Crafty Buys & Supplies | MFT Stamps Haul

Just a quick blog post on a few things I picked up from MFT Stamps!

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6×6 Paperpads

How fun and colorful are these two paperpads? Party Patterns and Tiny Hearts Brights. The next paperpad I have to pick up is the Tiny Hearts Pastels… I am having regret that I took it out of my cart last minute!

paperpads

100lb. Heavyweight Card Stock Sampler

I thought this was a stellar deal of getting to sample 41 different sheets of cardstock for less than $15!

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Mix-Ables Stencil and Scor-Tape

This mini clouds stencil sells out often! I’m still trying to get the original one! I have this double-sided adhesive tape in two different sizes, this is perfect for those intricate and thinner die cuts or shaker cards!

stenciltape

Free with $60

So nice that MFT includes a surprise freebie if you spend more than $60 (so.easy.to.do!). I’m so happy I got numbers! Now if I can find an alphabet one, I’d be set!

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Xs and Os Cardkit

This is the main reason I went and grabbed items for this haul! As of writing this post, the card kit is still available!

If you aren’t able to snag it in the kit, the items found in the kit will be available to purchase, roughly 6 weeks after the card kit launches. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday and I love making cards for love and encouragement, so I thought this cardkit would be useful year round!

The cardkit is bundled together nicely in an easy, convenient zipped pouch. You get a wonderful 4×6 stamp set with coordinating dies, square shaker window and frame die-namics, Tic Tac Toe boards in white and black, heart embellishments, and 10 sheets of cardstock.

cardkit

Sometime next week I’ll post about my Simon Says Stamp haul. I have so many fabulous goodies to play with, I hope you are all getting your crafty fix too!

 

 

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Xs and Os Cardkit Interactive Card | MFT Stamps Card Design Superstar Part Three

This is my third card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest for the Innovation Master category. You can see my other cards for this contest here and here.

It’s not too late to enter the contest, so if you want to read about it, click here!

For this category prompt, you’ll need to create a specialty card such as a slider, shaker, fancy folding, or 3D elements.

I wanted to create a slider card using my new and old MFT supplies. This was definitely a personal challenge for me too, because I don’t have any slider dies (yet) so I had to get creative!

I used many components of the newest Xs and Os cardkit to create this card. First, I used MFT’s circle shaker dies to create a half circle slider track on the left side of the card panel. I used foam tape and a penny to create the sliding component for the arrow. A tip I’ve seen from other crafters is using your powder tool to make the foam tape on the slider track less sticky, letting the penny slide easier. If I were to make this card again, I would shape track in a better circular shape (versus the rectangle I originally made) so the slider would go in a perfect arc. Maybe I won’t have to do this in the future if I end up getting the slider dienamics.

To make the arrow, I used one of the houses (are you laughing at me yet?) from the Home Sweet Home dies. To cover up the big gap from the slider section, I used a thin strip of the red paper from the Tiny Hearts 6×6 paperpad. You can see the penny when you move the card, but I didn’t mind.

I used Black Licorice and Wild Cherry cardstock to die cut Xs and Os that I adhered with Zots bling glue dots. Finally, I used one of the sentiments, stamped in Black Licorice ink and the tic-tac-toe board (Hashtag? Pound sign?) in Persimmon ink.

slider card

For my first slider card, I’m glad I experimented as it gave me insight for the future. However, I think I’d make more slider cards after I purchase more slider elements so that’ll be on my crafty wishlist.

How about you? Are you entering the contest or are an expert with slider cards? Let me know!

 

 

Whisk You Were Here | MFT Stamps Card Design Superstar Contest Part Two

On my previous post, I shared that I am entering a couple cards for the MFT Stamps Card Design Superstar Contest.

For this post, I am sharing the card that I am entering into the category Coloring Virtuoso. For this card, it shows off coloring skills whatever your preferred medium.

For this card, I did the ink smooshing technique using MFT stamps dye ink cubes to color my background to accentuate my stamped images and sentiment!

First I used masking paper with the INTENTION (did it happen? Not really!) of creating a masked area that resembled a swirl. I used the MFT Stamps dye ink cubes in the following colors to do ink smooshing: Orange Fizz, Tropical Teal, Daffodil, Summer Splash, Persimmon, Ripe Raspberry. For ink smooshing, I’d wiggle the ink pad on some acetate, spray with a water mister, and put it down on some watercolor paper. For control freaks like myself, it’s hard to give up control even in crafting!

I stamped the images and sentiments from Kitschy Kitchen and You Bake Me Happy in MFT Stamps Black Licorice ink and an ombre effect for the bowl. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the whisk and bowl to adhere to my card with some foam tape.

whisk card

There is a 3rd category called Innovation Master that is geared towards specialty and interactive cards. I don’t think I have enough MFT Stamps products to create something awesome, but I’m flexing my creative muscles so stay tuned.

Are you also joining in on this Contest? Let me know so I can check out your work!

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow HUGS card | MFT Stamps Card Design Superstar Contest Part One

This is my first year entering the MFT Stamps Card Design Superstar Contest! Click here if you want to learn more.

A quick blurb about this contest is that there are 3 categories you can submit new card projects to using MFT Stamp products. The 3 categories are called Clean and Simple Genius , Coloring Virtuoso, and Innovation Master.

Today I’ll be sharing my take on the Clean and Simple Genius category.

I don’t know about you, but creating clean and simple cards are a bit of a challenge for me because I don’t know how to master it, especially those wonderful colorful but white cards! So this is my first, intentional attempt at it.

I used the HUGS die to diecut several MFT Stamps cardstock in the following colors: Daffodil, Smooth White, Wild Cherry, Orange Fizz, Gumdrop Green, Blue Yonder, Tropical Teal, and Grape Jelly. I adhered the letters in staggered formation with Tombow Multi Mono liquid glue. I wanted the letters to pop so I used the Smooth White cardstock HUGS letters as the top layer. I used a Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the the word HUGS followed by a layer of Glossy Accents.

Finally, I took some scraps of the colored cardstock to cut random, varied size strips for the top of the card and several dots of Nuvo Drops.

hugs card

I had the urge to embellish the bottom but I forced myself to not.

Clean and Simple cards are definitely challenging for me!

My next post will be about the 2nd card I will be submitting.

Thanks for tuning in!