Friday, October 13, 2017

My Favorite Things–Very Crafty Holiday Gift Tags!

Hello, friends!

MFT_CraftyHoliday_Blog-768x240

I’m popping in quickly to let you know that I created some super cute Cross-Stitch Holiday Gift Tags for the Very Crafty Holiday promotion that we’re doing over at the My Favorite Things Design Blog and YouTube Channel!  I used the new Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics from the October Release!

KKL_CraftHolidayTags-Blog-CloseUp

You can find more pics, a list of supplies and a video that I made to show you step-by-step how I created the tags.  You’ll also find a PDF of the patterns I used!  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog for all of the details, including how you can have a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!

Okay, that’s it for me today, friends!!  I hope you have a great weekend!  I’ll be playing in my craft room now that I’m back in Arizona and have lots of deadlines to catch up on!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Essentials By Ellen–October Release Blog Hop Day 2!


Hello!


slider-20171008-ebe-available-bk-fw50


I’m thrilled to little bits to be joining some super talented ladies in sharing some awesomely fun new products from the Essentials By Ellen line.  If you're new to my blog, welcome!  You should have arrived here from Carolyn Peeler’s fabulous blog.  If not, please start at the Ellen Hutson, LLC ClassROOM Blog – that’s where all the fun begins!! I’ve listed all of today’s hoppers at the bottom of this post.


So, I had the great pleasure of working with the new Bear Hugs Dies by Julie Ebersole!  And basically it’s the adorable bear from the All Inside Stamp Set, but in a larger size!  And its got holes punched in it so that you can stitch it up and make stuffies out of felt!


KKL_EssentialsByEllenOctoberHop-Regular


How freaking cute is that holiday bear stuffie?!  The new Bear Hugs Die is perfect for die cutting felt and creating these adorable little critters.  I decided to make him a gift card holder.  So, I die cut the Bear Hugs body three times from white felt, and trimmed the third piece off with a scalloped border die.  Before I stitched the bear together, I embellished the front of the bear by die cutting the package (included in the Bear Hugs Die set) from red felt, and stitched him to the front of the bear with some red and gold embroidery thread.  I die cut his nose from some black felt and stitched it to the bear’s face, creating a mouth and eyes with black embroidery floss.  I also added some pink french knots to the inside of his ears for a fun touch.  I die cut the antlers twice from some tan felt and once from kraft cardstock, and adhered them together with liquid adhesive.  I layered all  of the pieces together and stitched them up with some white embroidery floss.  Before I closed it up, I pushed some batting into the body and feet of the stuffie with a chopstick, and then finished stitching it up!!  I’ll warn you right now – making these darling little critters is ADDICTING!!


KKL_EssentialsByEllenOctoberHop-Regular-Back


Here’s a pic of what the stuffie looks like with a gift card stuffed into the back pocket of the holiday bear.  Isn’t it so fun?!  I added a gold embroidery floss loop at the top so that I could hang it on the tree on Christmas Eve.  In an effort to make a matching set, I also created a matching card, using the All Inside Stamp Set and coordinating dies, the Bear Ware Stamp Set and coordinating dies, the Bear Ware 2 Stamp Set and coordinating dies, and the Season to Sparkle Stamp Set.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products below.


KKL_EssentialsByEllenOctober-Tooth-Beary-Regular


I had so much fun creating this adorable holiday bear stuffie and matching card, that I decided to create a Tooth Beary!!  My oldest grandson is 7, and he’s started losing his front teeth!!  Oh my goodness, I so love that toothless grin of his!  I thought it’d be fun to create a little tooth fairy bear, but instead of the gift in his arms, I placed a stamped and die cut tooth (created using the Tooth Be Told Stamp Set and coordinating dies) in his arms.  I partially stitched the tooth to his belly with embroidery floss, leaving the top of the tooth open so that my grandson can slide his tooth into the “pocket.”  He then places the Tooth Beary under his pillow, and the tooth fairy comes in the middle of the night, and leaves behind some cash in exchange for his tooth!  Fun, right?!!  Here’s a pic of what he looks like in the “back.”


KKL_EssentialsByEllenOctober---Tooth-Beary-Regular-Back


I love him, and my grandson loved him, too!  I can see personalizing these fun little bears and making them for all of my grandkids!  Addicting, I tell you!  Again, I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.


Okay, so the next stop on the hop is Donna Mikasa, and no doubt she’ll have something amazing in store for you!!  ALL of the Essentials by Ellen October Release products are available now and can be found HERE. And be sure to visit the Ellen Hutson, LLC ClassROOM Blog again on Thursday and Saturday for more brilliant hopper projects featuring the new October products!  There’s some fun stuff coming your way, so get excited!!  Now off to Donna’s blog you go!  Here’s the entire list of today’s hoppers:

Ellen Hutson, LLC
Julie Ebersole
Heather Campbell
Carolyn Peeler
Karolyn Loncon <------ME!!
Donna Mikasa

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I sure do appreciate it!!  And thank you to my sweet friends at Ellen Hutson LLC!!  I always love having a chance to play with the Essentials By Ellen line of products!!  I’ll be back soon with more crafty goodness!  Until then – have a great day!


PRODUCTS USED:



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

My Favorite Things–October New Product Launch!!

Yay!!

Print

It’s finally time for the October Release at My Favorite Things!  All of the products that we’ve been sharing over the last five days are available now!!  I’m popping in today with a project that I created that features a few of the new October Release products – the Polar Pals Stamp Set, the Polar Pals Die-Namics, the Pop-Up Numbers Die-Namics, and the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics.

KKL_OCT0317-New-Product-Launch

I wanted to play with the Pop-Up Alphabet Die-Namics, so I paired them with the Pop-Up Alphabet Die-Namics.  I added that adorable penguin from the Polar Pals Stamp Set for some cuteness, and the top of the fishtail flag is the top of the new Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics – it fit perfectly to turn it into a tag!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to all of the New Product Launch designs that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  While you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $100 Gift Voucher from My Favorite Things!  And don’t forget to click on through to the My Favorite Things Online Boutique to purchase all of the October Release products!

Print

That’s it for me today!  Thanks so much for spending time here at my blog this week – I am ever so grateful for you and your support of what I do!  I’ll be back soon with more crafty goodness, so I hope you’ll come back again!  Have a great day!

PRODUCTS USED:

Smooth White Card Stock
Smooth White Card Stock

MFT
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

MFT
Scor-Buddy
Scor-Buddy

MFT
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

MFT
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

MFT
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad

MFT
MISTI Creative Corners
MISTI Creative Corners

MFT
Mini MISTI Grid Pad
Mini MISTI Grid Pad

MFT
Foam Squares
Foam Squares

MFT
Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink
Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink

MFT
White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder

MFT
Embossing Powder Tool
Embossing Powder Tool

MFT
Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad

MFT
Permanent Tape Runner Adhesive
Permanent Tape Runner Adhesive

MFT
Blueprints 24
Blueprints 24

MFT
Poppy Card Stock
Poppy Card Stock

MFT
Pop-Up Alphabet Die-Namics
Pop-Up Alphabet Die-Namics

MFT
Snowfall Stencil
Snowfall Stencil

MFT
Texture Paste
Texture Paste

MFT
Palette Knife
Palette Knife

MFT
Warm Diamond Glitter
Warm Diamond Glitter

MFT
Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics
Cross-Stitch Tag Die-Namics

MFT
Polar Pals Stamp Set
Polar Pals Stamp Set

MFT
Polar Pals Die-Namics
Polar Pals Die-Namics

MFT
Pop-Up Numbers Die-Namics
Pop-Up Numbers Die-Namics

MFT
Snow Globe Sentiments
Snow Globe Sentiments

MFT
Gumdrop Green Card Stock
Gumdrop Green Card Stock

MFT