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Apr 6, 2013

My Favorite Things - Teaser Time

I'm really excited to share a project I've been working on for this month's My Favorite Things new release.  Teaser time has changed around a bit since last month, and I must say, I'm loving the new style.  We're on our second day of teasers in preparation for our April New Release.  The new products will be available on April 9th at 10 PM in the MFT Boutique!

You'll want to hop on over to the MFT Blog for the full scoop - because there are some really AMAZING prizes to be had. You will NOT want to miss out on your chance to win. 

I have two projects to share today and I've got a really long post to share.  I hope you're okay to visit for a little bit!  

My Favorite Things will be releasing a STAX album designed especially for mini albums.  I've been enjoying making minis lately, so this was just PERFECT for me to get a little scrappy. 
For today's project, I'm using the largest of four dies to cut my pages.  I've cut all the page bases from MFT's Kraft card stock.  You'll see that this die features a straight edge on the left for binding, and then this beautiful bracket edge along the right hand side. I opted to bind this  little mini-book using an eyelet setter and a bit of hemp cord. 

Take a look at the Story Titles Die-namics.  This is a set of three dies that will each cut out one word.  I seriously love these.  Honestly. LOVE.  I cut "memories" from Hot Fudge card stock, and then layered with a cluster of three assembled Layered Roses.  Tiny felt leaves were cut using Sour Apple Felt and the Royal Leaves Die-namics.  Since my Fishtail Flags are never far from my fingertips,  I cut two from scraps and tucked them on the cover too.    

You can fit up to a 4x4 sized photo on the largest Mini Album Bracket STAX.  This is a photo from a trip that my husband and I took to San Francisco about two years ago.  I highly recommend that trip by the way. And by that trip, I mean any trip that you can take anywhere whenever your parents will watch your sweet children and you can escape just the two of you.  ---->  thanks Mom and Dad!! <-----

I'm using the new Bottom Line Alphabet cut from Steel Grey Felt, paired with a little Traditional Tags STAX.  I stamped "Trip of a Lifetime" using the new Document It - Expand Your View.  A small key and lock were cut using, you guessed it, Keys and Locks Die-namics.

I've scrapped this next photo before, but it just doesn't get old.  This is my younger son last summer when he first rode off on the bike with no training wheels.  Both my husband and my son were over the moon. It was a HUGE moment!  

To celebrate that momentous occasion, I did a little scene building with the new Bicycle Die-namics. The Snow Drifts Die-namics also works equally well to cut little rolling hills from the gorgeous new Factory Green card stock

See, you can use these Story Titles to mat your entire photo.  The die will cut the word onto the top edge of any length of paper.  I love these totally on-trend dies, and I'm loving the way it can cut out a whole panel like this. I love this look! 

I had the Vertical Gift Card Pocket on my desk from a recent project, and discovered it's perfect for adding little journaling tags in your minis. I stitched on one of the Story Starters Die-namics and added a Keys and Locks to the front of my pocket.  One of the smaller Traditional Tags STAX fits perfectly in the pocket. 

Another fun sentiment from Document It - Expand Your View is included on the tag, and I knocked out a heart with the Heart STAX.   

I'm really loving this fun avocado type color of Factory Green - here's the coordinating button and ink too! Is it wrong that I love color coordination like this?  It speaks to the hoarder, oops, I mean collector in me. 

There are so many fun sentiments in Laina's new set, Expand Your View, that I tucked just one more in onto a File Tab and added a small red Heart STAX

As I mentioned up top, I used eyelets to reinforce the holes for my binding to provide some added durability.  Then I laced some hemp cord through.  My only word of advice is to leave some slack in the hemp cord, because if you tie it too tightly you won't be able to turn the pages! 

I had so much fun working on this little mini book that I was excited to keep going with this fun new photo I took of my littles on Easter.  This Story Titles Die-namics is so fun.  This time, I laid it over the top of my picture, cut from Steel Grey card stock.  

I grabbed "Enjoy the" from Laina's Document It - Expand Your View stamp set, and stamped it to a Mini Tabs Foursome.  The new Open Simply Scallops Trio offers an open scalloped border in three sizes.  It layers over the three previously released sizes of Simply Scallops.  I'm using the largest one in the set which pairs with the Large Simply Scallops.  PS.  The Die-namics will cut a six inch strip, so that's five half circles, the join to add the sixth is hidden under that twine tied button.  

Ordinarily I wouldn't use floral paper for a boys scrapbook paper, but hey, it's EASTER!  And after the winter we've had up here in Boston, let me just say, I'm so, so excited about spring.  Bring on the flowers!

Here's the links to the products I've used today! Note that the links to the NEW products will work when they go live on Tuesday, April 9th at 10pm EST

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