Monday, October 3, 2011

Sending Some Happy Mail

I always look at the MFT guest designer contest, but through the summer I was away so much I didn't have time/supplies where I was to play along.  This weekend I saw this months challenge - MFTGUESTDT1011 was to make the Perfect Package.  Hmmm I always give away cards at Christmas to my Mom & friend so why not get ahead of the game & get a package made?!

I have to say I loved this project because it involved a sweet PI image - Happy Mail and several MFT die-namics.


I stamped MFT's PI Happy Mail onto cream cs and coloured the image with copics.  I paper pieced her dress with a pattern from the 6x6 mme's blink of an eye pad and then paper pieced the collar, pockets and shoes with so saffron cs.  On her shoes I used a clear glaze pen and for the heart in the mailbox I used a red atyou spica pen.

For the box I covered the back, top, and front with 1 piece of kraft cs.  For the folds I just scored the cs so it would fold to open and close.  I then added some kraft cs on the side panels.  I then layered soft blue, so saffron cs and a piece of ds paper (mme's blink of an eye) and stitched the layers together.  I then did a centre strip using the same layer pattern but a different piece from the ds paper.  For the sentiment I used MFT's die-namics first place award ribbon die.  I then added some flowers made with MFT's die-namics Upsy Daisy .  On the front panel I used the same pattern for my cs and patterned paper then added a scallop from MFT's Jumbo Scallop Die-namic, added some ribbon and flower rhinestones.

I'm happy that I have started getting myself organized for Christmas, one project done and too many still to do!!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day

Dana 

9 comments:

Danni said...

Oh my is this every cute and just fabulous!! Very pretty papers/colors too!

jeanne girl said...

Dana - this is so CUTE!!!

Jenni said...

ooohhh so very cute!! love it!!

jennik

Leslie said...

Shut the front door!! This is fantabulous!! I love the colours, the sewing, the adorable paper pieced gingham dress and all the little details! This IS Happy Mail indeed!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is ADORABLE my friend! LOVE this beautifully decorated box!!

Karen Motz said...

VERY fun!!! Love her shiny shoes!!!

Crafty Cath said...

Dang sistah, this is one awesome gift box! Who wouldn't love to get this? Your attention to detail is unbelievable. Wish I had your eyesight too...all those itsy bitsy paper pieced dress parts would take me to the edge of the cliff.

Wendy said...

Ok, this is what you made??? And didn't win.....oh ya, what we talked about last night...so true!!! This rocks my friend!!!

Ebru Vatansever said...

Wowzers Dana this box ROCKS, you did an amazing job on it, gorges details and the image is too cute !!