Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Birthday Project - Shaker Cards

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!


You Hear That? I Hear Something Awesome!

Shaker cards are ridiculously addictive - both to create and to play with. That “shooka, shooka” sound your recipient will hear before they even break the envelope’s seal is a sure sign that something AMAZING will be found within! Join the team this month as they share inventive birthday-themed shaker cards.

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

Melania created two shaker elements on her card with the Cloud Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. She created gorgeous rainbow backdrops within her clouds and filled them both with an assortment of clear sequins and beads. She completed her design with a scattering of brightly colored stars and two Magical Unicorns, complementing her majestic clouds perfectly.

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

Barbara went big and bold with her shaker element creating a large, sequin-filled balloon as the focus on her card. She filled her balloon with bright, rainbow colors and completed her design with a sentiment stamped both inside and outside her balloon and a cute chick image, ready to celebrate!
 
Congratulations, Maria Russell! 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, May 16th, 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! 

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, April 18, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 381


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 381. 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 Kay back to the Challenge blog today, with her take on this week's sketch.




Kay used the circle element from the sketch to create a layered scene complete with a sun, cloud and a brightly colored scalloped circle as a backdrop. She embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black card stock to really make it stand out against her colorful, bird-inspired landscape.

Handmade card by Kay Miller featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card by Kay Miller featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Francine was inspired by the circle on the sketch to create a wreath for her sweet bird image. She combined multiple stamped flowers and leaves in a circular formation and completed the design with the sentiment nestled between the foliage clusters.

Handmade card by Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Joy created a raised panel with a die-cut window, allowing the stenciled brick wall to peek through. She added a collection of images from the Recipe for Happiness stamp set and completed the design with a stamped sentiment heat embossed on a bold red card stock strip.

Handmade card by Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Kerri Michaud! 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, April 24th, 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, April 17, 2018

You've Been Spotted - April 17, 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!
 

Juhi Khanna


We love the bright spring colors Juhi featured on her adorable birthday card. Adding the Square Peek-a-Boo Window into the main panel is a great way to get a peek through to the vibrant yellow card base and to mimic an outdoor scene complete with a fence and flying butterflies.

Erika Hayes


There are so many wonderful images in the Our Story stamp set, and Erika combined them perfectly on her design, creating a card any book enthusiast would love!  The stenciled brick background really complements the overall scene and pulls all of the elements together.
 
SimplyS


A large bold sentiment is a great way to get your message across, and it also works really well as a design element. SimplyS combined the large Hugs word with her stamped image to create a very unique arrangement on her card and completed the look with a secondary sentiment and smaller stamped images.

Sonja Kerkhoffs


Sonja created a stunning inked background panel as a backdrop for her delightful images. The gorgeous gradient effect with the inks ties the whole scene together and really lets her combine a large assortment of colors!

Liz Vefall


How cute is this adorable birthday card created by Liz? Who wouldn't love to receive a card featuring a magical dragon floating on a string of balloons! The addition of the polka dot circle behind the main images is a great way to separate it from the background and make it the focus of the card.

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!