A Bouquet for You

We’ve been wowed by Stephanie Klauck‘s work for quite some time so we’re absolutely thrilled to have her joining us for a guest post today. Print

Hi! I’m Stephanie Klauck and I am so excited to share a fun, colorful card on the My Favorite Things blog today! When the Mason Jar and the Fresh Cut Flowers Die-namics came out, I was excited beyond words! I love mason jars (a lot!) and I love how they look when they’re full of beautiful flowers, so this die combination is perfect! I die cut all of the flowers, leaves, and stems from white card stock and then I colored them all with Copic markers. I love the definition and detail you can achieve by coloring them, rather than cutting them out of colored card stock.


To make the coloring a little easier, I die cut them and then temporarily adhered them to a piece of paper so they didn’t move around when I was coloring. After the coloring was done, I die cut the mason jar from white card stock as well, adhered it to a piece of card stock that I cut out with the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and started adhering the stems directly onto the jar using a glue pen. Once all the stems were adhered, I added the flowers and the leaves with liquid glue.


When the flowers were all glued on, I added some detail to them with a white gel pen, a glitter marker, and glossy accents – so quick and easy to do and it makes the flowers look amazing! Once I had all the flowers done, I added some water detail to the mason jar by coloring it with some aqua Copic markers. I made the bottom of the jar a little darker for depth and dimension and then I die cut a second mason jar from vellum and adhered it directly over the first one.


To complete the card, I added the whole panel to a Steel Grey card base with foam adhesive and added some twine and a tag to the jar. The tag was die cut from the Mason Jar Die-namics and the sentiment was stamped from the Mason Jar Labels stamp set and embossed with white embossing powder. I also added some shadows under the jar with grey Copic markers and adhered a leaf beside it to make it look like it had fallen from the jar. ;)

We’re so fortunate that Stephanie has shared a video for this process as well. Check it out HERE or by watching below – enjoy!


You’re Moving On Up!

Please welcome Emily to the blog today! She’s with us to share a couple of sweet cards that will surely inspire you to hit your craft room.
Hi, it’s Emily here, and I’m so excited to be back on the MFT Blog today to share a couple of projects! For my first card, I combined the clipboard from Office Supplies and individual letters from the Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker to create a congratulatory message.
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Originally, I wanted to design the shaker using the letters to spell CONGRATS vertically down the side of the clipboard but it was too long so I had to shorten it to ‘GRATS. The stamped sentiments are from At the Office and the stars are from Trick or Treat.
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I stamped the two sentiments in Red Hot and Black Licorice Hybrid Inks. Then I used the Natural Hybrid Ink to sponge around the edges of the clipboard. It went on so smoothly, just like butter, leaving no lines!
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My second card combines the girl and butterflies from Every Day is a Picnic stamp set (coordinating Die-namics,) Joy Ride, and Square Grid Cover-Up.
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I used the cover-up as a subtle background for the scene by die cutting it in vellum. I’m going to get a lot of use out of this die!
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It was so much fun to create a custom car with all the colours and layers. I attempted to create a convertible but it didn’t look right so I left the roof on. Here in Ontario, we have license plates on both the front and back of the car so it doesn’t matter that she’s facing what is, theoretically, the back of the car. ;)
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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tropical Engagement Congratulations

We just can’t get enough of Heather Pulvirenti so we had to ask her back! You’ll love her gorgeous (single layer!) design.
Hi, everyone! I’m so glad to be back again to share another card I created using My Favorite Things goodies.
My card today features the Together Forever and Tropical Sensations sets.  To create my card, I started with a piece of white card stock and stamped the “Happy Engagement” sentiment in gray ink.
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Next, I stamped images from the Tropical Sensations set in coral, yellow, lime, and teal.  Once the inks dried a bit, I attached the stamped layer to the card base with pop dots. Well, that wraps it up for me today.  Huge thanks to My Favorite Things for the opportunity to guest design once again using their amazing products! :)


Beautiful Tropical Wishes

Please join us in welcoming Heather Pulvirenti to the blog again today!
Hello! Heather P. here, and I’m back with a couple more projects featuring various MFT Die-namics and stamp sets. 090214 My first card features the Tropical Sensations and Together Forever stamp sets (and surprise, surprise!) heat embossing. To create my card, I first stamped the sentiment in dark gray ink onto a light gray card base. I then stamped the plumeria flower image in versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder.  Next, I stamped the inner portion of the flower in a darker gray ink, and placed an aqua enamel dot in each flower center. 090214b For my next card, I decided to make a mini shaped card using the Joy Ride Die-namics. So cute! To create the card, I started by die cutting the car pieces from gray, red, yellow, and aqua card stock. I assembled the front of the card and traced the completed design onto a piece of white card stock.  I cut out the traced shape, then adhered it to the back of the car die cuts.  To finish up, I added glossy accents to various accent pieces. Thanks again to My Favorite Things for inviting me to be a guest designer, I’ve had such a great time working with your fabulous products!! :)


