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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's Digital Designs Day from My Favorite Things!

Well, Lindsie and Audrie always get so excited when I make something using my Cricut Expression. They want to know just what I'm doing and are always as amazed as I am watching the thing take what I have on my computer and cut it out perfectly (using Make the Cut software)! I should learn to cut three of each thing because they always want what I'm working on, too--totally doable and this little wagon is no exception!

Welcome to our very FIRST Digital Designs Day for My Favorite Things! Several of the MFT Design Team have gotten together and created some fun 3-D items using templates and digital papers being released Wednesday, September 29th. Did you know that they even existed?

Here's what's coming your way:
Halloween Dotty Papers
Bird House Template
Full Circle Treat Box Template
All-Season Wagon Template (what I used here)
Pumpkin Box Template

The templates are available in several formats including SCAL, SVG, and GSD making them fast and easy to make using your Cricut, Silhouette or other electronic die-cutting machine (must use it along with SCAL or Make the Cut as far as I know). If you don't own any of these things, not to worry--we've thought of you too and created good old fashioned "cut-it-out-with-scissors" versions, so anyone can use them easily.

For my little wagon, I used the All-Season Wagon Template (It also comes with sleddy ski things that make it become a sled. I don't know the name of them because I live in Texas and the snow would be melted by the time we got down a hill in one of those puppies, so they are rare here.) I sponged some Walnut Stain ink on the wooden parts and was SO wishing I had a wood-grain embossing folder! Anyone want to give me theirs? Probably not, now that I gave ya'll an idea to use it.

Anyway, I couldn't resist pairing this up with another older template called the Designer Basket with Apples. What? This isn't an apple? NO, the fruit in the little basket, combined with a little imagination, can be almost any kind, just depending on the color you use and the "leaf treatment" at the top! I even added some little curly's for the vines and there's actually a little fun-size Snickers bar inside the pumpkin.

Ok, there's so much more to see...I can't wait to bop around a bit myself and see all the ideas! I love little gifty things like this. Don't ya'll? Check out Kim's blog for a full list of MFT DT gals offering up some inspiration with their Digital-savvy selves!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Scor-tape is your friend when making 3-D projects. I had a light-bulb moment a while back when I was reading on Megan's blog when she casually mentioned that she tore a piece off for whatever it was she was making. WHAT? You mean to tell me I've been fooling with sticky scissors and cutting this my whole love-long life? Yep. Just tears right off.

Stamps: Wendy Alphabet (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Red, Black, Chartreuse (PTI), Close to Cocoa (SU!), Orange Dot (Bo Bunny), On Holiday (the Girl's Paperie)
Ink: Red (PTI), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Accessories: All-Season Wagon Template, Designer Basket with Apples Template (MFT), Banner Day Die-namics Die (MFT), Cricut, Green Felt (MFT), Black Fine-tip Pen (Prisma), Large Dot Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Nailheads (Pizzazz Aplenty), Scor-tape, Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Divine Twine (TCP), Crinkle Stuff


  1. awesome Susie perfect with the pumpkin

  2. OMG this is BRILLIANT! You rock, seriously. And just as an FYI, there is a note to you on my blog today that you MUST check out. ;)

  3. Oh honestly, this is too cute! I host Thanksgiving at my house every year and this would make the cutest favors! I am always wowed by your work. Now I am off to find me a wood grain embossing folder!

  4. Oh my gosh, this is too stinkin cute Susan! The wagon, fabulous idea! Love it!! Gorgeous project!

  5. This is simply tooooo adorable-now I know I just have to get that Circuit Expression ( no I want the Impression!!) Anyhow this is just great. Love it.

  6. This is soooo cute! That pumpkin in the wagon is darling!

  7. I'm so glad you shared the wagon-it's fabulous! looooove your pumpkin and the sweet banner you added-it's just delightful!

  8. I LOVE my Cricut, however I don't use it nearly as much as I would like to. I have SCAL so I may have to get the template from MFT. Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. What an adorable project, Susan! LOVE that you put that "pumpkin" in the wagon--fabulous idea!

  10. I LOVE this project! The little pumpkin is the cherry on top (well, it's a pumpkin, I know, but you know what I mean!)!!

  11. Cute! I love the pumpkin in the wagon and I really, really love the Banner Die on there too!! Totally cute!

  12. It's adorable!! Perfect way to celebrate the season and use 2 templates at once!! Jealous of all the Cricut gadgets!!!

    Checked out Jody's "naked" buttons~~~ give her a few hours, she'll need you!!

  13. Oh my gosh this is SUPER cute and so creative! :)

  14. Susan you are so clever, this is AMAZING!!

  15. Love this Susan!! Your wagon and pumpkin are beyond cute!!!

  16. Hi,

    Juat came across this project on the web. Its so so nice and cute... do you know where i can get the template for thsi


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