Camp Create Day 5: Delightful Die Cutting

Sadly, we’ve reached the end of Camp Create 2017. We hope the skills and techniques you’ve worked on this week will influence your crafting in the months and years to come and that you’ll long have fond memories of your stay with us!

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

You still have plenty of time to participate in every craft we’ve shared this week — here’s a handy itinerary to help you keep track of which ones you’ve completed. Remember, you have until August 24 to share a link for each of your projects.

Ready to learn more about today’s featured craft? Keep reading to learn more!

Handmade card set from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today’s Craft – Delightful Die Cutting

The meat and potatoes of card making is in the stamping and die cutting process. To wrap up the week, we’re getting back to basics with a twist. Today, watch and learn about some of Stephanie’s tips, tricks, and techniques with die cutting.

Watch MFT Camp Create – Delightful Die Cutting on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Camp Create Bonus: Gather ‘Round the Campfire

We’ve been having the best time this week and even though our August session is wrapping up in the morning and we’ll be wishing you all a fond farewell, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to gather our friends around the campfire for one last s’more, one last Kumbaya, and one bonus technique from counselor Stephanie.

Are you wondering if we have a special bonfire badge? Of course we have a special bonfire badge! If there’s one thing we crafters love, it’s flair, amirite? Download it now to add to your collection!

Do we have a bonus prize for our bonfire craft? Of course we have a bonus prize. Participate in our Bonfire craft and you might just win a $50 MFT voucher.

Clean the ooey-gooey marshmallow off your hands…it’s time to tackle our bonfire craft.

Bonfire Craft – Awesome Ombre

Ombre coloring adds depth and realism to your projects. Watch as Stephanie shares some different techniques for achieving an ombre effect on your next project!

handmade card set from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

Watch MFT Camp Create 2017 Bonfire – Awesome Ombre on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn your bonfire badge:

  1. Watch Stephanie’s bonfire video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

To be eligible to win the Bonfire Prize: Participate in the bonfire craft and upload an image via InLinkz on this post. One winner will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.

Deadline to upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

The Bonfire Prize Winner (and all other Camp Create winners) will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you’ve won this (or another) amazing prize!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Get a good night’s sleep. There’s still one day left of Camp Create!

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Camp Create Day 4: Monochromatic Magic

We’re cruising along in our August session of Camp Create 2017 but the fun isn’t over yet! We’ll be crafting away right up until it’s time to pack your bag and head home so don’t go anywhere just yet.

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

What’s your favorite color? Grab everything you have in that shade (or, really challenge yourself with a color you typically avoid) and head to the craft tent for today’s challenge!

Today’s Craft – Monochromatic Magic

Choosing a color palette ranges from the most difficult design choice you’ll make for some to the most highly-anticipated for others. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, opting for a monochromatic scheme is a great choice. Varying the shade and intensity of the color adds interest but still allows the freedom to mix up your elements and placement.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFT Camp Create – Monochromatic Magic on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Camp Create Day 3: Background Bonanza

We’ve reached the halfway point of camp — we have tons of inspiration headed your way today…a colorful trio featuring unforgettable backgrounds.

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Time to increase your badge collection!

Today’s Craft – Background Bonanza

Vibrant color and bold sentiments are the name of the game today. Counselor Stephanie has been playing with stencils and Distress Inks but if you prefer stamps or any other background technique – go for it! The choice is yours — just create a background that makes a statement.

Handmade cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFT Camp Create – Background Bonanza on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Camp Create Day 2: Magnificent Masking

It’s day two at Camp Create! Hopefully, you had an opportunity to work on your inlaid die-cutting prowess before lights-out. If you haven’t had a chance to perfect your technique though, don’t worry – you have plenty of time to participate in all of this week’s crafts!

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Ready to find out how to earn today’s badge?

Today’s Craft – Magnificent Masking

This simple but versatile technique is perfect for creating a quick but impactful background for a multitude of themes. Grab some removable tape and a couple of ink pads and make an enviable scene.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFT Camp Create – Magnificent Masking on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:

  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Now it’s time to head to the mess hall for lunch!

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Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid Made Easy

We kicked the summer off with week one of Camp Create and now, as summer winds down, we’ve got one more week packed full of new skills, techniques, and inspiration. Our counselors are back with five more crafts to dig into so toss your pack on your bunk and let’s get to it!

As with session one, the goal is to participate in our craft sessions each day and earn your Camp Create badges. As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and share it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Ready to find out how to earn today’s badge?

Die cuts add depth and dimension to your looks but sometimes, the bulk the process creates is undesirable – especially if your card is intended to be mailed. There is a way to work around that conundrum though. Inlaid die cutting allows you to replicate the layered look in a single layer.

Today’s Craft – Inlaid Made Easy

Counselor Barbara is with us today sharing this versatile, bulk-minimizing technique. Her beach scene is making us think our next camp should take place in a tropical location!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFT Camp Create – Inlaid Made Easy on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:

  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Now it’s time to head to the mess hall for lunch!

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Artistic Expression with Jane Allen – Happy Hippos

Our Retirement Sale rolls on – have you had a chance to pick up some of your wish list items at an incredible discount? These products are selling fast and once they’re gone, they’re gone for good so don’t wait, shop now!


Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected All Smiles Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Jodi’s blog: Denise Evans


It’s time for our monthly Artistic Expression with Jane Allen feature. Have you implemented any of the techniques Jane has shared over the past few months? We’d love to see your projects!

Hello there, Jane again with another look at this month’s awesome MFT 11th birthday release.

As some of you saw earlier in the month that I had so much fun with the Happy Hippos that I had to have another play! With my previous card, I’d opted for pure Copic colouring. This time however, I wanted to push myself out of my colouring comfort zone and try another 3D shaker card.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started out by stamping the waving hippo and one of the little birds with MFT Hybrid Ink in Gravel Gray. That’s when I had an idea — if you look at the photograph above you can see I’ve drawn lines on the hippo’s legs…and I’m going to turn them into arms! Please remember, if you intend to colour your image with Copic markers make sure you use a Copic suitable marker, in this case, a Copic Multiliner in Warm Gray.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Rather than the traditional grey, I opted to give my little hippo a rosy glow and coloured his little bird friend in blue.

COPIC COLOURS:

Hippo: R81, R83, R85, R89, B14, B16, W8

Bird: B21, B41, B45, YR23, W8, W2

Edge of fussy cuts: W2

I don’t have a picture of the next stage, sorry, but once coloured I fussy cut the images. I did not worry about the bird’s tiny feet as I intend to draw them back in later. Once cut, I always carefully go around the edge of the cut pieces with a W2 marker — it helps hide any dodgy scissor work!

Then it was time to turn my attention to the background and as some of you know, I have been trying to incorporate other crafting techniques into my card making. So, I opted for a Distress Ink background in gorgeous rainbow colours inspired by the Sweet Celebration Paper Pack.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Once inked up, I stamped my sentiment in the bottom right hand corner using Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Again, I apologise in advance that I forgot to take photographs — I got rather too engrossed in making the shaker card. Have you used the new MFT shaker dies and pouches yet? Honestly, they make this type of card a piece of cake to make. I kept with the rainbow theme by backing my shaker with dotty paper from the Sweet Celebration pack having added Springtime Sequins Mix.

At this point I would love to share an awesome tip from my fellow DT member, Karolyn Loncon. If like me you suffer from static issues you may find that your sequins stick to the inside of the pouch, or keep jumping out. To alleviate this, rub the inside of the pouch with a tumble dryer sheet — not only does it solve the static problem but it makes your card smell nice too!

I then adhered the shaker element to the card base with double sided adhesive tape.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Then it was time to turn my attention to the little characters I had coloured earlier. To make them look a tad more authentic I mounted them on to the card with dimensional foam tape. Nobody will ever know that you’ve used the hippo’s feet to make his hands (if you don’t tell them ;))

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I drew the bird’s feet with the Copic Multiliner — as you recall I’d decided they were far too fiddly to try and cut by hand earlier. Once I’d mounted the characters, I felt that the water splashes I’d added were not bold enough and the star seemed to be floating with too much empty space around it… with several bags of beautiful sequins on my desk I thought why not add a little more sparkle and ta da, problem solved!

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

So there you have it. I hope this inspires you to think outside the box, use your imagination, and above all to have fun with your stamps and dies!

Until next time, happy colouring.

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Artistic Expression with Jane Allen – Party Like a Pirate

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Sending Birthday Wishes Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Stephanie’s blog: Billie A


It’s time for our monthly Artistic Expression with Jane Allen feature. Have you implemented any of the techniques Jane has shared over the past few months? We’d love to see your projects!

With all the excitement about Jack Sparrow’s new movie guess which fellow “bird” decided to put on a pirate costume for my latest project…yes, that pesky chicken, Ruby!

