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April 2018 Release: Stay Tuned! We Have More in Store.

You love rainy day crafting and now, with today’s products, you can craft a rainy day scene anytime!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on April 3. 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 3 on the MFT Blog.

RAIN OR SHINE

Rainy days call for colorful umbrellas, raincoats, boots, and an intense desire to do some serious puddle jumping. This delightful collection from Birdie Brown features our irresistible pigtailed cutie in two poses, as well as a quartet of water-loving ducks. Create a cheery scene with splashing water, puffy rainclouds, and a smiling sun ready to chase the rain away. Inject some playful personality into your scenes and regardless of the weather, you’ll leave a smile on the face of anyone lucky enough to receive a rainy day surprise from you. 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.

Learn more about Rain or Shine.

Birdie Brown Rain or Shine stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Rain or Shine Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Rain or Shine #mftstamps

PUDDLE JUMPER

This companion set to Rain or Shine allows you to impart some boyish charm to your rainy day scenes. Add one more puddle jumper to the mix to immediately double the fun! The included sentiment all marry seamlessly with Rain or Shine for even more sentiment options. 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.

Learn more about Puddle Jumper.

Birdie Brown Puddle Jumper stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Puddle Jumper Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Birdie Brown Puddle Jumper #mftstamps

BIRDIE BROWN ALPHABET & NUMBERS

 Many of you have been requesting a coordinating alphabet for Birdie Brown sentiments…wish no longer! The Birdie Brown Alphabet & Numbers features a full uppercase alphabet, number set, and selection of five punctuation options. Use it to create coordinating words and sentiments customized for your creations. This alphabet features a slightly larger font than traditional BB sentiments — perfect for making your custom greetings really stand out. We’ve put a lot of thought into this set to make it ultra easy to use. The base of each stamp is straight making the individual letters easy to align on your acrylic block or stamp positioning tool — take the guesswork out of placement! Additionally, the letters are sized to fit beautifully within the wider lengths of space featured in the new Envelope Buddy Stencil…trust us, you need both!

Learn more about Birdie Brown Alphabet & Numbers.

Birdie Brown Alphabet & Numbers #mftstamps

SMILE DIE-NAMICS

Nothing lights up a face like a big, beautiful smile…why not encourage your recipient to let their light shine bright with a note of encouragement featuring the Smile Die-namics? The tall, narrow font lends itself to a number of techniques and the generous size means you can easily showcase it making it the star of your card.

Learn more about Smile Die-namics.

Smile Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Smile Die-namics #mftstamps

ENVELOPE BUDDY STENCIL

You’re going to wonder how you ever crafted without this invaluable stencil in your collection — if you don’t make a habit of addressing your envelope design, that’s about to change! The wide line trios are intended to align your addressee’s name and address — they’re sized to accommodate both the Birdie Brown Alphabet & Numbers and the Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers. The smaller lines can be used for a return address or a smaller format for the main address. Use the banner element to showcase your recipient’s name and the dotted line to accent your envelope. We’ve thought of everything…you’ll even discover a standard A2 envelope size etched into the stencil around the lines!

Learn more about Envelope Buddy Stencil.

Envelope Buddy Stencil #mftstamps

Envelope Buddy Stencil in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Birdie Brown Alphabet & Numbers and Envelope Buddy Stencil #mftstamps

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.

April 2018 Release: Countdown Kickoff

It’s our favorite time of the month — our New Release Countdown has begun! Join us on the blog for the next five days as we share our new products and an abundance of incredible projects from the team.

We’re switching things up a bit so that we can debut our release even earlier and allow you more time to plan your shopping. Join us on the blog each night at 9 PM EDT for a new batch of product previews right up until the release on Tuesday, April 3 at 9 PM EDT. We’re going to keep the excitement going throughout next week sharing new challenges, release class videos, and TONS of new release inspiration! We’re so excited to get things rolling with this brand new schedule of events!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on April 3. 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 3 on the MFT Blog.

TOAD-ALLY AWESOME

These sprightly toads are sure to put a little extra pep in your step. With infectious smiles, bounding energy, and personality to spare, they’ll bring exuberance to a variety of card themes. Even if you don’t normally grab coordinating Die-namics, make an exception this time around to ensure you have the lilypad die and slider channel die so you can add exciting movement to your funny frogs. Don’t forget the Slider Elements as well! 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.

Learn more about Toad-ally Awesome.

Toad-ally Awesome stamp set #mftstamps

Toad-ally Awesome Die-namics #mftstamps

Toad-ally Awesome in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Toad-ally Awesome #mftstamps

TOO-CUTE TURTLES

Our turtle duo is so endearing — from their smiling countenances to their appealing shells! You’ll love to color them and their companions in a brand-new color palette with each new project. Slow down and enjoy the process with this too-cute collection. 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.

