Friday, September 29, 2023

pumpkin pinata card with pretty pink posh

I LOVE making pinata cards but everytime I share one, a few people are dismayed that you have to rip them open, LOL!

Well I think my latest design solves that problem and it's perfect for Halloween! I'm sharing it on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today and I would LOVE it if you stopped by & let me know what you think!


Saturday, September 23, 2023

mft bright eyed and bushy tailed

Have you been checking out the MFT blog this week with all the September release projects? Today one of my favorites is in the spotlight, Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed. There's just something so darn cute about the squirrels!

This card design is one of my favorites! I mask a section and then ink blend. This time I used Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey.

Then I stamp a few elements from the set for a subtle scene. This time it was all leaves in Crackling Campfire ink.

I add a stamped, die cut and colored element like the squirrel. Maybe a few more details (more leaves) and finally a sentiment.

Definitely pop over to the MFT blog to see more projects with the latest MFT sets! And thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 22, 2023

mft tool talk & in the toolbox set 2

I need a little input on my latest card and I'd love your help!

I love a lot of white space on cards but have I overdone it on the card using MFT's Tool Talk and In The Toolbox Set 2?

I stamped the sentiment and then positioned the colored die cuts around it with a little faux black splatter (done with a pen). But should I add more of the die cut hammers? Or maybe other tools from the set? I just can't decide.

I would love to hear what you think!

And if you're looking for more cards with the latest MFT stamps & dies, head over to the MFT blog.


Thursday, September 21, 2023

mft bitty fall leaves + grateful greetings

All right, I'll admit it...I'm obsessed with MFT's Bitty Fall Leaves set! I've had so much fun ink blending little leaves and now using the negative die cut shapes too! 

I ink blended the front of a folded card and then added glitter paste on top.

Then I die cut another card panel with the Bitty Fall Leaves, stamped a sentiment from the gorgeous Grateful Greetings set and adhered the panel on top of the glitter paste.

Pop over to the MFT blog to see more projects with the latest MFT sets! And thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

mft touchdown + beating cardmaker's block

I can't get enough of the Jenoblade line at MFT Stamps! The critters are so darn cute! I mean, have you seen the Touchdown set?!

But I'll tell you a secret...sometimes when there are so many adorable stamps in a set, I just don't know where to start. Cardmaker's block!

So what do I do when I have cardmaker's block? I copy myself. I find an old card of mine that has similar elements and I recreate it like this...



I LOVE the Bold Happy Birthday die and I'm always excited to use it! I die cut the "happy birthday" and then stamped the critters beneath it.

I stamped part of a sentiment below the negative die cutting by placing a piece of tape on the stamp, inking it and removing the tape before stamping onto the panel.

Finally I ink blended on the card front and then adhered the die cut panel to the card.

Definitely pop over to the MFT blog to see more projects with the latest MFT sets! And thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

mft september release 2023 release

The MFT Stamps September 2023 release is packed with so many stamps & dies perfect for fall cardmaking and it's available now!!!

I know you are going to want to go check it out but before you pop over to the MFT shop, I've got a quick card to share...

The Jenoblade sets keep knocking my socks off! I'm so smitten with the Corn Maze Cuties set and I'm scared of corn mazes, LOL!

For this card I stamped the adorable little puppy on a white card and colored it with Copic markers.

Next I die cut a bunch of the Bitty Fall Leaves and ink blended them with Distress Oxide inks. (BTW, I'm obsessed with these leaves and will be using them SO MUCH!)

After the leaves were dry, I adhered them "falling down" and making a big, happy pile around the puppy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 18, 2023

belated birthday card with mft stamps

I know I spend a lot of time making cards but I am terrible at sending them! I miss a lot of birthdays so I can definitely use a few more belated birthday cards and the latest MFT Stamps release helped me make one!

MFT has a fabulous release hitting the shop tomorrow and it includes the sweetest set, Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

I had so much fun coloring the cute little squirrel but it took almost all my crafty time (aka nap time) so I added it to a super simple card.

I masked a small section of the card and ink blended a light pink strip. Easy peasy!

Don't forget to pop over to the MFT blog to see more previews of tomorrow's release!