MFT: Celebrate with Tag Builders

Hi everyone!

I’m joining my My Favorite Things design team friends for another friendly challenge with MFT’s Blueprints Die-namics. This time, we are playing with the Tag Builder Die-namics and making celebratory tags.

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Birthday themed tags are so practical. Make a few ahead. Slap one on a card when you need it or tie onto a package to sauce it up.

I made three tags to share with you today. I created the base of my tags for each one by mixing together dies from Tag Builder Blueprints 2 and Tag Builder Blueprints 3.

Meet tag #1.

Happy Birthday Star Tag by Teri

The arrow on this guy is from Tag Builder Die-namics 3. The star is from the Lucky Stars Die-namics.

I stamped the circle (from the Party Patterns stamp set) onto the tag and then just stacked things up. The phrase is from the Birthday Bears stamp set.

Meet tag #2.

Birthday Wishes Tag by Teri

For this one, I cut the hearts from the Tag Builder Blueprints 3 Die-namics into the tag. And the I stamped with patterns from the Abstract Art stamp set on top. Really dig that artsy, funky look it gave this tag.

The words? Once again, they are from that Birthday Bears stamp set. Not only is it a cute stamp set, but the words in it are so great for birthday projects.

And meet tag #3.

UR Cool Tag by Teri

I didn’t do any stamping for this one. Instead I just cut into the black tag with a phrase from the Tag Builder Blueprints 3 Die-namics. It is hard to tell but there is a scalloped pink tag right under the black scalloped tag. The only difference is I didn’t cut any words into it.

And just for kicks, here is how all three tags look together.

Birthday Tags by Teri

They go together color-wise and yet they are totally different! Pretty fun when you can use some of the same products and get such different looks.

So that’s all I have for you for now. Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else is sharing projects today.

And check out the list below for a complete list of MFT products I used on these tags.

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Thanks for stopping by, guys!

MFT Summer School: Gallon Quart Pint

Hi all!

Summer School is back in session on the My Favorite Things blog. This week’s all about using color.

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And today’s lesson is all about the Gallon Quart Pint design concept. What is it, you ask? Well, it’s this: “A tricolor scheme can make most any card work when applying a main color, a little less of another color, and a dose of a final third color.”

So let me show you something I made with the Gallon Quart Pint concept in mind.
Hello Bold card by Teri
So I played it big with this card with the Razzleberry color. It’s bold… and one of my faves. I did some tone on tone stamping by stamping the dots pattern with Swiss Dots Background stamp onto the background paper. The flags were cut with the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics.
Then I added a couple of pinches of Sour Apple in one with big way: That rectangle. Cut that guy with the Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX Die-namics.
Finally, I finished things off with a little Orange Fizz cardstock by cutting the leaf with Simple Leaf Flourishes and a few dots with Blueprints 25.
Hello Bold card by Teri
Turned out pretty fun!
To see more takes on the Gallon Quart Pint concept, hit the MFT blog. And for links the products I used on this card, check out the list below.
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Today’s card

Hi guys!

Happy Thursday! Back today with a card to share with you!

My friend, Daniela, put together a couple freebie card kits to use with the Silhouette machine. When she asked if anyone was willing to play with them, I’m like “Of course!” Hello, it’s Daniela! 🙂

Hello Doilies card by Teri

I used her Hello Card Kit for this guy. I cut everything on it with Daniela’s kit.

Daniela created all the shapes for the kit herself. And can you believe that hello is her own writing? Yep! So cool! I wanted the word to stand out so I cut it out from both green and white cardstocks and then layered the words together.

Hello Doilies card by Teri

To give the arrows a little pop, I layered two in different colors and then smacked an enamel dot right in the middle of each one and called it good.

Alright, so that’s what I have. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.

PS. I paid a visit this week over on the blog for Simon Says Stamp! I’ve got a couple cards on this post here. Thanks for inviting me to stop by, Simon friends.

MFT: Launch

Hi there!

And we have lift-off! The new release from My Favorite Things is now available. (<—- Hooray! Yay! Woohoo!)

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In honor of the big day, I’ve got a couple more projects to share with you today.

Meet card #1.

Happy Happy Birthday by Teri

For this card, I was shooting for a somewhat modern look. I stamped the background paper with the new Balloon Strings Background stamp. I think it’s just a really cool, versatile stamp. Whether you are making a card for a party or just want something other than the same old design, it’s got some cool possibilities to it. I just love how the lines fall. I have a feeling I’ll be using it quite a bit in the future.

Happy Happy Birthday by Teri

Rather than using the new Pierced Square Frames and Pierced Circle Frames Die-namics in a traditional frame sense, I decided to layer a couple frames together and kinda build a cluster around them with the sentiment. I think it turned out pretty fun!

So meet card #2.

Happy Birthday Wishes by Teri

I built this one around the new Pop-Up Birthday Die-namics. What makes these new dies so fun is you can add a little pop with them. (Plus, you can even cut them into something and fold up the letters. Check out this post on the MFT Blog for some more examples of them in action.)

I built this card around the Happy Birthday phrase. I cut the words into the white panel and then added the yellow paper (from the new Dots & Stripes Sorbet paper pack) to the top and then a little bit of Coral Prestige card stock below it. I lifted some of the letters just slightly to make them pop.

Happy Birthday Wishes by Teri

You can really see that letter pop-age when the card is laying down.

By the way, I also made a clip for this card with the Hip Clips Die-namics. Rather than using it like a clip, I decided just to use it like a embellishment to just decorate the card. Sometimes, I think it’s OK to just to break from the norm and use things in different ways than they are really intended. You know what I mean?

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see who else is sharing projects today. I  “might” have peeked. There’s really, really, really good stuff. 😉

And you’ll find links below to the MFT products I used on these cards. Thanks for stopping by. Always a pleasure when you do.

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MFT Countdown: 1

Hello, friends!

I’m back… one more time… with a project made with some of the “most excellent” new products from My Favorite Things.

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The new release will be live on the 7th at 10 p.m. EST on the MFT website.

So meet today’s card.

Bestest Wishes Balloons by Teri

Ta-da! I stamped the background paper for this guy with the new Abstract Background stamp. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE it. No wait! I REALLY love it! 🙂

All I did was ink up the stamp with black ink. Set a piece of Steel Grey cardstock on top and transferred the pattern. Woo-lah! Good to go. That’s the beauty of MFT’s background stamps. They make making your own patterned papers easy!

Bestest Wishes Balloons by Teri

I cut those balloons with the Blueprints 26 Die-namics. To give the blue one a little pattern, I stamped one of the dots from the new Party Patterns stamp set on top.

So that wraps up today’s post.

Be sure to swing by the MFT blog to find links to all the other designers who are sharing projects today.

You will find links below to all the MFT products I used to make this card. The links to the brand new products will be live once the release is live. (Yeah, it’s kinda magic. Wink!)

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MFT Countdown: 2

Hello, hello!

We meet again! Just 2 days until the new release for July is available from My Favorite Things.

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Woo-to-the-hoo! And yep. I’ve got a couple more things to share with you that I’ve whipped up with the new stuff.

Please meet card #1.

Sweet Birthday by Teri

Ta-da!

It is very, very subtle, but I created the blue patterned paper myself by stamping onto the blue panel with blue ink and the new Balloon Strings Background stamp.

And the phrase? Don’t you just love that font?! I am a big fan. It’s from the new Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set.

Sweet Birthday by Teri

And meet card #2.

Happy Birthday To You by Teri

Just had some fun with this guy by mixing together stamps and dies from a couple new MFT products (Birthday Bear stamp set, Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics and Pop-Up Birthday Die-namics) to make the sentiment. Always fun when you can mix a bunch of things together and end up with something that looks like they were made to go together.

Happy Birthday to You by Teri

By the way, to make the “O” letters pop, I placed a little Sour Apple cardstock behind them. It is such a subtle touch by I think it really looks cool.

So that’s what I have for you today.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else from the design team is sharing today.

And you’ll find a complete list of MFT products I used to make these cards below. The links to to the new products will work once the new release is live at 10 p.m. EST on the 7th.

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MFT Countdown: 3

Hello all!

We’re another day closer to the July release from My Favorite Things. (Hurry, July 7th. Hurry.)

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And I’ve got a couple more cards made with the new stuff to share with you today.

So meet card #1.

Happy for You card by Teri

I had so much fun with this card by just kinda throwing caution to the wind and playing! I created that clip with the new Hip Clips Die-namics! They are so, so fun. With a little bit of cardstock (or any other friendly to use with steel dies material), you can make all kinds of little clips to use on your cards and other crafting projects.

For this clip, I played it simple by cutting the clip from cardstock and then cutting a smaller circle and butterfly to add to it. Easy peasy and so cute!

Happy for You card by Teri

And, yes, once again, I played with some of MFT’s new patterned paper. The paper I used is from that glorious Dots & Stripes Sorbet paper pack. Just plain love it. 🙂

And meet card #2.

Bestest Wishes by Teri

I once again used the Hip Clips Die-namics to make the clips for this card. And yes! I once again used that Sorbet paper paper for the background paper.

To add the visual interest of the card, I tied on a little twine to one of the clips.

Bestest Wishes card by Teri

It’s just a simple little finishing touch, but I think it really adds to the card.

So that’s what I have for you today. This seems like a pretty short and sweet post. I guess I am not feeling super talkative as I write today. You are spared another day. 😉 Hee!

Be sure to swing by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else is playing today.

And be sure to check out the list below for the MFT products I used. The links for the new products will work once the new release goes live on the 7th.

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MFT Countdown: 4

Hi guys!

Another day. Another day closer to the July release from My Favorite Things.

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And another day of sharing something I worked up with some of the new stuff. Shall we? We shall!

Birthday Circles by Teri

I just had fun making this card!

I stamped the background paper with the new Star Celebration Background stamp. I wanted it to be super subtle so I stamped it pretty light.

The shapes were cut with new Pierced Circle Frames and Pierced Rectangle Frames Die-namics. I go crazy whenever MFT does a Die-namics shape with piercing. I just love the look it gives. I think it makes die-cuts feel so complete.

Happy Birthday Circles by Teri

So I stacked the circles and rectangle together. And then I created that phase. It was created by mixing together a stamp from the new Birthday Bears stamp set with the “birthday” word from the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics. It’s also great when you use different things together.

So that’s what I have for you today.

Once again, be sure to stop by the MFT Stamps Blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects together. Dare I admit that I “might” have peeked? There “might” be really awesome things to check out.

And you’ll find a links below to the MFT Stamps products I used to make this card. The links to the brand new products will be live on July 7th.

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MFT Countdown: 5

Hello friends! Hot dog! It’s time for another countdown to a new release from My Favorite Things!

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I’ve got a couple cards to share with you that I made with some of the new stuff.

Say hello to card #1.

Happy Birthday Balloons by Teri

This card was created almost entirely with the new Blueprints 26 Die-namics. Yeah, I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. I’m a fan of the Blueprints dies. You get a lot of dies, plus MFT offers some free sketches to get your mind swirling with ways to use them to make completed projects.

Two things weren’t from Blueprints 26. One would be the stars. They are from the new Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics. And also do you know some patterned paper action? 😉 Oh yes, my friends. My Favorite Things has PATTERNED PAPER on the horizon! WOOT! WOOT!

Happy Birthday Balloons by Teri

The paper I cut those little balloons from is the new Dots & Stripes Sorbet 6×6 paper pack. It is … awesome. All colors I love. Consider yourselves warned. I’ll be gushing about it a lot over the next several days. (#sorrynotsorry… wink!)

And this is card #2.

Forgot Your Birthday card by Teri

I used the same supplies for this card as the last one. I also used a phrase from the new Piece of Cake stamp set. Oh my gosh, you guys,  if you like sassy, you need this stamp set. It’s got some great sassy phrases. And there’s also an “#awkward” stamp, which I stamped inside this card. It’s… like… the perfect finishing touch. 😉

The stamp I used to stamp over the Birthday word has the word birthday at the end of it. I did a little masking with the stamp so that I didn’t ink up the Birthday word. Basically, I  slapped a piece of Washi tape over the word, inked up the stamp, removed the tape and stamped. The end result? A stamped sentiment without the Birthday word!

Forgot Your Birthday card by Teri

Alright, so that is what I have for you today.

Be sure to visit the MFT Stamps blog to see who else from the Design Team is sharing projects today.  By the way, July’s release arrives on the 7th at 10 p.m. EST. (Woohoo!)

For a list of supplies I used to make these cards, check out the list below. (The links for the new MFT products will be live when the release goes live! It’s like… magic!)

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