Tuesday, September 26, 2017

You’re Too Awesome to be Sick–MFT September Hits & Highlights: Essentials

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If you’re building a supply of stamps and Die-namics, or simply looking to add even more versatility to your existing collection, our line of essentials is the perfect place to start. This line features a sentiment for every occasion in an enviable mix of classic greetings and unique, smile-inducing phrases. A clean font in a compact but legible size allows you to mix the phrases with existing sets in your collection and pairs perfectly with our essential Die-namics — Cover-Ups and sentiment strips designed to spotlight your sentiments to perfection.


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MFT’s line of Essentials really ARE essential to a well stocked craft room. Today I’m using Essential Sentiments and Essential Cover-Up Horizontal Die-namics for my card. I planned out my design and started by cutting my Cover-Up so I could lightly mark in pencil for image placement. I stamped the sentiment and then a bunch of pills on the card base, then popped the Cover-Up up on foam tape after stamping the sentiment on the cross piece.

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Then I stamped up three pill bottles colored them with Copics, and popped them up on foam tape. I cut the top off of the top bottle and adhered that beside the other two bottles as a sweet little detail.

And that’s it from me for this month’s MFT Hits & Highlights Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All supplies from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Essential Sentiments, Feel Better
Die-namics: Essential Cover-Up Horizontal
Dye Ink: Paver Red
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, No-Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

You Amaze Me–Creative Construction with Blueprints: Mix It Up

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this month’s challenge: Blueprints are designed to take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in a hurry. However, when you have some extra time and the creative mojo is flowing, the versatile elements are ideal for mixing and matching to create completely unique new looks. This month, join us as our team explores inventive ways of combining elements from a variety of Blueprints into one beautifully put together look. All of the details about the challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

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I was totally inspired by a piece of art I saw for this card. I’m using Blueprints 2 for outer “frame”, Blueprints 27 for the sentiment strip, and Blueprints 31 for the inner, lower section. I stamped an uncut piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper with Typewriter Text Background and then stamped all my Color Drops using ink colors listed below in a random fashion before cutting. To stamp, I mounted the images on a stamping block, inked it up, and spritzed lightly with a Mini Mister then stamped. I popped the “frame” up on foam tape and adhered the center down to the card base.

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The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder then popped up on foam. The die cut work was cut three times and layered, then popped up, as well. The butterfly was cut from vellum, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I wanted it to stay translucent so only stamped the “bones”. To complete them, I hand drew the top and bottom lines with a black Copic Multiliner pen. I popped it up on foam and finished off with clear droplets.

And that’s it from me! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All supplies from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Color Drops, Typewriter Text Background, All About You, Beautiful Butterflies
Die-namics: Blueprints 2, Blueprints 27, Blueprints 31, You Trio, Beautiful Butterflies
Dye Ink: Summer Splash, Blueberry, Cornflower, Blue Yonder, Lush Lagoon, Green Room, Tropical Teal, Blue Breeze
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Lush Lagoon, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor, Vellum
Supplies: black opaque embossing powder, white embossing powder, foam tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, clear droplets
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, acrylic stamp block

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reach for the Stars–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #351

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Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

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I found this to be a really interesting sketch and thought Shining Stars Die-namics and Written in the Stars stamp set would work well for it. To start, I sponged up some Sweet Tooth card stock with Grape Jelly dye ink, Blueberry dye ink, and After Midnight dye ink, splattered with clean water and then some watered down Copic Opaque White. I cut the sentiment opening with Stitched Oval Word Windows Die-namics, and rounded the corners with Blueprints 31 Die-namics then popped it up on foam mounting tape with the sentiment stamped on the card base.

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The bottom part was cut from Proper Pinstripes Paper Pack and cut with Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics and also popped up on foam. The large word was cut from Brushed Silver card stock and the smaller stars from Silver Sparkle card stock for the finish.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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Written In the Stars Stamp Set
Written In the Stars Stamp Set
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Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics
Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics
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Shining Stars Die-namics
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Stitched Oval Word Windows Die-namics
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Blueprints 31 Die-namics
Blueprints 31 Die-namics
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Blueberry Dye Ink
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Black Licorice Dye Ink
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Grape Jelly Dye Ink
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After Midnight Dye Ink
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Copic Opaque White
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Proper Pinstripes Paper Pack
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Sweet Tooth Card Stock
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Brushed Silver Card Stock
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Silver Sparkle Card Stock
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Smart Grid Paper Pad
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MISTI
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Square Bone Folder
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Scor-Buddy
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QuickStik Pick-Up Tool
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Distress Sprayer
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Fineline Glue Bottle
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Foam Mounting Tape
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Multi Medium Matte Glue
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All supplies from
My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.
Stamps:
Written in the Stars 
Die-namics:
Shining Stars, Stitched Oval Word Windows Die-namics, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics, Blueprints 31 Die-namics 
Ink:
Black Licorice dye ink, Grape Jelly dye ink, Blueberry dye ink, After Midnight dye ink 
Paper:
Proper Pinstripes Paper Pack, Sweet Tooth card stock, Silver Sparkle card stock, Brushed Silver card stock 
Supplies/tools:
Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle, foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Distress Sprayer, Copic Opaque White, Mini Ink Blending Tool 

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Blessed–Color Throwdown Challenge #461

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Hi everyone! Welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week our hostess is Amy Rysavy and her colors are inspired by this gorgeous Fall scene.


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Love these colors, don’t you?? I was so inspired by them that I went hog-wild, LOL! I started by creating my birch trees and adhered them to a card base. Then I cut the oval and popped it up with foam tape for dimension with a strip of patterned paper along the bottom of the base.

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Then I stamped up the pumpkins and the fall leaves, fussy cut them out, and colored them with Copics. I adhered the die cut foliage, then the pumpkins, and stuck in the smaller leaves to fill it out. The die cut sentiment was cut three times from black card stock, adhered together, and also popped up on foam. I really love this card.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD461 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd461 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented September Guest Designer, Tammy Hershberger!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tammy Hershberger – September Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: BB Witch Way is the Candy?, PI Jumping With Joy
Die-namics: Fab Foliage, Birch Trees, Solid Birch Trees, Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX, Blessed & Blessings
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Patterned Paper: Proper Pinstripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Gravel Gray, Black Licorice, Purple Rain, Sour Apple, Orange Fizz, No-Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Copic Markers, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MFT September Card Kit: Snow Globe Release

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Hi, everyone, are you ready??!! Snow Globe Card Kit is now available for purchase in the MFT Boutique! You’ve seen some amazing samples over the last couple of days from the design team and that’s just the tip of the creative iceberg—so many things you can do with this kit. Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for more info and more samples, then go snag yours! Remember, we now have a new free with $60 die available for our customers with every kit release. It will be the free die (while supplies last) for the duration of the month until the next release. The mid-month Free with $60 die for September is Joy Die-namics.


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I created another little outdoor scene for this card using Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics. I set the snow globe into the overall card design by extending the snow on either side of the dome shaker pouch with Snow Drifts Die-namics and more trees from the kit.

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The sentiment was stamped on the Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed Sheet Snow Globe base with Black Licorice hybrid ink. This ink stamps on the wood just great! Dye ink will not, I found—it will follow the grain of the wood and blur but the hybrid ink did not. Before the dome was assembled I added some Diamond Dust, closed it up, and popped the whole thing up on foam tape on the card base.

And there you have it! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR Snow Globe Card Kit. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Snow Globe Sentiments
Die-namics: Snow Globe, Scenic Snow Globe, Snow Drifts
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Blue Breeze, Brick Red, Stone Gray, Elf Green, Sno Cone, Jellybean Green, Gumdrop Green
Specialty Papers: Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed Sheet
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Diamond Dust, dome shaker pouch
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle

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