Friday, April 30, 2010

Introducing Die-namics!

MFT is proud to introduce Die-namics, its own exclusive, American-made line of steel dies!

Here are the three Die-namics dies being released MAY 5!

MFT Die-namics Clouds (element die) (one die, with three different sized clouds on it)
Small – 1.25” wide and .70” tall
Medium – 1.89” wide and 1.06” tall
Large – 2.51” wide and 1.41” tall

MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallops (Edge die) 6” long, with each scallop measuring 1.5”

MFT Die-namics Scalloped Scallops (Edge die) 6” long, with each scallop measuring 1.5”

This was the "surprise" in the VIP packages last week -- now everyone can have them! :)

They are so easy to use, and they cut beautifully! I have tried them with both the Cuttlebug and Big Shot. Here's how to use them with the Big Shot:

1. Place the die (here I'm using the Jumbo Scallop die on sandpaper) face-down against the edge you want to cut.

2. Now flip it over and place into the "sandwich" in this order (bottom to top):
All Purpose Platform (completely closed)
Cutting Mat
Die (cutting surface face-up)
Material to be cut (face-down against the die)
Cutting Mat

3. Run it through your machine, and voila!

If you're using a Cuttlebug, here's the "sandwich" order (bottom to top):
A Plate
C Plate
Die (face-up)
Material to be cut (face-down)
B Plate
Extra piece of cardboard

You can cut so many materials with these dies! Here are just a few (click on photos for a closer view):




Photo Magnet Sheets (I have big plans for this one!)

And of course, patterned paper (shown here with the Scalloped Scallops die)

So, do you want to see what I made with these fabulous dies? I created a frame for one of my very favorite photos. These are my oldest two children when they were younger, many years ago, on our first family trip to the beach!

I created three rows of Jumbo Scallops out of sandpaper and patterned paper, then I inked the edges. The sentiment is from Clearly Sentimental about Babies.

I used white craft ink on the edges of the acetate clouds, then I adhered them with a couple dots of glue from my Quickie Glue Pen.

I just love how this project turned out, and I can't wait to use these dies again! If you're looking for more fun with the new Die-namics, head over to Kim's Blog after 11 am. She will have a list of designers who have samples for you!

Tomorrow is the first day of May, and it's also the first day of MFTeasers! There's so much going on, and I hope you'll stop back to see it all! Thank you SO much for visiting today! :)

Have a Fantastic Friday!


Tracey said...

First of all - MFT dies! YAY!! And second - this frame is stunning! I love what you have done here Christina!! The clouds are incredible looking! xx

Dawn Easton said...

I'm so excited for these dies! LOVE what you created, Christina!!

Lisa H. said...

oh, yeah!!!! I am soooo happy about this announcement! those clouds will be MINE! LOVE your frame-sooooo perfectly sweet!

Kim said...

Simply gorgeous creations Christina! Really stunning!

Kerry J. said...

Wow Christina!! Your frame is simply stunning! I love the way you used the dies to embellish your photo - everything just flows so perfectly!

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE your frame, Christina!!! Adorable! I hope Kim has a well stocked cloud die inventory, because THEY WILL BE MINE....Bwahahahahahaha!!

Amy Rohl said...

Oh my word, Christina...those clouds, those clouds, those clouds are absolutely perfect, and so darn creative!

Chris said...

just adorable.

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous idea Christina! Love those frosty clouds! Fabulous girl!

Sherrie said...

Love the acetate skiffed with white for the cloud look! Great job!

Simone P. said...

Love this! Great ideas!

Wendi Hayes said...

I love your frame. I am going to have to get those clouds. Thanks for showing how to use te dies with both machines

Beth M said...

What a fabulous project! Can't wait to see what you do with the cloud shaped magnets.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Completely gorgeous! I love the sheer clouds (genius!) and the way you layered the scallops. What a treasure this is!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your clouds and scallops, FABULOUS!!

Jennifer said...

What an ADORABLE picture frame!!!

Megan said...

Acetate clouds!!! SO fun. I have to try that. I love the magnet idea too--hmmmmm--the possibilities are endless!

Michele B said...

Oh my gosh, your frame is SWEET, Christina! I love the layered scallops, the flag-cut sentiment, your stitching, the sweet photo...Love it all!

texasjodylynn said...

Awesome, adorable, LOVE everything you did! :) I ADORE the clear clouds. They look SO real. :)

StampOwl said...

awesome project Christina

Leslie Miller said...

Pretty awesome! Love how you fixed up the picture frame and made the clouds from vellum. Really a cute project!

Carolina said...

Ohhh, love the photo frame...your clouds are adorable and just the perfect touch!

Barbara said...

Awesome projects, Christina! Absolutely perfect details! Love them!

g said...

such a darling frame- LOVE it! i can't wait to try the other dies too- thanks for all your material testing-it's so fun to see what these new dies can cut!

Melody said...

Adorable idea! Love it!

Noreen said...

Great photo treatment, and I love all the materials you used.

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazing! Love the acetate clouds - so perfect!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is awesome!!! Love it!!

Jan B said...

Wow!!! What a wonderful picture. I can't wait to get these dies. Thanks for the awesome acetate cloud idea. This will be one of the first I'll try.
Jan B