Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - May

Hello friends, it's time for the May edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! This month I absolutely fell in love with sassy flamingos from Let's Flamingle. There were so many great images and sentiments, that I couldn't create just one card. I ended up making four.

I colored all four flamingos in with Copics and die cut them with the matching Let's Flamingle Die-namics. Then I die cut four focal panels with the outside frame of the Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag and sponged on a gradient of Distress inks from the bottom left corner.

When that was dry, I gold heat embossed a few images from Pressed Flowers to add a little background and depth to my scene. I found some black two-toned ribbon with a gold thread in the center and tied that onto each tag.

For my card base, I used Razzle Berry Cardstock scored and folded to a standard-sized card. Over that, I layered a piece of Pink Lemonade trimmed down with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2. Then I popped my focal panel up with foam tape.

To finish off the cards, I gold heat embossed my sentiments on Black Licorice cardstock, and added a sprinkle of 6mm Metallic Gold Sequins to pull all my gold accents together.

Visit MFT's YouTube Channel to watch the entire card set come together or click on the video below. Use the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD and don't forget to hit that like button! And leave me a comment if you enjoyed the video. I love to read your feedback.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Nautical Father's Day - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #29

Hey friends! It's Christy here with a nautical-themed Father's Day card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #29! This time we've got a gorgeous inspiration board that is sure to get your creative juices flowing!

One of my favorite images for masculine cards is the lighthouse, especially for dads, who are a beacon of wisdom and love. So I decided to create my card using Life Is Good and Dad + Me. I colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I used Ocean Wave Borders to cut down some Mermaid and Blue Jay cardstock to set the scene.

I die cut the entire panel with the Large Stitched Scalloped Ovals and created a mat as well with white cardstock, then added the whole thing on top of some Really Rainbow 6x6 paper. To finish things off, I added a dab of Crystal Stickles to the light inside the lighthouse.

To see how this video came together, watch below or click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right to view it in HD. And please don't  forget to like and subscribe! Your support means the world.

And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog to check out the other amazing design team samples and link up your Inspiration Board projects to play along.

Happy crafting!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Owl Mama - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #28

Hey friends, today I'm sharing a sweet Mother's Day card for our current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time we're doing one of my favorite type of challenges -- the card sketch!

For my card, I colored in my owls and tree stump from Mom + Me with Copic markers, and die cut them with the matching dies. Then I created a background scene with some pale blue cardstock and a Stitched Hillside Border in green.

I trimmed down my Perfectly Plaid Spring patterned papers with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables, allowing a bit of the Ballet Slippers cardstock to show through, and cut a window out of it with the Circle Stackables. I created a halo effect by die cutting a ring of Really Rainbow patterned paper, and layering it on the inside of the window, bringing extra attention to the image. Then I popped up that whole panel with foam tape.

To finish things up I added an Everyday Sentiments Banner greeting and a few Studio Katia Iridescent Crystals scattered across.

To see how this card came together, click the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner or watch below. And don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support means so much!

And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples, and don't forget to link up your own card sketch projects and play along!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Water-filled Rain Cloud Shaker

Hey friends! Today I've got a fun card to share with you all. Earlier this month I did a shaker card using MFT's Puddle Jumper that you guys really seemed to enjoy. Today I thought I'd do a girl version using Rain or Shine -- BUT with a twist! Instead of doing the usual shaker, I wanted to create a rain cloud, complete with water.

That's right! I said water! But before I get to that, I first colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created my background using Distress inks and die cut the opening using the Cloud Shaker Window & Frame. Then I lined the  front of the Cloud Shaker Pouch with Scor-Tape and adhered it to the back of the focal panel.

To build my raincloud, I filled a zip top baggie with a little water, and dropped in a few Sparkling Clear Sequins and a pinch of chunky glitter. I lined that up on a Cement Gray Cardstock panel, on which I'd stamped my sentiment, folded it over the top and adhered the rest to the back with more Scor-tape. Then I added foam tape all around the bag and lined my focal panel up right over top.

It's a little tricky to explain, but luckily I have a tutorial on the whole process! Click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It really means a lot!

Thanks so much for watching! I hope you have an amazing day!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Magica Pop Up - Lawn Fawnatics April Feature

Hey friends! Today I'm excited to be featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog with a fun pop up card for our 3-D Challenge! I'll have more details and pics over there, so be sure to hop over and check it out.

I wanted to combine both Fairy Friends and Critters Ever After to create a magical, fairy tale themed pop up card. So fun!

To see how this video came together, check out the video below or click on the YouTube icon in the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! I really appreciate it!

You still have some time to play along in our 3-D Challenge! Head on over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog for all the details. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - April

Hey friends! Today I'm so happy to bring you the April edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! This month I was inspired by the sweet birds from A Tweet Hello. Spring is finally showing it's face here in Northwestern PA, and to me, nothing says Spring like singing birds and pastel plaids! The Plaid Patterns 6x6 pad is one of my absolute favorites, so I chose a pretty pattern and colored my birds and butterfly to match.

I needed a branch for my birds to hang out on, so I borrowed one from Harvest Buddies, and created a window in my scene using one of the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows. To give my sky some fun texture, I die cut it with the Cross-Stitch Rectangle, but left the little circles intact. I added a couple of clouds using the Rain or Shine Die-namics, and a sentiment banner from Blueprints 29. To finish things off, I added a sprinkle of Sparkling Clear Sequins and dotted the centers with purple stickles. 

You can check out the video on the MFT YouTube Channel or watch below. If you enjoy it, don't forget to give it a thumbs up and leave me comment. I love to read your feedback! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, April 23, 2018

A Birdie Told Me... It's Your Birthday!

Hey friends! I'm here with my last post as 'Fetti Friend for March and April. I had such a blast guest designing with Reverse Confetti these past two months and it definitely will not be the last time I use their adorable products. Not by a long shot!

Today's post was an "Anything Goes" so I decided to pull out my favorite Reverse Confetti set, Lift Me Up. These giraffes are the cutest! I colored them with Copic markers in bright, primary colors and cut them out with the matching dies.

For my focal panel I used the Lacy Scallop Circles and added a grassy border from the Nuts About You dies, on which I stamped my sentiment. And to fill out the scene, I included two clouds from Honey Bear.

I popped this up over some Under the Umbrella 6x6 patterned papers, using the yellow print to accent my giraffes, and the colorful floral to tie in the rest of my images.

I also did some fun stamping on the inside, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Your support means the world.

Thanks so much again to all the lovely ladies at Reverse Confetti! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to represent your wonderful company!


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