Are you ready?
It’s time to announce our annual Card Design Superstar contest! This event is a highlight every year. We love the excitement it generates and are endlessly impressed by the skill and creativity on display.
We recognize and appreciate many different card-making styles — each is unique and relevant. While it would be impossible to categorize all of the different styles our customers represent, in an effort to encourage as many of you as possible to feel welcome and to participate, we’re continuing with the format of breaking the contest into three separate categories. Note that our final category has been updated to feature the box card designs you love creating — especially with the assistance of the vast selection of Box Card products featured in the MFT shop!
Having three distinct categories means you have a chance to shine in a specific category or by displaying your versatility in all three. It also means we have a HUGE array of prize opportunities for you.
At the conclusion of the contest, once winners have been announced, everyone that submits a qualifying entry will receive a special offer delivered to right to their inbox! To ensure you receive your offer upon completion of the contest, please make sure that the email address you submit with your entry is subscribed to the MFT Insiders newsletter HERE.
Be selected as one of our FIFTEEN 2022 Card Design Superstars (five winners from each of the three categories) and win a $250 shopping spree from My Favorite Things! You’ll be able to use your prize to choose from hundreds of products included in the exclusive My Favorite Things line. In addition to our fifteen superstars, we’ll also be randomly selecting one winner per category to win a $100 shopping spree — that’s over $4,000 in prizes!
Get your creative wheels spinning and start thinking about how you want to interpret our Superstar categories. Show us that you’ve got what it takes to be a:
Clean & Simple Genius
Here is your chance to showcase your innate understanding of design. White space, color theory, and design rules are critical components of pulling off a beautifully clean & simple look. You understand that sometimes, less is more, and you aren’t afraid to show it!
Whether your preferred medium is paint, marker, or pencil, coloring is a skill you’ve honed since those early years spent with Crayolas and a favorite coloring book. The MFT collection of images is vast, so now is your opportunity to show off your exceptional coloring skills!
Box Card Master
When it comes to impressing your recipient with your skills and thoughtfulness, few things top the surprise a dimensional box card will generate! Our line of Box Card Die-namics makes creating these extraordinary designs fast and simple, allowing you to spend your time dreaming up and assembling cool scenes, rather than figuring out how to construct your card base. We can't wait to see you show off your unique style in delightfully dimensional form!
Are you as excited as we are? GOOD. Now that you’re ready to dive into your crafting, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with a few important guidelines:
- Create a brand new, original card using any theme you'd like and enter it exclusively into this contest.
- Enter a maximum of one card per category, in each of the three categories.
- Use MFT-Branded stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and patterned papers, with the card stock and ink of your choice. *If you’ve created any elements that may look like stamping or die cutting that isn’t MFT, include a description so judges can understand how you’ve implemented your ingenious adaptations.
- Submit your card(s) to the appropriate InLinkz collection linked at the end of this post on or before 10 PM EST on Sunday, November 6.
- When submitting your card, please enter your name in the Link Title section. Once you've linked your entry, please double check it is showing up correctly in the link collection and click the link to ensure it works properly. If your social media account is private, we cannot view your entry.
- Contest is open to retail customers only.
- International entries are welcome, with the exception of Russia, due to shipping restrictions.
- Entries that do not meet the guidelines above will be disqualified and deleted from the contest without notification. Any questions regarding your entry can be directed to email@example.com.
What will the panel of judges be looking for?
- Great design
- Superb execution
- Clever uses of our product
- Fresh approaches
The fifteen winners will be revealed on the blog starting Friday, November 11!
Enter your card for the Clean & Simple Genius Category HERE.
Enter your card for the Coloring Virtuoso Category HERE.
Enter your card for the Outside the Box Category HERE.
- Can I post a card I have created previously? No, only brand new entries are considered.
- Can I enter a card into the Superstar contest and in a different challenge or contest? No, only cards created exclusively for this contest will be considered.
- Can I enter more than one card in a single category? No, you may enter only one card. If more than one card is entered, all cards in the category will be disqualified.
- Can I enter the same card in more than one category? No, each category must have a unique entry.
- What happens if I use stamps, dies, stencils, or patterned paper from other companies? Your entry will be disqualified.
- Can I use discontinued or retired MFT products? Yes, that's fine.
- Can I use embossing folders in my creations? Not for this contest, sorry.
- Can I use an electronic cutting machine for my entry? No, do not use any sort of electronic cutting machine that doesn’t use actual MFT Die-namics.
- What happens if my social media account is private, and you cannot view my entry? We will have to delete your entry.
- Who pays the customs and duties on my prize package, should I win? Winners are responsible for all customs and duties incurred when receiving prize packages, as required by law.
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Good luck everyone. I’ve really enjoyed looking at all the amazine entries. The colouring skills are amazine.
I am thrilled that I came across this fabulous contest. Thank you for hosting it, and for the opportunity to win. xx
This is sooooo exciting! Thank you for the chance to win! Love MFT everything!
Love seeing new stamps!!! I may need to try entering this contest!!!! Newbie here….
I’m so excited, this is my favorite time of year!!!
Wonderful! I’ve been looking for this contest announcement all summer! Yay!