5 Days Until the March Release

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Time to hit the trails with today’s outdoorsy sneak peeks! We’re imagining everything from rustic landscapes to blinged out “glamping” scenes with this fun collection. Let’s head for the woods, shall we?

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 March 11. 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 March 11 on the MFT Blog.

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Hitch up and head out. The Happy Camper Die-namics set will be an adorable addition to your die collection. Build a custom camper with this seven piece set that includes fine emboss line details and elements meant for layering to really up the realism. Go subdued or get crazy with color. Either way, you’ll end up with a very happy, campy project.

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Learn more about the Happy Camper Die-namics by watching the video HERE or simply clicking play below.

The two piece Campy Tree Lines Die-namics is the perfect piece to set the scene for your nature inspired projects. The metal only design allows you to create die cuts of any height so layering is a breeze! This set matches the curves of the Snow Drifts Die-namics for even more layering and customization options.
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See the Campy Tree Lines Die-namics in action by watching the video HERE or playing the video below.

The latest addition to our innovative line of Centerpieces Die-namics is the Wildflowers Centerpieces Die-namics. Create a beautiful focal point in just one step with this innovative design. Further embellish by layering the included flower heads and leaves. This two piece set will allow you to set a beautiful scene for your crafting projects with no fuss. The addition of our Metal Adapter Plate will ensure smooth and complete cuts with each and every use.

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

Creating a realistic plank look just became a reality with the introduction of the Wood Plank Background stamp. This 5 3/4″ square stamp is the perfect size for square cards or A2 cards in either orientation. A warm and cozy cabin look is just one impression away.

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The In the Woods Stencil will instantly add some woodsy appeal to your cards and craft projects. Use the stencil as a guide for applying inks, mists, or paints. Add texture by embossing. Use this eco friendly design for outdoorsy summer adventures and then, switch it up for wintery, snowy scenes. Talk about versatility.

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Laura is back with us today with another fantastic project. Make sure you check her blog to see what she’s been up to!

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Click through each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with these fun new products. The fun continues until all of these amazing new products officially release on March 11!

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 3

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful.

Spring is in the air and this month’s palette reflects it. Soft pastels totally appropriate for a seasonal card or Easter greeting include Kraft, Grapesicle, Berrylicious, and Sour Apple. You have an entire month to play along, so no excuses! Share your project using the link below and be entered into the random drawing for our MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20 in our online boutique. The March 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 2 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 Stacey! 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 March Release

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The countdown to our March Release continues with more great new product shares. Today we’re bringing a little sunshine to your life and introducing a brand new designer to the MFT family!

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 March 11. 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 March 11 on the MFT Blog.

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This month, we are excited to introduce a NEW illustrator to MFT!

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Birdie Brown’s first design for My Favorite Things is the completely adorable Sunflower Sweetheart stamps and Die-namics. This combo will create a scene in the best way possible. Torico, the incredibly talented illustrator of this new line, will be joining our design team in sharing projects today! Find her link at the end of this post with the rest of our team.

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

Our Sun Ray Stencil is ready to add a bit of shine to your day. Ink it, mist it, emboss it – the choice is yours but the result will be pure gold every time.

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Now it’s time to see what our 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 166

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We’ve come full circle with this week’s sketch. Sometimes, the most basic designs allow for the most creative interpretation and we’re confident that this week, just as in every week past, you’ll astound us with your ingenuity.  Just by playing along and sharing a link to your project, you’ll enter yourself into the weekly random drawing to win a $20 voucher to the MFT boutique. Get going!

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You have until Tuesday, March 11 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 Myrna! 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 (157-166) HERE



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The March Release Countdown Begins

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It’s spring, right? Or, let’s just say “close enough.” Time to pack up and head to the great outdoors for some fresh air and fun! We have new Die-namics, stamps, and stencils designed to help you hit the road fully prepared. Over the course of the next week we’ll be introducing you to the whole line-up of March 2014 products so let’s get going, yeah?

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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 March 11. 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 March 11 on the MFT Blog.

If creating congratulatory or encouraging cards for your loved ones is a priority, then the new Blueprints 13 is the perfect set. Assemble awards and banners with the included elements and then festoon with the coordinating embellishments for an all-star caliber design. Use the cut and recut technique with the metal only stitching die to add realistic stitching to any element in the set. As with all of the sets in our Blueprints series, Blueprints 13 can be used with our digital sketches to build quick cards or to mix-and-match with other Blueprints sets to assemble completely beautiful, completely unique new looks.

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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 13, watch our introduction video by clicking HERE or click the play button below.

Hippity hop! Easter is on the way and with the new Easter Bunny stamps and Die-namics from Lisa Johnson Designs, you’re on your way to picture perfect Easter designs. Stamp the sweet images alone, or combine with the coordinating Die-namics for die cuts sized to perfection every time. The included sentiments are great for cards, or for creating treats or tags even the most fastidious Easter Bunny would be proud to deliver.

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

Giddy up! The newest addition to the Pure Innocence line is an equine dream. Stirrup Some Fun is a foolproof starting point for a card intended for a horse lover or someone who just loves cute things. Coordinating sentiments are included to complete the look.

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Laura Bassen is joining us this month as our Guest Designer. We are so happy to have her join us and share her incredible talent and creativity with us over the course of the next week. Find Laura on her blog.

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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 March 11!

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A Big MFT Welcome to Keisha

You may remember back in January that we had Keisha Campbell as our Guest Designer. She produced some truly beautiful and unique projects for us and we decided we needed to make her and her talent a permanent fixture around here. We’re so pleased that she accepted! From now on, you’ll get to see Keisha’s amazing creativity at work every month here, and on her blog.

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Keisha has created a stunning card to formally introduce herself.

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Do you love that sequin detail as much as we do?

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Please join us in welcoming Keisha to the team!

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MFTv You Keep Me Anchored

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This week, watch and learn how to create this nautical design featuring a technique that uses both the positive and negative of a die to create a unique new look. Also learn how our Embossing Pad Combo can be used in conjunction with our extensive line of stencils to emboss your card backgrounds to add gorgeous dimension and texture.

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

Have you attempted a design that combines the positive and negative from a die cut image? We’d love to see your results. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram so we can see what you’re up to. We know you’re doing incredibly creative things and we’d love to be challenged and inspired by your creations.

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At the Beach

Beachy shades of blue and pink mimic the soft blue of breaking waves and the glow of a softly setting sun reflected in the sky and clouds. A relaxing birthday at the beach is documented in perfect fashion by Suzy’s idea filled scrapbook page.

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That beautiful title work was accomplished by first die cutting the letters with the Little Letters and Little Lowercase Letters Die-namics sets. After adding color with markers or ink, the dot pattern was stamped with an image from the Washi Patterns set. Suzy chose to stamp a coordinating slightly darker ink on the lighter colored letters and used the Sweeth Tooth Pigment Ink on the darker letters. The contrast is so eye-catching! After combining the Triangles Die-namics and Trendy Triangles stamps to assemble the center border, Suzy bridged the transition between the triangles and photos by stamping and cutting a design from the Sunny Day Doodles Borders and Accents set. Simply stamp in black for a high-contrast look or take it up a notch by embossing for a more pronounced, shiny look

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The breaking waves presented the perfect opportunity for adding a bit of journaling to one of the photos, and a tag created with the Pierced Traditional Tag STAX and an image from the Sweet Little Memories set completes the look with panache. Documenting ourselves is something a lot of us neglect to do. Take a cue from Suzy’s layout and create a project all about YOU.

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My Baby Giraffe

Today Suzy is joining us to share a lively layout full of personality and whimsical touches. Custom colored letters complete a title that’s perfectly matched to the photos and design. Time to go wild with pattern, texture, and layering!

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To achieve the faded effect with the background stamping, Suzy inked only a portion of the Cheetah Background stamp. This technique adds some subtle pattern to the card stock base that is a perfect complement to the layout topic. Suzy added more custom pattern by overlapping the Striped Background to create a plaid effect, crafting a striped edge to match the cork border, and using the More Washi Patterns in conjunction with the Wonky Scallop Border Die-namics. The variation in the stamped images, such as the giraffes, is attained by first applying the lighter ink and then adding the darker around the edges.

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To add some texture and dimension, Suzy used the Sunny Day Doodles Borders and Accents to piece together a border. Trimming a strip of cork to match the curvy shape is a finishing detail that bounds the layout and completes the look. Whether you’re a scrapbooker or a card maker, these are ideas you can apply to your next project. Go make something fun!

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 165

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Button up! This week’s challenge sketch is simple and sweet. Round up your well wishes with a single rounded corner, a circle element, and a button or other embellishment. Every project you link up will bring you one step closer to being the random winner of an MFT voucher worth up to $20!

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You have until Tuesday, March 4 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 Jodene! 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 (157-165) HERE



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