Saturday, December 31, 2011

MFT Day 4 Teasers

Welcome back to another fun filled post with MFT Teasers!  Can you believe it's the final day of 2011! Such a great way to ring in the New Year....Hanging with the MFT peeps!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd 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 January 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  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 teasers 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 January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Today's teasers are showcasing the At the Movies and Monogram Alphabet sets.  I used the Monogram Alphabet set along with some die-namics. I'm an alphabet junkie....always have been.  So I was suuuuuper excited to see these bold, chuncky letters.  In case you were wondering, they do NOT fit in last month's By The Letter die-namics......BUT they sure do coordinate. Let me show you.

 I decided to add another Valentine card to my stash.  I used the new LAYERED HEARTS and made a sweet heart shaped card.  THIS is one of the reasons I was so excited about this larger size heart, I adore making shaped cards.

Here's how I do it.

  • Fold a piece of cardstock in half and place the die, just over the edge of the fold. (you can also see here, how I lable all my die-namics. I write the name on the back)
  • Run it through your die cut machine (I use a Big Kick).  You'll have a heart shaped card, with a flat, fold at  the top.
  • Next, cut 2 more full hearts, one from a solid piece of cardstock (I used fossil) and another in a pattern you like.
  • Adhere the pattern heart to the solid piece of cardstock.
  • Then adhere the completed heart (both layers) to the top of the heart shaped card, lining up the edges and the bottom, covering up the flat, folded top.
You can see here, that the flat, topped heart is now "hidden" and the card will now be a full, completed heart shape.

  •  Embellish as you wish.
I cut the top heart layer from more fossil cardstock and embossed the new MONOGRAM ALPHABET with clear embossing powder.  The letters were first stamped in chocolate chip craft ink.

TIP: when stamping words, to get the spacing correct, I start by stamping the middle letter and then stamp each letter out to the left and right until the word is complete. Here, I lined up the "v" with the shape of the heart, since I knew the embellishment would be off to the right.
The stamped circle is included with the alphabet and it fits nicely in the circle from FIRST PLACE AWARD RIBBON.


The "u" is from BY THE LETTERS.  See, I told you the letters work well together. The small heart is that perfect sized, favorite heart from HOMESPUN BIRDHOUSE. 







Kim's Blog has all the Teaser info....hop on over there.


NEW die-namic used:


Already available die-namics-click the graphic to go straight to the MFT Boutique.




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34 comments:

  1. Another sweet Valentines Day Card. I can't wait to get that Layered Heart Die so I can start on mine!

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial! LOVE this card! Very cute!

    XoXo,

    Katie

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  3. Such a cute card... Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial, must make one of those when I finally get back to my craft desk!

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  5. Love the explanation and I was SO hoping they WOULD fit the letter dies... but YES!!!! THEY MATCH!!!! this is a SUPER Cute Card Lisa!!!! LOVE IT!

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  6. Thanks for the great tips Lisa!! This creation is AMAZING!!! Love that button/heart combo!!

    Hugs!!
    Meredith
    xo!

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  7. Great tutorial. Thanks so much!

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  8. The letter/button/heart idea is excellent! I'm thinking that birdhouse die needs to go on my wishlist...

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  9. Cute card, thanks for the details, love to learn.

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  10. oh how fun and so sweet! I love shaped cards too, what a fabulous size heart. Happy New Year!! :)

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  11. Super cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  12. Adorable with a great tutorial. Can't get any better than that. Thanks.

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  13. Adorable card and great tutorial! Thanks, and Happy New Year!

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  14. Great card! Love the tutorial!

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  15. This is great! Thanks for the tutorial, I love the embossing on the letters!

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  16. oh this is SO CUTE! love the heart shaped cards!

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  17. Another sweet card for valentines. Thanks again for the turtorial these are great.

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  18. thanks for the tutorial your project is great.

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  19. Thanks for that tutorial. It's super cute!!

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  20. Absolutely darling card, Lisa! And a fabulous tutorial!

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  21. Love the card!!! Thanks for the tip on making a shaped card that isn't "flat"...never thought of that! :)

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  22. GORGEOUS! LOOOOOOVE the papers and the embossed sentiment! FAB job!

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  23. Darling card, Lisa. Love this layered heart die.

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  24. Super cool tut on making the shaped card with the die! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. So VERY cute!! Love the heart shape!

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  26. oh my that is AMAZING!!! THANK YOU so much for the photos and instructions!!! I didn't know how to make a card like that before I saw your photos!!! What a great tip on the placing of letters!!! Can't wait to try this!!!!

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  27. Absolutely the sweetest card - thanks for all the details!

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Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I appreciate each of you taking the time to leave some love. Have a great day!