Birthday Card with Sparkle - MFT Hits & Highlights

December 31, 2019

Hi everyone!
It's the last day of 2019! I'd like to wrap up my blogging for 2019 with a card that I made for this month's MFT Hits & Highlights DT challenge. 



This month we're challenged to add shimmer & shine to our projects by using glittered cardstock, metallic cardstock, and foil dies, etc. For my card, I chose Gold Sparkle CS and combined it with the Happy Birthday Script Die-namics.


I made a Smooth White card and inked the lower half of the front with Grapesicle Premium Dye Ink. Once the ink dry, I spattered some purple watercolor paint and gold shimmer spray. 
I stamped the images, that are from the Birthday Chicks stamp set, on No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with the matching dies. I added them to the card with foam craft, then stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Chicks stamp set with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink.


I die cut the Happy Birthday Script three times, two are from Smooth White CS and one is from Gold Sparkle CS. I glued them together, the gold one on top, and adhered to the card.

Visit the MFT blog to see the other DT members have come up with for today!

Thank you so much to you all for visiting my blog and taking your time to leave lovely comments this year. And I truly appreciate your love and support to my Birdie Brown stamps!!

Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and crafty new year! :)

Winter Hugs - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 469

December 26, 2019

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

I have a winter card to share with you today that I made for the latest MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.


I used the Serene Snowflakes for the cloud shape elements in the original sketch. I heat embossed the snowflakes on watercolor paper and blended some Shaded Lilac and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks over them. I spritzed it with some water, then cut it with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics

I die cut the "HUGS" three times - one from Smooth White CS and two from Grape Jelly CS, and layered them the Smooth White one on top and slightly offset. After adhering the background panel to a Smooth White card base, I added the "HUGS". The sentiment "Sending some love" is from the From the Heart stamp set. I heat embossed it on Smooth White CS, cut out with the Skinny Strips Die-namics, then inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to match with my background. Several clear sequins finished off the card.

Head on over to the MFT 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!

Peek-a-Boo Pandas - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 467

December 12, 2019

Hi everyone! Today I'm going to share a card with you that I made for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge (WSC 467).


I used the newly released Panda Pals stamp set & Die-namics to create my card today. First, I cut Smooth White CS and cut four circle windows out of it using the Circle STAX Set 2 Die-namics. I added zig-zag stitch lines along the top and bottom edges using the Basic Stitch Lines Die-namics
I stamped the pandas on No-Line Coloring CS with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, did a little coloring with Copic Markers, and cut them out with the matching dies. I added them to the windows from the back.


I blended some Distress Inks on the front of a Smooth White card base and added patterned paper to the top and bottom portion. I adhered the top panel to the card base with foam tape and added the sentiment strip. 

*Distress Inks used - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin


Head on over to the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by!

We're Invincible Together - Dec 2019 MFT & Friends

December 11, 2019

The MFT December Release is now available for purchase HERE!!


Today MFT DT and several fabulous guest designers are sharing projects using some of the new products for more inspiration for you. I'd like to share a clean card with you that uses the Magical Friends stamp set & Die-namics.

I made a magical sky background on Smooth White CS with masking, ink blending (Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks), and spattering some white ink. Once the inks dry, I cut it with the second largest die from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics, stamped the sentiment in Gravel Gray, and mounted it on a Natural panel cut with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics.

I stamped the image on No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink, colored it with Copic Markers, and cut out with the matching die. I adhered it to the panel with craft foam, then added tiny silver stars to finish off the card.


Visit the MFT blog to see what the other DT members and the guest designers have come up with for today.

Thank you for stopping by!

Final Countdown to MFT December Release!

December 10, 2019

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

For today, I created a simple card using the Bear Hug Bunch stamp set & Die-namics.
I made my night scene background on the front of a Smooth White card base by masking and ink blending, then heat embossed the tiny stars. I stamped, colored, and cut out the images and added them to the card. The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice CS and was cut out with the Skinny Stips Die-namics. I adhered it to the card with foam tape to finish off the card. That's all! :)


Head on over to the MFT blog for the full reveal of the new products and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by!

Zippy Zebras Rocker Card

December 9, 2019

Only two days to the MFT December Release! All the new products will be available for purchase on December 10 at 10 am EST.

As I was so happy with how my first rocker card turned out, I decided to create another rocker card using the new Zippy Zebras stamp set and die-namics.


