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!


Thursday, September 14, 2023

pop up gift card + pretty pink posh blog hop day 3

Pretty Pink Posh has some adorable stamps, dies and more for fall cardmaking in their latest release! And I'm delighted to be joining in day 3 of their blog hop to share it all!

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 September 19th, 2023. The winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Now let me show you what I made...

Inside there's a pop up and a little gift card holder.

The pop up is so, so easy to make but I think it helps to see it in action so I made a quick process video...

Your next stop along the hop is Amanda Wilcox and I know she is going to wow us!

And here's the whole hop list in case you need it...

Pretty Pink Posh blog

Gemma Campbell

Lynn Put

Dana Kirby

Rebecca Keppel

Melody Rupple

Carly Minner

Amanda Wilcox

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

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Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Pumpkins (for sentiment on card front)

Monday, September 11, 2023

1 stamp 2 ways with mft pressed poinsettias

Are you looking for multiple stamping techniques to use with one stamp set? I might be able to help with a quick cardmaking video sharing two ways I used the MFT Pressed Poinsettias stamp set!

I've been having so much fun with the Pressed Poinsettias stamp set! The set includes solid stamps that layer, which makes it perfect for fun techniques. And it's so pretty! 

In this quick cardmaking process video I'll show you how I achieved the multi-color/ombre stamping and the ink blending & resist combo.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

mft christmas poinsettias card kit

The MFT Stamps Christmas Poinsettias card kit just hit the shop and it is so beautiful! I am thrilled for fall but I have to admit to humming Christmas carols the past few days while playing with these gorgeous poinsettias, LOL!

Here's one of the cards I made...

I started by die cutting all the lovely Winter Poinsettia pieces from white cardstock.

I used Distress Oxide inks and blending tools to color them. Then I just started adhering pieces to a white card, layering them up with the large poinsettia and holly leaves as the star.

I finished with a stamped sentiment and a few faux black splatters made with a pen.

I highly recommend heading over to the MFT blog to see more of the gorgeous cards my teammates have made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 4, 2023

christmas poinsettias coming soon from mft...

There's a beautiful new card kit coming to the MFT shop tomorrow and it feels like Christmas!

Want a quick peek?

For this card I used the gorgeous sentiment from the Christmas Wishes stamp set and the poinsettia from the Pressed Poinsettias stamp set

I used blending tools directly on the solid poinsettia stamp to achieve the multi-color image. Should I make a quick video to demonstrate?

Pop over to the MFT blog when you have a chance for more info about the Christmas Poinsettia card kit and see more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!