Monday, January 18, 2021

Batch Cooking Christmas Cards with MFT Sketch




Hi, Friends.....

This year I am trying whenever possible to enter the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenges.  My cards are far from masterpieces, but I like the challenge of trying to design a card around a sketch....esp if I can use my scraps!  

This week's sketch is a slim-line card.......and I have TONS of scraps this size from making envelopes from 12x12 pieces of patterned paper.  


I was nearly stymied by the partial shapes top and bottom of this sketch.  I wanted a design that wouldn't look too truncated if it went off the page.  I finally hit on doing snowflakes. I jiggled them around a bit instead of putting them in a straight line. I was afraid my design would look too simple and stupid, but I am totally delighted with how they turned out.  I think they are super-cute!!

I was so inspired that I made a bunch of this same design in different colors.  Which is your favorite?

My snowflake cutouts on the cards are actually the "negatives" of the snowflake this die is designed to make.  So as a bonus......I have a whole pile of different colors of beautiful snowflakes to use on other cards!  YAY!!  And as an additional little bonus, the centers make merry little I saved those, too.  🟌🟌🟌

Supplies used include:
Memory Box - Lindeman Snowflake die (retired)
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Fiskars - XXXL Circle Punch (3" diameter)
Clearly Besotted - Modern Christmas stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in coordinating colors
DCWV scraps of patterned paper
Solid cardstock scraps from stash

Hope you liked seeing my boatload of cards.  They were a lot of fun to make.  Thank you for stopping by today!  Stay healthy and creative!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #524
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #525
3. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #132
Creative Fingers Challenge #199 - AG
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #473-#474 - AG
Crafty Hazelnut's January Patterned Paper Challenge


  1. Brilliant result - all the colours are great!

  2. That sketch earned its keep!!! Love your take on it.

  3. WOW Janis, such AMAZING design!! Great take of the sketch!! LOVE them all, but the blue one is really gorgeous!! And such clever idea to have ready diecuts too!! Love love love! Thanks for sharing!

  4. A beautiful boatload. Love the blues, both the stripes and the tiny dots. Glad I'm not the only one to save the negatives. Great use of the scraps. Hugz

  5. Lovely card and great that you were inspired to make more. Bonus to have some snowflakes ready for some more cards. Thank you for entering the Use A Sentiment Challenge at CHNC.

  6. I like your boatload of cards. My favorite is the blue/teal one.

  7. You've been busy! Love your design and I think the first blue one is probably my favourite.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. Your snowflake Christmas cards are all so beautiful!!

  9. Your Snowflake Christmas cards are all so beautiful!! I love each one!!


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