Sweet Squirrel : Guesting for Whimsy Stamps

July 21, 2017

This is my second post as a special guest designer for Whimsy Stamps.
This time I played with the Squirrel with Flower rubber stamp and the You Are stamp set.


I had so much fun coloring this sweet image! I stamped the image with Tea Dye Distress Ink and colored it with my Copic Markers. After I finished coloring, I masked the image and applied some blue ink using a mini ink blending tool. I also added some ink blotches with a watercolor brush.
I trimmed the stamped panel and adhered to the card base along with a panel of patterned paper. The bottom edges were rounded with a corner chomper. I white embossed the sentiment onto tan card stock, cut it out with an oval die, and added a couple of enamel dots. 



Whimsy Stamps has a variety of clear stamps, rubber stamps, digital stamps, and craft supplies. Check out their fabulous products HERE!

Before I wrap up my guesting post, I'd like to say a big thank you to Whimsy Stamps for giving me this opportunity to play with their sweet & fun stamps. I really enjoyed them!!

Thank you for stopping by!
Whimsy Stamps: Squirrel with Flower, You Are

Piggy Gift Card Holders - MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints

July 20, 2017

It's time for this month's MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge!
There is an exciting change on this challenge. It has been moved from the MFT blog to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog and it's open to anyone who wants to participate, just like MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges. So you have another chance to win a $50 gift voucher!!

This month we are challenged to share an idea for gift card packaging. I made a set of three gift card holders using the Blueprints 32 Die-namics and the Hog Heaven stamp set.



The Blueprints 32 Die-namics includes a die to cut a notched flap. I used it to make a closure for the mail flap. It also works as a pocket to tuck in a gift card as you see in the photo below. :)

How to create this gift card holder...
  1. Cut a piece of card stock to 3" x 8-1/2".
  2. Score and fold at 1-4/1" and 5" on the long side.
  3. Die cut a notched flap on the smaller flap.
  4. Adhere a white panel to the inside if you'd like to write a message.
  5. Embellish the main flap as you like.
I also used the frame die and the small heart die from the Blueprints 32 Die-namics to embellish the main flap.

Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. I hope you'll play along with us for your chance to win a prize!

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: Hog Heaven
Patterned Paper: Tiny Check, Tiny Check Brights
Ink: Hot Fudge

Flap Fold Birthday Card - MFT Release Replay

July 18, 2017

Today the MFT DT is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present!

I'd like to share a flap fold birthday card with you today. I used the Happy Hippos stamp set and the Handwritten Happiness stamp set from the new release, and combined them with the Flop Card - Circle Die-namics.

I made my flap fold card base using the Flop Card - Circle Die-namics, added a scallop border cut from patterned paper along the bottom edge of the front, and embellished it with the images from the Happy Hippos stamp set.
I stamped a sentiment from the Handwritten Happiness stamp set onto a stitched circle panel cut with a die from the Flop Card - Circle Die-namics. (Perfect size!) I matted it with an Orange Fizz panel and attached to the inside flap.

When the card is opened...


A hippo holding a big balloon appears! The balloon, which was cut with a die from the Blueprints 26 Die-namics, was hidden behind the sentiment panel. This little surprise will make the recipient happy! :)


Head on over to the MFT blog for more fabulous inspiration from the DT!

Thank you for stopping by!