Before we get to today's BIG announcement, we have our randomly selected September New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky winners will receive a $100 Shopping Spree in the MFT boutique.
from Francine’s blog: Sallie
from Laura’s blog: Raina Astras
Congratulations to you both! Please send an email to email@example.com to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate every comment!
Are you ready?
It’s time to announce our annual Card Design Superstar contest! This event is a highlight every year. We love the excitement it generates and are ceaselessly impressed by the skill and creativity on display.
We recognize and appreciate many different card-making styles — each is unique and relevant. While it would be impossible to categorize all of the different styles our customers represent, in an effort to encourage as many of you as possible to feel welcome and to participate, we’re continuing with the format of breaking the contest into three separate categories. Not only does this mean you have a chance to shine in a specific category or by displaying your versatility in all three, but it also means we have a HUGE array of prize opportunities for you.
Be selected as one of our FIFTEEN 2020 Card Design Superstars (five winners from each of the three categories) and win a $250 shopping spree from My Favorite Things! You’ll be able to use your prize to choose from hundreds of products included in the exclusive My Favorite Things line. In addition to our fifteen superstars, we’ll also be randomly selecting one winner per category to win a $100 shopping spree — that’s over $4,000 in prizes!
Get your creative wheels spinning and start thinking about how you want to interpret our Superstar categories. In addition to our usual line-up of judges, we’ve also recruited the discerning eyes of nine of our talented team of creative contributors, and they can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your superstar sleeves. Show us that you’ve got what it takes to be a:
Clean & Simple Genius
Here is your chance to showcase your innate understanding of design. White space, color theory, and design rules are critical components of pulling off a beautifully clean & simple look. You understand that sometimes, less is more, and you aren’t afraid to show it!
Special guest judges: Barbara, Francine, and Inge
Whether your preferred medium is paint, marker, or pencil, coloring is a skill you’ve honed since those early years spent with Crayolas and a favorite coloring book. The MFT collection of images is vast, so now is your opportunity to show off your exceptional coloring skills!
Special guest judges: Anna, Melania, and Rachel
We’re gaga for specialty cards. If designs featuring sliders, shakers, fancy folding, or 3D elements are your thing, have we got the contest for you! Let’s see your brain-bending looks! Balancing an elaborate idea with pitch-perfect execution and an eye for design is a true skill — one we know you’re up to the task to demonstrate.
Special guest judges: Angelica, Karolyn, and Marieke
Are you as excited as we are? GOOD. Now that you’re ready to dive into your crafting, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with a few important guidelines:
- Create a brand new, original card using any theme you'd like and enter it exclusively into this contest.
- Enter a maximum of one card per category, in each of the three categories.
- Use MFT-Branded stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and patterned papers, with the card stock and ink of your choice. *If you’ve created any elements that may look like stamping or die cutting that isn’t MFT, include a description so judges can understand how you’ve implemented your ingenious adaptations.
- Submit your card(s) to the appropriate InLinkz collection linked at the end of this post on or before 10 PM EDT on Sunday, September 20.
- When submitting your card, please enter your name in the Link Title section. Once you've linked your entry, please double check it is showing up correctly in the link collection and click the link to ensure it works properly. If your social media account is private, we cannot view your entry.
- International entries are welcome, with the exception of Russia, due to shipping restrictions.
- Entries that do not meet the guidelines above will be disqualified and deleted from the contest without notification. Any questions regarding your entry can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will the panel of judges be looking for?
- Great design
- Superb execution
- Clever uses of our product
- Fresh approaches
The fifteen winners will be revealed on the blog on Friday, September 25, and our 2020 Card Design Superstars will be announced.
We hope that this year’s updated format will encourage you all to create something you love. Show us what you’ve got, superstar!
Enter your card for the Clean & Simple Genius Category HERE.
Enter your card for the Coloring Virtuoso Category HERE.
Enter your card for the Innovation Master Category HERE.
- Can I post a card I have created previously? No, only brand new entries are considered.
- Can I enter a card into the Superstar contest and in a different challenge or contest? No, only cards created exclusively for this contest will be considered.
- Can I enter more than one card in a single category? No, you may enter only one card. If more than one card is entered, all cards in the category will be disqualified.
- Can I enter the same card in more than one category? No, each category must have a unique entry.
- What happens if I use stamps, dies, stencils, or patterned paper from other companies? Your entry will be disqualified.
- Can I use discontinued or retired MFT products? Yes, that's fine.
- Can I use embossing folders in my creations? Not for this contest, sorry.
- Can I use an electronic cutting machine for my entry? No, refrain from using any sort of electronic cutting machine that doesn’t use actual MFT Die-namics.
- What happens if my social media account is private, and you cannot view my entry? We will have to delete your entry.
- Who pays the customs and duties on my prize package, should I win? Winners are responsible for all customs and duties incurred when receiving prize packages, as required by law.
Yay, I barely got in under the deadline but managed to squeak by. Thanks for the fun opportunity! Good luck, everyone. I have been peeking at the entries and there are some real showstoppers!
I really hope I can get a card made on time . Thanks for the chance
Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!!!! So excited!!!!
AHmazing! Just played along!!! So many wonderful entries already! WOW!!!
I am thrilled about this contest. I hope to be able to play along, thanks for all that you share!
This sounds exciting! I’ve never noticed it before! I’m no superstar but I’ll have a go. 😀
SO EXCITING!! I LOVE seeing ALL of the AMAZING Creations and the Talent that is out there!! The Superstar Contest is one of my absolutely FAVORITE Events of the Year!! A HUGE THANKS to you for trying to PROMOTE EVERYONE to enter no matter what their Style of Card making is!! It truly does take COURAGE to enter such a Contest!! THANKS SO MUCH for ALL you do and give, You ROCK in SO MANY WAYS MFT!! Good Luck to EVERYONE who enters!! I CAN’T WAIT to see ALL of the CREATIONS!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! <3
It says not to use electronic cutting machines, but can you fussy cut? I never buy matching dies because I don’t like the white outline.
Yay! Love trying to come up w ideas for the Superstar challenge!! ❤️
Yay! I’ve been looking forward to this!