Monday, January 2, 2012

My Favorite Things Teaser Time - Pure Innocence

Hello my darling friends!!  Are you getting as excited as I am for Release Night???  I cannot WAIT!! This has been an outstanding week and today is no exception.  Today there are six...yes I said SIX Pure Innocence sets being shown today!  So amazing!  I am previewing Paper Dolls.  It is oh so crazy sweet.  I am also going to show you a bit of a teaser project that I will give you full instructions for in tomorrow's Die-namics Preview. 

But first up is my creation using PI - Paper Dolls as well as it's FANTABULOUS coordinating Die-namics Border Die! (talk about SWOON??!??!!?)

I started by stamping her onto Xpress white cardstock.  I paper pieced her adorable jumper using Basic Grey - Oxford paper.  I used MME paper for the paper dolls in her hands which were also pieced.  Her shoes are glazed up with Glossy Accents. 

As you can see, I used the Paper Dolls Border Die-Namics (this would also be AMAZING for scrapbooking!!) to create a fantastically textured background.  I pulled most of the colors out of her little jumper to embellish and make the plaid really pop.  I used the new Monogram Alphabet (love love LOVE)'s another that you'll need on your list, to create a large XO sentiment panel on the top left in addition to my chunky, "chipboard-esque" Bracket Tab Die-namic sentiment holder.  (I will share a super fast tip on how to create this tomorrow!)
I did a bit of stitching, added perfectly placed decorative stick pins and two vintage buttons threaded with twine (never, ever any naked buttons!!) in the lower right corner.  And once again, I was happy.  

For my interior, I used the newly released last month's Mix and Match Banner Die-namics as well as the new Oval Open Scallop Doily Die-namic.  I added a few brads to anchor the banners and some super wonky stitching to jazz it all up a bit.  I used another sentiment from the PI - Paper Dolls set to finish off the interior. 
I do have one other CRAZY, FABULOUS, FUN and SCRUMPTIOUS thing to show you today.  It's a tiny gift of love to my daughter.  She's a lover of all things sweet and yummy...especially when they are in stuffed style!  And by that I mean "stuffed animal style"!   She loves stuffed cupcakes, candies, and fruits and has quite a collection on her dresser.  So - without further ado - using this month's new to be released Berry Box Die-namics I've made another soft bobble to add to her collection.
The seeds are hand stitched.  The lines on the green hull are stitched with my sewing machine.  I will be showing how I created this out of luscious felt tomorrow in the Die-namics Focus but I wanted to show you just how sweet it is and tell you that it is the perfect vessel to use if you were to give candies or tiny embellishments or small groupings of rolled up ribbon as a gift.  Crazy sweet!!  But - more on that tomorrow  when I'll have two different fun things to show you during the Pre-Release Pep Rally and Die-namics Focus!

I want to thank you all SO much for popping by today to check out my creations!  I can't thank you enough for all of your amazingly sweet and kind comments you've left me during this entire Teaser Time.  I am humbled and honored.
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!!  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.
Wondrously Wonderful MFT Die-namics used in today's creations:
Many happy New Year Hugs!



StampOwl said...

loving your felt strawberry

Ardilla said...

Cute new stamp... love your card!
The strawberry is superyummy :)

Kelli Jo said...

Can't wait to get my hands on that dienamic!!!!!

Jenni said...

very cute berry!!!


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so adorable

Crystal R said...

I am loving both your card and strawberry. Super cute.

Jennifer said...


Cute card!!! :) That paper is awesome-it looked like a bingo card on your card front!

And that strawberry-the cutest!!! :) What a great idea to stuff it with stuffing (batting)! Love, love, love it! And that is love, hand-stitching all those cute seeds on it! ;)

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Bridget said...

Oh, my goodness, Meredith, I LOVE the strawberry in felt - that is just FABULOUS and so's your card!

Gabby said...

What a cute PI paper doll set! Nice card. I love your felt strawberry. :)

Donna said...

Great card, & the strawberry is amazing! Your hand stitching adds so much- I love it.

Kristy Hansen said...

Cute card and the strawberry looks great made out of the felt. Can imagine a whole basket of them. ksh

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Meredith! Great mix of papers! You did a lovely job coloring this sweet image! :D

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Cute little strawberry! What a fun little gifty!!

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love that strawberry dienamic :)

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

I love what you have done with today’s teasers! I really love your card...but that felt strawberry? Goodness, but that is just adorable and amazing!

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JAVAGIRL said...

Congrats on the guest design spot.

Jan Garber said...

Your card colors are great! I would even feel comfortable giving this to a my hubby, with a different sentiment inside, of course! Love the layered banner!

jan farnworth said...

love the strawberry and your card is super cute.

Dawn said...

Love it! The strawberry is so SWEET!

Melody said...

Love all your paper piecing and that felt strawberry with the hand stitched seeds is the cutest!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love all the layers and textures, and that you repeated that plaid in her dress too. Thanks!

Queen Mary said...

Wonderful Meredith! Especially the felt strawberry! What an exciting new dienamic!

Shannon said...

The felt strawberry is fabulous!!! Your card is cute too - love how you pieced the dress with same DP as the background.

Dee said...

Meredith... You out did yourself......SWEET!!!!!

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

I did a mini scream when I saw the felt strawberry. What an ADORABLE project I'm sure your daughter will LOVE!!

AShu93 said...

Love the felt strawberry! And the plaid you used one the card.

TaraG said...

What a SWEET card, Meredith. Love the papers and the colours and so much to see here and all perfectly arranged!!! Your strawberry is absolutely the cutest thing ever...LOVE it to bits!!!!

sharon g said...

That looks like a dress I had when I was about 7. I LOVED it. Nice job. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Trisha said...

Just totally awesome. Love the little plaid dress and all your spectacular layers and use of corrugated and kraft stock.

Wendy said...

Freakin' fantastic!!! You rock this release girlfriend!

Tanya said...

the card is just adorable, and the strawberry, love it in the felt, soooo cute!

B. Poteraj said...

Great job on both. I like the patterns and colors.

Angie said...

Beautiful!!! Love the DP and then again in her dress!!!! Such a pretty card!!! The strawberry is such a sweet giftie for your daughter!!!!

zehra said...

Awesome dp, lovely card, that berry is so sweeeet, love it

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Oh my goodness. I love your felt strawberry! :) And I really enjoy your contrasting colors on your card!



Darlene L said...

Love the felt strawberry and love the dp paper you used in your card.

Lisa H. said...

soooo, cute! love your PI...always great details and surprises on your cards.

Debbie Carriere said...

This card is fantastic!! Love the colors and how the grid paper on the front reminds me of a bingo card - just wonderful!

Karen Giron said...

Your card is absolutely darling and I love all the little elements you tucked in behind the image. So cute! Your strawberry is so cute -what a perfectly fun gift for your daughter!

JessicaK said...

Love the colors on your PI card; beautiful layout.

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