Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Favorite Things-November Release!!

Welcome back!!! Hasn't this past week been a blast?!! I love release week, for many reasons, but most of all because of all of you! Thanks so much for all your kind words and love you have sent with all of my Teaser Time posts. 

It is release night, so that means you can FINALLY SHOP!!! Check out all of the BRAND SPANKIN' NEW products from My Favorite Things. 

Today I've got a few things to share. I had A LOT of fun with the new PI-Elf Girl stamp set. I just think she is darling and can work so well with many of the other products releasing this month. Let me show you. 

I fell in love again with last years Echo Park papers....I thought they were perfect to piece up this sweet little Elf Girl. I first stamped here onto x-press blending card stock. Stamped her with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored her with copics. I only colored her skin and hair on this one, and pieced up the rest of her out fit. I topped her hat and shoes with a touch of bling (a olive green rhinestone!). 
 I just adore the new SNOW DRIFTS DIE-NAMICS.  I cut a few rolling hills with SWEET TOOTH card stock and then dusted them with some of my favorite Rock Candy Glitter.  The sentiment was stamped along the bottom in the wonderful new WILD CHERRY INK. Be sure to pop a re-fill into your cart when you order the ink pad....while the pad is juicy, you'll want to be prepared when it comes time to juice up your pad. 


Here is another look at the ELF GIRL. I cut her out with the OVAL STAX 1 & OVAL STAX 2 DIE-NAMICS. The larger oval is WILD CHERRY  card stock.  I added a single glittery snowflake (LET IS SNOW DIE-NAMICS) and a single JELLYBEAN GREEN BUTTON with some MARASCHINO twine. So festive and cute!


I couldn't resist using this ELF GIRL again, but this time I made her into a tag as a hanging embellie for my handstitched stocking. For the past few years I have made a dozen or so felt stocking ornament. I always had to "wing it" and free hand cut my stocking. NOT THIS YEAR!!! woohooo!!! I used the new JUMBO CHRISTMAS STOCKING DIE-NAMICS to quicking cut two pieces of MFT KRAFT colored FELT. The scallop topper was cut from WILD CHERRY FELT.  

 I did a tutorial last year HERE on my blog on how to put it together and add the blanket stitch details. 

Aside from wanting to make a stocking, the whole idea for this project came from this sweet little sentiment, "candy cane wishes". I tied up a bundle of festive candy canes and cut the smallest DECORATIVE CIRCLE STAX DIE-NAMICS from KRAFT card stock to make a custome tag. I stamped the sentiment (from STITCHED STOCKINGS) in JELLYBEAN GREEN INK and then added some DARLING DOTS in WILD CHERRY INK.  A double bow of twine holds it all together. 

Here is a closer look at the beautiful holly leaves that are included with the JUMBO CHRISTMAS STOCKING DIE-NAMICS. I cut them from JELLYBEAN GREEN  card stock and then sponged on some coordinating JELLYBEAN GREEN INK. I am over the mooon excited about all the matching REPLENISHMENTS that MFT is now selling! You will LOVE the ink!

I  love adding those jingle bells and then I added the ELF GIRL with a small o-ring. 


 Wrapping this post up (well, almost....there are still a few more pictures to share!) I saved my favorite for last.  I stamped the PI-ELF GIRL stamp one more time on x-press blending card stock and colored her up with copics. This time I added a red rhinestone to her hat and shoes. 
With this card I used the largest DECORATIVE CIRCLE STAX DIE-NAMICS to create an ornament to hold my elf, the sentiment and a gorgeous DAINTY BOW topper. 


Making bows has never been easier! I sponged on some JELLYBEAN GREEN INK to all the edges of my bow pieces and then put them togehter.  This is the smallest bow size, but there is also a large one included when you buy the Die-namics.  I topped the bow with a PAVER RED BUTTON. 

Speaking of PAVER RED.....you seriously NEED this color. It is soooo rich and beautiful. 

I cut the largerest ornament with it here and.  I then layered on some circles, CIRCLE STAX 1 & CIRCLE STAX 2, one in JELLYBEAN GREEN and the other in KRAFT. I HAD to add a few DARLING DOTS. I  am a sucker for polka dots. I love the WILD CHERRY INK stamped onto KRAFT card stock. 


The sentiment was added to a SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE-NAMICS piece. Yep, stamped in WILD CHERRY INK and then the edges all sponged with JELLYBEAN GREEN INK. 

 A quick zip around my pattern paper with the sewing machine  and then I rolled up and distressed the edges.  I tied up the card with a giant cotton twill ribbon. I had added the ornament to the card base with foam dimensionals. While they hold it all in place, the recipient could remove it from the card and use it as an actual ornament if they chose. 

Thanks so much for hanging with me today and all week long. I am so grateful for all of you, even if you don't leave comments, it sure means a lot to me that you visit me here. 

Off you go....it's our New Product Tour and Kim's Blog has  the line up for today. 

