2 Days Until the March Release

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Our animal friends are such a special part of our life but we promised we’d have something for everybody with this release and today, we fulfill that promise. Get happy and stay tuned for today’s new stamps and Die-namics.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on March 3. 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 March 3 on the MFT Blog.

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STAY TUNED

Newsflash! The retro-style sentiments in the Stay Tuned stamp set are a picture-perfect accompaniment to the Television Die-namics. A mix of fonts and sentiment themes ensure you’re covered for everything from drama, to comedy, to reality. Experiencing some static? Use the “snow” design to add a realistic touch to your TV when reception is fuzzy. Sixteen sentiments are included as well as five starburst effect elements.

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See more of the Stay Tuned stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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Your recipients will stay tuned for any message delivered when it features this iconic imagery. This classic design includes an embossed TV that makes layering the base and frame as easy as hitting the “on” button. Add the antenna element alone (tin foil optional,) or with the individual antenna components for even more dimension. Prevent channel-changing by creating a fun, shaker element – keep your viewer transfixed by the program you’ve created.

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

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TOTALLY HAPPY

Descend on your happy place to make some crafty magic armed with the Totally Happy stamp set. Wise words, congratulatory sentiments, and simple smile-inducing greetings are gathered together into one versatile set. A variety of star graphics, including borders, outlines, and a wide range of sizes, are included to accent your sentiments. Use alone or combine selective stamping with the Happy Die-namics and Happy Trio Die-namics for bold sentiments that pack a visual punch.

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

HAPPY TRIO

The Free with $60 Die-namics this month is the Happy Trio Die-namics. Crafters need options – that’s why we’ve included a beautifully legible, script “happy” sentiment in three different sizes to ensure every happy occasion can be commemorated in style. Mix these die-cut words with phrases from the Totally Happy stamp set for an endless array of cheery sentiments.

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

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HAPPY

The jumbo-sized, double on-the-line style Happy Die-namics can be positioned anywhere on your A2 card front to create a peek-a-boo greeting that demands attention. Use in conjunction with the phrases included in the Totally Happy stamp set to create a multitude of cheerful sentiments for most any occasion.

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

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Are you enjoying our March 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 March Release

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Today’s countdown post features two new pet-lover Pure Innocence designs, a versatile new Die-namics set, and edges that will get people talking.
  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on March 3. 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 March 3 on the MFT Blog.

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WOOF YOU

Dog lovers and rescuers alike will adore cards created with this Pure Innocence design. This sweet character, which could be used alone for a non-pet themed look, comes with two furry friends and two clever sentiments.

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See more of the Woof You stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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

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FELINE BETTER

Feeling frisky? This kitten themed set features another adorable PI character, two playful cats, and three coordinating sentiments.

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See more of the Feline Better stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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

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INSIDE & OUT STITCHED ROUNDED SQUARE STAX

Add some softness to your layered panels with the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics. This 6 piece set features gently rounded corners and a stitched border detail on both the interior and exterior of the cut line on each die. This versatile design produces both a stitched interior shape AND a stitched detail around the perimeter of the resulting frame.

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See more of the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

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STITCHED SPEECH BUBBLE EDGES

This fun set includes metal-only dies perfect for emulating the look of the classic speech bubble. Two different styles with bubbles pointing in both directions, feature a double line of stitching leaving an interesting edge detail on both the positive and negative die cut. Cards featuring this set will get people talking.

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See more of the Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

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 March Release

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We’ve been listening and what we’ve heard is that we have a lot of pet lovers in the house. We get it, we are too! So, we’re as excited about sharing all of the new products as we hope you are to see them! Today starts the parade of pets. Stick around for the whole release though – there is something for everyone even if you’re not a friend of fur.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on March 3. 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 March 3 on the MFT Blog.
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I KNEAD YOU

Birdie Brown has something for the cat and dog fans among us with this release! As much as cats like you to think they’re fiercely independent creatures, they really do knead you. Pretty clearly, you need them as well – especially in stamp form this cute! Six cats, one of which includes a coordinating backside image, will be primped and pampered with accessories ranging from yarn balls and mice, to fish and a comfortable shelf to relax upon. Spotlight your feline companion’s thoughts with a thought bubble and seven coordinating sentiments.

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See more of the I Knead You stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the I Knead You Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

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YOU MAKE MY TAIL WAG

Celebrate man’s best friend with this adorable set from Birdie Brown. You Make My Tail Wag includes four dogs, one of which includes both a front and a back so you can allow the front to peek through your card front and sweet little backside to show inside the card. Accessorize your pet pooch by adding a dog house, bed, hydrant (a dog’s gotta do what a dog’s gotta do,) bowl, bone, and stick. Finish things off with one of the four included sentiments and paw prints in three sizes. Projects created with this set may be “ruff” but they won’t be rough!

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See more of the You Make My Tail Wag stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the You Make My Tail Wag Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

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Add a peek into the creative world hidden within thanks to the Window Die-namics. One die allows you to create a four pane peek-a-boo element in your card while the separate frame and sill elements can be positioned on the front or back of your card front depending on the view you wish to frame.

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

SMALL BRICK BACKGROUND

Create a subtle and simple look with the line-style Small Brick Background. Use the coloring medium of your choice to add color or, leave the stamped image as-is for an easy pattern addition.

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

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

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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.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on March 3. 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 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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