Picnic Pals - MFT June Release Countdown day 4

May 31, 2019

Welcome to Day 4 of the MFT June Release Countdown!

My card for today features the adorable critters from the Picnic Pals stamp set by Stacey Yacula.

I stamped my background panel with the All Lined Up Background using Lemon Drop Premium Dye Ink and cut out three square openings using the Mini Square Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. I adhered the panel to a card base with foam tape and added a sentiment panel. I die cut three frames from Smooth White card stock and inked with Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio and Ripe Persimmon). I added them to the openings, then adhered the images. Several sequins were added to finish off the card.



All the new products will be available for purchase on June 4 at 10am EDT.
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!

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

Friends with Fins Wiper Card - MFT June Release Countdown Day 5

May 30, 2019

It's time to begin the countdown to MFT June Release. This month's release is packed full of summertime fun! Make sure you stop by the MFT blog every day for the next five days to see the full reveal of the new products and for more inspiration from the DT.

Today I have a fun interactive card to share with you. It uses my new stamp set from Birdie Brown line, Friends with Fins stamp set & Die-namics along with the Pop-Up Wiper Card Components Die-namics.

The first photo below shows how the card looks when it is closed. The finished size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", so it perfectly fits in a standard A2 size envelope.


When the right end is pulled, a dolphin pops up.



The Pop-Up Wiper Card Components Die-namics includes a wave border and a grass border dies that are about 8-3/4" long, and I used the wave border die to cut my front panel. I blended Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks over the panel, spattered it with some water and teal watercolor, then stamped the little fish from the Friends with Fins stamp set with Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink. I also made a slit to tuck in the narwhale using a wave die from the Friends with Fins Die-namics.
The background scene was made with the Cloud Stencil and the Once Upon a Rainbow Die-namics. You'll see the detail of the wiper mechanism on the MFT blog.


All the new products will be available for purchase on June 4 at 10am EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today. You'll have a chance to win a prize by leaving a comment on today's post on the MFT blog.

Thank you for stopping by. 

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

Wreath Building with MFT & Gina K

May 24, 2019

Hi everyone! Today some of the MFT DT members are sharing fun ideas with you on using the Wreath Builder Templates from Gina K. 

It's a great opportunity to use tiny accessory images in the stamp sets we have. My wreaths are made with the tiny flower and foliage images from the Sweetest Somebunny stamp set. I combined my wreaths with the sentiments from the Sweet Celebrations stamp set and the Tag Builder 6 Blueprints Die-namics.

The ink colors used are listed below, and the tiny dots around the flowers were added with my gel pens.

For my next project, I used the template to create a fun frame.

I stamped the ghosts from the Fab-Boo-Lous Friends stamp set on a 3-3/4" square panel, colored them with Copic Markers, and cut out the center portion with my scissors. I had to do masking many times, but it wasn't stressful thanks to the Wreath Builder Template and MISTI. I heat embossed the sentiment and the tiny stars, which are from the Fireworks stamp set, on Black Licorice panel and added the ghost frame with foam tape.


Now head on over to the MFT blog for more fun and creative inspiration from the DT. :)

Thank you for stopping by. 

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.

Thank you for stopping by.

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. 


Visit the MFT blog for more tips & tricks from the DT!

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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!

Thank you for stopping by!