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Oct 12, 2010

Presents are the BEST

Hi everyone!  Today we are celebrating MFT's Greatest Hits from the Who's That Girl line of stamps.  There are really SO many to choose from, but I am finally (after 7 or so years) realizing that I can actually use what I make.  I don't have to hang on to EVERY thing I make.  LOL  What's the use of making it if it's not enjoyed, right?  So... I made something practical: a gift planner for this holiday season using Wrapped in Love.  You can see the other designer's creations by heading over to Kim's blog at 11 am EST for the complete, linked list of participants.

I cut the chipboard myself and used some copy paper for the inside pages.  It was bound using my new Cinch binging tool.  (yay for new toys).  I used some new Christmas patterned paper by the Girls Paperie, which was a gift from my friend, Joanne.  Thanks, girlie!  WTG was paper-pieced and colored with Copic markers.  I used the new Rolled Rose Die-namics die and the Banana Split felt collection to create the rose embellishment for the cover.  I used the Sheltering Tree die and the Outdoor Essentials felt collection for the leaves.  I also used the small scallop border on the green polka dot patterned paper.

I wanted divided sections so I could gather my gift-giving ideas in a way that made sense.  I used the Rounded Banner Die to create label tabs for each section.  They were sewn to a card stock divider, and then I added a matching piece of card stock to the back of the divider to cover up the stitching on the back side.  I wanted them to be nice and sturdy, as I plan to use this for some time!

The sections I included are:
  • Kids
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Teachers
  • Classmates
  • Receipts 

I created a pocket for the back of the organizer, where I can keep all my gift receipts.

Here is a shot of the back of the organizer.

I am happy to report that I was able to already add one entry to the kid's section of my organizer.  My girls have taken a liking to the new Vera Bradley collection, and I already grabbed them each some fun goodies in one of the new patterns.  YAY!  Now to remember to keep this hidden well!  LOL

Here is a look at all the Die-namics I used on this project:

I loooove the Rolled Rose.  It's so much fun!  Rolled Rose + felt = WOWZERS  Try it. 

I really like the Rounded Banner die.  It's a fun take on the hot trend of banners.  Can I let you in a little secret?  I just purchased FIVE of these.  That way I can spell things out without having to crank my Big Shot as many times.  Spoiled much?  LOL  I can't wait to get them. :)  This die is fun as a banner OR a sentiment panel.  :)  OR as tabs on my organizer.  LOL

 While I am in the confessing mood... I just ordered another Sheltering Tree die, also (so now I'll have two).  heehee  I just needed to have another leaf die.  I cannot describe the thrill of using a zillion felt leaves on different projects.  YUM!

Here is a look at the new binding tool I used for my project:

I'll do a full review of it after I play with it enough to learn the pros and cons.  :)  There are already some features that I am really enjoying, but that will be a post for another day.  :)

OK, I think I have kept you long enough!  :)  I hope you have a GREAT week and I'll see you soon!  I have a "mailbox" post and some more stamped goodies to share with you this week.


  1. looks like you are enjoying your new toy :) ... love this project

  2. Totally awesome project! Love all your papers...beautiful!
    I have a Bind It All and never use the darn thing but maybe I should get that Cinch...hehe!

  3. So pretty! Looks like alot of work, but GREAT results!

  4. This is gorgeous. I love the paper and the stitching is wonderful. Especially like it on the tabs - unexpected but perfect.

  5. holy cow! What an awesome project Jodi!

  6. Awesome project, Jody! Lovin' all the details!

  7. love the pad, and I'm anxious to see your review, can't decide if I want to splurge. And do you know if this is the same as the bindz it all, at least I thought that was the name of one of those things.

  8. This project is phenomenal---I love everything about it. Such a beautiful organizer!

  9. WOW...Jody, this is AMAZING!!!! I love your paper pieced image and what a cool project! Love how you used your dies, and I totally understand ordering more dies...I want them all...hehehe

  10. What a fabulous project Jody! No way I could ever USE it...

  11. You amaze me! Your very first project with it and you blow me away! Gorgeous and oh so helpful! Love the tabs with the rounded banner! Just so pretty!

  12. soooo cool, Jody! love this and have wanted to make something with tabs and that round banner die, sooo glad to see you use it that way today. great colors and patterns, it's all darling!

  13. I just bought the Cinch myself! Just haven't used it yet! I love you project. I need one too. I love how used the die for the tabs. That is a great idea!

  14. Mel got a cinch already!?! You girls are KILLING me!!! Sigh....

    Awesome creation Jody. I'm going to let DH call YOU when reviewing the budget!!

  15. You and your fancy tools...DROOL!! I LOVE this!!

  16. I LOOOVE MY CINCH!!!!! You will find that the ruler thingie slides EASILY when bumped when you are shovin the pages in to get them punched... I have had mine about 6 months now and have used it ONCE... LMAO! But it IS easier than the BIA I had... that thing SUCKED!!!!!

  17. WOW! This is just gorgeous! As usual, you've created an amazing project that I absolutely want to copy!!

  18. WOWZA!! This is wonderful, all the details are perfect!!

  19. Hi! I love that rolled rose in felt! I so want the die but when I looked I didn't see it on the site. Is it yet to be released? It's amazing! And what a gorgeous book!


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