Saturday, April 6, 2013

MFTeaser - Birthday Sentiments

Welcome to MFT teaser day two! There are some fun new changes to teaser time at My Favorite Things and you'll want to hop over to the MFT Blog to read all the amazing details. You can purchase all the new products on April 9th at 10pm EST in the Brand Spankin' New section of the MFT Boutique.

I worked with the fabulous Birthday Sentiments stamp set...love it! I created three cards and one little box, and I gravitated to masculine projects because, well, I don't know about you, but guy cards are always a little more difficult to create. Really men (and boys) why can't you love flowers as much as girls do?!?

I'll start with this cute little scene. Birthday Sentiments is full of graphic, big sentiments, but I wanted to show you how the small sentiments in the set can shine too.


I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then added a layer of Sno Cone card stock. I built my scene on square of Kraft backed with Orange Fizz. I used the Picket Fence Die-namics to cut out the white picket fence then used the Grassy Edges Die-namics to cut out the Factory Green grass.

I used the balloon and puppy stamps from the new Cupcake Cutie stamp set for the main elements. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending Card then coloured them with copic markers. I tied the balloon to the fence with Hemp Cord. Then I added the sentiment to the balloon, stamping it with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I popped the balloon and puppy on foam tape for dimension.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from Birthday Sentiments using the new Orange Fizz Premium Dye Ink and added the puppy with Kraft Premium Dye Ink.

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Next I have a coordinating card and gift box duo.


I kept the card layout very clean and simple for this masculine birthday card, using bright colours for a fun feel. I used Sweet Tooth card stock for the base then added a layer of Lemon Drop for a pop of colour.


For the main white panel I used the new Smooth White card stock because it's a wonderfully smooth surface for stamping solid images. I used Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink and Lemon Drop Premium Dye Ink to stamp two of the images from Border It - Mod Borders then stamped the arrows from Document It-Right This Way using Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from  Birthday Sentiments with Lemon Drop Premium Dye Ink onto Smooth White card stock then used the Circle 1 STAX and Circle 2 STAX Die-namics to cut out the white and Blu Raspberry layers. The white square seemed a little plain so I added a black border using a copic multiliner and a ruler. To finish the front I wrapped a few strands of Hemp Cord then tied a Sour Apple button.

Now for the gift box. I placed an iTunes card in mine, but you could also fill it with sweet treats.


I used the Scalloped Treat Box Die-namics to cut out the Smooth White box. Before folding it I stamped the sentiment with Lemon Drop Premium Dye Ink. I stamped the same sentiment again with Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink and cut out the banner, then popped it on foam tape.

Along the bottom of the box I stamped one of the Border It - Mod Borders using Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink and added a strip of Blu Raspberry card stock. I finished it with some Hemp Cord and a Sour Apple button.

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After all this masculinity, I just had to squeeze in one feminine card.


This time I paired Birthday Sentiments with Sweet Roses. I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then added a layer of Kraft and another layer of Sweet Tooth. I stamped the outline rose with Pink Lemonade Premium Dye Ink to create the background paper.

I used the Gift Card Pocket-Vertical Die-namics to create the focal point and stamped the sentiment with Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink. I added a Pink Lemonade flag, cut out using the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics. I also used the Open Simply Scallops Trio Die-namics to cut out the Hot Fudge border and tucked it alongside a strip of Pink Lemonade grosgrain ribbon.

I had fun creating the flower using the Roses and Leaves Die-namics along with the Sweet Roses stamp set. I cut out the flowers from Pink Lemonade and Sweet Tooth card stock and the leaves from Factory Green. I stamped the flowers with Pink Lemonade Premium Dye Ink and added glitter to the top layer. The leaves were stamped with Factory Green Premium Dye Ink. I finished the flower with a Pink Lemonade button tied with Hemp Cord.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from Birthday Sentiments with Pink Lemonade and Hot Fudge Premium Dye Inks. I used the smallest size of the Open Simply Scallops Trio Die-namics to cut out the Kraft scallop.

Don't forget to head over to the MFT Blog for all the fun release details!!!

Here are the supplies I used on the It's Your Birthday card:



Here are the supplies I used on the card and treat box set:



Here are the supplies I used on the feminine card:





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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

41 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, fabulous designs, I love it all!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

These are all wonderful Karen. But I especially love your doggie card, simply adorable!

Linda McClain said...

Goodness gracious. Makes me almost want to celebrate a birthday. Nah, I'm getting way to old. These are amazing!

Kathy Straw said...

Loving the cute little dog from Cupcake Cutie. I must get ths stamp set. Awesome!

Megan McDonald said...

Such great work. The little dog is very cute

Kim O'Connell said...

Hello, rock star! Love your projects, but my fav is the last one glittered flower! Love those birthday sentiments!

Monique1971 said...

Hi Karen, love your doggie card, so cute and fun!! The other projects are cool too :o)

netsoojmik said...

I am so falling in love with that cute dog! It's nice to see some masculine cards while hopping along the designers! I love the way that you decorated the treat box with the sentiment banner popped up!

Cammy Wall said...

Ok, that little dog card is just too cute! Love it with the fence and grass!

Cindi Flass said...

OMG that dog card is so adorable!!!! All your cards and boxes are so beautiful!

Tracey said...

Your colour combos are amazing!! Such incredible projects!!

Diana said...

The colors you used are wonderful. I am loving the cute little dog!

Christina Fischer said...

Love, love, love!!! The combinations of colors, stamps and dies are perfect! The dog with the balloon just makes me smile! :)

Angie said...

Stunning! I am never going to be able to decide what to buy this month!!!! I LOVE all of your projects! LOVE that box and the way you popped up the Birthday banner! They are all fabulous!!!

wendy said...

terrific cards Karen love the fun colors and that treat box is perfection...great birthday banner! love the pretty girlie card too!

Angel said...

Well Busy Bee! I love all of these! Always lookin for masculine card inspiration since I have a houseful of boys! Awesome release!

Gypsy 2 said...

I would like one of everything please.That little dog with the balloon on his tail is super cute and does it for me.

Gladys Cravitz said...

Love your birthday card with the balloon - the dog with the balloon tied to his tail makes the card!

Amy Rohl said...

You had me at puppy reading the balloon--so sweet, so perfect! What a great variety of colors and moods, love them all!

Sherrie said...

You made those sentiments SHINE! Love them all!

Wendy said...

Wholy crap GF, your projects are amazing this teaser!

Tammy Hershberger said...

FANTASTIC designs, Karen! These are all wonderful ideas... especially love how you added the glitter detail to the pink rose on the last card!

Ravengirl said...

Such wonderful birthday projects! Truly something for everyone. Great work highlighting the versatility of the set!

Cyndi said...

I'm in love with your puppy and am inspired by your use of the new border dies

Lisa H. said...

so awesome!!! love all of these projects. LOVE that gift card and box combo. the colors are awesome! AND that doggie card is A-dorable!

Inge said...

Woooow so many fabulous eye candy to see, LOVE your creations Karen!

Leslie said...

So sweet, all of them! Love the glitter on the last flower one and that puppy dog card is "freakin' stinkin' cute"!!!! Your shading on the puppy is fab!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the new dies and stamps! The roses set is a favorite!

Letty Abad said...

Wonderful birthday projects!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Karen, ALL these projects are so pretty! Love the shimmer on the rose and the sweet fussy cut pup :)

Joann said...

Such sweet cards, and that puppy...too cute!!

zehra said...

sweet cards, lovely soft colors

zehra said...

sweet cards, lovely soft colors

Tammy H said...

All of these cards are truly amazing. The blue and yellow birthday card would really brighten anyone's day. I particularly love the pink and kraft birthday card. A great combination.

Michele Boyer said...

Wow! All wonderful! :) I really like the tiny sentiment on the balloon! And the little dog with the fence is just sooo cute!

Debbie Carriere said...

Karen, these are all beautifuL!! Love the little puppy card!!

Dana L Cheney said...

That puppy with the balloon hanging off of his tail is so dern cute. Love it, love your designs, awesome all around, thank you for sharing!

Maria said...

CUTE cards...love them all!!!

Amy said...

THIS IS ALL ADORABLE!!! GREAT JOB

Dana White said...

These are all awesome BUT the scene you created is so cute with the dog and balloon. Brilliant

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

These are all Beautiful. Your pairing of colors and patterns is Genius! Way to goooo!