Sunday, March 24, 2019

My Favorite Things–March Card Kit Day 1!


Hello my friends!!




I am soooo happy to be here today to share some super fun projects that I created using this month’s Kit!!  And when I say Kit, I don’t mean a card kit – we have something even more fun in store for you this month!!  If you follow social media and Pinterest at all, you are aware that DIY Party Planning is a HUGE thing!!  Like you can’t just take your kids to Chuck-E-Cheese for their birthday and like we could back in the day!!  So many people go ALL out for their kids’ birthday parties!  And never mind birthday parties, any kind of event planning has been taken to a whole new level!! Well, friends, we’re here to help you and to inspire you to think beyond the simple party and event planning!!  This month’s kit includes a Treat Bag Topper Die-Namic that is an “all-in-one pass” topper that will take your parties and gift giving from blah to BAM! – and it’s super EASY!!  You just use the other stamps and dies that you already have on hand to tie the whole thing together – and then throw in your favorite treats and/or gifts! It’s just that easy!  Today, I have two projects to share with you that I hope you’re going to love, and will set you on your way to creating your own Treat Bag Toppers!





Okay, so my first project was created with my grandson in mind.  He is obsessed with Pokemon!  So, I thought it’d be fun to create a little party favor that he could give to his friends for his 7th Birthday Party!!  I die cut the Treat Bag Topper Die three times – once from Smooth White Card Stock, once from Poppy Card Stock and once from Black Licorice Card Stock.  I used the white one as the base, and then I trimmed the red one down the middle horizontally, and adhered the two together with tape runner.  Then I used the Stitched Basic Edges 2 Die-Namics to die cut a black stitched strip and the Inside & Out Stitched Circle Die-Namics to create the center circle element.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Essential Sentiments Stamp Set using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and die cut some letters from Black Licorice, Poppy and Lemon Drop Card Stock using the Bottlecap Letters Die-Namics to personalize it for my grandson’s party guests!  And in anticipation of this kit release, I’ve been scouring the aisles of the Target Dollar Spot and the Dollar Store for all kinds of fun goodies to fill the bags!!  I found some Pokemon Pens, trading cards and erasers that fit the clear cellophane bag!!  I stapled the Treat Bag Topper to the bag using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (stapler) just to hold it in place, and then secured the front of the Treat Bag Topper to the bag using 1/4” double-sided tape.  It’s that easy!!





My second project was created for something other than a party or event.  Like I said, I’d been scouring the aisles of the Dollar Store and Dollar Spot for items, and it occurred to me that it would be so fun to create a “get well” bag for a sick friend.  I included a package of tissues, some cough drops, lip balm, Airborne Vitamin C, two different kinds of tea bags and some hand sanitizer!  It all fit perfectly inside the Gusseted Cellophane bag that’s included in the kit!!  The topper was created by die cutting the Treat Bag Topper Die-Namic from Limelight Card Stock.  When you die cut it, it cuts and scores everything you need – you just fold it in half on the provided score lines!  I used the Feel Better Stamp Set and the Essential Sentiments Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  I stamped and die cut the pill bottles from Smooth White Card Stock using the Feel Better Stamp Set and coordinating dies, and colored them with my Copic Markers.  I die cut the hearts from Summer Splash Card Stock and Razzle Berry Card Stock, and and adhered them to the pill bottles.  I wrapped some aqua baker’s twine to the handle of the Treat Bag Topper, and adhered the assembled topper to the bag as above.


I’m in LOVE with how versatile and fun this kit is and how it can be used for more than just birthdays and parties!  I’ve listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used on today’s projects below (although the links to the new products won’t be live until they’re released).


Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other spectacular projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration using this month’s kit!  While you’re there, why not leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $25 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!!  It’s a random draw, and there will be a winner chosen for each day of the kit countdown and release – so that’s three chances to win!  This month’s kit will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I’ll be back tomorrow with two more projects for this month’s kit to share with you!  I sure hope you’ll come back again soon to check them out! Have a great day!



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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

My Favorite Things–Wednesday Sketch #429!


Hello friends!





I’m back today to share a project that was inspired by this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  This week’s sketch offers tons of opportunity to get creative, and I certainly had fun creating with it!  Here’s this week’s sketch:





And here’s my project:





I used the Mod Rectangle STAX Die-Namics and the Mod Square STAX Die-Namics to take the place of the triangles in the sketch, and I masked off the spaces on the card base and ink blended them with some rainbow distress inks.  The sentiment and rainbow and hearts are from the Rainbows & Unicorns Stamp Set.


Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other fabulous designs that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  While you’re there, why not link up your own project inspired by this week’s Sketch Challenge!  You’ll be eligible to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique if you do!  And it’s a random draw, so everyone has a chance!


