Friday, February 25, 2011

My Favorite Things Teasers-Day 1


It's day one of Teasers for the new releases at My Favorite Things, and since I'm the bomb-diggity GUEST DESIGNER this month, I'm extremely happy to get to share my creations with you using the new stamps and dies! Keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times, and hold on tight.... I've got a lot to show you today! Here we go....

My first card uses the new Sassy & Sweet stamp set and coordinating Sweet Stack Labels Die-Namics die. This set is AMAZING and both of my daughters love it, but especially Kelsey who loves animal print of any kind, so she just flipped out over this stamp set with the zebra and cheetah prints! And there are a bunch of teenager-appropriate words in this set, too! You'll love it! I chose to go kinda' wild and edgy with my card, using purple and black (Yes, purple! I know, right... I don't do purple!) But it just fit with this style. The zebra print is designed to fit in the A frame from the die set, but I chose instead to stamp it several times in a row to create this strip across my card. I added some reverse scallops below the strip cut with the Simply Scallops Die-Namics and the butterflies are from the Butterflies Die-Namics. I added major blingage with the Prima rhinestones and some Glimmer Mist Silver spray.
I kept the inside simple by using these gorgeous flourishes that are also included in the set, and the butterflies.
My second card uses one of my favorite characters from MFT... Fred Bear! He's always so cute and cuddly looking and of course today he's just as charming as ever, 'cause who can resist a man with flowers, right? This set is called Oopsie Daisy, and with that name my thoughts turned immediately to this paper from the October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker" paper pad to pair up with Fred and his daisies. There are several sentiments in this set, and as per my usual habit I ended up cutting them apart to suit my need! Cutting them allowed me to curve the one ever so slightly and put it along the edge of the oval, then put the second half of it on the Sentiment Flag die at the bottom with no fuss and no muss!
And for the inside, I even cut "every" away from the rest of the sentiment, just to make that super-easy, too! (I know... someone should probably take the scissors away from me!) Adding some die-cut flowers inside and out with the Flower Trio Die-Namics was a no-brainer, too!
Be sure to stop on over at the MFT Blog for all the Teaser details for the coming week! We'll have more to show you through Tuesday evening when the release party officially starts over at Splitcoaststampers, and then you can GO SHOPPING! So stay tuned!

Here are all the Die-Namics I used on my cards today...

THANK YOU for visiting me today!!! I hope you'll be back for more!


34 comments:

texasjodylynn said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love your coloring on Fred... WOWZERS!

JessicaK said...

Awesome job on both of these, and that sassy & sweet card - AMAZING

Kary said...

Love both your cards!! Esp the Fred card - it was beautiful! I like the inside of it too.

bernshwag said...

Tammy both of your cards are amazing. I love how Fred is welcoming spring!

redstampinsam said...

Way to show off the versatility of the Sweet Stack die -- love those flourishes!

Gabby said...

Your purple card is beautiful and your Fred Bear card is absolutely darling! Like it lots! :)

Bev Gerard said...

Tammy, Tammy, Tammy!
These are totally terrific!
I so adore the bear with the stripes ... sa-weeeet!

~Bev

StampOwl said...

these are gorgeous Tammy

Laura Pryor said...

Your purple card shows REAL versatility not only in your design by stepping out of your comfort zone and going purple but also shows so well what this AWESOME set can do! What a great way to use it!
Your Fred the Bear is just unbelievable!! They way you added the sentiment around him and then the rest of it on the Sentiment Flag is JUST AMAZING!!! It's definitely something I've never seen and that's cool! Love your use of the flower trio with this set and the daisy paper is a genius pairing! You're coloring is definitely some of the best in the bizz!!! I can't WAIT to see more MFT creations from you! LOTS MORE!!!

Susan said...

I'd say you "do" purple very well. And the Fred Bear card is out of this world. But, I have this fear of altering my stamps in any way...

Jessica said...

these are so fun! LOVE fred the bear and his sweet flowers! awesome cards!!

Lisa H. said...

so happy you are with us this month. these are fantastic creations, Tammy! love the FRED card, especially.

Pattie said...

Amazing cards Tammy! Love Fred - the layout is fab and the colors are perfect! Love that inside sentiment too!

wendy said...

cute paper.. such inspiration

Barbara said...

Love them both, gf!!! Love how you used the scallop negative for a border and the bling! Fred is colored perfectly and I love that layout! Welcome to the teasers!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMG, I love the papers and the design you used with fred bear, this is too cute

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fantastic, Tammy! You're such a wonderful guest D. You and Jodi are making me swoon with your purple & black beauties!

diana said...

Great cards! i'd pick them, too. ;-)

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful work Tammy - the first one is very striking with that color scheme and bling. And of course Fred is just as cute as can be, great paper choices for him.

Sherrie said...

Wonderful cards Tammy! They both are beautiful....love that Fred Bear!

Arlene said...

Love, love, love them both! Great way to "customize" the sentiments on the Fred Bear card. :-)

Jess Willison said...

Love these! Great cards!

Inge said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous Tammy!!! Fred looks so cute:-D

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Tammy! LOVE both of these beauties!!

scrappintlc said...

Congrats on your guest spot. Love the purple and bling. Fred Bear is gorgeous and especially love the inside.

g said...

oooo these are gorgeous!! LOVE them both! Your coloring on Fred is sooo sweet & i love what you did with the sentiments! Your purple Sassy card is so elegant & lovely too- can't wait to see more of your fab projects!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are so pretty Tammy. I love the pale amethyst color of the first card and the sillouette butterflies and flourishes. And I like all the daisies in the Fred bear card - you matched the DP perfectly.

Dawn said...

Lovely cards Tammy!

Megan said...

I would take that Fred card home with me if I saw it real life! :) I love the animal print on your first card. Lovely work!

jodylynn said...

Fred the bear is just spectacular!

Jana Weaver said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love how you colored Fred - perfect!!

Michele Boyer said...

These are fantastic, Tammy! I love what you did with the stripes on your first card! Very cool! And the sentiments on your Fred card are VERY creatively used! LOVE them!

Christina Fischer said...

I can't tell you how much I LOVE these cards! The designs and colors are fabulous!

Jessie/knightrone said...

They are BOTH fabulous!! LOVE the purple and black together...LOVE IT!!! Fred is a CUTIE PIE...and we used the same paper line..FUN!!