Sunday, March 24, 2019

MFT Treat Bag Topper Kit Day 1




This month instead of a Card Kit, we're bringing you an innovative and super fun kit--
Treat Bag Topper. If you've ever wanted to dress up a goodie bag for any occasion,
then we've got you covered!

Here's a peek at the kit. For a closer look and detailed description of the kit's contents,
visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things.




The bag topper die is the brainchild of teammate Karolyn who shared a DIY version
 earlier this year.  MFT has turned it into a brand new Die-namics that will have you
cranking out toppers for all your treat bag projects.

Today I'm sharing a treat bag using Cottontail Cutie--just in time for Easter.
All products that are part of the kit are shown in boldface type.



Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background was stamped on a piece of Razzle Berry
card stock with Sweet Tooth pigment ink, then cut with the topper Die-namics.
Cottontail Cutie was cut from white card stock and the eyes, ears, nose and
mouth were colored with Copic markers.



A gusseted treat bag was filled with Easter grass and jellybeans, then folded
down and stapled. The topper was adhered to the bag with double stick tape
then finished off with the bunny's head and paws.

Visit today's Kit Countdown post for more inspiration from participating
Creative Team members and leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize.
Then get ready to purchase this fun kit on Tuesday, Mar 26th at 10AM EST
in the MFT Store !



Saturday, March 23, 2019

Everything's Rosy at Sunny Studio Stamps



Mendi of Sunny Studio Stamps invited me to guest design using products from their
 Spring 2019 Release and I eagerly accepted the invitation.

I chose to work with the Everything's Rosy stamp set and I'll have to admit to being
a tad nervous about layering them. But, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was
thanks to the helpful Layering Guide and my Misti. 


I tried different color combinations and stamped enough blooms and leaves to make
two cards. Please visit the Sunny Studio Stamps blog for the full reveal of both cards
and I share the ink colors that I used for each card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and big thanks to Mendi for inviting me to
guest at Sunny Studio again!



Friday, March 22, 2019

March CAS Christmas Challenge--Deer




It's my first time playing along with CAS Christmas Challenge, prompted by
my blogging friend, Hideko. I love CAS designs and when I was going through my
stash of die cuts, I found an old Maggie Holmes stag to use for the challenge.
Yes, it's a pink stag.



If I remember correctly, I gold embossed a Hero Arts stamp, then added a
quick watercolor wash over it. I die cut an extra stag and adhered it to the
colored one for some dimension.

 The stag's head was adhered to a white card base and finished off with
the gold embossed sentiment and thin white frame. I thought about adding
some small gold sequins but I wanted to keep it as CAS as possible, and I think
there's enough bling on the card as it is.
 
The best part about entering a Christmas challenge? You get a jump start
on this year's Christmas cards. Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #314


Chrissy brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #314.




I see an ice cream cone in the sketch--do you? I almost went that route but
here's what I came up with instead.



I smooshed green Distress ink on watercolor card stock. Three kitties were
popped up over it, then finished off with the stamped sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted Chrissy's
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, March 28th 
and as the weekly winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!



MFT March Birthday Project



Rainbows are always the right choice--especially for celebratory occasions
like birthdays. MFT offers a number of options in their selection of stamps and
Die-namics that are a literal representation of this iconic image, as well as a variety
of ways to incorporate the cheery color combo.

For my project, I went with a rainbow sentiment. The Script Happy Birthday is one of
my favorites because of the fun, playful font.




A piece of watercolor card stock was inked in rainbow order then cut with the
sentiment. I die cut the sentiment once more and doubled it up for texture and
some dimension.

Confetti was stenciled on dark gray card stock with white pigment ink. The
sentiment was adhered on the card and finished off with the little pup.


Get creative this month and share your rainbow-inspired birthday projects with us!
Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the random
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher. Hope to see you in the gallery!



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #429




Are you ready for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge?
Here's Sketch #429.



Here's my take on the sketch. Can you say "literal"??



Triangles were cut from a piece of alcohol ink and foil background then arranged
on a black card base. The sentiment was gold embossed and the card was finished
off with gold sequins.



Do you think that the black card base too much? I used some Un-Du adhesive 
remover to remove the triangles and adhered them to a Grout Gray card base.
A little easier on the eyes, no?



Now it's your turn. Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how
you can be the random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher when you enter the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!




Friday, March 15, 2019

Tag You're It Challenge #83--Polka Dots


Welcome to this week's Tag You're It Challenge #83.
This week's theme is a fun one--POLKA DOTS!  I LOVE polka dots--they're add a fun
and playful touch--and I think most folks do, too. Here's the inspiration photo.




And here's my tag for the challenge.



Black and white dotted paper was adhered to a tag shape, topped off with the
puddle jumper, sun, and sentiment. Black and white twine completed the tag.

Now let's see your tags with lots of dots! Visit the Tag You're It blog for more
inspiration from the team. You have until Wed Mar 27th to link up your tag(s)
and we hope to see you in the gallery!



Thursday, March 14, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #313


CAS(E) this Sketch #313 is a retro one from our leader, Chrissy/




Here's what I came up with in 2016.




And here's my simplified 2019 take.



I cut a piece of alcohol ink background diagonally and adhered it to a
card base. A little snowboarding dude was adhered to the slope and the
sentiment was cut apart, then stamped on the card.

In hindsight, I should have added the colorful panel to the top portion
of the card and let the negative space be the "snow". Instead he looks like
a little surfer on some gnarly waves.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted
Chrissy's retro sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by
Thursday, March 21st and as the winner, you'll be invited to join us on
a future sketch--and we hope that you do!



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #428



Are  you ready for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge?
Here's Sketch #428.



Here's my take on it.



A Super Dog was stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching
Die-namics. The explosive sounds were white embossed and cut with the
matching Die-namics. 

Three rounded squares were die cut and adhered to a Grout Gray card base.
I popped up all of the pieces and white embossed a sentiment on a strip
of red card stock then adhered it to the card following the sketch.



Now it's your turn. If you want to be the random winner of a $50 MFT gift
voucher, head over to the Card Challenges blog for all the details and deadlines.
Hope to see you in the gallery!



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

MFT March Release and MFT & Friends



It's time to shop for your favorites from MFT's March Release!
All new goodies can be found here in the MFT Store.

And it's also time for this month's MFT & Friends when the Creative Team and 
guests share more inspiration and ideas to possibly add to your shopping list!



Today I'm sharing a project combining three new products from the Release--
Painted Petals Stamp and Die-namics, A2 Rectangle Frames, and  
Anything-but-Basic-Encouragement Stamp set.



I wanted a waterolor look for the blooms and spritzed water over the stamp after
inking it with Distress inks. I used the center portion of the bloom as leaves
and inked, spritzed, and stamped them in the same way.


 The sentiment was stamped on the card and the images popped up over it.
I added the frame and finished off the card with sequins.



All righty, off you go! Remember that today's the day for you to visit ALL Creative
Team members--and friends--and leave a comment on their blogs for a chance to win
one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers! You have until Thursday, Mar 14 to comment
and the winners will be announced on Friday, Mar 15th on the MFT blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by during the countdown and Release, and
happy shopping!

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(Note: Comments are now closed and winners have been chosen. Go here 
to see if you're one of them!)

Monday, March 11, 2019

MFT March Release Countdown Day 1



It's the final day of My Favorite Things March Release Countdown! Have you got
your shopping lists ready or still adding to your growing wish list?

Today I've created a shadow box card following a You Tube tutorial by teammate
Stephanie, that was shared by teammate Torico. A shadow box card is so much fun to
make and to receive, and you can make them as simple or elaborate as you like.



I used the new Mini Staggered Raindrops Stencil for the back of the shadow box.
The images and sentiment are from BB Rain or Shine (which is back in stock!).
They were stamped, colored with Copics, cut with the matching Die-namics then
adhered inside the shadow box before it was assembled.


What I love most about this particular shadow box is that when it's folded flat,
it fits perfectly inside of an A2 sized envelope. Gotta love that, right?



Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the new release
and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow for the
New Product Launch!