Creative Construction with Blueprints: Back at the Beginning

We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards 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 both assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches as well as design an original card combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

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. We thought it appropriate to kick off this series by going back to the beginning and focusing on the first two Blueprints we created for you. Take a walk down memory lane with us!

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Cindy put Blueprints 1 to work in this bright and cheery card. Brand new card stock colors and a fun handwritten stamp set from Miss Tiina brings color and whimsy to this classic Die-namics set.

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Our Design Team has had fun pulling out our inaugural Blueprints to breathe new life into them. These designs never go out of style and their innate ability to complement a variety of products make them a natural fit into your crafting toolbox.

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  • Pam Crandall

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    I always start with blueprints it is a great way to build a card. All new stuff just gets layered on top…

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  • faith_bookluvr

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    definitely my favorite Ah-ha moment was using paper holders from Storage Studios for my card stock. I have card stock everywhere and just can’t figure out how to store it properly.

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  • KathyC

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    This is a great idea! And I love the cards!

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  • Nancy Carroll

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    This is an awesome blueprint car.

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  • Cori Dahmen

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    So cheery and cute! Just got my first blueprints in today’s mail. Me? Ready for Friday!

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  • JoAnn B.

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    This is a great idea. I love using the Blueprints dies. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  • Parker

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    Since I’m fairly new to MFT, I very much enjoyed seeing some various ways to use Blueprints 1. Now it is on the Wish List ready to be bought. I’m looking forward to the construction of other Blueprints. I can see my Cart carrying more and more in the future.

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  • Maureen W.

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    I absolutely LOVE this idea! I’ve been wanting more resources for Blueprints and think this is fabulous! But I was wondering if it would be possible to come out with new sketches for the old BP as part of this feature? Thanks!

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  • Lizzie T

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    I LOVE this concept!!!! Great idea! I love seeing older products used in in new ways and with new products. I love to mix and match!

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  • Emily Henry

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    Thank you for the look back. I have so many dies now that sometimes I get overwhelmed, but this was a great reminder of what can be done with a few coordinating. I loved all the cards and the bright colors made them all look new again.

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  • Kristy Hansen

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    I am so happy to see a throwback today. Sometimes we buy a stamp/die use it in the beginning and then it gets pushed back with new products. This is a great reminder as to why we bought it to begin with when it was released. I hope you will keep this up and do others with past products.

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  • Birgit

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    I really enjoyed seeing today’s creations using the older Blueprints sets. It’s easy to get caught up in all the new release items but it’s equally fun to go back and use the supplies we already have to create new masterpieces. Thanks for this revisit! I hope this becomes a regular event on your blog.

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