March 21, 2018

Friends Forever | Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the newest My Favorite Things sketch challenge. This month's sketch is clean and simple and is presented in a landscape orientation. I decided to change it up for my design and create a vertical A2 sized card.

I used the main rectangle in the sketch design as the inspiration for my sentiment and strip if grass and I didn't extend either of them all the way across the card. I like to look of them stopping in the middle and only being under the scene I created.

Instead of the stars in the sketch, I used the adorable bunnies from the Bubble over with Joy stamp set and also added in come of the Studio Katia Irresecent Bubbles - I am so in LOVE with these... they look amazing in real life, and I pretty much want to put them on everything LOL!

I finished the card by adding the panel to a Grapesicle card base. I don't usually use purple in my designs because I never like how it looks, but I have really been loving it lately.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


March 20, 2018

Bundle of Balloons Card Kit Release!

Hello and welcome back! The new My Favorite Things card kit called Bundle of Balloons is officially available now in the MFT online store. In this month's kit you'll receive the Alphabet Balloon dies, the Number dies and a rainbow assortment of card stock that includes 20 sheets!

For my card tonight I decided to create a bouquet of balloons growing from a planter pot. I thought it would be cute to have all of the balloon strings coming from the pot to create a colourful bunch of floating balloons.

I diecut a bunch of the plain balloons from various colors of card stock in the kit and then I mixed in some black and white polka dot ones as well.  I added the balloon strings with a black pen before adhering everything down and a few of the balloons are raised with foam adhesive.

I coloured the pot with grey Copic markers and I added the stamped Happy Birthday strip over the balloon strings. I also personalized the card by layering some pink number balloons for a tone-on-tone effect.

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight! I can't wait to see what everyone creates with the new kit!


Bundle of Balloons Card Kit Countdown | Day 1

Hello and welcome back! Today I have another card to share with the new My Favorite Things card kit, Bundle of Balloons.

For my card today I combined the kit with the fun Monster Sized stamp set to create a colourful card with a bit of character. I said it yesterday, but I'll say it again... I love that you can customize the sentiments to say anything you want with the Alphabet Balloon dies.

I stamped my monster image onto a white card stock panel with Extreme Black ink, and then I coloured him in with Copic markers. I then added the balloons above him to spell out 'scream' and added the rest of the stamped sentiment on a banner underneath.

And don't forget - we're celebrating the Bundle of Balloons card kit with prizes for YOU! Purchase a card kit for your chance to win 1 of the 5 secret party balloons that contain a gift voucher! The kit will be available tonight at 9pm EST!


March 19, 2018

Bundle of Balloons Card Kit Countdown | Day 2

Hello and welcome to the first day of the countdown to the March My Favorite Things card kit called Bundle of Balloons! This month's kit features two amazing balloon die sets with both the alphabet and numbers!

I love that you can customize your card greetings with the balloons and create cards for pretty much any occasion. For my card today I used the balloons to spell out Woohoo (something I often say LOL!)  and created a birthday card by adding a secondary sentiment with the Yay for You stamp set.

I coloured all of the balloons with distress inks and then I diecut silver sparkle balloons so I could diecut inlay the letters. And the great thing about doing this technique is you end up with a second set of balloons that you can use on another card.

You can see how I created this card in this week's episode of MFTv at the MFT YouTube channel. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for a full look at the kit and card samples from the DT using the new products.

And.... we're celebrating the Bundle of Balloons card kit with prizes for YOU! Purchase a card kit for your chance to win 1 of the 5 secret party balloons that contain a gift voucher! The kit will be available on March 20 at 9pm EST!

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun!


March 15, 2018

The Birthday Project - Groovy Gift Cards

Hello and welcome back! Every month on the MFT Challenge blog, we have a new birthday themed challenge to help fill up our birthday card stash and this month is all about gift cards!

I love giving gift cards but I always like to dress them up somehow to make them a little more personalized and special for the recipient. The Gift Card Window & Frame Die-namics and the Gift Card Pouches make it so easy to create a card with a bit of extra personality.

 I used a Starbucks gift card in my design but instead of coffee themed I decided to make it all about the tea lovers out there. ;) I added a tea cup that I die cut from the Tea Party Die-namics and I added a tea bag tag with twine to add some realism to the design.

I also die cut the spoon from Brushed Silver card stock and added it inside the teacup for a fun look. 

To create the background, I repeatedly stamped the Long Time No Tea sentiment onto a cream card base with Grout Gray ink and then I stamped the main sentiment onto the tag with black ink. I added a scallop edge along the bottom and also included a strip on black and white striped paper onto the card bottom and the tea bag tag.

I completed the card with some PPP jewels and a heart on the teacup cut from Silver Sparkle card stock. I love that I only added colour to the teacup to really keep the overall look subtle with a single pop of colour. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I look forward to seeing ehat you all create for this month's challenge. :)


Stitched with Love : Birthday

Hello and welcome back! Today I have three cards to share featuring the latest cross-stitch patterns from My Favorite Things that coordinate with the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics. All of the new patterns are birthday themed, but they can definitely be used for other occasions as well. :)

I kept my colours similar on all three designs and stitched three separate tags that I could add to cards but still make them removable for the recipient so they can save them as a keepsake or re-gift them to someone else.

I stitched the present, one of the cupcakes and the birthday cake and I picked some coordinating birthday sentiments from the Gift Card Greetings stamps set and the More Essential Sentiments stamp set.

I added patterned papers to my card bases and then used the stamped sentiment strips to hold the tags on the cards without actually adhering them on.

You can visit the MFT YouTube channel to see a video sharing how I created these birthday cards with removable stitched tags. :)

I hope you enjoy the new birthday patterns. We can't wait to see what everyone stitches up!


March 13, 2018

My Favorite Things March Release Replay

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things March Release Replay. Today we're sharing more cards created with the new March release, and I decided to use the newest Pure Innocence set to create an Easter scene on my card.

I also used the Striped Sentiment Strip Cover-Up die on my scene to create the background with the little strip openings that I could tuck the Easter eggs into.

I coloured the girl and the eggs with bright spring colours and added green distress ink to the background panel to create the grass.

I added the sentiment stamped on a white sentiment banner and tucked it into the scene to complete the card. I also added some clear gems for a bit more dimension and detail.