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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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.

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 bunnies in yellow pigment ink in a (sort of) neat row and added the only sentiment I could add to a card covered in bunnies. 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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You Have My Heart

Join us in welcoming Lea Lawson back to the blog. She’s sharing a love-themed card inspired by this week’s Sketch Challenge. I love how she completed the sentiment stamped with the Smitten with You set by adding the iconic die-cut heart created with Blueprints 15.

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Valentine’s Day is almost here! Are you frantically whipping up some last minute cards to give to the people that you love?  If so, look no further than this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch #215!  It is simple, but packs an awesome design punch!

I’ve created a bold card full of rainbow stripes & script, paired with the Smitten with You stamp set and a couple of Blueprints Die-namics.  Here is how I created the card, step by step!

  1. Make an A2 card from Smooth White Card Stock.
  2. Trim a small block of rainbow striped paper, and adhere to the bottom of the card.
  3. Trim a panel of black script paper, and die cut a circle from the bottom of it.
  4. Adhere the paper block to the right side of the card with foam adhesive.
  5. Trim a 3/4″ strip of white cardstock, then stamp the sentiment onto it.
  6. Die cut the tab and heart from the striped paper.
  7. Adhere the tab next to the stamped sentiment, then cut banner edges to the paper strip.
  8. Adhere the sentiment strip with foam dots over top of the cutout circle.
  9. Tuck & adhere the tab slightly underneath the scripted paper block.
  10. Accent the tab and the heart with jewels to finish.

This card could be given to anyone you love, including your spouse or significant other, children, family & friends!  I hope you choose to use the sketch for some last minute Valentines….and can’t wait to see what you create!  Have an awesome day!

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Lea was inspired by this week’s sketch – now it’s your turn. Make sure to check out the Challenge & Inspiration blog for all of the details and to share a link to your own project. Print

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 Keisha’s blog: Kristina Beagle

from Teri’s blog: Angela Walters

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 February inspiration.

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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, stencils, card stock, and inks. We don’t want to leave you hanging in the meantime though, so how about our talented team shares some more sweet treats from our February, 2015 release? Day one of our Release Rewind begins now.

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You Are the Icing on My Donut

Join us in welcoming Mary Dawn Quirindongo to the blog! She’s got style and an amazing sense of design so make sure to keep reading to see what she’s created for us today!

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I’m so excited to be guest blogging today! Thanks, MFT, for having me. The February release is amazing, amirite? I got the opportunity to play around with the Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set and Donuts Die-namics for today’s card.

This combo just makes its own cards. Big donut + big sentiment + plus a stamped pattern = done! I added some inking to the edges of my donut and frosting, added the sentiment and sprinkles with Versamark and embossed them, and added my image panel to a kraft card base I’d stamped with a random pattern using the tiny donut stamps in the set. Thanks again to MFT, Jody and Stephanie for having me as a guest. I have one more card to share over at my blog if you’d like to pop on over.

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Smitten with Lea

Join us in welcoming Lea Lawson to the blog! She’s sharing two beautiful cards with all of us today.

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but I think it is important to give love notes to your special someone all throughout the year! So for my card today I created a love card without a Valentine’s Day theme to it! I started by layering blocks of vellum & heart bokeh paper together. I then stamped the three hearts from the All My Love stamp set onto it, covered them in gold glitter embossing powder, and then heat set them. I stitched two lines to it, and then adhered the entire block to a white card base. I then splattered some gold mist to the front.

Next I stamped the sentiment from Smitten with You to a strip of white cardstock, then trimmed it to look like an arrow. I layered it with a knot of gold thread to the front of the card using dimensional adhesive. I added a gold enamel bow to the sentiment arrow to finish it!

Be sure to use your love themed goodies from My Favorite Things all year long, and create sweet sentiments for your favorite people all year long!

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I love bright & cheery colors, and I happen to think they are perfect for a nice thank you cards! And combining My Favorite Things stamps & Die-namics makes putting them together a breeze!

I started with an aqua colored card base, then die cut the dotted border from it. I added a strip of white cardstock underneath to really make them pop! Then I die cut the polka dot paper using the angled block & circle from Blueprints 18. I adhered the block to the bottom of the card using dimensional adhesive. I diecut the circle again from yellow star paper, and adhere it inside the circle on the angled paper block.

Then I die cut the star using Blueprints 18 from red & white striped paper. I layered them inside of the circle, popping up the inside star with dimensional adhesive. I die cut the banner from oatmeal card stock, and stamped the sentiment onto it. I adhered the sentiment banner below the die-cut stars. To finish, I threaded three buttons with twine and accented the circle & sentiment banner with them.

Using the Blueprints 18 Die-namics is an easy way to mass produce really amazing cards! The bright colors would be perfect for sending out thank you cards after a birthday party!

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Welcome to the Party, Karin!

We’ve been featuring cards from Karin Åkesdotter all month. She’s shown to us how fabulously well she can showcase a variety of styles and products – all with equal aplomb. Today, she’s back with one more January guest post.

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How great is this idea for a birthday invitation or party activity? A photo of the birthday boy provides the perfect canvas and a handful of die-cut accents created with the Photo Booth Props Die-namics (slide them into a coordinating envelope you’ve created with the You’ve Got Mail Die-namics!) allows the recipient to have some fun dressing up the man of the hour.

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Wait, did I say guest post? I guess technically, this is Karin’s last guest post but that’s only because with our February release countdown (which starts in just two days!) Karin is joining us as the newest member of the design team. Welcome, Karinwe’re so glad to have you.

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