I hope that you are enjoying seeing what is new for this month at MFT

Today, is day 2 of the July Release Countdown and I have another cutie card install for you all..

I used the new set called Jungle Gym, pairing up with older items of Wild Greenery, Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames and Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips..

I stamped out my image that I wished to use and coloured in with Copics, die cutting them out and setting aside..

I then took white card stock and running it through my die cutting machine die cutting leaves from the Wild Greenery set, adding these to a trimmed piece of white card stock, slightly smaller then the card front..

Still using the die cutting machine, I took more white card stock and ran through my die cutting machine several times the Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames, adhering each of the layers together..

Using the inner part of the Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frame, I added a cloud feature using Summer Splash Ink and the new stencil for July, Mini Cloud Edges…adhering the frame and inner part to the leaves card stock..

I completed the card by adding my image to the base and stamping a sentiment onto a Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strip..

If you have time, be sure to swing past the Blog to see loads more inspiration..

I will be back with day 1 tomorrow..


  • Kleri F

    Amazing design and nice choice of colors!Really beautiful!Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    So cute, love all the white on white in the backgroundReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    The white leaf die cuts make a clever setting for the sweet animal performers!ReplyCancel

  • Beth

    I just love the white on white leaves!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    This is pure sweetness. I am loving the cloud edges, but need to look closer at wild greenery. Thanks for this.ReplyCancel

  • Swldebbie

    Love this cute card, Joy – particularly your great BG.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Weberg

    Aw, isn’t that a sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Awesome “frame” and darling sceneReplyCancel

  • janet

    Helo Joy, this is wonderful – LOVE the use of white die cuts, and it all showcases the sweet scene perfectly :-)ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Joy, I love your white on white design with the images and frame. This makes your colored scene just pop right out of the card. It’s stunning–so well designed. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Those critters are so adorable!!ReplyCancel

Happy Sunday

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend..

Today here on the blog we continue the MFT July Release Countdown and today marks Day 3, inching closer and I can tell that you are all excited about this months release..

I have another birthday card for you today, featuring the latest Pure Innocence called Happy Cake Day, if you like the Pure Innocence line then you are in for a real treat as there are 2 stamp sets this month releasing..

I paired this sweet little girl up with the Confetti Numbers and Handwritten Happiness, which I might add is a beautiful handwritten set to add to the collection, hopefully we can have more stamps like these :)

Okay, so into how I created the card…firstly, I took a piece of white card stock, trimmed slightly smaller then the card base and I masked off an area all round this piece of card stock, I then took Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, also a newbie for this month and Perwinkle, Tickled Pink and Lemon Chiffon inks and applied to cover the area, once I was happy with the soft look, I took the masking tape away and stamped one of the sentiments from the Handwritten Happiness at the base of the stenciled area..

Moving onto the little girl, I stamped her out and coloured some of the features in and of course re stamped her again to stamp out her dress onto some Dots and Stripes Sorbet pattern paper, once she was die cut out, paper pieced and all coloured in with Copics, I added her to the stenciled area..

To complete the card, I took white card stock, running it through my die cutting machine and die cutting numbers using the Confetti Numbers, adding a scattering of these around the little girl..

Be sure to head on over to the blog today to see loads more inspiration..

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments..

Have a great day!



  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Very beautiful background using clouds and number- they really set the stage!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Weberg

    Simply darling card!ReplyCancel

  • Swldebbie

    Another cutie, Joy! I love how you used the clouds in a not traditional color to provide a soft background.ReplyCancel

  • Diana

    Great idea with numbered background.ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Lovely cloud BG technique on this sweet card! I love the Handwritten Happiness sentiment set. “Yay for Cake” … and Yay for eye-candy cards like yours!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Super cute card!Love the clouds in the background!ReplyCancel

  • Great Release! CUTE card!ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    Wow! Joy, what fabulous background and such wonderful coloring and shading :-0ReplyCancel

  • Felicia

    I love the cute little outfit and way you put together this card. Awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    So adorable and clever!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Those delicate clouds in the background make this such a delightful card. How clever to have the numbers scattered among the clouds. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a cute image! I love the numbers all around herReplyCancel

Hello again

Time for another July Release Countdown day for MFT..

Today is day 4 of the countdown and I have a fun and cutie card for you today, the latest release from Birdie Brown collection called Happy Hippos, super adorable, I paired this up with the new Celebrate die, which is just a lovely cursive word..

I took the Celebrate die and die cut out of Black Licorice card stock several times and one out of White Card stock, adhering them altogether and off setting the white with the black..setting aside to work on the rest of the card..

I then took the images that I wished to colour with Copics from the Happy Hippos set and once coloured I die cut out with the matching dies..

On a piece of trimmed white card stock, I applied Blue Breeze ink to the center to give the look of softness..

I added my Celebrate word to the white card stock, then began to add my little images around the word..

To complete the card, I stamped another sentiment from the Happy Hippos set onto white card stock and added this below the word Celebrate..

Be sure to swing past the blog today to see more inspiration from the Design Team..

I look forward to being here tomorrow with Day 3 of the countdown..





