Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Birthday Project - CAS Birthday

Despite different backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions, one thing we share that unites us and is worth celebrating is the birthday of friends and family. Recognizing the special day of someone you love with a handcrafted card straight from the heart is always a good idea and if stocking your stash with unique birthday designs is on the agenda, have we got the perfect challenge for you! 

Our monthly Birthday Project challenge features ideas for getting creative with your birthday card making. Our team is excited to share their ideas, and we’re ALL excited to see how the challenges inspire you!


Appeal to a modern aesthetic with a clean & simple look that minimizes extras and puts the focus *squarely* on the occasion with this month’s Birthday Project challenge. Join our team in crafting fresh looks for the minimalists in your lives.

MFT products are encouraged, but not required - just make sure to create a clean & simple design on your birthday-themed card to be eligible! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.

Handmade card by Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
Torico created a simple striped backdrop on her white card base and added her sentiment directly on top. A pair of stamped balloons completes the design and keeps the focus on the birthday greeting.
 
Handmade card by Keisha Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
Keisha created a clean and simple card design with a striped gift bag and a trio of colorful balloons as her focal image. The tone-on-tone panel adds interest and provides a place for her stamped sentiment.

Congratulations, Mags! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s Birthday Project challenge.

You can view all the entries for last month’s Birthday Project challenge HERE.


Now, it's your turn. You have until Wednesday, September 19th, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! 

Make sure to create a clean & simple design on your birthday-themed card to be eligible! Cards that do not fit the challenge theme may be removed from the challenge entries.

Check out some of the other projects this month's challenge inspired our team to create:



Supplies featured in today's cards:




Watch for shout outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps


Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 398


Welcome to another weekly Sketch Challenge!
 
Turn each inspiring sketch into a mini work of art to add to your stash — you could also add $50 worth of brand new MFT to your collection! Now that is a win-win.
 

Below you'll find Sketch 398. Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch and be sure to link your project below for a chance at the weekly My Favorite Things Gift Voucher.

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s sketch inspires you to create! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.


We're welcoming Yoonsun back to the Challenge blog with her take on this week's sketch.




The circle elements on this week's sketch were the perfect blueprint for Yoonsun's Rolled Rose clusters. We love the pearl centers she added to the flowers, and the soft foliage tucked in behind. A simple sentiment strip and an assortment of clear droplets complete her beautiful design.

Handmade card by Yoonsun Hur featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Keeway used the circle elements on the sketch to create windows for her adorable characters to peek out. She added an inked heart background to her panel with a coordinating die cut sentiment opening to complete the design. 

Handmade card by Keeway Tsao featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Rachel created a pair of shaker windows on her card to coordinate with the delightful bees flying around. An embossed background adds subtle texture while helping to ground the bees on the overall design.

Handmade card by Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Meghan! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. 
 
You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.
 
Now, it's your turn. You have until Tuesday, August 21st, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!
 
Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

Check out some of the other projects this week's sketch inspired our team to create:
 

Supplies featured in today's cards:


Watch for shout-outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

You've Been Spotted - August 14, 2018


Each week we see fantastic projects featuring My Favorite Things product, and we're always so thrilled to see what our customers and followers are creating!  

Today, we'd like to shine the spotlight on some awesome projects that have caught our attention in another edition of You've Been Spotted If you see your project featured, feel free to post this image on your blog and link to this post to show the world that you were spotted by My Favorite Things!
 

Debra Lord
 

Debra created a fun, colorful birthday card with a framed scene highlighting her sweet birthday chicks. Using foam adhesive on some of the elements is a great way to add dimension and layer the images together.

Naomi Brice


A cute trio of Bitty Bear images are the perfect addition to any card, and Naomi colored hers beautifully! The deep rich browns add realism to her characters, and we love the addition of the dimensional rain falling from the sky.

Adelle E.


How fantastic is this colorful tri-fold design by Adelle? We love all of the stamped flowers and critters all layered together to fill the entire surface of her card stock panel - such a visual treat for the recipient!

Jenn Marshall


Jenn created a grid layout on her card highlighting all of her delightful coffee images. Using corresponding colors on both the card stock panels as well as the images adds a cohesive look to the entire design.

Erika Lee
 

Erika created a pair of adorable card designs featuring both the Birds of a Feather Die-namics and the Birdhouse Die-namics. We love the greenery added to the birdhouses and the bird's beak - such a cute way to combine the various elements.

Supplies featured in today's cards:


Which design is your favorite this week? Be sure to leave these talented folks some love. And who knows? You might be spotted sometime soon!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

MFT Color Challenge 99


We're here again with another MFT Color Challenge! Join us as we create with this week's color combination.

This challenge features Latte, Cement Gray, Black Licorice and Persimmon. Remember, you don't have to have the EXACT colors to play - just use colors inspired by the ones you see below.

Add in neutrals like white or kraft, but challenge yourself to incorporate all four of the colors.


Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this color combination and be sure to link your project below for a chance at a My Favorite Things Gift Voucher worth $50 

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s color combination inspires you to create! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.

Handmade card by Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Congratulations, Julie Schueller! You are the randomly selected winner of MFT Color Challenge 98. You can view all the entries from the last challenge HERE.

You have until Wednesday, August 22nd at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!

If you are looking for further color inspiration, feel free to download past MFT Color Combinations HERE.

Check out some of the other projects our newest palette has inspired our team to create:


Supplies featured in today's cards:

Watch for shout outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps.

Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!