July 26, 2017

You Are Mermazing! {CTD343}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new MFT Sketch Challenge, and this week we are up to CTC343! Such a fun sketch!

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My card began with the background, which is a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics. Using the Cascading Stencil with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink, Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink. I then spritzed the panel with water. LOVE how it came out!!

I cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock using the Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics, and I stamped the panel using stamps from Mermazing using In The Buff Premium Dye Ink, Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink and Spearmint Premium Dye Ink. I cut this ADORABLE mermaid from X-Press It Blending Card using the Mermazing Die-namics, and then stamped her with Mermazing using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored her with Copic Markers and added shimmer to her top and tail using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker. LOVE how shimmery she is!!!

I added a strip of Tropical Teal Prestige Card Stock on the side of the card, and separated it from the stenciled panel using a strip of Silver Sparkle Card Stock. The sentiment panel was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics, and I stamped “You Are MERMAZING” using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I finished off the card with a trio of rhinestones.

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Check out this week’s sketch!

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created, and for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!

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Celebrate! {CTD453}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Broni has challenged us to use the GORGEOUS color combination of raspberry, yellow and green! LOVE these colors together!!

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So, I am still utterly obsessed with creating backgrounds with Distress Inks! I simply cannot stop! I started with a panel of Ranger Watercolor Paper and cut it using Blueprints 1 Die-namics. I used three different Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn, and created a watercolored background.

Once the background was dried, I stamped “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” from Essential Sentiments using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I then cut “celebrate” using the Celebrate Die-namics (I am OBSESSED with this die-namics die!) four times from Smooth White Card Stock and layered them together. I then adhered it to the card and finished off with a trio of enamel dots.

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Check out what the Color Throwdown Team has created today!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Amy Rysavy

Amy Rohl

Julie White, this week’s Guest Star Stamper!

Tracey McNeely, this month’s AMAZING Guest Designer!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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July 25, 2017

All Smiles Card Kit Release!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It’s time! The fabulous new All Smiles Card Kit is available right HERE right now in the MFT Boutique! This gorgeous kit features two fantastic stamp sets, All Smiles and Plentiful Petals, with coordinating Die-namics, and the Plentiful Petals set features the genius new Smart Align Technology, which easily enables you to line up your stamped images and die-cut panels!

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I have had SO much fun creating cards with the All Smiles Card Kit, and this one is my favorite of all three! I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with Blueprints 1 Die-namics, and I stamped the flowers and leaves using Plentiful Petals with Ripe Raspberry Premium Dye Ink, Cotton Candy Premium Dye Ink, Pineapple Premium Dye Ink and Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink.

I used the Double The Smiles Die-namics to die-cut “Smile” five times, and I then layered them together to create one thick die-cut. I coated the top using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker. I added the die-cut to the stamped panel, and then added a panel of Ripe Raspberry Prestige Card Stock stamped with “IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY” from All Smiles, stamped with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. A trio of rhinestones finished off my card.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created using the All Smiles Card Kit! Be sure to grab yours fast before they sell out!

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All Smiles Card Kit: Day Two!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to Day Two of previews for the fabulous new All Smiles Card Kit from MFT! This gorgeous kit will be released tonight at 9PM EST right HERE in the MFT Boutique!

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I am in LOVE with this kit! These flowers are SO fun, and thanks to the new Smart Align technology, it’s a breeze to line up your stamps with the die-cut panels! For my card today, I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and I added a strip of patterned paper down the side from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Paper Pack, also cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics.

I added a circle frame cut from Cement Gray Prestige Card Stock using the Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-namics. The flowers and leaves were cut from Smooth White Card Stock using then Plentiful Petals Die-namics, and I stamped them using Plentiful Petals set using Ripe Raspberry Premium Dye Ink, Cotton Candy Premium Dye Ink, Pineapple Premium Dye Ink and Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink. I arranged the flowers and leaves around the circle frame panel and popped them up with Foam Tape. I stamped “YOU’RE AWESOME” from All Smiles using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink onto Smooth White Card Stock and trimmed it down and added it to the card. A trio of enamel dots finished off the card.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created using the All Smiles Card Kit!

