Wednesday, April 1, 2020

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #483!


Hello again!


I'm popping in today to share a project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It's a lovely sketch, and lends itself perfectly to my favorite kind of design - clean and simple, with a little bit of graphic thrown in for good measure!  Here's this week's sketch:


And here's my interpretation of the sketch:


I used the Gift Tag Die-Namics to create the dome-shaped aperture from a 4" x 5.25" Smooth White panel.  I adhered some rainbow-order strips (colors listed below) that I created using the Straight-Up Rainbow Die-Namics onto the card base so that they aligned towards the left side of the aperture.  I die cut the Scripty Smile Die-Namics, three times from Smooth White and once from Black Licorice card stock, and I adhered the layers together with a glue pen.  I die cut some of the flowers, stems and leaves from Smooth White using the Stitched Garden 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 fabulous projects that my fellow teammates have created for this week's Sketch ChallengeAnd while you're there, why not link up your own take on this week's Sketch Challenge for a chance to win $50 MFT Bucks to be used at the MFT Online Boutique! It's a random draw, so everyone that plays has a chance to win!

That'll do it for me today, folks!  I'll be back very soon with more crafty stuff.  Until then, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Friday, March 27, 2020

My Favorite Things - A New Interactive Card & Process Video!


Hello friends!

I'm back today to give you a little peek of the project I created for my monthly interactive card process video! I paired the adorable Flower Fairies Stamp Set with the Planted Blooms Die-Namics and made them come alive with the Launch Party Die-Namics! Here's a sneak peek:


And here's what happens when I tug on the pull tab:


The movement of the fairy and the sweet speech bubble message are just two of the fun things that I love about this card! It's an easy process, so I'd be tickled pink if you'd take the time to watch my video on the MFT YouTube Channel.  You can find it by clicking on the graphic below.


I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used for my project below. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to leave me a comment on the video, and I'll do my best to answer all of your questions!

Have a great weekend! I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #482!


Hello friends!


As promised, I'm back today to share a project that was inspired by this week's Sketch Challenge!  It's a super creative design, with oodles of options for the components!  I chose to use the recently re-released Undeniable Chemistry Stamp Set and the Chemistry Set Die-Namics, and made a shaker card with them!  Here's this week's sketch:


And here's my answer to the sketch:


I love looking at a sketch and squinting my eyes to see what else I see besides what's in the sketch prompt!  I saw the chemistry beakers, and the sentiment was a perfect fit!  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 spectacular projects that my brilliant teammates have created for you using this week's Sketch ChallengeAnd while you're there, why not link up a project of your own using this week's sketch for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique! It's a random draw, so anyone that plays along has a chance to win!

That's it for me today, friends!  I'll be back in a few days with a new interactive card and process video!  Thanks so much for stopping by today - it truly means the world to me that you did! Hope to see you back here again, soon - and until then, have a great day!

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Monday, March 23, 2020

My Favorite Things - Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit Inspiration!


Hello again!


I'm back again today to share one more project that I created using this month's Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit! I'm telling you, this kit inspires so many fun and creative designs! And I really like how this one turned out!




I used the Cupcake and Sprinkles Dies (included in the kit) to die cut the cupcake wrapper, the sprinkles, and the aperture in the center of the card base.  I used the A2 Rectangle Frame Die-Namics to die cut the green polka dot pattern from the Candy Land 6 x 6 Paper Pack, and I popped that off the card base with foam squares.  I did a bit of stamp surgery and used my scissors to cut apart the sentiment from the Sugar-Coated Sentiments Stamp Set (included in the kit), and I stamped the first portion of the sentiment onto some Lavender Fields card stock using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I die cut it using the Skinny Strips Die-Namics, and I used a white gel pen to add the ellipses at the end. I adhered the cupcake wrapper to the front using some foam squares, and added some enamel dots for movement!  Here's a picture of what the inside of the card looks like:



I used the inside of the green polka dot die cut from the A2 Rectangle Frame die cut as my image panel.  I used the icing die from the Cupcake and Sprinkles Dies to die cut the same aperture as I did on the front of the card.  I positioned the polka dot panel onto the inside card base, traced the inside of the icing with my pencil, and used that area to adhere the sprinkles that I die cut from Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry and Lavender Fields card stock and a glue pen.  I applied tape runner adhesive to the back of the polka dot panel and adhered the cupcake pouch (20 pouches are included in the kit) through the aperture. I added some white sprinkles to the inside of the pouch and sealed it with a 2" x 2" piece of acetate.  I placed the assembled cupcake pouch through the aperture of the front of the card, and closed the card to assure perfect positioning on the inside of the card.  I stamped the second portion of the sentiment onto Lavender Fields card stock with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, heat embossed it with white embossing powder, and die cut it using the Fishtail Flag Trio Die-Namics.  I haven't decorated the inside of a card in so long, and I love the peek-a-boo effect that this technique provides!  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 super cute projects that my fellow teammates have created for your inspiration using the Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit! And don't forget to leave a comment along the way for your chance to win a $25 shopping spree to the MFT Online Boutique! You can grab your kit by clicking on the graphic below!


That'll do it for me today, kids!  I'll be back on Wednesday with a Sketch Challenge Card.  Until then, thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

My Favorite Things - Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit Release!