Sending Love Peek-a-Boo Style

Please join us in welcoming Heather Pulvirenti to the blog today!
Hello! I’m Heather P., and I am so excited to be guest posting on the My Favorite Things blog today! :) I have a couple of projects to share with you featuring various MFT Die-namics and stamp sets.
My first card features the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Star Background Stamp, and the Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs stamp set and coordinating Die-namics.  To create my card, I started with a light gray card base, and stamped the star background using Versamark ink.  I then stamped the Pure Innocence image in Stazon gray ink, and colored her in using watercolors. 082914 CU While the image was drying, I used the Peek-A-Boo X and O dies on light pink card stock, and then adhered them to white card stock before fussy cutting them out.  Next, I adhered the letters to a piece of gray twine to make a banner, and attached it to the die-cut Pure Innocence image. The sentiment was then stamped on yellow card stock with Versamark ink before heat embossing with white powder.  To finish up my card, the banner sentiment and image were attached to the card front with pop dots, then orange enamel dots were added. 082914b My next project features the Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames Die-namics, Always & Forever stamp set, and the Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set.  To create my layout, I started with a gray sheet of card stock, then added two strips of glitter card stock and photos of my daughter from one of her trips to the pool.
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I used the second largest Peek-A-Boo heart die on three different colors of card stock, then cut them out and laid them on the design to get their approximate placement.  I then stamped some of the splatter images from the Jumbo Abstract Art set in Versamark ink to mimic water splashes.  I stamped the joy sentiment from Always & Forever in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder before adhering the hearts to the layout with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with aqua enamel dots.
Well, that wraps it up for me today! Thank you so much for stopping by, and to My Favorite Things for the opportunity to guest design with their products!!


You & Me Always

Amy Kolling is back with us today! We just love her creative approach in using our stamps and Die-namics :) Print Hello again! I’m back today using more My Favorite Things stamps and Die-namics. I am always in need of wedding/anniversary/love-themed cards so I thought I’d share some that I’ve made. I am enjoying the shaker card trend again and I thought this one would be fitting for an “anytime” card for your loved ones. I’ve used Blueprints 16 to die cut my frame from Steel Grey Card Stock and stamped it with the Diagonal Stripes Background with black ink. AmyYou&Me My sentiment, from Always and Forever, was stamped with various inks onto white card stock as the backdrop for my shaker. The shaker is filled with mini star sequins and the frame is embellished with enamel dots and a die-cut star from Blueprints 16. AmyYou&Me2 I love to use my dies to emboss as much as I love using them to die cut. I wanted to add some elegance but die cutting the large Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames was too much so I embossed it into a panel of Steel Grey Card Stock. My sentiment, from Together Forever, was stamped with white ink into the center of the heart with a few glittery enamel dots placed beneath. AmyHeart Now let’s talk about that glittery banner border embellishing the top of my card. I’ve die cut the mini banners from Blueprints 16 out of glitter paper and aligned them up at the top of my main panel. A simple line of stitching across the banners, leaving the ends loose, adds to the elegant feel and also anchors them securely in place to the card. AmyHeart2 Thanks again goes out to My Favorite Things for inviting me to guest on the blog! :)


Thanks for Being You, Teacher!

Today, we welcome Amy to the blog with some fun school-themed projects – thanks so much for joining us, Amy!
Hello! I’m Amy Kolling and I’m just so excited to be guest designing for My Favorite Things today – I can hardly believe it! I got to play with some amazing Die-namics and stamps. With school having recently started for my kids, I thought I’d use the Red Delicious Die-namics and pair it with the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics for a teacher card. RedDeliciousAmy I die cut the letters into a black card stock panel and gently rubbed white ink onto it with my finger to get that chalkboard effect. The apple, which I die cut with Electric Red Card Stock and Gumdrop Green Card Stock, was added to the card front with foam adhesive. I cut the small banner with a die from Blueprints 16 and stamped a sentiment from Just the Way You Are. For the final touch, I added an MFT button stitched in place with crochet thread. RedDeliciousAmy3 I am quite a fan of shaped cards and the Red Delicious Die-namics is the perfect size to make them. I die cut my apple image, again with Electric Red Card Stock and Gumdrop Green Card Stock, adding letters with the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics. I made sure to place the fold of the white card base just under the cut line of the die so that I was left with the fold after die cutting. This card will be perfect to attach to a small gift or as a tag for a teacher. RedDeliciousAmy2 Lots of thanks go out to My Favorite Things for having me showcase their products!


Watercolor Magic

Emily is back with us on the blog today! We’re so happy to have her sharing her wonderful creativity with us again.
Hi, it’s Emily Leiphart again, and I’m thrilled to be back on the My Favorite Things blog with two more cards! This first one uses the TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics. On the front panel, I used the smaller of the two dies to cut a window into the patterned paper. Then I combined both of the included die elements to create the black frame that was attached to the card front. leiphartonart3878_04Aug14 (15)_wm I slid the boy and girl from the Boy Meets Girl Die-namics into the frame before securing acetate to the back of the window to create a shaker. I purposely positioned the girl’s head so that the two “Ls” would form bunny ears ;) leiphartonart3879_04Aug14 (49)_wmFor my second card, I combined stamped phrases from Smile, die-cut words from the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, and a heat-embossed ampersand from Always & Forever to create a custom sentiment.
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Punched Up Sentiments

Please welcome Emily to the blog today! She’s sharing a couple of fantastic projects with us today that will surely get you inspired to create something beautiful!
Hi, I’m Emily Leiphart and I’m so super excited to be guesting on the My Favorite Things blog today! I got to play with some really amazing products – this first card features the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics. I trimmed squares from various colors of card stock and die cut the letters to spell out the phrase Luv You, Hun – suitable for a friend or significant other! leiphartonart3864_29Jul14 (27)_wm I backed the letters on each of the four corners and the centre with white card stock and the remaining four with grey card stock. All of the coloured die cuts were centered on their backings, except for the O in the middle, which I offset slightly. Before attaching the squares to the kraft card base, I stamped the Plaid Background Builder three times to anchor the words.
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For embellishments, I added two sparkly little banners from Blueprints 16, a mini clip, and a wood veneer heart.
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My second card features the adorable little girl from Just the Way You Are. I coloured her with Copic markers and popped her up on the opening of a panel created with Blueprints 16. leiphartonart3867_29Jul14 (8)_wm I die cut an extra curve out of red card stock to highlight some of the features in her outfit and adhered that to the back of the purple panel. Before attaching the panel to the card base, I curved the sentiment along the die cut by stamping it in two parts and then heat embossed it.
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I also heat embossed another sentiment from the same set on the inside, leaving the card base with enough space to write a novel as I sometimes like to do ;) To finish, I die cut some yellow hearts from the Smart Phone Die-namics and added them to the front of the panel.
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Many thanks to My Favorite Things for asking me to showcase their products! I love, love, love them!


Happy Looks Good on You

Karolyn is with us today sharing a smile-inducing card – I love how she combined Die-namics to frame that very happy sun. Read on to learn how she created it. And a big thanks to Karolyn for sharing!


Hello friends! I’ve been a stamping and die cutting fool with some of the recent My Favorite Things releases and I wanted to share another one of the projects that I’ve created. MFT Smile Card Is this not so stinkin’ cute?! The Smile TRANSFORM-ables Die-namics are beyond clever and innovative! But I’m not surprised – MFT always blows my socks off with fresh and original designs! There are two elements included in the Smile TRANSFORM-ables Die-namics – a solid larger rectangle and a smaller die that cuts out the word and the opening. I thought that when you put them together, they kind of looked like a polaroid, right? So I die cut them both out of Sweet Tooth Card Stock, first cutting the base, and then cutting the interior. Then I pulled out another of my favorite MFT dies, the Sun Ray Die-namics, and cut it twice – once from Lemon Drop Card Stock, and again from Sno-Cone Card Stock. I inlaid the two die cuts so that it looks like the sunshine lighting up the blue sky. Next, I used the larger of the two Smile TRANSFORM-ables elements to trim down the Sun Ray die cut to fit behind the white Smile die cut. I attached them together using foam tape. I made a top-fold A2 card base from Steel Gray Card Stock, and stamped one of the darling sentiments from the coordinating Smile stamp set using VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Lastly, I adhered the entire assembly to the card base. Easy peasy! I think this card would bring a smile to anyone having a bad day, don’t you think? I hope it makes you smile! Thanks so much for stopping by today – thanks for having me back, MFT!