Tuesday, October 04, 2011

MFT Die-namics Feature and Pep Rally

Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to grab all of your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT. But first…it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release PEP Rally!  

Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last. Here is an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, with an opportunity to revisit the amazing sets being released tonight at 10pm EST RIGHT HERE.

And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new?  Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list.  

Here are the details about the upcoming release on October 4 at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on October 4 at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available October 4 at 10 PM EST.
  • Be sure to check in on the guest designer contest to see who is crowned the winner.  The announcement is made in the release party thread, AND on the guest designer contest thread in the MFT forum on SCS.  The winner will receive over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the design team next month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :)  The final 2 winners will be announced at the release party, and will also be contacted by e-mail.
OK, so I'm head-over-heels-in-love with the new Contempo Cage Die-namics and Stamp Set, how about you? Try as I may, though, I want to make it vintage every time I use it!

This time, I decided to use some music paper behind the cage to play off of the "A Little Note" sentiment. That little birdie is super duper cute, isn't (s)he? Can you tell I cut the cage from glittered card stock? This tells you how awesome MFT Die-namics dies are: I was going to run it through my die cutting machine twice since it's thicker than regular card stock, but I was so excited to see what it looked like that I forgot, LOL! But no worries--it cut clean as a whistle on one pass! To finish it off, I decided to "hang" it by some little black chain. With the glittered bird cage, I just had to add some bling ;-) I stamped the sentiment on some patterned paper that I cut with the new Oval Tab Die-namics die--I'm telling you, this one is a favorite of mine already. To give it a little more presence, I cut another one from black card stock as a mat--it really makes it pop, I think.

For the inside, I used some stamps from the set. The "Happy Bird-day" sentiment is straight but I curved it on my stamping block so it would "flow". That's one of the beauties of clear stamps :)

OK, that's it for me today--thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you at the release party at 8pm tonight and don't forget the new release is available at 10pm tonight!

Stamps: Contempo Cage Die-namics and Stamp Set (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Black Licorice; black glitter card stock; Vintage Timeless 6 x 6 (KaiserCraft)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Contempo Cage, Oval Tab Die-namics dies (MFT); bling, seam binding, button, twine; distressing tool


  1. Wow, this is so beautiful, love the vintage chic.

  2. What a pretty card, Barbara! Love the bird & cage & blings.

  3. You have certainly achieved the vintage look and did a fine job!

  4. very pretty love the designer paper !

  5. WOW! Love this...very beautiful!

  6. Lovely card, love the bow and bling

  7. So pretty - I love the vintage feel of this - just perfect for that wonderful stamp/die set.

  8. Very pretty card! BeAuTiFuL!



  9. The color pallete is so pretty. Beautiful cage. wonderful vintage card. Becky S.

  10. So beautiful Barbara! I love this set more and more each day!

  11. Just stunning this release is just fabulous

  12. This is soooo pretty, Barbara! Gorgeous papers and embellishments!

  13. This one is a masterpiece! Gorgeous elegance!

  14. That card is a big WOW! I love the musical paper in the background of the cage. Perfection.

  15. OOOOOH! This is AMAZING Bar! LOVE the layout and all the bling!!


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