MFT August Card Kit Countdown Day 1 and...Exciting News!!

August 21, 2017

It's time to begin the countdown to the MFT August Card Kit Release! The new kit is called X's and O's, and it is SUPER CUTE & FUN! It will be available for purchase on August 22nd at 9:00 pm EDT in the MFT store. Make sure you stop by the MFT blog today and tomorrow for the full reveal of the kit and for more inspiration from the DT.

And also... I'm extremely excited today because I can finally share this awesome news with you!!! The Witch Way Is the Candy stamp set is coming back!! 
The Witch Way Is the Candy was retired awhile back, but MFT has decided to revive it with a lot of requests from customers! I'm really really happy that my old set is still loved so much and MFT listens to the voice of their customers. Thank you so much for your support to my Birdie Brown stamp line, and I'm grateful to MFT for making this happen!
The stamp set and Die-namics will be available for purchase at the same time with the X's and O's Card Kit.

The images in the new Witch Way Is the Candy stamp set are almost the same with the retired one, but there are minor changes here and there - like the line weight of the cat's nose, cat's ears, the stripes on witch's tights, and so on. The font of the sentiments has been changed and a few new sentiments have been added. There is no change on the shape of the matching dies. But the new dies are open inside, not solid.

Now, I need to get into today's cards. (Finally, LOL.)
My first card features the X's and O's Card Kit and the Huge LOVE Die-namics, which is the new free with $60 die.

The new Tic Tac Toe board shapes included in the kit fit in the Square Shaker Pouches perfectly. And the Mixed Heart Pieces are so cute and versatile! 
Here is a close up photo of the Tic Tac Toe board showing you its thickness.

The "LOVE" was die cut out of striped paper that I made using card stocks included in the kit (Razzle Berry, Poppy, and Wild Cherry). 

My second card uses the Witch Way Is the Candy stamp set.

To create the background, I cut a panel of Blueberry CS, inked it with Nightshift Blue ink, and spattered some white ink over it. I used the Birch Trees and the Solid Birch Trees Die-namics for the wood scene.

I added the tiny spots beside the embossed sentiment using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin).

Thank you so much for your comments and advice on my first tutorial video. Your warm words encouraged me! 
This time I filmed the process of my coloring on the witch. I don't think I'm an expert on coloring with Copic Markers. You'll see how many times I go back and forth and how long it takes me to finish one image, then you will understand why I say I'm not an expert. LOL!
Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.

Head on over to the MFT blog for more info about the new kit and the Witch Way Is the Candy stamp set & Die-namics.

Thank you for stopping by today!
** The links to the new products won't work until the Release Day (Aug 22th at 9:00 pm EDT)

LOVE always win
Card Kit: X's and O's
Die-namics: Blueprints 27, Huge LOVE (Free with $60)

Halloween Greetings

Peek-a-Boo Birthday Card : MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints

August 17, 2017

It's time for a Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge over at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. As it was announced last month, this challenge has moved from the MFT blog to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog, and it's open to anyone who wants to participate! Remember that you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher with joining the challenge. 

This month we're featuring Peek-a-Boo elements. I chose the Blueprints 30 Die-namics to create my card for today. 

The main frame die in the Blueprints 30 cuts an interactive flap, which is a good place to hide a gift card or a surprise message. I added a circle Peek-a-Boo window to the flap so you can take a peek of what is inside.  
Now you can see a monster through the window, then when you open the flap...

Hooray!! :):)

To create my front panel, I cut Spearmint CS to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", inked lower half of it with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink, and added ink spatters with Cracked Pistachio and white inks. After it dried, I cut the rounded rectangle frame and the circle window using the Blueprints 30 Die-namics. I stamped the monsters from the More Monsters stamp set with Sour Apple and Milk Chocolate Premium Dye inks, and also stamped one of the monsters (the second one from the left) to the Smooth White card base at the same position using my Mini MISTI.
I put aside the front panel, then stamped another monster beside the green monster. I stenciled the stars using the Star Celebration Stencil and sponge daubers after I masked the monsters.
I adhered the front panel and embellished with silver stars.

Head on over to the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. I hope you'll play along with us!

Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: More Monsters 
Die-namics: Blueprints 30
Card Stock: Smooth White, Spearmint
      Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio

Flip-Flop Halloween Tags - MFT Release Replay

August 15, 2017

Today the MFT DT is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present!

I have a set of three Halloween tags to share with you that I made using the Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp set & Die-namics.

Do you think these look too simple? Actually these are interactive tags that move as you see in the animated GIF below.

Isn't it a good idea to add more fun to your Halloween treat bags? :)

Well... I'm extremely nervous today because I'm sharing my FIRST how-to video. PLEASE note that this is my first try to make a tutorial video and I apologize for the bad quality. There is no narration because my English speaking skill is awfully bad, I just added a few captions though. (I know some of you don't like this type of videos.) I will greatly appreciate it if you could take a little time to leave a comment or you gave me some advice on how to improve my video.
Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.

Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today!
Thank you for stopping by!

                    X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Premium Dye Inks - Fuse Green, Grape Jelly, Orange Fizz
       Versa Mark
Others: Embossing Magic, White Embossing Powder, Sewing Thread, Scor-Tape (1/8"), Gold Star Sequins, Gem-tac Permanent Adhesive