Xyron sticks to MFT

PrintIt’s the beginning of some special fun posts on the My Favorite Things Blog this week. My Favorite Things meets Xyron!

I have looooong had a Xyron Sticker Maker. It was probably one of the first crafty tools I owned, so I’ve been a fan of Xyron’s stickiness for many years πŸ˜‰

Here is the project I made for this collaboration:hawkins_jill_five_wmThe most important thing when making an inlaid card is adhesive–and LOTS of it. For this I used the Xyron Mega Runner. It worked famously for laying down bulk adhesive and I was pret-ty excited! I go through a lot of adhesive, but this Mega Runner holds so much, I have yet to come close to needing a refill…and I’ve been using this since the lovely folks at Xyron sent it to me! Loving it for sure!! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_five_under_wmThe ‘5’ comes off the card, and using the Xyron Magnet Tape, it becomes a magnet! How awesome is that!? I just love that the card serves double duty and the recipient can use the 5 on their fridge, or wherever πŸ™‚ But I also wanted the card to have its own life and not be naked, so I just inlaid another 5, slightly dressed up too :).

hawkins_jill_five_magnetback_wmThe Xyron Magnet Tape is just like a roll of basic tape. One side is sticky and you just pull it out, tear it off on the teeth, and stick! Voila! Easy peasy! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_five_magnet_wmHere are a couple quick photos I snapped while making my card. The first one shows how I laid out the pieces. Right after this photo, I completely covered the white typing paper with the Mega Runner adhesive. That is the key to inlaid die cutting. Do not cut corners on this because inevitably, that is the part that will pop off. Ask me how I know πŸ˜‰hawkins_jill_five_progressThis next photo shows you how the pieces are all well stuck and then die cut again into a nice tidy panel πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_five_progress_wmIt’s so nice to not use half a roll of your runner on one card! This Mega Runner is a powerhouse. And look at those Blueprint 26 Balloons….ahhhh πŸ™‚

The My Favorite Things blog today is where you can read all about this fun week! You will also be delighted with more cards by two seriously talented MFT Team members: Donna Mikasa and Stephanie Klauck! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see their projects myself! These ladies never disappoint πŸ™‚

You can visit Xyron HERE on their FB page of goodness!

This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Be sure to follow the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for the Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge!!PrintThanks for joining me today and awesomely huge THANKS to Xyron for inviting us over to play this week! πŸ™‚

Have a great week all!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #235!! July!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #235 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is rockin’ out today!

Here is this week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_235Here’s my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_thankssomuch_wmI do enjoy the greens! #limelight #fielddayhawkins_jill_thankssomuch_00_wmI clear embossed the striped background on the panel. It’s definitely more fascinating in real life πŸ˜‰ Also, I have a slight obsession with die cutting. There are worse things, right? πŸ™‚

I squeezed in another card for this sketch:

hawkins_jill_hay there_wmI cannot resist a pun. EVER. It’s another problem πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_hay there_00_wmKept it simple. DIdn’t go HAYwire or anything. πŸ˜‰

My first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My Hay card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

PrintHope you’ll join us! Those in the USA, Happy 4th! Enjoy a fun, safe, long weekend! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

My Favorite Things meets Simple Stories!

bd5c3-mftandsimplestoriesToday I highly recommend checking out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog: cardchallenges.com. In fact, if you haven’t see all the fun over there this week with Simple Stories, you may want to start HERE from Monday! Because: Our team has created some super fly stuff and Prizes. πŸ™‚

The kind folks at Simple Stories were so generous in sending us some of their fabulously fun summery & rad goodies! I totally enjoy: So Rad! Let me tell you, it is Rad.

Here’s a card a made with So Rad and of course, some of My Favorite Things…including some of the fun new June goodness!

I’m a big fan of stickers, have been since I was a kid. I don’t tend to use them on my cards, but now I’m thinking…hmmmm? Why? Lol. These stickers are fabulous because you can also peel them up and re-stick them elsewhere, if you err. Ask me how I know! πŸ˜‰

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These patterned papers rocked out with the Blueprints 25! πŸ™‚

Ok, so then I had to make another card with all this fun! Simple Stories Summer Vibes! πŸ™‚ My Favorite Things: Penguins in Paradise!Β  Squeeeee! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_sunshine yup_ss_wmOh my goodness. This penguin. This fan. Together. On a card. Loooooooooove! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_sunshine yup_ss00_wmHeadphones and Yup! Crack. Me. Up! πŸ™‚

My first Dude card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My second Penguin card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

I hope you’ll check out both the new release from My Favorite Things and these new lines from Simple Stories. They are super fun! Especially together! πŸ™‚ Eeeeeek!
Thank you Simple Stories for a fun week!

Don’t forget to join us this week for the Sketch Challenge! πŸ™‚ Be sure to stop back here again TOMORROW!!
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Thanks for coming by today. Come by tomorrow for more fun stuff!
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #231! Zing!

photoSketch Challenge #231 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is kickin’ it today at MFT’s cardchallenges.com. Oh you know there is good stuff and good read over there. πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:MFT_WSC_231Here’s my take:

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_WMOk. Really, this Abstract Cover Up is the bomb. OH my die cuts.

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_00_WMI’m just warning you all now, this guy is going to be used A LOT! πŸ™‚ Buckle up.

hawkins_jill_begin with yourself_0_WMI gave a few splatters to the inside. So 80’s. So fun. πŸ˜‰

I squeezed in a second card. Because: Floatie & THAT sentiment. Gah! LOVE both!

hawkins_jill_miss you_wmI mean, really. How cute is this guy? πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_miss you_00_wmI gave his floatie some polka dots, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t come through. πŸ™‚

My first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My penguin card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

AND this week is SUPER COOL at cardchallenges.com because there is extra goodness and PRIZES!! Check it out EVERY day! It is seriously enjoyable as we collaborate with Simple Stories! Click here for Monday and Tuesday! I’m thinking I’ll have some stuff up later this week! wink*wink πŸ˜‰
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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #230

photoSketch Challenge #230 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration begins–NOW! I highly encourage taking a quick break to pop over and read the fun on MFT’s cardchallenges.com.  If you haven’t played along, please do! There’s a solid chance you could win a gift certificate to get some gooooood stuff! πŸ™‚ Every style and geographic location is encouraged to join us!

Oh oh–Aaaaaannnnd, this month, we’ve had the fabulously talented Lorena CantΓ³ join us! How rockin’ is that!? πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

MFT_WSC_230 Poof! Here’s my take:hawkins_jill_yr pretty darn awesome_00_wmThis is a project that looked one way in my head, and came out another. Meh, that’s ok πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_yr pretty darn awesome_wmI made a second card based on this MFT Sketch #230. This is an even looser take, but the sketch still comes through. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_celebrate_wmFor this card, I challenged myself to get it made and be in bed before midnight. I succeeded :). (‘Fastest Turtle’ for a reason: I’m slow. But let’s call me, ummm…”deliberate”, OK? πŸ˜‰ ) It helps that I save 98% of my scraps. I used some from THIS card. Hooray for being frugal! Ha! πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_celebrate_00_wmI thank one of my (many) enablers, Erin, for the sweet hook up on this Balloon STAX set. She’s a stinker like that. πŸ™‚

My first card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My Balloon card was made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #229

photoSketch Challenge #229 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog starts today!

Here’s the sketch:MFT_WSC_229

hawkins_jill_close to my heart_wmHere’s those Build-able Blooms again! I needed them a lot in May πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_close to my heart_00_wmI made a second card based on this Sketch #229: The Man Version πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_bow ties are cool_wmThese bow ties are cool, right?! I “inlaid” the circles into the wonky panel strip to integrate the pieces a bit more. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bow ties are cool_00_wmMy first project is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My Bow Tie card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

It’s a Sweet Sunday Sketch: #269

Today: Sweet Sunday Sketch!! #269!! Hope you can join in the fun…it’s always a good challenge! The Sweet Sunday team is full o’ fun! πŸ™‚

Here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_you amaze me_wmKind of a different color combo huh? It worked out pretty cool together though, I’d say πŸ™‚ And with Father’s Day fast approaching, well, I thought I’d better get on it!

I love to die cut the die cut and die cut that die cut. That’s the quick version of how I made this panel. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_you amaze me_00_wmHere’s the Sketch for the week:

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Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for everyone’s takes on the Sketch! Sure to a be a fun mix! πŸ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for spending a few minutes of your Sunday here! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill πŸ™‚