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:

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

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.

You can also check out my Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook. Links are in the sidebar.

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

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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A Little Something For You!

Hi Crafties!

I have an interactive card for you today that I made for Christmas.

You can see the card in action below:

I have used My Favorite Things stamp set ‘Bitty Bears’.

With distress oxides I created a galaxy background.

When you pull the Santa hat, out comes a surprise.

It is a hidden mechanism with a surprise wish.

I love how adorable these little bears are.

Interactivity adds so much fun to cards.

I finished off with sequins by Dress my Craft.

Did you like the hidden message?

Let me know in the comments below whether you like it!

You can also check out my Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook. Links are in the sidebar.

I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Playing along

Prika December blog Challenge 2019 : Winter Wonderland

Work it Wednesday : December 2019

Warm Wishes | Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Fall/Winter Blog Hop 2019

Hi Crafties!

I love stretching my supplies! Especially my stamps.

Can you guess how I made the Christmas tree below?

I made it from a tiny little snowflake stamp from the ‘Winter Wishes’ set.

I repeatedly stamped the image in the shape of the tree with green hero arts dye ink.

The red star on the top of the tree is also a snowflake stamp.

The polar bear and snowman are also from the same stamp set and so are the coffee mugs.

I colored these with alcohol markers.

In the background, I stamped the largest snowflake from the set with grout gray ink by My Favorite Things.

For the base, I used the stripes stencil by Altenew.

The sentiment is the Elegant brushed script stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas.

I finally finished off the card with some sparkling sequins by Dress my Craft.

What do you think about my Christmas tree?

Do you also stretch your supplies?

Do let me know in the comments below.

You can also check out my Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook. Links are in the sidebar.

I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Playing along

Coffee loving Cardmakers – Fall Winter 2019

Timeout Challenges #148 – Home Sweet Home

Prika October blog Challenge : Tic tac toe

Animal Kingdom | MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar | Coloring Virtuoso

Hiya Crafties!

I love to color. With any medium I can get my hands on! Whether the final coloring looks awesome is another matter! 😜

I am entering today’s card in the MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar – Coloring Virtuoso

For this card, I used the Safari Friends stamp set by MFT.

This is my first time doing the no-line coloring technique with alcohol markers!

And boy was it challenging! 😥

For the stamping I used the MFT premium dye ink in Grout Gray.

I love that ink for its subtle color! ❤

I wanted to create a postcard scene with animals.

I used the cloud stencil by MFT along with Peacock Feathers distress oxide for the sky.

This is how the scene looked after stamping and before coloring!

And the final coloring :

The trees are stamped with log stamp image form the MFT Happy Hedgehogs stamp set.

And the leaves on the trees are from the MFT Safari friends stamp set itself!

I love creating happy scenes and this card was one of them!

Would love to know your FEEDBACK !!

Let me know in the COMMENTS below if you are inspired to make one.

You can also check out my Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook. Links are in the sidebar.

I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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