Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 277

If you get some creative time in the next few days, we'd love to have you join us for this week's sketch challenge! It's circle-tastic!

Below you'll find Sketch 277. 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.

The My Favorite Things Creative Team has been busy getting creative! Let's see what they have up their sleeves for Sketch 277!

Flowers & Circles Friend Card by Kay Miller featuring the Distressed Patterns and Party Patterns stamp sets, and the Build-able Bouquet and I’m Tweet on You stamp sets and Die-namics  #mftstamps

Using the Party Patterns stamp set, Kay is able to follow the sketch quite closely adding in pretty flowers from the Build-able Bouquet stamp set and Die-namics. Placing the flowers on the edges of the circles helps to anchor them and gives her design a delightful sense of movement.

Shoot for the Stars Card by Barbara Anders featuring the Laina Lamb Design Count the Stars stamp set and the Lucky Stars and Stars & Wishes Die-namics, and the Tiny Stars Background stamp #mftstamps

Barbara replaces the circles of the sketch with a pleasing arrangement of stars from the Lucky Stars Die-namics. The addition of the Silver Shine card stock and the pretty background created with the Tiny Stars Background stamp add to the stellar theme of her card.

Join me in welcoming back the talented Betsy Veldman as our Guest Designer this month!

Let's see how Betsy interpreted this week's sketch:

Tweet Note Card by Betsy Veldman featuring the I’m Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics and the Tree-mendous Die-namics #mftstamps

Betsy's adorable scene is courtesy of the Tree-mendous Die-namics and our super sweet I'm Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics. I love how she die cut an opening in the card front with the tree top to feature the sentiment. Such a fun interpretation of Sketch 277!

Get Well Flowers Card by Keisha Campbell featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set and Scribble Roses and Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics, Sweater Stitch Background stamp, and the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Three gorgeous flowers are in bloom on Keisha's lovely take on the sketch. I love her tone on tone flowers created with the Scribble Roses and Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics. Such a lovely and thoughtful greeting for someone who is under the weather.

Thanks a Bunch Card by Anna Kossakovskaya featuring the Cheeky Monkey stamp set and Die-namics, and the Stitched Cloud Edges and Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Anna came up with a super delightful take on the sketch. First she turned it on the side, and then she incorporated adorable monkeys from the Cheeky Monkey stamp set and Die-namics in place of the circles. The one monkey who fell through the hole adds to the whimsical nature of her design.

Beyond Grateful Card by Julia Stainton featuring the Kind Thanks stamp set and the Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX, Bold Greenery, and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Julia's artistic watercolored circles created with the Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX Die-namics are the foundation of her beautiful card. The pretty plaid patterned paper paired with the simple sentiment on white make for a striking design.

Deer to Me Card by Donna Mikasa featuring the Forest Friends stamp set and Die-namics, and the Tree-mendous, Blueprints 18, and Blueprints 25 Die-namics #mftstamps
Like Betsy, Donna saw a grove of trees in the sketch, but she went for a pointier version from the Tree-mendous Die-namics set. Paired with the cutie pie deer and sentiment from the Forest Friends stamp set, Donna's design is filled with charm and sweetness. 

Congratulations, Eun Ji Jung! 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 26th, 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.

Watch for shout outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

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








As always, we are thrilled to have you participate in our inspiring sketch challenges!


  1. What a group of superb cards!!!

  2. The DT made some gorgeous cards! And your guest designer ... WOW.

  3. Thank you for the fun sketch and DT inspiration!