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!
Supplies for Let's Tool Around Card:
Supplies for I Miss You Card:
Supplies for Thanks Stitched Card: