Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Favorite Things Cooler With You Card Kit Release!


NOTE:  If you’re looking for my Essentials By Ellen Holiday 2016 Blog Hop project, you can find it HERE.





Hello!!

It’s time – the My Favorite Things Cooler With You Card Kit is available in the MFT Boutique NOW!!  So click HERE through and get yours, and then come back to see my cutie patootie project!  I think you’re really going to like it!

This kit is so stinkin’ fun to play with!  I had ideas up the ying yang – too bad there’s only 24 hours in a day, because that simply wasn’t enough time for me to execute all of those ideas!  But the one idea that really tickled my creativity was this:


Cute, right?!!  For me, this was a scene right out of “Frosty the Snowman”!!  But check this out!!


Aaackkkk!! I added a Chibi Light behind that lamp post, and made it light up!!   I’m telling you, this kit is too fun for words, but you throw in some Chibi Lights and you got yourself a party!!  Here’s how I created my project:

  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. Die cut an A2  image panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the stitched rectangle die from the Blueprints 25 Die-Namics.
  3. Lightly blend some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks at the bottom of the image panel using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.
  4. Using the Snowfall Stencil, apply a coat of Texture Paste to the top portion of the image panel using a palette knife.  Before the paste dries, sprinkle some Warm Diamond Glitter to the paste.  Allow to fully dry – approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Die cut two snow drifts from Smooth White Card Stock using the Hit the Slopes Die-Namics, making sure to cut one slope taller than the other.  Lightly blend some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the taller of the two slopes, towards the bottom of the die cut.  Use the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 25 Die-Namics to die cut the outside edges of the snow drifts.
  6. Stamp the sentiment from the Cooler With You Stamp Set onto the shorter snow drift using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Adhere the snow drifts to the image panel with foam tape.
  7. Stamp the snowman and cardinal from the Cooler With You Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Use the coordinating Cooler With You Die-Namics to die cut the images.  Color the images with Copic Markers.  Adhere the cardinal to the snowman with Multi Medium Matte, and adhere the snowman to the image panel with foam tape.
  8. Die cut the lamp post from Black Licorice Card Stock using the Streetlights Die-Namics.  Position the lamp post on the image panel, and mark the location of the light with a pencil onto the image panel.  Use a 1/8” hole punch to punch a hole for the light to show through.
  9. Lightly blend some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink around the punched hole using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.
  10. Position the image panel on the card base and mark the hole on the card base with a pencil.
  11. Adhere the lamp post to the image panel with foam tape, making sure to position the light just above the hole on the image panel.
  12. Die cut some hearts from Poppy Card Stock using the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-Namics.  Adhere the hearts to the image panel with Multi Medium Matte, positioning one of them at the end of the sentiment.  Coat the hearts with Clear Wink of Stella, and then a coat of Glossy Accents.  Allow to fully dry.
  13. Using the Chibitronics Light Starter Kit, create a simple circuit on the card base, placing a yellow Chibi Light sticker on the spot marked earlier.  (For more specific directions as to how to create a simple circuit, please click HERE for a video that I created!)
  14. Adhere two layers of foam tape to the card base and adhere the image panel.

Boom!  There you go!!  How fun would it be to get this baby in the mail?  It’s a little bit of work, but honestly I’ve found creating these interactive projects to be therapy!!!  And the Cooler With You Card Kit just makes my heart smile!!  Get yours NOW!  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 darling projects that my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration using the Cooler With You Card Kit!  I promise, you won’t be disappointed!!

That’s it for me today, friends.  It’s been super busy here on the bloggo this week, and the fun will continue tomorrow!  So I hope you’ll come back soon!  Thanks for stopping by today – it tickles my heart when you do!



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41 comments:

Abby said...

Great card!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Love the lights!!! Adorable card!!!

Kay said...

The streetlight is great! Such a cute card!

Angela said...

I loved this card the second I saw it. Then, when I saw you could turn the street light on, that made it even more wonderful! Great job on such a sweet and fun card!

Patty said...

Wow, this is absolutely adorable! Love all the details including the light.

Cindy Jorquez said...

So cute and such a fun kit! Love these snowmen! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amber Smith said...

Love your use of the chibi light! The card was super cute with your addition of the lamp post, but the light up option is so much fun! Nicely done!

Annette Snyder said...

This card is absolutely fabulous! Love the light!

Deeps said...

The street light is perfect with this snowman. Love it.

Beverly Perdue said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! So many great details -- the light in the lamp post, the texture snow background, and the warm glow around the light!

scrappergirl56 said...

So cool...LOL...pun intended...have got to get some of those Chibi lights...

Oliev said...

Gorgeous card!

Greta said...

Oh wow--someone is going to squeal with joy when they open this wonderfully crafted card!

Vicki said...

Too adorable for words. I admire the work and effort that went into creating this card. So cute!

Laurie Pickerel said...

Wow - love the lights. I was thinking I really liked the lamppost in this scene and as I paged down I saw that it actually lit up. How cool!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Just love this, it is so adorable!

kristinasartcorner said...

Amaaaaazing!! The streetlight with Chibi...Omg.Fabulous idea! But I Everything on this card.I love coloring,Snow on the backround and ink bleding!! Thanks for sharing!

Stacy said...

Wow! That card has been elevated to the next level :D

Ruth G said...

You really do look like you had a ton of fun creating this one! I hope you can sleep at night (because you sound like you want to craft all day and all night!!!) Thanks so much for sharing your creation and creativity!!! I am smiling from ear to ear!

Geri said...

Definitely too cute for words...but I can't not say anything so will say totally sweet and clever!

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG this card is so cute with the little light.

kerry myers said...

Fabulous card!!! I love the chino lights!!!

Diann Brodnax said...

Absolutely adorable card! Love the addition of the twinkle light! :)

Sue McW said...

Oh my goodness what a cute card. It is adorable with the lamp post, but when the lamp post lights up it is too cute for words.

Amy Ames said...

Karolyn your card is stunning!!! I love everything about it. Your snowman is so sweet! The snowy background is awesome. And the addition of the chibi lights just pushes it right over the top!! Thanks for the inspiration 😊

Linda Carson said...

Get out! How creative and how fun! Wish I was on your Christmas card list!!

Laraine R said...

Sweet card! Love it!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is so cute!! Love it and this new card kit:)

Sue LD said...

Very cute with the light up feature. I also like the hearts and the snow.

Patt H. said...

Wow! what a wonderful card! I love the lighted streetlight! This one is truly awesome!

pajaropr said...

Adorable.....

Marilyn said...

Adorable card. Fantastic kit.

Karen Weingartner said...

Love the light and the dimensional snow and hearts!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love the snowman and the fun lamp post!

Debbie Vasel said...

What a sweet card!
Love the addition of the red hearts.
So perfect!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the cibi lights. they really
add to the scene - though it really
doesn't need anything to beef it up.
It's darling even without the lights.
thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

Wow! Love the way your card lights up.

TK said...

Another chibi light! Love the light-up lamp post! Great scene too.

Judie said...

Awh this is super adorable!!! Love the light!

Elise Smith said...

OMG this is too cute! I love everything about it!

Brenda Fernandez said...

WOw!!!! I love it, one of my favorites, definitely