The March Release Countdown Begins

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You’ll want to stay tuned for this fabulous release as we introduce five more colors to round out our line of Replenishments, a plethora of pet-themed products, graphic flowers that are versatile enough to be used in a variety of styles and designs, and a bounty of beautiful new basics that have been kicked up a notch with stunning details.

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  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on March 3 on the MFT Blog.
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Let’s start by taking a gander at our five newest colors – do these rich hues tickle your fancy? We sure hope so! As with the previous few months, these colors are being added to our line of Prestige Card Stock (15 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock per package,) Premium Dye Ink, and Hybrid Ink lines.

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Here you can see a comparison of the new colors with previously released colors in the same color family. You’ll also be able to easily locate these images in the Color Charts section of our Printable Resources.

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BLUEPRINTS 23

Peek-a-boo holes, stitched and embossed details, and a smattering of sequins are some of the standout features of Blueprints 23. Use the trio of peek-a-boo circles to frame images or sentiments – either within your card or as part of a layering piece. Two scalloped border dies allow you to double your crafting fun while leaving a tidy stitched detail along the smooth edge – feature it prominently or tuck it under other elements if it doesn’t fit your design plan. The large rectangle panel includes stitching along both long edges while the smaller rectangle has a neat embossed border. A single die produces eight beveled sequins. Complete the look by adding a your sentiment stamped on one of two included decorative strips.

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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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See more of Blueprints 23 Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

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CIRCLE SCRIBBLE FLOWERS

Circle Scribble Flowers offers so many mix and match opportunities! Use the solid or scribble images individually or layer them for added interest – the scribbles are an identical match to the solid images. Combine with die cuts created with the Circle Scribble Flowers Die-namics for even more versatility and dimension.

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See more of the Circle Scribble Flowers stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Circle Scribble Flowers Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

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SCRIBBLES DIE-NAMICS

Scribbles Die-namics can be layered over the stamped solid flowers from the Circle Scribble Flowers stamp set or die-cut flowers from the Circle Scribble Flowers Die-namics for an endless variety of looks. Use the die cuts along to emulate the trendy messy thread bundle look without the tangles!

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

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CIRCLE GRID STENCIL

Classic circles in a grid formation comprise the 6” x 6” Circle Grid Stencil. Individual circles measure ¼” making this a suitable choice for subtle color or texture additions to your cards and projects.

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Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new March release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on March 3!

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Sprinkled with Fun

We can’t get enough of Betty‘s gorgeous work so we’re happy to welcome her back today for another fabulous guest post.

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Hi, I am Betty Wright and I am back again today to share two more cards with you!

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For my first card I got to play with food! I started with Smooth White, Summer Splash, Sno Cone, Tropical Teal, Berrylicious, Natural, and Persimmon card stocks. My card base is Smooth White. I die cut another Smooth White panel using the scalloped frame from Blueprints 20. I die cut the Tropical Teal, Berrylicious, Summer Splash, and Sno Cone card stocks using the Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics. I stamped each panel using the Houndstooth Background in matching inks using Tropical Teal, Berrylicious, Summer Splash and Sno Cone Premium Dye Inks. I layered them in a graduated effect from lightest to darkest. I die cut the Persimmon Card Stock using the Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX. I stamped this panel using Persimmon Premium Dye Ink and the Swiss Dot Background. I popped this panel up with Foam Mounting Tape.

Next, I got to play with the Donuts Die-namics. I cut three of the smaller donuts using natural card stock and used the Smooth White for the layered icing portion. I stamped the sprinkles from the Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set using Persimmon, Summer Splash, and Lemon Chiffon Premium Dye Inks. Aren’t they the sweetest treats ever? I arranged the donuts on the side of the card using Foam Mounting Tape. For the sentiment I used Blueprints 20 again for the stitched sentiment strip. I stamped the sentiment from Donuts and Sprinkles using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I finished my card with a few sequins which were easily placed with the QuickStik Pick-Up Tool. The best part about these donuts is that they are gluten free!

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For my second card, let’s just say I had some fun with color! This card makes me happy, happy! I love the bold color combo with the mix of patterns. One thing I love to do is look at all of my MFT stamps and Die-namics to see what can work with my newest MFT goodies. Here is what I mixed together for this card!

