Category Archives: My Favorite Things

Quick and Easy Last Minute Packaging

If you’re like me, you still have lots of gifts to wrap and very little time to do so. On the Craftsy blog today, I have some quick and easy ideas for last minute packaging, all using items you most likely already have on hand.   From brown bags and white dollar store boxes to plain gift card envelopes, dress them up in no time with just a few ordinary supplies.   

Here’s one idea you will find on the Craftsy blog.

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I stamped a plain white dollar store box with cute reindeer from My Favorite ThingsChristmas Cuteness stamp set using Chocolate Brown ink.  I added a pretty bow and created a simple matching tag, adding a little red rhinestone to the deer’s nose.  (Ribbon from the dollar section at Michaels.)

I hope you’ll check out my post, and if you have a moment, please let me know what you think there on the Craftsy blog.    Thanks!  :)

 

MFT December Creative Challenge – Warm and Fuzzy Felt

Hi everyone! It’s time for another Creative Challenge with My Favorite ThingsThis month we’re using warm and fuzzy felt.  

I created a Mini iPad cover using Flower Medley and Royal Leaves Die-namics and a card to match.  

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The flowers and leaves were cut from Orange Fizz, Blu Raspberry, Banana Split, Paver Red, Sour Apple and Jellybean Green Felt, attached to Kraft.  Thank goodness I still had a ton of embroidery thread left from my cross stitch days.  A large Chocolate Brown button holds the iPad securely inside.

It’s not perfect, but I like it.  :)

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The card is very similar, using Kraft card stock and a sentiment from Cozy Greetings.

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My favorite is the Orange Fizz flower.  After die-cutting the longer petal flower, I folded it in half, stitching in place to secure.

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Inside, I used parts of two sentiments to create one (both from Cozy Greetings) and added a strip of x’s from Blueprints 20.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for links to more warm and fuzzy creations!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Birthday Smart Phone

Hi everyone!  Just popping in quickly with a birthday card I created for my son a few weeks ago.  

Cards for boys are always a challenge for me, especially teen boys.  I decided to go with the cell phone theme, since his is never far from him.  ;)

HB-Smartphone-500I used Smart Phone Die-namics (♥) along with Friend Request and Delicious Birthday stamp sets from My Favorite Things.  The background was stamped with Happy Birthday text background using Berrylicious ink.  Speech bubbles were stamped in Sweet Tooth pigment ink and white embossed.

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Inside, I used a leftover strip of text background and stamped a sentiment from Delicious Birthday.  (All stamps and dies designed by Laina Lamb.)

HB-Smartphone-InThanks for stopping!  Have a great day!

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Friends Warm the Coldest of Days

Hi everyone. I was in need of a bit of color therapy the other day and decided to use Birdie Brown’s Warmest Wishes.  I just love this image and hope to see more like it.  :)

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I used one of my favorite new colors, Tropical Teal, stamping Swiss Dots Background using Teal ink, Circle STAX 1 and 2 to create the window and Blueprints 15 (heart) and 3 (sentiment strip).  To create the shaker, I placed pieces of X-Press It 1/2″ Foam Tape (now available in the MFT store!) in the circle shape. Inside, I placed sparkly Twinklets Diamond Dust.

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On the inside of the card, I added a second sentiment and a drift of snowflakes.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back soon.

Additional info/supplies:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, BG 72, BG75, BG78, E31, E35, E40, E42, E43, Y21, W00, W1, W3), button/string. Finished size 5″ x 5″.

MFT December Release Rewind

I have a couple more cards to share today using MFTs latest amazing release. (You can find all the new products HERE.)

First I used this month’s “free with $60 purchase” Friend Die-namics along with Desert Bouquet and Friends Like Us.

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I used beautiful new dye inks (Tropical Teal, Limelight, Peach Bellini and Persimmon) and there is an acrylic panel behind the word ‘friend.’

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Inside, I stamped more flowers and an additional sentiment from Friends Like Us.

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Next, I used Swiss Dots Background with Wild Thing stamp set and Die-namics, “hello” from Photo Booth and “baby…….” from Beautiful Baby.

