Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MFT Pre- Release Pep Rally!!!


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.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your wonderful comments all week!!  See you at the Party tonight!
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Loopy Bloom Christmas Tree - finished height 12.5"
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)
Accessories:  Loopy Bloom die-namics, Christmas Ornaments die-namics (MFT), sparkles, rhinestone brads, bamboo waxy flax, juniper brads, holiday red brads, green twill ribbon (CTMH), aluminumm (Making Memories), pom pom trim, paper mache cone (Darice)

43 comments:

StampOwl said...

Oh my word this is amazing!!!!!!! how many loopy blooms you must have needed for that.

Kelli Hull said...

OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!! GET OUT!!!! LMAO

Debbie I am SO gonna copy this... I will of course have my DD put it together as I will TOTALLY run out of patience with ALL THOSE PIECES!!! LOL

You have SO outdone yourself with this post, I have loved ALL WEEK but this one??? HOLY >>>>>>>> LOL

Karen Day said...

Umm... speechless, here?! Debbie this is SO amazing! And here I was worried that you were under the weather the last few weeks, when you hadn't been posting as often as usual. Can't imagine what you were doing with your time?

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, Debbie, this tree is amazing!! Not sure I'd have the patience for all those loop de dos! :-) Very creative idea!

Jackie Pedro said...

You're getting a big ol' SHUT UP from me! What an AMAZING project, Debbie! You knocked this guest design position out of the park! Awesome!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! O M G that is AMAZING! I am in AWE. Serious AWE. WOW.

Jenny said...

Okay, picking my jaw off the floor now!!!!! I know I always say this but that is just AMAZING, you are one clever crafting cookie. Love how you used the dies for a cute Christmas project.
Jenny x

Sarah Gough said...

This is awesome Debbie, what a cool tree!

Inge said...

WOOOW this is such an amazing and gorgeous little paper christmas tree you've made Debbie!!! I would never ever have thought to use this Die to make a xmas tree, FAB!!!

Melody said...

Wow!! So creative! Your tree is gorgeous!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

I'm with the rest of the ladies when I say WOWWWWWWWW!!! Gorgeous work Debbie!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Kerry Johnson said...

Oh my word Debbie!! This is simply stunning! So clever and gorgeous execution! I love it!

Lisa H. said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!! YOU are amazing and soooooo, so creative. this tree is soooooo awesome! All week long you have wow'd me and this TOPS it all off. Great job!

Karen Motz said...

Wow wow WOW Debbie! This tree is amazing! What a unique use for the loopy bloom die-namic!

Emily Keaton said...

WOW!! Debbie, this is stunning! You are one amazingly creative and crafty gal. Your projects never cease to amaze me. This is over-the-top awesome!!!

Marisa said...

Totally adorable project, Debbie!!

Angie said...

Wow!!! That is quite a PROJECT!!! It's beautiful!!!!

Angel said...

SO CREATIVE! i HAVE to try this! wonderful project!

Anita said...

I just ADORE this. What a lot of work, but it was worth it. Love all your directions. You really rocked this month. Great job.

Kary said...

Oh my, this tree is awesome, Debbie!! Such an awesome idea and creativity!! Love all your projects this week!! Great job!!

jeanne girl said...

OMG girl!!! You are genius with what you have done here - love it!!!!!

zehra said...

this is mind boggling! so cool, love how you can create so beautifully with these dies. this is too cool.
TFS

Karen Giron said...

THUD!!! Oh. My. Word. This is over the moon fabulous! LOVE it! All your work has totally paid off - this is fantastic!!

wendy said...

OH MY GOSH !!!!!! what a great project...so very clever....would love to try this ...now I HAVE to get the loopy die for sure !!!!!

Glenda J said...

WOW! Amazing project! Great work.

Becky Carafa said...

Oh. WOW! This is so cool! Great job.

Trisha said...

Oh my gosh, Debbie. Somebody before me said "speechless" and so am I. This is amazing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Dawn said...

Oh my Debbie! This is gorgeous!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! Debbie, this is absolutely incredible! Your tree is just gorgeous and such a clever project!

Michele L. said...

HOLY MOLY!!!
What an awesome idea!! GEEZ.
This is just fantastic!

MissScrapAlot said...

Awesome projects!!!! LOVE LOVE everything :)) TFS!!!
wyme98@yahoo.com

mplsbetty said...

AMAZING Christmas tree...I never in a million years would have thought of using that die in this way. So, so cool!
becky s.

Liz said...

what a fun way to use the die.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh my goodness, Debbie...this is fantastic! I can't believe all the work you've put into this incredible creation! It's beautiful...yay you!

Arlene Amo Hopps said...

I like the tree! Where do you have all this time to make these creations? So cool!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous creativity! What a great project.

Canne said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said?......It Rocks!!!

stampqueen said...

Awesome - I feel a project coming on!!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW that is crazy amazing!! 23 loopy blooms that's a work out in it self. Love it!!
Beth Greco

Michele Boyer said...

Seriously?? OH. MY. GOSH. This is absolutely AMAZING! And SOOO creative! I don't even know what to say! AMAZING!

Katie Skiff said...

Whoa!! that is awesome!! I ordered those goodies last night, so I might try it. Or just oogle yours!! Great job!!

Wendy said...

I knew you were going for my job...wink wink nudge nudge!!! How in the world did you ever think of this!!! And how long did it take you girlfriend??? WOW!! I think that is all we can really say as we are all speechless!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT the front door! This is OUT of this world totally flippin-fantastical OVER the top AMAZING!!!

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