Daily Archives: April 5, 2013

MFT April Previews, Day 1

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 1 of April previews with My Favorite Things! This month’s release will take place next Tuesday, April 9, at 10 p.m. EST.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for release details, (BIG) prize information and additional inspiration.

My previews today use two new Pure Innocence sets, Little Gardener and Serenity.

First, I used Little Gardener along with Upsy Daisy and Royal Leaves Die-namics, Hot Fudge, Lemon Drop and Gumdrop Green cardstock with Hot Fudge buttons.

I found a tiny clay pot (about 2 1/4″ tall) at Michaels and thought it would be fun to fill with flowers.  I cut bamboo sticks to the desired length then used a small file to “saw” a small indentation about 1/4″ from the top of each stick.  After die-cutting and layering the flowers, I “stitched” the buttons into the centers, wrapping and tying the hemp cord around each stick.  The small indentation on the stick holds the hemp cord/flower in place.  I “stuffed” a small styrofoam ball into the pot and inserted the flowers.  “Best” and “Buds” were stamped onto Mini Wavy Pennants using Black Licorice ink, glued to a toothpick and inserted into the pot.

For the card, I stamped the Little Gardener onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

The dotted panel was created using Kraft cardstock, new Hot Fudge ink and Lisa’s Darling Dots.

On the inside I used a sentiment from Pure Innocence All Occasion Sentiments and added another flower.  To keep the inside relatively flat, instead of adhering a regular button, I used a button from Button Border Die-namics.

On my next card, I thought I’d try Inge’s tutorial for coloring on Kraft cardstock.  (Tutorial found HERE.)  I stamped my image onto Kraft cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored my image with Prismacolor pencils.

Across the top, I added stitch-embossed elements from new Blueprints 2 as well as a Kraft button with Hemp Cord.  The sentiment was stamped using Black Licorice ink.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Pure Innocence Gymnast and a silhouette of the Little Gardener using Black Licorice ink.  A second stitch-embossed strip was added to the top to add a bit of interest.

Next I created a card using Pure Innocence Serenity along with a box of chocolates die-cut using new Scalloped Treat Box Die-namics.

I used some random (old) blue cardstock along with MFT Kraft and Sweet Tooth.  The oval and stitch embossed strip were die-cut using elements from new Blueprints 2.  Along the bottom of the horizontal stitched strip, I placed a die-cut strip from one of our new Open Simply Scallops Trio.  I used the smallest of the three.

On the inside, I thought it would be fun to add a sentiment from Chocolate Sentiments, this month’s Triple Scoop, free to you with a qualifying purchase of $60 or more (before tax and shipping).  I manipulated one of the sentiments, rearranging the words, and wrote the “&” by hand.

Lastly, I  have a second card using Pure Innocence Serenity.  I stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and then masked the girl before stamping a new Mod Border using Kraft ink.  Card base is Kraft with Grapesicle.  The sentiment was stamped onto a Sentiment Strip and raised on foam tape.  Along the bottom I used Open Zig Zag Border, adding small purple rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.

On the inside I stamped a second sentiment (using Black Licorice ink) and silhouette of the image (using Kraft ink).


Be sure to check out the MFT blog for more info and inspiration!  Thanks SO much for stopping by today!  :)

Best Buds Stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence Little Gardener and All Occasion Sentiments; Darling Dots (Lisa Johnson Designs)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice and Hot Fudge   Paper:  MFT Hot Fudge, Lemon Drop, Sweet Tooth, Gumdrop Green, X-Press It Blending Card   Accessories:  Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, Y21, E31, E35, YR23, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, W00, W1), MFT Upsy Daisy, Royal Leaves, Blueprints 2, Button Border and Mini Wavy Pennants Die-namics,  Hot Fudge buttons, hemp cord, X-Press It Foam Tape, clay pot, bamboo sticks.  Finished card size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  Pot approximately 2 1/4″ tall.

Rooting for You Stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence Little Gardener and Gymnast Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice   Paper: MFT Kraft, Paver Red, Gumdrop Green  Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils, MFT Blueprints 2, Kraft button, hemp cord.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Take a Deep Breath… Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Serenity and Chocolate Sentiments   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice and Kraft; Amuse Blueberry   Paper: SU Ballet Blue, MFT Sweet Tooth and Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card   Accessories:  Copic markers (E11, E13, E50, E51, E31, B32, E41, E42, E43), Copic Opaque White, MFT Blueprints 2, Open Simply Scallops Trio and Circle STAX 1 Die-namics.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

I Need a Moment Stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence Serenity, Border It-Mod Borders (Laina Lamb Design)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice and Kraft   Paper: MFT Kraft, Grapesicle, Sweet Tooth, X-Press It Blending Card Accessories:  Copic markers (E51, E53, R20, E31, E33, E35, V91, V93, V95, C00, C1), MFT Sentiment Strips and Open Zig Zag Border Die-namics, X-Press It Foam Tape, Queen & Co. Indigo Rhinestones.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.