I'm so excited to be kicking off the New Year with a Guest Designer gig at one of my all-time favorite companies, My Favorite Things! I've been a huge fan for quite some time and was honored they asked me to guest post a couple times last month (you can check those posts out HERE and HERE) and I'm tickled that I get to be hanging out for an entire week this month showcasing their January 2015 release!
Let's get started!
I created a couple of love-themed projects for you today. This fun "xoxoxo" card is created with three of my most favorite My Favorite Things Cardstock colors: Whip Cream Cardstock, Grout Gray Cardstock and Wild Cherry Cardstock and the brand new Blueprints Tag Builder 3 Die-namics and LJD All My Love Stamp Set. I even incorporated one of my all-time favorite die collections, the Die-namics Blueprints 13 die collection and a new background stamp that's being showcased a bit later in the release countdown, Damask Background Stamp.
To create my card, I created a card base from the Whip Cream Cardstock by trimming a sheet in half lengthwise (4.25" x 11") and scoring it at the 5.5" mark for a top-folding card.
I die cut a piece of Grout Gray Cardstock using the stitched rectangle from the Die-namics Blueprints 15 die collection. I created a bit of tone-on-tone texture to the gray background by stamping the *Damask Background Stamp design with Grout Gray Hybrid Ink.
I die cut the rounded tag and added the stitched heart die cut detail to a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock using the Blueprints Tag Builder 3 Die-namics. I die cut the solid heart from Wild Cherry Cardstock using the same die collection and adhered it to the center of the stitched heart. I stamped the "xoxoxo" from the LJD All My Love Stamp Set using Grout Gray Hybrid Ink and Wild Cherry Hybrid Ink.
I wrapped a piece of white silk ribbon around the top of the die cut panel and tied it in a bow, then adhered the panel to the gray stamped background with foam adhesive.
I finsished the outside of the card by die cutting tiny, tiny hearts from Whip Cream Cardstock, Grout Gray Cardstock and Wild Cherry Cardstock using the heart border from the Blueprints Tag Builder 3 Die-namics. I added a die cut heart to the center of the red heart and applied a layer of Glossy Accents to all the smaller die cut hearts for some subtle dimension and shine!
I'm addicted to the My Favorite Things felt. It is phenomenal.
I created a trio of stuffed felt hearts using Wild Cherry Felt, Bubblegum Felt, Whip Cream Felt, and Razzle Berry Felt with the Die-namics Stitchable Heart Stax and Blueprints Tag Builder 3 Die-namics. The pre-cut holes the die creates make the perfect guide for stitching layers of My Favorite Things felt together to make these pretty stuffed felt hearts!
I'm planning on using them to decorate my home for Valentine's Day in a tray or on a cake stand/dish and think that I might need to make some more with ribbon hangers to create a Valentine's "tree" with hanging ornaments! Wouldn't that be cute?!!!!
To make each heart I cut the *Die-namics Stitchable Heart Stax three times to create one heart. You'll need the front with a die cut word, using the Blueprints Tag Builder 3 Die-namics, the back (solid) from the same color of felt as the front and the inside "contrast" felt heart (also solid) to sandwich or layer in between.
Layer all three hearts together and begin stitching coming up from the back in the bottom hole (leave a bit of a tail to tie off the string when you're finished). I used doubled up thicker string but embroidery floss would work as well. Before you reach the end, leaving about an inch unstitched, carefully stuff your heart between the middle "contrast" layer and back piece with polyester fiberfill. Once you have the heart stuffed as full as you like, finish stitching and tie off on the back to secure.
These are so simple and fun to make. These would also be adorable in conversation candy heart colors don't ya think?!!!!
To see how I created these projects, watch the video below or view on youtube HERE:
Click the thumnails below for the My Favorite Things products I used to create the love-themed card and die cut stuffed felt hearts: