Always : a Flipbook, a Match Box and a Flashlight Card – MFT Superstar 2020 Innovation Master

Hiya Crafties!

MFT Superstar contest has 3 categories. I don’t know if we are allowed to have favorites, but I guess Innovation Master category seems to be mine. I am not saying whether it is but my liking tilts towards it. But still I am not taking sides. (Lest the other categories feel partial)

Its just that interactive cards are kind of my thing. I love converting all cards in to something interactive. It takes me some special efforts to stop myself from doing so every single time.

I feel interactive is the only way a card can be. I may be wrong. Just my opinion.

So for my card this time, I created something unique even for me.

It’s a Flipbook inside a match box card on top of which lies a Flashlight card! Phew!

You can find my card in action below:

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SOUND ON 📣 : . I love making interactive cards! But this one is unique even for me. Presenting to you my entry for @mftstamps Superstar 2020 : Innovation Master ❤❤❤ . Always : A Flipbook, a Matchbox and a Flashlight Card. A story of unconditional love! 💟 . Hope you like it, as this one did push me out my self imposed crafting hiatus 😁 . If you would like to know the story behind the card, do visit my blog : curlymakes . wordpress . com . . . . #curlymakes #curlymakes_interactive #mftstamps #mftsuperstar #mftsuperstarinnovationmaster #distressoxides #rangerink #theuncommonbox #interactivecards #interactive #interactivecard #happy 2020 #cardmaking #flipbooks #flipbook #flashlightcard #innovative #greetingcards #myfavoritethings #cutecritters #bittybears

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I will divide my card in 3 sections : Flipbook ; Match Box ; Flashlight Card

Section 1 : The Flipbook

This is the first part which I created. I thought about a lot of ideas for this one. Believe me I created another flipbook but the story just didn’t deliver and I had to scrap it and then I made this one. Flipbooks are traditionally created by drawing similar images with tiny changes one after the other.

I wanted mine to be perfect whilst just using MFT stamps with no drawing of my own.

And Yes, I succeeded in creating one where the story is close to my heart with the cutest little stamp images from my MFT stash.

So I’ll name the stamp sets I used in making this Flipbook :

Bitty Bears ( the main character aka the Hero of the story)

Magical Dragons ( the wind images I created with the flames of the dragons. Lol)

Seaside Seagulls (for the rainy clouds)

Once Upon A Time ( for the tiny flower – so cute)

Adorable Elephants ( for the awesome sentiment)

For the last bear in the flipbook, I did some partial stamping. So the bear holding the balloon, then holds the flower.

I hand drew the raindrops coming out of the clouds.

All the backgrounds I have blended various distress oxides for different pages.

Namely : Salted Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Mustard seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon.



The ‘Always’ Flipbook is a story depicting True love! As with the bear, how he endures stormy clouds, rain and gusty winds and yet never gives up on his Love.

And after the ordeal, how he holds a little flower as a gift for his beloved. Simply stating that Love is the greatest gift there is!
And giving someone the gift of your Love is the ultimate tribute!

The word ‘Always’ holds a special place in my heart. (all Harry Potter fans will know what I am talking about)

It is such a simple yet powerful word. It doesn’t make any lengthy declarations yet makes the promise of Forever.

I have based my entire card on the promise of Forever! (The flashlight card too!)

Section 2 : The Flashlight Card

For the Flashlight card, I have used the same Bitty Bears stamp set so the Hero of the story is here too!

The sentiment is from the ‘Safari Friends’ stamp set. Such a strong sentiment too! Here again my favorite word makes its appearance : Always.

I have used a ziploc bag for stamping the images in black ink. And then colored the images with alcohol markers.

I have then inserted the black cardstock strip inside the bag (after trimming it of course).

I hand drew the flashlight on white cardstock and colored it.

All you have to do is slip the flashlight in between the two layers of the bag and the black cardstock! And Voila! You can see the images! So much fun, right?

The Flashlight Card denotes that even though ‘I always have your back’, you need to find me with the flashlight I have given you : my Heart ❤

Here in the story the Bear has gifted this flashlight (aka his heart) to his beloved. So even when he is in his different phases, he has his beloved’s back!

Isn’t it so romantic?

Section 3 : Match box

Following are the dimensions I marked for creating it:

Outside cover: 
12 in. × 3.5 in. Score at 3/4in. , from there 5 in., from there 3/4in., from there 5in. 

Inside box : 
6 3/8 in. × 5 in. Score at 3/4in. on all sides 

I also added strips of ink blended cardstock on the sides of the box and a handle in the front.

I loved creating every part of this awesome card!

