2021 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! It’s that time of year again when My Favorite Things hosts it’s annual Card Design Superstar Contest. So this is my entry in the Clean & Simple Genius category. The overall the theme of the card is encouragement so I wanted it to be cheery and colorful. The images from the High Flying Adventure stamp set by My Favorite Things always make me smile so I thought it would be the perfect set for this card.

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | High Flying Adventure by My Favorite Things

Today’s project features:

Step by Step for High Flying Adventure

Rowhouse Greetings | High Flying Adventure by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | High Flying Adventure by My Favorite Things

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! I’ll be back soon with my entry in the Coloring Virtuoso category!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R14, R24, R46, R59, C0, C1, C3, C5 (plane); C3, C5, C7 (wheels); E00, E21, E23 (rabbits); Y15, Y38, YG13, B12, B24 (flags)

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Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! It was a busy weekend for us. We spent Friday night at the emergency vet with one of our cats who suffered an eye injury. I’ll spare you the photo and gory details, but after 6 hours at the ER, Cutie Pie seems to be on the road to recovery (she has a follow up visit with her vet tomorrow). On Saturday, I went to the Stamp Scrap Art Tour, the first craft convention that I’ve gone to since 2019. I didn’t really need anything, but that didn’t stop me from buying some new stamps and other supplies. So yesterday, I cleaned off my desk and got organized so that I can play with some of my new goodies.

While I was straightening up, I came across stamps that I had forgotten were in my stash. I was far enough along in my clean up that I felt justified in stopping for a few minutes to craft. Never know what might turn up when you clean the craft room!

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Day by Colorado Craft Company

Coloring Video

Step by Step

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

This was also a weekend of remembrance. Please remember not only the souls we lost on 9/11, but the national pride and unity we felt on 9/12.


Supplies

COPICS: E50, E51, E53, E55 (bear); YG11, YG13, YG17 (grass & leaves); R30, R32 (flower)

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Floral Notes by Pinkfresh Studio

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card featuring several products from Pinkfresh Studio, including the Floral Notes stencil and coordinating die. This stencil is actually intended for a slimline card, but you’ll see that with a little crafty surgery, I was able to create an A2 card instead. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

This card had lots of moving parts, but never fear! I’ve provided detailed directions and illustrations below to guide you each step of the way.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Notes by Pinkfresh Studio

Step by Step

Cutting the Image

Since I wanted to create an A2 card, I had to cut the stenciled image to fit. See images below to see how I divided the image to fit my design.

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Notes by Pinkfresh Studio
IMAGE 1: Stenciled image trimmed with coordinating die.
IMAGE 2: Stenciled image after separation.

Note on Perfect Sentiments Stamp

This stamp is actually 11 different sentiments as one stamp – in other words, you’ll stamp all the sentiments at the same time on a single sheet of cardstock. The coordinating die then creates the separate sentiments. This is a case where buying both the stamp and the die is more efficient for card production. In lieu of the die, you could probably either fussy cut or use a Cricut or Scan ‘n’ Cut to separate the sentiments although I didn’t try either method since I already had the die.

Notes on Tools

  • For inkblending and stenciling, I used the Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions. I prefer this set of blender brushes simply for the color coded handles so that I have a specific brush for each color family.
  • I used Mint Low Tack and Repositionable Tape from Scrapbook.com to hold the stencils in place.
  • I used Foam Sticky Strips from Taylored Expressions to adhere the sentiments and the stenciled flowers in place.
Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Notes by Pinkfresh Studio

Hope you enjoyed today’ project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Snowmen & Bunnies by Colorado Craft Company

GOOD MORNING! I’m back today with a new card featuring the Snowmen & Bunnies stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I love these images by Anita Jeram and I’m slowly working through by stash. This project will be available as a card kit from Photo Scraps during their monthly Demo Day on September 18th. In the meantime, you can see how I put the card together. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Products Featured

Rowhouse Greetings | Snowmen & Bunnies by Colorado Craft Company

Step by Step

Rowhouse Greetings | Snowmen & Bunnies by Colorado Craft Company

That’s all for me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV0000, BV000, RV10 (snowman); Y02, Y19 (carrot); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14 (scarf); C2, C4, C6 (hat); E23 (branches); W1, W3, W5 (bunny); BG10, B0000, B000, B91, 0 (background)

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Jingle All the Way (Again) by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card project using the Jingle All the Way stamp set by My Favorite Things. As you can tell, it’s a favorite, so I pull it out every year and make several cards with it. I had a stamped Santa left over from last week’s project so I decided to go ahead and color it up. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Step by Step

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: V12, E00, E97, R20 (skin); R35, R37, R59 (suit & hat); C0, C1 (beard & trim); C4, C6, C8 (belt, gloves & boots); B00, B02, B05, YG03, YG17 (gift)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.