Thursday, January 18, 2018

Brand New MFT Challenge—Birthday Project Challenge!

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Hi, everyone, welcome to a brand new challenge at MFT! Today we have the very first Birthday Project Challenge! Let’s celebrate the advent of our brand-new challenge by focusing on the word “celebrate.” Incorporate the stamped or die-cut word into your birthday card design and leave no question as to the mood of your greeting! All of the details about the Birthday Project 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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I absolutely love this die! Love the font, love the size, love everything about it! It’s perfect for ushering in this new challenge! I started by dry embossing Star Celebration Stencil on Sweet Tooth card stock, then popped it up on the Sweet Tooth card base with foam tape. Next I added some Black & White Stripes Patterned Paper—addicted to it—and the partial sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock.

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Next I use Copic markers to create my rainbow swatch and cut Celebrate Die-namics from it along with Sweet Tooth card stock twice. I adhered them together for strength and then to the card front. I finished off with a bunch of Silver Sparkle card stock stars cut from Blueprints 13 and Tag Builder Blueprints 5.

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 $50 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: Big Birthday Wishes 
Die-namics: Celebrate, Blueprints 13, Tag Builder Blueprints 6
Stencils: Star Celebration
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle
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, Copics, craft tweezers
Other: heat tool


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January MFT Hits & Highlights–Tic Tac Toe Treats

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Show your love this Valentine’s Day with sweet little treats — bags, boxes, and tags are all on the table this month as we’ve challenged our team to Tic Tac Toe their way to perfect tokens of adoration for friends and loved ones. Integrating our line of tic tac toe themed products is such a fun way to add some interactive interest to your projects — from one to a hundred and one, everyone loves a good game.


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What a fun challenge! I made some treat bags with a Tic Tac Toe game card and a box of Tic Tacs as the playing pieces. I stamped the game board from X’s and O’s Stamp Set and added a heart to the center, slipped it and the candy into the bag and stapled it shut at the top.

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The topper was created by cutting Sweet Tooth card stock with Stitched Tag-Corner Square STAX Die-namics, covering the front half with Black & White Stripes Patterned Paper, and then a smaller Stitched Tag-Corner Square STAX Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock on which I stamped part of the sentiment. The rest of the sentiment was heat embossed on Wild Cherry and Razzle Berry card stock cut with Blueprints 27 Die-namics, then popped up on foam tape.

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To finish, I added some matching card stock hearts, cut with Tag Builder Blueprints Die-namics.

And there you have it for this month’s Hits & Highlights Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: X’s and O’s
Die-namics: Stitched Tag-Corner Square STAX, Blueprints 27, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Dye Ink: Black Licorice, Wild Cherry
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, Razzle Berry
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, craft tweezers
Other: heat tool, clear treat bags, Tic Tacs


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I Love You–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #368

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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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Love this sketch!!! As you can see, I subbed Abstract Heart Die-namics for the circle element but otherwise stay true to the sketch. I used Black & White Stripes Patterned Paper to the Sweet Tooth card stock base (Tip: After cutting the stripes to fit the card front, I cut the center out, with a smaller Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX Die-namics, so there was little waste—I have a nice size piece left over.) Next I cut Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX Die-namics from Ranger Watercolor Paper, applied a watercolor wash, and stamped Distressed Patterns with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and popped it up on foam.

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I cut Abstract Heart Die-namics three times, once with Silver Sparkle card stock and twice with Sweet Tooth, adhered them together and then to the card front. I heat embossed a sentiment from From the Heart, popped it up on foam, and was done.

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: From the Heart, Distressed Patterns
Die-namics: Abstract Heart, Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Silver Sparkle card stock
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, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers
Other: heat tool

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Warmest Wishes–Color Throwdown Challenge #476

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Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge!! This week Miss Vickie is challenging us with a sweet Wintry color combo based on her VERY sweet inspiration piece.


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I started with a Blue Breeze card stock base and created a snow storm using watered down Copic Opaque White and a small craft brush. While that was drying, I cut Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics and Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames from Sweet Tooth card stock and Deer Love from Kraft card stock with Black Licorice card stock eyes and noses.

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I laid out my scene and stamped Modern Trees and the sentiment from Snow Globe Sentiments with Black Licorice dye ink, then built my scene, popped up on foam tape, to finish.

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 CTD476 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd476 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 Guest Designer, Debra James, who is going to stay with us through January!

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 – January 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: Snow Globe Sentiments, Modern Trees
Die-namics: Stitched Snow Drifts, Deer Love, Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames
Dye Ink: Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Blue Breeze, Kraft, 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, craft tweezers, Copic Opaque White

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MFT January Release Replay

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Hello and welcome to MFT’s January 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 absolutely LOVE the new Marble Background! I love it in gray for a “natural” look and I love it in bright colors for a funky look. For this card I went with the funky look :) I inked it up with Coral Crush, Poppy, and Razzle Berry dye inks and stamped it on a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Next I stamped Romantic Script Background, trimmed it down so the gorgeous colored marble would show, and cut the hearts from the center using Hearts in a Row – Vertical Die-namics.

