My Favorite Things

MFT September Card Kit Release

This month’s My Favorite Things September Card Kit called Snow Globe Card Kit is now available in the MFT store! I have one last chance to share some ideas with this kit as I’m pretty sure it’ll sell out before I have another chance to!

The Snow Globe Card Kit is pretty awesome, but along with this month’s kit let’s not forget the Free with $60 Die-namics that is also released called Joy! I think the kit is just shy of the $60, but with a purchase of a stamp set, or some refills for your cratfty supply needs, you can easily qualify for this beautifully written ‘joy’ sentiment die!

Joy Die-namics #mftstamps

Rather than make a scene in my snow globe, I showcased the joy sentiment. I die cut the word once on white card stock and once on white craft foam and layered them together. Next, I really wanted the ‘joy’ to shine so for my background Radiating Rays stencil and blended the dye ink colors Bubblegum and Spearmint. A pastel Christmas! After I removed the stencil, I used the same colors to gently blend the same colors from outside in. The background was finished off with some Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges top and bottom.

For my shaker, I used the same dye ink colors and again blended the Bubblegum to Spearmint on a separate white card stock to sit as my background behind the ‘joy’. This was die cut with the dome shape from the Snow Globe Die-namics. Then, I adhered ‘joy’ directly onto the piece, filled up the dome shaker pouch with sparkly senquins and sealed it up.

Finally, I die cut the dome shape out of my radiating background to give a shaker pouch a spot to sit. I sandwiched everything together and glued it down to my base card, vertically centered.

Lastly, I heat embossed the ‘season’s greetings’ in silver onto white card stock and die cut the base of the snow globe. This was adhered last with foam tape. JOY! This wrap ups my posts for the Snow Globe Card Kit. I really hope you enjoy each one of them! Be sure to also check out other projects by participating design team members listed on the MFT Blog. There are tons of inspiration and insanely creative cards!

The Snow Globe Card Kit is now available in the MFT Store in limited quantities! Shove them into your cart before they sell out because they do sell out fast, Good luck and hope I see your beautiful creations with this kit on social media!


My Favorite Things

MFT September Card Kit Countdown Day 1

Welcome back to the My Favorite Things September Card Kit Countdown Day 1! Less than a day from release! This is such an adorable kit and you know what fits perfect in the snow globe? The BB Bitty Bears! I’ve seen so many of you on social media sharing your coloring skills with this new set so I thought it be great to showcase the globe with these cute bears in today’s post!

If you missed yesterday’s September Card Kit post, check it out here. I’ve also featured the BB Bitty Bears in my previous posts here and here. Now for today’s feature project, I combined the September Card Kit with the BB Bitty Bears for a clean and simple design.

As with all my projects, I always start with the coloring. I stamped my bitty bears with Chocolate Brown hybrid ink and colored them with copic markers. I then die cut the bears out with their coordinating dies. Next, I blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink onto white card stock from top to bottom, while lightening the pressure to create the gradient to white. I then sprayed water onto the blended background with water and also added ink splatter with the same ink.

I die cut the snow globe dome out of the background in the top center half. On the background piece that I die cut out, I added my bears and a layer of snow that I die cut out of white card stock using the slope die from the Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics from the kit. To assemble my shaker component together, I a little bit of snow into a Dome Shaker pouch then sealed it up with my background and bears with tape. Now that the shaker is done, I sandwich it into my card where the window is die cut.

And finally, I added the sentiment. I heat embossed ‘sweet winter wishes’ from the sentiment set in the kit onto Hot Fudge card stock, then die cut the base of the snow globe with the Snow Globe Die-namics. I adhered this piece right below the shaker portion with foam tape. Isn’t it adorable?

Hope you enjoy today’s projects and be sure to check out the MFT Blog for more inspirational projects for participating design team members. The kit will be available in the MFT Store on Tuesday, September 19th at 12am EST. These limited kits sell out fast so be ready!





My Favorite Things,Uncategorized

MFT September Card Kit Countdown Day 2

I’m so excited to start the My Favorite Things September Card Kit Countdown! You’re going to love it! I know we’re only in September, but the next 2 months are going to fly by so fast, the holidays will hit you so fast you won’t even know what happened. So let’s get our holiday cards started with the new Snow Globe Card Kit!

This Snow Globe Card Kit contains everything you need to make various snow globe shaker cards! The Snow Globe Die-namics coordinates with the Dome Shaker Pouches to make quick and easy shaker cards. The Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics provide various mini piece to create little scenes within your snow globe, and the Snow Globe Sentiments Stamp Set  include various sentiments that fit the size of the bottom piece of the snow globe. There’s Diamond Dust for the snow effect in the globe, and of course all sorts of card stock to work with. Everything coordinates!

