My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar – Clean & Simple

Hey Guys! Have you heard about the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest? There are 3 categories — Clean & Simple Genius, Coloring Virtuoso, and Innovation Master.

I created today’s card for the Clean and Simple category.  Clean and simple cards typically have clean lines, plenty of white space, and few embellishments and this card definitely fits that description.

Starting with a 4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of white cardstock, I die-cut the word HUGS using MFT Words for Friends die-namics and stamped the cute “I NEED YOUR HUGS. STAT!” sentiment below it.

I used foam adhesive to mount this on a pink cardstock mat which gave the die-cut HUGS a nice 3D look.  Lastly, I added a few stitched hearts which added some interest without taking away from the clean look of my card and attached everything to an A2 card base.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

SSS=Simon Says Stamp  SBC=Scrapbook.com  AMZ=Amazon  CDD=Craftin Desert Divas  P&M=Paper&More  MFT=My Favorite Things  SU=Stampin’ Up!  BAS = Blick Art Supply

 MFT MORE ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS Clear StampsMFT MORE ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS Clear Stamps

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MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

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MFT WORDS FOR FRIENDS Die-Namics

MFT WORDS FOR FRIENDS Die-Namics

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Razzle Pink Cardstock 100#

Razzle Pink Cardstock 100#

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Black Cardstock 100#

Black Cardstock 100#

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Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad

My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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You are Loved – MFT Stamps Sketch and Color Challenge

Hey guys!  Today I have a card for you that combines both the My Favorite Things Sketch and Color Challenges. Isn’t this a gorgeous color combination? So bright and cheery! Reminds me of a tropical drink. And I love this week’s sketch so much that I’ve used it two days in a row!

I started my card with a white 100# A2 card base and then layered on MFT Pure Plum cardstock and another piece of white cardstock.

TIP:  Use 100# or 110# cardstock for the base of your cards. It folds nicely when scored and is a nice weight for holding layers and embellishments.

I used a Stampin’ Up! Banner die to cut the banner from white cardstock. Then I blended MFT Blu Raspberry Hybrid Ink over the entire banner with a Ranger ink blending tool. I started from the edges and worked towards the center until the entire banner was colored…I could have used Blu Raspberry cardstock but it seemed a little flat and I like the added texture that I achieved by blending the ink.

NOTE: The Stampin’ Up dies have retired but I linked to a set of banner dies from My Favorite Things below that will be a wonderful substitution.

The heart was cut from white cardstock with My Favorite Things Stitched Heart Die-namic. I used a Ranger Ink Blending Tool to blend yellow ink over the entire heart. Next, I added pumpkin ink blended from the edges in towards the center leaving a small area yellow, then I added tangerine ink from the edges in just a little bit to get a nice gradient. I love how the coloring on the heart turned out…such a warm and sunny feeling.

TIP: Go over the entire heart again with the lightest color ink to smooth out the blending if it needs it.

I stamped the flower from MFT Doodle Blooms stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it in using Copic markers keeping the darkest ink towards the center. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die and attached it to my card with dimensional foam adhesive.

The sentiment is from MFT More Essential Sentiments stamp set and is cut out with Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment banner dies…these dies are nice and long and you can cut them to make whatever length you need.

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

TIP: Micro glue dots are the perfect size for attaching small sequins. They are a little smaller than regular glue dots and fit perfectly under the small sequins.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

 MFT MORE ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS Clear Stamps

MFT MORE ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS Clear Stamps

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MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

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MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Die-Namics

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Die-Namics

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

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Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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Stampin Up Daffodil Delight Ink Pad

Stampin Up Daffodil Delight Ink Pad

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Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad

Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad

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Stampin Up Tangerine Tango Ink Pad

Stampin Up Tangerine Tango Ink Pad

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MFT Blu Raspberry Hybrid Ink Pad

MFT Blu Raspberry Hybrid Ink Pad

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Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

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EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

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Darice 5MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

Darice 5MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

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 MFT JUMBO FISHTAIL BANNER Die-namics

MFT JUMBO FISHTAIL BANNER Die-namics

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Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

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MICRO GLUE DOTS (325)

MICRO GLUE DOTS (325)

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EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES

EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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Happy Crafting!
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You Make Me Happy – Color Throwdown and MFT Sketch Challenge

Handmade Heart Card MFT Stamps

Hi Guys! I know it’s been awhile! I really needed to take a break and get my house and life in order. I’ve also decided to close my Etsy shop which means no more tedious mass production and more time blogging and creating! Now I will have the time to be more consistent in sharing my cards with you.

Today I am playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge as well as the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

I really love this week’s sketch for My Favorite Things. I’ve wanted to use my Stitched Heart Die-namics and this was the perfect opportunity!

I started with a piece of  Neenah 100# Solar White cardstock cut in half and scored to make my card base. Then I layered Stampin’ Up! Old Olive cardstock and a piece of retired designer series paper.

I used Stampin’ Up! Banner dies to cut the banners from green and white cardstock and then layered them on my card.

NOTE: The Stampin’ Up dies have retired but I linked to a set of dies from My Favorite Things below that will make a wonderful substitution.

I used the second largest My Favorite Things Stitched Heart Die-namic to cut the heart from a piece of retired Stampin’ Up! designer paper and mounted it to my card with dimensional adhesive.

I just love the stitched detail these dies offer! Little details like the stitching and using dimensional adhesive to add height can really elevate a card to the next level…pardon the pun. 🙂

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things More Essential Elements stamp set and goes perfectly with the happy colors from this week’s Color Throwdown. After stamping the sentiment on white cardstock, I cut it out with a Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namic.

I finished off the card with some happy little yellow flowers from the My Favorite Things Doodled Bloom Stamp Set which I stamped with Versa Ink on yellow cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After cutting out the flowers with the coordinating Doodle Blooms Die-namics I attached them to my card using mini glue dots.

Hope you enjoyed today’s happy card and remember…”You make me happy!”

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to the supplies I used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

 MFT MORE ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS Clear Stamps

MFT MORE ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS Clear Stamps

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SSS

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

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SSS

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Die-Namics

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Die-Namics

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SSS

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

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Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

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WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

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WOW! Heat Tool

WOW! Heat Tool

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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag 05847

Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag 05847

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SSS | AMZ

 MFT JUMBO FISHTAIL BANNER Die-namics

MFT JUMBO FISHTAIL BANNER Die-namics

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SSS

MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

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SSS

 MFT Stitched Sentiments Strips Die-namics

MFT Stitched Sentiments Strips Die-namics

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 EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

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SSS | SBC

 MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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SSS | SBC

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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