Sunday, May 20, 2018

MFT MAY CARD KIT DAY 1

Hello and welcome to the first day of the My Favorite Things May Card Kit Countdown! I have a floral card to share with you using the new Painted Prints Kit.


Using the Painted Prints stamp set included in the kit, I made a floral pattern background on Smooth White card stock using Premium Dye Inks (see colors in the supplies section). I masked each flower before stamping the leaves so the flower could be on top.


On top of the patterned panel, I adhered trimmed vellum and affixed the panel to a top folding A2 size Ripe Raspberry card stock. I then foam mounted a white heat embossed sentiment from the Brushstroke Expressions stamp set (also in the kit) to the card front. I also added a stamped and die-cut flower and leaves on the card front.




Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll join me again tomorrow for the Painted Prints Card Kit Countdown Day 2!

Visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things Blog for more inspiration
from participating team members, and leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize!

MFT - 5 DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED CRAFTY STASH 2018 - STENCILS, EMBELLISHEMENTS, AND TOOLS

Hello and welcome to the last day in the series of the MY Favorite Things 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash. Today, the design team is sharing how we organize our stencils, embellishments, and tools. 



I keep my Stencils in an Avery Elle Extra Large clear storage pockets with a trimmed top. I store two stencils in one pocket with a piece of trimmed Steel Blue card stock in between. I have them labeled with the names of the stencils.


I organize my Pretty Pink Posh sequins, beads, and jewels in a 82 - Piece Tiny Container Storage Tray by Elizabeth Ward. I just finished filling all the tiny containers, so I'm going to be picking up the second one real soon.


I store my Nuvo Drops and Nuvo Glitters in an Ikea Skadis shelf, and it hangs on a Ikea Skadis Pegboard. I can easily remove the shelf from the pegboard and place it on my desk when I need to.

On the pegboard, I also have my Misti Stamping tools, scissors, Scor-Buddy, Steel Snips, QuickStick Pick-up Tool, and Fine Pointed Tweezers in Ikea Skadis acessories. The best part is that I can grab them from the pegboard from where I'm sitting and crafting. 


I keep my Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads and sponge Daubers in an Ikea Alex drawer near my desk. I store the foam pads inside a transparent plastic jewelry box storage container with dividers. 

That's it for today! Thank you so much for joining me for the 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash series. I hope this series provided you with lots of tips, tricks and ideas to help you get organized. 

Visit the MFT Blog for more tips on how to organize stencils, embellishments, and tools from the participating design team members.



Saturday, May 19, 2018

MFT - 5 DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED CRAFTY STASH 2018 - CARDSTOCK, PATTERNED PAPER AND FELT..

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things to an Organized Crafty Stash! Today, we're sharing how we organize our cardstocks, patterned papers and felts.




I organize my MFT Card Stocks in its original packaging in Ikea Fjalla magazine files.  The cardstocks come in a resealable thin clear bag with the name on the label. It's perfect for storing left over pieces.


I store my MFT patterned paper packs in an Avery Elle Extra Large clear plastic storage bags with a trimmed top.  Inside the bag, I also store scraps and a color printed copy of the color reference guide that is available HERE.


I keep my patterned papers in an InterDesign Fridge Binz Deep Bin, 8 x 4.  I also use the bin to store my gorgeous new Felts


That's it for today. I hope you'll join me again tomorrow as I share how I organize stencils. embellishments and tools.

Visit MFT Blog for more tips on how to organize cardstocks, patterned paper, and felts from the participating design team members.


Friday, May 18, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT - SHE'S SO LOVELY

Hello there! Today for the Stamp Highlight series, Mama Elephant's design team is showcasing the adorable Shes's So Lovely stamp set and She's So Lovely Creative Cuts.


I made a simple and sweet friendship card combining the Shes's So Lovely stamp set with the Tri Window Cover - Creative Cuts. To begin, I colored the stamped images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating creative cuts.



For the front panel, I die-cut Smooth Bristol cardstock with the Tri Window Cover - Creative Cuts. I ink blended the three negative die-cuts with Distress Inks. Once it dried, I silver embossed the sentiments as shown.


I adhered the white die-cut frame to a top folding card base and adhered the inked negative die-cut back inside the frame. To finish, I foam mounted the adorable girls as shown.


Thank you so much for visiting me today!
Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!


MFT - 5 DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED CRAFTY STASH 2018 - DIE-NAMICS

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash! Today, we're sharing how we organize our Die-namics.


To organize my die-namics I use different sizes of the Clear Pocket Storage and Magnet Packs that are available at MFT Boutique.



In my Clear Storage Pocket you will find a sheet of trimmed white cardstock with the die-namics on a magnet. I love using the Magnets because it keep the dies neat and organized. On the outside, I labeled the pockets with the names of the of the set. 


