Monday, July 2, 2012

MFTeaser - Die-namics Pep Rally - Vase tutorial

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

Today is the Die-namics feature and Pep Rally, where we really dig into the delicious Die-namics being released tonight. I'm sure you'll see some amazing ideas, and I've come up with a fun way to use the Jumbo Squiggle Border Die-namics to create some funky vases.


The idea came to me the very first time I cut the Jumbo Squiggle Border Die-namics down to size for the first card I made with it. The off-cut immediately looked like a vase so I tucked that idea away for today's post.

Vase Tutorial using the Jumbo Squiggle Border Die-namics:

1. Cut a Jumbo Squiggle Border Die-namics. I used patterned paper from the Carta Bella Beautiful Moments 6x6 paper pad.

2. Decide how "tall" you want your first vase to be. I cut mine to be the shortest of three vases.

3. Cut the second vase...this is my tallest vase.

4. Cut the third vase...my medium sized vase, and probably my favourite shaped vase (if I had to choose).

5. Here are my three vases along the top row and the negative cuts along the bottom, which I won't be using.

6. Here are all the pieces of my flowers and vases. I used the Vine Border Die-namics to cut out Jellybean Green card stock for the leaves then snipped three sets of leaves from the vine. I used the centers from the Plentiful Petals Die-namics for the flowers. I used the smallest size to cut out Wisteria felt and the middle size to cut out Grape Jelly card stock.

Here are the finished flowers and vases, all wrapped up with some Lilac Twine and topped with buttons. I used the Jumbo Squiggle Border Die-namics to cut out the Fossil card stock piece which I tucked under the Hot Fudge strip. For the stems I simply used my paper trimmer to cut three narrow strips of Jellybean Green card stock. The sentiment is from the new Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn set.


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 on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 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 July 3 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 July 3 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

19 comments:

Angel said...

How FUN!!! Love this out of the box way to use these, Karen! Clever girl!

zehra said...

So sweet, love the creativity

Maureen said...

You are too creative to see vases in that border!

Kat said...

I love that idea it is particularly interesting to me because I posted some real vases to my blog yesterday to create gifts for family birthdays using the daisy die and loopy die, love those, I happen to have this sgiggle die so will try the vase for sure. Thx for sharing.

Gypsy 2 said...

Love the use of this new dienamic.....very clever Karen.

Mary J said...

So clever! Love your pretty card!

Cindi Flass said...

Stunning card! Love the creativity. The vases are so cute!

Kristy Hansen said...

OMG-what a great idea to use this die to create the vases. I love your card. ksh

Lisa H. said...

KAREN! this is brilliant and really, really cute!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

What a fun and creative use of the dies, love this

Angie said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!! HOW cute is this!!!!!! I have been wanting a vase and flower stamp but haven't bought one yet. You just showed an AWESOME alternative!!!! I love the sentiment too!

Alina said...

gorgeous card, Karen, lovely idea, thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie said...

Very creative and beautiful!

Lin said...

Great use of all those dies - well done!

Leslie said...

Oooh nice tutorial! Love this use of the dies - you always think outside the box....or should I say outside the vase! :)

Flo S. said...

How clever to use that strip die to makes vases for your pretty flowers.

Queen Mary said...

Karen, it is amazing to me the opportunities you see in everything! I love the vases and I see lamps too!

Shari said...

Well aren't you just a little smarty pants! I so love hopping over to your blog and seeing what you make, always so wonderful Karen!

Hugs;
Shari

Lezlye said...

Love how you showed the versatility with the dies!