Learn more about Too-Cute Turtles.

Too-Cute Turtles stamp set #mftstamps

Too-Cute Turtles Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Too-Cute Turtles #mftstamps

BOLD BLOSSOMS

For a major flower POW, look no further than Bold Blossoms. These multi-step blooms can be quickly layered to create gorgeous florals featuring rich, contrasting color mixed with whimsical design. Each flower features 2-3 layers — each “set” encircled on the sticker for easy layering. Mix things up by combining images from separate flowers though! The accent rings can be used to highlight the flowers or create a coordinating pattern to back your images. You’ll be amazed by the versatility of this set.

Bold Blossoms features our revolutionary Smart Align system that ensures lining up the intricate flower images with your Die-namics will be a breeze.

Learn more about Bold Blossoms.

Bold Blossoms stamp set #mftstamps

Bold Blossoms Die-namics #mftstamps

Bold Blossoms in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Bold Blossoms #mftstamps

HORIZONTAL COLLAGE COVER-UP DIE-NAMICS

This cool collage includes eleven spots that can be filled with characters, color, and sentiments. Each interior piece, which can be inlaid back into the frame, features a perfect stitched perimeter. Use the design in any orientation on an A2 card base.

Learn more about Horizontal Collage Cover-Up Die-namics.

Horizontal Collage Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Horizontal Collage Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new April Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on April 3!

Meet the Designers: Debbie & Joy

Today, we’re continuing our regular feature showcasing a couple of our incredible creative team members. Our team hails from around the globe and we couldn’t do what we do without their talents.

Let’s catch up with Debbie Olson and Joy Taylor.


Creative Team member since: January 2016

What location do you call home? I’ve called the lovely woods of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan home since 1995. I’m originally a South Carolina girl, but the U.P. suits me well, in spite of the snow!

What is your favorite current MFT product? Really? I have to choose just ONE? How about one per category? (I know — that’s probably cheating!)

Die-namics: Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax. In fact, I love anything stitched!

Solid stamps: Painted Flowers

Line Stamps: Birdie Brown images (or anything Jane Allen colors!)

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? I almost cried when Blueprints 15 was retired! Fortunately, we’ve had some awesome replacements. 🙂

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I enjoy reading, hand-lettering on my iPad, “hanging” with my husband and eighteen-year-old son, playing the piano, cooking, and creating stained glass pieces.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: I really enjoyed creating this little You’re Rawr-some card with the inside pop-ups.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Creative Team member since: July 2016

What location do you call home? A small country town in New South Wales, Australia

What is your favorite current MFT product? I would have to say the word dies like Wish, Hooray, YAY, and Friends, — so versatile for cards and make a statement on the card and to the recipients.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? I hands down say Birdie Brown stamps and dies are my overall favourite, especially Recipe for Happiness and Santa’s Elves — those chefs are just the cutest and remind me of one of my favourite movies, Ratatouille. Yep, I am a big kid at heart LOL and the elves, well they are adorable.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I have many other hobbies. This past year I learnt how to crochet and retaught myself to knit. I love it — I am slow but it is so relaxing and I have met some wonderful people through it. I also enjoy photography although I’m not that fabulous. I love to garden, but sadly the weeds are laughing and making fun of me at the moment. Also cooking and I’ve just started to dabble in sewing.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: I do have a lot of favourites but if I had to pick one it would be the cute little hedgehog that I added to this card. I created my own background panel using the leaf stamp on Grout Gray Card Stock and I was really happy with how this card turned out.

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


Interactive Animals

Hello everyone — Kristina here again!

While my last post was all about Easter cards, this time I would like to show you something completely different. The March Release offered lots and lots of amazing products and I got tons of inspiration from it!

Card 1

From the first time I saw this set, I knew I would make a rodeo boy! His skills in riding and handling the lasso are well known – that’s the way he conquers the ladies’ hearts!

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

So let’s get to it! The front panel was cut with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1. With a mini distress ink blending tool, I added Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks for the grass and Salty Ocean for the sky. On the sky, I added a couple of clouds which I die cut with Cloud 9. In the background, you can also see the Animal Farm Fence cut from Kraft Card Stock.

All images are from the Best in the West stamp set. I stamped them on Neenah Solar White Card Stock with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and colored them with Copic markers. For the sentiment, I used the Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics.

Card 2

For this project, I needed a little more time than usual but it paid off. I must say I am so pleased with the result. In the end, it was a double interactive project!

But let’s start from the beginning with the background! I added Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry Oxide Inks. The clouds are from Witch Way Is the Candy? since their shape matched the best. On the same background, I die cut spinner and slider parts for the lava and also for pterodactyls.

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For the sand dunes, I used the Surf & Turf Die-namics with Kraft Card Stock. To get a more realistic effect, I decided to use a dotting technique with Copics in earth tones and a white gel pen. The palm trees are from two different sets — Flamazing and Fierce Friends.

Delightful dinosaurs has 5 different animals and I had to have the all on my card! I used copics to color them in and decided to make them a bit different color. I also used lots of white gel pen to add details and accents.

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For the volcano and lava I used Volcano Die-namics and the Lava You stamp set for the sentiment. The little pull tab activates smoke and lava — so fun! The smallest circle spinner channels made movement for the pterodactyl possible.

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Card 3

For this card, I got inspiration while creating something else with the MFT Heart Maze Shapes. I was so thrilled with the idea that I stopped what I was doing and started this card!

My first choice was the Dalmatian from the Puppy Kisses stamp set. Why may you ask? Well, he and I are from the same country! Dalmatians are from Croatia, more precisely, the  Dalmatia region, which besides dalmatians has an amazing seaside! I was born little bit north of there. Geography and fun-fact class finished 😉

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

To make a labyrinth I used Slider dies from twoDie-namics — Surf & Turf and Volcano. At the start position is a little Dalmatian with attached to a slider element which allows him to move through the maze. At the end is a bowl of food from the Puppy Pals stamp set. During his journey he finds lots of temptations like a ball and a bone, but just one way is the right way!

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The patterned paper is from the Black & White Stripes pack while hearts in two different sizes came from the Coffee Cup Die-namics. The sentiment itself is embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock and came from the You’re A-maz-ing stamps set. At the very end I put some glossy accents on the ball and hearts as well.

That will be all for today! I hope I managed to describe the process of making the cards and that you will be inspired and try to do the same. Once again, I want to thank MFT for this opportunity. It was a great pleasure to be here today.

Until next time I wish you all lots of inspiration an amazing cards!

Kristina

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Hits & Highlights

What’s your pattern passion? Whether dots, stripes, or florals, we have you covered with our collection of patterned paper packs. This month, we’ve challenged our designers to work their magic with a specific group of them — it’s all about the pastels! Check out how these soft MFT colors have been worked into a variety of beautiful projects from the team.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Check out how Vika continues her Tiny Hearts pattern by aligning two die-cut mats just so. Since our patterns are coordinated with twelve different color options, you have the ability to seamlessly mix and match to customize each project — extending your pattern with a contrasting color is a great way to add interest without detracting from your focal point elements!

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

I think our color palette and the season inspired both of our designers to think spring and include adorable bunny imagery in their challenge looks. While Vika went with the latest design from Birdie Brown, Melania pulled out the previously released Beach Bunnies set for her pastel perfection. Using subtle patterns like our Graphic Grid to die cut scene elements is such a fun way to integrate pattern into your projects.

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this Hits & Highlights challenge:

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Vika

Melania

MFTv – Spring Scene with Distress Oxide Inks

What better way to spend your precious crafting time than by using your considerable card-making talents to celebrate the milestones and accomplishments of your loved ones? Our Birthday & Celebrations theme is packed with stamp sets and Die-namics designed to commemorate occasions big and small, and today and tomorrow, you can save 15% on all in-stock items in the category. Use code CELEBRATE at checkout to apply your discount.


Distress Oxide Inks blend beautifully and produce a rich depth of color no matter the hue. They were the perfect choice for Stephanie’s colorful spring look that also includes a hidden Easter egg —just the right timing for the season! Watch this week’s MFTv to learn more about her process.

handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mfstamps

handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mfstamps

Watch MFTv – Creating a Spring Scene with Distress Oxide Inks 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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Artistic Expression with Jane Allen – Polynesian Paradise

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Bundle of Balloons Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Inge’s blog: stampinfranni

Please email erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize!


Even if you weren’t our lucky winner, you can still save some money with today’s Pure Innocence sale. Use code PURE15 to apply your discount to all in-stock Pure Innocence stamp sets and Die-namics!


It’s time for our monthly Artistic Expression with Jane Allen feature. Have you implemented any of the techniques Jane has shared? We’d love to see your projects! Be sure to tag #mftstamps on social media so we can appreciate *your* artistry as well.

Hello there, and how is your colouring practice coming along?

This month has been pretty chilly here in England, with even more snow, so I wanted to colour something bright, sunny, and warm!

