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Monday, January 7, 2013

MFT Pre-release Pep Rally!

Well, here we are on the final day of My Favorite Things Teasers week, culminating with the Pre-release Pep Rally! Today's project features sentiments from Lovey Dovey Sentiments, but the main focus is on the Die-namics used to put together these sweet mini totes made from felt. I always love the holiday totes that pop up in the Target $1section and decided to try my hand at them using the new Die-namics Heart STAX, Accent It - Labels and Tabs, and Leaf Filled Flourish.


I've got a few photos that will help you visualize the creative process to make these, but the real inspiration for the tote can be found HERE, so please check out Megan Nielsen's tote tutorial for complete instructions. Thanks, Megan!


I started with two felt panels cut about 4 by 4.5 inches, and that's very approximate. You can make your tote as large or small as need be. Before sewing the two panels together, I sewed on contrasting die cut hearts  (Hearts STAX) and notched the lower corners as shown in the tutorial.

I scalloped the top edge of the red panels using MFT's Die-mamics Simply Scallops Small. I snapped this picture before notching the lower corners, but you must do that in order to achieve a flat bottom tote that will sit up nice and tall for you! After you add all the extras to your panels, sew them together with the panel fronts together (inside out), again following the tote tutorial for further clarification.

Here's a side view of the red tote, showing the flat bottom and the gorgeous detail of the Leaf Filled Flourish Die-namic. My goodness, are you excited to order these yummy treats tonight, or what?!


I finished each mini tote with a sentiment flag using dies from Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX and Accent It - Labels and Tabs, sentiments from Lovey Dovey Sentiments and heart topped stick pins from my stash.

 The 'arrow' end of this die cut from Accent It - Labels and Tabs is tucked under and held in place by the twin stick pins. Finally, if you look closely, I cut two slits on both front and back panels (above the stitched heart) to form a ribbon slide from which to tie my ribbon into a nice little bow and hold the tote closed.

Time to stop over at the MFT Blog for a complete list of today's Teasers, but before you go read over the bullets below for all the happenings at My Favorite Things right now. Remember, you can win MFT cash by leaving a little comment love!

  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 8 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 8 at 10 PM EST. You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, you’ll find today’s participating designers linked at the MFT blog. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on January 8 just before the release party, on the MFT blog
Here are the MFT products used on today's project:






Thank you for all of your sweet comments this week, I've been overwhelmed with all of your kind and complimentary words! I am thrilled to have been a part of this awesome, awesome MFT release this week! If you've not participated in the MFT Guest Designer contest, DO IT! The prize is so generous and the honor and priviledge to work with Team MFT is pretty.darn.cool.!
~Amy

23 comments:

Greta said...

Adorable!! I'm in to felt right now--just got some more from MFT & now I have new ways to use it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! These are AMAZING!! =) LOVE this idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Liz said...

Ih so so cute

jonim52 said...

Adorable project!

Tracey said...

Loving all of the felt!! These are fabulous!!

Lisa H. said...

TOATL awesomeness! I love making anything from felt, especially little gifties! soooo cute and love the details.

zehra said...

Cute totes, thanks or the tutorial

Sabine said...

OMG, these are so adorable! What a wonderful idea! ❤

Cindi Flass said...

These are so cute! Great idea and I love how they came out.

wendy said...

totally adorable totes Amy...lovin all the felt

Diana said...

Such a cute idea. What a great way to give a valentine this year!

Laurie said...

Cute treat bags. Look like fun to make.

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Lovely and creative way to use with Felt. Now I have even more possibilities to think of. Bravo!

Amy said...

Just darling!!!!

Sharon Roselli said...

wow I always forget about using felt. beautiful job!

BethieJ said...

SO CUTE! I LOVE them! What a FUN idea!!!
Thanks for a FUN week of peeks!
Cant WAIT to shop tonite!
Have a GREAT day!

Angie said...

Sweet idea!!! Love these cute little bags!!!! pretty sick pins too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

adorable, what a great idea!

Deborah Frings said...

I think these little felt bags are just lovely!

Cyndi said...

What a great idea- thanks for the directions

Christina Fischer said...

LOVE it! You have rocked this release, girlie!

Tricia Barber said...

Love the treat bag!! Thanks for the directions!

Kim said...

I'm pretty sure those need to come and live at my house. :D

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