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Feb 27, 2015

Happy Birthday to You

Hello there and thank you for stopping by today. Today is the first day of the MFT March Release Countdown. Only 5 days left until the new release (yay)! Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog for full set and die reveals for the day. This release is packed full of fresh and fun new products, AND there are 5 brand new colors.  

My card today features the gorgeous new Circle Scribble Flowers stamp set. The white layer is totally flat and the flowers and leaves were stamped with masks in place so they didn't overlap. I used my new MISTI tool to get perfectly solid images. The sentiment is from the Totally Happy stamp set. The panel was framed with a Stitched Rectangle Frame. I added 3 black sequins as accents. 

These products and many more will be available for purchase in just FIVE days, on March  3 at 10 PM EST.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with today.

Feb 10, 2015

Creative Construction with Blueprints

It's time for the monthly Creative Construction with Blueprints MFT Design Team Challenge, and I was ready to dig in to some of the older Blueprints Die-namics!

We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to both assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches as well as design an original card combining elements from the featured Blueprints.
This month, we’re framing it in with Blueprints featuring framing elements of all shapes and sizes. The featured Blueprints this month are 2, 16, 17, & 19.

For my first card, I chose elements from both Blueprints 2 and 16, along with the recently released Donuts and Sprinkles Stamp Set, and Donuts Die-namics. I started out my die cutting the donut in both Natural and Hot Fudge card stocks and then die cut the sprinkles out of the Natural layer, so that the brown peeked through from behind when layered. I framed them with the frame from Blueprints 16 and added a cute tag from Blueprints 2 with a stamped (and sprinkled) donut on it. The sentiment was stamped in Hot Fudge Pigment Ink and I added some Hemp Cord to the tag to finish it off. 

Up next is this pink creation using Cotton Candy Card Stock. It follows a provided sketch from Blueprints 16. I die cut a donut base in Kraft and the frosting layer in Cotton Candy. Then I coated the frosting with Versamark and embossed in clear (several coats). I created a shaker box using the frame from Blueprints 16 and added some pink beads and some clear chunky glitter. Tried as I might, I couldn't get an awesome picture of this card, so scroll down for some closer shots that better show the card details.

The flap and slit mechanism are part of Blueprints 16 and it's a cinch to make fun, interactive cards.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with today. For printable Blueprints sketches, click HERE

Feb 5, 2015

Colorful Cards

Hi all and thanks for stopping by today.  Have you filled your shopping cart with MFT goodness? The Brand Spankin' New Release is available NOW, right HERE.  :)

I have a couple bright and cheery cards to share with you today that use the newest products from My Favorite Things. 

First up is this Rockin' card using the Equalizer Stencil (I'm not sure I've ever loved a stencil more than this one), Headphone Die-namics, and Keep on Rockin' stamp set. The bars were sponged in a rainbow of colors without masking. I blended one color into the next all the way across. The sentiment was stamped on a strip of Smooth White Card Stock, and the headphones were stacked for emphasis, and adhered next to the sentiment. The layer was adhered to a Summer Splash card base. 

Up next, I used a rainbow of colors to create this sweet card. The gumboils were stamped directly on the candy jar. The sentiment was stamped on a Fishtail Flag. I added a piece of vellum behind a Stitched Rectangle Frame and adhered that over a strip of rainbow paper I created using different card stocks.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head over to the MFT Blog for a full list of participating designers.  You'll find plenty of inspiration.  :)

Have you done all your shopping yet? If not, head over to MFT and pick up YOUR favorites. :) The new MFT products are available NOW, right HERE.

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