MFTv – Using Adhesives to Foil

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We’ve used a foiling machine and adhesive sheets, a foiling pen, and in this week’s episode of MFTv, we’re showing how to foil using basic adhesives you probably already have in your stash!

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford #mftstamps

Watch Kimberly’s process HERE 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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Product Spotlight: Scallop Trio

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 Torico’s blog: Rosemary

from Julie’s blog: Danielle

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 some of our April Release products. This month, we’re taking a closer look at the trio of products featuring a stunning scallop design. What’s your tool preference – daring Die-namics, sensible stamps, or slick stencils?

Dainty Scallop Cover-UpScallop Background Cascading Scallop Stencil

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We can’t wait to see what you create with this versatile trio so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!

May the Forest Be with You

The lovely Keren Baker is joining us this month for a handful of guests spots. Her ingenuity with our new products will blow you away!

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Hi everyone! It’s lovely to be with you all for a few guest posts and each post will have a theme. Today’s theme is all about creating a scene; which is one of my favourite ways to start off a project!

I tend to lay out the products I want to use and just look at them carefully. As soon as I saw the sentiment ‘May the forest be with you’ from Forest Friends, I had a picture in my head and this is how it turned out!

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I had to ‘Google’ a little to get the right colours for the lightsabers, and to try and make the badger look a little like Darth Vader! I love how you can get the coordinating Die-namics which makes everything so much quicker. I used Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink for the soft background and the Dots & Stripes Fresh Paper Pack for the background paper.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

You can see that I snipped into their paws a little to help them hold their weapons and just coloured with Copics/Promarkers and added a little white hi-lighting with a gel pen.

My second project is using the fabulous Lucky Dog set plus the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX.

When I looked at the rectangles, I thought about creating frames and when I saw ‘you rescued me’ in the sentiments, I envisaged a dog pound with a dog at the front, jumping for joy at being rescued.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

The process was simple. Attaching two dies together with tape, I cut out 3 frames.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

Next, colour and cut out the dogs and group them so they look good together. Now for the springy dog, wrap some wire around a skewer or knitting needle to create the spring, securing the spring under some foam pads,

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

and there’s your dog – all ready to be positioned onto your card! Don’t be constrained to the dimensions of your card; I love taking the elements past the edges (just make sure you’ve an envelope to fit 😉 .)

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

Hope you’ve enjoyed thinking about creating scenes with your stamps. There’s lots in the latest release to really get your creative brain going.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you again soon!

Keren x


Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!

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MFTv – 2 Ways to Foil with the Adhesive Foil Pen

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Last week, we shared how Deco Foils can be used to create incredible backgrounds for your cards. This week, we’re demonstrating two different ways to use the coordinating Adhesive Pen to add foiled detailing to specific areas of your projects. Grab your collection of stencils because you’ll want to give this technique a try right away. Make sure you head over to our Youtube channel as well because we’re hosting a giveaway of some of the products shown – you don’t want to miss out on your opportunity to play along!

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Watch Kimberly’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below.

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW April 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 Francine Vuilleme featuring Bold Greenery Die-namics #mftstamps

All of our April 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 April 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 Tree-mendous Die-namics #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 April Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, April 7 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 April 8. 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.

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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 April 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!

April 2016 Shopping List #mftstamps

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 April 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 April 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: Candice Vidal – Apr 1, 2016 @ 01:50

Countdown Day Four Winner: Donna Gourley – Apr 4, 2016 @ 14:39

Countdown Day Three Winner: Martine M. – Apr 3, 2016 @ 09:42

Countdown Day Two Winner: Lisa Hjulberg – Apr 4, 2016 @ 23:22

Countdown Day One Winner: Gabriella B – Apr 5, 2016 @ 06:58

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Day is Finally Here! Our April 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 April Release products TONIGHT, April 5, at 10 PM EDT.

April 2016 Release

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on April 5. 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 April 5 on the MFT Blog.

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GUMBALL GREETINGS

There’s something nostalgic about colorful gumballs and chewing gum, and the Gumball Greetings stamp set will bring back lots of fun memories. The wide range of clever sentiments give you many options for birthday, love, friend, and all occasion cards. Pair this stamp set with the Gumball Machine Die-namics to create sweet projects in any color you “chews.”

Gumball Greetings stamp set #mftstamps

GUMBALL MACHINE

The Gumball Machine Die-namics gives you the ability to piece together an adorable vintage gumball machine. Go with classic red or dream up any color combination you choose! Pair this set with the Gumball Greetings stamp set which is filled with punny and clever sentiments to fit the gumball theme. You’ll bubble over with so many ideas, you might just POP!

Gumball Machine Die-namics #mftstamps

Gumball Machine Die-namics in use #mftstamps

See more of the Gumball Greetings stamp set and Gumball Machine Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring the Gumball Greetings stamp set and Gumball Machine Die-namics #mftstamps

BUILD-ABLE BOUQUET

Have you ever dreamed of being a floral arranger? Here’s your chance with the Build-able Bouquet stamp set! With several options of flowers and leaves in a variety of sizes, you can create lush bouquets or a sweet and simple nosegay in any colors you choose! Use the smaller stamps as accents to create a feminine look to any design. Because flowers are never a bad idea. 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.

Build-able Bouquet stamp set #mftstamps

Build-able Bouquet Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Build-able Bouquet HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Build-able Bouquet #mftstamps

LINED CHEVRON BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with a trendy chevron design with the Lined Chevron Background stamp.

Lined Chevron Background #mftstamps

See more of the Lined Chevron Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring the Lined Chevron Background #mftstamps

RAINBOW STRIPES PAPER PACK

The Rainbow Stripes Paper Pack features colorful stripes on a white background.

Rainbow Stripes Paper Pack #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring the Rainbow Stripes Paper Pack #mftstamps

Did anything in our April 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.

April 2016 Shopping List #mftstamps

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 April Release

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Today’s collection of sneak peeks will bring a touch of nature to your projects. From forest friends to scene-building essentials, we’ve got you covered. Let’s head for the great outdoors!

April 2016 Release

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on April 5. 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 April 5 on the MFT Blog.

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FOREST FRIENDS

A peaceful hike in the forest is the perfect way to spot cute creatures in their natural environment. Create adorable greetings with trees, leaves, nuts and a menagerie of whimsical animals (like a deer, fox, squirrel, and raccoon among others) with the delightful Forest Friends stamp set. The wide range of sentiments from sweet to punny give you many options for birthday, love, friend, and all occasion cards. 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.

Forest Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Forest Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Forest Friends HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Forest Friends #mftstamps

TREE-MENDOUS

The Tree-mendous Die-namics gives you the ability to create a forest of trees with three stitched treetops and coordinating tree trunks. Use the trees as an accent to a scene or feature them all by themselves. This Die-namics could be used for many occasions including birthday, thank you, or even sympathy.

Tree-mendous Die-namics #mftstamps

Tree-mendous Die-namics in use #mftstamps

See more of the Tree-mendous Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Tree-mendous Die-namics #mftstamps

BOLD GREENERY

The Bold Greenery Die-namics cuts three different fronds with a super thin and delicate stem. Pair these leaves with our Wild Greenery and Leafy Greenery Die-namics for a jungle full of foliage or simple use one leaf as a pretty accent to your design.

Bold Greenery Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Bold Greenery Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Bold Greenery Die-namics #mftstamps

RADIANT SUN

Sunny skies are on their way with this Die-namics that will bathe your projects in delicious light. It’s the perfect addition to a cheery scene created with any of our fun stamp sets. Pair it with the In the Clouds Die-namics for a lovely sky.

Radiant Sun Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of the Radiant Sun Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Radiant Sun Die-namics #mftstamps

FRIENDS

The Friends Die-namics is the perfect way to show your besties and your BFFs how much they mean to you. You’ll love the bold script font allowing you to cut either word all at once! This Die-namics pairs well with the Hello There Die-namics for a striking design.

Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

HELLO THERE

Say hello there to this monthss Free with $60 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 the Hello There Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring Hello There Die-namics #mftstamps

Are you enjoying the April 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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3 Days Until the April Release

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Today’s versatile collection features a little something for everyone, including the latest from Pure Innocence!

April 2016 Release

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on April 5. 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 April 5 on the MFT Blog.

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LOADS OF THANKS

This darling addition to our Pure Innocence line features our cutie getting ready to spend some time in her flower garden with a wheelbarrow of blooms and proper gardening attire. The cute sentiments make this a delightful set for adorable and springy thank you, love you, and miss you cards. 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.

Pure Innocence Loads of Thanks stamp set #mftstamps

Pure Innocence Loads of Thanks Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Loads of Thanks HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Pure Innocence Loads of Thanks #mftstamps

I’M TWEET ON YOU

We’re all a-twitter about the I’m Tweet on You stamp set! Birds and butterflies fill the air in this darling set that will allow you to create pretty backyard scenes. There’s a sturdy branch on which the birds can perch, delightful bird-houses to welcome them, and a birdbath to cool them off from the sun. And you can add a patch of pretty flowers to punctuate the peaceful scene. Four sweet sentiments give this set everything you need to create something lovely. We’re going out on a limb here — we think you’ll love it! 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.

I'm Tweet on You stamp set #mftstamps

I'm Tweet on You Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of I’m Tweet on You HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring I'm Tweet on You #mftstamps

WIRE BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with a strong angled line design with the Wire Background stamp.

Wire Background #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Wire Background #mftstamps

STITCHED STRIP

Add delightful stitching to your projects with the Stitched Strip Die-namics. The texture it adds will give your projects an element of fun! Use the negatives of the lines of hearts, circles, and stars for a fun accent, or use the positive to create your very own confetti!

Stitched Strip Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of the Stitched Strip Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Stitched Strip Die-namics #mftstamps

We’re down to just three more days. It’s not an easy wait but it is an enjoyable one when you have beautiful samples from our talented team! Keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to with today’s products.

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4 Days Until the April Release

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Two fabulously furry new sets from Birdie Brown will have you purring with delight after perusing today’s countdown post. Make sure you scroll to the end to check out a great new STAX design and one of two new paper packs as well!

April 2016 Release

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on April 5. 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 April 5 on the MFT Blog.

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COOL CAT

Looking for the coolest collection of kitties out there? We’ve got them right here for you in the Cool Cat stamp set. These furry cuties will meow their way into your projects from their whiskers to their tails. Tease them with a fishbowl nearby or create an adorable scene with a cushion and a vase of flowers. The wide range of sentiments give you options for thank you, birthday, love, friend, I’m sorry, and all occasion cards. This set includes popular cat breeds such as the Siamese, Persian, and American short hair. Are you feline it? 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.

Birdie Brown Cool Cat stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Cool Cat Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Cool Cat HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat #mftstamps

LUCKY DOG

The saying may go that a dog is a man’s best friend, but these sweet puppies will steal the hearts of everyone! From playful pups to pampered pooches, you’ll find hours of fun creating playful projects with the Lucky Dog stamp set. With sweet and clever sentiments and charming accessories, you’ll want to fetch some time in your craft room! This set includes popular dog breeds such as the corgi, chihuahua, bulldog, terrier, and poodle. You’ll totally woof this set! You’ll totally woof this set! 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.

Birdie Brown Lucky Dog stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Lucky Dog Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Lucky Dog HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Birdie Brown Lucky Dog #mftstamps

INSIDE & OUT STITCHED ROUNDED RECTANGLE STAX

Add some softness to your layered panels with the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics. This 5 piece set features gently rounded corners and a stitched border detail on both the interior and exterior of the cut line on each die. This versatile design produces both a stitched interior shape AND a stitched detail around the perimeter of the resulting frame.

Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

PROPER PINSTRIPES PATTERNED PAPER

A rainbow of vibrant colors punctuated by fine white lines will add beautiful color and interest to your projects.

Proper Pinstripes 6x6 Paper Pack #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Proper Pinstripes Paper Pack #mftstamps

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the April release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

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