MFT September Creative Challenge

Hi everyone.  I’m back today with the My Favorite Things September Creative Challenge.  The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product or technique.  This month we were challenged to create a card or project with no patterned paper.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.

I created a trio of cards…all using no patterned paper.  Whew.  :)

This was indeed a challenge for me as the very first thing I choose (after the stamp) is the paper.

It’s Your Big Day

My first card uses MFT’s Whip Cream as the base, topped with Kraft.

I used Copic Opaque White and a toothpick to add dots to Tangy Orange cardstock. Once the dots dried, I die-cut several layers of Botanical Beauty Die-namics and added a couple of Royal Leaves cut from Gumdrop Green cardstock.

After layering the flower pieces, I stitched them together using Hemp Cord and a Whip Cream button.

The sentiment is from Big Greetings.  Underneath, I stamped a strip of dots from Lollipop Treat using Amuse Pumpkin ink.

On the inside, I stamped “Congratulations” (also from Big Greetings) and added another row of dots.

Thank You

My second card uses flowers from Pretty Pocket and the little bar of stitches from Lollipop Treat.  The trio of dots is from the Primitive Pumpkins set and the “Thank You” is also from Big Greetings.

After stamping the flowers and dots, I colored with Copics and stitched a Whip Cream button using Hemp Cord.

On the inside, I added another sentiment from Big Greetings and a couple more flowers.

Hello Pumpkin


My last card uses the dots and pumpkin from Primitive Pumpkins along with Highrise Alphabet Lowercase.

To add a bit of dimension to the pumpkin, I cut two thin strips of Gumdrop Green cardstock, wrapped each tightly around a bamboo skewer and then secured to the pumpkin with a tiny brad.

I stamped a couple of flourishes with the three little pumpkins along the bottom on the inside of the card.


Be sure to check out the MFT blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for so much for visiting today!  :)

It’s Your Big Day Stamps:  MFT Big Greetings, Lollipop Treat  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Amuse Studio Pumpkin   Paper: MFT Kraft, Whip Cream, Tangy Orange, Gumdrop Green   Accessories: MFT Botanical Beauty, Royal Leaves, Whip Cream button, Hemp Cord, Copic Opaque White, corner rounder.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

Thank You Stamps:  MFT Big Greetings, Pretty Pocket, Lollipop Treat, Primitive Pumpkins  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black  Paper: MFT Kraft, Whip Cream, Tangy Orange   Accessories:  Copic markers (YR15, R08, E09, W00, W1), Whip Cream button, Hemp Cord, Corner Rounder, glue dots.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

Hello Pumpkin Stamps: Primitive Pumpkins   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Potter’s Clay   Paper: MFT Whip Cream, Kraft, Tangy Orange, Gumdrop Green  Accessories: MFT Highrise Alphabet Lowercase, Primitive Pumpkins, Hemp Cord, corner rounder.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

11 Responses to MFT September Creative Challenge

  1. Gorgeous cards Michele, I absolutely love the fower background you’ve made on the thank you card so cute!

  2. Wow girl! You rocked that challenge for sure!!! LOVE all three! That background you created with the Pretty Pocket stamp set is awesome! I had forgotten about that set! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. soooo sweet! looove this trio. the kraft with the tangey orange. beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous cards! You always inspire me to create! Now I can’t wait to get home to hit my craft room. Thanks for inspiration!

  5. oh so pretty, love them all..great creativity with no patterned paper!

  6. Beautiful trio of cards Michele! Great mix of colors! Love your custom stamped flower patterned paper! So pretty!

  7. SUCH happy, fun cards Michelle!!

  8. Those are all gorgeous Michele! And the Copic Opaque is genius!

  9. You sure don’t need any patterned paper to make a rockin’ card…and here you made three AMAZING creations! You ROCK Michele! WOW!

  10. I love the sweet detail on each of these! Darling!

  11. OMGosh Michele, these cards are SO incredibly pretty and SO feminine…just love them to bits!!! I especially love the dots pattern on the hello card…brilliant idea and use of that wee little stamp…I will be using it now, for sure!!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, as always!
    Hugs,t

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