Monday, December 3, 2007

MFT Blog Candy and Tutorial

Some of you may already know that My Favorite Things (http://www.mftstamps.com/) is hosting a party on Splitcoaststampers (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/) on Wednesday night from 9-11 p.m. EASTERN time. (Check out my previous post for more details!) Join us for lots of fun and a special gift from Kim. This month, there will be a mini set available and two new sets as well as a new line of digital papers that you can print right out of your computer---fun, fun! We will also announce how you could be the next MFT guest designer (This means that you will get all of the January releases when the design team does and get to post with the design team in January!)

To help celebrate, I am offering a design team version of the mini set "Baby It's Cold Outside" to a lucky person who posts on this entry. (The design team version is the same set without the normal packaging.)

Please number your entries and be sure to check out the MFT release party on Wednesday night!

I will be selecting a winner using random.Cara on Friday morning so post away. If you subscribe to this blog, you may post twice!!! Good luck!

Thanks again for playing---Random.Cara selected the number 16....Rae---"#16 Me again, for being a subscriber! ~rae"

Here is another example I did using the new set called "Baby It's Cold Outside."

I wanted to show you that you can use part of the main stamp simply by using a black marker to ink up only the part you want. I chose to do a snowman card so I inked only the snowman, and then went back to add the detail that was left off. I created this little scene and here is how:

I used my cuttlebug snowflakes folder to emboss white cardstock. I then brayered blue sky (SU!) over the embossed image. I inked the snowman using a black marker and stamped on white cardstock and then filled in the parts that were cut off by the original image. I sketched the ground and a few trees and then cut around the snowman and trees. I cut a thin strip of cardstock in blue sky. (*Note, the scene piece is larger in width than the background piece--this will allow the scene to pop out!)



Then I applied tape to the middle of the strip of paper:


The blue strip was attached to the back of the scene as shown:


Then I colored the scene and added the stamped hat and gloves from the set. I added my own scarf. I also cut two thin strips of cardstock for the arms.


Next, I applied tape to the flaps of the blue strip (to wrap around the cuttlebugged background piece.) I also used two dimensionals just because I didn't want this popped out too much. If you omit this step, the scene will pop out in a nice rounded arch.


This is what it looks like when you attach it to the background:



Then I took this piece and added it to my card:


Removed for Publication
This is so simple to create and adds such neat dimension. Try it without the dimensionals for an even bigger 3D effect!
Have a great night! Thanks for stopping by!

122 comments:

Rita said...

#1 Oh wow, I'm first. I don't have a chance, Oh well! I luv this snowman card you made, its ingenius! Good idea! Thanks for the chance.

Christina Gerloff said...

Toooooooooooooooooo cute!

Amy said...

Cammie! You are SO talented! I love, love, love this card! What a creative girl you are!

Hugs,
Amy

Pegg S said...

#4-Thanks for the step-by-step ! I can't wait to see the new sets!

Penny & Lisa said...

#5 The design team is so talented! They make me want all of the sets! Can't wait to see the others :-)

Dawn K. said...

great tutorial. this set is so adorable. I just love snowman images.

Shannan said...

Oohh Ohh!! Pick me!!! :) I'm #7
Love this card!! Thanks for sharing your process!

Patti Chesky said...

I believe I am #7. I love snowmen....I am still trying to get over the shock of SU retiring every stamp set I own with snowmen in it!!!! Great technique on the card!!!! Thanks!!

Alli Miles said...

I just fell over....this is GORGEOUS! I love the tutorial too. My FAV card using this set so far.

Sherrie said...

this is just adorable! I love your trees and the image without the girl...you are so smart!

Heather's Haven said...

#11--OMG that technique is new to me! It's super cute and I'm personally a sucker for anything with snow folk on them. Thanks for the blog candy chance.

Heather's Haven said...

#12--second entry for being a subscriber! woohoo!

Jacque (SCS: Petals) said...

#13 Oh, sooo cute! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step directions. I've never even thought of trying this, but will now! And, I can't believe you're offering another chance at this set--I fell for it with your first blog candy post! (By the way, I couln't care less about the packaging, he-he!)

