Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I Am Praying for You–MFT November New Product Release

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Hello there!! It’s time, it’s time!! MFT’s November 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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This simple Cross Die-namics pairs up SO well with the new Beautiful Blessings Stamp Set so I HAD to use them together on this card! I wanted them to both shine so I kept the rest of the card pretty simple and highlighted the cross with a floral arrangement. The cross will come in so handy for so many occasions! Births, weddings, holidays, and yes, even for condolences. The fact that it’s such a CAS design means you can do so much with it so let me show you what I did. To begin, I wanted some “light” rays emanating from it but I wanted it subtle so I dry embossed Radiating Rays Stencil on Some Sweet Tooth card stock for the background. I framed that with Elegant Rectangle STAX Die-namics and adhered it to a Sweet Tooth card stock base.

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I cut Cross Die-namics from Gold Sparkle card stock and popped it up on foam tape for dimension, then added the bouquet of Mini Rolled Roses and Fab Foliage Die-namics. To finish off, I heat embossed the sentiment on Heavyweight Translucent Vellum with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I love this powder and don’t use it enough—it shows up better than white but is still unobtrusive in the design. I popped this up on clear foam tape and it was done. Tip: place bits of clear foam tape behind the sentiment and you won’t see it at all.

And that’s it! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR new November goodies in some fun and creative ways. Thanks so much for stopping by…and happy shopping!! 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, November 15th. The winners will be announced on the MFT Blog on Friday, November 16th—it’s gonna be a lucky day for someone!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Beautiful Blessings
Die-namics: Cross, Elegant Rectangle STAX, Mini Rolled Roses, Fab Foliage
Stencils: Radiating Rays
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Peach Bellini, Tickled Pink, Ripe Raspberry
Specialty Papers: Gold Sparkle, Heavyweight Translucent Vellum
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, heat tool, hot glue/gun, Versamark, , E-Z Runner, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, clear foam tape, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser


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Monday, November 12, 2018

Flying by with a Holiday Hi–MFT November Release Countdown, Day One

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Hello! Welcome to Day One—the last day—of MFT’s November Release Countdown! Release is tomorrow at 10am, Eastern, so set your clocks! And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details. Today we’re previewing Here Comes Santa Claus Stamp Set, Here Comes Santa Claus Die-namics, Mountain High Die-namics - previous Free with $60, Happy Christmas Die-namics - previous kit Free with $60, and Color Celebration Glitter Card Stock.


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It’s just 10 days until Thanksgiving in the US so it really won’t be long until Santa Claus is coming to town! Seems like after Thanksgiving it’s always a fast blur and suddenly it’s Christmas! MFT is all about helping you get a leg up on Christmas cards and Here Comes Santa Claus Stamp Set and Die-namics is here to help! Such cute images I couldn’t decide which one to use first. After a little brain storming I thought it would be cool to use this Santa-in-his-sleigh image flying past a window.

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I sponged the night sky and splattered some snow on it, and added Mountain High Die-namics to complete the scene. The image was stamped with Extreme Black hybrid ink and colored it with Copic markers. I fussy cut it out to avoid the distraction of the white border on the darker sky then adhered it directly. I then “framed” it with Blueprints 29 which totally acts as a window. I covered a Sweet Tooth card stock base with On-Point Patterns Paper Pack for “wallpaper” adhered the window scene, and popped up the heat embossed sentiment below it to finish.

And that’s it for MFT’s November Release Countdown! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you back tomorrow for New Product Release at 10am.

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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Here Comes Santa Claus
Die-namics: Here Comes Santa Claus, Mountain High, Blueprints 29, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Patterned Paper: On-Point Patterns
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Gravel Gray, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Jellybean Green, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, heat tool, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot Distress Inks, , E-Z Runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Copic Opaque White, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, plastic eraser


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–MFT November Release Countdown, Day Two

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Hey there and welcome to Day Two of MFT’s November Release Countdown!! It won’t be long now! Release is on November 13th at 10am Eastern so make a note! Today we’re previewing Little Angels Stamp Set, Little Angels Die-namics, Beautiful Blessings Stamp Set, Cross Die-namics, Get Well Soon Circle Frame Die-namics, and Circle Shaker Pouches. Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all of today’s details.


