MFT: August Launch

And we have lift-off! 🙂

The August release from My Favorite Things is now available, and I’m super excited to be here again with a few more projects made with some of the new products. Hooray!


To celebrate the new release, I dove in deep with the new Geek is Chic Glasses Die-namics and coordinating Geek is Chic clear stamp set. (Say that 10 times fast… ha!) So here we go.

Meet card #1.


I stenciled the background here with the Small Checkboard Stencil. It was easy. Just taped the pink paper down and then taped the stencil on top and sponged the ink (Razzleberry) liberally over it.

Those glasses? Yeah. Totally geeked out over them. I cut the glasses twice: Once from white cardstock and once from black cardstock. I snipped the middle from the white pair and pasted that middle on the black pair. It reminds me of taped up glasses.


And meet card #2.


I again created my own background paper. This time, I used my (…. quickly becoming my favorite stencil ever… but I digress) Jumbo Polka Dots Stencil and an orange ink pad make those dots.

The rest is pretty easy. I cut three pairs of glasses with the Geek Is Chic Glasses Die-namics, stamped sentiment (from the Geek is Chic stamp set) and added a hello word (cut with the Happy Hellos Die-namics).


Sorta kinda love that die-cuts layered together look. Sorta kinda love it a lot.

Ok. And here is card #3.


So I lived on the edge with this one and made a tri-color pair of glasses. How did I do it? Well, simple. I cut three strips of cardstock, adhered them onto a larger panel of cardstock and die-cut the glasses from it.


And this is card #4, which is closely tied to card #3.


See those lenses? Yeah. They were left over from the last card and I just couldn’t let them go to waste so I die-cut a black pair of glasses and plopped them inside them.


So that’s what I have.

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

Be sure to hit the My Favorite Things blog to find links to everyone else who is sharing projects today that have been made with August’s release.

And be sure to visit the MFT shop to find all the new stuff.


MFT Countdown: 1

Hello again!

I’ve got one more batch of projects made with the August release from My Favorite Things. I hope you can handle it. 😉


Today’s post is a bit of a trip on the Halloween side again.

Here’s project #1.


As part of the August release, MFT has put together a really fun set of Halloween dies called the Spooky Scene Die-namics. They are awesome for making… well… spooky scenes for cards.

I thought they’d be fun for making Halloween treats too so I challenged myself to make a treat with them. I found some small clear drinking glasses at the dollar store. I die-cut a fence and just tucked it inside the glass, just before I put the candy in it. (If you have a Winco grocery store nearby, I found these solid candies in the bulk foods department. You could probably find solid ones at a party store as well.).

Then I made the little scene to stick in it.


What you might be surprised by is there’s actually a toothpick holding it up.


I just assembled all the die-cuts together and then adhered the toothpick to the back of the tree die. It worked like charm!

Now, keep in mind, I used this pick with candy. But you could easily make these picks and stick them in cupcakes, brownies and other treats to give to your favorite goblins and little (or big) monsters. I mean, seriously, imagine a whole bunch of these treats all lined up.

So I also made a card to share with you all today.


This was sure fun to make!

The spider web was cut with the new Spider Web Cover-Up Die-namics, while the spider was cut from a die from the new Centerpieces Spooky Window Die-namics. (Both will go on sale on 8/12). The words are from the Spooky Sentiments stamp set (available on 8/12 as well).


So how did I create that background? Simple. I pulled out my stash of watercolor crayons.


I scribbled color onto a stamping block. Spritzed the color with water and then dragged the block down a piece of white cardstock.

I left the color dry and ended up with something like this.


Then I die-cut two of Spider Web Cover-ups and layered them together, placing them over the watercolor background.


Love that extra little bit of depth that the addition of the second web adds.

Here’s a complete list of all the MFT supplies I used to make these projects.

  • Spooky Scene Die-namics (available 8/12)
  • Spooky Sentiments stamp set (available 8/12)
  • Spider Web Cover-Up Die-namics (available 8/12)
  • MFT Ink pad: Black Licorice

Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see which other design team members are sharing projects today.

MFT Countdown: 2

Hi all!

Another day. Another day of sharing something (and something else) I made with some of the products from My Favorite Things’ August release.


Let’s do this. 🙂

Meet #1.


See that envelope? Totally die-cut that bad boy with the new You’ve Got Mail Die-namics dies (available on 8/12).

All the words and stamped elements on that envelope? Yep. They are from the coordinating You’ve Got Mail clear stamp set (also available on 8/12).

I used a few other products on this guy. I cut the tag with the Tag Talk Die-namics and hello word with Happy Hellos Die-namics. I created the tag with the File Folder Die-namics. And, finally, I stamped on the blue piece of cardstock with the Writing Tablet Background stamp (which also lands on 8/12 at MFT).


And meet #2.


I whipped many of the same supplies to make this guy!

I thought it’d be fun for this card to let the backside of the envelope show so that’s what I did. Before  I folded and sealed the envelope all up, I set the new Jumbo Polka Dots Stencil (available on 8/12) on it and sponged some yellow ink over it. The result is the polka dots you see. If you decided to try that technique at home, be sure that you apply ink with a stencil first and then fold up the envelope. You’ll get much nicer, cleaner polka dots.


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

And with that, this post is a wrap!

Once again, be sure to hit the MFT Blog to lots of other design team members, who are sharing projects made with the new products. There’s some really amazing stuff!

MFT Coundown: 3

Hello again all!

There’s just a few more days until My Favorite Things’ August release is available for purchase. I’ve got one more card to share today made with some of those new products.


So here we go! (Weeeeeeee!)


I had such a fun time stamping the little girl (who is from the new Batty About You stamp set). I stamped her and then colored him with the Magic Pencil technique. What’s that you ask? Well, I scribbled some color with Prismacolor pencils on her and then used a blending stump dipped in Gamsol to spread the color.

A friend of mine taught me this technique years ago. I forget that it’s such an easy technique and so, so forgiving, especially when you don’t fancy yourself much to not be great coloring artist!


I was feeling a bit adventurous here and decided to decorate the inside of my card as well.


I figured it’d be a bit too much to color her in again so I just stamped her in green ink and called it good.

By the way, the words are from the Batty About you stamp set. And the polka dot pattern ? I just stenciled that onto the green cardstock piece using Jumbo Polka Dot stencil, a green ink pad, a cosmetic sponge… and a happy crafting girl smile! 😉

So here’s a complete list of the MFT products I used on today’s card:

  • Batty About You stamp set (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Batty About You Die-namics (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Stichable Dot Circle Stax Die-namics (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Spooky Scene Die-namics…. for the moon (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Blueprints 18 Die-namics… for the little stars and the green panel on the inside of the card  (lands on 8/12 at MFT)
  • Cardstock: Gumdrop Green
  • Ink: Gumdrop Green, Licorice

Once again, be sure to hit the MFT blog. You’ll find links to all the other MFT design team members who are sharing projects today.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by! You guys are the best.

MFT Countdown: 4

Hello again!

I back with a couple more projects made with new products from the August release from My Favorite Things. (Woo-to-the-hoo! Just you wait, you guys. Just. You. Wait.)


Shall we get started? Ok. Let’s do it!

The star of all these projects is a new stamp set called Office Space, which will be available on the 12th at MFT. The new coordinating Office Space Die-namics steel dies play a key role too. 😉

So this is card #1.


The stapler and words are from the stamp set.

I stamped the blue panel with another new stamp from MFT: the Writing Tablet Background stamp. It too lands at MFT on the 12th.

The dots were created with the new Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil (which…. you guessed it… lands at MFT on the 12th as well).


And this is card #2.


I just love the computer monitor! It (and the sentiment) is from the Office Space stamp set. The cool thing about the stamp set is it comes with a bunch of different phrases that you could totally stamp on the monitor. Love that!


And meet #3.


And you guessed it. I whipped out the Office Space stamp set (and dies) again for this guy. I have a tape dispenser just like this one on my desk… lol! 🙂

To create the polka dot paper here, I just set the Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil on a piece of yellow cardstock and then gently sponged on some yellow ink.  Easy peasy!


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

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to learn which other MFT design team members are sharing projects today made with products from the August release.

MFT Countdown: 5

We meet again! 🙂

I’m back again with a couple more projects made with the August release from My Favorite Things.


You might say that today’s projects are a bit on the spooky side. 😉

Meet #1.


I cut all the elements for this one (other than the stars, which are from the  Blueprints 18 Die-namics) with the Witch’s Cauldron Die-namics dies. So, so fun, you guys.

To get the two-toned look with the bubbles, I cut the “oval” part of the cauldron with the same green cardstock and the bubble panel. Then I just used a dark green maker to add a little color and make it darker. I used the same marker to add color to the bubbles.


And this is card #2.


This was so much fun to make, you guys!  Oh my goodness. I used the Centerpieces Spooky Window Die-namics to make that window. GOSH, it is so, so fun! I started with a 3″ x 4″ pieces of cardstock (brown and white) and cut the window scene from them.

On the brown piece, I simply used my scissors to snip away the web and spider and then layered them together.


One really cool thing about this set is it comes with an individual spider die so you can die-cut a spider from black (or whatever color you prefer).  It makes building a scene totally easy!

So how did I do the color behind the window, you ask? Well, well, well, my fine friends… I used a couple of my MFT ink pads (Orange Fizz and Lemon Drop) and did something like this.

I took the two ink pads and applied color quickly to a stamping block.


Then I quickly spritzed on a little water.


Then I quickly (are you sensing a pattern?) set the block onto a panel of watercolor paper and pulled the color down it. Because the ink dries fast, you really have to work fast to pull this technique off, but  believe me, the results make it totally worth it.


And don’t fret if you only get a little color on your paper panel. Just ink up your blog and repeat the process again.

Here’s a complete list of the MFT products I used to make today’s cards:

Ok, so today’s post is a wrap. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Be sure to hit the MFT blog to see what other DT members are sharing projects today.

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

(I’ve got two posts here today! Looking for my latest Thursday (aka: 6)  countdown post for My Favorite Things? Go here… or just scroll down. It’s the post right below this one.)


Hi all!

The fun folks over at the CASE Study Challenge blog are celebrating four big years of challenges with some inspirational blog hops over the next few weeks. I’m thrilled to be joining the crew for this week’s blog hop!

We were invited to find our own inspiration and make something inspired by it. I spotted this quote recently and just really liked it.




It really spoke to me so I decided to make a card inspired by it. Here’s what I did.


You’ll see the quote played center stage. I used a typewriter (with a really, really, really old ribbon) to type out “you make my heart smile” onto the grid paper. The “friend” word is a stamp from Lawn Fawn’s #awesome stamp set.

Pretty much everything else on the card was just added to kinda go with the feel of the quote.


So that’s what I have.

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone who is hopping today.

Joni Nina Andaya
Teri   (<——– here you are)
Laura Bassen
JJ Bolton
Nina Brackett
Clare Buswell
Keisha Campbell
Andrea Ewen
Pamela Ho
Jeanne Jachna
Anna Kossakovskaya
Elena Roussakis
Lisa Spangler

Make sure you comment as you go. Some prizes are up for grabs. (Woot, woot!)  Comments will be taken until midnight EST on next Tuesday.

And … one more thing… there’s also a challenge happening! In honor of the anniversary of CASE Study, folks about being invited to make something inspired this hop! Head over to the CASE Study blog to learn more.