Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid Made Easy

We kicked the summer off with week one of Camp Create and now, as summer winds down, we’ve got one more week packed full of new skills, techniques, and inspiration. Our counselors are back with five more crafts to dig into so toss your pack on your bunk and let’s get to it!

As with session one, the goal is to participate in our craft sessions each day and earn your Camp Create badges. As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and share it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Ready to find out how to earn today’s badge?

Die cuts add depth and dimension to your looks but sometimes, the bulk the process creates is undesirable – especially if your card is intended to be mailed. There is a way to work around that conundrum though. Inlaid die cutting allows you to replicate the layered look in a single layer.

Today’s Craft – Inlaid Made Easy

Counselor Barbara is with us today sharing this versatile, bulk-minimizing technique. Her beach scene is making us think our next camp should take place in a tropical location!

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

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

Watch MFT Camp Create – Inlaid Made Easy on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:

  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Now it’s time to head to the mess hall for lunch!

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Comments (58)

  • Suzanne Reynolds

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    Enjoyed the video and have done this technique many times, but called it piecing…I have just the die cut I want to use on this project. …will be back.

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  • JaneenK

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    this is such a fabulous card. been gone all week. get to play now. which dies to choose????

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  • Sarah Gillen

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    Oh my gosh I am so excited I have the beach scene coming. I’ve wanted for the last two orders and it was out of stock. Check today and violà!!!

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  • Nora

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    What a fantastic scene! I am so terrible at inlaid die cutting and creating a scene just scares me. You make it look so easy!!

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  • Kim Maxwell

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    All I can say is wow!! This card is fantastic!!! Gonna have to buy the beach scene builder die just to try it out!!! You did an AMAZING job! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  • Debbie Skluzak

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    great use of dies.

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  • Sandra F

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    Great tutorial..easy to follow

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  • Colleen Howell

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    I loved this card and the awesome dies.

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  • SabineVDK

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    I love this card. That die set is great!!

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  • Maggie Lara

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    Wow! I love the inlay technique using every element on this card. Cool idea!

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  • Lori

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    Love this inlay technique!

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  • Kleri F

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    Great card and video!Love Camp Create !Can’t wait to try all the techniques and join the challenges! 🙂

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  • Julie S

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    I’ve done the inlay technique with sentiments before but never anything as involved as what Barbara did on her card – wow!

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  • Felicia

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    These projects are all so Beautiful. I love Camp Create. Wish I could participate in all of them.

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  • Alexandra Suta

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    Finally I am able to participate too , so happy ! Love the inlaid technique, but I am not using it enough. thank you for inspiration!

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  • Loly Borda

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    I love, love the Camp create classes! Thanks for the tips and inspiration!

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  • Dannelle Kohn

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    What a unique concept. I love it!

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  • Scrapper69

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    I’m so excited to try these techniques again! YAY! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Theresa

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  • Kim Sharabba

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    What a happy pleasure to actually hear your voice Barb. I love love love inlaid dies. This card is just so cute.

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  • Cindy Hornberger

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    Nice inlay! Great way to make a thin card.

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  • Anne Sturgeon

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    Counselor Barbra really made this process so easy to understand. Love this beach scene. Simple and to the point, love it. See you tomorrow…..

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  • Susan W.

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    Hooray for MFT Camp Create 2!! I enjoyed the first camp create…so of course, I plan on attending this second session. Thanks MFT! 😉

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  • Sue LD

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    Cute beach inlaid scene.

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  • Tracey Ratkay

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    This is so crisp and clean, I love the look and I think I’ll try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Jeannie Cearley

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    Love the card, I’ve never done the die cut inlay technique. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  • Donna Rinckel

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    What a wonderful card. I’ve never created an inlay with so many layers so it’s nice to learn to go back to front and add the tape to hold it all together. Thanks so much!

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  • Gail Scott

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    I am so excited about Camp Create! Yeah! I like learning new techniques and I had so much fun last time – looking forward to this new adventure! TFS the video and showing us a new technique! Blessings,

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  • Greta H

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    One of my favorite scene cards ever–love it!

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  • Cyndi Morris

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    I love the die cut inlay technique. Your card is wonderful — thanks so much for sharing.

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  • Viveca

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    Love the step by step of creating that die-cut inlay card. Stamping is always fun, but it’s also good to see what we can do with our dies and color paper.

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  • Wanda R.

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    Nice card Barbara – I like how you kept saying it was like a puzzle!!

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  • Joanne MacKenzie

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    Great card and instructions Barbara. I love puzzles.

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  • Beth

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    Great card! I love the look of die-cut inlay!

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  • Anita Chang

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    This was a great technique! I used it several years ago but with geometric shapes. Going to have to try this one. QUESTION: I’d like to know where she purchased her ergonomic bone folder?

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  • Colleen B.

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    I love this technique and can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing it!!

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  • Libby Chibe

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    How neat! Thank you! I really like this technique!

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  • Kay

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    How fun! I’ve never seen that process before so it was a great learning experience. Thanks for the new idea.

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  • Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

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    Wonderful technique shared for a wonderful look of the inlaid beach scene.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

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  • Stephanie Mayer

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    Great tutorial.
    I have the spring scene builder that would be perfect for this technique.

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  • BeverlyBL

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    Wow, Barbara. That was such fun to watch. Have to hunt for some stuff to make a scene. I love puzzles.

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  • *Vicki*

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    Yeehaw! I was waiting for session 2 to start!! Looking forward to the fun! 🙂

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  • Janice

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    Thanks for this great tutorial. Very clear to follow, a great inspiration!

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  • Beckie Williams

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    YAY!! I am so excited for Camp Create!! Looking forward to participating!!!

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  • Pennie Glasser

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    I love this beach scene. Waiting for the die to get back into stock.

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  • Donna

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    this is a new technique to me and I’m anxious to try it.

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  • Kloschinsky Katherine

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    Thanks for the great tutorial!! Made understanding how to do multi layers really easy!

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  • Constance Hildebrand

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    Looking forward to all of a Camp! Thanks.

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  • Debbie Rumpza

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    I have to admit I got a bit excited when I saw that it was Camp Create Week!! Yay!!

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