So Happy Together - MFT WSC 417

December 26, 2018

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Some of you may still be pretty busy (like me) preparing for New Year's celebration. But, I hope you'll take a little time for crafting and join in this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.


I turned the sketch 90 degrees and put in the cute owls from the Forever and Owlways stamp set to each cell.
I blended Spun Suger and Mustard Seed Distress Inks on watercolor paper and spritzed it with some water to create my background panel.

I used the Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namics for the frame. I added three layers of Tickled Pink frames under the Smooth White one for a soft shadow effect. The sentiment was stamped on a small fishtail flag panel cut with a die from the Blueprints 33 Die-namics, and I layered three Tickled Pink panels again.
I stamped the owl images on X-Press It Blending Card with Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink, colored with Copic Markers, and cut them out with the matching dies. The clouds are from the Spring Scene Builder Die-namics, and the tiny hearts are from the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics.

After putting them together, I added some Glossy Accents to the hearts and owls' eyes. I also added a couple of tiny dots beside the sentiment panel with Bubblegum Blush Crystal Drops.

Visit the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT.  

This is the last post from me for this year. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking your time to leave a lot of comments. And I appreciate your support to my Birdie Brown stamp line! 
May the New Year bring you a lot of joy, happiness, and fabulous crafting inspiration (and supplies)! :D

Happy New Year!

More Tweet Friends Card - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 416

December 19, 2018

Hello! Today I'm going to share a card that I made for this weeks MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge (WSC416).



I played with the Tweet Friends stamp set again that was just released yesterday.
For my background, I blended Scattered Straw and Twisted Citron Distress Inks and spattered some dark brown and white watercolor paint over it. 

I stamped the images with Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink, colored with Copic Markers and colored pencils, and cut out with the matching dies. After adhering them to the inked panel, I added the sentiment panel.

I die cut the flower and leaves using the Stitched Flowers Die-namics and added to the sentiment panel for the heart element in the sketch. The patterned paper is from the Tiny Hearts Pastels Paper Pack.


Visit the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. You'll have a chance to win a prize by participating in the challenge. :)

Thank you for stopping by.

MFT Good Time to Wine Card Kit Release!

The MFT Good Time to Wine Card Kit and the new stamp set & Die-namics from Stacey Yacula line, Tweet Friends are available for purchase now! If you'd like to buy the stamps and dies included in the kit individually, you can find them HERE.


I made a pair of gold-stem wine glasses and filled them up with red wine. :)

(NOTE: The products written in boldface are included in the kit.)
First I cut a panel of Smooth White CS with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and made two wine glass shaped openings using the Wine Glass Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. I cut the stems from Gold Sparkle CS twice and inlaid them to the openings after adding a piece of acetate from the back of the panel.

I heat embossed a sentiment from the Good Time to Wine stamp set on Jellybean Green CS and cut it with the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics. I adhered it to the panel with thin foam squares, adding another fishtail strip cut from patterned paper with the Fishtail Flag Frames Die-namics.

I blended Barn Door and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks on the front of a Smooth White card base and spritzed with some water and gold ink. I adhered my focal panel with foam tape and added the gold sequins to finish off the card.

Visit the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today. Leave a comment on each of their blogs for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher!

Thank you for stopping by. Happy shopping! ;)

Tweet Friends - MFT Good Time to Wine Card Kit Countdown Day 2

December 18, 2018

It's Day 2 of the MFT Good Time to Wine Card Kit Countdown. But, I'd like to share a card with you that features the Tweet Friends stamp set. It will be available for purchase at the same time with the Good Time to Wine Card Kit, on December 18 at 10:00 am EST.

The adorable critters that Stacey designs are always so fun to color! I simply enjoyed coloring and kept the card design clean. 
I stamped the images on watercolor paper with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink using my Mini MISTI, then colored with watercolor and colored pencils. After I cut it with the largest die from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics, I stamped the sentiment and the music notes with Milk Chocolate Premium Dye Ink. I added a Kraft panel cut with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics underneath my focal panel and adhered it to a Whip Cream card base.



Head on over to the MFT blog for the full reveals of the Good Time to Wine Card Kit and the Tweet Friends stamp set & Die-namics. Leave a comment there for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher. 

Thank you for stopping by today. I will share another card using the Good Time to Wine Card Kit tomorrow. :)

MFT Good Time to Wine Card Kit Countdown Day 1

December 17, 2018

The MFT December Card Kit Countdown has just begun. The new kit is called Good Time to Wine, and it will be available for purchase on December 18 at 10:00 am EST. In addition to the kit, we also have a fantastic mid-month release. Another adorable set from Stacey Yacula line, Tweet Friends stamp set will be released at the same time with the kit!



(NOTE: The products written in boldface are included in the kit.)
Almost all of the supplies I used for today's card are included in the kit.
I cut Electric Red, Red Hot, and Persimmon CS and put them together on a thin scrap of paper to make an ombre pattern. I cut it with the third large die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and matted it with a Primitive Cream panel cut with the third large die from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics. I made a wine glass shaker using the Wine Glass Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics, Wine Glass Shaker Pouch, and some sequins and adhered it to my focal panel.


I heat embossed a sentiment from the Good Time to Wine stamp set on a strip of Translucent Vellum and added it to my focal panel. I attached the panel to an Electric Red card base with foam tape adding a panel of Persimmon.

Head on over to the MFT blog to see the full reveal of the card kit and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a card featuring the Tweet Friends stamp set designed by Stacey Yakula. :)

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 415

December 12, 2018

Hello! Today I'm going to share a card that I made for this weeks MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.


For the vertical rectangle element in the sketch, I masked and stenciled a stripes pattern using the Envelope Buddy Stencil and Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Broken China). I added some faux spattering using the Distressed Patterns stamp set and Gravel Gray Premium Dye Ink.

I used a flower image from the newly released Brilliant Blooms stamp set for the circle element. I heat embossed it on watercolor paper with white embossing powder, watercolored and cut out with the matching die. I adhered it with thin foam squares adding the leaves cut with the Grand Greenery Die-namics.
The sentiment is from the From the Heart stamp set. It was heat embossed on Steel Grey CS and cut out with a strip die from the Hearts in a Row - Vertical Die-namics. I added several sequins to finish off the card.

Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. I hope you'll play along with us!

Thank you for stopping by.

Friends at First Sip - Dec 2018 MFT & Friends

It's time to shop! The MFT December Release is live and available for purchase now!


I'd like to share another card featuring the new Friends at First Sip stamp set & Die-namics. I made a scene that two girls and a dog are in front of a coffee shop.

First I cut a panel out of Summer Splash CS with the second large die from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and blended some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over the top half of the panel. I added two Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames cut from Whip Cream CS and inlaid Gravel Gray pieces to make windows. For the ground panel, I stenciled the English Brick Wall on Grout Gray CS with Tea Dye and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks. I die cut the awning from Whip Cream CS using the new Boutique Die-namics and colored with a Copic Marker. I slightly bend it and applied foam tape to only the top portion.


I stamped the images on Neenah Solar White CS with Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink, colored with Copic Markers, and cut out with the matching dies. I adhered them to the scene panel with foam tape. 
I added a panel cut out of Hot Fudge CS using the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics, then adhered it to a Whip Cream card base. I stamped the sentiment on Grout Gray CS, cut it out with a die from the Fishtail Flag Frames Die-namics, and added it to the focal panel.


Head on over to the MFT blog as all the DT members and some gorgeous guest designers are sharing projects using the new release products. Leave a comment on each of their blogs for your chance to win a prize! You'll find more details on the MFT blog.

Thank you for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Vellum Shaker Card - MFT December Release Countdown Day 1

December 11, 2018

It's the final day of the MFT December Release Countdown. All the new products that we have been showcasing this past five days will be available for purchase tomorrow at 10:00 am EST!

Today I'm sharing a shaker card with you that I made using the Brilliant Blooms stamp set, the Beautiful Die-namics, and the Hello, Beautiful stamp set.

To create this card, I blended Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, and Festive Berries Distress Inks on a panel of Ranger Watercolor Paper and adhered it to a Smooth White card base. I stamped and heat embossed the flowers from the Brilliant Blooms stamp set on Heavyweight Translucent Vellum, then cut it with the largest die from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics.
I die cut a Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame out of foam sheet and adhered it to the inked panel. I put some Crystal Clear Confetti, sealed with the vellum panel, and added another frame cut out of Smooth White CS.

The word "beautiful" was cut out from Persimmon CS, and I added a Smooth White mat underneath it. I heat embossed the words "Inside & Out," which is from the Hello, Beautiful stamp set, onto Persimmon CS and cut it out with a die from the new Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namcis. I adhered them to the vellum panel with Scor-Tape.


Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. Leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow at the release time with a card using the new Friends at First Sip stamp set. :)

Wobbling Owl - MFT December Release Countdown Day 2

December 10, 2018

It's Day 2 of the MFT Release Countdown. We're so close to the release day, December 11 at 10:00 am EST
We still have a lot of fabulous products to share with you. Make sure you visit the MFT blog for the full reveals of the new products and for more inspiration from the DT.

I'm sharing a fun interactive card with you today. It features the Forever & Owlways stamp set & Die-namics.


The owls in the Forever & Owlways stamp set are so cute, and I love that it includes a pair of tiny stamps to add a movement to the owl images. (I mean the tiny images that I stamped around the left owl.) Those stamps and the sentiment inspired me to use a mini action wobble spring. 



To create my background scene, I masked off a circular portion of a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper and blended Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. I spattered some white paint over it after the inks dried, then peeled off the mask. I cut it with the second large die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics.


I stamped the images on Neenah Solar White CS with Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink, colored them with Copic Markers, and cut out with the matching dies. After adhering them to the inked panel, I added the die-cut hearts and covered them and owls' eyes with Glossy Accents.
The sentiment was heat embossed on Jellybean Green CS and was cut out with a fishtail strip die from the Hearts in a Row - Horizontal Die-namics.



Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today. Don't forget to leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

Thank you for stopping by!