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Jun 5, 2012

MFT June Release is Here!


The New Release from My Favorite Things
 is now available HERE!

I have a huge post for you as part of tonight's New Product Tour.  I'm working with the new Pure Innocence: Hula Girl.  I used my Square STAX Die-namics to create an Instagram (a.k.a Polaroid) frame for a little scene building.  I used the negative space created by cutting out a Square STAX and then trimmed a rectangular shape from the remnant, and voila, Instagram frame! 



The next step was to go ahead and build my photo scene.  Let's take a close look at how I did that......

I pulled out my Catch a Wave Die-namics and cut it three times.  I created a little sand dune by cutting a hill freehand, and then placed that just below the waves.  Little Miss Hula Girl has a paper pieced little tankini.  



Since my main panel is so large, the Fishtail Flags STAX was a great way to add something extra to my layout.   I cut three of them from assorted patterned paper scraps and then stitched them into place.   


I added the coordinating papers to the inside of the card for a fully finished inside.  I cut two of the Square STAX and stamped the image in a lighter ink for a watermark feel.  I've tucked "Wish You" to the top portion of one of the Traditional Tags STAX and "Were Here" to the bottom of the little square. 


But wait... there's more...let's turn this card into a gift set!!  There are loads of ways to pair this fun theme to a vacation kit!   I've had a lot of fun with all this pink and green. If you know me well, you know its a favorite of mine....


If you're going on vacation, there's a few things you need.  A colorful beach towel and of course loads of sunscreen.  I love making gift sets like this, but gosh, they're hard to photograph in my regular little lightbox.  Here's a quick look at the items, and then I'll break them down for you in a minute.....   Once the gift tag is taken off the towel, it will make a perfect little bookmark for your summer beach reading.



I am using the Let's Toast Die-namics to create a little hang tag  for a bottle of sunscreen.  My poor kids, I'm the crazy sunscreen lady.  I'm so worried about their sweet skin and ensuring they don't get crisped!   I used the tiny circular tag included in the die-set to stamp "Aloha" and then tucked that behind the square panel.  I found the words "remember the" from Behind the Camera Die-namics and Stamp Set and then cut the "spf" with the By the Letters Die-namics


And I tied up a brand new beach towel with some pretty pink ribbon and added a coordinating gift tag with the Traditional Tags STAX.  I grabbed the sentiment "Go Coconuts" from the Hula Girl stamp set, and then added the double ended fish-tail flag to the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics.  

I stamped "vacation" with the Typewriter Alphabet.  You can see the Notched Border Die-namics stitched in green right across the center....  


Last, but certainly not least, I created an altered frame for my nieces to commemorate their family trip to Hawaii this spring.  This will match the girls room perfectly!  The ivory insert is where a 4x6 sized photo will go.  


I used the Traditional Tags STAX to note the location and date of the trip. It will peek out behind the photograph.  This was stamped with the Typewriter Alphabet (a real go-to favorite for me...)



And I reached for my Die-namics By the Letters for the caption "aloha"  It's added to the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics.   I made sure to put adhesive only on the lower edge of this flag so that a photo can slip in place. 



But here's the part of the frame I super love... these gorgeous Hibiscus Die-namics flowers. Do you see the embossed detail on the leaves?  I cut the petals twice and stacked them for loads of dimension.  You'll see that they're glued to the outside of the frame rather than tucked behind the glass.  This way you can appreciate all their dimension (though they'll not be protected from dust or ahem, little hands that will want to decimate them....)




Phew! That was a ginormous post, but I hope you had fun!  Be sure to head on over to the MFT Blog for links to all the participating designers tonight!













32 Comments    Post a Comment:

Michelle Hanway said...

oh Joanne, what a beautiful set!!! just in love with it all! Your nieces will love it!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Adorable gift set, Joanne!! We missed you at the release party!!

Tricia

Kristy Hansen said...

What a great gift set. I love the instagram image you created. My daughter loves that look so this would be fun to make for her. Love the colors and layout of each piece! Fun! ksh

soozle said...

WOW What a beautiful gift set! Love the colours, the flowers, the waves, the stitching ....just so much detail! TFS

wendy said...

gorgeous set, love the Hula PI and especially love the Hibiscus flowers!

Tracey said...

WOW!! You were busy! This is all so amazing!!

April Joy said...

That gift set is adorable!

Gabby said...

FAB post! Love the cute Hula card w/all the due cuts and pretty papers. The tags and pic frame are soooo cool! Great design, colors and I love all the die cuts and flowers. Fab! :)

Katie Skiff said...

Are you kidding me? This is so stinking cute!! I love the polaroid look!! WOW!!

Nancy Thomas said...

I love the Polaroid look especially but literally every little morsel of this ensemble is so well done, just chock full of great details.

Laurie said...

What a great set of projects! Love the card (waves are just so cute!)

Shari said...

Oh My Word! Your whole set is AHHH-Mazing!!! Love the card , the frame, the tags - everything! Fantastic job!

Hugs;
Shari

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! You totally outdid yourself. I LOVE the card, so sweet and the waves are just perfect, but I really LOVE the flowers and how you tied everything together. What a great set!

Angie said...

Wow! What an incredible gift set!!! Your neices will never forget it!!! Just beautiful work and gorgeous card!

Xandra said...

What a great giftset!!! Love every item! I'm sure your nieces will be so happy with it!

Judi said...

All I can say is WOW! Totally over the top CUTE! What fabulous creations! (OK, I said more than WOW, lol)

Dania said...

I'm a beach person so there is nothing not to like about these projects. They are perfect. Love the flower, that is on my metal wish list.

jan farnworth said...

very nice job love the waves you added behind her as she dancing. You did a great job on this gift set.

Keri said...

Very cute and very creative!

scrappingnana said...

This is so cute. Love th hula girl and the pretty flowers. TFS

Mary-Anne V said...

what a cute set...adore the frame.

Stacy Simpson said...

AMAZING gift set! Love all the layers of your card and the polaroid idea!

Candace said...

WOW is all I can say! That gift set is amazing! LOVE that frame!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVELY Gift Set!! I LOVE all of the little details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lisa H. said...

oh, Jo!! you had me at the instragram card...soooo cute AND then you pull out the darling gift set....awesome projects.

Amy Rohl said...

What a sweet set, Joanne! No detail left unturned!!

Krista O. said...

WOW, your projects are fabulous! Love the new hibiscus die. I live in Hawaii and that die is a MUST have! Mahalo for sharing! ;)

Makalah said...

LOVE this whole post! I want to make a similar frame to have a daily memory of the trip to Hawaii my boyfriend and I took a couple years ago. Now I just need a few dies to make it...hmm! ;)

Michele Boyer said...

This is AMAZING, Joanne! What a fantastic set!

Michele Boyer said...

This is AMAZING, Joanne! What a fantastic set!

Tracy said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I'm just dying over here Joanne. This is fan freakin' tastic!!! Love it all.

Lisa M said...

I'm blown away..this is THE coolest project EVER!!! Love your blog. ;)

 
 

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