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Feb 1, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

Hello ladies!  It's time for the monthly MFT Blog Hop & Shop.  If you've just happened upon the hop, be sure to start at Kim's blog so you don't miss any of the awesome creations.

All of the new products we have shown over the past 5 days are available NOW in the MFT Boutique.

I used the brand new set, The Great Outdoors, which was designed to work with many of the Die-namics dies with an outdoor theme (grass, clouds, flowers, sun, kite, etc).  I also used the brand new Fly a Kite Die-namics die which I LOVE!  It's SO fun.


I used the Fly a Kite Die-namics die to create 2 "pieced" kites.  I added the kite bow-ties under each one, and used a 4 mm Swarovski crystal in the center.  The kite tail was glued down on the card stock in a loopy fashion.  I wanted it to be a "lovey dovey" card, so I added a small heart to the center of each kite, and chose the sentiment, You Are My Sunshine.  Playing off the sentiment, I also added a sun using the Die-namics Sunshine die. 


I placed 3 mm Swarovski crystals around the outside of the sun center.


Want to see how the kite is made?

Die-cut the pieces with the Fly a Kite Die-namics die.  You can make a patchwork kite with 4 different patterns as shown here, or use all the same pattern, or even mix it up some other way.  The sky's the limit (cheesy pun alert).


Adhere the pieces of the kite.  I used a Quickie Glue pen.  You could also use a Xyron, or any glue.  I used the green sticky thing to help me place the pieces.  I recommend starting with the top pieces and then adding the lower pieces.  It's easier to keep it all straight that way.


Here is my kite, all done.  Now just add the tail of your choice and add the bow-ties if you want to.  They were designed to accommodate a 4 mm crystal in the center circle part.


Isn't it CUTE?  Love it!  Who's ready to create a kite? 

It's time for you to hop along now.  You're off to the very talented, Jessie.  Be sure to leave her some love.  ;)

See you soon!  Thanks for stopping by!  See you in a few short hours for Wednesday Stamp Club!

26 comments:

  1. Oh my . . . it's adorable. Thanks for the how-to.

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  2. Jody I need a green sticky thing, I've never seen one before. Love your kite, FABULOUS.

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  3. Would you look at those kites? And the bling-y sun!! Awesome!

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  4. OMG, love this! Thanks for the tips.

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  5. This is SO much fun! I love all the bling!

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  6. Those kites are sooooo cute. Love the bling, bling sun!

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  7. oh my this is adorable, thanks for the info on how to construct the kite. EJ

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  8. Absolutely love your card, the colors, the kites the sun with the bling, so adorable, beautiful work.

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  9. Your card is so cute. Thanks for the info you shared.

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  10. Just love your kites!! The little hearts are a sweet touch.

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  11. Great tutorial! This card would brighten anyone's day!

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  12. Okay okay, too cute! Just bought this die-namic and now I'm super excited about it, can't wait for it and my other MFT goodies to come! Thanks! Great stitching by the way!

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  13. Well, you have shown me that I need to put the kite die on my wish list also!

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  14. Jody your card is super adorable! Thanks for the kite tips! So now where do I get one of those green sticky pens?

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  15. This is adorable Jody, that green sticky pen looks so useful!

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  16. So stinkin' cute Jody! I can't wait until my kite dies arrive!

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  17. I LOVE this!! I can't wait to get my dies!!!

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  18. Love the 'dueling kites' Jody. This is so fun and needed on a cold and snowy day!

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  19. LOVE this Jodi!! Love the soft colors and DPs and of course the BLING! Sorry I missed the release party last night, but I could not log into SCS for some reason.

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  20. yep! love the kite. I've got to make more, just waiting for the die-namic companion stamp set to arrive at my door! Loved your blinged out sun, too :)

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  21. Oh I can't wait to start making kites! Super cute Jody.

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  22. What cute kites! Love your card :o)

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