Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 209

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Use this week’s sketch to stamp your seal of approval your next card project. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, January 6 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Rita! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Pretty Planning for an Organized Life

Planners are BIG right now and for good reason! Organize your life and be crafty all at the same time – does it get any better? Creative Team member Stephanie is with us today to share some of her thoughts on keeping a planner.

A new year is here and it’s a pretty exciting time for planner enthusiasts, as we open those fresh new pages and start filling them up! My planner is an essential tool to keep me organized and on schedule with all of the weekly activities of both my family and myself. I usually set aside time on Sunday evenings to do my planning for the upcoming week and I let myself get a little creative while doing it.

I love to add stickers, washi tape, and all kinds of fun little colorful details to my planner. Another favorite supply to use with my planner is stamps and ink and My Favorite Things has an awesome new stamp set and Die-namics coming out in the January release next week that is completely geared toward planners. The Erin Condren planner is a pretty popular one and the new stamps and Die-namics are sized to fit perfectly in the spaces provided by the EC planner, as well as other popular designs.

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I love that you can customize the header sections of the planner with one of the included die elements – you can use it to cut out card stock pieces and then glue them on, or cut them out of sticker paper. There are a ton of great words about planning that include everything from a party to a work out to a meeting and the words also work great as headings. There are also an abundance of images that can be used on their own or with the word stamps. One of my favorites is definitely the bullseye icon ;)

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These stamps and Die-namics aren’t just limited to the Erin Condren planner either! I’ve used them in my regular monthly calendar as well as another daily planner that has a completely different layout. You can customize them to easily work with whatever planner system you use.

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If you love to add fun details to your planner, then you will absolutely love this stamp and Die-namics duo – it’ll help you stay organized and have fun while doing it. Keep checking back during our upcoming countdown to see the complete product images – we’re so excited to share them with you!

Want to take a quick peek into Stephanie’s planner? Watch HERE or by simply clicking play below.

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All-Star Greetings

Suzanne Dahlberg is with us again to show off an all-star worthy card.

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Hi friends! I am back today with another fun post for My Favorite Things – this time I made a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card using the All-Star High Tops Die-namics and the Be Original stamp set. I started by stamping the sentiment onto the card base, and then, used the sneaker die to impress the image into the card on top of the greeting.

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Next, I die cut the sole of the sneaker from matching card stock and adhered it to the card front. I finished things off by stamping a heart and adding the heart die cut, which was cut using the Cool Day Die-namics.

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Many thanks to MFT for inviting me to guest this month – I really loved joining them and had so much fun playing with these goodies. Have an awesome day! Print

Birds of a Feather

Today, Barbara is sharing a pretty watercolor-look card that features a bright palette of Premium Dye Inks.

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I love to watercolor through MFT stencils and for this card, I chose the Teardrop Stencil. I used watercolor paper and a waterbrush to randomly apply Razzle Berry, Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, and Steel Grey Premium Dye Inks to my paper. After I finished water coloring the teardrops, I splattered a little clear water to make the ink move in neat ways.

Next, I popped that panel up on a Sweet Tooth Card Stock base with a narrow strip of Black Licorice Card Stock peeking out. The sentiment, from Document It – Right on Target, was stamped on Black Licorice Card Stock with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Next, I cut both sizes of the feathers from the Accent It – Feathers and Arrows Die-namics, the larger from glitter paper and the smaller from Translucent Vellum, and adhered them. I finished off with some clear gems.

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Inks are far more versatile than simply stamping – play with them a bit and see where your experimentation takes your next project! Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we always love seeing what you’re up to!

Sew Glad You’re My Friend

Laurie Willison is with us again today with a sweet and simple design – so beautiful!

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Hey there friends! I am so excited to be here today with another guest post for My Favorite Things. I have a fun, super simple card to share today, using some adorable My Favorite Things goodies.

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I used the Stitched with Love stamp set for this card. I love all the sentiments and details included in it. I used 3 stamps. I stamped the thimble in gray ink in the background and then added the sentiments in dark brown. The front card panel was made with the Blueprints 20 Die-namics. I layered up the stitched panel with that adorable scalloped layer and then onto a pink card base.  

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I added 2 little banner ends…one in pink and one vellum in the corner. I can’t get enough of these stitched dies. SO darn cute!

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I hope you enjoyed my CAS card. So honored to be a guest this month and have had so much fun with these MFT stamps and dies!

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 208

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Curves and straight lines intermingle in this week’s sketch. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, December 30 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations snazzyjj! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Happy Holidays

Suzanne Dahlberg is joining us today to share an absolutely beautiful card featuring a Birdie Brown favorite.

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Hi everyone! It’s Suzanne here and it’s my pleasure to be guesting for My Favorite Things today! Have you seen this absolutely adorable set yet? It’s called Cool Day and it also has coordinating Die-namics to go along with it. I decided to break out my colored pencils for this card after stamping the images in Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.

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The MFT Natural Card Stock is an awesome alternative to true kraft – it’s probably my favorite neutral ever – and it went perfectly with this card. I stamped the snowflake image using Natural Premium Dye Ink randomly onto the base before adhering everything to the card. The Cool Day Die-namics were also used to cut the hearts from glitter paper – instant embellishments! Gotta love that!

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I’ll be back next week with another project for you. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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Sending You A Little Christmas

We’re welcoming Jodi to the blog today to share a very timely project featuring a holiday classic from our Pure Innocence line.

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Hi everyone! It’s no secret that I LOVE to color with Copic Markers, and I always love this time of year as I can pull out the sweet Pure Innocence Sending You A Little Christmas. I just love this stamp set!

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I stamped this sweet little gal using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink onto a panel of X-Press It Blending Card and then cut out the panel using the Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I then colored her with Copic Markers using rather non-traditional Christmas colors. I love the whimsical look of aqua and pink together, especially with a pop of red!

I added rhinestones to both her coat buttons as well as the tree she is pulling along in her sled. I added a bit of shimmer to the trim on her hat and boots, as well as the sled, using a Clear Wink of Stella Marker.

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The main panel of Berrylicious Card Stock was cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and I used Blueprints 20 Die-namics to cut the scalloped mat from Smooth White Card Stock. I stamped the Berrylicious Card Stock panel using the Fine Check Background and Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink. I just love this background.

I finished off the front of my card by adding a flag of Razzle Berry Card Stock cut with the Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics. I adorned the flag with a Kraft Button tied with Hemp Cord.

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On the inside, I kept it simple by cutting a Berrylicious Card Stock panel using Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and stamped the sweet sentiment from Pure Inncocence Sending You A Little Christmas using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I added another mat of Smooth White Card Stock cut with Blueprints 20 Die-namics. I just love the sweet, finished look this Blueprints element provides!

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Jingle All the Way

Nichol Magouirk shared a beautiful card project a few days ago that could easily span the transition between Christmas and Valentine’s. There’s no ambiguity in today’s project though – just 6 days left until Christmas but still plenty of time left to whip up some fabulous tags like these! Print

Hi everyone! It’s Nichol here today with a guest post featuring some fun last-minute Santa see-through gift tags perfect to tie atop those presents that still need to be wrapped. I don’t know about you, but fun packaging on a gift makes me super happy! These see-through style tags would be great for any little or big ones on your gift list, and they can be hung on the tree or displayed after the presents have been opened. Love that!

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To create my tags, I die cut the InstaFrame Die-namics from Wild Cherry Card Stock and Black Licorice Card Stock. I stamped the Wild Cherry frame with Wild Cherry Hybrid Ink using the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp for a tone-on-tone effect. I stamped each with a greeting from the Jingle All the Way stamp set using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Next, I stamped the Black Licorice frame with “to” and “from” from the Overflowing Joy stamp set using white pigment ink.

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I cut six pieces of transparency measuring 2.75” square. I stamped each piece with the Confetti Background stamp using white Staz-On Ink. By stamping all the transparency pieces and not just the ones for the front it gives the santas the illusion of “standing” in the snow! I adhered each transparency behind the opening in the frames.

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I die cut the three santa images from white cardstock and Black Licorice Card Stock using the Jingle All the Way Die-namics. I colored in the santas with Copic Markers and adhered the colored santa to the Black Licorice die-cut santa. This hides the coloring and makes the back of the see-through tag look neat and clean.

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I die cut some snow drifts from Whip Cream Card Stock using the Snow Drifts Die-namics, trimmed them down, and adhered them to the black frame. I adhered a santa inside each frame and topped each with the red frame.

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Finally, I punched holes in the top of each tag, threaded some baker’s twine adorned with silver jingle bells through the hole, and tied some white silk ribbon around the top to finish!

I hope this has inspired you to create some fun packaging for all the loved ones on your gift list! Merry Christmas!

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