Sunday, September 20, 2009

Celebrate MFT!

Gotta LOVE MFT!
Welcome to the first MFT Customer Blog Hop! This month My Favorite Things invited a few stampers to start off Celebrate MFT day (which is always on the 20th of the month!) {As an aside....I think I have done enough blog hops this month to officially be classified a frog :) )

If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop (and I know you do!)...head on over to Joanne's blog and click along.

Today, I have two cards to share with you. The first features the set Grow Love, Plant a Tree.

I absolutely ADORE this tree...and had so much fun playing around with it. (Truth be told....99% of the time spent on this card was on that tree..I kid you not!)

I stamped the tree on three different patterned papers. I cut the base out of the brown swirls and then added the first layer and stitched around the edges. Then, I stamped on the brown again and layered another designer paper on the inside circle. I stitched around the inside circle edge and then cut out the trunk and inside circle to mount over the original tree. Finally, I punched a few hearts to add to the inside of the tree (and planted on on the ground too!)

The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory. I used some beautiful May Arts ribbon along the bottom that I got from Jody in a ribbon share. I have been hoarding this ribbon---cause is just so lovely---but today was the day when I cut into it.....sigh! I added just part of the sentiment in a cloud....thought the "Grow Love" would be perfect for this little tree of hearts. (Tip: Stamp sentiment and then free-hand cut cloud design.)
Materials used: Stamps- Grow Love, Plant a Tree (My Favorite Things); Cardstock-white-(Gina K Designs), ruby red (SU!); Memento black ink; other ink-olive, sky blue (SU!); sponge; Designer paper- Helen Dardik (Creative Imaginations), blue (Paper Studios), tree dp- Urban Prairie/hayloft (Basic Grey), Urban Praire/corn husk (Basic Grey); ribbon-May Arts; heart punch (Provocraft); embroidery floss; paper piercing tool (Bazzill); Mega Nestabilities-Curved Rectangle (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft).


The next card is a simple Halloween card. Simple layout but I wanted to show the adorable Ben Paper Dolls set and how it can be used for a cute trick-or-treater. So I dressed up Ben like a pirate and tucked a little treat bag in his hand......he is all ready to go.

The little fence is from Too Cute To Spook!
Materials used: Stamps-Ben Paper Dolls, Too Cute to Spook (My Favorite Things); memento black ink; Copic markers; cardstock-caramel (SU!), white (Gina K Designs); Designer paper-"Spooked" Stripes (My Mind's Eye), Halloween kids flat paper (K & Company); ribbon- Celebrate it-Harvest (Michael's); Rob & Bob Halloween Characters layered (K& Company).


I hope you like these two creations.......and since this is the end of the hop, I would love to invite you to head on over to the September Celebrate MFT Gallery. Post a card in on SCS and add the keyword "CelebrateMFT0909" so your card will show up in the gallery too!

Go ahead.....Celebrate MFT!

Thanks for stopping by today!

25 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE both creations, Carolyn!~ The tree card is awesome!
Ben looks cute all dressed up for Halloween too!

Joanne B. said...

Cammie, these are SO STINKIN CUTE! Just love them!

Jenn said...

Oh gosh, Cammie, these are just way too cute! Great idea to use the Ben stamps for halloween!

Melody said...

Love your cards Cammie! You are always so creative. Love the heart apples and the stitching and Ben makes such a cute Trick or Treater!

Shelia said...

I love it all. That fence is awesome it sets the whole card off I think. Also the tree, and only you would have thought of little heart apples.

Lisa H. said...

you are brilliant! wow. love the first card but I REALLY LOVE that pirate card. I'm going to be making a few of these. tfs!

raduse said...

Ack!!! Look at that tree!! Worth all of the time spent on it and that pirate is too cute too.

Megan said...

I adore these trees too. I love this set. Great cards.

Cherie said...

Your cards are just too precious! Lov'em both! TFS!

Tracey said...

Wow Cammie, these are both fabulous and adorable! I just love that tree!! xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Cammie, love your cards.

Kim said...

Awesome Camster!! Great cards!

Michele Boyer said...

These are both super-cute! (I especially like the second one! Such fun!)

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are great, but I am partial to that fab tree card...love it

Mary said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Both of your cards are wonderful! The amount of details that you added on each of these cards is awesome.

Mary

Kerry J. said...

Ack! Fabulous! Love the tree with the stitching and the hearts! And I always love what you do with Ben - especially in the pirate outfit!!!

texasjodylynn said...

Adorable cards! The trees are gorgeous and the Ben card is fab! :) Love them both!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your tree is just fabulous Cam!! Love the stitching!! And your cute little pirate card is darling with that goofy bat!! 2 absolutely fabulous cards!!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Cammie.
Love the effect of the big bow...looks awesome. Paper doll Ben is too cute!

Karen x

JessicaK said...

Wow! that time commitment definitely played off, Cammie. The tree is Gorgeous!

Connie M. said...

These are both so wonderful, Cammie! Love your tree, and the fab ribbon on the first, and the second is just way too adorable!!

Christina Fischer said...

I love love LOVE these cards, Cammie! :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my gosh, are these adorable or WHAT?! Love the yummy ribbon and the sentiment in the cloud on the first, and that little pirate totally steals my heart! Awesome cards!!

Janelle said...

Love your tree card! I've had the set since the CHA Supershow and haven't inked it up yet. Shame on me! Now I'm really motivated to crack it open. Thanks for sharing! (And, that is beautiful ribbon -- I can see why it would hurt to cut into it! But it's perfect for your card!)

Delilah said...

The apple tree card is FAB!!