Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My Favorite Things: May New Product Launch




Its time! The May release is now live in the MFT Store! Go have fun shopping! I will wait here, as always. And if for some reason, you need a little more inspiration first, scroll down and check out all the fun ideas I have for you today!


First up today, Die-namics Tool Time and a fun card to give to your sweetie.


Die-namics Tool Time has all the pieces to create these tools. But what sets is apart is, all the layers you can create. See the handle on the screwdriver? Its a separate piece that can be layered on the base image. The color combos are limitless, and like I did on my card yesterday, can be designed to match the tools in your love's stash. For my tools, I combined Black Licorice, Steel Grey, and Steel Blue cardstocks.


And if you have tools, you must have a tool belt! I used the small angled piece from Blueprints 15 to create two pockets from Primitive White cardstock. To create some realistic texture, I stamped them with Linen Background in Grout Grey ink. Scoring the inside and outside edges, along with inking those score lines, added more depth. Each of the pockets was adhered to a base strip of Primitive White cardstock. To finish off the tool holder, a piece of twill tape was adhered across the top and a knot tied in the end.

The sentiment is from Let's Tool Around, stamped in my I-can't-put-this-ink-down-favorite-black-ink-forever-and-ever, Hybrid Black Licorice ink. The hearts are from Beautiful Baby and were stamped in Brick Red ink.


To create a shirt behind the tool pocket, I cut a piece of patterned paper. I distressed the edge of a left over strip of the same patterned paper and adhered it to the center. The buttons were die cut from Primitive White cardstock using Die-namics Suit and Tie. A small piece of thread was placed in the button holes.


The inside has a strip of patterned paper and also a strip of Primitive White cardstock that has been stamped with the nuts border from Let's Tool Around.


The second set of Die-namics I am featuring today is, Die-namics Pegboard Cover-Up. This one is cool. Yes, the idea was to have the awesome tools from Die-namics Tool Time hang from it, which is brilliant, but if you know me, you know that I have to find out what else I can do with my dies! :) Not too long ago, in my Pinterest searching, I found an amazing wall hanging that looked like cross stitch. Turns out it was and they created it by stitching on pegboard! Why not stitch through this Pegboard?


I used the die cut cardstock like Aida cloth, or cross stitching cloth. I stitched down one side and then back up the other.


To make it easier to pull the twine through, I rolled a bit of washi tape around the end. Life saver.


Once I finished stitching, I added a sentiment from Can't Wait To See You. I also added a flower by die cutting Electric Red, Gumdrop Green, and Sour Apple cardstock with Die-namics Upsy Daisy.


Well, I couldn't just stop with basic stitching! I wondered if I could create other images with the stitching...


...so I drew out a basic heart sketch and started stitching with yarn.


EEEEE! I love, love, love how it turned out!


On the bottom, I added flowers and a banner. The roses are Die-namics Mini Royal Roses die cut from Electric Red cardstock. The other flowers are Die-namics Upsy Daisy die cut from Pink Lemonade cardstock. And the leaves are from Die-namics Upsy Daisy also. The banner is Die-namics Banner Greetings die cut from Grout Grey cardstock. And finally the sentiment is from Sea Life

Whew! That was a ton of fun for me! I hope it was for you too! Have a great time shopping!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Let's Tool Around Card:



Supplies for I Miss You Card:



Supplies for Thanks Stitched Card:



92 comments:

pcm said...

awesome projects! what a great use of the pegboard die!

Krissy said...

Oh my goodness! My dad would LOVE the tools card! So fun!

Marilyn said...

Very creative cards!

Melody said...

Seriously! This is genius! I would have never thought to use the pegboard for cross stitching! Your outside of the box thinking amazes me!

Liz said...

Love love love it

Angel said...

UGH! You are brilliant! Seriously, I love your ideas! These are SO FAB!!!!

Sara said...

Fantastic cards. You are so creative!

Peggy said...

Love the stitching and tool pocket.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Queenie Jeannie said...

Very fun cards!! The tools look awesome!

aileen (mum) said...

Love yourcards, that tool pouch is so so clever, could see my husband really appreciating that (carpenter)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so fabulous.

hKetG said...

Stitching is genius! Love these new products! Goldiek, www.punchandstamp.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Are you freakin' kidding me!!! This is brilliant!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

What great use of the pegboard your so creative

Bev Hill said...

Your cards are too too awesome! Love the tool belt card and using the pegboard die for cross stitching is just so cool.

Denisse said...

Your cards are so clever and cute! I love them!

Lucy said...

These cards are so awesome! I love how you used the pegboard! And that toolbelt and tool card is so clever!

Jan Scholl said...

I wasn't sure on those dies for tools. Maybe this post changed my mind.

Kat L said...

I totally love the pegboard and how you sticked into it - great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Margaret R said...

Cool toolkit card!

Charity Chamberlain said...

I LOVE THEM!!! What a great idea threading the string through the holes!!! And the tool belt card is just adorable!!!

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Oh WOW!! These are amazing... I love all your cards. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Line said...

Love your cards :)

DoubleH said...

I love all of these! Thank you for thinking outside the box for the rest of us that just don't think like that. Your projects are such an inspiration.

jonim52 said...

Wowza! These cards are amazing. The tool kit card is fabulous!

Donna Cala said...

Such clever and unique cards. FABULOUS!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Such smart ideas! Who would have ever thought! Great, great, great!

shelly glassic said...

Great inspiration! Love the variety of your creations!

~amy~ said...

Love them all...that pegboard is awesome!

loulou said...

Wow, amazing cards. I love fantastic and fun ways you have used the new products. That tool belt is such fun and the stitching is such a clever way to use the pegboard coverup.

Mary Gillmarten said...

Nice tool belt!

Kristy Hansen said...

WHen I saw the tool belt-I gave a little yelp! Oh my gosh! Gotta make one of those. It is so cute. I do like how you did some stitching with the pegboard. I wish the mail could get here faster. !

Elizabeth Garcia said...

That tool belt card is so clever. Great job!

Cammy Wall said...

What awesome cards & great techniques for using the peg board die. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Nelson said...

What a creative way to use the pegboard...love it!

Debbie Nelson said...

What a creative way to use the pegboard...love it!

Tami B. said...

You did an outstanding job on all of these. Really love the tool belt.

MICHELLE LARUE said...

the tool belt look is awesome !! very creative. i definately want to try this. and the use with the peg board ....i love it. love the string laced through. i would of never thought of these things. thank you very much for taking the time to share your creativity with us. i appreciate it

lisa808 said...

Love your cards! The flower ones are so pretty and the tool one over the top creative!

Cynthia Clark said...

Oh, Wow! Love the stitched trellis and the colors.

Scrapbooking by Phyllis said...

Oh My Goodness I love the tool card!
~Phyllis Fernandez

Janet Lamkin said...

Love the stitching and card ideas!

Janet Lamkin said...

Love the stitching and card ideas!

Craftyfield said...

Love both your cross stitch cards and this awesome tools card. So creative!

Deann Donohue said...

Love your idea to cross-stitch idea for the pegboard - One more reason why I LOVE this release!!

Marsha Stehle said...

Very unique cards! Love what you did with the Peg Board Cover Up!!

Jingle said...

The stitching is BRILLIANT! I love the pull-out tools, as well! Awesome ideas!

Kay said...

Way to think outside the box! Great ideas for the pegboard die.

Heather said...

That tool box card is the. cutest. ever! I love it! My husband is in the construction business and this would be perfect for him!

Diane Jaquay said...

ACK, well you win the prize for the most creative use of a new product!!! LOVE the stitching you've done with the punch board die, the possibilities are endless! Superb job!!!

the primitive country bug said...

What awesome cards! How clever of you to use the pegboard for stitching. Love it!

Renee said...

These are all really cute, and Let's Play Around is INCREDIBLE!!!!!! So realistic and adorable! Nice job :)

Sharla said...

LOVE the tool card, so fun! Great cards and very creative!

Rosemary Bryson said...

Great Father's Day card!

Julie said...

Love that you found another way to use that Pegboard Die-namics. Good Job!

Parker said...

The creativity you've shown in the "toolbelt" card is inspirational. Thanks.

Amy C. said...

Wow! Your cards are something special! You have some very creative ideas!

jen said...

So creative!! They all came out fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing! Great job!
hugs,jen

jan farnworth said...

how cute and creative

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--I LOVE your stitching with yarn!

Noelieca said...

Your cards are so amazing !

Kim said...

Such clever & creative cards!! Who would have thought to stitch?!?! Great job!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great way to use the peg board die. Your tool belt is beyond awesome!

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, your stitching is amazing!

Patt H. said...

Wonderful cards! I love the stitching on the pegboard! Clever!

wendy said...

very creative cards!!! love the tool belt

SkyPixie17 said...

you just showed creative genius at it's best! What awesomely amazing cards and ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

airbornewife said...

Such a creative way to use the Pegboard die.. thanks for sharing ~ Pam *ps. awesome cards by the way!

Pamela Harrington said...

Pegboard Cover-Up...OH YEAH!!!

Kristie W. said...

The tool belt is genius!! I love how you think outside the box. All of your projects are fantastic!

Connie G said...

I love your tool apron card! Perfect! And the pegboard - must have that one!

Rachel said...

WOW! Love the tool belt!! Such an awesome card!!

Patricia Barber said...

wonderful cards! Love all your ideas!

Tina Holman said...

Great cards, lots of detail, thank you for sharing!

Betty Wright said...

The tool belt is amazing! Love the stitching options and designs with the pegboard!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the needle work on peg board.

zehra said...

I love the stitching, awesome

Sue D said...

Great cards. My fave is the toolbelt.

Jean Bullock said...

Great cards. Love the tool belt and the creative way you used the pegboard die.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! LOVING the AWESOME INSPIRATION!! =) What an AMAZING New Release this Month!! I LOVE the designs, especially the stitching I was thinking the same thing!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Helene said...

Omg... I am totally in love whit the way you use the pegboard die for embroidery.. so cute. But my favorite card must be the Toolbelt card. Stunning cards. Love from Denmark.

Angie said...

Look at all these creative uses for the pegboard cover up!!! Terrific cards! Fabulous tool bet card too!

Lisa Page said...

OMG! Just love how you used the Peg Board and the Tool belt card rocks!

Denise Evans said...

Girl, girl, girl! You are soooo talented. I love these cards. Thx so much for sharing your amazing talent with al us crazy papercrafters.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these! The toolbelt is perfect and LOVE how you used the pegboard for a stitching guide!

Helen Barker said...

Great cards.Love how you've used the pegboard background to stitch through.Very clever and talented lady x

karenb said...

Love the tool belt! Awesome idea!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are so cute. Love that peg board die.

jeannine said...

Fabulous use of the peg board die, stunning cards! Love the tool belt, such great ideas!

SabineV said...

awesome cards! love the stitching you did!

Michele L said...

What a great series of cards.
I love the toolbelt card, but I also especially love how you used the peg boards!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Kimberly, wowzers, your cards are just fantastic! I love all the details and texture you have achieved on them all. Hugs Lisa G