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Jazz Up Your Blooms

All of the rain we endured last month is about to pay off in a big way! May is going to bloom with a gorgeous assortment of flowers that have been primped and polished with pattern and texture by the talented MFT Design Team. We have so many fantastic flower Die-namics in the MFT shop. Some are flat; others are meant to be rolled to add incredible realism and dimension to your projects. They’re all beautiful on their own but if you’re looking to jazz them up a bit, this month’s Creative Team Challenge should be just the inspiration you’re looking for.

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This gorgeous card from Joanne features some texty blooms. Simply stamp your card stock with your pattern before die cutting – instant eye-appeal! She based her design on one of the Blueprint designs included with Blueprints 13 set – such an easy way to design your next project!

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Are you ready to be showered with ideas for embellishing your spring bouquet? Keep on clicking through to each of their blogs to see what they’ve created in response to our challenge this month.

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Perfect Packaging Ideas Unwrapped

With Easter around the corner, wedding season looming, and birthday parties a year-round affair, custom treat boxes are one crafty project that will always be in demand. This month, our design team has created a bevy of boxes designed to provide perfect packaging for any occasion. Think small, think cute, and get ready to pack some pretty parcels.

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Has someone recently done you a favor or saved you from certain disaster? This project from Kimberly is the perfect way to show them you appreciate their efforts. It’s a handy little design with the added bonus of providing sweet treats whenever the desire strikes.

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Are you ready for some more creative inspiration? Our design team has pulled out all the stops in creating a variety of packages that will surely motivate you to think creatively for your next event. Keep on clicking through to each of their blogs to see what they’ve created in response to our challenge this month.

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Creative Stenciling Techniques Unmasked

Stencils are one of the most economical and versatile products on the market today and this month, we’ve challenged our design team to get creative with them so you can make the most out of your own stencil collection! After you see how our team uses paints, sprays, mists, and inks to airbrush, sponge, mask, and emboss, you’ll look at your stencils with brand new eyes.

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Inge created a gorgeous tone on tone textural background using embossing paste with our On The Diagonal Stencil. A delicate layered butterfly from the Fancy Butterflies Die-namics floats across the card front to finish off this very happy card loaded with fantastic details.

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Are you ready for some more creative inspiration? Our design team has provided exactly that. Pull out your stencils and supplies and prepare to be amazed and energized by what they have to offer. Keep on clicking through to each of their blogs to see what they’ve created in response to our challenge!

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Let Me Spell It Out For You

Alphabet stamps and Die-namics are some of the most functional products around. When you use stamps and dies to create your letters, you never have to worry about running out of a high-demand letter before finishing your project. This month, we challenged our Design Team to create a custom sentiment or personalized addition to a card, scrapbook page, decor item, or gift project (and none of them ran out of that coveted “e” before finishing the job!)

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Joanne used two sets of alphabet Die-namics to customize this layout of her sweet pup. His name, age, and a message to “adopt” – which just so happens to fit *perfectly* on the Cute Cameras 2 + Precious Polaroids Die-namics combo – were all done to match the design and color scheme she chose for the layout. That face is pretty irresistible!

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Now it’s your turn to create something special – personalize a card, or a sign for your child’s bedroom; a notebook or a planner. There are so many projects that would benefit from a little name recognition! But first, take a look at all of the inspiring personalized projects our Design Team has created. Then make something all your own.

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Make it a Banner Year

As December winds down and the holiday season begins its soft, warm fade, we turn our thoughts to what’s next on the horizon. Perhaps for you, it’s the revelry of the new year. Or maybe it’s Valentine’s Day, Easter, or a family birthday. One way to welcome 2014, or any other special occasion, is a festive banner. Amy’s beautiful name banner would work wonderfully for a birthday or simply to add some personalized whimsy to a bedroom.

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Don’t you love that tiny bit of shimmer combined with all of the other sweet details?

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PrintVisit our Design Team members for more inspiring ideas for adding some *pop* to your home in the coming year. There’s an endless supply of occasions large and small to commemorate with a fun banner!

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Creative Challenge – Projects that Warm the Heart

Just in time for the chilly weather outside, our amazing Creative Team has designed projects that will warm the heart!  For those of us with fur babies, we can certainly appreciate the special place they hold in our lives, and in our hearts.  Barbara has created this STUNNING page in honor of her beloved Jet.

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Nothing will warm up your day like a spark of inspiration!  Show our Team how much you’ve appreciated their creativity by visiting and commenting on their blogs. Maybe the spark of inspiration will be all it takes to fire up the creativity in YOU!

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Countdown to Christmas

Are you ready for the countdown to Christmas? We’ve got some ideas to share with you that will get you in the mood for all the festive fun that December brings. There is nothing quite like the anticipation of Christmas morning, and our designers have some ideas to help you make an event out of waiting.

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Visit our design team below for creative ideas to count down to Christmas.

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Playful Peek-a-Boos

Our extensive offering of peek-a-boo style Die-namics offers a view of the layers below, AND the opportunity to have a whole lot of fun! Peek-a-boo dies are meant to be used for their negative cuts, meaning the paper that is left behind after removing the actual die-cuts. The cool thing about that is each peek-a-boo die is extra versatile because you can use it both ways. It allows you to think “outside of the box” and use clever and creative techniques to make unique cards.

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Here’s a look at all of our peek-a-boo style Die-namics.

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Be sure to take a peek at the boo-tiful creations from our design team.

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Add Texture to Your Crafty Projects with Felt

Want to add some texture to your crafty projects? Felt is a GREAT way to do that! Add dimension to cards and scrapbook pages with puffy white clouds, lush grass, or a fuzzy teddy bear. Make a felt treat bag, home decor piece, or even hair accessories. The possibilities are endless.

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Here is a look at the 24 colors of felt available in the MFT Boutique. Our high quality wool blend felt cuts like a dream with our Die-namics dies. You’ll find coordinating colors of card stock, ink pads, refills, buttons, and ribbon in our line of Replenishments.

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Be sure to check out the “felt”tastic creations from our design team.

 

 

 

 

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Get a Head Start on the Holidays

Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season leave you without Christmas cards this year.

If you will be mass producing your Christmas cards, look for a style that is easy to replicate.

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Do you prefer an old fashioned Christmas card? Look for a timeless image and traditional Christmas colors.

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Use our Blueprints Die-namics to quickly come up with a design plan, and create festive cards for everyone on your holiday list.

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Check out our designers’ blogs for additional inspiring Christmas card ideas.

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