January 22, 2013

January Creative Challenge - Circle STAX!

Hi everyone!! Happy Tuesday!

It's time for the January MFT Design Team 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 were challenged to create with our Circle STAX!

I LOVE the Circle STAX...I use them on probably 90% of my cards...they are my most used Die-Namics for sure!  I have two cards to share with you today...one using the Circle STAX 1 and 2 to create a fun background, and the other in a more traditional way...as a panel for my image.

Here is my first card.  I had SO much fun creating this and I super love it (smile).  I started with a panel of Kraft Cardstock, and then, using the Circle STAX 1 and Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics, I cut more circles using Kraft Cardstock.  I then attached my circles together with Jody Boosters and placed them on my card so I could figure out the pattern.  Once I had them placed, I adhered them to my card and trimmed the edges.

It's pretty dimensional, here is a side view.  I love the Kraft on Kraft look.

I kept the embellishments super simple.  I stamped a sentiment from Homespun Hearts, "I Heart You" onto a panel of Sweet Tooth Cardstock cut with the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics.  I cut a heart from Berrylicious Felt using the new Heart STAX Die-Namics, and added a Pink Lemonade Button tied with Hemp Cord.  The card base is Pink Lemonade to pull it all together.

On the inside I added more panels, and another sentiment, "Will You Be Mine".

Here are the MFT goodies I've used on this card:

For my next card, I used my Circle STAX to cut a panel for my image.  This is how I most often use them.  I stamped this cutie, Pure Innocence Love You With All My Heart onto X Press It Blending Card.  I then cut it out, and layered it, with the Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics and Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics.  A favorite look of mine is a white panel layered onto another white panel, as I've done here.

Here is a closeup of her.  I paper pieced both her dress and heart with the same papers I've used on my card, Fourteen from Crate Paper (I've been using this alot lately...just to warn you lol).

I've used the Circle STAX 1 and Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics again, this time for the sentiment panel.  I separated the two panels with Jody Boosters.  I've used the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics and Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-Namics for the trio of flags behind the image.  I finished it off with a Pink Lemonade Button tied with Hemp Cord.  And yes, in case you needed confirmation, I seem to be unable to make a card without Hemp Cord.

On the inside I added more patterned paper, and another sentiment from this sweet set.

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

Here are the MFT goodies I've used on my card:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!  Please be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.

I Heart You Recipe:
Stamps:  Homespun Hearts from My Favorite Things

Paper:  Pink Lemonade (MFT), Kraft (MFT), Sweet Tooth (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice (MFT)
Accessories:  Berrylicious Felt, Pink Lemonade Button, Hemp Cord, First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, Heart STAX Die-Namics, Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics, Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics and Jody Boosters

You'll Be In My Heart Recipe:
Stamps: Pure Innocence Love You With All My Heart from My Favorite Things
Paper: Steel Grey (MFT), Sweet Tooth (MFT), X Press It Blending Card, Fourteen (Crate Paper)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Black Licorice (MFT)
Accessories:  Circle STAX 1 Die-Namics, Circle STAX 2 Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-Namics, Pink Lemonade Button, Hemp Cord and Jody Boosters

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  1. Brilliant! I love them both, but especially the first one!

  2. Jodi, I love that first card!! CAS but so many details at the same time! Must case this idea ;)

    That PI is adorable!!! You know I love 'em! LOL!

  3. Love that first card, but both are great!

  4. wow how inspiring...love the circle kraft card, genius

  5. I love the layout of the second card, it is gorgeous, love the dimension on the first one

  6. These are both SO cute, Jodi! I really love the first one with the kraft on kraft! Fab look! :)

  7. These are both fantastic! Love the creation of the first card, and the paper and colors on the second! Lovely!

  8. BEAUTIFUL!! Love the top one - pinning it - it would be cute in white as well as the kraft!! I also love that you are layering white on white in the bottom one. It's amazing!! You rock!!

  9. That kraft on kraft is a great effect! Love it!

  10. Beautiful. Love them both. Love the backgroud you created with the circles on your first card. TFS

  11. These are awesome Jodi. Love the fun circle background on the first one... the felt heart is so sweet. Darling image on the second... great colors and designs.

  12. Jodi,
    Both cards are gorgeous. LOVE how you used the circles in the first card as a background.
    Your coloring, paper piecing and layout of the second card is perfect.
    Hugs and smiles

  13. darling card, Jodi! love the distressed look, too!

  14. forgot to say. love how you used the circles on your first card. so neat!


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