Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MFT Die-namics Feature!

Hi everyone,

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!

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 on November 1 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 1 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • You have just a few more hours to submit your entry for this month's guest designer contest.  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • 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 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

I have two cards to share with you today! For my first card I have used the new Christmas Ornaments Die-namics & Stamp sets. I used this week’s CPS sketch challenge (CPS241) for the layout of my card.
This is such an awesome set … I have die cut the ornaments using designer paper and then stamped/die cut the pieces to go on top of the ornament. The tiny little tag also comes with the Die-namic die which I used with two of the sentiments included with the stamp set.

This is all layered using the Die-namics Open Scallops Doily die.


MFT_Open ScallopDoily_PreviewGraphic copy


Here is the inside of my card. I used the Die-namics Vintage Cameo Frame for my sentiment … I stamped one of the decorations from the Christmas Ornament stamp set on the red portion of the Vintage Cameo Frame.

The border along the bottom edge of my card uses the negative portion of the Die-namics Crown Border die.


Stamps: Christmas Ornaments – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Kraft; Season Greetings DP – Echo Park
Die-namics: Christmas Ornaments; Open Scallops Doily; Vintage Cameo Frame; Crown Border – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Old Paper Distress Ink; Red Ink; Foam Tape

 For my second card I used the à la modes Disco Queen stamp set. This card uses a recent sketch from Splitcoast Stampers. The Die-namics used on this card are the Die-namics File Tabs die.
I have created a video to show you how I used the Die-namics Peace Signs die with shrink plastic to create the smaller peace signs I have added to my card.

Here is the inside of my card … this time round I used the larger of the Peace signs using card to embellish the inside of my card. The sentiment is one from the à la modes Disco Queen stamp set.
Stamps: Disco Queen – MFT Stamps
Paper:  White; Purple; Pink; Hippy  Girl DP – Kaisercraft
Die-namics: File Tab; Peace Signs – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Shrink Plastic; Pearl Flourishes; Foam Tape; Copics


  1. I LOVE Shrinky Dinkies... what a GREAT idea Frances!!!! Both cards are SUPER CUTE!!!! Thanks for all the AWESOME inspiration all week!!!

  2. both cards are soo stinking cute!!! love them both!!


  3. Frances, You have made a great video. It has been sooooo long since I did anything with shrink plastic.
    I did not realise you could use the dies with it - must try is out, thanks

  4. love these! I tried shrink plastic with the cage die multiple times - it did NOT like the thin sections! lol Works great with the peace signs!

  5. Both are just FABULOUS Frances!

    Crafty Hugs!

  6. TFS all your projects this week. I love the red and sky blue colour combo on your last Christmas card. It's really striking.

  7. Fantastic cards, Frances!! LOVE the shrink wrap peace signs! Fabulous idea!

  8. Lovely cards, wow, so amazing. Thanks for the video, I am visual and this is a great help. TFS

  9. Love the peace signs and your cards are awesome. Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. Wow!!! Your work is AMAZING!!! Beautiful cards!!!!

  11. These are wonderful cards, Frances!! Love those ornaments and the Disco Queen looks fabulous!!

  12. Both cards are great .... but I am so loving that Christmas set!!!!!

  13. Shrinky Dinks!!! OH my! That is fabulous and your cards are just amazing! Love those little tags on your ornament card and pearly swirls on your disco card - so cute!

  14. great cards...lovin the disco theme too!

  15. I love the shrinky peace signs! What a groovy addition!

  16. Frances--your first card has my name written all over it. Just awesome. Love the colors. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  17. Love the colorful Christmas card and of course the disco queen is funky and cute.

  18. Wow! So cute Frances! Love the little peace signs.

  19. Oh my, stunning!!!!!! Amazing work!

  20. Awesome projects!!!! LOVE LOVE everything :)) TFS!!!

  21. Love those papers on the christmas card! So many fun layers.
    Becky S.

  22. These are FABULOUS Frances! LOVE LOVE LOVE the shrinky dink peace signs!


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