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

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Launch Day has arrived and finally, we get to share the last of our product sneak peeks. In just a few hours, we’ll be able to chase away those rainy day blues for good when the complete April selection of new Die-namics, stamps, and stencils will finally be available for purchase. We’re excited, how about you? Even more exciting is that we’re sharing a $75 Gift Voucher for every day 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 April 8. 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 April 8 on the MFT Blog.

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With the Oh Baby Die-namics, you can build the most adorable diaper perfect for a baby shower card or gift, or a scrapbook layout – no changing required! Create dimensional fasteners with pin heads the color of your choice. Finish it all off with a chick that includes separate wing and bill elements for even more layering options.

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You don’t have to go far to see the Oh Baby Die-namics in action. Click HERE or simply play the video below!

The Baby’s Bib Die-namics is a big, happy canvas just waiting to be embellished to your heart’s content. A stitch detail adds interest and realism. Use the Oh Baby Die-namics or Beautiful Baby stamps and Die-namics to add some new baby flair or, customize with a design personal to the parents-to-be!

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You can see more of the Baby’s Bib Die-namics HERE or by clicking play below..

Here are the flowers we’ve been waiting for! Finally, those showers April have paid off. This sweet Pure Innocence I Pick You figure comes bearing gifts – an armful of beautiful blooms.

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The Bokeh Builder set let’s you build and blend layers of color and pattern in a variety of sizes for an ethereal effect most commonly seen in photographs. Combined with the included sentiments, you have a card worth focusing on.

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Did our April product release cause the clouds to part and the sun to shine. 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 weathering the storm of new goodies! Keep on clicking to see how they’ve wound things up on this final day.

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2 Days Until the April Release

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Have our April sneak peeks chased the grey away yet? We certainly hope so! Just two more days and we are THERE. Make sure you leave a comment on all of the Countdown posts we’ve had so far before the deadline to increase your chances of winning one of the seven $75 prizes.

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

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The Happy Graduation stamps are ideal for celebrating the recently matriculated but many of the sentiments are versatile enough to be used for any number of motivational and celebratory occasions. Use with the new Graduation Accents Die-namics for a multi layered look. This Die-namics set includes individual piece to create a layered cap and diploma as well as an “on the line” sentiment that will create a decorative edge on the long side of an A2 card.

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You can see the Graduation Accents Die-namics at work HERE or by clicking play on the video below.

Bright Lights Numbers and Symbols Die-namics coordinates with the Bright Lights Alphabet from the March 2014 release. This set simulates the look of marquee letters. Small holes in each letter allow your background to shine through. Or, use the holes to easily add a stitched detail. This set is the perfect companion to the Happy Graduation Die-namics as it will work so well to complete the “class of” design.

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Want to see more of this set? Play HERE or click below to see Bright Lights Numbers and Symbols at work.

Our Free with $60 set this month is the delightful Gerbera Daisy Die-namics. This 9 piece set will build luscious, layered flowers that are a surefire way to add some cheer to your cards and projects. If you aren’t lucky enough to have flowers popping up outside just yet, a bright and beautiful bouquet of these happy makers should do the trick!

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See the Gerbera Daisy Die-namics bloom by clicking HERE or by playing the video below.

But wait, there’s more! Now that you’ve had a chance to ogle today’s countdown product features, it’s time to be inspired by the projects our talented Design Team have created with them. Go forth and click :)

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3 Days Until the April Release

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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 our friends and fans – make sure you’re entered each day of the countdown! We’re just 3 days away from our April release and we hope you’re as excited about it as we are.

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

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The beautiful 17 piece Lily Die-namics includes everything you need to build beautiful bouquets that represent the lily in every stage of bloom. Emboss lines impart subtle detail while the layering options up the depth and dimension of your finished project.

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To get a better look at the Lily Die-namics, click HERE or play the video below.

Make your cards shine brighter than all of the stars in the night sky when you use the fun new Star Background stamp.

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Creating puffy white clouds is a breeze when you use the new Cloudy Day Stencil. Or maybe you prefer to create a grey and windy scene? There are so many options with this versatile stencil.

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We’d be remiss in not sharing our new line of Hybrid Inks one more time. These scrapbook safe, pigment based inks dry like dye inks and are permanent on paper surfaces, acid-free, archival, and fade resistant. Inks can be heat set on glass, fabric, wood, plastic, metal, and clay. As these inks are fast drying and waterproof, they cannot be embossed with embossing powder.

For this initial release we have twelve colors, in both ink pad and refill formats, that coordinate with our existing Replenishments products. The ink pad surface measures 3 3/8″ x 2 1/8.” The lid is printed in the appropriate ink color while the bottom sticker includes the ink name for easy identification no matter how you store your pads. The refills measure 1/4 oz. each. Buy each color individually OR get the entire twelve color collection, in either pads or refills, for the price of eleven. We’re excited about the possibilities this new formula offers and we know you’ll love them as much as we do!

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The team is back today with another bunch of clever creations. Keep clicking though to see what they’ve created and give them some love!

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4 Days Until the April Release

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A little rain must fall, right? Without the rain, we wouldn’t have rainbows or flowers or tantalizing puddles to jump in. Today’s products definitely share a common theme and all together, they add up to a wet but wonderful collection.

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

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The Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics can be used to create an A2 panel but it also creates eight complete cloud die cuts as well as an assortment of corner and edge pieces. Use them alone or in tandem to add dimension to your projects. 

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Click HERE to see the Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics in action, or simply play below.

You’ll welcome April showers when you’re prepared with the new Layered Umbrella Die-namics. This ingenious design includes slits in the main umbrella piece to allow the umbrella to be “stuffed” for added dimension. The overlay die covers the slits when not in use and creates an outline look when layered. The interior pieces of the overlay provides the ability to create a multi-colored look while a separate handle piece adds dimension and another color option.

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To see the Layered Umbrella Die-namics in use, click HERE or play the video below.

The Pure Innocence Sunny Thoughts girl is so stylish in her slicker and rain boots! She just may be the perfect antidote for a loved one that’s a bit under the weather.

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Raindrops may not be falling on your head but they will be softly falling across the expanse of your next project thanks to the new Raindrops Stencil.

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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 for you today, keep clicking through our Design Team member blogs.

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5 Days Until the April Release

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Some fun interactive elements are the star of the show in today’s sneak peek. Shake, rattle, and roll with an ingenious shaker design. Spotlight a standout person with an eye-catching frame. Look forward to better and brighter days with a trendy sentiment set. Let’s take a closer look!

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 April 8. 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 April 8 on the MFT Blog.

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Revolutionize your card making with the new Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker Die-namics. This set features a sentiment panel that creates the shaker window, individual letters to add a contrasting color, and a variety of confetti designs to match the mood of virtually any celebratory occasion.

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Watch the Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker Die-namics assembly process by clicking the video HERE or playing below.

The seven piece Sun, Moon & Stars Die-namics will help you create an extraterrestrial scene that shows your recipient just how highly you think of them. Create depth without bulk by adding peek-a-boo trail lines.
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See the Sun, Moon & Stars Die-namics in action by watching the video HERE or playing the video below.

The Superstar Photo Frame Card Die-namics acts as an all-in-one frame and sentiment. This design is the perfect solution for mass-producing invitations, announcements, or thank you cards. It could even be used in a frame to accent a photo to display in your home!

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For a closer look at the Superstar Photo Frame Card Die-namics, click HERE to watch the introduction video, or click play below.

Chase away grey days with the Blue Skies Ahead stamp set. This set includes eight different sentiment designs in a playful mix of trendy fonts.

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Click through each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with all of these cheery new products. The fun continues until all of these amazing new products officially release on April 8!

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 4

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful.

April typically starts off grey and then, the magic happens. Color bursts forth in a vivid array of gorgeous hues….this is how the tide turns and we start enjoying the slow transition into summer. Our palette this month features Natural, Razzle Berry, Blu Raspberry, and Gumdrop Green. Play up the Razzle Berry for a flirty feminine card or focus on Blu Raspberry and Gumdrop Green with the tiniest pop of trendy Razzle Berry for a more masculine look. Either way, paired with natural, you have the beginnings of an eye-catching card. The April 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, April 30 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 Larissa! 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 April Release

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6 days until the April release and today’s sneak peeks are just super. Not only are we adding to our line of TRANSFORM-ables, we’ve also got an addition to Birdie Brown’s collection and a new background stamp that will leave you dizzy with excitement.

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 April 8. 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 April 8 on the MFT Blog.

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Never fear! Birdie Brown is back this month with the cutest heroine you’ve ever seen and this fearless defender is ready to rescue your next project. You’re Super features a complete stamp set as well as a coordinating six piece Die-namics set to really add some *POW* to your design. Combine a variety of phrases to create a sentiment worthy of the “super” descriptor and back your design with a stamped cityscape. Finish the look by giving your heroine a super secret alter ego with a fun mask. This dynamic duo is so versatile – you could even create some black and white comic book images perfect for coloring (perhaps providing some quiet time for you to squeeze in some more crafting? You know, if you’re into that the of thing ;) Don’t miss Birdie Brown designer Torico’s projects today – you’ll find a link to her blog at the end of today’s post.

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You can find out more about the You’re Super Die-namics by watching the video HERE or simply clicking play below.

Say Hello to the newest addition to the TRANSFORM-ables line – it rather speaks for itself, doesn’t it? This innovative design allows you to shift gears providing for a multitude of unique looks with the simple two piece set. Use either piece to create a window in your card front. Use the larger, solid die to cut your speech bubble, then align the word die on top and cut again for a overlay. Layer the designs in contrasting colors for real pop or simply trim the word from the window for a stand alone sentiment. So many options!
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Want to see more? Say no more. Watch the video HERE or play the embedded video below.

Add some zip to your projects with the On the Diagonal Background. Perfect for square cards or A2 cards in either orientation, this look will leave your recipient dizzy with excitement.

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Now it’s time to see what our April Guest, Debbie, and the rest of our amazing 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 170

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Welcome to another installment of our Weekly Sketch Challenge. Every week we invite you to get sketchy with us and create a card or project based on the versatile sketch we provide for you. Share your projects inspired by the sketch by uploading a link to it at the end of today’s post. Every project you share is an automatic entry into our weekly giveaway of a Gift Voucher worth up to $20! So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t played along before, today’s sketch is the perfect introduction.

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You have until Tuesday, April 8 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 Shemaine! 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 (157-170) HERE

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The April Release Countdown Begins

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Oh, baby! Spring is about rebirth and renewal as flowers poke their way up through cold dirt and buds sprout fresh on the trees. This month, we’re featuring a variety of products that spotlight “the new” – accomplishments, achievements, and milestones. Over the next week, we’ll share all of our new April, 2014 products as well as spotlight them in use on our talented creative team member blogs. Ready?

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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 April 8. 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 April 8 on the MFT Blog.

It’s hip to be square and our Blueprints 14 Die-namics is a great starting point for your next hip card project. Whether you use the provided digital sketches or mix-and-match with other Blueprints in the series, you’ll have a stunning card in a matter of minutes. This set includes a stitched panel and layering square with a single rounded corner for added interest. Add more layers to build a feminine and floral scene or button things up for something more masculine. Use the cut and re-cut technique with the peek-a-boo hole element to add a dotted edge to any piece. Whichever look you choose, Blueprints 14 is just the ticket.

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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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To take a more detailed look at the components included in Blueprints 14, watch our introduction video by clicking HERE or click the play button below.

The Beautiful Baby stamps and Die-namics from Lisa Johnson Designs is a darling duo perfect for creating baby shower invitations, thank you cards, birth announcements, gift tags, and scrapbook layouts – all devoted to the new little ones in your life. Create die cuts perfectly sized to the coordinating stamp images and complete the look with sentiments designed in a charming mix of fonts.

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For a closer look at the Beautiful Baby Die-namics, click HERE to watch the introduction video, or click play below.

Star light, star bright, the first stars you see tonight will be the ones covering your next project. Use inks, mists, or emboss the Starry Night Stencil to add a blanket of twinkling stars to your cards and projects.

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We have some BIG news this month! Say hello to our new line of Hybrid Inks. These pigment based inks dry like dye inks and are permanent on paper surfaces, acid-free, archival, and fade resistant. These inks feature a raised felt pad and are slightly larger than our current ink pads. Inks can be heat set on glass, fabric, wood, plastic, metal, and clay. As these inks are fast drying and waterproof, they cannot be embossed with embossing powder.

For this initial release we have twelve colors, in both ink pad and refill formats, that coordinate with our existing Replenishments products. Buy each color individually OR get the entire twelve color collection, in either pads or refills, for the price of eleven. We’re excited about the possibilities this new formula offers and we know you’ll love them as much as we do!

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This month, we’re so pleased to have Debbie Olson joining us as our Guest Designer. You can find Debbie at her blog, Thinking Inking. We’ll be sharing her wonderful projects featuring our April Release throughout the countdown – welcome, Debbie!

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So, 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 April 8!

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An Inspired Thank You

We think our Creative Team is top notch. They inspire us daily with their projects. Our team can be inspired to craft beautiful new projects by our friends and customers as well though. This stunning card from Jackie was inspired by the card and video Jennifer McGuire shared a few days ago on our blog and Youtube channel.

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Jackie was compelled to pull out her Copics and add some beautiful and realistic coloring to her Lily Die-namics pieces after viewing Jennifer’s tips and tricks. What have you been inspired to create lately?

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