Crafty Buys & Supplies | MFT Stamps Haul

Just a quick blog post on a few things I picked up from MFT Stamps!

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6×6 Paperpads

How fun and colorful are these two paperpads? Party Patterns and Tiny Hearts Brights. The next paperpad I have to pick up is the Tiny Hearts Pastels… I am having regret that I took it out of my cart last minute!

paperpads

100lb. Heavyweight Card Stock Sampler

I thought this was a stellar deal of getting to sample 41 different sheets of cardstock for less than $15!

cardstock

Mix-Ables Stencil and Scor-Tape

This mini clouds stencil sells out often! I’m still trying to get the original one! I have this double-sided adhesive tape in two different sizes, this is perfect for those intricate and thinner die cuts or shaker cards!

stenciltape

Free with $60

So nice that MFT includes a surprise freebie if you spend more than $60 (so.easy.to.do!). I’m so happy I got numbers! Now if I can find an alphabet one, I’d be set!

freewith60

Xs and Os Cardkit

This is the main reason I went and grabbed items for this haul! As of writing this post, the card kit is still available!

If you aren’t able to snag it in the kit, the items found in the kit will be available to purchase, roughly 6 weeks after the card kit launches. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday and I love making cards for love and encouragement, so I thought this cardkit would be useful year round!

The cardkit is bundled together nicely in an easy, convenient zipped pouch. You get a wonderful 4×6 stamp set with coordinating dies, square shaker window and frame die-namics, Tic Tac Toe boards in white and black, heart embellishments, and 10 sheets of cardstock.

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Sometime next week I’ll post about my Simon Says Stamp haul. I have so many fabulous goodies to play with, I hope you are all getting your crafty fix too!

 

 

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Xs and Os Cardkit Interactive Card | MFT Stamps Card Design Superstar Part Three

This is my third card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest for the Innovation Master category. You can see my other cards for this contest here and here.

It’s not too late to enter the contest, so if you want to read about it, click here!

For this category prompt, you’ll need to create a specialty card such as a slider, shaker, fancy folding, or 3D elements.

I wanted to create a slider card using my new and old MFT supplies. This was definitely a personal challenge for me too, because I don’t have any slider dies (yet) so I had to get creative!

I used many components of the newest Xs and Os cardkit to create this card. First, I used MFT’s circle shaker dies to create a half circle slider track on the left side of the card panel. I used foam tape and a penny to create the sliding component for the arrow. A tip I’ve seen from other crafters is using your powder tool to make the foam tape on the slider track less sticky, letting the penny slide easier. If I were to make this card again, I would shape track in a better circular shape (versus the rectangle I originally made) so the slider would go in a perfect arc. Maybe I won’t have to do this in the future if I end up getting the slider dienamics.

To make the arrow, I used one of the houses (are you laughing at me yet?) from the Home Sweet Home dies. To cover up the big gap from the slider section, I used a thin strip of the red paper from the Tiny Hearts 6×6 paperpad. You can see the penny when you move the card, but I didn’t mind.

I used Black Licorice and Wild Cherry cardstock to die cut Xs and Os that I adhered with Zots bling glue dots. Finally, I used one of the sentiments, stamped in Black Licorice ink and the tic-tac-toe board (Hashtag? Pound sign?) in Persimmon ink.

slider card

For my first slider card, I’m glad I experimented as it gave me insight for the future. However, I think I’d make more slider cards after I purchase more slider elements so that’ll be on my crafty wishlist.

How about you? Are you entering the contest or are an expert with slider cards? Let me know!

 

 

You’re A-Maze-ing Birthday Card | MFT Stamps April 2017 Card Kit

Hello and happy Friday!

Today I am sharing the birthday card I made for one of my great friends, Natasha! This is the first in several years that I’m not close enough (geographic wise) to celebrate her birthday. The last couple of birthdays we would go do something for her birthday so I was a little sad to not be spending it with her this year. Maybe next year I’ll trek back to the Pacific Northwest to help celebrate her birthday or we can meet somewhere fun and exciting (last year we were in Vegas).

