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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July 18, 2017

July MFT Release Replay!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

It’s time for the July MFT Release Replay, where the MFT Design Team shares even more inspiration using products from the new release!

For my card, I’ve used several new products! I’ve used the Celebrate Die-namics, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics and Happy Hippos! So much goodness this month!

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I seriously LOVE the new Celebrate Die-namics! I can make a card pop just on it’s own! I started my card with a panel of Smooth White Card Stock, cut with Blueprints 24 Die-namics, and I created the background using two new Distress Oxide Ink colors, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. LOVE. I layered this onto another panel of Smooth White Card Stock, cut with Blueprints 2 Die-namics, and added a tab of pattern paper from the Black & White Basics Paper Pack.

I cut “celebrate” five times from Smooth White Card Stock using the Celebrate Die-namics, and layered them together for a thick die-cut. LOVE. I adhered it to my card and then added Glossy Accents to make it super shiny. I used the new Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics to cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock, and I stamped “IT’S YOUR DAY” from Happy Hippos using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I popped this panel up with Foam Tape and finished off the card with a trio of rhinestones.

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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 products from the FABULOUS July MFT Release!

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July 12, 2017

Hip, Hippo, Hooray! {CTD451}

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge, and this week, Amy has challenged us to use the GORGEOUS combination of dark pink, pale pink, green and white! LOVE!

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I am OBSESSED with this color combination! I’ve used the ADORABLE new Happy Hippos and Happy Hippos Die-namics for my card today. I started by creating my background, which is a panel of Ranger Watercolor Paper cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics. Using Distress Inks, I created a watercolored background. LOVE.

The hippo, balloons, hat and cupcake were all cut from X-Press It Blending Card using the Happy Hippos Die-namics, and I stamped them all with Happy Hippos using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers and then added shimmer to the balloons, hat and icing of the cupcake using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker. I popped him up with Foam Tape and then added a sentiment panel, cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the new Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics. I stamped “HIP, HIPPO, HOORAY” from Happy Hippos using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. A trio of enamel dots 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!

Marge this week’s FABULOUS Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

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July 11, 2017

July MFT New Product Launch!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy MFT Release Night! Hooray! After counting down for the past five days, the INCREDIBLE new release is available right HERE, right now, in the MFT Boutique!

Tonight I have a card to share with you using the ADORABLE new Pure Innocence Happy Cake Day, Pure Innocence Happy Cake Day Die-namics, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics and the Happy Birthday Circle Frame Die-namics! So much goodness!

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I have to say, I just cannot get enough of the Pure Innocence line! They are SO cute! I cut this little cutie from X-Press It Blending Card using the Pure Innocence Happy Cake Day Die-namics, and then stamped her using Pure Innocence Happy Cake Day with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored her with Copic Markers, and paper pieced her dress using paper from the Sweet Celebration Paper Pack. The cake was also colored with Copic Markers, and I then coated it with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker.

I popped her up with Foam Tape onto a panel of Ripe Raspberry Prestige Card Stock and Smooth White Card Stock, cut with the new Happy Birthday Circle Frame Die-namics. LOVE! I used more patterns from the Sweet Celebration Paper Pack for the rest of the card, and cut them using Blueprints 1 Die-namics. I wrapped some Baker’s Twine around one side, and added a sentiment panel, cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the new Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics and stamped “Happy Cake Day” using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I topped the card off with a bow of Baker’s Twine.

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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, and for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!

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July MFT Release Countdown: Day One!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!

We made it! Today is the final day of the Countdown to the AMAZING July MFT Release! All of the fabulous new products will be released tonight at 9PM EST right HERE in the MFT Boutique!

Today I have a card to share with you using the INCREDIBLE new All About You, You Trio Die-namics and Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics! LOVE.

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OK, I have to admit. I am totally in love with this card! I started with a panel of Ranger Watercolor Paper, cut with Blueprints 1 Die-namics, and I created the background using various Distress Inks in rainbow colors. After I laid down the colors, I spritzed on watered down white acrylic paint for some more interest.

I cut the panel using the You Trio Die-namics, and then used the same You Trio Die-namics to cut “YOU” four times from Smooth White Card Stock. I the inlaid the “YOU” with the Smooth White Card Stock layers until they were dimensional. The sentiment, “DESERVE TO BE CELEBRATED” from All About You was stamped onto a panel of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock using Versamark Ink and the heat embossed using White Detail Embossing Powder. I then cut the panel using the new Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics and added a small strip of patterned paper underneath from the Black & White Basics Paper Pack. A trio of rhinestones 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, and for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!

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July 10, 2017

July MFT Release Countdown: Day Two!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!

We are SO close to the July MFT Release! All of the fabulous new products will be released tomorrow night at 9M EST right HERE in the MFT Boutique!

Today I have a card to share with you using the completely ADORABLE new Jungle Gym, Jungle Gym Die-namics and the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil!

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OMG. HOW CUTE are these little friends? I LOVE them! I started by cutting them from X-Press It Blending Card using the Jungle Gym Die-namics, and then stamped them with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink using Jungle Gym. I colored them with Copic Markers and put them to the side while I created the background.

I cut a panel of Smooth White Card Stock using Blueprints 1 Die-namics, and using the new Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, created the cloud background with Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink. I am OBSESSED with this stencil! I added some grass, cut from Green Room Prestige Card Stock using the Grassy Fields DIe-namics, and a sun, cut from Pineapple Prestige Card Stock using the Spring Scene Builder. I then popped up my colored image using Foam Tape, and stamped “You Make Life Fun” using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.

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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, and for a chance to win an MFT Gift Certificate!

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