Friday, August 28, 2020

Sending Holiday Cheer for MFT/Pear Blossom Press Collaboration!

Hello and welcome to a super fun collaboration between
MFT and Pear Blossom Press! We’re using their EZ Lights today and let me tell you, they ARE easy! Be sure to get all the details HERE at the MFT Blog.

If you’ve been frustrated with other lights like I have you will find these to be AMAZINGLY easy to use—all the connections have been done for you—all you need to do is decide on placement and go from there! I am in LOVE with them!

So, on to my card. I knew I wanted to use the lights for the headlights in Carpool Die-namics and thought a nighttime scene would be fun so I started looking through stamp sets for images that would fit the windshield area. I ran across BB Old Friends and immediately a theme came together in my head—Grandma and Grandpa heading to see the kids for Christmas!!! Bingo!!!

First I constructed the car then stamped the images on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored them with Copic markers. I adhered them to the car and added a Gravel Gray card stock back, as if it was nighttime in the car. Fa-la-la which is part of a sentiment from Bitty Holiday Wishes was stamped on the license plate.

Next I created the background—After Midnight card stock with Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and On the Road Die-namics cut from Gravel Gray card stock with Pineapple card stock for the line. Then I had to decide where the lights would go—I positioned the car on the card front and, using the die itself marked where the holes need to be punched. After that was done I could add my lights to a Sweet Tooth card stock base—I taped the lights and the battery holder down with clear tape and popped the card front up on top with two layers of foam tape.

I added the finished car and trees from ‘Tis the Season Stamp Set and Die-namics along with gifts from Sun Lovin’ Santa Stamp Set and Die-namics. One gift is flying off the stack—the old folks are in a hurry to get to those grandkids—and that was used as the “Push” element. Once all that was done, I splattered it all over with white craft paint for a lovely snow storm. I finished off with a heat embossed sentiment from ‘Tis the Season Stamp Set.

And there you have it! I had so much fun creating this card for the MFT/Pear Blossom Press Collaboration! Be sure to check by the MFT Blog to see more amazing inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Old Friends, 'Tis the Season, Sun-Lovin' Santa, Bitty Holiday Wishes, Interactive Labels
Die-namics: BB Old Friends, 'Tis the Season, Sun-Lovin' Santa, Stitched Snow Drifts, On the Road, Car Pool, Stitched Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, After Midnight, Black Licorice, Gravel Gray, Red Hot, Pineapple, Heavy Weight Translucent Vellum, Silver Shine
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, Smart Grid Paper Pad

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Scor-Buddy, white craft paint, small art brush, Pear Blossom Press EZ Light, heat tool, Versamark


  1. Fun, whimsy and so stinky cute with car lights.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Love this!The snow is awesome, along with the head lights!!! PERFECT!

  3. I just love the old folks they have so much character...their the kind of people who turn off the radio and turn on the headlights to see better. Adding the bright lights is a true bonus.👍

  4. That is hilarious and adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  5. OMG the old folks! They are perfect for the car. I love this and with the lights it is too cute!

  6. I laughed outloud when I saw my hubby and I sitting in that car, tee hee! Love it sooo much. The snow is perfect, to me that's the scary part when I'll surely get a blob right on his face! By the way. Thank you for your card from the launch better together... I won on your comment and I'm so excited and grateful! First time I can get mft and I'm beyond happy and grateful to you. Thank you. I understand if I use your page you get credit.. please tell me where to push so you get something too. Hugs and thanks!

  7. Wow Barbara, this is amazing!!! I love it!

  8. Such a cute card. I love these old people.

  9. I love all the inspiration from all the designers, but I have to say YOURS is my absolute favorite! I love everything about it. Great usual!

  10. I need this old couple! This is absolutely adorable!

  11. I like this combination. Nice design and great use of the lights.

  12. This is so adorable! You did a fantastic job creating this. Looks like my husband and I. LOL!

  13. Love that stamp set. Love how you made the headlights light up!

  14. Barbara, this is a fabulous card. It reminds me of my husband's parents. So cute.

  15. Cutest card ever! I just love the fun scene you created, and the car headlights make it extra special!

  16. After this card, I definitely see an order in my very near future! Wonderful card!

  17. What a fun card design. I like the light up feature.


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