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What’s your pattern passion? Whether dots, stripes, or florals, we have you covered with our collection of patterned paper packs. This month, we’ve challenged our designers to work their magic with a specific group of them — it’s all about the pastels! Check out how these soft MFT colors have been worked into a variety of beautiful projects from the team.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Check out how Vika continues her Tiny Hearts pattern by aligning two die-cut mats just so. Since our patterns are coordinated with twelve different color options, you have the ability to seamlessly mix and match to customize each project — extending your pattern with a contrasting color is a great way to add interest without detracting from your focal point elements!

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I think our color palette and the season inspired both of our designers to think spring and include adorable bunny imagery in their challenge looks. While Vika went with the latest design from Birdie Brown, Melania pulled out the previously released Beach Bunnies set for her pastel perfection. Using subtle patterns like our Graphic Grid to die cut scene elements is such a fun way to integrate pattern into your projects.

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Finding a way to integrate a greeting and design element into one fabulous card element is easy-as-pie with our collection of word circle frames. These frames can be used as a simple layering component, or combined with our Circle Shaker Pouches for extra fun! We may be a bit biased but we think our designers are among the best around and we know you’ll be inspired by all the ways they’ve discovered to incorporate this versatile line of Die-namics into their looks.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Laurie created a simple but effective design that features beautiful pops of color but uses only white card stock. Coloring each letter of her Happy Birthday Circle Frame results in a festive look with minimal effort.

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Torico created a shaker element with the Congratulations Circle Frame to add movement and excitement to her extreme skiing bear. Creating a dynamic stenciled radial background highlights the frame even more.

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Show your love this Valentine’s Day with sweet little treats — bags, boxes, and tags are all on the table this month as we’ve challenged our team to Tic Tac Toe their way to perfect tokens of adoration for friends and loved ones. Integrating our line of tic tac toe themed products is such a fun way to add some interactive interest to your projects — from one to a hundred and one, everyone loves a good game.

Handmade favors from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade favors from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Both Stephanie and Barbara have created adorable favors that would be ideal for classroom parties, neighborhood friends, or even grandparents — you know they’d love to spend some time playing a fun game of tic tac toe and nibbling on sweet treats! Take a cue from Barbara and include a package of holiday-themed candy to play the game or, use Stephanie’s idea of packaging some of our Tic Tac Toe and Mixed Heart Pieces!

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Teeny, tiny, Bitty Bears are sure to add charm to any card. With thirteen different bears in a variety of poses and accessories, the combinations for mixing and matching them are endless. Their diminutive size allows you to insert them into delightful scenes and situations. Stack them into an irresistible pile, combine them with other characters in your collection, and use them to accent die-cut words and scenes. You’ll never run out of inventive new ways to play with these Birdie Brown cuties.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Don’t you love Vika’s idea of creating a pattern featuring Bitty Bears? Their size allows you to twist and turn the images to fill the space and provides a fun coordinating backdrop for the holiday cuties.

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Ack! Look how adorable Torico’s bears are sitting on her fireplace mantel!  They’re the perfect size for mixing in with the trees and, some might say, slightly less creepy than an elf on the shelf ?

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Do you remember how fun it was to receive a card for your birthday or other occasions that included a small game or activity? It’s not just kids that love interactive features on cards though — recreate that excitement in handmade form to excite the kids and adults in your life with our Tic Tac Toe line of products. Our X’s and O’s Card Kit featured lots of pinks and reds but there’s no need to limit yourself to Valentines. Play with different color palettes and mix in some of the other products in your stash to create the perfect look for any occasion!

Barbara’s festive project would make a perfect tree ornament or gift tag. Substituting ornaments from Happy Pawlidays for x’s and o’s is a holly jolly way of utilizing the Tic Tac Toe – White board compartments.

The sentiments included in the X’s and O’s stamp set lend themselves to pairing with an amazing variety of characters in the MFT library of images. Anna’s Cool Cats are a winning addition!

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If you’re building a supply of stamps and Die-namics, or simply looking to add even more versatility to your existing collection, our line of essentials is the perfect place to start. This line features a sentiment for every occasion in an enviable mix of classic greetings and unique, smile-inducing phrases. A clean font in a compact but legible size allows you to mix the phrases with existing sets in your collection and pairs perfectly with our essential Die-namics — Cover-Ups and sentiment strips designed to spotlight your sentiments to perfection.

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips are perfect for housing a sentiment with style. The strips are sized to perfectly mix and match with your stamped and die-cut sentiments. Jody’s endearing sentiment choice is a beautiful pairing with the Rustic Wildflowers patterned panel she’s created.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Essential Cover-Ups are awesome in so many ways. They provide a frame and sentiment strip in one while allowing you to showcase a fun scene like the one Barbara has created with Feel Better. The Essential Sentiments stamp set features the perfect follow-up phrase for the scripty Feel Better sentiment as well — that clean and simple font will work with any stamps you have in your collection!

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Slip, slide, and twist your way to interactive cards featuring scenes with movement, created with our range of slider discs and elements. Assembling slider mechanisms is a breeze with these products sized to perfectly fit within your slider channels. Combine movement with virtually any characters in your collection to add even more versatility to your crafting arsenal. As always, our team is an unending source of inspiration.

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Kristina’s Happy Haunting trick-or-treaters are joined by a trio of Fab-BOO-lous Friends floating across an eery Halloween sky. Her slider mechanism allows the balloons easy movement to enjoy the view from above.

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Torico’s look also features some Fab-BOO-lous Friends — this time, rising from a spooky graveyard created with fences and bats pulled from the Frightful Friends stamp set.

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Now that we’ve moved our Blueprints Challenge to the Challenge & Inspiration blog and invited all of you to participate with the team, we thought it would be the perfect time to debut a new creative team challenge here. Our new Hits & Highlights Challenge will highlight some of our favorite products or collection of products. We hope with this challenge, you’ll be inspired to dig into your MFT stash or try out a new-to-you MFT product.

Whether you’re a master or a novice at crafting shaker cards, our range of shaker pouches makes it fast and easy to add a variety of shaped shaker elements to your cards and projects. These low-profile pouches keep your cards relatively slim while still providing ample room for your favorite shaker filler material. If you avoid shaker cards because of the assembly required, now is the time to try your hand at these addictively fun interactive cards and our team has an abundance of ideas to get you started!

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Brrrrr…Joy reinforced her cold-weather theme featuring Birdie Brown’s Polar Bear Pals and the Snow-Capped Mountains with a circle shaker packed with glittering, shimmering sequins. With die-cut snowflakes above and a shaker-full of goodness behind, our skating friend is surrounded by wintery beauty.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

If any occasion calls for confetti and sequins, it’s a birthday. Our newly release Balloon Shaker Window & Frame comes equipped with celebratory confetti shapes — mixing them in with a smattering of colorful sequins multiplies the festive feel perfectly!

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