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Jun 27, 2009

Bark Worthy Bites - MFT Presents Preview

I have a preview of an upcoming stamp set called "Puppy Chow" from My Favorite Things for you today.  Its one of two new label sets made especially for the Perfect Packaging.

As I operate a home daycare, we don't have any pets - I mean really, don't you think my hands are full as it is?! Giggle.

But my buddy Karen has a little pup that this stamp set reminds me of.  And, I figured this little set of treats might put me on his good side...  

I wanted, and fully intended, to bake him up some home made doggy treats, but I've been crazed with everyone home for summer vacation.... so when I was at the market I bought a bitty size of doggy treats for him, I loved that the packaging read "For Small Friends."  Isn't that cute?   

The Perfect Packaging tins are so easy to alter.  I add a bellyband of just under two inches of cardstock, and I cover the top of the tin by tracing the lid onto the backside of my chosen patterned paper and cut it out.  Then using Zip Dry adhesive, I stick in in place and then once its dry, I quickly buff the edges with a sanding block. Easy peasy!  They are sold in a four pack and are sooo reasonably priced.  I think they are just such a great way to dress up a home made treat, or personalize a store bought treat!  

Then comes the fun part - adding tags and trims and a quick stamped label.  I used my Janome for detail all around the label, and then added a hanging tag with a button and bow combination at the top of the project.  I decided to stamp a quick little 3x3 card to go with the set as well - stamping the envelope to coordinate and finishing that off with a little ribbon.  I love doing that for things I hand deliver - makes such a cute extra little touch.  Especially when its a present for another stamper - those little details don't get lots on other stampers, and well, I *know* that Karen knows my rule about fluffing up a bow to look all pretty again once you open the envelope. Sometimes I worry about how my cards arrive and are presented by non stampers (shudder....)

Be sure to blurf around to visit the Sweet Sixteen (see my sidebar for links) or check the My Favorite Things Gallery on Splitcoast Stampers to see previews the next few days of the upcoming sets!  The release will be Wednesday, July 2nd!  

How could I POSSIBLY FORGET!! You won't want to miss the chance to WIN THE FULL NEW RELEASE!  Paula will be posting the "One Click Challenge" today with the chance to win the entire release to one lucky stamper!!  Be sure to check the MFT Member Company Forum for details!!

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