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

In order to create this little montage, I needed to do some masking. Firstly, I drew a circle lightly in pencil — this would become my background area. Then using my MISTI, I stamped the larger pirate with the sword and Ruby, stamping both a second time on Post-it tape. I fussy cut these images and adhered them over the top of the first ones. Whilst I remember, I used masking tape to block parts of Ruby’s head and comb so that I could draw on a bandana. Just remember if you are adding your own doodles, make sure to use a Copic suitable multiliner. Once I had the masks stuck down I stamped the second little pirate:

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Who has spotted the black ink?  I was asked at my recent MFT class as to whether you could successfully add eyes if you stamped the images in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink instead of my usual Cement Gray, no-lines technique…well, erm, keep reading 🙂

Anyway, I started colouring, opting to do the background first.  Nothing special here, I was wanting the pirate crew to be the focal point.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I decided to colour Ruby next, having decided that my light source would be coming from the right.  What do you think of her bandana?

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Next I turned my attention to the middle pirate. The dots on his bandana were created with the colourless blender marker, dotting the blue area once it was coloured.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

And you guessed it, last but by no means least I coloured the lad with the sword. I drew stripes on his trousers and added dots to his sash, just like I had done on Ruby’s bandana, using the same technique as mentioned above. However, once the white areas were dry I added red dots. The little white dots to the eyes were created using a white gel pen. A tip, if you find your gel pen is being a little temperamental, draw on the palm of your hand with it — I find it usually gets even the most temperamental pens working again!

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I wanted to keep the card quite simple, as always, so I trimmed down the coloured image and mounted it to a square of After Midnight Card Stock. The card base is Electric Red onto which I adhered a lovely piece of blue patterned paper from the Proper Pinstripes Paper Pack before mounting the image panel.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

As always, for those of you who would like to play along, here is the Copic list. I warn you it is rather long.

Copic colors from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Well, that’s it for another month, I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post. Keep colouring and above all, have fun!

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Camp Create Day 5: Glitzy Glitter

You simply can’t shut down the camp craft tent for the week if it hasn’t been christened with glitter…we’ve saved the sparkliest project of all for our wrap-up post. We hope you’ve had a great time at camp this week — go home and spread the word about all of the fun new skills you’ve picked up!

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

You still have plenty of time to participate in every craft we’ve shared this week — here’s a handy itinerary to help you keep track of which ones you’ve completed. Remember, you have until June 22 to share a link for each of  your projects.

Ready to learn more about today’s featured craft? Keep reading to learn more!

Handmade cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today’s Craft – Glitzy Glitter

You’re going to love counselor Stephanie’s tips for mixing and applying glitter to die cuts. This beautiful quartet of cards features images and sentiments appropriate for so many occasions and recipients — glitter for everyone, say it with me now!

Watch MFT Camp Create – Glitzy Glitter on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, June 26th.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, June 22nd at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, June 26, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Camp Create Bonus: Gather ‘Round the Campfire

We’ve been having the best time this week and even though our June session is wrapping up in the morning and we’ll be wishing you all a fond farewell until our next session, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to gather our friends around the campfire for one last s’more, one last Kumbaya, and one bonus technique from counselor Stephanie.

Are you wondering if we have a special bonfire badge? Of course we have a special bonfire badge! If there’s one thing we crafters love, it’s flair, amirite? Download it now to add to your collection!

Do we have a bonus prize for our bonfire craft? Of course we have a bonus prize. Participate in our Bonfire craft and you might just win a $50 MFT voucher.

Clean the ooey-gooey marshmallow off your hands…it’s time to tackle our bonfire craft.

Bonfire Craft – Divine Dry Embossing

You already have a stash of dies that are indispensable in creating your die-cut accents but after tonight’s bonfire, you’re also going to love using your Die-namics collection to create crisp, clean impressions on your card stock panels.

handmade card set from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

handmade card set from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

handmade card set from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

Watch MFT Camp Create 2017 Bonfire – Divine Dry Embossing on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn your bonfire badge:

  1. Watch Stephanie’s bonfire video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

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To be eligible to win the Bonfire Prize: Participate in the bonfire craft and upload an image via InLinkz on this post. One winner will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.

Deadline to upload your images is Thursday, June 22nd at 10 PM EDT.

The Bonfire Prize Winner (and all other Camp Create winners) will be announced on Monday, June 26, so make sure to check back to see if you’ve won this (or another) amazing prize!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Get a good night’s sleep. There’s still one day left of Camp Create!

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