Saturday, September 13, 2014

MFT September Release Countdown grateful for peanut butter and jelly


Welcome to this month's Release Countdown with My Favorite Things! You will find complete details each day on the MFT Blog, including how you can win prizes and full reveals of featured products.


Welcome back! We are getting closer and closer to release day! And the great products just keep coming! Today is no exception! I have two very different cards to share with you, so let's get started!

First up, a new Pure Innocence image! Peanut Butter & Jelly has some pretty cute sentiments and that sandwich kind of makes me hungry. She also has a coordinating die to make cutting her out easy called Die-namics Peanut Butter & Jelly. She was stamped with Hybrid Black Licorice ink and colored with color pencils.


To create the background for the card I stamped a new border set called, Diamonds & Dots Borders. I like the way the Sweet Tooth ink looks when stamped on the Razzle Berry cardstock. The dots border is very easy to line up and stamping this background took a minute, maybe.

The rest of the pieces were die cut from Sweet Tooth cardstock using parts from Blueprints 19.


This card started with Die-namics Pinking Edge Rectangles. I loved the way the "fabric" look worked out on my card the other day and wanted to keep creating that look.


Three rectangles were die cut from Primitive White cardstock. Each was stamped with Burlap Backgound. (Burlap, oh yes! This burlap-loving girl is ecstatic!) Then I stamped the flower from Thankful Thoughts in Lemon Drop ink and also stamped Sour Apple leaves.


The rectangles were foam mounted to my Grout Grey cardstock base. The word grateful is from Die-namics Words of Gratitude and it was cut from Blu Raspberry cardstock.

The MFT Blog has many more details for you. I always learn something when I head over there. Watching the product videos always gives me inspiration!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Peanut Butter card, available Sept. 16:



Supplies for Grateful card, available Sept. 16:



Friday, September 12, 2014

MFT Release Countdown Hey Foxy + Video Tutorial


Welcome to this month's Release Countdown with My Favorite Things! You will find complete details each day on the MFT Blog, including how you can win prizes and full reveals of featured products.


So this fox happened. Could anything be cuter? Yes, actually, it could, just wait until you see the rest of Cute Critters! And the stamp set has coordinating dies! Die-namics Cute Critters is soon to be available in the September release! Now in all honestly, I have been looking for a reason to "have" to use these cuties, and a fun background seemed like the perfect place to set one of them!

He was die cut from Sweet Tooth cardstock with Die-namics Cute Critters. Then stamped with Hybrid Black Licorice ink. He is colored with color pencil and blender pencil. The flowers are also from the stamp set, Cute Critters, but I cut those out by hand.


And now, the background, the place where this card started. This release I have been talking about embossing with stencils, so I thought I would do that technique again, and make a video tutorial. Stencil Scattered Bars is pretty cool and trendy. I cannot wait to use this one more! I used it to emboss Primitive White cardstock. But I took it one step further and also inked through the stencil, after it was embossed. 

Here's the short and sweet video tutorial:



Be sure and head over to the MFT Blog for all sorts of information and details, and don't forget your chance to win over there too!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies available Sept. 16

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MFT Release Countdown Mason Jars and great tips


Welcome to this month's Release Countdown with My Favorite Things! You will find complete details each day on the MFT Blog, including how you can win prizes and full reveals of featured products.


Welcome back! Today's peeks are all about mason jars. Who doesn't love anything involving mason jars? I have wonderful memories of my mother canning with them. And I think they add a homey touch to decorating too! Imagine my joy at seeing Die-namics Mason Jar!


Mason jars painted with chalkboard paint have been catching my eye while browsing Pinterest. (I know, combining two things I really love!) So I started by cutting Die-namics Mason Jar from Black Licorice cardstock.


But I wanted to show you a little trick, and this works for any of your Die-namics, you can use two Die-namics at the same time! As long as the metal edges do not touch, go for it!

I placed the jar onto the cardstock and secured it in place with low-tack tape. Then, I added one of the hearts from Die-namics Mason Jar to the center. I also secured it into place.

Why the tape? Because when you pick up your plates to put them into your manual die cutting machine, you can cause them to slip and ruin the cut. This way, I know my heart will stay where I wanted it. 

Then pass it through your manual die cutting machine. One pass two cuts. Happy little mason jar. Happy stamper. :)


I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Tooth ink, to add to the chalkboard look. The Mason Jar Labels sentiment I used was in two parts, perfect for putting around my die cut heart. To make sure that they stamp exactly where I want them, I first place my stamps, un-inked, directly onto my project. Then I position the stamps. When they are just right, I grab an acrylic block.


The block gets pushed directly down onto the stamps, picking them up and keeping them in place!


Mason jars make me think of quilts and the country-shabby look. And low and behold, to create the look, there they were, Die-namics Pinking Edge Rectangle STAX. (MFT is genius when they plan these releases!) Primitive White cardstock was die cut and the edges were inked with Natural ink.

To make a calico print, I dug through my stamp stash and found Easter Bunny with its clusters of flowers and centers, and leaves. I stamped the rectangle with the images using Bubble Gum, Nightshift Blue, and Sour Apple inks.

And no proper country-shabby card would be complete without wood grain, provided by Woodgrain Background and twine, from MFT's Hemp cord. :)


Continuing with the country theme...I die cut Die-namics Mason jar from Sno Cone cardstock...


...and added pretty flowers with Die-namics Fresh Cut Florals.

The background uses Die-namics Pinking Edge Rectangle STAX and a new background image, Mini Chicken Wire Background.


And to make the jar look a wee bit more authentic, I stamped the sentiment from Mason Jar Labels in watermark ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. It worked perfectly!

You really must head over to the MFT Blog and check out all the product peeks, videos, and links to the always amazing design team! Today has some gorgeous projects in store for you!

Oh, and hey, I should tell you that we changed up the normal Splitcoast Stampers chat the night of the release to happen all week! So now everyone can join in and chat when they have a minute! Stop on over and say hello and see what everyone is putting on their wishlists. 

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Thanks Friend jar card, available Sept. 16:



Supplies for Have a Ball jar card, available Sept. 16: