Release Replay: May 2016

Release Replay

Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Rainbow Greetings stamp set, Split Triangle Background stamp, Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up and Inside & Out Stitched Stars Die-namics #mftstamps

Jodi’s design is filled with color and sparkle and lots of fun texture! It simply exudes happiness!

The Split Triangle Background stamp really adds pop and dimension to the colorful strips die cut she created using the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up. Our background stamps are perfect for adding depth and interest in the subtlest of ways.

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Rainbow Greetings and Because You stamp sets, End of the Rainbow and Inside & Out Stitched Stars Die-namics, and One Way Chevron Stencil #mftstamps

Soothing colors and encouraging words make Julia’s design the perfect greeting to send to someone who needs to hear that they are amazing!

Creatively combining lots of different products is a fabulous way to make your card as unique as the recipient! Take a look at your stamps and Die-namics for innovative combinations. 

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s replay.

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MFT Flower Power for Card Making and Beyond

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The saying goes that April Showers bring May Flowers, and we’ve got a floral fantasy planned just for you! Join us on Instagram this week for floral inspiration and a chance to win daily. Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@mftstamps) to be eligible to win!

To get you excited for this week of bouquets, nosegays, posies, and blooms, we thought we’d whet your appetite with an array of gorgeous floral inspiration.

Yoonsun features Delicate Pretty Poppies.

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies #mftstamps

Julia features Large Desert Bouquet.

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Large Desert Bouquet #mftstamps

Kimberly features Roses All Over.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Roses All Over #mftstamps

Jodi features Circle Scribble Flowers.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Circle Scribble Flowers #mftstamps

Lisa features Sketched Blooms.

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring Sketched Blooms #mftstamps

Debbie features Modern Blooms.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Modern Blooms #mftstamps

Amy features Pretty Posies.

Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring Pretty Posies #mftstamps

Karin features Scribble Roses.

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Scribble Roses #mftstamps

Keisha features Tropical Flowers.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Tropical Flowers #mftstamps

Kay features Mini Modern Blooms.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Mini Modern Blooms #mftstamps

Karolyn features Blissful Blooms.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Blissful Blooms #mftstamps

Barbara features Build-able Bouquet.

Handmade card from Barbar Anders featuring Build-able Bouquet #mftstamps

We can’t wait to have you join us on Instagram this week! Flower Power, y’all!

Here’s a look at just some of floral products available in the My Favorite Things online store. Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it’s back in stock!

MFTv – Adding Glitter Accents to Stamped Images

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What project couldn’t benefit from a bit of sparkle? In this week’s episode, Kimberly uses the brand new Pretty Posies stamp set and ups the twinkle factor with Microfine Glitter. One huge benefit? She was able to match her ink colors to the glitter colors with this handy dandy color match chart!

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Pretty Posies and Label Maker Sentiments #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Pretty Posies and Label Maker Sentiments #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Adding Glitter Accents to Stamped Images on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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Mini MISTI Giveaway

The MISTI has completely revolutionized how so many of us craft and we couldn’t be more proud to carry it in the MFT boutique. With the recent introduction of the Mini MISTI, our stamping options have grown even more so of course, we’re thrilled to be able to participate in MISTI May-nia. Every day this month, My Sweet Petunia is giving away one (and sometimes more!) of their incredible new Mini MISTI.

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Creating a scene with multiple images is just one way the MISTI comes in handy – especially if you want to create multiple cards featuring the same look (and why wouldn’t you? What a great way to build your stash and ensure you always have a card on hand for every occasion.)

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Would you like to win a Mini MISTI of your own? Simply leave a comment on this post by Thursday, May 12 at noon EDT and the winner will be shared on Friday (because why not bring a little good luck to someone’s Friday the 13th?)

Good luck and happy stamping!

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Product Spotlight: Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky ladies have won $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Donna’s blog: Good Kardma by Jules

from Melania’s blog: Raluca Vezeteu

Congratulations to you both! Your Gift Vouchers will be emailed to you sometime later today, so keep an eye out. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!

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Time to take a trip back to re-visit one of our May Release products. This month, we’re taking a closer look at the nifty and versatile Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics!  You can use it for tone-on-tone dimension or creating a colorful explosion. It pairs well with so many die-cut and stamped sentiments!

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Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

We can’t wait to see what you create with the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up, so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!

MFT from A to Z

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When it comes to  My Favorite Things, there’s a lot to love, wouldn’t you agree? Let’s celebrate all the awesome things that make MFT so great – from A to Z!

Alphabets

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If you want to spell just about anything, our alphabet Die-namics are perfect in every way!

Blogs and Blueprints

We’ve got two blogs to keep you inspired and informed. Besides this one, you can visit the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog five days a week. We also love our innovative Blueprints Die-namics, touted as The Foundation for Your Creativity. You can use our Blueprints Sketches HERE, or mix and match the pieces to create something uniquely you!

Card Stock, Challenges, and Customer Service

The letter C brings you many wonderful things from My Favorite Things — from a delicious array of colorful card stock to sketch and color challenges and some of the greatest customer service out there!

Design Team and Die-namics

A fantastic Design Team helps us to showcase our amazing products, and our vast catalogue of Die-namics (our EXCLUSIVE, American made line of steel dies) gives you unlimited options and hours of creativity!

Education

PrintScroll through our Educational Resources, and you never know what you’ll learn! From links to theme weeks to Tips & Tricks to FREE classes for each release, we’ll help you hone your craft and learn new techniques and crafting tips! Having a serious aha moment is just a few clicks away!

Facebook and Flickr

In this day and age, a presence on Facebook is a must, and our Facebook page is awash with inspiration, information, sales, and links to fuel your creativity. Be sure to give us a “like” so that you don’t miss one single minute! We also host two Facebook groups — one for general MFT chatter and another dedicated to our challenges. Join us for all of the fun and friendship that you can find! You can also find us on Flickr HERE.

Guest Designers and Gift Cards

It’s always a privilege to get our product in the hands of talented guest designers, and their creativity inspires us immensely! Scroll through innovative and spectacular projects created by friends of the MFT Family! You can find guests on this blog HERE and on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog HERE. And what would we be without our super fun gift cards? We give them away as prizes sometimes, but they also make great gifts for all of your crafty friends!

Hybrid Inks (and Pigment and Premium Dye Inks, too!)

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Our Hybrid Inks are superb, and we’re pretty proud of our Pigment and Premium Dye Inks, too. Check out the graphic above to see what makes each of them great and to learn how they differ.

Instagram

If eye candy is what you’re looking for, hop on Instagram and follow us HERE. We post fresh content, videos, and exciting updates daily. You can also get lost in projects featuring MFT created by designers around the world by following #mftstamps.

Joy!

The absolute joy of new products arriving on your doorstep. The joy of creating. The joy of making people smile with your handmade cards. And the joy of the friendships made because of our wonderful hobby. Pure, unadulterated JOY!

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PrintOur founder, Kim van der Sanden opened My Favorite Things in 2006, initially offering existing paper-crafting products that were her favorites, the impetus behind the company’s name — My Favorite Things. She then decided to produce proprietary products and debuted her initial line-up of stamps in 2008.  Kim’s continued emphasis on offering the highest quality products, delivering excellent customer service, and helping paper crafters everywhere bring their creativity to life has resulted in My Favorite Things becoming a well-respected industry favorite.

Label Templates

In an effort to help you get organized, we provide downloadable Label Templates for each release with the names of all of our stamp sets, stencils, and Die-namics. The .doc files are compatible with 8195 Avery Return Labels, 8167 Avery Return Labels, and all comparable sizes. Getting organized was never easier!

Monthly Releases

With our monthly releases and now our mid-month card kit releases, you never have to wait too long to discover something new from My Favorite Things!

Newsletter

Our newsletter is a source of My Favorite Things news and inspiration delivered right to your inbox! You can sign up HERE. Even if you’re already receiving our newsletters, be sure to update your preferences to get exactly what you want.

Organizational Solutions

You’ve got all sorts of our fun products, but how do you keep it all organized? Check out our Organizational Solutions for myriad ways to tame everything in your stash from card stock to stamps to stencils to inks! Keeping things organized gives you more time to create!

