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.
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