Smile Cards using My Favorite Things "Straight Up" Die Set

Smile Cards using My Favorite Things “Straight Up Rainbows” Die Set

You know if you’ve been following me awhile that I spend an awful amount of time on YT watching video tutorials! I love to see all the new releases that come out from my favorite brand companies!

Well, I saw Laura Bassen on the MFT YT channel using this die set “Straight Up Rainbows” and it was just too cute to pass up! It arrived last week and yesterday I played with them to make these 2 cards. I paired them with other supplies to finish the cards which I will link at the bottom of this post.

Smile Cards using My Favorite Things "Straight Up" Die Set

I had some pattern rainbow paper but don’t remember where I got it from, anyway I decided to use it for my backdrop. However I wanted to do something around the card front so I trimmed the pattern paper to about 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ and set aside.

I used Simon Says Stamp‘s clouds stencil and ink blended Pinkfresh Studio Ink’s “Summer Showers“. It’s like a baby blue color and I found it was perfect for my cards. I took a rectangle die to cut out the center and with a piece of acetate, overlaid that on top of my rainbow pattern papers. I used some extra cardstock to give it some dimension. Then glued that down to my card bases.

Meanwhile, I die cut the cloud piece a few times cause I wanted this to also have dimension. For the eyes, cheeks and mouth, I used black and orange cardstock scraps from my stash. However, I goofed a bit on the card with the black eyes, cheeks and mouth.

Smile Cards using My Favorite Things "Straight Up" Die Set

I wanted to give it a shine so I tried to carefully color them with my Nuvo Black Crystal Drops. I did okay on the eyes and cheeks but messed up a bit on the mouth. Still, it wasn’t a total loss and I was not starting over! And, I don’t think anyone would make a big deal about it.

The “Smile” sentiment is a die from Pinkfresh Studio. I die cut it 3 times on white cardstock and added it last. I do think these cards are just the cutest ever!

Smile Cards using My Favorite Things "Straight Up" Die Set
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