Friday, October 16, 2020

Sending You a Little Magic - MFT October Outside the Box Challenge


There’s no better time to —BOO— surprise a friend or loved one with a card than Halloween. Crafting scenes featuring graveyards, haunted houses, and trick-or-treaters is easy with a basic box card base! If Halloween isn’t your thing, an autumn scene with bare-branched trees and falling leaves is a perfect alternative. We’ve challenged our designers to heed the call of fall in this month’s challenge — won’t you join them?

I used Boo Crew Stamp Set and Die-namics, along with Outside the Box and Outside the Box Grass, Spooky Fence, and Haunted House Die-namics for the "bones" of my project.

Images were stamped on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored with Copic markers.

The box was constructed from Black Licorice card stock and Creepy Confections Patterned Paper with the "shelves" cut from Limelight card stock. Edges of the grass and the haunted house were sponged with Kraft card stock. 

The background was done on Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock with Seedless Preserves and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. Spooky Fence Die-namics was cut from Tangy Orange card stock and distressed with black ink for the rusty look.

The sentiment was stamped on Orange Zest card stock cut from Skinny Strips Die-namics and popped up on foam on the box front.

Now, it's your turn. You have until Thursday, October 15, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of a $50 MFT shopping spree. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!

That’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Boo Crew
Die-namics: Boo Crew, Outside the Box, Outside the Box Grass, Spooky Fence, Haunted House, A2 Circle STAX. Skinny Strips
Patterned Paper: Creepy Confections
Dye Ink: Kraft
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Limelight, Lemon Chiffon, Cement Gray, Milk Chocolate, Tangy Orange, Orange Zest
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, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves Distress Inks


  1. The cards you make are a joy to see. Each one is like a work of art. Thank you so much!


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