Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the My Favorite Things November Release Countdown! I went a little crazy with projects for today, but I couldn't help myself! Everything is so gorgeous and inspiring!

MFT Nov Preview Layered Leaves napkin ring by Kimberly Crawford

I started with Layered Leaves Die-namics. Three different sized leaves, both and solid and open images. They die cut beautifully. Then I began to think..having Thanksgiving dinner and decorating the table on my brain, I wanted to make napkin rings somehow. Looking down at my amazing stash, the Lisa Johnson Designs Vintage Labels dies and stamps were smiling up at me. I die cut the Vintage Label shape twice. Then I stamped one with Tangy Orange ink and a Vintage Label stamp. Each end of the labels were adhered together. Adding a little gold ink to the edges of the leaves along with a twine bow, I had my napkin rings!

And then I got greedy and I wanted Layered Leaves to be stamps too! So, I made my own stamps!

MFT Nov Preview Layered Leaves cu by Kimberly Crawford

Its easy to create your own stamps from die templates. Simply die cut craft foam with your dies. The foam cuts easily and takes all the impressions of the die template. I adhere the "stamps" to my acrylic block with double-sided tape. Ink them up as usual. But practice stamping first, sometimes the ink can be uneven.

MFT Nov Preview Layered Leaves place marker by Kimberly Crawford

I couldn't stop at napkin rings, I needed place markers for the table too! My new "stamps" worked perfectly! The small dots were added with a pencil eraser used as a stamp. And the die cut letters? Well, you will have to wait and see more of those later. :)

MFT Nov Preview Layered Vine Border v2 by Kimberly Crawford

Layered Vine Border Die-Namics contains two dies, one a solid image vine and the other an open vine. Its starting to get close to Christmas, a wreath was in order!

MFT Nov Preview Layered Vine Border cu by Kimberly Crawford

The Layered Vine Border Die-namic was die cut three times. Then I bent the cardstock in between each group of leaves to get a round shape. The first layer of leaves was adhered to the card base with basic adhesive. The second layer was foam mounted for dimension. Red pearls were added, along with a banner and sentiment. More teasing. :)

MFT Nov Preview Sophisticated Snowflakes by Kimberly Crawford

And finally, the stunning Mona Pendelton Designs Sophisticated Snowflakes. Aren't they beautiful!?! Along with the new Woodgrain Background, they made an image I pinned on Pinterest come to life on a card! The background was stamped with Steel Blue ink onto Steel Blue cardstock. Once it dried, I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder. I pierced a hole at the top of each snowflake for twine to hang it from the stitched rectangle from Blueprints 9 Die-namics. The sentiment is from Laina Lamb Designs Holiday Subway Art.

Be sure and head over to the MFT Blog for more information about the November release, links to all the amazing designers, and prizes!!

thanks for stopping by!


MFT Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Labels, Cheerful Christmas Greetings, Sophisticated Snowflakes, Woodgrain Background (available Nov.12), Holiday Subway Art
Die-namics: Layered Leaves, Layered Vine Border, Vintage Frame, Little Letters, Blueprints 9, Banner Greetings (available Nov. 12)


Gypsy 2 said...

I love your ides to use the leaf diecut as a stamp!
I am in love with all of the new products being released and can't wait for 6 more days I am sure.

Melody said...

So many great ideas! Make your own stamp, how creative. I love you made the vine into a wreath and the snowflake card is stunning.

Judith said...

Great projects, I love the self made stamp set!!!

Tammy H said...

Very creative projects. I especially love the wreath created with the vine die. Lovely.

Tracey said...

I love that you made your own stamps!! Amazing projects!!

tanja said...

Great projects hugs tanja

zehra said...

Awesome projects, I love u sharing how to make ur own stamps.

wendy said...

everything is terrific, so creative

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Wonderful projects. I love your tip on making your own stamps diecut from foam. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Debbie Nelson said...

Love your projects..thank you for the inspiration!

Lori said...

LOVE your idea on making your own stamps!! WTG!

Roseanne said...

Your ideas are awesome to see...table decoration and holiday preparations are very tricky if you don't get started early enough!!

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Wendy said...

WOW GF, you rocked Day 2!!! Love your napkin idea!

Amy Rohl said...

Love, love and LOVE them all, Kim! Oh my word, I can't stand the creativity here, amazing! You rock!

Janelle said...

You are SO creative! Great ideas for us to take inspiration from.

Colleen said...

All of your things are so cute, love this release.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh my word...these are AMAZING! I especially LOVE how you created a stamp with the Layered Leaves! GENIUS!

Angela Fehr said...

Love every one of these, Kim! Thanks for sharing!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

You Go Girl...These are Fabulous!!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said... Amazing projects. LOVE the napkin ring idea-genius!

maria murphy said...

your napkin ring is just beautiful.