March 13, 2012

MFT Creative Challenge!

Hi everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  It's time for the monthly MFT Creative Challenge, and this month, the MFT DT are creating for the teachers!  My Favorite Things has SO many different stamp sets and Die-Namics that are perfect for that special teacher, and I've used a few today!

My daughter's kindergarten teacher is AMAZING.  I LOVE her and Meredith simply ADORES her.  There will be alot of tears at the end of the school year I am sure.  I wanted to create a card for her with a little girl that will remind her of my MJ.  I started with the darling Pure Innocence Book In Hand and colored her with Copic Markers.  Her skirt was paper pieced and I then fussy cut her out.  I popped her up with Jody Boosters onto two layered ovals cut with the new Oval STAX 1 Die-Namics and Oval STAX 2 Die-Namics (have I mentioned how much I LOVE these???).  I embossed the smaller oval with the Seeing Spots Embossing Folder.

All of the patterned paper is the new Konnichiwa from Basic Grey.  LOVING these papers...which is nice since it's been awhile since I've loved any BG.  The sentiment, "You Make Learning Fun", from Teacher's Pet, was stamped onto a panel cut with the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics.  The layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC154 but I used an oval focal panel instead of a square.  The banner going down the center was cut with the Mix & Match Banners Die-Namics, and I simply added a white layer behind it and freehand cut the bottom.

I added a ribbon/bow combo using the new (and OMG totally luscious) Bubblegum Grosgrain Ribbon from MFT.  I ordered all of the colors and it was a GORGEOUS rainbow on my stamp desk as I was putting them onto my Ribbon Carousel!  I added a button cut from Hot Fudge Cardstock using the Button Quartet Die-Namics, which I tied with a bit of Cantaloupe Twine.

In this picture you can see that I've added a border with the newly released Mini Monarch Border Die-Namics.  LOVE this border.  You can also see my embossed oval, which was cut from Sno Cone Cardstock.  ALL of the MFT Cardstock colors are such amazing matches to patterned that.

On the inside I've added some more patterned paper, along with another sentiment from Teacher's Pet, "There Is No Substitute For A Great Teacher".  LOVE that's SO true!

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card today:

Please head on over to Kim's Blog for a listing of all the designers with samples today!  I have a coordinating little giftie I am working on for my daughter's teacher that I will share with you later in the week!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Pure Innocence Book In Hand and Teacher's Pet from My Favorite Things
Paper:  Choice Snow White (TE), Hot Fudge (MFT), Sno Cone (MFT) and Konnichiwa (Basic Grey)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Bubblegum Grosgrain Ribbon (MFT), Bow Easy, Cantaloupe Twine, Mix & Match Banners Die-Namics, Oval STAX 1 Die-Namics, Oval STAX 2 Die-Namics, First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, Mini Monarch Border Die-Namics, Button Quartet Die-Namics and Jody Boosters


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  1. Totally fabulous! I love the embossed dots and this cute PI too! The inside is so sweet with her peeking in from the corner. Love it!

  2. super cute and GREAT color choices. it's sad to move on from a great teacher....but hold on to the HOPE that your other kiddos will have her. We are crossing our fingers to have the same K teacher for the third time around.

  3. Jodi, this is adorable! Another one of my fave PI's!!!

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the Konnichiwa pad too. Love how you put the papers together.

  5. So absolutely adorable!!! Love your coloring! I have not seen tht paper yet, hmmmm :)

  6. Wonderfully darling! I love your coloring--so cute!

  7. Love this! Totally adorable and I have finally caved and added the Button Quartet die to my shopping list!

  8. Great card and great message too..Some teacher will love it. Your coloring is great!

  9. Jodi this is so sweet - love the embossed background you used in the oval. I can't wait to get those stackables!!

  10. This is so cute! Love the colours. So perfect for a teacher!

  11. she is darling and i love your fab design. super card, Jodi!

  12. SO cute, Jodi! I love the little peeking girl on the inside!

  13. OMGoodness is she ever a Sweetie Jodi!8-) Love her Cute paper pieced skirt and all the yummy MFT elements too! Just so Darned Adorable inside and out!

    Shannon 8-)

  14. Darling card Jodi. Love the cut out image on the polka-dot background! Great lay-out too. :o)

  15. She is gorgeous, love the big button


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