Thursday, December 1, 2011

MFT Teasers Day 3 -- Pearls of Wisdom

Hi there! Welcome to Day 3 of Teasers for the My Favorite Things December release! I am SO excited and honored to be a part of the Guest Design Team this month! I have the privilege of joining 6 talented designers, all of whom love creating with MFT products! Today we are introducing Clearly Sentimental About Christmas (last month's Triple Scoop Set, which will be available for purchase on December 6) and Pearls of Wisdom, the NEW Triple Scoop stamp set, which you can earn for free if you spend $60 or more!

Be sure to check out what the MFT Design Team and Guest Design Team have created today! For a complete list of participants, please see Kim's blog.

I loved all of the sentiments in the Pearls of Wisdom set and was inspired to make a book of tags so that I could pull it out and share with my daughter (or read it myself) whenever we are in need of some words of wisdom. I used a whole bunch of Die-namics on my tags and will do my best to show you some of the details without bombarding you with too many photos. :)

First is a shot of the assembled "book". I used the Die-namics Tag, You're It Die to create all of my tags. I wanted the book to be sturdy and hold up to being handled, so I made my base out of thin Kraft chipboard. I also used the die to cut my patterned paper layers, assembled it all, added stitching, etc., then I adhered it to the chipboard with red line tape. I added large eyelets to the tag tops for extra security. The book is held together with a simple ball chain and tied off with some felt ribbon.

For the cover, I created my title by using the Die-namics Banner Strip Die and the Typewriter Alphabet. My layered flower was made using the brand new Die-namics Fringed Perennial Die. I cut my petals out of vellum and layered 2 felt fringes in the middle. Here's a closer look at just the "cover":

The rest of the book consists of 9 tags with a sentiment on each tag. I made 3 different designs and duplicated them depending on the size / length of the sentiment.

For my first tag design (below), I used the Die-namics Sweet Stack Labels Dies for my sentiment and added the Die-namics Banner Strip Die as a decorative border. I added some stitching, pearls and popped the label trio on the tag with boosters for added dimension.

For my second design, I again used the Die-namics Sweet Stack Labels Dies (bottom 2 labels) and the Die-namics Just the Ticket and Stamp Set for my sentiment. I stamped the outline of the ticket in pink and the sentiment inside. For the decorative border, I used the Die-namics Mini Ticket Strip Border Die, added some fancy stitching and a felt rolled rose created with the Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses Die.

Here's a close up of one of the three tags (one of my favorite pearls of wisdom):

And, here are the final 4 tags using my last design. The Die-namics Layered Label Die was perfect for these longer sentiments. I used the Die-namics Vintage Flourish Die to add a little decorative element on the bottom and added a button and tied off some pink twine to finish it all off.

Here's a look at the new Die-namics Fringed Perennial Die which I used on my cover. The grey lines on the petals emboss and the darker lines on the round middle cut to make fun fringes.

Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Pearls of Wisdom, Typewriter AlphabetDie-namics Just the Ticket and Stamp Set (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Vintage Findings - Antique Prints, Vintage Findings - Pink by Jen Allyson (Design House Digital), Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Premium Matte Presentation (Epson), Cream vellum, Kraft chipboard.
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Die-namics Fringed PerennialDie-namics Tag, You're It DieDie-namics Banner Strip DieDie-namics Sweet Stack Labels DiesDie-namics Just the TicketDie-namics Mini Ticket Strip Border DieDie-namics Mini Rolled Roses DieDie-namics Layered Label DieDie-namics Vintage Flourish Die, Eyelets (WRMK), Brad (Recollections), Buttons, Twine (May Arts), Pearls, Pearl flourish (Zva Creative), Felt, Felt ribbon, Boosters, Red line tape, Thread, Sewing machine.