Thursday, April 05, 2018

Congrats–MFT April Release Tips & Tricks


Hello and welcome to another new Release feature at MFT. Today we’re sharing Tips & Tricks to share some cool ideas with you using the latest Release products.


To create this card I began by stenciling my background using Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, Blue Breeze Dye Ink, and a sponge dauber, then cut it with Cloud Shaker Window and Frame Die-namics and Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics. I created the shaker element using Cloud Shaker Pouches, Onyx Crystals, Marshmallow seed beads, and some tiny gold stars from my stash. Next I stamped the sentiment from Aim for the Clouds Stamp Set and added Congrats Die-namics, cut from Gold Shine card stock.

I liked it but it needed something else. When I was looking at Piñata Die-namics I thought, “Hmmmm, I think one could made a sweet little tassel out of that”. So I did ;-)


I used the second layer from the bottom—the fullest layer, snipped the fringe up about twice the length that the die cut it, added some 1/8” ScorTape, and rolled it around a gold cord. It made the cutest little tassel!


For the mortar board, I used Bedside Comfort for the top--it had the angle I was looking for. I cut it once for the first two sides, then moved the die 180 degrees for the other side. You have a good bit of latitude for size with this but I was trying to match it to the size of my tassel so stayed fairly small.


I had a Circle STAX scrap in my stash so I used that and cut the cap with Oval STAX Set 1 to get the proper curves.


I popped the top up on the cap with foam tape and secured the cord with Beetle Black Sprinkles.


On the inside I stamped the sentiment from Tassel Time and it was done!


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


All products from
My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Aim for the Clouds, Tassel Time
Die-namics: Cloud Shaker Window & Frame, Congrats, Piñata, Bedside Comfort, Oval STAX Set 1, Pop-Up Numbers
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Blue Breeze, Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Gold Shine
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Onyx Crystals, Marshmallow Seed Beads, Beetle Black Sprinkles, Cloud Shaker Pouches, 1/8”Scor-Tape
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, sponge dauber
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, gold cord



  1. What a fabulous graduation card! Love how you made the grad cap. Thanks for showing those steps.

  2. Great tips and the pictorial is even more helpful. Fabulous graduation card.


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