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. Γ— 3.5 in. Score at 3/4in. , from there 5 in., from there 3/4in., from there 5in. 

Inside box : 
6 3/8 in. Γ— 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!




Entering my card in the

MFT Superstar Innovation Master category

Always Flowers!

Hello Crafties!

Flowers are always a good idea. That’s why I made a pop up box card full of flowers.

I used Pinkfresh Studio stamp set ‘Always Flowers’ for the same.

Below is the video of the card :

The base of the box card is created using the Scalloped Box Card dieset by Lawn Fawn.

I colored the images with my Koi watercolor set in warm hues. I then fussy cut the flowers and adhered them on the box card.

I watercolored the panels too!

The sentiment is by Your Next Stamp.

The individual flowers were adhered on strips of acetate. I also added 2 honey bees from the same set to resemble a garden.

I made this card for a friend.

Hope this card full of flowers made you happy.

Do let me know in the comments!

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!







Flower Bouquet Card!

Hello Crafties!
Hope you all are doing absolutely fantastic!

This month’s challenge by Itsy Bitsy is Anything Goes with Little Birdie Watercolour Embellishments

I have a tutorial for you for a Flower Bouquet Card!
What’s better than flowers
Flowers that don’t wilt !!! πŸ˜‰
Read on further, how to make the Flower Bouquet card…..

You can see the card in action below :

Let’s make the base first :

Step 1:
I first took a light brown handmade paper by Little Birdie measuring 8.5″ Γ— 12″. Scored this piece on the long side at 2.75″, 5.5″, 8.25″ and 11″.
Step 2:
Then I cut off 2″Γ—12″ from the above panel. Kept this strip aside as we would require it later.
Step 3:
I then scored the 6.5″ Γ— 12″ panel at 2.75″ on the shorter side and cut along the red lines as shown in the pic.
It will look like this :
Step 4:
The strip (from step 2), I cut at 4.75″ from the end with the 1″ score line.
Then trimmed it in half the long way to get 2 strips of 1″ x 4.75″ each as shown in the pic. Scored them and added double sided tape to the scored ends.
See how I attached them to the box:
Step 5:
For the matting I cut the following :
6 panels of 2.5″ square
3 panels of 2.5″ Γ— 3.5″
2 panels of 2.5″ Γ— 6.5″
See how I adhered them below :
I adhered a white piece of cardstock on the back to write a message for the recipient.

For the flowers :

Step 1:
I used the Watercolour Paper Blooms pack by Little Birdie. Leaving the largest size, I used the other 3 sizes of flowers.
Step 2:
You can watercolor them as per your choice. I used watercolor pencils to color them. Then I embossed the petals a little bit and decorated the center with Little Birdie Pearl drops. I let the drops dry overnight.
* You can make smaller or larger dots based on your choice. They dry hard. *
Step 3:
I also diecut leaves from the Ornate frame dieset with green cardstock.
Step 4:
The next step is to add thin strips of green cardstock (of different lengths) to each of the flowers and some of the leaves.
Step 5:
I also diecut 3 panels of cream color handmade paper using appropriate Square cross-stitch thin cut die by Little Birdie.
I stamped a sentiment onto this from my stash.
The last step is to attach the flowers & leaves with glue onto the box as per your choice.
Hope you liked my flower bouquet card. If you do make this card, I would love to see your creations.
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Have a great day ahead!



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Happy Women’s Day!

Hey Crafties!

Happy Women’s Day!!!

I have a special card for today dedicated to women all over the world!

A box card full of flowers!

What is better than flowers?

Flowers that never wilt! πŸ˜‰

For this card, I used the Bowl of Dreams stamp set by Jillibean Soup.

I stamped & fussy cut all the flowers.

Inks are by Hero Arts.

I used the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box card die to make the base.

The paper pack is again by Jillibean Soup.

I used Nuvo drops as flower centres.

The ‘love’ letters are stickers from the Bowl of Dreams Sticker pack by Jillibean Soup.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!



A Garden of Flowers!

Hi Crafties!

Flowers are so beautiful that just looking at them makes our day, doesn’t it? What if we could keep looking at them forever when we feel like?

A garden of flowers is exactly that kind of a card! ❀

Let’s see how to make it…

I first created a basic box card with Grey cardstock.

I then stamped different flowers from the Hearts & Flowers stamp set by Altenew with Hero Arts dye ink cubes.

I fussy cut these and glued acetate strips on their back.

I also diecut a grass border by Lawn Fawn from green cardstock and adhered on the front.

I arranged the flowers on the box card so as to create the effect of a garden.

The happy word die is by Lawn Fawn.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!


A Box of Happiness!

Hiya Crafties!

I am back with a box card this time! A box full of happiness!
I love these type of cards as they can be displayed on our shelves in addition to making us happy (which is their primary objective if you must know πŸ˜† ).

For this card, I made the basic box card layout. I’ll be posting a tutorial for the same soon.

The cutie girls and boys are from the Hello stamp set by Waffleflower.

I stamped, fussy cut and colored with my Inktense pencils!

The balloons are die cut from Paper Smooches dies.

I also used the Blotchy stencil by Little birdie along with various distress inks.

I adhered all of these with strips of acetate onto the box.

Aren’t they so cute?

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!






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