It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch challenge over at the MFT Forum at Splitcoast. I hope you will play along for a chance to win a MFT gift voucher. You can find all the details right here.

Like I said in my last post I am making an effort to make more birthday cards. Today I am using one of the a la mode stamps, What's Cookin?. Sure it may not be a traditional birthday image, but I thought it would be fun to add a pocket on the inside for a gift card for a new cookbook or cooking gadget.

She is colored with Copics and her sweet, little apron is paper pieced. The paper are October Afternoon, Modern Homemaker. I added stitch, lace, and twine in Charcoal.

I used the Triple Flower Die and added a rhinestone to the center.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment for the Birthday Girl and added the pocket for the gift card using the Jumbo Scallop Die.

There is a sale going on in the MFT Boutique. Here are all the details!!

Spring Cleaning Sale

We've been spring cleaning here at MFT! We found a huge number of products that were limited edition, retired, or are retiring, and we have filled a big box full of our finds.
From Wednesday, March 23 though Friday, March 25, we are having a Spring Cleaning Sale. When you place ANY order that requires shipping, you will receive a freebie with your order. It could be a full spool of ribbon, a patterned paper pack, or any other item out of our Spring Cleaning Sale box. It'll be a suprise... a little extra reason to look forward to receiving your order. You have three days to take advantage of this fun sale, so get your wishlist together and go shop HERE in the MFT Boutique.
*The Spring Cleaning Sale freebie is ONLY good for orders that require shipping. If your order is ONLY for digital products, you will NOT receive a freebie. We're sorry, but the shipping department cannot take requests for the freebie.

Thanks so much,


  1. Melody, this is sooo GORGEOUS...love the papers you used with this sweet A'la Modes and how cool is the inside holding a gift card...very clever!!!

  2. looks like we were on the same wavelength

  3. The outside is gorgeous but I really love the pocket idea on the inside!!!

  4. I agree with Karen. Gorgeous inside and out. Love the piecing and the pocket!

  5. OOOOOOOOOH! LOVE this Melody! FABULOUS colors and papers! Totally DARLING!!!

  6. Love this, Melody! What a great idea to use her with a gift card inside!

  7. What a gorgeous card Melody.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. SHUT UP!!! This girl is amazing, love her apron!! Great card my friend!