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Before I get to today’s tutorial, allow me to explain the basics of this card just in case you’d like to try this for yourself.

The card base was created from Smooth White Card Stock using the largest die from our new Elegant Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I cut two more pieces of Copic suitable card using smaller dies from the set. The larger one I coloured with Copic B000, decorating it with small dots using a white gel pen.

The smallest piece of card stock was stamped with the log from Happy Hedgehogs along with the parrot and Hawaiian flowers from Polynesian Paradise. This involved some masking and as always I used my trusty Cement Gray Hybrid Ink. The sentiment was stamped with Gravel Gray Hybrid Ink.

I then coloured the image with Copic markers with additional coloured pencil enhancement added after the fact. Doing this at the end ensures your Copic marker nibs do not get contaminated with pencil dust. Instead of my usual Caran D’Ache Pablo’s, I used Supracolor Soft. These are the water-soluble version of the Pablo’s which can be used wet or dry.

COPIC COLOURS:

  • Parrot: R22, R24, R37, Y15, Y38, G02, B14, B37, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
  • Sky: B0000, B000
  • Grass: B20, G40, YG61, YG63, YG67
  • Tree Stump: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, W3, W4
  • Leaves: G09, G12, G14, G24, G28, YG05
  • Flowers: R22, RV11, RV32, RV34, W2, W3, W5

Now, today’s tutorial centres around the tree stump that the parrot is perching on. Do you recall the wooden jetty that the Viking was standing on last month? Well, this technique could be used to replicate those wooden planks as well as today’s tree trunk.

Copic coloring from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

To start with you need to map out the areas of shade. First, decide where your light source is coming from. In this instance, I had the light coming from the right. Therefore, the left-hand side of the stump would be in shadow. I used E40, the lightest marker, to add solid colour to the left-hand side of the stump, the top, and a small area on the right-hand edge. Oh and throughout the whole process I was referring to images of tree stumps on my iPad, remember my motto — “Google don’t Guess.” That way when I started to add additional colours, namely E41, E42, E43, and E44, I wasn’t mindlessly blending the markers, I was interpreting the lines, bumps and knobbly bits I could see on real tree bark. I worked, one colour at a time, lessening the number of lines as the marker colours got darker. Remember to keep the lines random — you are colouring a tree stump not a pair of stripy pyjamas!

At this stage it does look a little strange, just a jumble of random lines and a small amount of solid colouring. But when you see the next step, it will all start to make sense and look more like a tree stump.

Copic coloring from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This is where alcohol markers start to work their magic. Those harsh lines I drew in step one, suddenly start to blend and soften when you gently colour the whole image with E40. Do not scrub, you merely want the E40 to soften the lines you’ve added. You may find as I did that you will need to go back over some of your lines, but this is often the case with Copics. Once you’re happy you’ve added enough colour it’s time to use W3. I used this where I wanted to emphasize the shadows, namely the left-hand side of the stump and the base. You may also be able to see that I added a touch of E41, blended with E40, to the top of the stump — not the whole area, just the uppermost part. Doing this helps give the illusion of a flat surface.

Copic coloring from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You’re just about ready at this stage for the finishing touches. I added extra shading to the top, concentrating on the upper edge, this just gave a little more depth and dimension to the stump. Then I used the darker W4 Copic to create deeper shadows on the left-hand side of the stump, opting to sweep the colour across the image horizontally, following the rounded shape. Any really bold lines were softened by adding a touch of W3 and E40. As before, if any areas had gone too soft after this blending process, I just added extra colour back in. And there we have it! A wooden tree stump, with a technique that can be applied to any wooden object or surface such as the wooden jetty or boat from last month’s Viking feature.

Here are the three stages:

Copic coloring from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

As you can see, just by adding layers of random lines, softened with careful shading, you can create a gnarly wooden stump full of texture and depth.

Why not have a go yourself and as always, we’d love to see your colouring projects using this and any of the other techniques I’ve used over the past few months!

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Easter Quartet from Kristina

Sunshine, chirping birds, and blooming flowers – all are signs that spring has sprung and we’re celebrating. Today only, shop from our Flowers & Foliage category and get 20% off in-stock items when you apply code FLOWERS at checkout. *Excludes brand new.


Hi Everyone! I am Kristina from Kristina’s Art Corner and I am thrilled and thankful for the opportunity to be a guest designer for MFT.

Easter is around the corner and the pile of Easter cards needs to grow so we can share them with family and friends. That’s why I decided to make four Easter cards using the new MFT March Release. I mixed in some older products as well. Let’s dive in!

