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Feb 10, 2015

Creative Construction with Blueprints

It's time for the monthly Creative Construction with Blueprints MFT Design Team Challenge, and I was ready to dig in to some of the older Blueprints Die-namics!

We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to both assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches as well as design an original card combining elements from the featured Blueprints.
This month, we’re framing it in with Blueprints featuring framing elements of all shapes and sizes. The featured Blueprints this month are 2, 16, 17, & 19.

For my first card, I chose elements from both Blueprints 2 and 16, along with the recently released Donuts and Sprinkles Stamp Set, and Donuts Die-namics. I started out my die cutting the donut in both Natural and Hot Fudge card stocks and then die cut the sprinkles out of the Natural layer, so that the brown peeked through from behind when layered. I framed them with the frame from Blueprints 16 and added a cute tag from Blueprints 2 with a stamped (and sprinkled) donut on it. The sentiment was stamped in Hot Fudge Pigment Ink and I added some Hemp Cord to the tag to finish it off. 

Up next is this pink creation using Cotton Candy Card Stock. It follows a provided sketch from Blueprints 16. I die cut a donut base in Kraft and the frosting layer in Cotton Candy. Then I coated the frosting with Versamark and embossed in clear (several coats). I created a shaker box using the frame from Blueprints 16 and added some pink beads and some clear chunky glitter. Tried as I might, I couldn't get an awesome picture of this card, so scroll down for some closer shots that better show the card details.

The flap and slit mechanism are part of Blueprints 16 and it's a cinch to make fun, interactive cards.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with today. For printable Blueprints sketches, click HERE


  1. I donut know if you realize how adorable these

  2. I donut know if you realize how adorable these


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