MFT Nov. Creative Challenge – Christmas Cheer

Hi everyone!  It’s time for another Creative Challenge with My Favorite ThingsThis month we’re bringing on the Christmas cheer, providing lots of holiday crafting inspiration.  I was in need of more holiday cards, so I have two to share today.  

My first card uses Jingle All the Way and Holiday Traditions.  Santa and tags were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card with the Santa colored using Copic markers.  The tags, which I may switch depending on the recipient (ha!), were cut using Holiday Tradition Elements.   

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Inside, I added a white embossed sentiment and row of little gifts.

On-the-Nice-List-CC-InMy second card was created using Snowflake Fusion Cover Up with a white embossed Christmas Label.

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Inside, I stamped a Grand Holiday Greeting and added a Pierced Snowflake.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for links to more Christmas inspiration!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E50, E53, R01, R02, R29, R39, R89, E40, E41, C5, C7, C9), baker’s twine, Kool Tak clear foam squares, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape, white embossing powder.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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A Very Merry Christmas to You

Additional supplies/info:  White embossing powder, Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

hats off to you

Hi everyone.  I hope you had a great weekend.  We’ve been getting ready for Thursday.  Our fridge is packed and I still need to clean but I always look forward to Thanksgiving.  (And then Christmas!)  This is my favorite time of the year.  ♥

Today I have a Paper Smooches card to share using new Noggin Toppers stamp set with Hat Dies and a little critter  from Party Posse.

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The critter and hat rack (branch from Hang Ups) were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card with Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.  To add a bit of interest, I dotted the eyes with a clear glaze pen.  

The cute hats were pieced from scraps of Doodlebug Happy Camper patterned paper.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with MFT’s November Creative Challenge.  :)

Additional info:  Copic markers (E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E43, W00, W1, W3, BG70).  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

love never melts

Hi everyone!  Between working on new release samples (for both teams), getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas, having a sick child, a husband working 24/7 and dealing with excruciating lower back pain, I haven’t had much of a chance to post. But things are calming a bit so I thought I’d pop in to share another card using Paper Smooches SUPER cute Cool Dudes stamp set.  

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I just love this little snow couple.  :)   They were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card with MFT’s Black Licorice hybrid ink then colored with Copic markers.  I paper pieced little bits to add just a small amount of pattern detail.  (I think it makes a big difference.)  

The scalloped border was created using the scallop edge die from MFT’s Blueprints 3.  After die-cutting I used a hole punch to dot the scallops.

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The background (snow) was created using the negative circles from MFT’s Pegboard Cover Up.  I used Glossy Accents and a QuickStick to easily place and adhere the dots exactly where I wanted them.  QuickStick is a MUST HAVE paper crafting tool, in my opinion. I use it ALL the time. 

Back I go to my million other things I have to do this weekend.  Check back this week for MFT’s Creative Challenge, MFT December previews, a Craftsy post and Paper Smooches December release blog hop.  WHEW!

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Super Cute Paper Smooches

Hi everyone.  Just popping in quickly with a couple of samples using Paper Smooches‘ latest releases.

First I used adorable new Cool Dudes.  (Such a cute set!)

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“He” was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.  The snowflakes have tiny clear rhinestones in the centers and the sentiment was stamped onto a matted Scalloped Circle.

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I also created a quick treat bag with cookies for a new neighbor.  I used The Welcome Wagon along with Gift Tags 2 dies.

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The cute tag is held to the bag with a tiny clothes pin from Target’s $1 section.

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That’s it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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MFT November Release Rewind – Sew Glad

Hi everyone.  I have a couple more cards to share using some of MFTs newest releases.

First, I’ve used new Quilt Square Cover Up with Stitched with Love.

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I used Grapesicle, Grout Gray and Smooth White to create a soft Quilt Square.  The sentiment and thread, from Stitched with Love, were all stamped with Sweet Tooth ink and white embossed.  The spool was die-cut from Grout Gray using Stitched With Love Die-namics.

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The inside was finished with embossed needle, stitch line and sentiment.

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Next, I used new Blueprints 20 with the layout coming from the BP20 inspiration sheet (available here by clicking on “Click to Download this Blueprint”).

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The sentiment, from Cozy Greetings, was white embossed.  The quilted squares were cut from Sno Cone and Berrylicious card stock, framed in Smooth White.

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I hope you’ll check out the rest of the design team’s Release Rewind samples.  You can find a full list of participating DT on the MFT Blog.  

PrintJust in case you haven’t finished your shopping or finalized your decisions, you can find all of the latest releases RIGHT HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by!  :)

MFT November New Product Launch

Welcome to MFTs November New Product Launch!  All new products you’ve seen previewed over the last week are now available to you right HERE!