Periscope, Pinterest, and Prizes

The letter P is a big one, for sure. From live broadcasts on our Periscope channel allowing you to see our products first hand and to ask questions in real time, to our Pinterest profile with over 15,500 projects, sketches, and videos neatly categorized by type, we’re helping you get creative all over the world wide web! And we LOVE giving out prizes, too. Follow us on all of our social media channels and sign-up for our newsletter so you can get in on the fun!

Quality

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality products. Our clear stamps, Die-namics, and stencils are made in the USA, and we take great care that everything is top-notch in every way.

Resources

PrintOur Printable Resources provide you with lots of handy information — from sketches to color charts to Cutting & Embossing Guides and Color Reference Guides for our patterned paper packs. We do our best to take the guesswork out of your creative time! You never know what sort of gem you’ll find when perusing our resources.

Stamps and Stencils

Our fantastic stamps have been a part of our history from the very beginning. We’ve created an extensive library of both clear stamps and rubber background stamps for unlimited inky fun! From Birdie Brown to Laina Lamb Design to Lisa Johnson Designs to Miss Tiina to Pure Innocence — whatever your style, we have something for you! And don’t forget our super cool collection of stencils! They will work on a variety of surfaces including card stock, canvas, cork, chipboard, acetate, and fabric, and they allow you to paint, spray, mist, spritz, airbrush, sponge, doodle, mask, and more!

Twitter

The fast paced world of Twitter keeps us informed in 140 characters or less. You can find us there every day of the week! Follow us on Twitter HERE to always be in the know.

U (and by that we mean YOU!)

We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of you — our faithful followers, our coolest customers, and our biggest fans. Thank YOU for all that you do to make us great! We love our community of MFT friends!

Value

Not only are our products of the highest quality, we offer great value, too. Our carefully created monthly card kits provide a savings of  25-30% on exclusive, custom-curated products with you, the crafter in mind. 

Ways to Save

We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase:

  1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).
  2. USA customers receive FREE shipping on each order over $75 (you will see a $6.50 credit automatically applied to your shopping cart). International customers will receive a $6.50 shipping credit on all orders over $75, automatically applied to your shopping cart.
  3. 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.

X-tra Care

A shout out to our phenomenal warehouse staff! They take pride in packaging your box full of happiness with the utmost care with pretty pink tissue paper and a delicious mint! And then they let you know that your package is on its way with timely emails and tracking numbers. When you see Out for Delivery, it’s a reason to celebrate!

YouTube

MFTvIf you love learning, our YouTube channel MFTv will get you inspired and creating! Beginners can learn firsthand simple Tips & Tricks, and even the most advanced crafter can learn cool techniques in our weekly MFTv videos. If you’re interested in how a certain product works, we share informative videos showcasing every product in each release. Take some time to explore, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. You won’t regret it!

Zoo

And finally, we have a ZOO full of creatures for you to create with! Our adorable menagerie includes just about any animal imaginable from Adorable Elephants to Forest Friends to Flamingos and Magical Unicorns. There are Birds of Paradise and Cheeky Monkeys and Birthday Bears, too!

There’s so much to love about My Favorite Things, and we’re glad to share it with you!

It’s Time to Shop for the NEW May Products

You’ve been waiting an entire week to take home the latest Die-namics, stamp sets, stencils, and papers. Now it’s finally time to make them yours!

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring our May 2016 Release #mftstamps

All of our May release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win one of 2, $100 Gift Vouchers as part of tonight’s New Product Launch celebration!

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Would you like to see Jody’s Periscope featuring the full May Release? Check it out HERE or watch the video below!

In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order.  We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

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1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics 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.

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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.

Handmade card from Torico featuring our May 2016 Release #mftstamps

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past week. They have another shot of inspiration to help inspire you and narrow down your shopping list to your must-have items. Visit each of their May Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, May 5 for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and the prizes will be sent out on May 9. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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It’s Reveal Day – Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm to 10:00 PM EDT, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamp sets, Die-namics, stencils, and papers we’ve been showing off over the past week will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

May Release Class #mftstamps

Another release, another fabulous class PDF and Youtube playlist featuring every single class project. Whether you prefer printed directions or are a more visual learner, we’ve got you covered. I know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the May Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

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!

