Saturday, December 31, 2011

MFT Teasers Day 4 - Monogram Alphabet

Hello!!!  Welcome to the fourth day of Teasers for the My Favorite Things January release. Today the design team is featuring two new sets - At the Movies Die-namics/Stamp Set and the Monogram Alphabet stamp set.   I was so excited when I saw the alphabet set - a perfect addition!!!  Not only do we have a die-namics alphabet - By the Letters, but now a stamp set, too - swoon!!!  There are so many possibilities for cards, scrapbook pages, altered items, and home decor!  Here is a homespun baby card I made using this stamp set.

For my background "quilt" I cut 1-1/4" squares of two patterned papers.  Prior to gluing, I arranged them in my desired pattern to be sure everything lined up neatly, and then I glued them to my Kraft base.  I stamped the letters on the Mix & Match banners cut from patterned paper.  TIP:  When I have a pattern I want to keep straight on my die cuts, I line up the die on my paper and use removable tape to hold the die-namics in place while I run it through my die cutting machine.  I added a couple eyelets to the tops of each banner and threaded some hemp cord through.  A sweet bow at each end finishes my banner.  The embellishment cluster on the card front was made using a variety of die-namics.  I cut a new Rolled Scallop Flower from a vintage dictionary page to make a sweet little flower.  The leaves were cut with the Upsy Daisy die-namics from felt.  The heart was cut from cardstock with the Hearts a Plenty die-namics.  The pennant is part of the new Mini Wavy Pennants die-namics with a stamped sentiment from the  Notched Tag stamp set.  I cut two flag poles using the Mini Pennant die-namics, one from chipboard and one from Kraft cardstock.  I applied liquid glue to the chipboard flag pole and sandwiched the pennant in between the two for a secure hold.  Here is a close-up and the inside of the card, too.



Look at that adorable new die-namics - Paper Dolls border!!  Love it!  I stamped a second sentiment directly on my cardstock.  I will show you how I line up my letters perfectly every time.

I use the grid on my self healing cutting mat to line up and space my letters evenly.   You could also use grid paper or simply a line drawn on  paper.  Position the stamps with the side you will be applying ink to face down :)


Once I am happy with the spacing and straightness, I pick the stamps up by pressing my clear block onto them.  Do this evenly and firmly so no letters shift.


Here they are on my block, all ready for ink.


I always stamp first on scrap paper to be sure everything looks right (and I spelled the word correctly - lol!).  At this point, you can make slight adjustments right on your block if need be.  This method works great for the titles of scrapbook pages, too :)


Sorry for such a long post for a single card!!!  Just thought I would share a couple tips with you :)

Here are the die-namics I used on this card.









Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd 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 January 3rd 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 January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to check out who else is participating in today's teasers at Kim's blog.  I am sure there are some fabulous projects using the At the Movies set!!!  I will have one for you in a few days :)   Have a great day!

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Baby Quilt card - 5-1/2" square
Stamps:  Monogram Alphabet, Notched Tag (MFT)
Papers:  Sweet & Sour Soup (Jillibean Soup), Brown Kraft, vintage dictionary page (The Kraft Outlet), Colonial white, Tulip. Smoothie (CTMH)
Inks:  Smoothie (CTMH)
Accessories:  Paper Dolls border die-namics, Rolled Scallop flower die-namics, Mini Wavy Pennants die-namics,  Upsy Daisy die-namics, Hearts a Plenty die-namics, Mini Pennant die-namics, Mix & Match banners die-namics, sour apple felt (MFT), hemp, eyelets, sorbet ribbon (CTMH), chipboard, foam tape

42 comments:

Michele L. said...

Debbie great card. Seriously though your work is incredible.

Teresa said...

What a sweet baby card...the quilt is so cute. Thanks for the tutorial on lining up the alphies...I need all the help I can get! LOL!

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Such a sweet card!

XoXo,

Katie

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so cute, I love it

Emily said...

Love the eyelets on the banner! Adorable card.

StampOwl said...

what a fabulous baby card :)

Heather said...

Oh wow, love the patchwork front and the paper doll border looks great but that alphabet,so yummy!!!!!

cutiephinphin said...

Totally love your card. The patchwork design is just awesome! Love the details you added like the eyelets to the banners and the pennant and flowers.

Carolina Little said...

Debbie, your card is soooo cute, the papers, the banner and the little flag...adorable!!!

Kelli Hull said...

I really laughed over the "spelled correctly" I can't begin to count the number of times I've screwed up a card by NOT checking... well OF COURSE it's right, DUH! NOT!!!!! tee hee!!!

This is SUCH a CUTE Baby card with the lil flag under the rolled flower etc... PERFECT!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Debbie!! That quilting background is insanely beautiful!! Your entire creation pops with color and texture!!

STUNNING!

Hugs!!
Meredith
xo!

Susan said...

Another great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Maria C said...

awesome job...love it.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a sweet baby card! Love that little flower, too!

Lisa H. said...

lovin' the quilted feel of this. great baby card with the letters and banner pieces.

zehra said...

Real beauty, love the quilt and please always include details, I love thos tidbits.

Tanya said...

Oh this is just too sweet! Great idea about lining up the letter stamps. I love that little flower, sweet, sweet, sweet. Happy New Year!! :)

Janet said...

Love that border die. wow!

conil said...

Aaah! So sweet. This alphabet is really growing on me and you used it perfectly.

Erin Smetak said...

Aw! SO sweet!!!

Jan Garber said...

Sweet papers, and thanks for the tips! So many times a crooked letter or sentiment ruins a card!

Dawn said...

So pretty!

Darlene L said...

OMG what a sweet baby card. I like all the elements in it...

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet card! Reminds me of a baby quilt.

Jenny said...

I love the banner using the fancy edge banners...I had that set for Christmas along with some other MFT dies.
The patchwork bkgd looks great and very pretty for a new baby girl:)
Just had a look back through your MFT posts and there seem to be some cracking dies coming out in this release too :)
Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you all the best for the New Year!
Hugs
Jenny x

Angel said...

awwww, look at those paper dolls! how stinkin' CUTE!!! absolutely darling card!

marose6@comcast.net said...

love the cards thank you so much for the tips on lining up the letters! the baby card is so cute!

Crystal R said...

I love this baby card. Super cute.

jan farnworth said...

how sweet.

Clarissa said...

The patchwork on your card is ADORABLE!!

Barbara said...

This is so sweet! Love the patchwork look and the banner!

Lisa said...

Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

Love the baby card - but I might be a bit partial since our new bundle is only a month old! :)

Trisha said...

Sweet baby card, Debbie. Love the banner and the flower.

Lisa Lara said...

This is just so cute Debbie. I love the big hugs sentiment. Love your banner and how you linked it together and your blocked dp bg. Awesome. happy New Year girly!

Meghan said...

Your baby card is soooo cuuuutttteeeee! Love it!

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

I love this monogram set! Awesome baby banner.

Michele Boyer said...

SOOO cute! LOVE the banner!

Angie said...

very pretty!!!! I love the quilt look!! I need to try to make my MIL a quilt card! Yours is just so sweet!!!

postalorphan said...

cute cute cute baby card - love it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is as precious as can be!!

Karen Giron said...

LOVE this! The quilted look is perfect and the I adore the baby banner!

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