Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 365: You Warm My Heart

One of my fave MFT stamp sets is Hug in a Mug.  It must be the time of year (and my snowy view outside).  :)  The sketch for this challenge stumped me at first, but then the gears started turning until I ended up with this:

I colored some white cardstock with 3 colors of red Distress Inks and then die cut the hearts.  They seemed a little boring against the black background (diecut with the wonky stitch square die) so I used a seamstress wheel to perforate them down the middle and then only adhered them on the left side for dimension.  That's more like it!

Valentines Day will be here before we know it...I'll be ready!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Float My Boat Card

Well, it's Christmas Eve and I'm all ready for the big day.  That means my crafty creations are ready to move on to the next big holiday - Valentines Day.  :)  I made a little card for the Lawn Fawnattics challenge (fave LF stamp set).  This set always makes me grin; probably because I love the ocean. 


Happy 2018!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Cool Friend Pop-Up Card

I'm such a sucker for interactive cards.  I don't know if pop-up cards count as interactive, but they ARE fun.  This die keeps begging to be used so I've given in again.

Like many creative types, I wander around blogtopia to get inspiration from other people.  One of the cool things about this particular die is that it folds flat to fit in an A2 envelope.  It tried my soul to leave the outside blank so I *had* to decorate it so when the recipient pulls it out something besides blank white greets them.  It was hard to find some inspiration out there - most people just post pics like the one above.  This is what I did on the front:

And on the back there's a panel to write a message:

I made a few of them to have on hand.  My little peeps 2-4 year olds) often give me gifts before the Christmas break.  I hope a card like this will make them smile.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Comfortable or Disturbed ATC

Ha ha!  I'm part of a swap with a person who has a thing for gas masks.  I think she'll like this ATC.  :)

I love this quote too - it's from Banksy.

Have a great day!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thank You Cards

I'm a lucky teacher to have really sweet families in my world.  My birthday was at the beginning of December and I was overwhelmed with lots of love, handmade cards and gifts.  I made a few thank you cards for my little peeps.

 This wasn't part of my plan but I ended up using the negative from the die cut letters to create a new card.

I love this bee...it just makes me grin.

This is a very un-holiday-ish post, but what're you gonna do?! 

Happy Holidays!