I am so thankful to My Favorite Things for always helping me in challenging myself to create something unique and innovative every time. This is truly a wonderful contest.

Hope you like my card.

Do let me know in the comments below which one of the 3 aspects did you like the most!

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I really appreciate your support.
Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Entering my card in the

MFT Superstar Innovation Master category

You Make My Life Magical – MFT Superstar 2020 Coloring Virtuoso

Hello Crafties!

I love to color. Period. There is no specific reason as to why I do.

Well, no, actually there are, a lot of reasons I mean. Coloring calms my mind. It increases my concentration.

It increases my sense of worth (a tiny bit atleast) when people (read : family) go gaga over my coloring. Well the list is endless.

It’s a kind of meditation for me, where I actually lose track of time.

See, I actually lost track of time, just talking about coloring!

This is my entry to the Coloring Virtuoso category from the MFT Superstar contest.

I created a pretty little scene around the Eiffel Tower (it’s my dream to visit it with my family) with beautiful trees and a soothing sky. I wanted to create a postcard kinda card : that reminds anyone of the magical time they must have spent on the Tower for the ones who have visited it. And also create a sense of contentment and magic to those who one day wish to visit it!

For the scene, I used the principle of one point perspective to give a 3-dimensional effect.

The Eiffel Tower is diecut from the ‘Eiffel Tower- dienamics’ by MFT. I used black cardstock to add a sense of drama to the card.

I used a mixture of my Koi watercolor set and my Zig clean color real brush pens.

I used my Zigs for the trees and leaves. And my Koi watercolors for the blending of the sky.

The sentiment is from the ‘Magical Dragons’ stamp set by MFT.

Well, I truly believe that the Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Love. And what is more Magical than Love?

Do let me know in the comments below what are your views on magic and love.

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I really appreciate your support.
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Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Entering my card in the

MFT Superstar 2020 – Coloring Virtuoso

Walking on Sunshine – MFT Superstar 2020 Clean and Simple Genius

Hiya Crafties!

I hope you are safe and doing well!

The MFT Superstar contest is here and I always look forward to it every year! So much that I could shake myself up from my self-imposed crafting hiatus to participate in it.

This is the 1st category – Clean and Simple Genius. There are two other categories. So please don’t forget to check out my subsequent posts with my entries in those categories.

Coming back to the CAS category , I really believe the title makes sense. Because creating a simple card whilst telling a story through it, simultaneously is a genius task indeed.

For my card, I thought a lot about what kind of story I wished to tell through my CAS card.

After going through a lot of ideas, I finally realized that no story is complete without friendship.

So here it is my take on friendship.

It is about two friends living in a village. One of the friend owns a pair of pretty yellow boots which the other loves and adores. After a while, that same friend migrates to the city with her family. But before leaving, gifts her friend, her favorite yellow boots. And then they part with a heavy heart. The two friends soon lose touch.

Years go by. One day the city friend visits the village and is keen to meet her village friend. But she gets to know that her village friend has shifted to another village a few years back. Determined to meet her friend, she travels to the other village. After reaching there, she sets off in search of her friend’s house.

After knocking on a lot of doors, tired, she sits around the corner of a pretty cottage. As she turns her neck, what does she see! Her favorite yellow boot, now full of pretty flowers, set on the wall next to her. She is happy beyond measure. And also contented and grateful, for being blessed with a friend who cherished their friendship all these years! And then goes inside and knocks on the door with a smile not just on her face but in her heart too!

Hope you liked my story. Thank you for taking the time to read it!

Moving on to the card :

I stamped the pretty shoe from the ‘You Gnome Me’ stamp set with ‘Grout Gray’ ink by MFT.

I love this ink : it is awesome for no-line coloring!

I colored this pretty image with my Zig clean color real brush pens. I also added a few details like the tiny flowers popping out, with my markers directly. I did this to add my own touch of uniqueness. And also to show that friendship blooms in unexpected places!

Also painted the wall on which the shoe is standing with the same markers. I just went with the flow.

I love the no-line coloring effect. It gives a timelessness feel to the card.

After I was satisfied (kind of) with my coloring, I stamped the sentiment from the ‘Polynessian Paradise’ stamp set by MFT.

As always I had the urge to keep adding more details to my card, but better sense prevailed 😉

Hope you like my card and also the story behind it.

Do let me know in the comments below what friendship means to you.

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I really appreciate your support.
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Priyanka
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Entering my card in MFT Superstar 2020 – Clean and Simple Genius category

Guest Designing for Jane’s Doodles Challenges

Hello Crafties!

