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Sunday, September 19, 2010

a la mode Sneak Peeks from My Favorite Things

Well, I'm so excited to be giving ya'll a little peek at some new a la modes from My Favorite Things! I've got this one today and another one coming your way tomorrow. I can't even decide which one I like better--no, I just can't pick. I was going to try just for y'all, but no. I can't. This one is called Candy Cane Kisses. When I first saw this little set, I knew exactly what I wanted to make--this little treat (glassine) bag with some peppermints in it.

My original idea was to put straight candy canes in it, but when I went out to find them, these were .99 cents. And I was really hot. And I wanted to go home. Where would I find my exact ones this time of year anyway? I just wasn't worth the goose hunt, but I think it would still be cute.

Anyway, I stamped the little Candy Cane Kisses a la mode girl and cut her out. I used two Die-namics dies from My Favorite Things--the older Framed Greetings and I'm giving ya'll a super sneaky peek at the new Let it Snowflake die. It's FABULOUS and will be included in tomorrow night's VIP offer for this month, so stay tuned! I made a second little tag with the sentiment and backed it with some yummy red felt from the Banana Split collection and tied them both to the big Cream Cotton Twill bow I tied all the way around the treat bag. I love that stuff and it makes perfect bows! Note to self: Get more.

Ok, there's more of this P.Y.T. (pretty young thing) to be seen! Check out Kim's blog for a list of all the other DT girls giving some fun sneak peeks today.

SUSIE Q-TIP: When cutting out an image for a tag or almost any other project, experiment with leaving a wider border around it, but still cutting in and out with each curve. I think it almost makes it look like a die cut, especially if your curves are extra smooth. Wouldn't we all like our curves to be extra smooth? Good luck with that.

Stamps: Candy Cane Kisses a la mode (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Sweet Blush, White, Lavender Moon (PTI)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Real Red (SU!)
Accessories: Framed Greetings and Snowflake Trio Die-namics (MFT), Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Felt (MFT), Button (MFT), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Swarovski Crystal (MFT), Twill Ribbon (MFT), Glassine Bag (PTI), Twine (TCP), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters


  1. yeah!!! I see why you love this, it's just darling! I was just thinking about glassine bags the other day-LOVE them with this sweet à la mode cutie.

  2. This is fabulous! I can't wait to get my hands on the snowflake die. I love how you cut her out, but I lack the patience and skill to do that kind of stuff. lol I'll have to look into some of that cream twill ribbon too. Hugs!

  3. This is fabulous Susan!! I love your little gift bag!!

  4. So pretty Sus!! Love the contrast of the glassine and the twill! And all that pink just makes me happy!

  5. AWK she is so freakin cute - I can hardly wait to get my hands on her! LOVE your gift

  6. She's OH SO CUTE!!!! I Love the coloring you have done on her boots and the cane in the white areas... so (literally) cool looking... makes you think, brrrr.... Now about those super smooth curves... I've given up ... LONG ago on getting those, both with paper and well, without... ;)

  7. Oh sooooo cut!! Thanks for the tip on leaving the wider border when cutting out the image. Great idea!!

  8. Another gorgeous project! I would love to get this little goodie in my stocking.

  9. so awesome- i just LOVE it! sweet coloring- love that big pink button too. awesome tip as always too!

  10. SO cute! Love the little bag with candy!

  11. The thought behind this tag was fantastic! Good colors...thanks

  12. Really cute love the colors. Your cutting is awesome so smooth, do you use scissors or knife? very nice I will have to check out this set cant wait to see tomorrows sneek treat.

  13. So cute and refreshing! Love this Susan....dear goodness my wallet is leaking....

  14. ohhh this is so cute Susan!!! Love the little baggie and tag!!! What a perfect gift idea for christmas


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