September 19, 2017

Snow Globe Card Kit Release!

Hello and welcome back! We've been counting down to the release of the newest My Favorite Things card kit, Snow Globe and the wait is over! The full kit is available now at MFT Stamps!

For my card tonight, I decided not to create an actual dimensional snow globe, but to use just the shape and some inking for the background. I used the snowman image from the Scenic Snow Globe die set from the kit and created a snow couple. :)


I love that by just adding a bow and a little bit of pink, I was able to make a snow'wo'man to go along with the snowman. To create the snow globe sky in the background I die cut the snow globe from some masking paper, added the negative piece to my card stock panel and used an ink blending tool to add the blue ink.

I added a snow hill under the snowman and snow'wo'man and covered the entire thing with adhesive. I then added the Diamond Dust on top and pressed it into the adhesive to make my snow hill dimensional and sparkly.


I stamped the sentiment repeatedly under the image to mimic the song lyrics and then I adhered the completed panel to a top folding card base that I covered with black and white striped patterned paper.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using this months kit and don't forget to head over to the MFT shop to pick up your kit! :) Thanks for stopping by for the card kit release party!


My Favorite Things Card Kit Countdown Day 1

Hello and welcome back! I'm back today with another card as we count down to the newest card kit from My Favorite Things called Snow Globe. I had so much fun creating my cards with this kit and still have so many ideas for cards I want to make!

For today's card I created another snow-filled snow globe, but this time I added a snowman and a couple of trees to the inside. I love that there are so many options with the different scenes you can create.


I die cut the panel from white card stock with the rectangle from Blueprints 13, and then I cut the snow globe opening into the panel. I created a snowy scene with the snowman, trees and some snow hills and then I filled it with Diamond Dust before sealing it all inside my dome shaker pouch.


I added the bottom of the snow globe with Sno Cone card stock and stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice Dye ink. I completed the card by adding some clear sequins and adhering the finished panel to a Sno Cone card base.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Blog for more ideas using the kit and a chance to win some prizes! See you tonight for the release party! :)

September 18, 2017

My Favorite Things Snow Globe Card Kit!

Hello and welcome back! Today is the first day of the countdown for the My Favorite Things September card kit and I am so excited to share my cards with you over the next two days. I love holiday card making and this holiday themed kit is perfect for all kinds of winter and holiday card designs.

For my first card, I created a scenic snow globe card that extends right across the entire card front and not just inside the snow globe.


I created my snowy landscape so it would be continuous across the card both inside and outside of the snow globe. I'm sharing the creation of this card in today's episode of MFTv so make sure to check it out to see how easy it is to create this beautiful scene.

 

Make sure to check out the MFT blog for the full kit reveal and a ton of great card samples from the design team using this month's kit.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

September 12, 2017

My Favorite Things September Release Replay

Hello and welcome back. Today the MFT design team is sharing more projects using the awesome new September release products.

For my card today I used the Modern Trees stamp set and paired it with an older sentiment stamp set that I love and definitely don't use enough.


I stamped the trunk of my tree with Versamark ink onto watercolour paper and then I heat embossed it with Ranger Brick embossing powder. I love how realistic this embossing powder makes the wood on the tree look. 

I then stamped the tree top with Distress inks and added some water to the stamped images with a wet paintbrush. I did the multi coloured stamping by adding a little of each ink colour to the stamp before stamping it. 


I stamped the sentiment in black under the tree and covered it with clear embossing powder for some added shine. I added a bit of blue colour behind the tree and then I finished the card with some yellow sequins and gold stickles.

You can see what the rest of the team created by visiting the MFT blog here. Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

September 05, 2017

My Favorite Things September Release Party!

Hello and welcome back! It's time to shop for the new September release products at My Favorite Things! All of the new products are now available at MFT Stamps and there are so many fun new stamps and dies!

For the release party I created 3 very bright cards with some really great sentiments from the new All Smiles stamp set and the Double the Smiles Die-namics.


I created all of these stenciled backgrounds on the weekend with the intention of adding the smile sentiments to them in different ways. I stamped the word smile all over the brick background, keeping the stamping on each brick and trying to create a graffiti look to it. I adhered it to a white card stock mat and then added it to a black card base.

For the scallop background I stamped my sentiment onto black card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then trimmed it down and adhered it the card before adhering the entire panel to a white card base.


I kept the Framework background super simple and just added the big die cut smile word right to the center. I completed all of them by adding Ice Cube Jewels to the card fronts in a random formation.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Stamps blog for more ideas and a chance to win some new release giveaways! Happy shopping! :-) 



September 04, 2017

My Favorite Things September Release Countdown - Day 2

Hello and welcome back. It's day 2 of the My Favorite Things September release countdown and today I have two cards to share using the new Modern Trees stamp set. I love this set because there are so many fun deisgns and techniques you can do with it since its a layering stamp set.

I created two cards showing the four seasons on each of the cards using two different designs and two different inking techniques.


I used the Stitched Square STAX Die-namics on both of my cards to create individual sqaures for each of the seasons.  For the first card I stamped 4 trees changing the leaves for the seasons and on the second card I stamped the tree once in the center of 4 squares that had differnet ink colours to represent the seasons.






I created both of these cards for the September release class so stay tuned tomorrow night for a PDF download of the class along with a video sharing how I created both of my cards.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!  :-)

September 03, 2017

My Favorite Things September Release Countdown | Day 3

Hello and welcome back! It's day 3 of the countdown to the My Favorite Things September release and I have a few cards to share that use one of my favourite releases from this month, the Blessing and Blessed Die-namics.


I used a couple of older backgrounds (Wavy Coloring Book and Garden Flourish) and heat embossed them onto a white card stock panel with white embossing powder. I then added Distress inks using one of my favourite holiday colour combinations - Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries and Lucky Clover. 


I created four backgrounds, and added the same ink colours to all four. I then added some water to give them a distressd look before trimming them down and adding them to a white card base. I stamped the Christmas part of the sentiment using a stamp from the new Bitty Bears stamp set onto black card stock and embossed it with white embossing powder.


I diecut the word 'blessings' from white card stock 4 times and adhered them all to vellum. I then carefully cut around the vellum to leave a border around the word and then I adhered the sentiments to the card design to complete them. 


I created these cards for tomorrowa episode of MFTv so stay tuned to the MFT YouTube channel if you want to see them created from start to finish. :-) 

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! 

September 02, 2017

My Favorite Things September Release Countdown | Day 4

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the countdown to My Favorite Things September Release. There are so many fall themed products this month, beautiful scripty words and the most adorable bitty bears ever from Birdie Brown. :-)

For today's card, I used the new Bitty Bears stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics) and created a rainbow themed card with a bunch of the same bear image holding a balloon.


I stamped all of the bears onto white card stock and coloured them all in with Copic markers. I used the same grey colour for all of the bears and then I coloured their balloon for each colour of the rainbow.

Once I had everything coloured, I die cut them all with the coordinating dies and then I created the background panel for my card. To do that I cut a white panel from the Blueprints 13 die set and then I die cut the Stitched Rainbow right in the center. I left the rainbow inlaid in the background and adhered the whole panel to a Grout Gray card base.


I stamped the sentiment in the balloons that the bears are holding by stamping each word one at a time and then I adhered all of the bears to the card. I finished it by adding some clear sequins scattered on the card front.

You can see more ideas for the new September release products on the MFT blog here. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! 

Thanks for stopping by!

August 30, 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch #348

Hello and welcome to my post for the weekly MFT sketch challenge. I love this week's sketch because it has straight edges and a clean and simple design. I always feel so inspired by these types of sketches because there are so many great ideas you can incorporate with them.

I decided to go glitz and glam for this week's card and use a sparkly gold, black, and white colour scheme. I usually go for silver but every once in awhile I love to play with gold... especially if it's glittery! ;-)


I decided to have the main element on my card on the right side and rather than have an actual rectangle panel, I filled that space with the wine bottle and wine glass from the Wine Service Die-namics. I cut the wine bottle directly from the card panel and turned that into a shaker filled with gold, silver and clear sequins and goodies.

