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Dreamscapes – ‘Find your happy’ layout by Rachael Funnell

Hello Everyone! Rach with you….

This month Bri spoilt me yet again & sent me the 7 Dots Studio – ‘Dreamscapes’ Collection….

Oh how I love the colours & embellishments in this collection – it just makes it so easy to work with…

So I am SUPER !!! excited !!! to share with you my first layout I created with this gorgeous range!!

‘Find your happy’

Just LOOK at this gorgeous flair from UmWow Studio ‘Dreamscapes‘ Oh So Dreamy flair set

And… I thought it was very fitting to even include a mini Prima flower to the photo… πŸ™‚

I created layers using the ‘Dreamscapes’ 6×6 paper pad, Diecuts elements & tags….

The 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes Word stickers are another GREAT feature to this collection…

AND of course the 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes stamp set was a MUST-have in my stash ….. πŸ˜‰ hehe!!

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you like what you have seen of the 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes collection so far!!

I have more to share soon….

Till then HAPPY crafting peeps….

To view the 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes collection available in the Anna’s store follow the link below:
7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes Collection

To view the UmWOW Studio collection available in the Anna’s store follow the link below:
UmWOW Studio

While you are in the Anna’s Store, treat yourself and taking a look at the 7 Dots Studio Hazy Days Collection or follow this link


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Pop-Up Box Card – Party Like a Pirate using MFT Stamps

Hi it’s Kathy, with another card using the fabulous Party Like a Pirate stamp set by My Favorite Things MFT Stamps.

There are just so many cute images in this set that I wanted to make a little scene with them.  A fun way to do this is by making a Pop-Up Box Card.

The MFT stamp sets are all really great for this type of card because there are always a lot of different stamps in each set.

And you can also incorporate MFT stamps from other sets too as they coordinate so well together.



Here’s how I made mine if you’d like to give one a try πŸ™‚


American Crafts Smooth Kraft Card

Ruby Rock-It Bella iWood version 1.0

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

MFT Die-namics Die – Spring Scene Builder

Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Antique Linen

X-Press it – High tack double sided tape 

MFT Stamps Party Like a Pirate stamp set and die


Step 1 :  Cut card 8.5″x 12″.  Then score the long side at 2.75″, 5.5″, 8.25″ and 11″.

Cut off a 12″x 2″ strip (to be used later).

Step 2 : Score along short side of 6.5″x 12″ piece at 2.75″

Step 3 : From long side, cut down to this 2.75 score line on each of the 4 score lines.

At 11″ score, cut in at a slight angle to create a tab.

Step 4 : Cut the 2″x 12″ piece at 4.75″ from the end with the 1″ score line.

Then cut the strip in half lengthwise to create 2 strips 4.75″x 1″.

Step 5 : Fold both tabs back.

Step 6 : Cut patterned paper to fit on each panel and adhere.  Adhere longest pieces to panels next to the tab.

You will need:

1 Inside back panel 2.5″x 6.25″. (I used blue card for mine and decorated it with a couple of die cut clouds from the MFT Stamps Spring Scene Builder Die and sponged around edge with ink).

3 Lower panels 2.5″x 3.5″ (for outside of box)

6 Upper panels 2.5″ square (inside and outside)

1 2.5″x 6.25″ outside back panel (white card, to write message on).

Step 7 : Put adhesive on tab and fold card to form box and adhere.

Step 8 : Add adhesive to end tabs of 1″x 4.75″ strips and adhere to inside of box.  Align them with the top.  Both tabs ends towards outside front or back.

The pop-up box is now built and ready to decorate πŸ™‚

I coloured all my images with copics and cut them out with the co-ordinating die.  This saves so much time when making something with this many individual stamps!

The images are adhered to the strips of card inside the box but it can be hard to visualise where you want to place them.  I find it best to put dabs of Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue near the bottom of the images and leave them for a while to “set”.  Then the glue is repositional! You can move them over and over while you’re trying to decide on the best placement and this makes me very happy πŸ™‚

Once I’d decided where they looked best, I did take them off and add some more glue to the bottom as normal, and stuck them down again, just to make sure they would “stay put”.

You can see from the above photo that I glued some images to both strips and added more to the back panel also.

On the first strip I added some images along the entire front, overlapping them slightly.

On the second strip I stuck the girl pirate to the front but then stuck the island to the back of it, for a little extra dimension. I also cut out the Ahoy Mate sentiment and glued it and the parrot to a thin piece of acetate and stuck it to the back of this strip with  X-Press It tape. From a distance this looks as though it is “floating” in the air (or that the Parrot has flown off with a sign) πŸ™‚

It would be best to create the very back piece right at the beginning, before you even stick it onto the box.  I had glued on the clouds from the MFT Spring Scene Builder Die and thought that would be enough, but then I decided that I wanted to add the pirate ship. And after that I thought it maybe needed a couple of waves too!  I don’t really have a wave die, but I improvised by using the stream also from the MFT Spring Scene Builder Die.

You don’t really see the entire ship, but everything is placed on this card to add extra depth and dimension to the scene.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will try making a MFT Stamps Pop-Up Box Card too πŸ™‚


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Moving Sale – Save on Scrapbooking and Paper Craft Supplies

Moving sale for one week only! Help us with the move (and save our backs!) by making the load a bit lighter! πŸ˜‰

Many items are 20-30% off covering scrapbooking papers, embellishments or mixed media product … no coupon code is required as prices are marked at reduced prices already… some of the brands included are: Simple Stories, Tonic Studio’s Nuvo, Tim Holtz, The Dusty Attic, ScrapFX and many more

So have a browse, shop and enjoy!!  πŸ™‚


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MFT: Party Like a Pirate Hand Made Card

Hi πŸ™‚  It’s Kathy and I’m back to share another card using My Favorite Things.

One of the main reasons why I love MFT stamps, is because they are so super cute!  They always make me smile!  BUT they are also versatile and you can make something a little less adorable when needed.  πŸ™‚

MFT’s Party Like a Pirate is a pretty cute set but I have “grunged” it up a bit and I think now it would appeal to a guy of any age.

I wanted to make the card dark and distressed looking. I decided to use a black card base and accents with this wonderful paper from Carta Bella’s Transatlantic range called Vintage Map .  It worked so perfectly with this pirate!

I coloured him in muted colours and used the matching die to cut him out.  I also white embossed a sentiment from the set onto black card.

Then I distressed the panel he is on.  I cut a piece of white card and tore the bottom of it and then I used Distress Inks on it.  Firstly I sponged on some of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Antique Linen, then some Walnut Stain and finally some Black Soot.  I have had Tim Holtz Distress Inks for years and have only just bought the Black Soot.  I never thought I really needed it, but I was SO wrong!!! The panel looked much better once I added it!  If you don’t have it – get it! It’s a must have πŸ™‚   I left the centre of the panel white so that the focus would be on the pirate and then I just splashed some water on top of  the panel.  I did sponge a little black around the edge of the patterned paper too.

I also added a few splodges of Tim Holtz Ranger Inkssentials Black Tie Enamel Accents to add to the “grunginess” of the card.

It was so much fun making this card!

I hope you get some time to be crafty this week too πŸ™‚



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MFT JULY Release in store now @ Anna’s Craft Cupboard

The latest release of goodies from My Favorite Things (MFT) have arrived at Anna’s! 

Adorable hippos, kittens & puppies, star & balloon-shaped shakers and beautiful pastel paper pads are just a few of the highlights this month… you can see all the goodies in-store now!

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