Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Thanks - My Favorite Things' Teaser, Day Five

It's the last day of teasers--tonight's the night! All of the MFT sets you've seen over the last few days and the awesome new Die-namics dies will be available tonight at 10:00pm EDT. And don't forget the release party at 8:00pm at the Member Company Forum on SCS and the blog hop, also at 10:00pm, starting at Kim's blog. Be there :)

Today, I'm showing you Thanks a Bunch, which is the Triple Scoop set for May. I'm also showing you another use for the Scalloped Scallop die--fabric flowers. I have a few pictures to show you how I went about making it.



First, I cut a strip of fabric--just printed quilting fabric, 45" wide. I cut a strip about 2" wide and about 22" long. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug like this (bottom to top): A plate, B plate, fabric, die (cutting blade down), C plate, and a piece of thin card stock. I tried it without the card stock and didn't get a clean cut because my fabric is thin. This was all it needed to take care of that problem.



I just moved the fabric along and cut all along the length. I hit it pretty close on all cuts, but it won't matter if you're off a little for this project. Next, I trimmed the strip to about 1" wide at the widest part of the scallop.



Then I threaded a regular hand sewing needle with regular sewing thread, doubled, and ran a running stitch down the length of the strip, then pulled the thread up to gather the strip and tacked off the thread. Finally, I started rolling the gathered strip up in a flat circle, tacking the fabric in place as I went, building it up several layers until I was out of fabric, then tacked it off.



Finally, I threaded a button with some twine, sewed it on, and tied it off on the back. I love the scalloped edge on this flower--kinda reminds me of a carnation.


Here's the inside of the card with another sentiment from the set.


Other MFT products I used are Fossil card stock and Spring collection buttons.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this little tutorial will show you the versatility of MFT's new Die-namics dies and get you generating new ideas for using them!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Thanks a Bunch (MFT)
Paper: Fossil (MFT); Rose Red, Certainly Celery (SU!); Basics Kraft 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Scalloped Scallops Die-namics die, button (MFT); twill; fabric; twine (PTI); oval punch (SU!); paper crimper


33 comments:

  1. Love the flower you created-pretty card. tfs

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial! This is so unique. I love the vintage flower and button. Your card is so pretty!

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  3. ACK!! I totally emailed Jody with that idea when I first saw that die!! You are genius! And your card is beautiful!! I'm so glad you did this so that I didn't have to wait 2 weeks until mine arrive in Canada!

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  4. Love this card and your gorgeous flower, Barbara!! I can't wait to get the dies!!

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  5. This is gorgeous!! I love how you made the flower too! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  6. LOVE this card, just fabulous, and thanks for the flower tutorial!! I'm always looking for new ways to make flowers ;)

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  7. Very pretty, beautiful flower and love the stitching.

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  8. Beautiful card!! LOVE the flower!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  9. love the flower and the tutorial

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  10. Fantastic flower Barbara!! Thanks for the tutorial as well!!

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  11. Wow, that flower is REALLY cool. Gorgeous card!!

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  12. Those dies are sooooo neat! It's on my wish list. Now, if i could find some of that fabric....

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  13. OMGosh, this is just so freakin' gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the clean and simple card that allows that flower to be center stage! You rock, lady!

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  14. You are so talented! This is gorgeous!

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  15. Wow, Barbara!!! Wonderful card and fantastic tutorial! LOVE that flower!

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  16. Gorgeous! What pretty fabric and a nice tutorial. You are making me want those dies!

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  17. This is so pretty! Thanks for showing how you did the fabric with the die.

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  18. Wow! Love that fabric flower! I think I need that die : )

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  19. I love that fabric flower!

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  20. Such a pretty card and I love the flower!

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  21. LOVE this!!! great idea and now I WILL own this die-thanks for sharing!

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  22. That flower is amazing--if I get brave, I might try it!! Beautiful!!!

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  23. OMG Barbara, that flower is stunning and the card is lovely.

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  24. Such a great idea, and wonderful accompanying tutorial. You really thought outside the box with this card Bar, gorgeous!

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  25. Beautiful card. Love the fabric flower. Thank you for sharing how you made it. Looking forward to those MFT dies!

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  26. so gorgeous!thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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  27. Love the card and the flower is amazing!!

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  28. Your flower is wonderful! Those must be great die cuts to cut fabric. Thanks for the tutorial. Beautiful card!

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  29. Very pretty flower and tutorial on how you made it!! I can't wait to see what other dies they come out with!

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  30. Love Love LOVIN' that fabric flowers. Oh boy, I can feel it coming....now I'm going to start buying fabric for cards. You're SUCH an enabler!

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  31. Beautiful card! I love your gorgeous flower and the stitching along the border of the card.

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  32. Absolutely awesome!! I love that flower!!

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