Be sure to visit each of the MFT Designers’ November Product Launch posts linked on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, November 13 for your chance to win one of two $100 Gift Vouchers. (You can do some fun shopping with $100!) The winners will be chosen at random and the prizes will be sent out on November 14th.

I have three cards to share tonight, all using Birdie Brown’s new Cool Day.  On my first card, I used masking paper to “layer” the images.  The flags and die-cut elements are all from Blueprints 20.

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All stamping was done on a panel of X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.  I used soft Sno Cone ink to add the snowflakes in the background.

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Inside, I added elements from Blueprints 20 and stamped the second bear from the set.

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Next I added in Cool Day Die-namics, snow stamped with Swiss Dots Background and Sweet Tooth ink and a frame cut using two Rounded Stitched Rectangles.

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The frame was cut by taping two rectangle dies together before die-cutting.

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I used another rectangle inside and stamped a second sentiment onto the sign.

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Lastly, I used the quilt frame from Blueprints 20 to create a window.  The snowflakes were stamped with Sweet Tooth ink before adhering the window frame.

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I dotted a Copic Colorless Blender Pen over the bear’s sweater after coloring to add a bit of texture.

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Inside, I used a panel cut from Blueprints 20 and stamped the little mittens in the corner.

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Don’t forget to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to samples using all of the new products!   And as you look, don’t forget to comment for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers!!! :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Warm Wishes card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E40, E41, E42, E43, R01, E50, R29, R39, E59, BG10, C00, C1, C3), X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape, twine.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Stay Warm (Berrylicious) card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (BG10, R29, R39, E50), Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
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Stay Warm (Steel Blue) card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (C00, C1, E50, BG72, BG75, R29, R39, R89), white embossing powder.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT November Preview – All Star High Top

I have one last preview to share before MFT‘s November New Product Launch tonight at 10 p.m. EST.  I’ve used super cool new All Star High Top Die-namics with Be Original stamp set by Laina Lamb.  This is such a FUN set.  :)  

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The shoe, adhered to a couple of Stitched Rounded Rectangles, was cut from Electric Red and Sweet Tooth card stock with a bit of stamping done in Nightshift Blue.  The sentiment was stamped in Nightshift as well.

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I finished the inside simply by stamping the All-Star circle a few times on a Sweet Tooth strip.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back tonight at 10 p.m. EST for the New Product Launch!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, November 11, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  White string.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

MFT November Preview – Stitched with Love

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with another sample of MFT‘s November release, this time using Stitched with Love with coordinating Die-namics by Miss Tiina.  ♥

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I stamped patterns from Cozy Mittens onto two Pinking Edge Square STAX and one Pinking Edge Rectangle STAX.  The needle was die-cut from silver card stock and I used a black Copic Multi-liner to connect the thread from the needle to the word “mend,” as well as to add the little thread line going into the needle hole.

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Inside, I added another line of stitches with hearts from Cozy Mittens.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our November 11 release!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, November 11, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  0.25 Black Copic Multi-liner, Recollections Cartulina (silver) card stock.  Finished size 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

MFT November Previews – Overflowing Joy

Hi everyone!  Welcome to another day of MFT November previews!  Today I’ve used new Pure Innocence Overflowing Joy.  And because I love new Blueprints 20 so much, I’ve used that again.  :)

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She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers then die-cut using Blueprints 20.  Additional elements were cut from Limeade and Paver Red card stock. 

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Inside, I stamped the girl in Paver Red dye ink and added a second sentiment from the set.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our November 11 release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, November 11, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, R01, E31, E35, Y21, E40, E41, E42, G14, G16, G19, R29, R39, R59, R89, YR12, W00, W1), 0.1 Wine Copic Multi-liner, 0.25 Black Copic Multi-liner.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5  1/2″.

Paper Flowers Made Easy, a Craftsy Tutorial

Hi everyone! If you’re looking for today’s MFT release sample, you can find that HERE.  (It’s my favorite of the whole release.  Just sayin…)

I recently began a new adventure – writing tutorials for Craftsy, an online community featuring hundreds of classes from gardening to drawing, knit/crochet, photography, jewelry making, cake decorating, paper crafts and more.  There are also blogs based on various interests with posts highlighting tips, tricks, techniques, etc. You can check out the list of blogs HERE.  (Choose a topic on the right.)  I think you should choose paper crafts.  ;)

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Paper Flowers Made Easy

I’ve written an easy step-by-step tutorial with lots of pictures explaining how to make a pretty dimensional paper flower.  I hope you’ll check it out.  If you have a moment, please feel free to leave a comment there to let me know what you think.  :)

Grateful-for-You-Flower-500I used one of my favorite flower dies from MFT, Plentiful Petals, with Leaf Filled Flourish.

Thanks for stopping by today!  :)

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