Sunday, July 23, 2017

My Favorite Things–All Smiles Card Kit Countdown Day 1

Hello everyone!


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We’ve got another incredibly awesome and versatile card kit from My Favorite Things coming your way, and we’re sharing Countdown Day 1 projects with you!!  The All Smiles Card Kit is soooo fun to work with, and will help you bring a smile to someone’s face!


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Today’s project came together so easily!  I knew I wanted to pair the larger solid flower images with some of the filler images.  I also masked off that center area with some Post-It Tape to leave that area open for the sentiment.  Here’s how I created my project:

  1. Trim a 4.25” x 11” card base from No-Line Coloring Card Stock, score at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Trim an A2 panel of No-Line Coloring Card Stock.  Mask off a space near the center of the panel with some Post-It TapeStamp the flowers and leaves from the Plentiful Petals Stamp Set (from the All Smiles Card Kit), using a combination of Peach Bellini Dye Ink, Coral Crush Dye Ink, Sunshine Dye Ink, Summer Splash Dye Ink, Blu Raspberry Dye Ink, Pineapple Dye Ink, and Limelight Dye Ink.
  3. Die cut the outside edge of the image panel with the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 13 Die-Namics.  Carefully remove the Post-It Tape from the image panel and use the stitched line die from the Blueprints 24 Die-Namics to accent the sentiment area.
  4. Die cut the Double the Smiles Die-Namic (from the All Smiles Card Kit), three times from Smooth White Card Stock and once from Black Licorice Card Stock.  Adhere the layers together with Multi Medium Matte, making sure to place the black die cut on top.  Adhere the stacked die cut to the image panel with Multi Medium Matte.
  5. Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam squares.
  6. Apply some Clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment die cut, and then apply a coat of Glossy Accents.  Allow it to almost fully dry.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the All Smiles Stamp Set (from the All Smiles Card Kit) onto a scrap piece of Translucent Vellum using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Use the Slanted Sentiments Die-Namics (the new Free with $60 Purchase dies) to die cut the sentiment.  Carefully place the vellum sentiment over the top of glossy sentiment die cut, and allow it to adhere.
  8. Adhere some Sparkling Clear Sequins to the image panel using Multi Medium Matte.

That’s it!  I feel like these images are so bright and cheery and lend themselves perfectly to creating any style of card design that you like to create!  I've listed and linked 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 super fun projects that my teammates have created!  Remember, that the All Smiles Card Kit will be available for sale on Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PM EDT in the My Favorite Things Online Boutique!


Smooth White Card Stock
Smooth White Card Stock

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Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

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Scor-Buddy
Scor-Buddy

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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

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Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad

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MISTI Creative Corners
MISTI Creative Corners

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Mini MISTI Grid Pad
Mini MISTI Grid Pad

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Foam Squares
Foam Squares

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Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte

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Fineline Glue Bottle
Fineline Glue Bottle

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Post-It Masking Tape
Post-It Masking Tape

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Black Licorice Card Stock
Black Licorice Card Stock

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Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix

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Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents

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Tanto Jewel Picker
Tanto Jewel Picker

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Clear Wink of Stella
Clear Wink of Stella

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Smart Grid Paper Pad
Smart Grid Paper Pad

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All Smiles Card Kit
All Smiles Card Kit

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Blueprints 13
Blueprints 13

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Blueprints 24
Blueprints 24

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No-Line Coloring Card Stock
No-Line Coloring Card Stock

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Peach Bellini Dye Ink
Peach Bellini Dye Ink

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Coral Crush Dye Ink
Coral Crush Dye Ink

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Sunshine Dye Ink
Sunshine Dye Ink

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Pineapple Dye Ink
Pineapple Dye Ink

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Limelight Dye Ink
Limelight Dye Ink

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Blu Raspberry Dye Ink
Blu Raspberry Dye Ink

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Summer Splash Dye Ink
Summer Splash Dye Ink

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Avery Elle–Cool Treats!!

