You Bet Your Beak You’ll Love Mindy’s Tweet Card

Mindy Eggen is with us today to share a fun take on a shaker card featuring the gorgeous Hearts Entwined Die-namics. Welcome, Mindy!

I am so honored to be guest designing on the MFT Blog. Today, I’m sharing a shaker card — I also have a video tutorial on my Youtube channel that you can view HERE.

Handmade card from Mindy Eggen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started my card by coloring in this sweet little bird from the Tweethearts stamp set. I stamped my image using Extreme Black Ink using my Mini MISTI and colored with RV17, RV14, RV23, and RV21 Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut out my image and set off it to the side to work on my background.

I created my background by die cutting the front panel using the Hearts Entwined Die-namics. I used a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card stock and centered the die on it. I just needed the window, but I saved the die-cut piece for a future card.

Next, using another piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock, I blended Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks. Align the window panel over the top of the blended panel to make sure both colors are visible. I mixed water and Perfect Pearls and flicked the mixture onto my background with a paintbrush before setting aside to dry.

To create the shaker, I lined the back of my window panel with acetate. Then I die cut the Hearts Entwined design again — this time from Gold Shine Card Stock — and adhered to the front of the card panel. Using two layers of foam tape, I went around the window on the back side of the panel to form my shaker, also adding foam tape to the rest of the backside for additional support. I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins and attached to my blended ink panel.

I heat embossed a sentiment from Tweethearts onto black card stock with white embossing powder. Using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics, I cut the sentiment down and added it to the front of the card finishing it off with my sweet little birdie.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and thank you MFT for inviting me today.


That peek-a-boo shaker effect is such an exciting way to put Hearts Entwined to use. Have any other great ideas for shaking up this lovely design? Tag us at #mftstamps to show off your work!

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Last Chance to Save 15% on Select Die-namics Plus Great Tips & Tricks from the MFT Team

Today is your last chance to save 15% on in-stock Die-namics in the Stitched & Pierced category. Apply code STITCH at checkout to see your savings!


Our Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Subtle shading helps define the embossed edges of the Lots of Heart Stencil Barbara used to create her background panel. Using the colors from the Sweet Stack Paper Pack as a guide for the rest of her elements ensures a cohesive look with minimal effort. Our new Lots of Hearts and Lots of Hearts Outlines Die-namics make it easy to create a pop of contrast in a classic theme-appropriate way while a sentiment from Sassy Pants Love finishes the card off perfectly for almost any recipient on your list.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Our designers were definitely working on a similar wavelength this month! Debbie embossed her stencil design as well, mixing it with some gorgeous airbrushing to achieve this colorful look. A phrase from Sweet Nothings provides a sentimental finishing touch her recipient is sure to be charmed by.


Would you like to learn more about our designers’ Tips & Tricks for our January Release? Head to their blogs for the full details!

Save 15% on Stitched & Pierced Die-namics PLUS Creativity Is Bubbling in This Week’s MFTv!

Today and tomorrow, use code STITCH at checkout to take 15% off in-stock Die-namics in the Stitched & Pierced category.


Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Love Is in the Air winners. Each of these lucky winners will receive a $25 Voucher to the MFT boutique.

Love Is in the Air — Kids & Teachers: Cheryl Rigney (Jan 11, 2019 @ 12:40)

Love Is in the Air — Friends & Coworkers: nancy f (Jan 10, 2019 @ 09:07)

Love Is in the Air — Loved Ones: Laurie Brown (Jan 13, 2019 @ 11:10)

Congratulations to you all — watch your email for your voucher and enjoy your MFT shopping spree! Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Love Is in the Air series — we wish you all a love-filled season.


The latest from Birdie Brown provides such a great twist on traditional Valentine’s Day images and sentiments. Stephanie’s decision to pair them with the previously released heart shaker products was inspired — what a fun way to add even more appeal to an already great collection.

Handmade cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Ensuring your shaker and maze are adequately anchored is essential to creating a durable and long-lasting card for loved ones. Don’t miss the video to learn how Stephanie keeps her elements safe and secure!

Handmade cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Watch MFTv – DIY Valentines | Creating Interactive Maze Cards on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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Make Hearts Pitter Patter with a Romantic Take On Love Is in the Air + Are You a $100 Launch Winner?

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky winners will receive $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique.

from Debbie’s blog: Kimberly McField

from Stephanie’s blog: Katie Baird

Congratulations to you both! Kimberly and Katie, please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate you!


Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with ways to show your love, so this week, we’re sharing ideas for making handmade Valentines for all your favorite people.

Romantic Love Is in the Air

Today we’re highlighting ways to show your love to that special someone. Our loved ones expect something spectacular and from classic to whimsical to a little bit geeky, our team has covered a range of romantic relationships.

If you and your significant other share a scientific streak, the new Cute Chemists stamp set will bring happiness to both your lives — you when you create a card with a loved one in mind, and them when they open the envelope to reveal your handiwork. Jodi‘s put on her crafty lab coat and combined elements that produce a Nobel-worthy compound perfect for the season of love.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

This classic take from Barbara features hearts, a color palette instantly recognizable as an ode to Valentine’s Day, and a sentimental phrase that will melt hearts and inspire smiles.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Keeway‘s embraced whimsy in this colorful look featuring Tweet Friends. She’s balanced her adorable characters with a gorgeously blended background and a large sentiment rendered in a pretty script.

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Want to win a $25 voucher so that you can create Valentines with some fun new products?

  • To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
  • Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 13 at 10 PM EST.
  • All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We hope you are feeling the LOVE!

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Celebrate Friends & Coworkers with Today’s Love Is in the Air Feature

Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with ways to show your love so the rest of this week, we’re sharing ideas for making handmade Valentines for all your favorite people. Join us through Friday for projects featuring loads of heart.

Love Is in the Air for Friends & Coworkers

Your friends and coworkers are integral to getting through the day with your sanity and well-being intact — they deserve some recognition during this holiday of love! Today we’re featuring two projects that are sure to confirm your appreciation for these vital relationships.

Sassy Pants Love features funny and unexpected options for Valentine greetings. This collection is perfect for friendships in which laughter plays a vital role in maintaining a tight bond. Inge has paired sentiments from Sassy Pants Love with gorgeous heart-centered Die-namics and a modern Valentine color palette to create this chocolate treat + card combo.

Handmade treats from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade treat from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

The Hearts Entwined Die-namics has played a key role in both of our projects today — especially in this modern twist on a colorful art piece Stephanie has created. Layering multiple intricate die cuts results in such a striking dimensional look and this particular die is the perfect design for the task.

Handmade projects from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade art from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Watch Love Is in the Air — Creating Rainbow Wall Art & Greeting Card on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Want to win a $25 voucher so that you can create Valentines with some fun new products?

  • To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
  • Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 13 at 10 PM EST.
  • All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We hope you are feeling the LOVE!

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Love Is in the Air — Can You Feel It? AND Announcing Our $100 Season’s Givings Winner

Before getting to today’s post, we’d like to announce the randomly selected winner from the Season’s Givings Blog Hop.

Congratulations Peggy Pighetti! You have won a $100 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. Keep an eye on your email as we’ll be contacting you later today with the details.

Thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s blog hop. It’s all of *you* that make this community so special.


Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with ways to show your love so the rest of this week, we’re sharing ideas for making handmade Valentines for all your favorite people. Join us today through Friday for projects featuring loads of heart.

Love Is in the Air — Kids & Teachers

You’ll LOVE the projects we have today designed with kids and teachers in mind. If you create Valentines for these amazing people, today’s projects are sure to inspire you. Be sure to click over to each of our designer’s blogs for more info on each of their projects!

