MFT Camp Create 2021

There were some fun challenges in this year’s Camp Create from MFT.

I decided to do another card for each.

2 Kinds of Shakin’ Goin On

This one is not only a shaker card (used tulle for my window), the shark is also on a wobble, so it shakes, too.

Water Color

The smaller panel and the image are water colored.

Emboss Resist

Did emboss resist with water coloring. Love how the background turned out and it was so easy to do.

Multi Media Background

How many ways are there to create backgrounds? Infinite. I used a couple MFT stencils with some spray acrylic, then added some tulle (leftover from my shaker).

Die Cuts

Used MFT hello word dies and some fun MFT paper, the pink and black are shiny, to create a card. Took some time, but was fun.

Now, back to real life with very little time to create, but I sure had fun this weekend! Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Die Cut Card

So Day 5 of MFT Camp Create is to create a card with die cutting as the focus.

I had a great idea and was about 3/4 of the way through die cutting all of my pieces and realized I didn’t have dies to cut out either of the sets with cactus that I had planned to use. I generally fussy cut those. Bummer. So, wound up using a cactus die I have from Spellbinders that I only cut one of and then cut it into 2 pieces.

So I had some fun with an MFT Hexagon border die I have had for years. I trimmed off one side of it and that is what all of my “mountains” are. Had some fun using the Oh My Gostrich set. I did stamp the ostrich and the sentiment, but everything else was done with dies. My panel is a die cut, as well. Used some foam tape in places to give it lots of depth, which doesn’t show up so much in the picture. There is a bit of inking on the back panel to give me some open spaces to play with (sky and open space behind the ostrich).

This was a fun one to make, even if I couldn’t use all the cactus I had planned to use.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!


So Day 4 of the MFT Camp Create challenge was to make your own background. There are so very many different ways to create backgrounds. A friend got the amazing embossing folder that inspired me to create this card.

The idea was to do different shapes of balloons, but my other choice of balloon shape was hearts and as this is for a gentleman, I decided just to go with regular balloons.

All of the paper and the dies used for this were MFT.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Emboss Resist

The MFT Camp Create day 3 challenge was emboss resist.

I had a great idea that turned out okay. I used some MFT patterned paper and clear embossing powder, so I would have patterned images.

Unfortunately, you can’t see where stray embossing powder is until inking. Most is covered up with pieces. Yes, I used my embossing tool to powder the entire surface, first.

What do you think? Would google eyes on the squirrels be too much, or add some fun? My son thinks too much. My husband and I just aren’t sure.

The stamp set, as well as the border die I made grass from are MFT products.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Splash Splash

Had fun making this card. The MFT Camp Create Day 2 challenge is to use water coloring. So. . .

Water Color

The panel is water colored, the inside of the window is water colored, the dogs were colored with water color markers. It was a lot of water coloring, but how it turned out makes me happy and I think my SIL will really like it, too.

I’m having lots of fun with these challenges and am actually getting some cards made. That is comforting and fun.

I used all MFT stamps and dies on this card, as well as yesterday’s.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Shakin’ It Up

Any sort of interactive element on a card makes it that much more fun. Shaker elements are easy, so for this card, I made the whole background a shaker.

To make the shaker, I took a piece of medium weight paper, added some color using a brayer. I then took some of the plastic packaging stamp sets and most everything else come in and cut it down to a bit bigger than my piece. I used an anti static tool on both pieces, then put score tape on the back of my colored piece. Wrapped it fairly tightly across, then did one of the small sides. I did trim a bit at the corners, so the wrap wouldn’t stick out. Added a bit of the corn starch from my tool in the pocket and then started adding sequins, seed beads, some chunky glitter, etc. sealed that last end on the back and had my panel. I used more score tape to make sure it was sealed tightly and some going across to put it on the base card.

Stamped and colored my images and sentiment strip and used liquid adhesive to attach to the front. A couple could have been attached to the colored panel before making it into a shaker, but I wanted all of mine on the outside.

This was made for the MFT Camp Create Day 1 challenge. My nephew will be getting it for his birthday. I did stamp “Happy Birthday” inside.

It didn’t take too long and was a lot of fun to make. I know my nephew will enjoy it.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

3 Fish

The current A Blog Named Hero has a challenge going right now called Repeated. So, I made this:

Had fun making it. Added a bit of texture with some Nuvo Stone Drops on the coral, and popping different pieces up at differing levels.

I used Hero Arts’ Color Layering Betta Fish, and the sentiment and coral are from their March 2019 kit.

Thanks for joining me today! Your taking the time to check out what I’m working on is very valuable to me.


I don’t post very often, but the challenge this week was a roll of the dice to choose 2 colors and you got to pick your other color. White was a freebie.

The roll of the dice gave me teal. Yay! One of my favorite colors. The other dice gave me red. Yikes! One of my least favorite colors. What to put with those 2 colors?

I chose purple. This is a thank you card for a man whose favorite color is purple. I thought the colors went well together.

I also made one with black, as I needed a sympathy card, too. I was surprised at how well these went together.

So, got these 2 made today. Have a bunch more cards that need to get made. Hopefully I can squeeze in some more time.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today. I truly appreciate your taking the time to look.


The challenge on this week is to only use those extra pieces we all wind up with. So, everything on this card was leftovers, except the base. I cut pieces and added the shaker elements.

Had a whole lot of fun and frustration making it. It’s my Father’s Day card for my dad.

Father’s Day 2021 closed
Father’s Day 2021 Open

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