The Day is Finally Here! Our June Release is So Close!

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We’ve reached the final day of the countdown – time for the latest from Miss Tiina, beautiful butterflies in two design options, a stunning new background, and our newest Free with $60 item. You’ll be able to shop for all of the new June Release products TONIGHT, June 2, at 10 PM EST – mark your calendar, set an alarm, don’t forget!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on June 2 on the MFT Blog.

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HAPPY PANDAS

Miss Tiina’s pleasant pandas are the perfect way to say hi, send good wishes, or encourage cheer. This set includes four pandas, a variety of accents – including bamboo, a symbol of good luck, and eight sentiments – five of which will fit the included banner accent.

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See more of the Happy Pandas stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring the Happy Pandas stamp set and Die-namics from Miss Tiina.

FLUTTER OF BUTTERFLIES

Butterflies are such a classic and universal design element. Flutter of Butterflies includes five sets of butterfly wings and five coordinating bodies to layer on top. The included emboss lines make it easy to perfectly line up the body shapes as well as provide a guide for easily adding some lift and dimension to the wings. Use each set alone, or layer them to create a surprising pop of color.

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See more of the Flutter of Butterflies – Solid Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

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See more of the Flutter of Butterflies – Lace Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Flutter of Butterflies Die-namics.

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring Flutter of Butterflies Die-namics.

VINTAGE BUTTONS

Our Free with $60 this month is the Vintage Buttons Die-namics. The Vintage Buttons Die-namics includes six delicate designs that evoke a vintage vibe perfect for accenting your projects. Subtle pierced and embossed details and a variety of sizes and edges ensure you’ll have the perfect notion for any application.

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

ROSES ALL OVER BACKGROUND

Blanket your projects in a decadent wash of lush roses with the Roses All Over Background. These densely packed beauties will add a luxurious feel to any surface onto which you apply them.

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See more of the Roses All Over Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the Roses All Over Background stamp.

Did anything in our June release catch your eye? Now is the time to take a few minutes to print out the handy shopping list and make note of your must-have items.

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It’s the last day of our countdown but our Design Team is still crafting inspiring new projects! Keep on clicking to see how they’ve wound things up on this final day.

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2 Days Until the June Release

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Stars are such an iconic design element and Laina Lamb Design has indulged us this month with FOUR new products that feature the classic shape. A coordinating background stamp rounds out today’s offerings.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on June 2 on the MFT Blog.

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COUNT THE STARS

Laina Lamb Design always comes up with the coolest, most on-trend looks and the Count the Stars stamp set and Die-namics is no exception. A vast array of phrases in a simple font mix and match endlessly with a trio of bold focal point words in a fabulous hand-lettered look. Accent your completed sentiment with the included doodled stars.

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See more of the Count the Stars stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring Count the Stars stamp set and Die-namics from Laina Lamb Design.

STARS & WISHES

A bold, hand-lettered look makes the Stars & Wishes Die-namics an irresistible addition to your word dies. Mix die-cut words with the phrases included in the Count the Stars stamp set for dimensional looks that turn your cards into standout pieces of art.

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See more of the Stars & Wishes Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Stars & Wishes Die-namics from Laina Lamb Design.

LUCKY STARS

Hastily scribbled stars – the classic doodle when we’re on the phone, bored in class, or otherwise distracted, right? Also, a great shape that deserves a spot on a wide range of cards and paper projects. From celestial scenes to star-struck greetings, used alone or in conjunction with the coordinating Count the Stars stamp set and Die-namics and Stars & Wishes Die-namics, you’ll be peppering your projects with these fun die-cut doodles.

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

Handmade card from Torico featuring the Lucky Stars Die-namics from Laina Lamb Design.

TINY STARS BACKGROUND

Petite stars dotting your card panels and die cuts – doesn’t that sound delightful? This always-timely pattern is an essential addition to your background stamp collection.

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See more of the Tiny Stars Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring the Tiny Stars Background.

Are you enjoying the June countdown? We’ve almost reached the end (that means it’s almost time to shop!) Let’s check out the projects our talented design team has created with today’s offerings.

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3 Days Until the June Release

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Flounces and flourishes, lace and tutus, so much sweetness included in today’s sneak peek!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on June 2 on the MFT Blog.

