Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Favorite Things–Sensational Stitched Flowers Card Kit Release!

 

Yay!

 

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It’s time!!  The My Favorite Things August Card Kit is available in the MFT Boutique NOW!!  Click on through to get your kit, and then come back to check out my project – I’ll wait!  LOL

 

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Okay, I went with the “out of the box” interpretation of the kit, again.  I love a black, white, red and gray color palette.  I just think it’s so sophisticated.  And it really draws attention to the stitched details of those flowers and leaves.  I paired the Sensational Stitched Flowers dies and the All Occasion Sentiments, both from the August Kit, with the Flop Card Circle Die-Namics and the Stitched Circle Frame Die-Namics.  Here’s what the card looks like inside.

 

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Fun, right?!!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other incredible projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  I promise you won’t be disappointed!!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I can’t wait to see what you create with your Sensational Stitched Flowers Card Kit!!  Have a great day!

 

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Monday, August 22, 2016

My Favorite Things–August Card Kit Day 2–Sensational Stitched Flowers!

 

Hello friends!

 

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I’m popping in today to share a project that I created using the My Favorite Things August Card Kit – Sensational Stitched Flowers.  My teammates and I are sharing projects today pairing items from the Card Kit with other current MFT product – “out of the box.”  The Card Kit will be available for sale in the MFT Online Boutique on August 23rd at 10:00 PM EDT!  Here’s my “out of the box” take on the kit!

 

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Okay, so the stitched detail in these flowers and leaves is amazing!  Honestly they stand on their own without much more!  But I thought it’d be fun to do a bit of ink blending to add some extra pizzazz!  I paired those awesome flowers with a word die cut that y’all be getting for FREE when you purchase the new kit!!  BONUS!!  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  1. Trim an A2, vertical, top-folding card base from Smooth White Card Stock. Score at 5.5”, fold in half, and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Trim a 1.5” x 5.5” strip of black and white striped pattern paper from the Rainbow Stripes 6 x 6 Paper PadAdhere it to the card base.
  3. Die cut an image strip from Smooth White Card Stock using the stitched rectangle die contained in the Blueprints 23 Die-Namics.  Adhere it to the card base with foam tape.
  4. Trim an A2 panel from Smooth White Card Stock.  Blend some Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers Distress inks onto the panel using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Use the Sensational Stitched Flowers dies to die cut several of the flowers, centers and leaves.  Assemble the flowers and leaves, and adhere them to the image panel using foam tape.  Adhere black enamel dots to the centers of the flowers.
  5. Die cut the word “thanks” four times from Black Licorice Card Stock using the Thanks Die-Namics (free die with purchase of Kit!).  Adhere the layers together with Matte Medium.  Adhere the layered die cut to the image panel using foam tape and more Matte Medium.  Apply a coat of Clear Wink of Stella, and then a coat of Glossy Accents – allow to fully dry. 
  6. Arrange and adhere some Sparkling Clear Sequins to the image panel using Matte Medium.

 

There you go – super easy, fast and packs a bold punch with those vibrant flowers against the white background!  I’m pretty much in love with those flowers!!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other “out of the box” designs that my fellow teammates have created for your inspiration!  I know you’re going to be amazed!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another project featuring the Sensational Stitched Flowers Card Kit!!  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by today – I am ever so grateful when you do!!  Have a great day!

 

PRODUCTS USED (the link for the Card Kit won’t be active until 8/23/16 at 10:00 PM EDT):

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Favorite Things/Chibi Lights Collaboration!


Hello friends!

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The My Favorite Things Design Team is sharing some super fun and creative projects featuring the Chibi Lights Starter Kit!  This is Day 1 of FOUR days of awesome Chibi Lights/My Favorite Things projects to come!  If you haven’t seen these amazing little kits, you’re in for a real treat!  I had a blast making this project, and can’t wait to share it with you!

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Now before you get all worked up about using the Chibi Lights, I will tell you that I created a little video that is being shared over at the My Favorite Things Design Blog!  I share tips and tricks to help you in making your own Chibi Lights projects!  They’re super easy to work with, and result in an amazing wow factor that will blow your friends’ minds!!  Here’s what my project looks like all lit up!
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I placed the battery connection in the lower left corner of my card.  My thought was that the recipient would grab the left corner when they  open it, resulting in lighting up the tent.  Surprise!!  I just giggle every single time that tent lights up.  It’s the ultimate in interactive cards, which of course just makes me giddy!

And here’s a still photo of what the circuit looks like “behind the scenes,” (as well as the page in the Chibi Lights booklet that shows how to create a “simple circuit.”  The booklet is included in the Chibi Lights Starter Kit, along with the copper tape, the batteries, and the lights!)  It ain’t pretty, but it’s functional!! 

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Again, I share the step-by-step instructions for creating this simple circuit in the video  being shared on the My Favorite Things Design Blog and on You Tube.  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other incredible projects that my sweet teammates have created!  I hope you love playing with them as much as we did!  All of the products that I used are linked below and can be found in the My Favorite Things Boutique!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today – I sure do appreciate it when you do!  I’ll be back soon with more crafty goodness!  Until then, have a great day!!

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