16 January 2018

My Favorite Things | January Release Replay

Hi everyone! It’s time for the January My Favorite Things release replay! Today, the MFT design team is taking a fresh look at the most recent release.

My project is a card featuring the newest Blowing Kisses stamp set from Pure Innocence:




Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I went for a clean and simple layout focusing on the sweet girl. The patterned paper is from the Tiny Hearts Brights paper pack. The sentiment is from the newest From the Heart set. A must-have!

Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration from the design team!   




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

Thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine


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15 January 2018

My Favorite Things | Stitched with Love

Hi everyone! Today, it’s all about cross-stitching and Valentine’s day cards! My Favorite Things has released a new (and free) Cross-Stitch Tag Heart Pattern template (you can find the patterns HERE) and the MFT design team was challenged to put this new pattern collection to use to create projects Stitched with Love.

Here is my project featuring the Cross-Stitch Tag Die




Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I chose to work with the heart pattern and decided to create a card instead of a tag. I started by die cutting the stitch-hole element from white cardstock. I first cross-stitched the white heart. I then did the rainbow lines. I used thick embroidery floss. Once it was one, I fixed the stitched panel to a white card base using foam adhesive, as well as for the sentiment. The "You & Me" sentiment is from the From the Heart stamp set. It really looks beautiful. I love the result!

Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration from the design team and to watch the video tutorial!   




For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

Thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine


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12 January 2018

Birth Card | Willkommen Agnese

Hi everyone! Today, I have a birth card to share with you. 





The card is for a little girl but as it is a winter scene, there is a lot of blue. As I couldn’t color the foxes in pink, there is nothing girly in my creation but I think that’s okay. Why not using blue for a little girl? The stamps I used are all from Mama Elephant. The foxes are from the New Family set and then bird as well as the tree from the Whimsical Winter set. The sentiment is computer generated as I needed a personalized one.   

Here are the sets I used: 


  



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine

10 January 2018

Stamping Bella | Guest Designer Spot 6

Hello everyone! I’m back with my last guest designer spot for Stamping BellaI’ve created this winter card: 





I decided to use the wonderful Winter Backdrop stamp as a main and focal image. I first made a top-folded card base from white cardstock. I sponged the top of the card front with blue Distress inks to get a beautiful gradient from blue to white. I then stamped the image on white cardstock, colored it, created a gradient for the sky using Distress inks and blending tools too and cut around to get a square image. I die cut two scalloped frames from white cardstock that I glued on top of each other and attached the square image behind the frames. It looks a bit like a postage stamp, right? I fixed the frame to the sponged card front with foam pads for more dimension.


Did you see January’s stamp of the month? It’s the Winter Backdrop stamp I used on my card! That means: 25% off, all month long! Yay! Don’t miss the offer! If you want to get the stamp, it’s now or never LOL! 





Don’t forget to head over to the Stamping Bella blog for more inspiration every day! 



It’s all for me now! I enjoyed playing with these fabulous stamps. Thanks to Emily for having me as a guest and for being so generous! See you soon!

Francine

MFT January Product Launch

Hi everyone! Yay! It’s time for the My Favorite Things January product launch! Today, you can see all new products and they are available right now on the MFT online store!

Here is my card featuring the newest Valentine Wishes set: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I love this beautiful sentiment! The font looks amazing! I created a rainbow background using Distress inks and water. I cut out the panel using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I stamped the sentiment onto the panel using black dye ink and I then heat embossed it three times using clear embossing powder for more dimension. You can’t see it on the picture but it’s glossy and it pops even more against the colorful background. I adhered the panel to the front of a top-folded card base created with Berrylicious cardstock.

Don’t forget to check out the MFT January 2018 PDF release class where you can find a lot of inspiration and step-by-steps. I’ve made a tutorial using the Marble Background cling stamp showing you how to create two cards from one stamped background!  





Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what my amazing teamies made with all the fantastic new release! And don't forget to comment to win one of two $100 gift vouchers!



For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

See you soon and have a wonderful day!

Francine


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09 January 2018

MFT January Release Countdown Day 1

Hi everyone! Today is the last day of the My Favorite Things January release countdown. This release is absolutely fabulous! The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store in a few hours!!! Yay!!!

