Tuesday, August 2, 2016

My Favorite Things–August New Product Launch!

 

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Did you think I fell into a vat of used card stock?!  LOL  I’ve been uber busy with grandkids and deadlines, but I’m so excited that I get to share my first project with the brand spankin’ new release from My Favorite Things!!  It’s a fun one, so I hope you’re ready to be amazed!!

 

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Okay, I’ll be honest.  I’m not really a Halloween girl.  But now that my grandkids are young enough to really get into the fun of costumes and candy and knocking on doors, I’m kind of liking the fun spirit behind this funny holiday.  And I’m ALWAYS in the mood for an interactive card – I figured my grandkids would love this!  This project features the new Grave Situation Stamp Set and coordinating Die-Namics, the Slider Channel Builder Die-Namics, and the sentiment is from the Frightful Friends Stamp Set.  I paired the new products with some previously released products to make this all work!  This is what it looks like when you pull up the white tab at the top:

 

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Eeeek!!  How cute are those little ghosts peeking out from behind the graves?!!  I had so much fun creating this!  Once you figure this all out, the mechanics are super easy to create!  I promise!!  Here’s how I did it!

 

  1. Trim an A2, horizontal, top folding card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 4.25”, fold in half, and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Trim an A2 panel of Smooth White Card Stock.  Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, blend Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks for the sky, and Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, and Picked Raspberry for the sunset.  Use the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics to die cut the stitched outer edge of the image panel.
  3. Die cut the following:
    a.  The hills from Black Licorice and Steel Grey Card Stocks using the dies from the Surf & Turf Die-Namics.  Use the bottom edge of the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics to die cut the sides and bottom of the hills.
    b.  The ghosts and moon from Smooth White Card Stock using the Spooky Scene Die-Namics.
    c.  The bat from Black Licorice Card Stock using the Spooky Scene Die-Namics.
    d.  Die cut three of the u-shaped channels from Smooth White Card Stock using the Slider Channel Builder Die-Namics.  Adhere all three layers together with liquid adhesive.  Use your scissors to snip the bottom u-shape in half, leaving you with two pieces (a left and a right).
    e.  Die cut the slider panel (curved rectangle) from Smooth White Card Stock using the Blueprints 24 Die-Namics.
  4. Stamp the graves from Grave Situation onto Gravel Gray Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Highlight the images using Copic Markers, and die cut them using the Grave Situation Die-Namics.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Frightful Friends Stamp Set onto the black hill using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink.  Heat emboss the sentiment with White Detail Embossing Powder.
  6. Adhere the hills together with small bits foam tape.  Temporarily position the hills and graves onto the card base to get an idea of where they’ll be once permanently adhered to the card base.  Lightly mark where the graves will be with a pencil and set the hills and graves aside.
  7. Using the straight slider channel die from the Surf & Turf Die-Namics, partially die cut three channels from the image panel so that the channels will be completely hidden by the graves.
  8. Assemble the card as follows:
    a.  Use the curved rectangle to position and adhere the two sides of the slider channel to the back of the image panel with liquid adhesive.
    b.  Place the curved rectangle into the slider channel (trim off the bottom of the curved rectangle, as needed) and adhere three of the Slider Elements at the bottom of each of the channel openings using liquid adhesive.
    c.  Adhere each of the ghosts to the tops of Slider Elements with more liquid adhesive.
    d.   Affix foam tape around the edges of the back of the image panel (being careful not to impede the movement of the Slider Elements/ghosts.
    e.  Apply a light coat of liquid adhesive to the two sides of the slider channel.
    f.   Adhere the image panel to the card base.
    g.  Adhere the hills to the image panel with foam tape.
    h.  Adhere the graves to the hills with foam tape, being careful to cover the open channels.

 

It seems complicated, but it really isn’t  – I just use a lot of words to describe an easy process!  LOL  But I’m sooooo  happy with how this turned out!  If I had it to do over again, I probably would have stamped some kind of pattern or sentiment on the slider tab so that it appears when you pull the tab up.  Next time!

