MFT Countdown: 4

Hi all!

We’re one day closer to the August release from My Favorite Things.


And I’ve got one more card made with the new stuff to share with you today.

Meet today’s card.

Sunny Smiles by Teri

I have fun playing with the Polynesian Paradise stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics) for this card. The pineapples and the words are from the stamp set.

Rather than coloring, I did some stamping, fussy cutting and die-cutting to make the pineapples. I die-cut the bases with the dies. I stamped on them. And then I stamped the pineapples again on yellow and green cardstocks and fussy cut them out with my scissors. I like the fun look/dimension the combination of techniques gave them.

Sunny Smiles

The circle and rectangle were with cut with the new Double Stitched Circle STAX and Double Stitched Rectangle Die-namics. And that paper on the very bottom of the design is from the new Dots & Stripes Fresh 6×6 paper pad!  More MFT patterned paper? Hooray!!! (<— That’s what I am saying.)

To see who else is sharing projects today, check out the MFT Blog.

And for links to the products I used to make this card, check out the list below. Links for the newest stuff (the August release stuff) will work once the new release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on Tuesday.


MFT Countdown: 5

Hi all!

It’s time yet again to start counting down to another fun release from My Favorite Things.


The fun begins today with a couple new cards made with the new stuff.

And oh boy, you guys! Just wait until you see the new stamps and dies (and stencils)! Save your pennies now, I tell ya! Good, good stuff!

Alright! So meet card #1.

Flower Buds Hi by Teri

For this bad boy, I cut the rectangle with the new Double Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. One of the things I love about MFT is their STAX dies. I love all these different treatments (like the double stitching) they give those dies. There’s just something about the look it gives a project.

I created the flowers here by mixing together a couple different new products – the Scribble Rose Overlay and Scribble Roses Die-namics and the Scribble Roses stamp set.

Hi Buds card by Teri

By the way, I also created the background paper. All I did was take the small flower in the stamp set and then stamp it over and over. I think it just kinda brought everything together nicely.

And meet card #2.

Let's Be Friends by Teri

I played it on the clean and graphic side with this card. Rather than using the rectangles in a traditional rectangle + larger rectangle (for a mat) sense, I wanted to do something different. How I did that was by anchoring that smaller rectangle in the corner of the larger rectangle. I think I like it!

Let's Be Friends by Teri

And you might be wondering about that phrase? Well, it’s from the new Encouraging Words stamp set. I really, really, love the size of the phrases in this set. I think you are going to see it used a few times this week. 😉  They aren’t too big and aren’t too small.

So that’s what I have for you today.

Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else is sharing projects.

You’ll find a list below of products I used to make these cards. The links to the new products will work after the new release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on August 4th.

Thanks for stopping by today, guys! I always enjoy it when you do.


Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi all!

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world once again, and the gang’s are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on July 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 4th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Emily is taking a small hiatus to care for different things in her life. Kathy Racoosin is filling in for her.  We are so excited to have Kathy join us in August!

Alice Wertz

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog… woohoo!)

So let me show what I “scooped” up to share with you today. 😉

Hey Sugar card by Teri

Oh gosh! For all things cute! I used the new Ice Cream Cone die to make each of those ice cream cones. (The heart is from the Tiny Hearts dies!)

I cut the cones’ two pieces from two different colors of cardstock. For that pink ice cream cone, I was trying to mimic the look of a dipped cone. I cut the ice cream once from white cardstock and once from pink cardstock. I used my trusty scissors to shave a little off the bottom of the pink ice. After adhering it to the cone, I added some Glossy Accents to it. Again, I was just going for the look of a dipped cone.

Hey Sugar card by Teri

The sentiment I used on my card is from the Sugar Rush stamp set. i thought it just worked for what I was going for.

Hope you enjoyed the card! I’ll be back again soon. Thanks for stopping by!



Today’s card

Hi all!

Just popping by today with a card to share.

U R So Rad by Teri

This card kinda just happened. I had been working on some other projects and was cleaning up my desk. And the idea for a card just kinda came from the stuff I was picking up. 🙂

If you look really close, I actually layered together two transparencies (both from the So Rad collection from Simple Stories) to make that U R element. One had the “So Rad” words printed on it. One had the paint marks printed on it. On top of the transparencies, I added the “U R” letter stickers.

The sunglasses are just a die-cut. I wanted to give make them a little more fun so I matted them onto patterned paper. (Again. It came from the So Rad collection.)

U R So Rad by Teri

And just to finish everything off, I added the star, enamel dot, “text me.” sticker and torn cork paper tape sticker. Again. Really just to bring it all together.

I’ll be back again later. Thanks for swinging by today.

MFT Ingenious Inking Challenge: Resistance is Futile

Hi all!

Got a little inky today. 🙂 And  I wanted to share a new card!


This card just happens to made in response to the latest Ingenious Inking challenge with the My Favorite Things Design Team. We were challenged this time to create something cool with resist!

Birthday Star Card by Teri

I created that whole colorful background panel with an embossed resist technique. And I did a little masking too. 😉

The process went a bit like this.

I started out by embossing the Abstract Background Stamp pattern with white embossing powder onto cardstock. Then I set a couple sticky notes onto the panel and gently sponged ink onto it.

Emboss Resist step 1

I removed the sticky notes and got something like this.

Emboss Resist Step 2I pulled out my sticky notes again and partly covered up the inked part. And then I added a couple more sticky notes. And I inked again. I used a different color this time.

Heat Emboss Resist Step 3

I ended up with something like this.

Heat Emboss Resist Step 4

And then I just repeated the sticky note and inking process over and over until my panel was completely covered with ink. It took a little time, but I think it turned out pretty cool!

So I used the panel really as a patterned paper for my card.

It seemed a little plain by just using the paper so I added the sequins and star. It’s a little hard to tell but I did add a little vellum under the star. I felt like it just helped mute the paper a little and made the star stand out a little more.

Birthday Star Card by Teri

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to bop over to the MFT Blog to see who else else got inky today.

And be sure to check out the list below for clickable links to products available from MFT that I used to make this card.


Thanks for stopping by today, guys!

MFT: Rise to the Occasion

Hi all!

I’m joining my My Favorite Things design team buddies for another Die-namics Design challenge. This time, we are spotlighting MFT’s balloon Die-namics are sharing projects that showcase this iconic image!


I’ve got two projects to share with you today. I used the Balloon STAX Die-namics on both of them.

Meet card #1.

Beary Special card by Teri

I had a strong desire to make a scene with the Balloon STAX Die-namics so that’s what I did. I cut the two balloons from patterned paper using the smallest Balloon die in the STAX. And then I paired them a bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set.  I think he just looks like he is meant for holding a balloon or two.

Beary Special card by Teri

By the way, to make the bear’s nose really pop, I colored it in with a marker and then applied a layer of Glossy Accents to his nose. It is really shiny in real life, just like in the picture.

And meet card #2.

Birthday Balloons Friend by Teri

I wanted to create a happy party scene here so I cut two balloons with the STAX and then added the string (cut with Blueprints 26). I also added the sequins and stars, which I think just makes things look more festive.

Birthday Balloons Friend by Teri

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else is playing today. And you’ll find links below to the MFT products I used to make these cards.


Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

MFT meets Xyron. Xyron meets MFT.

Hi everyone!

So, so excited to get to take part in a special meet-up this week with project designers from Xyron and My Favorite Things.


Creative team members from both companies have been playing this week with products from both companies. To see what the MFT team has been making, check out the MFT blog. (There are three new projects there today!) And to see what the Xyron team has been making, check out their Facebook page.

So let me show you the card I made with Xyron products and My Favorite Things’ clear stamps and steel dies.

Hello You Bubble by Teri

Xyron adhesives have been part of my creative arsenal as long as I can remember. I remember how life changing it was to get my first Sticker Maker. 🙂

I used the 3″ Sticker Maker to adhere the hello word to the speech bubble base. I also used it to adhere the speech bubble to the card. What you maybe not know is that base was cut from foam that I adhered strips of cardstock too. It was awfully bulky. Cool thing the 3″ Sticker Maker could handle it… bulk and all! It didn’t get stuck. Went through like butter!

Hello You Bubble card by Teri

Mostly for decor purposes, I used the Teresa Collins Plier Stapler to add a staple to the speech bubble. I think it could be my new favorite tool. It handled the bulk well. I didn’t feel like I had to force the staple through.

So that’s what I have for you today, friends.

For a list of MFT products I used on this card, check out the list below.


Technique Tuesday News + Planner Stamp Set Giveaway

Hi everybody!

Just wanted to share wanted to share with you some Technique Tuesday news. Technique Tuesday just released some new stamp sets I designed with planners (and planner addicts, planner girls, planner fans… you know… the whole shebang) in mind.

This is Planner – Essentials.


This is Planner – Important.


This is Planner – Foodie.


This is Planner – Priority.


These stamp sets are small so you can easily slip them in a bag with your planner. Plus, they are inexpensive, just $5.99.

Just so you can see them in action, here’s a quick  (No FRILLS!!! I put a bad filter on it… sorry!… and did no fancy editing) video for you. Plus, you can hear how dorky I sound in real life. 😉 (Be afraid.)

By the way, I want to share  a backstory about these stamp sets. About a year ago, I designed a planner stamp set for Technique Tuesday. Planner stuff was really emerging. (In fact, I even talked about the emerging Planner Trend on Moxie Fab World back in October.)

The stamp set didn’t end up getting produced, but it definitely served as the base for these stamp sets. It was kind of a bummer, but when I first stamped these stamps, I am so glad TT waited…. and I rethought and re-engineered that first set. I feel like these are so, so much more fun that the first stamp set I designed.

Anyway, I hope you like them too. I think if you aren’t a planner, these stamps might work for you too, especially if you are a scrapbooker or lister.

So I’ve got some blog candy, courtesy of Technique Tuesday! Leave a comment on this post by midnight PST on Wednesday, July 22nd. I’ll pick one of you to score a Planner – Essentials stamp set. I’ll announce the lucky winner on 25th.


Thanks for stopping by, guys! Hope to see you again soon.

MFT Summer School: Monochromatic

Hi everyone!

Summer School is still happening over on the My Favorite Things blog.


Today’s lesson is all about monochromatics. Monochromatic is: “Similar saturations and hues with different shades of the same color. Touches of neutrals are OK.

So let me show you the monochromatic card I made inspired by today’s lesson.

Hello You by Teri

So I went with an all blue color-scheme here, opting for various shades. Rather than using all bright blues or all light blues, I kinda went all over the map with dark, bright and light blues.

I kept the use of neutrals to a minimum. If you look that circle in the middle, you can see it still has blue tint to it. I recycled a glassine bag to cut out that circle. (Vellum would have worked too.) So while the bag is neutral, it is transparent so it let some of that blue color pop out.

Hello You card by Teri

Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to learn more about the monochromatic design concept and to see who else was inspired by the lesson to make a project.

And for links to the MFT supplies I used to make this card, check out the list below.