Scream! An Inspiring Quartet

Hello! My name is Sean Fetterman. I am honored to be joining the team this month! I have had so much fun with these incredible products. I was sitting in my craft room laying all of the stamp sets out and thinking about the possibilities. My style is predominantly CAS so clean and simple is the way I like it. As you can see from one of my projects below, I went a little above CAS!

Ever since my first post, I have had a lot of MFT fans message me on Facebook. Thank you for all of the new friends that have come along. Let’s connect and be crafty together!

Ewe Go Girl

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The stamps I used here are from the new Ewe and Me Forever set. This stamp set is so cute, but when you add the Homespun Gingham Paper Pack to the mix, it raises the bar even higher! I love the springtime colors.

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I love spring cards because of the light and bright colors. I created the fence using a straight stitched Die-namics and thin strips of Smooth White Card Stock.

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I Simply Adore You

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For this card, I wanted the heart to be the focal point, but I wanted to add a bit to make it even more interesting.

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I cut out thin strips of multiple MFT card stocks to create an assorted rainbow of color. To finish it off, I used one of the banners from the Hearts in a Row – Vertical Die-namics and embossed the sentiment in white.

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Scream

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This cute set provides the perfect starting point for creating fun birthday cards for your MONSTER-loving recipients.

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I used Glossy Accents to create the shine on the burst — I intentionally put a heavy coat on because I knew the sides would curl up and that’s the way I wanted the burst to appear. Mission accomplished!

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You are Loved

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Clean and simple with a little shine…this is the perfect card for that special man or boy in your life. It’s so quick, easy, and fun to make!

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I used Glossy Accents to add a shiny accent to the Peek-a-Boo Heart to for a little something extra that was minimal, but made an impact!

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Thank you to Kim, Jody, and Erica for the invitation to join the team this month!

See you soon!

Sean

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Monster-Sized Inspiration from Rachel Alvarado

Hello! I am back for my third and final guest post for the month. I have had such a wonderful time as a guest for My Favorite Things! Thank you to MFT for this wonderful opportunity and thank you, MFT fans, for taking the time out of your busy days to stop on by and read my posts. You guys are the best!

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today, I am sharing with you three Monster Sized birthday cards that I made featuring the newly released Monster Sized set combined with the previously released Make Yourself at Home and Up in the Air sets. I love combining old and new stamp sets so that I can continue to get use out of them. I don’t know about you, but I find that I make birthday cards quite frequently. I thought that this set was perfect for these occasions.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my first card, I wanted these fun and silly monsters to look like they were throwing a surprise birthday party. To get the 3D effect, I created a fun pop-up card with a floating floor. I love doing cards with floating floors. They may look really difficult and intricate, but honestly, the part that takes me the longest is the coloring.  The rest is just gluing pieces into place.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This card is a standard A2-sized card that faces horizontally. To create something similar, first trim a piece of card stock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ then score at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side. For the floor itself, I trimmed a separate piece of card stock (I added a piece of patterned paper from the Kraft Collection Solid Stripes Paper Pack at 5″ x 5 1/2″. I scored along the 5″ side at 3/8″, 4 1/4″, and 4 5/8″. You can see how it folds in photo #1 above. Before you attach the floor to the card base, follow these easy steps:

  1. Line up your die-cut images face down and mark them at their bases to see where you will need to cut some slits into the floor. Make sure that these images do not lay over the front edge of the floor or they will stick out of the card when folded flat.
  2. Using a craft knife, cut some small slits into the floor of your card. Once this is done, you can attach the floor to your A2 card base  (if you have a background, adhere that first). For my background, I simply trimmed a piece of the Watercolor Wash Paper Pack.
  3. Once your floor is attached, adhere some L-shaped pieces of heavyweight card stock.
  4. The bottom part of the L is what you will glue to the very base of the card. Once done, simply add your die cuts.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I did end up adding a few more pop-up pieces after my floor was attached. It made it a little harder to cut the slits this way, but it was not impossible. I decided to add a pile of gifts using the Beary Special Birthday set. I used the coordinating dies to cut all of my images.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Because the inside of my card has a lot going on, I wanted to keep the outside rather simple. To do this, I trimmed a piece of patterned paper (I used a bright plaid piece from the Plaid Patterns Paper Pack) to cover the outside of my card. I added a 2 1/2″ x 12″ removable sleeve to hold the card together when folded. I die cut a scalloped circle from the Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX and added a monster to the center using some foam adhesive squares. For the sentiment, I used the smallest of the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my second card, I created a fun pop-up box card that fits perfectly in a standard A2-sized envelope. Once again, I combined Monster Sized with the Up in the Air Set (I love those flag banners) and the Happy Hippos Set (the cake and balloons).

Card instructions:

  • Begin with a piece of 12″ x 12″ card stock trimmed to 11 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
  • Score on long side at 3 1/2″, 5 1/2″, 9 1/2″ and 11″.
  • Turn paper and score down the smallest side at 2 1/8″.
  • You can then trim down one long side of the paper on all 4 score lines until you reach the midpoint.
  • Inside strips can be 1 1/4″ high x 5″ long and scored at 3/4″ and 4 1/4″.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For the background, I blended Blue Breeze Premium Dye Ink onto some Smooth White Card Stock using the Cloud Stencil. For my panels, I used Blueberry Card Stock layered with patterned paper from the Birthday Blowout Paper Pack. I also used Field Day Card Stock to die cut some grass using the Grassy Fields Die-namics. My sentiment came from the Monster Love stamp set which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Kraft Card Stock.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Lastly, I made a more simple card combining Monster Sized with balloons from the Beary Special Birthday set. I added some patterned paper from the Sweet Celebration Paper Pack to the base of my card. For the main portion of my card, I die cut two cloud panels using the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics and then die cut them again using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX so that they would line up perfectly on my background panel.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my background, I lightly blended some Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks on top of the Abstract Stencil. I then added a piece of stitched vellum over this panel and placed my clouds on top. The sentiment once again came from the Monster Love stamp set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects today! Birthday cards can be so much fun to make and they can be clean and simple or 3D. The sky is the limit! Thank you for allowing me to share these cards with you! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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MFTv – Sequin Shaker Clouds

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In this week’s episode of MFTv, you’ll find tips for layering stencils to fantastic effect, ideas for mixing and matching colors to create unique yet cohesive images, direction for creating enchanting, sparkling shaker clouds, and a deep-breath-push-through moment that I’m sure we can all relate too. Intrigued? Scroll down to learn more!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Sequin Shaker Clouds on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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Artistic Expression with Jane Allen – You Gnome Me

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Yay for You Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Torico’s blog: Mrs. O

Please email erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize!

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It’s time for our monthly Artistic Expression with Jane Allen feature. Have you implemented any of the techniques Jane has shared? We’d love to see your projects! Be sure to tag #mftstamps on social media so we can appreciate *your* artistry as well.

Welcome to January’s Artistic Expression — my monthly feature where I get to share with you, in detail, some of the techniques I use when colouring MFT images.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This month I have called upon the services of a cheeky little gnome from Birdie Brown.

To create the scene, I stamped a couple of flowers in the foreground from Fairy Happy using Cement Gray Hybrid Ink and Copic suitable card stock. I created masks by stamping the flowers a second time on a Post-It note. I did the same with the gnome and other blooms. Masking is time consuming but worth the effort as it allows you to layer your images, giving extra depth and dimension to your finished scene.

Once everything had been stamped and all masks removed, I coloured the entire picture with Copic markers.

Background: G20, G40, G12, C0, C1, C2, C3, YG0000
Flowers: BG000, BG01, BG02, C0, C1, C2, C4, R81, R83, R85, R11. R20, R21, R22, R32, RV32, RV34, R12, Y21, Y32, YR30
Trousers: G21, G24, G28, G29, T4, T6
Shirt: B02, B04, B05, B06, B37, BG09, T6
Skin: E0000, E000, E40, E41, R20, V20, BV20, BV23
Eyes: B95, B97, W8
Hat: R22, R24, R27, R39
Beard: T0, T1, T2, T3, T4, T5
Boots: W4, W6

For this particular project, I decided to use both Copic and coloured pencils. This enables you to add fine detail on small images as this that would not be possible with Copics alone. The trick is to colour match the pencils to your Copics as closely as possible.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The advice I give anyone who plans to add pencil enhancement to their Copic work is to make sure you’ve finished using the markers first. Pencil dust will damage your nibs, so please don’t be tempted to go back and add more ink after you’ve been using pencils.

Now on to today’s tutorial: How to colour a white beard.

This technique can be applied to hair and fur and of course, is ideal for all those Santa images you will undoubtedly be colouring later in the year.

As always, I have broken it down into manageable stages:

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

How can you colour a white beard with Copics when there isn’t a white marker? Aha, you are actually going to create one by colouring the shadows! As this is a very small image, you will need some assistance later in the process. For now, let’s set about colouring the shadows being cast on the beard. To do this, you need to draw short vertical dashes with your palest maker, in this instance T0. I started from his cheeks and flicked downwards. If you are new to this technique, why not practice vertical flicks on some scrap card stock? It’s all about pen control and using the tip of your marker nib to create fine, delicate vertical lines. Oh, and don’t cover the whole area with pale grey dashes — you are meant to still see the card stock.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Once you have your lightest colour applied it is time to add the next layer of colour. The above image has had dashes of T1 and T2 added. Again, try to make your dashes random and ensure that the left-hand side of the beard remains darker, leaving areas on the right as before with the card stock clearly visible.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Then you add the next two layers of colour: T3 and T4, but in smaller amounts.  This is where the darkest shadows are meant to be.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Finally, it’s time to add the darkest shade of Copic marker: T5.  At this stage, the beard will still appear a little flat, until you start applying flicks and dashes with a white gel pen. If you have been a little heavy handed with your greys, don’t worry, the gel pen will enable you to correct that as well as giving additional texture to your colouring.

What can you do if you have so much fun with your gel pen that you add too many white dashes and lose your shadow areas? Don’t panic, this can be corrected very easily with coloured pencils – simply apply dashes of grey. In this example, I used three shades and the best part is no one will ever know.

This technique works best when used in conjunction with no-line colouring as you have the freedom to flick your vertical dashes over the pale stamped lines, giving a more realistic looking beard.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

So there you go, a step by step guide as to how I created the white beard on my Gnome. Why not give it a try yourself…I am really looking forward to seeing your work using this technique!

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Cards From the Heart of Sean Fetterman

Before we get to today’s guest post, we have a sale announcement to share.

Furry, feathered, and finned friends are all represented in our collection of Animals & Pets products. Whether you’re creating a farm, jungle, or aquatic scene, you’ll discover the perfect accessories and sentiments. Today and tomorrow, shop the Animals & Pets category and save 20% on in-stock items when you use code WILD at checkout. *Sale excludes brand new products.


Hello! My name is Sean Fetterman. I am honored to be joining the Design Team this month (thanks, Jody and Kim). Love is in the air so you will see a lot of fun cards celebrating the most romantic holiday of the year.

Today, I am featuring the From the Heart stamp set. In this project, I used My Favorite Things card stock, patterned paper, and ink.

For my project, I went with a very clean and simple card. Ladies and gentlemen, I am the CAS King! There is nothing more fun to me than making a clean and simple card! In this post, I am just getting my feet wet with you all. For my second post coming next week, there are going to be even more fun card projects using the amazing My Favorite Things to come — stay tuned because there is some cuteness coming! I will also be posting other projects up until my next post on my Facebook page.

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I wanted to make a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card for someone very special to me. It was so much fun coming up with designs to make for this blog post. All of these stamps makes designing so much fun — the possibilities are endless.

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time for couples in love! But, don’t forget that the little ones like to receive handmade cards too. With the new sets by My Favorite Things, there are many festive and fabulous stamps for Valentine’s Day or any other day you want to express the love in your heart.

Handmade card from Sean Fetterman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I will be back this month, so look out for a lot more Valentine’s cards. I might even throw in something else. Thank you for stopping by.

Sean

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It’s Time To Shop for the NEW January Kit!

It’s finally time to make the new Yay for You Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring the Yay for You Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You’ll find the Yay for You 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 Yay for You Card Kit Launch celebration!

In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order.  We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax). Concurrent with each new monthly release and kit release, our Free with $60 is updated with a brand new design. Our newest Free with $60, releasing with the January 2018 kit, is the Celebratory Banner Die-namics. While supplies last, Celebratory Banner will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Celebratory Banner is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous 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!

My Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the Yay for You Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring the Yay for You Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Like what you see? Add more coordinating product to stretch your kit even further.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Yay for You Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people 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: Marsha Guskey (Jan 23, 2018 @ 08:43)

Countdown Day One Winner: Sue Minnis (Jan 23, 2018 @ 00:13)

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 Yay for You Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, January 25 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 January 26. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

The Day Has Arrived! The Yay for You Card Kit Release Is So Close!

We have one more day to preview our Yay for You  Card Kit before it’s available for purchase tonight. More inspiration and a handy PDF download are among the treats we have for you today.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 23. 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 9:00 PM EST on January 23 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 purchase price for this kit is a $42.99. In addition to a 4″ x 6″ stamp sets and two Die-namics, you’ll also receive (14) sheets of beautifully coordinated card stock.

The Yay for You PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.


Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring the Yay for You Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring the Yay for You Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring the Yay for You Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new January card kit. Remember, Yay for You will be available tonight at 9 PM EST.

Introducing the Yay for You Card Kit

Custom products carefully curated for hours of creative play – that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections are available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is $42.99.

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the Yay for You Card Kit and be inspired by a plethora of awesome projects from our team.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 23. 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 9:00 PM EST on January 23 on the MFT Blog.

It’s always a good time to celebrate. From birthdays to promotions to a spelling bee victory, let’s all pledge to celebrate as many moments as we can. With that in mind, let’s take a look at our newest kit — Yay for You.

Yay for You is a bright and cheery collection that is the ultimate solution for any type of happy occasion cardmaking needs. The Yay for You stamp set features a jumbo greeting in a bold font. Mix and match the extensive assortment of phrases to build greetings suitable for any occasion. So Many Yays Die-namics includes three “yay” options that can be used as stand-alone greetings or in conjunction with the Yay for You stamp set for even more sentiment-building opportunities. The Celebratory Confetti Die-namics produces grand confetti in a variety of shapes. The confetti pieces can be used individually and many of the pieces feature a stitch-line perimeter to allow you to create decorative peek-a-boo confetti windows in your projects.

Along with (5) sheets of Smooth White Card Stock, you’ll also receive a vibrant rainbow of coordinating colors as well as a sheet of Silver Sparkle Card Stock for fourteen sheets in all!

With this month’s kit, we’re releasing the Celebratory Banner Die-namics. Easily add a festive multi-color party element to your cards and projects — it’s the perfect finishing touch for your Yay for You Card Kit projects! Remember, our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60.

See the Yay for You Card Kit Unboxing on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Would you like to learn how Stephanie used our January card kit to create this festive look featuring peek-a-boo confetti? You won’t want to miss this week’s episode of MFTv!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Yay for You Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Yay for You Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, How to Create a Confetti Window Shaker Card, featuring the Yay for You Card Kit on YouTube or simply watch the video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new January card kit. Remember, Yay for You will be available tomorrow, January 23 at 9 PM EST!

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Have a Norse Day

Hello!  I’m so excited to be back with another post.

I’d like to share with you three cards that I made using the recently released Birdie Brown Viking. I absolutely love this set!

For my first card, I made a 3D box card. I love creating cards with dimension. To some people, box cards may be somewhat intimidating but they’re really not that hard and they’re so much fun to make and give to your friends and loved ones.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

When I think of Vikings, I think of Viking Longships and I immediately pictured this burly guy sailing the seas. I decided to create my box to resemble his ship. I created my base with a 12″ x 12″ piece of dark brown card stock, a paper trimmer, and a scoring board. I usually follow an easy 3D box card tutorial from Splitcoaststampers but I trim my final product down a little bit smaller. The final dimensions of the box when folded flat are 5 1/2″ x  5 1/2″. I usually hand deliver these cards but they can fold nicely and also be sent in the mail in a padded or larger-sized envelope.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my panels, I layered Natural Card Stock and Kraft Card Stock stamped with the Wood Plank Background in dark brown ink. I created an ocean wave bottom panel to wrap around the base of the card and attached it with adhesive. For the wave panel, I blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks onto Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White Paper. I spritzed it with some water and die cut it with the Ocean Waves Die-namics. I also used these same colors to create the ink-blended sky in the background.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For the sail, I cut a 2 1/2″ square piece of Smooth White Card Stock and drew in some lines using the Stripes Stencil (which is now retired) but a ruler would also work. I colored in some red stripes using my Copics (R08, R46, R59) and then used the Oval Shadows Die-namics to trim off some of the edges to make it look like the sail was blowing in the wind. For the top of the mast, I actually used one of the clotheslines dies from the Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics. I added two white flags using the flags from the Castle Die-namics. For my Viking, I stamped him onto white card stock and colored him with Copics (all colors listed at the end of this post). I used the coordinating die to cut him out and attached him to the inside of the box.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My second card is also a card with a lot of dimension. This time, I created a shadow box card that fits perfectly into a 5″ x 7″ envelope when folded flat (measurements below). I wanted my Viking to look like he was exploring the hills and mountains of Norway. I created a background sky with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks. I then added some mountains using the Snow-Capped Mountains Die-namics with Cement Gray and Grout Gray card stock. For the hills, I first blended smooth white card stock with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Forest Moss Distress Inks. Then I die cut them using the Grassy Hills Die-namics. I added a castle from the Knight in Shining Armor stamp set and some pine trees from the Beast Friends set.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Shadow Box Card Directions:

  • Trim 2 pieces of card stock to 5″ x 8 1/4″.
  • Score these pieces on the long side at 1 1/4″ & 7″.
  • Cut an open window in one of the pieces (I used the A2 Rectangle Stax and added a frame from the Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames.)
  • Adhere these two pieces together on one side where the side flaps will overlap (this will be the frame of your box.)
  • For the inside strips, cut 3 pieces of card stock to 6 3/8″ long at varying heights to add dimension (I used heights of 1 1/2″, 2″, and 2 1/2″).
  • Score each piece at 3/8″ & 6″.
  • After you are done scoring, you can die cut these pieces with whatever border dies (if any) that you want to use. I used the Grassy Hills Die-namics.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my final card, I created a fun little Valentine-themed card. I made my card 5″ square and added some square layering panels using Cement Gray and Smooth White Card Stock. I also added a red & white striped patterned paper panel from the Birthday Blowout Paper Pack. I die cut a few fishtail banners using the Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX with Wild Cherry Card Stock and vellum.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

In the center of my card, I added a stitched white heart using the Stitched Heart STAX. I placed my stamped, cut, and colored Viking on top of the heart with some foam adhesive squares. For my sentiment, I used the newly released From The Heart stamp set. I heat embossed my sentiment onto black card stock with Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and then used one of the dies from the Hearts In A Row – Vertical Die-namics to cut it out.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Viking #1:  Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11, Beard: E42, E08, E09, E18, Coat: E21, E23, E27, E29, Shirt: BG11, BG32, BG 49, Pants: N3, N5, N8, Boots: E81, E84, E87, Ax: C1, C3, C5, C7
  • Viking #2Skin: E50, E21, E13, Beard: E13, E39, E19, E49, Coat: E40, E41, E43, Shirt: G20, YG25, G17, G28, Pants: E23, E25, E29, Boots: N3, N5, N8, Ax: C0, C2, C5
  • Viking #3Skin: E50, E21, E13, Beard: E50, E53, E55, E57, Coat: E13, E39, E19, E49, Shirt: R14, R46, R59, Pants: E40, E43, E44, Boots: E13, E39, E19, E49, Ax: C1, C3, C5

Thank you for allowing me the privilege of sharing these with you today!  I’ll be back at the end of the month to share one more post with you. Have a wonderful day and have fun creating!

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Hits & Highlights

Show your love this Valentine’s Day with sweet little treats — bags, boxes, and tags are all on the table this month as we’ve challenged our team to Tic Tac Toe their way to perfect tokens of adoration for friends and loved ones. Integrating our line of tic tac toe themed products is such a fun way to add some interactive interest to your projects — from one to a hundred and one, everyone loves a good game.

Handmade favors from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade favors from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Both Stephanie and Barbara have created adorable favors that would be ideal for classroom parties, neighborhood friends, or even grandparents — you know they’d love to spend some time playing a fun game of tic tac toe and nibbling on sweet treats! Take a cue from Barbara and include a package of holiday-themed candy to play the game or, use Stephanie’s idea of packaging some of our Tic Tac Toe and Mixed Heart Pieces!

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this Hits & Highlights challenge:

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