Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Final Teasers...MFT Day 5, Release Party TONIGHT!

Sooooo, tonight is the night! At 10pm you can order all of these new goodies you've been drooling over all weekend!  But before we go there......we will have a day of teasers to share. In case you aren't In The Know.....

Here are the details about the upcoming release tonight, April 5th at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on April 5th at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on April 5th at 10 PM EST.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Today you'll be seeing the new Clearly Sentimental about Success set, the WTG-Fiesta. I'll first show you my fun, round card for the Who's That Girl Fiesta.  There are lots of great sentiments and extra images included in the set that make it very versatile. I used the beautiful Dizzy Doily die-namic for my base, dressing it up with some Delovely papers by Cosmo Cricket.

I then stamped the margarita glass, bottle, and lime  onto x-press blending cs, colored them with copics and cut each image out. I was then able to place them exactly where I wanted to on my sentiment flag. I added some Glitzy Glitter to the edge of the glass. It's all tied up with my fave Twine in Honeydew. Here's a close up.

Hang with me here. My next card shows a pretty Posey Rose I made with the new Pretty Posies die-namic

and I have a quick little photo tutorial on how I made it.  This technique you can do with almost any flower that has 5 petals, I have made these before with another die, so when I got this new die-namic, I had to give it a go. It's another way to get more bang for you buck! Here's the card.
 I also used the new Open Scallop Doily die-namic.  You'll also see the pretty Framed Greetings die-namic and some felt leaves cut with the Upsy Daisy Flower builder die-namic. Hot fudge and fossil card stock set the stage for the pretty papers by Crate Paper-Portrait Collection.
Okay....so here's how to do the flowers:
  1.  Die cut 1 of each of the 3 sizes of flowers.....love that I can do this in 1 pass of my big shot. 

2. Cut a slit in the largest one, Remove 1 petal from the second largest flower, and then 2 petals from the smallest flower. Save each piece.

3. Sponge edges of all the petals, even the cut pieces, with sponge dauber and ink. Then round each edge, carefully with a bone folder.
4. One flower at a time, add adhesive to one of the petals and overlap that petal with the one next to it. You will be creating a cone shape with each flower, reducing the number of petals by 1. For example, Here I have the 5 petal flower, and once I overlap two of the petals, I will end up with a 4 petal, cone shaped flower. Here is what your final glued flowers will look like. That little skinny petal is the single, cut petal, rolled up.
5. Next, cut a small slit (start small, you can always make it bigger by cutting again) in each of the 3 flowers, you don't need to cut the single rolled petal (this is the very center of your finished flower). 
6. Then, starting with the largest flower, tuck the next size flower into it's center, down into the slit. Use a little adhesive to attach it. Continue with the next smaller flower, and finishing with the single petal. Add a little adhesive to each layer. Here's what the final flower will look like. After you have it assembled, you may need to re-work some of the petals, so they are nice and rounded.
And the finished Posey Rose
 on my card...close up!

Thanks for sticking with me. Hope you'll try these easy (really, they are easy) Posey Roses. It's another great way to use that new Pretty Posies die-namic die.
Hop on back to Kim's Blog for the final list of teaser posts today. See you back here tonight for the Hop &Shop!


  1. ohhhhh I forgot about that flower technique, you rock! I have to try it soon!

  2. Thanks for the terrific tutorial! Your cards are so cute...first made me thirsty!

  3. Both cards are great. Thanks for the flower tutorial!

  4. Beautiful cards Lisa...thanks for the tutorial on your gorgeous flower technique, I can't wait to get the new die and try it!


  5. What a FUN "How to..." Great cards (and SB Page) ALL WEEK..

  6. That flower is adorable. thanks for sharing the how-to. I have to get that die set!

  7. Awesome tutorial! Thank you! I am totally inspired by your rose and the way you divided the center of the doily in half, then filled each half with different patterned paper. Really pretty!

  8. I am in LOVE with your flower!!!!!

  9. these are great. Thanks for the flower tutorial, love it.

  10. Lisa, this is awesome! I love the salt on your margarita glass!! Such a fun detail! Cheers!

  11. Fun cards, love your tutorial!!

  12. Me encanta su tarjeta! Yo soy una Margarita tambien :) hee hee!

    and thanks for the flower tutorial! That is gorgeous!

  13. oh Lisa-i LOVE both of these cards! i like to make round cards too- i'm thrilled you used the dizzy doily as a base- it's awesome! your sentiment card is stunning! thanks for the fantastic flower tutorial- i can't wait to give it a try!

  14. The more and more I read that Jimmy Buffet quote, the more I am convinced I'm long overdue for a margarita!

    Love your sweet cards and always love the pretty handmade roses!!! Great tutorial!

  15. Love how you did that flower. I am also loving the margrita stamp!!!!!

  16. I love how you used the doily for the base on the first one and the second card is gorgeous as well.

  17. ACK! Holy crow girlie! These are GORGEOUS! I LOVE circle cards and one is more gorgeous than the last!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you created that AMAZING flower! SO totally trying that...tonight!!!


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