MFT April New Product Launch!

Hello everyone!  The moment you have been waiting for is finally here!  All of the new April Products are now available in the MFT Boutique!  Also, if you would like the chance to win 1 of 2 $100 MFT Gift Vouchers, head on over to the MFT Blog to leave comments on the other DT Member's Product Release Blog Post as an entry for each comment.


My card today features the new TOAD-ally Awesome Stamps & Die-namics.  I used them to create a fun, interactive 3D Box Card.


Just pull on the tab and another toad jumps out of the reeds!

  



It goes perfectly with the sentiment that I used: "I'm So Hoppy For You".



To start this card, I first created the box.  I used this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers as a guideline but made a few size adjustments.  Once done, I diecut a window in the front of my box card with the Die-namics Square Peek-a-Boo Window. 




I then glued a piece of acetate on the back side of the window to help keep the base sturdy when folded.


To create the hidden slider element, I used the slider die that comes with the Toad-ally Awesome Die-namics and diecut it twice into the lower portion of my back "sky" panel.  This back panel was NOT attached to my box when I diecut it (otherwise you will have a large hole in the back of your card).  For the sky, I blended some Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks onto some smooth white card stock and spritzed it with some water.  I used some foam tape on the back of this panel to hold my slider in place.  If you look at the last photo, this is what it looks like when glued to the back of the card.


I then used 3 pieces of acetate attached together with some Vellum Glue Tape so that it would still be mostly clear.  I used acetate so that it wouldn't be very noticeable when you pulled the toad up from the reeds.  I attached the acetate to the back of the toad on one end and to a slider element on the other.  The slider element needs to also be attached to the pull-strip with some strong adhesive so that nothing falls apart when pulling on it.


To create my water scene, I simply hand cut the bottom of the lake from some Kraft Card Stock and blended it with Tea Dye and Gathered Twig Distress Inks to give it some depth.  I used some Die-namics from the Ocean Pals set for some underwater vegetation and heat embossed some fish from the Ocean Fun Stamp Set with some Orange Embossing Powder.  These other sets aren't really necessary, but since I had them in my collection, I decided to use them.


The grass came from the Grassy Edges Die-namics and the reeds from the Splendid Swans Set.


All of the brand new products that you have seen over the past 5 days are available NOW in the MFT Boutique!  Also, after you finish shopping, don't forget to  head on over to the MFT Blog for more crafty inspiration and to comment on each DT Member's Product Release Blog Post for a chance to win 1 of 2 $100 MFT Gift Vouchers!  You never know, one of the lucky winners could be YOU!

Thanks for dropping by!  Happy Shopping!

Rachel


59 comments :

  1. this project is adorable! Thanks for sharing how to make it!

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  2. Toadly outstanding! Love this - thanks for the inspration!

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  3. That is amazing. Love your creativity.

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  4. Wow!! You are super creative!! Totally love this adorable interactive card!

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  5. Oh my gosh! One of the best box cards I’ve seen!

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  6. Shew, Rachel! What a beautiful card.

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  7. WOW, just WOW. How do you come up with all of these clever cards. I love it so much!

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  8. It's bang on again Rachel! I'm still excited for you that you became a designer for My Favorite Things!

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    1. You’re so sweet, Marieke. ☺️ Thank you! ♥️

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  9. Wow! SUCH an amazing card!! Triple interactive!! Must have taken you hours to make this, you rock! Hugs, Rosali

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    1. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments, Rosali 💗 You’re so sweet!

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  10. How fun!!! Your project is amazing!!!

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  11. I bought this stamp set, can’t wait to try this card!!

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  12. Oh my goodness, this is adorable! I like this interactive box. These frogs are my favorite from the release.

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  13. Awesome! :) I still need to try making a card like this. Great inspiration!

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  14. Fun card, really like the incorporation of multiple stamp sets

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  15. You knocked it our of the Park with your design. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Unbelievably adorable, but I’d need a class to even attempt it!

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  17. This card is awesome! Thanks so much for providing instructions!

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  18. Love this adorable box card, it's fabulous!

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  19. Toadly awesome!!!! Such a cute box card!! I love those happy frogs and beautiful colors!

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  20. Wow Rachel! This is an engineering feat! The frog looks wonderful in your pop-up box...too cute.

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  21. Fabulous make! If I wasn't so scared of building my box wonky I'd try it! Love the interactive jumping frog too...

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  22. Oh my - this project is too cute for words - LOVE IT:)

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  23. OMG this is so delightful - love this box card:)

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  24. This is fabulous! Amazing detail!

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  25. Wow, what a fabulous project, looks like a lot of work but definitely well worth it!

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  26. Oh my! This is so amazing! Love the view of the under water scene. Simply stunning!

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  27. Totally adorable! Love this stamp set. You have showcased it perfectly!

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  28. Your 3d box is adorable. Love how that second frog "jumps".

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  29. So cute! Your box card is perfect with that little guy jumping up. Great idea and beautifully done.

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  30. BEST DESIGN of the release! So cute!

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  31. Oh, my goodness!!! This is the cutest and the most fun thing ever!!

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  32. Wow!! This is absolutely adorable. Love the underwater scene. Great inspiration.

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  33. Wow Rachel! Your box card ROCKS! So many details to enjoy and admire! Beautifully done and then some!

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  34. This is adorable. I’m so glad you have the steps here. It seems pretty doable. Your water scene is lovely too.

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  35. Wow, love this design. So many great elements and not only 3-D but interactive too!

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  36. Fun box card! Love those adorable toads!

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  37. So creative. I really love the design.

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  38. This is quite the feat of engineering! Pop up boxes, sliders, and acetate, oh my! I'm so impressed with all of this and, to be honest, a little tired just thinking about all the things you had to do to make this work. What an amazing labor of love you have there. Thanks for sharing with us, and someday I hope to have the guts to try it!

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  39. Love the box card! I’ve been wanting to make one but haven’t yet. After seeing yours I may just have to give it a try!

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  40. What a great shadow box !! Thanks for sharing !
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  41. What a fantastic project! Love that the toad in the back jumps up.

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  42. Your card is so cute! Would love to see a video of how you put it all together, especially the front of your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. What a fun and interactive card. This is so cute and you’re right, the sentiment goes perfectly with the design. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Oh my--this is so cute--love it!

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  45. Awesome box card, so much detail and fun packed into it!

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  46. Wow a box card with a slider you really out did yourself!

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  47. O my, how adorable is this?!! Love it!!

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