Nov 27, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
out of the cube:
out of the cube:
out of the cube:
out of the cube:
out of the cube:
Acrylic photo cube:
By Jody Morrow
Cutting Your Paper In Preparation:
- 4 pieces of card stock: 4 ¾ X 3 ¼ scored at 2 3/8 (I used dark green)
- 2 pieces of card stock: 3 ¼ X 3 ¼ (I used dark green)
- 8 pieces of patterned paper: 2 ¼ X 3 1/8 (I used 4 each of 2 designs)
- 8 pieces of solid patterned paper: 2 X 2
- 4 pieces of patterned paper: 3 1/8 X 3 1/8 (I used 2 each of 2 designs)
- 6 snowflakes punched from white solid patterned paper
- Stamp and color images, then embellish with glitter
- Trim around images with paper cutter and mat using a piece of card stock (brown) that is 1/8 inch larger on each side. (If your image is 1 X 2, your mat will be 1 1/8 X 2 1/8)
- Adhere the 8 pieces of patterned paper to the 4 pieces of scored card stock
- Build each page as shown in pictures
- Adhere the edges of the scored card stock together to form an X
- Insert pieces in cube and close (top and bottom piece are simply laid in cube)
Alternate cube ideas
- Cover pages with pictures
- Use ONLY pictures to fill
- Use friendship sentiments
- Make it more dimensional inside like a shadow box
Sources for photo cubes:
Stamps: All Amuse
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Paper: Dark Green, White, Wassail Basic Grey 6 X 6 paper pad
Accessories: Photo cube, snowflake punch, copper brads, red line tape, red line dimensional boosters, oval punches, glitter, quickie glue pen, puffy paint, Copic markers, mini glue dots, mono adhesive, ½ inch circle punch, paper piercer and piercing mat
MFT is having an AMAZING sale starting Wednesday, November 26th. Make sure you read the part in large print!
Here is the news, straight from Kim:
This WUW is our BIIIIIIGGGGGESSSST ever!!!! So, let’s get started!
Not only is it WUW, it’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, so you get an MFTriple Play!
Read through this carefully, you don’t want to miss a single special…
*Today’s WUW Hook-Up is Rain or Shine for $5 bucks with purchases over $25. Enter RAINORSHINE at checkout to receive your special, ONE DAY ONLY, ONE SET PER CUSTOMER price!
*Gobble, Gobble Thursday is super simple and just plain SUPER! Spend over $50 and pick out a FREE set of your choice! No exclusions, list any set currently in stock in the comments section, and we will add it!
*Black Friday? Pink and black Friday for sure! Buy three (3) $25 gift certificates, and get one (1) FREE!
*WED ONLY - Our BLACK FRIDAY BUNDLE! On Wednesday, November 26th ONLY, we are offering all three specials at one time! For those that don’t want to wait, that NEED it all, here’s what you do:
* $75 in products from the site, any and all products qualify
* Three (3) $25 Gift Certificates
So, to recap, you should have $150 in a mix of products/gift certs in your cart at checkout.
Here’s what you GET:
* Free US Shipping
* Free Rain or Shine set (We’ll knock off the $5 bucks!)
* Free $25 Gift Certificate
* Two FREE sets of YOUR CHOICE!
List your set choices and BLACKFRIDAYBUNDLE in the comments of your order, and we will take care of the rest!
You get over $225 in products for $150! PLUS you get free shipping!
We have thought long and hard about how to say thank you, and by goodness, I think we’ve done it!
But wait! There’s more!
This weeks First 50 is a 16 color Pearlescent Watercolor kit, valued at $4.95! Our biggest give-away ever! If your order number is below 7240, you automatically qualify.
How’d They Do That? Shannan Teubner is gonna give us hints and tips to make our watercoloring dreams come true. The artist behind the Rain or Shine masterpiece at the top of this post, you’ll want to check out what she has to say in our How’d They Do That? thread!
Whew! Well, I’m exhausted, and I hope you are excited and feel completely appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving from My Favorite Things!
Nov 25, 2008
So have YOU started your holiday gift-giving goodies yet? What are you doing? I would love to hear your ideas.
Nov 20, 2008
Nov 19, 2008
Welcome to the MFT BC Dzyns blog hop. :) If you are just happening upon this amazing event, please start at the beginning at Kim's Blog! The amazing MFT design team is strutting their stuff with this adorable new set, "and then I said". Hop along from blog to blog and at the end you just may find a surprise. :)
- *The new and then I said... BC Dzyns set
- *A Complete Edition Peerless Watercolor set
- *1 yard each of our fabulous Glimmer Ribbons in 15 assorted colors!
- *Our Glimmer Brad/Flower collection, which includes 6 each of all 5 Sheer Shimmer Flowers and 6 each of all 5 colors of our Glimmer Brads! (60 pieces in total)
- *Perfect Palette
- *My Favorite Things Clear Stamp Storage Case to house your bundle
- *A $5 gift certificate toward your next order!
