MFT Previews, Day 3 – I Owe You BIG Time

It’s Day 3 of April previews with My Favorite Things!

Today we’re previewing Clearly Sentimental about Anniversaries and Big Greetings.

I’ve used Big Greetings along with Circle STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX and Royal Leaves Die-namics.  (I’ll show you in a minute an easy way to mat the fishtails.) The layout is an older Mojo Monday sketch (#214).

Here’s a closer peek at the Royal Leaves.  I love the embossing.  (This is with one pass through my Cuttlebug.)

I used one more matted Fishtail Flag on the inside along with a sentiment from Thanks a Bunch.

Here’s how I VERY easily matted my Fishtail Flags.

I wanted to use the die on the right.  As you can see, there’s a bit of a difference between the various sizes.  A little too much (for me) if I’d like to mat my flag.

So I die-cut two pieces, one from the patterned paper and one of the mat I wanted to use.

Using the “embossed” edges as a guide, remove the left and right sides of the patterned flag.

Layer and determine the desired length.  There is no need to trim or change the fishtail ends of the flags.  By removing a bit from each side of the top piece, you retain the perfectly cut flagged ends.

Finished.  :)

Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on April 3rd from 8-10 PM EST here in the MFT forum where you can enjoy fun, games and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, will take place April 3rd at 10 p.m. EST. You’ll find all the newest products here at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • Teaser prizes continue so be sure to leave comments as you look! You can find direct links to all participating DT HERE.  Each day, two prize vouchers are held by two members of our design team.  You’ll have all week to comment on each of the posts and all winners will be posted on Kim’s blog on Tuesday, April 3rd around 7:30pm.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another preview!   Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “Big Greetings” and “Thanks a Bunch”   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black   Paper:  Prism Island Mist Dark, Crate Paper Pretty Party (6×6)  Accessories:  My Favorite Things Circle STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, Royal Leaves Die-namics, Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones, Prima Bottle Green “Primmers” flower, foam boosters.  Finished size  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

43 responses to “MFT Previews, Day 3 – I Owe You BIG Time

  1. Lovely card! Love the flower and how you used the fishtail banner dies.

  2. Thanks for the tip, love the card, lovely dp. Love thos leaves

  3. This is GORGEOUS! I MUST get these papers!! Thanks for the tip on matting!

  4. great tip for matting the fishtail flags stax

  5. Love the overall design of this card. Those fishtail dies are a must have…

  6. That is brilliant, just love the banner die!!

  7. I absolutely love this card! That paper is adorable.

  8. love the colors you used on this card. The tip for the fishtail is a perfect idea. thank you for sharing it. ksh

  9. Great card! Love the papers and the flower is so cute! Thanks for the great tip!

  10. Great tip…and card, as always! I love that flower! Is that just colored burlap? Beautiful! I LOVE that Big Greetings set!

  11. Gorgeous, Michele!! I used the same sketch, LOL! Great minds and all that? Love the clean look of your design!

  12. so pretty….great papers and tutorial!

  13. This is so gorgeous Michele!! I love those Flags dies!!

  14. Michele, Love the fishtail flags (thanks for telling me what they are called), and thanks for the clever hint on layering them! Your card is beautiful — the papers are perfect!

  15. Thanks for the tip on the fishtail stax! Your card is beautiful too- love that flower!

  16. Thanks for Sharing the tip regarding the fishtail flag!!!! Awesome card. Love the textures and colors!!!!

  17. Miriam Prantner

    SO pretty. LOVE that burlap flower and these papers are gorgeous!

  18. this is so pretty, love the colors and the beautiful flower. Thanks for the tutorial on the fishtail banners, I am constantly trimming down to mat my things, so this seems so much easier, lol. I like easy!

  19. GORGEOUS and I love all of the die-namics you used for this beautiful card.

  20. Love the papers and LO. Wonderful flower! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  21. your card is just beautiful!!

  22. Heather Loughlin

    Thanks for the tips about how to mat the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics… they seem too lovely to resist, so I’m pretty sure they’ll be making their way into my shopping basket in the near future! 😉

  23. Great tip on how to mat the fishtail dies! I would never have thought to do it that way and it is so easy!!!! I want these and this is one of my favorite dies to use to make a quick card when I am in a hurry and having multiple sizes is going to open up a whole world of possibilities!! Can’t wait!

  24. What a beautiful card…thanks for the tutorial for making the banner.

  25. BRILLIANT! LOVE how you matted them! This is GORGEOUS by the way…LOVE!

  26. Gorgeous Michele!! Thanks for the amazing tip on the fishtail banner!! Love those papers, too!!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  27. Great card! Loving all the new Die-namics!

  28. Love, love, love this card! Great tip!

  29. Very nice and thanks for the tutorial.

  30. Chris R. from Iowa

    How fun! Can’t decide which is better – the papers, tips or the dies? I want them all! Love the flower too.

  31. I love the flag die! Gorgeous card!



  32. Great tip & fabulous card!

  33. LOVE this!! Cool flower! Thanks for the mini tutorial!

  34. beautiful card. thanks for the tip.

  35. This is so stunning! I love the layered banner, thanks for the little tutorial – and that paper, GASP!! Love this!

  36. such a pretty card! Love the layout and the papers you used!

  37. I love this card, the patterned paper choices are great. Thanks for the tip on matting the fishtail flags.

  38. thanks for the tip. Great flower. love the material you have used.

  39. Beautiful card, and thanks for the tip on how to mat the fishtails!

  40. i love everything about this card, Michele. the colors are so warm and inviting. and your fishtail flag tip-I will be using that!!!! tfs

  41. WOW!! LOVE the design and the colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  42. Thanks for the tutorial!

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