Sunday, September 17, 2017

MFT 2017 Card Design Superstar Challenge - Innovation Master

Friday I looked through my My Favorite Things stamp sets to see if any ideas sprang to mind.  When I ran across my Magical Dragons stamps I knew exactly what I wanted to create.  I would use my Castle Die-namics to create a 3D Castle with a pop-up style box as my inspiration.  It took two tries for me to get the size of the castle right.  The first one was too tall and not wide enough to hold the 4 turrets I imagined.

After I got the size right, I used my MFT English Brick Wall stencil to add detail to the castle walls.  I used the border die in the Castle Die-namics set to add some detail to the top edge of my castle.  Then I cut out 16 of the bigger turret dies to create my 4 3D turrets.  I cut the top off of half so that they would meet together easier.  All of these got brick wall stencil detail as well.  I used the window cutouts from these turrets to add windows to the main portion of the castle.  I cut out castle doors in brown.  I thought they should be wood doors.

I colored all the dragons, the knight, and the princess with Copics and fussy cut them to add to my castle.  I used a strip of acetate to make the one dragon fly over the castle.  I chose the sentiments, gold heat embossed, for a friend who was recently in the hospital.  I know this card will make her smile.  At the last minute I decide my castle should have some flags to finish it off.


My Favorite Things:  Magical Dragons Stamps, Castle Die-namics, English Brick Wall Stencil

Monday, September 4, 2017

Penny's 1st Birthday

I had seen people make flash cards in the past using all the cute critter stamps and I thought about doing that, but then I got the idea to make a little book for Penelope's birthday, with a critter for each letter in her name.  All the Es in her name was a challenge.  I had to go to the internet to get an eagle and an emu.  I thought about doing all elephants, but thought that would be boring.  I created the patterned paper with the Simon Says Stamp tiny alphabet backgrounds stamp.  I bound everything together using We R Memory Keepers waterfall sleeves and photo sleeve fuse tool.

I used the following stamps and dies:

Lawn Fawn:  Happy Happy Happy, Stitched Labels, Violet's ABCs, Elphie Selfie, Critters in the Artic, Winter Otter
Concord & 9th: Double Cut Alphabet
Simon Says Stamp: Tiny Alphabet Background, It's No Secret, Wild Cuddly Critters
My Favorite Things: Stitched Fishtail Sentiments Strips, Hog Heaven
Waffle Flower: Cutaway Alpha, Pawesome
Mama Elephant: Carnival Cupcakes

I'm entering my booklet into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Just for You

I rarely have time to create cards these days, let alone enough time to actually enter them into challenges, but this time it worked out well.  Ellie took a good nap this weekend and there weren't a thousand things to do around the house.

Below is my card for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #324.  I hope you like it!

Supplies:  MFT Friends Furever, MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, MFT Blueprints 29, Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mother's Day Card

I created this card for my mother-in-law.  I'm entering it into the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #10.  I'm also entering it into MarkerPop's Challenge #94 Mother's Day.


Winnie & Walter:  In Bloom Addie's Garden
Lil Inker Designs:  Mom Die
Lawn Fawn:  Black Licorice & Wild Rose Ink
Copic Markers

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pop Up Box Card

I've seen several pop up box cards around the blogs lately and I think they are really fun.  Recently Power Poppy had a tutorial on creating a pop up box card and I decided to give it a chance.  I needed to make a thank you for my mom for all the hard work she put in for my baby shower.  (Which was February 28 - I'm kind of behind.  I made a lot of other thank yous first.)

Supplies used:

Mama Elephant - Picket Fence Die
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders Die
Lil Inker Designs - Border Builders Dies
My Favorite Things - Adorable Elephants Stamps & Dies
My Favorite Things - Lucky Prints Paper
Copic Markers

I'm entering this card into the Markerpop's Challenge #91 Critters.

MarkerPOP! Challenge #91: Critters

As well as Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Shaker Card

Fun shaker card for Craig!


Lil Inker Designs:  Piece of Me, Stitched Hearts
Lawn Fawn: Harold's & Violet's ABCs
My Favorite Things: Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX
Simon Says Stamp:  Sequins from February Card Kit

I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Shake it Up.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Monday, July 27, 2015

Shimmer Cardstock

Oh, how I love shimmer cardstock!  I wish I could use it on everything.  When I saw the Monday Challenge from Simon Says Stamp I thought it would be perfect.  To make it even more fun, I used my Copics to color a flower from Power Poppy's Azalea stamp set.  I cut out the image with Lil Inker Designs Stitched Rectangles and matted with more shimmer paper!  The sentiment, from Clearly Besotted's Sweet Little Sentiments, was heat embossed in Ranger liquid platinum.

I'm entering this card into Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: No Ordinary Paper.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

I'm also entering it into MarkerPop's Challenge #74: Anything Goes.