Today we have another bonus episode of MFTv! Francine will absolutely inspire you to get crafty with your own Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit.
BIG HUGE NEWS:
We’re giving away a Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit to one lucky winner. When you click over to Youtube to watch Francine’s video, be sure to subscribe to MFT and leave a comment on her video for a chance to win your own Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit. The winner will be announced here on the blog Friday, March 25 so don’t forget to subscribe, watch, and comment soon.
Francine makes it look so easy (but really! it is! you can do it too!) Her heartfelt Moose You card combines elements from the Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit along with a couple of MFT favorites and some nifty little tricks.
Watch Francine’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below.
Welcome Keeway Tsao to the blog today for the first in a trio of March guest posts.
Hello! I’m so incredibly excited to be guest designing with My Favorite Things and be here today. I am in awe of their new products every month, and today I get to share a card I made with the ever-so-fun and adorable Recipe for Happiness stamp set by the talented Birdie Brown from their February release. I love making cards to send at any time of the year, because you never need a reason to send a card just to brighten someone’s day. And this set has all the ingredients to make the perfect card!
I have never been a great cook myself, but I do love watching cooking shows like Top Chef and Master Chef. How I wish I can cook like them! And I was inspired to combine this adorable stamp set with the Television Die-namics. I blended a soft brick background onto white card stock and also die cut a stitched floor.
I then die cut the television in grey and black card stock and featured one of the chefs that I colored in the set. Everything on TV always look incredibly easy and delicious, but it sure doesn’t go that smoothly in real life! At least not for me…haha. I assembled all the pieces together in layers and finished off the card with the perfect, punny sentiment. You’re souper cool…yes you!
Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!
Today we have a bonus episode of MFTv! The new Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit should be hitting homes around the world so we wanted to provide even more inspiration to get you started with it. You’ll love what Stephanie has come up with!
I love having a kit full of products that work together to create a bunch of cards, because it takes away all the guesswork and just lets creativity happen. One of my favourite things to do with kits is to look at the contents a little differently and find fun new ways to use the products. I love the bear image in the Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set, but thought it would be fun to be able to use the bear without a fish in his hands. So I played around with the stamped image to see if the idea I had in my head would work, and it did!
I stamped the bear twice on a piece of Smooth White card stock and coloured in the full bear image (minus the fish since you won’t see it on the final card) and also coloured the hands on the second image. Once everything was coloured, I used my scissors to cut everything out. When I cut out the full bear image, I cut along his body on both sides, cutting off the fish head and tail and then I cut out the two separate hands from the second image.
I die cut a heart from white card stock using the Blueprints 27 Die-namics and I coloured it in with red Copic markers. I adhered the heart to the center of the bear (covering the fish) and then glued the two hands onto to heart to make it look like the bear was holding it. I love the different look I was able to create by changing the stamped design and adding a heart.
Once I had the bear done, I die cut a tag from the wood veneer paper in the kit using a Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics. I stamped some paint splatters using the Distressed Patterns stamp set onto a white card stock panel and then I adhered the tag directly on top. I love that you can still see the paint splatters through the tag. I added a piece of striped paper from the kit onto the right hand side of the card base and added the trimmed down panel on top.
To create the greeting, I stamped the sentiment onto brown card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered both the sentiment and the bear onto the tag with foam adhesive and finished the card with some clear sequins scattered around the tag.
Watch Stephanie’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below.
We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original card combining elements from the featured Blueprints.
Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints. A well-placed button can impart beautiful tactile interest to your paper projects. When you have the ability to die cut your buttons from a host of cool colors, the possibilities are limitless. Our team has shared their considerable talents this month to create projects ranging from romantic to bold & graphic – each featuring Blueprints that include button elements.
Barbara’s colorful row of buttons mirrors the curve she’s created with the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics. A beautifully inked die-cut word adds the perfect bit of pop to her sentiment while a thin strip of polka dot paper delineates the curve.
Julie has created dimension by layering up a bevy of die-cut buttons. Adding hemp cord to the final layer of buttons finished the look off to perfection. Her button border also creates the perfect division between two decidedly different patterns.
We’re not done yet – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.
This week, learn Kimberly’s technique for no-line watercoloring with stamped images. She’s also sharing some great ideas for working with Peerless Watercolors as well as keeping your watercolored panels from warping your projects.
Watch Kimberly’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below.
Before we get to today’s guest post, we have our randomly selected Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!
from Stephanie’s blog: Karen B.
Back to share more inspiration for you.
I love how this card I created could be given to any gender, and seeing as I am a farm girl, well the Farm-tastic stamp set was the perfect fit.
Choosing to colour up the little tractor with my copics, die cutting and setting aside to work on the rest of the card..I then went about using some scratch white card stock and added some blending of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to it, so I could create a soft sky, with that all blended, I then die cut into the main part of the front of the card using the Peek-a-boo Rectangle Window adding this with foam tape to the blended piece of card stock.
The Sunny Skies Die-namics was a given that it would land on this card, so die cutting that beautiful stitched sun out of some Lemon Drop Card Stock, I then placed it in the top right hand corner of the window.
Of course that stinkin cute Farm Fence also had to be featured on this card, I mean if I am going to go all farmie then it was a given, so I die cut it from some Kraft Card Stock, and trimmed only a small section of that fence adding it to the base of the window, so of course the next thing in place was the little tractor and all my card really needed to be finished with was a sentiment from the Farm-tastic set, stamping with some Versamark Ink onto Black Licorice Card Stock and embossing with some white embossing powder.
My little farm scene was complete and what a happy card.
Thank for stopping by again today, I will be back with one more inspirational post for you soon.
Feeling farm-y? Make sure to tag your MFT projects with #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!
Today we’re pleased to welcome Joy Taylor to the blog to share the first of a trio of March guest posts. Her clean and colorful designs are sure to inspire you!
Hello everyone, super excited and honoured to be guesting for MFT once again, I adore any product that is released each month and I was lucky enough to have had some recently released products sent to me to play with and share creations with you all.
Seeing as St Patrick’s Day is the 17th of this month, I thought it would be fitting to create a friendship card with a St Patrick’s Day twist.
Using that sweet little Pure Innocence Lucky Us stamp, I chose to colour her in with my copics and also paper piece her with a touch of green, including her swanky little boots.
The Peek-a-boo Rectangle Window I used to die cut into some white card stock, adding a window feature for the Stitched Rainbow to sit. With the rainbow I really only wanted a small section of the colours to be peeking through the window, so I went about die cutting into several colours of card stock, Wild Cherry, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, Sour Apple, Summer Splash, and the last colour purple was from my stash of colors. To make sure the rainbow lined up how I wanted it positioned in the window, I first added it to another piece of white card stock and then added foam tape to give the window dimension, so that the rainbow would sit back.
Once I was happy with the position of the rainbow, I stamped out a sentiment from the Whimsical Greetings set using Steel Grey Premium Dye Ink. I added the little girl off to the side of the window and finished off the card by adding some Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day, I will be back again for more inspiration..
If Joy has inspired your next crafting session, be sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!
Hello crafty friends! Amy (The Craft Bunny) here today to share more cardmaking inspiration.
For my first card, I was inspired by the sentiment from the Out of the World stamp set so I wanted to create an unbelievable scene. I made a calm village scene with Grassy Hills and Farm Fence. Everything is nice and peaceful, except there is an UFO suddenly appearing. Simple but to the point. Here are more details
Create a cloud stencil with Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics. Blend with Tumbled Glass distress ink to create a cloudy sky.
Die cut the Grassy Hills Die-namics and blend with Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn.
Die cut the Farm Fence Die-namics and distress with Vintage Photo.
Stamp the sentiment with black pigment ink.
Stamp, die cut, and color the UFO with Copic markers.
Adhere everything as shown with foam tape and glue.
Next, I used the super cute chef stamp by Birdie Brown. I don’t know how Birdie Brown does it but every single time I ended up handing out my wallet…this time, I made a restaurant with a chalkboard menu. I also used elements from the Boutique Window Die-namics to build a big roof to cover the whole card.
Blend Grout Gray Premium Dye Ink over the English Brick Wall Stencil to create a soft background.
For the chalkboard, die cut black card stock with the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX. Stamp with white chalk ink, let dry, then rub some corn starch on it.
Stamp, die cut, and color the chef with Copic markers. I have used BG colors for the chef’s scarf, buttons, and shoes.
Build the roof with Boutique Window Die-namics. Blend Peacock Feathers distress ink on the roof pieces to match the chef’s uniform.
I saved the best for the last! This is my favorite card today featuring Color the Rainbow Die-namics and Rainbow of Happiness stamp set. I love these two sets because I can make the card really colorful and have a super relevant sentiment to tie everything together! You know how much I like to tell a story in my cards – I try not to make cards where the sentiment has a different meaning to my scene.
The Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics allows me to orderly pack a lot of colors into one card. I think this die is truly a must have! Here is a closer look at my card.
Die cut a panel with Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics.
Blend all the compartments with MFT dye inks in rainbow colors and add water for bleaching. Inlay all the pieces back into the negative with glue.
Stamp “my world” with black pigment ink. The “color” sentiment is die cut out of white card stock for 4 times and then adhered together with glue.
Stamp the sheep from Ewe are the Best with black pigment ink, die cut, and color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush. Mount with foam tape.
Finally, embellish with some Pretty Pink Posh clear sparkling sequins.
That were a lot of cards from me today. I hope you like them! Let me know which one you like the most! Thank you for reading!
Color and design are certainly Amy’s strong points! If she’s inspired your next crafting session, be sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!
You’ll find the Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of tonight’s Warm & Fuzzy Friends Kit Launch celebration!
Earlier today, Jody shared a live Periscope unboxing of the March card kit. You can watch it HERE or by clicking play below.
We’ve also updated our Printable Resource section with the Trail Mix Paper Pack Color Reference Guide. In addition to our usual 8 1/2″ x 11″ PDF, we’ve also added one sized perfectly for your paper pad. Simply print, trim, and attach for easy color reference.
In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order. We offer 3Ways to Save with every purchase.
1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).
2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail USA order over $75.
3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500. That can add up, so be sure to take advantage!
Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Warm & Fuzzy Friends Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Two lucky stampers will win a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.
Countdown Day Two Winner: Tonya Dirk – Mar 14, 2016 @ 14:41
Countdown Day One Winner: Helen Bisesi – Mar 15, 2016 @ 10:49
Congratulations to the winners!
We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past two days. They have another shot of inspiration – visit each of their Warm & Fuzzy Friends Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, March 17 for your chance to WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. The winner will be chosen at random and the prize will be sent out on March 18. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!
We have one more day to preview our new Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit before it’s available for purchase tonight. More inspiration, a handy PDF download, and a new episode of MFTv are among the treats we have for you today.
Today, we’re featuring Out of the Box looks – cards that combine the products included in the kit with previously released MFT products. These amazing projects from the team will show how easily the stamps and Die-namics can be integrated into your existing MFT collection.
You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on March 15. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 10:00 PM EST on March 15 on the MFT Blog.
As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The $64.99 purchase price for this kit is over a 30% savings over purchasing the pieces individually. In addition to the Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set and Die-namics, this kit is rounded out by 2 Hybrid Ink Cubes, the new Trail Mix Paper Pack, 14 sheets of card stock, a 24 sheet pad of 3″ x 6 1/4″ Prima Watercolor Paper, 1 sheet White Birch Adhesive-Backed Paper, 1 sheet Cherry Wood Adhesive-Backed Paper, 1 pack of Peerless Watercolors – Complete Edition.
The Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.
A brand new episode of MFTv features some of the innovative components included in this card kit – particularly the Peerless Watercolors and adhesive-backed veneer.
Watch this week’s MFTv featuring the Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card KitHERE or by watching the video below.
Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new March Card Kit. Remember, Warm & Fuzzy Friends will be available tonight at 10 PM EST!