Woofing You a Happy Birthday – My Favorite Things for Crafty Meraki

Hello friends! Hope you’re doing well. I really did try to make a card using just one or two pups from the Woof Pack set by My Favorite Things but I just couldn’t leave any of them behind!

Quick Tips:

  • The My Favorite Things Photo Booth Strip Die-namic is a perfect way to fit lots of images on one card without it becoming too busy.
  • I used the die cut to trace around each image to decide which portion of the image I wanted to use (and avoid coloring the parts that would eventually be trimmed off anyway).
  • If you don’t have enough images to fill all of the openings, use one for the sentiment or a smaller image (the cake would have been another option for that open spot).
  • I always try to be mindful of the way an image is “looking” when I place it on a card – like the begging puppy looking up at the cake or the sad pup looking down at it (I think he’s sad because he’s so far away from it!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

Sealiously Awesome Birthday – Sunny Studios for Crafty Meraki

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I just had to create one more card with these super sweet seals!  This time they are having a pool party!

Quick tips:

  • There are two seal images in the Sealiously Sweet stamp set that are a view of them lounging from overhead – perfect for this kind of scene!
  • I lightly blended some Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink along the edges of my card base to give the impression of water.
  • For this card, I fussy cut the seals and popped them up with foam tape for some dimension – you could also keep it simple and make this a one layer card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

Wild Birthday – Sunny Studios for Crafty Meraki

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This Savanna Safari stamp set from Sunny Studio makes me think of the Madagascar movies (I really should have found a spot for the hippo!).

Quick Tips:

  • Adding some faint ink blending gives the hint of scene while still keeping the card light and bright.
  • I chose to mask the lion for this scene but you could also use the coordinating dies to add an extra layer of dimension.
  • Try turning the border stamp from the Sunny Studio Tropical Scenes set and stamping in sections to fit around your animals and sentiment – you don’t have to use the entire image!
  • I added small dots with the tip of my Copic markers (the same colors I used for the lion) to create “dirt” to ground each of the animals in the scene.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used:


Happy Birthday – Three Room Studios

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So excited to be celebrating the 5th birthday of Three Room Studios today!! Sandy Boone is as talented of an artist as she is a wonderful human being! It’s been an honor to work with her so I wanted to pull out all the stops for this one – get your masking paper ready!!

Quick tips:

  • I start scenes like this by stamping on a piece of copy paper cut to A2 size.  I don’t worry about masking, just getting the placement right.
  • I then place that “sample” in my Misti to line up the stamps, starting in the front (in this case the cat and plant).
  • For the “desk”, I used the bottom half of the cubicle – to get a clean stamp, I put tape over the top half, ink it and remove the tape before stamping.
  • See product list below for details on stamps used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And if you didn’t arrive here from Instagram, be sure to check out my account there for a hop of super talented artists celebrating the big day!

Products Used:

MFT New Best Friend – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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I consider this card a bit of a self-portrait – me holding our lab Finn (who is too big to be holdable now but, you know, artistic license) and our cat Ginger (making her “what the heck is that?” face).

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I don’t usually go for the “all over” scene card front (love them when other people do it but mine always look too busy).  This one I am good with!

The little sprigs of grass were just made by flicking a Copic marker – for sure, the most stressful part of making the card.

Products Used:

MFT BB New Best Friend Stamp Set

MFT BB New Best Friend Die-namics

MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil

Skull and Cross Buns Brush Heart Pattern Stencil

MFT Birthday Wishes – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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Products Used:

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Stamp Set

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Die-namics

The Stamp Market Birthday Cover Plate Die

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Products Used:

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Stamp Set

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Die-namics

The Stamp Market Birthday Cover Plate Die

The Stamp Market It’s Your Birthday Stamp Bundle

SSS Tiny Words Stamp Set

My Favorite Things Dragons and Unicorns – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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Using up the rest of my “mythical” creatures today!

That baby dragon is probably my favorite image from the BB Magical Dragons set!  Who knew a dragon could be so cute!  The background is a negative cut from the Stitched Arch Stax Die-namics set.  Such a great set for creating a mini scene on a card front.

Anything I can put on a rainbow is good in my book so let’s finish today with a unicorn!

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After using the Mini Cloud Edges stencil (along with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink) to create the background, I added the rainbow and Copic colored unicorn.  The sentiment is added to a panel created with a Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now go Use Your Stuff!!

Products Used:

MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set

MFT BB Magical Dragons Die-namics

MFT Stitched Arch Stax Die-namics

MFT Cute Cloud Outlines Die-namics

MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Die

MFT Rainbows & Unicorns Stamp Set

MFT Rainbows & Unicorns Die-namics

Amuse Studio Rainbow Die

MFT Sending Rainbows Card – October Use My Stuff Challenge


One of the fun things about concentrating on a particular manufacturer is seeing combinations of sets that you might not have ever thought of.  This is one of those cards that came together from all of the random stuff on my desk – I love those!

But the “clouds” are my favorite part – they are actually made from the tree portion of the Interactive Swing Die-namics.

I cut it from white cardstock and used a post it note to mask each of the cut outs while I ink blended with a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.  Lots of possibilities here – clouds, dirt, hills – and the die gives you an automatic little spot to tuck in images!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used

Interactive Swing Die-namics

BB Magical Dragons stamp set

BB Magical Dragons Die-namics

Rainbows and Unicorns stamp set

Rainbows and Unicorns Die-namics