MFT July Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favourite Things July release countdown. This month we're going to party! It's MFT's 9th birthday this month and we've got a bunch of new birthday themed products to help us celebrate!!

Today I have two cards to share using the new Blueprints 26 Die-namics and the Piece of Cake stamp set. This new Blueprints is one of my all-time favourites! The designs included are so fun and can be used for lot's of occasions! ;)

I love the balloon bottom edge die that comes in the new Blueprints set. It goes completely across the front of a top-folding card so it looks like the whole top area is the balloon. This would be super fun to layer on top of one another to look like a big cluster of balloons.

For my design I decided to cut it from white cardstock and ink it up with Ripe Raspberry dye ink with an ink blending tool. I then cut the smaller, full balloon from white cardstock and added Summer Splash ink to that one.

I adhered the blue balloon with foam adhesive and then I tied silver metallic thread to both of the balloons and glued them together under a bow I cut from white cardstock and coloured with a silver glitter marker. I love the added dimension and detail the real string adds.

I finished the card by stamping on a sentiment with black ink from the new Birthday Wishes and Balloons stamp set coming out later this week! ;)

For my second card I used the new Piece of Cake stamp set and created a custom piece of cake with the stamps that come separate but stamp together to form a slice of cake.

I stamped the cake first and then stamped on the icing with Razzle Berry ink. I love the bright pink with the chocolate cake. ;) I stamped the candles last and made sure to add the flames and wicks that all come separately in the stamp set. I love stamps like this so you can stamp them all in different colours.

I stamped the sentiment in black from the same stamp set and then I cut the panel out with the new Pierced Rectangle Frames coming out late this week.

I adhered the frame and the cake with foam adhesive for some added dimension and then matted it on another piece of white cardstock before adhering the whole thing to a Grout Gray card base. I stamped and embossed the card base with the Balloon Strings background stamp coming later this week as well... it's a fun one! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by for day 5 of the MFT July Release countdown! The new release products will officially be available on the My Favorite Things website on July 7th at 10pm EST! 

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for today's full product reveal, giveaways and links to lot's of amazing projects from the other MFT creative team designers! ;)

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! ;)



Paper Doll Layout | June 2015

Hello! Today I have my June paper doll layout to share... this month is based on one of my all-time favourite movies ever... Stand By Me. I used to watch this at my cousins house when we were growing up, on repeat lol! I have definitely seen it more times than I can count!

I only have three boy paper doll stamps that worked well together so I had to improvise and combine the top of one and bottom of another to make the 4th character from the movie. I think it turned out pretty good and you barely notice that two of the dolls look the same.

The page didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned it in my head, but I still like it and am so glad I included this movie in my album. I wanted it to look like they are all standing on train tracks since a lot of the movie is based on their travels along the train tracks. 

But since the dolls are so big in relation to the paper that I put them on, this was the only way I could get it to work. Making it a two page layout definitely helped!

I stamped all the dolls on text paper and paper pieced their clothes with some 6x6 patterned papers from my stash. The dolls don't look exactly like the characters they're portraying but I think they turned out pretty close.

I always like to add little touches from the movie onto my pages. For this one, I added a little black rectangle from the top of Vern's pocket to look like his comb. If you've seen the movie then you definitely know how important his comb was to him lol! ;)

I also added a pair of thick black glasses to Teddy like the ones he wears in the movie. I just cut them from my Cameo after I sized them down small enough to fit his face and then adhered them on with liquid glue.

When I picked out the patterned papers for the clothes, I tried to pick patterns and colours similar to what they wear in the movie. It's not exact but it's so fun to try and find the perfect papers to use. That's one of my favourite parts about making these layouts!

The quote I used for this page is from the narrative at the end and are the last lines of the movie. I have always loved these words and the end of the movie so I knew I wanted this to be the quote I used. I just printed it with my printer and cut the patterned paper down to fit on the 6x8 layout.

You can watch the video below to see how I created this months page:

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you next month for my July page! ;)

2015 Paper Doll Layouts

January 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie New Year's Eve)
February 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie Pretty Woman)
March 2015 (featuring a quote from the TV show Glee)
April 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie The Breakfast Club)
May 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie The Little Mermaid)



You Are A Lifesaver | SSS July Card Kit

Hello! Today I have another card to share using the July Simon Says Stamp card kit. There are so many great things you can do with this kit... I still have so much product to use up even after creating a couple of cards!

To create my card, I used the cute little sailboat die to create a water scene with a few boats floating along in the water. 

I diecut three of the boats from a piece of Ivory cardstock that came in the kit and then I created the water underneath. I stamped the wave border with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then added Peacock Feathers distress ink with an ink blending tool, making sure to stay below the waves.

I coloured all of the boat pieces with Copic markers and then inlayed them back into the negative piece to create a one layer panel. I just added some scotch tape to the back behind the boats so the pieces had something to stick to.

I stamped the sentiment on the water area, added a small stamped red heart and the twine from the kit tied into a bow around the panel. I love the dimension it adds to the card. The stamped piece is on a red cardstock mat and adhered to the card base with foam adhesive.

To see how I created the card, you can watch the video below: