Halloween approaches – now is the time to build your stash of seasonal cards for friends, family, and impending gatherings. We have a plethora of theme-appropriate stamp sets and Die-namics that can be mix and matched to your heart’s content. Make something spookily cute like Barbara has below!
How about creating a cool peek-a-boo scene by layering a panel with a die-cut window over a tableau created with the Spooky Scene Die-namics? The Spooky Sentiment stamp set includes a huge variety of phrases perfect for adding the finishing touch to any ghostly projects you have on the agenda.
Let’s see what you come up with for celebrating the looming October festivities. Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we always love seeing what you’re up to
Life is too short to be anything but colorful.
Deep, saturated hues are the focus in this month’s color quartet. Factory Green, Wild Cherry, Steel Blue, and Steel Grey are the perfect choice for a masculine card. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful.
The September Paint Book Swatch is below – print and save every month’s swatch for instant color inspiration any month of the year!
You have until Wednesday, October 1 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The monthly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.
! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s challenge. You can view all the entries for last months’s challenge HERE
Barbara is joining us today to share a card that perfectly mingles classic + trendy to awesome effect.
Kraft, Primitive White, and Tangy Orange is a pretty classic color combo but when a little glittery silver is tossed in the mix, things get extra-special. The Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics includes a variety of different star sizes to make things even more interesting. The Notebook Edge Die-namics is a fantastic addition to your supplies as it creates a ripped-from-the-notebook edge on a panel of any width.
We’d love to see how you mix classic designs with trendy die cuts, stamps, and colors. Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we’re always on the lookout to see what you’re up to!
And before I go today, I’d like to take a minute to say goodbye to our dear friend and Creative Team member Inge. She’s been an invaluable part of our team for such a long time and we will miss her exquisite sense of color and impeccably constructed cards. She has big things in her future that will keep her very busy and we’re confident you’ll be seeing a lot of her. Best wishes, Inge!
Please join us in welcoming Heather Pulvirenti to the blog today!
Hello! I’m Heather P., and I am so excited to be guest posting on the My Favorite Things blog today! :) I have a couple of projects to share with you featuring various MFT Die-namics and stamp sets.
My first card features the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Star Background Stamp, and the Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. To create my card, I started with a light gray card base, and stamped the star background using Versamark ink. I then stamped the Pure Innocence image in Stazon gray ink, and colored her in using watercolors.
While the image was drying, I used the Peek-A-Boo X and O dies on light pink card stock, and then adhered them to white card stock before fussy cutting them out. Next, I adhered the letters to a piece of gray twine to make a banner, and attached it to the die-cut Pure Innocence image. The sentiment was then stamped on yellow card stock with Versamark ink before heat embossing with white powder. To finish up my card, the banner sentiment and image were attached to the card front with pop dots, then orange enamel dots were added.
My next project features the Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames Die-namics, Always & Forever stamp set, and the Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set. To create my layout, I started with a gray sheet of card stock, then added two strips of glitter card stock and photos of my daughter from one of her trips to the pool.
I used the second largest Peek-A-Boo heart die on three different colors of card stock, then cut them out and laid them on the design to get their approximate placement. I then stamped some of the splatter images from the Jumbo Abstract Art set in Versamark ink to mimic water splashes. I stamped the joy sentiment from Always & Forever in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder before adhering the hearts to the layout with pop dots. To finish up, I embellished with aqua enamel dots.
Well, that wraps it up for me today! Thank you so much for stopping by, and to My Favorite Things
for the opportunity to guest design with their products!!
Watercolor is a medium that’s been around forever but is experiencing a resurgence in popularity in the crafting, card-making, and scrapbooking world. This month, our team will show you a variety of ways to achieve the look with stamps, stencils, and inks.
Three colors of Hybrid Ink blend beautifully to highlight layered columns of happy hexagons. Keisha created a delicate balance by placing the hexagons assembly slightly left of center, centering the greeting, and pushing the butterfly further right.
Our Creative Team is chock full of ideas of incorporating the watercolor look into your projects so grab your MFT inks, stamps, Die-namics, and stencils and start clicking for inspiration overload.