I keep the die-namics organized by different categories using dividers and store them in an InterDesign Refrigerator and Freezer Divided Storage Container. To
 make the dividers, I cut Periwinkle Prestige Card Stock in half measuring 8" x 5 1/2".  Then, I trimmed the corners and laminated them (I trimmed the corners here too). After, I added the clear labels on top that I made using a Brother P-Touch as shown.


I keep the coordinating die-namics inside a small plastic bag behind the stamp set that is in the Clear Plastic Storage. 

That's it for today. I hope you'll join me again tomorrow as I share how I organize my card stocks, patterned paper, and felts.

Visit MFT Blog for more tips on how to organize die-namics from the participating design team members.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

MAMA ELEPHANT - DONUT TREATS

Hello friends! Mama Elephant's Stamp Highlights series begins today and we're showcasing the cutest Donut Treats stamp set and the coordinating Donut- Treats Creative Cuts.


To begin, I colored the stamped images from Donut Treats stamp set with Copic markers and cut them out with Donut- Treats Creative Cuts.


For the front panel, I die-cut smooth Bristol cardstock with the largest die from the Basic Rectangles Creative Cuts. I ink blended it with Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides. After, I added splatters of Picked Raspberry that I mixed with water. Once it dried, I stamped the sentiment with black ink.


On top of the panel, I foam mounted a woodgrain panel with pattern paper to create a table top for the donuts. To finish, I added the images to the front with double sided tape or mounting tape as shown.


Thank you so much for visiting me today! Happy cardmaking!!






MFT - 5 DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED CRAFTY STASH 2018 - STAMPS

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash. For day two we're sharing how we organize our stamps.



Like so many of us cardmakers, the way I organize my stamps was inspired by Jennifer Mcguire. I use Clear Storage Pockets that are available from MFT Boutique to store my stamps.


In my Clear Storage Pocket you will find in the front a trimmed white card stock with a stamp set. In the back I include the separated coordinating dies that are inside a small plastic bags as well as any extra stamped images. 


I used to keep my stamps organized by size but I recently updated it to organize them by theme and illustrator to make finding stamp sets easier.


To make the dividers I cut the Periwrinkle Prestige Card Stock in half measuring 8" x 5 1/2".  Then trimmed the corners and laminated them (trimmed corners here too). After, I added the clear labels on top that I made using the Brother P-Touch. 


Then, I organized them by theme and illustrator inside the InterDesign Refrigerator and Freezer Divided Storage Container.

That'a it for today. I hope you'll join me tomorrow as I share how I orgainze my Die-namics.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!

Visit MFT Blog for more tips on how to organize stamps from the participating design team members.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

MFT - WSC 385...

Hello! Today I'm playing along with the My Favorite Things WSC385. I love doing sketch challenges because they inspire me to create layouts that I naturally won't do on my own.  The new sketch is so fun, I hope you'll play along with us!


The new sketch 385:

I colored the images from Happy Hedgehogs and Forest Friends with Copic markers and cut them out. I used a white gel pen to add details.


I made the clouds in the front panel with the Cloud Stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide. The ground was inked with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide.

For the side panels, I used trimmed pattern paper from the Fun and Frolic Paper pack with Berrylicious Heavyweight Card Stock.

I adhered the panels and the images with double sided tape or foam mounting tape. 



Thank you so much for stopping by!
Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the 
random winner of the challenge and win a $50 MFT voucher!

MFT - 5 DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED CRAFTY STASH 2018 - INKS AND COLORING MEDIUMS

Hello and welcome to My Favorite Things 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash. Today we're showing how we organize our inks and coloring mediums.  




Let me start by showing you how I organize my Copics. I have them inside a marker storage grid that fits inside the Ikea Roskog cart. It has built in handles to lift out and place on a desk.  I love the convenience of being able to take my Copics anywhere I want. You can find the storage HERE.


Under the Copics in the Ikea Roskog cart, I store my waterbase markers in a Ikea Socker plant pots.



In the Ikea Alex drawer next to where I do most of my crafting, I keep my favorite Copic friendly inks. I also store my Premium Dyes Cubes and  Distress Cubes in the Mini Ink Tray from Organizemore in the same drawer. These trays hold up to 60 mini inks, and I love that you can stack two on top of each other and they still fit in the drawer. 


I keep my larger inks such as the Premium Dye Inks and Distress Oxides in the Organizemore 60 Standard Ink Organizer. I labeled the Premium Dye Inks and store them upside down. For the Distress Oxides, I adhered strips of smooth Bristol paper that I inked going from light to dark and  adhered clear label on top.


I store my Alcohol Inks and ink refills in a Ikea Skadis shelf and it's hanging on a Ikea Skadis Pegboard. When I need to use it, I can easily remove the shelf from the pegboard and place it on my desk.  


I have my Prismacolor pencils and assortment of pens in a Rotating Utensil Holder by Pampered Chefs. Having it out on my desk, I tend to use the pencils more with Copic markers to enhance my coloring.  That's it for today.

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I'll see you again tomorrow as I share how I store my stamps.

Visit MFT Blog for more tips on how to organize Inks and Coloring Mediums from the participating design team members.