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One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

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Our Free with $60 Die-namics set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail USA order over $75.

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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 May release, for sale TONIGHT at 10 PM EDT, 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.

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our May Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky stampers will win a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Wahnita Hammond – Apr 29, 2016 @ 00:04

Countdown Day Four Winner: Jamie Greene – Apr 30, 2016 @ 09:31

Countdown Day Three Winner: Judie A – May 2, 2016 @ 18:05

Countdown Day Two Winner: Carolee McCaslin – May 2, 2016 @ 10:59

Countdown Day One Winner: F Bond – May 3, 2016 @ 05:17

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Day is Finally Here! Our May Release is So Close!

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We’ve reached the final day of the countdown and we still have so much more to share. You’ll be able to shop for all of the new May Release products TONIGHT, May 3, at 10 PM EDT.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 3. 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 May 3 on the MFT Blog.

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WARM & FUZZY FRIENDS

The Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set features a campground full of friendly and adorable characters ready to join you in your recreational pursuits. You’ll love the clever sentiments that cover a wide variety of occasions – you can even feature some of the included words on the sign for extra fun! Even if you don’t love camping, this set might just change your mind! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Warm & Fuzzy Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Warm & Fuzzy Friends HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Warm & Fuzzy Friends #mftstamps

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

Nothing makes a statement like a bold sentiment, and this month’s Free with $60 Die-namics, Absolutely Fabulous, allows you to do just that! This 2 piece set combines a sans serif font with an attached line for the word absolutely and fabulous in a pretty script. The line will extend across an A2 card, and because it’s attached to the word absolutely, it cuts in one piece. No need to worry about spacing!

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See more of Absolutely Fabulous Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Absolutely Fabulous Die-namics #mftstamps

TRAIL MIX PAPER PACK

The Trail Mix Paper Pack features a mix of colorful patterns that pair beautifully with Warm & Fuzzy Friends.

Trail Mix Patterned Paper #mftstamps

Did anything in our May release catch your eye? Now is the time to take a few minutes to print out the handy shopping list and make note of your must-have items.

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It’s the last day of our countdown but our Design Team is still crafting inspiring new projects! Keep on clicking to see how they’ve wound things up on this final day.

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2 Days Until the May Release

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Happy, sad, or somewhere in between, few things feel as comforting as a good snuggle. Thanks to our May Release, you’ll be able to recreate that feeling in card form!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 3. 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 May 3 on the MFT Blog.

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SNUGGLE BUNNIES

Nothing brings more comfort than a snuggly little friend when things get tough. You’ll find hours of fun creating adorable projects with the super sweet Snuggle Bunnies stamp set. Eight delightful sentiments will give you many options for creating the perfect design, so grab some ink, and stamp your worries away! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Snuggle Bunnies stamp set #mftstamps

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See more of Snuggle Bunnies HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Snuggle Bunnies #mftstamps

HELLO THERE

Say hello there to the Hello There Die-namics! It’s a great way to send a friendly greeting just because. You’ll love the bold script font allowing you to cut each word all at once. This Die-namics pairs well with the Friends Die-namics for a striking design.

Hello There Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Hello There Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Hello There Die-namics #mftstamps

SPLIT TRIANGLE BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with a cool geometric design with the Split Triangle Background stamp.

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See more of Split Triangle Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Split Triangle Background #mftstamps

ONE WAY CHEVRON STENCIL

The One Way Chevron Stencil features a graphic pattern of repeated chevrons.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring One Way Chevron Stencil #mftstamps

WATERCOLOR WASH PATTERNED PAPER

Achieve a beautiful wash of soothing pastel color without pulling out your watercolors! Twelve ethereal looks are included intros paper pad.

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Are you enjoying the May countdown? We’ve almost reached the end (that means it’s almost time to shop!) Let’s check out the projects our talented design team has created with today’s offerings.

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