Wednesday, September 23, 2020

MFT Superstar 2020: Clean & Simple Genius

This is my entry for the My Favorite Things Superstar 2020 Clean and Simple Genius category.  I trimmed a top folding piece of copic-friendly Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock 1/4 in smaller than a standard A2 piece.  

I centered the stamp (MFT Polar Bear Pals) a little high of the center and stamped in Black Tuxedo Momento ink using a stamp positioning tool (mine is a Stampin Up Stamparatus).  I opened the card and stamped the bear in the exact same spot inside the card.  I also stamped the inside and outside sentiments at this time.  

I used the matching bear die and a circle die to
partially die cut the opening on the front.  Inside, I added the bucket of fish, then used post-its to mask the bear and fish.  Next, I made a mask for ground by cutting a scrap piece of paper with the MFT snowy hill die-namics.  I taped the hill mask in place then inked the background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, and Picked Raspberry.  I peeled off the masks, then colored the images in copic markers. 

Last, I used a white gel pen to add snow to the sky and a black glaze pen to highlight the eyes and nose on the bears, before mounting the card on piece of MFT Cotton Candy cardstock that is 4 1/4x5 1/2.  Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, September 20, 2020

MFT Superstar 2020: Coloring Virtuoso

This is my entry for My Favorite Things Superstar 2020 challenge Coloring Virtuoso category.  The images are MFT Space Explorer, colored in copic markers.  The base is Whisper White, with Night of Navy.  The navy layer is inked with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot.  Next, I used the MFT Radiating Rays stencil with Versamark ink and iridescent glitter embossing powder.  The astronauts are popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment is white heat embossed on MFT Blue Raspberry cardstock.  Thanks for looking!  April

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Gamer Birthday Card

My bff's youngest is a huge gamer so when I found the card from I just could not resist!  The big thing to remember when you upload the file is to convert the score lines and attach them.  Once that is done, its just a few cuts.  The black takes two sheets, then one red, and a white scrap.  I will also mention to be aware of the thickness of your papers.  I used 110lb for the white and it was not a complete cut even when set to heavy cardstock.  I ended up repeating the cut 6 times!  As long as you do not unload the mat you can repeat the same cut.  The white layer has several delicate small cuts.  The gift card tucks behind the controller, but you can seal that off if you wish.  I added holographic paper behind the inner sentiment and heat embossed the birthday sentiment on the front in yellow.  Thanks for looking! 


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Mask keeper


I needed a way for my youngest to store his mask during lunch at school.  The idea of him dropping it on the table or tossing it in his backpack does not sit well with me.  I was shopping at target, grabbing some extra masks to keep on hand and stopped in the health section to grab some small bottles of hand sanitizer when I came across soap dishes in the travel section.  Inspiration!  This is an Up&Up brand dish and I used a bit of remove the decal.  I found a mask image and cut it on my Cricut in opal holographic vinyl.  Weeding this was a bit of a pain, to be honest, but it is pretty cute.  We pack it in his lunch bag, then he puts his mask in while he eats.  It is washed before repacking his lunch.  Thanks for looking!  April

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

MFT Sweet Holiday Penguins Christmas cards

My idea for the MFT Summer School Challenge number 5 (White Space) ended up being the template for my family Christmas cards.  I finished 50 cards and the extras will end up being sold at the craft fair at my son's school.  The base is kraft pre-made cards from Hobby Lobby, layered with Neenah Solar White #80 for copic markers, and strips of red glitter 12x12 paper.  I cut the strips at 1/4" x 5.5" and had enough to use on all 50 plus enough left over for a few more cards.  The images are from MFT Sweet Holiday Penguins.  I popped the white up on foam tape and the glitter paper is glued to the base.  I wanted to keep these very minimal, clean and simple for easy mailing.  Thanks for looking!  April