This time I used the second large die (5" in diameter) from the A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics to cut my card base, so it fits in a standard A2 envelope. 


I cut the card base from Field Day CS and folded in half. I then die cut a Lemon Chiffon panel and stenciled grassy ground over the bottom portion. After adhering the panel to the card base, I created a scene using the Zippy Zebras stamp set & Die-namics, the Puffy Clouds Die-namics, and the Trees in the Forest Die-namics. The sentiment is from the new Smile Maker stamp set.


I also stamped a cute zebra and "smile" on the front of an envelope. :)


Head on over to the MFT blog to see what products have revealed today. Leave a comment on today's post on the MFT blog for your chance to win a prize!

Thank you for stopping by!

You're My Person

December 8, 2019

We're three days away from MFT's December Release! Today I'm sharing a friendship card that uses the new Heap of Hellos stamp set and the You're My Person stamp set.

I randomly stamped the greetings from the Heap of Hello stamp set onto a piece of Smooth White CS to create my own background paper. I also used a few sentiments and a tiny heart from the From the Heart stamp set to fill in the gaps. I cut it with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics and adhered to a Kraft card base.

I stamped the image onto Neenah Solar White CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid ink and colored with Copic Markers. I cut it out with the fourth large die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics and mounted on a Kraft panel cut with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics. After adding the sentiment banner, I attached the panels to the background panel with foam tape.



Make sure you visit the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. All the new products will be available for purchase on Dec 10 at 10 am EST.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Rainbow & Smile Rocker Card

December 7, 2019

Welcome to Day 4 of the MFT December Release Countdown.

I have a rocker card to share with you today. Have you ever made a rocker card? When I saw the new A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, I thought of a rocker card that I had seen on Pinterest or somewhere before. I thought that making a rocker card was a good way to showcase the new Die-namics.


The A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics contains ten circle dies ranging from 1" to 5-1/2". I used the largest die (5-1/2" in diameter) to cut my card base, and the 3rd and 4th large dies to cut my panels. So this card fits in a 6" x 6" envelope. 


I cut my card base out of Smooth White CS, fold it in half, and stamped the front with the Pinstripe Background. I cut two more circles out of Blue Breeze and Lush Lagoon CS, stamped the smaller one with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background, and adhered them to the card base. 

I die cut the rainbow and clouds using the Magical Rainbow and the Cute Cloud Outlines Die-namics and added to the panel. Then I cut the "smile" twice with the Big Smile Die-namics (this month's Free with $60 die), inked one of them with Lemon Drop Premium Dye Ink, glued them together, and adhered to the panel. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the new Smile Maker stamp set on Orange Zest CS and cut it with the Skinny Stips Die-namics.


All the new products will be available for purchase on December 10 at 10 am EST.
Make sure you stop by the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. You'll have a chance to win a prize by leaving a comment on today's post on the MFT blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Introducing Magical Friends - MFT Dec Countdown Begins!

December 6, 2019

MFT's December Release Countdown has begun! The new products will be available for purchase on December 10 at 10 am EST. Make sure you visit the MFT blog every day for the next five days to see the full reveal of the new products and for more inspiration from the DT.

I'm kicking off my countdown posts with a card that features the new stamp set from Birdie Brown line, Magical Friends.

The Magical Friends is a 5" x 8" stamp set, and it features friendly dragons and little kids. I've updated the dragons from the Magical Dragons stamp set and added more fairy tale themed accessory images, that fit in the thought bubble. Of course, I also put several small images in the set to create scenes like clouds, grass, and flowers.

To create my card, I die cut a panel out of Smooth White CS and stenciled the clouds. I then die cut a grassy panel using the Grassy Hills Die-namics, blended some Limelight and Field Day Premium Dye Inks over it, and stamped some grasses with the same inks. 
I die cut six thin strips out of Smooth White CS using the Skinny Stripes - Horizontal Die-namics and colored them in rainbow colors with Copic Markers. After adhering them to the background panel, I cut off the excess. I stamped a sentiment on a stitched oval panel and added it over the rainbow strips with foam tape.

All the images and the thought bubble were stamped on No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink and were colored with Copic Markers. This stamp set includes four small words stamps that can be stamped in the thought bubble, and I used one of them this time. Isn't that cute? I cut out the images with the matching dies and adhered to the background panel with craft foam.


Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and leave a comment on today's blog post for your chance to win a prize.

Thank you for stopping by!