Thursday, August 17, 2017

Creative Construction with Blueprints: Peek-a-Boo Elements


We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards (and tags!) in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original design combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

Surprise! A little hint at hidden elements kicks your cards up a notch. From a simple pop of unexpected color to an enticing peek of a full-blown scene, peek-a-boo elements add fun and excitement. Our collection of Blueprints features an abundance of peek-a-boo options and our team can’t wait to share some of them with you today.

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Monochromatic on the outside with a tantalizing peek at the colorful scene concealed within — what a fun way to interpret this month's peek-a-boo challenge! The stitched flap panel included in Blueprints 30 is the perfect choice for some peek-a-boo fun with More Monsters — it even includes the stitched circle element Torico used to spotlight her marvelous monster.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

There is so much dimension on Barbara's fancy flamingo card! Her layered sentiment pops with the addition of a fine feathered friend. The peek-a-boo chevrons from Blueprints 32 highlight pink polka dots — what could be better?

Congratulations, Polychrome Papercraft! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s Blueprints challenge.

You can view all the entries for last month’s challenge HERE.

Now, it's your turn. You have until Wednesday, September 20, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! 

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints.

Check out some of the other projects this week's sketch inspired our team to create:

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 InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!


  1. Happy Dance to the winner! Way to go - enjoy! Thanks DT people for your lovely work here - both creations are lovely - TFS and for the new challenge - blessings