MFT Spotlight Poppies Card Kit Release

May 21, 2019

The new MFT Card Kit, Spotlight Poppies is available for purchase now!


I have one more card to share with you that I made using the kit and the spotlight stamping technique.

I stamped the Poppies Background on Smooth White CS, trimmed it, and adhered to a Black Licorice card base adding a thin strip of Orange Zest CS. I stamped a poppy from the Poppy Blooms stamp set on Neenah Solar White CS with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, colored it with Copics and pencils, and cut out with the matching die. I added it to the background panel with craft foam.

For the sentiment, I used the Hello, Beautiful stamp set and the Beautiful Die-namics. Several iridescent sequins finished off the card.

Make sure you visit the MFT blog for more inspiration from the DT!

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MFT Spotlight Poppies Card Kit Countdown Day 2

May 20, 2019

Welcome to Day 2 of the MFT Spotlight Poppies Card Kit Countdown.

Today my card features the Poppy Blooms stamps, card stocks included in the kit (Poppy, Orange Zest, and Pineapple), and the Thank You Die-namics which is the new mid-month Free with $60 die.

I made a panel with several strips of colored card stock, then stamped and heat embossed the poppies. After adhering the panel to a Smooth White panel, I added a die-cut "thank you". (LOVE this font!!)

I matted the main panel with Poppy CS and added it to a card base. I covered the "thank you" with Glossy Accents and finished off the card with Nuvo Crystal Drops. 



The new kit will be available for purchase on May 21 at 10:00 am EDT.
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!

MFT Spotlight Poppies Card Kit Countdown Day 1

May 19, 2019

It's time to begin the countdown to the release of the newest Card Kit from My Favorite Things. This month's kit is called Spotlight Poppies, and it is so beautiful, unique, and cool!! Make sure you visit the MFT blog for the full reveal of the kit and for more inspiration from the DT.


The Spotlight Poppies Card Kit includes the Poppies Background stamp and the Poppy Blooms stamp, which is a set of three cling rubber stamps that are perfectly coordinated with the Poppies Background stamp. You can use the Poppy Blooms to highlight the three main blooms in the Poppies Background with the spotlight stamping technique. 
That said, I spotlight a part of the Poppies Background in a different way on my card today. 

I partially colored the stamped Poppies Background and added a shaker over it.



I colored the poppies with Copics and used the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics and a Large Rectangle Shaker Pouch to make my shaker.
The sentiment is from the Greetings & Salutations stamp set, and it was gold embossed on Black Licorice CS and cut out with the Skinny Strips Die-namics.

The new Spotlight Poppies Card Kit will be available for purchase on May 21 at 10:00 am EDT. Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have made with the kit.

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Inside Pop-Up Birthday Card - MFT Birthday Projects Challenge

May 17, 2019

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing an inside pop-up card that I made for this month's MFT Birthday Project Challenge. This month's theme is to make a birthday card/project that features candles.

I started my card by stamping the front of a Blu Raspberry card with the Happy Birthday Background using Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink. I made an opening using the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics and added the die-cut greeting.

When the card is opened, more colorful candles and a hidden message show up. 
I stamped and gold embossed the Snowfall Background for my background, then adhered the candles cut from patterned paper (Party Pattern Paper Pack, Sweet Stack Paper Pack).
The sentiment is from the Make a Wish stamp set.

Head on over to the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. Hope you'll play along with us for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher. :)

Thank you for visiting!

Making Fruit Slices with Watermelon Slice Die-namics - MFT Tips & Tricks

May 14, 2019

Hi everyone! It's time for a Tips & Tricks feature on the MFT blog. Today I'm going to share a few ideas for making fruit slices using the newly released Watermelon Slice Die-namics.

Needless to say, the Watermelon Slice Die-namics is meant to be used to make watermelon slices. LOL! But, I saw more possibilities in it. 

First I created orange slices with the masking & inking technique. I'll post a video below to show you how to make them. Simply change the ink color to make lemon or lime slices. ;)

To create my card, I partially stamped a Smooth White panel with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background using Limelight Premium Dye Ink, added two slices of orange and a die-cut "Sweet", and stamped a sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments stamp set. I added a mat of Limelight CS and adhered to the card base. Several Round Drops finished off the card.

For my second card, I created apple slices. It's quite simple! Just die cut the elements and put them together, I cut the peel a little to make it thinner though.
I stamped the card front with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background, added a Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame and a Stitched Ric Rac border, then adhered the apple slices. The "Thanks" was cut with the Simply Thanks Die-namics and "For being so sweet" is from the Sweet Sentiments stamp set.

