January Creative Challenge – Circle STAX

Hi everyone!  It’s time for the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge, 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 with our Circle STAX Die-namics.  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 have two.  :)

My first card is …very silly.  :)

I used Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth and Blu Raspberry cardstocks.  The eyes and smile were die-cut using Circle STAX 1 and Circle STAX 2. I used a strip of black Fresh Cut Grass to create the eyelashes.  By cutting little slits (about 1/4″ or less apart) along the flat side of the die-cut grass, I was able to bend the strip to fit the eyeballs.

From Black Licorice and Blu Raspberry cardstocks, I cut the ‘smile’ letters using By the Letters Die-namics.

On the inside, I added another (smaller) set of eyes and a sentiment from Big Greetings, stamped in Black Licorice ink.

My second card used both Circle STAX sets to create a geometric pattern.

Again, I used By the Letters for the sentiment.

On the inside, I added a strip of the pattern along the bottom and added my sentiment.

The sentiment was created using By the Letters Die-namics with Pure Innocence Poppy stamp set (partial sentiment).

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

Thanks for so much for visiting today!  :)

Stamps:  MFT Big Greetings, Pure Innocence Poppy    Ink: MFT Black Licorice   Paper:  MFT Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth, Blu Raspberry   Accessories: MFT Circle STAX 1 & 2, By the Letters and Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics, corner rounder. Smile card: 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″; Hi card: 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.

20 responses to “January Creative Challenge – Circle STAX

  1. How can you NOT [smile] when you see these cards?!! Tooo stinkin’ CUTE!! :)

  2. oh I love love love them both Michele, but that first one definitely brings a smile when you see it :)

  3. You are SO creative girl! I just love your take on the challenge!

  4. Jennifer Partridge

    Hi Michele!

    What fun cards!!! :) I love how silly the first one is and it was great to laugh! I can’t believe that you used the grass border for the eye lashes!!!!!! Your creativity & ingenuity never cease to amaze!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  5. OMG, awesome!!! So funny and creative. Totally love it. hihihi.
    Cool idea to use the grass die for the lashes. I would never ever have thought of that. You rock :o)

  6. WOW!! I love how different these are from your regular style! The colours are fantastic and what you did with the Circle STAX is amazing!! Very creative Michele!!

  7. eek! LOVE those eyes! I about spit my coffee on the screen when this page loaded! LOL! Both cards are brilliant!!! LOVE them!

  8. WOWZERS how very creative and FUN..love your cards!

  9. Oh my love the first card, my daughter would love one like that , I am so going to make it, I love the idea like the second one too, though I still see eyes looking at each other in that one too…

  10. You are so clever girl! Adorable and creative!

  11. OMGosh! Michele, both cards are absolutely fantastic and SOOOOO creative…love the SMILE card too CUTE! The geometric pattern card is AMAZING…LOVE them both to bits!

  12. Oh I love both of your cards. How clever. I can’t wait to try and make something like this. Too, too cute.

  13. How cute are these cards! Thanks for the tutorial on using grass. A great tip.

  14. Love love love that face card! What a unique way to use the circle stax and the grass border for eyelashes?! Genius! I also LOVE that retro geometric pattern! Fabulous eye candy, thanks for sharing! :)


  15. SHUT up!! So hilarious, so creative, so doggone fun!

  16. So silly is right and SO fun! Love the colour combo too!!

  17. they are gorgeous, Michele, lovely ideas!

  18. Are you kidding me with those eyelashes?!?!?!? You are SO clever!
    Both cards are fabulous! :)

  19. Oh what fun Michele! Love all your projects! That face is so cute and I love all the fun background! Great projects showcasing circles! Thank you :)

  20. Hi Michele
    These cards are so different and so much fun!! I really adore them and I bet the person who receives them will also love and cherish them.
    Thank you for your inspiration!

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