Card 1

My first card is a shaker card. People are always amazed when they get shaker cards. I have to say that I love them also! I enjoy the process of making them as well as the final product.

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I colored the bunny with Copic markers and then die cut it with the coordinating Die-namics. On white card stock, I blended several different Distress Oxide Inks and using the Distress Sprayer, applied some water. I used that card stock to die cut Easter eggs with dies from the Somebunny Sweet Die-namics.

For the main panel, I used Blueprints 27 and cut from Kraft Card Stock. I used the Balloon Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics to die cut the shape and filled the balloon shaker pouch with multicolor microbeads.

For the background in the shaker and also for the Grassy Edges, I used the Kraft Collection – Solid Stripes Paper Pack. I decided to use a couple of clouds from the Volcano Die-namics to complete the scene. I stamped a sentiment from Somebunny Sweet using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Card 2

For the second card I have used almost all the same products but got a completely different look. I just could not resist those cute bunnies from the Bubble over with Joy stamp set so I have stamped them all and colored them with Copics. I was aware that the scene would be a little bit busy but decided that I have to show those little friends having fun on the Easter morning.

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Just as before I have cut out Easter eggs with the Balloon Shaker Window & Frame — this time using the Farm Fresh Gingham Paper Pack. The panel itself is die cut with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1, and on the very top of the panel, I’ve used my blending tool and the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil to apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

After I created the scene I added a couple of vellum balloons and some of the beautiful tulips from Flamazing stamping them with Sour Apple, Daffodil, Razzle Berry, and Pure Plum Premium Dye Inks. It was a perfect spring add-on.

Card 3

This time the focus is on a cute little Pure Innocence girl from Somebunny Sweet. She is so cute, I just couldn’t resist! The girl and the eggs were stamped with extreme black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and than I colored them with Copic markers and cut them out with coordinating die-namics.

For the base of the card and the frame, I have used new Elegant Rectangle STAX in two different sizes. For the background and grass, I used the Sweet Celebration paper pack while for the frame I used Lemon Chiffon Card Stock.

After I was happy with the placement of the die cuts, I stamped the sentiment directly on the background.

Card 4

My last card for today was a great challenge for me. Thanks to the cross stitched printable I was able to create my own embroidery pattern. It was not easy but I managed to get the cute rabbit!

For the panel I used Kraft Card Stock die cut with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 and then in the middle I used the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics. I needed some time to remember embroidery but after that, it was hard to stop!

When the shape of a bunny was complete I added a little button as a tail, stamped the sentiment, and added acouple of flowers on the very bottom as decoration. The whole panel was added to a card base made from Bubblegum Card Stock with mounting tape for some dimension.

Thank you all so much for joining me today and thanks MFT for inviting me. See you again on the March 28!

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It’s Time To Shop for the NEW March Kit!

It’s finally time to make the new Bundle of Balloons Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

You’ll find the Bundle of Balloons Card Kit HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of tonight’s Bundle of Balloons Card Kit Launch celebration!

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 is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax). Concurrent with each new monthly release and kit release, our Free with $60 is updated with a brand new design. Our newest Free with $60, releasing with the March 2018 kit, is the Block Happy Birthday Die-namics. While supplies last, Block Happy Birthday will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Block Happy Birthday is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

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

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 Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Like what you see? Add more coordinating product to stretch your kit even further.


Don’t forget about this super fun promotion we’re doing with this month’s kit release. Purchase our Bundle of Balloons Card Kit for a chance to receive one of five surprise gift vouchers. We previewed this surprise gift from us to you on our Facebook page today – check it out when you get a chance!


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Bundle of Balloons Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people have won a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Two Winner: NCDonna (Mar 19, 2018 @ 00:57)

Countdown Day One Winner: Amy McWhorter (Mar 20, 2018 @ 10:44)

Congratulations to the winners!

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past two days. They have another shot of inspiration – visit each of their Bundle of Balloons Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, March 22 for your chance to WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. The winner will be chosen at random and the prize will be sent March 23. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

The Day Has Arrived! The Bundle of Balloons Card Kit Release Is So Close!

We have one more day to preview our Bundle of Balloons Card Kit before it’s available for purchase tonight. More inspiration and a handy PDF download are among the treats we have for you today.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on March 20. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 9:00 PM EDT on March 20 on the MFT Blog.

As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is a $53.99. In addition to two Die-namics, you’ll also receive (20) sheets of beautifully coordinated card stock.

The Bundle of Balloons PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.


Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade box card from Donna Mikasa featuring Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new March card kit. Remember, Bundle of Balloons will be available tonight at 9 PM EDT.