I added the wine glass cut from gold sparkle card stock and then I die cut and added the Cheers sentiment. I finished the card by adding sequins scattered around the card front (similar to the sketch) and added the black and white patterned paper and gold glitter strip at the bottom.

Make sure the head over to the MFT challenge blog to take part in the sketch challenge - you could be the random winner of a $50 GC to MFT Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

August 22, 2017

My Favorite Things August Card Kit Release

Hello and welcome back! Tonight I have another card to share using both the new X's and O's card kit and the Witch Way is the Candy stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. Both of these are now available in the MFT online store! :-)

I thought it would be fun to combine both of the new releases onto one card and create a Halloween themed tic tac toe board.


I first stamped out my witch image with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and then I coloured her in with copic markers. I changed up her colours quite a bit from the one I shared on yesterdays card and decided to make her hair green and her outfit black and orange.


Once I had her coloured and cut out I set her aside and worked on the tic tac toe board for the card. I wanted to have orange x's and o's but I wanted them to be dimensional since I was using the acrylic board and the square shaker pouch. I decided to cut them all out from orange card stock and then I layered them one on top of another 3 times for dimension. I used a liquid glue pen to glue them together.


I combined a sentiment from both of the stamp sets and stamped it under the tic tac toe board in black ink. I adhered the witch, added some clear sequins and adhered the completed panel to a Grout Gray card base.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using the kit and the Witch Way is the Candy? stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by today and happy shopping!

Witch Way is the Candy?

Hello and welcome back! This month, along with the card kit release, we also have a fun surprise release of the very popular Birdie Brown stamp set and Die-namics, Witch Way to the Candy? that was retired a couple of years ago.

Truth be told, I'm actually not a huge fan of Halloween. But I have always loved the cute images in this stamp set and I couldn't wait to colour them again! :-)


I stamped all of my images onto white card stock with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and then I coloured them in with Copic markers. I decided to use purples on the witch even though I generally have a tough time with purples, and I think I have finally found a colour combination that I love! I used BV29 along with V22, V25 and V28.


I wanted to make the witch fun and playful so I coloured her dress aqua and added white polka dots. Once I had all of the images coloured, I die cut them with the coordinating dies and added them to my card to create a fun Halloween scene.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Stamps blog today for more card ideas using both the August card kit and the return of Witch Way is the Candy. :-)

See you tonight for the release!

August 21, 2017

My Favorite Things August Card Kit Countdown

Hello and welcome back! Today we're kicking off the countdown to the My Favorite Things August card kit reveal and I can't wait to share this one with you! I know I say it every month but this one is definitely a new favourite.

This month's kit is called X's and O's and it is packed full of awesome stuff to make fun tic tac toe themed cards. For my cards today I created both a simple card and a dimensional card with one of the acrylic tic tac toe boards.


I love all of the fun ways you can mix and match all of the stamps, dies and acrylic pieces to create a ton of card designs.  And you don't have to stop there - this card kit is great for creating kids games and fun Valentine's treats! 


You can see the creation of the cards I created in this blog post from start to finish in this week's episode of MFTv on the MFT Stamps YouTube channel. There is also an unboxing of the kit showing a closer look at all of the kit contents.

You can see the full kit reveal and more ideas using it on the MFT blog here.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!


August 08, 2017

My Favorite Things August Release!

Hello and welcome back! The new My Favorite Things August release is now available at mftstamps.com and I can't wait to see what's on everyone must have list. I love this release because there is a little bit of something for everyone! 

For my card today, I created a starry background with the Star Celebration stencil and Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.


Once I created the background, I used the new Written in the Stars stamp set and the new Shining Stars Die-namics to create the bold sentiment on the card. I love the silver sparkle on the large diecut word. :-)


If you would like a closer look at the how-to for this card, you can see me create it from start to finish here in this weeks episode of MFTv. :-)

Make sure to head over to the MFT Stamps blog for more ideas using this months release and a chance to win a GC to My Favorite Things! 

Thanks for stopping by!

August 07, 2017

My Favorite Things August Release Countdown | Day 2

Hello and welcome back to the My Favorite Things August release countdown! We're sharing the new products all week that will be available on Tuesday, August 8th at 9pm EST and today is day 2 of the countdown.
 
For my card today I used the new More Monsters stamp set to create a fun card with polaroid photos.


I stamped all of my monsters on white cardstock with various colours of dye ink and then I cut them out with the polaroid frames.


I added them to a Stone Gray card base and added my sentiment to the bottom of one of the frames.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using this month's release and a closer look at everything we revealed today.
See you tomorrow for more countodwn fun! :-)

August 06, 2017

My Favorite Things August Release Countdown | Day 3

Hello and welcome back to the My Favorite Things August release countdown! We're sharing the new products all week that will be available on Tuesday August 8th at 9pm EST and today is day 3 of the coutndown.

For my card today I used the new Wild About You stamp set to create a clean and simple card featuring a rainbow zebra. :-)


I stamped the zebra with Black Licorice Dye ink and then I used Copic markers to colour in all of his stripes in rainbow colour. I love how fun the line detail is on these adorable safari animals. It makes them a lot of fun to colour!


Once I had him all coloured, I diecut him with the coordinating die and then and adhered him to a white cardstock panel with foam adhesive. I then stamped the sentiment under him and added some die cut hearts for some added detail.

I added Glossy Accents to each of the hearts to give them a raised shiny look and I added some glitter to the zebras stripes with a clear glitter pen.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using this month's release and a closer look at everything we revealed today.

See you tomorrow for more countodwn fun! :-)

August 04, 2017

My Favorite Things August Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the August release countdown from My Favorite Things! I am so excited to share all of the new products this week. I get so excited to hear what you guys love and what's on your must have list! :-)

My favourite from this release without a doubt is the Flamazing stamp set and Die-namics. I love flamingos and the designs in this stamp set are awesome!


I created two cards using this set and used similar colours and design elements. I did change up the overall layout of each card. In addition to the Flamazing stamp set, I also used the new Fab Foliage Die-namics (coming soon!) to create borders on my cards.



Both of my cards today are part of the August release free online class that will be available on release night as both a PDF donload and a video. You'll be able to see how I created both of my cards from start to finish so stay tuned! :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by for Day 5 of the August release countdown! Make sure to check out the MFT Stamps blog for more ideas using the new products that were revealed today.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! :-)

July 27, 2017

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #74

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the newest My Favorite Things Color Challenge. CC #74 features  Purple Rain, Green-Eyed Monster, Factory Green and Grout Gray

Normally I would never think to use these colours together, which is why I love the color challenges so much. They let me explore new colour palettes that I wouldn't have otherwise thought of!

For my card today I created a fun kitchen scene using the Kitschy Kitchen stamp set and the English Brick Wall Stencil for the background.


I stamped out all of the elements from the colours in this week's palette and then I created my little scene over the brick stenciled background. I stamped a sentiment onto a white banner strip in black ink and attached that right under my focal images.


I layered the the finished panel onto a piece of Green-Eyed Monster card stock and then adhered the entire thing onto a Grout Gray card base. I finished it off by adding some clear sequins scattered around the card front.

You can participate in the newest color challenge, by visiting the blog here and sharing a card you've created with this week's colours. I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

July 26, 2017

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch | #343

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the newest Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I love having a sketch to give me creative jump in a card design. It takes all the guesswork out of it and just lets me create!

For my card this week. I kept the general design of the sketch but rather than featuring an oval shape, I created a rainbow rectangle panel instead.

 
I created the inked panel with Distress inks and then I trimmed it down into a panel strip that I could position on the left of card front.

I die cut the large Hugs word and let the white of the card base show though. I completed the sentiment by stamping the secondary sentiment onto a black piece of card stock and white heat embossing it.
 

I finished the card by adding a strip of Black & White patterned paper and a strip of silver glitter card stock to the left of the rainbow panel. I also added some clear sequins for some added dimension.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Challenge blog to share your card based on this week's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

July 25, 2017

All Smiles Card Kit Release!

