Posts Tagged ‘MFT’

Christmas in July – Outdoors!

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Hello and happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m here today with a card for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt, OUTDOORS! I’m also sneaking in another Christmas in July card, using a sweet little stamp set from Lawn Fawn, Holiday Penguin. Here’s my card:

Isn’t he a cute little guy? I stamped and embossed him using Versafine onyx black ink and Wow embossing powder before colouring him with Copic markers. Yes, I had hoped to seamlessly stamp the sentiment and the heart skate trail, but since I didn’t, let’s pretend he did a little toe flip jump here, shall we? 😂  Using the two snowflake stamps included in the set, I added a flurry of snow above him. He is popped up on the panel that is die cut with a My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle die. An easily made card to add to the December stash!

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MFT – Trendy Triangles

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Hi Friends!   Chala here with today’s Random Act of Cardness word “shapes”.  It’s funny as cardmakers we can forget about using simple shapes in our creations.  Well, I am here to challenge you to pull out all your geometric shapes and get creative!

I chose to use triangles today with MFT’s Trendy Triangle stamp set, but of course you can use circles, squares, stars, etc.  Some great geometric stamps sets I also recommend are Concord & 9th’s Geometrics.

I stamped out the triangles onto some white cardstock in the following Distress Oxide Inks:  Mermaid Lagoon, Pine Needles, Squeezed Lemonade, and Barn Door, Seedless Preserves and Carved Pumpkin.   I then then fussy cut out the triangles.

There are so many combinations you can put together with these triangle designs and so many different ideas you can do!  I didn’t get to it this time, but I thought it would be fun to stamp out the Triangles with Versamark, heat set them with clear embossing power and the distress ink over top with a couple of colours. I think that would look really neat.

For today’s card I just simply laid the triangles out in a patter that was appealing to my eye and then adhered them down with some Art Glitter Glue.

This card is for my son’s birthday, so to personalize it I die cut out the number one  twice from a number die set that was given to me. You can use a set like Tim Holtz’s Countdown Thinlits Dies. Number dies are another staple I use a lot in making personalized cards.

One I had the numbers adhered down, I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of shimmer and interest.

The “Happy Birthday to You” sentiment came from the recently purchased  BirchPress Happy Lingo Stamp & Die Set.  I cannot wait to make more cards with this particular stamp and die set.  There are so many possibilities and so little time!  Especially since I am trying to knock this card out before I head out on my first post-pandemic vacation to……VEGAS!  In fact, when this post goes up I will be boarding the plane with a shirt that I made that says, “Vaxxed, Waxed and ready for Vegas!” .  Lol!  All kidding aside, it will be a very different feeling this time travelling, but a much needed holiday for the husband and I  (Thanks Mom for watching the kids.  You’re the BEST!).  I hope that you guys have been able to have some holiday time this summer too!

Here is the look at the finished card.  Simple shapes, simple colours, but a lot of fun!

Thanks for spending your time with me today and I hope you have an amazing day!


~Chala, xoxox

Lawn Fawn Swish & Pop with a Twist

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Good Day, Crafty Friends!


I hope this blog post finds you well!  Today I want to share with you my Lawn Fawn Swish & Pop with a Twist card.

I love this new interactive Swish & Pop die from Lawn Fawn and wanted to see how I could use it with some older stamp sets.  As I was flipping through my Lawn Fawn stash I came across the Rawrsome stamp set.  I thought these cute little dinos would make an awesome card for a special boy’s birthday that we are celebrating this weekend.

As there are several steps (although they are easy) you may want to watch the video here:

I started by creating a background piece by ink blending on an A2 size card panel with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and an ink blending brush.  I like to do the blending on my Waffle Flower Mini Media Mat as it helps keep my project in place.  I then added some water droplets to reactivate the ink and give the background a bit of interest.

Next, I die cut the slider portion from some 120lb cardstock and the interactive arm with some clear acetate.  I will then use the “L” shape die. Instead of using this by lining it up in the traditional way on the bottom of the card I will turn it upside down and line it up with the upper left-hand side of the card panel.  Once the panel is cut there should be four small holes in your card panel.

I will turn the interactive arm so that the tall portion is on the left and the portion with the two holes is on the right.  I will place a brad through the hole in the slider portion and then through the bottom hole of the interactive slider arm and secure the back of the brad.  I will then take the second brad and place it through the top hole of the interactive arm and through the second hole in the distress-inked panel attaching the two pieces together (Again, if this all sounds confusing, I encourage you to watch the video linked above).  Now rotate the pieces so that the clear acetate arm is pointing down and the pull tab is at the top either to the left or right, whichever way you want it to pull from depending on the element you are attaching to the acetate arm.  My image is facing to the right, so I want my pull tab to be on the left-hand side.

At this point, I want to adhere the inked panel to my card base.  I decided it would be fun to do a slimline card and adhered it with a tape runner and trimmed the excess.   I will then add some foam squares as stoppers around the acetate piece so that the arm can only swing a certain distance across my card.

Now for the little critters!  I stamped out the dinosaur images from the Rawrsome stamp set and a few leaf and grass images from the Critters in the Jungle with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut them out with my Brother Scan’N Cut.  I kept the colouring simple with my Copic Markers.  Next, I adhered the pterodactyl with some Glue dots and then trimmed the acetate arm.

To create the tree canopy I used the Stitched Rolling Clouds Edges from My Favorite Things I die cut a piece of green cardstock that would fit over the interactive mechanism.  I also thought that you could use the Falling from the Clouds die frame and trim it to fit.  I then used the notch piece for the pull tab and die cut that on the left-hand side of the canopy piece.  For the sand portion, I used the Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders from Lawn Fawn and die-cut some craft cardstock.

Before we begin assembling, we need to decide if we want our sentiment to be stamped on the canopy portion of the sand.  I decided I like it best on the canopy, thus giving me more room to add lots of dino critters on the bottom.  I stamped the sentiment “Hope Your Birthday is Pterrific” in VersaFine Claire Nocturne Ink.  I then add further foam squares to the back making sure I don’t add them where they can interfere with the swinging element and secure that to the card base.

It’s time to decorate!  My favourite part is creating the scene with the images.  I adhered to the sand portion with a tape runner and the rest of the images with Gina K Connect Glue.  I think the little party hats are adorable!

The last step is to die cut the little arrow for the pull tab.  I pushed the pull tab all the way into the right and trimmed it and then die cut that tab arrow in the same green cardstock and again adhered that with Gina K Connect Glue.

Now it is time to play with it!


I hope you enjoyed today’s card and that it helps you to look at how you can use new and old products together!

Stay crafty!