Today is all about handmade projects and gift ideas. I don't know about you but sometimes I like to give "handmade" gifts instead of store bought ones. I especially love to do this on Valentine's Day because its an extra special way to tell someone you love them. So much of yourself goes into anything handmade that it makes it more meaningful. So for today's My Favorite Things sneak peak I am bringing you two V-day gift ideas featuring the new "Be Mine" mini that will be released on Wednesday. The first project is a paper cup I made from the new MFT Digital Paper pack available now. I made this template from a paper cup I had saved because I found it neat. I scored all the edges with my Scor-Pal and adhered everything together with some sticky tape. I colored in the hearts with my Copic markers and adhered them onto two circle die cuts made with my nestablities. The ribbons are a combination of SU and May Arts and the hanging heart clip is from Paper Studio. The heart chipboard sticking out of the cup is from Cosmo Crickets' Buck Naked Buttons & More collection. I added some DD glitter to make it sparkled and adhered it to a floral stick so that I could insert it into my cup. The inside is filled with Hershey Kisses. The second project is an altered Target dollar spot mailbox. I missed out on these last year so when I saw a bunch at my local T I had to stock up. This one is altered with some more of the yummy MFT Digital paper pack. I used my slit punch to create the scallops with Close to Cocoa card stock. I also doodled some dots with my white gel pen. The hearts are stamped with VersaMagic Jumbo Java and Petunia ink. I also added glitter to make them sparkle. The scalloped heart behind them is another nestabilites die cut. The are cut out in Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip. The ribbons are also a combo of SU and May Arts. The paper flower and brad is also from the Target dollar spot. The clear bloom is Maya Road. The inside of the mailbox contains a cute love poem which is also included in the MFT mini set. I stamped it on a white rectangular/scalloped nestabilites die cut. Well I hope I have inspired you to make some handmade gifts for you significant other this V-day. Stay tuned for some more MFT sneak peaks tomorrow.
PS Don't forget that ....My Favorite Things will be hosting a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday night (January 9th) from 9-11 pm EASTERN time. There will be sneak peeks, lots of fun and a chance to become MFT’s next Guest Designer. Head over to the MFT forum at SCS for more details.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Posted by Ana Wohlfahrt at 1:09 AM