Hi all and welcome to day 2 of MFT Teaser Time! It's the time of month we get to show you the soon-to-be-released goodness for MFT. There are 5 days of teasers and then on August 4th, it's RELEASE TIME! 14 new sets, 4 new Die-namics, 4 new templates (one from meeeee), and MORE!
Today, we are previewing three new stamp sets: Fred Bear Goes Camping, Emma with her Backpack, &Wyatt and his Wagon. I had Fred on the brain! ;)
I am NOT trying to be obnoxious, but I seriously love this card. LOL I sat there thinking that while camping is ok... being a happy camper to me is something totally different... bugs and outdoors are not really my thing. When I saw the Happy Camper sentiment, I was inspired to make Fred MY KIND of Happy Camper... one who is chillin' in a hammock watching sweet little butterflies. :) My idea was EASY to translate to paper using the brand new Sheltering Tree & Leaf Trio Die-namics die!
This is a bit of a "scrappy" card. There wasn't much stamping or coloring involved, but O M G... cute Fred Bear + the new Sheltering Tree die + felt + a hammock = serious baby cooing and giddiness! LOL
Let's start with the Sheltering Tree & Leaf Trio die. I grabbed Hot Fudge card stock (MFT has this awesome SUPER dark brown card stock that I love) and ran it through my Big Shot with the die and THIS is what it looks like! Do you SEE the wood grain texture? It embossed AND cuts in ONE PASS (with the Big Shot at least). I didn't use an embossing mat or any special shims OR stand on my head, dance a jig and hope it works. I just ran it through and WHAMMO: cut out tree trunk with branches AND texture. It was love at first sight! Then, MFT upped the ante by including the cutest little leaf trio die. There are three sizes of perfect, cute little leaves. The smallest is super-tiny and the other 2 graduate up from there. The leaf die is included WITH the tree trunk, so you'll have everything you need. I die cut the leaves with 2 different colors of felt and adhered them on my tree branches with Diamond Glaze. I just went over all the branches with a little bit of Diamond Glaze and stuck them on. Easy peasy. Are you in love yet?
In my Happy Camper-land, there are fluffy, white, felt clouds and of course blue skies all around (using Sno Cone card stock). I stamped, colored and cut out the butterfly from Fred Bear & the Butterfly to add to Fred's "S'mores" stick. Fred was stamped on Kraft card stock and cut out. The only coloring I did was some lightly blushed cheeks and brown claws. I went over her eyes, nose, and claws with Sakura clear glaze pen.
I first tried to create a hammock with twine, but that was a BUST! Apparently, I should NOT get in to macrame. LOL I was NOT going to give up on my hammock idea though, so I went in search of a SVG that I could cut using my Cricut and Make The Cut software and I found one! YAY! It was free. You can find it HERE. (thank you, Google) I adhered it to the back of the trees and then adhered the trees using red line dimensionals to give them some more dimension. I used some twine to tether the hammock around the trees and adhered the twine to the card stock with small red line dots. I created the ground just by freehand cutting a rolling hill out of felt.
The sentiment was stamped on Kraft card stock. I stitched it on with the same twine I used for the hammock using a paper needle.
I even finished off the inside with more blue skies, fluffy cloud and a versamark stamped image of Fred Bear holding a marshmallow on his stick. I guess he was tired of lounging in the hammock and got cozy with nature. ;) The sentiment inside is another sentiment included in the set.
Here are a couple reminders for this week:
- Each day, there is at least one new stamp set being given away on a designer's blog. To be eligible to win, you'll need to have commented on that designer's blog for that particular day. Make sense? For your BEST chance to win a set, comment on ALL the teaser posts EVERY day. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winner(s).
- You can see a list of all participating designers on Kim's blog at 11 AM EST daily.
- The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
- The release party is on August 4th from 8-10 PM EST in the forum HERE.