MFT: March Release Rewind

Hello again!

The March release from My Favorite Things is now live, and the design team is celebrating with a couple days of Release Rewind activities!

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Today, I get to contribute. And I’ve got a couple more cards to share with you that I whipped up with the new stuff.

Please give it up for card #1.

Happy Flowers by Teri

And the crowd goes wild. ;)

OK, kidding aside, I whipped this guy together with the Circle Scribble Flowers stamp set and coordinating Circle Scribble Flowers Die-namics.

The color scheme? Well, I’m a big fan of bold pinks with black and a pop of green.

To make that happy word (cut with the Happy Trio Die-namics, which just happen to be free right now with a $60 purchase) stand out, I cut it twice and then stacked the words on top of each other.

Happy Flowers by Teri

And this is card #2.

Stay Tuned by Teri

It’s somewhat the same color-wise. I just swapped Lemon Drop cardstock for the green…. and added a light pink to the mix.

The TV was created with the Television Die-namics and the Stay Tuned stamp set.

Stay Tuned by Teri

Now because I did say there is a gift card inside, I did include a gift card slot inside the card. I cut this guy with the Gift Card Grooves Die-namics.

Stay Tuned by Teri

For good measure, I stamped a couple diamonds onto it and added a die-cut star.

Finally, this is card #3.

Sending Happy by Teri

Made it with my favorite friend, the Blueprints Die-namics series. Specifically, the Blueprints 23 Die-namics. I also used the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics to cut the square. Love it when things work together.

Sending Happy by Teri

All the stars and words were stamped with the Totally Happy stamp set. To make those big stars stand out a little more, I used a marker to just add a little shading to the center.

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 is playing today. Thanks again for stopping by!

Winner + Today’s Card

Hi all!

The winner of the blog candy from my blog for the Winter Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop is in. And that lucky winner is:

Cheryl Sampson-Dutro

Congrats, Cheryl! I’ve sent you an email about your blog candy!

And just because…. I’ve got a little card to share with you all today!

You're So Thoughtful by Teri

I created my own background here by splattering diluted pink paint with a paintbrush onto a cardstock panel.

The flowers were die-cut with the Bold Blossom by Julie Ebersole dies. I die-cut them a couple times and then stacked them up. To make the flower stand out, I applied a layer of Glossy Accents to it. I also added a second flower, die-cut with white cardstock, under the pink one, and kinda offset it.

You Are So Thoughtful by Teri

The sentiment was created by mixing together words from the Fancy Thanks by Julie Ebersole stamp set with the You Rock dies.

So that’s what I’ve got! Be back again later, gators. Talk to you again soon.

MFT: Launch

And we have lift-off!

The March release from My Favorite Things is now live. Can I get a woot? Yeah! That’s what I am talking about! ;)

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And guess what? I’ve got a few projects to share with you that I made with the Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Die-namics (and a bunch of other new MFT products).  I’ve got lots to get through today so… come on… let’s do this!

Meet card #1.

Hydrant card by Teri

I created the speech bubble with the new Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Die-namics.

I cut two different pieces of cardstock, lined them up and then whacked off the edges to fit them both on the card. The die-cutting process looked a bit like this.

Hydrant card step

I love the die because you can  use either the top or bottom! Or you can just go to town and use them both. It takes a little more thought to use them both, but they look really cool together when you do.

Hydrant card by Teri

And this is card #2.

Paw Print card by Teri

Does that little dog look familiar? Kinda of reminds me of my dog, Marley, when he sleeps. ;) Only, he’s usually holding a hedgehog toy and not a bone.  Anyway, the little guy on the card is from the You Make My Tail Wag stamp set. And the words? Well, they are from the I Knead You stamp set.

By the way, I used a different speech bubble edge for this one. And I just used the top and not the bottom.

Paw Print card by Teri

And this is card #3.

Ruff Day card by Teri

I used the same speech bubble edge to make the conversation bubble for this one, only I used the bottom this time.

Ruff Day card by Teri

Oh and how did I stamp on that heart? Well, here’s the secret! I stamped the sentiment on the kraft cardstock and then I stamped it again just on the section of the heart, where I wanted it to appear. Then I glued the heart right over the stamped sentiment.

Finally, this is card #4.

Be The card by Teri

I once again used a stitched speech bubble edge. This time, I used just the top of the edge.

And let me tell you a little secret! I used actually used it twice. See that hill the dogs are on? Well, friends, it was cut with the edge. Seriously. Check. This. Out!

Be The card step

I simply hid the dip (well… with a little strategy and all) by plopping one of the dogs over it.

Be the card by Teri

It worked out pretty good, if I do say so myself!

So here’s a list of MFT supplies  I used on these cards:

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

And thank you to all of you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and kind words! Have a great day, guys!

MFT Countdown: 1

Hello!

We meet again, crafty friends!

Just one more day (well, depending on when you read this post) until the March release from My Favorite Things. (<—— 10 p.m. EST on 3/3! Woot! Woot!)

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And I’ve got a couple more projects made with the new stuff to share with you. Shall we? Yes, we shall!

First up is this snazzy number!

Be The Person by Teri

I stamped the background paper myself (yes, mam!) with the new Paw Print Background stamp. All I did was ink up the stamp, set paper on it and use a stamping block to rub the ink to the paper. I could have just used my fingers, but I feel like I get better coverage when I use my old friend, “The Block.”

To create those squares, I did a couple different things. First, I cut all the squares with the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics. I die-cut the paw prints into some of the squares with the Pet Accents Die-namics and then added the die-cut heart and bones (also cut with the Pet Accents Die-namics) on top of the other ones.

Be The Person card by Teri

I think the squares turned out pretty cute!

I once again cut a bunch of squares for this second card with the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics. I even cut a square right onto my background paper.

Be Happy card by Teri

I did an itty bitty, teeny tiny amount of coloring to the dog, coloring in just his collar and nose.

Be Happy card by Teri

I thought he looked so happy that a phrase from the new Totally Happy stamp set would work well with him. So,  yeah, I used one. ;)

So that is what I have today. Here’s list of MFT products I used to make these cards:
  • Pet Accents Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Paw Print Background (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • BB – You Make My Tail Wag Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • BB – You Make My Tail Wag Stamp Set (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Totally Happy Stamp Set (lands on 3/3 at MFT)

Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see who else from the team is sharing projects today. Trust me on this one: You are going to see some DANG good stuff!

I’ll be back again at release time! I hope to see you then!

MFT Countdown: 2

Hello, my crafty friends!

March 3rd and the next release from My Favorite Things is… sooooo… close. And yep. I’ve here… again. And… again… I’ve got a few more projects to share you that I’ve whipped up with some of the awesome new stuff.

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On your mark. Get set. GO!

I just wanted to have fun when I made this first card, and fun I had!

News Flash by Teri

I got a kick out of the TV from the new Television Die-namics so I made a boob tube with them and then decided to put a pooch (created with the new You Wag My Tail stamp set and coordinating You Wag My Tail Die-namics) on the screen. Kinda fun, huh?

The words were stamped with the new Stay Tuned stamp set and the You Wag My Tail set. The Stay Tuned set is such a fun set with all kinds of great television inspired phrases. I really love the phrases and thought it would be really fun to mix it with the phrases from You Wag My Tail so that’s what I did.

News Flash by Teri

Sorta kinda… OK. Wait. A whole lotta love the combination together.

For this second card, I again just wanted to have fun so I did some serious mixing and matching, pairing together a lot of different new products.

Be Happy card by Teri

The sentiment was created by mixing and matching together the Totally Happy stamp set with the Happy Trio Die-namics. To give that happy word some extra dimension, I cut it a couple times and then stacked it up.

Be Happy card by Teri

And how about those Scribbles?! So I totally cut them with the Scribbles Die-namics. While they make awesome flowers, I think they just plain make really cool circle design elements for cards. Some people are really into the rolled string thing, but they are a really nice way to create a similar look without the bulk (or the glue-y mess of trying to adhere a bunch of rolled up string to a card). I may or may not (wink) speak from experience on glue-y mess thing.

Here’s a (really, really big) list of MFT products I used to make these cards:
  • LLD – Television Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • LLD – Stay Tuned Stamp Set (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Totally Happy Stamp Set (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Happy Trio Die-namics – Free with $60 (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Paw Print Background (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Small Brick Background (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Scribbles Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Blueprints 23 Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • BB – You Make My Tail Wag Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
    BB – You Make My Tail Wag Stamp Set (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Pierced Star STAX Die-namics

And, as always, be sure to check the MFT blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. Someone may (or may not) have peeked at what my DT buddies have been up to. (Holy smokes, you guys, it’s good stuff!)

I hope you’ll pop on by tomorrow! I’ll be back with more stuff to share.

MFT Countdown: 3

Another day. Another FUN day counting down to the March release from My Favorite Things.

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So let’s do this. Here are a couple more cards to share with you.

Happier Flowers card by Teri

I cut all the squares for this guy with the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics.  To give that bottom square some visual interested, I stamped on top with the Small Brick Background stamp.

The flowers? Those guys are from the Circle Scribble Flowers stamp set. Love them.

Happier Flowers card by Teri

And here is one more card to share today.

Happy Stars card by Teri

I once again brought out the Inside & Out Rounded Square STAX Die-namics. I cut all the square elements for the card with it.

The words are from the Happy Trio Die-namics and Totally Happy stamp set.

Happy Squares card by Teri

Here’s a list of supplies from My Favorite Things I used to make the cards I’ve shared today:

Once again, be sure to check out the blog for My Favorite Things to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

MFT Countdown: 4

Hello again, friends!

The countdown is on for the March release from My Favorite Things. (Note to March 3rd: Hurry, hurry, hurry!)

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And I’ve got a couple more cards to share with you today that I put together with some of the new stuff.

Meow card by Teri

I had a great time putting together this card with the new I Knead You stamp set and coordinating I Knead You Die-namics. I have a dog and am pretty much a dog person, but… goodness… I LOVE a stamp set of cute pie kitties! I imagine using this set to make lots and lots (and lots) of cards to send my cat loving friends!

I created the backgrounds here with a couple new background stamps – Paw Print Background and Small Brick Background.

Meow card by Teri

It was easy. Ink up the stamps, set cardstock on them and then rub over the cardstock with a block to transfer the ink. Sure, I could have used my fingers but I like the extra force (and even-ness) using a block gives.

I also made an inside for this card, using some of the same supplies.

Meow card by Teri

And, of course, I had to make a dog card too! I couldn’t help myself.

For this guy, I used the new You Make My Tail Wag stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics, which are sold separately).

Tail Wag card by Teri

I once again pulled out the Brick Background stamp to  make a floor, of sorts.

And I did a little coloring. I just used colored pencils.

Tail Wag card by Teri

To make him stand out, I did use foam tape to adhere him to the card.

I sorta kinda… actually… a whole lotta… love him.

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

  • BB – I Knead You Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • BB – I Knead You Stamp Set (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • BB – You Make My Tail Wag Die-namics (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • BB – You Make My Tail Wag Stamp Set (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Small Brick Background (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Paw Print Background (lands on 3/3 at MFT)
  • Candy Jars Die-namics (for the hearts)

And, once again, be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.  I can assure you that fabulous stuff is being shared!