What does THIS title mean you ask? If you came from the MFT blog, you understand MFT lingo. But if you came from my old world (haha), you might need a little explanation. My Favorite Things releases new products each month (stamps, stencils, die-namics, inks, ribbons, cardstock, etc...). They show these products over an eight day period and call this teaser time. Each day, they show several of the releases and the design team shows creations using them. The posts go up each night at 12:00 am est (or 9:00 pm here in the west). On the eighth day, they have what is called a New Product Tour where all of the new releases are now available for purchase. A week or so later, they have release rewind for two days where the design team shows things made with the new releases again.
Ok, now back to the point of this post - I wanted to share a few things I made with my new stamp set called Sweet Christmas. It is now up for sale on the My Favorite Things website here if you haven't seen it yet. This is my second set that has come out and I will have a new one each month moving forward.
Today I am going to show you a few items I made to decorate a table during the holidays. I started by stamping several of the images in the Sweet Christmas set with black ink on white cardstock. I then colored in the images with markers and added some glitter glue.
Next, I cut all of the images out leaving a small white border around the edges. Some may hate this step - for some odd reason, I find it to be very therapudic and give me an excuse to catch up on some of my favorite TV shows!
The first thing I wanted to make with the cut out images is name tags for a holiday table. I started by using the pierced traditional tag stax die-namics just released. I used the two middle size tags as shown below.
I folded each tag in half lengthwise. I glued a cut out candy cane to the top of a toothpick. I tied some twine around the two tags layered on top of each other. I added a name tag using either black or white ink depending on the color of the cardstock. I ended up with these:
I started by coloring and cutting out several of the Christmas trees from my stamp set. I added some rhinestones for decorations and some glitter glue. I then stapled them to a piece of ribbon that was about 18" long so I had enough on each side to tie a bow.
Now that the name tags and table favors are ready, I wanted to make something to go on the actual plate to hold the napkins. I started by cutting some of my favorite cardstock colors into 4x6" rectangles. I then used my die-cut machine to cut out some of the "Insert It 3x4 Pocket" die-namics.
Next, I took the gingerbread houses I had earlier colored and cut out and used them on front of each pocket after I assembed them. It is so easy to do! You just fold over the two small edges and glue them to the inside of the pocket. If you use a scoring blade, the folds are perfect.
Next, I folded some paper napkins to fit inside them. I just folded them in half corner to corner and then folded the two sides over and stuffed them inside like you would with a hankercheif in a jacket pocket.
Last, I had some colored trees, so I decided to make tags that would also fit inside these pockets as another option for them. This way they could house a cute note, be attached to a gift, or even a goodie plate during the holidays. I started with the largest tag in the pierced stitched tag stax die-namics.
I also used my favorite loopy border die-namic. I picked some of the sentiments from my Sweet Christmas set. I used circle punches to make the center of the tags. And I added some Christmas washi to hold the sentiments in place. Last, I added some ribbon to the top of the tags.
I hope you enjoyed this trip down holiday lane using my new Sweet Christmas stamp set. The possibilities are endless for cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and home decor. I hope you have as much fun with them as I have this past week! Now to "undecorate" my house and get in the mood for Halloween - haha! Have a great week friends! suzy