Coloring on Kraft – Camp Create 2 MFT Challenge

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Here we are again with a new Camp Create challenge from My Favorite Things! These challenges are definitely keeping me from losing my creative streak this summer, and are helping to keep me experimenting and trying new things. Today’s challenge was to color. It didn’t have to be on kraft paper, but that was what I did anyways. I had previously tried to stay away from colouring on kraft paper, because the colours don’t usually come out how you expect them to, but I like how my colours turned out this time! I definitely experimented a bit before I committed to colours.

To make this card, I cut my standard size card stock in half length wise to create a top folding card (11″x 4.25″). I folded my card in half at 5.25″. I cut a plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawns paper kits to 4.25″x 5.25″ to cover my card front. I then used another piece of kraft paper and die cut it to have a stitched border around it. I used the My Favorite Things Cool Cats stamp set to create my images and for my sentiment. My markers are Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Of course the card was finished off with some matching sequins!

Thank you for stopping by to check out my challenge project. I will be back hopefully with 3 more projects for the Camp Create challenges!


DIY Minc Foil with Free Printable!

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Hello again! I have been busy creating my own printables to be able to really have fun with my Heidi Swapp Minc. I was going to be creating some beautiful pieces for our bedroom on a black background in a black frame, but my print store does not print on black paper. I really wanted the gold foil to really stand out with the black. Unfortunately, after I transferred my foil to the white card stock, wherever there was no printing, I thought it looked too bright white.

What I did instead was take the left over foil and put black behind the words to be sure you could read it. I Like how it turned out, but I don’t LOVE it. You cannot really appreciate what it looks like because of the glare from the ceiling light, but it looks pretty flashy! I will definately be experimenting with different ways to do this, including using watercolour paints behind the gold foiled lettering.

If you love yourself some Romeo and Juliet you will recognize this quote, and it is perfect for a bedroom! If you would like to try out this wall art printable, that download the PDF and print it out! If you have a laser printer you can go ahead and apply foil to the letters and see how you like it, or leave it as is! Its one of my favourite quotes of all time, and I love that now I have a beautiful way to share it, and show it off in my home.


Goodnight 2

Download the free printable by clicking the link below! Thanks for visiting, and keep checking back for more inspiration and free printables!

Goodnight Free Printable

Foil Edges without a Minc

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Here is a DIY on how to use gold foil if you do not have anything to heat transfer the foil with. I do own a Minc machine, but because I do not have a laser printer I can’t easily make projects without some pre-planning. So this was a spur-of-the-moment card.

My white card front is 4.25 by 5.5 inches.

I used a glue runner (which is from the dollar store) and did each side at a time. I placed my gold foil shiny side up over top of the glue and pressed it down firmly while running my bone folder over top to really press that foil into the glue. Then I pulled my foil away from my paper and the gold foil stayed attached to the glue. I did this for all four sides, and even went over some sections that needed a bit more foil.

I then stamped an image of a flower onto watercolor paper with Ranger embossing ink and heat embossed it in Ranger gold embossing powder.

Once this was heat set, I saturated the watercolor paper. To watercolor, I used ranger ink re fillers and I added one small drop of each color to the acrylic block. I mixed a few drops of water to get my desired shade and started around the outside of the flower, working in to create a look of light to dark. In the center of the flower I used a different color. This was then left to dry for a little bit before I cut out the flower (to get rid of some of that bleeding color on the outside of the flower).

One my watercolor flower was dry, I cut the flower out. I decided to use a pretty watercolor background and decided how my layout would look. I used a “Hello” stamp and stamped it onto my upper left portion of the card using Memento Black Ink. I didn’t like how this looked so I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder over top. This still did not give me what I was looking for. I decided adding glossy accents to the Hello sentiment would make it “pop”! Once I used foam tape to tape down my flower, I also used foam tape to tape my watercolor paper to my gold trimmed card base. I then added some sequins and glossy accents. I was having a little trouble getting the glossy accents flowing near the end of the video, and I had to use a needle to clear the tip.

The card was left to dry, and here is my end result!


This card was made for the My Favorite Things Foil challenge.


DIY Foil Printables using the MINC!

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I finally bought my Hiedi Swapp Minc Machine and I am so excited to play with it for a whole bunch of new things! I had my eye on it for a few reasons, one being to make cards, and the other to make pretty wall art!

I searched pinterest and found some printables that I knew would be perfect. In pinterest simply type in DIY printables or wall art etc and there are so many cute options! My next step will be learning how to make my own!

First things first, you have to take your printable to a copy center if you do not have a laser printer. I do not have a laser printer so I took my printable to a local print shop to print out a bunch of copies.

Once home, I chose the colour of foil to was going to use on these pretty words, and prepared the foil to cover the entire page.



The pretty foil side goes up over the printable, and is sandwiched in the clear plastic carrier sheet.

I heat up my Minc to a 3 setting, and send it through the machine.

VOILA! A beautiful printable for a wall emerges! And to think how easy this was to make! I am going to run out of wall space in my house!

I am so excited about these! If anyone wants one of these done just let me know! So much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!!


MFT Spectacular Shaker Card

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This is the final My Favorite Things challenge for the week! Woohoo I made it! It has been a busy week of crafting but I love everything I created! Now I only have one day to make fathers day cards!


To make this card I used a large scalloped border from Avery Elle Sweet Scallops Die set, and also cut the center oval scallop out at the same time. (This is also from the same Avery Elle set).

I stamped some small shapes from the My Favorite Things cool cats set, and the I knead you set. I used Color Theory Inks to stamp Buttercup near the top of the card, and I used Buttercup and Pink Lemonade near the middle, and only pink lemonade near the bottom to try to create an ombre look.

I cut a piece of acetate down to fit behind the scalloped oval, and added foam tape on top of the acetate. I made sure the foam tape was overlapping to prevent any sequins from falling out.

Next I used my Distress inks Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry to blend a colourful background on my card base which was 11″x 4.25″ and scored at 5.5″.

I glued my card base onto my foam tape being sure no sequins could escape. I then stamped a sentiment onto a banner from Mama Elephant Basic set, and also used my distress inks to blend some colours onto the banner. The cat is from the My Favorite Things Cool Cats set, which was coloured in with just a grey marker, and pink for the pearls.

Here is how my card turned out! I think its so fresh and fun! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you were inspired! 🙂




MFT Camp Create – Delightful Die-namic Challenge

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Hello again! This has been a super busy week for me! I have been participating in the My Favorite Things – Camp Create, where each day this week, they have given a challenge. Today’s challenge was to make a card with a die cutting technique. I decided to make this a super colourful thank you card.

Firstly I started with a card 11″ x 8.5″ and folded it in half. The panel that would be the front of my card I die cut with my stitched heart from Avery Elle. I cut a piece of clear acetate x2 to hold my sequins behind the heart. I wanted to be able to see through the card, but have a few sequins in the front panel. I had realized once I had glued the two pieces of acetate to the card, with the sequins already placed inside, that it didn’t look so nice when you opened up the card (from the inside), so I die cut the same stitched heart onto another piece of white cardstock measuring 4.25″x 5.5″ so that the hearts lined up perfectly. This looked much better from the inside when you opened it up.

I used distress inks and a foam blending tool to create the coloured background on the front of the card. I added a spritz of water and voila!

I die cut the Hero Arts “Thank you” die 3 times, once in black cardstock, and twice in that lavender colour. I then glued all three “thank you’s” together to add a bit more dimension. My sentiment on the inside is from the “Cool Cats” My favorite things stamp set which says “I hope you are in every one of my nine lives”. How cute is that! Sorry I didn’t get a picture of the inside, I had to give the thank you card away right away! I hope the recipient enjoys it just as much as I did creating this card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you got some inspiration! With this challenge I earned my fourth badge, only one more to go!!


MFT – Watercolour Challenge

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Here is my simple watercolour card for the My Favorite Things challenge. I used Distress Inks to create the watercolour kitty and flowers, and to colour the banner the kitty is holding. The stamps I used are from My Favorite Things, and they seem to be my favourite stamps because I have been using them often this week! They are the Cool Cats and the I Knead you stamp set. I stamped my “Thank Mew” sentiment with Memento Black ink, and then used Distress Embossing Ink, and WOW clear embossing powder over top to give it a little more dimension. I blended Distress Ink Tumbled Glass in the background and spritzed some water droplets on top to give it a little extra something. This is a quick and simple card that is very reproducible and I will be making lots of!

Thanks again to My Favorite Things for creating this fun challenge!



MFT Camp Create Challenge – Sensational Slider Card

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I am so excited that I was challenged to make this slider card! This was the first one I have ever attempted, and I am pretty proud how it turned out! I have been exposed to new possibilities with my cards and it is exciting! Thank you to My Favorite Things for giving this challenge. Here is the card that I created:


I used the My Favorite Things I Knead You stamp set to create the cute cat and little mouse. For the sentiment I used the WPlus9 Going Places, and the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers. I used a pretty plaid paper for the center of the card which is from Lawn Fawn.


MFT Camp Create Challenge – Glitter

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This is was an easy card to create using sparkly glitter paper to die cut out my `Happy Birthday`and balloon. I chose a fun birthday paper for the background and glued this on a black cardstock to make the colours on the card stand out. I love glitter so this was an easy challenge for me!


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card for the Glitter Challenge!



3D Shapes on a Congratulations Card

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It is so hard to find the time nowadays to craft. Life can just be busy and hectic. There is really nothing better than putting on some music and creating beautiful things. I am so glad this week I have had some time to make cards. Here is one of them I have had the chance to create this week. It is one of my new favourites. (I think I say that about all of them). I hope you also enjoy it!


For this DIY dress card I followed the template from Little Scraps of Paper. Once I printed out the template, I traced it onto a new sheet of white paper.





I used the back lighting from a window to help see behind the white paper.









I cut out the outline of the skirt and top. I then used my scoring board to score along the dotted lines. This just helped for folding the pleats of the dress.









This is what I was left with! I erased all off the pencil lines, and began to fold the pieces leaving the outside panel flat. This took a few tries to figure out which way folded up or down. This is going to add that 3D aspect to the card.








I die cut the congratulations die from some gold sparkly paper, and twice from plain black cardstock. I then glued the two other congratulations in black behind the gold one to add some dimension.







The hard part was figuring out what background paper I was going to use. I had too much going on with my card at first with this gold background paper, and decided to use a simple light blue cardstock. I die cut with the stitched edge and the scalloped edge, and glued the two together. I put the dress together, and added a gold ribbon for a belt, and the flower I used from a scrapbook sticker, that I was probably not going to use for actual scrapbooking.




The congratulations word was glued above that, and with everything put together I thought it needed just a few sequins. I used the white sequins from the nautical sparkle set, and the gold sequins from the sparkle and shine set.








This is the final card! It doesn’t have too much going on in the background, so I think its quite simple! This was actually pretty easy to make! I think this one will be a staple for weddings and showers for me to make for everyone. So friends, expect this or some similar version of it!



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