Creative Construction with Blueprints – Out of the Box

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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 either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or 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.

Squares and rectangles are pleasing to the eye and lend an orderly feel to your cards but unexpected shapes add energy and excitement! From angled panels and wonky shapes to curves, waves, and special forms – Blueprints provides the perfect solution to any design dilemma. Check out how our designers featured these unique elements in this month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints challenge.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Blueprints 18 and Pretty Posies #mftstamps

The angled panel included in Blueprints 18 is a positively elegant edition to Barbara’s Pretty Posies arrangement – especially with the gorgeous texture she’s added with the Scattered Bars Stencil! Her white embossing on vellum adds even more texture and depth.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Blueprints 9 and Hog Heaven #mftstamps

Blueprints 9 features a large tag shape and a scaled edge piece. Torico has combined them to create this sweet little house for her three piggies. You can huff and puff but you won’t blow this card down!

ALSO, today we’d like to introduce our newest member of the MFT family. We fell in love with Vika‘s style as she guest designed for us last month and fortunately for us, she accepted our offer to join our Creative Team. You’ll be seeing a lot more of her beautiful creations as we begin our October Release Countdown beginning Friday so stay tuned! Welcome, Vika!

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Handmade card from Vika Salmina #mftstamps

We’re not done yet – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.

BarbaraFrancineIngeJodiJuliaKeewayKeishaKimberlyLaurieMelaniaTorico

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Comments (10)

  • ellen quigley

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    i find your website delightful

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  • Gail

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    This is the first time I’ve come looking through your site of cards and projects done and I love what I’m seeing. Barbara Anders’ “hello gorgeous’ card has inspired me to try working with vellum. I love everyone’s card and look forward to experiment out of my comfort zone using their ideas!

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  • Carla Schechner

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    I am amazed at everyone’s creativity!!!! Inspiring :0)

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  • Jeanne

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    The cards that you are showing on this blog using these BLUEPRINTS are so fantastic!! I love each one . The ideas are so inspiring.

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  • Billie A

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    Great cards and designs. I love the blue print idea. I get lost on what I need to do with the couple I have. Thanks for the inspiration to keep working on them.

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  • Angela R.

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    Congrats, Vika! You just landed my *dream job*!!!! 😉

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  • Jan Elmore

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    The white card with a bit o color is simply stunning!

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  • janicedawson

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    Love the simple white with a splash of color….

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  • Arianna Barbara

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    Oh wow!!!! Amazing cards!!! <3

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  • Janeenk

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    I love my blueprints and I so enjoy this feature. Thank you to the DT

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