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Apr 30, 2010

Introducing Die-namics from MFT!

Are you ready for the fun announcement from MFT? We've all been holding a big secret, and having a blast playing with some our new goodies.

Introducing Die-namics from MFT - you may have even seen samples from customers who received one as part of this month's VIP Kit! Die-namics are the brand new offering that we've been taunting the junkies with... exclusive, quality American Steel dies, and let me say, I'm loving playing with them! I have a few projects to share with you today, and I also put together a little demonstration video so you can see how they work! I'm sure you will see MANY previews from the girls on the team today. Be sure to check Kim's blog for a full link after 11 am today!

For those of you that are a more visual learner, I've done a quick product video showing what they look like, and some tips and tricks on how to work with them!

video

This month, there are three shapes for sale. The first one I worked with was the scallop, and I love that it is a wide, oval shaped scallop. You'll just love the variety of materials that you can add to your projects with Die-namics.

For my first sample, I reached for the cork that I picked up just last week. You'll be thrilled to know that Kim will now be carrying it so that you can add this new hot trendy item to your projects! Hooray!

I happened to already have some on hand, so I ran it through my Big Shot with a standard stack:
  • cutting platform
  • acrylic cutting pad
  • cork
  • Die-namics scallop (with grooves facing towards the cork...)
  • cutting pad

I also gave this same die a quick run with some fabric scrap that I have leftover from a sewing project. What an easy way to use up those too cute to toss scraps. Love the handmade charm of adding fabric to a papercrafting project!

Using that same stack, I ran through several scraps of fabric that I've had kicking around for another project. I used the same die, but this material gives such a soft and serene effect.

I diecut six pieces of fabric, for a total of six rows of scallops. I laid the layers out, alternating between the two patterns, and affixed the layers with a quick bit of scotch tape to anchor them in place... then quickly zipped it through my sewing machine.

Quick Tip: When using fabric, I recommend running your Die-namic die through your machine twice. This is just to ensure you get a fully clean cut. If you happen to have any individual threads still attached when you go to remove the die, be sure to cut them with scissors, don't pull or you'll put a big, yucky pull through your fabric.

Up next, I couldn't resist these sweet clouds, so I had to put them to work right away! I chose some snow white felt for some puffy clouds. I love that they come in a three pack, because really, you should use embellishments in odd increments. And, being fused together is perfect because you won't loose any of the pieces!

Because it took me two seconds to cut the clouds, I took a few extra moments to quickly stitch a hand sewn border around the clouds for a bit of whimsy. (The dies do not add that detail, that was me!)

If you're ready for even MORE previews of MFT Die-namics, be sure to check over at the MFT Blog today after 11am, also, you'll want to check out this gallery on Splitcoast.

Previews for the upcoming stamp release begin tomorrow!

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