An Unforgettable Card | MFT Superstar Innovative Master 2021

Hiya Crafties!

I have a very special kind of card today. A card which can be given to a person whom we love beyond everything. Someone for whom you would always be there for! ❀️

It is an interactive slider card. A simple yet a very soul touching kind of card!

After thinking a lot about what type of card I could create for this category, I decided that simple is always powerful!

Here is a link showing how the card works :

I stamped seven bears from the MFT Bitty Bears stamp set and some clouds from the MFT Seaside Seagulls stamp set.

With the help of my favourite crafting companion, my scissors, I cut the shapes inside the stamped images. You can see them below πŸ‘‡πŸ»

After that it was easy,. Believe me, this was the tricky part – cutting the tiny shapes without damaging the bears.

I then coloured the rainbow colours exactly below the cutout shapes on my folded card base.

With foam tape I then lined my card base ( on which I had coloured) and also used a pretty dark grey card stock. On the grey piece I added tiny stilts on the bottom sides so that when you pull it, the grey piece doesn’t fully come out.

I added final touches with my grey alcohol marker around the clouds and under the bearsβ€˜ feet to make sure they would be standing on something and wouldn’t fall 😁

Tada! My quick and simple but one-with-a-powerful message interactive card was ready!

What do you think of it? Like it? Love it ?

Do let me know in the comments below. πŸ‘‡πŸ»

Also don’t forget to follow me on Instagram. I have posted a fun Reel on how the card works! 😍

Linking my card to :

MFT Cardmaking Superstar 2021 : Innovation Master

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!

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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Entering my card in the

MFT Superstar Innovation Master category

Pea-ka-boo Holiday Wishes!

Hiya Crafties!

I love movement in my cards and hence I mostly end up making interactive cards!

Even though they require a bit of extra effort, they are surely worth it!

You can check out the card in action below:

This is a peekaboo interactive card which when you pull the strip, out pops a surprise!

I like to stretch my stamps. So I used the cute pea stamp from the Be Hap-pea stamp set and stamped repeatedly in the shape of a Christmas tree.

I watercolored the background. I love this color combination.

It was fun making this card and even more fun playing with it.

Let me know in the comments below whether do you like about 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

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #66 : Happy Little Holiday Critters

Color Throwdown #573

Timeout Challenges #150

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : Interactive Christmas

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!

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

I really appreciate your support.

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!

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

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #66 : Happy Little Holiday Critters


Timeout Challenges #150 : Merry and Bright

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Interactive Christmas

Prika December Blog Challenge : Winter Wonderland

Guest Designing for I Love Math Challenge

Hello Crafties!

I am so excited to share with you that I am Guest Designing for I Love Math Challenge hosted by my lovely friend Milka Gubo.

It is such an interesting challenge which combines Math and Crafts! Isn’t that awesome? ❀

I have been participating in this challenge since a long time. My cards have been in the Top 4 a couple of times and even won once! (There is an awesome prize too ❀)

I am always super excited when my card is chosen.

( If interested you can find my card posts for the challenge here, here, here and here. Also the winning post here .)

The current challenge #15 is Anything Math Goes – Christmas/Winter ❀ .

You can find the challenge post here. Please do visit the challenge blog to know which Math element I used in my card and also to check out other inspirations by the design team.

I feel honored that Milka invited me to guest design for her challenge. Also super thrilled that my card is being shared along with all the super talented gals! ❀

You can see my card in action below :

I have created an interactive card ( love making them at any chance I get πŸ˜‰ ) with a Surprise Window!

The cute houses are from Happy Village stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

And the Christmas trees are by Jane’s doodles.

I created the sky using the Denim background stamp by MFT using Hero Arts inks.

The star dieset and the texture paste are by Itsy Bitsy.

I loved creating this colorful scene in the inside of the card.

The snowflakes are created using a stencil by Craftangles and the texture paste.

I also created the snow on the roof of the houses using the same paste.

How do you like my Window Surprise interactive card?

Let me know in the comments below.

Please do participate in the challenge. Would love to see your creations. ❀

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

I really appreciate your support.

Happy Diwali and A Very Prosperous New Year!

Hi Crafties!

Wishing you a happy Diwali and a happy and prosperous new year!

A little gif (t) for the big occasion :

Sharing an interactive card today after ages! Feels so good to have made one.

This is a standing card and I gave it a festive feel using a diya – an eternal symbol of light!

You can see the card in action below:

Stamps are by Mudra called Diwali decor.

The foiled paper pack is Opulent by Dress my Craft. And I have used Hero arts ink cubes for inking the stamps.

I love the layered diya as it adds so much dimension and interest.

This card makes for a pretty home decor.

What do you like about this card?

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

Timeout Challenge #147

Work it Wednesday Simon Says Stamp August/September: Celebrate

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?

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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Forever Grateful| Altenew September 2019 Inspiration Challenge|I love Math Challenge 14

Hi Crafties!

Shaker cards are really fun to make and evenore fun to receive. Today I have a shaker card for you with stamps by Altenew!

For the backgrpund I used a stencil by Craftangles with abandoned coral distress ink.

I created softer edges at the corners of the card panel.

The stamp set is by Altenew called Wild Hibiscus.

I colored the images with alcohol markers.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I diecut a small heart from the base and created the shaker panel.

Hope you like my card!

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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Playing along

Altenew 2019 Inspiration Challenge

I Love Math Challenge #14 : Grid

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything goes

Prika September Challenge : Birds, Bees & Butterflies

Howdy Gullfriend! |MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar | Innovation Master

Howdy Crafties!

Saying that I love creating interactive cards would be a huge understatement! πŸ˜†

So like always I am super excited to participate in the MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar challenge – Innvoation Master.

I created my card using the Seaside Gulls stamp set by MFT.

It is such an adorable set. I colored the images with my alcohol markers!

You can the see my card in action below :

For the background, I used the cloud stencil (by MFT) twice. First to create clouds and then to create waves.

But before that I used the Denim background stamp (MFT) on white cardstock.

For the half cut front panel I used the wavy-die from the Surf and turf dienamics.

I used Tumbled glass, Salty ocean and Peacock feathers distress oxides for the background.

I have a video tutorial showing how I created my background below:

Part 1 :

Part 2 :

The interactive mechanism was made using the following dienamics :

MFT Trifold slider dienamics

MFT Double Slider Loop slots dienamics

You can see the Trifold slider mechanism in the pic above, but the double slider loop mechanism is hidden behind the front panel.

The upper seagull pops up with a mechanism I made on my own with a few trial and errors. You can see it in the pic below :

I created the L shaped mechanism using a couple of brads. The upper brad is fixed to the panel while the lower one (that connects the 2 strips) is moving. The lower strip is attached to the double slider loop mechanism which when pulled, pushes the seagull above the panel.

Phew! πŸ˜…

Explaining interactive mechanisms takes as much effort as much as creating them. 😜

The flying seagull is attached to the trifold slider mechanism with a strip of acetate to show it… flying! πŸ˜‚

I created one of the two kissing seagulls by mirror stamping.

I stamped the seagull image on a glass block and then pressed my cardstock on it. See the image below :

I really loved creating this card as this adorable seagull stamp set simply makes me so happy.

I will definitely be making more cards with this set.

How did you like my card?

Would love to know your FEEDBACK regarding both the card and the video!!

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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