I am Guest Designing for Jane’s Doodles Challenges for their Challenge #7 : Rainbow.

In times of distress, faith is what keeps us going. So I have an inspirational card for today with a rainbow theme.

I have used the ‘You got this’ stamp set by Jane’s Doodles. This stamp set has such inspiring sentiments!

For the background I used alcohol markers in Rainbow order. After creating the stripes, with white pigment ink I stamped the tiny heart image from the ‘Happy Camper’ stamp set by Jane’s Doodles.

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with black ink and used the Stitched borders dieset by Lawn Fawn around the panel.

Hope this bright card inspires you to keep the faith. Stay safe.

Do let know in the comments below how you liked the card.

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I really appreciate your support.
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Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Happy Women’s Day!

Hiya Crafties!

I have a spring themed card dedicated to women all over the world.

Actually it applies to everyone! You don’t have to be Perfect to be Amazing!

Just be YOU!

(Unless being you is something you don’t look forward to, then you must change but only for yourself!)

I masked the center of the card panel with masking paper and then stamped the image by Simon Says Stamp.

I used the gold ink by Altenew.

The sentiment is by Jane’s Doodles.

I colored this beautiful image with my Zig clean color brush markers.

I finished off with some gold sequins and some black splatters!

How did you celebrate Women’s day?

Do let know in the comments below.

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Priyanka
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Playing along

Jane’s Doodles Challenges #5 : Spring

Women Beyoutifully You Blog Hop : Women Empowerment

Color Throwdown #583

Timeout Challenges #156

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Something Feminine

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge : A Bit O’ Green

A Happy Camper!

Hi Crafties!

I love creating tiny scenes for my cards! There are many ways to achieve this. Today I have used masking. It helps to create depth and interest.

I used the ‘Happy Camper’ stamp set by Jane’s doodles.

Love this stamp set. It had such awesome images.

I masked the camper with masking paper and then stamped the trees behind.

I colored these images with Zig clean color real brush markers.

Have you tried masking your images?

Do let know in the comments below.

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Priyanka
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Playing along

Jane’s Doodles Challenge #4 – Masking

Craftangles Monthly Challenges – March 2020 : Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Timeout Challenges #156

You Have My Heart

Hello Crafties!

Today I have a card using stamps by Jane’s Doodles.

I just love these adorable images. I first blended some Cracked pistachio distress oxide ink and then blended Picked raspberry over the plaid stencil.

I colored these images with alcohol markers. The sentiment is by My favorite things.

Do let know in the comments below.

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Priyanka
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Playing along

Jane’s Doodles Challenge – Love

Cupcake Inspirations – CIC487

Mandala Art

Hiya Crafties!

Mandalas are so pretty to look at. They are therapeutic to draw and paint too.

I have used a 12×12 stencil by Itsy Bitsy.With a variety of distress oxides, I blended them on the stencil.I added the handmade flower by Little Birdie in the middle for a festive look.

The sparkling dotties are so pretty and add to the complete look of this home decor project.

I also stamped in the corners with little birdie stamps.

Have you tried Mandala art?

Do let know in the comments below.

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Playing along

Itsy bitsy blog challenge #26 : Tic tac toe – Diagonal column

Love, Hugs and Kisses!

Hello Crafties!

I have a fun card for today! I have made it in a rainbow theme.

Playing along Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge #26 : Tic tac toe.

I used the first column of Stencil, diesets and clear stamps!

I first used the net stencil by Little birdie crafts along with distress inks in rainbow order.

I then colored a white panel with black charcoal chalk paint and the diecut it with the leaf diesets by Little birdie again.

All the stamps are from Itsy Bitsy too.

I wanted to make a colorful and bright card.

Do you like bright colors too?

Do let know in the comments below.

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Itsy Bitsy blog challenge #26 – Anything goes with tic tac toe

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : All loved up

Snow Much Fun!

Hello Crafties!

Though it doesn’t snow where I live, I keep dreaming of it. So much that all my winter cards have some amount of snow in them!

Today’s card is so not an exception!

The little mouse is from the ‘Warm Wishes’ stamp set by Jane’s Doodles. I simply love that stamp set! I keep picking it up again and again. You can find my cards featuring this stamp set here, here and here.

The snowflake is also from the same stamp set. And so is the sentiment.

I ink blended different shades of blue distress oxides for the background. Comment below if you wish to know the exact names.

Does it snow where you live? Do lete know in the comments below.

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I really appreciate your support.

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Have a great day ahead!

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Playing along

Jane’s Doodles Challenge #1: Winter Scene

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday : December 2019 Snowflakes