Monday, July 22, 2013

MFT's July Creative Challenge - Christmas in July

Welcome to MFT's July Creative Challenge! The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we've challenged the design team to create cards, pages, and projects with a Christmas in July theme.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have a project to share with you today. 


For my cards today I used the Gift Card Pocket - Vertical Die-namics. I know I will need gift card holders at the holidays, and a special card adds that extra something to a gift card.

My first card is on the bold, graphic side. I was thinking it would be perfect for one of my teenage nieces or nephews. I stamped the background with the largest dot in the Darling Dots stamp set in Wild Cherry Ink.


The sentiment is from the Gift Card Greetings Stamp Set. I stamped it in Wild Cherry Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The little banner is cut with the Mini Pennants Die-namics from glittered paper.

I cut the small dots with the Peek-a-Boo Dots Die-namics.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Clearly Sentimental about Christmas Stamp Set.


My second card is on the more elegant side. For the face of my card I cut a piece of sticky back canvas and used the Mini Chicken Wire Stencil and distress ink to create the background pattern.


The gift card holder is cut from vellum. I used the Star STAX Die-namics to cut the large and small stars from glittered card stock. The gift card is a adhered to a doily cut with the Dainty Doily Die-namics.

The sentiment is also from the Clearly Sentimental about Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped it in embossing ink and heated embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Then I scattered gold sequins from my stash.


The sentiment on the inside is also from Clearly Sentimental about Christmas Stamp Set, a very handy stamp set to have around for the holidays. 


Here are the products I used on my cards:

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10 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh, Melody!!! I just LOVE gift card holders!!! Those gift card greetings I & II were my first ever purchases @ MFT & how I found the site looking for gift card holder dies! Your first bold & graphic card is right up my alley & totally my style !! I will be CASE - ing this for sure!!! Your 2nd card is totally elegant & I love the added vellum !! Gorgeous !!
    ~~Nicole~~

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  2. Wow! These cards are fantastic! Love the Gift card holders!

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  3. So original and cool, Melody! LOVE that gold star!!

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  4. wow, so creative love what you did!

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  5. Both look amazing, Melody! I especially love the misted background on the second card. So very pretty! :)

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  6. Awesome gift card holders, Melody!

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  7. AMAZING Melody! LOVE LOVE LOVE these, and the gold accents are DREAMY!!

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  8. Fabulous cards. I especially love the 2nd one. It is so elegant with the gold touches. TFS

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  9. Such fun Christmas cards Melody! Love the shimmery stars and all the polka dots!

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