MFTv I Think You’re Awesome Shimmer Card

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Creating beautiful custom shimmer paper is just a couple of easy steps away. By combining our Sheer Shimmer Mist with the Steel Shimmer Mist, you can adjust the intensity of color to create a beautiful ombre panel that becomes the perfect base for your card projects. Some simple embossing, a pop of color and pattern along the edge, and a handful of sparky sequins complete the look.

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Watch the video HERE to see this card assembled start to finish or just play the embedded video.

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Thinking of You

Barbara is with us again today sharing a wonderful “anytime” card that would meet the needs of a variety of occasions. Whether someone is dealing with a difficult situation, celebrating a recent success, or just in need of a quick “hi,” this design fits the bill!

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Barbara created interest on this pretty card by including lots of layers and an eye-catching, contrasting color scheme. While it would have been equally beautiful without, the small scalloped element stamped with an image from the Art Expression Text provides some visual grounding and the perfect bit of pop.

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Hey, Girlie!

You know that feeling when someone does something really nice for no particular reason? It’s kind of even better than when it’s for your birthday, or anniversary, or some other obligatory occasion. Send a girlfriend a little note and I promise, you will make her day. And all for the price of a stamp and a few minutes of your time. They’re worth it and you owe it to yourself to recognize the important people in your life.

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Glam it up by combining the Chandelier Die-namics with the Damask Designs stamps for a quick and elegant card that anyone would be thrilled to receive. Jot a quick note inside to say ”hi,” or “thinking of you,” or “you are really special to me!” and pop it in the mail. You just made someone’s day in 30 minutes flat…can you think of a better use of your time?

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 169

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Our sketch this week features a tri-tone base designed to ground an elegant sentiment and floral accent. The main panel is ideal for a simple, oversized greeting or choose a smaller, more intricate stamped sentiment. Customize even further with your choice of flower and leaf combination. Whatever you choose, be sure to share a link to your project at the bottom of this post so you can be entered in the weekly random Gift Voucher selection.

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You have until Tuesday, April 1 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 Diane! 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 (157-169) HERE

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Finally, one last note. We’re sad to be saying farewell to Suzy Plantamura.

Suzy’s love of scrapbooking has led her to some wonderful, professional opportunities and as a result, she will be leaving MFT. We wish her the best as she continues to spread her sunshine and share her fun doodly style with all of her fans. Having met Suzy in person, I can absolutely say with certainty, she is one of the most likable people I have ever met. Her love of life is infectious.

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Perfect Packaging Ideas Unwrapped

With Easter around the corner, wedding season looming, and birthday parties a year-round affair, custom treat boxes are one crafty project that will always be in demand. This month, our design team has created a bevy of boxes designed to provide perfect packaging for any occasion. Think small, think cute, and get ready to pack some pretty parcels.

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Has someone recently done you a favor or saved you from certain disaster? This project from Kimberly is the perfect way to show them you appreciate their efforts. It’s a handy little design with the added bonus of providing sweet treats whenever the desire strikes.

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Are you ready for some more creative inspiration? Our design team has pulled out all the stops in creating a variety of packages that will surely motivate you to think creatively for your next event. Keep on clicking through to each of their blogs to see what they’ve created in response to our challenge this month.

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MFTv You Make Me a Happy Camper

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We have such a fun card for you this week. The assembly is minimal…a total piece of cake. The real fun is in pulling out your markers and doing a little coloring – it’s not just for kids, you know! You’ll see how to add an embossed detail to your base panel using one of our stencils in conjunction with the Embossing Pad Combo. The Sun Ray Stencil embossed on Lemon Drop provides the perfect amount of texture and adds that sunny touch our little camping scene is grounded on.

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Watch the video HERE to see this card assembled start to finish or just play the embedded video.

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I’m Always Here for You

Soft shades of springy colors and a mix of lovely patterns make this card a gem worth sharing. The Easter Bunny stamp set plays double duty in creating a pretty floral strip to back the sentiment with as well as a die cut embellishment to pop on top.

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An encouraging sentiment from the Words of Inspiration set is stamped in subtle Grout Gray but still manages to be the star of the show – that’s what you want when you’re sending a note as important as this one is. When a loved one is facing a battle large or small, a simple show of support like this can make all the difference in the world. Add a few cards like this to your stash so you can always be prepared when hard times hit.

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Color Palette Challenge Review

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It’s time to do a check in on Color Palette Challenge 3 projects. Our Kraft, Grapesicle, Berrylicious, and Sour Apple palette is a great jumping off point for happy, springy projects. Let’s take a closer look at what our design team has been inspired to create with the combo.

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Debbie used the Floral Fusion Cover-Up Die-namics to cut a panel from all four of our colors this month, and then pieced it back together like a puzzle…relaxing process with a lovely result.

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Jodi created a color-blocked card with a Pure Innocence I’m All Ears image. She brought the Sour Apple into the mix with a twine tied button.

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Lots of layers and a sweet ride make Inge’s card a standout. The Bicycle Die-namics will bring out the road warrior within…ready to hit the pavement this spring!

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Cindy’s card sports the same combination of colors but stamped on kraft, the result is completely unique. Sunny Day Doodles Spring Has Sprung is perfect for seasonal projects like this one.

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Bright and cheery with a mix of patterns was Mona’s choice for this challenge. Are you LOVING that Wood Plank Background? We’re obsessed.

Ready to create a color inspired project of your own? Remember that you have until noon on April 2 to share your own Color Palette Challenge 3 projects. As a reminder: one of the challenge participants will win a Gift Voucher to the MFT boutique valued at up to $20! We can’t wait to see what you do.

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 168

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Once again, it’s time to get sketchy with MFT. Every week, a new sketch and another chance to create something spectacular. This week’s sketch includes an open circle element that presents so many possibilities! We can see you interpreting that particular element in an endless number of ways. We’re excited to see what you create so get busy!

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You have until Tuesday, March 25 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 Tricia! 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 (157-168) HERE

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Versatile Die Cuts: With Jennifer McGuire

We are so lucky to have Jennifer McGuire joining us today to share a fantastic video detailing three different ways to use your Die-namics collection to create beautiful and unique elements for your cards and projects.

Jennifer claims to be addicted to die cutting and with results like this, we can see why! In her stunning example, she’s blended in lifelike color to simple white die cuts, boosted the shine and depth of a classic sentiment die cut, and added texture and dimension by debossing her card background with the Modern Morocco Cover-Up Die-namics.

Along the way, she’s shared an incredible number of great tips that you won’t want to miss.

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You can see Jennifer’s video HERE or by simply playing the embedded video below. Subscribe to our Youtube channel TODAY and never miss another MFT video.

Thank you so much Jennifer, for sharing your time and talent with us.

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