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This set has a bunch of sentiments, some Christmas in theme and some not so it will become a staple of my stamping arsenal I’m thinking. Plus, they’re adorable!!! I’m still in Christmas mode so that’s where I went with my card. I started by sponging my background with Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot Distress Inks—the Salty Ocean toned down the purple of Blueprint Sketch and makes for a gorgeous blue, amirite? Then I darkened the edges and upper corners with Black Soot, splattered some watered down Copic Opaque White for stars, and adhered it to a Sweet Tooth card stock base.

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Next I cut Ranger Watercolor Paper with Our Town Die-namics twice, watercolored the roofs and shaded the buildings then stamped the sentiment before popping them up on foam tape on the card front. Next I stamped the image on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut her out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored her with Copic markers. I added gold and clear Wink of Stella to the star and popped her up on the night sky with foam tape for the finish!

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


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Little Angels
Die-namics: Little Angels, Our Town
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, water brush, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, small art brush, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot Distress Ink, Ranger Watercolor Paper, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, Copic Opaque White, Wink of Stella Gold, Wink of Stella Clear


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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Happy Holidays from All of Us–MFT November Release Countdown, Day Three

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Hello and welcome to Day Three of MFT’s November Release Countdown!! It’s all about snow today for me with these adorable snowmen! Today we’re previewing Frosty Friends Stamp Set, Frosty Friends Die-namics, Unbearably Cute Stamp Set, Unbearably Cute Die-namics, and Peek-a-Boo Wheel Die-namics. Release is on November 13th at 10am, Eastern, and be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details!



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For this card, first I sponged my background using Scattered Straw, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot Distress Inks on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper. I decided where I wanted my Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics placed, but first stamped the trees from the new SY Warm & Feathered Hugs Stamp Set with Extreme Black Hybrid ink, then splattered with some slightly watered down Copic Opaque White.

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I stamped the sentiment on one of the snow drift panels, and popped them both up on foam tape. The images were stamped on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black ink, cut out with the coordinating Die-namics, colored with Copic markers, and likewise added to the scene with foam tape.

And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for Day Two of MFT’s November Release Countdown!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Frosty Friends, SY Warm & Feathered Hugs
Die-namics: Frosty Friends, Stitched Snow Drifts
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, Scattered Straw, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot Distress Inks, E-Z Runner, Copic Opaque White, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, plastic eraser


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Noel–Crazy 4 Challenges #460

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Hello there and welcome to another post as Guest Designer for the Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge! Today our hostess Joanne is challenging us to a true one-layer card:

November 15 is Use Less Stuff Day. In its honor I would like you to make a true one layer CAS card. The theme is up to you…..Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthday…..any theme.

I’m good with this, LOL!! I actually make one-layer cards occasionally so it’s really not a challenge for me. I know some folks really don’t like them but it’s good to stretch yourself every now and then, right?

I decided to create a serene and snowy scene with a simple sentiment for a Christmas card that would not be too hard to mass produce and it’s certainly mail friendly. When I do one layer cards I work on a separate panel of card stock and then adhere it to a card base—I find working directly on the card base leaves you with a flimsy card—this gives it more “body” and if you’re coloring you don’t have to worry about bleed-through.

I started by sponging my background using Drifts & Hills Stencil and Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean Distress Inks on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper. Since I started using Distress inks and this paper I am thrilled with my sponging outcomes. That paper blends like buttah, y’all!!

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Then I stamped Modern Trees with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and then splattered the snow with slightly watered down Copic Opaque White. I added some shading to the tree trunks with a couple of Copic markers and then heat embossed the sentiment from Hand-Lettered Christmas with silver detail embossing powder, adhered the panel to the base and called it done!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back later today with another
MFT November Release Countdown card so hope you’ll stop by again. And I hope to see you playing along at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, too!

Amy Ottmers
Anja de Regt
Frances Byrne
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Modern Trees, Hand-Lettered Christmas
Stencils: Drifts & Hills
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, heat tool, Versamark, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, silver detail embossing powder, Copic Opaque White, Embossing Magic, Mini Mister


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Friday, November 09, 2018

Snowflake Joy–MFT November Release Countdown, Day Four

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Hi there and welcome back to Day Four of MFT’s November Release Countdown! Today we’re previewing BB Ready, Set, Snow Stamp Set, BB Ready, Set, Snow Die-namics, Beary Best Friends Stamp Set, Beary Best Friends Die-namics, Christmas Tree Window Die-namics - Free with $60, and Snowflake Window Die-namics. Remember that release is on November 13 at 10am and be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details.

