Category Archives: My Favorite Things

MFT July Creative Challenge – The time honored stripe

Hi everyone!  It’s time for another Creative Challenge with My Favorite Things. This month we’re focusing on stripes.  I have two samples to share.  :)

First, I’ve used the Diagonal Stripes Background, stamping it first in Berrylicious ink, then Banana Split to create a dual-colored accent panel.

The Pure Innocence I Wheelie Like You image was stamped using Black Licorice hybrid ink onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers, cut out and adhered over two open circles die-cut using Pierced Circle STAX.  The tiny hearts, covered with Glossy Accents, were cut using Blueprints 8.

Inside, I included an additional striped panel, along with a larger heart (also from Blueprints 8) and sentiment from PI Sending Big Hugs.

On my second card, I cut two panels of Stripes Cover-Up, one from Smooth White, one from Berrylicious.  On the stripes removed from the Smooth White die-cut, I stamped the floral pattern from Washi Patterns in Berrylicious ink.  The sentiment is from Celebrate You.

The flower was die-cut using Blueprints 3 with a Sweet Tooth button center and Layered Leaves.

Inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Celebrate You and added a couple of leftover stamped stripes.


Be sure to check out the
MFT Blog for direct links to more striped samples!

Thanks for stopping by!

I Wheelie Like You card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, E37, R24, R27, R29, R89, B21, B24, Y02, YR23, C1, C3, C5, C7), Glossy Accents, Signo White Pigment Pen.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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Happy Birthday card
Additional supplies/info:  Recollections enamel dots, white string.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Friends Make the Good Times Better…

Hi everyone.  I needed a quick card to send to a friend, to thank her for being just that…a friend.  True ones are few and far between and I cherish the ones I do have.


I used Chalkboard Greetings along with one of my favorite MFT flower dies, Pretty Posies.  In the center of the flower, I stitched a Sweet Tooth button, then tucked two small Fishtail Flags beneath.

Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Sending Thanks and adhered a leftover strip of patterned paper.

I’ll be back soon!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Finished size 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.

MFT July Release Rewind – Tags, Cakes…and Spiders, Oh My!

Hi everyone!  It’s Day 2 of Release Rewind with MFT, an opportunity for the design team to use product we didn’t have a chance to use during previews.  On both of my projects today, I used Tag Builder Blueprints 1, Bring On the Cake Die-namics and Pinking Edge Circle STAX.

The first time I saw the decorative icing dies in Bring On the Cake Die-namics, I thought of spider legs.  I used the smallest Pinking Edge Circle for the body and eyes were cut using the eyelet circle from Tag Builder.

I *love* the color combo of Black Licorice, Grape Jelly and Limeade for Halloween.

Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Trick of Sweet using Sweet Tooth pigment ink, white embossed then die-cut with a Pinking Edge Circle.

Next, I created a funky Halloween birthday card.  The background was embossed using Starry Night Stencil.  I added a strip of Dotted Scallop Border (middle die of the three sizes) to create a “table cloth” of sorts.  The sentiment is from new Delicious Birthday stamp set.

The spider (except for one strip of his legs) and cake are raised on foam tape.

Inside, I added a second Dotted Scallop Border and a sentiment from Sweet Birthday Wishes.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Release Rewind posts.

Thanks for stopping by today!  :)

Additional supplies/info:  X-Press It 1/2″ and 1/4″  foam tape, white embossing powder, Kaiser Craft rhinestones.  Finished sizes:  4U card 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.   Delicious Birthday card 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT July New Product Launch, Sweet Birthday Wishes

Welcome to MFT‘s July 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’ July Product Launch posts linked on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, July 10 for your chance to win one of two $100 Gift Vouchers. (WOW!) The winners will be chosen at random and the prizes will be sent out on July 11.

I have three cards to share tonight, all using new Birdie Brown Designs with other new products mixed in as well.

My first card focuses mainly on BBD Sweet Birthday Wishes.

Images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. The tag was die-cut from Blueprints 1, perfectly sized for the sentiment.

Inside, I stamped two additional sentiments from the set as well as a little cupcake.

Next, I used the cupcake stand from the set as well as the banner flags and frame from new Blueprints 17.  I die-cut the cupcakes using Sweet Birthday Wishes Die-namics, colored with markers then added tiny rhinestones for cherries.

Flags were cut from Wild Cherry, Sour Apple and Berrylicious card stock and I used Blueprints 8 to die-cut the small hearts.  The Happy Birthday Background was stamped in Banana Split dye ink.

Inside, I included a sentiment and die-cut balloon.

On my last card, I used the balloon stamp from Sweet Birthday Wishes with Pure Innocence Happy Banner.  The word “birthday” was stamped from new Happy Everything stamp set.


After stamping and coloring, I added a few sequins, attached with Glossy Accents.  The scalloped borders were cut from Bubblegum card stock using Blueprints 4, then colored over with an R22 Copic marker to match the balloon.

Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Happy Banner and gifts from Sweet Birthday Wishes.

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!

Surprise card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E000, E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, YR14, YR18, E09, YG03, YG06, YG17, G46, Y08, Y21, Y19, E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, E43, C00, C1, BG70), Copic 0.1 Wine Multi-liner, Signo White Pigment Pen, ribbon.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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Sweet Birthday Wishes card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (YG03, YG06, YG17, G28, BG10, BG11, BG13, E35, E37, E47, Y08, Y17, YR24), Kool Tak clear foam squares, Recollections rhinestones.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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Happy Birthday card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, E31, E33, E35, E37, E42, Y21, Y08, Y38, Y17, R22, R24, YG03, YG06, YG17, BG10, BG11, BG13, C00, C1, C3), Glossy Accents, sequins.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT July Previews, Happy Everything

Hi everyone!  I have one last preview to share before MFT‘s July New Product Launch tonight at 10 p.m. EST.  I used Happy Everything with Happy Die-namics.  :)


The word “happy” was die-cut from Sweet Tooth, Pink Lemonade, Cotton Candy and Razzle Berry card stock.  ”Everything” was stamped in Sweet Tooth pigment ink then white embossed.  I used small clear rhinestones to a bit of sparkle along each side.

Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Celebrate Big and added a strip of Diagonal Stripes Background, both stamped in Razzle Berry dye ink.

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, July 8, 10 p.m. EST.

MFT July Previews, Bring on the Cake

Hi everyone!    I’m back today with another sample of MFT‘s July release. Today I used fun new Bring on the Cake Die-namics with Delicious Birthday stamp set (as well as several other Die-namics sets).


To create my patterned cake, I used the flourish from Bride & Groom Die-namics, dots from Blueprints 11, stripes from Blueprints 2 and a pretty bow from new Blueprints 17.  Along the edges of the white panel, I added a Mini Scallop Edge of gold.

The sentiment was stamped using Versamark and then gold embossed.

Inside, I gold embossed a second sentiment from Delicious Birthday and added a few die-cut candles to the bottom.

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 July 8 release!

Thanks so much 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, July 8, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Versamark, gold card stock, gold embossing powder, X-Press It 1/8″ Double-sided tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT July Previews, Birthday Chalkboard Greetings

Hi everyone!  Welcome to another day of MFT July previews!  Today I’ve used Birthday Chalkboard Greetings with Diagonal Stripe Background.


The greeting was stamped onto Black Licorice card stock using Sweet Tooth pigment ink then white embossed.  After matting onto Red Hot card stock, I used a paper towel to swipe just a bit of “chalk” (white ink) across the sentiment.

The Diagonal Stripes were stamped first in Red Hot dye ink, then stamped again in Black Licorice after rotating the stamp.

Inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Birthday Chalkboard Greetings and added a scrap of leftover Diagonal Stripes.

Don’t forget to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our July 8 release!

Thanks so much 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, July 8, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape, white embossing powder, Recollections enamel dots.  Finished 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT July Previews, PI Happy Banner

Hi everyone!  I’m back for another day of the MFT July Release Countdown. Only four days to go!  :)

Today I’ve used new Pure Innocence Happy Banner with Happy Birthday Background and Pinking Edge Circle STAX to create a one-layer card.

After die-cutting my Sour Apple Pinking Edge Circle and X-Press It Blending Card Circle, I applied Grapesicle ink, then Sno Cone and Sour Apple inks to new Happy Birthday Background.  (Just be sure to apply lightest inks first, moving on to darker.)

The girl was die-cut from Blending Card using coordinating PI Happy Banner Die-namics, stamped in Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.  (The black hybrid ink works beautifully with Copics.  No bleeding whatsoever.)  I placed small pieces of foam tape behind her hands to raise those areas just a bit.

Inside, I stamped the image and a second sentiment using Black Licorice dye ink. (It’s a little thicker and I wanted slightly bolder lines.  )

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 July 8 release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll see you tomorrow!

Please note that links to new products will not be in effect until time of release, Tuesday, July 8, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, E43, YG03, YG06, YG17, BG10, BG11, BG13, RV93, RV95), Doodlebug pearls, X-Press It 1/4″ foam tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT July Previews, happy BIRTHDAY

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with another preview of My Favorite Things‘ July 8 release!  (Only five more days!)  Today I’ve used new Happy Everything stamp set with Happy Die-namics, Balloon STAX and Grid Stencil.


I really like this color combo of Blu Raspberry, Spearmint and Smooth White.   I embossed only the top portion of Smooth White using new Grid Stencil and Embossing Pad.   (I love using my stencils this way.)  By not embossing the bottom I was able to stamp the remainder of the sentiment using Blu Raspberry hybrid ink.

Inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Happy Everything and added a fourth die-cut balloon.

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 July 8 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, July 8, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional suppies/info:  X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape, string.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT July Previews, Happy Birthday

Hi everyone!  Welcome back to a second day of July 8 release previews with My Favorite Things!  Today I’ve used our new Birdie Brown stamp set, Sweet Birthday Wishes, along with Celebrate You and Blueprints 17.


I created a card by die-cutting two of the “chalkboard” (or, in my case, “whiteboard”) pieces first from cardboard, then four from Red Hot card stock (one for each side of the two pieces).  I cut an additional piece of Red Hot card stock to cover the back of the front with a 1/4″ folded flap at the top which I inserted between the cardboard and card stock of the back piece. (Clear as mud?)

The cute girl was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card using coordinating Sweet Birthday Wishes Die-namics, then colored with Copic markers (as were the gifts).  The sentiment is stamped from Celebrate You.

Inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Wishes set as well as a few balloons, masked and colored.

You can check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more Countdown samples, info on prizes and all you need to know about our July 8 release!

Thanks so much 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, July 8, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, YR24, E41, E43, Y02, Y08, Y18, R24, R29, R89, G09, G28, G46, B28, B29, B37, W1, W3, W5), Signo White Pigment Pen, cardboard, enamel dots, X-Press It 1/2″ foam tape.  Finished size 5″ x 4 3/4″.

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