Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 223

It's Wednesday, and we are feeling SUPER, and we hope you are, too! There's a fun sketch to inspire you, so grab a cup of coffee and scroll through some energetic designs that will be sure to inspire your creativity!

Below you'll find Sketch 223. Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch and be sure to link your project below for a chance at the weekly My Favorite Things Gift Voucher worth up to $20.
Our April Guest Designer, Heather Hoffman is back with us again today! It's been such a pleasure having her with us so far, and we're excited to have her with us all month long.

Heather's blog is called Houses Built of Cards, and I wanted to tell you a little about the significance of that title. Like you, Heather makes a lot of cards 
more than she could ever send. After trying to sell her cards at a craft fair, she reevaluated and came up with a wonderful way to use her hobby for good. You see, Heather is passionate about a ministry she learned of through her church called Sister Connection that works in Burundi, Africa. For $600 a month she says, "You can build a new home for a widow and her children, and quite often many other orphaned children she is caring for." To date, through the sale of her handmade cards, Heather has completed 5 homes, and is well on her way to a sixth. You can learn more about Heather's participation in this venture on her blog HERE.

Heather was feeling super this week and had some fun with the new Super Boy stamp set and Die-namics.

You're Super Card from Heather Hoffman featuring the Super Boy stamp set and Die-namics

Heather's colorful use of card stock and Die-namics makes a fitting background for the powerful little super hero. I love how she used Glossy Accents to make the star on his chest and his boots shine. Her repeated sentiment on the card base is a fun way to dress up the card as well.

The Challenge Team was excited to play with this sketch! Let's see what sort of magic they created this week.

Rockin' BIrthday Card from Alice Wertz featuring the Keep on Rockin' stamp set and Headphones Die-namics

Alice created a trendy birthday card for a teen girl by turning the sketch on its side. The intersecting flag with the sentiment makes this a rockin' cool card.

My Hero Card from Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Super Boy stamp set and Die-namics

Erin Lee added the Skyline Border Die-namics to our brand new Super Boy stampset and Die-namics for a Gotham City feel. I love that you can personalize this little guy for the recipient. Erin Lee has an adorable redheaded son who will surely grin from ear to ear when he sees this card made especially for him!

My Hero Card from Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Super Boy stamp set and Die-namics

Jill's focal point stays pretty true to the sketch with the circle and the star. She used the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics to emboss the panel and then used the Star STAX Die-namics to mask off a tonal stamped star. I bet she had a lot of fun paper-piecing our little hero.

Superhero Birthday Card from Miriam Prantner featuring the Super Boy stamp set and Die-namics

You'll find that the Super Boy stamp set pairs very well with the previously released You're Super set. Miriam used the skyline from You're Super to anchor the circle and make the caped-tyke appear larger than life in his awesomeness.

Happy BIrthday Card from Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Super Boy stamp set and Die-namics

Vera makes a blonde version of Super Boy the star of the show (<-- see what I did there?). I love her use of the Herringbone Bricks Stencil to make it almost appear that he is radiating awesomeness.

I’m Tweet on You handmade card from Veronica Zalis featuring the Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics

Veronica took the circle to an oval to feature the brand new Tweet on You set for this sweet springy scene. Her soft color choices and layered Die-namics make this card a feast for the eyes.

Congratulations, Lori Tecler! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

You have until Tuesday, April 14th, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps and/or dies in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

We'll also occasionally feature cool interpretations of the sketch on the blog and give shout outs to fun, unique, and noteworthy projects. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps.

Join the fun at our MFT Challenge & Inspiration group on Facebook!



Erin Lee





We can't wait to see the SUPER things you created based on this week's inspiring sketch!

PS - The April release is live. Don't forget to check it out and snatch up your favorites!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things


  1. I came from Alice's blog to see her amazing creation and am enjoying the DT inspirations. WOW.

  2. Thanks to the DT for the faithful inspiration!!! Outstanding projects! That little Super Boy is the cutest!

  3. Woo hoo, I won this week. I almost missed the deadline too, I couldn't get my link to work from my phone and had to rush in to work before 9:00am PST yesterday. Thanks MFT, I've been having so much fun with these challenges. Love all the cards, great inspiration everyone!