MFT Outside the Box Challenge – Happy Birthday

My Favorite Things Birth-Yay Outside the Box Level Up card

Hello friends! I had some time to craft this weekend and decided to challenge myself with the latest Outside The Box Challenge from My Favorite Things! I haven’t participated in a challenge in a while and love making box cards, so I thought this project would be fun to try!

Stamping and Coloring

I decided to use the images from MFT’s Birth-Yay and Mice Day to Celebrate to make this card. Birth-Yay has the cutest animals and they are perfect for a birthday card! To start, I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto white cards stock. Next, I cut them out and colored them with the following Copic markers:

Rhino: W00, W0, W1, W3
Monkey: E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50
Turtle: YG01, YG03, YG17, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Parrot: C3, C1, C0, C00, BG13, BG11, BG10, Y15, Y13, Y11, RV14, RV13, RV11
Cake: E00, E000, E0000, BG13, BG11, BG10, RV14, RV13, RV11
Hat/Presents: BG13, BG11, BG10, RV14, RV13, RV11, Y15, Y13, Y11, C3, C1, C0
Balloons/Banner: Y15, Y13, Y11, BG13, BG11, BG10

Assembling and Finishing Box Card

To make the box card, I used MFT’s Outside the Box Level Up die-namics to cut out the box card. I used white cardstock for the stitched arched background and sentiment banner, and for the rest of the pieces, I used yellow patterned paper from the DCWC Pastel Patterns Mat Stack paper pad. Then, I used MFT’s Outside the Box Grassy Hills to cut the grass from white cardstock. I used Distress Ink in Salvaged Patina and MFT’s Slimline Cloud Edges stencil over the white stitched arch piece to create a cloud background. Next, I blended Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron over the grass die cuts. When I finished the ink blending, I assembled the box card. I played around with the arrangement of all the images, and once I was happy with the placement, I glued everything into place. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment onto the stitched banner piece and glued that onto the front of the card.

I had so much fun coloring and assembling this card! Here is another box card I made some time ago using the same MFT die and a different stamp set. I also made this box card for a design team project using the same die. You can see how versatile this die is! I hope I inspired you to give this a try! Thanks for stopping by! – Mona

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