Not only am I using the MFT Stamps ‘You’re A-Maze-ing’ April card kit (from this post!) but my card’s colorful background was inspired by one of Jennifer McGuire’s (if you’re not following her, you totally should!) technique videos titled ‘Rainbow Scrap Backgrounds’. If you’re interested in learning more about Jennifer’s technique, click here for her blog post! PS- if you are new to her, prepare to binge watch all her fun videos!

Anyway, I utilized about 1/4  of each cardstock color included in the kit to make the rainbow scraps. I used my paper trimmer to try and cut the cardstock into varying size of strips. I used tape runner adhesive on my card base and tried laying out the strips randomly. I trimmed off the overhanging strips of cardstock, which made for some table confetti in my pictures 😉

 

I used the dies from the kit to be able to cut the circular area for my card to make room for the maze components. Not going to lie, it was a little bit of a learning curve for me to figure out the best way to adhere everything down to the card. I used some cardstock from my stash to create a “cover” to cover up the plastic/adhesive from the maze. While it’s hard to see in the pictures, I had one maze sphere in the maze as well as some Martha Stewart iridescent hearts glitter.

natasha card upright
Just to give you an idea of what the card looks like when it’s upright. Note to self: Try to push the scraps closer together to prevent gaps!

natasha birthday card

Finally, I used a couple of the focal sentiments from the You’re A-Maze-ing stamp set for the inside.

natasha inner card
The inside of the finished card “before the pen” 🙂

Can’t wait for the full MFT Stamp release of these maze products for you all to enjoy! It was a bunch of fun to make and I hope Natasha gets a kick out of this card!

You’re A-Maze-ing Card Kit & Small Haul |MFT Stamps

This is my second My Favorite Things (MFT) card kit. When I saw sneak peeks of it prior to the release, I knew I had to purchase it! It’s innovative and I knew it would make such fun and unique cards.

The A-maze-ing kit includes so many goodies for the price of $47.99. Unfortunately, the kit sold out the first day but the stamps and die-namics will be released in about 6 weeks. Many of the elements found in the card kit (minus the stamp and die set) are already on the MFT website.

  • This kit included the following:
  • You’re A-maze-ing 4”x6” stamp set
  • Circle shaker window and frame die-namics
  • 10 white maze shapes
  • 10 2” circle shaker pouches
  • Maze spheres
  • 5 A2-sized clear card boxes
  • 12 sheets of Cardstock: (5) Smooth White, Berrylicious, Grape Jelly, Gumpdrop Green, Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Razzle Berry, and Wild Cherry
  • 14 envelopes: 2 of each color: Berrylicious, Grape Jelly, Gumdrop Green, Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Razzle Berry, and Wild Cherry

All the card kit contents are sealed securely in a large plastic container, complete with a Thank You note and yummy sweet mint. Included is a sheet of inspiration and the list of the contents.

MFT Card Kit Packaging
The card kits always come secured in a large and sturdy re-sealable bag and always includes a yummy sweet mint! 
amazeing stamp
How clever is this stamp set?!
Amazeing components
Envelopes and the maze components such as the die set and maze spheres
MFT card kit cardstock
The beautiful and high quality cardstock. I’d highly recommend building up your stash!
maze components
The maze component. It’s also available in black on the MFT website!
april mft pdf
Always included in the MFT card kits are a pdf and link to more inspirational projects!

In addition to the card kit, I also picked up some other fun MFT goodies. I got Set 16 of the Premium Dye Ink Cubes. Since purchasing my first card kit, I fell in love with MFT inks and slowly building up my collection. I purchased the Die-namics Home Sweet Home and stamp set, No Place Like Home. I purchased shaker pouches too as I really want to make more shaker cards in the future. Since my order was more than $60 (so easy these days with all the fun and high quality crafting supplies, right?!), I was eligible to get the “Free with $60”, which this month were 3 free word dies.

mft inks
Set 16 of mini ink cubes. The MFT stamps are really vivid and help the stamped image come out smooth and crisp
april mft mini haul
From a previous MFT release. Not pictured are some misc. supplies such as the shaker pouches
april free with sixty
Since I spent more than $60 on the MFT website, my “Free with $60” present were these three word dies!

Just wanted to share the contents of this MFT card kit and haul. Can’t wait to spend some time creating some fun, a-maze-ing cards!