Nothing spells great evening in like some delicious takeout and a little crafting! Your future contains an abundance of fun crafting opportunities thanks to the Good Fortune stamp set. The pagoda image and bold greetings are the perfect way to finish off the Chinese Takeout container while the nine fortunes are designed to fit the fortune cookie paper strips. The exciting Chinese Takeout Die-namics allows you to create an interactive card featuring a concealed fortune. Use the small slit die to create a hidden notch under your fortune cookie to allow the paper fortune slip to slide in completely masked until your recipient pulls it out for the big reveal.
We are more than a little excited to have Jane Allen joining us at the MFT Boutique for a master class in the art of no-line coloring. Jane was one of our 2016 Card Design Superstars and is currently doing a monthly blog feature for us called Artistic Expression with Jane Allen. I think you’ll agree that she has a special talent!
Here’s a sample of some of her past work featuring an assortment of adorable MFT characters!
The schedule for each class day is as follows:
Morning Session – 9 AM – 12 PM
Lunch Break – 12 PM – 2 PM
Afternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM
During the morning session, Jane will be teaching us the basic techniques of no-line coloring. The afternoon session will culminate in the grand finale of implementing the techniques you’ve learned to create your very own masterpiece.
Each day of class will result in three finished cards, and will be identical in content. You simply need to register for the class day that best suits your schedule.
Your class fee of $75 will cover all supplies with the exception of the Copic markers listed below and your favorite stamp tools and adhesives.
Please bring the following Copic marker colors with you on class day:
G40, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG17, G94
W1, C0, C1, C2, C4, C6, C8
YR0000, YR000, Y15, YR15
E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
We will have a limited supply of the colors Jane will be using available for purchase.
PLEASE NOTE: Each class will accomodate a maximum of 30 students and we expect both classes to sell out quickly. There will be no kits or online component to this class – this technique-based lesson will only be available in person, during the class time listed. Classes must be pre-paid. Due to the limited seating availability and special nature of this event, no refunds will be given if you are not able to attend.
Updated March 20, 2017: Saturday, April 22nd registration is closed.
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!
Elements from Blueprints 31 form the base of Inge’s look while beautifully colored characters from Lions and Tigers are the stars of the show.
Blueprints are excellent for creating interest and depth – as they’re designed to coordinate easily, it makes assembly a breeze! Adding some die-cut greenery behind your characters adds a sense of place to your scene in quick fashion.
The Sushi Date pandas are here to serve. Melania’s inviting color scheme is both perfect for her sushi elements as well as a cool and calming choice for her scene elements.
Look closely…Melania’s lanterns are hung from trimmed clotheslines included in the Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics. Her graduated colors are complemented by the sequins she enclosed in each compartment as well – what a great way to carry out a theme to perfection!
This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s replay.
It’s a well-known fact that glitter is a pretty divisive subject in the crafting world…love it or hate it, it definitely inspires strong feelings. If you fall on the “hate it” side of the divide though, maybe it’s because you love the look but aren’t thrilled by the application and mess it generates. If that describes your attitude, we may just convert you with today’s episode of MFTv! Stephanie is sharing some fantastic tips for using our colorful collection of microfine glitters – just the ticket for adding some sparkle to a lucky St. Patrick’s Day inspired card!
Watch MFTv – Glitter Rainbow 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!
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 Anna’s blog: Julia D.
from Stephanie’s blog: Lisa’s Creative Niche
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!
I love these pigs. They are so full of joy and invite you to slow down and embrace life’s simple pleasures. Are you imagining all of the scenes you can create with the six sweet swine, flowers, and butterfly? Or maybe chuckling at the punny sentiments? Our team had a blast with Sow Much Cuteness and you will too – we’re feverishly shipping your release goodies out with tender loving care so you can get busy crafting. Until then, enjoy a little more pig-spiration.
Let’s see how our team featured the Sow Much Cuteness in their own projects this month:
We can’t wait to see what you create with the March Release, so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!
Happy March, friends! I’m Sandy Allnock, coloring addict…back with another video for you this month!
Before I get started – I want to address what you might be thinking: I don’t see color in this picture. It’s not coloring! Well, technically, black is the absence of color, and white is ALL colors of the spectrum. So even though I’m coloring by doodling – there’s more color here than you might have guessed!
These cards are also clean and simple – they make for a quick card but really cute, and still have your love poured into them. Check out the video for tips on how I created these sweet cards using Critter Clan!
Doesn’t that make you want to get out a pen and start doodling? It’s so relaxing to just mindlessly fill in patterns. Think of all the cute MFT stamps you can use to apply this technique!
I think the horse is my favorite – he’s got the most spaces to fill in with the doodling. You could do his entire body and leave his mane and tail white, or just use different textures and intensities to create a difference between them.
And then…there’s the little fox. I have a special place in my heart for any fox, know what I mean? This little guy is so sweet, and I’ll be getting out my Copics to color him over on Instagram today – so be sure to pop over and see him!
One of the best parts of this kind of a technique – you can get your stamping done, then take any black pen and hit the road to doodle at baseball practice, or while waiting in the card- any time you have a few minutes to just doodle! I hope you try playing with simple sketching skills, and add a little fun to some of your stamps!
See you next month – or over on my blog! (psssst I’m going to be having a ninja battle over there soon. #justsaying LOL!)
Play a little peek-a-boo with your characters! The Stitched Interactive Window Trio – Vertical Die-namics (and the previously released Horizontal version) provide a whimsical way to showcase your images in a fun and inventive way. Integrating the windows by adding a bit of leafy camouflage is an inspired bit of crafting as well!
Watch MFTv – Peek-a-Boo Windows 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!
We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past few days. 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 March Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, March 9, 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 March 10. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!
It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 9:00 PM EST, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamps, Die-namics, stencil, and papers we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.
Another release brings you 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. We know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the March 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!
One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:
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 contiguous US order over $75.
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.
You can look at every new product in our March release, for sale TONIGHT at 9 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.
Free w/ $60
Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our March Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky commenters 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: Katie Brooks (Mar 3, 2017 @ 00:20)
Countdown Day Four Winner: Craftyfield (Mar 4, 2017 @ 07:50)
Countdown Day Three Winner: Von Marie (Mar 7, 2017 @ 00:35)
Countdown Day Two Winner: Karen Ba (Mar 6, 2017 @ 11:00)
Countdown Day One Winner: Jane Crisci (Mar 7, 2017 @ 10:34)
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 March Release products TONIGHT, March 7, at 9 PM EST.
You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on March 7. 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 7:30 PM EST on March 7 on the MFT Blog.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The delightful No Place Like Home stamp set featuring twelve sentiments in fresh fonts that allow you to create cards for those you love, neighbors, new home owners, homecomings, and those who’ve shared the gift of hospitality.
HOME SWEET HOME DIE-NAMICS
The adorable Home Sweet Home Die-namics gives you the ability to create a sweet little neighborhood of homes, or you can choose to feature one home for a simpler design. This set comes with three different houses, coordinating roofs, chimneys, doors, and windows to customize your miniature abodes. Add curb appeal with a tree and the sweetest little topiary.
LOCK & KEY DIE-NAMICS
The Lock & Key Die-namics allows you to take your designs in a different direction with two sizes of keyholes and two adorable keys.
The Birdhouses Die-namics is a stand-alone die that allows you to create adorable homes for feathered friends with houses in two different sizes. Included in the set are two bases and roof details for fun die cut layering as well as two different birds to perch atop the roofs. Use this set on its own with the sentiment of your choosing or pair it with any of the birdie friends you’ll find in our stamp sets. Tweet tweet!
STITCHED TINY TAGS DIE-NAMICS
Mix and match this trio of petite tags to create sweet accent pieces for your cards and projects. A variety of stitch detailing adds interest to each. Layer the stitched interior piece or frame for even more dimension and contrast.
STITCHED TINY TAGS 2 DIE-NAMICS
Our March Free with $60 is the Stitched Tiny Tags 2 Die-namics. Mix and match this trio of petite tags to create sweet accent pieces for your cards and projects. A variety of stitch detailing adds interest to each. Layer the stitched interior pieces or frames for even more dimension and contrast. A tag topper and hole reinforcement completes the set.