Create Custom Banners with My Favorite Things

Each month, we challenge our amazing design team to create using a specific technique or within a particular theme.  This month, we’ve asked our designers to put their My Favorite Things stamps and Die-namics to work to create banners.  We have several designers lined up to bring a little inspiration your way you’ll find them linked just a little further below. But first, I’m excited to share this spectacular thankful banner from Barbara. You can see all the details on her blog: Paper Pursuits. Here are just a few of the products you’ll see today on today’s Creative Challenge Posts.  You can mix and match our various banner  themed elements to create your own versions for any number of occasions worthy of celebration!

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.  

Cards Created Without Pattern Paper

The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where challenge our designers to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we challenged our designers to create a card or project without the use of patterned paper. Just below, we have a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.  For many of these patterned paper loving girls, this was a little bit scary, but their projects are all so beautiful.  After all, with My Favorite Things stamps and Die-namics you have the ability to create your own custom patterns to bring your creative vision to life. The girls have some new samples to share below which are linked just below, but here are just a few ways that they’ve recently created using only stamps, Die-namics, ink and coloring tools to create magnificent works of art.

Mona recently added text print details to the Primitive Pumpkins Trio from Own Your Story.

Lisa stamps her own patterned paper using a small stamp in Blessed Mouse.

Barbara creates a gorgeous, dimensional pop of color using only cardstock and Die-namics.

 

 

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.  

Be Inspired with My Favorite Things: Creative Ideas for Mini-Books

Welcome to the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge. Each month, we challenge our designer to work within a specific theme, or using a particular technique. This month, we’ve asked our designers to think in miniature and create Mini-Books. Stamps and Die-namics are fabulous for creating these miniature works of art to mark a special event or for gift giving. Here’s a vintage, soft and lovely sample from Mona to inspire you today, but be sure to see below for links to all the designers with samples to share.  And if you get inspired to create a mini-book of your own, be sure to come share it with us in the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers we’d love to see what you come up with!  

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.

   

Christmas in July with My Favorite Things

Welcome to the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge.  Each month, we challenge our designer to work within a specific theme, or using a particular technique.  This month, we’ve asked our designers to get a head start on the holiday season with a little Christmas in July.

If you give handmade cards, or create home made gifts, this is a great opportunity to get the creative wheels spinning, and stock up on supplies in advance.  For instance, you can swing by Barbara’s blog to see more about this beautiful gift box and card.

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.    

Frame It with My Favorite Things

Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, we’ve asked the designers to Frame It! We know that you all have beautiful collections of stamps and Die-namics, so why not put them to work to create framed pieces for your own walls, or gorgeous gifts for friends and family? Be sure to see the bottom of this post for links to all the designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a framed piece of art for you. Jody has created a beautiful welcome frame and matching gift tag with the Homespun Birdhouse Die-namics and Stamp Set.

  Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.  

Home Decor for Your Door with My Favorite Things

In today’s Design Team Creative Challenge, the MFT Designers were challenged to create a wreath using their MFT Stamps and Die-namics.  Why not welcome spring and summer with a new wreath with all the crafty materials you already own? As a matter of fact, you still have plenty time to pull together something truly fabulous as a Mother’s Day Gift!

We have several designers playing along and they each have truly gorgeous projects to share. Here’s a peek at a beautiful sample from Debbie…

  Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.  

April Design Team Creative Challenge

Welcome to the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative challenge.  Each month, we challenge our designers to work within a particular theme, style or technique.  This month, it’s “All About Mom!” We hope this will inspire you to create your own Mother’s Day cards and gifts using My Favorite Things stamps and Die-namics.  I’m quite sure our designers will have several great project ideas to share with you today!  I’ve pulled this beautiful sample from Tara to share with you today using our new Let’s Toast Die-namics and stamp set and an adorable Mother’s Day card using Cute-a-tude. Be sure to head out to visit with each of the participating designers who have a Mother’s Day project for you today. Enjoy! Julie Karen G Jody Inge Jessie Lisa Barbara Jodi Megan Tara Melody Karen M. Joanne Frances  

Design Team Creative Challenge: Teacher Appreciation

Welcome to the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Challenge for March.  Each month, we challenge our designers to work within a specific theme, with a particular product line, or using a special technique.  This month, we asked the girls to think about Teacher Appreciation Day which is celebrated in the United States during the first week of May. In case you have several teacher gifts to create, we thought you might appreciate the extra time to plan ahead and get ready.  I’m sure our designers will have several great project ideas to inspire you today!  Be sure to head out to visit with each of the participating designers who have a Teacher themed project for you today. Enjoy! Jody Julie Debbie Jodi Barbara Frances Jessie Megan Lisa Melody Karen G. Karen M.   Inge  

February’s Creative Challenge – All About Baby

Welcome to the February Creative Challenge.  Each month, we challenge out Design Team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, “It’s All About Baby!”  Be on the lookout for fabulous baby projects, nursery decor, cards, gifts and pages from our incredible designers.

Just look at this incredible onesie created by Melody Rupple. She’s combined the Dainty Doily Die-namics, the Notched Tag Die-namics and Stamp Set, and embellished with the Rolled Scallop Flower and the Leafy Flourish Die-namics.

You’ll be prepared with loads of ideas the next time you’ve got a baby gift to give. Here is a full list of designers who have creative ideas to share today:

Jody

Julie

Debbie

Jodi

Barbara

Eva

Jackie

Inge

Lisa

Sarah

Frances

Jessie

Melody

Karen Motz

Sherrie

January 2012 Design Team Creative Challenge: Masculine

Welcome to the January 2012 Design Team Creative Challenge! Each month, we challenge our Design Team to create projects within a special theme, or using a specific product line.  This month, we’ve asked our designers to create masculine themed projects.  I hear time and time again from stampers, that creating masculine projects are often the most difficult…put your crafty purchases to work and get ready to create fabulous cards, projects and pages for all the guys in your life! Lots of our designers have jumped on board to create cards and projects for the men in our lives!  You’ll find that lots of the girls have shared their particular tips and “rules” for creating smashing cards for the guys!  I hope you’ll find a sample or two that will work for you, and we look forward to seeing YOUR masculine MFT Projects too….

You’ll find masculine project ideas today from:

Frances

Barbara

Julie

Jackie

Lisa

Kerry

Debbie

Jodi

Jessie

Karen M.

Jody

Melody

Eva

Sarah

Inge

Sherrie

Joanne