Hello!! I hope you have enjoyed the past 6 days of Teasers for My Favorite Things! The countdown to the release is on, but the Design Team and myself have just one more post to tease you with:) Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT. But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally! Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last. We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique. And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new? Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list. It will also come in VERY handy during the release party as all the wonderful MFT fans get their typing fingers ready for a chance to win some prizes :)
I have a great project to share today, if I do say so myself :) (Fair warning, this post has LOTS of photos) Meet my Loopy Bloom Christmas tree!
The tree was created using the soon to be released Loopy Bloom Die-namics, green cardstock, and a paper mache craft cone. I decorated the tree with lots of die cuts from the Christmas Ornaments Die-namics set. Some ornaments are stamped with the coordinating stamps and some are just patterned paper. I also added some of the mini poinsettia and tag Die-namics from the Christmas Ornaments set. Lastly I added some pom poms cut from some trim I had. I had a tough time getting a decent photo, so I do believe it looks much more impressive in person :) Here is another view.
What have I topped my tree with? Yep, another Loopy Bloom! This time, I cut it from an aluminum sheet (the same that I cut my ornament hangers from). I flattened it out and formed it into a circle. I glued a big piece of bling to the center on each side and voila - a pretty cool mini tree topper!
Here are a few more close-ups of the tree.
Here's how I did it, using a 10.63" x 4" cone as my base and New England Ivy cardstock (CTMH):
I initially thought I would need to paint the cone green prior to constructing it, but when I cut a few test Loopy Blooms I realized that would not be necessary. None of the cone would be showing as long as I kept my rows nice and close together :) So, the initial construction of my tree took about 90 minutes. Decorating it probably took about the same. If you are interested, in total I used 16 various ornaments, 12 mini tags, 12 mini poinsettias, and a handful of pom poms. The finished size is 12-1/2" high by about 4-1/2" at the base of the tree. These are the new die-namics I used for this project.
Here are the details about the upcoming release on November 1 at 10 PM EST:
- You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st 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 November 1 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- You have just a few more hours to submit your entry for this month's guest designer contest. Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 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 designers' posts 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 November 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Loopy Bloom Christmas Tree - finished height 12.5"
Stamps: Christmas Ornaments stamp set (MFT)
Papers: 12 Days of Christmas (My Mind's Eye), colonial white, new england ivy (CTMH)
Inks: Holiday Red, Hollyhock, Juniper, Pear (CTMH), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Antique linen distress (Ranger)