Monday, August 3, 2015

Interactive Halloween Treat Tags; MFT Stamps August Release Countdown

One more day of waiting until the August release from MFT Stamps is available in the online store! The next time I post will be your signal that it is time to shop! For those that want to know exactly when to shop, the store opens at 9 pm Central time on Tuesday, August 4.

Today I made a couple of really cute, interactive tags for Halloween treats! I think these are a lot of fun for the kiddos in your life! The best part about these tags is the ability to hang them from just about any treat or treat bag or gift!

To create these interactive tags, I started by cutting Primitive White card stock with Die-namics Stitched Interactive Window Trio. The die itself cuts three windows into a panel of cardstock, leaving a stitched design around four sides while allowing the top flap to stay attached, creating a window. Pretty clever if you ask me!

Using Die-namics Traditional Tag STAX, I cut the center window out from my original panel. Now I have a tag with a window!

To have a place to stamp something behind the window in the tag, I cut away the extra flap along its score line and placed it underneath for a perfect fit!

  Then I layered the two pieces on a piece of Orange Fizz card stock that was cut with Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag STAX.

On this tag I stamped the solid bat images from Frightfully Fun Halloween in Hybrid Black Licorice ink. The stars are from the same stamp set and were stamped in Orange Fizz ink.

This ideal sentiment for the inside of the window is also from Frightfully Fun Halloween.

On this tag I stamped a pumpkin from Frightfully Fun Halloween and colored him in with color pencils. The stars were stamped in Hybrid Black Licorice ink this time as the pumpkin was already orange,

This sentiment also fit perfectly inside the window. Too much fun with tags!

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the latest, including a wonderful shopping list which will help you make your selections tomorrow night. 

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Supplies available August 4:

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I Lava You: MFT Stamps August Release Countdown

There is nothing I like better than a good pun! What I like even more is when I have amazing images to go along with those punny sentiments! The tropical fun continues today with the MFT Stamps August Release Countdown! 

If you have seen the movie Inside Out, then you know exactly where the sentiment on this card came from! If you haven't, then first off, go see it after you read my post, and secondly, there is a love story short film at the beginning about a volcano who wants someone to 'lava' him. Its sweet and corny and I thought it was very endearing.

So to create my card I started by stamping Wave Background on a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock trimmed to size. I used Sno Cone ink, but with a second generation of stamping. Meaning I stamped it on another piece of paper first and then my panel. It makes a subtle background, which is what I was looking to create. After that, I die cut the stamped panel with Die-namics Heart STAX to create an opening and start my scene.

On my card base, I traced the heart shape (the left-over from my die cutting) faintly with pencil, then I applied Sno Cone and Blu Raspberry inks for the sky and Limelight and Sour Apple inks for the grass. A die cut oval was used as a mask to create the hill.

Berrylicious card stock was cut with Die-namics Little Letters to spell out the sentiment.

All over the rest of the card are images from Tiki Party and Die-namics Tiki Party. When I get a set of stamps and coordinating dies, I always go through and die cut two sets of the images, then I have a ton of images to play around with. Coloring these with my Copic markers was lots of fun!

Staying tropical, Birds of Paradise and Die-namics Birds of Paradise were used to create this card. 

I should mention that all my images that are die cut and colored with Copic Markers are on Blending Card  from X-Press It and stamped with Hybrid Black Licorice Ink.

Birds of Paradise has lots of cute sentiments! This one is perfect for when you forget a birthday, which I might have a tendency to do...

For the background, I placed Stencil Wonky Chevron onto a panel of Sweet Tooth card stock and inked through the stencil with Limelight ink.

The bird and branch are sitting on a circle cut with Die-namics Double Stitched Circle STAX. So many of the amazing designers on the team have been using Stencil Sun Ray to perfection this month and I was totally inspired to try it out! Banana Split ink was applied to the entire circle center. Then I placed the stencil over the top and applied Lemon Drop ink through Stencil Sun Ray

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the information you need about the upcoming release!

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Supplies for I Lava You card available August 4:

Supplies for Birthday Flew By card available August 4: