MFT Countdown: 5

Hello again!

It’s another day of September Release countdown action with My Favorite Things.


So let’s do this! ūüôā

So meet card #1.


Some of my most (absolute most) FAVORITE products from the September release (which lands at MFT on 9/16) are the two new jar-themed Die-namics sets – the Mason Jar Mug Die-namics and the Mason Jar Die-namics. These dies can be used on their own or mixed together. I just love that kind of versatility!

For this card, I used a few dies from each of the two sets. The hearts came from one set, while the mug, ice cubes, lemon , straw and label came from another. Really, love it when you can mix things together.

It’s a little hard to tell here, but I actually die-cut the mug three times (twice from white and yellow cardstocks and once from a transparency) and then layered things together.


How did I do the lemon? Well, I die-cut the pieces from the same Lemon Drop cardstock. To make the rim a little darker, I just brushed a yellow marker over it.

Up for another card? Good because here is card #2. (Wink!)


Again, I did a little mix and matching here and used both the Mason Jar and Mason Jar Mug Die-namics sets to create these guys.

The whole dip color¬†look with Mason Jars is super hot with DIY folks (see an example here and another here) so I thought I’d try the look in paper form.


I die-cut the three jars, covered up part of them with a sticky note and then sponged on some black ink. I think it turned out pretty cool.

And how about one more card?

Here’s card #3.


I decided to do the shaker thing. I die-cut the jar from a panel of white cardstock. I placed a transparency under the opening and then I die-cut the lid. I adhered it right onto the transparency.

What you don’t see? There’s a lot (… no make that “a whole STINKIN’ lot) of foam tape on the backside of the panel, around the jar. I created the confetti by cutting a ton of little hearts and circles with a couple dies from the Mason Jar Die-namics set.


And what about those stamped words on this card (and the other two)? Welp. They, too, are from MFT. I stamped them with the new Mason Jar Labels stamp set.

I thought all of these turned out pretty fun. I actually had to hold myself back from not making another 4, 5, 10 cards with these dies to share with you today. They are so stinking fun! ūüėČ

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

Thanks again for stopping by today, all! And don’t forget to¬†hit the MFT blog to see which other MFT Design Team members are sharing projects today.

MFT Countdown: 6

Hello again!

Happy to be here again today with a few more projects made with some of the new products for September from My Favorite Things.


So… yeah. Let’s do this.

This is card #1.


To create the background, I stamped the Writing Tablet Background stamp right onto my card with blue ink.


Then I went to town “saucing” things up (so to speak).

I created the lunchbox with the new Lunchbox Die-namics. The words stamped on them are from Packed with Positivity stamp set (available on 9/16).

And this is card #2.


I used most of the same supplies on this one. Although you might say I went a little bananas working on this one. ūüėČ It totally made me giggle so I had.. just had… to use the banana with the banana phrase.


I also decorated the inside of this card by stamping some lines and a a few phrases from the Packed with Positivity stamp set.


Love how the words and elements look all stacked together like that.

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

Once again, that is what I have for you. Be sure to hit the MFT blog to see who else from the MFT Design Team that is sharing projects today.

Hope to see you again tomorrow! And thanks, as always, for stopping by!

MFT Countdown: 7

Hello, hello!

We meet again! Super pumped to once again be with join the My Favorite Things crew for another release countdown.

I’ve got a lot of projects to share with you. Consider yourselves warned: September’s release is… AMAZING! So many good things! Start eating Ramen now. (I kid. I kid. Ok. Maybe not. Wink!)


So let’s get on with the partying!

I had fun today, mostly working with the Blueprints 19 Die-namics, for this post.

If you new to MFT, you might not know a lot about their Blueprints series of dies. These dies are pretty cool. For each Blueprints set, you get a whole bunch of dies that you just have to use to cut pieces out for a card and assemble them together. They make cardmaking super easy!

The Blueprints 19 Die-namics (which officially debut on the 16th) have a label theme going on. Plus there’s lots of little dies (flower, star, button, rectangle and more) included in the set that you can throw into the mix.

So how about I should you a couple cards I made with the set?

Meet #1.


Meet #2.



And meet #3.



The bases of these cards were created with the new Blueprints set. I did doll-up up the labels by stamping or stenciling  a pattern on them.

And you might be wondering about those big scripty words on card #1 and card #3? Yep. Those guys. They were die-cut with another Die-namics set you’ll get to meet later in the week.

And this is card #4.



I once again used the Blueprints 19 Die-namics. (And again I used that same set of dies for the scripty word that you’ll get to meet later in the week.)

This time, I die-cut the leaves for the tree out of the label. The tree and leaves are from the Out on a Limb Die-namics die set by Lisa Johnson. Such a fun set!

To give the leaves a little extra kick, I scribble some color on them with a colored pencil and then spread the color around a little bit with a blending stump and Gamsol.


Love that extra depth the extra color gives them.

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

Ok, so that’s what I have! Be sure to hit the MFT blog to see who else from the MFT Design Team that ¬†is sharing projects today.

Hope to see you again tomorrow!

STAMPtember Blog Hop


Hi all!

Well, well, well… what a fun day! My friends over at Simon Says Stamp! invited me to make something with some of their new STAMPtember products and share it as part of their STAMPtember Blog Hop.

So yeah. You know me. Any reason to get crafty? I’m pretty much there. So yeah. Here I am. AND DUDE! I am PUMPED!

And again. You know me. I couldn’t stop at one thing. I made a couple things to share with you today.¬†Consider yourselves warned. (Hee!) ¬†Here we go.

Meet card #1.


The green panel was cut with the new Giving Thanks die. And those feathers? Well, I decided to use them more as a graphic element than traditional feathers. And how did I make them? Well, I stamped and cut them with the Thanksgiving Table stamp set  and Thanksgiving Feast dies.


Meet card #2.


This time, I whipped out the new Thanks Card die.  I die-cut it three times (from gray, green and blue cardstocks). I sponged on the star pattern (from the Mosaic Stars pattern stencil) with blue ink. And then I did some stacking.

I stacked the green panel onto the gray panel, allowing just a little bit of gray to peek out.


Then I cut off part of the blue Thanks Card panel like so.


I adhered the whole lot together and ended up with a little something like this.


By the way, I set a little bit of white cardstock behind the open space. I also used foam tape to adhere the Thanks Card panel down, which really gave it a lot of extra depth.


I love that popped look.

I also made some journaling cards to share with you today. Say what?! Sure, ¬†I make a lot of cards but I’m also pretty passionate about pocket page memory keeping. And I was totally geeked out to realize that both the Giving Thanks and Thanks Card dies can be used with pocket pages. They are just the right size to slide into a pocket.


I always like to make some journaling cards ahead of time so that I can later pull them out and put them in my scrapbooks when I really am in the scrapbooking zone. Besides the Giving Thanks and Thanks Card dies, I used Simon’s new Thanksgiving Table stamp set and Thanksgiving Feast dies to make these.

And, just for comparison, I slid one of my journaling cards into a pocket page so you can get an idea of how they fit.


So that’s what I have!

The next stop on the hop is that of the lovely Kathy Racoosin. Take it away, Kathy!

Oh yeah, wait a minute! Leave a comment on my post here. That’s because one of you is going to score a prize package from Simon Says Stamp! The package will be an assortment of product from the STAMPtember giveaway stash.¬†¬†(Woo. To. The. Hoo.)¬†Be sure to comment by¬†6:00pm EST on Thursday September 11, 2014. A complete winners list (because there are giveaways on the blogs of EVERYONE taking part in today’s hop) will be on the Simon Says Stamp! blog on Sept. 12th.

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OK. For real. Going back to the next stop, it’s the blog of the lovely Kathy Racoosin! Happy blog hopping! (And, if you get lost, be sure to check the Simon Says Stamp! blog for the complete list of hoppers.)

Have a great day, guys! And thanks for stopping by!