Friday, August 3, 2012

MFTeaser - Grandfathers

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

Today's teaser is all about sentiments and I worked with Clearly Sentimental about Grandparents, which is the Triple Scoop set for this release. In case you don't already know, you earn the Triple Scoop set FREE with a qualifying $60 order, and the set changes with each monthly release.


I have two cards to share and I went masculine for both of them. I know I've said it before, but masculine cards are becoming so much easier (and more enjoyable) to create with the wide range of MFT Die-namics. This release adds to the masculine Die-namics category with the Retro Squares Die-namics and the Lead the Way Die-namics.

I chose patterned papers from the Echo Park This & That paper pad and paired them with Hot Fudge card stock. I cut out the open Retro Squares from patterned paper then cut out the solid Retro Squares from Hot Fudge card stock and adhered them together. I heart is perfect with this sentiment so I used the heart from Homespun Birdhouse Die-namics to cut out a piece of burlap, then I added a Spearmint Button. The Lead the Way Die-namics was perfect for cutting out the arrow.

This next card also uses papers from the Echo Park This & That collection but it's much more colourful.  First I cut out the open Retro Squares from Hot Fudge card stock then I cut out the same strip again from Orange Fizz, Sour Apple, and blue patterned paper in order to get the centers of the squares. Then I simply adhered them in the middle of the Hot Fudge open square strips. I think it's a fun look!


I used the Rectangle Squares 1 STAX Die-namics to cut out the sentiment panel and added an Orange Fizz tab which I cut out with the Mini Tabs Foursome Die-namics. The layout is the DS61.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on August 7 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 August 7 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers 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 August 7 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

33 comments:

Tonya said...

These are fabulous looking. I love the cheerful colors you have used. The papers are awesome. I love the new dies.

Mary J said...

So fab - love how you used those gorgeous dies!

Pamela Harrington said...

Uh-Huh! Uh-Huh!! UH-HUH!!! >_>^ ^<_<

Cyndi said...

These are both lovely - these layouts are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration

zehra said...

Oh wow, awesome, love the retrospect in multi color, so cool, beautiful card

jonim52 said...

Fabulous cards, love the color palette.

jonim52 said...

Fabulous cards, love the color palette.

Kim said...

LOVE them, Karen!

Stacy said...

Such great cards, I love that little burlap heart!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Great guy cards! Perfect colors and great use of the hexagons.

Tricia

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oops!! Those aren't hexagons! RETRO SQUARES. : )

Angel said...

These are cool!! Love those squares!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love the retro squares and the great design, fabulous sentiment.

wendy said...

wow 2 real creative cards Karen, love your creativity..great masculine cards!

Kelly Braund said...

Love thees! I'm so crazy over that square border! Love the burlap heart, too!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love both cards..but really like the graphic second card.

Liz said...

Each and Every month I appreciate what you do for the release.

Leslie said...

Wow - love both of these. The first one, I love the arrow pointing to the heart and the second one, I love the retro feel and that die? LOVE!

Shari said...

Hey Karen, LOVE both cards - soooo wonderful! Love the colours you chose and the retro feel!

Hugs;
Shari

Cindi Flass said...

Great cards! I love the retro feel of the papers and dies.

Alina said...

they are both very beautiful, Karen!

postalorphan said...

Love how you've used that retro square die on both cards - perfect accent!

Amber Milone said...

Fabulous card! It is so cute and still masculine. Perfect!

scrappingnana said...

Great cards. Love them both.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are simply wonderful cards, Karen! I especially like the burlap heart...too sweet! :D

Queen Mary said...

Wow! I love how you used the new die-namics! Great stuff!

Barbara said...

Awesome masculine cards, Karen!

Barbara said...

Awesome masculine cards, Karen!

Flo S. said...

Very nice card. I am loving the retro square die.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Grampa's need the love also.. Great card.

Kimberly S. said...

Cool use of the Retro dies!! I also love how the arrow is pointing a the heart on the front....it goes perfect with the sentiment!!

Wendy said...

Honey!!! These are both amazing! I love the retro feel of the second one!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are two graphic BEAUTIES Karen! STUNNING!