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A CARD FEATURING MY FAVORite things, Puppy Pal Stamps and Die-namics

Today I am sharing a quick and simple card I made with the My Favorite Things Window and Branch Die-namics from their April release. The little blue bird is from MFT’s Birds of a Feather Die-namic. I will list all the products used at the end of this post.

MFT makes card making simple and fun! I just love with how just a few items you can create the most unique cards.

First I cut a piece of wood-grain textured card stock to 4 x 5.5 inches. I scored panel every 1/2 inch to give the look of siding. I then colored the panel with MFT Hybrid Ink, Banana Split. Next I centered the window die on the panel and cut using my die-cut machine. I knew I was going to add a branch later, so I didn’t want to add more bulk than necessary. You can lay this window aside and use for another project. Glue the colored wood grain panel with the window cut-out to your card base.

I then cut the window die again using 110 lb white card stock. You can use any weight you want, however, the heavier the paper the sturdier the window. I used the rectangle frame included with the Window die-namic and cut some light blue vellum which I pasted to the back of my window to create the look of glass. Carefully gluing around the edge of the window I carefully inlaid my window into the panel. The Window Die-namic is creates hinged windows to give the appearance of an open window. Again, knowing I was adding the branch, I glued the open windows down.

Next I cut my branch and bird and colored up both with my Copic markers. I prefer to color the images so that I don’t have to search for matching color paper. It’s just faster and easier for me. Using foam strips I added the branch and the bird onto the panel. If Ihad been thinking I would have added my sentiment

Because I wasn’t thinking I added my sentiment last. Had I been thinking I would have positioned my panel and branch into my MISTI stamp tool and stamped the sentiment exactly where I wanted without fear of not getting a “clean” stamp. Alas, I placed the clear stamp on an acrylic block. Inked it with my Versafine Onyx Black ink , said a quick prayer, and stamped directly on my card. Whew! It came out legibly.

That is the completed card. As promised, all of the supplies used in the making of this card are listed below. Be sure to comment below with your card ideas for these die-namics.

Happy Crafting Y’all, Erika