2 Days Until the August Release

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You can dress up your snail mail and other crafty projects with the new postal-themed stamps and Die-namics we’re showcasing today. Also featured? Versatile tags and a new stencil option that is the perfect choice for adding texture and color in orderly little squares.

      • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on August 12. 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 8:30 PM EST on August 12 on the MFT Blog.

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The postal-themed You’ve Got Mail stamp set will be a great addition to your sentiment stamps collection. A variety of occasions are represented and the sentiments are designed to be an ideal fit to the You’ve Got Mail Die-namics. Stamp the sentiments and accents on the front or back of the envelope element, or, stamp a card cut to slide within.

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See more of the You’ve Got Mail stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Our Free with $60 item this month is the You’ve Got Mail Die-namics. This Die-namics will produce a pre-scored die cut that will easily fold into a 2 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ envelope perfect for saving memorabilia, tucking small notes, or using as a decorative layering element. The You’ve Got Mail stamp set, sold separately, is the perfect accompaniment.

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See more of the You’ve Got Mail Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

With the Tag Talk Die-namics, you can layer the stencil-style peek-a-boo word tags over the solid background tag for a variety of multicolor looks. Add your choice of hole reinforcements for a sturdy opening that will perfectly accommodate a bit of ribbon.

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See more of the Tag Talk Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Small Checkerboard Stencil will pepper your cards with alternating squares of color or texture. Cover your background or project elements with squares of ink, mist, or paint or, use with our  Embossing Pad Combo to add texture.

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Are you enjoying our August countdown? The products are delightful and the projects are inspiring! Let’s check out the projects our talented Design Team has created with them

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3 Days Until the August Release

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We love our friends and fans and an opportunity to win a $75 gift voucher for every day of the Countdown is one way we can show how grateful we are to all of you - make sure you’re entered each day of the countdown! We’re just 3 days away from our August release and we can’t wait to reveal all at the end of the countdown.

    • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on August 12. 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 8:30 PM EST on August 12 on the MFT Blog.

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From Pure Innocence this month, we’re introducing the Batty About You stamp set and Die-namics. This sweet creature of the night dons a bat costume complete with hood. Add some pizazz with infinitely customizable striped leggings and your choice of two different punny sentiments and three single words that can be mix and matched to create a variety of sentiments. The coordinating Die-namics make die-cut elements a cinch to create.

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See more of the Batty About You stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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See more of the Batty About You Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

This metal-only Dripping Goo Edge Die-namics can be used on any length of paper to create a background suitably spooky for a wide variety of stamped and die-cut images. Layer panels cut with this design for a truly goopy look.

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See more of the Dripping Goo Edge Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Today I’m sharing a card I created featuring the cool new Dripping Goo Edge Die-namics – it’s such a fun way to add texture to a card.

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You can see how I assembled this card by watching the video HERE or below.

Elena is back again today with another inspiring project. Make sure you click over to see what she’s created and leave a little love!

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The team is back as well with another bunch of clever creations. Keep clicking though to see what they’ve created.

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4 Days Until the August Release

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We’re all paper lovers here, and it seems paper crafting and a love for office supplies go hand-in-hand. Today’s offerings will appeal to your affinity for office staples from basic to techy.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on August 12. 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 8:30 PM EST on August 12 on the MFT Blog.

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The Office Space stamp set includes six punny sentiments that would work perfectly for office mates and bosses as well as techy friends and loved ones. Three indispensable desk accessory images accompany the clean, modern statements to make creating simple cards possible in the time you might spend on a coffee break. The coordinating Die-namics will make quick work of cutting the supplies images.

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See more of the Office Space stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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See more of the Office Space Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Writing Tablet Background is just the right touch for academic-inspired projects. Use it to create a background or to provide lines for a sentiment or journaling. Create an interesting plaid-look by rotating the design before stamping a second time.

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See more of the Writing Tablet Background HERE or by watching the video below.

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we have so much more in store for you! To see what we did created with today’s sneak peek products, keep clicking through our Design Team member blogs.

