Saturday, June 6, 2015

MFT and Simple Stories - A Wonderful Collaboration! Day 5

We've got one last day of creative inspiration from the  MFT Challenge & Inspiration Team and Simple Stories! We've so enjoyed this week teaming up for this fantastic collaboration filled with summer fun and creativity.

Simple Stories recently released four fun new collections: Summer Vibes, So Fancy, So Rad, and Stars & Stripes, and both our team and theirs will be melding these collections with the fine products from My Favorite Things

Let's take a look at three cards created with Simple Stories and My Favorite Things!

Beach Day Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamp set and the Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX and Precious Polaroids Die-namics #mftstamps

Maybe your Saturday plans look a little like this? Jill pulls together a groovy summer card using the Summer Vibes collection from Simple Stories. With the help of the Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX and Precious Polaroids Die-namics, she creates a fresh and fun Beach Boys-worthy card. I'm feeling some Good Vibrations. Are you?

Like a Sister to Me Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the True Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Miriam used the Summer Vibes collection, too, but look how different her card is from Jill's! She chose feminine elements, and by adding delicate touches like the doily, stitching, and the script font used in the True Friends stamp set, she achieves a super pretty and oh-so-lovely card.

Dear Friend Card by Susan R. Opel featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Spring Tulips stamp set and the Blueprints 18, Blueprints 20, and Beautiful Bows Die-namics

The patterned papers in the So Fancy collection pair perfectly for all sorts of occasions. I called upon some staple Die-namics to create a thoughtful card for a friend. Beautiful Bows is a definite favorite, and the versatility of the My Favorite Things Blueprints Die-namics make building a card so simple!

A collaboration like this wouldn't be complete without a fun give-away, now would it? Be sure to leave comments on all of our MFT/SS posts this week (June 1-6) on both of our blogs for your chance to win. We will choose one winner to receive a $50 voucher from My Favorite Things and another winner will receive $50 worth of brand new product from Simple Stories. And that, my friends, ROCKS!

Stop by the Simple Stories online properties and tell them we sent you! It's a wonderful place to follow, comment, pin, retweet, like, learn, and linger!

Simple Stories: WebsiteBlogFacebookInstagramPinterestTwitter, and You Tube 

And while you're at it, make sure to do the same with My Favorite Things, too!

Now head on over to the Simple Stories blog to see how their design team combined our products with theirs! 

The $50 voucher winner will be announced next Wednesday on our Sketch 232 post. Be sure to come back and see if it's YOU!




We love our friends at Simple Stories, and we've had such a blast working with them!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things


  1. Love all three cards, but especially the VW bug! So cute!

  2. Love these cards. All are so unique.
    the diagonal lines on the cards, the jar sitting on a shelf (so often things are just sitting in space and not settled on something).
    thanks for sharing some wonderful designs.

  3. What a fun camper ... and the floral jar and sweet bow are so pretty ... great inspiration! Anita :)

  4. Three beautiful card, the first one tempts to leave.

  5. I just found you through the Simple Stories posts and I am so excited!!

  6. I am in love with all of these designs!! SUPER CUTE!! :)

  7. I'm loving all of the colors used in all 3 cards...great inspiration for my own crafty time this weekend!!

  8. Great bunch of cards,
    loving all the colors!
    Carla from Utah

  9. Great cards. My fave is the one with the jar and doily.

  10. So many fun ideas with all the right touches.

  11. Perfect color combos and embellishments! Love every detail!

  12. What wonderful cards by the designers!! Love the Simple Stories and My Favorite Things combination!!

  13. Lovely cards! Enjoyed viewing all the creations the past five days on both blogs.

  14. Miriam's card is absolutely lovely and that VW bus is AWESOME!

  15. lovely creations as always! TFS!