June Teaser Time – Day 2!

Welcome to the second day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on June 11th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days. securedownload
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven Teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.
We’re kicking off teasers today with a new set from the Mona Pendleton Designs line, Blooming Roses. This GORGEOUS new set contains solid rose images, line-art images for each rose to add the look of depth and dimension to your finished rose, and assorted leaves and stems.

Blooming RosesThe new Rose Bouquet Die-namics were designed to coordinate perfectly with the Blooming Roses stamp set.

Rose Bouquet Die-namicsYou can see a quick video featuring the Rose Bouqet Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Triangles are all the rage and we are right on trend with the new stamp set, Trendy Triangles. Trendy TrianglesThe new Triangles Die-namics dies were designed to coordinate with the new Trendy Triangles stamp set.

Triangles Die-namicsYou can see a quick video featuring the Triangles Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. We have four new MIX-ables Stencils for the June release, the first of which coordinates beautifully with the new Blooming Roses stamp set.  The Rose Builder Stencil can be used with our new MIX-ables Shimmer Mists, paints, pastes and more!

Rose Builder StencilWe’re also adding to our Replenishments line this month with two new colors of card stock. Our heavyweight Primitive White and Primitive Cream Card Stock have a speckled appearance and smooth finish ideal for all of your cards and projects. Primitive WhitePrimitive CreamAnother Replenishment that we are adding to the MFT Boutique this release are the Primitive White and Primitive Cream Envelopes.

Primitive White Envelopes Primitive Cream Envelopes MFT TeaserTime_FullSizeDSC09361 I’m back today with a card I made using Blooming Roses, Rose Bouquet Die-namics, Blueprints 4 Die-namics, and Peek-a-Boo Dots Die-namics.

DSC09363I started by cutting some roses with the Rose Bouquet Die-namics and Smooth White Card Stock, then stamped each rose in Pink Lemonade ink, followed by the coordinating line-art stamp in Bubblegum ink.  I love the dimension this gives the roses. The leaves were stamped in Jellybean Green ink. Then I sprayed the finished roses with MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist.

DSC09368 DSC09366I cut a piece of Smooth White Card Stock with the large mat from Blueprints 4. I love the rounded corners on this die.  The same piece of cardstock was then cut with the Peek-a-Boo Dots. It gives this card so much character, don’t you think? DSC09367 Please visit our June Guest Designer, Betsy Veldman, to see what she’s created with our new stamps and Die-namics. Betsy

Take a tour of these new products, being released on June 11th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below.

   

June Teaser Time Begins!

Welcome to Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things June Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on June 11th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 11th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced on June 11th at 8 PM EST on the MFT Blog.
We’re kicking off our June Teasers with a brand new set from Lisa Johnson Designs called Blissful Butterflies. This gorgeous new set comes complete with patterned butterflies, solid butterflies, and beautiful sentiments. The new Blissful Butterflies Die-namics was designed to coordinate with the Blissful Butterflies stamp set. You can see a quick video featuring the Blissful Butterflies Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. One of our newest Pure Innocence images making its debut today is the adorable Pure Innocence Gone Fishin’. Next up today is the newest set in our Blueprints Die-namics series.  Pair our Blueprints 4 Die-namics with the provided digital sketches, or mix and match the elements to become your own architect. You can see a quick video featuring the Blueprints 4 Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below.

We are so excited to introduce two brand new products today! First is our new MIX-ables Mist. Use MIX-ables Mist to add shimmer and shine to your projects. When used alone, Sheer Shimmer Mist adds an iridescent shine, and Steel Shimmer Mist adds a silver shine. Combine MIX-ables Mist with our Premium Dye Ink Refills to custom match your card stock colors using a palette or misting bottle. Customize your creativity with MIX-ables Mists.

Mist-ables Sheer Shimmer MistMist-ables Steel Shimmer Mist

Next up is our MIX-ables Glitter Glaze.  Add glitter and gloss accents to your projects using MIX-ables Glitter Glaze. A convenient brush applicator allows for easy application. Shake the bottle to blend the glitter with the glaze, then paint it on your desired area and allow it to dry.

securedownloadYou can see a video featuring the new MIX-ables Mists HERE, or simply click play below. We have one more bit of very exciting news to share with you. We have a guest designer joining us this month, and it’s none other than the talented Betsy Veldman! Please stop by her blog, Paper, Scissors and Superheroes and give her a warm welcome.

Betsy

I couldn’t wait to ink up Lisa’s new set, Blissful Butterflies. I wanted to create a clean and simple card to let the new products *shine*.

DSC09371I started with Kraft Card Stock, some modeling paste, and the new MIX-ables Graduated Diamonds Stencil.  The diamonds were painted with a mix of Sheer Shimmer Mist and Grapesicle refill.  I cut some Smooth White card stock with the Fishtail Flags STAX and stamped one of the sentiments from Blissful Butterflies in Black Licorice ink. I cut the butterfly with the new Blissful Butterflies Die-namics and misted with the same mix of Shimmer Mist and Grapesicle refill, finishing with some mini black pearls. DSC09373 DSC09376 Thanks for joining us today, and don’t forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog for a chance to win a $75 prize. And you don’t want to miss what our talented designers have in store for you today either, so make sure to visit them and leave a little love! Take a tour of these new products being released on June 11th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below.

MFT Academy: Paper Piecing

Welcome back to the MFT Academy!  Barbara is returning as our Guest Professor today with a paper piecing tutorial.  Paper piecing is a great technique to use for “dressing” characters and adding pattern and style to your cards.  Paper piecing is a great alternative to coloring that allows you to add texture, interest, and pattern to your projects.  In addition, it is lots of fun, creatively!
We will starting with the basics and then move on to more complex designs, in case you are not familiar with the technique.
Supplies: 
  • Copic-friendly paper and Copic markers of choice
  • Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
  • Liquid glue
  • Sharp detail scissors
  • Optional, but helpful: angled tweezers, curved detailed scissors, craft knife
  • Patterned papers of choice
  • Stamps of choice: Pure Innocence Birthday Girl, Pure Innocence Goldfish Girl, Pure Innocence Bedtime Story
Paper Piecing Basics: When choosing your papers, it’s important to consider the size of the area to be paper pieced and the scale of the pattern in the paper.  Think about what this would look like in real life; for example, you probably wouldn’t see this dress or balloon with large patterns. Choose images with large open areas, as they provide the perfect space for a smooth expanse of pattern that is not too fussy in design. If you will be coloring any portion of your stamped image, be sure to complete all coloring before adding paper piecing, otherwise, you might accidentally color onto your paper pieced elements. Use sharp detail scissors; curved scissors are often helpful.  Cut along the center of the stamped line. This ensures your pieced element will be neither too small nor too large. Let’s begin with a simple image with open areas, Pure Innocence Birthday Girl.
Step 1: Select the stamp and papers you want to use and stamp the image on your base paper and as often as necessary on your patterned paper. For this image, the dress and the balloon will be pieced, so it has been stamped three times; first onto white paper for the base, and then onto each of the two patterned papers. You only need to stamp the areas of the image to be covered on your patterned papers, and some parts will be very small.  Scraps come in handy for this technique.
Step 2: Cut out the patterned paper.  Hold your scissors still while closing and opening the blades, and slowly turn the paper into the blades to maintain the best control.
Step 3: Run a marker around the cut piece to hide the white edge. This will help provide a smooth transition between the cut paper and the main image. Work from the back to avoid slipping and marring the front. Water-based markers bleed less than alcohol markers and are recommended.  However, alcohol markers can be used with success if done carefully.
Step 4: Color all portions of the image that will not be paper pieced such as skin, hair, and shoes.
Step 5: Adhere patterned paper to image using liquid glue.  This allows you a few seconds to slide the paper around for the most accurate placement. Cover most of the area with a larger applicator.  
Then, go around the edges with a glue pen to keep the edges down tight.
Step 6: Adhere patterned paper. Angled tweezers are optional, but often helpful for proper alignment.
This image is now ready to be used on a card.
The second card is a little more involved and introduces layers.
General Instructions: Now that you’re familiar with the basic technique, you can begin adding some shading to build dimension and depth. Use a neutral color for shading.  Copic markers in the W range work well.  Start with a lighter color than you think you’ll need.  You can always add additional layers of color to deepen the shading. With a more complex image like this, you will stamp, color, and add a second layer for arms and/or hands that are placed on top of your pieced layer. This provides dimension and texture to a flat image. This extra step creates a 3D effect with a more “natural” appearance.  Be sure to color small elements such as arms and hands, before cutting them out. Decide where your light source will be coming from to determine where to apply shading. Lay down a narrow line for items close to each other, blend out more for items further away; darker area closest to item being shadowed When making paper choices, vary the patterns: one floral, one striped, one with dots, etc., although two different floral patterns can work if one is subtle.  Keep at least one a subtle pattern, or as is found in some collections, a “solid” pattern. Too many strong patterns can look “busy” and detract from the overall design.  Here are the papers I chose for this card:
Step 1: Stamp the images. For this card, I stamped the image, or parts of the image, 7 times.
  1. The main image
  2. Shirt
  3. Second arm to be colored
  4. Fish food can
  5. Second sleeve
  6. Pants
  7. Fish bowl stand
 
Step 2: Color the image, cut out the papers, and edge each piece with a marker. Note that I left a little extra on some of these pieces.   This helps avoid butting two pieces against each other, which is often difficult to do perfectly, and also makes for a much smoother transition from one paper to another. Some areas will have paper layered on top, so they don’t need to be trimmed off.
Step 3: When adhering the pieces, keeping in mind how the layers will fall. First the pants.
Step 4: Then add the top.
Step 5: Next the fish food can, followed by the second arm.
Step 6: And last, the tiny sleeve and fish bowl stand.
This view shows the dimension achieved with the layers.
Step 7: Add some shading under the added-on arm and sleeve, and under the edge where the top covers the pants, and it’s ready to put on a card.
For the last card, we will use paper piecing to build a scene using a more complex image.
Step 1: Stamp the image onto scraps of paper for each element in your scene. Examine the scene and, working from back to front, visualize the layers and which paper works best for each layer.  For Pure Innocence Bedtime Story, it has been stamped nine times.
  1. The entire image has been stamped onto orange chevron paper, this will become the room’s wallpaper, the very bottom layer of our image.
  2. This complete image was stamped to Copic-friendly paper and will be used for the headboard and the night stand and lamp base.
  3. This image will be used for the Pure Innocence head.
  4. This will be used to add Pure Innocence hands holding the book.
  5. This layer is for the pillow behind her head.
  6. This layer will be used for the turned down sheet.
  7. This layer will be used for the book cover.
  8. This layer will be the bed spread.
  9. This layer will become the lamp shade.
Step 2: Color the image portions and cut out all the pieces. For small pieces like the extra set of hands, be sure to color first and then cut.  Tight areas, like that shown by the arrow, are easier cut out with a craft knife.
Here are all the layers, colored, cut out, and ready to assemble. I could have paper pieced the little PI’s pajama top, but to keep from adding another pattern into the mix, I colored it.
Step 3: Start to build the scene. Begin by adhering the bed/night stamp image to the “wallpaper” layer.
Step 4: Next, adhere the pillow layer.
Step 5: Add the turned-down sheet.
Step 6: Add the bedspread
Step 7: Adhere the colored PI layer.
Step 8: Next, add the book cover
Step 9: Add the hands and the lamp shade.
Step 10: Trim off the bottom, add shading with markers, and it’s ready to put on a card.
Low-key patterns were used in the card design, and a few from the scene were repeated in order to keep the card from looking too “busy”.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and that you’ll be inspired to give paper piecing a try!  Use the keyword MFTED8 in your gallery upload on Splitcoaststampers so we can admire your creations.
If you have any questions, email joanne@mftstamps.com, and we’ll be happy to help you.

April Showers Bring May Flowers – MFT May Creative Challenge

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month we challenged the team to focus on flowers using our Die-namics dies.

Michele created this simple, yet BEAUTIFUL card for this month’s challenge.  You will find all of the details on her blog, Paper Cuts. You’ll find links to all of the products Michele used on her card below. Check out today’s Creative Challenge projects from our designers by clicking on each picture listed below.

MFT Academy: How-to Add Grounding to Your Images

Welcome back to the MFT Academy!  Inge is your Guest Professor today and she’ll be showing you how to use Prismacolor Premier Pencils to ground your images in mud, grass, water, and snow.   Grounding your images gives your card a more finished look and ensures that your images don’t appear to be “floating”.
If you’re not familiar with Prismacolor Pencils you can find an introduction to working with Prismacolor Premier Pencils here.  
Supply List:
  • Prismacolor Premier Pencils
  • Paper Stumps
  • Gamsol (solvent)
  • Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
  • Acrylic Block
  • Big Shot
To begin, we’ll start with PI Prehistoric Girl and add some mud below her feet.
Step 1:  Stamp PI Prehistoric Girl with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Sweet Tooth Card Stock.
Begin by drawing scalloped lines to the left and right of her feet using 943 Burnt Ochre.
Step 2: Dip your paper stump into solvent and blend the scalloped lines slowly using a circular motion. If you’re not familiar with how to blend Prismacolor Premier Pencils, you can read more in THIS MFT Academy Tutorial.
Step 3:  Using 947 Dark Umber, draw scalloped lines over the previously blended lines.
 
Step 4: Once again, blend with your paper stump and solvent, using a circular motion.
Step 5: Using 935 Black, draw in your scalloped lines again, over the blended area.
Step 6: Once again, blend with your paper stump and solvent, moving in a circular motion. Repeat the process of adding more depth to the ground, then blending, until you’re satisfied with the result.
Your ground is now complete!
Pure Innocence Prehistoric Girl LLD Document It LLD Journal It-For the Record
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Grounding with grass provides a springy, fresh look to stamped images. The image has been stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Sweet Tooth Card Stock.  
Step 1: Using 1005 Lime Peel, lightly shade around the feet using small, side-to-side strokes.
Step 2: Blend using solvent and a paper stump using the same small, side-to-side strokes.
Step 3: The ground closest to her feet will be slightly darker because of the shadow cast by her body. Add additional strokes to create deeper shading using 1097 Moss Green.
Step 4: Blend with solvent and your paper stump, making small, side-to-side strokes.
Step 5: Next, we will add blades of grass using 1005 Lime Peel.  Make small, upward vertical strokes to draw in the grass. Give the grass a more natural appearance by not drawing them identically to one other. The blades should be assorted lengths and thicknesses to give the ground a more realistic feel.
Step 6: Using 1097 Moss Green, draw in additional strokes of grass between and on top of those you’ve already drawn.
Step 7:  Repeat this process using the darkest green, 988 Marine Green, adding darker strokes over and between those you’ve already drawn.
Step 8: Blend very lightly using solvent and your paper stump.  Be sure to maintain the individual blades of grass.
Step 9: Using 943 Burnt Ochre, add some shadows at the base of the blades of grass.  Small, rough, uneven strokes are used here.
Step 10: Blend lightly with solvent and your paper stump.
The grass is now complete!
Pure Innocence Birthday Girl Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics Dog Tag Die-namics Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics Blue Print 1 Die-namics Hemp Cord Heavyweight Card Stock Sweet Tooth Heavyweight Card Stock Natural  Heavyweight Card Stock Tangy Orange Heavyweight Card Stock Bubblegum
There are many other ways you can ground your images. On this card, I demonstrate how to ground your image in a puddle of water.
Stamp the image with Memento Tuxedo Black on Sweet Tooth Card Stock.
Step 1: Using 1023 Cloud Blue, draw a curved, irregular line around her feet to create the border of a small puddle of water.
Step 2: Blend with solvent and your paper stump using a circular motion.
Step 3: Darken the outer rim of the puddle using 1103 Caribbean Sea.
Step 4: Blend with solvent and your paper stump using a circular motion.
Step 5: Using the darkest color, 1079 Blue Violet Lake, deepen the edge of the puddle and then blend with solvent and a paper stump.
Step 5: For the finishing touch, add a little shine and reflection to your puddle using Stickles Stardust over your colored area.
Pure Innocence Firefighter Girl Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics Blueprint 1 Die-namics Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics Photo Corners Die-namics Button Border Die-namics Hearts A Plenty Die-namics Blueprint 1 Die-namics Hemp Cord Heavyweight Card Stock Sweet Tooth Heavyweight Card Stock Kraft  Heavyweight Cardstock Tangy Orange
Adding snow to your winter-themed images adds a realistic touch.  Snow is white, but has some grey tones and sparkle.
Begin by stamping PI Warm Wishes with Memento Tuxedo Black on Sweet Tooth Card Stock.
 Step 1: Draw small mounds of snow by drawing in wide scalloped lines at her feet using 1050 Warm Grey 10%.
  
Step 2: Blend with solvent and a paper stump.
Step 3: Use 1051 Warm Grey 20% to darken the snow mounds.
Step 4: Blend with solvent and your paper stump.
Step 5: Add more depth with 1052 Warm Grey 30%.
Step 6: Blend to soften with solvent and a paper stump.
Step 7:  Make your snow glisten with a touch of Sitckles Stardust.
Pure Innocence Warm Wishes Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics Blueprint 1 Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics Fishtails Flags STAX Die-namics Say What? Die-namics Let it Snowflake Die-namics Hemp Cord Heavyweight Card Stock Sweet Tooth Heavyweight Card Stock Natural Heavyweight Card Stock Kraft Heavyweight Card Stock Sno Cone Heavyweight Card Stock Berry Licious Grosgrain Ribbon Sno Cone Button
We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and that you’ll be inspired to ground your images too!  Use the keyword MFTED7 in your gallery upload on Splitcoaststampers so we can admire your creations.
If you have any questions, email joanne@mftstamps.com, and we’ll be happy to help you.

MFT New Product Tour

Welcome to the My Favorite Things New Product Tour.  All of the new Die-namics and Stamp Sets you’ve seen over the last 7 days of Teasers are now available HERE in the MFT Boutique!

I am just loving the new products for May!  Can you tell? I was so excited to work with Chalkboard Greetings, and of course wanted to create a chalkboard art card.  I cut my Vertical Frame once from wood veneer and then again in Steel Grey.  I stamped and embossed my sentiment on the Steel Grey card stock, and then used a sponge dauber to add white pigment ink to achieve the effect.  Once that was dry I added a swirl (brave, aren’t I?) with my white colored pencil, and then played around for probably 30 mins trying to figure out what would work well in the space between “good” and “day”.  I seriously tried  4 or 5 different things and then VOILA! Remembered we had an itty bitty sun in the Notched Tag Die-namics.  I love it when I realize I have exactly what I need.  I used Lemon Drop card stock to cut out my sun and popped it up on the main panel. Once I’d settled that debate, I cut a Chicken Wire Die-namics panel from Steel Grey card stock and then cut it to make a partial panel and adhered it to my card front using a Quickie Glue Pen.  Then I added two Lemon Drop buttons, threaded of course, and my card was complete. I hope you’ve enjoyed the amazing work our Designers have created for you, I know I’m inspired and can’t wait to get back in my craft room! 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. And our May Guest Designers: Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler.    

Time to Party and Teaser Time Prize Winners!

Are you ready to party? Tonight at 10:00 PM EST, all of the new stamps and Die-namics will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique. But in the meantime, the Release Party is happening NOW right HERE in the MFT Forum! Come for lots of chatter and fun with Kim (the MFT Lady) and the MFT Design Team! To make your shopping experience even easier, we’ve got a shopping list for you to print out HERE. 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.   Now it’s time to announce the winners of our Teaser Time prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during Teaser Time! 7 lucky people will win a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts this evening. Teaser Day 1 Winner: Comment #128 – Andrea T Teaser Day 2 Winner: Comment #225 – Kara Teaser Day 3 Winner: Comment #231 – Shannon Teaser Day 4 Winner: Comment #249 – Dawn H. Teaser Day 5 Winner: Comment #105 – Kaylee S. Teaser Day 6 Winner: Comment #132 – Karli Teaser Day 7 Winner: Comment #72 – Cindi Flass Congratulations to all the winners!  

May Teaser Time – Day 7!

Welcome to the final day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things May Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on TONIGHT at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we want to make things as easy as possible for you, here is our May Shopping List.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 Prize for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on each of the seven teaser posts on the MFT Blog before Noon TODAY.  Only one comment per person, per day, please.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each day, and the winners will be announced TONIGHT at 8PM EST on the MFT Blog.
Today we are introducing the newest set in the Laina Lamb Design line, Document It – Right on Target.  You will enjoy the fun mixed-font sentiments and coordinating images in this set.

Our new Accent It – Feathers and Arrows Die-namics was made to coordinate with the new Document It – Right on Target stamp set. You can see a quick video featuring the Accent It – Feathers and Arrows Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Our new Insert It – 3×4 Notepad Die-namics has a notebook edge with functional perforation marks that can be easily torn like a real notepad. It coordinates perfectly with the previously released Journal It – For the Record, Journal It – Graph Paper Notes, and Journal It – Library Card. You can see a quick video featuring the Insert It – 3×4 Notepad Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Our last stamp set introduction today is the adorable new Pure Innocence Farmer Girl. The last of our new MIX-ables Stencils this month is the new Mini Chicken Wire Stencil. Paint, mist, spray, & more to create fun patterns on your cards and scrapbook pages. We’ve got one more new color that we’re adding to our Premium Dye Ink collection this month. Our new Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink will be available as a full-sized pad and as a refill during our May Release. The Premium Dye Ink and Refill will join the Berrylicious Replenishments that are already available in the MFT Boutique. As soon as I saw Document It – Right on Target I had this idea.  I LOVE how this card turned out!  It’s super simple, but just clever enough to make me smile.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  I used the Blueprints 3 square main panel to begin with (surprise!) and then matted it with Black Licorice and added them to a Kraft background.  I stamped the sentiment using our Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.  I then cut a small shape from Heart STAX and stamped the image from Right on Target in Wild Cherry ink.   I cut the Kraft arrow into two pieces and attach half to the back of the heart, and half to the front of the heart, and then added a crystal on top of the attachment.  LOVE this card.  And hopefully the person I created it for will too! I hope you’ll enjoy hopping around the rest of our Designers blogs and see you TONIGHT for the RELEASE!

 

Take a tour of these new products being released TONIGHT at 10 PM EST by visiting our designers listed below. And our May Guest Designers:  Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler.    

May Teaser Time – Day 6!

Welcome to day six of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things May Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on May 7th at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique. Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 7th.  Only one comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted on the MFT Blog at 8 PM EST on May 7th on the MFT Blog.
Up first today is our newest Triple Scoop Reward set, Chalkboard Greetings. This stamp set is available FREE to customers purchasing $60 or more, exclusive of tax and shipping. Read more about the Triple Scoop Reward program HERE. Document It – Bingo is the first of two new sets from our Laina Lamb Design line. The Bingo card stamp in this set coordinates perfectly with the previously released Insert It – 3×4 Insert Die-namics. If you love to make square cards, you will love our new Blueprints 3 Die-namics!  Pair Blueprints 3 Die-namics with any stamp set and follow the provided sketches, or mix and match the elements to become your own architect. You can see a quick video featuring the Blueprints 3 Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. The new Farm Fence Die-namics includes additional posts that can be layered on top of the die-cut fence for a more dimensional effect. You can see a quick video featuring the Farm Fence Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Our last introduction today is the trendy, yet classic,  Large Chevron Stripes MIX-ables Stencil. Take a tour of these new products being released on May 7th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below. And our May Guest Designers:  Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler    

May Teaser Time – Day 5!

Welcome to the fifth day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things May Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on May 7th at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 7th.  One comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8 PM EST on May 7th on the MFT Blog.
Up first today is the newest image in our Doodle Garden line, the ADORABLE Doodle Garden Turtle Girl. We have one more set to debut from Lisa Johnson Designs today, Cheerful Blessings. You will love the mix of fonts in this cheerful and uplifting sentiment set. The new Heirloom Label Die-namics is a great size for any of our larger sentiments, but also works perfectly as a layering element on your cards or projects. You can see a quick video featuring the Heirloom Label Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. I’m back today with a card made using the new Heirloom Label Die-namics, Cheerful Blessings, Distressed Backgrounds, Dandelion Wishes, and of course, Blueprints 3. 🙂 I am seriously grabbing this new Blueprints for everything. At least I’m consistent! I wanted to create a soft background using Distressed Backgrounds, and created the effect by stamping off the image twice on scrap paper before stamping it on my Heirloom Label Die-namics using Lemon Drop ink. Then I stamped the dandelion in Lemon Drop full strength, and stamped the stem off on scrap paper once in Black Licorice before adding it to my main panel. Once everything was stamped, I traced each stem with my glue pen and added a dusting of iridescent glitter to make it *pop*. I followed one of the Blueprints 3 sketches, substituting in the Heirloom Label Die-namics for the main image panel.  Once everything was assembled, I added a few yellow crystals to finish it off.  I LOVE how it turned out.  Simple, yet elegant, and just waiting for the perfect person to gift it to. Thanks for joining us today, and don’t forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog for a chance to win a $75 voucher. And you don’t want to miss what our talented designers have in store for you today either, so make sure to visit them and leave a little love! Take a tour of these new products being released on May 7th at 10 PM EST by visiting our designers, listed below. And our May Guest Designers:  Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler.