Thursday, March 29, 2012

MFT April Teaser, Day Two

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Hi, there! I’m back with day two of MFT’s April Teaser line up. Today we’re previewing Inspired by Knowledge and Kung Fu Fred.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release on April 3rd at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on April 3rd 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 April 3rd 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 April 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

I decided to do a gift card holder for a graduation gift. I figure that’s what new graduates need most, right? I went with a major credit card so it could be used anywhere a credit card can be used.

I thought since this set is all about knowledge, I would try to make the card look like a book, so I did the outside very simply and added a spine reinforcement to get the bound-book look. The “title” was stamped on  the oval from Die-namics Well Worn Greetings, then matted with a Die-namics Oval Decorative Doily Duo die cut. I added a Die-namics Royal Rose to the “title”, along with a couple Die-namics Royal Leaf accents. COULD. NOT. RESIST.

Now the inside. To make the card holder, I cut a piece of card stock to fit, then I used my Die-namics Circle STAX to cut out the notch. Sweet. The sentiment on this side is from Big Greetings, currently the Triple Scoop set, but will be available on it’s own on April 3rd at 10pm.
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Here’s a close up—I added some Die-namics Stacking Stars to add a little pizazz ;-)

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Here’s the other side, with a mortarboard and another sentiment from the set.

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With all the layers and the gift card inside, it was just a little bulky, so I thought one of these tiny little paper clips would be a good way to keep it shut.

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

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That’s it for me today! See you back right here tomorrow for Day Three Teaser!

 

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~Supplies~
Stamps: Inspired by Knowledge (MFT)
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, River Rock (SU!); Generations (Simple Stories)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy (SU!); Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Oval Decorative Doily Duo, Well Worn, Royal Rose, Royal Leaves, Circle STAX, Stacking Stars Die-namics dies; sanding block, glue gun/stick

 

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48 comments:

  1. lovely! who wouldn't want to receive this?! beautiful dp!

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  2. I'm usually a fan of 'cute', but your more mature designs look great too!

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  3. Hi Barbara, what a LOVELY card and gift card holder. Wonderful design!!

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  4. Lovely card! And the dies previewed look great!

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  5. Love the soft warm colors of your card! Just beautiful! Lots of lovely new products this month!

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  6. Love the pocket card. Great idea!

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  7. Great congrats card!
    jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

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  8. Thank you for sharing this idea. I have several graduations this spring and this would be perfect--I may try to use the school colors and try something similar. Great idea! thank you --ksh

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  9. Wow! Great book. Great idea for a gift card holder!

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  10. I always enjoy your work. just love the gift card idea . Have to steal this one !!!!

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  11. really nice idea...beautiful gift card holder

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  12. Barbara, what an excellent job you've done with all the dienamics you used and this gorgeous new set! DH is a teacher so perfect!

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  13. Beautiful, Barb!! Love the papers!

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  14. Barbara,your card is so elegant! Love the brown tones, great job!

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  15. I LOVE the card holder... such a great idea! Also, I really like how the royal rose and leaves look when die cut from the patterned paper... so elegant.

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  16. Great card! Loving the new Die-namics!

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  17. Neat card! I love the gift card pocket!

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  18. What a great card/gift card holder! Love the colors - good for both boys and girls.

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  19. Beautiful Bar!!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

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  20. Your card has a great vintage, mature feel just perfect for that graduate! Love the BOOK idea, you nailed it!

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  21. Love how you used the stamp set. Like your gift card holder.

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  22. Way to go on adding in the die-namics in so many creative ways! Let me check my schedule ... hmmmm ...I could be graduating from something!! wink*wink

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  23. Stunning gift card holding card!!!!

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  24. I knew there was something fabulous hidden inside this card. great way to give a gift card, Bar. it turned out so pretty!

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  25. What a great graduation gift card holder!

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  26. Beautiful gift card. Love the papers you selected on this one.

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  27. Great idea. Love the papers and colours you have used.

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! The papers are beautiful and such a great gift !

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  29. Fantastic graduation card! Love the pp and great design!

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  30. Love it....so cute
    Leslie
    kbgir00@Yahoo.com

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  31. What a gorgeous card, love the inside too, very striking.

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  32. BEAUTIFUL gift card!! LOVE your colors, too!!

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  33. What a wonderful gift card holder and card...love the design.

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  34. Well done, a new twist on gift card holders.

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  35. I love how you made this look like a book! Great colors!

    jonder at frontier dot com

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  36. What a very simple yet stunning card! I love it and the colors are super nice.

    XoXo,

    Katie

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  37. Great card. Love all the layers and the pocket.

    mghowell8@msn.com

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  38. Beautiful card/gift card holder

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  39. What a beautiful gift card! Great use of your new goodies and I love your colour theme too.

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  40. Very cool! LOVE the "book" look to it!

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  41. Very pretty gift card holder - I love it!

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  42. Great gift card holder!
    achilton at wyoming dot com

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  43. love your use of dies on this project!

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