Happy Fri-YAY!!

I’m popping in today to share a super fun project that I created using the Cool Treats Stamps and coordinating dies from Avery Elle!

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PRODUCTS USED:

Cool Treats Stamps
Cool Treats Dies

Burst Dies

Double Pierced Rectangle Dies

New Moon Dye Ink

Strawberry Pigment Ink

Fizz Pigment Ink

Daisy Pigment Ink

Lemon Grass Pigment Ink

Aquamarine Pigment Ink

Honestly, I had such a blast creating this card!!  It came together so quickly, and I actually reunited with my favorite Avery Elle Pigment Inks – oh how I’ve missed you, sweet pigment inks!!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used above.

Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more amazing inspiration from my teammates!  There’s some awesome stuff there!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m off to the Mudhouse Ceramic Paint shop to pick up our last projects with my grandson, and maybe even start new projects!!  We’re headed to Eastern Washington for a wedding on Saturday, so that’ll be fun, too!  I hope you have an awesome weekend – thanks for dropping by today!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Favorite Things–WSC342!

Hello, again!!
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I’m playing along with this week’s My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It’s a super fun sketch, and I had a great time creating with it!
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This is actually a different version of another project that I created for the My Favorite Things Retreat that I was fortunate enough to teach at last month!  I actually ran out of time to share this project with the students, but I revised the original a bit to fit this week’s sketch!  Here’s how I created it:
  1. Trim an A2, vertical, top-folding card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half, and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Mask off the top and bottom of the card base with a low-tack masking material (I used 2” Post-It Tape from my stash) and blend some Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks, overlapping them slightly to create a rainbow effect.  Carefully remove the masking tape.
  3. Die cut an image panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the rectangle die from the Blueprints 16 Die-Namics.
  4. Using a Mini MISTI, stamp the butterfly image from the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set onto the card base using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Without removing the butterfly stamp, remove the card base, and stamp the butterfly onto the image panel in the exact same position as on the card base.  Repeat this process a second time with another butterfly image, first on the card base, and then again on the image panel.  Stamp the sentiment from the You Give Me Butterflies Stamp Set onto the image panel, in the lower left hand corner.
  5. Dry emboss the butterfly image using the coordinating Beautiful Butterflies Die-Namics and an Embossing Pad with a manual die cutting machine, both on the image panel, as well as on the card base.
  6. Using the Stitched Basic Edges 2 Die-Namics, die cut the bottom portion of the image panel; using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics, die cut the upper portion of the image panel.
  7. Adhere the upper and lower portions of the image panel to the card base using foam squares, making sure to align the embossed image on the bottom.
  8. Adhere some black enamel dots.
This is a really fun technique that adds some great dimension and interest to a super fun sketch!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other projects that the rest of the team created using this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  And while you’re there, be sure and link up your own take on this week’s sketch because we’d love to see how it inspires you!  You’ll have the chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from My Favorite Things – BONUS!!
That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m working on some stuff behind the scenes so things are crackin’ in my craft room today!  I so appreciate you spending part of your day here with me, and I hope you’ll drop by again real soon!
PRODUCTS USED:
Smooth White Card Stock
Smooth White Card Stock

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Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

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Scor-Buddy
Scor-Buddy

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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

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Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad

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MISTI Creative Corners
MISTI Creative Corners

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Mini MISTI Grid Pad
Mini MISTI Grid Pad

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Foam Squares
Foam Squares

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Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink

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Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set
Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set

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Beautiful Butterflies Die-Namics
Beautiful Butterflies Die-Namics

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You Give Me Butterflies Stamp Set
You Give Me Butterflies Stamp Set

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Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics
Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics

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Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics
Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics

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Blueprints 16 Die-Namics
Blueprints 16 Die-Namics

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Picked Raspberry
Picked Raspberry

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Embossing Pads
Embossing Pads

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