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on January 9th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: January 10th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Sending a Smile stamp and coordinating dies sets: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I created a non-cute card using striped patterned paper. I played with the horizontal and vertical lines to get more "dynamism". The rainbow pattern is from a formerly release pack called Party Patterns. The black and white pattern is a new paper pack called Black & White Stripes. THIS IS GENIUS! I often use black and white stripes paper so I’m more than happy to have an entire paper pack just with this pattern. The butterflies are from the Sending a Smile stamp set. The stitched heart opening is from the free with $60 Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics (available with each qualifying order over $60). The "Hugs & Kisses" sentiment is from the newest From the Heart sentiment set. A must-have set too!

For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog



For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I’m back in a few hours for the product launch!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

08 January 2018

MFT January Release Countdown Day 2

Hi everyone! Today is the fourth day of the My Favorite Things January release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products! Isn’t it? 

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on January 9th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: January 10th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Monster Sized stamp set: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I created a background using the newest Full of Heart stencil. I sponged it using Distress inks and spritzed some ink over it. For more interest, I added a layer of vellum. The rainbow alphabet is from the Bottlecap Letters Die-namics set. I colored them with Copic markers. The "Scream! It’s your birthday!" sentiment is from the Monster Sized stamp set too. I didn’t use the Monster Sized coordinating dies but if you don’t like fussy cutting as I do, they are perfect!

For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog



For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

07 January 2018

MFT January Release Countdown Day 3

Hi everyone! Today is the third day of the My Favorite Things January release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products and it was so fun to play with all the new stuff! 

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on January 9th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: January 10th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Marble Background cling stamp and the From the Heart sentiment set:  





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. If you want to find out how I’ve made these two cards, check the FREE MFT January release class (page 5). There will be a tutorial.


For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog



For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

06 January 2018

MFT January Release Countdown Day 4

Hi everyone! Today is the second day of the My Favorite Things January release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products and I hope you’ll have fun with our preview projects!

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on January 9th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: January 10th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest In Paris set: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I went for a clean and simple scene using the house stamp from the set. I stamped the Eiffel Tower and the house several times at the bottom of a white card base using masking paper to create a city view of Paris. I first wanted to color the buildings but I then thought they would be better in black and white. The neutral background makes the hot air balloon stand out even more. I stamped the hot air balloon, colored the image in rainbow colors and cut it out. I fixed it to the card front using foam pads for more dimension. I used the "Bonjour" (Hello in French) sentiment from the set and stamped it next to the roofs.

For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog





For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

05 January 2018

MFT January Release Countdown Day 5

Hi everyone! Today is the first day of the My Favorite Things January release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products! You’ll love them!

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on January 9th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: January 10th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Raving Raccoons stamp set: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked at the bottom of this post. I used various supplies from the newest January release. The raccoon is from the Raving Raccoons set. The "Love you lots" sentiment is from the From the Heart stamp set. The LOVE is from the Love You Die-namics set. I sponged the front of a white top-folded card base with Distress inks using blending tools to create this rainbow blend. I added some water splatters for more interest.


For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog



For more inspiration, don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest and my INSTAGRAM feed!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

03 January 2018

Stamping Bella | Guest Designer Spot 5

Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a fabulous New Year’s Eve. For the first post this year, I’m back with a guest designer spot for Stamping Bella.

I’ve made a holiday card that I want to share with you: 





I absolutely love walking in the snow with my Moon Boots and doing snowball fights. This is probably why this rubber stamp (called The Littles Snowball Girl) immediately has caught my attention. The sentiment is from the Holiday Sentiment rubber stamp set. I went for a clean and simple design using dotted patterned paper to make the image pop against the background. I stamped the snowball girl on cardstock, colored her and cut around, keeping a white border at the bottom. I glued dotted paper to a top-folded card base and adhered the image with the white border to the card front with foam pads for more dimension and interest.


Don’t forget to head over to the Stamping Bella blog for more inspiration every week! 





It’s all for me today! I have one last Stamping Bella guest spot to share with you next Wednesday.

Best wishes for 2018 to all of you!

Francine

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