March 29, 2018

My Favorite Things April Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favorite Things April Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on April 3rd at 9pm EST. And we're  changing things up starting with this release and sharing all of the countdown posts at 9pm EDT each day!

And stay tuned for the week following each release - we're bringing you even more inspiration and ideas using all of the new products! 

So now onto my first card for today - for this one I used the new TOAD-ally Awesome stamp set and combined it with the Splendid Swans stamp set to create a fun pond scene filled with playful frogs!

I used all three frogs from the set and combined them with the cattails, and lily pads from Splendid Swans and tucked all of the images into the Bold Stripes Cover-Up background that I created with a couple of shades of blue ink to look like water.

I stamped the sentiment onto two separate banners and added them along two of the strips in the background. To complete the card I added little google eyes to each of the frogs and added some jewels scattered on the card front.

For my second card I used the new Too-Cute Turtles stamp set and combined it with some other new products (coming soon!) to create a cute graduation themed card.

I stamped and coloured my turtle and then die cut it with the coordinating die. I then stamped out the gradutation cap (coming soon) and hand cut it with my scissors since it doesn't have a coordinating die. I adhered the hat to the turtles head making sure to completely cover up the flower that was actually there LOL! :)

I added some brick detail to the background before adhering the turtle and then I placed the sentiment underneath. The sentiment is a combination of the new COngrats die (this month's free with $60) and a sentiment from the turtles stamp set that I heat embossed on a black card stock strip.

I finished the card by adding the panel to a Sour Apple card base and adding a black gem to the top of the graduation cap.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 5 of the April release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!!



Muffins and Lace said...

Love both cards. Really like the way you used the bold stripe cover up die with the frog.

Donna said...

Toad-ally awesome card! Love the cute layout and coloring. Great job!

Cathy Lillie said...

Great pond layout for your frogs; love that tiered look! Such a cute idea to give the turtle a graduation cap. It's a really sweet card.

Connie H. said...

Love both cards!

Laurie said...

Too cute!

k ostgard said...

Love both cards nice graduation card idea.
Thanks for sharing inspiration.
Have a blessed day!

Purple Princess said...

I love the turtle!!