Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 301

Welcome to our very first sketch of October! Let's embrace a new month of creativity.

Below you'll find Sketch 301. 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.

Join me in welcoming May Park as our Guest Designer this month!

Let's see how May interpreted her first sketch with us:

Handmade card from May Park featuring Merry Everything stamp set and Die-namics and Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics #mftstamps

May envisioned a big clock counting down to the big day for Jolly Old Saint Nick when she looked at Sketch 301. This adorable guy and his sleigh full of goodies is a part of one of our brand new stamp sets from the October release — Merry Everything. Adorbs!

The My Favorite Things Creative Team has been busy getting creative! Let's see what they have up their sleeves for Sketch 301!

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Warm & Fuzzy Friends and Birdie Brown Hog Heaven stamp sets, Small Brick Background stamp, and Cross-Stitch Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

One of our newest designers Vika Salmina joins us for this week's sketch with an adorable card featuring a darling pig from the Hog Heaven stamp set peeking over a fence for a friendly hello. Her use of the Small Brick Background mirrors the horizontal rectangle of the sketch perfectly!

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Birdie Brown Santa’s Elves stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Circle Scallop Edge Frames and Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics, and Sun Ray stencil #mftstamps

Anna is sharing some holiday spirit with the Santa's Elves stamp set on this cheery Christmas card. I love how she used the Sun Ray stencil to make the focal point circle shine. It's never too early to start Christmas cards, right?

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Merry Everything stamp set, Let It Snowflake, Star STAX,  Single Stitch Line Circle Frames, Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle STAX, Tag Builder Blueprints 6 and Blueprints 20 Die-namics #mftstamps

Julia's pretty card shows the many options of Sketch 301. With a pretty patterned paper background and a soft vellum overlay, she layers up a cozy Christmas scene with delightful snowflakes and homey buttons. The twine bow is another way to add texture to your designs.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring  Birdie Brown The Whole Herd stamp set and Die-namics, Farm Fence, Grassy Fields, Grassy Hills and Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

I love what Barbara did with this design! The grass and fence span the width of the card as represented by the rectangle on the sketch, but the addition of the circle draws your eye to the cute creatures from the The Whole Herd stamp set, and she "traps" the sky inside her circle. Super inspiring take on this sketch! 

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Merry Everything and Birdie Brown Jingle All the Way  stamp sets and Die-namics, Snowfall - Vertical and Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Joy widens the sketch to a horizontal design and creates a unique "line" with the trees that flank the frolicking focal point Santa. So cute! The Snowfall - Vertical Die-namics adds fun interest to the center of her circle.

Congratulations, Kathy Straw! 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, October 11th, 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. So glad May is guesting here!!!
    Gorgeous works! Thanks to all girls for such inspiration!

  2. Thanks for the fun sketch and DT inspiration!