MFT Countdown: 2

Hi guys!

Just two more days until the December release from My Favorite Things is available. So, so close.

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Hate for you to be too anxious so how about a couple cards to pass the time? You in? Hope so.

So meet card #1.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

So MFT has some new Die-namics called Leafy Greens. If you are a fan of leaf dies, these are for you. You get so many. It would be easy to make something kind of wild and botanical like with them.

I wanted to take a walk on the graphic and bold side so I used one of my favorite ones from the set for to create the black leafy accents for this card.  I like how they just kind of move your eyes down and up the card to the sentiment.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

That sentiment? Yep. Once again, the new Doubly Amazing Die-namics and Amazing stamp set came out to play. They are good stuff. I highly recommend them.

And meet card #2.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I was feeling a little playful when I made this one. The new Sweet Safari stamp set is so fun. It’s got all these sweet little wild safari animals in it.

I heat embossed the tiger and giraffe onto cardstock and then added some color with watercolors. I purposely went out of the lines. Yes, yes. I did.  I wanted them to have a more artsy feel about them… and to also mimic the “color outside the lines” look you see with a lot of professionally printed stationery.

Handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

By the way, the hearts were just kind of a for fun thing. I think they (cut with the Tag Builders Blueprints 3) just added fun feel. So often, we use pink and red for love cards. It’s fun to use a non-traditional scheme… and a scheme that a guy might appreciate.

So that’s what I have today.

Be sure to hit the MFT Stamps blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. And check out the list below for clickable links to the supplies I used to make these cards. The new, new stuff won’t work until the new release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on the 8th.

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MFT Countdown: 3

Hi guys!

And just like that, there are 3 days left until the December release from My Favorite Things is live. Hooray, hooray!

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And yep! Got another project to share with you that I whipped up with the new goods.

Alpha Fun by Teri

This was a lot of fun to make. I cut some letters with Laina’s new Stitched Alphabet Die-namics from cardstock and patterned paper. And I took one of the leftover panels and chopped it down to fit on the card.

I placed strips of cardstock behind some of the openings and then inserted some of my die-cut letters in the openings. I love how it gives the look of some of the letters having stitching and others not.

Alpha Fun by Teri

And then I just went to town by doing some embellishing. I added some die-cut sequins, some real sequins, a die-cut star (cut with the Stitched Star STAX Die-namics) and a little stitching. The mix and match look just kind makes me happy.

If you decide to try this at home, pick a color combo you like and then just do a bunch of cutting. One of my other favorite color combos that I can’t wait to try this again with is hot pink, orange and black. I’ll probably throw in a lighter shade of pink or some yellow for good measure.

Alright! So to see more projects made with the new goods, hit the MFT Stamps blog.

For clickable links to the products I used, check out the list below. (Word to the wise: This is not an affiliate list of links. These are just here for your convenience. Also, links to the new stuff will work once the release is made live on the 8th.)

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MFT Countdown: 4

Hi guys!

The Countdown to the December release from My Favorite Things is on. Just four days until the new goods are available.

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And you guessed it! I’ve got a couple more cards made with the new release. Shall we? We shall!

Meet card #1.

Amazing by Teri

So I really played with this card.

I stamped several of the patterns from the new Distressed Patterns stamp set onto cardstock with dye inks. And then to make them a little more artsy, I spritzed and dripped water onto the panel. If you look really close, you’ll see some uneven spots. That’s where the water landed.

Amazing by Teri

And meet card #2.

Amazing by Teri

For this one, I did something similar with the Watercolor Stripes Background stamp. (By the way, you’ll be hearing more about it in the coming days. Trust me.)

I inked it up with dye inks, spritzed water onto it and then placed cardstock on it. You’ll see I was purposely sloppy on the panels, not letting the ink transfer the whole way. I really wanted a grungy look.

Amazing by Teri

The words are on this one are from the new Double Amazing Die-namics and Amazing stamp set. They are… drum roll please… amazing. 😉 No. Man. I am serious. They really are.

