Bright Ideas with MFT

Hey crafty friend! As promised, I’m back with more EZ-Light inspiration. And I’m not the only one with a light-up card today. I’ve teamed up with the MFT design team, and some crafty friends, to share lots of bright ideas…

If you haven’t seen MFT’s new release yet, you’re in for a nice surprise. And you’ll definitely want to trick-or-treat yourself! There are lots of goodies for Halloween, along with fun new camping sets, including the Birdie Brown Adorable Adventures. That’s the set I’m working with today. I wanted to create a special anniversary card for my husband. He proposed one day while we were hiking in our local mountains. This year for our anniversary, we are planning a camping trip to celebrate. So of course, a camping themed card is in order! Notice the way I positioned my characters? It looks like he is down on one knee proposing, and she is thrilled! It’s like this set was designed for me. To make the card even more special, I decided to light up the sunset behind our couple. 

This is one of those cards where it’s easier to show you how I created it, rather than try to explain, so I put together a video for you… 


Did you notice that it took much less time to add the lights to this card, than it did to color the sunset? That’s my favorite part of using EZ-Lights. They’re ready to use; you just tape them in place and cover them up. It frees you up for the fun parts of cardmaking!

Ready to see more light-up cards? Head on over to the MFT blog. While you’re there, don’t forget to leave a comment, for your chance to win a 5 Pack of EZ-Lights, and a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the MFT shop! (See their blog post for complete contest rules.)

Did you know you can get EZ-Lights in the MFT shop too? If you’re planning on picking up any of the new stamp sets, grab your lights at the same time, and save on shipping! In the video, I promised links to the supplies used; here they are…


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EZ-Lights (my shop)

EZ-Lights (MFT shop)

Adorable Adventures Stamp Set 

Adorable Adventures Die Set 

Under the Sea Die Set

Extreme Black Ink


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Nesting Circle Dies

Copic Markers

Collapsible Marker Bag

Double Thick Foam Tape

Interactively Yours Stamp Set



Here is a picture of Micah and I the day he proposed. We’re almost wearing the same color shirts as the couple on the card πŸ™‚

Adorable Adventures MFT Light Up Card Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights

Thanks for stopping by today! Don’t forget to head to MFT’s blog to see more adorable light-up cards today. And tomorrow, we have special guest, Jeannie Lieu on the blog, sharing the cutest dance party card you’ve ever seen. See you then! 

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23 thoughts on “Bright Ideas with MFT

  1. What a gorgeous and romantic card! Love the glowing sunset! Happy anniversary! πŸ™‚

  2. Such a special card! Love the glowing sky. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Wonderful to add lights for a glow. Happy Anniv!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  4. You have a fabulous use of color, and design. I like your card very much it seems to glow.

  5. This is stellar Amanda … your sky is PERFECT! Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Love it and using it as a sunset/rise is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Carol E. Wortman says:

    Awwwe, Happy Anniversary! May your love lite the way to always find yourself on happy trails! When you can make a card so personally beautiful your heart just cannot stop smiling! Thanks for sharing your joy with us! Outstanding card!πŸ’ž

  8. Sweet card to go with your sweet story. Happy Anniversary!

  9. Oh Amanda I love this card!! I need to make a light up card and get over my fear lol Happy Anniversary and love your gorgeous coloring!!

  10. Great directions, I think I can do it!

  11. Oh, my goodness!! This is sooooo adorable!! And so sweet that it represents YOUR story! Love the fun addition of the lights, too!

  12. love your card – you have explained how to create it so beautifully – thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

  13. The card is adorable and the story behind it is so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

  14. This is such a cute (and romantic) card. Happy anniversary!

  15. I always enjoy watching your videos & process using the EZ Lights & this is such a sweet way to make your husband’s anniversary card even more special.

  16. That is really cool! Fun and beautiful!

  17. This is sooooo adorable! I LOVE the card and your anniversary pic!

  18. I like how the characters are used. Nice addition of the light between the mountains. Great design.

  19. Happy anniversary! Such a cute card! Your video showed just how easy the lights are. I definitely need to try them.

  20. I love the inspiration for your card. I loved the video for this cute card.

  21. Love the hikers and the scene you created! How special that it lights up!
    Happy Anniversary!

  22. what an awesome card! What an amazing inspiration for a card!

  23. What a great anniversary card design! Love the sunset.

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