Camp Create Day 4: Background Bonanza

We’re cruising along in our 2021 session of Camp Create but the fun isn’t over yet! We’ll be crafting away right up until it’s time to pack your bag and head home so don’t go anywhere just yet.

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured above. Copy this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Today’s Craft: Background Bonanza 

There's a lot to love about today's craft! The rich color palette and cool modern pattern, obviously, but also today's video features some great tips for stretching your supplies and being inspired by a favorite patterned paper to kickstart your project! There are many different ways to interpret today's craft, so get creative and share your best ideas!

Join counselor Stephanie today to learn more about her process for today's camp craft.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch Camp Create 2021 | Background Bonanza 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

The deadline to comment and upload your images is Wednesday, August 11 at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced Thursday, August 12, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner.

Can’t wait to see what you create! 


Itty Bitty Birthday
Itty Bitty Strips
Hexagon Pops
Party Time
Paper Pad
Smooth White
Card Stock
Foam Mounting Tape 1/2"


Please direct link to your card/project created for today's Camp Create lesson from your blog, Instagram, or online gallery. All winners will be announced on Thursday, August 12.

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Just love the technique !! Thanks for the inspiration and tips !!

Anushree Vaish August 11, 2021

Beautiful card!! Love the technique. :-)

Kanan Pandya August 11, 2021

Sweet card! Love the background! Thanks for the video

Laraine August 08, 2021

Lots of work but a great result. I can think of ways to use leftover pieces in shaped dies to build some interesting backgrounds.

Rae Ann Ohlinger August 06, 2021

Wow, such a detailed background! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cynthia O. August 05, 2021

Wow! Lots of work and lots of impact! Beautiful card!

Shannon Lashley August 05, 2021

Love this background. Hexagons are one of my faves.

Pat McCleary August 04, 2021

Thank you for Day 4. It’s been a good week. The hexagons are really nice and there are so many things you can do with them creatively.

Bunny Hoyle August 04, 2021

I think this turned out amazing…. love those tiny hexagons and your placement made it very playful. I could see using this for a lot of different cards. Would be great for that “male” that is sometimes hard to create! TFS and I have so enjoyed camp!

Anne Sturgeon August 04, 2021

Thank you for email response on allowing multiple entries of any layout.
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee August 04, 2021

Was wondering if only 1 per challenge entry was allowed or multiples? If multiplies can they be similar in layout or have to be different? Please respond here & I’ll ck back.
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee August 04, 2021

The tiny pieces look wonderful the way you placed them. Thanks for the great tip to use the negative for placement.

Gaylynn M August 03, 2021

Fantastic card, love the end result, can’t wait to try this

Aileen Ryan August 03, 2021

I confess, backgrounds are the hardest for me. Love the samples!!

Shar August 03, 2021

Clever idea for creating a unique background. Thanks for showing us how!

Michele W August 03, 2021

Great idea to use the die cut template for easy placement! The card is so cool and colorful!

Donna Phelan August 03, 2021

Love the little hexes! What a cool technique to try!

Gayle F August 03, 2021

Love the idea of using hexagon dies to create a dimensional background.

Susan Strong August 03, 2021

Great video on the die cut background – thank you for Day 4

Gail Scott August 03, 2021

Love Camp Create! The only camp I went to was basketball in high school. No crafts there. Lol!

Sue Symens August 03, 2021

super sweet background – thanks for the tips

Dee Earnshaw August 03, 2021

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