Release Rewind Video

Have you wound down from the excitement of our November Release yet? Or have you been so excited to try out all of the new products that the excitement never ended?! In case you need a reminder of all of the great new products we brought you this month, you can review HERE.

Then, grab some popcorn and have your very own viewing party for our November Release Review Video! It’s filled with some of our favorite projects that our design team has been creating for the holidays. Click HERE or press play below to view.

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Shop for all of our new products HERE in the MFT  Boutique, and don’t forget that we give you plenty of Ways to SaveMy Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.  

Barbara’s Crafty Christmas Tree!

Take a page from design team member Barbara Anders’s book and create your own wordy Christmas tree! Using two sizes of Styrofoam cones and the Art Expression Text stamp set, Barbara “grew” this project into something she can be proud to display in her home for the holidays! The trees look great on a mantle or as part of a festive centerpiece. There are plenty of possibilities when you’re willing to get crafty! feathertrees To complete this project, you’ll also need the Accent It – Feathers and Arrows Die-namics (Barbara used the smaller feather from the set to create the tree’s leaves), Primitive Cream card stock, and MFT ink in Kraft and Black Licorice. And like always, having a great imagination helps, also!

Release Rewind Day Two

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If you think our all-new products are awesome, you should see them in action. Our design team has been hard at work, putting together inspiring projects of all types so that our November release will keep you busy up to our next big reveal! See the unique twists that each of our team members put on their cards and plan for a twist of your own. If you missed Part 1 of our Release Rewind, you can catch up HERE. And once you’ve got some big ideas bouncing around in your head, make sure you’re stocked up with all of the new products in the MFT boutique, found HERE!

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WreathWe get excited when we see products used in unexpected ways. Kim has used the Layered Vine Border Die-namics to create a wreath that takes center stage on her card. She then used one of the components from the Hybrid Camellia Flower Die-namics to create the bow, and finished it off with a Cheerful Christmas Greetings sentiment. Bravo!

RR-Wreath-in-the-makingShe used a Pierced Circle STAX as her guide to make sure the wreath was completely round. She carefully glued each side of the wreath, and then removed the circle before gluing the top portion.

See all of the fun, heartfelt, and exciting projects that our design team has assembled for you this week!

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Release Rewind Day One

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Our November Release captures the warmth of the holidays for you to incorporate into all of your seasonal (or non-seasonal) greetings. Our design team has been working harder than Santa’s elves to bring you some of the most inspired looks of the season. Use THESE brand new products to add some winter wonder to your cards!NewRelease_BlogTitlesweet-memories

With the Sweet Little Memories stamp set, you can candy-coat all of your greetings.  The sprinkling of embellishments add the icing on the cake! We would like to thank Kimberly for joining us as we counted down to our big release. Be sure to show her some love on her blog, For the Love of Paper. kimberlycrawford Ready for our designers to spark some jolly inspiration in you? Click below to view their blogs.

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW November Products

you-paint-me-canvas-close-up-2 You’ve been waiting an entire week to make our latest Die-namics, stamp sets, stencils, and new Replenishments all yours. Well, you can finally fill your cart up with each and every item you’ve had your eye on! All of our November Release items are now available HERE in the MFT Boutique!  And, we have one more surprise for you, NEW lower prices on our Die-namics dies from the November Release! We’ve streamlined our process and passed the savings on to YOU! Keep scrolling for a COOL way to win one of 20, $10 Gift Vouchers as part of tonight’s New Product Launch celebration!

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We want you to save while you shop, so we offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

