Monday, December 15, 2014

MFT's December Creative Challenge - Felt

Thanks for stopping by for MFT's  December  Creative Challenge. For many of us, this is the time of year we crave warmth, comfort, and coziness. What better material to feature with this month’s challenge than felt? Our line of MFT felt coordinates with all of the colors in our extensive Replenishments line so crafting projects with a beautiful complement of papers, buttons, inks, and ribbons is a piece of cake. Make no mistake though, felt will be the star of the show in this collection of inspiring projects!

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for the list of designers sharing projects. 

My first project is a little felt Christmas ornament. I used the Cozy Mittens Die-namics and Sweet Tooth  felt . MFT Die-namics cut easily through felt. I usually run the felt through my die cutter twice to insure I have a clean cut.

I machine stitched the mittens on with gold thread. I ran a blanket stitch around the mittens and then added a little batting to the inside of the mittens. I hadn't done a blanket stitch for a while so I just did a search and there were lots of tutorial to refresh my memory!

Next up is a gift card holder. I have say that one of my favorite uses for felt is for flowers. Felt flowers are easy to roll and they really keep their shape. I used the Large Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics and Sweet Tooth Felt for the flower and Sour Apple Felt and the Layered Leaves Die-namics for the leaves.

To make the tag with the gift card pocket I first cut two tags with the Stitched Traditional Tags Die-namics for Wild Cherry Felt. On one of the tags I used to Stitched Oval Die-namics to cut the top off. Then I machine stitched the tags together with gold thread.

My last project is a card. I love the texture and warmth the felt gives the card. I used the Jumbo Dot Cover-Up Die-namics and Sno Cone Felt  for the background. The sentiment is from the Friends Like Us Stamp Set, stamped in Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and embossed with a white embossing powder. The sentiment is stamped on Black Licorice Card Stock and die cut with the Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics.

The leaves are cut with the Sour Apple Felt and the Layered Leaves Die-namics  and the rose with the Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics and Sweet Tooth Felt. The finishing touch is silver thread and a few silver sequins from my stash.

Here are the products I used to create my project: 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MFTWSC206 - Merry & Bright

Thanks for stopping by today! I am playing along with this week's MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge,  MFTWSC206All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT blog. I hope you get a chance to play along!

Here is my take on the sketch as I finish off a few last Christmas cards. 

I was inspired to use a neutral color theme with a pop of gold. I used the Herringbone Bricks Stencil and Natural Premium Dye Ink to add pattern to the card front. Then added the scallop edge with the Stitched Scallop Border Die-namics. The music pattern is stamped with the Sheet Music Background Stamp. 

The sentiment is from the Cheerful Christmas Greetings Stamp Set, stamped in gold ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. 

Down the center of my card I added a vellum banner with the Stitched Fishtail Flag Die-namics. The flower is created with Whip Cream Felt and the Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics, the leaves with the Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics. 

I added machine stitching with DMC Metallic Embroidery Thread in Gold. 

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Cheerful Christmas Greetings Stamp Set. 

Here are the links to the products I used to create my card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Merry and Bright Wreath

I have another last minute Christmas card to share today inspired by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Clearly Christmas

I love the pretty, soft color and the touch of bling. Here's my take on the challenge.

The embossed holly pattern and the wreath die are Tim Holtz products. The sentiment is from MFT's Cheerful Christmas Greetings Stamp Set and stamped on vellum and embossed with clear embossing powder. 

I used silver glittered card stock for the bow and added rhinestones. 

I finished off the inside. It simple but I know the card will be ready to go!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Joy - Prima Inspired Christmas Card

I have another Prima inspired Christmas Cards to share, add a final few cards to my holiday stash! My card is based Prima's 12 Days of Christmas Challenge Day 5 Challenge to used the November Special Delivery Kit.

I love the non traditional color combo. I painted, inked, and glittered the holly leaves. "JOY" is spelled out in canvas letters which are also inked and glittered. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend. 

Prima Inspired Christmas Cards

I made a couple of Prima inspired Christmas Cards to share today. I was inspired by all the beautiful cards created for Prima's 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. I have to admit I tend to hoard some of my favorite flowers and metal embellishments!

My first card is based on the Day 12 Challenge to use the Cigar Box Secrets Collection. 

I used the two of paper patterns from the Cigar Box Collection from the front of my card. I distressed the edges and added some machine stitched. I added gold glitter to the white flower and the the gold leaves. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

MFT's December Rewind Day 2

Thanks for stopping by for MFT's December Rewind - Part 2!  The MFT Team has another two days of inspiration for you using using newly released products that are available HERE NOW. You can stop by the MFT Blog for the list of all the designers sharing projects today. 

My two cards to share using the new Blueprints 21

I used the new Giraffe Stencil and Grout Grey Premium Dye Ink to create the background. The pretty purple card stock is the new Wild Wisteria Prestige Card Stock that was released this month. The sentiment is from the new Whimsical Wishes Stamp Set

The flower is cut with the Plentiful Petals Die-namics and MFT Vellum. The strip that rounds across the card is cut with a die in Blueprints 2. All the other embellishments are added with dies in the Blueprints 21

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Whimsical Wishes Stamp Set.

On my second card I created the background with the Zebra Stencil. Here the sentiment is from the new Go With It Stamp Set. The arrow is cut with a die in the new Go With It Die-namics and the heart with the Heart STAX Die-namics

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Photo Booth Stamp Set

Here are the products I used to create my cards: