Release Rewind Day Two

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Before getting to Day 2 of our Release Rewind, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky ladies have won $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Stephanie’s blog: Elizabeth Sarkisyan

from Barbara’s blog: Marie

Congratulations to you both! Your Gift Vouchers will be emailed to you sometime later today, so keep an eye out. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!

Our designers are back with a second round of Release Rewind projects. Click through to each of their blogs for more December inspiration.

Please join us in extending a huge thanks to our December guest, Melania, for all of her incredible work this past week.

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 12

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful. This month’s palette is rich and warm featuring a quartet of Whip Cream, Jellybean Green, Timber Green, and Paver Red. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful. The December Paint Book Swatch is below – print and save every month’s swatch for instant color inspiration any month of the year! Download the entire year of Paint Book Swatches HERE.

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You have until Wednesday, January 7 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The monthly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Dana! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s challenge. You can view all the entries for last months’s challenge HERE.

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Release Rewind Day One

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The countdown is over, orders have been placed, and now our team is working to pack and ship your orders as quickly as possible because we can’t wait to see what you do with the new stamps, Die-namics, and inks. We don’t want to leave you hanging in the meantime though, so how about our talented team shares another dose of December, 2014 inspiration? Day one of our Release Rewind begins now.

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Create a  sentiment stack of warm winter wishes with this week’s sketch. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, December 9 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Kelly Collins! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Special Thanks Blog Hop

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For years, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking has provided consistent inspiration, innovation, and support to the paper crafting community and there is simply no way to adequately convey our sadness over losing their substantial contributions to this industry. The news hits close to home as we are so lucky to have some of the Go-to Gals as part of the MFT family. We thought it fitting to feature a project from our newest release from each of them to honor the work PC&S and their incredible team.

Kimberly Crawford – Design Team

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Teri Anderson – Design Team

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Laina Lamb – Product Designer

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Thank you to everyone that played a part in inspiring us for so many years. I encourage you to continue the blog hop to enjoy more of the celebration of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. You may have found your way here from Shemaine Smith‘s blog – Yvonne Yam is your next stop!

Your Black Friday Sale Starts NOW

Ready for some bargains? Your Black Friday sale starts NOW! Save 30% site-wide (excluding brand new November products) using coupon code THANKS at checkout.

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Here are the Details

  • The coupon code is valid from November 26 through December 1 for retail customers only.
  • November new release products are excluded.
  • This offer can not be combined with other discount codes.
  • To be eligible for the Free with $60 stamp set and free US shipping over $75, your order total must reach those amounts AFTER the coupon code has been applied.
  • Not valid on previous purchases.

How to Save

1) Visit mftstamps.com and add the items you’d like to purchase to your cart.

2) In the Shopping Cart area (hover over the shopping cart and select View All,) enter THANKS (all caps, no spaces) in the blank Discount Code field provided.

3) Click “Apply Coupon“.

4) Make sure your total has been discounted before continuing to the next screen.

*** Remember, if you wish to take advantage of the Free with $60 stamp set and free US shipping on orders over $75, your order total must reach those amounts AFTER the coupon code has been applied. ***

CLICK HERE TO START SHOPPING

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 204

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This week, we’re featuring a simple linear design topped off by a sweet heart for your sweetheart. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, December 2 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Kathy Straw! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Santa was Here

Becca Feeken is back with us today sharing an absolutely incredible shaker card – her first one if you can believe it! I think she’s got a knack for them. Print

Hi everyone, I could not resist a return visit to post on the MFT Blog today. Thanks so much for your warm welcome! Today I’m sharing another Christmas card with a darling cut out tree using the Christmas Tree Cutout Die-namics. That sweet tree absolutely begs to made into a shaker card, so who was I to argue? The only challenge I had was deciding which of the many beads, sequins and glitter I wanted to highlight within!

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Using a 6″ x 6″ card base I started out by determining my layers. The upper layer is a sheet of Christmas music printed from Pinterest. I used a border punch on the left side and cut the Christmas Tree Cutout Die-namics from the right side. The next layer is silver and the bottom layer is cream. Next, I set about making a sandwich to hold my glass glitter. If you’re visual like me, once you see a picture you’ll see how easy this all stacks up! From the backside you can see that I glued scrap acrylic (from some random package in my studio) to the backside of the tree. Then I built up two layers of foam tape to outline the tree. Next I poured a small amount of glass glitter into each section before sealing with another piece of scrap acrylic. I taped a grouping of gems directly to the silver foil before setting the panel with the encased tree on top. With all the magic behind the scenes, there were several different layers, so I made the base sturdy by fortifying with layers of foam tape of the appropriate height.

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I created a tag from the Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics and stamped it with the Santa Was Here sentiment from the Gifting Fun stamp set. It hangs just to the left of my bow using silver wired cord – I used the same cord to polish off the card with a little silver bow.

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I have a couple of tips for you if you decide to have a go at a shaker card:

  • Always leave the liner paper on your foam tape until you are ready to seal the design – you don’t want glitter to get on top of the tape.
  • Run a dryer sheet over the clear acrylic to make it slick and to keep static away – your glitter will flow without sticking to the acrylic.
  • I took a q-tip with baby powder and ran around the edge of my foam tape before filling with glitter. That keeps the glitter from sticking to the inside of the tape.
  • To clean the baby powder from the acrylic I used a clean q-tip and baby wipe.

So much fun for my first shaker card and that tree die was the perfect inspiration! Thanks again for stopping by and thanks so much to My Favorite Things for inviting me to share!

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Color Palette Challenge Review

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It’s time to do a check in on Color Palette Challenge 11 projects!

This month’s palette features the bright and fresh combination of Grout Gray, Berrylicious, Sour Apple, and Red Hot. This classic scheme is a mix perfect for projects evocative of a chilly winter day. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful.

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The Quilt Square Cover-Up Die-namics is the perfect choice for playing with color – use the die in conjunction with a handful of beautifully saturated colors of card stock, and then play around with placement to create a cool pattern like Julie did!

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Sewing, like paper crafting, lends itself to colorful play. When you combine the two like Cindy did with the Stitched with Love stamp set and Die-namics, something beautiful is bound to result!

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Sharon’s card speaks to the versatility and compatibility of the Blueprints line. The scalloped mat and stitched panel were cut with Blueprints 20 while the scalloped window created to frame our friendly polar bear was cut with a die from Blueprints 19. The scarf and hat were perfect for integrating the colors in this month’s palette.

Ready to create a color inspired project of your own? Remember that you have until noon on December 3 to share your own Color Palette Challenge 11 projects. As a reminder, one of the challenge participants will win a Gift Voucher to the MFT boutique valued at up to $20! We can’t wait to see what you do.

Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 203

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This week’s sketch includes a variety of hard and soft edges. A panel with a mix of corners grounds the card, while a fishtail flag, rectangular layer, and classic star accent complete the look. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, November 25 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Scrapsecrets! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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