Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Beginnings …. MFT New Product Tour!

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Hi everyone,

It’s release day over on MFT Stamps, which means it is time to join the MFT Stamps Design Team for our New Product Tour! All the new products are available NOW, right HERE, in the Brand Spankin' New category of the MFT Stamps store.

Head on over to the MFT blog so you can go on the tour and see the list of Design Team members and which of the new products they will be showcasing for you today.

Remember to leave a comment on each of the designer’s blog posts for the New Product Tour. You could be the lucky winner of the $50 prize. You have until Thursday to comment!


Today I am showcasing the new Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings stamp set which is this month’s Triple Scoop Set.


Our Triple Scoop reward is a full-sized stamp set offered to you absolutely FREE with a qualifying purchase of $60 or greater (before shipping and tax). The set changes with each monthly release, and is not yet available for individual purchase, so there is always a good reason to spoil yourself with MFT! Simply add the Triple Scoop product to your cart using the "add to cart" button, and it will be shipped with your order.

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Our Cherry on Top reward is offered to you absolutely FREE with a qualifying purchase.
  • Orders over $150 save $15.  Use code CHERRYONTOP in the Shopping Cart area at checkout.
  • Orders over $250 save $25.  Use code CHERRYONTOP25 in the Shopping Cart area at checkout.
The Cherry on Top Reward lists "Notify Me, Out of Stock" because it is not an item that you add to your cart.  It is a discount code you enter when placing your order by following these instructions:

Step 1: Your shopping cart must contain $150 or more of the MFT products of your choice.  See chart above for your savings.

Step 2: In the Shopping Cart area (the first page during the checkout process), enter your code in the "Apply Discount Code" field and click "Apply Coupon".

Step 3: Your order total has now been reduced by your qualified savings amount and you are free to complete the checkout process.

PLEASE NOTE: The Cherry on Top Promotion is available to retail customers only. No refunds will be given if this code is not used.  The Cherry on Top may not be combined with any other discount codes, but may be combined with our Triple Scoop free set offer.  One coupon code per order.

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For my first card I have combined the Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings with the LLD Journal It Calendar Basics and LLD Document It Days and Dates.

The Calendar Grid from the LLD Journal It Calendar Basics works with the Die-namics LLD Insert It - 3x4 Insert which was released last month. The 2013 at the end of the January at the top of the calendar is from the LLD Document It Days and Dates. I used the tags from the Die-namics LLD Accent It - Flags & Tags to create the Paver Red tag the January 2013 is stamped onto. The arrow pointing to the 2013 is all from this Die-namics set.

While my first card today is a New Years card the Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings is for many occasions besides New Year. The sentiment is stamped and layered onto Whip Cream Cardstock and Paver Red Cardstock using the Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX and Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX .

Paver Red is the newest color in MFT Stamps Replenishments range which includes Cardstock, Ribbon, Buttons and Felt.

I used the new Die-namics Poinsettia to create the flower on the right side of my card which is created using Paver Red Cardstock and Jellybean Green Cardstock.

On the top right hand side I added three Paver Red Buttons threaded with Hemp Cord.






Paver Red Graphic

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Here is the  inside of my card. I added another sentiment from the Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings stamp set. At the bottom of my card I added the year 2013 using the Die-namics High Rise Numbers.


Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings; LLD Journal It Calendar Basics; LLD Document It Days and Dates – MFT Stamps
Paper: Whip Cream; Paver Red; Jellybean Green – MFT Stamps; Blue; Aspen Frost DP – Basic Grey
Die-namics: Insert It 3 x 4; Accent It Flags & Tags; Fishtail Flags Stax; Fishtail Flags Layers Stax; Poinsettia; High Rise Numbers – MFT Stamps
Other MFT Products: Paver Red Buttons; Hemp Cord
Other: Black Ink; Burgundy Ink; Gold Distress Stickles;  Foam Tape

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For my second card today I have used the Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings stamp set to create a card which can be used anytime during the year.

