5 Days Until the October Release

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Innovative designs to make your valuable crafting time as productive as possible – that’s the goal of today’s group of sneak peeks.

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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!

Don’t forget that we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on October 14. 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 October 14 on the MFT Blog.
Print The second set in our line of Tag Builder Blueprints arrives just in time for the holiday season. Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics allows you to mix and match three tag bases with three unique tag toppers, and embellish with your choice of decorative peek-a-boo designs. Layer two identical tags – one with a peek-a-boo look layered over a solid background tag, for beautiful contrast and dimension. Hole reinforcements are provided to strengthen the hole in anticipation of a bit of twine or string and to add one more pop of color if you so desire. Print Print

See more of the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The innovative Gift Card Grooves Die-namics makes it a cinch to create slots and notches in your cards, pockets, and tags that are perfectly sized for gift cards. Make your gift giving easy, pretty, and completely sleek – this addition to your crafting arsenal will quickly become indispensable!

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See more of the Gift Card Grooves Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Present cash and gift cards in style thanks to the Gifting Fun stamp set. A wide assortment of bold sentiments will cover almost any occasion. Witty phrases will show your sense of humor as well as your generosity!
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See more of the Gifting Fun stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

The Herringbone Bricks Stencil will allow you to add pattern to your cards and projects using vibrant color, and enticing texture. Stencils are an incredibly versatile tool and when you add classics like this to your collection, you’re adding limitless possibility to your crafting repertoire.
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A beautiful design from Karolyn Loncon was the inspiration for the card featured in MFTv PEACEful Christmas. Some of the tricks and techniques you’ll see in this episode include the layered die-cut sentiment to create a drop shadow effect, manipulating clear stamps to achieve a new look, and mixing our Sheer Shimmer Mist with gesso to create a subtle shimmery spatter effect.

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Learn more about my inspiration and how I used the supplies I had on hand to mimic the desired look by clicking HERE or watching below!

Let’s see what our team has created with today’s products. In just 5 more days, you’ll be able to shop all of October products that have been making you jolly all week!

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6 Days Until the October Release

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Oh my, Birdie Brown has done it again with her adorable contribution to this month’s release! Keep scrolling to see what she’s brought you this month along with a duo of wintery Die-namics that will make you shiver with delight.

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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!

Remember, we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on October 14. 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 October 14 on the MFT Blog.
Print From Birdie Brown, we bring you Jingle All the Way. Festoon your projects with this jolly little elf engaging in a variety of joyous holiday activities. Coordinating images, including a darling girl, irresistible reindeer, present pile, and tree, serve to accessorize the impish fellow. The playful style of the illustrations in this set will provide endless opportunity for happy coloring.

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See more of the Jingle All the Way stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Jingle All the Way Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Snowflake Fusion Cover-Up Die-namics is just right for adding a flurry of delicate flakes to your A2 cards and projects. Tone-on-tone, high-contrast color, or dimensional embossing will all produce a stunning effect. The Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics, sold separately, will look incredible perched upon a background created with this unforgettable design. Print See more of the Snowflake Fusion Cover-Up Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics includes three beautiful designs punctuated by a series of pierced holes and embossed dots that will add elegance and interest to your wintery projects. Pop these elegant snowflakes on top of a background created with the Snowflake Fusion Cover-Up Die-namics for a truly extraordinary look.

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

Adorable characters from Miss Tiina are brought to life in today’s MFTv Wishing You a Jolly Hello episode. You’re also getting an advance look at a new background stamp and a new stitched Die-namics set!

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Learn how I constructed this jolly card by clicking HERE or watching below!

Our fabulous October guest designer Melissa Phillips is with us today along with the rest of our team to share their projects featuring today’s sneak peeks. Just 6 more days until the big release!

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 197

Print A new week, a new Weekly Sketch Challenge! Get your creative juices flowing with the latest design featuring a wonky panel grounding a simple flag and circle combination for a multitude of card design options. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, October 14 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 TesaB! 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 (157-197) HERE

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The October Release Countdown Begins

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Light a fire, put on some seasonal music, brew up a cup of something warm, and cozy up to some holiday crafting. Our October Release is bursting at the seams with holiday magic. Get a start on your holiday crafting and card making with our latest collection of stamps, Die-namics, and stencils. Ho, Ho, Ho…the countdown begins now!

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Don’t forget to join us for a full week of partying! Our Release Week Social is the perfect opportunity to drop in and say hi, and to share excitement over the products we’re introducing and the projects our designers have created to showcase them. Join us HERE right now and get to chatting – we can’t wait to hear what you think of our October release.

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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 October 14. 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 October 14 on the MFT Blog.
All of your holiday gift personalization needs covered in one product combo – that’s what the Christmas Labels and Tags stamp set and Die-namics from Lisa Johnson Design provides. This set includes designs in classic circle tag and curvy label shapes. Use the stamp designs alone, or die cut with the coordinating Die-namics to create the perfect finishing touch for your gift bags, packages, and cards.

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See more of Christmas Labels and Tags stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of Christmas Labels and Tags Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics takes the classic tag shape and adds a neat stitched detail. This set will layer well with the Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics. Print

See more of the Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics takes the classic oval shape and adds a neat stitched detail. This set will layer well with the Oval STAX Set 1 Die-namics.

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

The Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics takes the classic rectangular shape and adds a neat stitched detail. This set will layer well with the Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics.

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

The Stitched Square STAX Die-namics takes the classic square shape and adds a neat stitched detail. This set will layer well with the Square STAX Set 1 Die-namics.

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

Today I have MFTv Gift Tags Galore to share with you. Tags are such a fast and fun way to personalize packages and show your recipients that you’ve put time and effort into the presentation of their carefully selected gifts. Thanks to the new Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics, you can create three unique tags with a single pass through your die-cutting machine.

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You can see how quickly these tags came together by clicking HERE or watching below!

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 October 14!

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Spooking the House in 3D

In today’s tutorial, Sharon will WOW you by showing how she took a Die-namics set perfect for assembling realistic flat houses ideal for cards and scrapbook pages into an incredible 3 dimensional house that you’ll pull out year after year as part of your annual Halloween decorating.

Making seasonal home décor from MFT felt allows for flexibility in your crafting, such as being able to bend and shape pieces into dimensional forms, and allows for easier storage so that you can maintain the shape for years to come.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Die cut walls from the Home Sweet Home Die-namics four times using Steel Grey felt.

2. Use an iron to heat fuse Wonder-Under to Banana Split, Orange Fizz and Sweet Tooth felts. If you’ve never used it before, Wonder-Under is a faster, easier, cleaner way to adhere fabrics or felt together. It also helps to eliminate frayed edges. It is two-sided, so the first step is to iron it to the felt pieces you want to adhere to the house. After that, the backing can be removed and the fused pieces of felt can then be fused to the Steel Grey house pieces.

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3-4. Die cut the windows, door, roof trim, ghosts, and “boo” word from the fused felt.

5. Remove the backing from fused Wonder-Under felt elements and iron the  elements to the house pieces.

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Hand stitch the house pieces together by placing the backs of two house sides together and blanket stitch together one side and the roof line. Repeat with the other two house sides and then attach the two corners together to finish stitching up and assembling the house.

6. Cut 2 strips of Sweet Tooth Card stock to 1 1/2” x 11” and score at 4” and 8”. Attach together to form a 4” square. Slip the square into the underside of the felt house – this will help to stabilize it and keep its form.

7. Die cut a tree from the Spooky Scene Die-namics using Black Licorice Card Stock and attach it to back of house using liquid glue. Attach vellum die-cut Spooky Scene Die-namics ghosts to the tree.

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8. Die cut a Spooky Scene Die-namics fence from Black Licorice Card Stock or felt and attach to the sides and front of the house using liquid glue.

9. Here is a closer look at the blanket-stitched house sides.

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MFTv Words of Gratitude

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How about a Monday MFTv two-fer? We’ve all been there – you need a card and you need it NOW. How do you feel about creating both of these fun cards in just ten minutes? You can do that. Watch the video to see how easy the Words of Gratitude Die-namics and Thankful Thoughts stamp set make it create beautiful and interesting thank you cards in a matter of minutes.

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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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World Card Making Day Winners

We had an absolutely awesome day yesterday…how about you? Print Hopefully you all had ample opportunity yesterday to craft your hearts out but for now, let’s get to the winners! Print

As a reminder, we’re giving away SIXTEEN prize packages valued at $50 each – that’s over $800 in prizes!

From our blog: Winner 1: lisa808 - Comment #132 Winner 2: Tina Flesher - Comment #45 Winner 3: Karen E - Comment #391 Winner 4: Julene - Comment #187 Winner 5: Michelle Leone - Comment #220 From Facebook: Post 1 Winner: Kari Allen VanNoy  Post 2 Winner: Jennifer Dalley Scull  Post 3 Winner: Darla Siebert  Post 4 Winner: Miriam Prantner  Post 5 Winner: Debbie Wright White  From Instagram: Tag a Friend Winners: smallhanded and latriceunique Pick a Favorite MFT Product Winners: instajesscrafts and laminateflooring Share an MFT Project Winners: scrapsecrets1120 and jamieruthp Winners, please email your full name and mailing address to myfavoritethingscontact@gmail.com so that your packages can be mailed out as quickly as possible. Congratulations to you all! We can’t wait to see what you create with your MFT stamp sets, Die-namics, and supplies. Make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media shares so we can see what you’re up to! Thank you so much for playing a part in our World Card Making Day festivities, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the October Release Countdown.

World Card Making Day Festivities

Let’s get excited! World Card Making Day is FINALLY here and we have some fantastic surprises in store for you. Print We’re so excited to provide EVERYONE an opportunity to nab a free ink pad so we have a one day shopping special for you in honor of World Card Making Day! Every order placed today will arrive on your doorstep with a complimentary Hybrid Ink Pad - have you tried out this formula yet? It’s getting rave reviews! Print A few details of note regarding this offer:
  • One free Hybrid Ink Pad will be included with any order that requires shipping (gift card only orders excluded from this offer.)
  • No minimum order.
  • The Hybrid Ink Pad will automatically be included with your order, but will not show up in your shopping cart. Please do not add your free ink pad to your shopping cart.
  • We cannot accept color requests. We will add a randomly selected color of our choice to your package when it is shipped.
  • Ink Pads provided as part of this offer may not returned, exchanged, or refunded.

We’re connecting with MFT friends all over social media and wherever you find us, you’ll find another opportunity to score some incredible new October 2014 release goodies. Today, we’re giving away SIXTEEN prize packages valued at $50 each – that’s over $800 in prizes! All you have to do is find us on Facebook and Instagram to increase your odds of winning. Start right here though because five lucky winners will be randomly selected from comments left on this post by midnight EST. (PS, you’re getting a little sneak peek at some of the products we’ll be debuting during our October Countdown in a few days…look enticing?) Print We can’t wait to see what you create with your MFT stamp sets, Die-namics, and supplies. Make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media shares so we can see what you’re up to! Enjoy World Card Making Day, good luck winning one of today’s prize packages, stop in to the blog tomorrow for a complete list of winners, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the October Release Countdown!

MFTv Thinking of You

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A simple design is made elegant with classic paper choices and the addition of fine glitter in a stunning rust hue. The Adhesive Sheets we carry in the boutique make custom glitter designs an absolute breeze and you’ll be amazed at the ease with which the peek-a-boo leaves were created with the Out on a Limb Die-namics.

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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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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 10

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful. Safety Orange, Brick Red, Olive, and Hot Fudge are pretty much the official colors of autumn around many parts of the world. This combination manages to be both bold and cozy all wrapped into one. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful. The October 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, November 5 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 Birgit! 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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