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Monday, January 23, 2017

MFT Card Kit Countdown Day 2....

It's day 2 of the Card Kit Countdown for the MFT January Card Kit.  Say that 5 times fast!  :)

This card has 2 adorable die sets and the perfect stamp set to match.  I have a CAS card to share today.....
MFT January Card Kit

This card starts out with a Cement Gray card base.  I watercolored 2 piece of paper, using my Peerless Watercolors, for the sky and the grass.  I die cut the grass with Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 (not included in kit), and then cut both sky and grass panels down with the Stitched Rectangle Stax (not included in kit).

I die cut the house, clouds and the tree in white card stock and then added in the tiny red heart for a pop of color.  I heat embossed the sentiment on a stitched banner and then popped the whole thing up on fun foam. 

MFT January Card Kit

Tips: 

1. Sit down and make several watercolor card fronts in different colors for sky and grass etc.  After they dry, put them all in one place and keep them for future use.  Saves time and the added time of watching it dry.  Yes.  I have been to known to stare at it, in hopes of it drying faster.  :)

2. Die cut all the dies in white card stock and store them in your stamp pocket or an envelope to go with your stamp set.  You can always color these piece with copics or they will be ready to stamp on when you pull out the stamp set next time.

3. Use a clear tombow tape runner to add adhesive to the back of vellum for attaching it to your card without seeing the glue through the front of your vellum.  I added adhesive here, only behind the letters I heat embossed.

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That is it for today.  If you stop over to the MFT blog, there will be lots more to see.  The January Card Kit, No Place Like Home, will be available tomorrow at MFT at 8pm CST.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

MFT January Card Kit...

Every month, My Favorite Things, comes out with a new card kit.  They are full of paper, a stamp set with matching dies and just a whole lot of mojo.  These kits will help you create several cards with fun images and colors.  This months card kit is adorable!  It's called No Place Like Home and I love it!

Here is my card for today's sneak peek....

January MFT Card Kit

I used the Cement Gray card stock for the card base.  With the keyhole cut out die cut out of the card front, I stamped the sentiment and then attached it to the card front with fun foam. Next, I cut out 4 of the key dies and stacked them up.  For a tiny bit of bling, I added some liquid glue on the top of the key and dipped it in glitter.  Super simple and such a great card for Valentines!  

January MFT Card Kit

Everything you see here comes in the card kit except for the glitter.

Tips:

1. Fun Foam behind your card stock works for great dimension on your cards.
2. To keep your dies in the right place, use some painters tape, washi or even a post it note (or post it tape) to hold the die in place to run it though your die cutting machine.
3.  Use a Misti for straight sentiment stamping every time!

I can't wait to see your Card Kit creations using the new No Place Like Home kit!  Head on over to the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has for you to see using the new kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

PTI Release in Review....

It's release day at Papertrey Ink!  Everything you see today, here and from the rest of the Design Team, will be available tonight at 9pm CST.

I have 3 cards to share today.  This first one uses the set Boho Rounds.  I used my Misti and did some masking and inked up different parts of the design with different color inks.  I added Glossy Accents to the dots and then did a little spritz of black Copic.  I added twine and a sentiment to finish it off....

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I stamped a simple design on this card front.  I used Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart.  These beautiful images line up perfectly to stamp 6 on the front of an A2 card.  I added a sentiment on a vellum stitches panel and then added the card front to a Lemon Tart card base....

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For this last card, I used Aqua Mist card stock for the card front and then blended in a little Hawaiian Shores.  I added part of the new Floribunda Frame in Polka Dot Vellum.  I used the new Inspired: God die and sentiment to the front of the card....

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There will be lots more to see over at Nichole's blog.  Head over there for more links to check out what the Design Team has whipped up for today.  So glad you stopped in!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Introducing Palm Prints...

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's release countdown!  I have one card to share today using 2 new sets, Palm Prints and Splits: Hello.

So I got an email the other day with a picture of a calendar.  When I saw the calendar, I was instantly inspired to re-create the same look.  Sadly, now I can't find the email  (or remember where it came from) but the card was totally inspired by a gorgeous calendar with similar black palms.

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I took one of the images from the Palm Prints and stamped it in black around the card front.  Then I used a little polka dot from Splits: Hello There and stamped it several times in Hibiscus Burst, as well as the sentiment.  I layered the card front on a Hibiscus Burst card base.  

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Nichole will have lots more stuff to see on her blog with some links to visit the rest of the Design Team.  I will be back in a couple of days with the Release in Review!

Have a great day!


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

MFT Product Launch....

Hello!  Welcome to My Favorite Things Product Launch!  Have you seen all the fun things available this month?  If you haven't, head on over to the MFT Store and check it out!

I have a quick and simple card showcasing the new Stitched Heart Grid and the new Well Connected Alphabet.

January 2017 MFT

I did some watercoloring with an ombre effect and the cut out the hearts.  I added them to the stitched lines that I added to the card using the other part of the die set.  SO FUN!!  Next, I added in the "love u" with the alphabet.  Super easy!  

Head on over to the MFT Blog to see what all the girls have created for today.  Thanks so much for coming by!




 
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