For my third card, I created a melon slice. Is this type of melon called cantaloupe? We commonly call it "melon" in Japan. 
I cut a Stitched Mini Scallop Square panel and stamped it with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background using Peach Bellini Premium Dye Ink. I adhered it to a Limelight panel along with a piece of tiny check patterned paper, added a Coral Crush panel, and adhered to the card base. I attached the melon slice with foam tape and used the seed pieces as drops of juice. The sentiment is from the Sweet Nothings stamp set and I replaced the word "Million" with "Melon" using the Mini Well-Connected Alphabets & Numbers stamp set. I heat embossed it on Coral Crush CS and added the shadows with a Copic Marker (R22) to make it pop up. I cut it out with the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics.


Here is a video showing how to make these fruit slices. Click HERE if you'd like to watch it on YouTube. 


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Watermelon Background with Stencil - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 436

May 9, 2019

Hi everyone! Today I'm going to share a sweet card that I made for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. (WSC 436)


I just thought of making a background that looks like a watermelon slice using the Mini Staggered Raindrops Stencil, and it would match well with the new sweet PI girl.
I cut a panel of Smooth White CS and inked it with Candied Apple Distress Ink using a make-up brush to make an ombre look. Once the ink dried, I stenciled the raindrops over it using Ground Espresso Distress Ink. (I tried a black ink, but it looked too contrasty for me.) For the bottom part of the panel, I applied Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, heat set it, and white embossed a sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments stamp set.
I stamped the front of a Smooth White card base with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background using Grout Gray Premium Dye Ink (It may be hardly seen in the photos.), then adhered the inked panel adding a strip of Milk Chocolate CS along the right edge.

I cut a stitched panel using a die from the Blueprints 33 Die-namics and added a die-cut "Sweet". It was attached to the inked panel with foam tape along with the little girl which I stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. Several Round Drops were added to finish off the card.



Head on over to the MFT blog to see the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. I hope you'll play along with us this week!

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May 2019 MFT & Friends

May 7, 2019

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

Today all the DT members and several fabulous guest designers are sharing projects using some of the new products for more inspiration for you.


I made my background on a Smooth White panel using the Captivating Mandala Stencil, Distressed Patterns stamp set, and Stitched Flowers Die-namics. I stamped the little girl from the Bring Out the Sunshine stamp set on X-Press It Blending Card with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink and colored with Copics using the matching colors with the background flowers.

After adhering her to the panel with thin foam squares, I added a thin strip of Grapesicle CS along the right edge of the panel and attached it to a card base that I stamped with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background using Grape Jelly Premium Dye Ink.
I stamped the sentiments on Grout Gray CS in Steel Grey, cut them out with the Skinny Strips Die-namics, and added to the card. I added some tiny dots to the center of each flower with Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish off the card.

Make sure you visit the MFT blog to see what the other DT members and the guest designers have come up with for today. Leave a comment on each of their blogs for your chance to win one of two, $100 gift vouchers!

You Paint My World Happy - MFT May Release Countdown Day 1

May 6, 2019

It's the final day of the MFT May Release Countdown! The new products we have been showcasing this past five days will be available for purchase tomorrow at 10:00 am EDT.

Today's card features the adorable Builder Bears stamp set & Die-namics as well as the Simply Thanks Die-namics which was the previous mid-month Free with $60 die.

I made a watercolor wash background on watercolor paper and cut out with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics. I adhered it to a Smooth White card base adding a Kraft mat cut with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics.
I adhered the images that I stamped and colored on Neenah Solar White CS, then added the sentiment panel cut with the new Skinny Strips Die-namics.


I cut the "thanks" from colored card stock (The colors used are listed at the bottom of this blog post.) and added to the panel. I added several dots around the bears using Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish off the card.



Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT!

Thank you for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with a card using my new stamp set, Bring Out the Sunshine to celebrate the release. ;)

**The links to the new products won't work until the release day.

Sending a Little Happiness - MFT May Release Countdown Day 2

May 5, 2019

Hi and welcome back to Day 2 of the MFT May Release Countdown! Just two more days until the release day!!

Today my card uses the Sweet Besties stamp set & Die-namics and the Skinny Strips Die-namics.

To create my card, I cut a panel of Smooth White CS using the largest die from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics and partially stamped with the Pinstripes Background using Lemon Chiffon Premium Dye Ink. I cut a heart-shaped opening out of the panel using the Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics

I made a card base, masked the edges, and blended Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Inks under the opening. I adhered the panel to the card base with foam tape.
I stamped and colored the sweet girl and flowers from the Sweet Besties stamp set, then adhered to the panel to make a scene where the girl tosses a lot of flowers up. I added some Champagne stickles around the flowers, and Glossy Accents to the center of the flowers.
I heat embossed the sentiment on Black Licorice CS and cut it out with the Skinny Strips Die-namics. I often used the strip dies from the Hearts in a Row (Vertical and Horizontal) Die-namics to make skinny sentiment panels, but those dies were retired. So I'm really happy that the Skinny Stirps Die-namics comes out! :D


All the new products will be available for purchase on May 7 at 10:00 am EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. You'll have a chance to win a prize by commenting on the MFT blog!

Thank you for stopping by.

**The links to the new products won't work until the release day.