Thursday, April 26, 2018

Holding You in My Heart–MFT Color Challenge #92

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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: Steel Blue, Lemon Chiffon, Safety Orange, and Blue Yonder. 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 had forgotten how much I loved creating with Stitched Flowers Die-namics but was reminded earlier this week when the Stitched Blooms Card Kit was released! MFT has so many awesome products and this is one I had not shown enough love to recently so I got them out for this card. I used Steel Blue card stock for the leaves and the other three colors for the flowers. I cut a bunch and assembled them then decide on my card design.

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I thought these colors would work well for a sympathy card—it always pays to have a couple of these on hand :( I did a watercolor wash for the background then, when it was dry, stamped the sentiment with Extreme Black Hybrid ink (always use a waterproof ink on watercolor paper—it’s a soft paper and dye ink with feather). I popped that up on the card base with foam tape, adhered my flowers and leaves, and added some Clear Round Drops as accents.

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: Deepest Sympathy
Die-namics: Stitched Flowers
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Steel Blue, Blue Yonder, Safety Orange, Lemon Chiffon
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors,  Multi Medium Matte Glue, 3mm, 4mm, & 5mm Clear Round Drops
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, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, hot glue/gun


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

To the Birthday Chick–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #382

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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 Stitched Scallop Basic Edges for the pointy element and Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows for the horizontal element—I exercised a little artistic license there ;-) I added some patterned paper behind the windows and popped up a chick within each window.

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I stamped the sentiment on the card base, popped up another little chick, and finished off with some Sprinkles in matching 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: Birthday Chicks
Die-namics: Birthday Chicks, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Patterned Paper: Hearts & Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Sprinkles: Swimming Pool, Bumble Bee, Limeade, Tangerine, Bubblegum
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, Copics, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter


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For My Sweet Mom–Color Throwdown Challenge #490

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Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Wanda has chosen a romantic color combo based on this gorgeous inspiration piece!


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I was compelled to let the inspiration piece lead my design for this card and I went all vintage. I’m actually calling this Modern Vintage Style ;-) I simply could not resist using some distressed and crinkled seam binding from my stash that has not seen enough love lately. For the background I spread molding paste through English Brick Wall Stencil and left it white and let the dimension be enough.

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Then I added Magical Mandala Die-namics cut from Silver Sparkle Card Stock and the Eiffel Tower from In Paris Stamp Set and Die-namics, stamped on Cement Gray card stock. Next came Fab Foliage Die-namics cut from Cactus card stock and three Mini Royal Roses Die-namics, cut from Cotton Candy and Wild Wisteria card stocks. The leaves and the roses were sponged with Kraft dye ink. Next I added a sentiment from All About Mom, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock and popped up on foam. To finish off I added some 3mm, 4mm, and 5mm Clear Round Drops.

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 CTD490 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd490 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 April Guest Designer, Hannelie Bester!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe – taking a few weeks off
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Hannelie Bester – April 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: All About Mom, In Paris
Die-namics: In Paris, Magical Mandala, Mini Royal Roses, Fab Foliage
Stencils: English Brick Wall
Dye Ink: Kraft
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Cement Gray, Cotton Candy, Wild Wisteria, Cactus
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm Clear Round Drops
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, palette knife
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, seam binding, heat tool

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MFT April Card Kits: Stitched Blooms—Release

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Hi, everyone, are you ready??!! Stitched Blooms Card Kit is now available for purchase in the MFT Boutique! You’ve seen some amazing samples over the last couple of days from the design team and that’s just the tip of the creative iceberg—so many things you can do with this kit. Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for more info and more samples, then go snag yours! Remember, we have a new free with $60 die available for our customers with every kit release. It will be the free die (while supplies last) for the duration of the month until the next release. The mid-month Free with $60 die for April is Hello Die-namics.

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For this card I mixed cool and warm colors and I love the contrast and the way these colors work together! As before, I cut out lots of flowers and assembled them, along with a bunch of leaves. I added a strip of Black & White Stripes Paper Pack down the left side and arranged and adhered my flowers and leaves.

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I stamped a portion of a sentiment from More Essential Sentiments Stamp Set with Black Licorice dye ink. Then I cut three copies of Friend Duo Die-namics from Black Licorice card stock, stacked them for strength, and popped it up on the card front.

And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR Stitched Blooms Card Kit. See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: More Essential Sentiments
Die-namics: Friend Duo, Stitched Blooms Card Kit
Dye Ink: Black Licorice
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Stitched Blooms Card Kit
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
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter

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Monday, April 23, 2018

MFT April Card Kits: Stitched Blooms--Countdown Day Two

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Hello and welcome to Day Two of MFT’s April Card Kit, Stitched Blooms! This kit will be released tonight at 9pm in the MFT Online Boutique.


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For this card I used the cool colors from the card stock collection included in the kit. Again, I cut lots of flowers and leaves and assembled the flowers first. Then I added some Black & White Stripes Paper Pack across the bottom and a border created with Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics and Scalloped Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics.

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Next I adhered my flowers and leaves and added sentiment from More Essential Sentiments, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock. To finish I added Sparkling Crystals from the kit.

And there you have it for Day Two of MFT’s April Card Kit, Stitched Blooms. Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by the
MFT Blog for all the details and hope to see you tonight for the release.


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: More Essential Sentiments
Die-namics: Stitched Blooms Card Kit, Stitched Basic Edges, Scallop Stitched Basic Edges
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Stitched Blooms Card Kit
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 eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter


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Sunday, April 22, 2018

MFT April Card Kits: Stitched Blooms--Countdown Day One

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Hello and welcome to Day One of MFT’s April Card Kit, Stitched Blooms! The kit includes Stitched Blooms Die-namics and lots of colorful card stock—perfect for flower making.


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For this card I used some of the warm colors from the kit. I cut a lot of flower parts and leaves, then assembled the flowers. With Blueprints 31 Die-namics, I cut a panel then dry embossed with Radiating Rays Stencil and popped it up on foam on the card base. Then I cut the center element from Black & White Stripes Patterned Paper and popped it up, as well.

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Next I arranged and adhered the flowers and leaves and the sentiment which was created by cutting Celebrate Die-namics three times and adhering them in a stack. To finish off I added some Sparkling Crystals from the kit.

And that’s it for Day One of MFT’s April Card Kit, Stitched Blooms. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the
MFT Blog for more details and more samples.


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: None
Die-namics: Stitched Blooms Card Kit, Celebrate, Blueprints 31
Stencils: Radiating Rays
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Stitched Blooms Card Kit, Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
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
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Let’s Celebrate–MFT April Birthday Project Challenge

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this month’s Birthday Project Challenge! Are you ready? This month we’re challenged to make a shaker card. All of the details about the 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 decided to make a balloon shaker element that you can see through to the sentiment inside the card. To do this, I made two Balloon STAX Die-namics “windows” that are mirror images of each other, one in the card base and one in another piece of card stock, separated the two with foam tape, and added shaker fillers to the resulting cavity.

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I stamped two sentiments, one on the outside and one on the inside, from Handwritten Happiness and added a sweet little chick from BB Birthday Chicks. To finish off I added some Gold Sparkle card stock stars.

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: Handwritten Happiness, BB Birthday Chick
Die-namics: Balloon STAX, Blueprints 13, Tag Builder Blueprints 6, BB Birthday Chick
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Gold Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Gold Shimmer Seed Beads, Sequins: Aquamarine 4mm & 6mm, Marigold 4mm & 6mm, Pink Peonies 4mm & 6mm, Raspberry 4mm & 6mm, Lime Sorbet 4mm & 6mm
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, Copic markers
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, tiny gold stars

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Congrats–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #381

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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 stuck pretty true to the sketch this week, although I used a die-cut word instead of the sentiment strip. I created a shaker element out of the circle using Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Windows Die-namics, Heat Resistant Acetate, foam mounting tape, Spring Meadow Sequins and Silver Shimmer Seed Beads.

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I popped the card front up on foam on the base, that was covered with Tiny Checks Patterned Paper, adhered the Congrats Die-namics, cut from Cornflower Sparkle Card Stock, and finished off with some Sprinkles.

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 so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Die-namics: Congrats, Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Windows, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2
Patterned Paper: Tiny Checks
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Cornflower Sparkle, Heat Resistant Acetate
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Spring Meadow Sequin Mix, Silver Shimmer Seed Beads, Sprinkles: Blue Jean, Limeade
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
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter

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Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana–Color Throwdown Challenge #489

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Hey everybody, welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! Vickie is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to some bright colors based on her refreshing inspiration piece.


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I used a lot of neutrals on this card on purpose because I can only think of red and green as Christmas, LOL! I’m using Llama Love Stamp Set and Die-namics, colored with Copic markers and I added some colored pencil texture to the llama. The background was created by spreading molding paste through English Brick Wall Stencil and after it dried sponged Latte dye ink though the stencil.

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The colored images were popped up on foam tape for dimension. I cut Fiesta Die-namics three times, layered them together and adhered to the top of the card. I finished the sentiment by heat embossing it on Black Licorice card stock and also popping it up on foam tape.

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 CTD489 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd489 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 April Guest Designer, Hannelie Bester!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe – taking a few weeks off
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Hannelie Bester – April 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: Llama Love
Die-namics: Llama Love, Fiesta
Stencils: English Brick Wall
Dye Ink: Latte
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Kraft, Black Licorice, Wild Cherry, No Line Coloring
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, Copics, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, palette knife, sponge daubers
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, heat tool, colored pencils

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