December 11, 2018

MFT December Release | New Product Launch


Hello and welcome to the December Release New Product Launch! All of the new products we've been sharing for the past five days are available NOW at My Favorite Things!
For my card today I used the new Forever and Owlways stamp set to create a clean and simple card with bright colours.


I created a circle mask with masking paper, and then I added pink and purple distress inks to the center with an ink blending tool. I then stamped, coloured and die cut my images and added them over the circle with both regular adhesive and foam adhesive.


I added the sentiment stamped onto a sentiment strip, and then I completed the card with some aqua enamel hearts and a Blu Raspberry card base.

Thanks so much for joining me for December release launch! Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.
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December 10, 2018

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 1


Hello and welcome to day 1 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 11 at 10am EST.

For my card today I used the Hello, Beautiful stamp set and Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics, along with the new Brilliant Blooms stamp set to create a simple, but colourful floral design.


I stamped out two of the same flower image along with two of the leaf designs and coloured them all in with Copic markers. Pink, aqua and green is a favourite colour combination of mine, so I love being able to combine them on a card design.

Once I had them stamped and coloured I die cut them with the coordinating dies and adhered them to my card front. I then stamped the sentiment onto the sentiment strip and added it over the top with foam adhesive for some added dimension.


I finished the card by adding the finished panel to a Limelight card base and then I added some clear sequins with Stardust Stickles in the centers.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 1 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for the release party!


December 09, 2018

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 2


Hello and welcome to day 2 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 11 at 10am EST.

For my card today I used this new Free with $60 called Best Wishes and paired it with one of the sentiments from the Hello, Beautiful stamp set to create a greeting over a colourful embossed background.

To create the embossed background I used my favourite background stamp called Garden Flourish and stamped it onto a panel with Versamark ink. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then added Distress ink on top.


I finished by adding the finished panel to a Limelight card base.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 2 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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December 08, 2018

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 3


Hello and welcome to day 3 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 11th at 10am EST.

For my card today I used the newest Pure Innocence stamp set called Butterfly Kisses to create an interactive spinner card.


I stamped two of the images and adhered them back to back on a piece of string in an oval window that she can spin in.

Make sure to join me on the MFT YouTube channel on Monday - I'll have a video up sharing the creation of this card from start to finish.
Thanks so much for joining me for Day 3 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

December 07, 2018

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 4


Hello and welcome to day 4 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 11th at 10am EST.

For my card today I used the new Birdie Brown stamp set Friends at First Sip along with the Boutique Die-namics to create a cute little coffee shop scene.

I first created the coffee shop by die-cutting all of the pieces and then I coloured them with Copic markers and adhered them all together. I stamped the sentiment in two parts on the window and then I added the dog and cut off the bottom of him to make it look like her was peeking out from inside the coffee shop.

I coloured the girl second and added some fun rainbow colours to her striped dress and then I assembled the scene onto the card stock panel. I love how these products work so well together.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 4 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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December 06, 2018

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown | Day 5


Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on December 11th at 10am EST.

For my card today I used the new Bold Beautiful Die-namics - I love this die and have so many ideas for using it! I decided to keep it simple today and use just the die cut portion that I cut from a panel of rainbow card stock.

To create the rainbow colours, I first added Distress inks to my panel and then I die cut the word from it. I carefully removed the framed word portion and I adhered it to a white card stock panel that measures 4" x 5 1/4". 

I stamped a secondary from the Hello, Beautiful stamp set onto black card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then adhered it directly over the die cut word.

I adhered the finished panel to a Limelight card base and added a few clear droplets to complete the design.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 5 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!
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November 14, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags - 2018


Hello and welcome back. Today I am taking part in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. 

Once again, MCV is the proud sponsor for today's installment of The 25 Days of Christmas Tags which is hosted by the lovely and talented Tracey McNeely.

We've chosen a theme of Botanicals - trees, mistletoe, holly - any festive greenery works!

I used the My Favorite Things Poinsettia die and went with non-traditional colours. I love the mix of aqua, pink and green. To give it a more wintery feel, I added splatters of white acrylic paint for snow. I love how it looks against the flower petals and leaves.

Make sure to visit Tracey's blog to see more tags from today's sponsor and to enter the giveaway!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

November 13, 2018

MFT November Release | New Product Launch


Hello and welcome to the November Release New Product Launch! All of the new products we've been sharing for the past five days are available NOW at My Favorite Things!
For my card today I used this month's Free with $60 die to create a colourful Christmas design.

I die cut three, of the trees side by side from a white card stock panel and then I layered the panel onto a piece of card stock that I added Distress inks too. I then added a snow hill to the bottom of the design and stamped a sentiment from the Frosty Friends stamp set onto a black card stock strip.

To complete the design, I added a silver sparkle star to the top of each tree, and then I adhered the panel to a Limelight card base.

Thanks so much for joining me for November release party! Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.
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November 11, 2018

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown | Day 2


Hello and welcome to day 2 of the My Favorite Things November Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on November 13 at 10am EST.

For my card today I used the new Get Well Soon Circle Frame Die-namics and paired it with one of the the adorable bear images from the Unbearably Cute stamp set. These little bears are so cute and I thought the worked perfectfor a get well card.
I die cut the Get Well Soon frame from white card stock and then I coloured half of it with Copic markers in rainbow colours, perfect to cheer up anyone's day! I then stamped a sentiment from the Unbearably Cute stamp set onto a sentiment banner and tucked it under the frame.

I stamped the bear with Extreme Black ink and did a bit of colouring on him with gray Copic markers. I didn't want him to have too much colour since I wanted the focus to stay on the sentiment.

I finished the card with an aqua enamel heart on the bears bum (how cute is that?!) and then I added the finished panel to a Blu Raspberry card base.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 2 of the November release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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November 10, 2018

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown | Day 3


Hello and welcome to day 3 of the My Favorite Things November Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on November 13th at 10am EST.

For my card today I used the new Frosty Friends stamp set to create a playful winter scene. I love anything snowman and fell in love with these guys as soon as I saw them - I love how festive and fun they are!


I created the background with Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress inks and then I added water to give it a distressed look.  I stamped and coloured two of the snowmen and as I was adding them to the scene, I thought the guy with the lights kinda of looked like he was juggling LOL! So I went with it and added three presents above him. I love how it looks like the other one is watching him. :)

To complete the card, I stamped the Stay Cool sentiment with black ink onto a white sentiment strip and I added some clear sequins for some added dimension.
Thanks so much for joining me for Day 3 of the November release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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November 09, 2018

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown | Day 4


Hello and welcome to day 4 of the My Favorite Things November Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on November 13th at 10am EST.

For my card today I used the new Birdie Brown stamp set Ready, Set, Snow stamp set along with the new Snowflake Window Die-namis. I love this snowflake die so much - stay tuned for a video Monday sharing more ways to use this awesome design.

To create this card I first created an inked rainbow panel using Distress inks and then I die cut the window from another white card stock panel and layered it on top so the rainbow colours would peek through.

I stamped the snowboarding bear from the Ready, Set, Snow stamp set with Extreme Black ink and coloured him in with Copic markers. I adhered him to the panel with some foam adhesive for added dimension.

I completed the card by adding a sentiment stamped on a white card stock strip, added some clear droplets and then adhered the panel to a Limelight card base.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 4 of the November release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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November 08, 2018

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown | Day 5


Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favorite Things November Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on November 13th at 10am EST.

For my card today I used the new Snow Special stamp set along with the new Sassy Pants Holiday stamp set to create a fun and festive design. :)


I stamped out the 3 penguins using Extreme Black ink and then I coloured them all in with Copic markers. I stamped the middle one first and then I was easily able to line up the ither two to get them centered onto my white card stock panel.




I stamped the sassy sentiment with black under the 3 penguins and then I adhered the finished panel to a Limelight card base.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 5 of the November release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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October 30, 2018

October Hits & Highlights | Merry & Bright


Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the My Favorite Things October Hits & Highlights challenge - the challenge was to use the word MERRY somewhere in the design. 

I decided to go with my favourite colour palette of all (rainbow!) and create a clean and simple card with only a sentiment and no images. I love card designs like this that mainly focus on the greeting and the fun ways you can dress them up.

To create the card, I used the large Merry & Bright greeting from the Handwritten Holiday stamp set but I only stamped the '& bright' part so I could add some die cut letters for the rest of the greeting. The die cut letters were cut from the Little Letters alphabet and I used an asssortment of card stock colours to create a rainbow design.

I finshed the card by die cutting a small heart from the Blueprints 6 set and added it to the end of the sentiment and then I added the finished panel to a Limelight card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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October 16, 2018

MFT & Friends | October 2018


Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the monthly MFT & Friends feature. I love this post each month because it lets us play with the new products, and we get to hang out with friends of MFT and create a long with them!

For my card today I couldn't resist using the new Trio of Trees stamp set again to create another colourful stamped card. I love the geometric look to this set and had a lot of fun coming up with the design for this one.

I started at the top left corner and stamped my Christmas trees in rainbow colours all over the card front. Once I was done with the colour stamping, I added the black trunk detail to some of the trees and also left some of them plain. I love that some of them are just colour without the black detail.

I stamped the sentiment onto a black card stock strip, and then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and gave it a slanted edge, and then I adhered it directly over my Summer Splash tree. 

