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!!!


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!

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!

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!

mft evolving friends + countdown to mft may 2024 release

MFT Stamps is closing out May with so much cuteness in their very fun May 2024 release! And while you have to wait until the 28th to shop, our team has got sneak peeks starting NOW!

Evolving Friends is one of the new Jenoblade sets and no surprise, it's adorable!!!

I might not know much about Pokemon but I do know that these critters are so cute! And the Poke Ball made a really fun shaker bit in my simple shaker card.

You can see more about the May release on the MFT blog so pop by when you have a second!


Friday, May 24, 2024

gift card holder tutorial with pretty pink posh stamps

Are you looking for a fun way to give a gift card or money? I think I can help with my latest cardmaking tutorial (and there's even a video)!

I used the Pretty Pink Posh Graduation Cap Shaker dies to create a window and added a fun pocket behind it to hold a cash (or a gift card)! It's cute, easy and a great way to personalize a gift (that can sometimes feel impersonal).

And imagine the possibilities with other shapes! Like this one or this one for birthdays?!

Here's a process video so you can see how it came together...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

mft peeking pals & game on

The latest Jenoblade stamps (and coordinating dies) are available now in the MFT shop! It's such an adorable release and I've been having so much fun creating with it! 

The new Peeking Pals is so cute!!! 

For this card I stamped, die cut and colored the fence and the puppy. Then I tucked them behind a circle window and curved the sentiment around the window.

And the clouds are borrowed from Hunny Bunny set.

The Game On set was also still out on my desk (from making this card) so I made another! 

I love all of the little gamers so I stamped them along the bottom of my card. Then I die cut Essential Happy Birthday from the panel. For the background I ink blended and topped it with glitter paste.

Definitely pop over to the MFT blog to see more projects with the adorable Jenoblade sets!


Monday, May 13, 2024

mft game on & fabulous flamingos

There is a new collection of adorable Jenoblade stamp designs hitting the MFT shop tomorrow and they are the cutest!!! Do you want a little peek?

Game On! is a CUTE collection of gaming critters! I stamped a one of them on a white card with a sentiment and colored it with Copic markers. Super simple!

Fabulous Flamingos is another adorable set! I stamped the beachy background in black on a white card. Then I stamped, die cut and colored one of the flamingos. I love how it turned out and I can't wait to color a whole flock of them!

Thanks so much for stopping by and definitely pop over to the MFT blog to see more projects with the adorable Jenoblade sets!


Friday, May 10, 2024

bright summer cards + ppp blog hop day 3

Pretty Pink Posh has an adorable new collection of cardmaking supplies perfect for upcoming weddings, baby showers and other summer fun! And I'm thrilled to be joining day 3 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 May 15th, 2024. The winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Now let's talk cards!

One of my absolute favorites from this release is the Big Celebration Cupcake! This die set has so many adorable pieces and so much potential! For the first card I made, I HAD to turn it into a shaker! I just can't resist a shaker, LOL!

I used the frosting as the shaker window, with a pink ink blending and glitter paste for the background. Oh and these sequins are my current fav for shakers!

I die cut the cupcake liner from kraft and everything else from white cardstock. Then I ink blended the strawberries, orange slices and ants and used them all around the cupcake.

The bitty "happy birthday" is from the Sentiment Strips: Birthday set.

And while I had everything out on my desk, I made this super easy grid card...

I die cut the sunglasses from white cardstock and ink blended to add color. I love that PPP added the detail lines on the lenses! So smart!

And I borrowed the sentiment from the Hedgehog Friends set.

Your next stop on the hop is Debbie Frank and I know she is going to have something fabulous to share!

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

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