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:

Teresa said...

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

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, I love it

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

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

XoXo,

Katie

cutiephinphin said...

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

Heather said...

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

Carolina Little said...

So cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Kelli Hull said...

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!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

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

Hugs!!
Meredith
xo!

Susan said...

Great tutorial. Thanks so much!

Maria C said...

awesome job...love it.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

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

zehra said...

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

Tanya said...

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

Janet said...

Super cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

conil said...

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

Erin Smetak said...

SO awesome! LOVE your tutorial!

Jan Garber said...

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

Darlene L said...

Awesome card and tutorial!

Dawn said...

Great card! Love the tutorial!

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Angel said...

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

Crystal R said...

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

jan farnworth said...

thanks for the tutorial your project is great.

Clarissa said...

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

Barbara said...

Absolutely darling card, Lisa! And a fabulous tutorial!

Shannon said...

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

Becky Carafa said...

This is sooo sweet!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

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

Trisha said...

Darling card, Lisa. Love this layered heart die.

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

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

Michele Boyer said...

So VERY cute!! Love the heart shape!

Angie said...

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!!!!

postalorphan said...

Absolutely the sweetest card - thanks for all the details!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is totally GENIUS! LOVE!