Monday, January 15, 2018

My Favorite Things–Release Replay!


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I’m popping in again today to share another project featuring a few of the January Release products that I didn’t get to use during the release countdown!  Today’s project features the new Monster Sized Stamp Set, as well as the new Hearts In A Row Horizontal Die-Namics.  I paired them to create a fun little slider card!


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You all know how much I love an interactive card!  The surprise of the recipient just makes my day!  Here’s what the card looks like when you pull that little tab on the right!


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And a quick little video showing the pull tab in action.



Cute, right?!!  I did a little bit of creative stamping by making the hearts from the Hearts In A Row Horizontal Die-Namics the middle of the bodies of those two adorable monsters from the Monster Sized Stamp Set.  I created the slider using the Channel Builder Die-Namics.  And the sentiment, also from the Monster Sized Stamp Set, was created by doing a bit of stamp surgery.  You all know that it’s okay to cut your stamps apart, right?!  It really helps stretch the uses of those stamps and allows for some fun stamp combos in places that a sentiment might not normally fit!  Once cut (as long as you’re careful), the stamps will still work perfectly – I promise!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.



Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other great projects that my sweet teammates have designed for your inspiration using products from the January release!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I am ever so grateful for the time that you spend visiting my blog!  I’ll be back very soon with more crafty goodness.  I hope you’ll come by again soon!


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

My Favorite Things–Stitched With Love!

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I’m popping in today to share some super fun cross stitched tags for Valentine’s Day!  A few of my peeps on the MFT Design Team and I are showing you ways to use the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics for occasions other than Christmas!  And I should mention, as I’m sure you all won’t be too surprised to learn, that I broke the rules a bit.  We were challenged to use some of the new patterns created by the brilliant minds behind the MFT brand.  I actually “missed” that part of the challenge instructions (one of these days I’ll actually learn to read ALL of the instructions! LOL)  So I created my own patterns!!

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I loooooove a good pun!  And Valentine’s Day is the PERFECT occasion to exploit that love!  I actually tried to find some cute Valentine’s Day gifts to attach these tags to for purposes of demonstrating how cute they’ll look, but surprisingly, none of my local stores had anything on the shelves yet!  Seriously? They have Christmas decor out in July, and they can’t put Valentine’s Day candy out by early January?!! Oh well.  I’m sure you can visualize how cute these will look attached to something delicious or fun for the ones you love.  I used the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics for the tags, and created my own cross-stitch patterns using the printable grid that you can find and print yourself HERE.  The sentiments were pulled from three different stamp sets to suit the image stitched.  And the little glossy hearts were die-cut from Poppy Card Stock using the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-Namics.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  I’ve also created a PDF of the patterns I created for your ease in duplicating them, if you’d like!

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Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other darling projects that my genius teammates have created using the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics and the newest Valentine’s Day patterns!  I hope you’ll give one or some of them a try!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with more crafty goodness.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your day is as blessed as mine is when you spend some of it here with me!

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My Favorite Things–January New Release & Release Class!

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I am giddy as all get out to finally be able to share my final project for the My Favorite Things January New Product Launch!  It’s also the project that I created for the January Release Class! My project features the Selective Dimension or Paper Tole technique and I used the new Ewe and Me Forever Stamp Set and coordinating dies!  Here’s a graphic showing the five projects for this month’s Release Class:

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And a close up photo of my project:

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You’ll find the PDF with step-by-step instructions and a supply list for this project HERE, and a video showing how I created it HERE.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I use to create my project below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other fabulous projects that my brilliant teammates have created for your inspiration!  And while you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win one of TWO $100 Gift Vouchers to the MFT Online Boutique!  All of the new January Release products are available for purchase now, and can be found in the MFT Online Boutique by click on the graphic below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will be back again real soon!  Have a great day!

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Monday, January 8, 2018

My Favorite Things–January Release Countdown Day 1!!

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We are ever so close to the day when the January My Favorite Things new products are available for purchase!  Today’s countdown projects are the last that you’ll see before the New Product Launch!!  I’m so excited to share the new Stitched Heart Peek-A-Book Window Die-Namics, that work perfectly with the Heart Shaped Shaker Pouches and the NEW Heart Maze Shapes in both White and Red! The interactive possibilities are endless!!

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I trimmed an A2, horizontal top-folding card base from Smooth White Cardstock, that I scored at 4.25”, folded in half and perfected the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.  I adhered a strip of the new Black & White Stripes 6 x 6 Paper Pack to the bottom of the card base with a tape runner.  I trimmed an A2 panel of Ripe Raspberry Card Stock and die cut the bottom edge with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-Namics.  I stamped the sentiment from the You’re A-Maze-Ing Stamp Set onto the Ripe Raspberry panel with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  I used the new Stitched Heart Peek-A-Book Window Die-Namics to die cut a window out of the Ripe Raspberry panel.  I temporarily positioned the image panel onto the card base and adhered the white Heart Maze Shape through the heart aperture using some Multi Medium Matte.  I inserted a Heart Shaker Pouch into the heart aperture and adhered it to the back of the image panel with some tape runner.  Before adhering the Ripe Raspberry panel to the card base with more tape runner, I dropped a 2mm black glass bead (from my stash) into the maze. I decided to another small strip of striped paper under the sentiment and heart maze to ground them.  I adhered some Sparkling Clear Sequins to the image panel with some Multi Medium Matte adhesive and a Tanto tool.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  Remember that the new January Products will not be available for purchase until Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 9:00 PM EST.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other genius projects that my creative teammates have designed for your inspiration!  While you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique.

That’s it for me today, kids!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with my project for the New Product Launch!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – it means more to me than words could ever say!  I hope you’ll come back again soon!

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

My Favorite Things–January Release Countdown Day 2!

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We are ever so close to the day that all of the new January Release products will be available for purchase!! Just a couple of more days, and they’ll all be yours!  I’m dropping in today to share a project featuring an AWESOME new scripty sentiment set called 100% Loveable Stamp Set and the Full of Heart Stencil!

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I lightly blended some Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink into an A2 panel of Ranger Watercolor Paper, partially using the Full of Heart Stencil and partially just blending onto the panel.  I used the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer to mottle the color a bit, and waited for it to completely dry.  I die cut the panel using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics Set 2.  I die cut another panel from Translucent Vellum using the stitched rectangle die from the Blueprints 27 Die-Namics.  I stamped the sentiment from the 100% Loveable Stamp Set onto the image panel using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.  I adhered the two panels together with foam squares, and adhered them to an A2 top-folding Smooth White card base using more foam squares.  I added small details with some Sparkling Clear Sequins.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  Remember that the new January Release products won’t be available for purchase until Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 9:00 PM EST!

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the other outstanding designs that my creative teammates have engineered for your inspiration!  While you’re there, please leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!

That’s it for me today, kids!  I’m off to run some errands and then head back to my craft room to complete some looming deadlines!  Always the looming deadlines . . . LOL  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with one last countdown project to share with you before the January Release!  I hope you’ll come back again to see it!  Have a great day!

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Essentials By Ellen -- January New Release -- Arctic Pals!


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I’ve been on pins and needles waiting to share the project that I’ve created using some of the new January Essentials By Ellen products being released today by Ellen Hutson LLC!


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I had the great pleasure of working with the new Arctic Pals Stamp Set and coordinating dies!  This set is absolutely perfect for those winter occasions, and features THE most adorable chilly critters!!  I paired the polar bear and penguin from the Arctic Pals Stamp Set with the Bear Ware Stamp Set and coordinating dies!  Perfect collaboration for those winter birthdays!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below!  You can find all of the new January Essentials By Ellen Release products HERE, and more information about more inspiration using these products by heading over to the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom Blog!  Here’s what the new products that I used look like:


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That’s it for me today, friends!  I’ll be back a little later on to share more crafty inspiration with you!  I hope you’ll come by again soon!  Have a great day!


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