Category Archives: My Favorite Things

MFT March Previews – I Knead You

Hi everyone!  Welcome back to a second day of March 3 release previews with My Favorite Things!  Today I’ve used one of two new sets by Birdie Brown, I Knead You along with coordinating Die-namics.

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I cut new Blue Breeze card stock using Blueprints 23, and stamped the fish bones using new After Midnight dye ink.  A stamp press made lining and spacing the image super easy.

The kitty was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped in Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.

I poked a small hole beneath each paw, inserted string and wound a small ball at the bottom, attached by a big smooshed glue dot.  Hearts were cut using Blueprints 11 and covered with Glossy Accents.

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Inside, I added an extra strip of fish bones, stamped a sentiment in Black Licorice and Red Hot ink and added a cute little mouse toy  in the corner.

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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 March 3 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, March 3, 10 p.m. EST.

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (YR15, YR14, E40, R02), white string, Glossy Accents, Kool Tak clear foam squares.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

MFT March Previews – Circle Scribble Flowers

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the first day of previews of MFT‘s March 3 release!

I have two samples to share today, both using Lisa Johnson’s new Circle Scribble Flowers.  The sentiment is from another new set, Totally Happy.

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On my first card, I stamped the flowers using Sweet Tooth pigment ink then white embossed and colored with Copic markers.  The zig-zags were stamped in new Cranberry Cocktail dye ink using Hearts & Stitches stamp set.

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Inside, I stamped and embossed a sentiment and flowers from Whimsical Wishes which coordinates perfectly with this new set.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite ThingsMy second card uses the middle sized bloom, with flowers stamped in Ripe Raspberry and leaves in new Field Day dye inks.

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After stamping, I colored over the blooms with a clear Wink of Stella brush to add a bit of sparkle and added an embossed sentiment from Totally Happy stamp set.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite ThingsInside, I stamped a second sentiment from Totally Happy and added a few more flowers in the corner.

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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 March 3rd 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, March 3, 10 p.m. EST.

Couldn’t Be Happier card

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (YG05, YG17, R85, R89, YR68, YR27, BG05, BG09), white embossing powder.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
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Happy Birthday card

Additional supplies/info:  Ranger Black Enamel Accents.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2.

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with a sample using this week’s sketch challenge with My Favorite Things.

Today I’ve used Pure Innocence Birthday Girl along with Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers.

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The birthday girl was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I used Washi Patterns to stamp a few patterns on the flags.

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Inside I stamped a second sentiment from the set and a silhouette in Cherry Crisp ink.

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You can find all details regarding the sketch challenge HERE on the Challenge and Inspiration blog.

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Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R01, R02, Y21, E31, E35, R37, R39), red sequins, opaque white Recollections marker. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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Hi everyone!  I have a new tutorial on the Craftsy blog today, this time demonstrating a stacked sentiment technique.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

Final-MFT-WM-500The flowers were stamped using Embellished Eggs (with “friend” from Fall Foliage) by My Favorite Things.  Letters were die-cut with By the Letters Lowercase Die-namics.

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To finish the inside, I stamped a few more flowers and a sentiment from Smile stamp set.

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Thanks for checking it out (here)!  :)

MFT Ingenious Inking Challenge

Hi everyone! Today the MFT design team begins a new monthly challenge – Ingenious Inking. This month we are showing how our line of MIX-ables can be used to alter our Premium Dye Inks, Pigment Inks and Hybrid Inks to create new looks and applications. “MIX-ables make it easy to add sparkle, shine, and glitz to projects – subtle or bold –it truly is a bit of crafting magic.”

On my first card, I used Sheer Shimmer Mix-ables over a sponged Herringbone Bricks stenciled background.

Let-Your-Light-Shine-Feb-II-500Using a blending tool, I applied Lemon Drop, Razzleberry and Pink Lemonade dye inks to a Sweet Tooth card base. I spritzed on Sheer Shimmer Mix-ables and allowed to dry.

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The first line of the sentiment, from Watt’s Up?, was stamped in Black Licorice dye ink then clear embossed.  SHINE was die-cut from Black Licorice card stock using Bright Lights Alphabet.

Inside, I used a leftover strip of the sponged/spritzed background and stamped a sentiment from Watt’s Up?.

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Next, I sponged In the Buff, Coral Crush, Persimmon and Cherry Crisp dye inks onto Sweet Tooth card stock, then heavily sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Mix-ables.

Find-Joy-Feb-II-500Peaceful Wildflowers and a sentiment from Cheerful Blessings were both stamped in black and clear embossed.

I love the bit of sparkle and shine the Sheer Shimmer leaves behind.

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Inside, I stamped a couple flowers using Persimmon dye ink and stamped a sentiment from Words of Inspiration.

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Be sure to check out the MFT blog for direct links to all participating DT sharing more ways to use Mix-ables with MFT inks.

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Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Let Your Light Shine card

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Find Joy card

Feb. Die-namics Design – Express Yourself

Hi everyone! Today kicks off the first of another new monthly feature with the MFT DT.  Each month we’ll focus on a different aspect or theme using our Die-namics dies.  This month, word Die-namics are taking center stage.

My first card uses Words of Gratitude.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite ThingsI used a few ink refills (Pink Lemonade, Ripe Raspberry, Lemon Chiffon and Sour Apple) to watercolor the background, added my sentiment cut from Sweet Tooth card stock, then white embossed “for you” (from Thankful Thoughts, the companion stamp set to Words of Gratitude).  The heart was cut using Heart STAX.

Michele Boyer/My Favorite ThingsInside, I added a swoosh of pink watercolor then white embossed a sentiment from Friends Like Us.  Beneath the sentiment, I added a few tiny hearts cut using Blueprints 11.

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My next card uses Happy Hellos Die-namics with flowers stamped from Easter Bunny stamp set.  The small word “friend” is from Homespun Hearts.

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The flowers were stamped in Daffodil, Chocolate Brown and Gumdrop Green dye inks.  I’ll have a tutorial for this type of stacked sentiment on Wednesday.  :)

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Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Happy Birthday Poppies and added a few more flowers in the corner.

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Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of participating DT to see more fun with words Die-namics!

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Thanks for stopping by!

grateful for you card

Additional supplies/info: Ranger Watercolor Paper, gold sequins, Corner Chomper. Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
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hello card

Additional supplies/info:  Gold sequins.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

Baby Congrats – Tutorial

Hi everyone!  I have another tutorial on the Craftsy blog today.  I’ve added a simple twist to a double pocket card.  Hope you’ll check it out (here).  :)

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I used Lisa Johnson’s cute Beautiful Baby stamp set with coordinating dies along with Gingham Background by My Favorite Things.

The elephant is popped up on clear foam squares to add just a bit of dimension.

Congrats-CU-MFT-WMThe inside holds two surprise pockets for gift cards, a personal note, photos, etc.

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Find out how to create your own hidden pocket card here.

Thanks for visiting!  :)

Finished card size 5″ x 5″.

MFT Feb. Creative Challenge – Hop into Action

Hi everyone! Welcome to this month’s Creative Challenge with My Favorite Things! Today we’re focusing on Easter cards and crafts.

I created a card using Somebunny stamp set and dies along with a coordinating Treat Tote.

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The Happy Easter sentiment is stamped in Sweet Tooth pigment ink and white embossed using Lisa Johnson’s Easter Bunny stamp set.

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The little Somebunny was die-cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped in Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers.  The hill was created using Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics.

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Inside, I created another hill and white embossed a partial sentiment from Somebunny stamp set.

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The Treat Tote has a hill as well, with small white brads holding the handle in place.

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Be sure to check out the MFT blog for direct links to more Easter crafts.  :)

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Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (RV00, R30, R32, BG11, BG13, E40, E42), white embossing powder, white brads.  Finished card size 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Organization for Your Creative Space – Coloring Mediums

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying MFT‘s organization posts.  I know each one has been good for me.  Bit by bit my stamp room is getting into tip top shape.

Today the design team is sharing ideas on how to organize your markers, pencils, pens, etc.  Any coloring medium.

My wonderful hubby, being the very talented guy that he is, built these three towers to house my Copic markers.  There was a similar product on the market, but when I was in need of the storage, the product was no longer available.

CM-Org-CopicsSince I use my markers so often, they are front and center on my desk.  Each cubby holds a different color category.  Additionally, at the top left I have a cubby for my Spica glitter pens and on the bottom left I have Multi-liners and a few other miscellaneous markers.

CM-Org-CopicsCUTo the left of my work space, I have a shelf which holds my Colorless Blender Solution, air cans for a compact airbrush and my Copic refills.

CM-Org-CopicsRefillsBeneath my work area, I have my treasured airbrush.

CM-Org-Air-BrushBehind my work area, I have a shelf that holds additional markers, pens and pencils.

CM-Pencils-MarkersOn the right are some Stampin’ Up markers, opaque, glaze and metallic markers and some sponge brushes and inks.

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And on the left are my colored pencils, blending chemical and distress markers. I use the small jar with the sponge to hold a bit of solution to blend colored pencils.

CM-Pencils-Markers3That’s a tour of my coloring mediums.  Be sure to check out the MFT blog for direct links to other participating DT.  Hope you get some ideas for your own organization!

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

Creative Construction with Blueprints – Frame It

Hi everyone!  The MFT team is back today to share our monthly challenge constructing with  Blueprints. This month we are using Blueprints 2, 16, 17, and 19 featuring framing elements of all shapes and sizes.  First we’ll assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches, then we’ll design an original card combining elements from those sets.

For my first card, I chose a sample sketch using Blueprints 19 and super-cute new Somebunny stamp set by Birdie Brown. All colored images were cut from X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

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Framing elements were cut from Peach Bellini, Coral Crush and Sweet Tooth card stock.  Small hearts were cut using Blueprints 11.

Somebunny-Loves-You-BP-1-CU2Inside, I added a second frame and chick, stamped an ampersand from Always & Forever and added a partial sentiment.

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I actually love how my second card turned out. I created a banner using Blueprints 16, a ladder from Blueprints 2, a floor from Blueprints 17 and scalloped borders from Blueprints 19.

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The banner was cut from Lemon Chiffon, Summer Splash and Pink Lemonade card stock with gold stars (from BP 17) cut from a scrap of gold card stock. The sentiment was stamped in Golden Glitz ink.  (LOVE this ink!)

Somebunny-Wishes-HBD-BP2-CU2Inside, I stamped a small sentiment from Birthday Sentiments, another bunny in Pink Lemonade and added tiny stars from Blueprints 11.

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Head on over to the MFT Blog for a list of participating DT to see more Blueprints versatility.  

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And….you know I have to remind you since this is such a big deal…

Don’t forget about MFT’s Share the Love Campaign.  Going on now on Instagram!  (Day 10 of 14!)

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MFT is giving away one stamp set and Die-namics combination every day from February 1 – 13, and then on the 14th, we’ll give $300 towards the March release to one Instagram follower and the friend she tags.  $300!  You can follow MFT HERE @mftstamps and you can follow me HERE @SHEL9999.

Thanks for visiting!

Somebunny Loves You card

Additional supplies/info: Copic markers (YR20, YR21, E95, E31), Kool Tak clear foam squares, Recollections white opaque marker.  Finished size 5″ x 5″.
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Somebunny Wishes You a Happy Birthday card

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (R30, RV00, R32, C00, C1), Kool Tak clear foam squares.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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