May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night
and a smooth road all the way to your door.
~ Irish Blessing
All the teasing is over . . . because after a week of taunting you with all the new products being released at My Favorite Things, they're finally here. All of the new stamps and Die-namics are now available at the My Favorite Things Boutique!
Thank you, thank you to everyone who visited me this past week and especially to all of you who left such sweet comments. It's been a blast hanging out with the My Favorite Things team – they are the best of the best – and so are all of you!
Earlier today I showed you how you could use the Snowflake Doily Die-namic to make a window in a box or use it as an embellishment to alter a vintage canning jar, coffee cup, pillow box, or coaster.
So . . . without further delay . . . as promised, my final suggestions for crazy fun things you can do with the new Snowflake Doily Die-namic.
You can make the Snowflake Doily really pop with beads, rhinestones or pearls. I put some metal nail-head stickers on the points of the snowflake that coordinated with buttons the little Pure Innocence girl's coat.
I paper pierced the center of the snowflake (i.e., poked holes in it) using as my guide a very sophisticated and expensive tool (not!): Plastic Canvas. You can usually find sheets of this plastic canvas in different shapes at the big craft stores near the yarn.
And, lastly, you can use the Snowflake Doily to add some charm to your Christmas presents.
This Cosmo Cricket paper, Dear Mr. Claus, is one of my favs. I love its vintage feel. A new, tiny fabric shop in my town is carrying the same Cosmo Cricket line in Fabric. Shut the Front Door! It's so fun. I love making bows out of fabric strips – so, there you have it. I just may not let anyone open this present so I can keep admiring the wrapping and how nicely it coordinates with my card.
But, the gift needs a tag, and I promised to show you a trick with the new Postage Stamp Stax.
I cut this image out of the Cosmo Cricket paper and wanted to frame it with the Postage Stamp Stax Die-namic. This set has six nesting dies. The 1-1/2" wide by 1-1/8" long die was too small. The 2-1/4" wide by 1-5/8 " long had the right height, but it was too long.
So, I cut out the 2-1/4" wide by 1-5/8" wide die. Then, I put the cut paper back into the die but slid it up just one notch, like this. I taped it into place so it would stay put in the die cut machine.
Here's how it looks on the other side:
After it goes through the die cut machine, it looks like this.
Its the same width, but now it's shorter.
You can use this technique to trim your postage stamp size down a "notch" or two, or three horizontally or vertically . . . to just about any postage stamp size you need.
Here are the Copic markers I used, a fun vintage find I added as an embellishment to the card and package (love these flea market finds), and the rest of the toys from My Favorite Things I used to create this card and gift package.
Thanks again for letting me be a part of all the festivities surrounding this new release. It's been a blast.