Be Merry – MFT Previews, Day 2

Moving on to Day 2 of My Favorite Things‘ November previews!

Today we’re previewing two new sets by Laina Lamb — Journal It Calendar Basics and Document It Days & Dates.

One of these days I’ll get up the nerve to scrap something, but until then I’ll be thinking of creative ways to incorporate Laina’s sets into cards.

For my card today, I used Calendar Basics and many Die-namics:  new Winter Wreath, Story Starters and Accent It Calendar Components as well as Square STAX 1 and 2 and Fishtail Flags STAX.

Using black Staz-on ink, I stamped the grid portion of the calendar stamp onto acetate.  Square Die-namics created the layering for the window.  The acetate is adhered between the Wild Cherry panel and the Kraft card base and I used thin strips of double-sided tape to adhere the wreath and bow.

To create the layered bow, I die-cut two from Wild Cherry cardstock.  The first bow I adhered to the wreath.  I removed the loop portion of the second bow and adhered (in the center only) over the loops of the first bow.  I then used the remaining tail pieces to attach beneath the first tails.

The sentiment was created using letters from both Calendar Components and Story Starters.  (The M is actually a W but I think it works.)

Fishtail Flag ends were layered and tucked beneath the popped up sentiment.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental about Christmas using new Wild Cherry ink.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 13 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 13 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on November 13 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  MFT “Journal It Calendar Basics” (Laina Lamb Designs) and “Clearly Sentimental about Christmas”   Ink: MFT Wild Cherry   Paper:  MFT Wild Cherry and Kraft, Echo Park “Winter Wonderland (6×6)   Accessories: MFT Winter Wreath, Story Starters, Accent It Calendar Components, Squares and Fishtail Flags STAX  Die-namics, Doodlebug rhinestones, X-Press It double-sided tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

37 responses to “Be Merry – MFT Previews, Day 2

  1. liz aka javagirl

    So excited bout this release

  2. Christine Dearinger

    And still new dienamics are appearing…….I am in love!
    Love your little wreath and the whole card came together beautifully.

  3. hi michele,

    great card!!! that little wreath is so cute.

    greetings femke

  4. eek this is so pretty!, love the new dienamics!

  5. Very pretty, love the kraft with the red!

  6. Great card! Wonderful release!

  7. Gorgeous card! Love the wreath and how you incorporated the dies to make your card!

  8. Fabulous card, love the acetate window!

  9. LOOK at that wreath!!! Oh MY!!!! Love this card, Michelle!

  10. Awesome card! Love the wreath.

  11. Beautiful wreath and card!
    Hugs and smiles

  12. Shut the front door! That is really sweet, Michele. Love the clear window and pretty wreath!

  13. Great card! Love the wreath in the window. So cute!

  14. Michele! WOW! This card is amazing! I LOVE the wreath! and you are such a smarty pants to use the calendar to make the window! Great job sweetie!


  15. Wow! I love that wreath! I have been waiting for MFT to come out with a wreath- so excited! Love your card (as always!).

  16. Very pretty!!

  17. Love the wreath die-namic with that pretty bow. How clever to use the W as a M.

  18. You are a sneaky, sneaky card maker! That BE MERRY sentiment is so smart!

  19. Love how clever you were to pull letters from different dies to create the sentiment!

  20. Oh my!!!! Am I ever excited about the wreath!!! I have been trying to find a MS fern punch but I can only find it online. I HATE paying for shipping…but I WILL pay it for MFT….This would work for the things I want the fern punch for. I could just cut it into branches plus the added benefit of having a wreath punch!!! LOVE it!!! Love the way you used the calendar on the inside!

  21. Your card is so PRETTY!! I LOVE that wreath!!
    Have a GREAT day!!!

  22. Love this Michele! This is so clever, and gorgeous! LOVE the window frame from the calendar!

  23. Oh This is just beautiful Michele! I love this so much. I need to get my hands on that wreath!!! =)


  24. So pretty. Very creative to use the calendar grid as a window. Love the wreath and bow also. The fishtail flags dies made a great end to the banner. TFS

  25. Wow, love it, great use of acetate, awesome window look, great wreath and layered bow

  26. Gorgeous — love the Merry and how you made it! Love the little bow too!

  27. cute card!


  28. love the acetate layer with these fun stamps and dies! so cute! :)

  29. This is soon pretty! I love the wreath!

  30. WOW!! I love this Michele! That wreath is amazing!!

  31. Love your window card! the wreath is particularly adorable!

  32. LOVE the card idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  33. I am having such a good time blog hopping. Ladies, you are an amazing group of talented women. Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. So cute!! I love how you used the letters on the card!! And that wreath is a must have!!

  35. I am so in love with this wreath! It’s stunning as well as the rest of your card!

  36. This is so awesome! Love it!

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