Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Birthday Project Challenge - ROYGBIV

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!


Rainbows are always the right choice — especially for celebratory occasions like birthdays! While we offer a number of options in our selection of stamps and Die-namics that are a literal representation of this iconic imagery, incorporating that cheery color combo can be done in an endless variety of ways. Get creative this month and share your rainbow-inspired birthday cards with us!

MFT products are encouraged, but not required - just make sure to add rainbow colors to your birthday project 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 Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
Vika added a die cut rainbow to her card and used watercolor to add in all of the rainbow colors. The clouds on each end really help the vibrant colors stand out on her scene.

Handmade card by Laura Dovalo featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps
What's cuter than a collection of rainbow animals ready for a fun celebration? Laura used black ink for all of her stamped elements and created a rainbow by adding the colors to all of her safari animals.

Congratulations, Nina! 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, April 17 , 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 rainbow colors to your birthday project to be eligible!  Projects 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!


To enter a challenge in the Inklinkz link-up, click on the blue ‘Add your link’ button below.

You can add images from your blog or load them directly from your social media accounts, such as Instagram, Flickr, etc… Enter your link, your name and your email address (your email remains private) for the card you would like to enter. 



Once you’ve selected your image, you’ll need to check the two boxes below the image area and then click on ‘done’ to upload your project. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 429


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 429. 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 Cassie back to the Challenge Blog today for her take on this week's sketch.




Cassie kept her design similar to the sketch and used the triangle elements to highlight her scene. The soft ink color used to stamp out her images keeps the complete design visible with the focus remaining on the colored areas.

Handmade card by Cassie Tezak featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Karolyn swapped out the triangle elements for a unique Mod Square design. Adding different colors behind each of her die-cut windows provides a cheery, colorful palette that coordinates nicely with her stamped rainbow and die cut hearts.

Handmade card by Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Nicole used the triangle elements on her design to create greenery for her sweet owl image and added contrast by stamping her leaves in various shades of green. Foam adhesive behind her stamped owl adds dimension to her one layer design and keeps it the focus on the card.

Handmade card by Nicole Vogeli featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Tania! 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, March 26 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!


To enter a challenge in the Inklinkz link-up, click on the 'Inlinkz Link Party' button below.  You can add images from your blog or load them directly from your social media accounts, such as Instagram, Flickr, etc… 

Enter your link, your name and your email address (your email remains private) for the card you would like to enter. 
 

Once you’ve selected your image, you’ll need to check the box below the image area and then click on ‘done’ to upload your project. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

You've Been Spotted - March 19, 2019


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!
 

Ella Bella
 

Ella created a circular card featuring an adorable Easter scene complete with a bunny, an Easter egg and a couple of fluttering friends. By layering two circle die cuts and folding one in half, she was able to create a card base that has room inside for a message.

Myriam Dias


Myriam isn't quite done with her winter-themed stamps -  we adore this icy outdoor scene she created featuring the Polar Bear Pals stamp set and a beautifully colored background using Copic markers. A coordinating stamped envelope coordinates nicely with her card design, providing the perfect way to present it to the recipient.

Tina Dornbaum


Tina used the Mini Cloud Edges stencil to create an inked background and added two die cut grassy hills to complete her landscape. The adorable stamped birds with the addition of the flowers and mushroom form a sweet scene perfect for spring.

Vanessa Menhorn
 

Three Bitty Bears floating on colorful balloons, backed with a cloud-filled sky is an adorable way to send birthday wishes to someone special. The added sentiment strip in the center adds a festive greeting and helps anchor the scene.

Cristina Boh


Sometimes the scene you want to create is bigger than a standard A2 sized card base - Cristina made it work on her design by using a long, landscape base with inking to create her landscape. She completed her scene with an assortment of stamped characters ready for a birthday celebration.

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!