Mix It Up! : MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints

September 21, 2017

It's time for a Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge over at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. This month's challenge is to create a card with combining elements from a variety of Blueprints Die-namics.

I used the Blueprints 24, Blueprints 27, and Blueprints 28 Die-namics to create my card today.
I cut my background panel using a scallop rectangle die from the Blueprints 27 Die-namics. I stamped it with the Whimsical Woodgrain Background, then cut out a fishtail banner panel from it using the Blueprints 24. I also cut the grassy panel using the Blueprints 24 and the Grassy Fields Die-namics. I cut a Milk Chocolate panel using the Blueprints 24, added hemp cord, and attached the focal panel to it with Thin 3D Foam Squares. I tied a bow and adhered the hedgehogs. The sentiment was stamped onto a panel of In the Buff CS cut with a die from the Blueprints 28. 
After all the panels were adhered to the card base, I added the sequins to finish off the card. 



Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. 

Thank you for visiting! 

Inks: Biscotti, Chocolate Brown Premium Dye

MFT Snow Globe Card Kit Release

September 20, 2017

It's time to shop! The Snow Globe Card Kit is available for purchase now!


I have one more card to share with you that I made using the Snow Globe Card kit.
(NOTE: The products written in boldface are included in the kit.)

First I stamped the front of my card with the Snowfall Background using silver ink, then cut out a dome window using the Snow Globe Die-namics

The "joy" was cut out of Kraft CS using the Joy Die-namics which is this month's mid-month Free with $60 die. The "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" is from the Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set and it was white embossed on a panel of Gravel Gray CS.


I created a snowy night scene inside of the card using the Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics. The falling snow was drawn with a white gel pen.

I applied some liquid glue along the edges of my snowy hills and sprinkled Diamond Dust over it. I was amazed with that Diamond Dust stuck to card stock nicely after the glue had dried! They never fall down. 

Head on over to the MFT blog for more inspiration from the fabulous DT. Don't forget to leave a comment on each of their blogs for your chance to win a prize!

Thank you for stopping by. Happy shopping!
Card Kit: Snow Globe
Die-namics: A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1, Joy (Free with $60 Die-namics), Snowdrifts 

MFT September Card Kit Countdown Day 2

September 19, 2017

It's Day 2 of the MFT Snow Globe Card Kit Countdown. The new kit will be available for purchase at 9:00 pm EDT tonight!

Today I combined the kit with some previously released products.

I created a scene in my snow globe using the Polar Bear Pals stamp set & Die-namics and Icebergs Die-namics. And I made a word window using the Stitched Oval Word Windows Die-namics and white embossed the sentiment on a panel of Sour Apple CS.

Of course I couldn't help using the Diamond Dust for my shaker! I also added some pearls as I wanted to add more movement. I recommend to apply some anti static powder to the inside of shaker pouches so the Diamond Dust won't stick here and there.


Head on over to the MFT blog for the full reveal of the kit and for more inspiration from the DT!

Thank you for stopping by. 
*The links to the new products won't work until the Release Day (September 19, 9:00 pm EDT).
Card Kit: Snow Globe
Card Stock: Smooth White
Patterned Paper: Dots & Stripes Confection

MFT September Card Kit Countdown Day 1

September 18, 2017

The MFT September Card Kit Countdown has begun! The new kit will be available for purchase TOMORROW at 9:00 pm EDT. Make sure you stop by the MFT blog today and tomorrow for the full reveal of the kit and for more inspiration from the DT.


The new kit is called Snow Globe. It contains everything you need to create adorable snow globe shaker cards! 

I made a square card for today. Almost all the supplies I used are included in the kit - except the Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX Die-namics which I used to cut the main panel, small pearls, and some other basic supplies. 
The scene in my snow globe was made with the Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics. You can cut a snowman (with accessories), a house, a couple of trees, and snow drifts. Everything is perfectly sized to fit in the Snow Globe Die-namics and Dome Shaker Pouches!

It might hard to see in the first photo above, but I put some Diamond Dust for my shaker. Isn't it an essential element for a snow globe? Of course it is included in the kit. :)

Now head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have made for today!

Thank you for stopping by.

*The links to the new products won't work until the Release Day (September 19 at 9:00 pm EDT)
Card Kit: Snow Globe


Pop-Up Thanks Cards - MFT Release Replay

September 12, 2017

Today the MFT DT is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present!

I'm sharing three ideas on how to use the new Pop-Up Alphabet Die-namics with a tutorial video.
I used the Modern Trees stamp set & Die-namics, the Puffy Clouds Die-namics, and the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics to embellish my cards. The other supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this blog post. 

#1: Simple Pop-Up Word Card
You can make this type of cards with the Partial Die-cutting technique. But, the Pop-Up Alphabet Die-namics makes the process pretty easy since these dies don't cut the bottom of the letters, just add score lines.


#2: Pop-Up Word Fold Card
Hmmm....I'm not sure about this ↑ name. Please let me know if you have a good idea on how I should call this type of card.
It looks very similar to #1 card when you only see the front of the card. But, the top of the alphabets are not cut, so the word "THANKS" continues in the inside.


#3: Surprise Pop-Up Card
This is a basic pop-up card. The die-cut word is concealed in the inside. 



See how I made these cards in the video below. Or click HERE to watch it on YouTube.



Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today!
Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs from Bitty Bears - MFT September New Product Launch

September 6, 2017

It's time to shop! MFT September Release is live now!!


Please remember that MFT has a site-wide sale from September 5 - 12 and they will be donating 10% of gross sales to charities for Hurricane Harvey relief. You can see the details on the MFT blog or watch THIS video message from Kim. It's a chance for you to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

I'd like to send my thoughts to Texas by sharing a card that I made using the new Bitty Bears stamp set.

First I cut out three openings from a Smooth White panel with the Mod Rectangle STAX and Mod Square STAX Die-namics. After I adhered the "HUGS" and stamped the sentiment, I adhered the panel to the card base, which I added a strip of patterned paper to the left side, with foam tape.
I die cut a Mod Rectangle and two Mod Squares from colored CS, inked each piece, then embedded in the openings. I adhered the bears and hearts with foam tape and added some details with a white gel pen.



Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today. And don't forget to leave comments on the DT blogs for your chance to win a prize! (Check out the MFT blog for more details!)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Bitty Bears
Patterned Paper: Party Patterns

MFT September Release Countdown Day 1

September 5, 2017

It's final day of the MFT September Release Countdown! All the new products that we've been showcasing this past five days will be available for purchase TONIGHT at 9:00 pm EDT!

My card for today uses the All Smiles stamp set, Plentiful Petals stamp set & Die-namics, and the Double the Smiles Die-namics. These were part of the July Card Kit, and you can purchase these products individually. 
I stenciled the English Brick Wall with Periwinkle and Summer Splash Premium Dye inks to create my background.

The flowers and leaves from the Plentiful Petals stamp set were stamped using the two-tone stamping technique (The ink colors I used are listed at the bottom of this blog post.), and I added some details with a white gel pen. I added a Mini Delicate Doily underneath the flowers for more pretty look.

I die cut the "Smile" out of Periwinkle CS and inked the bottom half of it with Periwinkle Premium Dye ink, it may hard to see in the photo though. I stamped the words "I LOVE YOUR" with Gravel Gray ink to keep the softness of the card.



Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT!  Don't forger to leave a comment there for you chance to win a prize!
You can also find a printable shopping list there. Print it out, make your shopping list, then set the alarm at 9:00 pm EDT tonight. ;)

Thank you for stopping by!

** The links to the new products won't work until the Release Day. (September 5 at 9:00 pm EDT)

MFT September Release Countdown Day 2

September 4, 2017

It's Day 2 of the MFT September Release Countdown. We're so close to the release day! All the new products will be available for purchase tomorrow at 9:00 pm EDT

Today I'm sharing a shaker card that features the Oval Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics, Blessed & Blessings Die-namics, and Modern Trees stamp set.

Hummm... I think I put too much shaker elements. You can't see the whole tree. I meant to make an autumnal ground with those baby beads though. :(

  
Anyway, I stamped a tree from the Modern Trees stamp set onto a piece of Smooth White CS and cut it out with the Oval Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. The leaves were stamped in two colors (Orange Fizz and Tangy Orange) with the help of my Mini MISTI and sponge dauber. I'm so pleased with how it turned out!
The oval frame was cut from Fuse Green CS.

I love the font of the Blessed & Blessings Die-namics. It's bold enough, and yet elegant!


Now head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. Don't forget to leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize.

Thank you for stopping by!

** The links to the new products won't be work until the Release Day. (September 5th at 9:00 pm EDT)
Stamps: Modern Trees
Patterned Paper: Graphic Grid Paper Pack
Inks: Hot Fudge, Orange Fizz, Tangy Orange Premium Dye

MFT September Release Countdown Day 3

September 3, 2017

Welcome to Day 3 of the MFT September Release Countdown!


I'm nuts about the whimsical animals in the Wild Woodland stamp set. The hedgehog is the cutest!! 
I cut a rounded rectangle panel from In the Buff CS using the Blueprints 31 Die-namics and stamped it with the Make Your Mark Background. Isn't it a good match for them? The grassy panel was cut from Jellybean CS with the Grassy Fields Die-namics.


I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on Brick Red CS and cut it out with the larger die from the Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics, which was a previous free with $60 die. I die cut another strip from Fuse Green CS with the smaller die and added it under the stamped panel.
A hemp bow and a few droplets were added to finish off the card.



All the new products will be available for purchase on September 5 at 9:00 pm EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by!

** The links to the new products won't work until the Release Day (September 5th at 9:00 pm EDT)

MFT September Release Countdown Day 4

September 2, 2017

Welcome to Day 4 of the MFT September Release Countdown! Today I'm introducing my new stamp set & Die-namics, Bitty Bears!



I've made small-sized characters again. With a variety of postures, accessories, and sentiments, you can use this set for any occasion. ;)

I have two cards to share with you today. The first one is a delightful birthday card.

The bitty bears are celebrating someone's birthday with cupcakes, presents, and a balloon! 
My main panel was cut from Insulation Pink CS with the largest die in the new A2 Rectangle STAX Die-namics Set 2. I applied Peach Bellini ink to the lower half of the panel and spattered it with some Coral Crush and white inks. I matted it with a Peach Bellini panel which was cut with the largest die in the A2 Rectangle STAX Die-namics Set 1.

I die cut the rainbow from Smooth White CS and colored each piece with Copic Markers. It's very hard to see in the photos, but I added White Blizzard Glitter Drops to the bottom edges of the clouds
After everything was put together, I added some Clear Iridescent Mix Jewels to the background for more sparkle. 


For my second card I turned my bears into polar bears and created a winter scene.


I used the Starry Circle Die-namics to cut the window and starry sky. To create the snowy ground, I cut a panel of Smooth White CS using the Starry Circle and Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, covered it with Versa Mark ink, then heat embossed with Snowflake Tinsel Embossing Powder.
The lower part of the Smooth White panel was stamped with the Snowfall Background, and the both side edges were cut with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics.


The new products will be available for purchase on September 5 at 9:00 pm EDT
Head on over to the MFT blog to see the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. Don't forget to leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

Thank you for stopping by!
** The links to the new products won't work until Release Day (September 5th at 9:00 pm EDT)
Rainbow Birthday Card
Stamps: Bitty Bears

Merry Christmas
Patterned Paper: Hearts & Stripes Paper Pack
Inks: Premium Dye - Sno Cone / Versa Mark