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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

my new favorite shaker card design + ppp blog day 2

Pretty Pink Posh has an adorable & playful new collection of cardmaking supplies and I'm thrilled to be joining day 2 of the blog hop to share ideas with you!

Before I show you what I made, there's more fun! There are 3 $30 gift certificates to Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs! Enter to win by leaving comments along the hop by 11:59pm PST of June 17th, 2024. The winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Now let's talk cards!

I'm always obsessed with shaker cards but lately I'm especially smitten with shaker cards made by wrapping scrap plastic around a background to make a pocket! It's a great way to use stamp & die packaging and it's super easy!

For these cards I used the new PPP Utility Vehicles set. I LOVE the mail truck and some of the little images make fantastic shaker bits!

You can see the whole process in this video...


Your next stop on the hop is Jeannie Lieu and I know she is going to WOW us with something incredible!!!

And here's the whole list if you need it...


Thanks so much for hopping with us! Hugs!!!
Carly

P.S. Do you like the bright & bold coral background or the pale blue one better? I still can't decide, LOL!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

mft walk in the park

Did you see the latest MFT card kit, Walk in the Park? It's adorable and I've got a quick card to share with you!

My amazingly talented friend Tiffany made a fabulous card with pink & orange sky and it inspired me to make mine purple!

I used Grapesicle cardstock as the base and used foam adhesive to adhere a white cardstock piece on top that has one of the sentiments from the Walk in the Park set.

Then I die cut the Two Trees from white cardstock and ink blended to add color. (TIP: layer Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina over Twisted Citron for a great shade of green.) I adhered the trees and some clouds (cut with Treetops set) to the purple cardstock.

It's super simple but I love the way it turned out and the graphic look!

Pop over to the MFT blog when you have a minute to see more with the Walk in the Park kit and maybe even shop a little😉

Thanks for stopping by!
Carly

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

mft walk in the park card kit

The MFT Stamps Walk in the Park card kit just hit the shop and it is so fun!!!

When I saw the sentiments in the Walk in the Park stamp set, I thought it would make an adorable graduation gift card!

I die cut a square window in a card panel and adhered acetate to the back. Then I adhered the play structure from the On the Playground set and a couple of clouds made with the JB Treetop set.

Then I foam mounted the panel to a folded card, leaving the top open so I could slide a clear pocket (with some graduation money) inside.

I highly recommend heading over to the MFT blog to see more and check out this great kit!

Thanks for stopping by!
Carly

Friday, May 31, 2024

mft fintastic friends birthday shaker card

Do you need an extra special birthday card for your favorite mermaid? I think I can help!

I'm sharing this fun & easy shaker with the MFT Fintastic Friends set over on the MFT YouTube channel today. I would be thrilled if you stopped by to watch!!!

Hugs!
Carly

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

mft hula hippos

The MFT Stamps May release is available NOW!!! There are so many adorable sets to check out but before you go, I have a quick card with the new Hula Hippos to share...

You know I love a critter card and how absolutely ADORABLE are the hippos?!!

For this card I created a simple "scene" background by masking a section of my card and ink blending. Then I stamped the palm trees over the ink blending and removed the masking tape.

I stamped, die cut and colored a hippo. Then I decided to make a little grass skirt using green tissue paper with the Mini Fringe die.

Pop over to the MFT blog when you have a minute to see more of the May collection and maybe even shop a little😉

Thanks for stopping by!
Carly

Monday, May 27, 2024

mft pearl of a friend

One of MFT's sweetest lines is getting two new stamp designs this week, Pure Innocence! Do you want to see a little peek of one of the sets coming tomorrow? Of course you do!

This is Pearl of a Friend...

If you saw the card I made yesterday, then you know I'm on a "no coloring" kick, so I kept the mermaid black & white after stamping her on the front of my card. 

Then I added color with one of my favorite dies, Bold Happy Birthday, die cut from an ink blended panel.

Wanna see more of the new Pure Innocence sets? Head over to the MFT blog!

Thanks for stopping by!
Carly

Saturday, May 25, 2024

mft twinkle twinkle & best dad ever

The MFT Stamps May 2024 release is coming soon on May 28th and it includes some sets perfect for Father's Day. Here's a little peek...

I made this card by ink blending on my card front then die cutting a panel with the Best Dad Ever die and adhering it over the ink blending.

Then I stamped and die cut the sweet bears from the Twinkle Twinkle set and foam mounted them to the card. I was having a hard time deciding on colors and so I left them black & white. What do you think? Should I have colored the bears?

And finally I added a little faux black splatter with a pen and stamped the shooting star.

Wanna see more of the new May sets? Head over to the MFT blog!

Thanks for stopping by!
Carly