Meet the Designers: Inge & Francine

Before we catch up with a couple of our creative team members today, We have some exciting news. Rachel Alvarado was one of our 2017 Card Design Superstars and as of today, she’s our newest Creative Team Member!

We’re all so excited to have her joining us and if *you’re* excited too — you’re in luck. Our March Release Countdown begins TOMORROW so you won’t have to wait long to see her creativity in action. Welcome, Rachel!


Let’s catch up with  Inge Groot and Francine Vuilleme.

Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? I live in Bovenkarspel — a small town in the Netherlands.

What is your favorite current MFT product? My favorite product for now is the In Paris stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. This set is so versatile with, besides the Eiffel Tower, houses, balloons, the doggie and that cute little bicycle (I am Dutch so my favorite transport is, of course, a bike!) You can use this set for almost any occasion.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? That’s such a hard choice and varies day by day 😉 but my most used MFT stamp set is Distressed Patterns. I love all those splashes! I secretly hope there will be another MFT set in the future like this with more of those fun splashes.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love hiking, reading, spending time with my family, cooking, going to concerts — especially when my favorite bands from the 80’s like The Cure or Depeche Mode are performing, and watching Netflix with a hot cup of coffee and chocolate.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: I’ve attached my favorite card for this moment. I love how this card turned out with the spinner air balloon.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? I live in Switzerland, in the wonderful Three Lakes Region (5 minutes away from the lakes of Neuchâtel, Murten, Biel). It’s in the countryside but very close to the cities of Neuchâtel and Bern (the capital of Switzerland).

What is your favorite current MFT product? ONE??? Are you kidding me? My favorites list is endless because MFT is a crazy good company so you can’t just ask for one LOL. My go-to products are all STAX & shapes Die-namics (especially the stitched ones), stencils, tiny heart from the Tag Builder Blueprints sets, tiny dotted paper, Black & White Stripes patterned paper, as well as grassy borders or cloud dies for scenes. I especially love the Radiating Rays, the Cloud / Mini Cloud Edges and the Small Brick Wall stencils. I also love combining stamped sentiments with the Little Letters or the Bottlecap Letters Die-namics.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? In addition to the products already mentioned, my heart belongs to all Birdie Brown stamp sets.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? Cuddling and playing with my pets (I LOVE animals), cooking and baking, playing board games with family and friends, taking walks along the lake, sunbathing and enjoying the lake on our boat during summer.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: It’s not my favorite project but it combines a lot of my favorite crafty things: a little bit of coloring, a lot of ink blending, die cutting, enamel dots, out of the box ideas and of course…rainbow colors!

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


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Comments (12)

  • Suzanne Law

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    I love the drop card you made. What is the name of the stamp set for design a life you love?

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  • Maria f.

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    Nice to learn more about two of my favorite on the DT.

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  • Lindar C

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    Great release, lots of cute sentiments in these sets.

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  • Carole

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    Simply adorable! Love this release and congrats Rachel!

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  • Sandy Stein

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    Leaning O so cool.

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  • Janine

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    The new friendship sentiments are absolutely perfect. What a great set of choices.

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  • Claudine Vance

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    I just love all of MFT’s releases! So excited about the new hybrid ink cubes! Definitely want to build up my collection of those! Can’t wait to see more!

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  • Karen S.

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    Kudos Rachel! A great release for your debut.

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  • Rachel

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    Congratulations Rachel ❤️

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  • Séverine

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    Huge congrats Rachel!
    It’s great to learn a little bit more about the team!

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  • Natasha

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    Great to learn more about two of my favourite cardmakers! And so happy for Rachel! Looove her talent! She’s the perfect addition to this amazing team! Can’t wait to see what she creates!

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