Tips & Tricks: Pump up Your Flowers and Foliage

Our Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

A jaunty wreath hanging on your front door is a festive way to welcome visitors, provide cheer to passers-by, and inject some decorative flair into your home decor…it’s an iconic representation of the holidays and always a great addition to your Christmas cards and projects. If you take a close look at Barbara’s card though, you’ll discover a delightful surprise. She’s repurposed another seasonal favorite — the snowflake included in the Filled with Joy Die-namics — into a lush, leafy wreath in shades of green and red. Hop over to her blog to learn more about her process!

Handmade poinsettia flowers from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Simply layering the petal die cuts created with the Perfect Poinsettia Die-namics results in beautiful accents for your cards. With just a bit more time and effort though, you can achieve remarkable results like these options from Torico. For today’s Tips & Tricks challenge, she’s sharing a number of variations on the poinsettia as well as providing helpful tips on adding dimension to your flowers.


Want to learn more about our designers’ Tips & Tricks for our October Release? Head to their blogs for the full details!

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  • Sue Smith

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    Torico, I love the beauty and simplicity of your card. The poinsettiasecond are lovely.

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  • Terrie D.

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    These are both beautiful cards! 🙂

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  • Carol B

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    So glad I ordered the poinsettia die set; this is awesome!

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  • Margaret

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    Great card and great idea! I need to start looking at my supplies in a different way – what else could I do with this? Thanks for the inspiration!

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