Wednesday, September 01, 2010

MFT September Blog Hop and Shop

It's time to hop and shop! If you got here from Kim's blog, you're good to go, if not, head on back over there since that's the beginning--I don't want you to miss a thing!

OK, let's get going. Tonight I'm showing you Who's That Girl - Well Read. You may remember her from the VIP Package a couple of weeks ago, but she's available on her own starting NOW!

I've had this adorable little "book" box in my alterables stash for a while just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it--and this is it :)

First I painted it, then covered it with patterned paper. For the cover image, I stamped WTG on a Cream Perfect Paper Panel and, for the most part, paper pieced the entire scene, finishing it off with a little Copic coloring. See the mats it's mounted on? I made them with the brand new Perfect Bracket Edge Die-namics die. I love how this die has multiple "bumps" that allows you to create different size edges--or in this case, mats.

When this box is closed it looks amazingly like a real book, but it actually has a secret drawer that holds a stash of goodies.

Here's the "spine". I embossed the "title" with copper embossing powder and added my initials with the new Wendy Alphabet Set--after all, I "am" the author of *this* book, LOL.

OK, on to the goodies. I used some of MFT's fabulous felt to make a little pouch for a book light. It's finished off with a blanket stitch using embroidery floss and a felt flower cut with the Flower and Leaf Trio Die-namics die.


Having seen all the cute corner bookmarks floating around in blogland recently, I decided to do one for my little gifty box. I again used the Perfect Bracket Edge and Flower Trio Die-namics dies.

Of course a matching gift card holder was in order.



Finally, I threw in a couple of book plates for good measure, using the Framed Greetings Stamp and Die-namics. All sentiments are from WTG - Well Read.


Other MFT products I used are Fossil card stock and the Chocolate Kiss Button Collection.

And, last but not least, this month's Triple Scoop Set is Clearly Sentimental About Books--a perfect companion to WTG - Well Read :)

What's the Triple Scoop, you ask? Simply purchase 3 full sized sets ($15.95 or higher) and receive this FREE set from MFT. (You MUST purchase 3 full sized sets ($15.95 or higher) in order to receive the Triple Scoop Set. It will NOT be added to orders unless 3 full sized sets are purchased.) Two (2) $9 MINI sets qualify as 1 full sized set.

I started to make a card to match the gift set but I decided to do something a little different for this set and use some of MFT's digi paper from the School Collection. I thought this stacked book patterned paper was perfect for these book sentiments. And if you could see my house, you'd think it was the model for the paper, LOL!

I used the Perfect Bracket Edge and Framed Greetings dies on this, as well. You may have figured out by now that I LOVE Framed Greetings--well, actually I love ALL of the Die-namics dies! They make it so easy! Other MFT products I'm using on this card are Fossil, Red Hot, and Hot Fudge card stock and the Rolled Flower Die-namics die. The leaves were made with the Flower and Leaf Trio die.

Here's the inside with another sentiment.


Now, I've gabbed enough, but I have one more thing to tell you before I send you along to the next stop on the hop--the fabulously talented Jen! There's blog candy somewhere along the hop--but we're not tellin' where, so to have the best chance of winning it, you might want to leave a comment on every designer's blog :)

~Supplies~
Stamps:
WTG - Well Read, Wendy Alphabet, Framed Greetings (MFT)

Paper:
Fossil card stock, Cream Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Enchanted Evening (PTI); Moravia 12 x 12 stack (SEI)

Ink:
Memento Rich Cocoa; Veramark

Accessories/tools:
Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Perfect Bracket Edge, Flower and Leaf Trio, Framed Greetings Die-namics dies, buttons (MFT); Double End Tags (Spellbinders); twine (PTI); embroidery floss (DMC); fine detail copper embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool


34 comments:

  1. Okay, that was weird! I just finished commenting on your top post only to click back on the main page and find a new post! LOL LOVE your colors on your gift package and bookmark and your card is awesome! Just beautiful work as always :] You NEVER disappoint! Thanks for inspiring me...

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  2. love all the new stuff.. can't wait to see the rest of the hop!! tfs tu amiga Kat

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  3. Your book box is perfect for this set. What a wonderful gift ensemble!

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  4. The set and all of the details looking amazing and would make for a perfect gift for a book lover

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  5. Wow! What an amazing set. As an avid reader, I would love to receive something like that. Your card is lovely, too.

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  6. OMG! Barbara! This is just a fabulous set! What a great gift. Love the colors and papers you used!

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  7. Wowza!!!! What a great gift box!!! Love it!!! and you are soo smart with that spine!! Love it!!

    jennik

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  8. I'm speechless, this is amazing! How did you get both sides of your new scallop die perfect? You rock girl!

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  9. That is a fabulous book box & such great gifts for a book lover inside.

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  10. What a wonderful gift box! I LOVE LOVE that corner bookmark....what a neat idea! I need to google how to make one of these! Ok now, you had to go and make such a gorgeous card with the Framed Greetings didn't you? Love that set and your card!! You just crank out beauty after beauty!

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  11. oh WOW these are spectacular! so gorgeous- love the papers and the lovely embossing and all the awesome goodies inside the box and the card is simply stunning!!

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  12. AWESOME gifts - that book box is amazing!

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  13. Your book box & goodies are gorgeous.... and the card is stunning!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  14. You are SUCH a Talented BRAT!!!!! UGH!!!! IF only I had ONE OUNCE of your abilities... I can THINK up good stuff its the execution that KILLS ME!!!!!!

    This is SO awesome!!!!

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  15. Barbara you are so crazy talented and I am simply amazed by this post ....... I love that box .... and the papers that you used and all the different techniques..... I am in love with this whole post!!! Sorry if I sound crazy it is 330 am and I cannot sleep

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  16. This is fantastic Barb! Who wouldn't love to get this as a gift! Really awesome projects!

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  17. Oh goodness--it looks JUST LIKE a real book!!! Fab job.

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  18. Holy moly -- you are amazing! What an awesome set! :)

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  19. Absolutely wonderful. These are great and the pouch for the light is perfect!

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  20. Love these projects, gave me some great christmas ideas.

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  21. Your projects are stunning! Just beautiful stuff.

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  22. WOW this is awesome! I love that it looks like a real book, and it's filled with wonderful thing, those are really neat dies!!

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  23. Great projects--I am already thinking this would be a great Christmas gift idea.

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  24. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! What a fabulous projects, Barbara!!

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  25. great projects..i'm in love with that book digi paper, but don't think the printer i have right now could do it justice.

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  26. Eeeeeek! Oh my gosh, where do I even start?? The book box with all the goodies is just FANTASTIC!!...love the rich blues and everything is so BEAUTIFULLY detailed. Wowieeee! Love love Love!!

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  27. Barb, Great projects. LOVe the corner bookmark.

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  28. Everything you made is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. you are amazing! seriously a WOW project!!!

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  30. What a great set of cuteness! I love it all.

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  31. OMGosh, that box/book is AWESOME! LOVE the couch in the image, and your wood floor! What a CUTE idea! Fabulous designs, my friend!

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