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Jul 10, 2012

MFT Creative Challenge: Christmas In July!

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Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!!  It's time for the MFT Design Team Creative Challenge for July!

Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, our Designers have gotten unseasonably seasonal with Christmas in July. Kick start your holiday projects with these creative ideas from our Design Team.

I created a Christmas Card for today's challenge.  I wish I could say I made this to add to my stash, but alas, this is the first Christmas card I've created so far.  I LOVE this Pure Innocence Sending You A Little Christmas and could not wait to ink her up!  I colored her with Copic Markers and added White Sparkly Fluff to the trim on her hat and boots.  I added some bling to her coat buttons and to the tree.

I cut out and layered the panel with the Square STAX 1 Die-Namics and Square STAX 2 Die-Namics, and I added a trio of the new drool worthy buttons from MFT, using Kraft, Wild Cherry and Jellybean Green, and tied each with a bit of twine.

Here is a closeup of her.  I LOVE her, truly.  The sentiment, "Merry Christmas" is from  Pure Innocence Christmas Caroler and I stamped it onto a panel cut with the Bracket Tab Die-Namics.  I added some tinsel glitter underneath her feet and the sled for a snowy look.

I used the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics (have I mentioned how much I ADORE these?) to create this trio of flags, and the border was cut with the Simply Scallops Medium Die-Namics.  I embossed the Kraft background panel with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, and all of the layers were sponged lightly with some Distress Tea Dye Ink.

On the inside I added another sentiment from Pure Innocence Sending You A Little Christmas, and added another trio of flags cut with the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics. The card base is Hot Fudge cardstock.

Here are the Copic Markers I've used on my card:

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Please head on over to Kim's Blog for a listing of all the designers who have taken up this challenge today!

Stamps:  Pure Innocence Sending You A Little Christmas and Pure Innocence Christmas Caroler from My Favorite Things
Paper: Kraft (MFT), Hot Fudge (MFT), Choice Buttercream (TE) and Lost and Found Christmas (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Tea Dye 
Accessories:  Copic Markers, White Sparkly Fluff, Tinsel Glitter, Bling, Square STAX 1 Die-Namics, Square STAX 2 Die-Namics, Bracket Tab Die-Namics, Simply Scallops Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Jellybean Green Button, Kraft Button, Wild Cherry Button, Twine and Jody Boosters



  1. Ohhh, love that bling, and the green button, and the inside...fantastic card

  2. Hi Jodi. LOVE this card the image is adorable and the layout and papers are beautiful. Caroline xxx

  3. Such a cute card Jodi, those buttons in the corner are such a fun touch!

  4. How cute. I love the buttons and how you blinged up the tree and added the "snow"......Love the coloring you did. thank you for sharing the color numbers too. SO darling. ksh

  5. sooooo pretty. love the brown tones you used with one of my FAVE PI's. :)

  6. LOVE this girl! Seriously! I've wanted that PI forever. Each time I wanted to get her she was out of stock....NOW might be the
    Fabulous card!

  7. This is spectacular! The tinsel glitter and sparkly fluff are perfect details, not to mention the gorgeous fishtail flags!!

  8. Gorgeous, Jodi! I love the rich red of her outfit -- and the sparkly fur trim. Lucky person who finds this beauty in her mailbox.

  9. this is an amzingly gorgeous card, love it all. Love the buttons.

  10. this is such a sweet, amazing, awesome card. I am always blown away by your wonderful coloring and designs!

  11. Absolutely adorable!! Gorgeous coloring and I love the glitter at her feet!

  12. GOrgeous Jodi, love those buttons you added in the corner :)

  13. I'm loving that blinged out tree!

  14. Oh wow! Your coloring is AMAZING! I LOVE how soft her coat looks!! Gorgeous!

  15. Oh goody, a Christmas card! I love it!!! The colours are wonderful and I especially love the design. TFS :)

  16. I love this! I am seriously going to have to get those banner stax dies. I just LOVE them layered up like that! Gorgeous card Jodi!

  17. Wow Jodi! This is so Pretty and Adorable all at the same time! Love the banner stax dies! An your image is just too Sweet! Love the whole Darling creation! 8-)


  18. So cute, I love that PI Christmas girl!!!

  19. OMG! Fuh-Reakin LOVE this!!!!!!!! you have my addy. you know what to do. lol


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