MFT Card Design Superstar 2021

Hi there, I have a very last minute entry for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest.

I used the following sets to make this Movin & Groovin Special Delivery slimline card.

Special Delivery stamp set

Special Delivery die set– I added an action wobble to the presents, hoping that the bumpy road would fling the presents here and there!

Movin & Groovin slimline dienamics

Sweet Snowflakes dienamics

Collage Cover Up dienamics– I used the middle rectangle to stamp the sentiment from the Special Delivery stamp set.

Birch Tree dienamics

Snowfall stencil– I used this A2 6 inch version on the slimline below (just had to use it twice with drying time in between. I spread Decofoil Transfer Gel Duo onto the slimline panel and then use Decofoil Flock transfer Sheets in white latte to get some fuzzy snow.

Finally I fussy cut a back slope (I didn’t have an MFT die that gave me the look I wanted). By the way, the presents are on a

If you want to see it in action I have it on my instagram account here. Thank you so much for stopping by!!


WoodGrain Heart Slimline

Hello there, Christine here.  I’m sharing a slimline card that was made with non-slimline stamps to show you that you can stretch your stamps to get the look that you want on your card.  I used the Springtime Banners, Woodgrain Background, Little Angel and the Have Heart stamp sets.

First I die cut a slimline heart panel (Trinity Stamps) onto a piece of 110lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock and made an impression of the same heart panel onto another piece of the same type of cardstock.  

For the die cut panel, I first ink blended tea dye distress ink over the entire panel. I then placed the inked panel in my stamp positioner and stamped the Woodgrain Background twice with Over Coffee ink (Catherine Pooler) as seemlessly as I could (you will see on the photo below that it doesn’t match up completely).  This is totally ok though, I knew that I would simply cover it up with elements afterwards.

For the embossed heart panel that is shown underneath the woodgrain panel, I first ink blended the entire panel with spun sugar distress oxide ink.  Since I had impression of where each heart needed to be, this served as my guide to stamping the wooden heart image with the Have Heart stamp.  I then covered the entire area with Versamark Ink and heat embossed a new embossing powder from WOW called Halo (Catherine Pooler)- it allows you to make any color underneath glittery! I took another photo so you could see the shine.

Finally to finish up the card I die cut a bunch of images from  the Springtime Banners colored with different copics. I used E31 & E34 for the birds & nest, YG63, YG61, G28 & G24 for the greens, R20 for the berries. I added a die cut sentiment from the Little Angel stamp set, which I think was perfect for the card. I then simply added a few heart embellishments (Trinity Stamps) to tie the card together and done!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!


You’re the Hippest

Hello there! I have a mini card for you today using the Miss Ink Floral Wave Offset stencil, Waves stencil and the Hippo Hooray stamp set. I have several techniques that I did for this card, I hope that you will give them a try!

First I took a piece of 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock and taped the Floral Wave Offset stencil to it, ran it through my die cut machine so that it made an impression on the paper. I then ink blended very lightly over the impressed part with distress oxide in scattered straw and tattered rose. I then die cut it down to a smaller size.

Next I used the Waves stencil to heat emboss 2 colors of embossing powder (WOW embossing powders in Oceanic and Bee Kind) onto 2 different pieces of heavy acetate (Lawn Fawn Acetate). This acetate does not warp under the heat of a heat gun! I then fussy cut the parts of the wave that I wanted to use and placed them over vellum and blue cardstock (I looked in my stash to try to create the color I wanted).

Finally, I die cut a sentiment and image from the Hippo Hooray stamp set. I colored the hippo simply with C3 and C0 copic markers and sandwiched him between the 2 pieces of acetate.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope that you will try out the 2 techniques I did today!


2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Friday, Nov 6th, 2020 – Friday, Nov 13th, 2020

Welcome! Today is the start of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers 2020 Spring | Summer Blog hop, which means the caffeinated party starts at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog here.  I am so thrilled to join the hop today and have made a card with a digital design from Joy Clair Designs called Coffee Flavors Digital Set.

I kept the design of the A2 card simple by using copic coloring, masking and fussy cutting to create some dimension. I printed 2 copies of the digital and fussy cut the flower & leaves from the 2nd copy, copic colored them and then mounted them on foam tape to create a little more interest by adding dimension.

I did add some glitter paste on the flowers (and some on the coffee because let’s face it, coffee is a magical concoction!). You can see some of the shine and glitter in the close up photo below.

Thank you so much for stopping and hopping by! I can’t wait to see what everyone makes this week. Have a wonderful day!


Bundles of Hugs Card

Today I have an interactive slimline card that I’m entering into the 2020 Card Design Superstar-Innovation Master. I used the My Favorite Things Snow Buddies stamp set with the interactive die Meet Me in the Middle die.
I stamped all the images with Memento tuxedo black ink and did simple copic coloring. I use Sandy Allnock’s style of coloring snow with copic colors to make the snow drifts. I die cut all the parts for the Meet Me in the Middle interactive mechanism out of Neenah 110 lb cardstock. I then just placed all the images in a pleasing arrangement that allow the snowman and doggy to make snow angels.

I hope that you like the card- thank you for stopping by!


I Hippopotamiss You

Today I have an A2 card that uses a lot of stencils and the new Hippo Hooray stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps. I used a ton of glittery mediums on this card including metallic sand embossing powder and glitter paste.

To make the card, I first made a mask of the hippo and the turtle. I stamped the images from Hippo Hooray stamp set, masked them and then ink blended with distress ink. The ocean was ink blended with distress oxide ink in china blue and mermaid lagoon with glitter paste brushed on. I then used the Scene Builder stencil to make the sun with distress oxide ink in scattered straw and glitter paste. The clouds were made with the same stencil and distress oxide ink in tattered rose. I then used a mask to make a sand bank with was stamped with versamark ink and then heat embossed with sand embossing powder.

I had made a mistake on the first panel and had to redo the the sky part as shown below. I then pieced both panels together.

Then I colored the hippo with light and dark crumb cake (Stampin Up) and the turtle was colored with YG97, YG63, YG6. Finally I made a frame using 2 rectangle dies that nested within each other and glued it onto the card.

I hope that you like this card and will try some ink blending with stencils- it is so much fun!


Slimline Birthday Cake

Hi everyone!  Today I’m playing along with Davina’s Crafty Troop Challenge for July, which is a sketch challenge!  I’ve been wanting to use the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set for a while and I decided it needed some added cuteness, so I paired it with the You Lift Me Up stamp & die.

I love vanilla cake and only after making this card, did I realize how I must have subconsciously channeled Mirella’s beautiful slimline cake card from a week ago!  I do naturally gravitate to yellows & pinks and those are pretty much my go to colors for cake.   I love to have glitter on my projects and when I didn’t have my own pink glitter paper, I decided to make my own.  First I die cut cardstock with the frosting die from the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set and then die cut it again with one of the dies from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels & Windows die set.  I then added a thin layer of Gina K connect glue before covering it with Hero Arts Prisma Glitter.  I only used this option because it was all I had- I didn’t have glitter embossing powder (which I would have preferred to use!


To make the rest of the cake, I cut an 8 inch by 3 inch panel out of yellow Speckled cardstock by Lawn Fawn and speckled it further with gold acrylic paint. The Happy Birthday sentiment, squiggle line and candles were cut with dies in the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set.  I placed all of this on an 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch slimline card base that had been ink blended with distress ink spun sugar.

I die cut the sweet bear from the You Lift Me Up stamp & die and gave him some balloons from the Shellabration stamp & die set. The bear was colored with some Stampin Up markers and the balloons were copic colored very simply.  Finally, I added some yellow sequins to create some extra shine and interest in the cake layers.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!


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Slimline Castle Card


Today’s card was inspired by a recent card from Leanne West. I had to try the technique of stamping and just ink blending over the image rather coloring it in with copics. This slimline uses the Queen’s Castle, Queen of Hearts and Painting the Roses stamp sets.

To make the card:

I die cut a slimline panel using slimline dies from Trinity Stamps, stamped the images from Queen’s Castle & Painting the Roses stamp sets in River Rock ink (Lawn Fawn) and then ink blended distress oxide ink in spun sugar and mowed lawn over the entire panel.  I added some copic marker to the bushes and then glued the embellishments Roses are Red on the bushes by the castle and in front of the castle.

I stamped images from the Queen of Hearts and Painting the Roses stamp sets in River Rock ink, fussy cut them and then copic colored them in R46 and R35.  It is important to trace the outside of the images with some color, as it allows the images to blend into the scene more easily. White gel pen marks add more interest to the images.

I finished the card up by adding some grass and a stamped sentiment banner.


Thank you for stopping by!



Bubble-blowing Valentine


Hello and welcome!  Today I’m using Miss Ink Stamp’s Bubbles stamp set to create a slimline Valentine.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut a scalloped panel and grass line out of Neenah Solar White cardstock and a green cardstock (sorry, I don’t know the brand) respectively, using Trinity Stamp slim line card dies.  I wanted large bubble letters and found a bubble font from Adobe (you can register for Adobe and do a trial to get it free here) that I had pre-printed onto the Neenah cardstock prior to die cutting.CBKjan12-3
  2. I printed the same sentiment onto masking paper and fussy cut all the letters out.  I offset the sentiment a little bit because I knew that I would have the fox on the right hand side.  I then ink blended with three distress oxide inks (even thought I only show 2 in this picture)- at the end I felt some pink was needed.  I used dried marigold, scattered straw and some spun sugar.CBKjan12-2
  3. I made the bubble font have a bubble quality to them by using copics R00 and BG0000 very sparingly on the edges. The fox was colored with copics YR24 & YR27; the raccoon with copics 100, W3 & N4 (I put W3 over N4 to make it a bit warmer grey); I added YG67 over the grass tips; I used W00 on the mouse,  the snail was C3 & C5. Finally I added some glitter onto Neenah cardstock and die cut several large and small hearts.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Interactive Woodland Hearth Card


Welcome!  Today I’m making an interactive card with the adorable “Woodland Hearth” stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps.  I thought that the large image (hearth) lent itself well to  creating a framework for the scene in the inside of the card.

To make the card:

  1. I stamped the images and fussy cut the hearth to create the framework for the inside scene. I stamped all the images onto 80 lb Neenah solar white cardstock and used a Brother Scan n Cut to cut the images.  I scored the hearth to create folds so that it would fit inside the card base (3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ folded).  To create the card base I cut a 6 1/2″ x 2 3/4 panel of blue cardstock and scored it at the 3 1/4″ spot.CBK1-2
  2. I copic colored all the images for the inside of the card and die cut a little snowbank that I placed behind the hearth.  I fussy cut the hearth as shown and simply scored it in the middle and folded on the score line. I then eyeballed where I should score at the ends of the hearth so that it would fit inside the folded card- there is a lot of flexibility- you can chose to score where-ever you would like.  I adhered snowflake embellishments and used a white gel pen to create snowflakes for the inside and outside of the card.  Finally a die cut 2 inch circle with the bunnies finished the front of the card.CBK1-1

Thank you for stopping by!