Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MFTWSC173 - You Make Life Sweet

HUMP DAY!   That means there is an new MFTWSC ready for you to tackle!
I played along with the PI Make Mine a Double.

I started with a smooth white CS panel and I used a die cut from the Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border as a template to sponge on some clouds with sno cone ink.  I die cut the grass from limeade CS using the Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass.I adhered that panel onto a banana split CS panel that I die cut using a  die from the Die-namics Blueprints 13 to create the stitching around the panel.   I also used a die from the Die-namics Blueprints 3 to die cut the banner from sno cone CS.

I stamped my image from the PI Make Mine a Double in the new black licorice hybrid ink.  I colored her with copics and then used a white gel pen to add some polka dots to her dress and freckles to her cheeks.   I fussy cut her out and popped her up with foam dots before adhering to the panel.

I used the largest die from the Die-namics Blueprints 13 again to create the stitched panel on the inside of the card and I stamped a sentiment from the PI Because You're Special.

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R22, R21, R30 
hair - E35, E53, E51
clothing - Y04, Y02, Y00, V15, V12, C2
ice cream - E55, E53, R22, R21,R20

Here's the sketch:

Ready to play along?   Head over the MFT blog and link up your creation!  Every project you share is an automatic entry into the MFT weekly giveaway of a Gift Voucher worth up to $20!


SPD04 - Loads of Love

Ready to play along with the latest SugarPea Designs challenge?!  This month were are challenging you to keep it clean and simple.  Yep!  It's a CAS challenge!  

I played along using the Take a Load Off stamp set.

I used the MFT Die-namics pierced traditional tag STAX to create the tag from MFT natural CS.  I stamped the CS with natural ink using the wood plank background stamp.  I used the MFT Die-namics pierced circle STAX to create the circular panel and I matted with sno cone CS.  

Using some PP from the Family Ties 6x6 paper pad by Pebbles, I paper pieced all the laundry and colored the basket with copics.   I used a die from the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 2 to create the sentiment strip and I stamped the sentiment in hot fudge ink.

Ready to play along with the SPD0- CAS challenge?   Head to the blog for a list of SugarPea Designers who have played along as well for a little crafty inspiration before you link up your creation there!  There is a $15 prize up for grabs, but you must use SugarPea Designs stamps to be eligible.  Good luck!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MFT Creative Challenge

Each month the MFT Designers are given a creative challenge to tackle and this month's thee is adding texture and pattern to our die cut flowers!  

I am going to start off by showing you a couple of things that I've made when I have done craft fairs and they are always big sellers.   First up are these decorated candle tins.

I found these candles for $1 at the local Dollar store.  I first stamped a strip of kraft CS with tangy orange ink using the Striped Background stamp set.  I adhered it with red line tape.  I wrapped a strip of kaft CS around the edg eof the lid and then used the Die-namics circle STAX to cover the top of the lid with kraft CS.

To create the flower, I used the Die-namics Hybrid Camellia Flower.  I die cut the largest petal in tangy orange CS and then I embossed them using the Die-namics Fishnet Cover-Up to add some texture.  I die cut the smaller petals from kraft CS and then stamped them with hot fudge hybrid ink using a stamp from the Collage Backgrounds stamp set.   Finally, I cut the center from lemon drop CS and sponged some lemon drop ink along the edges before winding it up,   I die cut the leaves from gumdrop green CS using the Die-namics Royal Leaves.

It makes for a pretty little token gift! 

OK, next up are my refrigerator magnets.   They don't have to be tacky! 

All packaged up, they are as cute as can be!   First let me tell you about the packaging and then I will show you a detail of the flowers.  I used a standard A2 clear bag.  I cut a 4.75"  x 3" piece of razzle berry CS and scored it at the 1.5" line.  I then cut a 4.5" x 1/25 piece of white CS.  I stamped the sentiment from the Gift Card Greetings II stamp set in black licorice hybrid ink.  

Now lets take a closer look at the magnets.

I used the Die-namics Plentiful Petals to create these magnets.  It is definitely one of my favorite flower Die-namics! I started by adhering some razzle berry CS onto an adhesive magnetic sheet.  I ran it through my Big Shot with the largest die.  Next, I used the middle sized die to die cut the petals from cotton candy CS. To create the pattern, I used the Plaid Background Builder stamp set and some cotton candy ink.  After die cutting the top layer of petal from smooth white CS, I stamped it in cotton candy ink with the sheet music background stamp.  I die cut the center of the flowers from the Die-namics Plentiful Flowers from lemon drop CS and added a lemon drop button with hemp cord.

Last up, I made a card to play along with this month's Color Palette Challenge.


I started by using the largest die from from the Blueprints 13 to create the kraft panel with the stitched edges.  I used some kraft with the wood plank background stamp.   I stamped the sentiment from the Grand Greetings stamps set in black licorice hybrid ink.  I used the Die-namics oval STAX sponged some blue raspberry hybrid ink around the edges before removing the sentiment panel from the die.

To create the flower, I used the Die-namics Upsy Daisy.  The bottom layer was die cut from razzle berry felt and then razzle berry CS.  I sponged some sweet tooth ink onto the edges of the CS layer.  I stamped the next layer of petals using the Washi Patterns stamp set and some razzle berry ink.  For the top layer of petals, I used razzle berry CS and again sponged some sweet tooth ink to the ends of the petals.  I added a sweet tooth button and some hemp cord.  The leaves were die cut from gumdrop green CS.

I followed the layout to the inside of the card.

Hope you've been inspired!  Be sure to head over to the MFT blog for a list of designers who are participating in today's creative challenge!