Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Birthday Project - Birthday Surprise

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!


Slide, spin, and wobble your way to birthday card perfection with this month’s challenge. Add an interactive element to surprise your recipient with an unexpected twist on a traditional look. Check out what our team has done and then, get busy creating your own interactive masterpiece!

MFT products are encouraged, but not required - just make sure to add an interactive element 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.

Inge created a card perfect for all the coffee and tea lovers out there and included an interactive slider message under her main panel. Her elements are layered perfectly and provide so much dimension and detail to her design.


Karolyn decided to go with a coffee theme as well and created a slider element that when pulled from the bottom, reveals a gift card up top. She added fun, playful colors to her coffee cup and completed her design with some die cut birthday balloons.

Congratulations, Claire A! 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, October 17th, 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 an interactive element to 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, September 19, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 403


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 403. 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 Raluca back to the Challenge blog with her take on this week's sketch.




Raluca kept her card layout similar to the sketch design and used the large rectangle element as a backdrop for her Happy Birthday Script sentiment. She created a muli-color background that complements her sentiment beautifully.

Handmade card by Raluca Vezeteu featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Barbara created an autumn design for this week's sketch with rich, warm colors and a stunning alcohol ink accent strip. We love the no-line coloring on her pumpkins and the gorgeous design achieved with the script Blessings sentiment.


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

Julie went bright and colorful and created a striped background by piecing strips of card stock together. She then carried that same color palette and design over to her greeting and backed it with white card stock to really make it stand out.

Handmade card by Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Kim S! 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, September 25th, 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, September 18, 2018

You've Been Spotted - September 18, 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!
 

Nina Sraj
 

Nina created an adventure filled scene featuring a charismatic pirate ready to set sail! We love how the bright colors she used really make the images really stand out against the natural landscape.

Allison Landy


Allison used brightly colored alcohol inks to create a gorgeous background behind her large die cut sentiment. She further emphasized the stunning color display by limiting the rest of the design to black and white.

Lynn Hayes


Lynn used the charming characters from the Witch Way is the Candy stamp set to create a monochromatic Halloween design with a single pop of green. We love how she layered all of the black and white elements to complete her design.

Craftybee (Beata)


Beata created an adorable scene complete with a sweet little reader and her stack of unread books. Adding the framed panel behind her images is a great way to anchor all of the elements and provide a cohesive look to the design.

Meghan Kennihan
 

Orange, purple and black is always a great idea on a Halloween card! Meghan added a fun polka dot background to her card base before layering her stamped elements on top. The pawprint border adds a fun, playful look the design.

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, September 13, 2018

MFT Color Challenge 101


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

This challenge features Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, Wild Cherry and Coral Crush. 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, 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 Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things. #mftstamps

Handmade card by Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things. #mftstamps

Congratulations, Doni High! You are the randomly selected winner of MFT Color Challenge 100. You can view all the entries from the last challenge HERE.

You have until Wednesday, September 26th 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!