MFT: October Launch

And the day is here! The time is now. The October release from My Favorite Things is now available!

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And to celebrate (… because that’s what we do…) I’ve got a couple cards to share with you today. Each of these cards uses the new Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics in some way.

Let’s do this.

Meet card #1.

From Santa by Teri

Even though the Cover-Up has a title of Snow Drifts, I was struck when I saw it by the cool design it has. Waves are just plain cool to design with. So I wanted to make a card that really showed off the waves so I made this “present” card.

From Santa by Teri

I used the die to cut up a couple different panels of cardstock and then pulled different waves together to make the design. And then I cut up a couple strips of cardstock to simulate ribbon. The bow in the middle? I cut it with the Photo Booth Props Die-namics. Bow for a present… bow for a photo … well, it works.

And meet card #2.

Thank You Waves by Teri

There’s a lot of cool Christmas stuff in the October release. I kinda wanted to be a rebel and make something non-Christmas so that’s what I did. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think it is always fun when a product can be used to create things for all kinds of occasions, and I particularly love that about this die.

Like the last card, I used the die to cut a bunch of different colors of patterned paper and then pieces together (with a frame cut from white cardstock).

And meet card #3.

Hi Waves by Teri

This one might seem like a bit of a stretch to you, but let me tell you a secret. Lean in really, really close now.

I really did use the die. Each of those waves were cut with the die. I cut so many pieces of paper for card #2 that I had a ton of wavy pieces left. So I threw caution to the wind and grouped them together make the somewhat abstract design.

Hi Waves by Teri

Alright, so that is what I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by!

Once again, be sure to hit MFT Blog for links to all the other design team members sharing projects today. They’d all love some love. They are good peeps.

And for links to the MFT products I used to make these cards, check out the list below.

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PS. Be sure to check out today’s post at the MFT Blog too for the scoop on 5 free mini classes that use products from the October release. I’m thrilled to have contributed to one of them.ย ย I’ll give you a hint: Bottom Right Corner. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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MFT Countdown: 1

Hi guys!

The October release from My Favorite Things is so, so, so close. Hours really!

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Here’s a couple more cards that I put together with the new stuff.

Meet card #1.

Be Merry Snowflakes by Teri

I was going for a non-traditional Christmas look here. I think I achieved it with the circles and chevron background paper. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I stamped that background paper with the new Sketched Chevron Background stamp. The background stamps from MFT are some of my fave. Ink them up, set paper on top and transfer the ink to the paper. It is is really that easy. With so many different backgrounds available, they sure makes creating your own patterned paper easy and fun.

Be Merry Snowflakes by Teri

For the circles, I cut two circles for each one. I cut out the snowflake shape of each top circle with the Snowflake Flurry Die-namics and then I layered the circles with a solid circles. ย And then I just stamped the snowflake right in the middle of the openings.

Those little extra snowflakes? Well, they are the leftover pieces from the circles. Rather than toss them, I thought they would add a little to my overall design so I included them. Sometimes, you’ve gotta throw that “less is more” business to the curb, in my humble opinion. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And meet card #2.

Happiest of Holidays by Teri

The snowflakes and non-traditional colors came out again for this one. I. just. couldn’t. help. myself.

This time, I used the Candy Stripes Background Builder stamps to stamp the background.

This one took a little less time to put together than the first card because I use just die-cut the bases for the snowflakes, stamped on top and then layered them onto a circle.

Happiest of Holidays by Teri

Still, I think it turned out pretty cute!

Check out the list below for clickable links to the products I used to make these cards. The links to the new stuff will work once the new release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on the MFT website.

And be sure to bop on by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else from the design team is sharing today. Not to tip my hand or anything, but I “might” have peeked. Oh yes, friends, good stuff is to be found! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย But you didn’t hear it from me.

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MFT Countdown: 2

Hi again!

Just 2 more days until October release from My Favorite Things is live, and you guessed it. I’ve got a couple more projects to share with you today that I made with the new stuff.

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Meet card #1.

Merry Christmas Circles by Teri

October’s release includes theย really cool Merry Christmas Centerpieces Die-namics dies. The dies are super awesome to make shakers with, but they are also awesome to make really cool circle elements to use on cards and scrapbook pages. For my card, I took the Merry Christmas circle die and then cut it into a larger circle cut with the Radial Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics.

The tree and deer were stamped and cut with the Winter Wonderland stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. I felt like the center of the center was just kinda begging for something cute to be added to it, and they were the perfect size to fit.

Merry Christmas Circles by Teri

And meet card #2.

Merry Christmas Shaker by Teri

I went the traditional route here, creating a shaker with the Merry Christmas Centerpieces Die-namics.

