hybrid, Kraft Hybrid, Sno Cone Hybrid
Paper: Grapesicle, Kraft, Sno Cone
Accessories: Grapesicle Buttons, Kraft Buttons, Sno Cone Buttons, Hemp Cord. Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze