MFT: Shakers Gotta Shake

Hi all!

So My Favorite Things is a doing some fun stuff this week on the MFT Blog, sharing all kinds of fun ideas for shaker cards. Are you new to the shaker thing? Made them for awhile and wanting some fresh ideas? You are going to find a whole lot of great info over there. I highly recommend checking it out.

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Today’s focus is on making shakers with word dies, and I thought it sounded like a fun challenge so (yep) I totally decided to join the fun.

So here’s a word die inspired card I made!

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It was so fun to make this guy! I don’t think I’ve ever made a word shaker before…. or if I have, I just don’t remember it.

I cut a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of white cardstock and die-cut the friend word with the Friend Die-namics die into it. And then I was super sneaky! I cut a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ panel of acetate (or plain old transparency) and adhered it under it to give it the window look.

Now, I had to be really, really, really sneaky. I had to do something about the ends. So what did I do? I totally cut two strips of Razzle Berry cardstock and adhered them on the right and left sides of the Friend panel.

Friend Shaker Card by Teri

Sneaky, huh? Hee hee hee (<—- written in a totally evil laughing kind of way)!
Rather than using traditional sequins, I die-cut some with MFT’s Sequins Die-namics and placed them behind the window.

I should admit that if you ripped up that panel, you would would find a lot (A LOT) of foam tape behind it.  ;)  And, you know what? I would totally do it again! Hee! It was fun!

So there you have it.

Here’s a list of MFT supplies I used to make this card:

And be sure to hit the MFT Blog for more “shaker-licious” action. ;)

MFT: Creative Construction with Blueprints

Hi all!

I’m joining the My Favorite Things design team again today for another Creative Construction with Blueprints challenge.

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This time, we are featuring ways to use the scallops from the Blueprints dies. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I love the Blueprints Die-namics. The cool thing about them is you get a bunch of different dies with each set, plus MFT provides a free printable set of sketches for each Blueprints set, sharing some ways you can use them.

So I decided to use Blueprints 8 for my card today. This set has a lot of great elements, and I love that the scallop fits across the rectangle.

Without You Friend by Teri

So make that rectangle element, I die-cut the rectangle and stamped onto with the Diagonal Background stamp. I am a fan of stripes… what can I say?! ;)

Then I die-cut the friend word (also from the Blueprints 8) and then die-cut the scallop three times. I wanted those scallops to have a little pop so I stacked them up, letting the white ones pop from the bottom.

Without You Friend by Teri

For this card, I actually stayed pretty close to one of the sketches for Blueprints 8, changing out just a few elements and adding a few of my own personal touches.

Ok. So there you have it. :)

Here’s a list of MFT products I used to make this card:

And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see who else is taking part in today’s challenge.

And thanks for stopping by today, guys! I always enjoy it when you do!

MFT: Launch

And we have liftoff!

The April release from My Favorite Things is now available! Hot diggity dog!

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And I’m celebrating (with the rest of the Design Team) by sharing a couple more cards made with the new stuff. (Cha! Cha!)

Both cards I’m sharing today use the Stitched Circle Frames Die-namics, which I love so, so much!

So meet card #1.

You Make Me Happy by Teri

I created the background paper myself by using the new Garden Flourish Background stamp to stamp the pattern onto yellow cardstock.

I created both circle elements with the Stitched Circle Frames Die-namics. I somewhat wanted to play a trick on your eyes so I placed one of the circles below the Stripes Cover-Up and one above.

You Make Me Happy by Teri

I think it really helped to add a little extra dimension to a card that’s actually flat as can be!

And meet card #2.

Happy Circles by Teri

I once again made my own background paper with the Garden Flourish Background stamp.

And this time I added three circles cut with the Stitched Circle Frames Die-namics.

Happy Circles by Teri

Those little stars? Cut those puppies with the Blueprints 24 Die-namics. I think they make great little accents!

So that’s what I have. ;)

Here’s a list of MFT supplies I used to make the cards I’m sharing today:

And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog to find links to the blogs of all the other team members sharing projects today.

Have a great day, y’all! And thanks, as always, for stopping by! I always enjoy it when you do!

MFT Countdown: 1

It’s almost time for the April release from My Favorite Things.

And I’m here with two more teaser-style projects to share with you. Sigh. Yeah. I know. :)

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So let’s get on with the show.

Say hello to card #1.

Hello Friend by Teri

I created the background paper myself with the new Garden Flourish Background stamp. I set the stamp on the table, applied ink to it and then set a yellow panel of cardstock onto it and transferred the ink. Really love how it turned out.

The leafy element was cut with the new Simple Leaf Flourishes Die-namics, while the frame was cut with the Sentimental Flourish Frame Die-namics. Now, the frame is super fancy. For this card, I decided just to use the middle element. I wanted to maintain a somewhat graphic look.

Hello Friend by Teri

And meet card #2.

Thank You by Teri

I think this one is a little fancier than the last one. I used some of the same elements, just a little differently.

Those half labels at the top and bottom were cut with the center from the Sentimental Flourish Frame Die-namics. And, yes, that fancy frame in the middle also cut with the Sentimental Flourish Frame Die-namics.

Thank You by Teri

Here’s a list of MFT supplies I used to make these cards:

Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

And thanks, as always, for stopping by! I appreciate all your kind words!

MFT Countdown: 2

Hi all!

Just 2 more days until the new release from My Favorite Things, and I’m stoked to share a couple more cards I made with the new stuff.

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On your mark. Get set. Go, go, go!!! ;)

OK! Meet card #1.

Hello Circles by Teri

Circles. I really, really, really like circles!

So, of course, I had to play with the Stitched Circles Frames Die-namics to make this card. I cut three frames and the layered them. The white circle? That’s the center from a white circle frame I cut!

By the way, I stamped the background myself. I used the new Simply Circles Background stamp do it.

Hello Circles by Teri

And this is card #2.

Sending Happy by Teri

I once again whipped out the Stitched Circle Frames Die-namics to cut a couple circle for my card.

I used the new Modern Blooms stamp set and Modern Blooms Die-namics to create the floral elements. You’ll be hearing a bit more about them tomorrow.

Sending Happy by Teri

Here’s a list of MFT supplies I used to make these cards:

And, once again, be sure to hit the MFT Blog to find links to other design team members sharing projects today!

MFT Countdown: 3

And just like that, we meet again!

We’re halfway through the countdown to the April release from My Favorite Things. Yep. You guessed it! I’ve got a couple more cards to share with you today.

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Shall we? We shall!

Meet card #1.

Makes You Happy by Teri

So this card involved a bit of die-cutting and piecing things together to make the little scene. The flowers, tools, bench and birdhouse are all from the new Spring Garden Die-namics, which arrive on April 7th at My Favorite Things (along with the rest of the April release).

To create the flowers, I stacked some of them together and then just used a white paint pen to add a little dab to the centers. I tend to use a lot of enamel dots and bling these days , but sometimes you just want a cute card that is super flat and easily mailable (aka: won’t cost you an arm and a leg to send it). A pen is nice tool to use rather than those chunky embellishments.

Makes You Happy by Teri

And this is card #2.

Appreciate You card by Teri

I again used the Spring Garden Die-namics to create the little scene. Behind the little banner (cut with Blueprints 24 Die-namics) is a little flourish-y frame that (cough) you’ll be hearing more about later in the week.

Appreciate You by Teri

For the centers, I just cut a couple sequins from white cardstock using some of the dies from Blueprints 24.

So that’s what I have for you today.

Here’s a list of MFT products I used to make these cards:

And, once again, be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else is sharing projects today. I can assure you this: LOTS of good stuff to be found. I might have peeked. Might have. ;)

Hope you will cruise on by tomorrow.

MFT Countdown: 4

Hello, hello again!

Another day. Another day closer to the April release from My Favorite Things. (Insert big YAY right here!)

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So I’ve got a couple more cards to share with you today that I used some  of the new stuff on. And… go!

Meet card #1.

You Gnome Me by Teri

Oh my gosh, you guys! You totally need the new You Gnome Me stamp set it. It’s so stinking cute! Gnomes. Lots of adorable gnomes in it! There’s also some coordinating You Gnome Me Die-namics to use with it.

I created the scene here with the new stamps and dies. I also pulled in a couple hearts from the new True Friends stamp set.

You Gnome Me by Teri

The grass was cut with the Tall Grassy Edge Die-namics.

And meet card #2.

You Understand Me by Teri

So it’s a little different for the last card. I went more artsy with this one because I wanted to play with the new Tiny Triangles Stencil, which I used to make the background.

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Now if you are not a lover of messy techniques, this may not be for you. But, for those of you who are lovers of mess making, here’s how the process went. Now, let me apologize in advance: These process pictures were shot under a vat of darkness (as I was making this card late at night). :)

First, I set the stencil on cardstock. And then I applied some texture paste onto it.

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I removed the stencil and got something like this. I let the paste dry for a bit.

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Then I squirted a little dye ink re-inker onto a craft mat. I added a few drops of water and mixed!

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I lifted the color and spread it onto my triangle-d panel.

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And then I repeated this step a couple more times with other ink colors.

Once the panel was fully colored, I set a paper towel on top and blotted it dry.

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I let panel air dry fully for a few hours and then used it to make my card!

It’s a totally fun technique. I encourage you to give it a try if you haven’t before.

Here’s a list of MFT supplies I used to make these cards.

And, once again, be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see who else from the team is sharing projects today!