Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MFTeaser–Die-namics Feature

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Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT.

But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally!

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Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last.

We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique.

And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new?  Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 13 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 13 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • If you'd like to see all the designers' posts for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on November 13 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
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Today I have lots of Die-namics goodness to share with you, I just couldn’t stop playing with all the fun new Die-namics being released this month. I am sure you will love them too!

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For my first project I decided to use the Die-namics Jumbo Christmas Stocking to make a couple of felt Christmas ornaments. I used Wild Cherry Felt, Jellybean Green Felt, Sweet Tooth Felt and Paver Red Felt to create my felt stockings. I hand stitched around the edge of each stocking (don’t look too closely at my stitching I am a stamper not a sewer hehe). I added a felt loop so the stocking can be hang on the tree. I also used the Die-namics High Rise Alphabet to add the ‘number 25’ to each stocking.

I have only made two felt stockings to hang on my tree, but I could see these making great advent calendars too.
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Die-namics: Jumbo Christmas Stocking; High Rise Alphabet – MFT Stamps
Other MFT Products: Wild Cherry Felt; Jellybean Green Felt; Sweet Tooth Felt; Paver Red Felt
Other: Green Thread

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For my second project today I used the Die-namics Jumbo Christmas Stocking to create a Christmas Stocking box.

Now if you look at my box you will notice it is the mirror image of the die. As this box involves using two stockings (one for each side of the box and designer paper. To cut the designer paper you need to cut one as you would normally with the designer paper facing the die and the second one with the designer paper facing away from the die so that it can be applied to the back of the box. (Hope that makes sense)

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The base of my box used Paver Red Cardstock and the white piece at the top is Sweet Tooth Cardstock.

For the box portion of my Christmas Stocking Box I cut a piece of Paver Red cardstock 4 1/4 inches x 8 1/2 inches. Score on the 4 1/4 inch side at 1 inch either side. Score on the 8 1/2 inch side at 3 3/4 inches either side.  I have created a template below to help you with measurements.
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Die-namics: Jumbo Christmas Stocking – MFT Stamps
Paper: Sweet Tooth Card; Paver Red Card – MFT Stamps; December 25th DP – Kaisercraft

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For my third project I created a cover page for the calendar that I started and shared with you last Thursday. I probably don’t need a cover page but if you are giving a calendar as a gift it finishes the calendar off nicely.

I used Blu Raspberry Cardstock and Whip Cream Cardstock for this page of my calendar.  The 2013 was created using the Die-namics High Rise Numbers set, this was layered onto the second largest tag in the Die-namics Decorative Circle Tag Stax. Along each side of the designer paper I used the Die-namics Postage Stamp Edge.

On the top of the tag I added a bow using the Die-namics Dainty Bows. I added a  Blu Raspberry Button to the top of my bow topped off with Hemp Cord.

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Die-namics: Hi Rise Numbers; Dainty Bows; Decorative Circle Tag Stax; Postage Stamp Border – MFT Stamps
Paper: Whip Cream Card; Blu Raspberry Card – MFT Stamps; Indie Chic Nutmeg DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other MFT Products: Blu Raspberry Button; Hemp Cord

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For my final project I used the Die-namics Jumbo Snowflake to create a 3D Snowflake Ornament.

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To create my snowflake ornament I die cut 5 Jumbo snowflake shapes from glittery card. Folded each in half and attached each half to the half of another snowflake. I threaded thin ribbon through the centre of the snowflake as a hanger and added a tiny bell at the bottom.

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Die-namics: Jumbo Snowflake – MFT Stamps
Other: Glitter Card; Ribbon; Bell

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27 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are all so fabulous

Tonya said...

These are all fantastic projects. You really showcased the new products in a fun and beautiful way. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW Frances these ROCK!!~

Gypsy 2 said...

I am lost for words Frances.....just beautiful.Thanks so much for a fantastic release filled with great ideas.

Alina said...

Wonderful projects! The snowflake ornament is beautiful!

jonim52 said...

Fabulous projects

Tracey said...

WOW! SO many amazing projects Frances!! My fave are those fantastic felt stockings!!

Cindi Flass said...

Great projects! I love the different ways you used the stocking die and that calendar cover is beautiful.

Casandra Bennett said...

Wow! Check out all the fun, festive projects. I was just thinking last night that I should create a couple of felt stockings with my children for Christmas, this year. :)

Shari said...

oh Frances! Wow oyu have been a very busy lady and making such WONDERFUL projects for us to see! I love your stocking ornamants in the felt, so perfect. YOur stocking box would decorate any house beautifully. YOur calendars is super, live it! but I have to say my fax is the way you made the GORGEOUS snowflake ornament! Thank you so much for your inspiring ideas!!

Hugs;
Shari

wendy said...

wow you have been super busy, love all your projects!

the primitive country bug said...

Amazing projects... all of them! I can't pick a favorite because they're all equally awesome.

Mary Gillmarten said...

Oh my gosh Frances! You have completely outdone yourself with all these great ideas! I love the snowflake ornament and the felt stocking most -- I'm always looking for something new to send out and this is perfect! Thanks!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, these are all great projects. Love them all. So creative. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl First said...

Oh, these are all so much fun! I think I am in love with that snowflake ornament, though! WOWzer!
((HUGS))
Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions

Kelly Braund said...

Oh my gosh, these are all amazing!

Golda said...

What wonderful work!

Rufred said...

Love the stocking Box!!1 And the snowflake ornament is wonderful!

BethieJ said...

Your projects are ALL FABULOUS!!!
Have a GREAT day.. Thanks for a FUN INSPIRING week!!

Liz said...

I adore all of your projects thansk for the template that's always so sweet and over and beyond the call of duty.

Shanna Shands said...

Wow you are rocking out some fun projects! I really like the snowflake ornament!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE the creations!! All of them are SO BEAUTIFUL in there own way!! THANKS for sharing all week your creations were AMAZING!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

g said...

these are all so gorgeous! thanks for all your amazing inspo this week-i've loved everything! i cannot wait to get these dies & make some fun things too! thanks ever so much for sharing your box template too- I'm going to make one a for the 2nd grade classroom- they'll love it filled with treats!

Angie said...

Wow!!!! Stunning projects!!! All so gorgeous and different from one another!!!! I love love love the calendar idea and the cover is just GORGEOUS!!! The ornament is BEAUTIFUL!!! The stocking is fantastic but overwhelms me to think of making the box!! (I haven't venturd too far from the standard card yet!!! LOL You are amazing!!!

Alina said...

thanks for the inspiration, Frances, the snowflake ornament is my favourite! but they are all beautiful projects!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....wonderful projects, Hoots

zehra said...

Gorgeous projects beautiful work