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.

53 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

I hope I don't offend you Steph, but SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a FANTASTIC project!! And yes, I'm yelling as I'm typing! LOL!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! That is AMAZING! You did SUCH a gorgeous job with this set. I love each and every piece!

Karen Giron said...

Oh my goodness, I'm speechless! LOVE this book and how you've dressed it up and, WOW! What an amazingly fabulous idea!

Sarah Gough said...

This is amazing girlie, you rocked it!

StampOwl said...

Wow this is amazing!!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Yahoooo Stephanie! So happy you are guest designing for MFT! You are the one I blame for my new addiction to their products! I LOVE these tags! So much beautiful detail! I can tell they were obviously made with a lot of thought and love :) Can't wait to see more!

Melody said...

Wow Stephanie! This is an amazing project! Each tag is special, full of wonderful little details!

Jennifer said...

OHMYGOODNESS, Stephanie!!!!!!!!! This is ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!! :) Just BRILLIANT! I honestly cannot even begin to tell you how much I love, love, LOVE it!!!!!!!!! It is so inspiring and up-lifting! I wish I had more of the dies, so I could make one for everyone I know! After seeing your fabulous mini book, I cannot live without the Pearls of Wisdom Stamp Set!

How can I win one?! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Aah! I am in LOVE!!!!!!!!!! :) I just keep going back to look at it again! ;)

osirisandloki said...

What a unique little album i think it is just so cute i might have to lift it may be...can i???

crafternz said...

aww....this is A-MA-ZING!!! Love what you have done with all the tags...

Kelli Hull said...

Stephanie, the words just won't come... saying this is beautiful just really doesn't cut it! and your fave Pearl of Wisdom is a GREAT one!!!! SO full of MFT goodies/details!!

Mary J said...

Oh my, these are AMAZING Steph! I just love all of them!

cutiephinphin said...

This is one inspiring words of wisdom book to receive! It's just a fabulous idea with all those sentiments and what an amazing job you did with them. Just LOVE LOVE it!!

Lisa H. said...

OMG! wow! these are stunning!!! loooove the stitching details and the colors. Love that you used the tickets with this....it's gorgoues. well done!

Kristy Hansen said...

I love this idea. I have some friends this would be perfect for--I know I can't get the stamps and get it done before Xmas--but what a great Valentine gift this would be! Thank you for sharing this. ksh

Heather Jensen said...

Congratulations Stephanie! I am so happy for you. These tags are stunning. I love all the detail. You are one krafty chic. :)
Hugs/`

peculiarcards said...

I WANT ONE OF THESE! Guess I'll have to get busy.

Candace said...

Oh my WOW. Amazing. Gorgeous! Just love it!

Debbie Carriere said...

Get out of town, Stephanie!!! This little book is stunning!!! Really beyond words! Gorgeous work and fantastic job incorporating all those die-namics!! So happy that you are guest designing!!!

TaraG said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Stephanie, This is absolutely, unbelievably out-of-this-world STUNNING! This wee book is magnificent in every way!!! I am so in LOVE with it, all the details, how you used the wonderful pearls of Wisdom sentiments...GORGEOUS!!!! I definitely want to try and make one myself now (though I know it won't come close to being as gorgeous as yours)...thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!
Hugs,t

wendy said...

what a very gorgeous and very creative idea !!! congrat's to you...lots of work went into this!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Stephanie this is simply unbelievable!! All of your tags are stunning, gorgeous, and elegant.

Jaw dropping beauty!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Susan said...

Oh MY! This whole book is a "Pearl"

Tanya said...

this is beautiful! What an amazing gift, a real treasure.

Kary said...

Stephanie, this is a FANTASTIC project!! I love your tags!! What a fab, clever idea!! Great job, dear girl!!

Cheryl said...

I love projects like this, and yours is beautiful! That vellum, felt and pearl flower is so creative. This is definitely going in my CASE file!!! :)

Stephenie said...

You did an amazing job! love it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT the front door!!! These are AMAZING Steph!!!!

jan farnworth said...

wow i totally love this little tag book so cute and a very fun way to show off all those great pearls of wisdom.

Janet said...

You've blown me away--totally awesome project.

Susan said...

Great idea! Looks like a lot of work, but definitely worth it! Thanks!

Queen Mary said...

I'm with the others -- Shut the Door! This is a GORGEOUS gift idea! And I love your ideas for different sentiments! All I need are the new stuff and the big eyelets -- may go with a different color so I can do it right away! :)

Erin Smetak said...

You did NOT just create the coolest project?! This is outstanding! I LOVE what you have done here! OMG! Amazing!!!!

Lisa - papergrace said...

What can I add that hasn't already been said? Your project is gorgeous, stunning, fabulous, amazing!! Okay, so that's already been said. ;) Still, this rocked my socks off! WOW!!!

Trisha said...

Love, love, love your little tag book. What an awesome way to use all the wonderful sentiments. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous project!

Jan Garber said...

What an amazing project! I plan to make one myself!

Tricia said...

So pretty!!! What a beautiful little tag booklet!

zehra said...

I do not know what to say that others haven't, this book is gorgeous, love the pink. I will definitely try to create a book of. Some kind when I get this sentiment. This is so inspiring. TFS. Lovely layers and the fancy stitching is just great

Karen Motz said...

Gasp! Stand by while I pick my jaw up off the floor!! Wow! This is amazing and gorgeous and so inspirational! LOVE it!

Danni said...

Stunning project! Just gorgeous!

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious!! This is freakin' amazing. Now I want everyone single one of those die sets.

Michele Boyer said...

H-O-L-Y M-O-L-Y. This is STUNNING!! WOW, Stephanie! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! this is gorgeous! such a beautiful consept, and executed perfectly!!! Love the soft colours! Hugs Juls

Wendy said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! Girlfriend, you rocked today's teaser, OMG! This is stunning!

Julie said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! This is just STUNNING Stephanie! What a great gift for someone!

mplsbetty said...

Speechless! This is such a fabulous project! HAVE to have the sentiments set now. No question. wow!!!

lynn said...

oh, my, stephanie, this is such a fab tab book!! what a cute idea:)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

LOVE your pearls of wisdom, this is so fabulous!!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I love this mini -album!! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning work each tag is gorgeous hugs pops x x

Diana said...

Gorgeous little tag book, love it.