Sunday, February 05, 2012

What’s the 411?–MFT February Teaser, Day Five

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  • You can attend the New Release Party on February 7th 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 February 7th at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  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 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 February 7th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

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We have two à la modes for you today:

  • Girl Talk
  • Rock Star

I’m showing your Girl Talk. First of all, I stamped her and did some Copic coloring, then I paper pieced her outfit. I don’t know about you, but these girls are so skinny it’s hard to find patterned paper with a small enough scale to suit me, soooo… I was looking through my paper stash and came across something that worked perfectly. Like most paper pads, Fancy Pants has some samples on the cover. But UNLIKE most paper pads, Fancy Pants is smaller in scale than the real thing. So, I proceeded to use some strips from the cover for my girlie and I love how it turned out.

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OK, so after I colored her and got her dressed, I cut her out and popped her up on a new
Die-namics die. This month you’ll be seeing Oval Decorative Doily Duo. I used the largest die from the Duo stacked on the original Oval Decorative Doily Die-namics for a nice little back drop. I used some corrugated cardboard for the top layer--it adds lots of texture.

I also used the corrugated cardboard for the center of my Botanical Bloom Die-namics flower. Yep, used it again—I love it! I love how the die cuts those little “stamens” out of the corrugated cardboard perfectly even though it’s thick!

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I used the new Chat Bubbles Die-namics for my outside sentiment but altered it a little bit. I wanted to use that shorter sentiment but if I did, there’d be some blank space. So, let me show you how I shortened the Chat Bubble die cut to fit.

First of all, I cut out the one I wanted, which was the narrower one for this card. Then I lightly stamped the sentiment I’d chosen on the BACK of the die cut. This was a guide so I wouldn’t have to guess at how long to leave it.

Then I replaced the die cut back into the die and let the excess hang over the end. I secured it in the die with a bit of removable tape.

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Then I ran it through my die cutting machine, placing the cutting plate over the area needing to be cut, but leaving the other end exposed.

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And here’s what it looked like after it was cut.

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Here’s my altered Chat Bubble die cut compared to the original size.

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And here’s the inside of the card with another sentiment on the full sized Chat Bubble die cut.

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Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:

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Thanks SO much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with another teaser—it’s PI time! Just sayin’ ;-)

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~Supplies~
Stamps: à la modes in Girl Talk (
MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Black Licorice; Neenah Solar White 130#; It's the Little Things 6 x 6 (Fancy Pants Designs)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Chat Bubble, Oval Decorative Doily Duo, Oval Decorative Doily Duo, Botanical Beauty Die-namics dies (MFT); twine, sewing machine, Copic markers

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44 comments:

  1. so awesome! love the dp, looks perfect with the kraft and black! and thanks for the idea to use dp pad covers - duh!!!

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  2. so cute, that is a great idea for paper peircing, I am going to remember that tip, thanks.

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  3. sweet card, love your paper piecing and your tutorial helps a lot

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  4. I LOVE that paper you used Barbara!!! These ALM's are SO cute this month.... seriously love them!

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  5. Love the paper piecing...so teeny & cute!

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  6. Great card - love the paper pieced outfit and the good idea for word bubble!

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  7. First off, Love your card!!!!
    and what a Great idea to use the paper pad cover!!! love that
    I wondered how you made that shorter,,,, I though maybe you use a circle punch and pulled it up thru before punch, know what I mean.
    I vist everyday, I don't leave a comment often (MY Bad) but I so enjoy my vists and always get inspired by your site!!!

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  8. Great idea to use the cover. Another great tip. I also love the oval doilies. I want those. ksh

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  9. ha ha ha love your card...great creative paper piecing!

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  10. Love everything that you did on this!! Love the paper!!! Those chat bubbles are mine :) Thanks for the tip. SUPER CUTE!!!!!!

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  11. Fabulous tips Barbara! I LOVEEEEE that double doily!! SWOON!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

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  12. Very pretty! Great idea to use the cover.

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  13. So clever! Love how you used the DP on the cover!!!

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  14. awesome card!! Love her outfit and great tip, too :)

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  15. Wow - love your card! Just curious what "cardboard" you are using? Is this just from a cardboard box or are you purchasing something? I really like the look of this! :)

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  16. OMGosh....what a FANTASTIC idea!! I love the fact that you used the cover for the paper piecing! GREAT job!

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  17. Love the color scheme on this and your paper piecing is very clever. Great card.

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  18. HA! Love her outfit...and the paper pad cover idea is genius! The flower is awesome!

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  19. Lovely paper pieced outfit on the little lady, and I totally adore your use of corrugated cardboard on the flower!

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  20. I love your card. The flower is beautiful.

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  21. Bar, this one is fantastic! I love it!

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  22. Adorable card. Love your paper piecing on her outfit and the diecut flower. TFS

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  23. TFS the photo tutorial!!!! I just ALM and love those fancy pants she is wearing!!!!

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  24. thank you for the great tips, especially the paper peircing would never had thought of doing that.

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  25. What an awesome idea to use the paper on the cover!

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  26. Beautiful Barbara! She's lovely with the doilies~

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  27. So darn clever! Thanks for the great tip! The colors are fantastic, too!

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  28. Wow, Barbara!! Love your card so much. Great paper piecing and love the polka dots that you used on your flower.

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  29. Cute card and love the paper piecing. What a clever idea for the smaller prints. Thanks.

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  30. There is that flower again! Love it!!

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  31. Gorgeous card! I love the colors and all the dies you used! WTG!

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  32. Fun card - love the new A la Mode girls!!

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  33. Sweet card! Love the chat bubbles! TFS

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  34. So pretty!!! I love the corrugated flower stamen!!!!

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