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.
Here are the details about the upcoming release on April 3rd at 10 PM EST:
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- 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.
Here’s a close up—I added some Die-namics Stacking Stars to add a little pizazz ;-)
Here’s the other side, with a mortarboard and another sentiment from the set.
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.
Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this project:
That’s it for me today! See you back right here tomorrow for Day Three Teaser!
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
lovely! who wouldn't want to receive this?! beautiful dp!ReplyDelete
I'm usually a fan of 'cute', but your more mature designs look great too!ReplyDelete
perfect use of this stamp setReplyDelete
Hi Barbara, what a LOVELY card and gift card holder. Wonderful design!!ReplyDelete
Lovely card! And the dies previewed look great!ReplyDelete
Love the soft warm colors of your card! Just beautiful! Lots of lovely new products this month!ReplyDelete
Love the pocket card. Great idea!ReplyDelete
How elegant, beautiful!ReplyDelete
Great congrats card!ReplyDelete
jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com
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 --kshReplyDelete
Wow! Great book. Great idea for a gift card holder!ReplyDelete
I always enjoy your work. just love the gift card idea . Have to steal this one !!!!ReplyDelete
really nice idea...beautiful gift card holderReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Barb!! Love the papers!ReplyDelete
Barbara,your card is so elegant! Love the brown tones, great job!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Great card! Loving the new Die-namics!ReplyDelete
Neat card! I love the gift card pocket!ReplyDelete
What a great card/gift card holder! Love the colors - good for both boys and girls.ReplyDelete
This is AWESOME Bar!! What a FAB idea!!!ReplyDelete
Your card has a great vintage, mature feel just perfect for that graduate! Love the BOOK idea, you nailed it!ReplyDelete
Love how you used the stamp set. Like your gift card holder.ReplyDelete
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*winkReplyDelete
Stunning gift card holding card!!!!ReplyDelete
I knew there was something fabulous hidden inside this card. great way to give a gift card, Bar. it turned out so pretty!ReplyDelete
What a great graduation gift card holder!ReplyDelete
Beautiful gift card. Love the papers you selected on this one.ReplyDelete
This is just beautifulReplyDelete
Great idea. Love the papers and colours you have used.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! The papers are beautiful and such a great gift !ReplyDelete
Fantastic graduation card! Love the pp and great design!ReplyDelete
Love it....so cuteReplyDelete
What a gorgeous card, love the inside too, very striking.ReplyDelete
BEAUTIFUL gift card!! LOVE your colors, too!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful gift card holder and card...love the design.ReplyDelete
Well done, a new twist on gift card holders.ReplyDelete
I love how you made this look like a book! Great colors!ReplyDelete
jonder at frontier dot com
What a very simple yet stunning card! I love it and the colors are super nice.ReplyDelete
Great card. Love all the layers and the pocket.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card/gift card holderReplyDelete
What a beautiful gift card! Great use of your new goodies and I love your colour theme too.ReplyDelete
Very cool! LOVE the "book" look to it!ReplyDelete
Very pretty gift card holder - I love it!ReplyDelete
Great gift card holder!ReplyDelete
achilton at wyoming dot com
love your use of dies on this project!ReplyDelete