Monday, September 5, 2011

Die-namics Pep Rally!

Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to grab all of 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.
Here is an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, with an opportunity to revisit the amazing sets being released tonight at 10pm EST RIGHT HERE.
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. 

How fun are these! I love the new "Homespun Birdhouse" stamp set and Die-namic! These little birdhouses can be made 3D! Keep on scrolling for the full tutorial so that you can make them too!

They would make cute little place markers at the table or treat boxes for party favors! I used some October Afternoon papers to make these. I used three different sheets of patterned paper and then cut out 2 of this birdhouse die from each sheet.
Here is a little peek at the side of the box....I added a little decorative handle secured with a brad.
Now that I am sure you are itching to make these....HERE is how!
We are going to construct the little box. You need these strips of paper with the shown dimensions. I am showing you on white but in my project I used patterned paper.
Score the narrow piece at the 1.5" mark and the 3" mark.
Do the same with the wider piece.
On the wider piece only, you want to score 1/4" away from the edge down the long side of the paper....on both sides. This is where your adhesive strip will go.
Apply adhesive to both edges. I love using X-press it double sided tape for this!
You want to make 4 little snips where your score lines intersect.
Set the narrower strip inside the larger strip.
Fold up the little flap that has adhesive on it so that it is secured to your inside strip.
Bring up each side and secure to form a box.
Here is what your little box should look like
To adhere the birdhouse die to the box I ran adhesive strips over my seams just for added strength.
At this point your can add a little handle and then decorate with all the different birds/hearts/feathers and such that are included with this die!
I can see little cute Christmas birdhouses coming out....or how about some spooky birdhouse treat boxes for extra special trick-or-treaters!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on September 6 at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on September 6 at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available September 6 at 10 PM EST.
  • Be sure to check in on the guest designer contest to see who is crowned the winner.  The announcement is made in the release party thread, AND on the guest designer contest thread in the MFT forum on SCS.  The winner will receive over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the design team next month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :)  The final 2 winners will be announced at the release party, and will also be contacted by e-mail.

37 comments:

Sarah Gough said...

these are so cool Sherrie!

Pattie said...

Love these - so very cute!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMG, these are so cute! Now I have to have it too, lol.

Adrienne said...

What gorgeoues little favor birdhouses.Thanks for sharing your idea Sherrie I am going to have to get this die as well and make some of these

Clarissa said...

SO cute. What a wonderful idea!

Carly said...

Very nice! If I can work out what time it will be in Australia I will try and party :)

Ruth S said...

Great idea Sherrie! I would never have thought of making 3D treat boxes to show off the diecuts ;)
Thanks for the inspiration, Rx

Kelli said...

WOW!!! These are AWESOME!!!!

Susan said...

These would make sweet little Easter gifts.

Peggy said...

Super cute boxes!! Love them! Great tutorial!

Debbie Carriere said...

Oh my, how adorable!!! Thanks for the photo tutorial, too!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO super cute Sherrie!!

Thanks for the great tutorial!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Lisa H. said...

sooooo cute and of course creative~! love these little treat boxes.

Kimberly said...

I have bookmarked this page to comeback to for that birdhouse box. I think it'll be great for mini easter treats.
kimsparks636@aol.com

Kary said...

Awesome projects, Sherrie!! Love the idea and they are such gorgeous treat bags.

jeanne girl said...

Sherrie - you always come up with such fun ideas!! Those are so CUTE!!

Kim said...

What a CLEVER idea Sherrie!!!

Tenny Kusuma said...

WOW such a creative project. I wasnt sure if I really like this die...but after seeing your project and your tut. I think...I might get this set.
LOL :D
TFS.
Tenny ~ santoso10ny{at}gmail{dot}com

Steph Herbert said...

Holy smokes! Super duper cuteness!:)

Jan Garber said...

I'm already looking ahead to Easter and Valentine's now! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kimberly S. said...

OMGosh....this is an amazing idea!!! Love these little treat boxes you made! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Heather said...

How cute are they!!!! Thanks for the tut :)

Inge said...

OMG... now how cute are those little birdhouse boxes, WOW!!!

Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Rachel said...

Such a creative idea!~ Love these!

Liz said...

Clever great treat box

Alina said...

oh, they are so pretty, lovely idea, thank you for the tutorial!
hugs, Alina

Jackie said...

Boxes! What a wonderful idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

zehra said...

wow, this would be great even as thank you treat boxes for teachers or so many different things. TFS

Maryfrances said...

This is just adorable!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun project! Love the stuffed guy too :)

Corry said...

super cute idea!!!

Buddy said...

This is just TOO cute! Thanks for posting instructions. Can't wait to try it!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

These are adorable, love the daisy trim too.

g said...

so adorable! thanks so much for the tutorial- the kids will go crazy for these little treat holders!!

Karen Motz said...

Such cute little treat holders!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SO totally adorable Sherrie! AWESOME idea!

texasjodylynn said...

Oh my word those are just too cute for words. LOVE them.