Friday, December 30, 2011

My Favorite Things Teaser Time - CSS Romance and Pearls Of Wisdom

Hello my fellow MFT fans and friends!  So glad to be with you again today for what is sure to be another fierce and fabulous day of Teasers!  Today we are previewing two amazingly beautiful sentiment sets; Clearly Sentimental About Romance (you romantics out there...get ready to swoon!) and Pearls of Wisdom.  The Romance set is the Triple Scoop Set for this month and the Pearls of Wisdom, which was last month's Triple Scoop Set will now be available for purchase when everything is released on Tuesday night, January third.  If you are not familiar with the TSS here are the details:   The Triple Scoop reward is a full-sized stamp set offered to you absolutely FREE with a qualifying purchase of $60 or greater (before shipping and tax). 
All you have to do once you have achieved the minimum of $60 in product is click ADD TO CART (there is a message that pops up telling you that you are eligible) and you're good to go! 

For my creation today, I've used the Clearly Sentimental About Romance set.  I recently purchased a new 6x6 pack from 7gypsies - Lille and it's just so rustic, vintage and sweet!  I went through the entire pack pulling out lots of different styles.  Using the gorgeous new Layered Heart Die-namics, I started by stamping my sentiment onto the patterned paper.  (total swoon) I then threaded the perimeter with red baker's twine.  I matted it with navy cardstock and adhered them together with foam dots.  I layered the background and played a bit but thought it needed "something" in the back so I added a mini-string of banners using the Mini-Pennant Die-namics.  I threaded them with rustic twine and adhered them in place with teeny dots of Glossy Accents. 
I used my Wonky Scallop Border Die-namics (it's a MUST HAVE people...I use it CONSTANTLY!) to accent the bottom of my card front, stitched on with a zig zag stitch and paired with a bit of ivory lace trim.  As a final touch I added two floral stick pins into the foam between my two heart layers.  

My interior carries over the same color scheme and rustic style.  I snipped apart my sentiment so it would fit properly within the newly released last month's Oval Open Scallop Doily Die-namic.  In my travels recently, I picked up a set of the oval Spellbinder's Nestabilities.  The largest of which fits PERFECTLY just inside of the Oval Doily Die-namic.  Kim and her amazing team designs everything just "so" that they work nicely with lots of exterior products that you may happen to have.  It's lovely really!  (smile!)  
 
So as you can see, I stamped my snipped apart sentiment, first the word "heart" in red then the rest in black ink.  To accomplish this I simply used a basic red magic marker that I borrowed from my children's stash (if you must know it was a Mr. Sketch brand cherry scented marker =).  I did not use my Copics as they are permanent and will simply color your stamp and not transfer to your paper so you must used a water based marker in order for this to work.  I then nestled my sentiment oval into my Oval Die-namics and anchored the panel with two red brads.  A bit of stitching and voila! 
OK friends and MFT fans, that's all for me today!!  Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today to see a full list of designers participating in teasers today!

And, as always, here are the important administrative bits and bobs!!  Thanks so much for popping by today!  I hope you were inspired, as I always am by the amazing MFT products!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Amazingly awesome MFT products used in today's creation:


Holiday Hugs!
M
eredith
xoxo

38 comments:

Karen Giron said...

So cute Meredith! I love how you laced the pennants over the top of your card, so clever!

StampOwl said...

fabulous cards Meredith!

Marta said...

Gorgeous cards! Great job!

Marta
sassyscraps1@yahoo.com

Naomi said...

Oh, WOW! Your cards are absolutely FABULOUS, my crafty friend!

Hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas and I wish you and your family all the best in the year to come!

Hugs,
Naomi

Crystal R said...

You are a very talented lady. This card is gorgeous.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so adorable, love it

Heather said...

Gorgeous colours :)

Kelli Hull said...

Great job again today Meredith!

Donna said...

Very pretty cards...love the vintage papers you have used. The large hearts look great layered over the small banner!

Gabby said...

Nice card! Like the papers and use of sentiments and die cuts. :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love that wonky scallop border die. It's on my wish list!!

scrappingnana said...

Great cards. Love the colors and the details on both cards, especially the laced heart.

Lisa H. said...

soooo wonderful! looove the distressed papers and all the fun accents you added. cute, stuff!

Teresa said...

What a FUN card! I love all of the elements you incorporated into your layout...wonderful!

Maria C said...

awesome...love it

Dawn said...

So lovely Meredith!

Queen Mary said...

Meredith, another home run! Such a fun card with the pennants, the pins, the twine....

Darlene L said...

What a fun card..absolutely love it!

Elle said...

A sentiment to live by. Nice work of art-I really have enjoyed your artwork.

jan farnworth said...

totally sweet.

Debbie Carriere said...

Meredith, what a wonderful card!! Love those papers and the patterns you mixed and matched are great!!

Trisha said...

Wow, love your card, Meredith. These sentiments today are just blowing me away. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Clarissa said...

Sweet card Meredith. Lots of fun going on!

Lisa said...

Adorable card!!!! Love the new stuff coming!!!

conil said...

I love this card. You're very talented.

Tanya said...

wow, this is gorgeous! and that paper is awesome, I love it!

Susan said...

Pretty cards; love the heart lacing.

Jan Garber said...

Wonderful card, love the papers and pennants!

zehra said...

I love the inside and how you broke the whole sentiment, very sweet

Miriam Prantner said...

This card is wonderful! love all the dies you used, the houndstooth, the twine, just fabulous!

Carolina Little said...

Very cute card Meredith. Love the papers and the banner!!!

Shannon said...

Fantabulous!!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a delightful card Meredith! Love the how you laced the heart with Baker's Twine! The inside is so pretty too! Wonderfully done! :D

sharon g said...

The flags and twine look tooooooo cute!

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Very nice card.

XoXo,

Katie

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

Love the stitched heart with twine. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Very cute!!!! Love those mini pennants!!! Gorgeous!

postalorphan said...

cute cute cute - love the different coloring of part of the sentiment!