Hello and welcome back! Tonight I have another card to share using the new All Smiles card kit from My Favorite Things that is officially available now in the MFT Stamps online store! This kit includes two full size stamp sets, 2 Die-namics sets,  and 13 sheets of card stock.

And in case you missed it, we also introduced an innovative way to line up flower stamps and dies. It's called Smart Align and its genius! You can see a video explaining how it works here: https://youtu.be/CC4tU4LeM74

For my card tonight, I decided to put down the flower stamps and focus on the All Smiles stamp set. I decided to create a really soft colour palette of greys and pinks and stamp the entire background with the scripty Smile word.


Once I had the entire background stamped, I added a strip of Insulation Pink card stock to the bottom left area of the card and added my sentiment on top. I stamped the top part and used the Smile dies to create the rest of the sentiment.


I love the soft colours but they are definitely out of my comfort zone. I find it much easier to create with bold, bright colours LOL! ;-)

Make sure to head over to the MFT Blog for more ideas using the All Smiles card kit and don't forget that it's now available while supplies last.

And if that's not all exciting enough, the annual MFT Retirement sale has officially started! You can find a ton of products that are officially retiring for a great price!! Happy shopping! ;-)

My Favorite Things All Smiles Card Kit Countdown

Hello and welcome back! Today we are sharing more cards using the new All Smiles card kit from My Favorite Things that will officially be available tonight at 9pm EST at mftstamps.com! :-)

I went super colourful with my card again and created a bright and cheerful stamped background. I love how great all of the flowers and leaves work together to fill an entire card panel.


I went with super bright colours and started my stamping in one corner of the panel and worked my way towards the other one. The key to stamping an entire background is to make sure that you don't end up with trapped white space, so starting from the corner helps with that.


When I was doing the stamping of the grey dots to fill up the space between the flowers, I accidentally added a line of ink to the panel with the side of my acrylic block that some of the ink had transferred onto. And I didn't realize it until it had happened like three times. So to make it look like it was intended, I added a bunch more ink lines to the entire background. :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. The new card kit will be available tonight at 9pm EST! See you then for the release! :-)

July 24, 2017

My Favorite Things All Smiles Card Kit!

Hello and welcome back! Today were kicking off the two day countdown to the release of the July card kit from My Favorite Things called All Smiles! This kit is so much fun and includes two stamp sets, two Die-namics sets and a bunch of beautiful card stock! :-)

For my card today I created a colourful stamped background with the sentiment in the middle. I was actually attempting to create a masked area in the center of the panel, but it didn't quite work out as planned. You can watch this week's MFTv video to see what happened with it. ;-)


I used a bunch of green and orange/coral inks to do all of the stamping and then I added the sentiment into the center. The sentiment was both stamped and die cut. 


I layered the white sentiment panel onto a piece of Cement Gray card stock cut slightly larger and then adhered it direct to the stamped panel to complete the card.

You can see all of the details for this month's kit at the MFT Stamps blog here. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! :-)

July 20, 2017

My Favorite Things July Blueprints Challenge

Hello and welcome back. Today we're sharing our projects for the newest Blueprints challenge and starting this month, we'd love it if you played along! The Blueprints challenge can now be found on the MFT challenge blog, and you could win a GC to the MFT online store for taking part. :-)

This months challenge is to use the Blueprints dies in creative ways to present a gift card to the recipient. I love making cards that have a hidden gift card element, so I was definitely up for the challenge!


I used the Blueprints 24 set and created the main panel on my card using the stitched rectangle die. I then created a hidden slot under the top panel with the waves, that I could slide the gift card into. The gift card is adhered on the smaller rectangle from the Blueprints set along with one of the mermaids to pull it up. :-)


I used the Interactive Labels stamp set to stamp the word pull on the tab so that the recipient knows to pull it up for a fun surprise. I decorated the rest of the front of the panel with more mermaids from the Mermazing stamp set.


I love creating interactive cards like this! :-)

Make sure to head over to the challenge blog so you can play along with this month's challenge! I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Thanks for stopping by!