That’s it for me today, friends!  We’ve got lots of stuff going on at our house – my middle grandson and son-in-law arrive today for a quick visit, and we’re in the middle of a master bath remodel!  So yeah – things are a little chaotic around here!  But I’ll be back very soon with more crafty stuff, so I hope you’ll stop by for another visit real soon!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Stitched With Love–Cross-Stitch Tag Ideas!


Hello friends!





I’m back again today with a super fun project!! We’re playing with the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics and Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics!!  They pair together perfectly, and are so much fun to make!












I spent the weekend with some of my amazingly talented crafty friends recently, and these were the perfect projects to work on!  But in the past, I’ve made them while watching TV or riding in the car!  I love making these tags, and I love seeing the looks of appreciation on the faces of those that receive them!  Today’s project features four of the 12 Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics patterns that can be found in the Printable Resources section of the MFT Design Blog.  I wanted to make up some tags that would complement the adorable Mini Grow Pots that I found at Target in the Dollar Spot!  I thought they’d be fun for May Day, or just a little “pick me up” for your favorite gardener.  I used the Love Bugs Stamp Set to add bug-themed sentiments on each tag.  I’ve listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below.


This is the first of three days of a “Stitched With Love” series on the MFT Design Blog.  Be sure and check out the other projects created for today, and the next two days!  And I’m sure you’ll be as inspired as I was with the new patterns that are included in the Printable Resources section!  All of the hard work is done for you!  BONUS!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back again soon with more crafty goodness to share with you!  Until then, have an awesome day!



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My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #428!



Hello again!





I'm popping in quickly today to share a project that was inspired by this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #428!  It's a super fun sketch, and it inspired me to create this birthday card using those cutie patootie Party Penguins!!  Here's the sketch:





And here's my project:





Cute, right?!!  You can see that I replaced the three squares with the three different penguin images from the Party Penguins Stamp Set!  The sentiment is from the Birth-Yay Stamp Set!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects from my teammates!  While you're there, why not link up your own take on this week's sketch challenge to be eligible to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  It's a random draw, so everyone has a chance to win - if you play along!

This is the first of two posts that I have going live today!  I'll be back in about an hour with another crafty project, so I hope you'll come back to check it out!  Until then, have an awesome day!



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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

My Favorite Things–MFT & Friends March Release!


Hello my loves!





I’m back with one last project for this month’s MFT & Friends post!  Today’s project features the new Fresh-Cut Flowers Background Stamp and the new Anything-But-Basic Encouragement Stamp Set.  Both of these amazing stamp sets are awesome and will be used by me over and over again!





I stamped the Fresh-Cut Flowers Background Stamp onto two Smooth White image panels using VersaMark, and then heat embossed them both with silver embossing powder.  I die cut one of the image panels using the domed fishtail tag from the Tag Builder Blueprints 7 Die-Namics, and colored some of the images using my Copic markers.  I positioned the colored tag on top of the other image panel, aligning both images, and adhered the tag with foam squares.  I stamped the sentiment from the Anything-But-Basic Encouragement Stamp Set onto some Sour Apple Card Stock using Versamark ink, die cut it using the folded banner die from the Tag Builder Blueprints 7 Die-Namics.  I’ve listed and linked all of the MFT products below.  And, of course, ALL of the March Release products are available for purchase in the MFT Online Boutique now!!  You can find them all by clicking on the graphic below.





Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous MFT & Friends projects!  While you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win ONE OF TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Boutique! Good luck!!


That’s it for me today, friends!! I’ve got some errands to run, and a few more projects to create, so I’ll be busy, busy, busy!  I hope you have an awesome day, and that you’ll stop by again tomorrow to check out the project that I created for this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!



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Monday, March 11, 2019

My Favorite Things - March Release Countdown Day 1!



Hello again!




I'm back again for one last countdown project before the March Release!  Today's project features the new Cute Critters Stamp Set and coordinating dies.




I have to say that all of the images in the new Cute Critters Stamp Set live up to their name!  I think you're going to love them all as much as I do!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the links for the new products won't be live until the release.)


Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other projects that my teammates have created!  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 March Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!


Well, that'll do it for me today, friends!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll be back again tomorrow with a project featuring more of the new release products for the new release launch!  I hope you'll come back to visit again real soon!



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Sunday, March 10, 2019

My Favorite Things - March Release Countdown Day 2!



Hello again!




I'm back with another March Release Countdown project!  It features another super fun build-a-critter die set, called Cottontail Critter Die-Namics, that I think you're really going to love, especially since Easter is just around the corner!




How stinkin' cute is that new Cottontail Cutie?  I loved assembling her and creating a fun little card!!  I've listed and linked all of the MFT products that I used below (although the new product links won't be live until the release.)

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my teammates have created for you!  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 March Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll be back again tomorrow with one more countdown project for you, so I hope you'll come back again really soon!


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