Thursday, February 26, 2015

Guest Designing for My Favorite Things Part 2!

Happy Thursday!  I am back again today Guest Designing for My Favorite Things blog today.   You can see my first post HERE.    I have two more cards to share with you today.

For my first card I got to play with food!   I started with MFT Smooth White, Summer Splash, Sno Cone, Tropical Teal, Berrylicious, Natural, and Persimmon card stocks.   My card base is smooth white.   I die cut another smooth white panel using the scalloped frame from Blueprints 20.  I  die cut the Tropical Teal, Berrylicious, Summer splash, and Sno Cone card stocks using the  Horizontal Stitched Strips die namics. I stamped each panel using Houndstooth Background in matching inks using Tropical Teal, Berrylicious, Summer Splash and Sno Cone  Premium Inks.   I layered in a graduated effect from darkest to lightest.   I  die cut the persimmon card stock using Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Staxs.  I stamped this panel using Premium Persimmon ink using the Swiss Dot Background.  I popped this panel using Foam Mounting Tape.

Next, I got to play with the Donuts die namics.  I cut three of the smaller donuts die using natural card stock and used the smooth white for the layered icing portion.  I stamped the sprinkles from Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set using Persimmon, Summer Splash, and Lemon Chiffon  Premium Inks.  Aren't they the sweetest treats ever?  I arranged the donuts on the side of the card using Foam Mounting Tape on the bottom donuts.  For the sentiment I used Blueprints 20 again for the stitched sentiment strip.  I stamped the sentiment from Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set using Hybrid Black Licorice ink.   I finished my card with a few sequins which were easily placed with the QuikStik Pick-Up Tool.   The best part about these donuts is that they are gluten free!  

For my second card, let's just say I had some fun with color!  This card makes me happy, happy!  I love the bold color combo with the mix of  patterns.   One thing I love to do is look at all of my MFT stamps and die namics to see what can work with my newest MFT goodies.  Here is what I mixed together for this card!

I started with MFT card stock in Smooth White, Summer Splash, Pure Plum, and Peach Bellini.   The card base is smooth white.  I die cut another smooth white panel using Blueprints 15.  I layered the Vertical Stitched Stax die namics.  I stamped each  with Harlequin Background with matching Premium ink in Pure Plum, Peach Bellini, and Summer Splash.   I die cut the Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax using the Keep on Rockin' stamp set equalizer stamp at the bottom in Summer Splash.  I stamped the sentiment from Chalkboard Greetings stamp set in Hybrid Black Licorice ink. I colored the banner with Copics.  I stamped the pause button from Keep on Rockin' stamp set in Pure Plum ink.  I used some Foam Mounting Tape to pop up this panel.  I finished the front of the card with some loose thread for added detailing.

However, I did not stop there. I decided I wanted to add a little something something to the inside of my card.  I die cut the largest of the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die namics and again stamped the equalizer bars at the bottom using Pure Plum ink this time.  I stamped the sentiment from Keep on Rockin' stamp set without the "you" at the end.  I thought it would be fun to add interest using the die cut word "YOU" from Lots of Love die namics in Summer Splash card stock.  Instead of just stamping the pause button in the center, I used a die cut circle element from Out on a Limb die namics that fit the pause image beautifully.  I love how it turned out.  It is fun to play with all of my MFT stamps and die namics to see what works together. 

Let me know what you think?  Again,  thanks so much My Favorite Things  for asking me to showcase your amazing products!  

As always thanks so much for stopping by! 



  1. Awesome cards Betty congrats on being GD. I love the donuts.

  2. Fabulous cards Betty. I love that you stamped multiple backgrounds on those stitched dies.

  3. Congrats on being GD for MFT...Woot!!!! I looove your awesome designs, Betty, especially those cute little donuts!!! Love the bold colors on your second card.....fabulous sentiment, too!!!

  4. Super cute cards Betty! Great mix of stamps and inks!

  5. LOve the backgrounds you created for the cards. Awesome.

  6. your cards but that sweet doughnut card is my favorite, just love those sweet little sprinkles.


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