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PrintHappy World Card Making DAY! I mean, this is OUR holiday card makers!! Love. It.

You are going to want to hop to the MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog after you finish here because it is a FULL day over there. Seriously. Every two hours, there is a new post! Sounds to me like *card making inspiration* heaven! I can’t wait to see what my teammates made and Ms. SRO has written. Susan wrote NINE posts for TODAY. NINE! I can’t write that many in a week, let alone for one day. πŸ™‚ Seriously, an amazing group!

So, here is my card I made for this happy day:

hawkins_jill_merryandbright_WMI am naturally quite happy to use this new Snow Drifts Cover Up. I mean, wow. So many possibilities!! πŸ™‚ I then die cut the vellum strip to lay over two of the wave sections so I could heat emboss a sentiment (Joyous Christmas Sentiments). And I also used the new Snowflake Flurry stamps. I do love snow flakes. They can be used for MONTHS. And they will. πŸ˜‰ I stamped all the snowflakes on the pieces and blended the inks onto them.

New My Favorite Things release goodies! Oh this is a fun month at MFT my friends! :hawkins_jill_merryandbright_00_WM

Ok. Then I had to make two more cards for the occasion. πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_holly jolly_wmI heat embossed this sentiment, so in person, it stands out a bit more. Kept everything else simple.hawkins_jill_holly jolly_00_wmHere is the third card I made:

hawkins_jill_bright_wmPretty straightforward πŸ™‚ Die cut the die cut πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_bright_00_wmAll of these cards will very likely have a stamped Thank You sentiment on the inside. You’ll want to read more about that on the MFTC&I post HERE! πŸ™‚

I thank you for hopping by here today! You must continue onward to the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog because of all the AWESOME there today and also because of the PRIZES!!! Hello!!! πŸ™‚

This time slot’s prizes: LLD-47 Stay Cool stamp set AND MFT-783 Cool Cup Die-namics (LOVE THESE!)

You can find me on Instagram here: jilldhawkins, Facebook here: Fastest Turtle, or subscribe to this blog of mine πŸ™‚

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

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

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

Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by!  πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend! Make a CARD!! and mail it!! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Let me take your temperature, Color

MFT_SummerSchool3_MFTTVMy Favorite Things: Summer School Session Three rolls on! The final hoorah.
PrintColor Temperatures – Color hues to create a mood. Neutral (black, white, brown, gray), Cool (blues, purples, greens), and Warm (reds, yellows, oranges).

You want to pop over to the MFT Blog and read this lesson, along with the whole week if you missed those. Good stuff. You will be happy.

Here’s my take on the lesson: Neutral.hawkins_jill_sorry crash_wmThese little Bionic Bots are oh so fun. I thought this would make a good card for someone not feeling well or for someone needing a little pick-me-up. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_sorry crash_00_wmHope you’ve learned a few things on the My Favorite Things blog this week. The MFT design teams rock. And the teacher? Well, we all know she rocks. πŸ™‚

If you missed my cards from earlier lessons this week, you can click on these links:

Also, you can find me on Instagram here: jilldhawkins, Facebook here: Fastest Turtle, or subscribe to my blog πŸ™‚

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

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Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by! Thank you for all the great comments this week–very appreciated! Hope to see you again soon πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Asymmetry

MFT_SummerSchool3_MFTTVMy Favorite Things: Summer School Session Three rolls on! Day 2.
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Symmetry balanced proportions and Asymmetry The placement of non-identical forms to either side of a balancing point in a way that the two sides seem to be of the same visual weight but aren’t.

You want to pop over to the MFT Blog to be schooled. These lessons are well put together by Susan. πŸ™‚

Here’s my take on the lesson: Asymmetry.

hawkins_jill_lean on me_wmI’m all about symmetry in architecture. But there’s something about card making that makes it fun to rebel. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_lean on me_00Hope you can check out all the fun on the My Favorite Things blog this week. The design teams have surely made plenty of cards to see and link to! A plethora of Inspiration!

If you missed yesterday, HERE is my card from that lesson πŸ™‚

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

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Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by! Stop by tomorrow for the new MFT Sketch Challenge and my take on the next lesson!

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Session Three. Go!

MFT_SummerSchool3_MFTTVMy Favorite Things: Summer School Session Three has a bell ringing on the MFT Blog this week! πŸ™‚ The fun kind of Summer School!

Today’s lesson:PrintCreate. Repeat. Create. Repeat. πŸ˜‰

Repetition: Repeating visual elements such as line, color, shape, texture, value, or image tends to unify the total effect of a card’s design as well as create rhythm.

You’ll want to hop over to the MFT Blog to read all the knowledge. Sure to be another week of Awesome there.

Here’s my take on the lesson: Stamp cute turtle. Smile. Repeat. πŸ™‚

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This turtle. Gah. Adore.

They are from the August Release: Birdie Brown’s Polynesian Paradise.

There is only one turtle in this set, but I needed one facing in the other direction too. So I stamped him/her on some acetate and used that as a reverse stamp. I think there is a *better way* to do this, but it worked. πŸ™‚ I added a little love, colored with pencils, matted, stitched and voila!!

hawkins_jill_saltwater kisses_00_wmHope you can check out all the fun πŸ™‚ The My Favorite Things blog is sure to rock this week.

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

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Don’t forget to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my take on the next lesson!

If you like to toodle around Instagram, join me there too: jilldhawkins

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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 Summer School: Monochromatic

PrintPrintIt’s the Final Day of Summer School on the MFT Blog today. MFT Summer School: Session Two!

Today’s lesson: Monochromatic. This is definitely a fav of mine! Especially grays. πŸ˜‰

Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to read all the knowledge! Susan seriously rocks at breaking it down. I mean, obviously right? She was a teacher! πŸ™‚

Here is the Summer School, Session Two download for your reference πŸ˜‰

Here is my card for today: hawkins_jill_for you_wmI watercolored again πŸ™‚ After I dry embossed the Jumbo Dot Cover Up, I watercolored random dots. Then I added some white dots, because it needed a little smidgen of something… πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_for you_00_wmThe My Favorite Things blog is where you can link to the other amazing cards…and learn how to WIN some goodies! πŸ™‚

If you missed my other Summer School posts this week, here they are: Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday (+ the Sketch Challenge!) and Thursday.

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 everyday this week!! Really appreciate the nice comments! MFT Summer School Rocks! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Secondary

PrintDay Four of fun on the MFT Blog! MFT Summer School: Session Two! They have been enjoyable. I love this stuff. πŸ™‚PrintToday’s lesson: Secondary. That is, to say, Orange, Green and Purple. I’m trying to embrace purple πŸ˜‰ Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to read all the knowledge!

There is also a great download for your reference πŸ˜‰

Here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_i heart you_00_wmI am fascinated with the Abstract stamp, die and stencil. So cool. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_i heart you_wmThose are the Hip Clips–new dies by Laina Lamb. Fun! πŸ™‚

The My Favorite Things blog is where you can link to the other designer’s cards…and learn how to WIN some goodies! Yes!! πŸ™‚

If you missed my other Summer School posts this week, here they are: Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday (+ the Sketch Challenge!).

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 stopping over! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the last day of MFT Summer School! πŸ™‚

Have a great Thursday!

Jill πŸ™‚