 

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Okay, so there you have it!  All of the products that I used are linked below, and the new products are available NOW!!  Click on the graphic above to be taken to the new products in the My Favorite Things Online Boutique!  And be sure and click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other inspiring projects created by my teammates!!  I promise you you’ll be amazed!!  Plus, there are prizes to be won – BONUS!!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ll be back soon with more crafty goodness!  Until then, have a great day!!

 

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99 comments:

Abby said...

Nice card.

Sherry Rose said...

Awesommmme! Thank you SO much for taking the time to write out how you made it! Love, love, LOVE this!

McStamper said...

Great background.

Laraine R said...

Awesome card!

KirstenNB said...

Those ghosts are just too fun popping up from behind! Great directions, too!

BeverlyBL said...

I love your pop up ghosts. Perfect. Thanks for the directions.

Jo Heffner said...

The popping ghosts just make this card adorable!!! Such a fun card!

Wahnita Hammond said...

What an incredible background!!! The Grave Situation stamp & die set is super fun! You have created such a fun Halloween card :)

Peg in CR said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your sky! And the ghosts coming out from behind the grave stones is so creative!!

Ro Love said...

The sunset is amazing! Wow ur super awesome!

Mich C said...

Wow! The scene is simply brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous halloween card, love it.

Trina P. said...

Like the blended background and the slide channel element.

Eva Jura said...

How fun interactive card :-) Your background as well as the whole card is beautiful.

MTPatB said...

I love, love, love this card. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the instructions. I plan to make these this Halloween.

Sandy Small said...

The card with ghosts coming out from behind the tombstones is so cute! Thanks for explaining how you achieved it!

Colleen Howell said...

Great card and love that sunset, such pretty colors

loulou said...

Your card is totally awesome. I love the fantastic colouring, design and great surprise element. Thankyou for sharing the detail of how you created it.

Birgit said...

What a fabulous card!!! I just love the sayings on these stones.

Arianna Barbara said...

Such a funny card!!!

Kelli S. said...

This is one cool card. Love the interactive element and the blended background is awesome!

Brenda said...

Wow. Great card. Thans for the tutorial. X Brenda

Brenda said...

Wow. Great card. Thans for the tutorial. X Brenda

Tinkerbeth said...

I wish you would send this card to me! I'm not young, or knocking on doors this Halloween, but your card is so much fun! I guess I'll have to use your instructions to make a card of my own! Thanks for writing them out!

Susan. w said...

You have made my day! It is amazing when the grandkids are around they bring out the child in all of us! Have fun! Superb interactive card, more fun to create. Thanks for the kindness of sharing instructions.

Bev Karolak said...

Awesome card! Love your background! :-)

Cindy said...

Great card!

scrappergirl56 said...

So love your pop-up ghosts...such fun...I LOVE Halloween...such a fun, silly holiday...

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Totally awesome card- beyond gorgeous sunset brings forth the ghosts!

Marsha Stehle said...

Fantastic card! Love the pop up ghosts!!

$mart Girl said...

Super cute! Thank you for sharing!!

SabineV said...

Fantastic card! I love how you had the ghosts pop like that!

Diann Brodnax said...

So much fun! I love this card and the interaction! :)

House Chef said...

You did a great job with this card. The colors you chose were perfect. The background was spooky and serious at the bottom and lightening up at the top. FUN FUN FUN!

Susie Sonnier said...

HAHAHHA great stamp set

joy said...

Fabulous card! The kids will love this design.

wendy said...

Really fab card love the background

cm said...

I'm an avid fan of Halloween-themed images (only cute ones, though!), so your card has planted a smile alllll over my face! Love it!
~carol

Geri said...

Spook-tacular!!! I had no idea that MFT had a slider die! Definitely will be checking that out ASAP! Fabulously fun card - AMAZING shading on your dusk sky!

Unknown said...

Thanks for all your ideas. Great cards.

