Crown Die-namics Party Ideas - MFT Tips & Tricks

Hello friends!  I'm back today to share with you some fun ideas for using the new Crown Die-namics, Queen For the Day Stamp Set and Gift Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.  I wanted to take this set even further than just using it to make some fun cards.

I thought these sets would be perfect for party ideas!  The crown could be used for a Princess Party (if you have young kids), an Engagement Party, a Birthday Party (my Grandma would love this stuff) or even a Baby Shower.  It's pretty versatile and these party favors and designs were super easy to make.

I started off with some Gift Bags/Party Favor Bags.  I picked up my bags at my local Hobby Lobby and simply stamped my sentiment on them using my Misti.  This way, each bag had the sentiment in pretty much the same spot.  I then added my diecut using some glue adhesive.

I used some glitter paper for my crowns and added some 4mm Flat Back Gem Embellishments.

Another fun idea was to make Princess/Queen straws.  It doesn't seem like much but it really adds to your party table.

You just need a hot glue gun and some ribbon.  It's pretty simple!

I love how they look when you add them into some glass milk jugs.  It really is the perfect addition to your party.

Next, I used the same Die Set but changed up my theme.  This die is also perfect for Baby Showers or Handmade Baby Gift Holders.  I made a few 6"x6" boxes following THIS tutorial and then simply added my Crown diecut and some ribbon.  The crown was just the perfect touch!  I used the sentiment from the Essentials Sentiment Stamp Set.

I really love how these gift boxes (or party favor boxes) turned out.

Here's another Gift Box example, but this time I used the Queen For the Day Stamp Set for my sentiment instead.


Lastly, I thought it would be fun to make some smaller shaker boxes using the Gift Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.  I used the same video tutorial from above but this time, I started with my paper at 9"x9" to get a smaller box that fits this Die Set perfectly.  I simply used the Window Portion of the die to cut a window into the top of my box before I folded and adhered it all together.

I also added a gift shaker pouch to hold my embellishments.  I used the new Beautiful Stitched Bows Die-namics to add some cute little bows on top.  They add the perfect touch, don't you think?

These boxes are so much fun!  They'd probably even work as Wedding Favors as well!

I hope that I've given you a few (or even one, lol) useful ideas today!  Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see what other Tips & Tricks the rest of the participating DT Members have come up with!

I hope you all have a lovely day!  Thank you for dropping by!



Happy Cake Day - MFT Color Challenge #97

It's time for a new Color Challenge from My Favorite Things!  The colors for this challenge are Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Lemon Chiffon and In the Buff.

My card today features the cute little Pure Innocence Birthday Girl from the 'Happy Cake Day' Set.  I first stamped her image onto smooth white Card Stock, colored her with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating die to cut her out.

For the background, I used the Geometric Stars Stencil and used a Mini Ink Blending Tool to lightly blend some Lemon Chiffon, Peach Bellini and Coral Crush Premium Dye Ink on top.  I then splattered some watered down Coral Crush Ink for some added interest.

I layered this card using some Smooth White Card Stock and Coral Crush Prestige Card Stock.  I used the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 to die cut my stitched rectangle mats.  Lastly, I added some Silver Sprinkles for embellishment.

Come join us and play along with Color Challenge #97.  One random entry will be chosen to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!  Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog for more details and to see what other creations participating DT Members have come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Wishing you all a lovey day!


Just Add Color - MFT July Release

Hello friends!  It's time for this month's "Just Add Color" feature from My Favorite Things!  This is one of my favorite features.  I love coloring and find it so relaxing.

I colored up a few of the stamp sets from this month's release and I'm simply going to share them with you along with all the colors that I used.  I'm no coloring expert and I usually just go with my gut when choosing colors, but I hope that this will help some of you when you're looking to color your own images.

For every set, I stamped my images with Copic friendly Black Ink onto some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I've listed the following Stamp Sets in this order: 1) BB Saddle Up & Celebrate, 2) The Greatest Show, 3) Safari Friends, and 4) Playful Peacocks

Copic Colors Used: 

  • Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11, E04, E15
  • Balloon: W5, W8, W10
  • Cowgirl Vest and Skirt: E40, E42, E43, E44
  • Cowgirl Hat: E31, E34, E23, E25, E27, E49
  • Cowgirl Shirt: G000, G00, BG15, BG18
  • Cowgirl Bandana: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49, BG09
  • Cacti Green: G20, YG13, YG17, YG67, YG97
  • Orange Scarves: YR00, YR02, YR07, E34
  • Cowboy Chaps: E31, E34, E23, 27, E29
  • Cowboy Shirt: G000, G00, BG15, BG18
  • Cowboy Vest: E40, E42, E43, E44
  • Cowboy Jeans: B91, B93, B97, B99
  • Cowboy Hat: W2, W4, W5, W8, W10
  • Belt Buckles: Y06, Y15, E34

The Greatest Show

Copic Colors Used:

  • Elephant: C00, C0, C2, C4, C5, C7 
  • Blues: B21, B24, B26, B29
  • Reds: R05, R17, R46, R59, RV99
  • Seal: T2, T4, T6, T7
  • Bear: E30, E31, E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Lion Mane: E30, E31, E33, E23, E25

Safari Friends

Copic Colors Used:

  • Hippo: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04
  • Giraffe: E41, E42, E43, E44
  • Giraffe Spots: E33, E37, E47
  • Elephant: C00, C0, C2, C4, C5, C7
  • Lion Mane: YR31, E30, E31, E34, E23
  • Lion Body: YR30, YR20, YR23, E99, E23
  • Bird: B000, B01, B02, B05

Playful Peacocks

Copic Colors Used:

  • Green on feathers: YG0000, YG01, YG17, G16
  • Dark Circle on Feathers: B24, BV17, BV08
  • Light Blue on Feathers: B01
  • Brown on Feathers & Wings: E30, E33, E25, E29
  • Blue Body: B02, B06, B39 

Here are some of the cards that I made using a handful of these images. 

I hope this may help some of you!  Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see what the other participating DT Members have colored!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  All links to the stamp sets that I used are below.  Hope you all have a wonderful evening!


I'm Wheely Glad We're Friends (Slider Shadow Box Card) - MFT July Release Launch

Hello everyone!  The time has finally come to shop for all the newest products from MFT Stamps!  You can click HERE to head over to the MFT Online Boutique.  I have a really fun card to share with you today.  I had this idea in my head the moment that I saw the "Greatest Show" Stamp Set but I wasn't sure if it would work.

It's a Slider Shadow Box Card!  Yes, there's actually a hidden slider component behind the grass that coordinates with the pull tab on the side.  It actually worked easier than I had hoped and it's simply a basic hidden slider with a slit in the side of the shadow box.  Here's a video (below) of the card in action.  It's really so much fun!

I first stamped my images onto a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock with Copic friendly Black Ink.  I then colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the Shadow Box portion, I used measurements that I had used in a previous card that you can find HERE.

I used the Cloud Stencil with some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink for the sky and for the grass, I blended some Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Inks for the grass.  I used the Grassy Hills to cut these grass pieces out.

As you can see, for the slider mechanism, I simply cut a slit into the side of the Shadow Box card to allow movement.

I used a piece of acetate for the strip attached with some strong adhesive and one of the Spin & Slide Discs.

And the nice thing is that this card still folds to fit perfectly into a 5 x 7 envelope!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  All new products are available in the MFT Boutique!

Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see more crafty inspiration.  Also, don't forget to leave a comment on all of the DT Members Release Launch Blog Posts for a chance to win 1 of 2 $100 MFT Gift Vouchers!

Also, MFT is offering 12% OFF Sitewide (including the brand NEW release) for the next two days!  Just use the code: CELEBRATE for your discount!

Happy Shopping!


MFT - July Release Countdown Day 1

Hello crafty friends!  Only 24 more hours until this newest MFT Release becomes available!  So exciting!

I'm here to share with you some more fun new products today!  My card features both the new 'Gift Bag' Die-namics and also the 'Happy Birthday to You' Stamp Set.  I used the beautiful triple stripe stamp from the 'Happy Birthday to You' Stamp Set with some Razzle Berry Premium Dye Ink to create a crisp clean striped border below my images.

I then used the Hello, Little One Stamp Set for my Copic colored images (the bear and the blocks).  For my gift bags, I die cut some pieces of light colored patterned paper using the 'Gift Bag
 Die-namics, added some foam adhesive on the back and also some tissue paper to make a more realistic look.  These little Gift Bags are just so cute!  And they can be used for all types of card occasions!

Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with some Black Ink and added some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Only one day left!  Don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!  Also, make sure to stop by the rest of the participating team member's blog posts for more crafty inspiration!

Thanks so much for dropping by!