Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MFT Stamps October release is now available + Santa



The wait is over! The MFT Stamps October release is live right now! Which means you can head to the MFT Stamps online store and purchase the stamps, dies, stencils, and more that we have been sharing for the last five days! I will wait patiently here while you shop. Or if you are still making up your mind, let me convince you of a few more items you might "need."

Tonight I am featuring Die-namics Santa Suit. This set of dies creates the perfect Santa suit to add to your cards. Or even a small gift bag! So many possiblities!

I began by making a Wild Cherry card stock card base.  I stamped it with Sketched Chevron Background in Wild Cherry ink. Any background stamp would look fantastic behind the die cut images that Die-namics Santa Suit contains, like the collar pieces and center of his suit. I saw some fantastic ideas for stepping those pieces up from the design team this week! Glitter, felt, and even stamped backgrounds! 

The belt buckle has fantastic detail. I cut it, and the latch, from Brushed Gold card stock. The belt itself is two parts, one straight part to lay down, and one part that has the openings. I slipped the belt through the buckle, and then adhered the latch.

If you want to see this in progress, you can check out a video tutorial, Stepped Up Santa Suit.

To finish the card off, I added this sentiment from Winter Wonderland. It seems very appropriate. And I am hoping we get one more year of believing in Santa in this house...

And once Santa is done with his night of spreading magic, its time to head on vacation! Somehow I always picture him in a Hawaiian shirt after Christmas, so here it is!

I started creating Santa's shirt by stamping Blissful Blooms on Sweet Tooth card stock. Then I colored the images in with color pencil. The cool part about color pencil is that it resists water color washes, due to the waxy nature of the pencils. (This works best with higher quality pencils like Prismacolor.) Once the images were colored, I created water color wash with water plus Wild Cherry ink and used a large paintbrush to paint color on the entire card base. I repeated the same process for the shirt center and buttons.

I figure the holidays are so very busy for all of us, why not send a Happy New Year card instead of a Christmas card? The sentiment from Hand Lettered Holiday was the best fit! Funny and also a great way to wish friends and family a Happy New Year!

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for more information about the release and to find out how you can win!
And one more thing to check out, is the free release class from MFT Stamps! 

There are downloadable instructions for each of these projects AND video tutorials to watch as well! 


thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly







Supplies Santa Suit card:


Supplies Santa Vacation card:

100 comments:

Julene VanKleeck said...

That Santa suit is too fun!

Patricia Barber said...

Love your idea! I think your second card is too cute! What a way to stretch the die!

Sue D said...

I like the chevron on the Santa suit and fun idea to make a Hawaiian shirt.

Tami Babcock said...

Just love that Santa jacket!!

Mary Kay Ross said...

I love the Santa card! But I really love the new year card! Fresh and exciting!!!

Kay said...

Great Santa suit with all it's details and the vacation shirt is a cute idea!

Diane Jaquay said...

The Santa suit is so fun, and I ADORE the pink floral card, I've got to try your technique!!

Renee M said...

Really fun cards--thanks for sharing the ideas :)

Irene Grau said...

I LOVE that you used the suit die for a non-Christmas card. Awesome!

Colleen said...

love that you are showing the versatility of the santa die.

Linda Carson said...

The Santa suit is so fun! Very creative in using it on your second card!

Linda M said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love how you used the Santa suit on the floral card.

Frozenstamper said...

Such cute cards! I love your take on the "after Christmas" card! LOL! What a fun release!

Alaska .Kris said...

Super fun cards!

Yvonne C. said...

Super cute cards, living the Santa suit!!

Tammy H said...

Awesome cards. Love that you used it in a non-traditional matter.

Brenda Lee said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love the Santa Suit. The Sketched Chevron Background adds a wonderful texture to the suit.

Alyson H said...

Such fun cards... the Santa suit is so cute and I love the happy colour combo on his Hawaiian shirt :-)

stys207 said...

Who wouldn't love that Santa card? So cute! Love the sentiment that goes with it as well.

Kristina Pavlovic said...

I just love this set of dies..And you make Amazing cards.Thanks for sharing and inspiration!

Aartje said...

Great cards, the Santa suit is very fun and the flowercard is gorgeous.
THanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Aartje

Debbie Nelson said...

Both cards are great!

loulou said...

I love your Hawaiian shirt. Definitely what Santa would be wearing over here in Australia at Christmas.

Birgit said...

Love both of your cards! The Hawaiian shirt is so cute!!

Craftyfield said...

The Santa suit card is my favourite, great fun card!

joy said...

How cute is that Hawaiian shirt!! You are one clever girl, Kimberly. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning.

Lanette Harper said...

I so love the products and their versatility ! mix and match elements!

Amante del Papel said...

both cards are so beautiful! but your second card is so pretty!

ScrappyTeacher said...

2 great cards!

scrappergirl56 said...

What a great die set...such fun...love that Santa goes to Hawaii after he is done with Christmas...LOL...

Amy McCue said...

I love that die set! I already ordered it and can't wait for it to get here! Love the Hawaii idea!

Teresa Chapman said...

Love them both but ... that Santa card ... OH, MY! It's my favorite!

Mich C said...

Fun, fun, FUN! Love them!

Leanne said...

Lovely card!

Marcie Sharp said...

I want to go on vacation with Santa!! Love both of these fun cards!

Sonya said...

Love how you used the same die for non Christmas as well!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve your Hawaiian Santa shirt, Kimberly!! He could totally pull off pink!!
=]

JoAnn said...

Love your cute Santa suit and pretty floral card.

Amy C. said...

Fun cards! I love theseeing new holiday products!

Natasha said...

Cute cards!!!

Zarah said...

They're both so cute, and I love the subtle pattern to your Santa suit! :D

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Love the Santa suit and the background pattern.

silverrabbitstudio said...

Thanks for the mini 'tut about the santa suit - love the alternative use! Thanks also for the tip about prismacolor pencils. I had forgotten this and since masking/embossing resist is probably the ONE thing I do most, I will definitely be adding this to my repertoire!

Nana Griffin said...

I like the texture on the Santa suit and the pink card is cool!

Kandis Wehking said...

Love the Santa suit die and especially the 2nd way of using it

karenb said...

What great ideas!

Jacquie said...

The Santa Suit is perfect for holiday cards! Love it!

natashakara said...

Such fun cards :)

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Very fun idea. Love it.

patscrap said...

Love your card ! So fun and creative !

KariL said...

Love your Santa card, it is so cute. Love the tropical feel of the New Years card. Thanks for all the great projects this week!

Jacqueline said...

Too cute!!

donna mikasa said...

I'll be looking out for Santa in his fab Aloha shirt! Super cute idea, Kimberly!!!

Arte Banale said...

I love the flower version!;)

lisa808 said...

Love your over-the-top adorable alternate idea for the Santa Suit!

Brandi R said...

Awesome cards! Love the darling santa suit and the new years card is beautiful. ♥

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you used the Santa cuts to make a summery dress.
Both are wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Verhey Family Blog said...

Great way to show the versatility with the 2 cards.

Leslie said...

I just love the Santa suit! Can't wait to make a few of these myself!

Annheidel said...

Really cute cards! I love the subtle background on Santa's suit and that fun Hawaiian shirt.

Sharron said...

Fabulous Santa suit card! Love the chevron texture! And the pink is such fun for your New Year's design!

Lady Fair said...

How adorable is this!

D.Ann C said...

What fun 'clothing' cards!

Rosemary said...

super cute set of cards... love santa's aloha shirt!

Kim Potts said...

Kimberly, I love Santa's Christmas shirt and his vacation Hawaiian shirt. Such a cute idea for a new year's card.

Stampinzoo said...

Love this Santa Suit card -- super cute

maria f. said...

Still smiling here - great and clever projects!

Helen Gullett said...

Kimberly, your cards are fabulous! I love the santa style, it is a fun card. And the second card is very cute with the buttons!!!

Mary M. said...

Love your cards. Have to get the santa suit.

Marilyn said...

Fun cards.

Ann Kulseth said...

Super cute cards - fun to see a New Years card. Great inspiration and a fabulous new release from MFT.

Ruby N said...

Clever cards!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Santa's Hawaiian shirt is such a nice idea for New Year's day!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love the Santa card !

Megan said...

"need" is just such a relative term! Love the Hawaiian shirt :)

Lori said...

Love how you stretched the die, here I thought I wouldn't get enough use out of it so I didn't order it!

Darla said...

The Hawaiian shirt is such a fun and fabulous idea!

Heather said...

Ha!! These are so cute!! You're right, Santa definitely wears a Hawaiian shirt when the Christmas season is over. : )

Denise Evans said...

These are so adorable! You made me fall in love with the background stamp on the santa suit - now I have to have it!!!!

Lin said...

I would love to make that first card for my Grands! And the Hawaiaan shirt is so fun! Wonderful cards!

zehra said...

Sweet cards, pink is pretty

Kris B said...

Love the Santa's jacket card! So cute! and the Hawaii shirt is awesome, what a clever way to use the die!

Deborah Vasel said...

The Hawaiian shirt card is way too cool!

Sheri said...

The Santa suit is so cute! And I'm glad he gets a break after his work is done.

jonim52 said...

Love your versatile idea with the Santa die. Both amazing cards!

Celeste Goff said...

Love both of these cards! Love how you used the die to create two different looks!

Sue McW said...

Adorable Santa cards. Love the Santa on vacation in Hawaii shirt. Very clever.

Jean Bullock said...

You certainly showed off the versatility of the Santa Suit die. The cards are terrific!

wendy said...

so super adorable ! great imagination thanks for sharing

Gail Daughtry said...

Loving both cards. The Santa's suit for the card front is gorgeous.

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your alternate Santa suit card!!! So creative:)

Shirley N said...

Ohhh, love your santa card!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Fabulous cards! So pretty!

Jess K said...

Really cool cards and great tips too!!! Thanks so much!! Love how you showed us another way to use the dies after the holidays!!

Anja said...

Both cards are so fun!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards and love the hawaiian idea.

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Very cute cards! That Santa die-namics is so much fun.

Connie G said...

That whole santa die collection is so fun!! Would love to play with that!

Sherry Heier said...

Kimberly, I LOVE your santa card. It's AWESOME to see a Christmas set used for another type of card.

karenelr said...

Delightful cards! I can't get over that Santa suit!!