Floral Birthday Slimline

I decided to play along with this week’s MFT Sketch.

I used dies from MFT for this card. They are retired and I do not have the name handy. I pulled cut ones from my stash and placed them on patterned paper that matched cardstock in my stash. The top piece of cardstock is MFT while the card base is Gina K Designs. I can’t tell you the color names as I sorted my GKD paper by color and didn’t label with specific names. The MFT cardstock is my itself, but I do not know the names. Welcome to my storage method. I know the stitched lines die is from Gina Marie Designs. The slimline circle die that I used to cut the circles is from The Stamps of Life as well as the scalloped border. The banner die is Spellbinders.

This will be posted to: https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc642

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. The sketch is a WEBP file and I am struggling with saving and posting these. The sketch resembles an A2 size, but one of the designer samples is a slimline size. I chose that size as these floral images fit better on a slimline size.


This card combines several challenges.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-1-14-birthday-challenge.html https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc501 https://modsquadchallenge.com/patterned-paper-trio/

I followed MFT Sketch 501 for the layout. I chose the owl from SU Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set. He needed balloons to celebrate, so the balloons and sentiment came from Paper Smooches Hallooballoo set with the hat coming from Noggin Toppers, also from Paper Smooches. The patterned paper is from Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot pack. I used MFT white paper for the cardbase and layer.

I had fun with the sketch and combining many stamps to make a fun celebratory image.

This will also be posted on Split Coast Stampers in the MISTI Monday challenge.

Wonderful Friend

This week My Favorite Things Stamps is celebrating the 500th sketch challenge. I completed a card using Bring Out the Sunshine set by Birdie Brown, illustrator for My Favorite Things. Love this little girl with her basket and bird.


I colored this pretty girl with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. Most of the cardstock is MFT. I enjoyed following the sketch. Thanks for looking!

Sending a Smile

Nothing like the last minute. This is for MFT Sketch Challenge.


This card uses MFT Flowers in Bloom with dies, and the MFT Smile Maker. I watercolored the blooms with Lawn Fawn Wild Rose ink on Ranger WC Paper. The green stems are SU Granny Apple Green and the yellow centers, SU Pineapple Punch. I used GKD Black Onyx with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder for both the blooms and sentiment.

I enjoyed the sketch challenge. Just do not enjoy cutting it so close. Thanks for looking.


I created this card with the Mod Squad challenge and the My Favorite Things sketch, and added a bit of blue for the Misti challenge. All of these challenges were posted from Split Coast Stampers, but I wanted to share this card here.

My Friend Hedgie

This card follows the same general layout and flow as the bird one. I have no one special in mind for this card, but it will be easy to mail when the time to use it comes. Thanks for looking.

My Favorite Things Sketch

This is the first time I have created with a MFT Sketch during the challenge time. I love their sketches and have used them previously.


I flipped the sketch from portrait to landscape. My bird is from Stampin Up Flying Home. The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life club member freebie. I needed a small sentiment for the bird and this little set had the perfect size of sentiment. The bird is a red rubber stamp with the bird and the tree limb all one stamp. I colored it with markers. I used Midnight Muse for the bird, Chocolate Chip for the branch, and two green colors for the leaves. I used the Seaside Embossing Folder on a piece of Naturals White cardstock embossing it in the direction to match the limb.

I own a few MFT stamps, but none seemed to be what I was looking for. This will be posted to Mod Squad Challenge and the MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers.


So MFT came out with a pretty Card Kit, recently.  I like it and everyone that has gotten it absolutely loves it, but I was thinking I could do something similar with different stamps.  So, I used the Beautiful Bloom stamp and Hello Beautiful sets that were a card kit last summer to create this card with the same ideas from this new kit.  I used a piece that I did a while back with different Ken Oliver Color Bursts and embossed the flower in white ink on top.

After cutting the flower out using the die, I cut out the word “Beautiful from the Hello Beautiful set.  I used silver, but realized it wouldn’t look good just on top of the flower, so cut out the background for it in a dark blue that was similar to the darkest color in the watercolor piece.

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This is what I wound up with and I really like it.  I used my Cuttlebug to do all the die cutting and some Gina K Connect glue for adhering everything.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Colorful Sketch

The MFT Sketch for this week is pretty simple.  Can I do simple?  Sometimes, but not this time.  I went with wildly colorful animals peeking out of the simple strip.  But, wanted to make a fun background, so pulled out my Concord & 9th Turnabout Stamp Oh, Hello.  Used the same colors in both ink and card: Gina K Designs Tangerine Twist, Lucky Clover, Bubblegum Pink, and Sea Glass.

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I hope you got a kick out of all the differently colored animals.  I’m in charge of the challenge on WeCraftCards.com next week and I’m challenging people to use colors that are not normal for their images.  A green and pink giraffe, blue llama, orange and red kangaroo (okay that one is slightly close), green elephant, and a purple/pink/green koala.  Definitely had fun with this one.  All are from different MFT stamp sets.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  Have a wonderful rest of your day!