Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fun In the Sun—MFT June VIP


Are you ready for this month’s
MFT VIP collection? What’s the VIP Collection, you ask? It’s a LIMITED QUANTITY product that gives you the opportunity to purchase upcoming stamp sets and new Die-namics dies TWO WEEKS early. The mini set that is included in the VIP kit for free will be EXCLUSIVE to the VIP kit and will never be available for purchase. This month’s kit is available right now, right HERE!


Here’s what’s in this month’s kit:

Pure Innocence Fun in the Sun VIP Collection $34.90
Pure Innocence Hula Girl stamp set
Pure Innocence Sprinkler Girl stamp set
Fun in the Sun Sentiments mini (VIP exclusive stamp set – will  never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE)
Hibiscus Die-namics
Notched Border Die-namics


How stinkin’ adorable, right? I’ve had SO much fun playing with these new products! My first card is using PI – Sprinkler Girl, and peeking out from under the image panel, Die-namics Notched Border.


I stamped her on my fave Copic paper, Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb, paper pieced her swimsuit with striped patterned paper—vertical stripes are slimming, you know ;-) The rest of her was colored with Copic markers and then she was fussy cut out and popped up on foam dots on the “sky” background, along with Die-namics Cloud Trio clouds, a Die-namics Sunshine sun, and a Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass lawn. A Die-namics Dizzy Doily Duo die cut peeks out from under that panel and the sun. The sentiment, from the exclusive Fun In the Sun Sentiments Mini set, was stamped, cut in to separate words, and popped up on foam bits. To finish it off, I did some stitching and tied some Pink Sorbet baker’s twine around and tied with a button.

For the sprinkler, I stamped it, colored it, and cut it out before slipping it in between some grass layers. I wanted more than just stamping for my “water”, so I cut some strips of silver cord and adhered them to each of the stamped lines.


Here’s the inside, with another copy of the little PI and a sentiment from the PI – Sprinkler Girl stamp set.


My second card is using PI – Hula Girl. This card turned out just like it was in my head. Don’t you LOVE it when that happens? Not very often for me, but luck was with me this time :)

Using more of my fave paper, I started with my background. I airbrushed the bottom of the panel with yellow. Then I cut out a small circle, using  Die-namics Circle STAX die, and taped it down from the bottom. Then I airbrushed some orange over that, for the setting sun, and then added some darker turquoise-y blue for the evening sky. Then I added the waves, using my Die-namics Catch a Wave die, and simply tore an edge for the beach, using Fossil card stock. Then I added some clear rhinestones for the stars and popped the sweet PI up on foam dots. She was stamped and then colored with Copic markers. I tried to make it look like you could see the ocean and the sunset through her grass skirt—did it work? Then that was matted with more Fossil card stock and popped up on foam, as well. I have a Die-namics Notched Border under that panel, along with some twine, but I’ve pretty much covered that up! The sentiment is from the PI – Hula Girl set.


Here’s a close up of her grass skirt and the sunset:


One of the hibiscus:


I added some dimension to my hibiscus by adding a stamen :)

Here’s the night sky, complete with stars:


And, finally, the inside with a sentiment from the Fun In the Sun Sentiments Mini set:


Here are the
Die-namics dies I used on these cards:





Catch a Wave Die-namics



And that’s it for me! Now, go shop! :)

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Make a Splash Card
Stamps: PI – Sprinkler Girl, Fun In the Sun Sentiments Mini (MFT)
Sweet Tooth, Orange Fizz, Berrylicious (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 130lb; Hello Summer (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Notched Border, Sunshine, Clouds Trio, Fresh Cut Grass, Dizzy Doily Duo Die-namics, Pink Sorbet baker’s twine (MFT); button, silver cord, foam dots, sewing machine, Copic markers

Aloha Card
Stamps: PI -  Hula Girl, Fun In the Sun Sentiments Mini (MFT)
Paper: Fossil (MFT); Tempting Turquoise (SU!); Lauderdale (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Hibiscus, Notched Border, Circle STAX, Catch a Wave Die-namics dies (MFT); pipe cleaner, gold micro beads, twine, hot glue/gun, Copic markers and airbrush system, clear rhinestones




  1. Adorable cards! I love the silver cord for the water. Awesome. Your hula girl card is out of this world. Your colors and background are gorgeous.

  2. These are beautiful, so vibrant! I love it!

  3. Wow, this is awesome cards, love the hula girl and the coloring on it is extraordinary, just gorgeous

  4. WoW! What a lot of work, but the end results came out beautiful & it shows, great job!
    jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

  5. Barb, your cards are truly pieces of art! Just fabulous!

  6. These are fantastic!!!! I love what you did with the sprinkler and the hula skirt is amazing! Great ideas!

  7. WOW!! Your cards are AMAZING!! I LOVE all of the cute added elements!! SO FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  8. drop dead, drool worthy cards. I am in.LOVE. with that hula card....the colors are gorgeous and the details amazing!

  9. so adorable, great creativity Barbara,turned out gorgeous!

  10. There is SO much detail on both of these cards! Totally gorgeous. I love the stamen of the hibiscus. :)

  11. These are both so fabulous, I love the airbrushing with the added "stars" that is so AWESOME, love it

  12. Oh my word, these are DARLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! That sunset is stunning!!

  14. Beautiful card!! I love all the details, the sunet, waves, stamen and stars in the sky. Great job!

  15. A quick Q did you add the vellum on the hula skirt before coloring or after, I am assuming before, can u please let me know rosebest@gmail.com.
    Thank you, as I said before both cards are awesome, the sprinkler is lovely.

  16. These are both SO cute! I LOVE the sprinkler, the sunset, background...both AMAZING!

  17. I think I forgot to mention your flower too. (Did I? :) I can't see my comment yet.) LOVE that stamen!

  18. You are a ROCK STAR! The "water" coming out of the sprinkler is AMAZING and seriously, your Hula Girl card may be the MOST gorgeous card I have ever seen since I started stamping...SO not even joking.


Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!


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