The bundle is priced at $43.45. At that price you save $8.50 plus you get FREE SHIPPING! If you are one of the first 50 to order, you will ALSO get a FREE Inkssentials White Gel Pen! It will automatically be added to your order if you are one of the first 50, so no coupon code needed!
You like... totally need one of these bundles! heehee
Stamps: MFT and then I said
Ink: Memento black
Accessories: Heidi Swapp ghost shape flower, Prima flower, large silver brads, small silver brads, Janome sewing machine, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, odorless mineral spirits, Spica glitter pen (clear), Nestabilities, ribbon, black foam dimensionals.
Nov 14, 2008
- sews like a REAL sewing machine
- 7 stitch options
- easy to use (I am not a seamstress and I figured it out) LOL
- it's light weight makes it unsturdy if you don't sew on a flat surface of a sturdy table (I don't, I sew on my craft table, but it's ok for me that it bounces a little)
- No light attached
- only 7 stitches
I store mine to the right of where I sit and stamp on my metal shelving. When I want to sew, I lean back in my chair and grab it with one hand and put it on my table. Then, I grab the foot pedal with my foot and put it in place. When I am done, I kick the foot pedal out of the way and stick the sewing machine back in it's place on the shelf. Easy peasy! :)
- When putting things together on a card, consider the "style" of each piece when deciding whether they will go together. For example, I started with a somewhat elegant piece of patterned paper with this card. It didn't "feel" right with the image because it was too elegant for the image. Make sense? If you color a field of "cute" flowers in bright colors, you wouldn't want to add some gold swirly ribbon to it. It is a different style. Choose one and go with it.
Ok, back to the card. :)
As I said, I started with patterned paper, but it wasn't working so I removed it and went with a very tame kraft, chocolate and white color combo. I wanted the Cuppie's red to pop. I decided to be different and stamp the Cuppie on Kraft card stock. I colored with Copic markers. Then, I added red Stickles... and had to walk away for the night. LOL DANG I don't like having to be patient. *sigh*
Did you know when I first used Stickles I thought it was totally gross because there was all this globby glue everywhere! LMBO! I didn't realize it would shrink down and dry flat. I thought it would be a big globby mess! Of course that was AFTER I had accumulated about a dozen colors of Stickles. Then, one day I decided to squirt some on a piece of paper and wait overnight for it to dry so I could see what it looked like. *shakes head at self*
I got off track again... ok... so the next morning I stitched everything together and finished the card. I left it sitting on my desk and went shopping at Walmart. While I was there I strolled through the craft aisle and found some cool Martha Stewart snow glitter stuff. Unlike other "snow" glitter I have found that have a pinkish or purplish tint to them, this one was WHITE/CLEAR. YAY for not having color matching issues. LOL I bought it ($8.95 for a fairly decent sized bottle).
When I came home I scanned my stamp room for something to SNOW up. There it was... my freshly finished card. It couldn't run so I grabbed it and squirted Crystal Effects on the antlers on top of the cupcake. Then I tossed snow all over the glue. Then... I waited... AGAIN. LOL It was perfect placement, really. It was already snowing on my card. See those big ol' snowflakes on there? LOL I like the look. It is subtle, yet adds some interest. What do you think? Will you let it snow in YOUR stamp space? :)
Stamps: TE stamps
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Paper: chocolate, kraft, white
Accessories: Janome sewing machine, silver brads, Stickles, Martha Stewart snow glitter, Nestabilities, black dimensional boosters, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter, Copic markers, Heidi Swapp ghost shapes
Nov 13, 2008
- When adhering crystals, use a TINY dab of liquid glue (I use crystal effects) and if any squishes out, wipe it off with your paper piercer or something.
- If after taping ribbon to the back of your card, it is bulky, attach your base mat to your card base with dimensional boosters to prevent the layer from pulling from the card base.
- When using a repetitive patterned paper (like the one I used today), trim the piece you need deliberately, making sure to keep it symmetrical.
Nov 12, 2008
- Instead of having brad prongs, stitching and ribbon that is taped showing on the inside of the card, attach a mat (same color is ok) that is 1/8" smaller on each side. The inside of your card will be clean! I usually attach this mat to my card base using red line tape.
- If, when sewing, any of your corners are "off" just a little, stick a brad in each corner to disguise your sewing mistake.
- NEVER leave loose threads on the front of the card. Pull them through to the back side of the card and tape down the loose ends. To do this, just start tugging in the area of the thread and when you find it, pull it through. I use a paper piercer to help me do this.
- If you want an embellishment on a card, but don't have the right color embellishment or don't want to pull in another color... go clear! I have a big stash of clear Heidi Swapp ghost shapes, acrylic pieces and other clear things that help me achieve the embellishment I want without making any color no nos!
- Always try to use dimensional boosters... somewhere. Cards like to be thick. If you only need one stamp... shame on you! LMBO! Well... occasionally it's ok I guess. heehee
Nov 11, 2008
Nov 10, 2008
This card uses the ad0rable new Cupcake Flopsey stamp set from MFT.