MFT July Release Countdown – Day 1


Hello crafty friends! Welcome to My Favorite Things July Release Countdown! Today is Day 1, also the last countdown day. All products will be available tomorrow at 10pm EST/ 7pm PST!! I am so excited!

For my first card, I am featuring the Chevron Fringe Die-namics. I used it as whip cream on top of my cake for a baby shower card. Here is my card 🙂

AmyLee_MFT_July_Release_Day1 (1)

Baby Shower Cake (2)

  1. For the background, blend Antique Linen distress ink onto watercolor paper. Add watercolor splatters in baby blue and pink colors
  2. For the cake, I have pink heat embossed the Polka Dot Background on Insulation Pink card stock. For the frosting, I have used Chevron Fringe Die-namics
  3. Die cut “girl” with LLD – Stitched Banner Alphabet Die-namics and color with Copic markers. Die cut the bows with Die-namics Blueprints 26. I have stacked 5 layers for each of them for dimension. Add a “hi” die cut from Happy Hello Die-namics
  4. Adhere everything in place with glue and foam tape to finish

Baby Shower Cake (3)

For my second card, I am focusing on WTG – Time for the Bubbly Stamp Set and Die-namics. I usually daydream when I take bubble bath. So I wanted to make a whimsical scene where the bubbles take away all your worries and stress!

AmyLee_MFT_July_Release_Day1 (2)

Bubbly (2)

Here is how I made my card:

  1. Partially stamp the image from WTG – Time for the Bubbly stamp set with Black Licorice hybrid ink. I masked off the lines before I stamped the image. Stamp the sentiment on top of the mirror
  2. White heat emboss the bubbles from Pretty Posies stamp set. Watercolor the whole scene with Gansai Tambi watercolor and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also added in a bottle of wine on the floor and added shadow
  3. Frame the scene with Die-namics Pierced Rectangle Frames
  4. Embellish with PPP Clear Sparkling sequins to finish

That’s it for today. Don’t forget to head to MFT blog for a full reveal of today’s products along with more creations by other amazing designers. Tomorrow will be the New Release. I will be back with my New Product Launch Post! See you tomorrow 🙂

Supplies (First Card):

Die-namics LLD Stitched Banner Alphabet

Die-namics Chevron Fringe

Die-namics Blueprints 26

Heavyweight Card Stock Insulation Pink

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Kit #3

Die-namics Happy Hellos

BG Polka Dot Background

Supplies (Second Card):

WTG Time for the Bubbly

Die-namics WTG Time for the Bubbly

Pretty Posies

Hybrid Ink Pad Black Licorice

White Detail Embossing Powder

Die-namics Pierced Rectangle Frames

Sparkling Clear Mix

Wink of Stella Brush – Clear

Watercolor – Little Snow White

blog header

Hello my friends! Today I want to share something exciting and cute! I have recently purchased some stamps from Love Cynthia, which is all the way from France.

My card is inspired by the first movie I ever saw – Snow White. I think maybe the little girl’s bow reminds me of Snow White. Anyhow, I love Snow White because I love all the classic Disney movies. I like her hair to be brown though. Just my personal preference… So, she’s like my own version of Snow White, maybe when she was a little girl.

When thinking of Snow White, forest and flowers come to my mind. So, I pulled out my Avery Elle Canopy stamp set. This is my second time using it. It’s so pretty and versatile!

Little Snow White (1)

Little Snow White (2)

My card was painted with a combination of Gansai Tambi, Windsor & Newton, Daniel Smith and Zig markers. I put my Windsor & Newton and Daniel Smith in a palette so they are handy. My palette also has mixing wells so I can take my paints and mix them up before putting them on paper. I mainly used the Zig pens for little Snow White’s skin and blush, and also the grass.

Little Snow White (3)

That’s it for today. I may come up with something else next time, but for now, I think I will mainly use my Love Cynthia stamps on my planner. We will see 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Happy crafting!


  1. Avery Elle Canopy Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. MFT Die-namics Blueprints 25 : Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Gansai Tambi Watercolor Palette: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

[Announcement] Joining My Favorite Things Design Team

blog header

Hello friends! I am SO HAPPY to share with you that I am officially joining My Favorite Things design team! Dreams do come true! You just have to work really hard at it :)))))))))

I am sharing a watercolor card as my debut card today. I love this card! It has everything I love – bunny, watercolor, reflection, music and Paris! You can head to MFT blog to see all the details.

WSC278_AmyLee (5)

WSC278_AmyLee (2)

Again, I am SO SO EXCITED about this amazing opportunity!! Thank you so much for your support! I will see you at MFT April Release Countdown 🙂

Guest Design for My Favorite Things 2

blog header 2Hello crafty friends! I’m back today to share some more MFT cardmaking inspirations.


UFO bday MFT blog (3)

For my first card, I was inspired by the sentiment from Out of the World stamp set so I wanted to create an unbelievable scene. I made a calm village scene with grassy hills and Farm Fence. Everything is nice and peaceful, except there is an UFO suddenly appearing. Simple but to the point.

UFO bday MFT blog (2)


  1. Create a cloud stencil with Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics. Blend with Tumbled Glass distress ink to create a cloudy sky
  2. Die cut with Grassy Hills Die-namics and blend with Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn
  3. Die cut with Farm Fence Die-namics and distress with Vintage Photo
  4. Stamp the sentiment with black pigment ink
  5. Stamp, die cut and color the UFO with Copic markers
  6. Adhere everything as shown with foam tape and glue


chalk chef MFT blog (1)

Next, I used the super cute chef stamp by Birdie Brown. I don’t know how Birdie Brown does it but every single time I ended up handing out my wallet… This time, I made a restaurant with chalk board menu. I also used elements from Boutique Window Die-namics to build a big roof to cover the whole card.

chalk chef MFT blog (2)


  1. Blend MFT Grout Gray ink over English Brick Wall stencil to create a soft background
  2. For the chalk board, die cut black cardstock with Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX. Stamp with white chalk ink, let dry, then rub some corn starch on it
  3. Stamp, die cut and color the chef with Copic markers. I have used BG colors for the chef’s scarf, buttons and shoes
  4. Build the roof with Boutique Windown Die-namics. Blend Peacock Feathers the roof pieces to match the chef’s uniform


color my world MFT blog (1)

I save the best for the last! This is my favorite card today featuring Color the Rainbow die and the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set. I love these two sets because I can make the card really colorful and have a super relevant sentiment to tie everything together! You know how much I like to tell story in my cards. I try not to make cards where the sentiment has a different meaning to my scene.

color my world MFT blog (2)


The Snow Drifts Cover-Up die allows me to orderly pack a lot of colors into one card. I think this die is truly a must have! Here is a closer look at my card.

color my world MFT blog (3)


  1. Die cut a panel with Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics
  2. Blend all the compartments with MFT dye inks in rainbow colors and add water for bleaching. In lay all the pieces back into the die
  3. Stamp “my world” with black pigment ink. The “color” sentiment is die cutted out of white cardstock for 4 times and then adhered together with glue
  4. Stamp the sheep from Ewe are the Best set with black pigment ink, die cut and color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and waterbrush. Mount with foam tape
  5. Finally, embellish with some PPP clear sparkling sequins

That were a lot of cards from me today. I hope you like them! Let me know which one you like the most! Thank you for reading!


Bulding a Greenhouse

greenhouse blog header

Happy weekend sweet friends! Today I am building a greenhouse on paper using My Favorite Things’ March release set called Sweet Succulents. I used to work in a greenhouse in college for my experiments. So I was super excited to build a greenhouse from scratch! It brings back all the memories. I used the Square Grid Cover-Up as greenhouse windows and guess what?! They can be opened!!

greenhouse (2) AMY blog

greenhouse (4) AMY blog

Here’s how the greenhouse is built.

  1. Stamp all the images on watercolor paper with black pigment ink. The bench is from Knead You and the spade fork is from Farm-tastic. Color them with Zig markers and water brush and die cut them out
  2. On the background panel, blend Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters and add water droplets
  3. Adhere the plants as shown with glue and foam tape
  4. Die cut a panel with Square Grid Cover-Up and adhere to a piece of acetate as window glass. Use a hinge to adhere the glass panel and the background together so they can move but still be adhered together, just like a flap in a mini album
  5. Embellish the outside of the greenhouse with some butterflies from Adorable Elephants
  6. I decided to put the sentiment inside the card. I first blended some Crushed Olive and stamped the sentiment with black ink

greenhouse (3) AMY blog

So there you have it! My greenhouse is finished 🙂 Thank you for reading! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!