Hello!!! Welcome to the January Creative Challenge for My Favorite Things'. This month we are focusing on one of our STAX Die-namics - the Circle STAX. I started off by taking scraps from Fly a Kite (October Afternoon) and cutting a bunch of the smaller circles from both Circle STAX set 1 and set 2. I had a lot of fun playing around with different arrangements and ended up creating two cards and decorating a gift bag. This was a great way to use up some paper scraps. Here is my first card.
I started out with a Black Licorice base. After deciding on an arrangement that I liked for the circles, I stamped some stitching (Hearts and Stitches) and a sentiment (You Make My Day, this month's Triple Scoop set) in Versamark and heat embossed in white. Here is the inside with a second sentiment from You Make My Day and more stitching from Hearts and Stitches.
I used the circles as a background for my next card.
I stitched two rows of circles over a Dizzy Doily (Natural cardstock) on a Whip Cream base. I used some Antique linen ink to soften the edges a bit. A sentiment from You Make My Day was stamped in Kraft ink on a Fishtail Flag.
A Leaf Filled Flourish and Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose create a pretty accent over the doily.
Here is the inside of the card with another sentiment from You Make My Day and a stitched trio of circles.
I had a few circles left and a Dizzy Doily that didn't work out for these cards, so I stitched them together to form a short length of garland to decorate a plain white gift bag.
I added a Traditional Tag stamped with a sentiment from You Make My Day and embellished with the rolled rose from the Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics and some Hemp cord.
Be sure to check out the entire line of STAX Die-namics available in the MFT Boutique - you won't be disappointed. Thanks so much for stopping by! Remember to stop by Kim's blog for the complete list of designers participating in this month's Creative Challenge. Have a great day!!
I Like You card - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Stamps: You Make My Day, Hearts and Stitches (MFT)
Papers: Fly a Kite (OA), Black Licorice (MFT)
Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko), White Daisy (CTMH)
Accessories: Circle STAX Die-namics set 1 and set 2 (MFT), white embossing powder (inkadinkado)
Nice to Meet You card - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Stamps: You Make My Day (MFT)
Papers: Fly a Kite (OA), Whip Cream, Natural, Sour Apple (MFT)
Inks: Kraft (MFT), Antique linen distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Circle STAX Die-namics set 1 and set 2, Dizzy Doily Duo Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics, Leaf Filled Flourish Die-namics, Whip Cream felt (MFT), sewing machine, Jody boosters
You're My Favorite gift bag
Stamps: You Make My Day (MFT)
Papers: Fly a Kite (OA), Natural (MFT)
Inks: Kraft (MFT)
Accessories: Circle STAX Die-namics set 1 and set 2, Dizzy Doily Duo Die-namics, Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics, Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics, hemp cord (MFT), sewing machine, gift bag