Celebrating Kindness Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Celebrating Kindness blog hop hosted by Julia Altermann. Not only are we celebrating her reaching 10K YouTube subscribers, but today also happens to be her birthday, so happy birthday Julia!!
For my card I created a floral card and tried to give it a vintage look with shadow colouring and black embossing that kind of looks textured.


I stamped the large floral background from Hero Arts onto a Bristol cardstock panel with Versafine Onyx black ink and then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Bristol paper doesn't stamp as well as regular cardstock so the flowers look textured and uneven which is how I wanted them to look.

Once it was all embossed, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to colour in all of the flower and leaf images by starting with a darker colour and then blending it out with a lighter colour. I love how vibrant these colours look on this cardstock and they blend so easily.

I created the sentiment by embossing the outline smile onto the diecut word that I had cut from silver sparkle cardstock and then I adhered it over top of a piece of vellum with the rest of the sentiment stamped on a black strip of cardstock.

I added a striped piece of patterned paper to the left side with a strip of silver sparkle cardstock as well and then finished the card with some clear sequins.

You can see how I created my card in the video below:



Giveaway

Anyone can be a winner! Everyone who leaves a  comment by July 31 midnight enters into the drawing, and the winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card blog. There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs!

- A $15 gift card to Altenew
- A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays
- A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
- A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs
- A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
- A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things
- A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
- A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
- A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
- A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- Three custom prize packages from Stabilo

Here is the full hop list so you can keep hopping along!
 Thanks for hopping along and good luck!

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MFT Top Ten Creations

Hello! My Favorite Things is celebrating their 10th birthday this month and the creative team is celebrating by sharing our top 10 favourite creations that we've designed using MFT products. I joined the MFT team at the end of 2014 so even though I haven't been a team member for super long, I still had a lot to choose from and it was hard to narrow it down to 10!

So, in no particular order, here are 10 of my most favourite projects that I've created with MFT. 

When the Sweet Succulents stamp set came out, I was so excited. I love the images and sentiments in this set and love creating with it! They are so fun to colour with lot's of different colouring mediums but my favourite is Copic markers.

The Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-up is such a great die and I loved turning it into a rainbow shaker card. There are so many fun things that can be created with this die!

I am in love with the Surf and Turf die-namics and love how this slider card turned out that I created using the dies with the Fun in the Sun Pure Innocence girl. Interactive cards are so fun to make!

These felt mittens created with the Cozy Mittens die-namics were one of my first projects as a creative team member and I still love them! ;)

I created this fun shaker card before I was a member of the creative team. Laina reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to create with the new Lightbulb die-namics and Watt's Up stamp set and I of course said yes! ;)

I love the images in the Polynesian Paradise stamp set and just have so much fun creating with it. This car dis one of my all-time favourite creations using MFT products.

The pop-up letters in the Pop-Up Holiday Greetings die-namics paired perfectly with the elf from the Santa's Elves stamp set on this fun holiday card. I love the reds and aquas together on this design.

I love how the Wood Plank background stamp looks stamped onto Steel Grey cardstock. The pop of pink and the shaker with the Love Centerpieces die-namics just added to this design and I fell in love with the overall look. ;)


Another card I created before I became part of the team. The Lily die-namics are so gorgeous when assembled and look so realistic! The shading with the Copic colouring took these flowers to another level!

And last but not least, this fun gift card holder I created specifically for an Apple gift card using the Keep on Rockin' stamp set. I love how the 'Apple' logo peeks through the center opening. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today for my favourite top ten creations post! Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see what everyone else on the creative team picked for their top ten creations! Happy 10th birthday MFT!! ;)


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MFT July Card Kit Release!

Hello and welcome to the release party for the My Favorite Things July card kit - Twice the Wishes! This fun new birthday themed kit is now available for purchase in the MFT online store here.

For my card tonight I decided to create a two layer cake that wasn't interactive but had a cute little bear image on top from the Beary Special Birthday stamp set. I thought the image and the sentiment went perfectly with the cake in the kit. ;)
I used the patterned papers from the kit to create the cake layers and added aqua and pink scallops to the top, bottom and middle. I then adhered the cake to the light pink chevron paper that I had diecut with a stitched rectangle die.

I love the adorable bear image sitting up on top of the cake with the fun sentiment! ;)

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more awesome ideas using this months kit! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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MFT July Card Kit Countdown | Day 1

Hello! Today I have a card to share that I created with the new My Favourite Things Twice the Wishes card kit! This bright and colourful birthday themed kit includes everything you need to make a ton of cards including a 4x6 sentiment stamp set, an interactive birthday cake die, a 6x6 patterned paper pad, new slider discs, and 19 sheets of cardstock.

And the best part... everything is perfectly coordinated together so all you have to do is create! The kit officially releases tomorrow night at 10pm and you can find all the details about the kit and how it works on the MFT blog.

Today we're sharing 'out of the box' ideas for using the kit ad I went waayy out of the box. All the way to my Christmas box lol! I thought it would be fun to use the slider element in the kit to create a cute fireplace scene with Santa coming down the chimney. ;)

I used a Santa image from the Jingle all the Way stamp set (when he's upside down in the fireplace, it looks like he's touching the fire to see if its hot lol!) and I used the slider element from the kit to move him up and down the chimney.

I decorated the fireplace with lot's of holiday presents stamped from the Jingle all the Way stamp set and the Beary Special Birthday stamp set and I added bricks with the English Brick Wall stencil and Grout Gray dye ink.

Once I had all of the elements on my white cardstock panel, I stamped my sentiment and then I adhered the entire thing to a Grout Gray top-folding card base to complete the card.

The kit will officially be available for purchase tonight at 10pm EST in the MFT online store. Make sure to check out the MFT blog today for more 'out of the box' ideas from the creative team!

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MFT July Card Kit Countdown | Day 2

Hello! Today I have a card to share that I created with the new My Favourite Things Twice the Wishes card kit! This bright and colourful birthday themed kit includes everything you need to make a ton of cards including a 4x6 sentiment stamp set, an interactive birthday cake die, a 6x6 patterned paper pad, new slider discs, and 19 sheets of cardstock.

And the best part... everything is perfectly coordinated together so all you have to do is create! The kit officially releases tomorrow night at 10pm and you can find all the details about the kit and how it works on the MFT blog.

For my card today I used the kit products to create an interactive three-layer birthday cake with a bit of sparkle and shine hidden inside. ;)

I created the bottom layers of the cake with the patterned paper from the kit... the patterns and colours go together awesome! And then for a fun surprise when the top layer comes out of the cake, I created that one with silver glitter cardstock and embossed a sentiment on it with silver embossing powder.

I love the interactive element of this cake. So original and such a fun surprise for the recipient of the card. I added some clear sequins to the card for some added sparkle and dimension and adhered the whole cake panel onto a pink top-folding card base.

You can see how I created this card from start to finish in this week's MFTv video and see more information and inspiration for this months kit on the MFT blog here.

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