Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Replay

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Hello and welcome to MFT’s October Release Replay! Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!


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I’ve been wanting to use this gorgeous Fairy Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection for some time and I thought this would be the perfect time to bring them out and the just released Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics is a perfect way to showcase them.

To begin, I cut the window in Sweet Tooth card stock, inserted the Star Shaker Pouch, added the sequins, and closed it up, then popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base.

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Next I cut lots of stars using LJD Stars Above Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 4, Tag Builder Blueprints 6, Shining Stars Die-namics from Electric Red, Cornflower, Limelight, Daffodil, Blu Raspberry, and Silver Sparkle card stocks. I added a sentiment from LJD Stars Above, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics and scattered the stars all over the card front to finish.

And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: LJD Stars Above
Die-namics: Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window, LJD Stars Above, Tag Builder Blueprints 4, Tag Builder Blueprints 6, Shining Stars, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Electric Red, Cornflower, Limelight, Daffodil, Blu Raspberry
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Star Shaker Pouches
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Fairy Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection
Other: heat tool


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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Just Bee-cause–My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #362

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


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OK, then, this one certainly stumped me! I seldom follow a sketch rigidly so I really had to wrack my brain to come up with an out-of-the-box idea for those two circles and horizontal elements. So I looked at stamp sets and Die-namics until I came up with little scene. To start, I sponged the background using Berrylicious dye ink and Sour Apple Dye ink. The top element is a sun, cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics from Sunshine card stock and I use clouds from Meant to Be Stamp Set for the horizontal element.

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Next I stamped, cut, and colored the bee skep from Meant to Bee and Meant to Bee Die-namics, along with one of the bees and the flight trail, which I fussy cut out, used for the vertical element. I stamped the sentiment then popped them all up on foam tape. Fun!!

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Meant to Bee
Die-namics: Meant to Bee, Tag Builder Blueprints 6
Dye Ink: Berrylicious, Sour Apple
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Sunshine
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Wink of Stella Brush – Clear
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Ink Blending Tool

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What Makes You Different Makes You Special–Color Throwdown Challenge #472

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Hey, everyone! Welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of December and I’m your hostess this week! I hope to see lots of your gorgeous projects in the gallery!! Here are my colors, based on this wintery inspiration piece. Take it in any direction yo want—Winter, Christmas, or totally non-seasonal as I did, just play along and have some fun!

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I love black, red, and white together and for this one I tossed in some gray. I cut Mod Rectangles from Graphic Grid and Gray & White Basics patterned paper and popped them up “randomly” on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape.

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The sentiment, from Wild About You Stamp Set, was stamped with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock, cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, and heat embossed with white embossing powder, then also popped up on foam. I finished off with some hearts cut from Wild Cherry card stock cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 5. Easy peasy and very mass producible.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD472 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd472 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented December Guest Designer, Debra James!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Debra James – December Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Wild About You
Die-namics: Mod Rectangle STAX, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Graphic Grid, Gray & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic
Other: heat tool


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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

My Favorite Things December New Product Release!

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Hello there!! It’s time, it’s time!! MFT’s December Release is now available for purchase in the MFT Online Boutique! Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for all the details and to see how you can have a chance to win free stuff!


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Before I continue, I have to tell you that I am dee-lited to have a class in this month’s Release Classes. You can find it and more from talented MFT Designers HERE on the MFT site.

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I have a couple of projects to show you tonight starting with this card using More Rustic Wildflowers Stamp Set and More Rustic Wildflowers Die-namics. I began by adhering a strip of Black & White Basics Paper Pack down the left side and then stamped up a bunch of flowers and leaves (colors listed below).

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I arranged them on the edge of the striped paper, added a sentiment die cut from Sending Hugs Die-namics cut from Black Licorice card stock and it was done! Love how it turned out and it was super simple to make.
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Next up a card and gift tag using Meant to Bee Stamp Set, Meant to Bee Die-namics, and Honeycomb Background from the December Release.

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I stamped the background in a distressed manner on Ranger Watercolor Paper with Black Licorice hybrid ink then did a watercolor wash for my background. I popped it up on a Black Licorice card stock base after tying around some baker’s twine.

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I created sentiment element by first adhering some Black & White Basics Paper Pack, then some Safety Orange card stock, and then the sentiment, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips. I stamped and colored some bees and scattered them around to finish off.
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The tag has an added treat of some lip balm. This set is a perfect way to present some Burt’s Bees lip balm, don’t you think?

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The background was done the same way as the card. The lip balm window was cut, the Lip Balm Pouch were cut, the pouch inserted, closed up with the lip balm inside, and the frame cut from Black Licorice card stock. As was the sentiment strip, cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips and shortened. I added a couple of bees for accent and finished off with some ribbon and twine.

