Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MFT Pep Rally Day

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:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on October 16 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on October 16 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • 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 October 16 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Pep Rally day is always an exciting one. It marks the final day of our teasers AND it is our kick off to the Release Party later tonight. I saved a few projects just for the occasion, showing off LOTS of the new Die-namics you can pick up tonight at the MFT October Release. 

I played along with another of the Hope You Can Cling Challenges over on SCS. I had to use five different words on my card. This was easy to do thanks to the beautiful words included in the new CHOOSE HOPE stamp set. I was able to highlight a different sentiment in one of the four punched out circles from the PEEK A BOO SQUARED Die-namics

I cut it out two times, once in whip cream card stock, and another time in the polka dotted papers. I then covered the whip cream square with the pattern paper.  I used the whip cream circles to stamp my words.  I cut a Black Licorice square, just a tad larger to matt the whole square and help it pop. A corner rounder allowed me to line it up perfectly!

I added a pretty custom bra to decorate the square. They really are so fun and easy to make, thanks to the SUPPORT HOPE DIE-NAMICS. I topped it with a center bow and a rhinestone. 

 A few flourishes from the new, FRAMING FLOURISHES DIE-NAMICS,  to the top and bottom of the square, and a Cotton Candy Grosgrain bow and this card was finished. I love that the MFT card stocks look great with all of my favorite pattern papers. I used the Lost & Found papers-Blush by My Mind's Eye. 

Changing gears, I decided to hold this project off for today. It matched my "grateful card" from the other day. I just loooved the color combo and my Kraft Felt was calling my name.

 I think these will make wonderful table settings at our Thanksgiving table this year. Super easy to make, too. 
Simply cut a piece of MFT felt 3x12 inches, fold it in half and run a stitch up both sides. You could get 15 silverware holders from 1 pack of felt! (If you chose to make them wider, cut to 4 inches and you could still make 12 from one pack). 
I wrapped the felt with some of the Burlap Ribbon I have and then added a piece of the gorgeous Night Shift Blue grosgrain ribbon around it. I used Scor-tape, but any strong adhesive would work. 

I cut some leaves from the new FALL LEAVES DIE-NAMICS and prettied them up with the coordinating stamps from the THANKFUL LEAVES STAMP SET.  I am really diggin' that block with the script font on it. 
I also added the oh-so-fun-to-make BEAUTIFUL BOW. this Die-namics.  You have got to pop this one in your cart. I love my ribbon bows, but this Die-namics makes paper bows just as fabulous! AND if you are bow challenged at all...then this is a must have. It makes a perfect bow every time AND you get two sizes with this set! Love that!

 So much happening today! Now join me over at the MFT Blog for the full line up of today's Pep Rally posts!  I'll catch you later tonight at the Release Party!

Check out the new products I used on today's post. 

Here is my Inlikz List for all other products I used today. Thanks so much!

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  1. Oh my werd! ! The felt utensil holder is crazy amazing and I just adore your card. Love that peek-a-boo!

  2. Fabulous...love your beautiful card and that Thanksgiving place set holder if wonderful :)

  3. Such CUTE ideas!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  4. What a beautiful table setting, perfect for Thanksgiving!

  5. Wow, love the card and the table setting is awesome, what. A. Great display love the bow

  6. Great card and that table setting is amazing! Love the felt and burlap. So cute!

  7. Awwww!!! Sweet!!!! You used my absolutely favorite paper stack!!! GORGEOUS card!!!!

  8. GASP...LOVE your utensil holder...gorgeous...will make an amazing table setting for Thanksgiving!

  9. Your card is so pretty and I love your felt utensil holder with the beautiful bow.

  10. Lisa, your card and cutlery holder are amazing! Great job!


  11. Lisa, I like your card, but I love, love, LOVE your utensil pouch. It's gorgeous! What a great idea!
    Hugs and smiles

  12. These are both fabulous project!!

  13. I LOVE both projects, that silverware pouch is just so fun and festive!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  14. So pretty in pink. I also love your serving set too.

  15. This is just amazing! fantastic card. Joey x

  16. very beautiful projects, Lisa, I love them both!

  17. The card is beautiful and your silverware pouch is so fun. Great work!

  18. Lisa, I wasn't going to comment - just breeze through and head over to make my order - but your place setting idea is just too cool to go un-commented on! I love it!

  19. LOVE your card, but OMG with the silverware holder! OMG OMG OMG! That is AMAZING!!!


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