Hello stampy friends!


I'm popping in today to share my first project using the components from this month's Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit!  Oh my word, this kit is AH-MAZING!! My head actually exploded with ideas to create with this kit, and I feel like you all are going to love it as much as I do!


I decided to make what I call an Interlocking Tri-fold Card.  It's super easy to create.  I just scored an 4.25" x 11" Smooth White card base at 3.5" from the left short edge, and then flipped it around to score at 2", so that when I crease the folds, I have an A2 sized card that folds and meets in the middle! Then I die cut two of the Inside & Out Stitched Circle dies four times to create the white center pieces (I die cut it twice from Smooth White) and the Razzle Berry outside circle frames (I die cut it twice from Razzle Berry).  There's actually a lot of die cutting going on with this project! LOL I was able to also make it a shaker card because I die cut the frosting portion of the Cupcake and Sprinkles dies (included in the Kit) from Cotton Candy CS, and also from one of the white centers that I previously created. I die cut the sprinkles on the frosting from Lavender Fields, Razzle Berry and Blu Raspberry and adhered them to the frosting with my glue pen. Then I die cut the cupcake wrapper (again using the Cupcake and Sprinkles dies) from the bold striped paper from the Sweet Stack 6 x 6 Paper Pack!  I adhered the circle frames to the bottom flap of the card with tape runner adhesive. This helped me position the inner pieces.  I added some real spinkles to one of the cupcake pouches (20 are included in the kit) and sealed the two inner pieces to the upper flap. I filmed a video many moons ago showing this technique and you can find it HERE. For the sentiment, I used the FREE with $60 Hey There, Cupcake Die-Namics! I've listed and linked all of the MFT Products that I used below.  Here's a side view of the card to show you how the two flap fit perfectly together!



And I just realized I have no stamping on this project! I'll say it again, this kit is to die for and super fun to play with!  You can purchase it NOW by clicking on the graphic below!!


Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my fellow teammates have created using this month's card kit! And while you're there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $25 shopping spree to the MFT Online Boutique!

That'll do it for me today, friends!  I'll be back again tomorrow with two more projects using this month's kit! So I sure hope that you'll come back and check them out! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you're having a great day!

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

My Favorite Things - March Birthday Project Challenge!


Hello friends!


I'm so excited to be popping in today to share the design that I created for this month's Birthday Project Challenge! And this month's challenge was really fun and provided me with an opportunity to play with a previously released stamp set that I hadn't had a chance to use yet! And I had so much fun playing with it!


I used the gorgeous Rose Garden Stamp Set to stamp out the largest image from the set using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped it somewhat off the edge of the Razzle Berry card base.  Then I stamped the image again onto a white panel using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and I die cut a portion of that out using the Tall Snow Globe Die-Namics (I love using holiday product for non-holiday purposes!), knowing that I wanted the design on the tag to align with the image on the card base.  I die cut out another tag from vellum and I adhered the two tags together with a foam square placed on the single rose image. I stamped the single rose image from the Rose Garden Stamp Set, colored it with my Copics, and die cut it using the coordinating die.  I aligned it onto the vellum and adhered it in place with a foam square.  I used the You Impress Me Hot Foil Die to emboss and transfer some heat transfer foil to a Smooth White panel.  I used the All About You Die-Namics to cut that word out!  I stamped a sentiment from the All About You Stamp Set using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink onto Black Licorice Card Stock and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then I die cut it using the Skinny Strips Die-Namics.  I adhered both the foiled word and the sentiment strip with foam squares, and adhered some enamel dots for embellishment and balance.  I've listed and linked all of the MFT products below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other outstanding birthday cards that my fellow teammates have created for your inspiration! And while you're there, why not link up your own take on this month's Birthday Project Challenge for your chance to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the MFT Online Boutique! It's a random draw, so everyone has a chance to win!

That'll do it for me today, my friends! I'll be back this weekend to share my first project for this month's card kit - and I KNOW you're going to want to be here for that because the new kit is AMAZING! Thanks for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

My Favorite Things - March Release MFT & Friends!


Hola!


I'm back and thrilled to little bits to finally be able to say that the March Release products are available for you to purchase RIGHT NOW! But before you go shopping, how about one more March Release project?!  Let me start by saying, I love a clean and graphic card alllllll day long.  Like they just turn my crank!  So when it came to designing something for today's post, I knew that I HAD to do something with the new Foiled Frames Hot Foil Dies and the Birthday Wishes Hot Foil Die.  The shape and shine of the foil lend themselves perfectly to a graphic design.


And this is what I came up with!  I'll be honest - I moved things around at every single angle and perspective and finally decided on this configuration.  And I have to say, I'm pretty excited about the final outcome! I used the Blueprints 33 Die-Namics to die cut the sentiment, and I used the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 to die cut the outer edge of the main panel.  I have to say that I had soooo much fun working with the new foil dies!  I will most definitely be using these OFTEN!  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 fellow teammates and some of our friends have created for you using the products from the March Release! And be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Store! All of the March release products are available for purchase now and can be found by clicking on the graphic below.


That's going to do it for me today, folks!  I'll be back soon with more crafty goodness soon.  So until then, thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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