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4 Days Until the December Release

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We’re leading the way to the December release with today’s collection of products. Always classic arrows in both stamp and Die-namics form will find their way onto a multitude of crafty projects for years to come.

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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 December 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 December 2 on the MFT Blog.
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Bold arrow and funky sentiment designs make the Go with It stamp set a fantastically versatile addition to your stamp collection. Mix the stamped sentiments with die-cut arrows from the coordinating Die-namics for dimensional looks that can’t be ignored. Piece together a bevy of beautiful arrows with the Go with It Die-namics - nine different designs produce a variety of shapes, some including peek-a-boo elements, while others are designed to create peek-a-boo arrows within your projects.

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See more of the Go with It stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Go with It Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

We’re wild about you and now, we have a Pure Innocence set that reflects that feeling in adorable form. The Wild for You girl is ready to embark on a crafty expedition in her hat, safari suit, and trio of coordinating phrases.

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See more of the Wild for You stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Wild for You Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Pierced Star STAX Die-namics will add a pierced edge detail to the classic star shape.

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See more of the Pierced Star STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Quickly add some wild style to your cards and paper projects with the Giraffe Background. Go for classic neutral tones or spice things up with an unexpected color combination.

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

Sponge on a gradient of colors to create a truly cool giraffe pattern on your cards and projects with the new Giraffe Stencil.

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I reached for Blueprints 21 again today – I love how it combines so effortlessly with other stamp sets and Die-namics. I also grabbed the new Go with It stamp set and Die-namics as well as the Giraffe Background and Giraffe Stencil.

You can see how I assembled today’s card by clicking HERE or by watching below.

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the December release can be all yours! To see what we did created with today’s sneak peek products, keep clicking through our Design Team member blogs. Our December guest designer, Melania, is joining us again today so don’t forget to make her blog a priority stop!

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The December Release Countdown Begins

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Surprise! With the holidays approaching, we’ve decided to share our December release slightly earlier and ever-so-slightly abbreviated. That means we’re packing EVEN MORE AWESOMENESS into each day. We’ve got our monthly collection of new stamp sets, Die-namics, and Stencils AND, to add to the usual excitement, we’re introducing six brand new colors to our existing line of Replenishments!

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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 December 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 December 2 on the MFT Blog.
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Can we talk about these additions to our line of Replenishments? Vivid, saturated, dare I say mouth-watering? These six new hues will be available as card stock, Hybrid Ink Pads and Refills, Premium Dye Ink Pads and Refills, and in our new Pigment Ink Pad formula!

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We’ve rounded up an incredibly useful collection of circles, semi-circles, pierce holes, stitch holes, and circular peek-a-boo-borders in this decidedly circle-focused set. The clever Blueprints 21 includes a variety of elements and accents designed to lend graceful curves and detailing to all of your cards and paper crafts. An arc of stitchable dots matches the curve of one of the semi-circles while an arc of peek-a-boo circles is a perfect fit to the largest semi-circle. A trio of pierced circles in graduating sizes provides for perfect layering options. Two sentiment strips, a pierced panel, and a versatile border round this set out.

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Follow the provided digital sketches, or become your own architect. Either way, Blueprints is the foundation of your creativity.

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See more of Blueprints 21 Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Lisa Johnson Designs brings you the Whimsical Wishes stamp set. Eleven different sentiments, designed to fit within the Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics, allow you to mix and match to create combinations that work as a card-front sentiment with a follow-up phrase for the inside of your cards. These sentiments feature a delicate font with handwritten appeal that is the perfect complement to the charming scribbles and doodles that accompany them. The wide assortment of supporting images will provide for an endless variety of looks.

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See more of the Whimsical Wishes stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

The Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics creates holes in two styles in your card fronts and panels leaving a decorative stitched border around the window perimeter.

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See more of the Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

There’s no bite to this charming girl. The Roarin’ Good Day addition to the PI line is sweetly ferocious in her tiny tiger suit. The set also includes a paw print to create accents and trails as well as four punny sentiments.

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See more of the Roarin’ Good Day stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Roarin’ Good Day Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

For today’s episode of MFTv, I’m using the newest addition to our Blueprints line. Constructing a card is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with these Die-namics designed to take the guesswork out of your design dilemmas. You’ll be getting a peek at a new stamp set from Lisa Johnson Designs as well as one of our six new colors!

You can see how I assembled my card by clicking HERE or buy watching below.

Melania Deasy is joining our team this month to share her delightful projects featuring his latest release. Welcome, Melania!

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with these inspiring new products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on December 2!

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MFTv Cool Day

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First off, Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends from MFT. I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing day with family! I do have another episode of MFTv to share with you today if you aren’t too sleepy to enjoy it ;)

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This week, I decided to create a card featuring a simple design and assembly process. This allowed me to spend some time relaxing by watercoloring my card background and stamped image from the Cool Day set. Watercolor is so forgiving and the look it produces can range from subtle and washed out to deep and vibrant – layering is your friend! I hope you’ll give watercolor a try – it’s a beautiful technique and pairs so well with images stamped in our variety of Hybrid Ink options.

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Make sure you subscribe to our Youtube channel so you’ll never miss an episode of MFTv!

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Your Black Friday Sale Starts NOW

Ready for some bargains? Your Black Friday sale starts NOW! Save 30% site-wide (excluding brand new November products) using coupon code THANKS at checkout.

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Here are the Details

  • The coupon code is valid from November 26 through December 1 for retail customers only.
  • November new release products are excluded.
  • This offer can not be combined with other discount codes.
  • To be eligible for the Free with $60 stamp set and free US shipping over $75, your order total must reach those amounts AFTER the coupon code has been applied.
  • Not valid on previous purchases.

How to Save

1) Visit mftstamps.com and add the items you’d like to purchase to your cart.

2) In the Shopping Cart area (hover over the shopping cart and select View All,) enter THANKS (all caps, no spaces) in the blank Discount Code field provided.

3) Click “Apply Coupon“.

4) Make sure your total has been discounted before continuing to the next screen.

*** Remember, if you wish to take advantage of the Free with $60 stamp set and free US shipping on orders over $75, your order total must reach those amounts AFTER the coupon code has been applied. ***

CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING

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This week, we’re featuring a simple linear design topped off by a sweet heart for your sweetheart. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, December 2 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Kathy Straw! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Christmas Cheer

We’re quickly approaching a season that is chock-full of opportunities for creating cards, tags, treat boxes, and home decor. With such an amazing array of crafting possibilities, we thought it only right to open things up and encourage our team to go wild exploring all of the holiday crafting their imaginations can fathom.

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Amy always has something special up her sleeve. This month, she’s sharing an amazing card duo and beautifully simple decor project. Black Licorice, Primitive White, gold, and just a hint of Razzle Berry marry classic and trendy in the most delightful way.

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Ready to see what the rest of the team has up their sleeves? Click on through for inspiration to carry you through the holiday season.

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Santa was Here

Becca Feeken is back with us today sharing an absolutely incredible shaker card – her first one if you can believe it! I think she’s got a knack for them. Print

Hi everyone, I could not resist a return visit to post on the MFT Blog today. Thanks so much for your warm welcome! Today I’m sharing another Christmas card with a darling cut out tree using the Christmas Tree Cutout Die-namics. That sweet tree absolutely begs to made into a shaker card, so who was I to argue? The only challenge I had was deciding which of the many beads, sequins and glitter I wanted to highlight within!

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Using a 6″ x 6″ card base I started out by determining my layers. The upper layer is a sheet of Christmas music printed from Pinterest. I used a border punch on the left side and cut the Christmas Tree Cutout Die-namics from the right side. The next layer is silver and the bottom layer is cream. Next, I set about making a sandwich to hold my glass glitter. If you’re visual like me, once you see a picture you’ll see how easy this all stacks up! From the backside you can see that I glued scrap acrylic (from some random package in my studio) to the backside of the tree. Then I built up two layers of foam tape to outline the tree. Next I poured a small amount of glass glitter into each section before sealing with another piece of scrap acrylic. I taped a grouping of gems directly to the silver foil before setting the panel with the encased tree on top. With all the magic behind the scenes, there were several different layers, so I made the base sturdy by fortifying with layers of foam tape of the appropriate height.

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I created a tag from the Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics and stamped it with the Santa Was Here sentiment from the Gifting Fun stamp set. It hangs just to the left of my bow using silver wired cord – I used the same cord to polish off the card with a little silver bow.

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I have a couple of tips for you if you decide to have a go at a shaker card:

  • Always leave the liner paper on your foam tape until you are ready to seal the design – you don’t want glitter to get on top of the tape.
  • Run a dryer sheet over the clear acrylic to make it slick and to keep static away – your glitter will flow without sticking to the acrylic.
  • I took a q-tip with baby powder and ran around the edge of my foam tape before filling with glitter. That keeps the glitter from sticking to the inside of the tape.
  • To clean the baby powder from the acrylic I used a clean q-tip and baby wipe.

So much fun for my first shaker card and that tree die was the perfect inspiration! Thanks again for stopping by and thanks so much to My Favorite Things for inviting me to share!

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Color Palette Challenge Review

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It’s time to do a check in on Color Palette Challenge 11 projects!

This month’s palette features the bright and fresh combination of Grout Gray, Berrylicious, Sour Apple, and Red Hot. This classic scheme is a mix perfect for projects evocative of a chilly winter day. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful.

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The Quilt Square Cover-Up Die-namics is the perfect choice for playing with color – use the die in conjunction with a handful of beautifully saturated colors of card stock, and then play around with placement to create a cool pattern like Julie did!

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Sewing, like paper crafting, lends itself to colorful play. When you combine the two like Cindy did with the Stitched with Love stamp set and Die-namics, something beautiful is bound to result!

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Sharon’s card speaks to the versatility and compatibility of the Blueprints line. The scalloped mat and stitched panel were cut with Blueprints 20 while the scalloped window created to frame our friendly polar bear was cut with a die from Blueprints 19. The scarf and hat were perfect for integrating the colors in this month’s palette.

Ready to create a color inspired project of your own? Remember that you have until noon on December 3 to share your own Color Palette Challenge 11 projects. As a reminder, one of the challenge participants will win a Gift Voucher to the MFT boutique valued at up to $20! We can’t wait to see what you do.

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This week’s sketch includes a variety of hard and soft edges. A panel with a mix of corners grounds the card, while a fishtail flag, rectangular layer, and classic star accent complete the look. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, November 25 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Scrapsecrets! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Caring Hearts Card Drive

I wanted to share one last reminder about this wonderful cause. The deadline is approaching but there is still time to share your time and talent. Please consider sending something in if you are willing and have the time!CaringHeartsLogo-03

The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. During this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly. We here at My Favorite Things are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort!

Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

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