Today is the last day of the My Favorite Things September product release Teaser Time! Later today, September 3rd, all the stamps that have been revealed go on sale at 7:00 pm pst on the MFT website - woohooooo - it's finally here! I'm so excited to have my first stamp set go up for sale (now let's just hope it actually sells!).
If you have already visited the MFT blog, you have seen the super cute sets in today's release. I used two of these sets called Stylish Friends by Wendy Burns and All Occasion Place Setting as well as my Celebrate Life set. I also used some circles from the Fall Foliage set that was released on the first day of teaser time.
Today I took the kids to Staples to buy back to school supplies. We still have a week before school starts although the rest of the world has already started from what I hear! I found two things that made me really happy! First, I found these super cute little containers that are perfect for my Sequin storage and they were on sale! They were .50 each and they even stack! I think I have made it obvious this week that I LOVE my sequin collection!
The second thing I found was a business card holder that is in the form of a wallet or notebook. I decided to use it for a mini album. I'll be showing the album tomorrow for the new product tour, but tonight I'm going to give you a sneak of some of the "business cards" I am making for it. It is going to be an album about our fun summer vacation!
Supplies: Stamp Sets: Fall Foliage, Design Stylish Friends, All Occasion Place Setting, and Celebrate Life by My Favorite Things; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Washi Tape: Queen and Co.; Sequins: Studio Calico; Ink: Hero Arts; Twine: Studio CAlico; Sticker: Echo Park; Markers: Copic, Micron 02, Uniball by Signo
Here are images of the four stamp sets I used by My Favorite Things - all part of the September releases:
For the first "business card", I first stamped "our week" from the Celebrate Life set three times on different color papers.
I also stamped the same sentiment on my background paper. I then cut out portions of the image from each color and placed them over my stamped image. (I know there is a name for this technique - but I don't know it - does anyone else?). Last I used the small circle stamp with pink ink from the Fall Foliage set along the curves on my paper. I love this stamp as I often use the end of an eraser to stamp dots this size - this is even better!
For the next card, I used the same technique, but this time, I added some stamped circles from the Fall Foliage set over the stamped words "love you" before cutting them out.
For the next card, I stamped the cute little girl from the Stylish Friends set and used the same technique to replace her with yellow patterned paper. I then stamped her again and replaced her dress and bow. I cut the "you make me smile" stamp into two images and stamped them on the side of the card in pink ink.
For the last card, I stamped the placemat outline from the Place Settings stamp on pink paper and cut it out. I then stamped the "let your smile change the world" from the Celebrate Life set twice - once on the pink background and once on light blue paper. I cut the words out and attached them over the pink image.
If you love to cut, but don't particularly like to color, this technique is for you! You get lots of color in your stamped image without pulling out your markers. But the cutting can be a bit tedious. Luckily I like to cut AND color, so I loved using this technique.
Come back and visit tonight during the New Product Tour to see the business card holder mini album these cards will go in. Today's releases are SO AWESOME - some of my favorites from September! Go back to the MFT blog to leave a comment to win a $75 gift voucher to their store! See you later tonight! Suzy