Posts Tagged ‘MFT’

Simple & Quick Black and White Card

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

Hello and welcome back! Laurie with you today to share a very quick card. Black and White is today’s theme on the SNS Facebook Page…you should check it out if haven’t already.

I started by creating a 4.25X4.25 inch card base. I had some scrap, black cardstock that I decided to cut into strips. They measure 3/4″. I ended up cutting 2 of each strip and gluing them together to give a little dimension. The florals come from the Fun Flowers Stamps and Dies from MFT. This is a simple and, like the name says, fun little floral set.

Now because the theme is black and white, I didn’t colour the images. I did add a little grey shading though. Before adhering the black strips to the base, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Love Bugs Stamp Set. I thought it fit the card perfectly.

I adhered the flowers to the card using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. I added a bit of shine to the flower centres with a glitter pen as well as a few clear sequins.

As an afterthought, I took a black pen and added a sketchy line around the perimeter.

And that’s the finished card! This came together very quickly as there was no colouring involved. This would actually be a great card to mass produce!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to enter your creations on the FB page!!


Get Ready for Fall

Friday, September 11th, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Back to school, and get ready for fall. It’s Deb here, from the Design Team. Today’s word for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Daily Challenge is ‘leaves’. So far, the only ones that have fallen in my yard are because of the  hot dry weather. But soon enough, they’ll start putting on their dazzling show of colours for us! For my card today, I’ve jumped ahead to the show of colours.


To create today’s card, I used a combination of stamps & dies from Wendy Vecchi, Concord & 9th and MFT.  Here’s a look at the completed card.Get Ready For Fall

I admit – fall colours are my favourite! The rich jewel tones are so pretty, and seem to give warmth to chilly days.


Start with a piece of white cardstock, set up in your stamp platform. Next, line  up the Concord & 9th Uplifting Thoughts leaf image stamp on either the top or bottom, horizontally. Next, use the Gina K. Autumn Collection ink cubes in Faded Brick, Honey Mustard and Tomato Soup to ink up the leaves. Apply the ink randomly to the stamp, and then blend the colours using a small ink applicator. Stamp down onto the cardstock, and then move the cardstock up or down, depending on where  you started with your stamping. Line up the cardstock so that after you re-ink the stamp again, you are stamping down next to the first row of leaves. Repeat this one more time, until the cardstock is covered with leaves.  Now, clean and remove the stamp and cardstock. Use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies  with a Big Shot to die cut the stamped piece to size.

Next, set up another smaller piece of white cardstock in the platform. Set up the Wendy Vecchi Country Flowers flower stamp. Stamp two flowers, both the base colour and top detail layer. I used a combination of Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup and the Faded Brick for the flowers & flower centers. Repeat this to stamp 1 set of leaves.  Next, use the coordinating dies that come with this set, and a Big Shot, to die cut the images.

For the sentiment, die cut the Concord & 9th Fabulous Phrases dies with the Lawn Fawn Sparkle Paper. Die cut the word once in sparkle paper, and once in black. Glue the words together, slightly offset. Finally, add some sparkle with the Nuvo Glimmer Pen in Midas Touch.

Now, you can layer everything together!

Get Ready For Fall


You can start playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge at any time! Simply join the Facebook Group HERE,  Then, choose a day to start, and create! Share your project on the page, using the hashtag #snschallenge there, and on other social media platforms, like Instagram or Pinterest. Play along with as many daily prompts as you’d like. At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen to WIN a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!  That’s one great reason to play along, as well as making new creative friends in the group.

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Heart Shaped Card!

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Hello and welcome back! It’s Laurie with you today to share a simple, heart shaped card. I love getting the most out of my nesting die sets and making shaped cards is one of the best ways to use them.

You can use pretty much any shape you’d like but today I chose hearts. I’m using an older die set from Hero Arts called the Infinity Hearts Nesting Dies. I started by cutting two hearts out of white cardstock using the largest die in the set.

Next, take one of the dies and score along the top. In this case, I score 3/4″ which came to the dip.

Adhere the two pieces together using a double sided adhesive. Obviously, this card will not stand upright but there’s an easy fix. simply cut off the point of the heart on the back panel.

And now it will stand!

To decorate the front of my card, I used the second largest die in the set along with a piece of patterned paper from the Woodgrain Whimsy Paper Pad from MFT. I adhered that to the card base. And to keep with the die cutting theme of this card, I used the Freshly Picked Die Set (also from MFT). I used a bunch of scrap cardstock from my stash and created the bouquet.

The bouquet ended up being larger than I had anticipated but it worked out in the end. I adhered it towards one side of the card with the vase handing over the end. This didn’t interfere with the way the card stood up.

The sentiment comes from the You Make Me Smile Set from Gina K Designs. To make it fit on the card, I snipped the sentiment into individual words.  A few pearl accents, some white pen details, and I called this card finished!

Thank you for stopping in! I hope you found a little inspiration here today!

Until next time!!