Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Creative Challenge-Background Building

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to do some background building using our MFT Stamps and Die-namics.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 

For my card I used the Harlequin Border Die-namics along with Wild Cherry, Jellybean Green, and Fossil cardstock to create my background. I then layered them on Sweet Tooth cardstock. My sentiment is from the Seasonal Sentiments set, and was stamped with Jellybean Green ink on the Textile Rectangle Frame Die-namics. I then cut out my wreath using the Winter Wreath Die-namics and my cardstock colors of Jellybean Green and Wild Cherry. I cut out three of the wreaths and two bows to add dimension. I used a brad from Michael's to pull it all together, as well as a bow using Kraft ribbon.

For the inside, I used more of the same supplies.

Here are the Die-namics I used:

Well that is it for me for now! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!! Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things blog to see a full list of designers participating in today's challenge!

Smarty Pants Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for our December Release, and we are SO happy you are here to celebrate it with us!! This month's sets are sure to appeal to the crafter in you, and we have three days worth of peeks for you to enjoy, and be inspired by!! Let's get to it!!

Nerds are all the rage right now, and we at There She Goes are in love with this SUPER nerdy, super cute set from Melyssa, Smarty Pants.  With 23 stamps in this set, you will have SO many fun options for the nerd in your life!

Smarty Pants is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 23 stamps and will sell for $24.00.

Today, I paired the super cute new Smarty Pants set with my MME School Daze paper pad. My cardstock colors are Wild Cherry, Gumdrop Green, Sweet Tooth all from MFT, and Bazzill Banana Split. For my image, I stamped it on X-Press It blending card, and then colored it with my Copics. To cut it out, I used the Oval Stax Die-namics, and then layered it with the Open Scalloped Doily Duo in WIld Cherry. My sentiment was stamped on the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics tails. I used Michael's brads, Wild Cherry grosgrain, and the Small Open Scalloped Border Die-namics. The panel under my main image was cut out with the Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics. 

Would you like to win the new Smarty Pants stamp set? Here is what you need to do-visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, December 22nd with the winner being announced during the release party chat.