Smile, You’re Picture Perfect

It is finally time for the My Favorite Things August release!  All the new products are now available in the MFT Boutique, but first I hope you’ll take our New Product Tour.  You never know…you might see something you just can’t live without.  😉

I have two cards to share tonight, both using one of my favorites of the new Pure Innocence sets, Picture Perfect.

Is this not one of the cutest concepts ever?  She’s adorable!

I colored with Copics, then pieced her dress.  I used W00 and W1 markers to add the “pleats” to her dress.

One of the Mini Tabs Foursome Die-namics was used for the “smile” tab.

I used a second sentiment on the inside.  This was not the sentiment I *wanted* to use, however.  One of my hardfast rules of using acrylic stamps is to N-E-V-E-R remove a stamp from the plastic sheet without immediately adhering it to a clear block.  (Do you know where this is going?)  I pulled the sentiment I wanted to use, set it on my paper, did …something…I don’t know what.  And when I came back to stamp my sentiment, it was gone.  Nowhere to be found.  It’s stuck to something…somewhere.  I was so mad at myself.  I wanted to use “You’re picture perfect” but now can’t…until I order a second set.  Grrr…  (Still cute though.)

On my second card, I used the same set, the smallest of Traditional Tags and our new Layered Rose Die-namics.

Again, I used Copics to color, then paper-pieced the dress, adding pleats with the same gray markers.

To “hang” the tag, I poked a hole on each side of the frame, inserted string and tied.

Here’s a close-up of our pretty Layered Rose.  I placed a red die-cut on the bottom of the stack, slightly off center, to help the flower stand out from the same pattern behind.  (It’s a nifty little trick I often use.)

On the inside, I stamped the little head, minus the frame, along with a sentiment from Pure Innocence All Occasion Sentiments.

Don’t forget to head on over to the MFT blog for direct links to more samples using this month’s stamp and Die-namics sets!

Thanks for visiting! 🙂

Smile 1:  MFT “Picture Perfect” (Pure Innocence)    Ink:  Memento Tuxedo and Desert Sand   Paper:  MFT Hot Fudge cardstockX Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Six by Six “Gnome Sweet Gnome” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, E31, E33, E35, BG53, W1, W00, BG70), Prismacolor pencils, MFT Mini Tabs Foursome Die-namics, Melissa Frances trim, ribbon.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Smile 2:  MFT “Picture Perfect” and “All Occasion Sentiments” (Pure Innocence)    Ink:  Memento Tuxedo    Paper:  MFT Red Hot cardstockX Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Things “Lavender” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, YR14, E35, E40, E41, E50, E51, E31, E33, G21), MFT Traditional Tags STAX and Layered Rose Die-namics, mini pom-pom trim, string, button.  Finished size 5″ x 5″.

57 responses to “Smile, You’re Picture Perfect

  1. these are just as lovely as ever! bummer about the sentiment!

  2. these cards are precious! I’m sorry to hear that your senti is floating around somewhere. hopefully it turns up for you soon.

  3. You always rock the paper piecing! Darling…both of them!

  4. Very sweet cards; I love what you do with the Pure Innocence images! I hope
    you find the missing sentiment soon.

  5. Darling cards – hope you find that missing sentiment!

  6. This is such an adorable image and your cards are absolutely gorgeous Michele!! Always a huge fan of your work!!

  7. Both are wonderful; I have enjoyed all your work this release. The tiny pleats are such a great detail

  8. Dianne Guilinger

    This is so adorable! You really managed to get a dimensional look with the framing!

  9. These are just awesome…beautiful coloring and just great projects!

  10. Very cute! Love the papers!

  11. Robin (scrappintlc)

    Beautiful hon. This image is abolutely adorable.

  12. Love your coloring!! And the cards are adorable!

  13. ..very cute cards you have made!
    /Tina M.

  14. They are so sweet – I am especially inspired by the care you showed to the inside of your cards.

  15. These are so beautiful. That image is just so darn cute! I love the colors on both of them and the paper piecing looks awesome. Love the flowers. Thank you for inspiring me this week.

  16. Love your cards! I like how, even though you paper-pieced, you still used Copics to put in pleats. Makes it look much more realistic. I also LOVE the DP you chose!

  17. victoria pollard

    I love this stamp set must be why i ordered it a few hours ago you have given me loads of ideas great dp too bright and colourful

  18. Such adorable and SWEET cards. Love all of the images and elements. Hope you find your sentiment – that’s happened to me, too.

  19. Could these be anymore perfect!?!! Why yes they could! In my stamp collection 🙂 Seriously though, perfectly adorable cards!! TY for the color tip on shading ~

  20. Jennifer Kingham

    LOVE these cards!!! Must get this stamp set!!! So super cute 🙂

  21. Gorgeous cards! I can’t tell you how many small clear stamps I’ve lost. I should try to use your rule 🙂

  22. wow 2 different looks …each gorgeous! great layouts, paper and coloring…thanks for sharing!

  23. Both cards are cute, I adore the dp on the second card

  24. great cards

  25. OMGosh two fabulous and beautiful cards with the cute little picture perfect pi!!! I hope you find your sentiment soon!!!

  26. hahaha….I soooo know what you mean about acrylic stamps hiding….happened to me yesterday. I couldn’t find the little circus stand for almost 20 minutes and I knew it HAD to be right there. lol!
    beautiful cards Michele. looove the coloring and shading. beautiful!

  27. This cards are so cute. This image reminds me of my granddaughter. That flowered rose is great, love the papers.

  28. Love these. Your choices of papers is just great too.

  29. love the card super cute
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  30. Really sweet cards. Terrific products.

  31. what a cute card. don’t worry that just makes you human like the rest of us who misplace things and then find at the oddest times. Makes life interesting and gives us challenges with our card making, 🙂

  32. ThEse are just super adorable!!!

  33. Wow! Beautiful work! I think this is going to be my favorite from this release!!

  34. what a really cute card.

  35. This is picture perfect.. Love the coloring and once again you girls
    knocked this reveal out of the park!”

  36. Hope you do find the sentiment somewhere…hanging on to uuh something;-) Gorgeous cards Michele, love the blue and brown but also {heart} the yummie red on the second card…awesome!!!

  37. Very cute cards. Love that it was the same stamp, but two different looks. Great color work!!

  38. Michele, wow I love both cards! Love how you coloured the frames in the corners. Your card designs are just beautiful – lovely papers too!


  39. Lovely!

  40. Really like how you used the same image but came up with two totally diffferent cards…wonderful.

  41. These are the sweetest little cards! She is my fav PI this release.

  42. These are so sweet! I definitely see things I can’t live without 🙂

    Annie Rose

  43. Very cute cards! Argh, I know exactly what you are talking about. One of the gals I was chatting with on SCS this weekend found her missing stamp in the bottom of her laundry basket. Did you check there?

  44. Such sweet cards Michele. Love the sweet image, the coloring, the paper-piercing… great details!

  45. Love that image and your cards are so adorable! Who wouldn’t enjoy working with that stamp.

  46. Beautiful cards! This little PI is one of my favorites!

  47. These are both adorable Michele! I love her coordinating dress in the first card!

    I lose stuff all the time in my stamp room…scissors, buttons, whole stamp sets! Yes, I found two stuck in between my bills. Good thing I remember to pay those and found the stamps, lol! I certainly know what it’s like to lose a small clear stamp! You know you’ll find it once the new set comes 🙂

  48. Such adorable cards…love your coloring and paper piecing!

  49. Wow, these are all so cute,
    love the fabulous designs and colors you used with this set.

  50. I love the paper piercing and the way you used the stamp to get different looks. I too have had the problem with the stamps walking off on me, but if you saw my scrap table, you wouldn’t be surprised. My stamps have all found me again – eventually 😉 with any luck, yours will too!

  51. Wow!!! These are SO PRETTY!!!! Love the fibers!!!

  52. Lovely cards with 2 fresh and different color schemes. Great work !

  53. Miriam Prantner

    These are so sweet! I love your coloring! The frame looks so three dimensional!

  54. Michelle, these are absolutely adorable! What a cute image and cute cards as always!

  55. These are AMAZING! Aside from your SPECTACULAR coloring, I LOVE the layouts, the pop of the gingham bow on the first card, and the tag around the picture frame on the second card!

  56. Super cute!

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