MFT Preview 1 – I ♥ My Soldier

It’s time to begin previews of My Favorite Things‘ June release!

Teaser PRIZES begin today 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, June 5th around 7:30pm.

Today we’re sharing samples using Godspeed Who’s That Girl and Guy.   For the first time ever, I’ve used a WTG set without the girl (or guy).  :)

I chose instead to use the “I ♥ My Soldier” sentiment stamped onto a layered Clearly Sentimental Label.  Beneath the sentiment, I used a Fishtail Flag.  The layout was ‘borrowed’ from Joanne.

I don’t have a soldier to ♥ or miss, but I do understand as much as possible without living the life, what it’s like to miss someone so terribly.  Or to have such concern for safety.  My heart goes out to those who serve, as well as their families who are serving also, but in a different way.  They all give so much.  And I’m so proud of ALL of them.  Seriously.  (This set makes me kind of teary…)

I die-cut a Dog Tag from ‘patterned paper’ in Authentique’s “Glory” collection (FABULOUS patriotic papers!), then hung the tag from a small chain and button.  I adhered the button with two pieces of foam tape to provide the proper space for the chain (and to keep the chain around the button).

The lower two layers of stars as well as the small star in the middle were die-cut using new Star STAX.  The upper blue star was cut using Stacking Stars.  For a little added dimension, the center star was adhered using a small piece of foam tape.

On the inside, I used a third sentiment from the set.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5th 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 June 5th 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.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 2 of previews!   Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  MFT Godspeed Who’s That Girl and Guy  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk  Paper:  Stampin Up Night of Navy, Authentique “Glory”  (6×6)   Accessories:  MFT Clearly Sentimental Label, Star STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, Stacking Stars, Dog Tag STAX Die-namics; button; jute string; Copic 1/4″ foam tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

57 responses to “MFT Preview 1 – I ♥ My Soldier

  1. Fabulous as always Michele, love how you used the dog tag with this set

  2. This is GORGEOUS!! I love it!!

  3. FABULOUS card. So many yummy things on it. Great design. I can imagine a soldier or loved one would really love to receive this.

  4. Fabulous design, I love this paper and agree that a soldier would love to recieve this.

  5. Christine Dearinger

    A great card for a brave young man to receive.

  6. Love your card Michele, especially the little dog tag!

  7. Nice patriotic collage card! :)

  8. Love the design of your card!

  9. Michele, this is lovely!! Love the dog tag and the stacked stars. Just Gorgeous!!

  10. Gorgeous card, very appropriate for this weekend.

  11. Lovely card, great sentiments. The stars are awesome

  12. Totally awesome and scrappy Michele!! Love your papers!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  13. I love everything about this. the dog tag with that chain is aweseome and so are the papers (I just got some, can’t wait to cut into it.). beautifully done, Michele.

  14. Love your card! This set makes me teary too! A wonderful set and a must have!

  15. Kristy Hansen

    love your card and unique ideas–the way you did the dog tag is so cute. The layered stars really add to the paper you used. Love your design! ksh

  16. Oh this is fabulous, Michele! Love the bold sentiment and awesome colours/papers you used!

  17. Fantastic card, Michelle!

  18. Love this card! Love the dog tag hanging from the chain. Great Job!

  19. Love all the little details on your card…esp. the dog tag.

  20. Gorgeous! I love your papers and layout. The do tag is a great touch!

  21. Love, love, love this!!!!

  22. whow love your card, great new dies and love these sentiments!

  23. seriously COOL card!!! love all the fun elements and dp!

  24. This is amazing Michele!! I love the papers you used and the dog tag is the perfect embellishment!!

  25. Super cute card. I’m a big fan of cards that have a special sentiment on the front as well as inside. Love your patriotic theme!

  26. Great card- as always! Love the colors, very Memorial Day/Fourth of July-ish! I can’t wait to get my hands on the star stax!

  27. Great card. Love the sentiment and the little dog tag.

  28. Fabulous Michele! love the great papers and the new Star Stax!

  29. Wonderfully done…just perfect!

  30. Sharon Roselli

    I have 2 sons in the Army. This set is awesome! I send them cards constantly. some to give to others who are down and some to send home to family friends etc. Thank you for such awesome inspiration.

  31. This is lovely, that banner on the main panel is cool!

  32. I love all the detail of this card. From the colors, to the layering and onto the dog tag chain. Great card overall!



  33. so many great details, but the dog tag & beaded chain is inspired!

  34. Gorgeous Michele, love the beaded chain you’ve used… such a cool card for a DH, son, brother!

  35. Tanya Atkisson

    Awww!!! How beautiful is this! I love it!!! I love this set=)

  36. LOVE how you used the sentiment for the focal point of your card!!! GORGEOUS! I used the same papers on my WTG card!

  37. great card – love the dog tag and chain accent

  38. Love this, Michele! So many great details!

  39. Very nice card. I love the layout!

  40. Wonderful card. it is fab.

  41. I think it’s pretty brave of you to use the sent w/out the image….and it totally WORKS!! Great job:)

  42. what a great card! and I am so in love with that collection of papers by Authentique. I find I use them for so much more than just patriotic cards.

  43. I love the dog tag and those dp’s are divine! Great job on the whole card.

  44. Michele, wowo what a great card! O love the “dog tags” – nice touch!


  45. Heather Loughlin

    I love how you layered the Stacking Stars together with the Star STAX die-cuts… they compliment one another so perfectly!

  46. Colleen Oxford

    Fabulous card!!! Love the dog-tag and embellishments :)

  47. What a wonderful card!!!! Love the dog tag!

  48. Beautiful card, love the little touch of the dog tag.

  49. Love the vintage look of this card. Keep ’em coming.

  50. Oh this is gorgeous, Michele! Love the dog tag on the gain…great detail!

  51. love the dog tag with the little chain! so perfect!

  52. What a wonderful card, I love the dog tag on it!

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