MFT New Product Launch!

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things new product launch!! All of the awesome products we've been sharing all week are officially available in the MFT store now! I can't wait to see what's on everyone's must have list and the awesome creations you all make! So fun! ;)

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I have two cards to share tonight that use the new Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax die-namics. I love how great these go with gift cards, and I wanted to show a couple of different ways they can be used to create fun, unique gift card holders.

The first card I created is made with the second to largest rectangle from the set to create the actual card. I cut it from a piece of scored and folded Sno Cone cardstock and made sure that when I cut it out, I didn't cut out the top edge of the card where the fold is. 

By cutting it out this way, I get the fun rounded corners and stitching detail, but I also get a folded card that I can tuck a gift card and message inside. Before adding the gift card, I wanted to add some detail to the card, so I used the Snowfall Background stamp and white embossing powder to add snow. I also cut out a couple of snow hills from the Stitched Snow Drifts die-namics and adhered them to the card.

The trick to cutting the snow hills, is to first cut out the same rounded rectangle as the card base from white cardstock, and then cutting a snow hill from each end. That ensures that the snow hills fit perfectly on the bottom of the card and don't lose any of the stitching. ;)

For the focal point of the card, I used the Santa from the Christmas Cuteness stamp set, coloured him with Copic markers and adhered him onto the card front so it looked like he was standing in the snow. And since it was a coffee gift card that I was including, I thought the sentiment I used from the Perk Up stamp set was perfect! ;)

I added a removable glue dot to the inside of the card and adhered the gift card on top. I love how perfectly they fit in this rectangle shape, especially with the rounded corners.

For my second card, I decided to create a pocket on the front of the card to hold my gift card. I used the same size rectangle as my first card and cut it out of white cardstock. I cut it a second time and diecut another stitched snow hill to use on this card, and adhered it to the bottom.

Since the rectangle is a little too long for the gift card to peek out of as is, I used my paper trimmer and cut off about 1/2" from the top. I love the straight edge at the top and think it adds a fun contrast to all of the rounded corners and stitching detail.

I cut out a second rectangle from vellum with the largest rectangle die and adhered that directly to the card. To make sure I could tuck the gift card inside, I made sure to only add adhesive to the bottom and side outside edges of the white piece so it formed a pocket. Once I had that adhered on, I added the sentiment from the Gifting Fun stamp set.

I thought the polar bear from the new Cool Day stamp set was perfect for the space on the card front, so I stamped and diecut him and coloured him with some deep purples and aqua colours. I decided to add some detail to the mug he's holding by diecutting a tiny heart from the Smart Phone die-namics and adhering it directly on top.


Thanks so much for hanging out all week while we shared the newest products with lot's of fun projects! Can't wait to see what everyone creates with the new stamps, dies and stencils! Oh and I almost forgot about the new pigment inks!! I love pigment inks and am so excited to have some of the best MFT colours in dye, hybrid and pigment inks now!! Yay!!

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Don't forget to check out the MFT blog to see all of the amazing projects the creative team has created. You can leave a comment on all of the designer's New Product Launch posts for a chance to win one of two $100 gift vouchers! ;)

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76 comments:

  1. You girls did it up I'll tell u thanks its been great

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  2. Awwww...these are adorable!!! So so cute!

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  3. wow, these are awesome... I love MFT, but I must say, these are def a fav...

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  4. These are great, I really like that cute bear card!

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  5. Wow your cards for this release are amazing.............cant wait to see what next month brings :)

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  6. More bears. I can see giving someone a polar bear card made to look like coca cola bears. Cute.

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  7. Such cute cards. Thanks for sharing your creative ways!

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  8. Your cards are adorable!! I am so glad you joined their team. I have followed you and you bring so much to the table!!

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  9. Love the stitched rounded edge die, some very cute cute cards!

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  10. I love the bear with that purple sweater!

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  11. Great idea to make gift card holders. Your cards are adorable!

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  12. Great gift card holders. I love the pocket idea with the stitched rounded rectangles.

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  13. Love these gift card holders, so cute!

