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MFTv – Easter Scene

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Easter approaches but there is still time to squeeze in some fun spring and Easter crafting. Grab your favorite bunnies and bake up a spring treat like Stephanie has for this week’s episode of MFTv. Her pastel color choices evoke all the sugary deliciousness of the season while her design includes lots of fun little treats to hunt for – just like the colored eggs we search for each spring!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Easter/Spring Scene on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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Product Spotlight: Springtime Critters

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: Conniecrafter

from Barbara’s blog: Linda M

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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Pure happiness in card form – that’s what Springtime Critters will bring to your crafting. It’s such a playful set all on it’s own but the ultimate joy comes from combining it with Springtime Blooms. How could you not fall in love with the sweet little faces and charming details that are such fun to color.

Springtime Critters

Springtime Critters

Let’s see how our team featured Springtime Critters in their own projects this month:

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

We can’t wait to see what you create with the April Release, so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!

Up in the Air – Watercolor Pencil Coloring with Sandy Allnock

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Oooh it’s that time again! I’m Sandy Allnock and I’m glad to meet those I haven’t yet through this coloring series! I’m an admitted coloring addict…all the mediums, all the stamps, just give me color! 🙂

I hop over here monthly to the MFT blog to share some tips – this time, I’ll be coloring with Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils – they’ve got good intense color and they melt away so beautifully with a brush and water! I love that you can still see some of the texture of pencil and paper, too – which really helps it feel like a piece of art!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch the video below or over on YouTube!

For those who want to get into watercolor but are too intimidated, often starting with watercolor pencils is a good “bridge.” You get to hold a pencil, which is a very comfortable feeling, and only jump to water and brush once you feel ok to do it – watercolor includes the “scariness” of the water and brush without that comfort to get you warmed up!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I also recommend if you’re going to add drawn elements, it’s often better to do it at the end, that way if you need to do adjustments you can – and you also don’t have to stay “in” lines for those areas.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Whatever you use to color with – this is a fun stamp set for making a scene. Make some hillsides with your Copic markers just the same way as I did here – and you’ll be flying high up in the air, too!

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MFTv – Toad-ally Awesome Slider Card

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Our Circle Spinner Channels Die-namics was an inspired choice to pair with that terrific toad in Springtime Critters. Stephanie is sharing so many great tips for stretching your dies to create completely new elements for your project in this week’s episode! Hop over to our Youtube channel and leave a comment on this week’s video for a shot at winning our weekly gift voucher.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Toad-ally Awesome Slider Card on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW April Products!

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

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

All of our April Release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win 1 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.

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

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2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US 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 Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past few days. 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 April Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, April 6, 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 April 7. 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 for 9:00 PM EDT, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamps, Die-namics, and papers we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

Another release brings you 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. We know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the April 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!

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

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

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You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US 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 April release, for sale TONIGHT at 9 PM EDT, 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 April Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky commenters 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: Kathy J in Ellicott City (Mar 31, 2017 @ 06:08) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: MiLo (Apr 1, 2017 @ 11:40) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Patty Q (Apr 3, 2017 @ 15:51)

Countdown Day Two Winner: Lisa Maxner (Apr 3, 2017 @ 00:09)

Countdown Day One Winner: Rinda K. (Apr 4, 2017 @ 06:11) 

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Day Is Finally Here! Our April 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 April Release products TONIGHT, April 4, at 9 PM EDT.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on April 4. 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 7:30 PM EDT on April 4 on the MFT Blog.

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BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES

The Beautiful Butterflies stamp set features four different sets of coordinating butterfly wings, accent colors, and bodies that will layer impeccably to create images full of depth and contrast. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Beautiful Butterflies stamp set #mftstamps

Beautiful Butterflies Die-namics #mftstamps

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Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Beautiful Butterflies stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

YOU GIVE ME BUTTERFLIES

The You Give Me Butterflies stamp set includes 9 phrases in a charming font guaranteed to cover a wide range of occasions. Pair the sentiments with the Well-Connected Alphabet to craft custom phrases that will make your recipient feel so special.

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Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring You Give Me Butterflies stamp set #mftstamps

SENTIMENT LABEL STRIP DIE-NAMICS

This generously sized label is ideal for showcasing a bold sentiment or housing images or a small scene. It’s sized to span the wdith of an A2 card and features a stitched detail along both long edges.

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Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Sentiment Label Strip Die-namics #mftstamps

TWEET WISHES

You’ll have a hoot with the Tweet Wishes stamp set! This collection of birds features a variety of fun patterns that you’ll have a blast coloring. Scene-building elements include a tree, flowers, and leaves. Time to make something tweet for someone special – they’ll be wide-eyed with delight! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

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Tweet Wishes Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Tweet Wishes stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

WELL-CONNECTED NUMBERS

Complete your Well-Connected collection with this set of numbers that coordinate with the previously released alphabet. Customize addresses, birthday, and anniversary cards with this number set.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Well-Connected Numbers #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews: April 2017 Release – Day 1 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Did anything in our April 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.

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 April Release

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Are you ready to jump in to another day of sneak peeks? We’re getting closer and closer to the release but we still have so much more to share!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on April 4. 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 7:30 PM EDT on April 4 on the MFT Blog.

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BLUEPRINTS 32 DIE-NAMICS

We’ve created this Blueprints set to take full advantage of every square inch of your A2 cards. The largest frame measures 4 ¼” x 5 ½” to reach the edge of your card front – once you’ve added the frame, get busy filling it with the other fun elements included in the set. A stitched panel, accent strips, flags, and tabs provide excellent layering options – the notched tab features an emboss line rather than a cut line so you can craft a pocket to tuck treasures in! Complete your look with a trio of hearts, peek-a-boo chevrons, and photo corners. Follow the included sketches or get creative by mixing things up either within the set, or by adding elements from other kits.

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Blueprints 32 Die-namics sketches #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Blueprints 32 Die-namics #mftstamps

FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS

Four legs, fur, forever your friend – this quartet is essential for animal lovers and people that love animal lovers 😉 You’re pawsome so treat yourself to this canine quartet! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

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Four-Legged Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Four-Legged Friends Stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

STITCHED OVAL WORD WINDOWS DIE-NAMICS

This month, our Free with $60 is the Stitched Oval Word Windows Die-namics. This indispensable Die-namics features three dies designed to create an oval window in your card fronts and panels accented by a stitched line perimeter. Alternatively, you can create contrast by inserting an oval back into the frame. It’s the perfect companion to the Essential Sentiments stamp set but will work equally well with any number of other sets.

Stitched Oval Word Windows Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Four-Legged Friends Stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

DIAGONAL DESIGN BACKGROUND

This bold, maze-like background features strong lines in a dizzyingly cool pattern.

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Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Diagonal Design Background #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews: April 2017 Release – Day 2 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Are you enjoying the April  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 April Release

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New STAX and frames, new Pure Innocence, and a sweet set of snuggable, lovable koalas – what could be better? Keep reading to get the full rundown on today’s release countdown products!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on April 4. 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 7:30 PM EDT on April 4 on the MFT Blog.

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CUDDLY KOALAS

Koalas are like hugs in animal form, aren’t they? This quartet includes single koalas as well as sweet mama-baby pairings. Also included are a welcoming tree as well as accessory images and a wide range of sentiments. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Cuddly Koalas stamp set #mftstamps

Cuddly Koalas Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Cuddly Koalas stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

FRESH SQUEEZED

Just like lemonade, this Pure Innocence honey is a little bit sweet, and a little bit sassy. You’ll love coloring her darling dress and completing your look with one of the three included sentiments. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Pure Innocence Fresh Squeezed stamp set #mftstamps

Pure Innocence Fresh Squeezed Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Pure Innocence Fresh Squeezed stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

STITCHED DOME STAX DIE-NAMICS

Our line of STAX provides maximum value and versatility. Nested dies in multiple sizes come on a magnetic sheet for easy storage. The Stitched Dome STAX will add a neat stitched detail to a classic dome shape.

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Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

STITCHED DOME FRAMES DIE-NAMICS

Use the Stitched Dome Frames in conjunction with some of the dies included in the Stitched Dome STAX to create a framed scene or uniquely shaped shaker. These frames measure ¼” in width and feature a stitched detail on the inner and outer perimeter of the frame.

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

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews: April 2017 Release – Day 3 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

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 April Release

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Let your creativity take flight with today’s release products!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on April 4. 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 7:30 PM EDT on April 4 on the MFT Blog.

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UP IN THE AIR

This delightful Birdie Brown set is jam packed with everything you need to create a scene that will have you flying high with crafting excitement. Three hot air balloons featuring a variety of designs are fun to customize with color while the largest balloon can be accented with banners and sweet passengers peeking over the basket edge. Scene-building elements will help you create a sense of scale and the variety of included sentiments will help you complete the look. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

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Up in the Air Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Birdie Brown's Up in the Air stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

SPRING SCENE BUILDER DIE-NAMICS

This revolutionary scene builder is designed to allow you to quickly and easily create an inviting scene that features perspective and dimension thanks to elements sized to create a sense of distance between the fore- and backgrounds. The elements combine to create a scene sized to perfectly fill a horizontal A2 card front.

Spring Scene Builder Die-namics #mftstamps

Spring Scene Builder Die-namics in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Spring Scene Builder Die-namics #mftstamps

STITCHED TINY TAGS 2 DIE-NAMICS

Mix and match this trio of petite tags to create sweet accent pieces for your cards and projects. A variety of stitch detailing adds interest to each. Layer the stitched interior pieces or frames for even more dimension and contrast. A tag topper and hole reinforcement completes the set.

Stitched Tiny Tags 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Stitched Tiny Tags 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

DOTS & STRIPES PAPER PACKS

Classic dots and stripes in either pretty pastels or vibrant hues will quickly become a go-to option in your patterned paper collection.

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews: April 2017 Release – Day 4 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the April 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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