Special Cards for Special Occasions

We’re happy to have Karolyn Loncon joining us today to share a beautiful project featuring a number of our June release products.

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Well, hello friends!  I am thrilled beyond words to be back as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. I have a deep and loving appreciation for the amazing products from My Favorite Things, so when Jody asked me to create a few projects using the newly released June products, I didn’t hesitate! I’m sharing one of the projects I created today.

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I love a card that has a fun and interesting fold. I especially love the Z-fold card design – it really packs a great design punch, and always has a surprise inside – BONUS! Here are the step-by-step directions for creating this card:

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Step 1

Make the card base from Sno Cone Card Stock (5.5” x 8.5″) and score at 4.25” and fold.

Ink up the Romantic Script Background with white pigment ink. Stamp the background on both sides of the inside of the card base.

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Score the left side of the card base at 2 1/8”.

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Fold the left side of the card base so that the left edge is even with the card base center fold.

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Die cut the Bride & Groom elements from white and black card stock. Assemble the bride and groom, embellish, and attach together using foam tape. Adhere the bride and groom to the card base with foam tape (on the back of the bridal gown only) so that the bride and groom are centered on the card.

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Die cut the Pierced Fishtail Flag twice from white card stock. Use the squared off edge of the Pierced Fishtail Flag die to cut a rectangle that will fit the sentiment; trim the fishtail end.  Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment. Assemble the sentiment banner, adhering the left fishtail with foam tape.

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Stamp and emboss the inside sentiment on the second Pierced Fishtail Flag die cut. Adhere sentiment strip to the right side of the card base, and crease at the center fold (also making sure that the strip slides under the left side sentiment banner and lines up correctly.)

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Look how fun it looks when you close it up – as though the banner is one cohesive piece, right?  But, of course, we all know that there’s a surprise waiting inside!

Who wouldn’t love to get this sweet card for their special day? My sister is getting married this summer, so this little gem will be heading her way soon. I hope she and her new husband will love it as much as I do.  I adore these Die-namics and stamp sets, and will most definitely be using them again and again!

Thanks so much for dropping by today, and a BIG thank you to My Favorite Things for having me! I’ll be popping in again soon with more My Favorite Things projects!

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Color Palette Challenge Review

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It’s time to do a check in on Color Palette Challenge 6 projects. This month’s palette of Natural, Sweet Tooth, Spearmint, and Nightshift Blue includes a range of colors from light to dark that allows you to create vastly different looks by simply switching up the dominant and accent colors. Let’s see how our designers chose to dip into this palette!

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A hearty dose of Nightshift Blue, grounded by a thin white border, allows the Spearmint die cuts to to shine on Cindy’s card. How could your recipient not smile after reading that sassy sentiment?

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Debbie and Cindy took similar routes design-wise – both choosing a stamped patterned background and matching placement of the TRANSFORM-ables Smile Die-namics, but the difference is evident in their choice of dominant color.

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We’re simply loving all of the fun ways the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics are being put to use! Those pierced holes are perfect for adding some texture with a little stitching. You’ll notice that each of our three designers thus far have went with a different base color and all three look amazing!

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Sharon went with a neutral base as well. Mixing in a few of the new June release products – Sending Big Hugs, You Mean the World to Me, Ampersand, and Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, she achieved a sweet design perfect for so many different recipients.

Ready to create a color inspired project of your own? Remember that you have until noon on July 2 to share your own Color Palette Challenge 6 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 181

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A simple and classic design makes this week’s sketch perfect for a last minute card or a stash-building staple. Create a set of cards to serve as a gift that will be appreciated and adored. Share your projects inspired by the sketch by uploading a link to it at the end of our blog post. Every project you share is an automatic entry into our weekly giveaway of a Gift Voucher worth up to $20!

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You have until Tuesday, June 24 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 Elizabeth! 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 (157-181) HERE

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Your Hard Work Doesn’t Go Unnoticed

Don’t let the names of the At the Office stamp set and Office Supplies Die-namics trick you into thinking they’re only appropriate for work-themed projects! As Laina’s layout so deftly illustrates, academic layouts are a perfect application of this charming duo of products. The addition of texture in the form of a stitched title adds interest and another pop of color. The Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics makes stitching a breeze by creating a pre-punched stitching guide.

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Once again, Laina has managed to combine layers of color and pattern into an incredibly cohesive look – now it’s your turn! Did you notice that Laina created a 12×12 sketch but adapted it to an 8.5 x 11″ layout? Sketches are endlessly adaptable! The sketch provided would work wonderfully for a card as well. If you’re inspired to create something wonderful with this starting point, make sure to tag us if you share – we always love seeing what you’ve been up to with MFT products :)

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MFTv Because of You, My World Is Brighter

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The Blueprints 15 Die-namics is such a fun collection of elements. They work together seamlessly to create fast and easy cards but also mix so well with other Die-namics and stamp sets to make creating cards and projects enjoyable and rewarding. This week on MFTv, we’re sharing an eye-catching design that combines the 15th installment in the Blueprints line with the Centerpieces You Mean the World to Me Die-namics.

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

Make sure you subscribe to our Youtube channel so you’ll never miss an episode of MFTv!

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Release Rewind Day Two

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Before getting to Day 2 of our Release Rewind, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky ladies have won $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Amy Rysavy’s blog: Cynthia Clark

from Lisa’s blog: Sharri Reeves

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!

Our June release continues to motivate our designers to create even more projects guaranteed to get inspire and excite. Click through to each of our designers’ blogs, including our June guest Teri Anderson, for more June release inspiration!

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Release Rewind Day One

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June orders are being packed and whisked away to destinations all over! We know you’re excited to get busy crafting. In the meantime though, maybe a couple of days of Rewind posts will tide you over. Inspiration is just a few clicks away.

The talented ladies below are each sharing a Rewind project on their blog today. Click on through to see more crafty inspiration from each of them!

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 180

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Each week, we challenge you to create and share a card or project inspired by our weekly sketch This week’s sketch features a delicate balance of rectangles and fishtail flags elements. Don’t forget to link your projects 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!

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You have until Tuesday, June 17 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 Janet! 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 (157-180) HERE

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW June Products

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

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.

I think you’ll agree that our design team rocks as well. Visit each of the MFT Designers’ June Product Launch posts linked on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, June 12 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 June 13. 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 EST, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamp sets, Die-namics, stencils AND Hybrid Inks we’ve been showing off over the past week will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

But if you can’t wait for the excitement to happen, hop on over to the MFT forum HERE and enjoy our release party, going on NOW. Other attendees include our MFT Design Team and me, AKA the MFT Lady. Join us for some fun chatter and PRIZES!

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).

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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 June release, for sale TONIGHT at 10 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. And we will see you in two hours for the New Product Launch! Let’s meet back here at 10, sound good?

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

Countdown Day Seven Winner: Jessica Monte - Comment #432

Countdown Day Six Winner: Kristie Wilson – Comment #174

Countdown Day Five Winner: Michele Ferguson – Comment #112

Countdown Day Four Winner: Amy Ely – Comment #5

Countdown Day Three Winner: Marilyn Cotter – Comment #213

Countdown Day Two Winner: Nicki Senn  - Comment #324

Countdown Day One Winner: Kim Sharabba – Comment #156

Congratulations to all the winners!

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