Natasha said...

What a fun card! Love the blended background and the ghosts popped up!

Miranda's Place said...

I'm also not so much a Halloween girl, but your card is great!

Linda Carson said...

Your pop up ghosts are cute and so creative! Thanks for the step by step instructions!!

ScrappyTeacher said...

Super cute Halloween card!

Christine Canfield said...

halloween cards have a special place in my heart, because it was this time last year that i really got into papercrafting for the first time!

Diane Phillips said...

great Halloween card, too cute!

Katherine K :) said...

Fabulous Halloween card! Love your ink blending and your design is just perfect!

Karen B. said...

Love the inking here for this fun card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic interactive card. Love the scene... the colors... the sky is especially amazing!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Ooooh love the spooky background on this fun card:)

Sue D said...

Very cool--love the interactive feature.

Lady Fair said...

Wow, awesome card! Love the interaction with the ghosts, so spooky!

Rosemary said...

what a fun card!!

Linda M said...

Super fun card!

Pat McCleary said...

I have a grandson this card would be perfect for.

Melynn Long said...

UNREAL! Love the pop up ghosts!!!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I love this! Beautiful background and aren't those FUN names on the headstones lol

Nikki said...

Fabulous card. Love the ghosts.

eemel said...

The background is so pretty!

DonnaB said...

Love the way you have the ghosts "pop up"!

Heather said...

I have to say, I don't do Halloween either. BUT, I love how you made those adorable little ghosties pop out from behind the tombstones. Very cute.

Martha said...

Karolyn, what a fun card.

Beckie Williams said...

OK the floating ghosts are adorable. I am bookmarking your directions so can attempt this wonderful creation!!

Sue Maguire said...

Fabulous card! I love the ghosts popping out. Your background is stunning.

Shirley N said...

Great Halloween design, love your background colors!

Marilyn said...

Your card is so fun.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Interesting card.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Such fun gravestone puns. Delightful card.

Susan said...

The colors of this card are stunning!

Craftyfield said...

Clever use of the Channel Slider die!

Sue McRae said...

What a fun surprise to discover the slider element!

Kathy A. said...

Great card! I love the colors you used!

Judie said...

Creepy and colourful! Love it! The ghosts are too cute!

Karen Weingartner said...

Fun card- that background is amazing!

Claudia said...

Fantastic card!

Patt H. said...

This one is soooo cute! I love those little ghosties peeking out!

Miriam Prantner said...

The pop up ghosts are too fun and that inking is fantastic!

Megan Harp said...

I'm not usually a big Halloween fan, but am getting more excited after seeing all the amazing talent! This card has to be one of my top favorites EVER! It's awesome!

Maureen Jones said...

Super cute and very clever too!

Mary C said...

OMG, I am loving the Peek a boo ghosts . I am not a Halloween person either, but your card is adorable.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is so fun!!!!

byAnnette said...

Neat Card!

Amy C. said...

Cool and creepy! Great new Halloween products.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous card! Love the sky colors and the Grave Situation stamps and dies! So fun with the ghosts popping up!

Greta said...

I'm not a Halloween girl, either, but your card is really cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fantastic design!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the play on words in the sentiments.
The coloring in the background is fantastic.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

Sheri Elmont said...

Oh my! That is so cute!

Deeps said...

I would love to see a video of how you made the slider. Love your card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous inked sky and great use of the images.

Erin said...

Such a fun card!

Jess K said...

cute card, love how you have the ghosts peeking out!!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release and your AMAZING Card!! So FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Annette Snyder said...

Fabulous card! I love the background!

Kate B said...

Wow, what a great card! I was admiring the sunset background, and then I saw those ghost popping up. Great design!!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Spooky card! Great background.

Tracy Boyd said...

Great job on this card! I like the slider ghosts! Too cute!

Tracy Boyd said...

Great job on this card! I like the slider ghosts! Too cute!

Michelle Connors said...

Love how the ghosts appear using the slider

 
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