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MFT Stamps | September Release Countdown – Five Days to Go and Counting!

September 3, 2020

MFT Stamps | September Release Countdown – Five Days to Go and Counting!

September 3, 2020

Hello friends! It’s time to start the countdown for the September Release from My Favorite Things! I am SO excited to share with you some of the new products that are debuting today! For the very first time, MFT is offering their very own box card! If you have been following my work, you know that I 1) love box cards and 2) love to cut the flaps off of them.

This box card is perfect because it has no flaps and it folds perfectly to fit into a standard A2-sized envelope for mailing! This box card is the same dimensions as the one that I’ve been making by hand but it takes the extra work away for you, making it SO easy to create fun 3D scenes.

For my card today, I used some adorable snowmen from the new Birdie Brown Present Time Stamp Set. I combined this set with the new Outside the Box Die-namics as well as the new Outside the Box Snow Drifts Die-namics. I can’t even begin to tell you how much time and measuring these two die sets now save me!

I stamped all of my images with Black Ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic Markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Copic Color Combos Used:

  • Reds: R14, R29, R59
  • Snowmen: 0, BV20, BV23
  • Aqua Blue: BG000, BG01, BG07
  • Purplish Blue: B60, B63, B66
  • Greens: G40, G43, G46

For my background, I blended some Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks onto a piece of Smooth White Card Stock and then splattered it with diluted Opaque White Paint to resemble snow. I also added some slight shading to my snow drifts after diecutting them from Smooth White Card Stock by adding some MFT Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink to the edges. Lastly, I heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Black Licorice Card Stock and adhered it to the front of my card after trimming it with a paper trimmer.

All new products will be available this coming Tuesday, September 8th, at 10 AM EDT! Make sure to drop by the MFT Blog for more sneak peeks and inspiration! Don’t forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!

Thank you so much for dropping by! If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • Shirley September 3, 2020 at 10:34 AM

    Beautiful colors and lots of work. What a perfect holiday card.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 3, 2020 at 11:33 AM

      Thank you so much, Shirley! 🥰 The box card dies actually made it super easy! The most tedious part was the coloring!

  • Emma Sleppy September 3, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Adorable. I was wondering if you were behind that new box die…

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 3, 2020 at 11:35 AM

      Lol, it was a team effort. More on their part than mine lol! But it’s the same measurements that I’ve been using and with the dies, I was able to create two box bases with grass and/or snow inserts in under 5 minutes! (And thank you for your sweet comments, my friend!) 🥰

  • Lori McCarthy September 3, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    Your box card is just adorable! Love it! I need to get to making Christmas cards like yesterday!

  • April Davis September 3, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    Rachel, your cards always blow me away! Love the coloring. Thanks for sharing your talent!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 10:29 AM

      Thank you always for your sweet comments, dear April! ❤️

  • Alice Zimmer September 3, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Such a cute box card.

  • MyBonnetBee September 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    OMG! This card is simply AMAZING! I adore it!! ^_^

  • Casandra Bennett September 3, 2020 at 12:17 PM

    These snowmen make me happy. Thank you for sharing the image of your cute card tucked inside an envelope. I wondered how that worked.

  • Lynn Hill September 3, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    I like your box card and the colors you used for the background. The snowmen are a welcome sign in this summer heat!

  • Maureen Hampshire September 3, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Such a fun card! Your coloring/shading is wonderful and that bottom guy is such a delight!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 10:15 AM

      Thank you, Maureen! It’s such a fun set to play with! 💖

  • Colleen September 3, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    love love love your coloring! thanks for including the colors you used!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 10:16 AM

      Thank you so much, Colleen! I’m happy to do so! 🥰

  • SueB September 3, 2020 at 2:29 PM

    Awesome card. Awesome coloring!

  • JoAnn Burnham September 3, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    So pretty and unique. Love your box card and the way you cut the flaps off. Those snowmen are so cute.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 10:16 AM

      Thank you, JoAnn! It’s such a great die set and super easy to use!

  • Anne Sturgeon September 3, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    I just know you had to of had input in this creation!! I just adore your box cards and always hope you have made one when a new release comes out. I know with your endorsement this is going to sell big. For that, extra big thank you. This snowman scene really gets me thinking about Christmas cards.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 10:20 AM

      You are so sweet, Anne, thank you for such lovely comments! ❤️ I’m so excited about this set and hope that it helps those that want to learn how to make box cards but have always been afraid to try.

  • Sunshine HoneyBee September 3, 2020 at 3:27 PM

    Wonderful box card style with wintry snowy snowmen scene.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  • Lynn D. September 3, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Another great scene by Rachel via the pop up card method. I wish I had your talent in coloring. The reds are vibrant, the trees realistic, and the splatters a great special effect.

  • Sandra Bonagura September 3, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    well done!

  • Daria Shattuck September 3, 2020 at 7:09 PM

    A favorite boxed card and a holiday at that. Love, Love

  • Zlatka K September 3, 2020 at 7:21 PM

    So beautiful!

  • Kerri Tareta September 4, 2020 at 5:47 AM

    Your card is so gorgeous! I love all the bright colours you used. The box card die looks amazing!

  • cat September 4, 2020 at 7:15 AM

    This is taking the box card die to the next level with the snowdrifts. Looks like its fun to decorate and easy to put together. Your coloring and your put together scene are fabulous.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 10:24 AM

      Thank you so much! Yes, it’s super easy to use! 🙂

  • Patricia M Dugan September 4, 2020 at 7:25 AM

    I love these snowmen! I need these snowmen! I want these snowmen!! They just make me smile!!
    The whole box is great. The ease, the drifts…everything!!!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 10:25 AM

      Lol! You’ll love them! Birdie Brown makes some of the best illustrations! 😍

  • Jeanne September 4, 2020 at 7:47 AM

    Oh how exciting for you and well, us, too! You know you hit on a great idea when they want to make a die set just like what you have been making by hand. That’s so awesome Rachel! And your box card here is equally awesome! Such a cute scene! I keep saying it, but your coloring skills are fabulous. Wouldn’t I love to be a fly on the wall watching to see how you color. 🙂 I also wonder if you ever sleep? You share so many wonderful projects. Thanks for ALL you do, though. I know I sure appreciate it. 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 5, 2020 at 10:26 AM

      You are always so sweet, my friend, thank you! ❤️ Your comments always make me smile. 🥰 As for sleep, I can definitely use more! 😆 Trying to be better about it but sometimes I lose track of time when I’m having fun crafting at night lol.

  • Maureen Reiss September 4, 2020 at 9:43 AM

    Soooo Adorable!!! Congrats!!

  • Melanie Barrett September 6, 2020 at 12:12 AM

    I think I’m going to have to have the boxed card dies and the snowmen! Your card is adorable!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns September 7, 2020 at 10:17 AM

      Thank you so much, Melanie! You will love both sets! 🙂

    Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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