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

And for clickable links to the supplies I used to make these cards, check out the list below. Beware that the super, super, super new stuff won’t actually work until the new release is made live at 10 p.m. EST on December 8th. (I know you had sneaky thoughts in your head. I might have had them too.)

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Creative Construction with Blueprints: Blueprints Basics

Hi guys!

How are you doing? Happy to bring a little something to share with you today. A little card something that is. 🙂

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This card is the result of the latest Creative Construction with Blueprints challenge with the My Favorite Things Design Team.

We were challenges to pick a set of Blueprints Die-namics and coordinating sketches and put them to work.

As sweet Julie said, “Cards in a flash are the specialty of the Blueprints line and this month, we can all probably use a leg up in that regard! Our challenge this month is simple: create cards based on Blueprints sketches. Any Blueprints, any sketch. Simple choose the paper and let Blueprints do the rest of the work!”

So let me show what I’ve got.

Happy Birthday by Teri

Cha-cha! 😉 So the base of this card was created with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics. For good measure, I threw in a few stars cut with the Stitched Star STAX Die-namics and the Happy word cut with the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics.

Happy Birthday by Teri

I die-cut the rectangle and then I cut the circles right into it. One of the cool things about Blueprints 21 is there is a die with those circles in that wavy, circle arch. Love that. I don’t think I would have enough patience to line the circles up perfectly like that. Thank you, MFT, for making it easy!

For a complete list of supplies I used to make this card, be sure to check out the list below.

And totally swing by the MFT Stamps blog to see who else took on this challenge. I am always in amazement of what the gang cooks up.

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Today’s Card

Hi guys!

Got a little a card to share with you today.

Make a Wish by Teri

I was feeling the need to get inky so I made this guy!

I created that rainbow background with the Crosshatch stencil. I just plopped the stencil down (so to speak) onto cardstock and then started sponging on the ink. First red, then orange, then yellow and then green. You get the picture.

Make a Wish by Teri

A funny little story about that circle. I originally planned not to have it there. I stamped the phrase and (… sigh with me, peeps… ) rocked the stamp and dropped it. Yes, yes. You feel my pain? It was a stampy mess. Thus, I went in for the save. I cut the circle, stamped a new phase and adhered it to the card …. tightly! 😉

Short and sweet today. Be back again later, gators.

For links to the products I used to make this card, check out the list below.

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Today’s Card + MFT Retirement Sale

Hi all!

Just here with a quick card to share with you today.

The World by Teri

I created it with some of the products that My Favorite Things is retiring. All the retiring stamps and dies (and some other cool retiring products) are 50% off right now. They are going incredibly fast.

I cut the white base panel with the retiring Office Supplies Die-namics. And then I cut the world and words into it. I just used scraps of cardstock behind the openings. If you could flip that panel over, you’d see it’s kind of a hot mess of cardstock scraps. 😉

The World by Teri

I stamped the paper background with the Writing Tablet Background stamp, which is also retiring. I’m sure going to miss it. Always love the look of notebook paper.

Alright, that’s what I have for you.

For clickable links to the supplies I used on this card, check out the list below. (And to see just the retiring stuff, go here.)

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Creative Challenge: Contemporary Christmas Colors

Hi guys!

It’s Creative Challenge time again with the My Favorite Things Design Team.

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Our challenge this time? To think out of the box and apply non-traditional colors to our Christmas crafting projects.

So I went bold and I made this card.

Modern Snowflake Joy by Teri

Ta-da! Ok. It’s a lot bold. 😉

An orange, pinks and black all together with a bit of white.

I created the background striped piece with the Stripes Cover-Up. I cut the panel three times and then layered the panels on together, letting the bottom two layers peek out just a bit.

Modern Snowflake Joy by Teri

To make the “joy” word stand out, I die-cut three times and then stacked up the dies. I felt like it just needed that extra bit of pop against the bright bold colors.

To see more takes on this challenge, stop by the MFT Stamps blog. Lots of links to be found.

And for links to the products I used on this card, check out the list below.

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Today’s Card

Hi everyone!

Having one of those just for fun days and made a little card to share with you.

Jolly Waves by Teri

I created that background pattern with the help of the Snow Drifts Cover-Up from My Favorite Things. I cut it out a couple times from a couple different colors of cardstock and then assembled it together. And then for good measure, I added one additional “frame” to it, but I just slightly off-set so the whole thing would look a little more funky.  What can I say? I like funky. 🙂

Then I had my way decorating it up, adding some stars, buttons and sequins cut with dies from My Favorite Things as well.  I think adding the red sequins helped to really create some movement.

Jolly Waves by Teri

Alright! That’s what I have for you. Be back again later, gators.

For clickable links to the supplies I used to make this bad boy, check out the list below.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

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Creative Construction with Blueprints: Presentable Presents

Hello, friends!

We meet again!

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Taking part today in another challenge with the My Favorite Things Design Team. Our challenge this time? To make use the Blueprints Die-namics to make some kind of packaging for a gift card.

Let show you what I’ve got.

Handmade Christmas Gift Card Holder

I created a pocket of sorts for the front of my card with the help of Blueprints 11. I cut a couple wavy panels, adhered them together and then put the adhesive on the back on just the sides and bottom of the what became “one super big wavy panel.” 🙂

Handmade Christmas Gift Card Holder

The gift card just slides nicely into the pocket.

Handmade Christmas Gift Card Pocket

For a complete list of products I used to make this gift card holder, check out the list below.

And for more great ideas for gift card holders to make, check out the MFT Stamps blog. Lots of links to lots of other design team members with ideas for you.

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MFT New Product Launch

Woo to the hoo! The big day is here!

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The November release from My Favorite Things is now available. And, hooray! Got a few cards to share with you. Check it.  (<— Yeah, I sounded all fancy like.)

Meet Card #1.

Happier for You by Teri

All three of my cards today use the new Stitched Cover-Up Companion Horizontal Die-namics. And all three are on the clean and graphic side.

For this one, I simply cut the Cover-Up from cardstock and two sheets of patterned paper and then pieced the parts together.

Happier for You by Teri

I played it straight stamping the sentiment from the Totally Happy stamp set in the center and then creating some flow with the stars, button and sequins. Sometimes, I want to go hogwild and embellish the heck out of things. And other times, I just want to make a card that’s quick to the point, and this one is pretty much that.

And meet Card #2.

Clean + Graphic Warm Wishes by Teri

This one is clean and graphic again. I really wanted to make something that could be recreated quickly to make a bunch of Christmas cards

I stamped the diagonal background with the Bold Diagonal Stripes Background stamp, and then I added a couple strips of cardstock to give it a little something. I ran it through my die-cutting machine so I’d get the two stitched rectangles. And then I ran the Cover-Up through my die-cutting machine again with Sweet Tooth cardstock to make the frame.

Clean + Graphic Warm Wishes by Teri

After stamping the sentiment, I felt like the card just needed something so I added the circle with the star. It’s simple but I think it helps tie everything together.

And meet card #3.

Hello Stripes by Teri

For this one, I cut the Cover-Up three times – twice with patterned paper and once with cardstock. I used just the rectangles from the piece of cardstock.

But I got fancy with them! I took the Stitched Scallop Edges Die-namics and cut them with it to make the little borders. The process looked a bit like this.

Hello Stripes step by Teri

I think they look pretty good on the card.

Hello Stripes by Teri

So that’s all for now.

For a complete list of supplies I used to make these cards, check out the list below. Each and every single one of the links is clickable. Woohoo!

And be sure to hit the MFT Blog for tons more new product inspiration. You’ll find links to all kinds of cool projects from the rest of the Design Team.

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