Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things

HEY FRIENDS! My Favorite Things has opened the vault again to re-release a few of the older Birdie Brown stamp sets. If you’ve been looking for a retired Birdie Brown stamp, then now’s the time to check out the current release. One of my favorites — BB Jingle All the Way — is included this time so I created a card to inspire you. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Step by Step for Jingle All the Way

  • Cut a piece of Neenah Solar White #110 cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ scored at 5.5″ to form the card base.
  • Trim one of the diagonal patterned sheets from the Very Merry Paper Pad by My Favorite Things to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75″ x 5″
  • Position the Sending Christmas Joy Die-namics on top of the white cardstock and run through your die cutting machine. Remove the cut out letters and set aside for another project.
  • Select scraps of coordinating colored cardstock to create the letters. I used cardstock by MFT Stamps in Moroccan Spice, Sour Apple, and Field Day. Position the scraps so that each line of the Sending Christmas Joy die will cut the letters in a different color. Run scraps and die through your die cutting machine.
  • Apply a piece of wide double sided adhesive such as that by Scrapbook.com (which measures 4″ wide) to the back of the white cardstock. Trim adhesive as needed.
  • Inlay the letters cut from the colored cardstock into place.
  • Remove adhesive backing on the and adhere to a piece of craft foam cut to 3.75 x 5″. Set aside.
  • Stamp image on a piece of Hammermill 100# cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black ink.
  • Color image with Copic markers (see video & marker list below).
  • Either fussy cut image or trim with coordinating Jingle All the Way Die-namics.
  • Apply foam squares to the back of the image.
  • Assemble layers as shown.

Copic Coloring Video

A few months ago, I created a Copic coloring video for this image which I’ve included below so that you can see how I colored the image in more detail. You can see that card HERE.

I have a soft spot for this stamp set because I featured it in one of my first classes when I started teaching. So it helped to launch me on my way as a Copic instructor.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Jingle All the Way

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); T0, T1 (beard & hat trim); R17, R24, R46, R89 (suit & hat); T4, T6, T8 (belt, boots & gloves); Y35 (belt buckle)

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Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Another quick project before I get on with the day. I’ve made A LOT of new craft purchases lately, but haven’t had much time to color. As a result, my stash of stamps and dies is getting a bit overwhelming. So I pulled out the Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things and got started coloring. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

  • Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things
  • Wonky Dots Stencil by My Favorite Things (retired)
  • Ink blending with Distress Oxide inks
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I started by stamping the images on a piece of Hammermill #100 Cover using Hero Arts Intense Black. The image was colored with Copic markers (see list below) and trimmed using the Sweet Birthday Wishes Die-namics. For the background, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.5″ x 3″ and stenciled it with the Wonky Dots Stencil by MFT (now sadly retired) using Distress Oxide Inks in Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet.

Rowhouse Greetings | Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock using Versafine Clare in Nocturne. I used craft foam on the back of all the card elements for dimension.

That’s all from me! Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Taking my parents out to lunch today so it’s time to get on with the day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Sweet Birthday Wishes

COPICS: V12, R20, E00, E93 (skin); E51, E55, E57, E59 (hair); B12, B24, B37, B39 (dress); V000, V12, V15 (cupcake icing); V000, V12, V15, B12, B24, B37, B39 (package); BV20 (shadows)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Warmest Wishes by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I haven’t posted in several days. The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind with appointments, birthdays, and a wedding. I have a bunch of new stuff in my stash just waiting for me to find time to create. I decided to pull out the Warmest Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. After all, Christmas in July is a thing, so no one should think I’m crazy for making winter cards! I’ve linked all supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Warmest Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I always find card design to be the hardest part. I can color quickly, but then stare at my craft mat for hours trying to figure out the layout, papers, inks, etc. So I decided to just color. If the image turned into a card, then that would be OK. And if not, that would be OK too. I’d just tuck the image away and turn it into a card later. However, this card design occurred to me in the middle of the night so I was up early putting it together before I could forget my idea!

Step by Step for Warmest Wishes

That’s all for me today! Take care and see you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: V20, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); E33, E37 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (coat & hat); RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (scarf & mittens); C1, C2, C4 (stockings); C1, C2, C4, C6, C8 (boots); V20, B91, B93, B95, B97, Y38 (birds)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

BB Sunflower Sweetheart by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m not quite sure what to say about today’s card. It just sort of evolved! Stenciling, ink blending, Copic coloring – it’s all there paired with a sweet stamp from My Favorite Things. As many of you know, I love the Birdie Brown stamps from My Favorite things and was sad to hear that she is retiring. This stamp – Sunflower Sweetheart – is one of my favorites so I decided to pull it out and get to work!

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Sunshine Sweetness by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I cut a piece of white cardstock using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX die by My Favorite Things. For the bottom edge of the card, I used the Grassy Edges Stencil blended with Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Next, I placed the Radiating Rays Stencil in the upper left corner, blending with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. Then I filled in the middle using the Cloud Stencil with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.

For the images, I stamped the images on Hammermill cardstock with Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black. I colored the images with Copic markers (see list below) and used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

For the sentiment, I used the Sweet Hello Die-Namics from MFT Stamps to cut the hello sentiment twice from Neenah 110# cardstock. I colored one of the die cuts with Copic markers (BG01, BG02, BG07) to create a gradient. I glued the two die cuts together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Sunshine Sweetness by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

So that’s all from me today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21 (skin); E53, E55, E57 (hair); RV10, R81, R83, R85, B0000, B000 (dress); R83, R85 (sandals); B000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07 (hat); Y35, Y38, E53, E55, YG21, YG03, YG17 (yellow flower & leaf); R81, R83, R46, N3, N5, Y35 (pink flowers); B23, B24, B26, Y35, Y38 (bluebirds); BG01, BG02, BG07 (hello diecut)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Jingle All The Way by My Favorite Things

HELLO FRIENDS! It’s a rainy Memorial Day weekend here so outside activities will be limited. I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my parents and husband bought me a new bike as my gift. It’s a foldable bike so it’s perfect for my limited storage and fits easily in the back of my Mini Cooper. I’ve been riding around the neighborhood and thought that I’d get in some extra mileage this weekend, but the weather is putting a damper on those plans.

My studio is a cluttered mess so I need to spend some time this weekend organizing my space. I own at least two or three of everything so it’s time to go through my craft supplies and decide what stuff I’ll really use. I had embossing powders spanning the entire rainbow that I never use because I prefer pairing a pigment ink with clear embossing powder. I pared my stash down to the essentials – clear, white, and metallics. So giving up all of the colorful powders was an easy decision and they are now living happily with my friend Gretchen.

I’ve mentioned recently that I have three full sets of colored pencils – Prismacolor Premier, Faber-Castell Polychromos, and Caran d’Ache Luminance. I’ve been playing with the Prismacolors lately, but decided to pull out my Polychromos and give them a try. I’m still using Stonehenge Drawing Paper and I think that’s going to be my go-to paper for colored pencils.

I’ve been on a roll coloring images from My Favorite Things, so I pulled out my favorite Santa Claus image from the Jingle All the Way stamp set. This set is currently retired, but MFT regularly pulls sets back out of the vault so keep an eye out if you don’t already have this set.

Enough gabbing! Here’s today’s project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I’ve noticed that I tend to simplify my card design when I use colored pencils. Just the image and a sentiment. Stonehenge Drawing Paper has a beautiful, subtle texture that enhances the image so my inclination is to let the paper, image, and pencilwork shine on its own.

That’s all for me today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Reds: Orange Glaze #113, Dark Cadmium Orange #115, Scarlet Red #116, Deep Red #223, Dark Red #225, Permanent Green Olive #167
Greys: White #101, Warm Grey I #270, Warm Grey II #271, Warm Grey III #272, Warm Grey IV #273, Warm Grey VI #275
Skin: Beige red #132, Coral #131, Cinnamon #189


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.