Monday, February 4, 2013

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 February 4 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 February 4 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 February 4 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

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I have a number of projects to share with you today using the new Die-namics being released tomorrow, I have had so much fun playing I almost couldn’t stop!!!!!

My first project I have used the new Die-namics Cone Treat Box to create the umbrella …. this is soooooo easy to create all you need to do is die cut two of the Die-namics Cone Treat Box using either designer papers or card whichever you prefer, fold along each score line and then attach the tab of one of the die cuts to the other die cut .. then just decorate as you wish.

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I used a piece of bamboo for my umbrella handle and used Whip Cream Ribbon to tie a bow onto the handle. I decorate the top of the umbrella using the chick and flower dies from the Die-namics Easter Elements set.

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For my second project today I have again used the Die-namics Cone Treat Box to create a heart pouch. There are so many things that you can create using this Die-namics die other than what it is intended for, it is definitely a must have in my book Smile.

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Here is a closer look at my heart pouch. To create the heart, just die cut the Die-namics Cone Treat Box once and fold in half and attach the tab to the other side … again sooooo easy! I decorated my heart again with flowers from the Die-namics Easter Elements set. I used the Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX for my sentiment which is from the You Make My Day sentiment set also being released tomorrow.

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For my third project today I decided to use the Die-namics Cone Treat Box to create some carrot boxes to put some goodies in for Easter gifts.

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I kept my carrot boxes fairly plain using Orange Fizz cardstock  for the main part of the carrot and Sour Apple cardstock for the top of the card. To create the carrot tops I used the largest flower from the Die-namics Easter  Elements set and one of the buttons from the Die-namics Button Border. I used Honeydew Twine to secure the two die cuts together.

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After making all those carrot boxes I decided I needed something for them to sit in so I decided to make a box using the Die-namics Lattice Fence.

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To create the box you will need the following:

  • 4 die cut lattice fences using the Die-namics Lattice Fence ( I used Sweet Tooth cardstock)
  • 8 Fence Posts (also from the Die-namics Lattice Fence)
  • Cardstock to match the color of your fence which measures 6 1/4 inches square.

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1. Take the 6 1/4 inch sheet of card and score around each side at 1 1/4 inches. (I have drawn a pencil line on one of my score lines so you can see it clearer in the photo.)

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2. Cut the slits at the top and bottom of the scored lines as per the photo above. I also like to cut at a slight angle so that the sides sit better when the box is made up.

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3. Place adhesive on each tab and assemble your box.

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4. Fold each of the lattice fences along the left edge of the 3 post (you can see my pencil line on the fence on the front of my photo above.

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5. Apply adhesive to the top and bottom rail of each of the fences (or if you prefer you can apply adhesive to the top and bottom of the box sides, but placing it on the fence you know it won’t be seen once you attach it to the box.)

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6. Adhere the first fence to one side of the box and around to the other side of the box.

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7. To attach your second (and remaining panels) line up the end of the fence to the existing fence already adhered to the box.

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8. Once you have all sides on your box, place some adhesive onto your fence posts and attach them over your existing fence posts on the box.

You could decorate your box with flowers, chicks, grass etc if you so wished. But after playing around with my box I decided I liked it as it was.

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And finally my completed Lattice Fence Basket filled with Carrot Boxes.

Here are the MFT products I used to create my projects today.

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Stamps: You Make My Day – MFT Stamps
Paper: Sweet Tooth (MFT); Orange Fizz (MFT); Sour Apple (MFT); Pink Lemonade (MFT); DP – Graphic 45 and other
Die-namics: Cone Treat Box; Easter Elements; Lattice Fence; Button Border; Fishtail Flags Stax – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Whip Cream Ribbon (MFT); Pink Lemonade Ribbon (MFT); Honeydew Twine (MFT); Rhinestones; Foam Tape;

 

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30 comments:

zehra said...

wow, you truly think out of the box, love ur projects

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! That umbrella caught my fancy so i scrolled down and was even more blown away by your carrot boxes and the fence box to hold them all! FAB projects!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so adorable, LOVE the lattice box!

Kathy Straw said...

This is the most amazing project. Love it!

Gypsy 2 said...

Fabulous projects Frances.Love your carrots

Inge said...

WOW Frances, you've made such stunning creations. The umbrella and pouch are sooo cute!!!

Silli said...

wow Frances, wonderful work, thanks for the tutorial! xoxo

Tracey said...

Very creative Frances!! Fantastic projects!!

carpediem said...

such clever ideas for the new dies! laura j

Diana said...

Oh my gosh! These are all so cute!! Your box for the carrots is to cute!!

Diana said...

Oh my gosh! These are all so cute!! Your box for the carrots is to cute!!

Annie Rose said...

How adorable! The carrot box is the cutest thing ever! :)

Cindi Flass said...

Wow! These are so adorable! I love the different ways you used the dies and that box from the fences is amazing! You are so creative!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oh....what amazing ideas!

wendy said...

wow Frances so many terrific projects...very creative!

TaraG said...

Fabulous gift ideas, Frances, WOWZERS! LOVE, LOVE LOVE the umbrella with the Cone Treat Box and the carrots and Lattice Fence box...simply BRILLIANT!
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Karen Motz said...

Wow Frances! Fabulous projects! You're so clever to have thought of an umbrella!

Lori said...

Wow, Frances, you were BUSY!! I love all your projects - soooo cute and versatile too! WTG!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! SO EXCITED about the release and LOVING your creations for today!! Such BEAUTIFUL details!! THANKS for sharing your AMAZING Creations all last week and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kim Swenson said...

Fantastic ideas on how to use these dies. I love them all!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Eeek! That fence box is amazing! Wouldn't that be a fun centerpiece with little Playmobil people in it??? I love it!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Frances you are so clever!!~

Sandra Smith said...

Wow! Your projects are amazing! What's not to love but the umbrella and your lattice fence box are totally awesome!

elizabeth said...

Amazing! You really demonstrated the versatility of those dies.

Michele Boyer said...

You are so clever, Frances! Totally adorable umbrella, and I love the fence box you created for your carrots! TOO cute!

Alina said...

gorgeous projects, Frances, I love the umbrella and the lattice fence box!

scrappingnana said...

Wow Frances. these are all fabulous. Love the details of each project. The parasol is just adorable and your lattice fence box is so creative.

Amy said...

OMG!! You amaze me!!!! unbelievable talent!!

Holly T said...

The lattice box is really cute!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very clever you are, Hoots