Sunday, September 23, 2018

Filled with Joy–MFT September Card Kit, Countdown Day 1

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Hello and welcome to Day One of MFT’s September Card Kit, Filled with Joy. Release is on Tuesday, September 25 at 10am Eastern (note new release time) so mark your calendars now. And be sure to check by the MFT Blog for all the details.



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For my card today I used the snowflake die to guide my theme I started by cutting the center with the mid-month Free with $60 die, Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics then I dry embossed with Radiating Rays Stencil. I did it in this order because if I’d embossed first, it would have been flattened when I cut the circle. Then I cut one pouch from Circle Trio Shaker Pouches inserted it, filled it with Silver Shimmer Seed Beads and Aquamarine Seed Beads and closed it up. I popped it up on the Sweet Tooth card stock base with fun foam. Often dry embossing will warp the panel and adhering to fun foam and then the base will flatten it out beautifully.

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Next I cut the shaker frame, the snowflake, and the letters from Silver Sparkle card stock and adhered them—the letters popped up on foam tape. Then I heat embossed the sentiment on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, also popped up on foam, and finished off with some Silver Glitter Sprinkles. This CAS card was fairly quick to make once I had it designed so it would be a good candidate for mass production.

And that’s it from me for Day One of MFT’s September Card Kit, Filled with Joy. Thanks so much for stopping by—see you back tomorrow for Day Two!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Filled with Joy Card Kit
Die-namics: Filled with Joy Card Kit, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Radiating Rays
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Sno Cone, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue; Silver Shimmer Seed Beads, Aquamarine Seed Beads, Silver Glitter Sprinkles
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, heat tool, Die-namics Embossing Pad Combo


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Happy Birthday to You–MFT September Birthday Project Challenge

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Slide, spin, and wobble your way to birthday card perfection with this month’s challenge. Add an interactive element to surprise your recipient with an unexpected twist on a traditional look. Check out what our team has done and then, get busy creating your own interactive masterpiece!



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I decided to make a Magic Slider Card for this challenge using PI Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set. First I stamped the image with Extreme Black hybrid ink on No-Line Coloring card stock and colored it with Copic markers. Next I stamped the image on Heat Resistant Acetate with StazOn Jet Black ink, using a stamp positioner to line up the two images perfectly.

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I created a frame with Stitched Rectangle Frames cut from Sweet Celebration Paper Pack and adhered the StazOn stamped image directly to it’s back, then adhered the colored image to with foam tape, lining two images up perfectly. This created a pocket into which I could slide a plain Sweet Tooth card stock panel. This was adhered to the card base directly.

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I cut the top of the Sweet Tooth panel with File Folder Edges Die-namics and stamped the sentiment from Interactive Labels Stamp Set. As you pull the panel out, the colored image seems to “emerge”, thus the magic :) To finish off I heat embossed the sentiment on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, popped up on foam.

And that’s it from me! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has at the
MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog and we hope you’ll play along!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: PI Happy Birthday to You, Interactive Labels
Die-namics: Stitched Rectangle Frames, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, File Folder Edges
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: StazOn Jet Black
Patterned Paper: Sweet Celebration
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Heat Resistant Acetate
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Blessings–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #403

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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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If you saw my post on Day Three of MFT’s September Release you saw I posted a video showing how I do my alcohol ink backgrounds. The background I created ended up being used on this card so I’m posting the video again if you want to see.




For today’s card, I started with a Primitive Cream card stock base. Then I matted some Primitive White card stock with Gold Shine card stock, cut my background to fit the diagonal element of the sketch, and adhered them all together before popping them up on the base with foam tape. I stamped the pumpkins from BB Witch Way Is the Candy? Stamp Set with Kraft Hybrid ink, colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out.

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I adhered them to the rectangle element (which was popped up on foam) along with some Fab Foliage Die-namics cut from Sour Apple, Tangy Orange, and Jellybean Green card stock using hot glue. To finish, I cut Blessed & Blessings Die-namics from Gold Shine card stock and twice from Primitive White card stock, adhered together in a stack and then above the pumpkins, 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 $50 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: BB Witch Way Is the Candy?
Die-namics: Blessed & Blessings, Stitched A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2, Fab Foliage
Hybrid Ink: Kraft
Specialty Inks: Lettuce, Terra Cotta, & Butterscotch Alcohol ink
MFT Card Stock: Primitive Cream, Primitive White, Sour Apple, Tangy Orange, Jellybean Green, No Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Gold Shine
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Alcohol Ink Tools/Supplies: Alcohol Ink Tool Set, Alcohol Ink Blending Solution, Alcohol Ink Palette, Yupo paper, Alcohol Ink Storage Tin
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers


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Color Throwdown Challenge #511–With Sympathy

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Welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! Amy Rysavy is our hostess this week and she has a gorgeous palette for us to work with based on her equally gorgeous inspiration piece.


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I could only see roses when I first went to work on this card and, happily, I have some Die-namics from MFT that helped me out with that :) I started with a Stone Gray card stock base, stamped the sentiment from Brushstroke Expressions Stamp Set, and cut some Sweet Tooth card stock with Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics, and popped it up on the base with foam tape.

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Then I cut and assembled Rolled Rose Die-namics and Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics from Peach Bellini, Tickled Pink, and Wild Cherry card stocks and Fab Foliage and Grand Greenery Die-namics from Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green card stocks and started to design my “bouquet”. After I had it arranged like I wanted, I adhered everything down with hot glue. To finish off I added some Sprinkles in the challenge colors and was done!

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 CTD511 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd511 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, along with our super talented Guest Designer, Amy Kolling!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Amy Kolling – September 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: Brushstroke Expressions
Die-namics: Rolled Rose, Mini Rolled Roses, Grant Greenery, Fab Foliage, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Dye Ink: Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Stone Gray, Peach Bellini, Tickled Pink, Wild Cherry, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Sprinkles: Tangerine, Ladybug, Limeade, Cupcake
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle,craft tweezers, plastic eraser, quilling tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, hot glue/gun

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

You’re a Star–MFT September Hits & Highlights

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We’re giving our team some leeway this month and we’re confident they’re going to blow our minds with creative spins on this month's Hits & Highlights challenge. Today, check out how they’ve reached for the stars creating around the idea *of* stars. Click through to see how they’ve interpreted the idea…you might find colorful galactic scenes, you might find brilliant performers belting it out on a brilliantly lit stage, you might find a simple graphic shaker design featuring one of our star shaker pouches. There are so many possibilities this month and we’re excited for you to see them all!


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How about a rainbow of stars? Hard to beat that combo, amirite? So, I started by dry embossing some Sweet Tooth card stock with Star Celebration Stencil and popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape. Then I cut a bunch of stars with Inside & Out Stitched Stars Die-namics from a rainbow selection of card stock: Wild Cherry, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry, Blue Breeze, Grape Jelly, and Razzle Berry. I arranged them how I wanted them and adhered them with foam tape—some one layer and some two for added dimension.

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Once I had them all adhered, I cut Shining Stars Die-namics from Silver Sparkle card stock and heat embossed the sentiment from Written in the Stars Stamp Set on Heavyweight Vellum. I adhered the vellum strip to the “Stars” die cut and adhered the die cut to the card front with foam tape—thus not needing to add any adhesive to the vellum.

And that’s it from me—love this month’s theme! Be sure to stop by the
MFT Blog to see what some of my team mates have for you today. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Written in the Stars
Die-namics: Inside & Out Stitched Stars, Shining Stars, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1
Stencils: Star Celebration
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry, Blue Breeze, Grape Jelly, Razzle Berry
Specialty Papers: Heavyweight Vellum, Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic, Die-namics Embossing Pad Combo
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter


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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Just Sitting Here Thinking of You–MFT Color Challenge #101

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Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Tropical Teal, Summer Splash, Coral Crush, and Wild Cherry. 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 created a little arctic scene using CC Polar Pals for my card. I sponged the sky with Coral Crush and Summer Splash dye inks, stamped the sentiment, and popped it up on foam on a card base. Then I added some snow drifts, cut with, well, Snow Drifts Die-namics, added Tropical Teal sponged water, and BB Icebergs Die-namics.

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The sweet bear was colored with Copic markers and added to the scene. Some hearts, cut from Wild Cherry card stock with Tag Builder Blueprints Die-namics and added above the bear. Dimension was achieved with foam tape.

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 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: BB Polar Pals
Die-namics: BB Polar Pals, BB Icebergs, Snow Drifts, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Dye Ink: Coral Crush, Summer Splash, Tropical Teal
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge—I Miss Your Hugs

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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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I used this sketch to create a little framed scene using Friendly Raccoons Stamp Set from the recent Release. First I stamp some Kraft card stock with Whimsical Woodgrain Background and Kraft dye ink, then cut it with A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 and cut the center out with Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX.

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I added a watercolored sky and Grassy Hills Die-namics cut from Jellybean Green card stock for the background with the “frame” popped up on foam tape, then I stamped the images on No-Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, colored them with Copic markers, and popped them up in the scene with foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock and I finished of with a couple of Puffy Clouds cut from Sweet Tooth card stock.

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 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: Friendly Raccoons, Whimsical Woodgrain Background
Die-namics: Friendly Racoons, Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2, Puffy Clouds, Grassy Hills
Dye Ink: Kraft
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Kraft, Black Licorice, Jellybean Green, No Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers


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Color Throwdown Challenge #510–Wishing You a Harvest of Blessings

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Hey there, it’s time for a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Wanda is our hostess and she’s chosen some Fall colors based on her gorgeous inspiration piece.


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I’m using BB Harvest Mouse Stamp Set for this card. I started by adding a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then sponged the “grass” on another piece of Sweet Tooth card stock and trimmed it off.

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I stamped the images, doing a little masking, on No Line Coloring Card Stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, and colored the images with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment, tied around some baker’s twine, popped it up on foam on the card base and was DONE!

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 CTD510 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd510 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, along with our super talented Guest Designer, Amy Kolling!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Amy Kolling – September 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:  BB Harvest Mouse
Dye Ink: Sour Apple
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Patterned Paper: Tiny Checks Bright
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner,
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, baker’s twine


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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Miss You–September MFT and Friends

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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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Today’s card is using some images from Wildflowers Stamp Set and Die-namics that I watercolored and the die cut sentiment, Miss You. First I cut some Sweet Tooth card stock with Mod Rectangle STAX and sponged Steel Gray dye ink through English Brick Wall Stencil for my background. I popped that up on foam tape on a Sweet Tooth card stock base and then added Miss You Die-namics, which was cut three times from Black Licorice card stock, stacked, and adhered to the card front.

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Next I clustered a few images from Wildflowers, tied them together with hemp cord, and adhered them to the card front with foam tape. The only thing left to do was to add some coordinating Sprinkles and call it good!

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

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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Wildflowers
Die-namics: Wildflowers, Miss You, Mod Rectangle STAX
Stencils: English Brick Wall
Dye Ink: Steel Gray
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Sprinkles: Lilac, Bumblebee, Tangerine, hemp cord
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, water brush, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, sponge daubers
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter


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