Heather is joining us again today with a couple of elegant clean and simple looks. You'll love seeing how she takes the same basic set of products to create two beautiful, distinct looks! Hello! Heather P. here again today to share two more cards I've ...

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"My Favorite Things" - 5 new articles

  1. Doodled Blooms Greetings with Heather
  2. Beach Day with Laura
  3. Thinking of You
  4. Creative Construction with Blueprints – Flowers & Foliage
  5. MFTv – Window Shaker Card
  6. More Recent Articles

Doodled Blooms Greetings with Heather

Heather is joining us again today with a couple of elegant clean and simple looks. You’ll love seeing how she takes the same basic set of products to create two beautiful, distinct looks!

Hello! Heather P. here again today to share two more cards I’ve created using the amazing range of products from MFT Stamps. 🙂

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My first card features the Doodled Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, Confetti Background, Radial Stitched Circle Stax, and Hello There Die-namics.  To create my card, I started by creating a card base using Sweet Tooth Card Stock. I used the Confetti Background inked with Cement Gray ink, and stamped it onto the card base. To make some room for my off-center focal panel, I trimmed 3/4″ from the card base.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I then used the Radial Stitched Circle Stax on Grout Gray Card Stock and adhered it to the card front with foam tape.  Next, I stamped one of the flower images from the Doodled Blooms stamp set using Cement Gray ink, then die cut it out using the coordinating Die-namics. The sentiment was die cut from Peach Bellini Card Stock with the Hello There Die-namics. To finish up, the sentiment and die cut flower shape were adhered to the card front, and I embellished with enamel dots.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My second card features the Doodled Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, Radial Stitched Circle Stax, and the Cheers Die-namics.  To create my card, I started with a Sweet Tooth card base. I stamped the card base with images from Doodled Blooms using Grout Gray ink.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I then used the Radial Stitched Circle Stax on a piece of Peach Bellini Card Stock to create the large, peek-a-boo circles. Once the circles were die cut, the card stock was adhered to the card front using foam tape. To finish up, the sentiment was die cut using the Cheers Die-namics and Grout Gray Card Stock and adhered to the card front before embellishing with enamel dots.

Well, that wraps it up for me today! 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by, and to My Favorite Things for the opportunity to guest design with their amazing products!!


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Beach Day with Laura

We’re headed to the beach today! May guest Laura Guttridge is sharing a totally seaworthy look featuring products from our latest release — ahoy, Laura!

I had a great time creating a card using the new Cloud Stencil and Ocean Waves Die-namics. I thought they would make a great beach scene perfect for including elements from the Seaside Seagulls and Ocean Pals stamp sets. I started by using the stencil on the base of the card with Distress Oxide ink to create the cloudy sky — this stencil makes it super easy to create effective clouds!

Handmade card from Laura Guttridge featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Once the sky was completed, I started work on the beach. I die cut two choppy looking waves and one that would make a sandy shore using the Ocean Waves Die-namics. I then coloured them using Distress Oxide inks, ready to stack onto my card. The dies make it really quick to create a multi-layered scene.

Handmade card from Laura Guttridge featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I stamped and then coloured the gulls, shells, and starfish with Copic markers before adding details/highlights to the whole card with a white gel pen. I find that adding these little details helps the whole card pop.

I used 3D foam tape to create dimension and this also allowed me to tuck some of the gulls into the waves to give the illusion they are resting on the ocean.

Handmade card from Laura Guttridge featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I finished off the card by using some glossy accents to create some shine on the waves and I chose the sentiment “I’m so glad you’re mine, mine, mine” from the Seaside Seagulls set to give it an additional fun element.

Handmade card from Laura Guttridge featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

These are great new items and so versatile, you can create so many looks from just a few sets!


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Thinking of You

We’re always happy to welcome our dear friend Amy to the blog. Today, she’s sharing a Birdie Brown look punctuated by lots of gorgeous distressing thanks to her collection of Oxide Inks!

Hello everyone! AmyR here with a card using some of the new May MFT stamps and Die-namics. I couldn’t resist the Birdie Brown Mermazing set, and decided to create a fun beach scene for my little mermaid with the Beach Scene Builder Die-namics.

Handmade card from Amy Rysavy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Since I’m currently obsessed with the Distress Oxide inks I decided to do ALL the colouring on this card with these inks! I stamped the mermaid and the rock onto some Bristol Smooth card stock with MFT’s Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, then “smushed” various Distress Oxide inks onto a palette and picked them up with a water brush and coloured in the images that way.

After colouring them in I die cut them with the coordinating Mermazing Die-namics.

For the beach scene, I die cut the base pieces of water and sand then die cut them a second time with the largest Wonky Stitched Circle Die-namics. I die cut the top, or sky part, from another piece of card stock and the same circle die. I then sponged all the different pieces with various Distress Oxide inks. Once everything was sponged with color, I splattered all the pieces with water and picked it up with a paper towel.

Handmade card from Amy Rysavy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The sentiment on the front of the card is from a previous Birdie Brown set – Polar Bear Pals. I thought it was perfect for the scene I’d created on the front of the card!

I finished off the inside of the card using several underwater images from the Mermazing set that I stamped with the Distress Oxide inks, then added a sentiment from the Mermazing set and that was it!

Handmade card from Amy Rysavy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


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Creative Construction with Blueprints – Flowers & Foliage

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We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards (and tags!) in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original design combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints.

Flowers and leaves always add elegance and an inviting organic feel to your projects. Whether you build a bouquet of beautiful blooms or feature a single standout blossom, your recipient will be touched by your effort. Many of our Blueprints Die-namics feature floral accents and this month, our team has crafted a bevy of looks to inspire your next project.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Soft neutrals and subtle patterns are a pretty pairing for Donna’s card featuring Blueprints 14. Her floral cluster provides a nice balance to her sentiment.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I love the contrast between Donna’s and Inge’s card. Both feature elements from the same Blueprints set, as well as a version of “thanks” but the results are starkly different. Inge’s look is bold and graphic where Donna’s is soft and homey. Both are absolutelyy beautiful though!

We’re not done yet — keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.

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MFTv – Window Shaker Card

See-through shaker cards provide an abundance of fun opportunities for embellishment. In this week’s episode of MFTv, Stephanie is sharing a number of ways to accent your window cards — from acetate stamping to sequin filler, this card has it all. You’ll also be inspired to think about non-traditional shapes to create your peek-a-boo elements!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Window Shaker Card on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

 

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