Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Birthday Project - Beary Happy 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!


We can bearly wait to see what you create in response to this month’s challenge! From itty bitty cubs to burly brown bears, you’re sure to find the perfect den for them on your next birthday look. Why not join us and add a birthday bear to your next card?
 
Handmade card by Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
Torico created a subtle, yet bold inked background featuring the Circle Burst stencil before creating her scene. She die cut the main sentiment from the inked panel and layered it to give it dimension and help it stand out on her card.  We love how she added her sweet bear image peeking out from behind the greeting.

Handmade card by Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
Donna used the same Wish sentiment on her card but gave it a completely different look by adding a bold blend of ink colors before adhering it to her white card base. She added a fun trio of Bitty Bears to dress up her large greeting and completed the design with a black & white strip of patterned paper for added contrast.

Congratulations, Kerys! 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, July 18th, 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 add a bear image to your birthday themed card to be eligible!

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, June 20, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 390


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 390. 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 Emily back to the Challenge blog with her take on this week's sketch.



Emily changed out the squares on the sketch for rectangles and created a coordinating beach scene on each element. The soft color palette perfectly complements the Kraft and the rounded corner on the bottom of her card base adds great visual interest.


Melania used the square elements from the sketch to create windows on her card to perch her playful birds. She added stamped greenery to the base of each of her frames and completed the card with a sentiment speech bubble and a vibrantly striped background.

Handmade card by Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Barbara kept her design very similar to the sketch and created a continuous scene through her two window openings. She added an embossed sun ray design to her panel for added detail and layered her framed panel with foam adhesive for added dimension.

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

Congratulations, Candice Fisher! 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, June 26th, 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, June 19, 2018

You've Been Spotted - June 19, 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!

Francesca Vignoli


Francesca created a unique card design by extending the Aquarium die off the side of her card, giving the illusion that it goes to the inside of the card. A gorgeous assortment of fish from the Gill Friends stamp set fills the tank and brings her scene to life.

Amy Ponton


Amy constructed a fabulous pirate scene complete with sunken treasure and a vibrantly colored parrot! Adding foam adhesive behind some of her characters adds depth and dimension while the stamped envelope perfectly complements her design. 

Debra Lord


A beautiful sunset of yellows and greens is the perfect backdrop for Debra's flamingo scene. The multi-step style of the Flamazing stamp set allowed her to create stunning images that portray realism and dimension.

Erika Hayes


Erika created a fabulous underwater world with the same Aquarium and Gill Friends stamp set that Francesca featured above, but completely changed the look of her card by featuring the entire aquarium on her design. We love the addition of the water and the realistic look she acheived by letting it fade near the top of the tank.

Georgiana Carson


Georgiana created a bright and cheerful design by combining multiple products that look great together. The Hello and Sunshine die cut sentiments pair nicely with the stamped greeting and owl image from the Owl My Love stamp set.

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, June 14, 2018

MFT Color Challenge 95


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

This challenge features Sweet Tooth, Lush Lagoon, Kraft and Daffodil. 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 black, 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 Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things  #mftstamps

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

Congratulations, Judyt28! You are the randomly selected winner of MFT Color Challenge 94. You can view all the entries from the last challenge HERE.

You have until Wednesday, June 27th 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!