Hats Off to the Graduate – MFTWSC171


I had the chance to play with my new toys this weekend while I was playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club. Isn’t that little graduation cap cute?

Here’s a picture from a different angle so you can see the stars embossed using a stencil. I also used a glitter pen on each star.

On the inside, I included some more stars, and a gift pocket to hold a graduation gift and left some space at the bottom for a short note.

Stamps: Happy Graduation, On the Diagonal BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Wild Cherry, Nightshift BLue, Black Licorice, Lemon Drop (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies: Graduation Accents, Pierced Square STAX, Blueprints 12, Stacking Stars, Horizontal Gift Card Pocket (MFT)
Accessories: Starry Night Stencil (MFT); glitter pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC171

Happy Easter – CTD287


I used the soft colors in the the Color Throwdown Challenge this week for an Easter card. I used my new Bokeh Builder stamp set for the background. I stamped each color of the dots off on scrap paper first once, then on my card. I repeated that process again, but silghtly offset for the blurry effect.

On the inside, the inks used for the small eggs were also stamped off once for a vintage/shabby effect. And I added a gift card pocket for an Easter treat.



Stamps: Embellished Eggs, Easter Bunny, Bokeh Builder (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White, Kraft (MFT)
Ink: Spearmint, Sno Cone, Banana Split, Hot Fudge Hybrid (MFT); Antique Linen, Tea Dye (MFT)
Dies: Easter Elements, Fishtail Flags Layers, Easter Bunny, Vertical Gift Card Pocket (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Celebrate – MFTWSC170


I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club again this week with a card I made for my mom’s birthday. I’m actually pretty impressed with myself that I remembered to take a picture before I gave it to her.


Stamps:Celebrate Big, Typewriter Text BG, More Washi Patterns, Sheet Music BG (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Steel Grey, Safety Orange (MFT)
Ink: Blu Raspberry, Berrylicious (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Pierced Rectangle STAX, Rectangle 1 STAX, Blueprints 10 (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC170

Thank You – CTD286

So I intended this to be a one layer card. And then I used the wrong white cardstock which was to flimsy to be a card base for my tastes. And this is why I don’t generally do one layer cards. Something always happens. One layer or not, I played along with the Color Throwdown again this week.


Stamps: Sending Thanks, Jumbo Abstract Art, Watercolor Backdrops (MFT)
Paper: Berrylicious
Ink: Jellybean Green. Berrylicious, Banana Split, Black Licorice (MFT)
Accessories: rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You – MFTWSC169

Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club this week. I love that this sketch uses one of my favorite Designer Label shapes!

Stamps: Banner Greetings, Wood Plank BG, Striped BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Nightshift Blue, Kraft, Grapesicle, Sour Apple (MFT)
Ink: Nightshift BLue, Sour Apple, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies: Banner Greetings, Designer Label 2 STAX, Winter Rose, Royal Leaves (MFT)
Accessories: Square Tiles Stencil, Sweet Tooth Ribbon, Sweet Tooth Button (MFT); embroidery floss
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC169

Thanks – CTD285


Having a little fun with the Color Throwdown challenge again this week. It really washed out in the picture, but the bottom layer of the butterfly is pink.

Stamps: Contemporary Roses (MFT)
Paper: Natural, Chocolate Brown, Pink Lemonade, Sour Apple, Primitive White (MFT)
Ink: Chocolate Brown (MFT)
Dies: Fancy Butterflies, Large Leaf-Filled Flourish, Swiss Dots, Fishtail Flags Layers (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFT Color Palette Challenge #3


Oops, almost forgot to post this one! I’m playing along with the MFT Color Palette Challenge #3!


Stamps: Celebrate Big (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Sour Apple, Grapesicle, Berrylicious (MFT)
Ink: Kraft (MFT)
Dies: Wildflower Centerpieces, Pierced Rectangle STAX, Jumbo Cloud STAX (MFT)
Accessories: felt, button, hmep cord
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC168


I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club again. Fun fact: Embossed (as on this card) or tone-on-tone will probably be the only way you’ll see me work with houndstooth patterns. My eyes get all wonky if I have to look at the pattern in too contrasting of colors. (Like the black & white upholstery in the VW Bug we had when I was a kid. Gah.)

And the inside of the card:

Stamps:Celebrate Big, Striped BG, Typewriter Text BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, NIghtshift BLue, Grout Gray, Sour Apple (MFT)
Ink: Nightshift BLue, Grout Gray, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Circle STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, Stacking Stars, Houndstooth Cover Up (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC168

Thank You – MFTWSC167


I also had time to play along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club this weekend.

Stamps: Grand Greetings, Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Insulation Pink, Primitive White, Chocolate Brown (MFT)
Ink: Chocolate Prown, Pink Lemonade (MFT); Old Paper, Tea Dye (Distress Ink)
Dies: Pierced Rectangle STAX (MFT)
Accessories: Funky Florals Stencil (MFT); Rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC167