Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MFT November 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 November 13 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 November 13 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 November 13 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
I have soooo much to share today. It's Pep-Rally day....so we get to show off and cheer for the AMAZING holiday products that you can order TONIGHT!!! This release is full of so much goodness, you'll have no problems finding something (or everything!) to get your holiday projects and cards kick started. 

Hang with me...I've got a handful of projects that I hope you'll be inspired by. Let's start things off with a holiday Gift Card Greetings card. I LOVE, yes, LOVE this new GIFT CARD POCKET DIE-NAMICS

Gift cards are HOT, HOT, HOT, gift items with my family and friends. Not to mention, teachers, and bus drivers, and neighbors, and well, just about anyone LOVES a gift card. Now we can do them up JUST RIGHT!!!

 I used the B-Merry sentiment. I stamped it in JELLYBEAN GREEN INK onto x-press blending cardstock. The coverage is amazing!

I added a felt snowflake thanks to the LET IT SNOW DIE-NAMICS. I tied on a Sno Cone button with red twine. You can also see some of the new MEDIUM FANCY FLOURISHES I tucked in there and there. I cut them in Sweet Tooth card stock, giving the effect of blowing wind.  And they are just pretty. Now you have three sizes, perfect for whatever flourish needs you might need. :) 

With my larger card base, I was able to use the cool new JUMBO SNOWFLAKE. I gave it a spritz with Mister Huey's Calico Shine and added some red rhinestones.  It sure it bright and shiny and FUN!

Here's a How To on how easy this pocket is to stamp and  put together:

1. Cut the pocket from your chosen paper. I used MFT Kraft. 

2. Stamp a design across the full cut piece. I used the awesome DARLING DOTS. I just adore those little stitched circles. 

3. Use a bone folder to make crisp fold lines on the creases that are already created with the Die-namics. I then sponges on the new JELLYBEAN GREEN INK to accent the edges of my pocket. Not necessary, but it sure is a nice touch ;)

4. Use double sided tape to hold the pocket together. You just add it to the side flaps and fold it up. Scor-tape is my go-to adhesive for these kind of projects. 

Now on to my calendar card. Can you tell from this release just how much I LOVE the new PAVER RED COLOR??!! I might have used it on almost every project, even if it was just a little bit. Here I used it for my card base AND the stunning POINSETTIA DIE-NAMICS. YUM-O!!!

Here is a closer look at the flower I created. I used both of the center pieces, cut from card stock (Kraft and Whip Cream). PAVER RED FELT and the leaves from JELLYBEAN GREEN FELT. Heaven!!!

 Joanne has pointed out in many of her videos on the MFT Blog and her own blog that the METAL ADAPTOR PLATE is very helpful when adding it to your sandwich for cutting the more intricate Die-namics.  It also helps our MFT felt cut like butter! 

 I know I used all the new Accent It and Journal It Die-namics on a Project Life layout earlier this week. The new Journal it-Calendar Basics stamps and DOCUMENT IT-DAYS & DATES are fabulous on cards, too. I know you have seen many different versions of these two stamp sets together with this beautiful flower,  but here is mine. I love how different all of our samples can be, using most of the same products!

I cut the calendar piece with the INSERT IT Die-namics, and I also used it to cut some designer paper that I added to to my background. There is also a HOT FUDGE rectangle of card stock that I stamped some DARLING DOTS onto in white ink. I made all three panels a little wonky. 

Those three panels were all tied up with a pretty seam binding bow and finished off with a a JELLYBEAN GREEN DECORATIVE CIRCLE TAGS STAX.  I LOVE that smalled die, it makes the best little place to tuck in a sentiment. Which I did. A few more DARLING DOTS, and the Merry Christmas sentiment from STITCHED STOCKING

I  had yet to use the oh-so-sweet WINTER WREATH DIE-NAMICS. I have been wanting to make a twiggy wreath with some "berries".  I created this look by cutting the wreath two times, once with Hot Fudge cs and again with Kraft cs.  I layered up the pieces and kissed the top of the Kraft wreath with some Rock Candy Glitter (yeah, I have a bit of an obsession with this stuff....I LOVE how it looks on everything!!!). 
I then topped the wreath with three gorgeous PAVER RED BUTTONS. One of which I added to the top of a Whip Cream Felt bow.  The bow comes with the WINTER WREATH DIE-NAMCIS. LOVE that! I think the wreath would also look sweet with one of the new DECORATIVE BOW DIE-NANMICS.  The flat bow included makes for easier mailing!

I used The Deconstructing Sketch for this card. The sentiment from STITCHED STOCKINGS. I used the new JELLYBEAN GREEN INK stamped onto NEUTRAL CARD STOCK. One of the many things I love about this stamp set is that Lisa thought to add a few single buttons. This way I was able to stamp one in red ink (Cranberry Crisp, to match the Paver Red cs) and cut it out to top the sentiment and add some extra POP of color!
The sketch called for banner pieces, so I grabbed my FISHTAIL FLAGS LAYERS STAX DIE-NAMCIS  and cut two different sizes. The border strip is the POSTAGE STAMP EDGE BORDER DIE-NAMICS. I stitched up the whole card and wrapped some twine around the top of my sentiment panel. 

Phew! Told you I had a lot to share today. Thanks for hanging with me. I have even more for you tonight with the start of our New Product Tour at 10 pm. 

Follow me to Kim's Blog to see all the wonderful projects my fellow DT members have created for this month's Pep Rally!

Here are the links to all other MFT products I used on today's
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  1. Wow Lisa, these are all gorgeous.

  2. Lisa...its all beautiful.I am so confused I don't know what to want first!A fabulous release MFT.

  3. Wonderful cards! Great release!

  4. Love all the details, fabulous!

  5. Wowie Lisa!! I am Soo Loving all your Fabulous creations!! Don't think I could pic a favorite if I tried, but I am leaning towards your Awesome felt poinsettia card! Wow!! 8-)


  6. Gorgeous cards! I love the papers and colors on them all.

  7. That poinsettia die and polka dot stamp are 2 of my fav's from the new release.

  8. Lisa you have been one busy lady, these are all terrific ..what a great release!

  9. Lisa, wow were you ever a busy little bee! Wow all your cards are fantastic and you used so many of the new dies, great job!


  10. OK, love how the distress glitter worked on the kraft wreath! I love all these cards, I guess especially the one with the calendar on the front because I wouldn't have thought of that myself! Love the little "best day of the year" in the corner -- LOVE it!

  11. Wow, you've been busy! Love it all!

  12. OMG..love the use of the felt!!!

  13. Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!
    Have a GREAT day.. Thanks for a FUN INSPIRING week!!

  14. These are all fabby dabba due.

  15. Your last card is my absolute favorite. I just started a mini album using that simple stories collection and I love it! Great projects!

  16. WOW!! I LOVE the cards!! All the elements are SO BEAUTIFUL in their own way!! THANKS for sharing all week your creations were AMAZING!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  17. WOW, love them all. They are so pretty. Love the great new die-namics.

  18. love all of these! thanks for the amazing inspo every day- i don't know how you do it but i'm so happy to enjoy your amazing projects! i love all these new sets & dies!!

  19. Oh my!!! Incredible projects!!! I love the wreath in the browns with Paver buttons!!!! Awesome colors! All 3 cards are just gorgeous!!

  20. gorgeous projects, Lisa, my favourite is your wreath card!

  21. Love! Love! Love both cards! The poinsettia, the colors...everything!


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