My Favorite Things Teasers with Lisa Johnson

And so today, my world it smiles,
your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
Thanks to you it will be done,
for you to me are the only one.
   ~ "Thank You" lyrics by Robert Plant for Led Zeppelin

Thank you everyone for stopping by! I'm super duper thrilled to be part of the My Favorite Things Teasers, so it seemed ever so appropriate to start my teasers with a Thank You card.

It's here: Teaser Time for My Favorite Things! I'm always giddy to see the new releases, but this time I got to play along with the amazing team at My Favorite Things to help them unveil all the yummy new toys. I think this is my favorite release Evah! Ya'll are just going to flip. (Yes, all this excitement brings out my Texas twang.)

My Favorite Things (MFT) knows how to party!

  • Save the date now to attend the New Release Party on December 11 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 11 at 10:00 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time. Get your wish lists to your Santa quickly, because these puppies sell out fast.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now. Yes, that's how I got this gig! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can take my place and win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • To see all the teasers for today, click on over to the MFT Blog. Be sure to leave comments on the designer's blog sites as you visit them for the chance to win one of two, $10.00 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on December 11 just before the release party on the MFT blog.

Are you blessed with people in your lives who always know exactly the perfect gift? My mother in law was one of those people. Even on that first awkward Christmas when my Tom and I had just started dating, she knew how to make me feel perfectly welcomed with a gift that immediately made me feel a part of her family. And when Ben and Caitlin were growing up she magically always knew the exact  clothing sizes. It was as if she took notes all year long and listened to wishes we didn't know we had. Her gifts from past Christmases are still some of my most cherished treasures.

Yeah, I'm not one of those magical people who always knows the perfect gift.

I like to give gift cards.

And, people like to get gift cards from me because, well, the consequences of getting a gift I pick out could be bad.

I'm showing off one of two new sets designed by the uber talented Lisa Johnson, Gift Card Greetings II. Thank you Lisa for making us gift-card-givers look Good.


Here's the inside – with the perfect sentiment from the same set.

Did you spy some new Die-namics? I used some new favorites I'm sure you'll see on lots of my projects in the future: the new Winter Rose, Sentimental Flourish, Horizontal Gift Card Pocket, and Looped Border.

I treated the Sentimental Flourish and Looped Border with some micro-glitter to take it uptown, using a technique similar to the one shared by paper-craft genius Jody Morrow here. I covered the top side of the Banana Split card stock with an adhesive sheet, removed the  adhesive backing and sprinkled it with the fine glitter. Then I ran the sparkly paper through the die cut machine with the Looped Border and Sentimental Flourish Die-Namics. If you're working with fine glitter, you can add the glitter to the paper before you run it through the die cut. It makes a really beautiful effect.

Rumor has it the new ink colors being released this week are Razzleberry and Lemon Drop, and I'm just the kind of crazy to combine those colors into one project. When I spotted a lollypop with the same color combo, I knew it was fated for this:

Did you know My Favorite Things carries patterned paper now, too? Here are the other My Favorite Things toys I used for these projects.



Thank you again for swinging by. You still have places to go and people to see . . . off with you. Go visit the MFT Blog and say hi to the other designers for me.

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Sweet Comments

  1. WOW! Amazing projects shared today!! I LOVE the BEAUTIFUL flowers and the FUN colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  2. Gorgeous Gorgeous!!! LOVE the glitter on the Sentimental Flourish! You’re a crafty genius yourself!!!

  3. Beautiful card Linda, love the felt Winter Rose,…so cute!
    Inge recently posted . . . December MFTeasers Day #1, LJD Gift Card Greetings and On the LineMy Profile

  4. what a gorgeous gift card..beautiful felt flower creation too!

  5. Linda, wow your card is soooooo pretty! I love the way you layered up the felt flower, just gorgeous!

    SHARI GREEN recently posted . . . Happy Birthday to my MOM!My Profile

  6. great paper choice! these are soooo, so pretty! love the sweet Winter Rose you created with felt, it’s beautiful. and that treat holder is stunning, too. well done!
    Lisa Henke recently posted . . . MFT December Teasers Begin!My Profile

  7. Great card! I love the colors.

  8. Love that yellow, gorgeous card!

  9. Beautiful projects, Linda! I always love to check out your blog for inspiration! I love the color combo of pink and yellow- so vibrant! Really popped this a.m.!

  10. So wonderful to have you designing with us this month, Linda! And what a gorgeous way to kick off the month! I love how you tied all the new products together on this card! Just gorgeous!
    Barbara Anders recently posted . . . Nikolaki vs Atelier VersaceMy Profile

  11. Oh my gosh Linda – these are AWESOME!! You rock, and so deserve this guest designer spot!!

  12. Beautiful card, Linda. Happy Holidays!
    Casandra B. recently posted . . . DD#31 Believe CardMy Profile

  13. liz schaefet says:

    Love these coloes

  14. FABULOUS projects!! Your story made me SMILE.. and then chuckle when I got to the part of you giving gift cards! I think we all WISH we had that gift giving ability.. god bless the gift card! LOL!! :)
    Gonna be another FUN month of MFT I can tell already!!
    Have a GREAT day!
    BethieJ recently posted . . . PIO Share- Poinsettia Box!My Profile

  15. OH wow, love love love!
    Mary J recently posted . . . Another gift holderMy Profile

  16. Amazing, love what you did with the new goodies! Awesome papers by the way!
    Monique1971 recently posted . . . Leuke advent-actie op Snoesjes blogMy Profile

  17. What a beautiful card! I love your colors and paper choices!

  18. These are GORGEOUS Linda!

  19. Beautiful outside and inside. Love the cheerful colors.

  20. The clothespin is adorable. I really like the loop die and how you did that!

  21. Beautiful card Linda! Makes me happy! Love the beautiful Winter Rose!
    Mona Pendleton recently posted . . . hello…MFT December Teasers Day 1My Profile

  22. Gorgeous card! Love your beautiful rose and gorgeous flourish!!!!

  23. Rosemary D says:

    holey moley!! your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! that felt flower is stunning!!!

  24. Such a lovely card and Yellow is one of my FAVORITE colors. Smooches…
    Felicia recently posted . . . On A Mission… "Otway Family – Missionary Trip"My Profile

  25. Wow!! Your card is so fun and amazing!! LOVE the colors and the layout you used! You added so many fun details to this masterpiece…I just love them all!!

  26. oh wow, this is so fabulous.
    Holly AKA KopyKat recently posted . . . Goodnight MoonMy Profile

  27. pretty card, love your bright, happy patterned paper colors

  28. Not usually a big yellow fan, but your samples are wonderful!
    Laurie recently posted . . . BIG flower – ODBD 57My Profile

  29. What a great card! I just went to the link to your friend’s blog, and read a few posts. What a wodnerful woman! And how blessed she is! What an amazing story of how she met her husband! You are a good friend to make a card for her husband!


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