Thursday, January 1, 2015

hearts and hearts and hearts: MFT January Release Countdown begins



Welcome to the year 2015 and welcome to the January release countdown from MFT Stamps! There is a whole lot of love happening this month and the products are amazing! There will also be new colors and so many more goodies in the store! This is the start of my second year with the team and I am so thrilled to be a part of the team at MFT!

Both of my cards today use Die-namics Fluttering Hearts Cover Up, because well, how could I not use it? The Die-namic cuts hearts, but only in half, so that you can lift them up to add dimension. Keep reading and checking out my photos so you can see exactly how this brilliantly designed die works!

I began by cutting Sweet Tooth cardstock with Die-namics Fluttering Hearts Cover Up. I layered it onto a piece of Blu Raspberry cardstock. The panel was cut with an element from Die-namics Blueprints 20, the large rectangle with the scalloped edges. Those sweet edges were perfect for a Valentine's Day card.

Each of the heart sides was bent upward to add depth and interest. The peek of color from underneath is so much fun!

The tag at the top is Sweet Tooth cardstock cut with Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 3! Yay for another set of tags! The round-bottomed tag has those wonderful stitched details. The size is perfect for creating a tag or layering onto a card like I did here. Once the tag was cut, I passed it through my machine again, this time with the words from Die-namics Tag Builders Blueprints 3, be mine. Once the words were cut, I adhered a small strip of Wild Cherry cardstock behind. The hearts and arrow elements are also from Die-namics Tag Builders Blueprints 3.

I finished things off with a bow of Wild Cherry grosgrain ribbon and a Blu Raspberry button that was tied with a hemp cord bow.

Then I went simple. Super simple. But I love this because even my hubby would like this card. Lovey, without all the froufrou. (I have been writing this blog for over 6 years and have never had the opportunity to use the word "froufrou" until now. That makes me giggle!)

I used the same idea as the first card, cutting Sweet Tooth cardstock with Die-namics Fluttering Hearts Cover Up, layered with a panel of Pink Lemonade cardstock that was cut with Die-namics Blueprints 20. You have to go with a look when it works. :)

Behind one heart, I added a piece of Wild Cherry cardstock and then bent up the one heart. The word YOU was die cut from Steel Grey cardstock four times using the new Die-namics Love & Adore You. By cutting it repeatedly and layering it together, it really stands out more. (Oh, and I used a Quickie Glue Pen to get those tiny little letters together.)

Simple. To the point. I like it. A lot.

Before you head to the MFT Blog for all the info about the release, including the chance to win, check out this news below!
And now for some more amazing news from MFT Stamps! 
A new card challenge blog at Card Challenges!! Hosted by my dear, dear friend, Susan Opel, this new blog is going to be THE place for inspiration and for you to join in! Head over there now and see the team that will be bringing you creative mojo! The design team will play along sometimes as well, and I just cannot wait to see what will be in store!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

Supplies for Be Mind card, available January 6:



Supplies for Heart You card, available January 6:

23 comments:

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are fabulous! TFS.Love the covering plate.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so super cute!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you added the blue to the traditional colors.

Debbie Nelson said...

Love!

~amy~ said...

super love them!!!!

Marcie Sharp said...

Froufrou is SUCH a good word. ;) Love both of these cards and am looking forward to this release!

Lenora Clark said...

Wow love these projects

valerie breingan said...

Kimberly I love the peeping heart.Adoreable.

Tracey said...

That cover-up is awesome!! Gorgeous work!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Love your style! Happy New Year!

JAVAGIRL said...

So gorgeius

Julene VanKleeck said...

Love the colors, design and sweet bow on the first! Pinned it!

Iris said...

Cute - love the fluttering heart die

Jen Carter said...

I love these cards!! I really like that new die!

Flo said...

Love your Be Mine card. What a great die. Thanks.

Janelle said...

These are both JUST DARLING! The first one all froufrou and the 2nd one, not!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow these are beautiful. Love the heart die.

Brenda Lee said...

I definitely need the fluttering hearts die!! Cute card!

Marsha said...

Fantastic. Love the colors.

Rita said...

WOW! Love both of your cards.

cathy lee said...

I really love these cards! You had me at GROSGRAIN. The card for hubby is going to love your card.Although Froufrou is not a word I would use in the presentation.

Amante del Papel said...

The mint base look so beauty!!!!

Marcia Taylor said...

Love both of the cards. Very creative!