Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year and So Fortunate MTME Release

Wow Happy New Year Everybody I  hope You all had a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. I love Christmas and everything that goes along with it but I also love the Fresh routine of a  New Year!! And in my routine of getting creative and inky, it seems like forever !! What a better way to get back into the things with MTME release project!! Lets get started!!

 This month at MTME the theme is So Fortunate!!
When I saw this template and stamps that went along with it I knew right away what I wanted to do. I love Chinese lanterns so I decided to make a luminary. The flower is heat embossed with gold. I stamped the symbols on velum and pasted on the crimped velum I have used as the window. If I were to redo this project I think I would just stamp the image directly on the velum and then crimp but this look fine to. I have a battery operated candle on the inside. I have only made one but you could re-size this template smaller and make several of them and hang on Bakers Twine..

On My card I have used MTME digital paper Well Woven and Flutters and Flowers. I followed along with the same theme of heat embossed gold. I have stamped my sentiment on vellum :)... Here are some more details.

So Fortunate Template
3 3/4 inches wide
3 3/4 inches Deep
4 1/4 inches Tall (Without the Handle)
So fortunate Stamp Set
 Set 24 images and is also avalabie in digital download
Whats my fortune cookie Pretty Pieces cut file.

Well that is it for me today. I will be back on Jan 4th with another great way to use this Fabbi template and stamp set. Don't forget about the MTME gallery for a ton of inspiration . Well that is it for me but make sure to visit the rest of the team for great ideas :)..Monique

29 comments:

Danni said...

How adorable! Love this!!
Hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you!

Sue W said...

Happy New Year Monique!! What a fabulous little set to start the year with!!! Love the gold embossing on red!

Davi said...

Monique what a fabulous set!! I love luminaries and this is so cool. The embossed flowers are the perfect touch. :) Have a Wonderful New Years and Many blessings for the new year.

Tangii said...

I LOVE it! Red and gold, and the chinese lantern? How brilliant are you girl! Amazing job! Happy New Year :)

Renkata said...

Very beautiful nd romantic!
Wish you a wonderful New Year!

Ros said...

What a fabulous idea ... I love this!

Catherine Doucette said...

LOVE the lantern look with red and gold! So lovely!!! Happy New Year!

Cassie_lu said...

love, love, love how you turned the take-out box into a little lantern. so clever and the matching card is just adorable.

Stampin' Pam said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH Monique I LOVE the chinese lantern idea with the vellum sides - that totally rocks girl!! I absolutely love the red and gold and black palette. WELL DONE girly. Hope your new year is filled with laughter, love, hugs, smiles and lots of good health! Happy New Year!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh Monique! This is just absolutely stunning! I just love how you created the lantern! So very clever! And the card is so pretty! I love the vividness of the red you used on the Geisha girl! Lovely! Happy 2011!

Kimberly S said...

Happy New Year Monique! Wow, this is gorgeous and I so love the Asian look to it (as well as the fabulous color combo). The gift box is so cute, and your card is simply beautiful! :)

Julie Hoffman said...

I am in love with your luminary! So pretty! What a great gift set! Love the classic Black & Red Color palette! Happy New Year my friend :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh my! This is pure elegance! Love the red/black/gold! The combination of patterns is stunning.

Lauren (mytime) said...

OMG! I forgot to say I love the light in the lantern like box. So perfect!

Mara... said...

This is so super cute Monique!!! I love it! Hope you had a great holiday and Happy New Year. I hope 2011 is the best yet for you!!

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh ... the template made to look like a lantern is FABULOUS! What an awesome set!! Happy New Year, Monique :)

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh ... the template made to look like a lantern is FABULOUS! What an awesome set!! Happy New Year, Monique :)

Stella said...

This set is gorgeous and I am in LOVE with that lantern. It's breathtaking!
Happy New Year Monique and it's good to see another handmade beauty from you!!!:)
Hugs,
Stella

Anne said...

Adorable luminary and card!! The pleated insets make your luminary look so special!

Jeannie said...

What a fun idea!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Bee Burg said...

LOVE the luminaria! And your choice of colors. Stunning and so chinese! :-)

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful project, Monique! love it! Happy New Year to you, too! All the best wishes to you and yours for 2011!

Andrea M said...

Seriously Monique, this is uber FABULOUS!!!! WOW!!! Love the set you've created with the MTME set!! Love the luminary look too - how brilliant!!! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

*Vicki* said...

Such fun creations girl!! I love your details and that lantern is just darling!! :)

Sue Lelli said...

KINDA' glad the holidays are over so i can catch up and check our my blog "friends" blogs! LOVE this SUPER CUTE card and box! The oriental flair is just so FAB! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for jan 4th!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

So Beautiful Monique!! love the box and the card just gorgeous:) Happy New Year!! Hey Monique do you have a blinkie I would love to post it on my blog?
Hugs,
Norma

Elise said...

POSITIVELY LOVELY work, my dear! These ALREADY look like something you'd see, PUBLISHED! Stellar paper craft and positively stunning photography, girly girl! You've CLEARLY got the New Year by the CREATIVE horns! xoxo!

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, this is fantastic! I may have to steal this idea for Chinese New Year!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration, Monique!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely asian designs! Wonderful projects!