I added the finished panel to a Summer Splash card base and then and I completed the card with some clear droplets on the card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas from the team and some amazing MFT friends!

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October 10, 2018

My Favorite Things October Release | Just Add Color


Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the My Favorite Things blog called Just Add Color post. The design team will be sharing cards and projects from the newest release that feature coloring in some way.

For my project today, I created a card with the awesome new Cool Christmas stamp set and had fun colouring the images from the set in bright vibrant colours! I then turned it into a winter wonderland!

I stamped all of the images, coloured them in with Copic markers and then die cut them all with the coordinating dies. I love this car full of snowmen... it is so fun and playful! Once I had all of the images coloured, I created the background with Peacock Feathers Distress ink and then added white acrylic paint mixed with water over top for the snow.

I die cut the Open Road die and coloured it in with Copic markers and then I also die cut two snow drifts and added everything to the inked panel. I also added the white acrylic paint over the images and road since the snow would be falling in front of everything and not just behind.

The sentiment is stamped on white card stock and die cut with the Hearts in a Row - Horizontal die and then adhered flat to the card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using the new October release.

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October 09, 2018

My Favorite Things October Release | New Product Launch


Hello and welcome to the October Release New Product Launch! All of the new products we've been sharing for the past five days are available NOW at My Favorite Things! I love holiday and Christmas card making so this is always one of my favourite releases of the year!

For my card today I used the new Tweet Holidays stamp set and paired it with the Birdbath Die-namics to create an adorable outdoor holiday scene with a family of birds send holiday wishes.

I stamped and coloured the three birds and then I diecut them with the coordinating dies. I also stamped and die cut some holly so I could add it to the birdbath for a cute holiday accent.

The birdbath was die cut from white card stock and then I coloured it in with some grey Copic markers. I love to colour in white for die cut elements because it allows me to add shading and dimension with the markers.

I used some green Distress inks to create the winter sky and added white paint (mixed with water) to the background. I then added some Stitched Snow Drifts and stamped the sentiment right on the snow hill. I completed the card with some clear jewels and some white gel pen details.
Thanks so much for joining me for October release party! Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.
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October 07, 2018

My Favorite Things October Release Countdown | Day 2


Hello and welcome to day 2 of the My Favorite Things October Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on October 9th at 10am EDT.

For my card today I used the adorable new Happy Llamadays stamp set and combined it with the Fa la la Die-namics to create a bright and colourful holiday card.

I created the sky area with Distress inks, and then I added snow to the background with white acrylic paint mixed with water. Once it was dry, I added the two snow hills to the bottom that were diecut from the Stitched Snowdrifts Die-namics.

I die cut the Fa la la and adhered a portion of it to the background. I wanted room to add the llama, so I didn't adhere the last to la's in the second and third row. I stamped and coloured the llama with Copic markers and used colours that would match the background scene that I had created.

I adhered the llama onto the snow drifts, and I completed the card with a sentiment stamped on black card stock and some clear sequins sprinkled onto the card front.
Thanks so much for joining me for Day 2 of the October release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you Tuesday for the release party!

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October 06, 2018

My Favorite Things October Release Countdown | Day 3


Hello and welcome to day 3 of the My Favorite Things October Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on October 9th at 10am EDT.

For my card today I used the new Trio of Trees stamp set to create a colourful stamped holiday card. I love stamping multiple of one design to create a larger pattern, and this Christmas Tree was perfect for that.
I used my Misti to stamp the trees so I could line them up perfectly and I used Cotton Candy, Razzleberry, Wild Cherry, Limelight and Summer Splash to do the stamping. This tree has an additional stamp to stamp out the tree trunk, so I did that with black ink on all of them. I love the contrast of the black on the bright colours.

To complete the card, I stamped the Merry & Bright sentiment with black ink under the trees and added some clear droplets to the trees to look like lights.
Thanks so much for joining me for Day 3 of the October release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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October 05, 2018

My Favorite Things October Release Countdown | Day 4


Hello and welcome to day 4 of the My Favorite Things October Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on October 9th at 10am EDT.

For my card today I used the new Birdie Brown stamp set called Secret Santa and created a magical Christmas scene. I love this set so much and am so looking forward to using it on my holiday card designs. 

I stamped all of the images onto white card stock with Extreme Black ink, and then I coloured them in with Copic markers. I tried to use similar colours on all of the images so everything would match nicely. 

I created an inked panel to look like the night sky through the window opening, and then I added the panel with the die cut opening directly over top. The snow on the scene was created with white acrylic paint mixed with water.

I added the sentiment strip peeking out from the window and added some white gel pen details to some of the stamped elements. I completed the card by adding the panel to a red card base and adding a few clear sequins to the design.
Thanks so much for joining me for Day 4 of the October release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

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