Guide to MFT Printable Resources

In addition to developing new products that will innovate your crafting and inspire hours of enjoyable, creative play, we’re also always striving to make your MFT experience as easy to navigate as possible. One way we’ve worked to help make the most of your time with us is to corral the abundance of printable resources we have into one handy location.

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Over there in the sidebar you’ll find a link to all of our printable resources. I wanted to take a bit of time to review what you’ll find there.

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Color Charts Here you’ll find printable color charts for our card stocks and inks. Once you try our supplies, you’ll quickly become addicted! These charts are perfect for keeping track of the colors you’ve collected.

Cutting & Embossing Guides If you’ve acquired a new die-cutting machine, want to try a new technique, or just need a refresher on the appropriate stack for your machine, this is the spot to find guides for die cutting and embossing with your MFT Die-namics and stencils.

Shopping Lists Our monthly shopping lists are provided to help you keep track of your wish list items. Another great use is to simply print them and store them in a binder to keep inventory of your past purchases.

WSC Sketches Here you’ll find an archive of every single one of our Weekly Sketch Challenge sketches (yes, all 200+ and counting!) Each year is provided in a single, handy PDF and updated weekly as we introduce new challenges. This is the place to go when you’re short on inspiration.

Scrapbook Sketches If you’re in the mood to tackle a scrapbook layout but not sure where to begin, check out our archive of scrapbook sketches to kick your imagination into high gear.

Blueprints Sketches Our line of Blueprints Die-namics are designed to take the guesswork out of assembling your next card – especially when you’re short on time or inspiration. With the introduction of each new Blueprints, we release coordinating sketches featuring the included elements. Now, you can find the complete collection of Blueprints sketches in one easy location.

Color Challenges It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to choosing color combinations for your projects. If you’re looking to mix things up or be inspired by a new-to-you blend, check out this collection of palettes that have been featured during our monthly challenges.

I certainly hope this collection of resources will be of value! We look forward to seeing how these resources inspire you.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Special Thanks Blog Hop

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For years, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking has provided consistent inspiration, innovation, and support to the paper crafting community and there is simply no way to adequately convey our sadness over losing their substantial contributions to this industry. The news hits close to home as we are so lucky to have some of the Go-to Gals as part of the MFT family. We thought it fitting to feature a project from our newest release from each of them to honor the work PC&S and their incredible team.

Kimberly Crawford – Design Team

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Teri Anderson – Design Team

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Laina Lamb – Product Designer

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Thank you to everyone that played a part in inspiring us for so many years. I encourage you to continue the blog hop to enjoy more of the celebration of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. You may have found your way here from Shemaine Smith‘s blog - Yvonne Yam is your next stop!

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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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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Caring Hearts Card Drive

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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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World Card Making Day Winners

We had an absolutely awesome day yesterday…how about you? Print Hopefully you all had ample opportunity yesterday to craft your hearts out but for now, let’s get to the winners! Print

As a reminder, we’re giving away SIXTEEN prize packages valued at $50 each – that’s over $800 in prizes!

From our blog: Winner 1: lisa808 - Comment #132 Winner 2: Tina Flesher - Comment #45 Winner 3: Karen E - Comment #391 Winner 4: Julene - Comment #187 Winner 5: Michelle Leone - Comment #220 From Facebook: Post 1 Winner: Kari Allen VanNoy  Post 2 Winner: Jennifer Dalley Scull  Post 3 Winner: Darla Siebert  Post 4 Winner: Miriam Prantner  Post 5 Winner: Debbie Wright White  From Instagram: Tag a Friend Winners: smallhanded and latriceunique Pick a Favorite MFT Product Winners: instajesscrafts and laminateflooring Share an MFT Project Winners: scrapsecrets1120 and jamieruthp Winners, please email your full name and mailing address to myfavoritethingscontact@gmail.com so that your packages can be mailed out as quickly as possible. Congratulations to you all! We can’t wait to see what you create with your MFT stamp sets, Die-namics, and supplies. Make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media shares so we can see what you’re up to! Thank you so much for playing a part in our World Card Making Day festivities, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the October Release Countdown.

World Card Making Day Festivities

Let’s get excited! World Card Making Day is FINALLY here and we have some fantastic surprises in store for you. Print We’re so excited to provide EVERYONE an opportunity to nab a free ink pad so we have a one day shopping special for you in honor of World Card Making Day! Every order placed today will arrive on your doorstep with a complimentary Hybrid Ink Pad - have you tried out this formula yet? It’s getting rave reviews! Print A few details of note regarding this offer:
  • One free Hybrid Ink Pad will be included with any order that requires shipping (gift card only orders excluded from this offer.)
  • No minimum order.
  • The Hybrid Ink Pad will automatically be included with your order, but will not show up in your shopping cart. Please do not add your free ink pad to your shopping cart.
  • We cannot accept color requests. We will add a randomly selected color of our choice to your package when it is shipped.
  • Ink Pads provided as part of this offer may not returned, exchanged, or refunded.

We’re connecting with MFT friends all over social media and wherever you find us, you’ll find another opportunity to score some incredible new October 2014 release goodies. Today, we’re giving away SIXTEEN prize packages valued at $50 each – that’s over $800 in prizes! All you have to do is find us on Facebook and Instagram to increase your odds of winning. Start right here though because five lucky winners will be randomly selected from comments left on this post by midnight EST. (PS, you’re getting a little sneak peek at some of the products we’ll be debuting during our October Countdown in a few days…look enticing?) Print We can’t wait to see what you create with your MFT stamp sets, Die-namics, and supplies. Make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media shares so we can see what you’re up to! Enjoy World Card Making Day, good luck winning one of today’s prize packages, stop in to the blog tomorrow for a complete list of winners, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the October Release Countdown!

Saying Goodbye

It’s never an easy thing, is it?  But today is even more bittersweet as we must say goodbye to someone who has been a part of MFT for many years. Joanne Basile has accepted a new position that will take her away from her role with MFT and (temporarily) away from papercrafting in general.  While I wish her well, it will definitely feel odd to not have her as part of MFT any longer. I first met Jo in January of  2008 at the CHA show in Anaheim, CA.  She was attending with a company she designed for, but stopped by my booth and brought me a little mailbox she’d created using the Be Mine stamp set. She filled the mailbox with Hot Tamales, and with that, she had my heart. Not too long after that I invited Jo to be on the MFT design team, and she’s been with us ever since.  She’s had many varied roles during her tenure, most recently as the video specialist that records all of our product videos. Here’s a look back at some of my fondest Jo memories: 27054_1392969754084_6446797_n Jo was my right hand at my annual Rep show in MA each year.  Here’s a pic of her teaching a sample frenzy project. Below are CHA photos from 2009 through 2012. jo 2009 jo 2010 Jo 2011 jo 2012-1 And here is a photo from 2013 at our MFT Management Retreat. We have had many great adventures and memories together, too many to recount, but each one precious. While I know that my friendship will remain, I will still miss her, as will the rest of the MFT family. Big hugs and lots of love, Basile!

The Deconstructed Sketch

badge1 This week, the Deconstructed Sketch is helping us celebrate our birthday month! We’re sponsoring this week’s challenge so make sure you head over to their blog HERE to see the sketch and share a link to your project. While you’re there, don’t miss the beautiful samples from the Deconstructed Sketch Design Team featuring our July release. You’ll have to check out the Deconstructed Sketch blog for this week’s sketch but we can whet your appetite with a card based on the sketch that’s been created by one of our own talented team members! deconstructed_2014jul18 One lucky participant will be the recipient of a $25 prize sponsored by MFT – not only do you get an incredibly beautiful finished project out of the deal, but also a chance at a fantastic prize! So, don’t waste another moment – head over to the DS blog NOW for all of the details!

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Paper Crafter’s Library

We’re so pleased to be the featured company this week at Paper Crafter’s Library! Pop on over to see a gorgeous project from our Creative Team as well as be entered into a drawing for one of the fantastic new May 2014 Die-namics. Need a tease? MyFavoriteThings1-05212014 See the entire project with instructions on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog and don’t forget to comment for your chance to win the featured product.