Red and green are beautiful and traditional but also, a bit predictable this time of year. This month, we’ve challenged the team to think outside the box by applying non-traditional color schemes to their Christmas crafting. Modernize your holiday with an unexpected pop of color!
Francine’s rich, jewel-like color choices are a beautiful match to the Modern Blooms stamp set. Grounded on a Pure Plum card base, this look will be a memorable Christmas greeting to a very lucky recipient.
Icy blue is a beautiful counterpoint to vivid Santa red on Stephanie’s adorable card. Subtly stamped snowflakes accented with a hint of sparkle complete the look to perfection.
Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs to see how they’re mixing things up this holiday season. Tag #mftstamps when you share your own holiday projects so we can see how you were inspired.
Advent calendars aren’t just for kids – we all enjoy the anticipation that comes with counting down to an exciting event. Adding fun bits and baubles to your Christmas countdown is such a great way of incorporating those themed stamp sets and Die-namics you’ve been collecting into your holiday crafting. Our team can’t wait to share their ideas for MFT-ing your holiday season!
Barbara has a brilliant take on this month’s challenge, opting to create a perpetual countdown with a hard-backed canvas board and custom magnet numbers. Check out how she trimmed our Die-namics magnet backing down to attach to her die-cut numbers – so smart! Accenting her canvas with elements from the Santa Suit Die-namics reinforces the holiday theme perfectly.
Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs to see how they’re counting down to the holiday this year. Tag #mftstamps when you share your own holiday projects so we can see how you were inspired.
From specialty papers and heat embossing, to luscious texture mediums and sequins…the addition of a hint of gold to your crafting is sure to inject some glitz and glamour into your projects. This month our team is going glam sharing shiny new projects that boast the most precious of crafting accents. Go for the gold with MFT!
Shimmering stars stamped onto luminous vellum creates a beautiful backdrop to Karin’s bold sentiment. Her inked die-cut letters reinforces the precious metal theme.
On Barbara’s card, gold heat embossing provides a beautiful guide for adding washes of soothing fall tones.
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Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs to see how they’ve gone for gold in their crafting. Tag #mftstamps when you share your own solid gold looks so we can see how you were inspired.
Take a trip with us! Our team has been playing in a tropical crafting paradise for this month’s challenge. Palm trees, fruity drinks, and cool blue waters are are just some of the delights you’ll experience as we showcase stamps and Die-namics with a tropical theme.
Layers of sherbety color create a beautiful backdrop to Torico’s flighty friend. Positioning the bird and foliage on top of the window adds depth while still keeping the finished look relatively flat.
The Tiki Party stamp set creates a serene scene on Barbara’s challenge look. Sandy beaches and pristine waves in a wash of beautiful colors are inviting and relaxing.
Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs to see how they’ve brought a little piece of paradise to their crafting. Then try your hand at making someone’s day with a thoughtful gift card of your own – tag #mftstamps when you share your look so we can see how you were inspired.
Get into the groove of creating gift card presentations worth getting excited about with this month’s challenge. Whether gifted in the form of a card or small box, the presentation of a gift card doesn’t have to be boring and our team is ready, willing, and able to inspire your next project. From specially designed Die-namics perfect for creating slots and grooves in your cards to 3 dimensional designs that will delight the recipient, you’ll find a bit of everything in this collection of inspired designs.
Keisha took the challenge title quite literally employing the Gift Card Groove Die-namics in creating her modern take on gift card presentation. Neutral tones with pops of color brought in by the Field Day and Razzle Berry accents provide a beautiful base for that ubiquitous gift card red (she hit the bullseye with this one!)
Barbara’s showcasing a pocket full of treasures on her cheery look. The Gift Card Pocket Die-namics is designed to perfectly house a thoughtful gift. Barbara’s card is spiced up by the addition of patterned paper and accents from the Hip Clips Die-namics.
Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs to see how they’ve worked their magic on gift presentation. Then try your hand at making someone’s day with a thoughtful gift card of your own – tag #mftstamps when you share your look so we can see how you were inspired.
Come sail away with the MFT crew this month as they demonstrate their nautical prowess. Cards and projects featuring a decidedly water-oriented look are the theme of this month’s Creative Challenge. Peer into the porthole of creativity as we explore all of the stamps, Die-namics, and stencils that will have you yearning for an exciting day at sea or a relaxing day spent lounging at the shore.
Kay used the Stitched Scallop Edges Die-namics to create her layers of sea-worthy waves. Her creative use of the porthole from the Let’s Get Nautical Die-namics frames her sweet penguin focal point perfectly while the addition of the wheel element introduces the perfect pop of color.
Karolyn created a gorgeous ombre sunset to back her silhouetted sailboat. I love how the Making Waves Die-namics includes waves in both directions and two size options – layering them really adds movement and dimension to the finished look!
Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs to see how they managed to keep their sea legs in these choppy challenge waters.
Background designs often fall to the wayside in favor of the layers of beautiful accents we love to add to our projects. Don’t neglect that clean, fresh canvas though – the background can be the star of the show! Our team has accepted the challenge to explore all of the wild and wonderful ways MFT products can be used to craft eye-catching backgrounds that demand attention and enhance your cards in the most wonderful way.
Congratulations to the winners from our Shakers Gonna Shake (shake, shake, shake, shake) week! If you’re one of the lucky ones listed, please email Susan with your name, mailing address, and date you won so we can get those packages shipped out as soon as possible – we can’t wait to get these goodies into your hands! Ready?
Prize Winner Monday, April 13
Jennifer Gaines (commented April 13 8:59 am)
Prize Winner Tuesday, April 14
KT Fit Kitty (commented April 14 11:29 am)
Prize Winner Wednesday, April 15
Jessica H. (commented April 18 7:48 pm)
Prize Winner Thursday, April 16
Larissa Heskett (commented April 17 5:06 pm)
Prize Winner Friday, April 17
Jean Bullock (commented April 17 7:24 pm)
Congratulations to ALL the winners! We had so much fun shaking things up and hope you’re ready to add some shimmy to your projects now as well. We have lots more planned for the months ahead – stay with us for so much more excitement.
Now, onto the challenge!
They say April showers bring May flowers so in anticipation of that floral bounty we’re about to be the beneficiaries of, we’re embracing those delicate beauties with stamped, die-cut, and stenciled designs you’ll swoon over. With designs so fresh you’ll swear you can detect a slight fragrance in the air, our team is bound to inspire your next botanical beauty of a project.
Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs for an abundance of flowery inspiration.
Stencils may not get the same recognition as stamps and dies but believe me, they simply can’t be beat in terms of versatility. Their flexibility and durability make them the perfect choice for adding color and texture with any number of mediums and with more than 70 different options in two different sizes available in the MFT shop, you’re sure to find the perfect design for your next project. This month, our team is inspiring you to play with stencils.
Barbara has applied embossing paste with the Harlequin Stencil to create her subtle, textural background. It creates the perfect balance to the cluster of vivid stamped and die-cut layers that accent her sentiment strip. Barbara is kind of a master when it comes to using MFT stencils in creative ways. She’s created a fantastic video that demonstrates eight different ways of using stencils to create background panels for your cards. You can watch it by clicking HERE or simply play below.
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Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs for loads more stencil projects.
Is there any holiday that spotlights sweet and cuddly imagery more than Easter? Bunnies, chicks, and eggs in pretty pastels are the norm but I have a feeling our team will open your eyes to a variety of beautiful new Easter crafting ideas with this month’s Creative Challenge. Get a jump (or a hop?) start on Easter projects as we hop into action, Easter-style!
Amy’s card is all about the bunny featuring a monochromatic repeating pattern she created with one of the designs included in the Somebunny stamp set. The Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Die-namics, positioned at a jaunty angle, is the perfect spot for a simple sentiment.
Keep on hoppin’ to see what the rest of the team has hiding up their sleeves for this month’s challenge.