To create the curvy edge along my designer paper I used the new Die-namics Snow Drifts …. I love this die and can see it being used on lots of cards other than for just snow drifts.

This time round I created a pink poinsettia using the Die-namics Poinsettia using designer paper and Jellybean Green Cardstock. The base of the card is Sweet Tooth Cardstock and the thin band under the designer paper is Razzle Berry Cardstock.


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Here is the inside of my card. I used the Die-namics Snow Drifts again on my designer paper at the bottom of my card and added another sentiment from the Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings stamp set.

Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About New Beginnings – MFT Stamps
Paper: Sweet Tooth; Razzle Berry; Jellybean Green – MFT Stamps; So Happy Together DP – Echo Park
Die-namics: Poinsettia; Snow Drifts – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Yellow Candy Dot; Pearl Flourishes



Colleen said...

I love your cards, the poinsettia die is my very favorite and it will be on my wish list for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

zehra said...

Awesome crds, love the frosting on the flower in the firt card, love the snowdrift die

Lisa Page said...

Great card; lovin' the poinsettia die. My wishlist just keeps on growing!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love that Ponsietta die! Definitely on my wishlist!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful cards. Love the pink poinsettia.

stampingbowd said...

Oh how gorgeous!!!! Woohoo! I have never ordered before going on the product tour but it's really fun to see the products I chose in use and KNOW that I didn't make a mistake! I bought the snow drifts and I just LOVE what you did with it for the pink card!!!!

Heather Rogers said...

Slapping my forehead! I did not think to use the snow drifts like that...thanks for the inspiration! :)

Davi said...

Beautiful cards! Love the used of the snowdrift die and those poinsettias are my favorite :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful cards... the second one is a real stunner!!

Kelley said...

Love the way you used the snowdrift die!

Amy said...


Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

The poinsettias are all so gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love these Frances!!~

Laureen said...

Frances, wow both of your cards are pretty but the second one just is FAB!!!!! Love love love the colours!

Liz said...

What a a blast this month thanks for hard work n inspiration
Happy holidays

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Such Beautiful Cards. I love that Paver Red color. Sooo rich and deep. Smooches...

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the new poinsettia die!

Melissa M said...

Beautiful cards - the new poinsetta die is an absolute must have!!

Inge Groot said...

Gorgeous creations Frances!

Shari said...

Frances, wow your first card is so great. What a perfect way to celebrate the new year with such a fun and gorgeous card! Your second card is just stunning! Love the pink flower and the papers you chose!


Casandra Bennett said...

I love those sentiments and the way you used that snow drifts die (see, I'm figuring out the names...I know you're impressed). :)

Cindi said...

Great cards! I love how you used the snow drifts die. Great idea!

Birgit said...

Your cards are great. I'm loving this release!

wendy said...

terrific cards, love the sentiments and the poinsettias are so pretty

Sara I. said...

Absolutely beautiful cards - love the sparkle on the poinsettia in the first and on the 2nd card, I love the dip you created and the pretty pinks :) xx

Joan V said...

Such lovely cards. I am lovin the sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

Craftyfield said...

Terrific cards! Using the Snowdrift die like that is so clever.

Tara said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the new LLD calendar set and the Paver Red is fabulous!

Regan said...

Stunning creations!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--these are both just wonderful! Never thought how the calendar could be on the front of a card & I LOVE using the snowdrift for the paper edge! Now I have a bigger wishlist!

Isabel Z said...

I am having so much fun on this blog hop seeing all the wonderful creations by such a talented group of artists. Thank you for the inspiration.

Karen Motz said...

Both cards are so pretty Frances!!

Tracey said...

So gorgeous! Loving that poinsettia!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

GORGEOUS!!! Those flowers are stunning!!!

Makalah said...

The pink card is so pretty! Love the flower!

Valerie said...

beautiful cards and such yummy products!

Jenny said...

Love the glitzy poinsettia on the first card and the colour scheme on the second:)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are all so fabulous

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Love your use of the dies!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Love all the sparkle you added to your poinsettia!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow.....beautifully done