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Tropical Engagement Congratulations

We just can’t get enough of Heather Pulvirenti so we had to ask her back! You’ll love her gorgeous (single layer!) design.

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Hi, everyone! I’m so glad to be back again to share another card I created using My Favorite Things goodies.

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My card today features the Together Forever and Tropical Sensations sets.  To create my card, I started with a piece of white card stock and stamped the “Happy Engagement” sentiment in gray ink.

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Next, I stamped images from the Tropical Sensations set in coral, yellow, lime, and teal.  Once the inks dried a bit, I attached the stamped layer to the card base with pop dots.

Well, that wraps it up for me today.  Huge thanks to My Favorite Things for the opportunity to guest design once again using their amazing products! :)

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Beautiful Tropical Wishes

Please join us in welcoming Heather Pulvirenti to the blog again today!

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Hello! Heather P. here, and I’m back with a couple more projects featuring various MFT Die-namics and stamp sets.

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My first card features the Tropical Sensations and Together Forever stamp sets (and surprise, surprise!) heat embossing. To create my card, I first stamped the sentiment in dark gray ink onto a light gray card base. I then stamped the plumeria flower image in versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder.  Next, I stamped the inner portion of the flower in a darker gray ink, and placed an aqua enamel dot in each flower center.

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For my next card, I decided to make a mini shaped card using the Joy Ride Die-namics. So cute! To create the card, I started by die cutting the car pieces from gray, red, yellow, and aqua card stock. I assembled the front of the card and traced the completed design onto a piece of white card stock.  I cut out the traced shape, then adhered it to the back of the car die cuts.  To finish up, I added glossy accents to various accent pieces.

Thanks again to My Favorite Things for inviting me to be a guest designer, I’ve had such a great time working with your fabulous products!! :)

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Sending Love Peek-a-Boo Style

Please join us in welcoming Heather Pulvirenti to the blog today!

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Hello! I’m Heather P., and I am so excited to be guest posting on the My Favorite Things blog today! :) I have a couple of projects to share with you featuring various MFT Die-namics and stamp sets.

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My first card features the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Star Background Stamp, and the Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs stamp set and coordinating Die-namics.  To create my card, I started with a light gray card base, and stamped the star background using Versamark ink.  I then stamped the Pure Innocence image in Stazon gray ink, and colored her in using watercolors.

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While the image was drying, I used the Peek-A-Boo X and O dies on light pink card stock, and then adhered them to white card stock before fussy cutting them out.  Next, I adhered the letters to a piece of gray twine to make a banner, and attached it to the die-cut Pure Innocence image. The sentiment was then stamped on yellow card stock with Versamark ink before heat embossing with white powder.  To finish up my card, the banner sentiment and image were attached to the card front with pop dots, then orange enamel dots were added.

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My next project features the Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames Die-namics, Always & Forever stamp set, and the Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set.  To create my layout, I started with a gray sheet of card stock, then added two strips of glitter card stock and photos of my daughter from one of her trips to the pool.

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I used the second largest Peek-A-Boo heart die on three different colors of card stock, then cut them out and laid them on the design to get their approximate placement.  I then stamped some of the splatter images from the Jumbo Abstract Art set in Versamark ink to mimic water splashes.  I stamped the joy sentiment from Always & Forever in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder before adhering the hearts to the layout with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with aqua enamel dots.

Well, that wraps it up for me today! Thank you so much for stopping by, and to My Favorite Things for the opportunity to guest design with their products!!

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You & Me Always

Amy Kolling is back with us today! We just love her creative approach in using our stamps and Die-namics :)

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Hello again! I’m back today using more My Favorite Things stamps and Die-namics. I am always in need of wedding/anniversary/love-themed cards so I thought I’d share some that I’ve made.

I am enjoying the shaker card trend again and I thought this one would be fitting for an “anytime” card for your loved ones. I’ve used Blueprints 16 to die cut my frame from Steel Grey Card Stock and stamped it with the Diagonal Stripes Background with black ink.

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My sentiment, from Always and Forever, was stamped with various inks onto white card stock as the backdrop for my shaker. The shaker is filled with mini star sequins and the frame is embellished with enamel dots and a die-cut star from Blueprints 16.

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I love to use my dies to emboss as much as I love using them to die cut. I wanted to add some elegance but die cutting the large Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames was too much so I embossed it into a panel of Steel Grey Card Stock. My sentiment, from Together Forever, was stamped with white ink into the center of the heart with a few glittery enamel dots placed beneath.

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Now let’s talk about that glittery banner border embellishing the top of my card. I’ve die cut the mini banners from Blueprints 16 out of glitter paper and aligned them up at the top of my main panel. A simple line of stitching across the banners, leaving the ends loose, adds to the elegant feel and also anchors them securely in place to the card.

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Thanks again goes out to My Favorite Things for inviting me to guest on the blog! :)

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Thanks for Being You, Teacher!

Today, we welcome Amy to the blog with some fun school-themed projects – thanks so much for joining us, Amy!
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Hello! I’m Amy Kolling and I’m just so excited to be guest designing for My Favorite Things today – I can hardly believe it! I got to play with some amazing Die-namics and stamps. With school having recently started for my kids, I thought I’d use the Red Delicious Die-namics and pair it with the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics for a teacher card.

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I die cut the letters into a black card stock panel and gently rubbed white ink onto it with my finger to get that chalkboard effect. The apple, which I die cut with Electric Red Card Stock and Gumdrop Green Card Stock, was added to the card front with foam adhesive. I cut the small banner with a die from Blueprints 16 and stamped a sentiment from Just the Way You Are. For the final touch, I added an MFT button stitched in place with crochet thread.

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I am quite a fan of shaped cards and the Red Delicious Die-namics is the perfect size to make them. I die cut my apple image, again with Electric Red Card Stock and Gumdrop Green Card Stock, adding letters with the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics. I made sure to place the fold of the white card base just under the cut line of the die so that I was left with the fold after die cutting. This card will be perfect to attach to a small gift or as a tag for a teacher.

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Lots of thanks go out to My Favorite Things for having me showcase their products!

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Watercolor Magic

Emily is back with us on the blog today! We’re so happy to have her sharing her wonderful creativity with us again.
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Hi, it’s Emily Leiphart again, and I’m thrilled to be back on the My Favorite Things blog with two more cards! This first one uses the TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics. On the front panel, I used the smaller of the two dies to cut a window into the patterned paper. Then I combined both of the included die elements to create the black frame that was attached to the card front.

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I slid the boy and girl from the Boy Meets Girl Die-namics into the frame before securing acetate to the back of the window to create a shaker. I purposely positioned the girl’s head so that the two “Ls” would form bunny ears ;)

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To finish, I watercoloured the die-cut letters and added three enamel hearts.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Punched Up Sentiments

Please welcome Emily to the blog today! She’s sharing a couple of fantastic projects with us today that will surely get you inspired to create something beautiful!
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Hi, I’m Emily Leiphart and I’m so super excited to be guesting on the My Favorite Things blog today! I got to play with some really amazing products – this first card features the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics. I trimmed squares from various colors of card stock and die cut the letters to spell out the phrase Luv You, Hun - suitable for a friend or significant other!

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I backed the letters on each of the four corners and the centre with white card stock and the remaining four with grey card stock. All of the coloured die cuts were centered on their backings, except for the O in the middle, which I offset slightly. Before attaching the squares to the kraft card base, I stamped the Plaid Background Builder three times to anchor the words.

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For embellishments, I added two sparkly little banners from Blueprints 16, a mini clip, and a wood veneer heart.

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My second card features the adorable little girl from Just the Way You Are. I coloured her with Copic markers and popped her up on the opening of a panel created with Blueprints 16.

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I die cut an extra curve out of red card stock to highlight some of the features in her outfit and adhered that to the back of the purple panel. Before attaching the panel to the card base, I curved the sentiment along the die cut by stamping it in two parts and then heat embossed it.

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I also heat embossed another sentiment from the same set on the inside, leaving the card base with enough space to write a novel as I sometimes like to do ;) To finish, I die cut some yellow hearts from the Smart Phone Die-namics and added them to the front of the panel.

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Many thanks to My Favorite Things for asking me to showcase their products! I love, love, love them!

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Happy Looks Good on You

Karolyn is with us today sharing a smile-inducing card – I love how she combined Die-namics to frame that very happy sun. Read on to learn how she created it. And a big thanks to Karolyn for sharing!

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Hello friends!

I’ve been a stamping and die cutting fool with some of the recent My Favorite Things releases and I wanted to share another one of the projects that I’ve created.

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Is this not so stinkin’ cute?! The Smile TRANSFORM-ables Die-namics are beyond clever and innovative! But I’m not surprised – MFT always blows my socks off with fresh and original designs! There are two elements included in the Smile TRANSFORM-ables Die-namics – a solid larger rectangle and a smaller die that cuts out the word and the opening. I thought that when you put them together, they kind of looked like a polaroid, right? So I die cut them both out of Sweet Tooth Card Stock, first cutting the base, and then cutting the interior. Then I pulled out another of my favorite MFT dies, the Sun Ray Die-namics, and cut it twice – once from Lemon Drop Card Stock, and again from Sno-Cone Card Stock. I inlaid the two die cuts so that it looks like the sunshine lighting up the blue sky. Next, I used the larger of the two Smile TRANSFORM-ables elements to trim down the Sun Ray die cut to fit behind the white Smile die cut. I attached them together using foam tape. I made a top-fold A2 card base from Steel Gray Card Stock, and stamped one of the darling sentiments from the coordinating Smile stamp set using VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Lastly, I adhered the entire assembly to the card base. Easy peasy!

I think this card would bring a smile to anyone having a bad day, don’t you think? I hope it makes you smile! Thanks so much for stopping by today – thanks for having me back, MFT!

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HB2U – Time for a Joy Ride!

Karolyn is back with us today with a fun birthday card project featuring the Joy Ride Die-namics. Today, this first day of July, is perfect for a birthday project because this month marks MFT’s 8th birthday! We hope you’ll stick with us throughout the month to celebrate with us!

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Well, hello again!

I’m back to share another of the projects that I created using some of the yummy June products. *Sigh* Can I just say that designing with My Favorite Things products is like a heavenly day at the spa – it just doesn’t get any better, I tell ya! Here’s my project for today.

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Fun, right?! I feel like this would be a great 16th birthday card for that lucky teen guy in your life, don’t you? And, oh boy, was it fun to create!!

I wanted my “sports car” to be red and shiny, so I used the recently released Joy Ride Die-Namics to die cut the car from some glossy red card stock. I assembled the car pieces, popping some of them up with foam tape for dimension. The tail lights were die cut from glitter paper. The license plate (this is just one of several choices of fun license plates included in this set!) was die cut from Black Licorice Card Stock and glitter paper. I also trimmed out a piece of acetate for the back window. I die cut a curvy road using my Silhouette Cameo and adhered that to a white card base. I then attached the car to the base using foam tape. Since this is a birthday card, I added a black polka dot balloon (using one of the Party Balloons Die-Namics) and some crochet string. I wanted it to look like it was flying out the side window of the car. I think any newly licensed birthday boy would be extremely happy with this (especially if it came attached to a beautiful new red sports car – HA!)

That’s it for me today, my friends! I hope you’ll check out all of the MFT products that I used to create today’s project – I have no doubt you’ll have as much fun using them as I do! Thanks so much for stopping by today – and thank you to My Favorite Things for having me back. I hope I never wear out my welcome!

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No Fun Without You

Debbie Olson is back with us today to close out the week with another beautiful project.

Welcome! It’s my second day of guest-posting for My Favorite Things, and today I chose one of the sweet new Birdie Brown stamp sets, Let’s Hang Out, for my card. Isn’t she a cutie? I have a soft spot for tomboys! In addition to the Let’s Hang Out Die-namics that I used to cut my focal image, I also used the largest die from the Blueprints 15 Die-namics – I love that stitched edge look.

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Shown below are the Copic markers that I used to color the Let’s Hang Out image. I started by coloring the denim overalls, knowing that I wanted to add texture to them. To add the denim texture, I squeezed some Copic Colorless Blender onto a scrap of denim, then placed the dampened denim on top of the already-colored overalls and tapped lightly with my fingers to ensure that the denim came into good contact with the image. I removed the denim, and there was my texture – pure magic! After the colorless blender dried for a minute or so, I was ready to color the rest of the image.

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For the card inside, I again used MFT’s Blueprints 15 Die-namics to cut the Kraft Card Stock layer, then stamped the Let’s Hang Out image with MFT’s Kraft Hybrid Ink Pad. The sentiment is stamped with MFT’s Red Hot Hybrid Ink Pad.

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That background was fun to color! I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it when I started – the tree image was large enough that if I left white space around it, it was going to pretty much fill an A-2 sized front panel. I colored the tree first, then decided to trim closely at the top and bottom, allowing room at the bottom for a stamped grass layer (MFT’s Sour Apple and Jellybean Green Premium Dye Inks.) I allowed the branch to extend at the top and right side, then trimmed closely around it. The Copic markers that I used on the background images were the following:

Leaves: YG63, YG67

Tree trunk and branches: E21E25, E27

Rope: Y25

Sky: B000, B0000, 0

Tire: T1, T3, T5, T7

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Thanks again to MFT Stamps – I certainly had fun playing with these sweet images!

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