Many Thanks and My Favorite Things Color Challenge

Hey guys! I have another card for you made with the My Favorite Things All Occasion Sentiments stamps and Stitched Flowers Die-namics. Can you tell these have become two of my favorite crafty items. 🙂

My card today was inspired by the My Favorite Things Color Challenge. I didn’t have the specific colors used in the challenge so I substituted with some Stampin’ Up! cardstock that I had on hand and I think match pretty closely: Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo.

I stamped the “many thanks” sentiment in the lower right corner of  5″ x 3.75″ piece of 80lb white cardstock and then mounted the stamped layer onto a slightly larger mat layer (5.25″ x 4″) of green cardstock. Then I attached them to my card base made from 110lb white cardstock.

TIP:  I like to use the 110lb cardstock for the base of my cards and 80lb for layers…the heavier base gives my cards the support they need and the 80lb layers keeps them from becoming too heavy.

Once I had the “bones” of my card done, I added a wonky frame cut with the My Favorite Things Peek A Boo Wonky Window Die-namics and flowers cut with the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Die-namics.

TIP: To create the frame I placed the smaller wonky window die inside of the larger die and ran them both through the Big Shot at the same time. 

I finished off my card with some iridescent sequins which I attach with micro glue dots.

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Smile! My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Smile! Today I have a quick post with this card I created for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #320.

For the horizontal bars, I cut strips of retired Stampin’ Up! designer paper in alternating colors. Using My Favorite Things All Occasion Sentiments, I stamped “smile” in SU Old Olive ink on a 1″ strip of SU Very Vanilla cardstock.

To finish off my card, I added some flowers cut with My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Die-namics (one of my faves!) and embellished with some gold sequins.

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Happy Birthday with a Bold Sentiment

Today’s card features a bold “Happy Birthday” sentiment accompanied by a sweet bouquet of purple flowers. I am playing along with this week’s Paper Player’s Challenge to create a CAS (clean and simple) card with a sentiment as the focal point and this card hits the mark!

To create the bold sentiment, My Favorite Things All Occasions Sentiment stamp set was an easy choice. It has 9 different sentiments to fit almost any occasion. I stamped the bold “Happy Birthday” with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive ink on a 1″ wide strip of Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock.

TIP:  I like to use the 100lb cardstock for the base of my cards but the 80lb for layers…the heavier base gives my cards the support they need and the 80lb layers keeps them from becoming too heavy.

For the background of my card I mounted a piece of retired Stampin’ Up designer paper on a layer of SU Old Olive cardstock. The scallop circle was cut using the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Circles Die-namics and the flowers were cut with the Stitched Flowers Die-namics. 

Both the stitched flower and stitched scallop circles are such pretty elements to add to a card…two of my faves!  For the final touch, I added a little bit of iridescent white sequins.

TIP: I use Glue Dots brand Micro Glue Dots for attaching sequins to cards. They are smaller than the regular glue dots and the perfect size for sequins and other small embellishments.

Besides the Paper Players Challenge, I am also playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge and the  “Less is More” CAS Challenge where the theme for this week is Alphabet. Why not head on over to the challenge blogs and play along too!

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

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MFT Stamps Color Challenge 60

After taking a little holiday break, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. To help me get my mojo back, I’m playing along with My Favorite Things Challenge #60.

I didn’t have the exact My Favorite Things colors so I substituted with similar colors that I had on hand.  The colors I used were: Paper and More Tiffany Blue and Stampin’ Up! Flirty Flamingo, Island Indigo and Smoky Slate — while not exact I think they were a pretty close match.

MFT Stamps Jumping with Joy:

To begin, I stamped the little girl from MFT Stamps Jumping with Joy in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Copic Xpress Blending Cardstock. I cut her out with the coordinating die before coloring her in with Copic markers.

I love all of the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence girls. They are so cute and you can color them to match any color scheme.

Smile Sentiment:

Before attaching the little girl to my card,  I stamped the “smile” sentiment from MFT All Occasion Sentiments Stamp set in SU Smoky Slate ink.

TIP: Stamp the sentiment before attaching the colored image so if you make a boo-boo you can flip the white cardstock over and try again. 🙂

Once my sentiment was stamped and my little girl was placed, I dressed up my card with some sequins and flowers cut with the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Die-namics.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

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A Merry and Bright Christmas Tag

Today I am playing along with Tag You’re It Challenge #61. I love the inspiration tag by featured artist Loll Thompson. The gorgeous background and glittered pine trees have such a peaceful winter feel. Here is Loll’s inspiration tag along with my take on the challenge.

I cut the base of my tag from 100# white cardstock using the Reverse Confetti Gift Card Holder Tag die. I Love this die set! It makes such a beautifully shaped tag and you can use it make gift card holder tags or regular tags.

After I cut my tag, I used sponge daubers to swirl and blend my inks to re-create Loll’s background. Then, I added in the falling snow with a chalk marker. The snow drifts were cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Snowdrift Dies. I also used MFT dies that I received free with a $60 purchase in October to cut my trees from white glitter cardstock.

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Once I had my tag put together, I used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush pen to add glitter to some of the falling snow and to the tops of the snow drifts.  Love! Love! Love! Wink of Stella!

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

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