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5 Days Until the August Release

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Today, we’re building on the Halloween theme we started a couple of days ago with Birdie Brown, an addition to our Centerpieces line, and a new Die-namics that will get your creativity bubbling!

Remember to comment each day on the MFT Blog for a chance to WIN $75. That will go a long way towards bulking up your collection of MFT goodies!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on August 12. 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 8:30 PM EST on August 12 on the MFT Blog.

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Fall under the spell of Birdie Brown‘s latest design – Witch Way Is the Candy? This sweet witch comes with friends – her trio of cute companions includes a cat, bat, and toad. She’s ready for a night on the town and prepared to bring home a serious candy haul. Set the scene with a pumpkin duo, moon, and clouds, and finish things off with one of the coordinating sentiments. The corresponding Die-namics will ensure perfectly sized die cuts for your stamped images.

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See more of the Witch Way Is the Candy? stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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See more of the Witch Way Is the Candy? Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Centerpieces Spooky Window Die-namics allows you to create an ominous peek-a-boo window scene in one easy step. Layer the optional spider element for extra depth or use the die-cut window to create an interactive shaker card.

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See more of the Centerpieces Spooky Window Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Stir up a spooky concoction with the Witch’s Cauldron Die-namics. This set includes a cut out element so that a bubbling brew in a contrasting color can be layered beneath. Bubbles and a two-piece handle complete the assembly.

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See more of the Witch’s Cauldron Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Elena Roussakis is joining us this month to share some beautiful new projects featuring the August Release. Click on over to her blog to see what’s she has created for us today!

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Let’s see what our team has created with today’s products. In just 5 more days, you’ll be able to shop the full complement of August products!

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 8

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful.

We’re thinking ahead to autumn and more subdued colors with this month’s palette. Kraft, Orange Fizz, Fuse Green, and Nightshift Blue combine to work as a non-traditional Halloween scheme or a gender-neutral combo appropriate for any number of occasions. Dominant Kraft or Nightshift Blue provides a neutral base for pops of Orange Fizz and Fuse Green or, go crazy relying on some of the more vibrant colors in the mix to prevail. Whatever your choice, have fun with it.

The August Paint Book Swatch is below – print and save every month’s swatch for instant color inspiration any month of the year!

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You have until Wednesday, September 3 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The monthly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations tessaduck! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s challenge. You can view all the entries for last months’s challenge HERE.

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6 Days Until the August Release

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Time to get geeky! We’ve all got some four-eyed friends and loved ones in our lives – time to make something special for them! Just six days until the August release is live and today we’re going nerdy with stamp sets and Die-namics and rounding things out with a versatile new stencil design.

As you peruse the latest sneak peeks, don’t forget to comment each day on the MFT Blog for a chance to WIN $75. You can add a lot of fun MFT goodies to your toolbox with $75!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on August 12. 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 8:30 PM EST on August 12 on the MFT Blog.

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A versatile collection of sentiments will make the Geek Is Chic stamp set one you’ll turn to for a multitude of recipients and occasions. Accent the phrases with the included star and arrow designs and create custom glasses by mixing one of two frame styles with separate lens pieces.

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See more of the Geek Is Chic stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

The Geek Is Chic Glasses Die-namics include his and hers designs in two different sizes. This set coordinates with the Geek Is Chic stamp set for geeky perfection with each new project.

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See more of the Geek Is Chic Glasses Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Add some eye appeal with this four sentiment set that includes designs appropriate for a variety of occasions.  These graphic sentiments are the perfect accompaniment to the Geek Is Chic Glasses Die-namics.

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See more of the Eye Charts stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Stencils are ideal for adding color and texture to your projects and the new Jumbo Polka Dot stencil is the perfect choice for incorporating this very classic pattern into your cards and crafty projects.

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Let’s see what our team has created with today’s products. Just 6 more days until the big release!

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 188

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Each week we share a new sketch and another opportunity to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20. This week, basic shapes are offset and layered in a completely doable, completely versatile manner. 

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You have until Tuesday, August 12 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Rebekah! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download the 2011 Sketches (1-52) HERE

Download the 2012 Sketches (53-104) HERE

Download the 2013 Sketches (105-156) HERE

Download the 2014 Sketches (157-188) HERE

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The August Release Countdown Begins

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We’ve brewed up a Fab-BOO-lous release for you this month! A spooky selection of goodies that will have you itching to start those Halloween cards, party invitations, and crafty projects. We’re thrilled this month to be introducing a brand new illustrator to the MFT family – just keep scrolling to find out who she is and see what her MFT debut includes (hint: it’s adorably scary.) We’re rounding out the August release with some geek chic and classic pattern staples. Ready, set, GO.

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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 August 12. 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 8:30 PM EST on August 12 on the MFT Blog.

Blueprints 18 takes the guesswork out of creating cool, complementary angled panels for your A2 cards. Use the panels independently as layering pieces or create a color-block look by combining the pieces. Punctuate the gap created by the panels with a row of peek-a-boo circles or stars or, use each angled panel alone to add dimension and contrast. The double stitched circle creates a stitched die cut while leaving behind a window with a stitched frame. The second circle element layers perfectly with the stitched component. The fishtail flag and button elements both include the addition of a textural emboss line detail. The two star dies will create three separate stars – one, a star outline – that all layer together perfectly.

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Follow the provided digital sketches, or become your own architect. Either way, Blueprints is the foundation of your creativity.

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See more of Blueprints 18 HERE or by watching the video below.

Brand new illustrator, Miss Tiina,  brings us the adorably spooky Trick or Treat stamp set and Die-namics. Mix and match the characters, sentiments, and decorative accessories to build mini scenes. This set includes mummy, zombie, and ghost characters as well as two themed sentiments and a variety of extras to complete the tableau. The coordinating Die-namics set will create perfectly sized die cuts for your stamped images and in addition, includes a cute “boo” wordart element. Stay tuned for more Miss Tiina goodies in the coming months!

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See more of the Trick or Treat stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Trick or Treat Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Spotlight Sentiments offer a plethora of stamping options. Create the look of a repeated sentiment with a single impression. The individual outlined sentiment allows you the ability to punch up the look by adding some contrasting color. The generous size makes these a perfect fit for horizontal or vertical A2 cards as well as the angled panels included in Blueprints 18. Ink up a single line for a thinner text border option or create a wider border by using the design as-is.

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See more of the Spotlight Sentiments stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

This addition to our line of STAX Die-namics will create circular elements comprised of peek-a-boo holes. The Stitchable Dot Circle STAX allows you to layer contrasting card stock beneath for a pop of color or use the holes as an easy stitching guide. These dies can be used with the Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics to create stitched frames or treat pockets.

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See more of the Stitchable Dot Circle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Today, I’m sharing a card I created that features the new Spotlight Sentiment stamp set as well as elements from Blueprints 18.

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You can see how I’ve assembled the card by clicking HERE or watching the video below.

You’ve seen the first day of peeks…now, onto the projects! Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with these inspiring new products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new releases become available on August 12!

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Emily is back with us on the blog today! We’re so happy to have her sharing her wonderful creativity with us again.
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Hi, it’s Emily Leiphart again, and I’m thrilled to be back on the My Favorite Things blog with two more cards! This first one uses the TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics. On the front panel, I used the smaller of the two dies to cut a window into the patterned paper. Then I combined both of the included die elements to create the black frame that was attached to the card front.

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I slid the boy and girl from the Boy Meets Girl Die-namics into the frame before securing acetate to the back of the window to create a shaker. I purposely positioned the girl’s head so that the two “Ls” would form bunny ears ;)

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To finish, I watercoloured the die-cut letters and added three enamel hearts.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Our line of TRANSFORM-ables is endlessly versatile. Barbara trimmed “smile” from the framed image to layer on top of the die-cut frame for a high contrast sentiment that demands attention (in the best possible way.)

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Think about your supplies in new ways. Here, the Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX have been transformed into layering elements simply by trimming them to shorter lengths. A subtle tone-on-tone background, created with the On the Diagonal Background, adds pattern and interest that doesn’t overwhelm the other stamped and die-cut elements.

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Has Barbara’s project inspired you to create something smile-inducing? Be sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can see what you’re up to!

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