Tuesday, 1 March 2011

MFT March Release Blog Hop!

Hey everyone!!  Hope you've enjoyed all the teasers that you've seen over the last couple of days.  All of the new stamps and dies are now fully released and for sale in the MFT boutique right HERE.  If you've just stumbled upon this post, you'll want to start back at the beginning of the hop, back on the MFT blog.  If you've come here from Michele's blog then you're on the right track.

I wanted to share a little project I made using the new Pure Innocence Boy Scout stamp.  My son is involved in Scouting - here in Canada our terms are a little different.  At the present time he's a Cub Scout and so I've coloured his uniform to match his current one (which is why it might look a different from what you're used to).  My son is always bringing home badges from Cubs.  I'm pretty good at keeping up with the ones that are actually sewed on his uniform, but we get many from different camps and activities that are supposed to go on his camp blanket.  And that I'm not so good with.  So I took a gift box I had received at a promotional event and repurposed it.  I painted it blue and covered the top with Jillibean Soup papers.  I stamped out the image on X-Press It blending cardstock and coloured it with my copics.  I used some twill and some twine with a button along the bottom and used the Layered Label die for the title.  I stamped out "badges" using the Banner Day Alphabet (although now my son tells me that badges go on the uniform and crests go on the blanket - argh!).  I thought it would be fun to add a little speech bubble from the Say What stamp set and die (or maybe it's wishful thinking - lol!).  


 I used some Echo Park Little Boy papers on the inside.


And here's what it looks like filled with all his badges crests.  At least now they'll all be in one place rather than scattered throughout my house.  I also can't wait to make some Thank You cards for our Cub Scout leaders for our end of year celebrations because the sentiments in this set are fabulous too.  Although I have a little time before I need to get cracking on them!



Don't forget to leave comments along the hop as one of the designers is holding a $15 gift voucher to give away to someone.  The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your next stop along the hop is the fabulous Jen del Muro.

28 comments:

Sarah Gough said...

oh my Kerry, what a cool project!

Barbara said...

What a great project, Kerry! Just perfect for his crests. Feel better!

Lisa H. said...

great idea. love how it all came together (looks like you've got a lot of sewing to do. lol!). this is really cute!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love your cub scout! My little guy is in cub scouts too, he's in the wolf pack now. I cannot wait to get my hands and ink on this stamp! So perfect for all the scrapping I need to do.

StampOwl said...

what a fun idea!

merry said...

This will be something he will cherish forever! Great use of this stamp!

Arlene said...

Love it! Super fun project and great idea to get those badges organized. :-)

Nancy Thomas said...

What a fun all boy project. Love the colors.

Cathy said...

What an adorable idea! Love this!

Melody said...

What a great idea Kerry!

bernshwag said...

What an awesome project Kerry, something for your son to cherish for a long time to come!

Leslie said...

What a great project and the perfect way to keep those badges all in one place. Love it!

justsomestuffimade said...

Love your cute project Kerry! I'm sure your boy will love stashing his badges there ;)
Can't wait to place my MFT order! Ruth S

Janneke said...

What an amazing project ;o)

Dawn Easton said...

Fantatic idea, Kerry! So cute!

Christina Fischer said...

LOVE this project -- such a great idea! :)

g said...

awesome! what great papers & dies & your little scout is too cute! we collect lots of badges too- this is such a fun idea!

Alli Miles said...

OMW!!! LOVE this clever idea!! Your colouring and use of the speech bubble is perfect.

Naomi Armenta said...

This is a great idea. My son just completed his Eagle on 12-20-2010...yea Mark! And this is wonderful to keepsake all the badges he has collected along the way! Thanks for sharing!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

super idea - great box!

Inge said...

What a fun and fab project, love it Kerry!

Megan said...

So cute!! I have that arrow paper and have never found a way to use it!! Cute project!

Anne said...

AWESOME project! My son could have used this!!

Dawn said...

Adorable project Kerry!

Tanja said...

Lovely project - Isn't scouting great for kids? I have one son who was a scout and then a venturer and the other is soon to be a cub (just advancing from Joeys - the youngest group in Australian scouting)

Liz said...

I miss ny dd younger days she was a girl scout sooooo cute

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Wahoo! This is an AWESOME project girlie!!! What a fab idea and perfect execution!!

Cheryle said...

Great idea! And Kudos to your son for earning so many badges and crests!

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