Friday, December 6, 2019

My Favorite Things - December Release Countdown Day 4!


Hello again!


I'm back again with another project featuring more of the December Release products!  Today's project features several - the Smile Maker Stamp Set, the Big Smile Die-Namics, and the A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics.  I was immediately inspired to create a round card, and add a rainbow.  Because rainbows always make me smile.


Now, I'm not gonna lie - I struggle with making non-A2 shaped cards.  But this was absolutely the perfect time to step outside my comfort zone and just go for it today!  So I used the A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics (I used the third from the largest in the set) to die cut a card base (I die cut it on a folded square card base and placed the die so as to leave a small crease at the top), and then another one to adhere to the front of the card to make it completely round and symmetrical.  I die cut the rainbow from glitter card stock (colors listed below) and adhered the different colors to some printer paper and trimmed it out with my scissors.  I die cut the cloud outlines from Smooth White Card Stock and adhered the outlines to some vellum.  I trimmed around the outside edge of the outlines to make the transparent clouds that I used at the base of the rainbow.  I die cut the Big Smile DieNamics from Smooth White Card Stock three times, and once from Black Licorice, and adhered the layers together with liquid glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Smile Maker Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock with Black Licorice ink and die cut it using the Skinny Strips Die-Namics.  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below (although the links to the new December products will not be live until the release!)

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other outstanding projects that my teammates have created for you! And while you''re there, be sure and leave some love along the way every day of the countdown for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! All of the December Release Products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST!

That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be back on Sunday with another December Release project, so I sure do hope you'll come back then to check it out! Have an awesome day!

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

My Favorite Things - Let the Countdown to the December Release Begin!


Hello all!


I'm so excited to start the countdown to the December Release, because have we got some awesome new stuff for you in the next several days!  Today's project features the new Birdie Brown Magical Friends Stamp Set and matching dies! Oh my this is a super cute set to work with, and I knew when I saw it that I wanted to make one of the dragons fly using the Launch Party Die-Namics!


It took some finagling, but I finally figured out how to make the dragon look like he's flying with his special friend, and as I pull the pull tab to the right, a thought bubble pops up from the bottom and swings left so that it lands above the head of the dragon's adorable passenger!


Isn't that so stinkin' fun?!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below (although the links to the December products won't be live until the release).  I'll be creating a process video to show you how I created this project later on this month, so please stay tuned!

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other brilliant projects that my amazing teammates have created for you! And while you're there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  All of the December release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Please be sure and drop by again tomorrow for another project featuring more of the December release products!  Until then, have a great day!

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Friday, November 29, 2019

My Favorite Things - You Spin Me 'Round Interactive Card & Process Video!


Hello friends!

I'm popping in quickly today to share another interactive card and process video with you!  Ever since MFT released the Turntable Die-Namics, I've been determined to figure out a pull tab mechanism to make the record spin 360 degrees!  And I'm thrilled to little bits to tell you that I did it and can't wait to share it with you all! Here's a quick still shot of my project!



And here's a quick action shot!


Please click on the graphic below to see my complete process video!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (and in the video description box on the MFT YouTube Channel)!  Please let me know if you have any questions about what I did!  I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating!



Hope my US friends had a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday! Thanks so much for stopping by today - I sure am grateful for you all and the time that you spend here on my blog!  I'll be back very soon with more crafty goodness!!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch #464!


Hello again!


I'm back today to share a project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It's a beautiful sketch that lends itself to so many options!  I used the Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set and the Basic Shapes: Circle Stencil to create the focal images, and I used the Bitty Holiday Wishes Stamp Set for the sentiment.  Here's this week's sketch:


And here's my interpretation of this week's sketch:


So I really wanted to do more of a soft, non-traditional holiday color scheme.  So I heat embossed the three snowflake images with clear embossing powder, and then used the circle apertures in the stencil to ink blend some Summer Splash, Razzle Berry and Grape Jelly Dye Inks over the top of the embossed images.  The sentiment was stamped with Summer Splash Dye Ink and die cut using the Skinny Strips Die-Namics.  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other beautiful projects that my teammates have created to inspire you!  While you're there, why not link up your own interpretation of this week's sketch for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree at the MFT Online Boutique! It's a random draw, so you've really got nothing to lose!

That's it for me today!  I'll be back soon with more crafty inspiration!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

My Favorite Things - November Vault Release Day! PRODUCTS AVAILABLE NOW!


Hello everyone!


Today's the day for the November Vault Release, and there are some REALLY fun products that have been brought back for your stamping enjoyment!  My project features the A La Modes Cheers Stamp Set and coordinating Die-Namics.  I've paired them with the Wine Tag Die-Namics and the Snowy Hillside Die-Namics, as well as the Cheers Die-Namics to create a super easy holiday hostess gift presentation!


I found that festive insulated wine glass at the Dollar Spot at Target, and was inspired to create a wine bottle tag to go along with it!  Notice how I made that sweet flute holding cutie into Santa's helper by adding fur at the bottom and top of her dress, and adding an inked belt?  I love creating something unexpected with my stamps and dies.  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below, for your convenience.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other darling projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration using all of the products from this month's Vault Release - again, all of these products are available for purchase TODAY and can be found HEREBe sure and leave a comment on the MFT Design Blog to be eligible for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree to the MFT Online Boutique!

That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be back soon with more crafty stuff for you! Until then, thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

My Favorite Things - November Birthday Project Challenge!


Hello friends!

This one of my most favorite challenges of all the challenges that MFT has to help inspire your creativity!  And this month's Birthday Challenge is no exception!  This month we're challenged to create a birthday design that includes a shaker or slider element.  For this, I couldn't resist pulling out the new Snow Buddies Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  I used a sentiment from the Ready, Set Snow Stamp Set, which was perfect for my project!


So, you know I had to pull out my fave Double Slider Loop Slots Die-Namics to create a slider element.  And I'm obsessive about hiding as much of the mechanism as I can.  So, I adhered a small magnet to the acetate loop and on the back of the image to move that adorable little dachshund back and forth like he's sliding across the snow bank. Here's what it looks like when I pull the pull tab.


And here's a video action shot as I pull the tab back and forth.


I'm so excited about how this turned out (I was inspired to use the magnet by my teammate, Laura - she's so amazingly clever!) and can't wait to use magnets in some of my future projects!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other outstanding projects that my teammates have created for this month's Birthday Challenge!  And while you're there, why not link up your own slider or shaker element birthday project of your own! If you do, you'll be eligible to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!

That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be back again next week with more crafty stuff!  Thanks for stopping by today, and until next time, have a great day!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch #463!


Hello!


I'm popping in today to share my project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It's spectacularly clean and simple, which is my spirit animal!  Here's this week's Sketch:


And here's my very literal take on this week's sketch!


Now you all know that I love to deviate from a sketch challenge. But in the case of today's sketch, it spoke to me in such a literal way that I just had to follow the rules - for a change! LOL I also had not had a chance to use the new Impressive Snowflake Hot Foil Die - and I must say, that I can see myself getting very addicted to these hot foil dies!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other stunning takes on this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  And while you're there, why not link up your own take on this week's sketch for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique.  What're you waiting for - add a card to your holiday card stash and link it up for your chance to win! You've got nothing to lose!

That's it for me today, friends!  I sure do appreciate you stopping by today, and I hope you'll do it again real soon as I'll have more crafty stuff for you tomorrow - please come back!

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