Monday, December 5, 2011

It's Party Day at MFT! Let's get revved up for release time!!!

 We have made it to Release Day!  Are you SO excited???!!!!  This month's release has just been AMAZING!  I have SO enjoyed being a part of it!  Thank you MFT for inviting me!!!!  I have had a blast stamping and creating special projects!  For a complete listing for today's participants, please visit Kim's Blog!

Our challenge today is to highlight the newest Die-namics.  And to use them in ways one might not think to use them.  Well, if you are a regular to my blog, you know that I am always thinking beyond the norm.  Once again, I have created 2 unique ways to use the Oval Open Scallop Doily!  Some of you might already have this, as it was part of the VIP kit offered earlier this month (last month!).  If so, break it out and start using it!  It is one of THE most awesome doilies that MFT has come out with!  LOVE the oval shape!  It makes a perfect background panel, as you've seen the DT use in their card samples.  But, today, I have two new uses for them!

First up, a sunshiny card for anyone who is feeling blue.  This will surely brighten their day!  When I took the picture, I didn't even need to use a flash!  Hahaha!  Are you laughing???!!!! ;D

 I took a piece of white paper and die cut it w/ the Oval Open Scallop Doily Die-namics.  I sprayed it w/ Gingersnap Smooch Spray to get that speckled look.  Then, I adhered it to the kraft cardstock.  I used a ruler to make the rays of sunshine, and a paper piercer.  I sewed the lemondrop twine from MFT to make each ray of sunshine.  Once I finished that, I felt that the sun just wasn't good enough.  So, I sewed rosettes along the inside holes to finish it.  I used the Banner Die to create the sentiment, and Wendy Alpha.  I sewed rosettes w/ the same twine on the banner to match the sun.
 Here you can see a closer look at the sewing and speckled sun.

The second card that I created is a bouquet of flowers, using the Inspired By Flowers Set #4 that was featured on Day 2! The Oval Open Scallop Doily Die-namics is the white bouquet holding the flowers together. I used the Framed Greetings Die-namics for a panel on the front and inside to write a little note.
For the flowers, I stamped them in Memento Black, colored them w/ Copics, and cut them out.  Then, I took my mouse pad and a stylus and curved the edges of the petals to give some dimension.

I die cut the Fancy Flourishes  & Leafy Flourish to create "leaves" and just add some pizazz to the bouquet!  I adhered everything on a piece of acetate.

 Here you can see a better view of the doily.  What I did was cut from one side to the middle, and then made a cone and glued it in place.  I used pieces of Fancy Flourishes for the stems to keep the flowers above and over the doily.

And so now you have learned 2 NEW ways to use your Oval Open Scallop Doily!  Because it WILL be yours!  You KNOW you have to get one, if you don't already have one!  Don't miss the boat!!!!!  Grab it tonight at the release!

Here's some VERY important info!

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 December 6 at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th 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 December 6 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 December 6 just before the release party, on the">MFT blog.

  • Thanks for stopping by!  Happy MFT Release Day!!!!See you at the party!  Be there or be Oval!  Sorry, ANOTHER bad joke!!!! I just can't stop!  ;D


    1. Really! Another day of fabulous, creative projects!

    2. I think you're twisting our arms by showing off how versatile that die is... ;)

    3. ow how different you can use the die!

    4. What fun and beautiful card, Erin!!! :) You take the prize for thinking outside of the box!!!!!!!

      Thanks so much for sharing!

      Crafty hugs,

      partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    5. Love what you did with the oval die to create the beautiful ray of sunshine!!

    6. Beautiful projects. You are right, a sunshiney card is so necessary on this very gloomy day in Upstate New York. Love your flowers so much.

    7. totally outside of the clever and sooo creative...way to go!

    8. Love that sun!!! And what a lovely bouquet!!

    9. Erin---congrats on your innovative card. I love it!

    10. That sunshine card is so CLEVER and AMAZING. Love the design! Love your beautiful bouquet card too! I love clear cards!

    11. Wow I love the way you used Twine on this card!!! such inspiration!!

    12. wow! you rocked out these die-namics! beautiful projects, Erin!

    13. Two amazing takes on the dies, Erin! LOVE that sun and your little nosegay is gorgeous!

    14. oh these are so fun! I love your use of twine!

    15. Too fun! It reminds me of the string projects we would make as kids!

    16. Fabulous projects, Erin! Love that sweet sun and all the twine and your bouquet is just gorgeous!

    17. You go girl - this is FABULOUS!!

    18. Just BEAUTIFUL Erin!!! Very creative!!

      Crafty Hugs!


    Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by!