Thursday, October 9, 2014

MFT Release Countdown and a Christmas Countdown Calendar


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.


The products from MFT Stamps always jump start my creativity! When I saw Die-namics Tags Blueprints Builder 2, I immediately thought countdown calendar. 


So I began to die cut and plain old have fun! Die-namics Tag Blueprints Builder 2 has three tag dies, three tag tops, and other images. It was very easy to cut these tags in just a few minutes with all those images that could be mixed and matched!

All the tag bases were cut from Kraft cardstock and all the toppers from Sweet Tooth cardstock. Some of the bases were stamped with Snowfall Background and a few others with Fine Chevron Background. Both new background images releasing this month.


The numbers were cut with Die-namics By The Number from Electric Red cardstock. Some of the numbers were layered onto Gumdrop Green cardstock cut with Die-namics Circle STAX Set 1.


Die-namics Pierced Snowflakes were a perfect accessory to hang from some of the clips. Cut from Sweet Tooth cardstock, their detail is elegant and can stand alone.


A couple more touches were needed to finish things off. I added cardstock flags cut with Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX. On each of the red flags, I stamped sentiments from Merry Messages. The top flags were die cut once again with a small star image from Die-namics Blueprints 11. The leaves (again) are Die-namics Layered Vine Border with Electric Red buttons tied with Hemp Cord. I keep using those leaves and the baker's twine, but if it works, why not continue? And I have a thing for everything matching! :)

One last look at all the tags and accessories. I am looking forward to adding fun activities to the back of each of these tags! For example; make hot chocolate with candy canes, go look at Christmas lights, read a book in front of the fireplace, and more. I think it will be a great way to countdown to Christmas Day!

Head to the MFT Blog for all the details, the videos, and the chance for prizes! And hey, did you see who the guest designer is this month yet? She has some beautiful creations for you!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies available Oct. 14:

26 comments:

Melody said...

This is such a cute idea!!

Inks4fun said...

Super cute, love this and those dies. Lots of fun and great for the kids to craft with as well.

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful countdown calendar.

Alina said...

I love it, Kimberly!!!

Voegelchen said...

It looks like you have put a lot of love and work in that beautiful calendar, it's gorgeous!

theCook said...

This is lovely. Great consistency thanks to the simple choice of colors.

Pamela Harrington said...

Very cute! I do like the idea of putting things to do on the back of the 12 days of Christmas :)

M Campbell said...

Great use of the tag dies. I love the countdown calendar.

Liz said...

I miss having little ones but hopefully grandkids someday ...
Love the way you used the tags

Daniela Dobson said...

What a great idea! Love this!

Debbie Nelson said...

Awesome!

Kathy Cotton said...

Your countdown calendar is adorable. So cute! Love it!

JoAnn said...

What a great idea. I love it. All the tags and snowflakes are so pretty.

Sherilin said...

Love this twist on the countdown calendar! We will be doing this again this year, as it's been a couple years since our last countdown calendar. Thank you for the idea!

~amy~ said...

Can I tell you how much I absolutely ADORE this?!

Judy said...

Love your banner idea. What a fun project to have around for Christmas. Thanks for sharing this sweet idea with us.

Lucinde said...

Great way to count down :)

Parker said...

Super project, well done.

Tami Babcock said...

The Twelve Days of Christmas - awesome! Such a neat idea!

Cathy Homan said...

Great idea - thanks for the inspiration!

Susi Kelly said...

So creative, and so eye-catching! Love it!

Frozenstamper said...

Such a great idea for a count down calendar!

Helen L said...

What a great idea for a countdown calendar: great impact without too much work!! Love it!!

Judith said...

I love the idea and presentation!

Connie said...

Darling, darling, DARLING advent calendar. Love the idea!

Kriss said...

Super cute idea Kimberly!