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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!

38 Comments    Post a Comment:

Lisa H. said...

OMG!OMG! OMG!!!! I'm jumping up and down, this is the best news ever!!!! I'm in looooove with the cloud die, I sure hope Kim has a lot on hand-these are going to be HOT! thanks for the tutorial. love your projects, Joanne!

Christina Fischer said...

Your samples are totally adorable! :)

Karen Motz said...

Wow...these are all SO gorgeous! I love how you used the dies and your layout on the first card with the PI girl cut out on only one side is so original!!!

Kathy Martin said...

These cards are soooooo sweet! Love every one of them! :)

Kerry J. said...

Awesome video Joanne!! Love them - definitely must haves! So sneaky with that third peek too!

Kim said...

Great ideas, video and PROJECTS!!! Fantastic Jo!!! Really!

havingfunwithpaper said...

Love them all!

PLEASE...can I buy the teacher card...

Let me know!!!

havingfunwithpaper@yahoo.com

Jackie Pedro said...

Love each of your projects, Joanne!! Clouds!!! YIPEE!!! Cork!!!! YIPPEE!!!

amtribbett said...

Joanne, You do beautiful work! The video is great thanks so much for sharing!
Anne-Marie

Kristin at Attempt Creativity said...

I love that multilayered scallop card!

Chris said...

and a film maker too!

Amy Rohl said...

J, you are rockin' these dies! You know I love that cork, but the fabric and stitched cloud--wow!

Debbie said...

Love it, Love it ... Gotta have it!! I've been waiting for WEEKS for a similar die to the large scallope to come 'back in stock' from another on-line company with no luck. I hope to be among the first to order mine from MFT!!

Thanks for the adorable inspiration, Joanne :)

Enjoying your GDT with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room too!!

Allison Cope said...

Love the cork paper! Love the layered scallops! Lovin' those clouds! okay... lovin' these dies!!

Sherrie said...

Love how much you play with different products! That cork is my favorite with the school theme!

Wendi Hayes said...

Love your samples. It shows how you can use the dies on different materials. Great video too.

Beate said...

Joanne! You are amazing! All your samples ROCK!
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs and smiles

Beth M said...

Love, love, love these! Esp lovin' the fabric scalloped mom card! Fun samples!

Ceal said...

I think these are going to be a must have for me

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Cork, fabric, AND stitched felt. Get outta here, GF! These are incredible. Thanks for the bucket loads of gorgeous inspiration!

Cindy Haffner said...

Thanks for the tips Joanne your samples are FAB!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Thanks for the video tutorial! All of your projects are adorable! I really love the idea of die cutting denim!

Carolyn King said...

totally awesome Joanne!

Jennifer said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE all your cards! Those dies are awesome!!

Megan said...

Your samples are totally darling! I just love that cork--such a cool detail!

Your video is super GREAT too!!

g said...

so awesome! thank you for the video- i now must scour dd closet for clothes that don't fit her- LOL! your cards are gorgeous & i can't wait to have the other dies too!!

texasjodylynn said...

I love ALL of your cards! They are just precious! I love the layered scallops! SO cool.

Natalie said...

Love the layered scallops, super cute and I was so surprised that you could use fabric!! Very cool!

Carolina said...

LOVEEE your cards! Thanks for sharing how they look on all different textures and mediums...fun dies!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards, Joanne and the video is awesome!!! Great job!

Melody said...

Wonderful cards Joanne. Love the stitching on the card!

Allison said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the first especially with the cork!

Wendy said...

Speechless....look at those cards! Girl, you rock! And now I can picture you talking to me after watching the video, well done with that!

MA said...

I use Painter's Tape to hold dies in place. It's reusable, does no harm to DP, and when done, I stick it to my Big Shot handle for the next time.
Great tutorials for the new dies.

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome cards, Joanne! The first is too adorable with the pencil dp and cork. Love the sentiment treatment! The second one is gorgeous! Love all those ruffles! And the stitched felt clouds on the last one are FAB!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow Joanne!! What amazing work!! All three are STUNNING!!!!

Smiles, Laurie said...

Holy Cow! Every one of these cards is fabulous! and all so different!
From looking at Barbara's I thought there would be such potential with these dies and MFT's images and you just continue to totally make them Shine! I love your cards!!! (all that texture!)

Kristy Hansenwi said...

Hello--I am having trouble getting to the MFT website. It keeps coming back as an error. I have tried many different ways to get to it. Can you help me. I love the ric rac die. thank you --kristy

 
 

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