We’re happy to have Karolyn Loncon joining us today to share a beautiful project featuring a number of our June release products.
Well, hello friends! I am thrilled beyond words to be back as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. I have a deep and loving appreciation for the amazing products from My Favorite Things, so when Jody asked me to create a few projects using the newly released June products, I didn’t hesitate! I’m sharing one of the projects I created today.
I love a card that has a fun and interesting fold. I especially love the Z-fold card design – it really packs a great design punch, and always has a surprise inside – BONUS! Here are the step-by-step directions for creating this card:
Make the card base from Sno Cone Card Stock (5.5” x 8.5″) and score at 4.25” and fold.
Ink up the Romantic Script Background with white pigment ink. Stamp the background on both sides of the inside of the card base.
Score the left side of the card base at 2 1/8”.
Fold the left side of the card base so that the left edge is even with the card base center fold.
Die cut the Bride & Groom elements from white and black card stock. Assemble the bride and groom, embellish, and attach together using foam tape. Adhere the bride and groom to the card base with foam tape (on the back of the bridal gown only) so that the bride and groom are centered on the card.
Die cut the Pierced Fishtail Flag twice from white card stock. Use the squared off edge of the Pierced Fishtail Flag die to cut a rectangle that will fit the sentiment; trim the fishtail end. Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment. Assemble the sentiment banner, adhering the left fishtail with foam tape.
Stamp and emboss the inside sentiment on the second Pierced Fishtail Flag die cut. Adhere sentiment strip to the right side of the card base, and crease at the center fold (also making sure that the strip slides under the left side sentiment banner and lines up correctly.)
Look how fun it looks when you close it up – as though the banner is one cohesive piece, right? But, of course, we all know that there’s a surprise waiting inside!
Who wouldn’t love to get this sweet card for their special day? My sister is getting married this summer, so this little gem will be heading her way soon. I hope she and her new husband will love it as much as I do. I adore these Die-namics and stamp sets, and will most definitely be using them again and again!
Thanks so much for dropping by today, and a BIG thank you to My Favorite Things for having me! I’ll be popping in again soon with more My Favorite Things projects!
We’re happy to have Lori Craig joining us for another guest post today!
I’ve been airbrushing like crazy lately. Unfortunately, I’ve also needed an extraordinary amount of thinking of you
cards on hand. There is something about the yellow rose that always seems so serene to me so here, I’ve paired Copic Markers with Mona Pendelton’s beautiful Rose Builder Stencil
and the Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics for a quick card. The background was a spritz of Copic Y32 through the Graduated Hexagon Stencil, and I’ve topped it off with a beautiful sentiment from my very favorite MFT sentiment set, Cheerful Blessings.
I consider kraft to be one of my signature stamping style staples and lucky for me, the MFT team caters to that with beautiful kraft papers and accents.
For this next card, I’ve paired Peaceful Wildflowers with that kraft love and another thinking of you
sentiment from the same stamp set.
I started off by cutting two sets of the lavender die from Sweet Tooth card stock and coloring those two die cut pieces with Copic Marker (E42). Then I stamped the coordinating lavender image from Peaceful Wildflowers over the top with MFT Kraft Premium Dye Ink and inlaid them back to the negative space. The tag was cut from MFT Fishtail Flags STAX and stamped with MFT Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink. I finished off the look with an MFT Whip Cream button and Hemp Cord.
We’re so pleased to have Lori Craig joining for a guest post today! If you’re looking for ways to streamline your die cutting process while still being able to achieve a colorful result, you’ll find her ideas for adding Copic color to white die cuts intriguing. You’ll love the soft and beautiful look she achieved – read on to learn more about her project and technique!
I am so excited to be guest blogging for MFT this week! I have always been a huge fan of the products that MFT offers, but lately, I am really enjoying mixing the stencil and Die-namics lines with my Copic markers.
I love the look of the detailed Die-namics, but sometimes I shy away from playing with them because of the little parts and pieces that need to be cut from different colors of card stock. More than ever, I’ve been enjoying a more clean and simple approach to paper crafting, and then it hit me – I was originally drawn to Copic markers because of the beautifully vibrant and smooth color that I could achieve when I used the pens…can’t I translate that to use to my benefit and style on some of those detailed Die-namics?
(YES. We’d say Lori achieved her goal with flying colors! You’ll agree after you see what she did!
Here I have cut the Die-namics Cute Cameras 2 from X-Press It Blending Card.
It was super easy to color each component with Copic markers,
and then inlay them back together to create a cute tag accent.
The other thing I have enjoyed is using the MFT stencils with my Copic Air Brush System. When I work with the stencils, I like to work with a Copic product called Mask It film that is re-positionable and removable. This lets me use just the portion of the stencil that I need for each specific project.
In this case, I wanted to play on the photo theme and the popular bokeh idea and create a little ‘bokeh’ for my background. I used the Graduated Circles stencil but the Graduated Hexagons would work well, too! I used Copic BG13 and R22 to accent a piece of MFT Sweet Tooth Card Stock.
I put my card together with the tag, a little strip cut from Blueprints 2 Die-namics and colored with Copic Marker R35, and a button finished with twine. Very quick and fun to put together. This one is perfect to pop in the mail for a fun girlfriend hello!
Amber, of Damask Love, has been wowing us with her innovative projects featuring MFT stamps and Die-namics for awhile now, so to say we are thrilled to have her joining us for a couple of guest posts is an understatement. We are confident that her talent and ingenuity will blow you away as well! Let’s just get to her project so you can see what we mean.
We are so lucky to have Jennifer McGuire joining us today to share a fantastic video detailing three different ways to use your Die-namics collection to create beautiful and unique elements for your cards and projects.
Jennifer claims to be addicted to die cutting and with results like this, we can see why! In her stunning example, she’s blended in lifelike color to simple white die cuts, boosted the shine and depth of a classic sentiment die cut, and added texture and dimension by debossing her card background with the Modern Morocco Cover-Up Die-namics.
Along the way, she’s shared an incredible number of great tips that you won’t want to miss.
You can see Jennifer’s video HERE or by simply playing the embedded video below. Subscribe to our Youtube channel TODAY and never miss another MFT video.
Hey there MFT friends! I am super excited to be guesting today on the MFT blog and sharing a couple of projects using some of my favorite MFT products. On my blog, Damask Love
, I do a lot of everything – from stationery to gifts, I pretty much love to make anything, especially with paper. For today’s project, I’m going back to my card-making roots and sharing a design that will be a show stopper for any
This tri-fold notecard has awesome depth and is sort of a mini work of art! Let me show you how I made it:
The Wildflowers Centerpieces Die-namics
is currently one of my absolute favorites! The detail is amazing, but so easy to execute. Even though the set does come with little coordinating petals, I opted to add color to each flower with my Copic markers.
You’ll need to add a little sunshine to your trifold card. First, I used a craft knife to cut a rectangle frame from the center portion of the trifold card. To do this, close the card, and use the border of the already die cut Wildflower Centerpiece as a guide for where you’ll need to cut the center panel. Next up – some sunshine. This is easy to do by adding a 1″ circle die cut from the Circle Stax Set 1
and coloring it with shades of yellow. Then, simply adhere it to the inside of the frame so that it’s peeking out.
Last up, you can tackle the third panel on your notecard. Use Post-Its or masking tape to create a frame that matches the previously cut rectangle. Then start blending away with the MFT Inks. I love the look of this pretty blue sky!
Here’s a peek at how your fully assembled notecard will look:
Now, since the majority of the card is covered by your beautiful artwork, you can go ahead and write your note on the back of the card. Think of it as a postcard that’s been given a hefty dose of awesome
Thanks so much for letting me hijack the MFT blog today! Hope you’re inspired to make something pretty.
Thank you so much Jennifer, for sharing your time and talent with us.
Today, Kim O’Connell is back with us to share a sweet card with dotty appeal. Doesn’t she look a little lonely there sitting on that bench with an open spot beside her? Whomever receives this card will know immediately that the sender is reserving a spot in their heart just waiting to be filled by the recipient’s presence.
Here’s a nice trick to add to your repertoire: that amazing sky detailing was done by using the Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border as a template for sponging on the clouds in our Premium Dye Ink in Berrylicious. It’s a subtle bit of detailing that really packs a punch in the overall design.
Kim shares more of her work at Paper Perfect Designs.
The key word for this delightful design from Kim O’Connell is “depth.” The impeccable shading, stamped pattern details in the wallpaper and flooring, and a little extra lift on a cute, furry friend make this card one that demands to be touched and admired.
The hair…amazing, right? Like the sun is glinting off her perfectly pig-tailed hair and causing a slight blush on her cheeks.
Do you love Kim’s work as much as we do? Head on over to Paper Perfect Designs to be inspired by more of her irresistible designs.
Also, don’t forget to check out our 75% off Retirement Sale. Over 100 stamp sets that will be gone for good after Monday, December 23rd. Quantities are limited, so click on over now to see what’s available!
We have SO MUCH wonderful stuff in the works for our January release that we’ve decided to have a retirement sale to make room for all of the new goodies. From now until the end of Monday, December 23rd, save 75% on over 100 stamp sets! If you’ve been eyeing one of these sets, NOW is the time to grab a last minute gift for yourself because once the sale ends, so too does your chance to nab them. These sets will be retired forever and quantities are limited. See all of the included sets here (and while you’re at it, don’t forget to Celebrate Big by adding your Free with $60 set to your cart for orders over $60.)
Now, back to our regularly scheduled blog post with Guest Designer Kim O’Connell.
“I’m sorry” can be one of the toughest sentiments to convey. Kim joins us today to share a sweet card sure to go a long way in mending hurt feelings.
Between that darling girl knitting her heart out and charming details like the subtly stamped houndstooth pattern from the Spring Backgrounds set, your recipient is sure to let bygones be bygones.
With that face, how could they not?
You can find Kim and more of her lovely work on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.
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