Saturday, August 28, 2010

MFT September Teaser, Day One


I can't believe it's almost time for My Favorite Things' September release. WHERE has August gone!? Have the Freeze Frames got your interest up? I'm thinkin' so :) Before I show you today's teaser, here's what you need to know:
  • The October Guest Designer contest begins today and the winner will be announced at the release party. Get the deets here.
  • Teasers begin today. Be sure to check Kim's blog at 11:00am for links to designers previewing today. Every day there will be a prize hidden on one of the Creative Team's blog posts. Leaving a comment on every designer's blog post will give you the best chance of winning every day.
  • The September Hop and Shop will begin at 10:00pm September 1st, with the hop starting at Kim's Blog.
Today we're previewing Clearly Sentimental About Harvest (previous Triple Scoop set), Tiny Town Halloween by Stephanie Fizer, and a new alphabet, Wendy Uppercase Alphabet. Wendy is the MFT signature font.

I'm showing you Clearly Sentimental About Harvest today. Since I love fall, the sentiment I chose to use is one of my all-time favorite quotes.


I stamped the sentiment on Fossil card stock using the Framed Greetings Stamp Set and Die-namics die. If you have trouble lining up the Framed Greetings stamps on the Die-namics die cut, I've got the solution for you. I wish I could claim this as my idea, but I saw it demonstrated at CHA with some other dies, then came home and tried it with Framed Greetings. I've done it numerous times, and it comes out great every time if you follow a few simple steps :)

1. Using some scrap card stock, die cut the Framed Greetings die--this will be a template.


2. Stamp the outline of choice on the paper you'll use on your project.


3. Position your template over your stamped image and be sure to line it up carefully. Tape it down securely.


4. Slip the die into the template opening and also tape this down securely. Make sure the die is in the opening straight and snugly.


5. Cut, using your die cutting machine.



6. Finished.


And see that pretty flower? I used the NEW Perfect Petal Trio Die-namics set to make it. I cut two of each size, crumpled them up as tight as I could, then opened them and hooked them together with a brad to match the patterned paper. Finally, I swiped them with some Tea Dye Distress ink. This die set will be released on September 1st.





Today is also Crazy 4 Challenges day--be sure to check out the blog for all the details about today's challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Harvest (MFT)
Paper: Fossil card stock (MFT); Soft Suede, Cajun Craze (SU!); Indian Summer 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Perfect Petal Trio and Framed Greetings Die-namics Dies (MFT); Glazed Brad - Indian Summer (Basic Grey); sewing machine; Pop Dots, ribbon (craft store); lattice border punch (Martha Stewart)



53 comments:

  1. awesome card Barb and great tip on using the die too

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  2. WOW Barbara!!!!! This is an AWESOME card and that trick.... WAHOO!!!!! I've just been rollin with slightly crooked projects! UGH!!! I tried Jody's tip and it didn't play nicely with me.... LOL

    Gorgeous paper my friend....

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  3. These dies are awesome! Thank you for the tip on cutting the image out! So easy! Your card is beautiful! That flower is stunning!

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  4. Oh this is beautiful Barbara ...... I love those flower dies..... the colors you used are so warm and make me want to make hot cider!!! Just beautiful ~~

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  5. This is stunning Barbara! Beautiful colors! hugs, Angela

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  6. Gorgeous card Barbara!!! Love these deep rich colors!!! The tutorial is awesome too...TFS!!! Have a fabbo weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

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  7. Bar this is fabulous! The card and the tutorial too! I am SO going to try this today! You are a fountain of amazing information!

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  8. great work! like using a template for the die and stamp, instead of the actual die. NICe!

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  9. Thanks for the tip on how to use the die-namics!! Lovely card too!

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  10. Gorgeous card. I'm going to have to try this technique for getting it lined up. I can't seem to get it perfect very often!

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  11. Gorgeous card and paper!! Love the tip on using the die!!

    Vickie Z

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  12. Beautiful Autumn card, Barbara...and I love the pretty papers!! Love your gorgeous flower as well!!

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  13. gorgeous card and your flower is spectacular!! thanks for the template tutorial for the frame too!

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  14. Great card! And that tip for getting perfect die cuts every time is ingenious!! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial--beautiful rich looking card.

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  16. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us during the hop.

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  17. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS. WOWZERS!

    Your trick is flippin' fantastic! I LOVE that method! I'll have to try that next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Absolutely GORGEOUS Barb! What beautiful papers!

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  19. Great cards! Stopping by on my way through blog hopping

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  20. Great tutorial Barbara! I can never get this die lined up right!

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  21. Beautiful fall colors and great tutorial!

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  22. That paper is SO gorgeous! I need to dig mine out and stop hoarding... Your flower is beautiful too. I will have to try your method for lining up the die. I just bought it, so thanks for the help in advance. :-)

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  23. Oh My Gosh, I love your colors and card! What a great job, you did! :)

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  24. A beautiful and classic fall card. I like the crumpled flower - it's a nice touch.

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  25. Gorgeous Barbara!!! So perfect for fall!!!

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  26. Elegant! Love the colors and the card layout.

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  27. beautiful - love the flower!
    Sandra

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  28. Your card is just beautiful. Love the design and the paper is gorgous. Thanks for tip with the die. Great tip can't wait to try it.

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  29. this is so elegant! Just gorgeous Barb!

    Hugs

    vicki

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  30. Very very nice and thanks for the tutorial on how to do the die, gesh I really needed that thanks so much. Very pretty flowers also Im impressed.

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  31. This is just beautiful! I love the warm feeling from this!

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  32. thanks for the tip!!! Lovely card!!!

    jennik

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  33. Loving all the layers and the stitching. I just started stitching and I am already addicted. Beautiful!!

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  34. What a gorgeous card. And a HUGE thanks for the tip on the dies...I am a perfectionist and this will be easier than using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I think (clear stamps or not, I still have issues lining them up!)

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  35. That flower is fab with so many layers. thanks for the chance.

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  36. Amazing flower and I love the new sentiment.

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  37. Gorgeous card, Barb. Thanks for the tip on how to line up the frame stamp.

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  38. Wonderful Barbara...LOVE your card!

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  39. Stopping by while blog hopping around! :)

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  40. lovely combination of sentiment, die-namics and papers!

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  41. WOW!!! I just love the rich colors here, Barbara!!! GORGEOUS!!!

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  42. This is FABULOUS Barbara!!! LOVE the step by step directions!! FABULOUS!!

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  43. You're so very clevah!!! :) Beautiful card! The ribbon goes perfectly with the papers, and the flower is gorgeous!

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  44. Beautiful card! GMTA -- we used the same sentiment!

    Great tip for the die -- thanks for sharing!

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  45. Thanks sooo much for sharing this, Barb! I have had some trouble stamping images with die cuts, and can't wait to try this out!!

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Thank you for your kind comment--I appreciate every one!