Holiday Subway Art, Western Style (and a notebook)

Hi everyone!  It’s time to revisit products from My Favorite Things’ recent release (available HERE).  For my projects today I focused on Laina’s new Holiday Subway Art, creating a frame and card gift set along with a small holiday gift notebook.

While browsing through Michaels’ clearance aisle a couple weeks ago, I found these rustic frames for $4 each and couldn’t pass them up.  I didn’t know what I’d be doing with any of them at the time (I bought three) but thought I’d eventually put them to some kind of use.  Combined with Holiday Subway Art and Country Charms Die-namics, I create a gift for my in-laws.

The sentiments were each stamped using new Timber Green and Paver Red inks onto Primitive White card stock.

In the corner, I layered some hemp cord with jingle bells and star pins.  The charms were die-cut from Primitive White card stock and colored with Copic markers.

I created a coordinating card, this time adding in a double layer of Barbed Wire Fence.  For additional detail along the side, I tied three Paver Red buttons with hemp cord.

Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments and used a leftover piece of Barbed Wire Fence.

Next, I decided to use Holiday Subway Art to create a little notebook to help with my holiday shopping. (If you know me, you know that I pretty much do not like any type of shopping so the word “JOY” at the bottom is 100% sarcastic. ha!)

The notebook was something I picked up from a Pick Your Plum sale.  If you haven’t heard of Pick Your Plum, you should google it.  Good deals to be had (thank you, Lori Craig.  Hee, hee.)  Sometimes the deals are crafty, sometimes not, but it’s worth signing up for the emails.  You never know.  :)

Again, I used Timber Green and Paver Red inks to stamp sentiments from Holiday Subway Art with a little Document It December thrown in (naughty/nice, list and joy).  I used a scrap of Sour Apple card stock along with the arrow from Blueprints 7 to cut the little arrow, which is also stamped with the numbers pattern from By the Numbers.

Since the little circles across the top were open to reveal the various colors of sticky note tabs inside, I punched/adhered small circles from scraps of coordinating card stock-Paver Red, Sour Apple, Primitive White and Lemon Drop.

Here’s a little peek at before, my circles covering the holes inside the front cover, and a look at the sticky notes/note paper inside.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for direct links to more October Release Rewinds.

Thanks for stopping by!

Frame/card Stamps: MFT LLD Holiday Subway Art, Seasonal Sentiments  Ink: MFT Paver Red, Timber Green   Paper: MFT Primitive White, Paver Red, Timber Green  Accessories:  MFT Country Charms and Barbed Wire Die-namics, Copic markers (E33, E35), hemp cord, Maya Road Star Pins, 6mm jingle bells, Paver Red buttons, X-Press It Foam Tape, Michael’s Frame.  Frame 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ with approx. 4″ x 6″ opening, card 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Notebook Stamps:  MFT LLD Holiday Subway Art, By the Numbers, LLD Document It-December  Ink: MFT Timber Green, Paver Red  Paper: MFT Paver Red, Sour Apple, Primitive White, Lemon Drop  Accessories: MFT Blueprints 7, MME rhinestones, Pick Your Plum notebook.  Finished size approx. 3 1/2″ x 5″.

3 responses to “Holiday Subway Art, Western Style (and a notebook)

  1. soooo super cute, Michele. LOVE your frame and that notepad is adorable.

  2. So stinkin’ creative, Michele! LOVE how you’ve combined the old and the new!!

  3. How cute! I love the picture frame, your in-laws will adore this and probably display it every year! best wishes, Becky

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