Teachers deserve to be celebrated and pampered every chance we get. This trio from Julie would be a much-loved treat for all the teachers that care for your children this Valentine’s Day. A chocolate and tea pick-me-up might be the perfect remedy for a stressful day, and a heartfelt greeting of appreciation is the cherry on top! The pretty patterns included in the Sweet Stack Paper Pack make coordinating the three pieces a breeze and the Tweethearts songbirds provide a sweet finishing touch.

Handmade Valentine treats from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade Valentine treats from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade Valentine treats from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade Valentine treats from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Rachel reached for the Sweet Stack Paper Pack (yes, it is perfect for Valentine’s Day…you’ll reach for it again and again long past February though!) as well. She paired the Wonderful Woodland Friends with that dainty heart pattern in creating this ingenious box card that your child will proudly display for months to come. This irresistible dimensional design is packed with love.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Karolyn has pulled double duty today creating treat toppers for the kiddos and a sweet little tag to accent a potted plant or another thoughtful gift for the teacher. She’s shared some great tips for getting kids involved in the assembly process, and her tip for creating the topper element handle is ingenious!

Handmade treats from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade treat from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade tag from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Watch Love Is in the Air — Valentine Treats for Kids & Teachers on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Want to win a $25 voucher so that you can create Valentines with some fun new products?

  • To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
  • Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 13 at 10 PM EST.
  • All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We hope you are feeling the LOVE!

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Add Your Favorite New Stamps and Die-namics to Your Stash Now — the January Release Is Live!

All of our January Release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win 1 of 2 $100 Gift Vouchers as part of today’s New Product Launch celebration!


Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

We are in the business of giving and this month, we’ll be donating 10% of all retail sales of the Cute Chemists stamp set and Die-namics to the Cancer Research Institute.

In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order. We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

Concurrent with each new monthly release and kit release, our Free with $60 is updated with a brand new design. Our newest Free with $60, releasing with our January 2019 collection, is the Straight from the Heart Die-namics. While supplies last, Straight from the Heart will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Straight from the Heart is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

Straight from the Heart Die-namics

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $50.

3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 25% on orders over $750. That can add up, so be sure to take advantage!

My Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past few days. They have another shot of inspiration to help inspire you and narrow down your shopping list to your must-have items. SIX fabulous MFT friends are joining so don’t miss their incredible inspiration either.

Visit each of the January Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, January 10, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced January 11. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

Are You a $75 Winner? Find Out Now Then Prepare to SHOP

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 10:00 AM EST, and don’t be late for the release of the fabulous new January products! All of the stamps, Die-namics, and supplies we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

We want to make your shopping experience fun and help you stay as organized as possible so we’ve created THIS shopping list that you can print out and check off as you fill your cart.

One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

Our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax). Concurrent with each new monthly release and kit release, our Free with $60 is updated with a brand new design. Our newest Free with $60, releasing with the January 2019 collection, is the Straight from the Heart Die-namics. While supplies last, Straight from the Heart will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Straight from the Heart is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $50.

And if you needed another reason to shop MFT, our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up, up, up to a savings of 25% on orders over $750!

Cute Chemists is being featured in our January donation campaign — 10% of all retail sales of the Cute Chemists stamp set and Die-namics through the end of January will be donated to the Cancer Research Institute.

My Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.

You can look at every new product in our January release, for sale TODAY at 10 AM EST, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and to see the product name.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our January Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Five lucky commenters have won a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts later today.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Sandie Oxley (Jan 4, 2019 @ 09:30) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Michelle Gons (Jan 4, 2019 @ 10:39) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Natalie Dominguez (Jan 5, 2019 @ 22:55) 

Countdown Day Two Winner: Amy Vitriani (Jan 7, 2019 @ 01:54)   

Countdown Day One Winner: Daria Zender (Jan 7, 2019 @ 16:04)   

Congratulations to all the winners!

Time to Print Your Shopping List — the January Release Countdown Wraps Up Today!

We’ve reached the final day of the countdown — are you excited to fill up your cart tomorrow? We still have one day of previews left though so take a peek, and then print your list — you’ll want to be ready when the new January Release products become available TOMORROW, January 8 at 10 AM EST.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on January 7. 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 AM EST on January 8 on the MFT Blog.

FRIENDLY FOX DIE-NAMICS

This furry fox is friendly, not furtive, and will make an awesome addition to your collection of Die-namics. The layered design results in a multi-dimensional fox with an endearing expression that will coordinate with an endless variety of sentiments already in your collection. He is generously sized and will hold his own as the focal point of your cards.

Friendly Fox Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

TWEETHEARTS

Tweet greetings and lots of love dominate this collection of songbirds. A wide range of sizes, expressions, accessories, and positions add up to an endless array of possibilities when it comes to crafting interactive scenes. Perfect for sending messages of love with a song in your heart, Tweethearts will provide you joy to spare. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Tweethearts #mftstamps  Tweethearts Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

SCATTERED HEARTS BACKGROUND

Sprinkle love around like confetti with this charming background stamp featuring an abundance of randomly-scattered hearts in a petite size that will complement your design without overwhelming it. Not just relegated to Valentine’s Day, this stamp is subtle and beautiful and will be a gorgeous accompaniment to a variety of themes and occasions.

Scattered Hearts Background #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

BEST WISHES DIE-NAMICS

Bold best wishes never go out of style and are always appreciated. This scripted sentiment emulates a handwritten style and arrives to you etched together in a single die to make alignment on your projects easy as pie.

Best Wishes Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

MONDO CHEERS DIE-NAMICS

When the celebration is BIG, then the sentiment should match the occasion. Mondo Cheers is a scaled-up version of the ever-popular Cheers Die-namics — the same gorgeous font but bonus-sized for extra impact.

Mondo Cheers Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

What products from the January release caught your eye? Now is the time to take a few minutes to print out the handy shopping list and make note of your must-have items.

It’s the last day of our countdown, but our Design Team is still crafting inspiring new projects! Keep on clicking to see how they’ve wound things up on this final day.


Stock Your Stash with Heartwarming Products That Will Stand the Test of Time

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the January Release all yours!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on January 7. 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 AM EST on January 8 on the MFT Blog.

CUTIEASAURUS

Recognize love reaching back to prehistoric times with the irresistible Cutieasaurus stamp set. For a love that extends throughout the ages, this pun-filled collection of iconic dinosaurs and scene-building images can’t be beat. T-rex may not love hugs but definitely loves love so make Cutieasaurus a permanent addition to your cardmaking museum of supplies. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Cutieasaurus #mftstamps  Cutieasaurus Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

HEARTS ENTWINED

Loads of overlapping heart outlines create a beautiful focal point for your love-themed projects. Use the lines as a guide for adding spot color, heat emboss for beautiful resist looks, or stamp multiple times to create a full patterned panel.

Hearts Entwined #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

HEARTS ENTWINED DIE-NAMICS

Mirroring the design of the Hearts Entwined stamp, the Hearts Entwined Die-namics is slightly larger and allows you to create more dimensional designs by layering die cuts, inlaying contrasting color, or backing with acetate for a fun shaker option. Express your love with this uniquely pretty design.

Hearts Entwined Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

SWEET NOTHINGS

Featuring similar styling to our Sassy Pants line of stamps, Sweet Nothings encompasses the sweeter side of love — both romantic and platonic. These greetings will work equally well on your card fronts and follow-up phrases for the interior of your projects making them ideal for year-round crafting.

Sweet Nothings #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART DIE-NAMICS

Cupid’s arrow has hit its mark! Straight from the Heart includes a single perfect heart and accent arrow. Parallel slots allow you to neatly slide the die-cut arrow through the heart’s center for an accent fit for Valentines, wedding cards, or any occasion that celebrates love. Straight from the Heart is this month’s new Free with $60 Die-namics!

Straight from the Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Now, let’s check out what our team has done with today’s collection of featured products!