Weekender with Wanda – MFT Spotlight!

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Hello there crafty friends! Happy Weekend, and welcome back to Weekender with Wanda! Thank you for all the support and all the great comments on my first post. I have written down your ideas and will be planning for us to have more fun in the months to come. Before we get started, I’d like to announce the Simon grab bag winner from last week: Greta H! Congratulations Greta – you will be getting an email soon!

Today’s edition of Weekender with Wanda is a company spotlight feature on My Favorite Things Stamps. They have some really great new items for the holiday season. I made a bright and cheerful holiday card using the new Snowflake Flurry stamp set as the main focus. For my card design layout I used one of my favorite products from MFT – their Blueprints Dies. The Blueprints dies are a fantastic way to make card layouts.


I stamped my snowflakes in Island Blue and Slate Gray inks, and then stamped my sentiment in a rich black ink. I added pearls to the white panel to add some shine! The fun part comes in putting it all together so easily with the Blueprint dies. For this card I used Blueprint #15. There are several styles of them and I wish I had them all! I used the MFT Farm Fresh Gingham 6×6 paper as my background layer. My card base is SSS Khaki cardstock. Then I stamped one little snowflake on a bright red heart for an accent.


The sentiment is from the Hand Lettered Holiday Stamp set and it is a must have for this season. I have already used this set so much. My white layer is popped up with foam squares, as is my banner and heart. The Blueprints Dies come with many different pieces to use as accents – so you can customize from card to card.






I thought it would be helpful for you to see the pieces in the Blueprints #15 Die Set – so here is a graphic. Here is a link to a YouTube video showing different card designs made with this set. Changing the colors of your paper and your stamps makes it new again each time.  1_301852_ZM

Thanks for spending part of your weekend with me here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Leave a comment below, and  I will pull one winner from the comments for a Simon Says Stamp Grab Bag! I’ll announce the winner on next Saturday’s post, so you have all week to leave your comment. Have a great day!


  1. You used one of my favorite winter color combos so of course I love this fun card! The little red heart adds just the right pop of color to the blue and white!

  2. Lovely card – the red pops nicely against the blues and greys! I didn’t know about the Blueprints Dies – I can see why you like them!

  3. Fabulous card! Love the background paper & the little red heart is a great accent. The Blueprints Dies look like a really helpful tool. They are on my wish list now!

  4. Beautiful card. I love this new feature: Weekends with Wanda. I’ve added it to my “top sites” on my desktop so I never miss one.

  5. I really like the concept of the blueprint dies, and how easy it Is to get different looks from them. Thanks for showcasing them, Wanda. Your holiday card is very pretty.

  6. I am fairly new to card making and for someone like myself, this is a wonderful idea! I can’t tell you how many times I have bought a set of dies and for the life of me, could not get started.This will certainly help with the layouts!

  7. Thanks so much for showing us the blueprint dies #15! That looks like a “must have” set! Love the blue gingham on your card. :)

  8. SUPER SWEET card Wanda!!!
    LOVE your snowflakes and gingham, LOVE the shape of your snowflake panel too – Blueprints die sets are great!!!

  9. I really enjoyed your car . I’m new to card making and had never heard of the “blueprint dies”. So I went to YouTube and watched the video Blueprint #15, that you had given the lead to. What a great idea! Thank you

  10. I love the look of your Christmas card. I have three different blueprint dies and just love them to assemble cards together. I really love the one you used today and will put this one on my wish list.

  11. Not only do I love that your blog gives me ideas and inspiration – I love that I can just hop on over to your store and all of the products are available for me to create them! SSS is my Happy Place!!

  12. Beautiful card! The snowflake stamps are so pretty, and make a lovely background. I, too wish I had all of the blueprints dies. They make card making so easy. Thanks for sharing your work with us today.

  13. Wanda this is so Scandinavian! Love the blues and I think the dies are worth checking out! Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Wanda, I just love these blueprint dies and you did an awesome job with this card. I love all of the non-traditional colors!

  15. WOW!!! I watched the you tube video & this is the FIRST TIME I’ve seen it explained as to why they are called “Blueprint” dies. I’ve seen them in the SSS store, but didn’t know what they were. I’m GLAD I found out! LOOOOVE this concept! AND that they come with a magnetized piece too for storing, not to mention that they just snap apart! HOW VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) BEAUTIFUL CARD WANDA!!!!! ;)

  16. Great use of the blueprint die, and I can see the possibilities are endless. Great mix of snowflakes surrounding your sentiment!

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