June 05, 2012

My Favorite Things Stamps...June Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally!

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Hello stampin' friends! So, 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.

Here are the details about the upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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 $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 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 June 5 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
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Today I am sharing a chalkboard frame that I made for my daughter, Hannah, to put in her room, so she can make little notes and reminders of upcoming events or important dates and it's cute...I think! I have taken the opportunity to write a little message on it myself, smile!

So, I saw this cool chalkboard paper at the craft store and thought I could make a little message board with it. The frame was only $10 from Homesense and I used this gorgeous 12X12 My Minds Eye, Indie Chic, Ginger papers, the super cute NEW Pure Innocence Hula Girl, the NEW Hibiscus Die-namics and Designer Label 2 STAX, along with several other MFT Die-namics.

First, I stamped out 3 Hula girls, coloured them with my Copics and cut them out and then assembled the inside panel to create a little scene using the Simply Scallops, Fresh Cut Grass, Large Leafy Flourish, and Photo Corner Die-namics. I stamped a sentiment from the PI Hula Girl set on pattern paper cut with the ribbon die from the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics.  This panel is under the glass of the frame.

 I then cut some chalkboard paper with the largest of the beautiful NEW Designer Label 2 STAX...LOVE the Designer label STAXs. To make a small mat for the chalkboard paper I cut around the outer edge of the same die with my Fingertip Grip Craft Knife on a glass mat. I ran the chalkboard paper and cardstock mat through my Xyron to get a good overall coverage of a strong, permanent adhesive. Then I adhered them together and then to the top of the glass of the frame.  

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Here you can see the chalkboard paper Designer Label 2 is on top of the glass. This is so you can wipe off your old message and write a new one with easy access.

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You can write on the chalkboard paper with regular old chalk but I found fabulous chalk markers at the teacher supply store. They work much better and don't rub off unless you wipe it off with a wet paper towel.

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I cut several flowers with the NEW Hibiscus Die-namics and the gorgeous leaf that comes with it. I also used my Botanical Beauty Die-nmaics and Large Leafy Flourish Die-namics to create the floral spray on the bottom left and top right corner of the frame. I assembled the flowers and used a couple Ginger epoxy brads in the centres of two flowers. Then arranged and adhered all the flowers with my glue gun so they are adhered securely. I also sprinkled yellow gems here and there for some sparkle. I stamped the sentiment "Just a Note" from the MFT More Essential Sentiments stamp set on pattern paper cut with the ribbon die.

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and one more detail shot of the sweet NEW Pure Innocence Hula Girl(s) and all the pretty flowers with the gorgeous NEW Hibiscus and Leaf Die-namics.

Well, thanks SO much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my Designer label chalkboard frame for the June Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally. I hope you are all pepped up now and rearing to go for the the big release tonight at 10:00 PM EST.  Join us at the New Release Party tonight from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES and count down until it is time to shop!!! Now swing on over to Kim's blog for links to the MFT Designers with fab idea to creatively use the new Die-namics. 

Happy stampin'!
Hugs,

 


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32 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh, how cute is that! Love the three hula girls and the fabulous flowers.

Janice W. said...

WOWZA!!! Such a beautiful project. So clever!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Tara.

Hugs Riet.xx

Alina said...

awesome project, Tara, I love the gorgeous flowers!
hugs, Alina

Tracey said...

This is just stunning Tara!!! I am sure your daughter loved it!! xx

Gabby said...

Like your Hula girls scene on this message board. The papers are gorgeous and your flowers are so lovely. :)

jonim52 said...

Love those flowers, adorable project.

Lisa H. said...

gorgeous, Tara...just gorgeous! love the colors and that cool chalk paper (I bought some a while ago and still haven't used it). lovely project.

zehra said...

This is gorgeous, your daughter will love it, so creative, I love the idea, My6year old loved it. Great embellishments, and I love the 3girls in a row, so sweet

Susanne Russo said...

Oh my, what a great idea to make three hula girls..adorable, I'll have to try this too. Really cute card, one to bring a smile on anyones face.

Kristy Hansen said...

My daughter is moving into a college apartment this fall and have thought of doing something like this for her. You have given me some great ideas to do this. LOVE the 3 hula girls. The flowers are a perfect addition to them. Great idea! ksh

Alyce said...

Tara this is just beyond gorgeous! I love the frame and that spray of flowers is AMAZING! :D Such a beautiful job xx

wendy said...

super creative idea and oh soooo gorgeous...the flowers are amazing and the 3 hula girls too adorable, you rocked it girlie!

Becky Carafa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning!

Angie said...

Wow! What a beautiful piece of wall art!!!!

Tara said...

Tara this is gorgeous and so creative. I know your daughter will love it. By the way, my daughter is also named Hannah!

Elle said...

There is only one word to describe this-GORGEOUS!

Jill Norwood said...

Tara - this is soooooo lovely! I love the hula girls, the coloring, the scene and all the gorgeous flowers and leaves to finish it off! Stunning project!

Kim said...

Oh my word! I love this Tara!!!!!!!!

Angel said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! and functional, to boot! Totally love it!

Susan said...

Love your message board!

Creative Lady said...

Great project, thanks for sharing!

Cyndi said...

Hannah is so lucky - what a wonderful present. I love all your flowers.

Mary J said...

Soooo gorgeous - I LOVE this! Those flower dies are fantastic!

Queen Mary said...

Tara, this is incredible! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! WOW!

Bethany said...

Wow!! Great project; love the chalk board. The hula girl is too cute!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow that is an amazing chalk board frame. your daughter must be so happy!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

UNBELIEVABLE Tara!!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Cindi Flass said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love everything about it.

linda said...

What a beautiful project, I love the message board idea

linda said...

What a beautiful project, I love the message board idea

Kathy Straw said...

This is the cutest framed project ever! Love, love, love it!

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