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The opening was created using new Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics.

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I had a leftover strip of dotted paper so I used that inside along with a sentiment from Beautiful Baby.

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You can find direct links to more design team samples using this month’s release on the MFT Blog.  

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Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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Hello Baby card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (Y21, E35, R01), X-Press It 1/4″ and 1/2″ foam tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″

MFT December New Product Launch

Welcome to MFTs December 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’ December Product Launch posts linked on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, December 4 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 December 5th.

I have three cards to share tonight, all using new Pure Innocence Wild for You with coordinating Die-namics.

My first card also uses new Zebra Background  with Blueprints 21.  Flags were stamped with Kraft ink and More Washi Patterns.  As usual the image was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.

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Inside, I sponged Sweet Tooth ink through Cloudy Day Stencil and stamped a sentiment from Blue Skies Ahead.

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My second card features Pure Innocence Wild for You along with Giraffe Background, Wild Greenery Die-namics and a bit of Blueprints 21.

My background was created by randomly inking first Fuse Green, Factory Green, then Olive ink onto the Giraffe Background, stamped on Factory Green card stock.

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Inside, I stamped a sentiment and border from Friends Like Us in addition to the girl.

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My last card uses Wild for You, Blueprints 21 and Wild Greenery.

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Inside,  I stamped a sentiment from Friends Like Us and added a few leftover leaves.

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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!

Explore Every Possibility card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, E40), sponge.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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Wild for You card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E31, E33, E35), Kool Tak clear foam squares.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
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Every Day Spent with You card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E11, E13, E18, E35, E57, YR23, YR24, YR29). Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT December Previews – Be Yourself

I have one last preview to share before MFT‘s December New Product Launch tonight at 10 p.m. EST.  Today I’ve used new Desert Bouquet and Friends Like Us with Persimmon card stock and ink as well as a bit of Limelight ink. (I ♥ the new colors!) 

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After stamping the flowers, I clear embossed the sentiment and added some dots of Glossy Accents in the flower centers and a bit randomly around the flowers.

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Inside,  I stamped the border in Bubblegum ink and added a sentiment from Friends Like Us.

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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, December 2, 10 p.m. EST.

MFT December Previews – Photo Booth

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with two samples of MFT‘s December release, this time using Photo Booth and Friends Like Us stamp sets with Photo Booth Props, Polaroid Cover Up and Emmitt Alphabet Die-namics.

First, I used Photo Booth with dotted border and sentiment from Friends Like Us.  The center mustache and lips were die-cut using Photo Booth Props and popped up on clear foam squares.

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Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Photo Booth and added hearts cut from the heart glasses in Props.

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On my second card, I used Emmitt Alphabet to spell out my sentiment.  The comma was created by clipping one of the leftover points from the K die-cut and the three dots are the periods beneath the question mark and exclamation point in Emmitt Numbers & Symbols.

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The dotted border was stamped with Sweet Tooth pigment ink then white embossed, and the bow tie is adhered only in the center with the sides left free to bend forward.

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Inside, I did not compete the sentiment as expected.  ;)  Instead, I used a sentiment from Friends Like Us.

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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 December 2nd 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, December 2, 10 p.m. EST.

MFT December Previews – Wild Things

Hi everyone!  Welcome to another day of MFT December previews!  Only three more days until the release!  Today I’ve used Miss Tiina’s super cute new Wild Things stamp set with coordinating Die-namics, Wild Greenery Die-namics and Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX.

Whats-Up-500Isn’t that giraffe cute?  I love him.  :)    After die-cutting from X-Press It Blending Card, I stamped using Black Licorice hybrid ink then colored with Copic markers. The Kraft background was stamped with Linen Blackground and Kraft ink.  Two Flat Bottom Clouds were attached with one raised on foam tape. 

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The “greenery” was cut from Blending Card as well then colored with Copics. The sentiment was stamped onto a Stitched Fishtail Flag.  

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I stamped the giraffe again inside with a sentiment from Stitched with Love (also by Miss Tiina).

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 December 2nd release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, December 2, 10 p.m. EST.

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