April 14, 2013

MFT April Release Rewind | Day 1

Hello and welcome back!  It's time for MFT's April Release Rewind, where we take a look back at all the products that are Brand Spankin' New in the MFT Boutique

I have a couple of cards for you today; my first card uses Chocolate Sentiments, which is this month's Triple Scoop Stamp Set.  Our Triple Scoop set is a FREE set you can earn with a purchase of $60 or more.  Such a deal!   

I started with some Documented 6x6 paper from Simple Stories and kept a sepia feel to this card.  The card base is a 4-3/4" square with Kraft Card Stock and then I used some Whip Cream Card Stock as a matte under the patterned paper.

I stamped the sentiment in Hot Fudge Ink directly to a piece of patterned paper and then attached it to the base and added some zigzag stitching.

For a little accent, I added a large Natural Button over the top of the largest Open Simply Scallops Trio die-namics in Hot Fudge Card Stock and tied it with some Hemp Cord, keeping the bow underneath the button.  The layout for this card is Jen Shults' DS97.

On the inside of the card I used Kraft Ink to stamp the "Sweet!" circle and then layered the heart over the top in Hot Fudge Ink.

I have another card using the same patterned paper, but I switched up the stamp set and inked up Sweet Roses.  I really like the sepia feel and kept that look by stamping the flowers in Kraft Ink with the outlines in Hot Fudge Ink.

I cut the flowers out with the Roses and Leaves Die-namics in Kraft Card Stock and the leaves are stamped with Hot Fudge Ink with the outlines stamped in Black Licorice Ink.  I added a Hot Fudge Button with a Hemp Cord bow as well.  The layout for this card is Retro Sketches #58.

On the inside of the card, I used patterned paper for a place to write a personalize note and then used more zigzag stitching around the edges.

I also added another rose and leaves to the flourish on t the paper to dress it up just a bit.

That's it for me today, but there is much more to see from the other designers!  Please stop by the MFT Blog for all the detail on today's hop and you can get a complete list of designers playing along today.

Here are the fabulous items I used today, which are waiting for you in the MFT Boutique:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe - 
chocolate card
stamps: chocolate sentiments (mft)
paper: kraft (mft), hot fudge (mft), whip cream (mft), documented 6x6 (simple stories)
ink: hot fudge (mft), kraft (mft)
accessories: open simply scallops trio die-namics (mft), natural buttons (mft), hemp cord, sewing machine, thread, foam tape

flower card
stamps: sweet roses (mft)
paper: kraft (mft), hot fudge (mft), documented 6x6 (simple stories)
ink: hot fudge (mft), kraft (mft), black licorice (mft)
accessories: roses and leaves die-namics (mft), fishtail flags layers die-namics (mft), corner rounder, hot fudge buttons (mft), hemp cord, sewing machine, thread, foam tape


  1. these are so great, love the colors and the fabulous designs you used with this set!

  2. Gorgeous cards Karen, I always love the stitching you do on your beautiful cards!

  3. great cards, love the paper combination!

  4. Beautiful cards. The papers and colors are a great compliment to the sentiments. TFS

  5. Both cards are really cute. I love the monotone color scheme.

  6. Your stamping is perfect Karen...they all look like professional little die cuts! Great cards!

  7. Loving the new release! God's blessings, Sarah :)

  8. Mmm...chocolate! Karen, this is so beautifully layered!

  9. I love the color scheme on these cards Karen!

  10. oooo! so yummy and chocolately. the colors are fantastic and perfect for this stamp set!

  11. LOVE! and your stitching is perfect!

  12. Beautiful cards Karen inside and out! Love all the fancy stitching! Thanks for the inspiration!