Make your own pattern

Hello Everyone,

Today I am showing you how to make your own patterned paper. I am using MFT Plentiful Petals stamps and dies and Altenew inks along with a pretty background die also from MFT (Romantic Script). I used the current MFT Sketch Challenge #346 as inspiration for the layout, and combined the homework from MFT Camp Create Magnificent Masking and Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 2: Rainbow stamping in one card.

Sketch Challenge 346 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I started with die cutting the coordinating dies for some of the floral images from masking paper, and temporarily adhered those masks on a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the background stamp using black ink, and then removed the masks.

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I stamped each flower I the empty spots using colourful inks in a rainbow order.

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I die cut the panel with a die from the MFT Blueprint 22 set for a fancy look. I wrapped a strip of vellum around it. I also stamped and die cut the biggest flower from the stamp set, to hold my sentiment, which is partially stamped (MFT Essential sentiments) and die cut from glitter paper.

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As a finishing touch I added white glitter enamel dots to the flowers as embellishment.

I will link this project to the above mentioned challenges and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a sentiment.

I hope you like my card and will check back tomorrow for more fun.

See you,


In-laid die cutting – card #2

Hello again,

Here is the other card I made especially for my sweet sister-in-law. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENAS!

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Details of the technique in my previous post.

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This card is totally one layer, even the frame is embedded. The only things “sticking out” are the enamel dots in the middle of the flowers and the little jewels around them.

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This card is linked up on the MFT Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid die cutting and the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 3: Rainbow die cuts.

Check back soon if you like my cards.

See you,



Inlaid die cutting – card #1

Hello Everyone,

Today morning I am back with 2 cards: both using a technique called in-laid die cutting, and gorgeous products from MFT. I am having so much fun on the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker and the MFT Camp create just started too. So I tried to combine the homework from both. Here is my first card:

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I started with a piece of printer paper and made the guide using the dies I selected for this card. I die cut everything as I planned it in my head and when I was happy with the design, I used this guide to help me line up the die on real, white cardstock.

I also die cut the elements using coloured cardstock scraps (it is a great way to use up those leftovers) and glitter paper. I used the Bottlecap letters to cut the letters from the middle of each balloon, and cut them again from silver glitter paper.

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I also white heat embossed a sentiment from the MFT Essential sentiments stamp set on a very thin strip of black cardstock.

To assemble the card I used a big piece of double sided adhesive (Sookwang) which is in my stash forever and is perfect for techniques like this. I adhered the tape to an A2 sized card base, placed the white negative piece on top and simple added the colourful pieces like a puzzle. I find this very relaxing.

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After the card was all together, I used a Copic Multiliner 0,3 marker and a T-square ruler to draw some balloon strings.

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I will upload this card as the homework for the OOC Day 3 Rainbow die cutting, and also as a project for MFT Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid made easy.

I hope you like my card and will return soon to see the next one.

Have a great day,



Critter birthday


I am back today with a cute birthday card inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge #345. This is the sketch:

Sketch Challenge 345 #mftstamps

And this is my card:

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Sometimes I love to flip through patterned paper pads to get inspired. This is what happened in this case, I found this pastel striped piece of paper the other day and I wanted to make a card with it. I cut a stripe and matted it with a matching dark blue cardstock piece. I also die cut an aqua pierced circle frame and backed it with white tissue paper for a unique look. It reminds me of the birthday presents 😀

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Then I stamped and coloured the images from the MFT Beach bunnies and Happy hippos sets using Copics/Shinhan markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I arranged them on the layout and stamped the sentiment just under using a teal ink.

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After the card was assembled, I added a bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer and glossy accents.

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I will link this project up to the MFT Sketch Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For a kid.

Hope you like my card and will pop in again soon.

See you,



Splatter & stencil

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you a fun technique using a stencil and one shade of distress ink (Blueprint Sketch). The card I made was inspired by the MFT Card Challenges: Sketch Challenge #344 and Colour Challenge 74#.

Sketch Challenge 344 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied the distress ink on it with a mini ink blending tool. Then I temporarily taped down the MFT One way chevron stencil and applied more ink from the same colour. Before removing the stencil I spritzed the panel with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. After letting it sit for a few minutes, I added white and black splatters with a paint brush.

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I die cut a scalloped edged flag from the distressed piece of cardstock, I used some MFT border dies and partial die cutting to achieve this look. I also die cut a Happy sentiment from white pearlescent paper and 2 stitched strips from Greeneyed Monster glitter cardstock.

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I stamped and coloured the cute hippos from the new Birdie Brown Happy Hippos stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. The colouring is done with Copics. A little bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer and glossy accents on the accessories made these images even more special. I also used a black glaze pen for the eyes of the hippos.

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I heat embossed a sentiment from the Essential sentiments stamp set in white on a light grey cardstock and used 3D foam tape to mount the focal panel.

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I will link this project up on the following challenges: MFT Sketch Challenge, MFT Colour Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Happy Birthday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Splatter it.

I hope you like my card and will return soon.

See you,


Sending love with seagulls

Hello again,

It is my second post for today as I wanted to play along with the current MFT Sketch Challenge #342 before it ends.

Sketch Challenge 342 #mftstamps

This is my take on the sketch:

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I started with heat embossing the MFT Whimsical waves background stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versamark ink and Wow blue glitter embossing powder. I hand cut a piece of it and blended some Distress Oxide inks. Then I went over some of the waves wit the same inks, I smooched them on my craft mat and picked the ink up with my Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen. It made the waves more vibrant and shimmery.

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For the sunray background I blended Squeezed lemonade distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and temporarily adhered to it the Radiating Rays stencil. I added Mustard seed distress ink then shifted the stencil and applied Wild Honey distress ink. After removing the stencil I blended the edges once more with the Squeezed lemonade ink and filled the sun with Mustard seed ink. A bit of water splatters, dabbed them off with a paper towel and the background was ready.

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I stamped and coloured the seagulls from the MFT Seaside seagulls set using Copic markers, die cut them with the coordinating dies. I added glossy accents to the beaks and googly eyes on some of them.

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For the cloud I used a Lawn Fawn border die and the partial die cutting technique to get a similar shape than on the sketch. I also cut some stitched clouds (Lawn Fawn) as extra dimension. I stamped the sentiment from the MFT Mermazing set on the cloud border and assembled the card. A few mini heart confetti finished it off.

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I hope you like this funny summer card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you tomorrow for some pineapple fun 😉


Transparent card

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to show you a card I made in the last minute for the weekly sketch challenge #341 at MFT.

Sketch Challenge 341 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I designed a transparent card, with some cute succulents in the focus. I started with stamping and colouring the images from the MFT Sweet Succulents set using Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I die cut the front of a white card base with MFT stitched scallop basic edges. From the leftover piece I cut another scalloped edge for the bottom and from the middle I cut a scalloped square frame (PPP). I adhered a piece of acetate to the card front and glued the other scalloped edge to the bottom. I stamped my sentiment on this with black ink.

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I layered some Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped the Cheesecloth BG stamp from MFT using water instead of ink. I left it on for a minute and removed the stamp. I got a very delicate texture in this way. I also flicked some water on and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I adhered this panel to the inside of my card base.

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After arranging my frame and succulent on the transparent card front, I embellished the pot with some tiny heart gems (Darice) and added some tiny pearls on the flowers.

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Hope you like this special card and will return soon for more tutorials and fun.

See you soon,