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TUTU CUTE

Chances are, there is a sweet little girl in your life that’s enamored of ballerinas. Just imagine that dreamy, far-away look she’ll get in her eyes when you present her with a card featuring this Pure Innocence darling! Add a bit of tulle and glitter for the ulitimate reaction ;)

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See more of the Tutu Cute stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the Tutu Cute stamp set and Die-namics.

ABSTRACT COVER-UP

The very cool, very edgy Abstract Cover-Up Die-namics is sure to amp up your crafting. This background becomes the focal point of your cards so easily. Inlaid die cutting, shaker box applications, selective pattern and color additions – just imagine all of the possibilities this angular design provides!

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See more of the Abstract Cover-Up Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring the Abstract Cover-Up Die-namics.

PIERCED FANCY FLOURISH

This design includes numerous swirls and twirls for imparting a dainty look to your projects. The free-flowing, open design allows for an infinite array of layering options while the subtle pierced detail adds bonus interest.

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See more of the Pierced Fancy Flourish Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Pierced Fancy Flourish Die-namics.

LACE BACKGROUND

You’ll find so much incredible detail in the Lace Background. Create the perfect backdrop for a variety of occasions ranging from delicate and feminine in the palest of pinks, to dynamic and funky in vibrant brights, to a little bit edgy in black – the choice is yours.

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See more of the Lace Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Lace Background.

BOLD PAISLEY STENCIL

This modern take on the classic paisley pattern features bold shapes curling across the stencil’s expanse. Add color and texture evoking a retro design reinterpreted in a trendy fashion with the Bold Paisley Stencil.

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Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring the Bold Paisley Stencil.

We’re down to just three more days. It’s not an easy wait but it is an enjoyable one when you have beautiful samples from our talented team! Keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to with today’s products.

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4 Days Until the June Release

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We’re doubling down on Birdie Brown today with two new stamp and coordinating Die-namics designs. Ready to go on an adventure with us?

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on June 2 on the MFT Blog.

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PENGUINS IN PARADISE

Wearing a tuxedo full time can be exhausting – that’s why Birdie Brown’s quartet of adorable penguins are truly deserving of a relaxing tropical vacation. Armed with the cooling shade of a palm tree and some deliciously icy drinks, this fab foursome is ready to chill with you!

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See more of Penguins in Paradise stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of Penguins in Paradise Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring the Penguins in Paradise stamp set and Die-namics from Birdie Brown.

ADVENTURE IS CALLING

Wish bon voyage Birdie Brown style with the Adventure Is Calling stamp set and Die-namics. This petite traveler comes accessorized by luggage and a sweet traveling companion. A trio of coordinating sentiments is included to send off that special someone in heartfelt fashion.

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See more of the Adventure Is Calling stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Adventure Is Calling Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torice featuring the Adventure Is Calling stamp set and Die-namics from Birdie Brown.

GRASSY FIELDS

Thick, lush grass in two height options will layer beautifully to create inviting backgrounds for idyllic scenes. The edge-only design of both elements means you can create grassy borders of any height and the best part of all? No mowing required!

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

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the June release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

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The June Release Countdown Begins

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We touched on watercolor techniques earlier this week in our Ingenious Inking post but today, to kick off our June Release Countdown, we’re taking it up a notch with beautiful stamp images that make achieving the look even easier.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on June 2. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on June 2 on the MFT Blog.

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WRITTEN IN WATERCOLOR

Add a personal hand-lettered touch to your projects as easily as inking and stamping with the Written in Watercolor stamp set. This versatile collection covers everything from birthdays and thank yous to simple “thinking of you” occasions. As assortment of hearts – both open and solid – are included to accent your greetings.

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See more of the Written in Watercolor stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring the Written in Watercolor stamp set.

WATERCOLOR FLOWERS

The art of watercolor is so therapeutic and results in the most ethereal look. If you’re short on time though, or aren’t yet ready to share your own watercoloring talents with the world, Watercolor Flowers may just be the answer! Luminous layers of color can be stamped to create a realistic watercolor effect full of depth and dimension. Who knows – this might be the starting point of an exciting new hobby!

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

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

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Watercolor Flowers stamp set and Die-namics.

ZIG ZAG STITCHED SHAPE STAX

Introduce a brand new stitch pattern into your collection of classic layering shapes with the Zig Zag Stitched STAX Die-namics in four different shape options. This variation features perfectly placed stitch lines positioned in a zig zag formation around the perimeter of your shape for subtle interest and texture.