All those little shapes inside the shaker (and on that middle circle) were cut with some small confetti-style dies that come with the Merry Christmas Centerpieces Die-namics,Merry Christmas Shaker by Teri

One thing you might be wondering about is how I added the dark kraft tone to the circle. Well, I had cut a large circle from cardstock with the Radial Stitched Circle STAX and realized the leftover piece was just larger than the Merry Christmas circle. So you guessed it! I set that piece over the circle and used it like a mask like so. This allowed me to sponge on some ink.

Merry Christmas Shaker by Teri

Sure, it looks all fancy, but it was such an easy way to add a little extra detail to the card.

Alright, so that’s what I have for you today.

For links to the products I used to make these cards, check out the list below. A word to the wise: The links to the new stuff will work once the release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on the 6th. (Hey, that’s Tuesday!)

And be sure to stop by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else is sharing projects today.

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MFT Countdown: 3

We meet again, friends!

It’s day 3 of the countdown to the October release from My Favorite Things, and I’ve got a couple more cards that I’ve whipped up with the new stuff.

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On your mark. Get set. GO! ๐Ÿ˜‰

First up is this fun little Christmas card.

Merry Christmas Circles by Teri

I cut all the circles with the circle die included Tag Builder Blueprints 4. And then I added those cute little Christmas icons. I stamped them and die-cut with the Winter Wonderland stamp set and coordinating Die-namics.

For three of them, I just die-cut the shapes and then stamped on top. For the reindeer, I cut his shape into the circle. I adhered the circle to the card and then stamped the reindeer in it. If you look really, really close, you’ll see I turned that plain little reindeer into Rudolph. I added a small dot with a red marker and then a drop of Glossy Accents on top to make it pop.

Merry Christmas Circles by Teri

I think he turned out pretty cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

And meet card #2.

Pretty Darn Great by Teri

I feel like maybe I should have warned you that I went a TOTALLY different direction than the last card with this one. Maybe. Sorta. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used the Snow Drifts Cover-Up to cut three panels from patterned paper. I flipped one of them and then layered them together and sorta staggered them as I adhered them to my card to make that abstract pattern.

To make make some of the openings stand out, I used a white pencil to add a little shading. I think that little bit of coloring added just a little something.

I also added the sequins, which were created from card stock and my faithful (overly loved) Sequins Die-namics. Gosh, I love those dies.

Alright! So that’s what I have for you today. Stop by again tomorrow to see another project or two.

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

And check out the list below for links to the products I used to make these cards. The links to the brand spankin’ new stuff will work when the release is made live on Oct. 6th at 10 p.m. EST.

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MFT Countdown: 4

Hi all!

The countdown to the October release from My Favorite Things is just getting started.ย (Hurry, hurry, Oct. 6th!)

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I’ve got another card to share with you that I made with some of the new goods.

Meet today’s card.

Rainbow Cheers to the New Year by Teri

I just wanted to do something and a lot on the happy side today. So I cut the half circles with the new Stitched Arch STAX Die-namics from Farm Fresh Gingham patterned paper. And then I cut a bunch again from cardstock. I layered them all together to make that pattern you see on the card.

For good measure, I cut a couple more from kraft cardstock and then decorated the fancy ones with die-cut stars and hexagons (cut from the Tag Builder Blueprints 4 Die-namics).

Rainbow Cheers to the New Year by Teri

Those pretty words? They were stamped with the new Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set. It’s such a good set with so many pretty words to stamp on holiday cards and scrapbook pages.

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to swing by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

And you’ll find links to the products I used below. The links to the new stuff will work once the release is live on the 6th at 10 p.m. EST.

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MFT Countdown: 5

Hi all!

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

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And I’m excited to bring you a few tags I cooked up with stuff from the new release. One thing that ties all of these tags together is they were all made the brand spanking new Tag Builder Blueprints 4.

From Santa tag by Teri

The new Tag Builders set is a fun little set of dies. It has 4 different tag styles and then all these little shapes you can use to sauce them up and make them look unique.

For the red one, I cut the circle into it. And I also cut the middle piece of green paper with the same circle die. I really love that stitching.

Do Not Open tag by Teri

For this one, I cut the tag and then used one of the dies in the set to cut the window.

Ho Ho Ho Tree tag by Teri

The tree on this tag here came from the Trim the Tree Die-namics. They coordinate with a stamp set but they also work beautifully with patterned paper.ย Holly Jolly tag by Teri

The stripes in the background here were stamped with the new Candy Stripes Background Builder. And the words? They are from the new Gift Tags Greeting stamp set.

Jolly Tree tag by Teri

I once again whipped out the Trim the Tree Die-namics to cut the tree for this tag. I stamped on it with the stamp set and then pulled out my trusty friend (and longtime MFT fave), the Sequins Die-namics, to make a few bulbs.

So that’s all the tags. Just for kicks, I took this picture of all them together.

Christmas tags by Teri

Kinda cool how different they look!

Be sure to check out the list below for links to all the products I used to make these tags. Be warned that the links the new, new, NEW products won’t work until the new release is made live on Oct. 6th. It’s kinda like magic. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

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