Oh Baby!

Is it me, or are baby cards the most fun to create project ever?  I was so excited that I had one on my “to-do” list for the newest, tiniest member of my extended family.  I reached for the Baby Onesie Stamp Set and Die-namics and decided that this week’s color challenge for CR84FN was just perfect for what I had in mind.  Armed with an ample scrap bin of papers, and a fresh pack of Whip Cream and Kraft cardstock I started playing around.

Ordinarily I don’t go with ribbon and lacy trims for boy cards, but for a baby boy card, it’s all good.  So I aded a fluffy bow using our Whip Cream Ribbon and a bit of detail using the Dainty Lace Border.

If you have a hard time with bow-tying, you can find a quick how-to video HERE or simply click play below.

Our MFT Ribbon ties such pretty bows, I truly love working with it.

Here’s a close up of the new MFT Buttons (I’m using the Natural ones here)

Here’s a tip, I love to finish of the insides of my cards too.  It’s a perfect handmade touch, and let’s be honest, you’ve always got extra paper scraps laying around when you’re finished, so dig in a little deeper. The stamp set is huge, and has lots of sentiments included, so you’ll have lots of options for both the inside and the outside of the project.  In fact, you can even add a coordinating gift tag!  I stamped it to a nesting set of Oval STAX.  I left myself just a little bit of room for a handwritten note inside.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you again next week!

 

My Favorite Things Feature Friday: Ring Me

Today I’m playing with a set that isn’t new to My Favorite Things, it’s just that  I hadn’t had a chance to ink it up yet. It’s such a shame when that happens! So, today I’m stamping along with the Ring Me Stamp Set and Die-namics.  I know I’ve mentioned before that the stamp and Die-namics combo simplify your card making, all the elements you really “need” are already included.  (Though, I will often mix in a few other beloved elements too…)  I picked some pretty papers, ink and played around.

You remember these phones right?  I actually don’t think my kids have ever seen one. Sigh…. I can fully remember chatting on my peach princess phone with the long cord.  In fact, remember when you could by the extra long cord so you could freely walk around the house with it?

I prepared a quick little video to show you all the details of this fun set. It shows you how quick and easy it is to build the rotary element, and it will show you how to make this curly cord too.   All the tiny sentiments like “miss you” or “ring ring” will fit in the center of the phone, but today I tucked in a tiny cork heart using the Notched Tag Die-namics. See, it’s fun to mix and match. I highly recommend it. By the way, you’ll see me using my QuickStick in today’s little video. It’s a handy tool, and go figure, we happen to carry it here at My Favorite Things!

You can see the video HERE or simply click play below.

I added the sentiment “Hello, Friend” to the File Tab Die-namics and then used the “cut and recut” technique to get a perfect fit.  You can see how to cut and re-cut in THIS video.

So I hope you’ll join me in digging out a stamp set that you just HAD to have, but maybe haven’t had a chance to work with yet.  (Come on, you know we all have them!) You’ll be so glad you did, and I will too! Be sure to leave me a link on this post to see what you’ve done, or simply upload it to the Splitcoaststampers gallery using the keyword MFT, we’re always over checking out that gallery!

Be Inspired with My Favorite Things: Creative Ideas for Mini-Books

Welcome to the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge. Each month, we challenge our designer to work within a specific theme, or using a particular technique. This month, we’ve asked our designers to think in miniature and create Mini-Books. Stamps and Die-namics are fabulous for creating these miniature works of art to mark a special event or for gift giving. Here’s a vintage, soft and lovely sample from Mona to inspire you today, but be sure to see below for links to all the designers with samples to share.  And if you get inspired to create a mini-book of your own, be sure to come share it with us in the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers we’d love to see what you come up with!  

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.

   

My Favorite Things Welcomes our August Guest Designer

Did you know that My Favorite Things offers you the chance to win over $200 in merchandise each month as part of our Guest Designer Contest?  The winner joins our Design Team for the full month including our weekly Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch challenge, and participates in Teaser Time for the subsequent month’s release. The August challenge was a sketch challenge, and you can see all the spectacular entries HERE.  After reviewing all the entries our judges are pleased to announce our newest guest designer.  Please join us in welcoming Wendy Bond. Stay tuned because tomorrow, we’ll announce the sketch for our very next Guest Designer Contest!  Once the newest challenge has been published, you’ll have until September 3 at 12pm EST to submit your entry! We hope to see you there!

MFT’s August Release Available NOW

All the new products we have teased and tempted you with over the past 7 days are available NOW right HERE! For one last look at all the new products in action, we invite you to go on our New Product Tour by clicking each of the designer’s blog links below. Remember to leave a little love on each on each designer’s blog for your chance at the $50 prize. You’ll have from now till Thursday night to leave your comments!

Time to Party (Earn PRIZES!) – New Release Preview

Hi MFT fans!  In two short hours all the Brand Spankin’ New Die-namics and Clear Stamps will be available for purchase right HERE.  Want to get social?  Our Release Party is happening right NOW in our forum HERE.  Chat with the MFT Lady (Kim), the Design Team, and answer PRIZE questions for your chance to win one of five, $10 gift certificates.  Print out your shopping listHERE and head on over! Here is a look at all the new products being released tonight at 10 PM EST.  Click on any of the individual graphics for a bigger picture and hover over the picture with your cursor to view the Die-namics or Stamp Set name.  See you in two hours for the New Product Tour, when it’s time to SHOP for all of your favorite things.    

Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally

Now that we’ve teased and tempted you all week long, it’s almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin’ New products from MFT. But first… it’s time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally! Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we’ve saved the best for last. We’ve taken an in-depth look at this month’s Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique. And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a “cheat sheet” of all that’s new?   Be sure to print out a shopping list HERE. Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on August 7 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on August 7 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • If you’d like to see all the designers’ posts for today, you’ll find links at the bottom of this post. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on August 7 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.  

MFT Stamps Previews: Pure Innocence

Welcome to the sixth day of previews for the August Release here at My Favorite Things.  We have 12 new Stamp Sets, 13 new Die-namics, and a new Triple Scoop Set that will soon be available for purchase.  Here’s all the information you need to know:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on August 7 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on August 7 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, you’ll find links to the participating designers at the bottom of this post  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on August 7 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Today we have five Pure Innocence stamps to share with you.  Two of these images were available for a limited time only as part of the July VIP Collection.

We have just a few Die-namics dies left to share with you.  Up first, is the Award Seal Die-namics. This die will both cut and emboss in a single pass.

You can see a quick product video of the Award Seal Die-namics HERE or simply click play below:

Create beautiful, fluffy roses with the new Layered Rose Die-namics.  This is a five piece flower building die set.

Here’s a quick illustration of the Layered Rose in use.

You can also see the Layered Rose a quick product video HERE or simply click play below:

 

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.        

MFT Stamps Teasers: à la modes

Welcome to the fifth day of previews for the August Release here at My Favorite Things.  We have 12 new Stamp Sets, 13 new Die-namics, and a new Triple Scoop Set that will soon be available for purchase.  Here’s all the information you need to know:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on August 7 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on August 7 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, you’ll find links to the participating designers at the bottom of this post.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on August 7 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Today we’re sharing samples made with the two newest stamps within the à la modes collection.
During Teaser Time we take a close look at some of the soon to be released Die-namics each day.  Today, we have three Die-namics dies to share with you.  Up first is the Triple Scallop Border Die-namics. You’ll receive all three dies, joined by breakaway tabs, giving you scalloped borders in a variety of sizes!
You can see a quick product video of the Triple Scallop Borders Die-namics HERE or simply click play below.
The Double Dot Border Die-namics will add fun geometric details to your cards and pages.
You can see the Double Dot Border product video HERE or simply click play below.
The Retro Squares Die-namics are also an easy way to add geometric details to your cards and pages.
You can watch a quick product video for the Retro Squares Die-namics HERE or simply click play below.

 

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.        

MFT Stamps: Stamp and Die Combo Previews

Welcome to the fourth day of previews for the August Release here at My Favorite Things.  We have 12 new Stamp Sets, 13 new Die-namics, and a new Triple Scoop Set that will soon be available for purchase.  Here’s all the information you need to know:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on August 7 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on August 7 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, you’ll find links to the participating designers at the bottom of this post.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on August 7 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Our first set of previews today is with the Bookmark Duo Die-namics and Stamp Set. This is a 4×8 sized stamp set designed to help you create stylish, personalized bookmarks with ease.  The set includes a variety of typefaces which will coordinate with the two sizes of bookmark bases.

Here are a few quick designs from our graphic designer to inspire you.

The die set will also be available for individual purchase.

You can find a quick product video for the Bookmark Duo Die-namics and Stamp Set  HERE or simply click play below.

Our second set for preview today is the Jersey Die-namics and Stamp Set

Here are just a few ideas to get you started, but you’ll see many more from our Design Team.

Should you prefer, the die set will also be available for individual purchase.

You can find a quick product video for the Jersey Die-namics and Stamp Set HERE or simply click play below. But, we’re not done yet!  How about one more Die-namics to share with you today?  Lead the Way was briefly available as part of our July VIP Collection.  It will be available for individual purchase on Tuesday night.  Let’s take a look.

You can see a quick product video for the Lead the Way Die-namics HERE or simply click play below.

 

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.