Merry Christmas – MFTWSC206


On my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club this week I used this gorgeous new teal color. Unfortunately it’s showing way more blue in the picture than it does in person. Trust me, it’s gorgeous! And I used one of my most favorite (too many favorites to pick one) dies. I love, love, love the poinsettia die. I added a little gold ink sponged around the edges of the petals. I used some more gold in the stripes on the sentiment panel, and some sparkle in the center of the flower.

Stamps: Merry Messages, Diagonal Stripes BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Paver Red, Gumdrop Green, Tropical Teal (MFT); Glitter paper
Ink: Tropical Teal Pigment Ink (MFT); Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Dies: Poinsettia, Blueprints 13, Stitched Scalloped Edges (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel Dot
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC206

Merry Christmas – CTD322


This was a fun color palette for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I used a little gold (shocking!) to give it some sparkle.


Stamps: Whimsical Wishes, Swiss Dots BG (MFT)
Paper: Blu Raspberry, Cotton Candy, Gumdrop Green, Wild Cherry, Vellum (MFT); Glitter card stock
Ink: Golden Glitz (Delicata); Cotton Candy (MFT)
Dies: Christmas Tree Cutout, Christmas Greetings, Stacking Sars, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Blueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Sending Christmas Cheer – MFTWSC205


When I saw this sketch for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club, I wanted to do a shaker card. Unusual, since I don’t generally do shaker cards. But I knew I was going to be using sequins, so I didn’t have to be quite as careful with the foam adhesive. I did perform stamp surgery for the sentiment. I cut the sentiment apart so I could stamp each word on a separate strip. That’s right, I’m one of those crazy stamp cutters. I will hack apart sentiments to suit my every whim. I’m ruthless, I tell you. (Just ask the dogs. I make them wait for dinner until , y’know, dinner time.)

Stamps: Ornament Banner Builder, Diagonal Stripes BG, Swiss Dot BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Primitive Cream (MFT); Acetate, Metallic silver card stock, glitter paper
Ink: Wild Cherry, Sour Apple, Natural (MFT)
Dies: Washi Tape, Stacking Stars, Blueprints 18, BLueprints 15 (MFT)
Accessories: sequins
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Silver and Gold – CTD321

Silver and Gold means so much more when I see
Silver and Gold decorations on every Christmas tree
-“Silver and Gold” from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

I’ve got a few cards for you today. Want to guess the theme?


I’ve been having some fun lately with silver and gold Christmas cards. This first card is for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. I used silver and gold embossing pwders on the snowflakes and dark brown ink for the sentiment. This is about as clean and simple as I get voluntarily, folks.

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Last month I purchased the Delicata silver and gold inks. I mentioned last week that I wasn’t completely in love with the silver ink. This card was the first card I used it on. I wasn’t really happy with how it stamped the snowfall background, and it’s very possible that it was user error as I”ve grown to like it more. But I like the card well enough even if I’m not 100% happy with the snowflakes.


And this last card I couldn’t resist this fun bokeh set from Ellen Hutson. I love those squiggly circles! Don’t they make a fun background in gold?


P.S. Christmas is about the only time I can embrace gold without breaking out in hives. (And notice it’s pretty well balanced with silver.)

Merry Christmas
Stamps:Cheerful Christmas Greetings, Sophisticated Snowflakes (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White (MFT)
Ink: Chocolate Brown (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Gold & Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Merry & Bright
Stamps:Merry Messages, Snowfall BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Nightshift Blue (MFT); glietter paper, metallic silver paper
Ink: Nightshift Blue (MFT); Silvery Shimmer (Delicata)
Dies: Ampersand, Stacking Stars, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Peace Love Joy
Stamps: Bokeh Dots (Ellen Hutson)
Paper: Smooth White, Red Hot, Gumdrop Green (MFT)
Ink: Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Dies: Peace Love Joy, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel Dots
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

You’re an Original All-Star – MFT Color Palette Challenge #11


And for my next last minute post this week, it’s my card for the November MFT Color Palette Challenge! How cute is this high top shoe die? I love it!

It’s not showing up well in pictures at all, but I added some textrue to the background by embossing with a stencil.


Stamps: Be Original (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Sour Apple, Red Hot, Berrylicious (MFT)
Ink: Red Hot (MFT)
Dies: High Top, Stitched Rectangles STAX, Rectangles 2 STAX, BLueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories: Large Chevron Stripes Stencil (MFT); hemp cord
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Merry Everything – MFTWSC204


It was so nice and warm here on Sunday. I was walking around without a jacket, putting up Christmas lights on the porch. And today it was 35. Sweater weather. I mean, it is December 1st and all, so I really shouldn’t complain. But I broke out the knits for my MFT Wednesday Stamp Club card this week.

Stamps: Christmas Cuteness, Jingle All the Way, Nordic Knits, Sweater Stitch BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive White, Jellybean Green, Brick Red, Kraft (MFT)
Ink: Brick Red, Jellybean Green, Kraft, Timber Green (MFT)
Dies: Christmas Cuteness, Stitched Squares, Pinked Edge Squares, Vertical Stitched Strips, Blueprints 4 (MFT)
Accessories: ribbon, pearls, rhinestones, Copic markers, glitter pen
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC204

Deck the Halls – CTD320


Seriously last minute for playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge this week! I was travelling for Thanksgiving and didn’t have a chance to make this card until last night and I had to finish it up this morning. Thank goodness for vacation!

I am glad this challenge had silver in it. I recently purchased the Delicata silver and gold inks. I did love the way the gold stamped at first stamp. I didn’t really care for the silver until I made this card. (And typically I far prefer silver over gold.) So thanks to this card, I’m much happier with my silver Delicata ink.


Stamps: Ornament Banner Builder, Linen BG, Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Smooth White, Blue Raspberry (MFT); Metallic silver cardstock
Ink: Wild Cherry, Blu Raspberry, Kraft (MFT); Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Dies: Ornament Banner, Rectangle Frames, Blueprints 2 (MFT)
Accessories: brads, rhinestones
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC203


Here’s my card using the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch this week. It’s very hard to see, but I stamped the Swiss Dot background in white ink on the yellow card stock. I added a string to the balloon with hemp cord. The outlined Happy Birthday is filled in with a glitter pen.

Stamps:Party Balloons, Spotlight Sentiments, Linen BG, Swiss Dots BG (MFT)
Paper: Primitive Cream, Kraft, Red Hot, Banana Split (MFT)
Ink: Orange Fizz, Chocolate Brown, Natural, Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Dies: Party Balloons, Pierced Fishtail Flags, Blueprints 10 (MFT)
Accessories: Glitter pen, hemp cord
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC203

Sending You Warm Thoughts – CTD319

It was cold while I was making my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. Like down in the teens kind of cold. Of course today it was up near 60 degrees. Because Ohio. But anyway, I was thinking warm thoughts when I made this quilty card. I would love to be able to slip under a cozy white quilt. Mind you, I’ll never have a white quilt. I have dogs instead. Though they do an admirable job of keeping me warm on cold nights.

Stamps: Cozy Greetings, Swiss Dot BG, Pinstripe BG, Linen BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Sour Apple, Cotton Candy, Nightshift Blue (MFT)
Ink: Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple, Cotton Candy, Nightshift BLue (MFT)
Dies: Quilt Square Cover-Up, Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT)
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Thank You – MFTWSC202


Here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch this week.

Stamps: Typewriter Text BG, More Washi Patterns (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, BLack Licorice, Steel BLue (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Electric Red (MFT)
Dies: Words of Gratitude, Jumbo Dot Cover-up, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Washi Tape, Stitched Rctangle STAX, Rectangle 2 STAX (MFT)
Accessories: Enamel Dots
Card Size:4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Sketch: MFTWSC202