Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MFT October Release Countdown: brown paper packages tied up with string


Welcome to this month's Release Countdown with My Favorite Things! You will find complete details each day on the MFT Blog, including how you can win prizes and full reveals of featured products.

I have to confess that I wasn't quite ready to face the approaching holiday season, but as soon as I looked at all the fantastic product being released this month from My Favorite Things Stamps, I quickly started the Christmas play list and put Elf and White Christmas in the DVD player!


The moment I saw Christmas Label and Tags, I knew they had to be stamped in black to create a chalkboard look! And I love is that there is a set of coordinating dies, Die-namics Christmas Label and Tag. These two products are going to make wrapping Christmas presents a whole ton of fun for me! I love when all the packages under the tree coordinate. And as soon as I started stamping and die cutting, these all came together perfectly!


I cut Die-namics Christmas Label and Tag from Sweet Tooth cardstock first. Then I stamped the Christmas Labels and Tags image in Black Licorice Ink. Once it dried, I colored the flower and vines with color pencils. It adds such a nice finishing touch. Behind the tag is Die-namics Layered Vine Border cut from Gumdrop Green cardstock.


See the white background? I adore the latest background stamp called, Snowfall Background!! Eeee! At the top of the image the "snow" is closer together and then gradually spreads and spaces out towards the bottom! You should see what the team has created with this stamp so far! Gorgeous!

I stamped Snowfall Background onto my package with Sweet Tooth ink. I added twine and another vine border, along with one of the circle tags from Christmas Labels and Tags. I once again colored the white images with color pencils.


I repeated the same process for this last package, but added a band of Electric Red cardstock that was stamped with Darling Dots in Sweet Tooth Ink. (you just have to have polka dots!)

Head over to the MFT Blog for product images and videos, more information, a chance to win, and links to the rest of the team. I always say this, but wow! You have to check out everyone else's projects! Amazing!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Brown Paper Packages, available Oct. 14:

31 comments:

Jody Morrow said...

What a beautiful trio of gifts! I LOVE that you created these! So inspiring.

Frozenstamper said...

Kimberly, your packages couldn't be ANY cuter! Love the rustic Christmas look with burlap and kraft! It really set's off the Tags! Super cute!

theCook said...

Beautiful packages! I have to use kraft this year, sooo elegant!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love your packages....have always loved kraft! Thank you for sharing!

Tracey said...

These would be amazing packages to receive!!

Eileen Lucas said...

Beautifully wrapped packages. Lovely designs and I do so love that snowfall stamp, must have.

Amy Rohl said...

I can't TELL you how much I love these, Kimberly!! OMG, just love them. Pin, pin, pin!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...
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Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your tags, your gifts look awesome. TFS

Susi Kelly said...

I'm in love with the Snowfall Background too, and I love how you used it!

Heidi C. said...

These gifts are so cute! Great inspiration!

angela said...

I think the brown paper and use of the black ink was a great idea.

Mary Gillmarten said...

Kimberley! I've resolved for several years to use plain brown paper and this year I'm doing it and I have all these wrapping items except of course the new ones -- and I love the idea of the leaves and small clothes pins and twine!

The Whitworth Family said...

Oh my goodness! Your packages are fabulous! I now NEED these new products.

Donna said...

It's almost a shame to open those packages. Notice I said "almost." Nice samples and I love the use of the clothes pins! :-)

Linsey said...

What a gorgeous gift ensemble Kimberly! I love how you've created the wonderful chalkboard effect--it looks amazing with the pops of bright color and kraft bases! The twine, burlap and mini clothespins add such charm to them too! Very beautiful and very inspiring!! I can see why it was so easy to get into the Christmas spirit with these awesome MFT newbies!!! TFS!

Liz said...

Why do you all make sure gorgeous things...
My pocket book can only handle so much.

Wendy said...

Love the paper wrapping with the tags, easy but looks so great!

Cathy Homan said...

Yeah - no more wrapping paper, just craft paper and stamps! Thanks for the reminder!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Beautiful packaging...came out so darling!

Parker said...

I love the idea of how you added the die-cut vine to the packages, and how you stamped the wrapping paper. Good job.

g said...

These are fantastic & turned out so lovely!! Love the touch of colored pencil & the vines & burlap- perfect!!

Betty Mc'Dougal said...

Cute ideas for the holidays.

Lucinde said...

Beautiful packaging!!

Tami Babcock said...

Those labels are soooo pretty! I love how you colored them in - it really makes the impression come alive!

Kathy Krug said...

ove your little packages and how you added texture to each.

JoAnn said...

Love these pretty packages with the cute tags and the snowfall background stamp.

Judy said...

Love your little boxes and labels. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Straw said...

Your tags are gorgeous!

Connie said...

Wonderful tags...so beautiful!

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, these are fantastic! Love the touch of burlap too!