Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MFT Creative Challenge: Circle Stax

I was super excited for this month's Creative Challenge. The MFT design team is showing off our Circle Stax.  It's no secret, I LOVE my MFT Circle Stax Die-namics. I believe they are a MUST HAVE product, and after you see what the DT has done with, you'll see why. :) 

First up is a fun little card I made, using the Circle Stax as a window. It's a great way to add extra dimension and interest to a card. Here I cut a Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax from Kraft cs and then used a CIRCLE STAX 1 Die-namics to cut out a window. 

Here's the first cut. 

and After:

Behind that I placed the next nesting size circle from the CIRCLE STAX 2 Die-namics. This time I used some pretty paper. I stamped the sentiment in Kraft Premium Dye Ink. The words are from this month's Triple Scoop Set, You Make My Day. You can earn this one for free with a qualifying order. 

I then added a double layer of foam dimensionals to pop up the window piece. 

Here's a close up of the dimension. I added some pretty butterflies from the BUTTERFLY Die-namics. I added a trio of buttons in coordinating colors-kraft, paver red, and razzle berry. 

here is another look at the finished card. I added a BRACKET DUO EDGE DIE-NAMICS along the botton and finished it off with some stitching. 

 Moving along,  I also have been admiring lots of banners on Pinterest made from sewing circles together. I used them on some fun, packaging today. Check it out. 

Easy pease to do, and a great way to use up lots of paper scraps. I used two sizes of the cirlces and cut out a bunch of them. 

Then, one by one I feed them through my sewing machine, right down the center of the cirlce. I just go slow. 

I simply wrap it around the baggie and added a topped cut from the HEART DOILY DIE-NAMICS and some NIGHTSHIFT BLUE FELT. I also tied on a COTTON CANDY bow and a handmade tag.  The CIRCLE STAX DIE-NAMICS are a great compliment to the DECORATIVE CIRCLE STAX DIE-NAMICS

I used the HEARTS AND STITCHES BACKGROUND stamp to add a fun stitched line in Razzle Berry ink, and then stamped the sentiment from YOU MAKE MY DAY over top.  A few Sno Cone hearts stamped from HOMESPUN HEARTS filled in the white space on my tag. 

On this one, I added my left over sewn circles to a pretty SQUARE PILLOW BOX.  I added a pretty MINI DOILY Circles DIE-NAMICS, cut in Night shift Felt and topped with a CIRCLE STAX cut from Kraft cs. I used more pretty stamps from HOMESPUN HEARTS to make another tag. I wrapped it all up with my favorite twine and a Cotton Candy Button. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to head on over to Kim's Blog to see what the other DT members did with all the MUST HAVE Circle Stax Die-namics



  1. Wonderful, love he first card a lot

  2. Lisa, I LOVE the Jumbo Banner circle frame what a brilliant idea...it looks fantastic and the banner with the string of circles...SOOOOOO CUTE! I wish I was better on the sewing machine....but this looks like something even I could do :)...thanks for inspiration, as always!

  3. So pretty, Lisa! I love the "fancy" packaging! :)

  4. Sweet! I love how you strung the circle.


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