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  14. These are both so cute and thanks for the tip about cutting the snow drift to make the stitches match up.

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  15. Oh so cute, what great gift card ideas.

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  16. Morning Stephanie! Gorgeous work on all your cards! TFS

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  17. Very cute gift cards! Great release.

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  18. You cards are just adorable. I love the polar bear.

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  19. These gift card holders are adorable! I Love the sentiment you used with the Santa one; just perfect for a coffee card!

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  20. oh so cute! great gift card holders, love those bears....

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  21. Love these bears! And your cards are SUPER cute!

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  22. CUTE!! Love these bears on your cards with these colors AND your cute sentiments with gift cards! Love it!

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  23. Great ideas for gift cards. I love the bear's sweater.

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  24. Super cute - love the polar bear and the Santa.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  25. These are adorable! I love that polar bear and that little Santa. So cute!

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  26. The gift card holder is fab, love how his head sticks up a bit!

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  27. Oh so creative!! I love how you created these for gift cards. I will definitely be trying this. Awesomel coloring and use of colors. Your cards are beautiful!!

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  28. The No peeking card is particularly good with bear "guarding" the gift card. Love it!

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  29. This is such a cute idea! I love both of your gift card holders!

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  30. OH love how the "no peeking" card give you peek of the gift card! Surely you planned it perfectly, TERRIFIC idea!

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  31. Gift card holders are so cute. Makes a bland gift really FUN!

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  32. Cute card creations you have created!

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  33. Oh my goodness....these are so adorable and love it!

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  34. Oh those polar bears are too cute!! Love your style:)

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  35. uber cuteness
    wish I could have it all.
    Wonderful colors

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  36. Super cute, love the colors!!!

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  37. Wonderful gift card holders. I am definitely going to try your pocket idea. I like the idea of the gift card in the front. So often we get giftcards inside and sometimes they get put away and forgotten about. With the pocket in front, it's easier to remember it's there.

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  38. Great gift giving beauties. Love the colors.

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  39. Great gift cards holders! I will be making some of these for the holders!

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  40. Both are great but I especially love the no peeking one, great idea!

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  41. Super cute creations! Love the giftcard options!

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  42. Fabulous gift card holders! Love the color combinations too!

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  43. Such adorable gift card holders!

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  44. Your gift card holders are adorable! Love the stitched rounded rectangle dies!

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  45. pretty cards, love the colors and the beauty of the cards

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  46. Santa + polar bear = overdose of cute!

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  47. Great gift card holders. The sentiments are perfect.

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  48. More great ideas for these very versatile dies.

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  49. CUTENESS GALORE - LOVE your gift card holder cards Stephanie, your Santa & polar bear are so pretty, such great color combos and colouring, lots of lovely layers too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - we will be giving lots of gift cards this year and this will be a wonderful way to make each one special!!!
    PS - I have to confess that I have not tried stitched dies yet and would love to know how you cut your cute Santa card. I see that it has stitching on the inside layer too and wonder if you achieved this by passing your folded card through just once, with the top overhanging the fold? Looks like I have some experimenting in my crafty future :)

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  50. So cute! Love these two ways to give gift cards, and your coloring is wonderful!

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  51. So cute, they make me smile. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. Great idea for gift card holders! Sweet cards. Love that polar bear set!

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  53. Very cute and perfect for gift card giving.

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  54. Great gift card holders and I appreciate the tip on the snow drifts! I have those dies but haven't tried them yet.

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  55. Oh my gosh! These are great!! I love the gift card holders with the polar bear on watch! Beautifully done.

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  56. Adorable gift card holders!!!! Love them!

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  57. super adorable cards great gift ideas

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  58. Two fun ways to give gift cards...very cute!

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  59. Wow, fabulous work!!! I would love to make something like this , thanks for the inspiration!!

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  60. What a great gift card holder! Love the santa and bear!

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  61. Such a great idea to hold a gift card! So cute!

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  62. So cute! Love these designs and colors

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  63. Such cute cards and great tutorials on how to achieve the same looks! Thanks for sharing!

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