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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Whimsical Wishes + Blueprints 21

I hope you all enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends yesterday and are doing your Black Friday part, whether it's in-stores or online today. Speaking of shopping (yah, I'm smooth like that), I'm going to give you a peek at Whimsical Wishes and Blueprints 21 which will be available in the MFT store next Tuesday, December 2nd.

First up is a fun Santa card using elements of Blueprints 21 and a few other ditties from the upcoming MFT release...here's your hint: 'staches, alpha and arrows.

A little closer look at the Whip Cream felt Santa 'stache and those fun arrow quivers.  You'll be seeing lots more of the Emmitt Alphabet later on in Release Countdown week.

My second card features Lisa Johnson Designs new set, Whimsical Wishes. It's full of stamping combination possibilities!

I rubbed a bit of white chalk here and there using a little fingertip action and love how it adds to the whimsy of the stamps and that arrow. The scattered Sour Apple dots are part of Bluepints 21.

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I love this release, and I think you'll find something for everyone on your list, so to speak! Check in at the MFT Blog for complete Release Countdown details and I'll see you back here tomorrow.
~Amy

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Monday, November 24, 2014

DIY Christmas Decor & More

I've been wanting to make one of those cool paper Christmas trees (that I've been ogling on Pinterest) using the Pinking Edge Square STAX and it fit perfectly with this month's MFT Creative Challenge. I've also got a pair of cards featuring my favorite knock-off antlers made with the Spooky Scene tree.



To make the tree, I followed THIS tutorial utilizing all five sizes of the Die-namics Pinking Edge Squares STAX

I die cut pages of a discarded dictionary which worked really well due to the thin quality of the paper and was able to cut through 7-8 layer thickness with my Pinking Edge Square STAX. I was able to cut all 5 sizes of the Pinking Edge Square STAX at once which saved me a ton of time. Just repeat the process until you feel you have enough squares for the tree size you're looking for.

The tree topper is Die-namics Star STAX cut twice (for a 2 sided star) and scored to give the look of a three dimensional star. Simply score from each point to the notch directly below it (make sense?) and then fold each crease to get the 'bend'.

Thanks for stopping by today! Please stop by the MFT Blog for direct links to all designers playing along with this month's Creative Challenge filled with more ideas to help you get decked out this Christmas!
-Amy

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ouch!

Happy hump day! I'm popping in with a quick card made with products from MFT's latest release - Stitched With Love stamps and Die-namics.

I started with a stitched rectangle from Blueprints 20 and stamped 'ouch!' in Black Licorice Hybrid ink. Using a scrap of my ombre rainbow background from THIS card, I die cut the needle from Stitched with Love.


The inside is stamped with another Stitched with Love sentiment.

Thanks for stopping to take a look-see.
I'll be back next week with MFT's monthly Creative Challenge post, see you then!
-Amy
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