MFT Card Challenge

When My Favorite Things issued their card challenge I was so excited!  Their designs are among my favorite and especially this birthday stamp and die set – Make a Wish.

This is my entry in the Clean and Simple category:


The simplicity of the Make a Wish set is one of the reasons I love it so much.  There are many sentiments included and birthday candles are just plain happy.  I used glitter paper for the flame which adds some shine and texture.

The card I’ve created here is designed specifically for an older gentlemen who is part of a group in which I serve called “Forever Young”.  I love this group of seniors and creating a card for men in their 80s can be intimidating.  No unicorn shaker cards for them!

I hope you all enjoy this card and are inspired to try this set for yourself and bless someone with your handmade thoughtfulness.

Inspired By…..

As a card maker and a I-really-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing crafter one of my favorite things to do is follow blogs and watch videos from card makers and crafters who really DO know what they are doing.

One of those is I’m in Haven.  Lisa’s clean-and-simple cards are some of my favorites out there.

She inspired me to purchase My Favorite Things’ Stitched Flowers Die-namics and I am really having fun with this awesome set of dies this weekend.

I began by using the left over card stock from My Favorite Things Card Kit.

Since I really didn’t know how it would all come together I die cut a few of the flowers in different sizes and colors.


That gave me the freedom to play with sizes and colors and to see what looked best with what.


I then found a few arrangements I liked, held my breath, and glued them down.

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I like to work this way.

Who or what inspires you?

Planning and Packing for a Weekend Paper Crafting Event

My plan is NO plan.

I usually plan carefully what I will accomplish when our group meets for a crop-style weekend of paper crafting.

But not this time. I have had a couple of orders and card kits arrive in the mail within a day or two of each other and haven’t had a chance to really play with all that stamp-y goodness.

So I have planned not to plan. I’m packing it all up and will just let the creativity happen.

How do you plan and pack for paper crafting events?