May Teaser Time – Day 5!

Welcome to the fifth day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things May Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on May 7th at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 7th.  One comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8 PM EST on May 7th on the MFT Blog.
Up first today is the newest image in our Doodle Garden line, the ADORABLE Doodle Garden Turtle Girl. We have one more set to debut from Lisa Johnson Designs today, Cheerful Blessings. You will love the mix of fonts in this cheerful and uplifting sentiment set. The new Heirloom Label Die-namics is a great size for any of our larger sentiments, but also works perfectly as a layering element on your cards or projects. You can see a quick video featuring the Heirloom Label Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. I’m back today with a card made using the new Heirloom Label Die-namics, Cheerful Blessings, Distressed Backgrounds, Dandelion Wishes, and of course, Blueprints 3. :-) I am seriously grabbing this new Blueprints for everything. At least I’m consistent! I wanted to create a soft background using Distressed Backgrounds, and created the effect by stamping off the image twice on scrap paper before stamping it on my Heirloom Label Die-namics using Lemon Drop ink. Then I stamped the dandelion in Lemon Drop full strength, and stamped the stem off on scrap paper once in Black Licorice before adding it to my main panel. Once everything was stamped, I traced each stem with my glue pen and added a dusting of iridescent glitter to make it *pop*. I followed one of the Blueprints 3 sketches, substituting in the Heirloom Label Die-namics for the main image panel.  Once everything was assembled, I added a few yellow crystals to finish it off.  I LOVE how it turned out.  Simple, yet elegant, and just waiting for the perfect person to gift it to. Thanks for joining us today, and don’t forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog for a chance to win a $75 voucher. And you don’t want to miss what our talented designers have in store for you today either, so make sure to visit them and leave a little love! Take a tour of these new products being released on May 7th at 10 PM EST by visiting our designers, listed below. And our May Guest Designers:  Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler.  

May Teaser Time – Day 4!

Welcome to the fourth day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things May Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on May 7th at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 7th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8PM EST on May 7th on the MFT Blog.
Our sweet Triple Scoop Set from last month, Chocolate Sentiments, will be available for purchase with the May Release. Our new Dotted Scallop Border Trio Die-namics provides you with three different sized scallops to maximize your design options. You can see a quick video featuring the Dotted Scallop Border Trio HERE, or simply click play below. The new Vertical Frame Die-namics cuts a frame and an interior center piece with “ticket tab” corners. The interior of the frame is a great size for many of our Pure Innocence images or larger sentiments. You can see a quick video featuring the Vertical Frame Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Take a tour of these new products being released on May 7th at 10 PM EST by visiting our designers, listed below. And our May Guest Designers:  Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler  

May Teaser Time – Day 3!

Welcome to the third day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things May Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on May 7th at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 7th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8PM EST on May 7th on the MFT Blog.
Let’s get started! Our first introduction today is the fantastic new set, Life’s Direction.

We’re thrilled over your enthusiasm for Mona Pendleton’s new line!  We have another set designed by Mona to introduce today called Distressed Background Blocks.  True to Mona’s mixed media style, these background blocks will give your cards and projects that mixed media look with minimal effort.

Our new Chicken Wire Die-namics layers perfectly on a standard A2 card for a big impact. Layer it over or under your card elements for a decorative accent.

You can see a quick video featuring the Chicken Wire Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. Our new Happy Hellos Die-namics dies are large enough to take center stage on your projects, but work as an accent, also. You can see a quick video featuring the new Happy Hellos Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below. The next stencil in our brand new MIX-ables Stencil series is the fun Graduated Dots.

We’ve added new colors to our Premium Dye Ink collection this month. Our new Red Hot Premium Dye Ink will be available as a full-sized pad and as a refill during our May Release. The Premium Dye Ink and Refill will join the Red Hot Replenishments that are already available in the MFT Boutique.

I knew I liked Life’s Direction when Amy Rohl originally sent the set concept to Jody and I, but I didn’t realize how much I’d enjoy stamping with it! I’ve had so many ideas for this set, and haven’t even begun to scratch the surface. Today I’m sharing the first card I made using this set combined with Western Backgrounds and Fishtail Flags STAX. I made my own speckled paper by following the tutorial Joanne shows in THIS post. How fun! I started by stamping Western Backgrounds onto Whip Cream card stock using Kraft ink. It almost looks like it’s embossed, the detail is so rich. I cut the same size of Fishtail Flags in 3 different colored card stocks, and then stamped my images using Hot Fudge. I then speckled my paper using Hot Fudge ink as well. There was so much texture going on that I didn’t want to overdo it, but felt it needed a little something, so I added a row of mini brads, and a red star from Star STAX to pick up the red I’d used in the Flags. PERFECT. Make sure you visit our Designers blogs today, and leave a comment each day on this blog for a chance to win a $75 gift voucher. We could all use a little spending money, right?  Take a tour of these new products, being released on May 7th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below. And our May Guest Designers:  Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler.

May Teaser Time – Day 2!

Welcome to the second day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things May Release!  We are thrilled to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on May 7th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

We are SO excited to introduce you to a new line of stamps and Die-namics, created by our very own Mona Pendleton. Mona has a style uniquely her own, embracing mixed media and more. It only makes sense that her products are described as Mixed Media for the Modern Crafter. We know you’ll adore her introductory stamp sets; Dandelion Wishes and Distressed Backgrounds. You’ll appreciate her companion Die-namics, Dandelion Stems and Toppers. BUT WAIT….there’s more! There’s even a brand new PRODUCT as well. We know you’ll be thrilled about our *new* MIX-ables Stencils. Paint, spray, mist, & more. And made in the USA, of course. Make sure you visit the Design Team Members blogs as they are previewing Mona’s new products, and remember to leave a comment on the MFT Blog once for each day of Teaser Time. $75 will go a long way in helping you fulfill your *growing* MFT wish list!
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 7th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8PM EST on May 7th on the MFT Blog.
Up first today is Mona’s first set, the beautiful Dandelion Wishes. Made to coordinate with Dandelion Wishes, Mona has also designed the Dandelion Stems and Toppers Die-namics. You can see a quick video featuring Dandelion Stems and Toppers Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below: Our new Mini Album Square Scallop STAX features a straight edge on the left side for binding.  The straight edge also allows for coordination with the Mini Album Bracket STAX, giving you the ability to mix and match your mini album page shapes. You can see a quick video featuring the Mini Album Square Scallop STAX Die-namics HERE, or simply click play below: Our new Mix-able Stencils can be used with paints, sprays, mist, and more.  The beautiful stencil we are introducing today is called Square Motif.

Happy Thursday! I am so excited about the release of Mona’s products. Her work is beyond beautiful, and her new line of products are sure to speak to your inner artist. Many of Mona’s projects are mixed media, and always leave me inspired. I *really* want to delve more into this area, so I took a tiny, baby step and created a canvas project. Let me start by saying again that this is a TINY, BABY step. I am not particularly courageous…yet. I’d even be willing to say I am kind of a wimp and was so afraid to go overboard that I did the exact opposite. But yet, I love the finished project, and keep telling myself I did a good job of practicing the Rule of Thirds, and will happily leave it at that. :-) I started with an 8 x 10″ canvas and covered it with a trio of Gelatos colors. I hadn’t played with them before this project, but they are quite nifty! Once the canvas was colored and dried, I used my Distressed Background stamp set and covered it in Gelatos as well. I then misted it enough to get it wet and applied it to the canvas. When the stamping began, I made sure to support that back of the canvas to I could get a decent impression. Once the background was dry, I inked up the flower stems from Dandelion Wishes and stamped them in Jellybean Green. Yep, our premium dye ink worked beautifully! Then I stamped both of the dandelion blooms first in Sour Apple and then in Jellybean Green inks. There were a couple of spots that didn’t stamp as clearly as I’d like, so I went over those using a dry paintbrush and the premium inks to fill in the bare spots. After everything was completely dry, I felt the flower centers needed something so I added a pearlized center after having colored them with a violet Copic marker. I wanted a slight pop of a color that would complement the project, and I think the violet did just that. I hope you’re enjoying Teasers so far, and are looking forward to being inspired each day by our amazing Designers. Make sure to head to their blogs for more ideas using these beautiful products, and also make sure you leave a comment on the MFT Blog for a chance to win a $75 gift voucher. Take a tour of the new products, being released on May 7th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below. And our May Guest Designers: Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler.    

May Teaser Time Begins!

Welcome to Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things May Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on May 7th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique. Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $75 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 7 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 7th.  Only one comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8PM EST on May 7th on the MFT Blog.
Are you ready?  Let’s get started! We’re starting our May Teasers with Peaceful Wildflowers from Lisa Johnson Designs. The silhouette floral images in this set are stunning, and the mixed font sentiments are beautiful. The new Wildflowers Die-namics, from Lisa Johnson Designs, was made to coordinate with the Peaceful Wildflowers stamp set. You can see a quick video featuring the Wildflowers Die-namics HERE or simply click play below: One of our newest Pure Innocence images making it’s debut today is the ADORABLE Pure Innocence Make a Wish. We are introducing a brand new product to the MFT Boutique this release, the MIX-ables Stencils!  We have five new stencils releasing this month, the first of which is called Delicate Doily.  Use our MIX-ables Stencils with paint, sprays, mists, and more! We are also introducing a brand new color collection to our Relenishments line during our May Release! Steel Blue will be available in our Premium Dye Ink, Premium Dye Ink Refill, card stock, and buttons, on May 7th at 10 PM EST.

Here you can see and compare the range of colors in our Blue Replenishments line.

I’m so excited that Teaser Time has finally arrived! We have SO MUCH in store for you, starting with this beautiful new set by Lisa Johnson, Peaceful Wildflowers. Isn’t it lovely? I can see this becoming a go-to set anytime I need something that’s easy to work and produces stunning results. And of course I paired it with the newest addition to the Blueprints line, Blueprints 3. I LOVELOVELOVE this one! There are such cute little elements included, and the card itself makes a non-traditonal square shape, which is a nice change of pace. I tend to live in an A2 world… For my card, I decided to dabble in a little watercoloring, using our Blu Raspberry and Sour Apple ink pads. I stamped the flowers and stems on watercolor paper, and then after allowing a little drying time, went over the stems with a waterbrush to create a watercolored feel. I then took a dry paintbrush and added thin strips of Sour Apple ink along the sides to fill in the empty space. I think it added a soft, wispy look. Once the panel was completely dry, I used my glue pen to add dabs of glitter to various stems and in the center of each flower. I think it added a little pizzaz to an otherwise simple card, don’t you? Make sure you leave a comment on the MFT Blog each day of Teasers for a chance to win a daily prize of $75. That will surely help with your growing wish list! Now let’s see what our amazing Designers have created just for you… Take a tour of these new products, being released on May 7th at 10 PM EST, by visiting our designers listed below. And our May Guest Designers: Kim O’Connell and Tricia Traxler.  

Time to Party AND Teaser Time Prize Winners!

Are you ready to party?  Tonight at 10:00 PM EST, all of the new stamps and Die-namics will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.  But in the meantime, the Release Party is happening NOW right HERE in the MFT Forum!  Come for lots of chatter and fun with Kim (the MFT Lady) and the MFT Design Team! To make your life even easier, we’ve got a shopping list with all the new stamps and Die-namics!  You can print your copy of this month’s shopping list HERE. Now it’s time to announce the winners of our Teaser Time prizes!  Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during Teaser Time! 3 lucky people will win a $150 coupon code to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts this evening. Teaser Day 1 winner:  Comment #6 – Stacey Schafer Teaser Day 2 winner:  Comment #77 – Amber Milone Teaser Day 3 winner:  Comment #222 – Jessica Congratulations to all the winners!

April Teaser Time – Day Three!

Welcome to day three of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things April Release! We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on April 9th at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique! Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $150 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 3 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before NOON EST on April 9th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8 PM EST on April 9th on the MFT Blog.
Up first, let’s take a look at our newest Triple Scoop Reward set, Chocolate Sentiments. This stamp set is available FREE to customers purchasing $60 or more, exclusive of tax and shipping. Read more about the Triple Scoop Reward program HERE. Our new Doodle Garden Sweet as Can Bee is definitely sweet as can be! Our à la modes collection is growing this month with à la modes Reflection. We have one more Pure Innocence image making its debut today.  Pure Innocence I Wheelie Like You would be great paired with the new Bicycle Die-namics! Our new Bicycle Die-namics is large enough to take center stage on your projects, but works as an accent also.  Because of the intricate details of this die, we recommend you use additional shims or the Metal Adaptor Plate for best results.

You can see a quick video featuring the Bicycle Die-namics HERE or simply click play below:

Our Red Delicious Die-namics die set provides you with everything you need to create the perfect apple. Use it for teacher gifts, 3-D projects, or as an accent on a card or scrapbook layout. You can see a quick video featuring the Red Delicious Die-namics HERE or simply click play below: The Scalloped Treat Box Die-namics is perfect for party favors, treats, or a small gift. You can see  a quick video featuring the Scalloped Treat Box Die-namics HERE or simply click play below: The last of our new Premium Dye Ink colors to debut this release is Hot Fudge. It coordinates beautifully with the Hot Fudge Replenishments found in the MFT Boutique. Our Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink will be available in a full-sized ink pad and as a refill during our new release on Tuesday April 9th at 10 PM EST. *Please note – this ink dries to a rich brown that matches our card stock perfectly. Here you can see and compare the range of colors in our Brown Replenishments line. I’m back today with a card I created using our new Bicycle Die-namics. I combined the Bicycle with Snow Drifts Die-namics and Skyline Border Die-namics to create a little scene. I cut the Skyline using a multi-colored patterned paper panel, and also used patterned paper with the Snow Drifts die as well to add a little interest. I wanted to tie in the stars in the patterned paper, so I cut a stitched panel from the new Blueprints 2, and added a few stars using a stamp in Hello My Name Is, in Sour Apple ink. Once all of the pieces for my scene were cut, I inked the edges of the grassy field since I wanted them to have a little dimension, and then I popped up the grassy field panels and the Bicycle. I hope you’re enjoying the Teasers this month, I know I am! Take a tour of these new products being released on April 9th at 10 PM EST by visiting our designers listed below.  

April Teaser Time Day Two!

Welcome to the second day of Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things April Release!  We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on April 9th at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique. If you’re hopping along as part of the Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop you can find that post HERE. Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $150 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 3 Teaser Days.
  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before NOON EST on April 9th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8 PM EST on April 9th on the MFT Blog.
We’ve got some exciting news to share today so let’s get started!

We are over the moon today as we are introducing the new Wendy Burns Design line! Wendy’s line is fun, whimsical, and blast to color! The first set from the Wendy Burns Design line is called Cupcake Cutie, and is it ever CUTE!!

Birthday Sentiments, last month’s Triple Scoop set, will available for purchase with our April Release.

The Laina Lamb Design line has brought the trendy name tag to life in the new stamp set, Hello My Name Is.  This fun set coordinates with the Insert It – 3×4 Insert Die-namics, fits perfectly in the 3×4 scrapbook pockets, and makes a great accent on a scrapbook layout or a card. Our Accent It – Story Titles Die-namics provides a new way to title your scrapbook pages, mini books, and more.  The clever “on the edge” design die-cuts the word, leaving the lower edge attached to your cardstock.  Combine it with other Die-namics or trim your cardstock as desired for a multitude of design options. You can see a quick video featuring the Accent It – Story Titles Die-namics HERE or simply click play below: Document It – Expand Your View, also from Laina Lamb Design, is a great sentiment set, and also coordinates with the new Accent It – Reel Life Die-namics to create fun accents for cards or scrapbook layouts. Our Accent It – Reel Life brings the vintage Viewfinder back to life.  Use Accent It – Reel Life alone, or pair it with Document It – Expand Your View for your cards, mini books, and scrapbook layouts. You can see a quick video featuring the Accent It – Reel Life Die-namics HERE or simply click play below: Custom mini albums are all the rage, and our new Mini Album Bracket STAX Die-namics provides you the opportunity to create mini albums in a variety of sizes. You can see a quick video featuring the Mini Album Bracket STAX Die-namics HERE or simply click play below: Our new Open Simply Scallops Trio Die-namics provides you with three different sized scallops to maximize your design options.

You can see a quick video featuring the Open Simply Scallops Trio Die-namics HERE or simply click play below:

We’ve added new colors to our Premium Dye Ink collection this month. Our new Orange Fizz Premium Dye Ink will be available as a full-sized pad and as a refill during our April Release. The Premium Dye Ink and Refill will join the Orange Fizz Replenishments that are already available in the MFT Boutique. Here you can see the comparison between the Orange Fizz Card Stock and Tangy Orange Card Stock. One more addition to the MFT Boutique is Smooth White Card Stock. Our Smooth White Card Stock offers a very smooth finish, ideal for stamping bold or solid images using our Premium Dye Ink Pads. I needed a quick card to thank hubby for helping Brianna get moved into her house, and I thought the new Hello My Name Is stamp set from Laina Lamb would be PERFECT. The design is simple, but effective, and gets the point across (pun intended). I started by stamping my Hello My Name Is panel, and then die-cutting it using the Insert It – 3 x 4 Insert Die-namics. Since it’s such a big element on a card front, I thought about how I could incorporate other elements to make it interesting, but in such a way as to complement the message of the card. Then I had a Eureka! moment (ok, slight exaggeration), and decided I could use another pattern from Mod Borders to create an arrow of sorts. I stamped a portion of the border along the top, then masked and stamped along the side, ultimately pointing out the 100% stamp I’d grabbed from the Document It – Off the Chart stamp set. I hope he loves it! Take a tour of these new products being released on April 9th at 10 PM EST by visiting our designers listed below.

April Teaser Time Begins!

Welcome to Teaser Time for the My Favorite Things April Release!  We are so excited to have you join us as we preview all of the new stamp sets and Die-namics that will be available on April 9th, at 10 PM EST in the MFT Boutique.

Since we know your wish list grows every month, we are offering the chance to win a $150 coupon code for use in the MFT Online Boutique on each of our 3 Teaser Days.

  • You can enter to win by leaving a comment on the MFT Blog before NOON EST on April 9th. Only one comment per person, please.
  • Winners will be randomly selected from all entries and will be posted at 8 PM EST on April 9th on the MFT Blog.
Are you ready?  Let’s get started with some of the new stamps and Die-namics making their debut today. First up today is a new stamp set and coordinating Die-namics die set from Lisa Johnson Designs.  Sweet Roses is a beautiful floral set containing both solid and line-art images in two different sizes, along with everyday sentiments.

The Roses and Leaves Die-namics die set coordinates with the roses and leaves in the Sweet Roses stamp set.  Die-cut each flower and leaves image, then stamp with the coordinating solid or line-art image to create beautiful roses.

You can find a quick video featuring the Roses and Leaves Die-namics HERE or simply click play below: We have two new adorable Pure Innocence images to introduce today: Pure Innocence Serenity and Pure Innocence Little Gardner.

One more stamp set making its debut today is Mod Borders, from Laina Lamb Design. Create fun borders and accents on your cards and scrapbook layouts, or stamp the images repeatedly to create your own patterned paper.

You loved the debut of our new Blueprints 1 Die-namics during our March release, and we are thrilled to bring you the Blueprints 2 Die-namics for the April Release! Pair Blueprints 2 Die-namics with any stamp set and follow the provided sketches, or mix and match the elements to become your own architect.

You can find a quick video featuring the Blueprints 2 Die-namics HERE or simply click play below: Bottom Line Alphabet Die-namics is our newest alphabet.  The bold, graphic letters will make a statement on any card or scrapbook layout.

You can find a quick video featuring the Bottom Line Alphabet Die-namics HERE or simply click play below:

Our new Bottom Line Numbers and Symbols Die-namics die set is the perfect companion to our new Bottom Line Alphabet Die-namics.

You can find a quick video featuring the Bottom Line Numbers & Symbols Die-namics HERE or simply click play below:

And if all of the new stamps and Die-namics weren’t enough, we are also introducing a brand new color collection to our Relenishments line!  Factory Green will be available in our Premium Dye Ink, Premium Dye Ink Refill, card stock, and buttons, on April 9th at 10 PM EST. Here you can see and compare the range of colors in our Green Replenishments line.

One more addition to the MFT Boutique is Smooth White Card Stock. Our Smooth White Card Stock offers a very smooth finish, ideal for stamping bold or solid images using our Premium Dye Ink Pads.

I wanted to create a clean, bold birthday card using Lisa’s new Sweet Roses set and Mod Borders from Laina Lamb. I LOVE how it turned out!

I stamped the chevron border stamp along the top and bottom of my card front using Black Licorice ink, then stamped Make a Wish from Birthday Sentiments and embossed it with black powder with a touch of added glitter so it would sparkle. I stamped my rose in Wild Cherry and Electric Red inks, and my leaves in Sour Apple and Jellybean Green inks. Then I added two thin strips of Wild Cherry card stock to act as a border to frame my sentiment and flower.

Once my card front was complete, I mounted it to a Kraft card base.

Take a tour of these new products being released on April 9th at 10 PM EST by visiting our designers listed below.

              And our April Guest Designer, Tammy Hershberger.