Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December MFT & Friends—New Product Release!!


All of out December Release products are available in the MFT Online Boutique NOW! 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!


I hadn’t had a chance to use Christmas Tree Window Die-namics yet so I thought I’d make up for that omission by bringing you TWO cards using it. First up, a very dainty and elegant design that I wish you could see IRL. I tried and tried but could NOT capture it in a photo—I’m thinking because of all the shine and sparkle. To begin, I sponged some Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with Blue Breeze Premium Dye Ink and heat embossed the sentiment from Hand-Lettered Holiday Stamp Set with silver detail embossing powder. Next I splattered this panel with gold and silver acrylic paint, slightly watered down, matted it with Silver Sparkle card stock after it dried.


I cut Christmas Tree Window Die-namics from Gold Shine card stock and trimmed around it so it could stand alone. It was decorated with Silver Sparkle card stock and popped up on foam tape on the card front. To finish, I popped it up on the card base to which I’d adhered some Gold Sparkle card stock.

The second card is a little more rustic in design.


I stamped some Kraft card stock with Versamark and a sentiment from Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings Stamp Set then cut Christmas Tree Window Die-namics and created a shaker element. I backed it with an alcohol ink piece I’d created some time ago for kicks but which came in handy for this tree. It was filled with Silver and Gold Sparkle Seed Beads and I added Gold Sparkle card stock trimmings to the tree along with some Wild Cherry card stock “ornaments”.


I popped the card front up on foam tape and added the sentiment, from SY Sweet Holiday Penguins Stamp Set, heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder, on Jellybean Green Card Stock cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics. It was popped up on foam and I finished off with some enamel dots.

And that’s it! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR new December goodies in some fun 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, December 13th. The winners will be announced on the MFT Blog on Friday, December 14th—it’s gonna be a lucky day for someone!




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Merry and Bright Card:
Stamps: Hand-Lettered Holiday
Die-namics: Christmas Tree Window
Dye Ink: Blue Breeze
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Gold Sparkle, Silver Sparkle, Gold Shine
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,  Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, silver detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser, heat tool, silver & gold acrylic ink, small art brush

Fa la la Card:
Stamps: Sweet Holliday Penguins, Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings
Die-namics: Christmas Tree Window, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips
MFT Card Stock: Kraft, Wild Cherry, Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Gold Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Silver Shimmer Seed Beads
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, tape runner, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser, Heat Resistant Acetate, Gold Shimmer Seed Beads, heat tool, Versamark, enamel dots

Alcohol Ink Tools/Supplies: Alcohol Ink Tool Set, Alcohol Ink Blending Solution, Alcohol Ink Palette, Yupo paper, Alcohol Ink Storage Tin, Alcohol inks



  1. Beautiful cards, Barbara! I love how you played with the tree die!

  2. So elegant! I love both of these cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Oooo . . . these are both so simple, elegant and gorgeous!

  4. Two beautiful cards. I wanted to use that die to teach a class and not make a shaker card. Thanks for the suggestions

  5. Love what you did with this Christmas tree :)

  6. Such beautiful examples, I enjoyed seeing the difference in styles!

  7. Gorgeous CAS cards! I love the gold and silver splatters!

  8. So different with the same product - love them!

  9. “Less is more”! Both samples are very rich looking! Beautiful and stunning cards.

  10. I love both of your cards and it's so neat to see such different looks from the same die.

  11. Both are fabulous! Love this release!

  12. I like both of your cards. I bet that first one really sparkles!

  13. Both of these are beautifully elegant; I love how you used the die on the first one!

  14. perfect - love these trees - they make great cards!

  15. These cards are both SO classy! Marvelous inspiration for using this tree die, Barbara.

  16. I really like the depth you achieved, sweet cards!

  17. Both your cards are so beautiful!!! Love them!!!

  18. beautiful work - thanks for sharing:)

  19. These are beautiful cards! :) I really like that tree.

  20. Beautiful cards! I love the Merry and Bright card - such a great CAS design!

  21. I love the clean design on both cards!

  22. Love these cards with tree dies, especially loved the second one with alcohol ink background.

  23. Fantastic festive creations!! Simple and elegant! :)

  24. What a beautiful, elegant set of cards. Loving the die.

  25. Oh Barbara both of these cards are gorgeous and elegant! I love the Christmas Tree Window die and now I have 2 new ways to use it. Thank you for sharing both and for the awesome inspiration!

  26. Beautiful and elegant cards! Love the clean designs.

  27. Beautiful and elegant cards! Love the clean designs.


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