Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Favorite Things--Release Day is coming up.

It's release time at My Favorite Things  .  The actual release takes place on Tuesday, December 6th and the information about it can be found here.   Have you been hopping along the past few days and seeing all the previews that the DT has created?  Wow--their work has been amazing and I've definitely got some of the new products on my wish list.

What's most important is that for every release there is a Guest Designer contest.  I've decided to play along this month, and the theme is Play Tag.  If you're interested in playing along too, check out all the information here.

I've created a tag and card/book with tag combo this month.  Here`s the two items together:

I used the Pure Innocence-Hello Cupcake stamp as the feature in my project.  I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the A la Mode set-Birthday girl-- on the tag on the front of the card/book. The pocket and tag on the card/book front are made with the Pretty Pocket die and stamp set

Here are some pictures of the inside of the card/book:

Here's a picture of the tag itself:

Some highlights for my project are:

1.  I dyed the seam binding to match the ink.  Put the seam binding in a plastic bag and add some copic refill.  Mix it well, and let it dry.
2.  I used the jelly roll pen throughout the project to add some slight bling.
3. I ran the tag through the cuttlebug using the snowflake folder.  I coated the debossed side of the tag with stickles and used a credit card to spread it thoroughly on the tag, being sure to fill in the debossed sections.   I used the credit card to wipe off the excess stickles and then dried it with my heat gun.

Thanks for looking at my projects today.  I've got some great competition for this month's GDT contest.  Cross your fingers for me.

Products used:
MFT Solid Bracket Border
MFT Oval Decorative Doily
MFT Pretty Pocket Die and Stamp Set
Stickles--diamond dust
Jelly pen--clear
Soukwang tape
TH Antique Linen ink
Momento Ink
Buttons from my stash
Seam Binding
Copics--E27, 50, 53, BG45, T2,4, R39
Cuttle bug snowflake folder
Heat gun

Challenges for this project:

MFT GDT Contest
Paper Play Challenge 48
Simon Says Stamp
2 Sisters Challenge
Sassy Studio
Bizzy Bec's--anything goes
Stamping Royalty
Sassy Cheryl
Creatalicious Challenges
Bling It On
Christmas Blog Challenge
 Fab N Funky


  1. What a cute tag and card. The colors are awesome and the coloring is too. Thanks for joining us this week at SSD. Good luck and hope to see next week.
    Christine DT at SSD

  2. Great take on this weeks Birthday theme, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy for a few more days if your interested :)

  3. Gorgeous tag and card book. Both are beautiful! And your images are beautifully colored.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

  4. Wow!! Beautiful projects! Good-luck on the GDT- your card and tag are amazing!! All design elements are wonderful, Janet!

  5. What a sweet card and tag! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky's "Anything Goes" challenge!

  6. So pretty - thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

  7. So cute and pretty, love the colours you've used karen x

  8. so pretty :0)...thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x

  9. So cute, I love all the inked edges. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week, please pop back today and join us for our new challenge. Annette. xx

  10. Seriously? This is why I don't make cards! Everyone else is so much better! Love this! Your colours are fantastic and fun. What a great project Barb. A home run for sure.

  11. gorgeous card and tag, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge