Thursday, October 19, 2017

Creative Construction with Blueprints: Right This Way

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We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards (and tags!) in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original design combining elements from the featured Blueprints.


This month, join us as our team explores inventive ways of integrating Blueprints directional elements into their designs. Directional elements range from obvious arrows to simple tags and banners that include a pointed end. They’re a fantastic way to lead your recipient right to the sweet spot of your look.
 
Barbara created a directional sign on her card using Blueprints 28 that perfectly coordinates with her sentiment and adds such a fun element to her design.


Joy used the two large banners from Blueprints 13 to create directional layers under her scene with a tone-on-tone white background.

Congratulations, Anita Madden! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s Blueprints challenge.

You can view all the entries for last month’s challenge HERE.


Now, it's your turn. You have until Wednesday, November 15th, 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! 

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints.

Check out some of the other projects this week's sketch inspired our team to create:



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, October 18, 2017

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 355


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 355. 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.

We're excited to welcome Laura back this week with her take on Sketch 355.



Laura created a wintry scene on her card keeping all of the elements grouped together. Her bold sentiment tucked in behind her images unifies the design and allows the red door in her scene to stand out on her design. 


Anna used the elements in the sketch to create a fun holiday scene featuring an adorable Christmas elf standing on a stack of presents. She grounded her scene onto an inked background with a playful scalloped edge.


Donna stayed true to the sketch design and added a strip of patterned paper along the bottom edge of her card. She placed the stamped sentiment between her patterned strip and her delightful polar bear, and completed her card with a scattering of white die cut stars.


Congratulations, Jessica Monte! 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, October 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:
 


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, October 17, 2017

You've Been Spotted - October 17, 2017


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!
 

Anika Lerche


Sweet hippos with a quartet of yellow chicks is an adorable way to say Happy Birthday. Anika's soft color palette on both her images and patterned paper, help her sentiment stand out and unifies her entire card design.

Natasha Valkovskaya


We adore this winter-themed holiday card by Natasha. Adding a watercolor background is a great way to separate the white polar bears from the white card base and illustrate a chilly scene.

Rita Wright

 
We never get tired of seeing the many amazing ways everyone colors the witch from the Witch Way is the Candy stamp set and Rita's card is no exception. Bright, vibrant colors on her image and an amazing inked background make for a fun and impressive Halloween card.

Vanessa Menhorn


We think that creating an entire fireplace for a card base is a genius idea. Vanessa created a holiday scene with the Merry Everything stamp set and an inked brick background with fun dimension and details.

Alex Syberia


Unicorns, stars and rainbows are the perfect combination on Alex's card. We love the masked area with the blended ink and the soft spots created within her beautiful sky. Her unicorn image looks right at home among the stars and celestial background.

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!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Inspiration Friday - Inspired By Fall


The air is getting crisper, the leaves crunch beneath our feet and the deep rich colors that surround us are breathtaking. Fall is defnitely upon us and we are starting to feel the changes as we transition from the hot summer months to the sweater weather of autumn. 

Let's take a look at some beautiful card designs that really characterize this amazing season and all that is has to offer.






Do you have a favorite season? Be sure to tag your seasonal cards and projects with #mftstamps so we can see what you're creating — you might just be spotted!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MFT Color Challenge 79


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

This challenge features Safety Orange, Pineapple, Blue Yonder and Blueberry. 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 white, black, 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.



Congratulations Gayle A! You are the randomly selected winner of MFT Color Challenge 78. You can view all the entries from the last challenge HERE.

You have until Wednesday, October 25th 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:



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!