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See more of the Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Zig Zag Stitched Square STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the Zig Zag Stitched Square STAX Die-namics.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring the Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics.

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new June release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on June 2!

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Life Is Better with Friends

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Joni Andaya is back with us again and somehow, she’s managed to create two more cards as equally fabulous as the two she shared yesterday. You’ll be looking at those Flamingos Die-namics with brand news eyes!

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I don’t know about you but this is an entirely new use of Laina Lamb Design’s Flamingos Die-namics and I for one am a BIG fan. Joni’s sentiment choice couldn’t be more perfect either, right?

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This second card is just so pretty – check out the streaky washes of soft color. The dimension Joni brought in by layering Grassy Fields die cuts that were cut once again with the Cross-Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics is incredible.

Ss what do you think? Are you loving the flamingos? Now go make something pretty and pink and when you’re done, tag #mftstamps so we can give you some love! Thanks so much Joni for the fabulousness you brought to our blog this week :)

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I’m really happy to introduce guest Joni Andaya to you today. She’s sharing two incredibly cool cards with us and I’m confident you’ll find something inspiring in each of them.

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I absolutely adore the pretty pastels and brilliant background Joni constructed with the Cross-Stitch Die-namics! The result is so fresh + bright – just a beautiful base for the Green Pastures girl.

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Are you star-struck by Joni’s use of the Perfect Harmony stamp set? That gorgeous gradient she created looks amazing with the vellum stars layered on top. I love how she brought in the same colors in the layers of the skirt.

If you are as enamored of Joni’s work as we are, make sure to pop back over tomorrow for another post featuring her pretty work!

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Ingenious Inking: Watercolor Wash

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Watercolor is a forgiving technique that produces a wonderfully ethereal look on cards and projects. The beauty of MFT ink pads and refills is their versatility and ability to be used to create such a look. We can’t wait to share the inky projects our team has created this month featuring subtle washes and bold swathes of color. Pull out your brushes and make something beautiful with us!

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Francine has beautifully recreated the look of a classic rainbow tie-dye with her clean and simple card. The curved slice element from Blueprints 25 is perfect for revealing that incredible pattern without overwhelming the look.

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Torico’s stunning sky is an incredible backdrop to simple white silhouettes. The blues and purples blend beautifully to create a dreamy look that perfectly balances the embossed sentiment.

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

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MFTv – Button Monogram

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Monograms and initials are a classic design element that never go out of fashion. This week’s episode of MFTv features the Decor & More Die-namics. Check out how Kimberly blanketed her initial in a variety of neutral toned buttons to create this gorgeous accent piece that would be perfect in most any room of the house.

Buttom monogram from Kimberly Crawford featuring Decor & More Die-namics.

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Watch the video HERE to see how she created this masterpiece or just play the embedded video.

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Time for MFT to do some spring cleaning! We’re doing the work and you’re reaping the benefits. May 25-28 save 35% on select products when you use code CLEAN at checkout. Sale good while supplies last. Find the complete collection HERE.

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Die-namics Design: On the Border

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Every new card presents a brand-new canvas for embellishment and creative play. Most cards feature four distinct edges just waiting to be enhanced by some type of decorative border element. With close to thirty different border Die-namics in the shop, you’re sure to find the perfect accent – no matter the occasion or sentiment. With this challenge, our team will expand your view of border elements with a variety of eye-opening new ways that will push the boundaries of your border Die-namics collection.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring border Die-namics and The Whole Herd from Birdie Brown.

Kay combined borders to assemble this pastoral scene. Campy Tree Lines and Rolling Hills add so much depth and provide lots of opportunity for adding color and texture. Our metal only edges allow you to create panels of any height so layering is easy!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Stitched Scallop Edges Die-namics.

Layered border strips in a rainbow of colors make this card from Barbara quick and easy to assemble. The finished result is so eye-catching though! Notice that she cut the card base a bit short so that the bottom edge is scalloped for added interest.

Are you ready to create some beautiful borders and backgrounds of your own? Save 20% on all in-stock Die-namics in our Backgrounds & Borders category today only! Happy shopping :)

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Want to see more inspiration from our team? Keep on clicking to see how they interpreted this month’s challenge.

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