Thursday, November 8, 2012

MFTeaser Day 2

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Hi everyone,
Welcome to day 2 of the MFTeasers in preparation of the release of the new stamp sets which are all due to be released by MFT Stamps this coming Tuesday 13th November.

Today the Design Team are featuring two of the new stamp sets from designer Laina Lamb. The two stamp sets being featured is Document It Days and Dates and Journal It Calendar Basics.

I love creating calendars and a number of years ago I used to make quiet a few each year including hostessing calendar swaps. Earlier in the year while my husband and I were shopping at Ikea I found this fun photo frame thingy which had pockets to put the photos in it. When I saw it I thought it would be a great idea to use to for a calendar so picked it up straight away. So when I found out about the new Journal It Calendar Basics stamp set I knew I had to use this frame. I plan on creating a calendar page each month using the new MFT stamps being released like I did a couple of years back when the Pure Innocence Flowers of the month sets were released.

The calendar portion of the Journal It Calendar Basics stamp set can be used with the Die-namics LLD Insert It - 3x4 Insert. I used Sweet Tooth cardstock for the calendar. I stamped the Calendar Grid using black ink and then stamped ‘December’ using the new MFT Wild Cherry Ink Pad and the numbers using MFT Jellybean Green Ink Pad.

One tip I have for stamping the numbers is start with the number 0 and work backwards, that way you don’t have to keep going back and forth with the numbers 1,2 and 3.

To create the scene on the background I used the new Die-namics Snow Drifts die …. LOVE LOVE LOVE this die, it is one I have had on my wish list for a long time … it can be used for snow (of course), grass and just a fun border. I will have more on this for you to see coming up this week.

I also used the new Die-namics Jumbo Snowflake which I die cut three times from glittery paper and trimmed down two of the pieces and then layered using foam tape and finishing off using a Wild Cherry Button and Hemp Cord.

On the bottom of the calendar I added the year (this page is for 2013) using the numbers from Die-namics LLD Accent It Calendar Components using Wild Cherry cardstock

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 13 from 8-10 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 November 13 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • 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 b e posted on November 13 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Stamps: LLD Journal It Calendar Basics – MFT Stamps
Paper: Sweet Tooth Card; Wild Cherry Card – MFT Stamps; Glitter Card; DP – Basic Grey
Die-namics: Insert It 3 x 4; Jumbo Snowflake; Snow Drifts; Accent It Calendar Components – MFT Stamps
Other MFT Products: Wild Cherry Ink; Jellybean Green Ink; Wild Cherry Button; Hemp Cord
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

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40 comments:

Liz said...

Super cute cant wait

Gypsy 2 said...

Thanks for the tip on stamping the numbers Frances.Love your calendar idea.

femke said...

hi frances,

love the idea of making a calender with the Journal It Calendar Basics!!! thank you for the numbering tips.

greetings femke

Alina said...

Lovely december calender! Love this stamp set! it is so wonderful!

wendy said...

wonderful idea, love the calendar page Frances

jonim52 said...

Love the calendar, and that snow drift die is awesome!

Jill Norwood said...

Great tips and a wonderful calendar! Love the dimensional snowflake!

Casandra Bennett said...

Very nice. Love that snowflake die.

Inge said...

Beautiful calendar page Frances!

Beate said...

I love how you layered the snowflake die. I thought I didn't need it, but you convinced me otherwise. :)

Shari said...

Frances, what a great calendar page! Love the scene you set and that bug snowflake is so pretty!

Hugs;
Shari

Cindi Flass said...

Great calendar! I love the snowdrifts (that one is a must have) and the snowflake is so pretty.

Michele Boyer said...

SO cute, Frances! I love the layered snowflake and snowdrift border!

Angie said...

Stunning!!! They have something at Michaels that I "almost buy" every time I go in there! It is a pretty one legged stand that holds I think a 6 x 6 and one that holds larger....Your project makes me want to go out and buy it and make some calendar pages for it!!! Love your calendar....and I just wrote down the snow drift die for my wish list!!! It could be used for hills or sand as well as snow!!!

Karen Motz said...

This is a lovely calendar page, and look at you getting a head start on 2013!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful calendar page, Frances! I love how you created this using the frame from IKEA. It almost makes me wish I were still working so I could make gifts for my co-workers...notice I said "almost." ha! ha!

Kim said...

What a cool calendar, Frances!

BethieJ said...

What a FUN idea! That frame is PERFECT for a calender.. thinking I need to go to Ikea! :)
Have a GREAT day!!!

Mary Gillmarten said...

OMG Frances! This is gorgeous! I love those skinny numbers! I only thought of the die as a negative space thing! I love the snowflake, I love whole calendar idea! I can't wait!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beautiful calendar page...kudos

Cindy Haffner said...

I so love these dies Frances!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful calendar page and a great idea. Love that snowflake.

zehra said...

Lovely page, love the snowdrift

Alina said...

beautiful, another lovely idea!

Jenni said...

great calendar page!!

jennik

Amber Milone said...

This is a wonderful idea, love it!

Tracey said...

This would be such a great gift idea!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Awesome calendar page, Frances. I am really loving that snow drift die - I will be johnny on the spot to order that one!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a creative idea! Love your calendar page, especially your snow covered hills!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the FUN project!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Kelly Braund said...

Really cute calendar!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So super cute!!!

Caroline said...

Great idea! I have a "left over" Maya Roads easle that looks very similar to this that would make a great stand for a calendar! Oh this release is giving me so many great crafting ideas!

Golda said...

This is so cool!

Isabel Z said...

You ladies are so inspiring!

Flo said...

Love your calendar and your multi-layer snowflake.

Kimberly S. said...

How CUTE!! I love that snow drift die as well!! Could have used this yesterday when I was making a card for a friend....can't wait to get it!!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Wow! All of the elements on this card. Came together very nicely. Beautiful. Smooches...

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Love the idea of this calendar! I can't wait to see the rest of the months that you create! I'm sure they will be just as gorgeous as this one! :)

Shanna Shands said...

I love the snowflake and the layering you did with it!