And that’s it! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR new December goodies in some fun ways. Thanks so much for stopping by…and happy shopping!! And don’t forget that
MFT will be giving away TWO $100 vouchers—to have a chance to win one, be sure to comment on each of the designers’ blogs by end of the day on Thursday, December 7th. The winners will be announced on the MFT Blog on Friday, December 8th. Good luck!!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Flower Card:
Stamps: More Rustic Wildflowers
Die-namics: More Rustic Wildflowers, Sending Hugs
Dye Ink: Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Jellybean Green, Coral Crush, Poppy, Orange Fizz, Cotton Candy, Pure Plum, Razzle Berry, Black Licorice
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle

Bee Card:
Stamps: Meant to Bee, Honeycomb Background
Die-namics: Meant to Bee, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Black Licorice, Safety Orange, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, water brush, Wink of Stella – Clear
Other: baker’s twine

Bee Tag:
Stamps: Meant to Bee, Honeycomb Background
Die-namics: Meant to Bee, Tall Tag Duo, Lip Balm Window & Frame, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Black Licorice, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Lip Balm Pouches
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, water brush, Wink of Stella – Clear
Other: ribbon, twine

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My Favorite Things December Release Countdown, Day One

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Hello and welcome to Day One of MFT’s December Release Countdown! Today we’re previewing More Rustic Wildflowers Stamp Set, More Rustic Wildflowers Die-namics, Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics - Free with $60, Star Shaker Pouches, Frosty Friends - Free stamp set -gift with purchase. Release is to night at 9pm Eastern so set your clocks! Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details!


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My first card features More Rustic Wildflowers along with a couple of bees from Meant to Bee and Stitched Tag – Corner Square STAX. I cut the STAX from my card front and inserted another die cut from Farm Fresh Gingham Patterned Paper, arranged my flowers and adhered with hot glue.

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I stamped the sentiment, also from Meant to Bee on Slanted Sentiment Strips and popped it up on foam to finish.
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My second card features Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window from the December Release.

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My background was done by stamping Snowfall Background with Rose Gold Delicata Pigment ink—I think it looks like confetti :) The shaker element was created and filled with Rose Gold sequins, and seed beads, then closed up. I added wine glasses from Wind Service Die-namics—I used Copper Sparkle card stock and colored with Copic markers to make it more pink, same thing with the Cheers Die-namics.

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The 2018 element was done with Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics and I finished off with some baker’s twine—I think the twine adds a streamer look and along with the confetti is tres festive!

And there you have it—the last day of MFT’s December Release Countdown! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tonight for New Product Release!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Flower Card:
Stamps: More Rustic Wildflowers, Meant to Bee
Die-namics: More Rustic Wildflowers, Meant to Bee, Stitched Tag – Corner Square STAX, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Dye Ink: In the Buff, Safety Orange, Blue Breeze, Blue Yonder, Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Farm Fresh Gingham
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, In the Buff, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Copics
Other: Heat tool, hot glue/gun

Star Card:
Stamps: Snowfall Background
Die-namics: Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window, Cheers, Wine Service, Pop-Up Numbers
Specialty Inks: Rose Gold Delicata Pigment Ink
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Toot, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle, Copper Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Copics, Rose Gold 6mm sequins, Rose Gold 4mm sequins, Silver Shimmer seed beads, Star Shaker Pouches
Other: black seed beads, baker’s twine


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Monday, December 04, 2017

My Favorite Things December Release Countdown, Day Two

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Hi, everyone, welcome back to Day Two of MFT’s December Release Countdown! Today we’re previewing Royal Friend Stamp Set, Royal Friend Die-namics, Friendly Forest Stamp Set, Friendly Forest Die-namics, Hybrid Ink Cubes - Set 4, Hybrid Ink Cubes - Set 13, and Hybrid Ink Cubes - Set 16. Release is tomorrow night, December 5th, at 9pm Eastern. Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details.


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My first card today features this royal cutie from Royal Friends. I decided to give him a royal background by sponging Berrylicious dye ink on Sweet Tooth card stock then adhering Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics cut from Brushed Gold card stock.

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The little bear was stamped on No-Line Coloring Card stock with Black Licorice hybrid ink, cut out with the coordinating Die-namics, coloring with Copic markers, and popped up on foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Fishtail Frames Sentiment Strips Die-namics and also popped up on foam. I finished off with some enamel dots for a few more pops of color.
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My second card uses Friendly Forest. I love to color but sometimes you just want to stamp some images and move on, KWIM? This set fills that bill perfectly!

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I started by cutting Sweet Tooth card stock with the new Stitched Tag- Corner Rectangle STAX Die-namics and built my scene on it. I used Stitched Valley Die-namics cut from Sour Apple card stock and Birch Trees and Solid Birch Trees Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and Gravel Gray Card stock and adhered them to the base. Then I cut a frame from Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed Sheet using two sizes of Stitched Tag – Corner Rectangle STAX Die-namics and popped it up on foam.

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I stamped the Owl with Cement Gray dye ink, the bird with Blue Yonder dye ink, and the fox with Orange Fizz dye ink, cut them out with the Die-namics, and popped them up in the scene with foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips and adhered on foam to finish.

And that’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for Day One of MFT’s December Release Countdown!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Royal Card:
Stamps: Royal Friend
Die-namics: Royal Friend, Mesmerizing Mandala, Fishtail Frames Sentiment Strips
Dye Ink: Berrylicious
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Wild Cherry, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Brushed Gold
Supplies: foam mounting tape,  white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Heat Tool, enamel dots


Critter Card:
Stamps: Friendly Forest
Die-namics: Friendly Forest, Stitched Tag – Corner Rectangle STAX, Birch Trees, Solid Birch Trees, Stitched Valley
Dye Ink: Berrylicious, Cement Gray, Blue Yonder, Orange Fizz
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Sour Apple, Gravel Gray, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed Sheet
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Heat Tool

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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Royal Treatment Card:
Stamps: Royal Friend
Die-namics: Royal Friend, Mesmerizing Mandala, Fishtail Frames Sentiment Strips
Dye Ink: Berrylicious
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Wild Chery, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Brushed Gold
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: heat tool, enamel dots




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

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Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, plastic eraser
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