Archive | Guest Designer RSS feed for this section

More Season’s Greetings with Keisha Campbell

Keisha Campbell continues to spread Christmas cheer with four more fun and original Christmas cards! She has transformed simple card stock into Christmas miracles using our Die-namics, stamps, stencils and more. And luckily for you, she is sharing her secrets!

keisha10

This card has cold-weather charm thanks to the Snowflake Splendor set and a nice message for friends and family. The candy cane print and jeweled embellishments make this card a sweet treat for anyone who receives it!

Keisha7

When friends and family live far away, it gets difficult to connect with them over the holidays. Send them a heartfelt message in this unique Christmas card! The Cheerful Greetings stamp set spells out a simple but thoughtful message on the front, and it’s up to you to fill the card with words of love!

keisha6

The perfect gift isn’t truly wrapped until you’ve topped it with the right bow. Keisha created this one using the Beautiful Bows Die-namics, with just the right amount of shine added in with a large gem. You can even customize images in the peek-a-boo cut outs using your favorite old holiday cards!

Keisha8

Let loved ones know, “Tag, you’re it!” with this joyous greeting! Using our Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics and  Sunny Day Doodles Sweet Christmas stamp set, Keisha has created this lovely greeting that will be sure to please no matter who is listed under “To:”!

You can see more of Keisha’s wonderful work on her blog, A Bit of East-coast.

keisha

keisha10

Keisha7

keisha6

Keisha8

Comments { 9 }

Get the Kids Involved This Christmas

Kim O’Connell is back again today with a holiday project that is perfect for the whole family to participate in. Get your kids involved in creating these Christmas ornaments for their teachers, coaches, and friends. Making Christmas ornaments is a holiday tradition that your family will look forward to year after year.

KO-ornament-A1

Are you ready to start?

  • Stamp small strips of card stock with the patterns from the Washi Patterns or More Washi Patterns stamp sets.
  • Cut additional strips of solid card stock in coordinating colors.
  • Curl the card stock by wrapping the strips of card stock around a pencil.
  • Insert the curled card stock in the ornament.
  • Finish off your ornament with a holiday greeting and a bright bow.

KO-ornament-B

Now it’s your turn! Show us your hand stamped Christmas Ornaments on our Facebook page.

Comments { 3 }

Create a Winter Wonderland

Betsy Veldman is joining us again today with a gorgeous snow-filled Christmas card.

Betsy2

We love the way she stamped the two shades of blue ink on the Spearmint card stock. It elicits such a cool, wintery feeling. The warm gold embossing gives the card a cozy Christmas feel. These two elements blend together perfectly to create a gorgeous holiday card.

betsy2a

Betsy

To see more of Betsy’s beautiful creations visit her blog at Paper, Scissors, and Superheroes.

Comments { 4 }

Shake Things Up with a Sweet Christmas Card

Betsy Veldman is joining us today with a sweet shaker card. Just imagine the “sugar rush” this card will bring as the recipient watches the candy float around behind the acetate panel.

Betsy1

We love the idea of creating a large frame for the shaker with the Chalkboard Frame Builder Die-namics.

Betsy1a

Here’s a look at the inside of the shaker card. Betsy filled the shaker with stamped candy, sequins, and glitter.

Betsy1b

Betsy

Be sure to check out Betsy’s blog, Paper, Scissors, and Superheros, for more of her gorgeous creations.

Comments { 17 }

Deck the Halls – More Christmas Card Ideas!

Keisha Campbell is back today with two more delightful Christmas cards. Her unique casual, elegant style shines through in these cards. We love the vintage, rustic touches.

The Mini Double Dot Border Die-namics is the star of the show on this card, cut from some interesting gold textured paper. It’s the platform for the snowflake and sets the tone for this merry creation.

Keisha4

Here, Keisha uses a combination of patterned paper, stamps, and Die-namics to create a quick card with glittered detail peeking through the Falling Snowflakes Die-namics. We believe you can mass-produce these cards in a snap, leaving more time to start shopping for gifts for everyone on your list.  Can you believe that Christmas is only 60 days away?

Keisha5

  You can see more of Keisha’s beautiful work on her blog, A Bit of East-coast.

keisha

Keisha4

Keisha5

Comments { 1 }

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

Keisha Campbell is joining us today as our guest blogger. She has three fabulous Christmas cards that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

The red and green string of ornaments on this splendid card just pops off the text paper.

Keisha1

We love the silver snowflakes paired with the natural card stock.

Keisha2

Keisha’s white-on-white card with *just* a splash of color is simply wonderful. Do you see those embossed white snowflakes? Perfection!

Keisha3

You can find more of Keisha’s fabulous work on her blog, A Bit East-coast.

keisha

Keisha1

Keisha2

Keisha3

Comments { 9 }

We Have a HOT Idea for a Handcrafted Holiday Gift

Looking to give a unique, handcrafted gift this holiday season? Kim O’Connell is back with us again today to show you how to create a gorgeous hand-stamped candle in a few simple steps.

KO-candle

  • Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly smaller than your candle and stamp an image on it.
  • Color the stamped image as desired with Copic markers.
  • Wrap the tissue paper around the candle.
  • Cut a piece of wax paper long enough to wrap it around the candle while still being able to hold on to the ends.
  • Wrap the wax paper tightly around the candle and use a heat tool to melt the tissue paper into the candle. Move the heat tool back and forth in a steady motion. As soon as the tissue paper starts to melt into the candle, move on to the next section. Repeat this step until all the tissue paper is melted on the surface of the candle.

KO-candle-B

Kim O'Connell

You can see more of Kim’s fabulous creations on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.

Comments { 13 }

Make the Holidays Happier

Kim O’Connell is joining us today as our guest blogger. She combined many different techniques on her card, including sponging the background using Sweet Tooth ink (let it snow), gorgeous Copic coloring, and using glitter to accentuate the mounds of snow created using Circle STAX. Her adorable Christmas card left us grinning ear-to-ear.

KO-10-18-13--A

The traditional red and green color combination for Christmas cards never goes out of style.

KO-10-18-13--B

Kim’s coloring of the sweet Pure Innocence character is simply superb! She achieved a truly dimensional look by deeply shading some areas of the image. We love how she created texture on the tree with marker strokes.

KO-10-18-13--C

We love the little extras on this card, like the festive ribbon treatment, the icicles, and the touches of glitter.

KO-10-18-13--D

Kim O'Connell

You can see more of Kim’s beautiful work on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.

Comments { 14 }

Welcoming Our Next Guest Designers!

After we announced that the My Favorite Things Guest Designer Contest would end in April, we knew we had to end it in a special way.  What better way to end the Guest Designer Contest than with TWO Guest Designers?

Both of our next Guest Designers have won over $200 in stamps and Die-namics, and will join the design team for our weekly Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenges, as well as Teaser Time for our May Release!

Our first Guest Designer wowed us with a truly magical card! We can’t wait to see what she has up her crafty sleeve with our next release!  Please give a warm welcome to Kim O’Connell!  You can see Kim’s winning card on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.

Our second Guest Designer is a loyal customer who kicks off all of our monthly release parties with a poem. She’s not only a poet, but a talented stamper, too! Please give a warm welcome to Tricia Traxler!  You can see Tricia’s winning card on her blog, Simply Stamping.

Comments { 8 }

Be the Next MFT Designer

Our next Guest Designer contest is already underway! The winner of this contest will win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and have the opportunity to play along with the design team for the next release, and all the Wednesday Stamp Club Challenges for the next month. The new releases at MFT are always amazing and getting the new release early is a special treat.

We’re looking for well-executed cards and great technical work. You’ll find all the specifics on the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers. Simply follow along with this month’s sketch and upload your entry into the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers using this month’s keyword, MFTGUESTDT0413, by Sunday, April 7 at NOON EST.

I have an adorable card from Jodi to share with you:

Just follow this sketch for your chance to win:

We look forward to your entry in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. The winner will be announced at the April Release Party at around 9:15 pm EST on Monday, April 8th.

You’ve got loads of time to work on your entry and here are some tips:

1.) Take a GREAT picture of your project.

2.) When posting on your blog, show us how YOU will represent MFT should you win the contest.

3.) Put effort into your card and show us your BEST work.

Most of all have FUN with this month’s sketch!

Comments { 4 }