Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MFT December Pep Rally

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 December 11 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 December 11 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 December 11 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
It's been a fantastic week around here. I always look forward to the buzz of release week.  It never gets old showing off all the fantastic new product you'll be able to pick up tonight at the release party.  Stamps and Die-namics and new ink!!! I want it all!!!

I'm sharing two ways to use the new GIFT CARD GREETINGS II stamp set and coordinating GIFT CARD POCKET-HORIZONTAL DIE-NAMICS. This little pocket is a must have! 

First up, I've got a birthday card.  My boys are all into giving gift cards to their friends come  birthday time. And that's fine by me! Do you know how hard it is to shop for TWEEN boys??? ACK! With a few Die-namics, I whipped up this card and was even able to personalize it with the HIGHRISE ALPHABET UPPERCASE DIE-NAMICS. I cut the J from some Wild Cherry card stock, which matched my papers perfectly.

Check out that cool, bracket edge I added with the red chevron print paper.  I cut it from the new BRACKET EDGE DUO DIE-NAMICS. It's a pair of thin steel dies, and you get two different sizes. 

The designer paper is from the It's a Good Life 6x6 pack. I pulled some different graphic patterns. The stars are cut from the Stacking Stars Die-namics, and Star Stax Die-namics.  Stars are always perfect for boys! A few coordinating buttons-Black Licorice, Wild Cherry and Lemon Drop, add just the right touch of pizazz!!

 I did up the inside to coordinate, AND to add the GIFT CARD POCKET-HORIZONTAL DIE-NAMICS.  I stamped the sentiment  from the with Wild Cherry Ink.
 Have you picked up the new MFT INK yet??  It is really fantastic ink with great coverage. There are two more colors being added to the boutique this month- 


 Lemon Drop

Switching gears back to holiday time. I had to add another fun card to give out one of the many gift cards I'm giving this year. I know some people don't like gift cards, BUT I am NOT one of those people. I really think they are the perfect gift.  

Giving them is just as fun as receiving them, especially when I can make a cute card like this.  I have used more of that yummy Crate Paper-Sleigh Ride designer paper (see all the 6x6 paper packs MFT has in stock, HERE), and this time I played up the greys and turquoise colors.  MFT's Steel Grey and Blue Raspberry look great with these papers. I used the Natural cs for the base of my card. 

The other new Die-namics that you can purchase tonight is the cool new SNOWFLAKE DOILY. I cut it from some Blue Razzberry cs and then gave it a good coating of Rock Candy Glitter and then I tucked it behind the GIFT CARD POCKET-HORIZONTAL Die-namics. 

For the sentiment, I stamped the words onto a neutraI pattern with grey ink and then cut it to fit across the pocket. I added some blue distress ink around the edges and then added a thin border of glitter. I've had LOTS of fun with glitter this release. I'm kind of proud of myself!

One last detail to share is the snowflake accent in the corner. I used the Let IT Snow Die-namics to cut the medium sized snowflake, glittered it up and topped it with a fabulous Blue Razzberry Button, tied up with twine. 

Here are the wonderful new Die-namics I used today that you can order tonight. I do LOVE them all, so you can't go wrong with whatever  you choose. 

Now head on over to Kim's Blog to see what beautiful inspiration you'll find from the rest of the DT!
And here are the rest of the MFT Products I used on today's cards.
 Click the graphics to shop!

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  1. WOW!! I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Gift card ideas!! The colors and the added elements are perfect!! THANKS for sharing all of your AMAZING creation this release and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  2. How VERY creative is that very cool guy card with the stars and Love the Beautiful Christmas card :)

  3. Gorgeous card's love the layout I love the gift card. Caroline xxx

  4. I give up.....i need it all.Fabulous projects for this release Lisa.

  5. Great use of the dies - love these!

  6. That really is a totally awesome card. Love every little piece of it :)

  7. These are absolutely fabulous Lisa!!

  8. These are wonderful, love the glitter, love the horizontal fit card, a great way to gift

  9. Great cards! I love the designs and dies you used.

  10. just perfect gift cards, great for a boy and fantastic for that special someone on your list..gorgeous snowflakes!

  11. what fun!
    I have always loved those stars, nice job!
    Sandra ltb

  12. Love them both, Lisa. The first one is so perfect for a boy--he will love it!

  13. Both cards are FABULOUS!!!!
    THANKS for a fun week of teasers!!
    Have a GREAT day! Happy Holidays!

  14. Lisa I love that the first card is so very masculine! Perfect for the hoopster in any family! And I love your glittered snowflake - and that paper is perfect! Thanks for sharing all the ingredients too! What adhesive did you use for the glitter? Can you tell? Will you? Trade secret? :)

  15. Hi, Queen Mary. I tried to contact you directly but couldn't find an email or blog. So hopefully you'll check back here (and I'll include this info in my post later tonight). My adhesive of choice is MonoMulti (green bottle) liquid glue. I just give my die cut pieces a good coverage and then dump my glitter on top. I used a spare sheet of paper below my project to catch the excess and then pour it right back in to my container. No secrets, here....hope that helps. Thanks for asking. Hugs!

  16. Very fun cards!! Love all the dies you added to these!

  17. Lisa, what a great card for a boy (or anyone)- love the paper choices. And I'm pretty sure I need The bracket dies. Pat M.

  18. Gorgeous cards!!! Really love the colors on the 2nd one!!! Such a pretty GC holder!!!


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