Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Product Tour RELEASE!

A couple of projects to share with you today! Hope you have a cup of coffee in hand and enjoy....
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My ****favorite**** day of the month! It is time....release day at My Favorite Things! I have a home decor item to share with you....I gave you hints on Monday.

I am addicted to my shrink film! These little leaves were created with the new THANKFUL LEAVES stamp set along with the FALL LEAVES DIE-NAMICS.

Do you see one other new Die-namic in here? Yes, it is the solid circle portion from the WESTERN STAR BORDER DUO. I cut it from the hot fudge felt and just hot glued it together in the size of ring that I wanted.
 Here is a real close up so you can see how pretty they are! The full photo directions are after the next project I show you:

Here is another project using this THANKFUL LEAVES stamp set and FALL LEAVES Die-namics.

I made my own little frame to hang in our entry way. I printed off some photos of us in black and white. Die-cut the front from some kraft card stock. I stamped the new LJD WESTERN BACKGROUNDERS in white ink. I mounted this front on some heavy mat board and slipped the photos in between. Tied a few MFT buttons to the base of the leaves.

I had to use the pretty die cut leaves so I stamped the script from the set in fall ink colors and secured with a kraft button and some brown ribbon.



So now you have seen the leaves in the full size as well as the petite (shrunk) version. Here is the tutorial of the leaf charms:

 I used my copic various ink reinkers and my Tim Holtz application tool and cut the fall leaves out of clear shrink film.
 I added the alcohol ink to my felt pad and dabbed over all my leaves. I worked on a craft sheet.
 I used some Timber Brown StazOn ink and inked the backside of the shrink film with the leaf veins.
 I took the script stamp from the thankful leaves set and stamped that in white StazOn.
 I used my paper piercer to hold down the leaves while I blasted them with my heat tool to shrink them. This way they weren't blowing around and I could let them dry with a little bit of a curve to them.
 I wrapped wire around the stems of the leaves and left a long enough tail to attach them to my napkin rings.
Here is a photo of the felt napkin rings. I just wrapped the wire around them and then slipped in my napkin! Voila! A nice way to pretty up (some already pretty) napkins :)

Make sure you check out the full MFT product tour. All the links are on the MFT blog! Happy Shopping :)
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68 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

Love the little shrink leaves! The napkin rings are super too!

g said...

i just love your gorgeous leaves- really pretty napkin rings!! LOVE!!

scrappingnana said...

Love the way you have used the leaves die-namics. Both projects are very nice.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

wow that's an amazing project .. napkin rings are so great. I love them

Sue D said...

Very cute --I like the shrink plastic leaves.

jacqueline said...

What a great idea. Fab leaves!

Carol said...

I love those leaves! Ack!!

Davi said...

Love those shrink art leaves on the napkin holders! I think your frame is FABulous!!! So clever cutting out the leaf shapes :(

Greta said...

Love all your leaves & the felt napkin rings are ingenious!

Kim Roberts said...

I see those leaves in my future. They are awesome!

Karen Day said...

This is such an inventive idea! Beautiful!

Karen Day said...

This is such an inventive idea! Beautiful!

Carolina Little said...

This idea is amazing!!!. Thanks Sherrie!!!

Karen said...

Very creative!

Esmé said...

What a fun idea did you have, love it

Gypsy 2 said...

I was right...I thought you had used shrink plastic to make those gorgeous little leaves.Thanks so much for reminding me of this idea.

Stephanie said...

I liked all your different leaves!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

What a clever idea ! Thank's for the inspiration. These are gorgeous.

Im loving the new MFT release.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sherrie, the shrink plastic leaves idea is just fabulous, they look fantastic! Thank you for sharing! Daniela V.

wendy said...

gorgeous leaves...what a fantastic technique ...thanks for sharing! would love to try this

loulou said...

Sherrie, I love those shrinky leaves - they are gorgeous. cheers Linda

Dianne Lee said...

Love the new release! Can't wait to get some of the new die-namics! Love what you did with the leaves!

Cindi Flass said...

Great projects! I always forget about the shrink plastic. Great idea! Love the frame as well.

Lisa H. said...

soooo, so pretty! love the minature leaves for your napkin rings. THAT cool framed piece is awesome. love that you tucked pictures into those leaf openings.

Nikki Bond said...

Love the vintage appeal...goregous! :)

pilotswife2008 said...

I like your home decor.

Liz said...

How adorable

Crestajune said...

Beautiful and brilliant! I love both of your projects. They are just gorgeous!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute, love them!!!

CindyC said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colors!

Karen said...

Very pretty

Craftyfield said...

Both very creative projects, the shrink plastic leaves look amazing !

Mary Gillmarten said...

Sherrie, may I just say that you are so cool! I just bought some shrinky dink and I love this project with the leaves! I love the felt too! These are such great ideas -- I see wine charms! I see charms hanging from a mini-album! I see wire and leaves on scrapbook pages! I am SO GLAD I ordered this last night! :) XOXO, Mary

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh, I love your shrink plastic leaves. They are the perfect embellishment!!!!!!

Sara I. said...

Adorable home decor plaque and love those shrinky dink leaves!!

Casandra Bennett said...

Wow! Loved the leaf tutorial. Your artwork is amazing! That photo sign is really sweet, too.

Margaret said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks for the tutorial on the shrinky plastic. I've tried it in the oven before, but so much better using the heat tool.

Angie said...

Wow!!! I wish I could come up with a new adjective!!! :) These are really stunning!!! GORGEOUS!!! They would make fabulous gifts too!!! Pretty wall hanging too!!

Wendy said...

Sherri!!! You rocked this honey!

Tara said...

Oh my gosh, these are perfect for the holidays! Thanks for the great tutorial- the leaves look fabulous

reeree62 said...

Love those napkin rings!!!! Beautiful job!

Kerri T. said...

Sherrie the shrink leaves are beautiful! Thanks for demoing this fabulous idea! Yet another way to use our copic marker ink!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I LOVE these! The napkin rings with the metal are great, and I love the frame with the leaf cutouts!

Jackie said...

Fabulous project! I love the napkin rings and the way you used these leaves! Well done!

jan farnworth said...

very neat.

Becky said...

Wow! What fabulous projects. I love the script stamping onto the leaves.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful way to use that leaf die and such gorgeous projects! So beautiful.
Lynn

Inge said...

Such a fab idea, shrink the leaves...so cute!!!

Kimberly said...

Amazing project..thanks so much for the tutorial...i'll have to try this sometime..tfs

Karen Motz said...

Fabulous tutorial Sherrie!!! These are charming!!!

Rosie Gustafson said...

That is an awesome way to use your shrink plastic. Thank you so much for sharing, anothe great way to use the dies and stamps.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

NO WAY! These are AMAZING Sherrie! I feel the need to run and get some shrinky dinks NOW!! LOVE!

Gabby said...

Super post! LOVE the plaque w/the leaf cut-outs and pics. Also the shrinky dink leaf charms are wunderbar! The colors and stamping look terrific. I haven't used shrinky dink since I was a kid. Back then you had to bake it and watch it like a hawk. Mom used to love to have to stand there and do that. Hee! Glad to know that now you use your heat tool. (And when I tell Mom, I'm sure she'll be glad to hear it. Hee!) THANKS for a great post and the tutorial. :)

zehra said...

wow, love teh shrinked leaves, great tutorial too, the frame is awesome.

Olivia said...

This is a fantastic idea. Never even though of using my heat tool for this and love the colors of the leaves and they way you used them....I so have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous work!!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such an AWESOME idea!! LOVE the little leaves!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lee-Anne said...

Oooh, I love your leaves, Sherrie! What a beautifully creative idea!

Cyndi said...

The leaves are awesome - thanks for the great picture tutorial.

BethieJ said...

LOVE your projects.. now I MUST own some shrink film.. LOVE those leaves! Oh I can see hearts done like that too... I feel the NEED to shop! ;)
Have a GREAT day!

Golda said...

These are fantastic projects!

Bethany said...

What cool projects. I love the leaves on the shrink film!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Ooooh, fantastic projects!!! Love those little leaves!!!

Barbara said...

Love those Shrinky Dink leaves, Sherrie! Awesome project!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool projects, love what you have done with the leaves!

Shari said...

Sherrie - wow your projects are so stunning! LOVE IT!

Hugs;
Shari

Lillian Child said...

Okay, I have pinned this FABULOUS idea - those leaves turned out simply gorgeous!

alexisssantoro said...

Great job with the leaves!