Wednesday, 14 September 2016

MFT Blueprints 14 Flower Thank You Card

A little while ago I came across MFT Blueprints die sets.  Here's how MFT describe the Blueprints dies: "The Blueprints line of Die-namics is designed to take the guesswork out of starting your next card project.  Whether you're short on time or simply need a jumpstart, Blueprints is your answer.  Each Blueprints set includes a digital design plan for you to follow or you can use the included elements to become your own architect and create something completely new and unique."  I liked the concept, was very intrigued and had to find out more!

There are lots of sets available but the accompanying product videos help when it comes to choosing.  As MFT (My Favorite Things) are a US company I figured the rectangular Blueprints die sets would be best suited to US A2 sized cards rather than the UK A6 sized cards.  Therefore, I decided to go for a square Blueprints set and after much deliberating I opted for the Blueprints 14 set.

Here are the sketch layouts that MFT have designed for the Blueprints 14 set.

For my first card using the set I made things simple by very faithfully following the sketch from the bottom left corner.  I die cut the shapes from CS and some pretty papers from the Penny Black 'Painted Blooms' 6" x 6" paper pad and used a Pear Pizzazz SU! CS square card base.  I stamped the sentiment in SU! Tangerine Tango ink, I added baker's twine to the holes in the die cut button and I popped up the flower.

Here's the inside and the envelope.  I love that the dotted scallop border shape is sized perfectly to fit the large stitched square shape!  I glued the scalloped border to the stitched square, added a Pear Pizzazz CS strip and glued the stitched square inside the card.  To decorate the envelope I simply layered a strip of patterned paper to a larger strip of Pear Pizzazz CS.

Very quick and easy!  I think this Blueprints 14 die set will prove extremely useful when I'm short on crafting time or my mojo has gone AWOL!  I definitely don't have as much crafting time these days so I'll take whatever assistance I can get!  I've made a second card with the set following a different sketch and I'll share that here soon.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted 'Brushed Greetings II' set
CS: SU! Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White

Patterned paper: Penny Black 'Painted Blooms' 6" x 6" pad
Ink: SU! Tangerine Tango
Tools: MFT Die-namics 'Blueprints 14' die set
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Whisper White baker's twine, Dimensionals

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