  • Traci

    Love your cards! I can’t wait for the Hippo set to be released!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie D McD

    I love it! The hippos so cute! And I love the layered celebrate that’s dual colour, it really makes it pop! Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Gorgeous card!I love how the hippo seems to be standing on the letters! :) Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Terrific coloring- especially the addition of the shadow that unites the hippo, birds,greeting, & cupcakes! The 3-D celebrate creates an ideal base.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    Love the shading on your card!! Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Cute great coloring on the imagesReplyCancel

  • Carol

    What a great card. Your coloring is outstanding and I like how you created shading in the background to pull everything together.ReplyCancel

  • Mary G

    I love what you did with the balloons! So cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Weberg

    How sweet this card is!ReplyCancel

  • Susan F

    Love this card! I like how the word celebrate seems to jump off the page, I love the new hippo set cant wait to see what is next!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    The critters in this release are so adorable. The hippo is one of my favorites. I love the shadow effect on the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Hee hee!! Totally adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Swldebbie

    What a fabulous, celebratory card! Love that celebrate die and the fun images you used. Soooooooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Wonderful 3D coloring sceneReplyCancel

  • Helen

    What a well-designed card. It showcases the new release so well. A hippo, balloons, chicks, and cupcakes truly say “Celebrate”. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Adorable :-DReplyCancel

  • Great Release! I absolutely love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    That hippo is my favorite!!ReplyCancel


YAY!! the Design Team from MFT are here with the July Release Countdown, I just know you are going to absolutely love this release..

So we start out with Day 5 and today I am sharing a stamp and die set called Smitten Kitten, super adorable, I paired this up with another new product called Fringed Scallop Borders..

I took the kittens from the stamp set, stamped them out and coloured with Copics, die cutting with the matching dies, setting these aside..

I chose to use an older product called Stitched Dome Stax, die cutting into a trimmed piece of white card stock, that was slightly smaller then the card front..with the inner part of the die cut, I took some Tickled Pink Ink and applied a soft look, blending more at the base of this panel and tapering off at the top..

On this panel I stamped a sentiment and adhering both the trimmed piece of white card stock and the panel to the card front..

Next, was to add the banners across the card, die cutting some Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Pastel pattern paper, using of course the Fringed Scallop Borders, I made sure that there was a light and darker shade of colours to give the card a bit of a lift..

To complete this card, I die cut some Tickled Pink Card Stock, using one of the Heart dies from Smitten Kitten..

Be sure to head over to the blog to see more from the design team..


  • kim kampmann

    Love love your card. The kittens inside the blueprint die is a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Yasmin

    Lovely and cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    This is sooo super cute!Love the kittens and the soft colors!Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Hernandez

    Cute card, love the border die used. tfsReplyCancel

  • Chris Shepherd

    Love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Beautifully colored kitten set off with an inspired layering of the banner patterns!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Burnham

    Adorable card. Love the cute kitties and soft colors.ReplyCancel

  • Cheri Hochstettler

    Your card is adorable! Already I am loving too much from this release!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hall

    I like the curved border die. It’s very effective on your card.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Weberg

    Sweet card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Love all the pinks–adds to the sweetness!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Joy, this is so adorable – love the soft pinks and the kitties and the fringed banners are “swoon worthy” :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mary G

    So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    As if the kittens aren’t cute enough, love that curved banner!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Oh so very sweet layoutReplyCancel

  • Felicia

    This is a Super Duper Cutie Patootie Card!ReplyCancel

  • Great Release! AWHHH CUTE card!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a sweet card!!ReplyCancel


WOW! Been a week since I was here on the little old blog, sadly I have been really sick this past few days and I have not really done much at all, in fact no crafting, thankfully, having done this card in advance to share with you all tonight..

It is the start of a new sketch challenge at MFT and this one is a fun one that you are all going to enjoy, be sure to swing past HERE to check out the inspiration and entry details on how you can win..

I chose to use the cute little Super Boy and oldie but goodie..

I stamped the image and coloured with Copics, die cutting him out and also die cutting the mask out of some Black Licorice card stock, that I adhered across the eyes..

I then went about trimming down a piece of white card stock and applying Banana Split ink over the Radiating Rays Stencil..

Once I was happy with the blending, I trimmed one end of the card stock down and then die cut a panel into the card stock, using the Stitched Dome Frames..

To add dimension, I took white card stock and die cut several layers of the frame, adhering together, then adding the blended frame to the top..

Next, was to add my stars on the trimmed side of the card stock, using the stars from the Blueprints 24, die cutting into Banana Split Card Stock, adhering this to the trimmed white card panel..

Adding the panel to a white card base, I then added my dome and inner part of the dome back into the negative space..

Finishing off the card, by adding my Super Boy, scattering of Navy, Gold and Clear Sequins and a sentiment that I stamped onto a banner that I die cut from the Blueprints 25 from the More Essential Sentiments..

I so look forward to seeing what you all create this week..

Have fun!







  • Tara Prince

    Such a fun card!!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Terrific card joy – love every detail. Sorry you’ve been sick, and very glad you’re on the mend :-)ReplyCancel


Wednesday again and that means a new sketch challenge has started at MFT

We are currently working with 339, make sure to head HERE to see loads of inspiration and for details on how you can enter to win..

I chose to use the sweet little Mermazing stamp set..

I stamped and coloured the images with Copics, die cutting these and setting aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and applied Blu Raspberry and Blue Breeze to the card stock, once happy with the blending I took some water and flicked over the top to make the ink wick and look like bubbles in the underwater scene I was creating..

Next, was to take Single Stitch Line Square Frames and Stitched Mini Scallop Square dies and die cut the layers I was after…

I trimmed down a small card base and went about adding the frames, making sure to inlay the negative and positives of the die cutting…

Adding my scene was next, my little mermaid swimming around at the top of the card and my coral, seaweed and fish added as the extras..

To complete the card, I added a stamped sentiment onto another piece of white card stock and adhered this to the base of the frames..

I had a lot of fun creating with this weeks sketch and I sure hope you do too, cannot wait to see what you all create…

Have Fun!








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