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After added a backing of matching card stocks to show through the hearts, I popped it up on foam, added sentiments from From the Heart Stamp Set, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock, and finished off with some matching hearts, cut with Blueprints 32 Die-namics and Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics.

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


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: From the Heart, Marble Background, Romantic Script Background
Die-namics: Hearts in a Row – Vertical, Blueprints 32, Tag Builder Blueprints 6
Dye Ink: Coral Crush, Poppy, Razzle Berry, Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Coral Crush, Poppy, Razzle Berry
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, craft tweezers
Other: heat tool


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Monday, January 15, 2018

Stitched With Love

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You already know the value of crafting handmade gifts from the heart — especially for sharing the love on Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve even integrated some of your other crafty hobbies into your paper crafting. Our Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics makes it so easy to marry cross stitch with paper crafting and with our Cross-Stitch Tag Heart Patterns, we’ve taken the guesswork out of pattern planning as well! The design team was challenged to put this new pattern collection to use to create projects Stitched with Love.


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What a fun challenge! I used to be a cross-stitching FOOL! Before I found paper-crafting, LOL! I made 1000s of stitches over the years and haven’t stitched in a long time so it was nice to get back to it if even in a small way. I used a couple of the Cross-Stitch Heart Patterns that you can download as they are and then designed another one of my own using part of one.

Here’s my planning process: I cut the center of Cross-Stitched Tag from printer paper and marked off my stitches with markers so I’d have something to go by. You can see I made a few boo-boos but better to get the kinks out this way than on the finished product ;-)

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They were very easy to just follow once I got the stitches placed properly. This first tag uses one of the provided patterns exactly but I had to embellish, of course ;-) I added a heart arrow to the top and a sentiment from From the Heart Stamp Set to the bottom.

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For this one I wanted to do a rainbow heart, so I used the singer larger heart and sketched out how many rows of each color to use.

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This one uses one of the four small hearts and I added the letters to spell LOVE and finished off with some Sparkling Clear sequins.

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I added Black & White Stripes patterned paper to the top of each, along with a Black Licorice grommet, ribbon, and baker’s twine to finish off.

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


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:From the Heart
Die-namics: Cross-Stitch Tag, Hearts in a Row – Vertical, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Silver Shine Card Stock
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Other: baker’s twine, ribbon, heat tool, embroidery floss, tapestry needle

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Let’s Dish–MFT Color Challenge #85

Stamps: Kitschy Kitchen   Die-namics: Kitschy Kitchen, Essential Speech Bubbles   Stencil: English Brick Wall   Barbara Anders   #mftstamps

Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Summer Splash, Banana Split, Electric Red, and Orange Zest. All of the details about the color 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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I thought this color combo was totes retro so I got out my Kitschy Kitchen stamps and Die-namics. First I dry embossed my subway tile background, popped it up on foam tape and added a butcher’s blog counter with White Birch Wood Adhesive Backed Sheet to create my kitchen.

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Then I stamped the bowls in the challenge colors, stacked them up with a spoon, cut from Silver Shine Card Stock and popped it all up on foam tape. To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Speech Bubble Die-namics. Love how it looks like the bowls are talking, LOL!

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: Kitschy Kitchen
Die-namics: Kitschy Kitchen, Essential Speech Bubbles
Stencils: English Brick Wall
Dye Ink: Orange Fizz, Banana Split, Summer Splash, Electric Red
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Silver Shine Card Stock, White Birch Wood Adhesive Back 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, craft tweezers, Die-namics Embossing Pad Combo  
Other: Heat tool


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Love Struck–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #367

Stamps: Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers, Romantic Script Background, 100% Lovable, Marble Background  Die-namics: Flop Card – Rectangle, Hearts in a Row – Vertical, Tag Builder Blueprints 5   Barbara Anders   #mftstamps

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, the first thing I saw when I looked at this sketch was a flop card! So that’s what I did :) I’m using some just release stamps from MFT along with some older products. The outside sentiment was done with Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers—I’m predicting that I’m going to get a LOT of use out of this set :)

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Another sentiment, from 100% Lovable is on the inside. Flop cards are so easy to make with the MFT dies and they are a super fun interactive card to receive.

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: Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers, Romantic Script Background, 100% Lovable, Marble Background
Die-namics: Flop Card – Rectangle, Hearts in a Row – Vertical, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes, Hearts & Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry
Specialty Papers: Silver Shine
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, craft tweezers

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