Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MFTeaser - Wish Big

Welcome to day seven of seven fabulous days of MFT teasers!!!

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.

Some of this month's Die-namics are absolutely perfect for masculine cards, so that's the route I took. I made my dad's birthday card (which is already late because his birthday was March 29th, but that's ok...he's happy to receive it late because it keeps the celebration going, and I'm happy to oblige!).


The sentiment is from the Big Greetings set and I used the By The Letters Uppercase Die-namics to spell out DAD. Then I broke out my beloved Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics and cut out three sizes of them to create the layered accent. The striped paper is from the October Afternoon Sasparilla 8x8 pad. The embossing folder I used on the grey background is called Diamond Plate. A little stitching and this masculine card front was done!

On the inside I used the Chevron Stripes Die-namics to cut out several colours, then I glued them down right beside each other to create a neat patterned look. I have a quick little tip for you in the photos below. I finished the inside with another sentiment from Big Greetings.

The Chevron Stripes Die-namics dies give you a 2 for 1 result when you cut them out, because you get the positive cut and you also get the negative cut. I love to find a way to use the negative cut. In this case, the negative cut is the yellow bottom layer on the inside of the card...it has one zig zag edge and one straight edge, perfect to use along the edge of a layer!


Here are the details about the upcoming release on April 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on April 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on April 3rd at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • You have just a few more hours to submit your entry for this month's guest designer contest.  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • 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 April 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Here are the Die-namics I used:


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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

26 comments:

Linda Suarez said...

Great card! Loving this release and all the new Die-namics!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so great, thanks for showing those letters, they are big, big is good!

Kary said...

Karen, this is a wonderful card for your dad!! Love how used the uppercase alphas with the Big Greetings set. It looks awesome!! Your dad is going to love this card!!

Mary J said...

Brilliant guy card, Karen!

jonim52 said...

Love the ric rac and fish tails. This will be one expensive release for me!

cutiephinphin said...

Lovely card and I just love that chevron. Gosh... It's gonna be a headache to shortlist my cart.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

I just love how crisp and bold this card is Karen!! Just awesome! I'm sure this will absolutely make your Dad smile for his special day!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Shari said...

Great card! I love that these dies are so versitile!

Kristy Hansen said...

LOve your card. I want those chevron die cuts. I agree - using the negative is a good thing too. ksh

Cindi Flass said...

Great masculine card! Love the chevrons and flags.

wendy said...

terrific...these new dies are all so over the moon amazing ...wish I could have them all...great card Karen!

Lisa H. said...

THIS is a great masculine card. I ♥ that embossing folder for manly cards...it's looks great with those Flag Stax! thanks for the chevron stripes tip!

Cheryl said...

What a great man card! I love the Chevron stripes!

zehra said...

this is a perfect masculine card, happy belated b'day to your father

Juliana T said...

I'm sure your Dad will love this card! great colors


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PaperDoll said...

I just love the way the font of the Big Greetings stamp set looks when paired with the new Upper Case Letters Die-namics! Also, thanks for showing us the negative & positive cut-outs that result from using the new Chevron Stripes Die-namics...they seem super versatile! :)

tweetybugshouse said...

love your card makes me think yep i need those fish tails totally.

Cassi said...

love your chevron technique!

Elle said...

Your dad is going to love this one!

Mommy said...

Love how you used the negative chevron piece! Your card is great! I love the masculine cards that people make as I have all boys and need lots of card ideas for them. Love the blue letters too!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the fun design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a great, bold card! Love how colorful it is!

Kimberly S. said...

Love your bright, bold colors! I like the idea of using the negative die cut as well!!

Tara said...

This card will be perfect for your dad. The chevrons look fantastic- especially the striped one!

Leslie said...

Cool tip and cool card for your Dad!! I love the stitching on the front!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE how you rocked the chevrons girlie!!!