For my card, I used mostly items in the kit, with the exception of some inks and pattern paper, which I know all of you have large stashes of! The very first thing I did was die cut the various little pieces within the globe out of Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics, which includes the snowman and its accessories, trees, and snow slopes. I always like to add a touch of copic coloring to my solid cuts just to give some shading depth and also use a white gel pen to add some “cute” details.

My background is ink blended with Bubblegum and Peach Bellini dye inks. I added little snow dots to the background with my white gel pen. My snowman has a scarf with hearts on it by die cutting it out of a sheet from Tiny Hearts Pastels Paper Pack. I added some snow into the the dome shaker pouch and then assembled my shaker component together. I die cut the snow globe base out of White Birch Wood Adhesive-Backed Sheet, however I would have used the Cherry Wood one from the kit had I not run out of it and forget to restock!

For my background, I used a pink, white pin-striped paper from the Proper Pinstripes Pasters Paper Pack. (What a tongue twister!) To break up the background and add a touch of interest, I die cut a cuved piece out of Die-namics Snow Drifts that I adhered approximately on the bottom third line. Then, I die cut my snow globe window and adhered my snow globe in place by using tape on the back. This will get hidden in the sandwich later so I didn’t mind being sloppy here.

Next, I heat embossed my sentiment onto Limeade card stock in white 3 times and trimmed them down. I kept singing ‘Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow’ in my head as I was making this! I adhered them in wonky directions onto my card with foam tape. And I also added some clear sequins of various sizes around my sentiments for the last sparkly touch. All done!

This is a really fun kit! And who’s not going to LOVE receiving a shaker card? Hope you enjoy today’s projects and be sure to check out the MFT Blog for more inspirational projects for participating design team members. The kit will be available in the MFT Store on Tuesday, September 19th at 12am EST. These limited kits sell out fast so be ready!


Featured,Neat & Tangled

Neat & Tangled So Very Thankful

Hi! I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today bringing in some fall inspiration to you! Today’s project showcases the beauty of the Oak Leaf stamp and die set designed by genius Miriam Prantner. The delicateness of this die makes it such a perfect candidate for some underlayer watercoloring blends, and combine that with fall colors, we have the perfect combination!

The first thing I did was die cut the intricate leaf die 3x on a piece of white card stock that I already sized down to A2. I cleaned up the intricate leaves and set it aside for now. Next, on watercolor paper, I painted various fall colors – reds, oranges, greens, and browns approximately in the areas where I die cut the leaves. Using the same colors, I added some splatter onto the white card stock.

Once my watercolored panel was dry, I adhered the white die cut piece over it with foam tape. Then, with each leaf, I slightly curved it, then added clear adhesive of the leaf and inlaid back to its respective spots. Do you love the dimension of the leaves!?

I heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set in white over kraft card stock. I trimmed each line down with a paper trimmer and adhered it to the center of my card with foam tape. I love how it came out! Hope today’s project inspires you start your fall crafting!



Simon Says Stamp

SSS STAMPtember Exclusive Let Us Rejoice

Hi there lovelies! Have you been following the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember releases? All these exclusive collaboration products are cleaning out my wallet! I had a couple exclusive sets in my cart sell out right before I had a chance to buy, so don’t hesistate like me and buy!

I was lucky enough to work with this absolutely stunning SSS STAMPtember stamp called Let Us Rejoice. And as you might be able to tell, it was designed by Yoonsun Hur (rejoicingcrafts). Her work is always so amazing! The details of this bouquet is exquisite and such a joy to color!

I have to say I was really happy of how this all turned out! It took approximately ~2 hours to color that I did over a course of 4 days. Then the final stage of putting it all together onto a card took about 30 min. Since I’ve been googling so many floral arrangements lately for the wedding, I was inspired to start with one of my wedding colors, blush, when coloring the flowers. I was then influenced by fall colors and started moving towards an earthy palette. I started adding brown tones to my flower and went with dark, foresty greens, and blue-violet leaves. Do you like it?

As much as I wish there were coordinating dies for this (I’m spoiled!), I had to fussy cut it. I get a little nervous when cutting images like this since I spent so much time perfecting the coloring already that I’m so scared to accidentally mess up my fussy cutting! But thankfully, it went pretty smoothly, and I added a little twine to the bouquet at the bottom to hold it together instead of using the bow stamp.

With images this large, I like to keep the background simple, so I went for a soft watercolor look with pinks, purples, and browns. I was also dying to use my new Schmincke watercolors! I then added a little bit of splatter onto the background, and a little right onto my image as well.

I die cut my watercolored background with a wonky stitched frame and adhered it onto a white A2 sized vertical top-fold base card. Then, I adhered my bouquet right on top of that with foam tape. And lastly the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto dark brown card stock, that I trimmed down with a paper trimmer, and then adhered that on top of the bouquet with foam tape. Ah, I love it! Time to find another bouquet to color!