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1. Our Free with $60 stamp set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax). 2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail USA 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. Kim created this adorable card using Jumbo Abstract Art, Woodgrain Background, and Clearly Sentimental about Art stamp sets, and Frame Builder and Paint Brush Die-namics. Paint-Me-Happy First she inked up a small piece of canvas with Lemon Drop, Berrylicious, and Sour Apple Premium dye inks. you-paint-me-canvas-close-up-2 Then she created a frame using the Frame Builder Die-namics after she’d stamped the Kraft card stock with the Woodgrain Background stamp set. close-up-frame-2 She then created a way to *hang* her frame using twine and a brad. hanging-frame-close-up What a cute project, and perfect for all those who paint YOUR heart happy! This holiday season, the gifts are for YOU. Visit each of the MFT Designers’ November Product Launch posts and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, November 14 for your chance to WIN one of 20, $10 Gift Vouchers (that’s $200 in prizes – NICE!). The winners will be chosen at random and the prizes will be sent out on November 15. One prize will be given away from each of the designers’ blogs, as well as one from the MFT Blog. Ready? Set. Comment! Take another peek at our latest items before you start checking off everything on your “must-have” list. Don’t forget that our designers have been putting together fun and unique projects for you to enjoy, too. So be sure to thank them for all of their hard work and inspiration by leaving comments on their blogs! A special thank you to Kimberly Crawford for joining us this month.  She has certainly inspired us this week, and I trust she’s inspired you, too! kimberlycrawford

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Karen M suzy

It’s Reveal Day – Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm to 10:00 PM EST, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamp sets, Die-namics, stencils, and Replenishments we’ve been showing off over the past week will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique. But if you can’t wait for the excitement to happen, hop on over to the MFT forum HERE and enjoy our release party. Other attendees include our MFT Design Team and the MFT Lady, Kim. Not to mention, we’ll be giving away prizes that no card designer would want to pass up. 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! MFT_November2013_ShoppingLi One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

MFT_FreeGiftOur Free with $60 stamp set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

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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 November release, for sale TONIGHT at 10 PM EST, 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. And we will see you in two hours for the New Product Launch, filled with amazing products that have made this one of our most exciting releases yet!     Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our November Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! 7 lucky stampers will win a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts this evening. Countdown Day Seven Winner: Allyson A – Comment #322 Countdown Day Six Winner: Ann Chuang – Comment #396 Countdown Day Five Winner: Paula Nemethy – Comment #318 Countdown Day Four Winner: Becky Carafa – Comment #103 Countdown Day Three Winner: Larissa Hesket – Comment #268 Countdown Day Two Winner:  Carlene Towne – Comment #80 Countdown Day One Winner: BethieJ – Comment #158 Congratulations to all the winners!  

Tonight’s the Night! Our Big November Release is Almost Here!

Youre-Awesome-Plaid-CUWelcome to the FINAL day of our November Release Countdown. Get ready to bring home new Die-namics, Stamps, Stencils, Buttons, Ink Pads, and more on TONIGHT at 10 PM EST.  We’ve given you plenty of sneak peeks of what we have in store, so we know you’re as excited as we are! There is still time to win a $75 Prize to be used in the MFT Online Boutique. Just comment on each of our seven countdown days before noon. Think of the amazing projects that will come from $75 worth of Die-namics, stamp sets, and more!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 12th. 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 8PM EST on November 12th on the MFT Blog.
Create quick and easy projects with a single impression using the Banner Greetings stamp set. Ideal for use on a card front, treat bag or box, or the focal point on a fun gift tag. The stamp set is designed to show the dimension of a folded flag.

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Save your scissors, because the Banner Greetings Die-namics perfectly pairs with the Banner Greetings stamp set.  Combined, they give you the freedom to put your important message front and center.

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To see how easily the Banner Greetings Die-namics work, we’ve created a video to help you fill in the blanks.  Just click HERE to watch now, or click play below.

For your next star-spangled project, you’ll need the Peek-a-Boo Stars Die-namics. Whether you need to depict the night sky or just want to let someone know that they deserve five gold stars, this is the right product for the job. And just think of all of the wishes you’ll be able to make on your finished projects!

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This Die-namics also “stars” in its own show. Watch our video HERE to see it in-use, or simply click below.

The Pure Innocence Happy Heart Snowman brings to life the sweetness of the season, pairing an adorable image with touching and tender messages. You’ll be sure to melt the hearts of anyone on your mailing list.Print

Use the On the Diagonal Stencil for all of the projects you have lined up. It strays from traditional horizontal and vertical lines for an unexpected but eye-catching pattern. It can quickly take a project from boring to bold!

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Kim created this card using our Banner Greetings stamp set and Banner Greetings Die-namics, also incorporating our Plaid Builder stamp set as a detailed background for the card; using Sweet Tooth Card Stock and Steel Grey Premium Dye Ink. This project is a great example of how you can make white space and pattern work well together.Youre Awesome Plaid

 Do you know who WE work well with? Our Guest Designer, Kimberly Crawford!  Be sure to visit Kimberly’s blog, For the Love of Paper, to see what she’s crafted for you today.

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 And while you’re at it, join each of our amazing Designers, too. They’re always creating new ways to inspire you to exercise your creativity.

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2 Days – Our November Release is Oh So Close!

wood-grain-close-up-original-revThe best things come in twos. Peanut butter and jelly. Rock and roll. And now we’re down to just two days in our November Release Countdown! We won’t be getting any sleep tonight, because tomorrow is the big day! On November 12th at 10 PM EST, your wait will be over, and all of our new products can be YOURS! Release-Countdown-Graphic-2 Two days until the release also means that there are two days left to enter for your chance to win a $75 Prize to be used in the MFT Online Boutique by commenting on each of our seven countdown days. That $75 will really help whittle down your growing wish list and help you get creative with this year’s holiday cards.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 12th. 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 8PM EST on November 12th on the MFT Blog.
Put your stamp of approval on each and every card you send this year with the Document It – Holiday Traditions stamp set by Laina Lamb Design. It’s a fun twist for seasonal projects that will have your loved ones fa la la la loving opening their holiday cards.

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Add subtle but important details with these Accent It – Holiday Traditions Elements Die-namics, also by Laina Lamb Design. Designed for use with Document It – Holiday Traditions stamp set, these versatile shapes can also shape-up any card or project when used as a stand-alone product.  They are one of our favorite parts of our new release, as they can be used in many ways and on projects for any season. Don’t you just love being able to put your Die-namics to good use?

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And we will show you exactly what these look like in this Die-namics preview video. Click HERE or click below to play.

Laina also brings to this month’s release the Accent It – December Memories Die-namics. The flowing script font adds a decorative flair to classic holiday greetings, seasonal scrapbook pages, and Project Life projects.

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We’ve given you the tools to create the perfect message, now how will you say it?  Click HERE to see the Accent It – December Memories Die-namics in use of press play below.

Show your true stripes with the Striped Backgrounds stamp set. You’ll have two sizes of stripes to use any way you like, and since they are connected, creating backgrounds will be a breeze. There’s no need to read between the lines on this one – it’s a must-have for every crafter!

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In line with the other modern and elegant patterns that Mona Pendleton has created for you in this month’s release, the Abstract Petals Stencil provides a beautiful background for any sentimental message. Pulling from the shapes of spring, you’ll add a fresh new look to any project.

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Another great item to incorporate into your projects is our cork, which comes in flat sheets so that it can easily be die-cut and adhered to your projects. Its convenient 6″ x 6″ size makes it easy to store and easy to handle when cutting. Get six sheets for only $2.99!

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Kim has combined the Woodgrain Background stamp set, Striped Backgrounds stamp set, and Blueprints 9 Die-namics along with the Document It – Rock On and Journal It – Graph Paper Notes stamp sets; as well as a variety of colored card stock (Banana Split, Sour Apple and Sweet Tooth) and premium dye ink (Sno Cone, Steel Grey Lemon Drop, Sour Apple and Banana Split) to assemble a Grammy Award-worthy card. We think she deserves a standing ovation. You Rock

But save some of your applause for our guest designer Kimberly and her blog, For the Love of Paper. She’s back with us today with more inspiration!

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And there are plenty of other projects to dive into from our design team. Check out all of their big ideas and daydream about how you will use your new MFT goodies in your projects!

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3 More Days Until the November Release!

DG-close-up The November Release Countdown is on and there are only 3 days until you get to see the newest products we have to offer!  It’s so close we can TASTE it!  And we know you can’t wait to take them all home with you on November 12th at 10 PM EST. Release-Countdown-Graphic-3 We love to reward our blog readers, so make sure you leave your comment below on the MFT blog for your chance to win a $75 voucher to the MFT Online Boutique.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 12th. 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 8PM EST on November 12th on the MFT Blog.
Now, let’s get back to previewing our fresh products. Introducing…the Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics.  This A2 sized Die-namics will create the perfect shaped chevron background for your projects. With the chevron pattern being so popular in fashion and decor right now, it’s safe to say that whatever project you create will be fashion-forward and fun. This Die-namics is also working double-time since you can use the chevrons inside to create a fun(ky) pattern.

