Tuesday, October 6, 2020

My Favorite Things - MFT & Friends October Release


Hello crafty friends!  I am SO excited to be joining MFT & Friends for their October release!  This release is jammed packed full of awesome products and you can find them all HERE on their website.  

Be sure to click over to the MFT Blog for lots of amazing inspiration from the other designers!

I had so much fun creating with the new products that I've made four cards!  My first card features the fabulous Virtually the Best stamps and Die-namics and Let's Connect Die-namics.

I stamped the kids' faces onto Neenah Desert Storm card stock with MFT Kraft ink for a background panel.  I stamped and Copic colored the other images and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I die cut the Let's Connect computer from some silver card stock.  The speech bubbles are also in the Let's Connect set.  I layered the sentiment onto a strip of patterned paper.  This set is fabulous for teachers, but also great for a card to send to a friend!

Next up is a card using the totally adorable Partners In Adventure stamps and Die-namics.  I've also used the new Paint Splatter Background stamp.

I stamped the Paint Splatter Background stamp with blue ink and cut it down to 3-¾" x 5".  To set my scene I die cut an opening with the Square Peek-a-Boo Window die.   I cut a piece of Sno Cone card stock to 4" x 5-¼".  I centered the Paint Splatter piece over this and used a pencil to mark the opening.  I went ahead and added foam tape to the back of the Splatter layer and set it aside.

  Next I Copic colored the Partners in Adventure images and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  For the background of the scene I hand cut a hill and colored it with green Copics.  I used the same greens to color the grass that was die cut with the Grassy Hills die.  I trimmed the hill and grass pieces to fit just beyond my pencil marks and adhered them, and the mountains and trees,  directly to the Sno Cone layer using my pencil marks as a guide.  I removed the foam tape backing and added this to the Sno Cone layer.

I added a foam square to the top of the bear and glue at the bottom to adhere them to the scene.  I glued the sun and cloud to the outside of the opening.  I added this to an A2 card base.  (All of my cards are A2 sized.)

Next up are two holiday cards!  This first one was a quick one!  I used the Merry & Bright With All the Trimmings Die-namics with a piece patterned paper from the new Christmas Cheer 6x6 paper pad.

I began with a card base from Green Room Prestige card stock.  I cut the patterned paper to 4" x 5-¼" and wrapped a 2-¼" x 4-½" piece of vellum around it.  I adhered two strips of Green Room card stock to the top and bottom edges.

Next I die cut Merry & Bright from some green glitter foam and adhered the letters to the vellum with Distress Collage Medium Matte.  I put a stamp block on the letters to weight it down while it dried.  Next I die cut and Copic colored the Trimmings.  I adhered the layers together and added them to the letters.  For a bit of shine I added a drop of Glossy Accents to the "nose".

My last card is using the oh so adorable Holiday Penguins and Die-namics.

I used patterned paper from Christmas Cheer paper pad for the background layers.  After I adhered the papers, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, added clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I popped up the Copic colored images with foam squares and added them to the card.  I used a white gel pen to added highlights to the ornaments.  To finish it off, I added some sparkle and shine with a clear sparkle pen and Glossy Accents.

I want to say a HUGE thank you to My Favorite Things for inviting me to join in showcasing this awesome new release!  Thank you all for stopping by and be sure to go to the MFT Blog to see more inspiration!

46 comments:

  1. What wonderful cards! I absolutely love holiday cards! Especially with penguins! And what a great card to thank teachers!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! These are awesome, Carol! Your virtual teacher is a fave.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All the cards are fantastic but the penguins steal the show! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Delightful creations - I am loving those penguins! TFS your art!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So many amazing cards ... love them all❤️

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful creativity all week. Thanks so much for enabling me. haha

    ReplyDelete
  7. What an absolutely stunning set of cards. Love them all,such beautiful and adorable little critters!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful, fun cards. My favorite is the last one -- love those adorable penguins!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The bear and penguin friends are so cute, I love how they are running together. They found each other, and it is so sweeeet

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are amazing!!!! I LOVE the virtual learning one!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, you've been busy! The partners in adventure is so sweet, it's my favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the papers in the new paper pack! Your coloring is amazing , especially the penguin card!

    ReplyDelete
  13. So much creativity coming from your craft desk! Clever use of vellum for Merry & Bright, nice coloring of penguins, and interesting touch for the Let's Connect. Nice job.

    ReplyDelete
  14. These are outstanding! You did a fabulous job and MFT knew what they were doing when they picked you!

    ReplyDelete
  15. All your cards are adorable! Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love all the different looks you've created with this release. Your use of color palettes, whether in conjunction with the patterned papers or just unto themselves, is absolutely fantastic. I particularly love the teacher card with all her students.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Marisela Delgado said: what beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Such lovely designs Carol! Thanks for the festive inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  19. All of these cards are just beautiful you did an outstanding job on them

    ReplyDelete
  20. Really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful cards today...love the detail and images.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Awesome cards and fantastic designs! I love the Merry and Bright one!

    ReplyDelete
  22. WOW! Great collection of cards! Great coloring on those adorable penguins!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your cards are all fantastic. Thanks for so many beautiful ideas

    ReplyDelete
  24. Your card are so very nice. I love your ideas

    ReplyDelete
  25. My goodness! So many darling cards.

    ReplyDelete
  26. All awesome cards! My favorite is the one with the penguins! Tfs Hugs and blessings, Christine

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love them all but especially that penguin one. I love the virtual set, so cute. Great release!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Amazing group of cards, Carol, just wonderful

    ReplyDelete
  29. These cards are all fabulous!!! I love the first one and how you stamped the kids faces on the background AND in the speech bubbles all around the teacher! So fun!! And I love the last the ones with those super adorable penguins! The papers you chose and the coloring really makes them come alive!

    ReplyDelete
  30. All are fantastic! You are so creative.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Awesome cards! I love your very timely teacher card! Love your Holiday Penguins card also!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wow! So many makes I love them all and their layouts, spectacular job!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great cards. I especially love the second one.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Nice ideas for use. Great design ideas for the sets.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Such a great variety of cards you created.

    ReplyDelete
  36. The expressions on these stamp folks are terrific. So many possibilities. Love that 2nd card!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much, if you use my product links. Some, but not all, of the product links I've provided may have what is called an "affiliate" link. By using my links to purchase products, I may earn a bit of a commission, at absolutely no additional cost for you. Thank you for supporting my blog.