January 18, 2018

My Favorite Things Hits & Highlights | January 2018

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a fun project to share for the My Favorite Things January Hits & Highlights post. This month we're featuring the X's and O's card kit (which is still available in limited quantities and on sale!). 

I love how quick and easy it is to create fun Valentine treats with the stamps and dies in the kit and decided to make little cards that have a little treat bag attached with the acrylic X's and O's needed to play the game on the card.


To create the card portion I positioned the top and bottom sentiments in my Mini Misti and then I stamped a bunch of them at once with black ink. This makes it go a lot quicker, especially if you're creating a bunch of them for class treats.

Once I had the sentiments stamped, I adhered the tic tac toe board that I had die cut from red card stock and then I added the white panels to red and black card bases sized to fit the width of the treat bags.


I added a panel of silver sparkle card stock into the treat bag for a fun look and then I added in the game pieces before adhering the cards to the top to seal the bags closed. And there is lot's of room on the back of the cards to write a message or the to and from.

You can see more fun ideas using the X's and O's card kit on the MFT blog HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by today.  :)

Supplies:

January 16, 2018

My Favorite Things January Release Replay

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things Release Replay for January. We're sharing more projects today using the new January release products, and I wanted to mix and match them with an older release to show how great they go with other products.

The From the Heart stamp set has a ton of great sentiment options, and I decided to use one of them with the Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics to create a traditional pink and red love-themed card.


I used Distress inks to add an ombre of pink and red to the mandala shape, and then I die cut it a second time from a white card stock panel so I could inlay it into the negative space. I added the sentiment stamped onto a white sentiment strip over the middle of the mandala and completed it with some die cut hearts and some clear gems.


I added the finished panel to a red top-folding card base.

Thanks so much for joining me for the January release replay. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see more ideas using the January release.

Supplies

January 15, 2018

Stitched With Love

Hello and welcome back. In today's post, I'm sharing a couple of cards I created featuring the My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Die-namics. I love adding stitching to my cards, and this die makes it so quick and easy!

For my first card, I diecut the stitching holes twice in a card stock panel to make it bigger and then I created a rainbow pattern with my stitching with a white heart in the center. The panel was the perfect size to add three rows of each of the colours.


Once I had the whole panel stitched, I added a sentiment from the From the Heart stamp set over the stitching on a sentiment strip with foam adhesive. I completed the card with some clear jewels and trimmed it down and added it to a black card base.


For my second card I stitched a heart pattern onto red cardstock with white thread, and then I added pink stitching all around it.


To make the heart stand out, I backstitched around it with red thread, and then I added a white panel over the top with a window opening die cut from it. I stamped a sentiment from the From the Heart stamp set directly on the panel and added the whole panel with a red card base with foam adhesive.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see more projects from the design team featuring some fun stitching. I also have three more cards to share there along with a video. :)
 

January 11, 2018

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 85

Hello and welcome to a new Color Challenge from My Favorite Things. This week's color combination is a blend of blue, orange, red and yellow and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use the new Monster Sized stamp set.

When I saw the new monster stamps, I immediately wanted to combine the love sentiment in the set with the new Love You Die-namics and have the monster holding one of the letters in the die cut word, and I love how it turned out.


I used my Copic markers and coloured the Love word red and the monster yellow. I added some Summer Splash ink to the background to bring in the blue, and then I stamped the sentiment with the Orange ink to include all of this week's colours in my design.


I adhered both the monster with his letter O and the sentiment banner with foam adhesive and made it look as though the monster is standing on the sentiment banner. I die cut the panel with a Stitched Wonky rectangle, and I adhered it onto a Banana Split card base. 

Make sure to head over to the Challenge blog for this week's color palette so you can play along!
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

January 09, 2018

My Favorite Things January Release | New Product Launch

Hello and welcome to New Product Launch for the My Favorite Things January Release. All of the products we've been sharing all week are now available at the MFT online store HERE!

I'm so excited to see what's on everyone's must-have lists and cant wait to see what you all create with the new products.

For my project tonight I used the new Marble background stamp, and heat embossed it onto a white card stock panel that I die cut using the Blueprints 27 Die-namics. Once I had it embossed, I added red and pink distress inks going from dark to light to create an ombre effect on the panel.


I used the Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window and die cut a window into the panel, and then I added a heart shaker pouch and one of the new Heart Maze Shapes to create a fun, interactive card.


I added a sentiment strip over the heart element and added some die cut heart and sequins to complete the card design.

Thanks so much for joining me for January New Product Launch. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them. Happy shopping!

Supplies:

My Favorite Things January Release Countdown | Day 1

Hello and welcome to day 1 of the My Favorite Things January Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out tonight at 9pm EST.

Today I'm sharing the projects I created for this month's free release class. Every month we offer a free release class using the new products that include 5 different projects all with downloadable instructions and a video.


I created 4 differnetValentines treats for the class mixing a bunch of the new products with various treats such as candy, pencils and an interactive maze game using our new Heart Maze Shapes.


I love creating handmade gifts for the kids to take to school or to hand out to friends and family.


You can find the full instructions, supplies and video for this project on the MFT blog tonight with the release. I hope you enjoy this month's release class!

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 1 of the January release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them. See you tonight for the release!

January 08, 2018

My Favorite Things January Release Countdown | Day 2

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the My Favorite Things January Release Countdown. For the next five days, we'll be sharing cards and projects featuring all of the new products coming out on January 9th at 9pm EST.

I bet you're not surprised to see more pink and red LOL! I don't usually use traditional colour palettes for Valentine's Day and love-themed projects, but I could not put these two colours down! :)

To make today's card, I first created an ombre inked panel with red distress inks. I started with the darkest red at the bottom and then blended that into a lighter red and lightened it up as I went up towards the left corner of the panel.


I used the Full of Heart Die-namics and die cut it from a white card stock panel to create the open grid of hearts, and then I die cut the whole panel with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2.


I layered the sentiment strip and a strip of both black & white patterned paper and silver sparkle card stock at the bottom of the panel, and then I added some sequins scattered around the card front for some added dimension.

Thanks so much for joining me for Day 2 of the December release countdown. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a closer look at the new products and more ideas using them. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!!

Supplies: