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!

Priyanka
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Entering my card in the

MFT Superstar Innovation Master category

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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I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Mandala Art

Hiya Crafties!

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

I have used a 12Γ—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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Priyanka
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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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Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Warm Wishes!

Hiya Crafties!

The winter in Mumbai this time has suddenly decided to act its true nature by sending shivers of cold across mumbaikars.

Dedicating my card to this new winter phase and wishing you warm wishes for the same. ❀

I have used Jane’s doodles stamp set ‘Warm wishes’.

The background is created using ink blending technique with distress oxides.

I colored the snowman with derwent inktense pencils.

I stamped the 3 times for added effect and to create symmetry.

Let me know in the comments below whether what you like about the card!

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Priyanka
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Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday : December 2019

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!

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Priyanka
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Hap-pea Christmas!

Hello Crafties!

Today I have an interactive double slider card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps.

You can see the card in action below:

Lawn fawn makes such cute and adorable stamps which helps in inspiring me to create interactive cards.

The surprise aspect of such cards is so appealing.

I did the background with distress oxides. And the cutie peas are from the Be Hap-pea stamp set.

Do you like my double slider card?

Let me know in the comments below what do you like about it!

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Happy Happy Happy Holidays!

Hi Crafties!

Making different types of interactive cards is so much fun.

Today I have a standing interactive card that can be used as a display decor item too!

You can see the card in action below :

I have used Lawn Fawn stamps for this card.

The background is done using distress oxides in shades of blue.

I hand drew the santa hats for the critters.

What do you think about my stamding card?

Let me know in the comments below what do you like about it!

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Priyanka
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Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hi Crafties,

On account of World Cardmaking Day, I have a pastel colored shaker card for you today!

I have used the emboss resist technique to create the background.

I first heat embossed the Flora background stamp by Simon Says Stamp with white embossing powder.

I then ink blended various distress oxide inks to create this stunning effect.

The sentiment is from the Altenew stamp ‘Painted Greetings’.

Have you tried this technique before?

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Priyanka
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Stencilled Hibiscus!

Hello Crafties,

Stencils are so easy to use and pretty cost effective too! Today I have a card made entirely using stencils! Howzzat! πŸ˜†

I have a video tutorial in 2 parts on how I made this card below on my instagram:

Part 1:

Part 2:

I used layered hibiscus stencil by Craftreat and the plaid background stencil by Craftangles.

Inks used were distress inks amd distress oxides by Ranger. My favorites! ❀

For layered stencils, the trick is to use light colors on the base image and darker colors for the shaded parts.

By using the plaid background stencil, the hibiscus image stands out nicely against the dark blue color. Doesn’t it?

The sentiment is from a Pretty Pink Posh stamp set.

I made this card pretty quickly! That’s the fun part with stencils….

Hope you like my video tutorials and the card too!

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

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Priyanka
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