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.
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!!
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