Monday, February 1, 2010

MFTeaser Day #3--New Pure Innocence Sets! (Warning: cuteness enabling)

Is this little face stinkin' cute or what!?! (Get a load o' those pigtails, hey?)
This MFT sweetie was way too much fun to colour--I wanna stamp 400 of her!

If you can't wait to get your hands on this Blooming Good Day stamp... (and/or the two other new Pure Innocence stamps that you'll see previewed today by the My Favorite Things team) ...then you'll be happy to know she'll be available February 3rd at MFT!

MFTeaser Blooming Good Day box top close

Her watering can is makin' the garden grow...

watering can & flower detail

and she's on a 3x3 box with a high back...

MFTeaser Blooming Good Day mel stampz

The wee matching card (3 inches x 2 1/2 inches)
uses the sentiment from the Blooming Good Day MFT set:

MFTeaser Blooming Good Day mini card

Have a Blooming Good Day!

1...MFTeasers--LOTs of inspiration on Kim's blog at 11:00 AM EST to embellish this cutie & make a high-backed box
3...the box template

Kim's blog will be loaded up at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time with links to all kinds of gorgeous MFT (My Favorite Things) teasers. (I've been SO inspired by the stunning creations everyone's been making! Have you seen 'em?) :O)


...embellish this MFT cutie:
(and make a high-backed 3x3 box)

  • Stamp Set MFT Pure Innocence Blooming Good Day
  • Perfect Paper Panels, Black Archival ink, clear embossing powder, heat gun
  • Copic markers & Prismacolour pencils, Spica glitter pen (clear)
  • Glitzy Glitter, Diamond Glaze, Tombow Monomulti
  • Box template (linked below as well), scallop punch
  • River Rock Cardstock & Cosmo Cricket patterned paper
  • Paper piercer, needle, thread (turquoise, yellow, & red) seed beads

Step 1) Stamp colour & pierce one MFT Pure Innocence Blooming Good Day image. Create dimension by stamping and cutting the section with her holding the watering can. I stamped it on Perfect Paper Panels and embossed on it. That paper IS perfect--nice & heavy too so it holds up to sewing beautifully...

Step 2) Trim the image (I should have done that but got excited about adding bits on instead...) & add red thread knots to the hem of her dress

Step 3) Stitch seed beads on her her pigtails to make those retro bauble pigtail holders.

Step 4) Pierce & stitch the grass & flower stem. Add a bead in the flower center.

Step 5) Glue on some Glitzy Glitter for the water (it looks real--super sparkly, I tell ya!)

Step 6) Colour the watering can with glitter & add a coat of Crystal Lacquer (makes it extra glittery.) :o)

Step 7) Adhere the dimensional layer to the image.

Step 8) Print, score, & cut box template. Cut strips of 12x12 paper (just a touch over 3 inches high x 12 inches. Adhere it to the box & trim it (stitch first if you like sewing.)

and finally... Step 9) Adhere the image to the back of the box...

The matching card...

was made by...

A) Stamping the sentiment on Perfect Paper Panels in black ink
B) Embossing it with clear embossing powder.
C) Punching it out with a scallop punch
D) Piercing & stitching around it & colouring the outer petals (Copics)
E) Cutting out a flower from Cosmo Cricket paper
F) Cutting some cardstock leaves & piercing & stitching leaf veins
G) Assembling it on a 3 inch wide by 2.3 inch tall mini card


(high-backed 3x3 box)

The bottom of this box measures a touch over
3 inches wide by 3 inches high
(and the same with the back panel piece)
It's 1 3/4 inches from front to back.

Click here to go Download the PDFs
(or click these--and use save as--for the JPG versions)

Thank You SO much for stopping by.
Hope your
1st day of February is blooming wonderful!


StampOwl said...

so sweet, love all the stitching

Barbara said...

sweet!! did i tell that you are my inspiration??!!! :) :*

Holly said...

Sweet and adorable! Love all your extra touches that make this super special.

Pat said...

How very cute! I just discovered your blog and can't believe the amount of free templates that you so generously share. I can't believe that the same templates are posted on other blogs for a fee. What's up with that? Thank you so much for sharing all your designs!

Dawn said...

ACK!! this is waaaay too ADORABLE! yes, these new PI are on my GH (gotta have) list! and I truly hope you Have a Blooming GOOD Day my friend!!

Lisa H. said...

ACK!!!! this is chuck full of cuteness! LOVE it!

Christina Fischer said...

I love this!! Your details are amazing as usual -- I love all the stitching, and the beads are perfect! :)

Melody said...

I just love all the stitching. I am going to be giving that a try. I have lots of embroidery floss left over from my needlecraft days. Really wonderful project!

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet sweet sweet!!

Anonymous said...

So cute Mel! I am constantly amazed at all the work and detail that you put into your art! Love it! mary

Megan said...

You have so much patience to sew all that!! It's absolutely darling!

Kim said...


Kim Etherington said...

Love love love her little patterned dress and your patterned papers you used on this project. Lurvly stuff sweets!

Barbara said...

I knew I'd find something awe-inspiring when I got here and I was right! Love all that stiching and all the little details!!

Solange Fernandes said...

Hello Mel! Sweet! Thanks for visiting my blog and appear.Hugs

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Not only is that one totally adorable stamp, i am goo-goo over the french knots and stitching done to the image!!! I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for the great ideas!

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

Gee Mel, as usual your work is soooo cute! I love the little girl in her pigtails, but mostly I love how your handy work with thread and needle. I only tried it once and it was really hard to get the needle through the card stock. Lovely work!

Julie Dinn said...

Amazing work again today Mel! Your details are always so inspiring!

Jana Weaver said...

WOW This is just gorgeous!! Love the glittery water from the can, and the little plaid dress is perfect!!

Michele Boyer said...

Ack! This is so over the top full of cuteness! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little stitches!!!

g said...

Oh My Gosh- you are the stitching goddess- this is so so fabulous! i love it! thanks for all the amazing pics & explanations & the template too! just incredible!

Sue from Oregon said...

so so the knots on the hem...that really adds that little extra that makes this so overly special!

raduse said...

Those pigtails are just adorable and your extra touches make her even cuter.

Claire Brennan said...

Yep, this is just THE cutest!!!

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [16 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).