MFT August VIP Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the August VIP hop with My Favorite Things!  If you’ve just popped in here, you might want to go back to the beginning with Kim.  If you’ve just come from Frances, then you’re right on track.  🙂

MFTAWTGThis month’s kit includes Who’s That Harvest Girl ($15.95), Girly Net Ribbon Collection (two yards each of netted ribbon in Lipstick Red, Cool Green, White Tulle, Sassy Black, Girly Pink–$5.95), five yards 5/8” Black Saddle Stitch Ribbon ($3), Olivia Basic Grey 6×6 patterned paper pad ($6), set of 10 Scalloped A2 Notecards in Black Linen ($4.85), and a Garden Goodness mini stamp set (FREE, $9 value), all for $36.  You can find it HERE

To go along with Who’s That Harvest Girl we have an additional release tonight of a Strawberry Carton and Strawberries Template for $3.95.  (I’m sure you’ve seen it along the way in tonight’s hop.  It’s SUPER cute!)  You can find it in the MFT store HERE.

That’s Just Rotten


I used my favorite sentiment from the set.  🙂   I love the play on words.

MFTTJRCUThe basket is actually empty, the set coming with several different items with which to fill it.  I chose apples.  I tried my best to make my apples look somewhat rotten without making them look like a bunch of dark brown blobs.  I didn’t want to add too much color though.

Once all of the paper-piecing was in place, I added the stitching and a bit of shading with gray markers.

On the actual stamp, the bottom left corner of the basket is cut straight across, even with the bottom of the image panel.  Since I wanted it to extend past the border a bit, I did not ink that corner of the basket (the straight line), stamped, then drew in that corner with a black marker.

MFTTJRINFor a coordinating finish to the inside, I used the same papers and a “thinking of you” type sentiment (from MFT’s Essential Sentiments set).
Your next stop along the hop is with my sweet friend, JODY.  I’m sure she has something amazingly creative to share!  (She’s like that.)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “Who’s That Harvest Girl” and “Essential Sentiments”  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black  Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, MFT cream Perfect Paper Panel  Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon Farm Fresh 8×8 paper pad  Accessories:  Copic markers (E000, E00, E33, E35, E37, E71, R05, YG03, YG05, W1), Prima trim, brads, sewing machine, dimensional boosters.  Finished size 5” x 5”.

23 responses to “MFT August VIP Hop

  1. Wow-zers your apples are GORGEOUS!!

  2. I never thought rotten apples could look so good!!! You are amazing!

    I love the basket hanging past the frame!

  3. Michele, I love it! And your apples look just the right amount of rotten, LOL! Clever girl!

  4. I SO knew that would be your favorite sentiment! Love your rotten apples and the way you extended your basket! That trim is also fab – like your card!

  5. You have absolutely mad paper piecing skills! I mean wow! That is incredible!!! And you shading on the apples. I so have to try this!!! What an inspiration! THank you !


  6. How cute love the saying and the stitching the colors all it’s great Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love it! What a great sentiment! and those apples are perfect! Brilliant job 🙂
    hugs, margie

  8. Everything about this card is cute. A+ Well done.

  9. Great card. Love all the layers.

  10. HA!HA!HA! I LOOOVE IT!!!!! and then I spy the COW paper on the inside!!!! LMAO!

    What a FUN CARD!!!!!! Love the use of the sentiment, I chuckled when I saw it and wondered…. NOW I KNOW!!!! LOL

  11. Great papers and layout!

  12. another wow! card, Michelle! love your work.

  13. NO way! LOOOOOVE that sentiment and how you colored the apples! FABULOUS card!

  14. Love it Michele! Only you could make rotten apples look that good! Love all the papers and the layout!

  15. I love the sentiment too! and your apples are fabulously coloured! Great card!

  16. Love you layout design. Awesome card! Your apples look good enough to eat!

  17. amazingly gorgeous rotten apples!! what an fabulous design too- just awesome!!

  18. LOL….leave it to you to be the “rotten” one of the bunch….lol! I love this Michele!

  19. Ha! I love that sentiment! Your apples still look fab, even rotten! Awesome combo of papers, as always!

  20. Ok, you are KILLING me!! Your “rotten” apples are AMAZING!!

  21. Gorgeous card! WOW. Look at the coloring on those apples. That is A-MAZING

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