Thursday, August 16, 2018

Celebrate Your Special Day–MFT August Birthday Project Challenge


Appeal to a modern aesthetic with a clean & simple look that minimizes extras and puts the focus *squarely* on the occasion with this month’s Birthday Project challenge. Join our team in crafting fresh looks for the minimalists in your lives.


I love CAS cards so this was right up my alley! And I had not had a chance to use Mini Balloon Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics yet so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity! I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock panel and cut the shaker window at a bit of any angle. Then I dry embossed with Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil, centering the window in the “sun” area of the stencil. I created the shaker element using a Mini Balloon Shaker Pouch, Cross My Heart Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti, and some little streamers (included with the balloon shaker set) cut from Silver Shine card stock.I closed it up and added the frame and string, cut from Silver Sparkle card stock.


Next I cut Celebrate Die-namics from Black Licorice card stock and popped it up on foam and added the sentiment—a partial one from Fluttering Friends Stamp Set, heat embossed on Translucent Vellum. To finish off I cut some stars with Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics from Pure Plum Sparkle Card Stock and scattered them around.

And there you have it for the August Birthday Project Challenge! Be sure to stop by the MFT Challenge Blog and check it out--we’d love to have you play along for a chance to win the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT Boutique. Winner are chosen at random so everyone has a chance!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Fluttering Friends
Die-namics: Mini Balloon Shaker Window & Frame, Celebrate, Tag Builder Blueprints 6
Stencils: Sunrise Radiating Rays
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Grape Jelly
Specialty Papers: Pure Plum Sparkle, Silver Sparkle, Silver Shine, Translucent Vellum
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Cross My Heart Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Die-namics Embossing Pad Combo
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter



  1. Your card turned out just darling! Love the balloon angle. Liz J

  2. I LOVE LOVE your card!!! The purple is so unexpected on a birthday card but is soooo cheery and bright! The silver sparkle and the iridescent glitter make even more festive! I wouldn't have thought to use the sunrise stencil but it, too, is perfect!


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