Monday, January 9, 2012

MFT'S January Creative Challenge

In 2012, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. 

This month's Creative Challenge will be to make a masculine card. I think many of us, including me, struggle when we know we need a male card. 

When I want to make a masculine card I think about the stamp image and colors first. For this card I am using MFT's at the Movies Die-namic and Stamp Set and papers from My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Everyday Fun 6 x 6 paper pad. Since I am going with a movie theme, I kept my colors kraft and black, with the idea of a black and white movie. 

I used the a sentiment from the stamp set and the large film strip die. In the corner I added the film reel and a Tim Holz wheel embellishment.

I added another one of the dies and sentiments from the set in the corner, along with the arrow stamp. I added machine stitching and twine. 

On the inside I added another sentiment from the stamp set and a film strip using the Mini Film Strip Die-namic

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have great ideas to share with you today! 


  1. WOW! This is beautiful! Great colors and great layout!

  2. Melody,

    Your card is PERFECT!!! :) I love this paper with the At the Movies Die-namics & Stamp Set!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  3. These are so manly, love the great design and the colors are fabulous

  4. This is wonderful with those great manly accents and colours!

  5. LOVE the Kraft/Black combo Melody!! This is an AWESOME masculine card!

  6. wow! fabulous designing with this set Melody! love black and kraft!

  7. Nice card. I so love these stamps and dies.

  8. very fun! and paper to match your theme!


  9. Oh wow, this one is amazing! I guess I need a die cutter. I LOVE IT!

  10. Hi Melody! This is SOOO cool! I love the color choices and the layout is awesome. What a neat stamp set - you showcased it perfectly. This one is going in my inspiration file! Have a good day!

  11. You certainly reached your goal of creating a geat guy card. Well done!

  12. Wowza! that is one fantastic masculine card! Love those dies and your superb color scheme!