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Oooooo, I do love this Snowflake Window Die-namics!! SO elegant and it makes it a snap to turn out an amazing project! For this one, I started by cutting the window die from Ranger Watercolor Paper then watercolored it with Peerless Watercolors. Then I created a shaker window by covering the opening with Heat Resistant Acetate, built up with foam mounting tape, filled with Diamond Dust, and backed with some Grape Jelly cards tock.

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Next I adhered the snowflake panel, cut from Sweet Tooth Card Stock, on the acetate, then popped the whole thing up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape. Then I cut Joy Die-namics from Silver Sparkle card stock once and twice with white scrap paper, stacked them and adhered to the Snowflake Window. To finish off I added some Sparkling Clear Snowflakes Sequins and 6mm Pansy Purple & 4mm Orchid Sequins as accents.

And there you have it! Day Four of MFT’s November Release Countdown! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Die-namics: Snowflake Window, Joy
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Grape Jelly
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle card stock
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Sparkling Clear Snowflakes Sequins, 6mm Pansy Purple & 4mm Orchid Sequins
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Heat Resistant Acetate, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Diamond Dust, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Mini Mister, water brush


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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Let’s Chill out Together–MFT November Release Countdown, Day Five

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Hello and welcome to Day Five of MFT’s November Release Countdown!! November???? That’s all I’m gonna say, LOL!! Another month of fabulous products is coming your way, starting today with previews of SY Warm & Feathered Hugs Stamp Set, SY Warm & Feathered Hugs Die-namics, Snow Special Stamp Set, Snow Special Die-namics, Fold-up Tags Die-namics, and Sassy Pants Holiday Stamp Set. Release is on November 13 at 10am so make a note :) And be sure to check by the MFT Blog for all the details


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I’m using Snow Special Stamp Set and Die-namics today, along with previously released products Stitched Snow Drifts and Beach Scene Builder Die-namics. I sponged the background with Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks, stamped the sentiment, and added the snow banks with Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock.

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The images were stamped on No Line Coloring Card Stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored with Copic markers before being popped up in the scene with foam tape. I finished off the scene with a sun and some clouds cut with Beach Scene Builder Die-namics.

And that’s it from me today for Day Five of MFT’s November Release Countdown! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snow Special
Die-namics: Snow Special, Stitched Snow Drifts, Beach Scene Builder
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Lemon Chiffon, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, Mini Ink Blending Tool

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Thanks–MFT Color Challenge #105

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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: Sour Apple, Persimmon, Milk Chocolate, and Natural. 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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Fall colors make me create Fall cards, LOL! For this one, I started with a Natural card stock base, then I dry embossed some Primitive Cream card stock with English Brick Wall Stencil and popped it up on the base with foam tape. I added a couple of strips of patterned paper in the challenge colors then popped up Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Frames Die-namics cut from Milk Chocolate card stock.

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Then I cut Grand Greenery Die-namics from Ranger Watercolor Paper and watercolored them with Peerless watercolors before tying them together with hemp cord and popping them up inside the frame. I cut Thanks & Hello Die-namics from Gold Shine card stock and twice from scrap card stock, adhered them together and then adhered it in place. I finished off with some Sprinkles in challenge colors.

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: None
Die-namics: Thanks & Hello, Grand Greenery, Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Frames, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Stencils: English Brick Wall
Patterned Paper: On-Point Patterns, Bundles of Blossoms Pastels
MFT Card Stock: Natural, Primitive Cream, Milk Chocolate
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Gold Shine card stock
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Limeade, Bon Bon, and Ladybug Sprinkles, 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, Die-namics embossing pad combo
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter


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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Warmest Wishes–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #410

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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 had forgotten how much fun MFT’s snowflake Die-namics were to play with so I got out Layered Snowflakes Die-namics and Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics for another card. For this one, I went with a sophisticated color palette of black, white, silver, and gold and I love how it turned out! I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base and added Black & White Stripes Paper Pack down the right side. Then I splattered more Sweet Tooth card stock with silver, gold, and black acrylic ink and popped it up on foam on the card base.

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Next I cut the snowflakes from silver and gold glitter card stock and adhered the layers together. Then I heat embossed the sentiment from Snow Globe Sentiments on Black Licorice card stock and popped it up on foam tape on the card front. I adhered the assembled snowflakes and finished off by adding Gold Sprinkles to the center of each, which really made them pop.

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: Snow Globe Sentiments
Die-namics: Layered Snowflakes, Let It Snowflake Too
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Silver Ritz and Gold Glitz Glitter card stocks
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Gold 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, black, gold, & silver acrylic ink


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