Oh Happy Day

Our annual Retirement Sale is always a huge hit and this year is no exception – these stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and paper packs are selling out quickly. If you haven’t had a chance yet to check our Sale category – I hope you’ll make time today!


May is back today with another July Release project post – her cheery projects bring me so much joy!

Hi, crafty friends! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I’m sharing another fun card featuring some of new products from the July Release.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I created my own patterned background by stamping a script sentiment from Handwritten Happiness repeatedly with coral ink onto an A2 sized piece of card stock.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I stamped my image from the Jungle Gym stamp set on a piece of white card stock, colored it with Copic markers, and die cut the images with the Jungle Gym Die-namics.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Uncorked stamp set using watermark ink onto a piece of lagoon colored card stock, heat embossed it with white embossing powder, and die cut it with Fishtail Sentiment Strips.

I mounted the die-cut image and sentiment banner on the card front using foam tape to add some dimension. I finished my card by adding white dash lines using a white gel pen to add some detail to my images.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

That’s all for today. I hope my inspired you to create something fun today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


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Celebrate with Amy…Shaker Style!

Amy Kolling is back! It’s been too long since we had her share her wonderful MFT creations with us so it’s a joy to say hey again and see what magic she creates with our latest release.

Hi MFT friends! It’s Amy from Stamp-n-Paradise and I’m so excited to be guest designing this month for the MFT blog. The July Release was full of amazing and fun new products.  I loved seeing products to make shakers this release as they are one of my favorite types of cards to make!

I started by doing a watercolor background using various colors of Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Broken China, and Worn Lipstick. After letting this panel dry, it was die cut using the stitched rectangle in Blueprints 13. To soften this panel and make my balloon shaker stand out, I layered a piece of vellum.

Next, I went about creating a fun shaker element for this panel. Using the new Balloon Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics, I die cut the center of the balloon into the watercolor panel. I layered the Balloon Window (which was partially blended with Distress Oxide Ink) over the cutout (and vellum) to create my shaker element.

I added a partially blended Celebrate Die-namics over the balloon shaker. The balloon was embellished with streamers and a string die cuts from this set. A few die-cut glitter stars were added and to finish, my panel was adhered over some Sparkling Clear Confetti to fill the shaker!

That’s all for today but I will be back with more inspiration using the new release! Have fun crafting!


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Smitten with You

We’re excited to have May Park joining us on the blog today for the first of our July guest posts — welcome May!

Hi, crafty friends! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I’m so excited to be guest designing for the MFT blog, sharing a fun card that I created with some of the new products from the July 2017 Release.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started by stamping the images from the Smitten Kitten stamp set on A2 sized card stock. Then I stamped my cat and bow images on a piece of white card stock with Intense Black Ink, colored them with Copic markers, and cut out the images with the Smitten Kitten Die-namics.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my sentiment, I cut out the letters using the You Trio Die-namics. Then I stamped the sentiment from the All About You stamp set using watermark ink on a piece of black card stock, heat embossed with white embossing powder, and die cut with the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I mounted the die-cut images, letters, and sentiment banner on the card front using 3M foam tape to add some dimension. I finished off my card by adding white dots using a white gel pen to add some details to my kitty.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

That’s all for today. I hope my inspired you to create something fun today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


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Card + Gift in One: Copic Coloring with Sandy Allnock

Happy summer! Can you believe it’s already the middle of the season!? I live in the Pacific Northwest, and it takes long enough for summer to arrive that we’re on the downhill slide before we start getting the hang of the warm weather.

This month I’ve got a card to share with Puppy Pals, Smitten Kitten, Copic tips…and a fun way to make your card into a *gift*!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The card front is super simple — and during a busy summer, this will help get your cardmaking done fast. The inside, that takes a little bit of time, but see what I mean in the video and decide if you think it’s worth it!

Hope that was helpful — I get lots of questions on how to color black animals that aren’t totally black blobs. You can use that trick to remove color in most any hue — just be careful because adding lots of moisture could make it bleed!

The inside of the card is one *I* would love to receive — something fun to color. Add a little pack of markers or pencils to a card like this and it’ll give your recipient something to do once they receive your card!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Hope you’re having a great summer…get out there and color something, even if it’s just a puppy or kitty!

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Mod Drops & More

Lynn is with us one last time this month before we begin our July Release Countdown tomorrow. BIG thanks to her for sharing her beautiful work with us this month!

Hello there! Today I’m happy to be sharing a few cards I created using fun My Favorite Things products.

For my first card, I used the adorable new stamp set, Fairy Happy, to create a birthday shaker card. I started by stamping one of the sweet fairies from the set along with several of the little accent images like the flowers, butterflies, and bees, and colored them with Copic markers. Next I did my die cutting using the Fairy Happy Die-namics. After that, I used just bee and the loopy trail stamps to stamp a piece of lime green card stock for my background and die cut a square from the top portion of my card. I used the Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX Die-namics to create a frame for my die-cut window. I used a piece of acetate and craft foam to create my shaker and filled it with the flowers, butterflies, hearts, and bee images along with some sequins, beads, and glitter. To finish my card, I added the fairy with foam tape, the tall flowers in the lower right corner, and I stamped my sentiment onto one of the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, adhering it to the lower left edge of my card. I also used a Wink of Stella glitter pen and went over the flowers and the fairiy wings and dress.

Handmade card from Lynn Put featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my second card, I used the Color Drops stamp set and Color Drops Die-namics to create what I think looks like a mod looking thank you card. I used a white piece of card stock, cut to card front size, and used the Stitched Star Grid Die-namics just along the left side. Then I die cut several of the Color Drops in pink, orange, and dark purple along with three die cut thanks from the Thanks & Hello Die-namics which I layered and glued together. I adhered my die-cut Color Drops along the stitched lines and then used the Color Drops stamp set to add dots in between each drop. Toward the bottom of my card, I added a horizontal strip of dark purple card stock along with a thin strip of pink and adhered my die-cut thanks. As a finishing touch, I added matching sequins on a few of the stamped circles.

Handmade card from Lynn Put featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my third and final card, I used Beary Big Adventure. The first thing I did was to stamp some of the images from the set and color them with Copic markers, then die cut them using the coordinating Die-namics. Next I created my own designer paper for the background by using the Chevron Grid Stencil on pale blue card stock with Stormy Sky distress ink. Then I stamped the both sizes of flowers from the stamp set, coloring in the centers with a white gel pen. I used one of my favorite dies, the Square Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics, and die cut my stenciled piece. Using a separate piece of white card stock, cut slightly smaller than my card front, I die cut a square opening toward the top and adhered my stenciled piece on top of it to create a window. I also added a strip of dark blue card stock along the bottom and a Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strip with my stamped sentiment. I backed the die cut window with dark blue card stock and adhered the panel with foam tape adding all of my stamped images, and popping up the bear.

Handmade card from Lynn Put featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Thanks so much to the My Favorite Things team for having me as a guest designer.


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Thank You for Owl You Do

We’re sharing one last card from Angel today — it’s been such a delight to have her join us the past few days with some fabulous June Release projects.

Hi all! I’m back with my last post as an MFT Guest Designer! These owls from the For Owl You Do stamp set are just too dang funny — I couldn’t wait to get them inky! I colored them with Copics then used the matching Die-namics to cut them out. I thought they would pair well with the Birch Trees Die-namics. I die cut three of them layered them with foam adhesive over a background I created using Persimmon, Lemon Drop, and Green Room Premium Dye Inks. I sponged the inks onto Smooth White Card Stock then spritzed with water. I find the water spritzing helps hide any harsh lines you’ve created if you couldn’t quite blend them as much as you would’ve liked. 😉 The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder onto Milk Chocolate Card Stock that was cut using an element from Blueprints 29.

Handmade card from Angel Rivera featuring products from M Favorite Things #mftstamps

Thanks for stopping by! And THANK YOU MFT for letting me join you!!!

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Patriotic Birthday Fairies from Nichol

To our US friends, Happy Independence Day! We’re so please to have Nichol with us for one last June guest post — this time with a card featuring some very patriotic fairies.

These patriotic fairies are wishing a fairy happy birthday in their sweet little red and blue outfits. The Fairy Happy images were stamped on Smooth White Card Stock using black ink, and colored in with Copic Markers before being die cut with the coordinating Happy Fairy Die-namics. I created a background for the images with the Cloud Stencil and a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

Handmade card from Nichol Spohr featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The Stitched Star Grid Die-namics were used along the top edge of the background for hanging star accents that perfectly match the adorable fairies. Color was added to the hanging stars with Candied Apple and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. The butterfly trails and greeting were stamped with black ink directly on the background and the design was finished with a smattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins in both 4mm and 6mm sizes.

Handmade card from Nichol Spohr featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


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Captain Nichol is Back

Nichol is back with us today sharing a fabulous technique featuring Oxide Inks and a fun stencil technique designed to keep your cards cool, flat, and utterly mailable.

Scene cards are some of my most favorite cards to make but sometimes building the scene creates a lot of bulk. Stencils are a fantastic way to create a background for almost any scene without the bulk of lots of die-cut layers. Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink was applied to white card stock before the same color was applied over the inked background with the Radiating Rays Stencil. Water droplets were added to the background with a Distress Sprayer for a fantastic oxidized effect. Along the bottom edge of the same piece of card stock, Vintage Photo Distress Oxide was applied. I didn’t worry too much about where the inks meet since I’ll be covering up the seam with a stamped greeting banner.

Handmade card from Nichol Spohr featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Images from the Party Like a Pirate stamp set were stamped on Smooth White Card Stock and colored with Copic Markers. Birds were stamped directly on the background while the rest of the images were die cut with the coordinating Die-namics and adhered to the background as shown. A glitter pen was applied to the coins to give them a bit of glimmer and Glossy Accents was used to add definition to the parrot’s eye. A greeting from Party Like a Pirate was stamped on a die-cut Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strip with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The greeting strip was adhered to foam adhesive right below the die-cut images to help “ground” them and give them a place to stand.

Handmade card from Nichol Spohr featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


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Angel Is Bringing the Sunshine

Angel is joining us again today — she’s created two fabulous looks that are completely different from each other but both endlessly inspiring.

Hi all! Angel here again with two card using some of the new MFT goodies. For my first card, I created a fun scene using the Beary Big Adventure stamp set and Die-namics. That bear is too cute! I colored the images with my Copic markers. The hills were colored in with Zig pens. And can I say how much I looove the new Cloud Stencil??? Oh. My! I framed the scene with some Kraft Card Stock that I cut using the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX. The sentiment was stamped onto Natural Card Stock then cut out with an element from Blueprints 20. The card base is Jellybean Green.

Handmade card from Angel Rivera featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my second card, I decided to use the Color Drops Die-namics in a different way — as flowers! I adhered the Razzle Berry, Grapesicle, and Cotton Candy ‘petals’ to some scrap paper then used one of the circles from Blueprints 12 to cut out the flower centers using the Black & White Basics Paper Pack. The embossed sentiment is from the Beary Big Adventure set — I love to mix and match sets! The center of the Smooth White frame was cut with the larger element from Blueprints 27, then the outer edge was cut using Blueprints 29. Finally, the flower stems were cut using the Trees in the Forest Die-namics.

Handmade card from Angel Rivera featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,

Angel

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Rocking Out with Ocean Fun

It’s always such a treat to have Nichol join us — she never fails to share ingenious ideas for putting your MFT collection to work.

The rock ’n roll technique is one of my favorites to use with solid images like these fantastic ocean creatures from the Ocean Fun stamp set! I combined two colors of Distress Oxide ink per image to create multicolored underwater creatures. Starting with the lightest color first, I inked up an image and then gently rolled on the darker color along the bottom edge before stamping the image on Smooth White Card Stock.

Handmade card from Nichol Spohr featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The background was created by combining more Distress Oxide colors on card stock and then layering with stamped waves and bubbles. Glossy Accents was applied to some of the bubbles and the eyes of the fish. A bit of water spritzed over the background with a Distress Sprayer adds additional distressing. The die-cut Ocean Fun images were adhered to the background and a torn piece of inked card stock was added along the bottom of the scene to finish it off. A greeting from Ocean Fun was stamped along the bottom edge of the card to complete the design.

Handmade card from Nichol Spohr featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


If you’re ready to try the rock ‘n roll technique out yourself, be sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!

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