Spooking the House in 3D

In today’s tutorial, Sharon will WOW you by showing how she took a Die-namics set perfect for assembling realistic flat houses ideal for cards and scrapbook pages into an incredible 3 dimensional house that you’ll pull out year after year as part of your annual Halloween decorating.

Making seasonal home décor from MFT felt allows for flexibility in your crafting, such as being able to bend and shape pieces into dimensional forms, and allows for easier storage so that you can maintain the shape for years to come.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Die cut walls from the Home Sweet Home Die-namics four times using Steel Grey felt.

2. Use an iron to heat fuse Wonder-Under to Banana Split, Orange Fizz and Sweet Tooth felts. If you’ve never used it before, Wonder-Under is a faster, easier, cleaner way to adhere fabrics or felt together. It also helps to eliminate frayed edges. It is two-sided, so the first step is to iron it to the felt pieces you want to adhere to the house. After that, the backing can be removed and the fused pieces of felt can then be fused to the Steel Grey house pieces.

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3-4. Die cut the windows, door, roof trim, ghosts, and “boo” word from the fused felt.

5. Remove the backing from fused Wonder-Under felt elements and iron the  elements to the house pieces.

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Hand stitch the house pieces together by placing the backs of two house sides together and blanket stitch together one side and the roof line. Repeat with the other two house sides and then attach the two corners together to finish stitching up and assembling the house.

6. Cut 2 strips of Sweet Tooth Card stock to 1 1/2” x 11” and score at 4” and 8”. Attach together to form a 4” square. Slip the square into the underside of the felt house – this will help to stabilize it and keep its form.

7. Die cut a tree from the Spooky Scene Die-namics using Black Licorice Card Stock and attach it to back of house using liquid glue. Attach vellum die-cut Spooky Scene Die-namics ghosts to the tree.

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8. Die cut a Spooky Scene Die-namics fence from Black Licorice Card Stock or felt and attach to the sides and front of the house using liquid glue.

9. Here is a closer look at the blanket-stitched house sides.

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MFTv Words of Gratitude

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How about a Monday MFTv two-fer? We’ve all been there – you need a card and you need it NOW. How do you feel about creating both of these fun cards in just ten minutes? You can do that. Watch the video to see how easy the Words of Gratitude Die-namics and Thankful Thoughts stamp set make it create beautiful and interesting thank you cards in a matter of minutes.

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Watch the video HERE to see this card assembled start to finish or just play the embedded video.

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World Card Making Day Winners

We had an absolutely awesome day yesterday…how about you? Print Hopefully you all had ample opportunity yesterday to craft your hearts out but for now, let’s get to the winners! Print

As a reminder, we’re giving away SIXTEEN prize packages valued at $50 each – that’s over $800 in prizes!

From our blog: Winner 1: lisa808 - Comment #132 Winner 2: Tina Flesher - Comment #45 Winner 3: Karen E - Comment #391 Winner 4: Julene - Comment #187 Winner 5: Michelle Leone - Comment #220 From Facebook: Post 1 Winner: Kari Allen VanNoy  Post 2 Winner: Jennifer Dalley Scull  Post 3 Winner: Darla Siebert  Post 4 Winner: Miriam Prantner  Post 5 Winner: Debbie Wright White  From Instagram: Tag a Friend Winners: smallhanded and latriceunique Pick a Favorite MFT Product Winners: instajesscrafts and laminateflooring Share an MFT Project Winners: scrapsecrets1120 and jamieruthp Winners, please email your full name and mailing address to myfavoritethingscontact@gmail.com so that your packages can be mailed out as quickly as possible. Congratulations to you all! We can’t wait to see what you create with your MFT stamp sets, Die-namics, and supplies. Make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media shares so we can see what you’re up to! Thank you so much for playing a part in our World Card Making Day festivities, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the October Release Countdown.

World Card Making Day Festivities

Let’s get excited! World Card Making Day is FINALLY here and we have some fantastic surprises in store for you. Print We’re so excited to provide EVERYONE an opportunity to nab a free ink pad so we have a one day shopping special for you in honor of World Card Making Day! Every order placed today will arrive on your doorstep with a complimentary Hybrid Ink Pad - have you tried out this formula yet? It’s getting rave reviews! Print A few details of note regarding this offer:
  • One free Hybrid Ink Pad will be included with any order that requires shipping (gift card only orders excluded from this offer.)
  • No minimum order.
  • The Hybrid Ink Pad will automatically be included with your order, but will not show up in your shopping cart. Please do not add your free ink pad to your shopping cart.
  • We cannot accept color requests. We will add a randomly selected color of our choice to your package when it is shipped.
  • Ink Pads provided as part of this offer may not returned, exchanged, or refunded.

We’re connecting with MFT friends all over social media and wherever you find us, you’ll find another opportunity to score some incredible new October 2014 release goodies. Today, we’re giving away SIXTEEN prize packages valued at $50 each – that’s over $800 in prizes! All you have to do is find us on Facebook and Instagram to increase your odds of winning. Start right here though because five lucky winners will be randomly selected from comments left on this post by midnight EST. (PS, you’re getting a little sneak peek at some of the products we’ll be debuting during our October Countdown in a few days…look enticing?) Print We can’t wait to see what you create with your MFT stamp sets, Die-namics, and supplies. Make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media shares so we can see what you’re up to! Enjoy World Card Making Day, good luck winning one of today’s prize packages, stop in to the blog tomorrow for a complete list of winners, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the October Release Countdown!

MFTv Thinking of You

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A simple design is made elegant with classic paper choices and the addition of fine glitter in a stunning rust hue. The Adhesive Sheets we carry in the boutique make custom glitter designs an absolute breeze and you’ll be amazed at the ease with which the peek-a-boo leaves were created with the Out on a Limb Die-namics.

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Watch the video HERE to see this card assembled start to finish or just play the embedded video.

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 10

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful. Safety Orange, Brick Red, Olive, and Hot Fudge are pretty much the official colors of autumn around many parts of the world. This combination manages to be both bold and cozy all wrapped into one. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful. The October Paint Book Swatch is below – print and save every month’s swatch for instant color inspiration any month of the year!

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You have until Wednesday, November 5 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.

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Congratulations Birgit! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s challenge. You can view all the entries for last months’s challenge HERE.

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 196

Print A new week, a new Weekly Sketch Challenge! Get your creative juices flowing with the latest design featuring bubbly circles and a fishtail flag begging for you to stamp the perfect sentiment. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, October 7 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly 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.

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Congratulations Lori! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Halloween Happenings

We’re in the midst of preparing for a frightfully sweet Halloween season! This time of year presents so many opportunities for crafting – everything from party invitations and spooky greetings to decor items and delightfully wicked favors. We’ve challenged our team to up their Halloween game by creating a plethora of seasonal projects.

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There is so much to be inspired by in Sharon’s seasonal trio! How about those coasters she created by layering circles die cut with the Stitchable Dot Circle STAX over a die-cut piece from Circle STAX Set 1? Or the Spider Web Cover-Up she trimmed to fit? And the pumpkin, oh the pumpkin! That was created with the Red Delicious Die-namics. Everything is done in durable felt so these projects can be used and enjoyed year after year.

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BOO! Don’t be afraid to keep on clicking for so much more seasonal inspiration. Our team’s got you covered!

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You’re Moving On Up!

Please welcome Emily to the blog today! She’s with us to share a couple of sweet cards that will surely inspire you to hit your craft room.
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Hi, it’s Emily here, and I’m so excited to be back on the MFT Blog today to share a couple of projects! For my first card, I combined the clipboard from Office Supplies and individual letters from the Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker to create a congratulatory message.
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Originally, I wanted to design the shaker using the letters to spell CONGRATS vertically down the side of the clipboard but it was too long so I had to shorten it to ‘GRATS. The stamped sentiments are from At the Office and the stars are from Trick or Treat.
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I stamped the two sentiments in Red Hot and Black Licorice Hybrid Inks. Then I used the Natural Hybrid Ink to sponge around the edges of the clipboard. It went on so smoothly, just like butter, leaving no lines!
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My second card combines the girl and butterflies from Every Day is a Picnic stamp set (coordinating Die-namics,) Joy Ride, and Square Grid Cover-Up.
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I used the cover-up as a subtle background for the scene by die cutting it in vellum. I’m going to get a lot of use out of this die!
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It was so much fun to create a custom car with all the colours and layers. I attempted to create a convertible but it didn’t look right so I left the roof on. Here in Ontario, we have license plates on both the front and back of the car so it doesn’t matter that she’s facing what is, theoretically, the back of the car. ;)
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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Organization for Your Creative Space: Taming Your Stencils

Some people work best in a space overflowing with tools and supplies – an abundance of stimuli feeds their creativity. I’d venture to say that most people are stifled by clutter though – they crave some semblance of order in order to avoid that overwhelmed feeling we so often experience in the face of seemingly insurmountable disarray. At it’s most basic, organizing your space allows you to quickly locate and access your supplies. At its best, an organized space, and even the simple act of organizing, helps us find not only our tools, but also that creative spark that can sometimes go missing. Please join our Creative Team as they share some of their own spaces and tips for organizing the tools and supplies we so often reach for in our pursuit of crafting happiness. Each month, we’ll tackle a new supply and explore the ways our talented team wrangles their stash. We hope you’ll find inspiration for your own space! Print Thin, versatile, durable – stencils are all of that and more! If you haven’t amassed a collection of stencils yet, we’re confident that once you give them a try, you’ll become quickly addicted! Whether you use them as a mask for applying color or a texture medium, or run them through your die-cutting machine to add subtle texture, you’ll never run out of creative uses for these supply staples. This month, our team is sharing their storage solutions for stencils.

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Click through to each of these lovely ladies’ blogs to learn more about their storage solutions. We’d love to hear how you’re organizing your stencils – be sure to tag #mftstamps on Instagram and Twitter if you share a photo!

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