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Bling 'Bet Bounce

Hi all!  As I mentioned in the post below, one of our new February releases is SO unique, we decided to devote a whole day to demonstrate just some of the many ways you can use it.  Jen Del Muro conceptualized this set MANY months ago, and it’s taken quite a bit of work to take it from concept to finished product.  It had to be sized perfectly, with no margin for error, and each revision had to be carefully hand tested to see how the letters actually *worked* in function, not just in theory.

It was Jody’s brainchild to have the Bling ‘Bet Bounce, to really demonstrate the unique possibilities this set has to offer.  When the set goes live Wednesday night, (or shortly thereafter) we will have a pdf downloadable tip sheet with pics and details of the uses featured in the Bounce.

I’m up first, and then you’ll mosey on over to Camster’s blog (my favorite Craphead…ask her to post a pic of the LOVELY and tasteful bracelet we made her…)

I thought it would be fun to create Valentine’s signature books for the girls that they can take to school and have all their friends sign as a longer term keepsake than a box full of Valentine’s.  Also, since B is in high school, they don’t really do a Valentine exchange, so Ithought this would gve her a chance to celebrate the holiday in a more adult way.

I am demonstrating how to use the Professional Touch HotFix Crystal Applicator along with the Adornaments Summer Collection of Crystals.  Be prepared…this is a LONG post!

The pic above shows a 6 x 6 Zutter Bind it All Cover that I have covered with glue.

This pic shows how I smeared the glue to avoid funky glue lines.

I adhered two 6 x 6 papers onto the Zutter fronts. (Note: 6 x 6 papers…stay tuned…)

Here are the covers after binding.

Here is a close up pic of the Adornments packaging, isn’t it sweet? :)

This is the Professional Touch HotFix tool we will carry in the store.

The cool thing about this tool is the on/off switch.  I love that I don’t have to unplug it!

Here is my stamped out *e* and the crystals I’ve laid out to apply.  I prefer to have them all laid out heads up before I begin.

I couldn’t seem to get a pic of how to actually pick up the crystal with the tool, but basically, you pick up the top of the crystal with the 4mm sized barrel, and allow the HotFix glue to heat up for a few seconds before placing the crystal where you want it.  I also keep a pin handy, just in case it gets stuck!

Here is a pic of the finished book for Emma!  Emma’s book uses Spring paper, crystals and ribbons.

Here is Brianna’s finished book!  Brianna’s uses Summer paper, crystals and ribbons.

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Bling ‘Bet Bounce

Hi all!  As I mentioned in the post below, one of our new February releases is SO unique, we decided to devote a whole day to demonstrate just some of the many ways you can use it.  Jen Del Muro conceptualized this set MANY months ago, and it’s taken quite a bit of work to take it from concept to finished product.  It had to be sized perfectly, with no margin for error, and each revision had to be carefully hand tested to see how the letters actually *worked* in function, not just in theory.

It was Jody’s brainchild to have the Bling ‘Bet Bounce, to really demonstrate the unique possibilities this set has to offer.  When the set goes live Wednesday night, (or shortly thereafter) we will have a pdf downloadable tip sheet with pics and details of the uses featured in the Bounce.

I’m up first, and then you’ll mosey on over to Camster’s blog (my favorite Craphead…ask her to post a pic of the LOVELY and tasteful bracelet we made her…)

I thought it would be fun to create Valentine’s signature books for the girls that they can take to school and have all their friends sign as a longer term keepsake than a box full of Valentine’s.  Also, since B is in high school, they don’t really do a Valentine exchange, so Ithought this would gve her a chance to celebrate the holiday in a more adult way.

I am demonstrating how to use the Professional Touch HotFix Crystal Applicator along with the Adornaments Summer Collection of Crystals.  Be prepared…this is a LONG post!

The pic above shows a 6 x 6 Zutter Bind it All Cover that I have covered with glue.

This pic shows how I smeared the glue to avoid funky glue lines.

I adhered two 6 x 6 papers onto the Zutter fronts. (Note: 6 x 6 papers…stay tuned…)

Here are the covers after binding.

Here is a close up pic of the Adornments packaging, isn’t it sweet? :)

This is the Professional Touch HotFix tool we will carry in the store.

The cool thing about this tool is the on/off switch.  I love that I don’t have to unplug it!

Here is my stamped out *e* and the crystals I’ve laid out to apply.  I prefer to have them all laid out heads up before I begin.

I couldn’t seem to get a pic of how to actually pick up the crystal with the tool, but basically, you pick up the top of the crystal with the 4mm sized barrel, and allow the HotFix glue to heat up for a few seconds before placing the crystal where you want it.  I also keep a pin handy, just in case it gets stuck!

Here is a pic of the finished book for Emma!  Emma’s book uses Spring paper, crystals and ribbons.

Here is Brianna’s finished book!  Brianna’s uses Summer paper, crystals and ribbons.

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Let's BOUNCE!

Tonight at midnight Eastern, we are going to do the Bling ‘Bet Bounce!  One of our February releases is an alphabet that is so unlike any other, we’ve devoted a whole day of tips and techniques on all the many ways to use it!

The Bounce starts on my blog at midnight, so see you soon!!

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Let’s BOUNCE!

Tonight at midnight Eastern, we are going to do the Bling ‘Bet Bounce!  One of our February releases is an alphabet that is so unlike any other, we’ve devoted a whole day of tips and techniques on all the many ways to use it!

The Bounce starts on my blog at midnight, so see you soon!!

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CHA Hangover…

Hi all!  I am back home, without a voice, hoping with some rest it will come back soon!

We had a great time at CHA, and found many new things we will bring in as soon as they arrive.

The card above uses Hoppy Easter, and some of the Spring Paper Pack.  I cut a strip of the green striped paper and mounted it to a white 4 x 4 card front.

I then stamped several of the peeps and tulips along the bottom, I cut apart the trio of flowers to make it all work like I envisioned.  I have to admit I am most proud of the sun, which I created by stamping a portion of the scalloped frame in Punch a Bunch.  Isn’t that cool??  Simple minds have simple pleasures….

I then tied the Saddlestitch ribbon from the Spring Ribbon Bundle to complete the card.

I love it when a simple design works, and I was so excited how this turned out!

Tomorrow will be a new Who’s That Girl? challenge, so I am going to try and play along.  One of my NY intentions is to actually stamp more!

Have a great Sunday!

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Wednesday…

What’s an MFT VIP?  She’s the Who’s That Girl? that wants what’s new before anyone else gets a chance to have it.

And that’s exactly why we’re starting the MFT VIP package!

Starting now, the last Wednesday of each month, MFT will release its VIP Package.

It will always contain unreleased sets, and products that are either unreleased or Brand Spankin’ New.

AND…it will always contain PERKS not available to ANYONE else!

So, not only do you get stuff before anyone else, you also get extra stuff that no one else gets! How cool is that?

There are a limited number of the VIP Packages, and they are available for ONE DAY. When the clock strikes midnight, they are gone, gone, gone.

This month, the MFT VIP Package contains:

Digital Girl the February Who’s That Girl? set
Summer Ribbon Bundle (unreleased) 5 yards each of 5 yummy colors, for a total of 25 yards!
MFT Adornments Summer Crystal Collection (unreleased) Approx. 25 each of 4 incredible colors, for a total of 100, 4mm Swarovski Crystals!
For $43.85, you will receive your MFT goodies a week early, with free US shipping AND a perks flyer that will be in your order!

It will knock off your socks! I promise!

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Tuesday…

Tuesday is a Who’s That Girl? love fest!

I’ll be getting to hang out with some of my favorite MFT sisters, so what better way to celebrate our good times than offer ALL of my MFT sisters a special deal.

TUESDAY only, buy any 3 Who’s That Girl? full sized ($15.95 or higher) sets, and get a FREE Who’s That Girl? MINI set!

List your set choice in the comments section, and we will add it with your order. Should your selection be out of stock, we will contact you for a new choice.

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Monday…

It’s an Animal House at CHA and MFT! And while we are busy working the show floor, you can get busy catching up with all the MFT critters you love!

MONDAY only, on orders over $50, pick out a FREE animal stamp set!

It’s your choice, you can choose from ANY set, as long as there is at least one animal in it!

Add your set choice to the comments section, and we will take care of the rest!

If your selection is out of stock, we will let you know so you can make another choice.

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Sunday…

As the show opens first thing Sunday morning, you can be shopping with coffee in hand, and slippers on feet!

For SUNDAY only, buy any gift certificate, for any amount, and when we return we will DOUBLE it!

Yes mam! $10 becomes $20, $50 becomes a $100, even $100 becomes $200!

Buy any gift certificate amount, and when I am back in the office the week of Feb. 2nd, I’ll send you another gift cert in the same amount free of charge.

How’s that for a return on investment?

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Gift Voucher Special on SUNDAY

Hi all!  A quick note to mention to all newsletter subscribers to please read the dates of the CHA specials included in the newsletter.

There have been a rush of customers purchasing gift vouchers today, but the special for the gift vouchers is SUNDAY ONLY.  January 25th, 2009.

It’s also listed on the main gift cert page, but I wanted to post it here as well!

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