Thursday, July 19, 2018

Throw Confetti Like It’s Your Birthday

Our Birthday Project this month is all about confetti! You know the stuff that you sprinkle around that looks so pretty but ends up showing up in weird places for the next few months. Thankfully confetti on cards usually stays put. :)

For my card today I created a fun Martini Shaker, filled with crystals. The martini and the confetti were both die-cut from a sheet of Yupo paper colored with a few of my favourite alcohol inks. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the fabulous Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Knock Yourself Out

We've got another fun sketch for you this week. I used the fabulous new Gift Bags Die-namics and the Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings to create a fun birthday card.

Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.




Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Trio of Mini Balloon Shakers

We have a few special friends joining the MFT design team today as we take another look at the amazing July release. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you.

For my project today I used the fabulous Mini Balloon Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. You can easily fit a trio of these on the front of a card.


I filled the Mini Balloons with Nuvo Peacock Confetti and Diamonds. The confetti is simply gorgeous, but you will want to rub the inside of the balloons with a dryer sheet first to prevent the confetti from sticking to everything.


The sentiment is from the new MFT Signature set, Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings. This set is FULL of fabulous sentiments that you will use again and again.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

I Love Books

I have another trio of bookmarks to share with you today. They were created using a set of templates that you can find in the MFT Resources Section

I stitched the first bookmark with DMC floss 307, 931, 842,  3801, 3819, and B5200. As you can see, it can be a little hard to distinguish each of the books. In the next photo, I outlined each of the books in a light brown, DMC 840. I used only one thread, instead of the normal six. Outlining images in a slightly darker color really helps them to pop.

Can you see the difference that outlining the books makes? It really doesn't take that long to do, but it makes a huge difference.


I added a topper to each of the bookmarks, I picked three colors of card stock that coordinated with the DMC floss.

I then stamped a sentiment from the Our Story stamp set to the top of each bookmark. This really is the perfect sentiment for a bookmark.

The Cross-Stitched Bookmark Die-namics includes a little rectangle reinforcement. Adding this little accent to your bookmarks adds an extra splash of color. Before I die-cut these, I add the adhesive to the back of card stock. This makes adhering them to the bookmark a breeze.



Thank you so much for joining me again today. I hope you learned a tip or two. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 



Miss You

We have a gorgeous color combination for you this week. I inked up the fabulous Painted Prints stamps in Peach Bellini and Coral Crush. The vase was die-cut in In the Buff card stock, I added a little ink to the edge to give the vase a little depth. 

I stamped the background with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background in Lemon Chiffon ink. The sentiment is from the new Brushstroke Expressions stamp set. I LOVE the font of this set.



Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Proud as a Peacock

I hope you have all enjoyed the countdown posts from the team over the last week. It's been a fun week with tons of amazing projects from the team. Don't forget that MFT is having a birthday sale. It's a great opportunity to get some of your favourite things at a discount.


Today I am showcasing the fabulous Playful Peacock stamp set. I started out by creating the background with Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I stamped the peacock image on Neenah Desert Storm card stock and I coloured it with Caran d'ache Pablos.


I added some sparkle to the peacock with the Nuvo Glitter Pen. I LOVE the sparkle these pens give your projects!



I haven't really coloured with pencils much in the past few years. I have a ton to learn, but I am thoroughly enjoying practicing with them.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 





Happy Birthday

We have a beautifully simple sketch for you this week. I decided to take advantage of the wide open space on the sketch to highlight one of the alcohol backgrounds I made last week. I love the bright rainbow of colors on this card.

The sentiment is from the Black Happy Brithday Die-namics.


Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Happy Birthday


It's time for the New Product Launch! All the Stamps, Die-namics, and Stencils can be found HERE. Please remember to visit each of the MFT Designers' July New Product Launch posts on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, July 12 for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. Ready? Set. Comment!   

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that feature the fabulous Happy Birthday Block Die-namics. This die is so much fun to play with! I love it paired with alcohol inks or bright card stock and it looks great as a shaker too!



For my first card, I paired an alcohol ink background with Brushed Silver card stock. I used Sailboat Blue, Purple Twilight, Patina, Limeade, and Sunshine Yellow alcohol ink. I added some silver foil for an extra bit of sparkle. Happy Birthday was die-cut in Brushed Silver card stock. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the fabulous Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings.



Another one of the things that I love about this die, is that you can create two cards with one cut! For my second card, I used the letters that were cut from the above alcohol sheet. I adhered the letters on Smooth White card stock and added a sentiment from the You Wow Me stamp set.




Thank you so much for joining me all week. I hope we have inspired you to create something amazing! Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fantastic creations the design team has created to share with you. Don't forget to comment for your chance to win a gift voucher.






Monday, July 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Balloon Trio

Thank you for joining me as we count down to the MFT release. We are just one day away from the big day! All the new Stamps, Die-namics, and Stencils will be available on Tuesday, July 10 at 9:00 pm EST. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the new items being revealed today. Don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog countdown posts, YOU could win one of the five $75.00 gift vouchers. 

If you are looking for a quick and easy birthday card, the new Happy Birthday Balloon Trio is the die for you! I inked up a sheet of Yupo paper with Sailboat, Purple Twilight, Patina, and Limeade Alcohol Ink. Once the paper was dry, I die-cut it with the Happy Birthday Balloon Trio. I added adhesive to the back of the card stock before I die-cut it. This makes adhering the letters and the balloon string a breeze.


For my next card, I die-cut another sheet of alcohol ink colored paper. I used Sunshine Yellow, Poppy Field, and Valencia inks. I added some adhesive to the back of the paper before die-cutting it. Again, this saves a little time when you are creating a card.

I finished off the card with a bit of Black & White Stripes Patterned Paper and a few black sprinkles.


Thanks for joining me again today and thank you all so much for all of the sweet comments. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today.