MFTv – Creating Paper Tassels

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Tassels as decor have always been a classic design element but executed in Peach Bellini and Spearmint, they’re trendy and current. Mixing in gold, in the form of two different card stock finishes as well as a heat-embossed sentiment, adds undeniable glamour. These tassels will make a beautiful addition to a variety of paper craft projects so be sure to watch the video to learn how Kimberly constructed them.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Fringe Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Fringe Die-namics #mftstamps

Watch Kimberly’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below.

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Product Spotlight: Stitched Rainbow

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky ladies have won $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Debbie’s blog: Renee VanEpps

from Jody’s blog: Denise Bryant

Congratulations to you both! Your Gift Vouchers will be emailed to you sometime later today, so keep an eye out. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!

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Time to take a trip back to re-visit one of our February Release products. This month, we’re taking a closer look at the Stitched Rainbow Die-namics. From primary, to pastel, to neon, to watercolor; full rainbows, to half rainbows, to round rainbows…our team has explored an endless variety of ways to incorporate this symbol of happiness and hope into their projects.

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Handmade card from Torico featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

There are so many ways to put the Stitched Rainbow Die-namics to use in your own crafting. We really want to see what you create with it so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!

Chicken In with Amy

Please join me in welcoming Amy Tsuruta to the blog this month! She’ll be sharing some super cute projects including a few featuring our February Release.

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The new Farm-tastic set is filled with such cute images and fun sentiments that I wanted to capture as many as possible in my design. The animals are the perfect size to pop out from the circles I created! Don’t the punny sentiments make you smile?!!

It's your birthday by Amy Tsuruta for MFT

My second card, at a petite 4″ x 3 1/2″ size, packs a punch.  The Wool Ewe Be Mine Valentine’s Day card features contrasting colors and that sweet ewe. She’s been adhere down the center of the die cut so her sides curl up slightly for added dimension.

Wool Ewe Be Mine by Amy Tsuruta for MFT


Feeling the love for Amy’s animal centered looks? Why not corral some of your own for your next project! Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!

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MFTv – Water Resist with Background Stamps

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The new Starry Night Background Builder is perfect for creating a stunning backdrop for your cards. This week, learn how Kimberly created that beautiful variegated look with the most basic of crafting tools: water. Grab a selection of dye inks, your favorite background stamp, and watch below to learn how to replicate ether look yourself!

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Watch Kimberly’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below.

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW February Products

You’ve been waiting an entire week to take home the latest Die-namics, stamp sets, stencils, inks, and papers. Now it’s finally time to make them yours!

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Out of This World #mftstamps

All of our February release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win one of 2, $100 Gift Vouchers as part of tonight’s New Product Launch celebration!

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In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order.  We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

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1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail USA order over $75.

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3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500. That can add up, so be sure to take advantage!

My Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Farm-tastic #mftstamps

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past week. They have another shot of inspiration to help inspire you and narrow down your shopping list to your must-have items. Visit each of their February Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, February 4 for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and the prizes will be sent out on February 5. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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It’s Reveal Day – Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm to 10:00 PM EST, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamp sets, Die-namics, stencils, inks, and papers we’ve been showing off over the past week will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

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Another release, another fabulous class PDF and Youtube playlist featuring every single class project. Whether you prefer printed directions or are a more visual learner, we’ve got you covered. I know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the February Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

We want to make your shopping experience fun – not stressful, so we’ve created THIS shopping list that you can print out and check off as you fill your cart!

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One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

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Our Free with $60 Die-namics set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail USA order over $75.

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And if you needed another reason to shop MFT, our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up, up, up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500.

My Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.

You can look at every new product in our February release, for sale TONIGHT at 10 PM EST, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and hover over the picture with your cursor to view the product name.

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our February Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky stampers will win a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Sharon Jones – Comment #84

Countdown Day Four Winner: Olga V. – Comment #601

Countdown Day Three Winner: Sue D – Comment #327

Countdown Day Two Winner: Pai Meng – Comment #419

Countdown Day One Winner: Jackie – Comment #193

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Day is Finally Here! Our February Release is So Close!

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We’ve reached the final day of the countdown and we still have so much more to share. You’ll be able to shop for all of the new February Release products TONIGHT, February 2, at 10 PM EST.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on February 2 on the MFT Blog.

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LARGE DESERT BOUQUET

The Large Desert Bouquet stamp set is the perfect complement to our previously released Desert Bouquet set featuring larger versions of the flower images. Pair the two for a lush scene of desert flora. An assortment of flower centers and leaf options allow you to create patterns and accents, too.

Large Desert Bouquet stamp set #mftstamps

Large Desert Bouquet Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of the Large Desert Bouquet stamp set and Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Large Desert Bouquet #mftstamps

DESERT BOUQUET 

This Die-namics coordinates with the previously released Desert Bouquet stamp set for perfectly sized die cuts every time.

Desert Bouquet Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of the Desert Bouquet Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

RAINBOW OF HAPPINESS

Nothing’s more magical than a rainbow filling the sky with magnificent color. Create colorful cards full of happiness and promise with this set of sentiments. A variety of phrases can be paired with the larger script words for birthday, thank you, and encouragement cards. This set is a perfect complement to the Color the Rainbow and Stitched Rainbow Die-namics.

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Rainbow of Happiness stamp set in use #mftstamps

See more of the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

STITCHED RAINBOW

Spread a wealth of magical hues on your projects and add an extra special touch with this single piece Stitched Rainbow Die-namics. This design cuts six bands of color that will nestle together perfectly. Use this design with our Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and Color the Rainbow Die-namics to create vibrant and creative projects!

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See more of the Stitched Rainbow Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

COLOR THE RAINBOW

Our Free with $60 item this month is the Color the Rainbow Die-namics. These Die-namics perfectly pair with the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set to create sentiments that boast dimension and contrast. Choose from a playful script or a clean and simple sans serif font. These dies are not intended to die cut the corresponding words in the stamp set but rather, to replace them as you build your colorful sentiments.

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See more of the Color the Rainbow Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Color the Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

Did anything in our February release catch your eye? Now is the time to take a few minutes to print out the handy shopping list and make note of your must-have items.

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It’s the last day of our countdown but our Design Team is still crafting inspiring new projects! Keep on clicking to see how they’ve wound things up on this final day.

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2 Days Until the February Release

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Seeing stars yet over the collection of products we’ve put together for our February Release? If you aren’t yet, you definitely will be once you gaze upon today’s offerings!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on February 2 on the MFT Blog.

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OUT OF THIS WORLD

Greetings, Earthlings! Get ready to create a solar system of whimsical cards with the Out of This World stamp set. Featuring aliens, planets, rockets, stars, and a cool font, this set will launch your designs into the stratosphere. From birthdays to encouragement to sending love, you’ll have a blast creating cards perfect for science lovers and geeks alike. You’ll want this stamp set for your own, so don’t miss the Mothership!

Out of This World stamp set #mftstamps

Out of This World Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of the Out of This World stamp set and Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Out of This World #mftstamps

STARS IN THE SKY

Light up your cards with the Stars in the Sky Die-namics. These designs will sprinkle your projects with a constellation of stars. It’s the perfect way to add a finishing touch to a nighttime scene. Layer the negative over sparkly paper for extra shimmer and either inlay the positive stars or use them for confetti in a shaker card!

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Stars in the Sky - Horizontal Die-namics in use #mftstamps

See more of the Stars in the Sky – Horizontal Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Stars in the Sky - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

Stars in the Sky - Vertical Die-namics #mftstamps

Stars in the Sky - Vertical Die-namics in use #mftstamps

See more of the Stars in the Sky – Vertical Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Stars in the Sky - Vertical Die-namics #mftstamps

LOTS OF DOTS BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with the whimsical curtain of dots that the Lots of Dots Background provides.

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See more of the Lots of Dots Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskays featuring Lots of Dots Background #mftstamps

STARRY NIGHT BACKGROUND BUILDER

Build a beautiful night sky with the Starry Night Background Builder. In addition to the 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” rubber background stamp, the Starry Night Background Builder includes a coordinating clear stamp with tiny stars to help you create a magnificent celestial scene.

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See more of the Starry Night Background Builder HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Starry Night Background Builder #mftstamps

STARRY SKY STENCILS

Both the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Starry Sky – Vertical & Horizontal Stencils feature an array of stars ranging from 1/8” to 1/4”.

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Handmade card from Torico featuring Starry Sky Stencil - Horizontal #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring Starry Sky Stencil - Vertical #mftstamps

Are you enjoying the February countdown? We’ve almost reached the end (that means it’s almost time to shop!) Let’s check out the projects our talented design team has created with today’s offerings.

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3 Days Until the February Release

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Good luck resisting today’s collection of February Release products. Keep scrolling to find images and sentiments that are simply too cute for words. A new Pure Innocence design and charming paper pack rounds out our countdown today.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on February 2 on the MFT Blog.

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LUCKY

Feeling lucky? Then you’ll love this adorable stamp set with cute shapes ranging from horseshoes and clovers to stars and hearts. Add darling faces to these shapes for an extra dose of delightful fun. The sweet sentiments in two playful fonts are perfect for many occasions. It’s like a bowlful of Lucky Charms in stamp form, and who can resist that?

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Lucky Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of the Lucky stamp set and Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Lucky stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

LUCKY US

This sweet addition to our Pure Innocence line features a large horseshoe and cute sentiments for friends and family alike. You’ll feel lucky to have this stamp set in your stash!

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Pure Innocence Lucky Us Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of the Lucky Us stamp set and Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Pure Innocence Lucky Us stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

LUCKY PRINTS PAPER PACK

The Lucky Prints Paper Pack features charming icons in a small-scale pattern and bright, fresh color scheme.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Lucky Prints Paper Pack #mftstamps

We’re down to just three more days. It’s not an easy wait but it is an enjoyable one when you have beautiful samples from our talented team! Keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to with today’s products.

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4 Days Until the February Release

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Birdie Brown’s latest is hot, hot, hot – a recipe for card making success you might say. And if that isn’t enough to satiate your crafty appetite, we’ve got a quartet of versatile new shape STAX as well.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on February 2 on the MFT Blog.

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RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS

Cook up some fun with this adorable, jolly, mustachioed chef in four fun poses. Birdie Brown’s Recipe for Happiness stamp set allows you to add extra spice to your designs with the pots, pans, cooking utensils, and steam images included. If you love punny sentiments, then this set is for you! It’s delicious and delightful, and the perfect recipe for the cutest cards EVER.

Birdie Brown Recipe for Happiness stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Recipe for Happiness Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Recipe for Happiness stamp set and Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Birdie Brown Recipe for Happiness #mftstamps

INSIDE & OUT STITCHED SHAPE STAX

Add interest to your layered panels with the Inside & Out Stitched STAX Die-namics. These sets feature a stitched border detail on both the interior and exterior of the cut line on each die. This versatile design produces both a stitched interior shape AND a stitched detail around the perimeter of the resulting frame.

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See more of Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX #mftstamps

See more of the Inside & Out Stitched Square STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Inside & Out Stitched Square STAX #mftstamps

See more of the Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Inside & Out Stitched Oval STAX #mftstamps

See more of the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX #mftstamps

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the February release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

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