These Caffeinated Cuties from Jessica Frost-Ballas Are the Perfect Blend

Today our friend Jessica is joining us with a card and video — she's teamed up two of the adorable buildable character Die-namics with some of the newly-released coffee-themed products to craft a card that's the perfect blend

Hello, Jessica Frost-Ballas here and I am so excited to be guesting for My Favorite Things! Today I’ve created an interactive card using the new Mini Café All Day Die-namics and Cup of Love stamp set with two of my all-time favorite critters: Friendly Fox and Raccoon Cutie!

Handmade card from Jessica Frost-Ballas featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

To start, I die cut the Friendly Fox and Raccoon Cutie using Neenah 110 lb Solar White, Cement Gray, Gravel Gray, Steel Grey, and Black Licorice card stocks. Then I used Red Hot, Neenah, and Kraft to die cut my coffee cups. I also cut the Twist and Turn Interactive Die-namics components twice using Neenah 110 lb Solar White. Next I added a little Distress Oxide ink blending to my raccoon, fox, and cups. I blended Pumice Stone on all the white parts of their faces and Spun Sugar on their ears with a blending brush. Then I added Hickory Smoke to the Cement Gray raccoon body. Next, I added just a touch of Black Soot to the Gravel Gray fox body. I used a slightly heavier hand to add Black Soot to the raccoon’s tail and eye mask. I also blended a little Vintage Photo to the coffee cups and Aged Mahogany to the cup sleeves. Finally, I used Copic markers to add accents to the whipped cream and coffee cup lid. I used E41, E43, T0, and T2.

Handmade card from Jessica Frost-Ballas featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Then it was time to assemble the Twist and Turn Interactive Die-namics mechanism! I followed Laura Dovalo’s advice to double up the layers for more stability. I adhered the layers together and then used mini brads to connect the pieces. For the rest of my card I blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of Neenah Solar White Card Stock. Once it was totally dry, I spattered it with water a few times and blotted off the excess before trimming it down to an A2 panel. I followed Laura’s super helpful tutorial for assembling my Twist and Turn mechanism under the blended panel. I finished setting up my mechanism by die cutting circles in the fox and raccoon bodies to place over the openings.

Handmade card from Jessica Frost-Ballas featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I finished assembling my raccoon and fox and adhered them to the blended panel. I adhered the coffee cups and added their paws, trimming off the excess. After the critters were adhered together, I added a single layer of foam mounting tape to the back of each cup at the top and bottom but did not remove the adhesive backing. This just gives a little stability to each cup since they’re only adhered to the card with a foam dot. I added a foam dot over each brad and then attached the cups. When you pull the tab, the cups twist and turn!

Next I stamped a sentiment from Cup Love onto Black Licorice Card Stock and heat embossed it in white before trimming it down to a thin fishtail banner. I adhered it to the card and then attached the card panel to a top folding base. I added a few accents with a white gel pen and finished the card with a layer of crystal glaze and a little chunky glitter on the whipped cream.

I love how perfectly sized the Mini Café All Day Die-namics are for those adorable critters and I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to watch the video HERE or below for more details on the card assembly. Thanks so much for visiting today and have a fantastic day!


Oh my goodness, we LOVE this use of the Twist & Turn Interactive Die-namics! Have you dipped your toe into our collection of interactive dies yet? Let's see what you're creating with them! Tag us with #mftstamps so we can admire your work!


Friendly Fox
Raccoon Cutie
Mini Cafe All Day
Twist & Turn Interactive Die-namics
Cup of Love
Interactive Labels
Cement Gray
Prestige Card Stock
Gravel Gray
Prestige Card Stock
Steel Grey
Card Stock
Black Licorice
Prestige Card Stock


So cutie pa tootie

Erika Hayes September 06, 2019

Awesome card! I will definitely try a card similar to this. I love the cards with movement but just am not used to coming up with how to make them. It will take practice.

Barbara Rokke September 06, 2019

I really appreciate all the creative work that went into that card!! I love the interactive coffee cups and the critters are especially sweet. Amazing card Jessica!!

Vicki Kroll September 05, 2019


Frederica Bond September 05, 2019

Wow! Super awesome blended background and the critters are soooo darling! <3 Love this card! <3

Karthikha Uday September 05, 2019

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