CAKVD said...

#14: I sure hope that I'm the lucky winner!! This set is fabulous! Love the card you made too!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Rae said...

#15 You are AMAZING girl... what a great tutorial... love this card!!! ~rae

Rae said...

#16 Me again, for being a subscriber! ~rae

Mercy said...

#17.....awesome candy, carolyn....thanx! and this card is a real ***WOW***! wonderful job!

Melissas said...

#18. I keep seeing previews of this set and am getting impatient for Wednesday! Thanks for sharing

Niki said...

Cute card and cute stamp set! Love the way you made the card 3d!

Judi said...
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Judi said...

I just stumbled on your blog and love your cards and information. Can't wait to check out more of your site. I think I'm suppose to number this, so if so, this is posting #20

Kerry J. said...

#21 Thanks for the tutorial - I so want to try this!!

Janine said...

Cute snowman...I have a thing for snowmen...anyway, MOST snowmen! LOL! I'm #22!

Jan Scholl said...

23-my favorite number! I love paper snowmen. Dont have to shovel that way.

Nancy said...

#24... my age.... with 13 years experience LOL!

Donna said...

#24 - wish that was my age. LOVE your card, it's so cute & original!!

Adair said...

What a fun snowman card! This looks like such a cute stamp set for all of us snowman lovers!
Adair
asvoboda@juno.com

Cathy said...

#28
Whooo Hooo! Pick ME! I love this MFT set. I just love your card and all the details.
Thanks for a chance.

Pat S. said...

#29
Hi Cammie!
What an unusual technique for a card...I haven't seen it before. I love the dimensional effect!

Thank you for offering blog candy!

Cathy said...

#29
I'm a subscriber to your blog. So here is my second chance.
Thanks

Pat S. said...

#31
Hi again!
I am a subscriber, so here is my 2nd post.

I really like the brayering over the embossing...I'll have to try that with my cuttlebug!

Tara W. said...

#32 what a cute way to pop an image! i'll have to try that. great card!

Julie Koerber said...

That is an absolute darling card! I love the snow guy. He is so cute!! TFS!!!

Deborah aka debzi333 said...

#34 Well, I am back already Cammie!!! Absolutely love that new set - and thanks for the very helpful tutorial!!!! Once again, one of your gorgeous cards brings me to your blog!!

Thanks!

Deborah aka debzi33 on SCS!

leenda said...

#35 WOW! You are one creative artist Cami! Wish I were on your Christmas card list!!

leenda said...

#36 YEA...I get a second chance! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

#37
I love this card. The cuttlebug background looks great with the brayer work. I have got to try that pop-up technique. Thanks for the details!

Jennifer S

Brenda said...

#37 Absolutely adorable...Love it!! Thanks for sharing your creativity & for inspiring me! Thanks also for this chance to win sweet candy! Blessings to you this Christmas Season!
~Brenda H.

Rachel said...

#39
Such a cute snowman and wonderful card! Love it!

Ge said...

#40 Very cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Kittie said...

Carolyn, This is positively darling and so dran clever.

Christina Fischer said...

This is fantastic!!!!! The colors and dimension are unbelievable, and your finished layout is great! Thanks for the step-by-step!! :)

Beverly A said...

#43
Wow, another chance to win some candy; how sweet! Your snowman card was adorable; thanks for sharing.

The Lucky Clucker said...

#44 You have such a brilliant knack to think up some creative designs! This is too cute!! You are a true inspirer (and an enabler!)

tyrymom29 said...

I love love love love this card ...WOW !!!You are very talented Im off to check out more of your blog ....Thanks for the chance at winning this awsome stamp set ....What an awsome Candy!!

Angel Wilde said...

#46
This is TOO adorable! TFS and thanks for the chance!

JenMarie said...

#47Oooh, LOVE this card, what a GREAT tutorial!

JenMarie said...

#48 I'm a subscriber so this is my 2nd entry!!

Aimee said...

#49.... Oh wow what a great set and the snowman card is awesome...

Judi said...

Yeah, I guess I'm #50. This is my second post because I'm a subscriber to your blog. My son was my grandparents 50th great grandchild, so maybe this will bring me luck. Love your blog!

Erika H. said...

Beautiful card, Carolyn...thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy! Thanks for the tutorial, also!

Erika H. said...

and since I am a subscriber...I get another entry...Yippee! Thanks again!

scfranson said...

#53 You have a wonderful blog.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Dawn said...

#54
I love this set so much! And you are so very talented! I will be singing the song in my head for the rest of the day now.

Val said...

#55 What a super idea. I love the card...snowmen cards are sooo cute! Thanks for the neat idea!

Reality Show Reject said...

Very Generous! Thanks for the chance to win! The card is beautiful!

Reality Show Reject said...

Oh, and I'm a subscriber too! Thanks again!

Mendi M said...

#58
Wow! Cute idea! I love your blog and check it daily!

Robin said...

#59 - Thanks for the fun tutorial!!! Looking forward to Wed!!

Robin said...

#60 for luck as a blog subscriber!!

Suzanne said...

#61 Carolyn, you are spoiling us with all this candy. Thanks for showing us how you made this particular card. I enjoy seeing these types of tutorials!

Cheri said...

62.

Oh cute! Love the snowman without the girl! Thanks for showing me how!

Cindy Vernon said...

63 What a fab card, it's very cute! Thanks for sharing.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

#63 Wow what a nice blog candy! Great tutorial and you know I love your stuff

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

#64, since I have subscribed since your beginning.>LOL

Karolyn said...

This card and tutorial are WONDERFUL! I am enjoying your blog so much, mostly because you share darling projects as well as amazingly funny stories about you and your family. Your sense of humor reminds me so much of one of my dearest friends that I am away from right now (I'm a snowbird). Your willingness to share your stories, as well as your gorgeous cards give me a little bit of home. Thank you for that!

Bluemoon said...

I believe I am #7
What an excellent card, well done, I love it! I don't have a snowman, this set is very cute.

I am a subscriber to your blog. Thanks for the chance, #'s are out of sequence, so am going by your counter, please enter me twice...or do I do that? lol :)) happy day !

Bluemoon said...

ooops typo, previous should say #67, sorry.

Pegg S said...

#69 Not sure if this is the right number but trying again since I'm subscribed! Thanks!

Lena said...

#70 .........I'm new to MFT - just have one set. But can't wait to party tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

71 I believe. Love your card and am always looking to see what you do next MaggieSt :)

Haylie said...

#72...very cute card..thanks for offering the blog candy

Yosha said...

#73 Love the card!! Looks like a lot of work though! Thank you for the tutorial...

Caren said...

#73 I think! Wow! More blog candy, you are so kind to us. I can't wait to order my first MFT set. All the ladies are making it very hard to decide which one I want to get. All the samples are sooooo cute! I love to see out of the box ideas because I know I will get my moneys worth from the set with so many ideas.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Thanks for Sharing! I thing I'm #75? I love this snowman card - it is adorable.

Cori Smith said...

Ooooooooooooo, I hope I hope I hope! Thanks for the blog candy! I love their stamps!

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

this is absolute cuteness! i will have to try it when i get this set! i nabbed the last snowflake cb folder at hobby lobby this morning! looks like the snowman has one cold hand! did you know there is a website for lost mittens? it's called www.onecoldhand.com
kind of cool!

Regina Davis said...

#77 here. Wowza! What a great card and fun tutorial. I'm going to have to give this a try.

Regina Davis said...

#79 here again since I'm a subscriber. Love your blog! I've got my fingers crossed to win.

Christine said...

#80 I love this card/set. this has to be hands down my favorite crafting time of year. I always end up making more cards then I could ever send out :-)

Kim Ross said...

Adorable card!! Thanks for offering up this generous blog candy! :)

Anonymous said...

wow, what a great card! you are an awesome stamper...so glad you started a blog!
Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Stampinsilvia

Julesiana said...

I am so excited to see you blogging!! (looks like I am the last one on the block to realize it!)

FABULOUS card!!

Julesiana said...

Comment #2 for me.
I just subscribed. ;)

Lilian said...

cute idea! and i love how the card came out. thanks for the chance to win. :)

Lilian said...

this is my 2nd comment, since i am a subsciber... :)

Inkylin said...

#87 hopefully. Love your card tutorial.

tyrymom29 said...

#88 im a subscriber too so Heres my second post ...Great snowman BTW!!!

trulycanadiangirl said...

LOve your card! too cute, TFS

Chelsey

trulycanadiangirl said...

# 90 is me again cuz im a subscriber!

Kim Muhl said...

#91...too cute! Thanks so much for the chance to win an adorable set. I love your work and your blog..keep up the great job!

Kim Muhl said...

#92 ~ and again, since I just subscribed. :D

Debbie said...

#93 I believe....this card is fabulous...thanks for the step by step instructions!!
Thanks too for the chance. You are so very talented!
Debbie J.

Nettie said...

I saw the card posted on Papercrafts and just had to head over to see how you created it. Awesome card. Can't wait for the party.

Becky said...

I guess I am 95...Rockin card. Really nice. Dang...I wish I subscribed to any blogs! Got the olive digi papers and they are so nice!
Becky
(hemidemisemiquaver)
oehlers@verizon.net

Terri E. said...

I should be 96 and I am so excited about a chance at this neat new set. What a great idea!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tylersmum05 said...

Lucky #97
The snowman card is great. Thanks for such great details.
-Molly B

Emm said...

#98 I love this set and I am really enjoying all the samples. Thanks

Deb said...

Another beautiful creation! Love it!

Amy said...

100 That should be lucky right? I am also a subscriber! Thanks Cammie!!! What an awesome card!

Anonymous said...

What a great tutorial; thanks very much! Hugs from Scotland and Vonny C XOXOXO

Tejal said...

# 102, that is some awesome card Cammie! FABULOUS.

Lastel said...

I am 103 ! what a cute card you have created !

Lastel said...

#104 I forgot to say I am also a subscriber !

Tammy said...

How adorable! Thanks for the great tips!

MANDEE said...

LOVE THE CARD... BEAUTIFUL!!

Bethany Paull said...

This is such a great set. I would love to have it. Wonderful card. I am so in awe of those who can create scenes like this.

Yosha said...

#108 (I think!)
I love this set! I've been eyeing MFT for a while but yet to jump off...maybe in January once the funds are relinished!

Thanks for the chance!

Yosha

Dawn said...

#109 What a great idea for this set, it is so cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Dawn R.

Dana said...

On my goodness....this is just too cute. I love this card. You go girl. Another great creation.

katie s said...

#111
You are so creative. I wiah I was half as talented-but I get to see all of you wonderful card creations. Keep up the great work!
Kate S

*Jana* said...

This is great! I love this card and thank you for the tute!

Anonymous said...

WOW, that is an impressive card! At first I would have never thought it would look like that! I love the background!

Janet D.
#113

Denise... said...

#114 I think. Just LOVE the snowman card. It's fantastic. I'm trying to read it, read it again, and read it again so I can try something like it. It's wonderful!

cassandra said...

# 115
just left the release party - too much fun! I also ordered my first MFT stamps - can't wait to get them!!
I love your blog Cammie - I'm so glad it is a mix of your stamping and your family life. The dinner conversations just make me bust out laughing!
I loved the snowman card you did with the snow - can you please show how you did that?

Cheri Mosgrove said...

#116 Hi Cammie! Thanks for the fun blog. . .your house sounds alot like my house during dinner time! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

Mandiannie said...

#117 Wow that's a great card and a neat technique! I think I just might Borrow this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Aunt T said...

#118

Your card is so adorable. Thanks for the blog candy offer.

Teresa

Mindy said...

I believe I am number 119. I have been blog stalking for awhile and just love your work! Thanks for sharing. I collect snowmen so I HAD to get in on this one!

twinks said...

#120

Thanks for showing how you put this together. Very cute result.

Summerthyme Studio said...

So Sweet Carolyn!!!!!! Great Tutorial!

Vicki

Wife2TJ said...

#122

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I love it and will have to try it out! -Samantha