Friday, November 21, 2014

It's Friday!   I have a card to share today.  I came home from school and decided I needed to craft!  Crafting helps me release all the tension from rushing around all day at school.   It is the BEST Therapy!

I am playing along with this week's Freshly Made Sketches.  I turned mine to make a vertical card.  

I just have to say that I love my new COMFY SWEATER die namics from MFT.  I see lots of possibilities with this die.  I just had to use it.   All products from MFT Stamps unless otherwise stated.  I started with MFT Card Stock Sampler Pack. I am using steel gray, smooth white, electric red, and kraft.  I cut the card base using steel gray.  I die cut the smooth white with stitched frame from Blueprints 13.  I stamped the electric red panel with Sweater Stitch using MFT Premium Electric Red ink pad.  I sponged the edges with versa mark.  Next, I die cut the white strip using Horizontal Stitch Strips.  I stamped the sentiment from Cozy Greetings using MFT Premium Steel Gray ink pad.  I then die cut the kraft card stock with MFT Stitched Rounded Corners.  Since the sketch calls for this panel to have a straight edge, I die cut it with the Blueprints 13 to give the stitched look all the way around. I stamped this panel with Cheesecloth background using MFT Premium Natural ink pad.  Love the subtle texture!

As for the sweaters, I die cut one in steel gray and left it plain.  Love the collar and cuff embossed detailing that shows so beautifully.  I stamped the electric red sweater with MFT Pigment Sweet Tooth ink pad using Nordic Knits stampset.  I heat embossed with white ep.  LOVE! LOVE!  how it turned out!  Looks so real!  I added some foam tape for dimension.  I felt like the card needed a little something, so I looped some MFT hemp cord and added a die cut buttom from MFT Blueprints 14.  It gave me just the perfect finishing touch!  I am playing along with The Friday Mashup!  It is all about the weather! I was thinking cold weather and need for sweaters and warm thoughts!

For card 2....I just happy *sigh*   I was on the fence about whether or not to get this Quilt Square cover up!  So glad I did!  I love it already!  I started with MFT Card Stock Sampler Pack!  I am using Primitive White and Steel Gray.
I cut the base with primitive white.  I die cut the steel gray panel with MFT Blueprints 15.  I stamped this panel with the image from MFT Nordic Knits stamp set using MFT Premium Steel Gray ink pad.  

I stamped the focal image using Sweater Stitched background using MFT Premium Steel Gray ink pad as well.  I die cut this panel using the Quilt Square Cover Up.  I die cut a primitive white panel with the Quilt Square Cover Up.  I inked the edges of the primitive white pieces with some vintage distress ink for dimension and to make it look like a well loved quilt.  I inked the steel gray with versa mark ink to add some depth and dimension.  I assemble my quilt.  I added a deep red button to the center tied with some MFT hemp cord.  I added a sentiment from MFT Starry Christmas stamp using a label die from MFT Blueprints 9.  I thought it looked like a quilt tag/label.  Too cute!  Love how it turned out!  I am playing along with Christmas Cards All Year Round.  The challenge is no patterned paper.  I stamped all of my card stock.  I am also playing along with Winter Wonderland:  Let's Get Sentimental.

Right now I must get ready!  I have plans to see Mockingjay Part 1 with a kiddos and some friends!  I hope to post again tomorrow when I try my hands at a couple of more challenges!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!  



  1. I love those sweaters!! Great card :)

  2. Gorgeous cards <3 love the embossed sweater very much

  3. These are BOTH amazing! LOVE those fun sweaters--too fun! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. I love the multiple sweaters. Fabulous card.

  5. Love your fun sweater card and the quilted card is very nice also.

  6. That sweater is just too fun :) Great geometric second card too!

  7. I love both of your cards, Betty. Very creative! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  8. These are both fabulous cards! I love the pattern on the red sweater. And I love the color combo you've used. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  9. Love, love, love both cards! That sweater die is the best!!!

  10. Both of these cards are so wonderful! The sweaters are fabulous and that quilt card just makes me swoon. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR November challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  12. Those sweaters are so neat, and you're right, the embossing really makes the red sweater look real!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  13. Betty, you could be responsible for me not getting to bed on time tonight! I love your style and cards. The sweater card is just super- I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing with the Friday Mashup this week:)


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