MFT March Previews – Circle Scribble Flowers

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the first day of previews of MFT‘s March 3 release!

I have two samples to share today, both using Lisa Johnson’s new Circle Scribble Flowers.  The sentiment is from another new set, Totally Happy.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite Things

On my first card, I stamped the flowers using Sweet Tooth pigment ink then white embossed and colored with Copic markers.  The zig-zags were stamped in new Cranberry Cocktail dye ink using Hearts & Stitches stamp set.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite Things

Inside, I stamped and embossed a sentiment and flowers from Whimsical Wishes which coordinates perfectly with this new set.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite ThingsMy second card uses the middle sized bloom, with flowers stamped in Ripe Raspberry and leaves in new Field Day dye inks.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite Things

After stamping, I colored over the blooms with a clear Wink of Stella brush to add a bit of sparkle and added an embossed sentiment from Totally Happy stamp set.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite ThingsInside, I stamped a second sentiment from Totally Happy and added a few more flowers in the corner.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite Things

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 March 3rd release!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, March 3, 10 p.m. EST.

Couldn’t Be Happier card

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (YG05, YG17, R85, R89, YR68, YR27, BG05, BG09), white embossing powder.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Happy Birthday card

Additional supplies/info:  Ranger Black Enamel Accents.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2.

Paper Smooches March Release Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on February 28th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop, we are offering a $25.00 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25.00 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, March 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

This means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog!

Today I’ve used new Feline Friends Icons Dies, which coordinates with Feline Friends stamp set.


The paws and sentiment are white embossed and the pink kitty is raised on foam tape.


Here’s your hop list. Be sure to comment as you look for your chance to win! Good luck!  :)

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with a sample using this week’s sketch challenge with My Favorite Things.

Today I’ve used Pure Innocence Birthday Girl along with Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers.


The birthday girl was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I used Washi Patterns to stamp a few patterns on the flags.


Inside I stamped a second sentiment from the set and a silhouette in Cherry Crisp ink.


You can find all details regarding the sketch challenge HERE on the Challenge and Inspiration blog.

MFT_SketchChallenge_SideBarThanks for visiting!

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, R37, R39), red sequins, opaque white Recollections marker. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

smile (tutorial)

Hi everyone!  I have a new tutorial on the Craftsy blog today, this time demonstrating a stacked sentiment technique.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

Final-MFT-WM-500The flowers were stamped using Embellished Eggs (with “friend” from Fall Foliage) by My Favorite Things.  Letters were die-cut with By the Letters Lowercase Die-namics.


To finish the inside, I stamped a few more flowers and a sentiment from Smile stamp set.


Thanks for checking it out (here)!  :)

MFT Ingenious Inking Challenge

Hi everyone! Today the MFT design team begins a new monthly challenge – Ingenious Inking. This month we are showing how our line of MIX-ables can be used to alter our Premium Dye Inks, Pigment Inks and Hybrid Inks to create new looks and applications. “MIX-ables make it easy to add sparkle, shine, and glitz to projects – subtle or bold –it truly is a bit of crafting magic.”

On my first card, I used Sheer Shimmer Mix-ables over a sponged Herringbone Bricks stenciled background.

Let-Your-Light-Shine-Feb-II-500Using a blending tool, I applied Lemon Drop, Razzleberry and Pink Lemonade dye inks to a Sweet Tooth card base. I spritzed on Sheer Shimmer Mix-ables and allowed to dry.


The first line of the sentiment, from Watt’s Up?, was stamped in Black Licorice dye ink then clear embossed.  SHINE was die-cut from Black Licorice card stock using Bright Lights Alphabet.

Inside, I used a leftover strip of the sponged/spritzed background and stamped a sentiment from Watt’s Up?.


Next, I sponged In the Buff, Coral Crush, Persimmon and Cherry Crisp dye inks onto Sweet Tooth card stock, then heavily sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Mix-ables.

Find-Joy-Feb-II-500Peaceful Wildflowers and a sentiment from Cheerful Blessings were both stamped in black and clear embossed.

I love the bit of sparkle and shine the Sheer Shimmer leaves behind.


Inside, I stamped a couple flowers using Persimmon dye ink and stamped a sentiment from Words of Inspiration.


Be sure to check out the MFT blog for direct links to all participating DT sharing more ways to use Mix-ables with MFT inks.


Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Let Your Light Shine card


Find Joy card

have a joyous Easter

Hi everyone! I’m just popping in quickly to share a little Easter greeting using Paper SmoochesEaster Egg dies.  :)

The sentiment and tiny flowers are from Spring Fling stamp set, with the tag cut using Gift Tag Dies.


To create the card base, I first folded my card stock in half then cut the egg shape from both layers at once, with the top hanging just a bit off the edge of the die.  I cut a second egg (single layer), stamped and embellished, then attached it to the egg shaped base.


The egg measures 3 5/8″ x 3″ so it’s small but not tiny.

I placed small pieces of Kool Tak Clear Foam Squares between the layers of the bow.  I use the Kool Tak squares when I want just a bit of dimension as they’re thinner than most foam tapes.  (I like the option of multi-width dimension.)  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!



Feb. Die-namics Design – Express Yourself

Hi everyone! Today kicks off the first of another new monthly feature with the MFT DT.  Each month we’ll focus on a different aspect or theme using our Die-namics dies.  This month, word Die-namics are taking center stage.

My first card uses Words of Gratitude.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite ThingsI used a few ink refills (Pink Lemonade, Ripe Raspberry, Lemon Chiffon and Sour Apple) to watercolor the background, added my sentiment cut from Sweet Tooth card stock, then white embossed “for you” (from Thankful Thoughts, the companion stamp set to Words of Gratitude).  The heart was cut using Heart STAX.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite ThingsInside, I added a swoosh of pink watercolor then white embossed a sentiment from Friends Like Us.  Beneath the sentiment, I added a few tiny hearts cut using Blueprints 11.


My next card uses Happy Hellos Die-namics with flowers stamped from Easter Bunny stamp set.  The small word “friend” is from Homespun Hearts.


The flowers were stamped in Daffodil, Chocolate Brown and Gumdrop Green dye inks.  I’ll have a tutorial for this type of stacked sentiment on Wednesday.  :)


Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Happy Birthday Poppies and added a few more flowers in the corner.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of participating DT to see more fun with words Die-namics!


Thanks for stopping by!

grateful for you card

Additional supplies/info: Ranger Watercolor Paper, gold sequins, Corner Chomper. Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
hello card

Additional supplies/info:  Gold sequins.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

yo matey

Hey everyone. It’s time for more from Paper Smooches!  My card today features Ahoy Me Hearty stamp set with Clouds Dies.


The parrot was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.  Once colored, I cut around the tail feathers then die-cut the circle with the feathers outside of the die.

To adhere the clouds, I nipped a little piece where the orange mat divides each one, leaving a full circle to surround the parrot.


Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be back soon!

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (YR09, E08, E09, YR14, YR24, YR27, YR23, YG23, G24, V25, V28, V99), Michaels enamel dots.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Baby Congrats – Tutorial

Hi everyone!  I have another tutorial on the Craftsy blog today.  I’ve added a simple twist to a double pocket card.  Hope you’ll check it out (here).  :)


I used Lisa Johnson’s cute Beautiful Baby stamp set with coordinating dies along with Gingham Background by My Favorite Things.

The elephant is popped up on clear foam squares to add just a bit of dimension.

Congrats-CU-MFT-WMThe inside holds two surprise pockets for gift cards, a personal note, photos, etc.


Find out how to create your own hidden pocket card here.

Thanks for visiting!  :)

Finished card size 5″ x 5″.

MFT Feb. Creative Challenge – Hop into Action

Hi everyone! Welcome to this month’s Creative Challenge with My Favorite Things! Today we’re focusing on Easter cards and crafts.

I created a card using Somebunny stamp set and dies along with a coordinating Treat Tote.


The Happy Easter sentiment is stamped in Sweet Tooth pigment ink and white embossed using Lisa Johnson’s Easter Bunny stamp set.


The little Somebunny was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped in Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.  The hill was created using Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics.


Inside, I created another hill and white embossed a partial sentiment from Somebunny stamp set.


The Treat Tote has a hill as well, with small white brads holding the handle in place.


Be sure to check out the MFT blog for direct links to more Easter crafts.  :)


Thanks for stopping by!

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (RV00, R30, R32, BG11, BG13, E40, E42), white embossing powder, white brads.  Finished card size 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

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