Monday, October 13, 2014

MFT Release Countdown merry and bright


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.


So close! Its almost time to be able to shop! Just a reminder that my next post will be your signal to pick up all the fantastic new stamps and dies that caught your eye during the MFT Stamps October Release Countdown!


This card is all about the merry! Die-namics Merry cuts the word out of your paper! I simply trimmed away the excess paper on the top and bottom to create a fantastic strip of glitter paper and a focal point!

The word bright is from Merry Messages and it was the perfect word to use with the bright Sour Apple cardstock and glitter paper!

The ampersand was cut from Electric Red cardstock using Die-namics Ampersand. I love being able to mix and match products to create a sentiment on card. It adds dimension and especially interest!

This project is simple. Super simple. But I cannot tell you how happy it makes me! Years ago I found gold glitter words that were Christmas tree ornaments. Being newlywed and not being able to afford them, I only picked up a few. I have regretted it ever since! I have never been able to find something even close, until now. Clapping my hands with joy, I knew right away what I was going to make with Die-namics Peace, Love, Joy!

I cut each word from gold glitter. Then I cut the words again, three time each, from Primitive White cardstock.

Because each word gets perfectly cut, it is easy to adhere them together and make a thicker and more supported ornament.

As tempted as I was, I just couldn't bring myself to take the Christmas tree out for photography, so I put together a few picks and branches I found at a local craft store. :)

On each end of the word, at the top, I punched a hole and tied gold baker's twine through to make a hanger.

I cannot wait to make more and finally get the words on my tree that I want!

The MFT Blog is full of wonderful information, be sure and stop over!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Merry and Bright card, available Oct. 14:



Supplies for Tree Ornaments, available Oct. 14:

17 comments:

Kathy Krug said...

I am clapping my hand with joy with you. Love you card and your decorations.

theCook said...

Love your word ornaments!

Wendy said...

What a great idea with the gold words! Love the card too!

Connie said...

Gorgeous projects...I especially love the "pop" of color and dimension with your red ampersand! Fabulous!

Susi Kelly said...

That ampersand in bold red is perfect for this lovely card! I love the gold, glittery ornaments too!

Debbie Nelson said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ornaments...want to make some for the ladies in my Bible Study group....thank you for the inspiration!

JoAnn said...

Love how you made the ornaments for the swag,so pretty.

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous projects, Kimberly -- LOVE the glittery Merry card and your gold glitter word ornaments are amazing!! (So glad I can make some, too!).

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are fabulous! I love the glittery Merry on the first card with the bright red ampersand. The tree decorations using the words...brilliant!

Cathy Homan said...

Wonderful! I love the word dies!!!

Lucinde said...

Love the glitter paper!

The Whitworth Family said...

Wonderful idea! Ornaments are so creative and beautiful. Love all this new stuff!

Liz said...

Love the sparkle and glittle.
Fun ideas for decorations.

Janet Lamkin said...

Love the card--the red ampersand really pops! The ornaments are so cute.

CrazyStamperJill said...

Kimberly, you ALWAYS inspire me. Today is no exception. I love the layered die cut words. What a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

Betty Wright said...

WOW! The home decor project is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing!

maria f. said...

Beautiful projects, both, but I especially love the graphic and classy feel to your card.