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If you’re excited to purchase our Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics but you aren’t sure how you want to use it yet, we’ve got a video to spark your imagination. You can watch it HERE, or click play below.

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While it might not be as healing as a chicken soup and a long nap, you can make someone feel better in your own way with the Get Well Wishes stamp set. It also happens to be our Free with $60 stamp set for November. With each qualifying purchase you make of $60 or greater (before shipping or tax but after discounts), you will receive the Get Well Wishes stamp set for free! It’s our way of saying thank you for being a great customer.

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Know someone who puts the “win” in winter? Let them know with a greeting card featuring our Doodle Garden You’re the Coolest stamp set. Cue the cute with this feel-good addition to your holiday greetings.

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Rain, rain, go away? No, please stay! The Mona Pendleton Designs Teardrop Stencil brings a drop of sophistication to your rainy (or snowy) day projects.

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Kim created a sweet and simple card using You’re the Coolest and used the Teardrop stencil to create an embossed background.

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See how beautifully our stencils emboss?

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Kimberly Crawford continues to be our guest designer during our November release countdown. Since it’s the month for giving thanks, be sure to check out Kimberly’s blog, For the Love of Paper, for inspiration that YOU will be thankful for.

kimberlycrawfordAnd Kimberly is just one reason to be thankful!  Below are 15 MORE with works of art to inspire you. Be sure to visit our design team blogs to see what they have in store for you this month!

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Karen M suzy

4 Days Until the November Release!

happy-holidays-close-up-embossing-letters-and-stencil It’s the November Release Countdown and there are only 4 days until our November Release!  Can you believe it?  We hope you are enjoying the amazing eye candy we have been sharing with you, and each passing day brings you one day closer to bringing it ALL home on November 12th at 10 PM EST. Release-Countdown-Graphic-4 And guess what?  Today also brings one more chance to win a $75 voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 12th. 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 8PM EST on November 12th on the MFT Blog.

Today we are previewing four new products, so let’s get started!  First up, we have the new Pierced Oval STAX, and these will be a must-have for your upcoming projects. This set layers with Oval STAX Set 1 Die-namics.

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See how to incorporate the Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics into your next greeting card HERE, or click play below.  Let Pierced Oval STAX add something special to YOUR projects on November 12th.

Say what you need to say with Little Letters and Little Numbers from the Laina Lamb Design line. You might recognize this font from Accent It – Celebrate Die-namics and Accent It – Story Starters Die-namics. Now you can tell a whole new story!

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Learn more about the Little Letters Die-namics HERE, or click play below.

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Crafting a thoughtful card can be as easy as ABC, 123. We’ll make it even easier with a simple video using the Little Numbers Die-namics. Watch it HERE, or click play below.

During the holiday season, poinsettias can be seen around every corner. Add some to your projects with the Holiday Botanicals stamp set. The set also includes a festive wreath and the classic greetings you love to hear when the weather turns chilly.

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Bring excerpts from your favorite holiday tunes into the projects you work on this season. Cheerful Christmas Greetings includes some of the most well-known greetings of the Christmas Season, a must-have for your holiday greeting card projects.

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For this card Kim combined Holiday Botanicals, Striped Background, and Cheerful Christmas Greetings stamp sets, along with Pierced Oval and Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics. She also used the On the Diagonal stencil to create a textured background on the card front.

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Below you can better see the stencil embossing, and the richness of the Cheerful Greetings stamp set.

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She made the double ended flag using Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics.  The picture below demonstrates how she achieved the effect.

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The Little Letters Die-namics is perfect for greeting cards year-round, like this birthday card featuring the new Chevron Cover-Up, Blueprints 9, and Feathers & Arrows Die-namics. We can’t wait to see where your creativity will lead you!HB2U

 With just four days left until our big reveal, and a ton of new products that have us excited to show it all, we can barely contain ourselves! But in the meantime, be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win your $75 prize to use in the MFT Online Boutique. Check out the craft goodness our Designers have in store for you today by clicking the links below.

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Karen M suzy