There is a HUGE prize up for grabs....it's a $50 MFT gift voucher. All you have to do is visit the DT's blogs and leave some love.  Someone is holding the secret blog candy....BUT, it's a secret, so you won't know who it is. Stop by all the blogs to increase your chances to win. Plus, everyone has LOTS of amazing projects to share with all the new release products. You don't want to miss out. 


Hugs! and Happy Shopping!









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49 comments:

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Lisa, love your giant stocking in felt, gorgeous! TFS!

zehra said...

Beautiful and love the stocking all stitched, awesome

Lisa Page said...

Such great cards! Lovin' the paper piecing on the elf.

Angie said...

Sweet projects! Your stocking is SO PRETTY! Beautiful cards!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my goodness girl! These are amazing! I love your cute felt stocking stitched up with bakers twine. I loved joining the MFT team this month. Thanks for being so sweet. :)

Hugs~

scrappingnana said...

Sweet projects. Love the felt stocking with the stitching around the edges. TFS

Amy said...

GREAT PROJECTS!! LOVE THEM ALL!

Davi said...

Love the beautiful cards and the pinks and greens. That stocking is sooo darling and so fun to use little elf for the tag :)

Karen Motz said...

These are darling!!! Love the stitching on the stocking, and all the paper piecing on the elves!!

Liz said...

Each n every montb u ladies are so amazing thanks fir sharing
Haooy holidays

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Very nice cards. Love the deep colors for Christmas on these. Smooches...

Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous Christmas projects! I love the felt twine stitched stocking, what a fabulous gift card holder! Love your colouring on the sweet elves too!

Kelley said...

I love the stocking! It would be a perfect gift for the children in the Sunday school class I teach.

Laureen said...

Lisa, your elf girls are adorable! Love the paper piecing too! Beautiful colour combinations you used!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great projects! Loving all the new dies & stamps!

pixie sparkle said...

Elf girl is super adorable, love her paper-pieced outfit!

Janice W. said...

Love all the paper piecing and that felt stocking is adorable!

Melissa M said...

Fantastic paper pieced images and gorgeous stocking.

Inge said...

Gorgeous felt Christmas Stocking! And I love the paperpieced PI...Cute!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

These are just so pretty. Makes you want to say "awww" :)

Casandra Bennett said...

Your projects are very sweet. I love that stocking. Wow!

Shari said...

Oh Lisa, wow both cards are just wonderful and your stocking/elg project is amazing! I love how you used the jingle bells for the berries on the holly!

Hugs;
Shari

Alanna said...

What wonderful projects.

Cindi Flass said...

These are so cute! Love the cards and that stocking is so adorable!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Beautiful Lisa! Love the stocking sewn with bakers twine! Genius! Love the little elf too!

the primitive country bug said...

Your projects are so sweet. I love the elf tag on the stocking. What a clever idea!

Michelle Foster said...

So, so, so CUTE!!!

wendy said...

oh so many cute cards and gifts Lisa...love your stitched stocking!

Sara I. said...

These are just amazing - love the papers and fab designs on the cards . Such an adorable idea with the stocking!! xx

hopefulcrafter said...

Great projects! Great idea to use elf as tag, I would never have thought about doing that and it is so stinkin cute.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous projects, so well executed. The stocking is my favorite !

Tara said...

Beautiful projects! Love that Echo Park paper too and all the paper piecing you did with it. Your stocking is gorgeous!

jan farnworth said...

so pretty what a neat card.

Rosemary said...

your cards are just adorable, but that stocking is absolutely fabulous!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful projects, Lisa! I especially love the darling stocking and stitching around with baker's twine!

Isabel Z said...

I am having so much fun on this blog hop seeing all the wonderful creations by such a talented group of artists. Thank you for the inspiration.

Regan said...

Wonderful and whimsical! Love this too cute for words elf! Fab paper piecing and I really adore that stocking!
{hugs}
Regan

Joan V said...

Your cards are so darling, but the stocking is amazing. What a fantastic idea. Love your coloring, too. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

Seriously awesome!! WOW!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What gorgeous and beautiful colors!!! LOVE the vintage feel!!!

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Greta said...

Cute projects--LOVE the stocking!

Makalah said...

fun little stocking - perfect for gifts, hanging on a tree, or just decorating your place! love it

Valerie said...

your cards are very cute and I love the stocking!

Jenny said...

Absolutely adorable little set Lisa!!! Great job:)

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a super sweet gift set Lisa! I love that you found candy canes with green stripes in them too, heh heh he, and your paper piecing of that little elf looks terrific. Now I am really regretting not being able to get that jumbo stocking die yet. Next order hopefully...
~ Meredith

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So super cute!

Alina said...

beautiful projects, Lisa, my favourite is the stocking!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such cute projects! Love how these all turned out!

g said...

these are all amazing- i love every detail! your coloring is lovely too!