Thursday, October 18, 2018

MFT October Birthday Project Challenge–Gussie Up Your Gifts


Cards are critical components of a birthday celebration but don’t forget all the fun ways you can use your birthday-themed stash of stamps and Die-namics to accent gift tags and wraps as well. Create your own patterned paper, add some personality to your gift bags and tags, and even spruce up your envelopes to tie your look together!


So, people have birthdays on or around Christmas, right? I decided to decorate a plain bag and add a coordinating tag for a festive birthday gift for my project this month. I started by creating a Santa suit overlay for the bag using Poppy card stock (one of my FAVORITE MFT reds!), Black Licorice card stock for the belt using Basic Stitch Lines Die-namics and Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Square STAX cut from Gold Shine card stock for the buckle. Some Sweet Tooth felt worked great for the white fur on Santa’s suit.


For the tag, I cut Sweet Tooth card stock using Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics and decorated it with an image from Sassy Santa Stamp Set and Die-namics colored with Copic markers and a sentiment from Santa & Friends Stamp Set. Add some Black & White Basics Paper Pack, Snow Drifts Die-namics and the trees from Mountain High and it was just about done! Some crinkled seam binding and gold cord finished it off.

And that’s it from me! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has at the
MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog and we hope you’ll play along!


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Sassy Santa, Santa & Friends
Die-namics: Sassy Santa, Snow Drifts, Mountain High, Hearts in a Row – Horizontal, Cross-Stitch Tag, Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Square STAX, Basic Stitch Lines
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Poppy, Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Gumdrop Green, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Sweet Tooth felt
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, seam binding, silver cord



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