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July 24, 2017

All Smiles Card Kit: Day One!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!

I am SO excited to share the GORGEOUS new MFT Card Kit with you, the All Smiles Card Kit! This gorgeous new kit features TWO stamp sets, Plentiful Petals and All Smiles, with coordinating Die-namics! The Plentiful Petals set features the fabulous new Smart Align technology, which easily allows you to line up your stamped and die-cut flowers! Genius! This incredible kit will be released tomorrow, July 25th at 9PM EST right HERE in the MFT Boutique!

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I have had SO much fun creating cards with the All Smiles Card Kit! For my card today, I started with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock using Blueprints 24 Die-namics. I then cut out “SMILE” from the center of the card using the Double The Smiles Die-namics. I stamped “HAPPINESS IS CONTAGIOUS” from All Smiles using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink underneath where I die-cut “SMILE”.

I took another piece of Smooth Card Stock, and I stamped flowers and leaves from Plentiful Petals using Ripe Raspberry Premium Dye Ink, Cotton Candy Premium Dye Ink, Pineapple Premium Dye Ink and Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink. I then die-cut the stamped panel using the “SMILE” fie from the Double The Smiles Die-namics, and then inlaid the stamped letters onto the main panel. I then coated them with Glossy Accents. LOVE. I then layered the panel onto a panel of patterned paper from the Hearts & Stripes Paper Pack. I finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created today using the All Smiles Card Kit!

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July 20, 2017

July MFT Creative Construction With Blueprints!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!

It’s time for the July MFT Creative Construction With Blueprints feature! This month, the MFT Design Team has created projects that feature gift card packaging using Blueprints Die-namics!

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I’ve used the OG Blueprints Die-namics for my card, Blueprints 1 Die-namics! I thought it was perfect to house a gift card holder! I started by cutting the main panel of Smooth White Card Stock using Blueprints 1 Die-namics. I then cut the horizontal panel and the scalloped panel using papers from the Sweet Celebration Paper Pack, also using Blueprints 1 Die-namics. The envelope was cut from Cotton Candy Card Stock using the new Gift Card Envelope Die-namics, which I LOVE. I mounted it to the card on top of two rectangles, cut using Blueprints 1 Die-namics, from Summer Splash Prestige Card Stock and Smooth White Card Stock.

I cut the hippo, party balloons and hat from X-Press It Blending Card using the Happy Hippos Die-namics, and stamped them using Happy Hippos using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored the hippo, hat and balloon using Copic Markers and then popped him up onto the envelope using Foam Tape. The sentiment panel was cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics, and I stamped “IT’S YOUR DAY” from Happy Hippos using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I finished off the card with a trio of enamel dots.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! Please head over to the MFT Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created, and to play along with us!

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July 19, 2017

You Made My Day! {CTD452}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week, Bar has challenged us to use green, yellow, red and turquoise! LOVE this combo!

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I loved the technique that Jennifer McGuire recently shared using the Distress Oxide Inks and stamping with water, so I tried my hand at this fun technique for my card this week! I began with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock, cut with Blueprints 24 Die-namics, and I sponged on Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink, Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink and the new Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink. It is AMAZING how beautifully these colors blend!

I then stamped the panel using the Abstract Background using water, and let it sit there for a few minutes before removing the stamp and hitting the panel with my heat gun. LOVE this look!  used the new You Trio Die-namics to cut “you” from Smooth White Card Stock four times, and I layered them and added them to the card. I stamped “MADE MY DAY” from All About You onto a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using Versamark Ink, and then heat embossed it with White Detail Embossing Powder. I trimmed down the panel and added it to the card under the “you”. A trio of rhinestones finished off the card.

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Check out what the Color Throwdown Team has created today!

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Amy Rysavy

Amy Rohl

Tracey McNeely, this month’s AMAZING Guest Designer!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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