Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MFT Pre-Release Pep Rally and Die-namics Feature!


Are you excited?!!?  You should be!  Today's the day!!  Release Day!!  WOO HOO!!  I first and foremost want to extend a huge thank you to Kim, Jody, Joanne, the entire MFT Design Team and all of their amazing fans and customers for all of the amazingly kind, encouraging and sweet comments that were left during my Guest Designership.  I am blown away by the kindness you have all extended me.  (smile!)

Today is the day where we take an in-depth look at the amazing new MFT Die-namics that are being released tonight.  It was SO hard deciding which of the amazing dies to work with but in the end I went with the one set of Die-namics that I had yet to work with during this release and those are the Country Charms.  They coordinate SO fabulously well with the new Pure Innocence Cowboy and Cowgirl but I decided to feature them on their own and I have made a funky necklace for my darling daughter.

Here is what I did before I created the video.  I took out an entire sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 shrink plastic and sanded both sides.  I then cut my charms using my Sizzix. 
I then gathered buttons, rustic twine and ribbon. 

Here is a video tutorial showing you how I created the adorable charms.


After all of my charms had been created, I pulled together some rustic twine, buttons, and ribbon.  I created a knot on either side of each button to hold it in place, then I would thread four charms in a row, each tied with a knot and then another button.  After I finished the initial threading, I went back in and added a few extra charms and buttons tied on with fun ribbon.  I've taken quite a few pictures to give you the detail all around this sweet necklace.

Here is a quick picture giving you an idea of the proportions with the shrink plastic.
And when my daughter came home I gave her the necklace that I made for her and she instantly wanted to wear it.  And it happened to match perfectly with the shirt she is wearing today.

Oh she just LOVED it!!  Which makes this Mama very happy =)

I hope you have enjoyed my Die-namics Feature!  I know you will find such inspiration by checking out all of the amazing MFT Designers!  You will find a full list right here at Kim's Blog!

See y'all tonight at the party!!  Details below!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Administrative Bits and Bobs:
You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th 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 March 6th 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 March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
 Here are the details about the upcoming release on March 6th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th 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 March 6th 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 March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Fabulous MFT Die-namics used in today's project:
 

27 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh, that is so great. Love her little necklace

Luv2talk said...

I always love the projects that are OUT OF THE BOX. SUPER CREATIVE!

Karen Giron said...

OH how fabulous! I love all the different colors you used with the charms and your daughter is just precious! Love this!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! THis is TOO CUTE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

StampOwl said...

what a fun project

zehra said...

Cute, so sweet, she is sweet. Awesome range of colors

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

So creative! I love the different use of this die! AMAZING!

XoXo,

Katie

Cindi Flass said...

Great idea! I haven't used shrink plastic in awhile, I may have to get it out. Your necklace came out so pretty :)

Kristy Hansen said...

Cute idea. Thank you for showing that you can use your heat tool to shrink the plastic--I have stayed away from it-thinking i had to use the oven. This makes it so much easier! ksh

wendy said...

whow so creative...what a fun use for MFT dies...cutie patootie model too!

Coleen said...

Wow, super cute! Your creativity is amazing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

NO way! How AWESOME is this...what a fab idea and your daughter is SO beautiful!

Lisa H. said...

oh, wow! this is sooooo fantastic! GREAT use of these Die-namics...your daughter was the perfect model for the necklace...what a lucky girl!

Debbie Carriere said...

What a fantastic project!!! Your daughter is adorable!!

Kimberly S. said...

How CUUUTE!! I haven't done shrinky dinks in forever! LOVE the necklace...her smile says it all!!

Jan Garber said...

These little charms are so adorable! Loving this whole release!

Joanne Basile said...

This came out so so sweet! Look at K she's simply beaming with excitement!

Laraine R said...

Super cute! Great idea!

tweetybugshouse said...

how creative is this nicely done.

Elle said...

Very imaginative and adorable to boot.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

What a great ideas to use with all those charm dies. Really cute.

Angie said...

Wow!!!! Super adorable...and the charms are cute too!!!! :) You are so talented!!!!

Megan McDonald said...

I know some little girls who would love this.. Lovely idea.

Maria C said...

great job. love it.

Mary J said...

How brilliant, love it!

Dawn said...

Too too cute!

Ravengirl said...

This turned out so cute and clever! Love it!