Hop, Skip and a Jump....

Stopping in today with a quick creation using the new set called from MFT called Jungle Gym and the new Mini Cloud Edges Stencil.  LOVE.


First, I made a card base with white card stock and then added the sentiment along the bottom in black ink.  Next, I created a card front panel with just some light blue inking for the cloud background.  I took this adorable tree image and did come Copic coloring with these adorable images!  I popped that main image up on foam tape for some dimension.


The MFT release for July is adorable but there is another release coming soon so stay tuned!

Thanks for coming by today!


MFT July Card Kit Release Day...

It's Card Kit Release Day at MFT!  If you haven't stopped in to grab your own card kit, its now available for purchase at the MFT store.  I have one last project to share using one simple image from the sentiment set included in the kit.  

I created this framed art for my craft room.  I LOVE the font of the smile stamp and wanted to showcase it on its own....

MFT July Card Kit

I used 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks blended onto this masked cardstock.  After I had the perfect blend, I simply stamped smile on the bottom.  

MFT July Card Kit

I added fun foam to the back and then mounted it in this white frame from Hobby Lobby.....

MFT July Card Kit

I hope you have enjoyed my countdown projects.  Head on over to the MFT Blog to see today's DT creations and to get a kit of your own.  So glad you stopped in today!  Have a great day!


MFT Card Kit Countdown Day 2....

Today is day 2 of the MFT Card Kit Countdown.  This adorable kit called All Smiles will be available for purchase tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25th at 8pm CST.  Its a gorgeous kit!

I have a CAS card to share today using the sentiment set included in the kit, the smile die and the Slanted Sentiment Strip die that is a free gift with purchase over $60.  

MFT July 2017 Card Kit
I used "Happiness is Contagious" and covered the background with it.  Next, I added in the slanted strip die.  I cut the smile out of white cardstock and fun foam but before I did that, I did a little ombre ink blending so the sentiment would pop from the card front.  

MFT July 2017 Card Kit

This kit is so fun and there is lots more to see over on the MFT blog.  The DT has some beautiful cards created and ready to share.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Hope you have a great day!

MFT July Card Kit Countdown...

My Favorite Things July Card Kit Countdown starts today!  The latest card kit will be available, Tuesday, July 26th at 8pm CST.  This kit is CA-ute.  An adorable stamp set with a GENIUS new die cut feature....check out the MFT blog for the video....an adorable stamp set with LOTS of sentiments and sentiment dies that are super cute!

I have a card and coordinating envelope to share today using the new kit called All Smiles.....

MFT July Card Kit

For this card, I used the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges to create the popped up panel on the card front. Then I stamps, copic colored and die cut these gorgeous blooms.  I used my Press N Seal technique to arrange the blooms on the card front.  You can check out my original video on how to use Press N Seal by clicking HERE.  

By using the press n seal on the flowers, I was able to pick them all up with the Press n Seal and add glue to the backs.....

....then pressed them down on the card front!  Easy peasy!

Next, I added in the Smile sentiment....I adore the die!  Such a pretty font!  And last, I added in some dew drops on the card front.  

MFT July Card Kit

Because the card needs a coordinating envelope, I embossed this beautiful orange envelope to match!  I have a video on that too....you can click HERE to see it.  :)


Head on over to the MFT blog to see more of the card kit countdown for July.  The kit will be available Tuesday, so stay tuned for another countdown day tomorrow.  

Thanks so much for stopping in today!


Queen and Co Stars....

Hello there!  I'm here with a couple of cards using the Star Shaker Card Kit  from Queen and Company, to make 2 cards.

This first card uses the negatives from the foam front....

Queen and Co

I did a navy wash on watercolor paper and added that to a kraft card base.  Next, I added the stars and removed the the top layer and then used the baby beads to cover each of the adhesive stars.  I added in a simple sentiment die cut to finish of the card.

Next, I used the shaker kit.  I kept them nice and simple by adding in the Tiny Bubbles to fill each star....

Queen and Co

I popped a die cut sentiment up on fun foam to complete the card.  Easy peasy!

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have a great day!


MFT Release Replay...

Today the MFT Design Team are sharing the Release Replay for the July 2017 Release.  There were SO many amazing new products released this month.  I wanted to stop in and share the first card I made when I got my package of release goodies.  I saw this Celebrate Speech Bubble die and knew that it needed to be an interactive card.  I have several pics to share and a short video of how it works linked below.


To create this card, I took a white card base and scored every half inch.  Next, I took the celebrate die and added 2 layers of foam tape around the sides and along the bottom.  I wanted there to be room for a removable window.....or in this case 2 removable windows.

I took the set called Interactive Labels and created to "Pull" tabs for the tops of the slide outs.  


The first slide out is a piece of white cardstock, where I adhered the insides of the letters to create the full Celebrate in white.  After pulling out the first slide out you see this.....


I took a piece of Blue Raspberry cardstock and sprayed it with Silver Glitter Dust Spray for a fun bunch of sparkle.

When you pull out the second Blue Raspberry Slide out you see this.....


This rainbow panel is actually attached to the card front.  I ink blended several colors by masking off sections with post it tape.  When it was dry, I sprayed it with a layer of the Silver Glitter Dust too.  I love the colorful reveal after removing the slide outs.  I have linked a video below to show you a fun little addition to this card, to make it more interactive and even more special for the recipient.  :)


Here is a quick video to show you how it works....

There will be lots more to see over at the MFT Blog.  Head on over there and check out the Release Replay!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!


MFT July Product Launch...

It's the most fun day of the month!  It's release time over at MFT!  I have a card to share for today's Product Launch using the most adorable new Gift Card Envelope, Handwritten Happiness and the Heart Shaped Balloon....


First, I pulled out the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up and the Sweet Celebration Paper Pack to create the background.  Next, I die cut the envelope in Blu Raspberry.  I used one of the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax for the note inside the envelope.  The birthday sentiment from Handwritten Happiness fit perfectly!  


To finish off the card, I die cut one of the new Heart Shaped Balloons and added it to the envelope with foam tape.  I wanted it to stand out, so I covered it in Glossy Accents for a little shine!


Head on over to the MFT Blog to see more of this months release.  So glad you stopped in tonight.  Have a great evening!  


love x 2...

Hi crafty friends! I recently pulled out the Heart Throb kit from Queen and Co. and was inspired to make a couple cards.  I do love white space so this is how the first one came out....

July 2017 Queen and Co

I added some black striped washi along the bottom of the card base.  Next, I added the heart shaker foam and added some hearts from the kit.  I layered that with the heart shaped piece of acetate....already cut and so EASY to put together....and the topped it off with the stitched heart die.  I love how all the pieces work together so well!  Next, I added in the love die cut in some glitter paper and then heat embossed the "you" on black card stock.  So simple and so fun!

July 2017 Queen and Co

I wanted to go with the same sentiment but change up the look and color combo for the next card...

July 2017 Queen and Co

 I added in a heart die and then around the die cut, I glued several heart toppings, also from the Heart Throb kit.  I finished it off with the same glittery love and heat embossed sentiment as the first card.  2 matching elements with 2 totally different cards!

Hope you have enjoyed all the love here today!  So glad you stopped by.  Hope you have a great day!



Hi!  I'm stopping in with my last guest post over at The Ton.  I have had such a fun month playing with the amazing stamps.  I had to make one more CAS rainbow card to end on.  I picked Brushed Hello for my last project...


This was a fun one to create.  I used all Impress Inks to create these amazing blended background.  After that, I splashed a few drops of water around and then stamped that big sentiment.  I love that it is the main focus of the card.  I added the "it's been a while" on a banner and popped that up on foam tape.  The rainbow panel is all on foam tape, so it stand out a little from the white card base.  For a little bit more detail, I added in some dew drops to finish off the card.  


I'm sending a huge thank you to Effie for having me and for the chance to use her stamps.  I can't wait to make more cards very soon!  I hope you have enjoyed my projects this month.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!


Hello....plus video link..

Stopping in with a quick card using a die from the June release over at MFT.  I have been so very busy with life and kid stuff lately that I haven't had much time for stamping.  I was afraid my mojo was gone and couldn't find it anywhere.  Until I grabbed a box full of stamped die cut flowers from a few months ago.  I realized that having this box of die cuts made things so much easier for me!  I was able to just grab these flowers and lay them out to create this quick card....

I used the press n seal technique I shared back in 2016 to lay these flowers out.  SO much easier and so quick!  Next, I die cut white card stock and fun foam to create the "Thanks" sentiment.  I added Glossy Accents to the letters and then did a sprinkle of glitter on top.  Last, I added the card front to the card base with fun foam and done!


Here is the video I made using the flower arranging technique....

That's it for today!  So glad you came by.  The July MFT Release starts next week so stop back by!  Hope you have a great 4th of July! 


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