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MFT Stamps | September Release Countdown – Five Days and Counting!

September 2, 2021

MFT Stamps | September Release Countdown – Five Days and Counting!

September 2, 2021

Hello everyone! Believe it or not, Christmas is soon approaching! We’re kicking off this month’s Release Countdown with some sweet new holiday designs! I have two cards to share with you today. The first features some adorable little Christmas carolers illustrated by Stacey Yacula. I stamped all of images in my cards today onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic Markers, and used their coordinating die-namics to cut them out. All colors used are listed at the bottom section of each card post.

Once I had my images colored and cut out, I then worked on my card base. I decided to create a 3D box card and used the fun Outside the Box Level Up Die-namics along with a piece of Cornflower Blue Prestige Card Stock. For my front piece, I diecut an extra piece from the new Cheerful Plaid Patterned Paper Pad and adhered it over the top of my first piece with some liquid adhesive. I then diecut my front stitched label and stamped my sentiment with black ink.

Next, I added some snow drifts using the Outside the Box Snow Drifts Die-namics along with some Smooth White Card Stock. For my background, I blended a mix of Cornflower Blue and Lazy Day Premium Dye Inks. I can’t say enough about these inks! The blues are so gorgeously vibrant and just pop off the card stock. Lastly, I added my images with some liquid adhesive.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Reds: R14, R46, R89
  • White: 0, C00, C1, C3
  • Greens: G40, G43, G46
  • Cow: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
  • Black: W5, W7, W9
  • Blues: B000, B01, B04
  • Pig/Sheep: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13

My second card features the new “Away in a Manger” Stamp Set illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller. I used the new Keep Me in Stitched Patterned Paper Pad for my 4.25″ x 5.5″ background and layered it with some Blue Beyond Prestige Card Stock as well as a stitched scallop piece of white card stock. I layered this piece with a smaller piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to which I had blended some Lazy Day, Blue Yonder, Cornflower, and Blue Beyond Premium Dye Inks for my starry night sky.

I then stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and lastly added my image with 3D Foam Adhesive Tape for added dimension.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Beard and Basket: E31, E23, E25
  • Brown shawl: E40, E42, E44
  • Sheep: 0, C00, C1, C3
  • Donkey: W00, W1, W3
  • Blues: B000, B01, B04 & B21, B24
  • Skin: E0000, E000, E21, E13
  • Greens: YG91, YG95, YG97

Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog for more sneak peeks and release inspiration! Don’t forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!

Thank you for taking the time to drop by my blog! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

SY Christmas Carols – MFT Stamps
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SY Christmas Carols Die-namics – MFT…
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Outside the Box Level Up Die-namics
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Outside the Box Snow Drifts Die-namics
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MSTN Cheerful Plaid Paper Pad – MFT…
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Cornflower Prestige Card Stock
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Lazy Day Premium Dye Ink Cube
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Blue Yonder Premium Dye Ink Cube
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Cornflower Premium Dye Ink Cube
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Blue Beyond Premium Dye Ink Cube –…
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RAM Away in a Manger – MFT Stamps
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RAM Away in a Manger Die-namics – MFT…
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Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX…
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Keep Me in Stitches Paper Pad – MFT…
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Blue Beyond Prestige Card Stock
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Smooth White Card Stock
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On-Point Precision Glue
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MISTI – New & Improved
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  • Gail Scott September 2, 2021 at 10:40 AM

    Totally stunning art work and lovely way to display the releases – love these! TFS

  • Laura Rozsonits September 3, 2021 at 2:09 AM

    Both cards are stunning! Love your coloring.

  • Madeleine Hedin September 3, 2021 at 4:21 AM

    Your cards are truly amazing and so inspiring! Love the box card idea, and the blue colours for your cards are just stunning. Love everything about them! <3

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 3, 2021 at 10:15 AM

      Thank you, Madeleine! 💗 I usually use Distress Oxide Inks for my backgrounds but have been lately using the new MFT inks. I’m totally in love with the Cornflower Ink. It’s just gorgeous! 😍

  • Jeanne September 3, 2021 at 7:30 AM

    Your box card is fabulous, Rachel. You are a master with colors and also with the box cards. Each is a delight. Then you add the lovely A2 card with its beautiful scene colored so beautifully and you have a wonderful, beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 3, 2021 at 10:15 AM

      Thank you for such lovely comments, my friend! 🥰💗

  • Anna Thomas September 3, 2021 at 8:21 AM

    Your cards are stunning! Each one is a treasure!

  • Anne+Sturgeon September 3, 2021 at 11:43 AM

    Can you believe we’re talking Christmas already??? This hot spell has me crazy. I know it isn’t that far away… love both of these. As always your backgrounds keep me in awe. Loving the new stuff. I’ll try to get with the Christmas program soon….

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 4, 2021 at 9:04 AM

      Thank you, sweet Anne! It’s still super hot here as well lol. I’m definitely not ready for Christmas yet! 😂

    Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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