I started with MFT card stock in Smooth White, Summer Splash, Pure Plum, and Peach Bellini. The card base is Smooth White. I die cut another Smooth White panel using Blueprints 15. I layered the Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics. I stamped each with the Harlequin Background with matching Premium Dye Inks in Pure Plum, Peach Bellini, and Summer Splash. I die cut the Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX using the Keep on Rockin’ stamp set equalizer stamp at the bottom in Summer Splash. I stamped the sentiment from the Chalkboard Greetings stamp set in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I colored the banner with Copics. I stamped the pause button from the Keep on Rockin’ stamp set in Pure Plum. I used some Foam Mounting Tape to pop up this panel. I finished the front of the card with some loose thread for added detailing.

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However, I did not stop there. I decided I wanted to add a little something, something to the inside of my card. I die cut the largest of the Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die-namics and again stamped the equalizer bars at the bottom using Pure Plum ink this time.  I stamped the sentiment from Keep on Rockin’ stamp set without the “you” at the end. I thought it would be fun to add interest using the die-cut word “YOU” from Lots of Love Die-namics in Summer Splash Card Stock. Instead of just stamping the pause button in the center, I used a die-cut circle element from Out on a Limb Die-namics that fit the pause image beautifully.  I love how it turned out. It is fun to play with all of my MFT stamps and Die-namics to see what works together. That is it for today!  Again, thanks so much My Favorite Things for asking me to showcase your products!  As always thanks so much for stopping by!

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Welcome Baby Girl

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Melody is with us today sharing a beautiful card for baby girl. She’s created a design that effortlessly combines elegance and sweetness – an ideal combination for welcoming a girly new addition.

Grout Gray is a perfect foil to baby-soft Pink Lemonade with a pop of sassy Razzle Berry. It balances the sparkly glitter paper and sequins as well. Little details like the neat row of peek-a-boo holes and stitched edge make the design even more special. This is a keepsake that will be tucked away for baby girl to admire once she’s all grown up.

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We’d love to see what you’re doing with MFT products in crafting your own special occasion cards. Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media so we can give you some love.

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Ingenious Inking: Magical MIX-ables

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As we begin our Ingenious Inking journey, we thought it would be fun to show how our line of MIX-ables can be used to alter our Premium Dye Inks and Hybrid Inks to create new looks and applications. MIX-ables make it easy to add sparkle, shine, and glitz to your projects – subtle or bold – it truly is a bit of crafting magic.

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Stencils are a fantastic way to add a beautiful blend of vibrant colors. Keeping your stencil in place after you’ve inked it up and spraying on a light layer of Sheer Shimmer Mist adds even more interest though! Michele’s card is a perfect example of letting your tools guide your project.

Keep on clicking to see how others on our Design Team interpreted this month’s challenge.

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MFTv – You’re the Best

Before I get to today’s post, I must take a minute to sing the praises and say a fond farewell to Jackie Pedro. Jackie has been on the Design Team, producing incredibly beautiful and inspiring projects for us, since 2011. The time has come for her to move onto other things in her life and though we are so sad to see her go, we wish her the absolute best in everything that comes her way. Thank you so much for being a part of the MFT team all these years – you will be missed!

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Donut you know how many sweet puns can be created around this delectable, round treat? The Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set is fantastic for it’s ability to create sentiments that can be split to provide a bold, graphic look on the card front and finished within the card. A smattering of sprinkles is an easy accent. Creating cards that are as beautiful on the inside as they are out doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort but when you do, it shows an extra level of care that your recipient will notice.

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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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Products That Shine

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As you enjoy your weekend, don’t forget to take advantage of our weekend sale. Save 25% on a constellation of products featuring the classic star shape. You’ll find more than 40 stamp sets, Die-namics, and stencils HERE.

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Quantities are limited. No coupon code required. Sale prices not valid on previous purchases. Sale prices good February 20 – 22.

Die-namics Design: Express Yourself

Words are the foundation of card design. We all love a beautifully crafted design but the sentiment is really what makes a hand-made card special.  Word Die-namics are such a valuable tool as they can be used to create layered die cuts for added dimension, to create peek-a-boo effects, as a mask for different coloring mediums, and so much more. This month, our team is featuring the incredible versatility of word Die-namics.

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Keisha doubled up her wordy look using the Happy Hellos Die-namics for the “hello” sentiment and layering it over a die-cut circle featuring another greeting created with the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics. A mostly neutral palette allows the Red Hot Card Stock and just a hint of Lemon Drop Card Stock to jump off the card.

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Keep on clicking to see how our Design Team interpreted this month’s challenge.

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You Rock

I’d characterize the fun projects Betty has created for us today as bright, bold, and beautiful – I think you’ll agree once you see what she’s created!

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Hi, I am Betty Wright and I am so excited to be guest designing for My Favorite Things today.  I am a huge fan!  I have two cards to share with you.

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For the first card I started with Black LicoriceLush Lagoon, Ripe RaspberrySummer SplashLimelight, and Lemon Drop card stocks. I am just over the moon with all the new MFT colors! The card base is Black Licorice. I die cut another Black Licorice panel using Blueprints 13 for the stitched edging and then, I used the newly released Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square STAX to create an inside out stitched frame. I stamped the bottom of this panel with Keep on Rockin’ stamp set using Versamark and then clear embossed for a cool effect.

For the sentiment I used Blueprints 11 and die cut the “You Rock” in Black Licorice and Limelight card stocks. I stamped the Limelight sentiment with Sheet Music background using Limelight Premium Dye Ink. I glued the two panels together, slightly offsetting the black for a shadow effect. I attached the sentiment behind the inside cut-out frame panel popping the letters on the outside of the frame’s edge for added interest. I popped up the entire frame using Foam Mounting Tape and inserted the cut-out interior frame to the recess behind for added detail. To complete the card, I die cut several of the smaller headphones that come in the newly released Headphones Die-namics and arranged them on the card as shown.

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For my second card, I went in a completely different direction. This is what I love about MFT stamps and Die-namics – there is just so much versatility and style options with these products.

I started with Smooth WhiteSummer SplashCherry Crisp, and Coral Crush card stocks. Have I mentioned how much I love the new colors? I die cut the Coral Crush panel using the stitched frame from Blueprints 15. I stamped this panel with the Harlequin Background stamp using Coral Crush Premium Dye Ink. I die cut the Summer Splash using the Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX. I stamped this panel using the Linen Background in Summer Splash Premium Dye Ink. I used Foam Mounting Tape to pop up this panel. Next, I die cut the Cherry Crisp panel using Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics and stamped it using the Pinstripe Background in Cherry Crisp Premium Dye Ink.

I die cut the Smooth White Card Stock with Pierced Circle STAX and stamped the sentiment from Spring Tulips stamp set in the center using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I offset the circle die cut and used Foam Mounting Tape to pop it up a bit for added dimension.   I die cut the Spring Tulips Die-namics, stamped with the coordinating image from the Spring Tulips stamp set, and colored with Copics. I popped the tulips up as well using a bit of Foam Mounting Tape.  I finished my card with a few sequins which were easily placed with the QuickStik Pick-Up Tool. I used this tool all of the time!

That is it for me today.  Many thanks for My Favorite Things for asking me to showcase their products!  As always thanks so much for stopping by!

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Total Favorite

Mary Dawn Quirindongo is joining us on the blog today with two more outstanding projects. Let’s see what she has to say about these eye-catching cards!

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For my first project, I used the large candy jar die as a vase and filled it with die-cut elements from the Lily Die-Namics. I colored the lilies and leaves with Spectrum Noir Markers and added sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush marker. I added a sentiment from Donuts and Sprinkles and then stared at it for 3 hours because I’m in serious love.

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I decided to give myself a break and make a one-layer card next (haha, I know, good one). Using the Candy Jar Companions stamp set, I stamped 6 bunny peeps in yellow pigment ink in a (sort of) neat row and added the only sentiment I could add to a card covered in bunny peeps. I added some dimension with a yellow colored pencil and some ground with a gray one. Finally, I added their eyes and noses with a black glaze pen, giving more texture and dimension to this simple card.

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Do you love how these cards range from seriously elegant to achingly cute…intricately assembled to simply stamped? She has run the gamut and I’m in love. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us Mary Dawn!

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Hop Into Action

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Is there any holiday that spotlights sweet and cuddly imagery more than Easter? Bunnies, chicks, and eggs in pretty pastels are the norm but I have a feeling our team will open your eyes to a variety of beautiful new Easter crafting ideas with this month’s Creative Challenge. Get a jump (or a hop?) start on Easter projects as we hop into action, Easter-style!

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Amy’s card is all about the bunny featuring  a monochromatic repeating pattern she created with one of the designs included in the Somebunny stamp set. The Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Die-namics, positioned at a jaunty angle, is the perfect spot for a simple sentiment.

Keep on hoppin’ to see what the rest of the team has hiding up their sleeves for this month’s challenge.

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