Howdy from Kara Lynne

Say hello to Kara Lynne. She’s joining us today for the first of three guest posts this month – welcome, Kara Lynne!

Hello, and thank you for joining me today. I am over-the-moon excited to be guest designing for My Favorite Things. Thank you to everyone at MFT for this amazing opportunity!

Handmade card from Kara Lynne Pogreba featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My first card features those sweet little animals from Farm Friends. They were all colored with Copics and fussy cut. The background was created using the Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up. I ink blended each inside section with Distress Inks, going from darker in the foreground to lighter in the background. I made a stencil using the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics and blended Distress Ink with a finger dauber for the sky. Each of the animals was popped up with foam tape for dimension.  At first I put the littlest chick on top of the tractor, but moved him onto the pig when I realized, in perspective, that would be one very giant chicken! I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on white card stock and cut it into a banner coming out from behind the tree.

This next card takes llama drama to a whole new level:

Handmade card from Kara Lynne Pogreba featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I wanted to try my hand at zentangling (is that a word?), and this llama was game. I stamped him in black ink and drew in the lines with a Copic Multi-liner. I looked at zentangle patterns online to get ideas. He was pretty happy with the results and his llama friends, though shaking their heads, showed their support 😉

Here’s a close-up of the pattern detail:

Handmade card from Kara Lynne Pogreba featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

After he was colored and given a little sand to stand on, he was framed with the new Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames and popped up with fun foam. His friends were also colored with Copics, fussy cut, and adhered partially with foam tape, and partially with just regular adhesive. They were also given a little ground to stand on. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and the card base was die cut using a die from Blueprints 26.

This little sweetheart from the Pure Innocence line asked for a paper-pieced bright yellow gingham dress and I was happy to oblige:

Handmade card from Kara Lynne Pogreba featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This is actually her second dress. My first attempt included using Copics to give the dress some depth, but it ended up dulling the entire dress, so she took that off, and I gave her a new one without shadows. I colored and fussy cut her arm and adhered it on top of her dress. Her shoes and hairclip have a Glossy Accents finish, and the centers of the flowers are dotted with enamel accents. Everything except for the dress was colored with Copics. The top tag and background were die cut with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges to coordinate with the look of the gingham. The top of the white panel was ink blended with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and a stencil brush from Clarity Stamps. This was my first time using these stencil brushes, and I am in love!  It was so easy to control the amount of ink.

Thanks for coming by to visit!  I hope that this helped spark your creativity in some new ways.  Have a wonderful day and I will see you here again next week.

Kara Lynne


Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!

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It’s Time To Shop for the NEW February Kit!

It’s finally time to make the new Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit #mftstamps

You’ll find the Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of tonight’s Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit Launch celebration!

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 set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

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2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous USA order over $75.

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3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500. 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 Karolyn Loncon featuring Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit #mftstamps

Like what you see? Add more coordinating product to stretch your kit even further.

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Beautiful Butterflies Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people will win a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Two Winner: Felicia, Feb 21, 2017 @ 10:29

Countdown Day One Winner: Mary Gillmarten, Feb 21, 2017 @ 00:42

Congratulations to the winners!

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past two days. They have another shot of inspiration – visit each of their Beautiful Butterflies Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, February 23  for your chance to WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. The winner will be chosen at random and the prize will be sent out on February 24. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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The Day Has Arrived! The Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit Release Is So Close!

We have one more day to preview our new Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit before it’s available for purchase tonight. More inspiration and a handy PDF download are among the treats we have for you today.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 21. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 9:00 PM EST on February 21 on the MFT Blog.

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As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The $51.99 purchase price for this kit is over a 20% savings over purchasing the pieces individually. To round out this beautiful kit, you’ll get 12 coordinating card stocks in an array of pretty colors, 2 sheets of vellum, a VersaMark Cube, and Black Embossing Powder. The Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit will make you feel right at home and unlock your creativity!

The Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new February card kit. Remember, Beautiful Butterflies will be available tonight at 9 PM EST!

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Introducing the Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit

Custom products, carefully curated for hours of creative play – that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is $51.99 – with a retail value of approximately $65, you’ll save 20% off the individual purchase price!

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit and be inspired by a plethora of awesome projects from our team.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 21. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 9:00 PM EST on February 21 on the MFT Blog.

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Our February card kit is a joyful celebration of delicate beauty in flight. Beautiful Butterflies combines ethereal imagery with a delightfully scripted collection of phrases perfect for jumping into springtime crafting. The Beautiful Butterflies stamp set features four different sets of coordinating butterfly wings, accent colors, and bodies that will layer impeccably to create images full of depth and contrast. The coordinating Die-namics will ensure perfectly sized die cuts every time. They’re open inside to allow you to stamp then cut OR cut then stamp. This feature makes the Die-namics lighter weight and allows for easier removal from the die. The You Give Me Butterflies stamp set includes 9 phrases in a charming font guaranteed to cover a wide range of occasions. Pair the sentiments with the Well-Connected Alphabet to craft custom phrases that will make your recipient feel so special. In addition to the stamp sets and Die-namics, you’ll receive 12 sheets of carefully coordinated card stocks, 2 sheets of vellum, and a VersaMark Cube and Black Embossing Powder that allows you to add a glossy, textured finish to your butterfly details.

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Beautiful Butterflies stamp set #mftstamps

Beautiful Butterflies stamp set in use #mftstamps

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You Give Me Butterflies stamp set #mftstamps

With this month’s kit release, we’re unveiling the Sentiment Label Strip Die-namics. Remember, our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60! Sentiment Label Strip Die-namics #mftstamps

Learn more about the MFT Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit Unboxing on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Splashes of vibrant color and heat-embossed butterfly details are the main elements of this week’s MFTv showstopper. Watch to see just how easy it is to create this delightful design using the Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, Embossed Butterflies, featuring the Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit on YouTube or simply watch the 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!

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new February card kit. Remember, Beautiful Butterflies will be available tomorrow, February 21 at 9 PM EST!

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Create 8 with Vicky Papaioannou

Since December, we’ve had the distinct pleasure of watching Vicky Papaioannou as she shares our monthly release on her blog and Youtube channel. Each month, she shares a recap of all of the release products and even more exciting, her process in creating 8 amazing looks with the release. Every single month, I pick up at least one great new idea for putting the release products to work in a way I hadn’t considered. I won’t spoil all the projects but I will share a couple of sneak peeks and strongly encourage you to go check out the video for all 8 looks – incredible!

This bold & beautiful card features Fancy Flowers and Boss Babe.

Sketched Blooms 2 takes enter stage on this peek-a-boo look.

You can see Vicky’s February Release unboxing on Youtube or below.

And see her Create 8 fantastic projects on Youtube or below.

And don’t forget to shop our Stripes & Dots Sale – today is the last day to save 20% on in-stock items in our Stripes & Dots category when you apply code STRIPES at checkout. Enjoy your weekend – we’ll see you back here on the blog MONDAY as we debut our gorgeous new February card kit.

Product Spotlight: My Favorite Things Card Kits

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In light of the fact that our February card kit debuts Monday (read to the end for a preview!) we thought it would be fun today to highlight the benefits of MFT card kits as well as share a few phenomenal projects from our team and customers!

MFT Card Kits bring you exceptional value and incredible ease. These coordinated kits include everything you need to craft a bounty of beautiful cards. Whether you’re new to card making or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be astonished by the value, inspiration, and ease of use these kits provide.

To recap how our kits work:

  • A new kit will be released each month.
  • Once a kit is sold out it will not be restocked.
  • If you miss out on a kit or only wish to purchase parts of it, you’ll be able to buy the individual elements approximately 6 weeks after the kit releases.

With no subscription required, you have the ability to purchase only the kits that appeal to you. When you do purchase a kit, as opposed to buying the items individually, you’ll be able to take advantage of big savings.

With every kit release, we provide a PDF that includes a list of items included, as well as a variety of inspiring cards our team has created with the kit. You can always find the PDFs, as well as the full gallery of DT projects, in our Card Kit Resources.

We still have a handful of a couple of recent kits left so if you missed them when they were released, grab them quickly! Our kits cover a wide variety of styles and occasions and feature so many fun elements, you’re sure to discover one that you have to have.

FANCY FLOWERS

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

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

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

and from debrumpza on Instagram

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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

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

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

and from Marge on Instagram

We love seeing your creations with our card kits so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work – you might just be spotted!

Now, ready for a sneak peek of our next kit? It’s a beauty! Come back Monday for the full reveal and samples from our team.

Product Spotlight: Single Stitch Line Rounded Frames

Let’s spend some time today with another of our February Release Products!

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The Single Stitch Line Rounded Frames include a stitched detail running around the center of the die cuts for beautiful framing of your images, sentiments, and layering pieces as well as creating shaker cards. Four different sizes ensure the perfect fit for any application.

Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames

Single Stitch Line Rounded Square Frames

Let’s see how our team featured the Single Stitch Line Rounded Frames in their own projects this month:

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

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

We can’t wait to see what you create with the Febuary Release, so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!

Release Replay: February 2017

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Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!

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

Sketched Blooms 2 and Twice the Hugs provide the main components in Karolyn’s stunning floral wreath. You’ll bound into spring with this stamp set in your arsenal!

Try ringing the outer edge of a die-cut hole to create an inviting landing spot for a stamped or die-cut sentiment. Pop your panel up on a bit of dimensional adhesive to add the shadow effect that really adds depth!

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

You’re going to want to celebrate all the strong women you know with Boss Babe but the men in your life will benefit from these encouraging phrases as well! Adding a touch of pattern with our Denim Background adds faux texture and contrast.

Check out how Torico mixed pattern and color to achieve her “masculine with a twist” look. Her hand-drawn stitching, embossed sentiment, and plaid tie all serve as details that make her card extra-special.

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s replay.

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MFTv – Heart Photo Card

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Don’t fret – you still have time to craft a special card for your every one of your Valentines. In this week’s episode of MFTv, Stephanie’s made her card extra special by personalizing it with a cherished photo. The Flop Card – Heart Die-namics adds some interactive interest while a sheet from our Hearts & Stripes Paper Pack provides a petite pop of pattern.

Handmade Valentine's Day card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade Valentine's Day card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade Valentine's Day card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Heart Photo Card 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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Product Spotlight: Sketched Blooms 2

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

from Karolyn’s blog: Sabrina

from Julie’s blog: Felicia – Scrapper in the Making

Congratulations to you both! Your Gift Vouchers will be emailed to you sometime later today, so keep an eye out. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!

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Create everything from single flower accents to full-blown bouquets and patterns with the gorgeous Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set – a follow up to the pretty Sketched Blooms stamp set. Free-flowing solids and overlays can be mixed and matched to create unique looks with each new project you tackle. The set includes outlines for suggested pairing, but feel free to combine in any way you see fit – both as a stand-alone set and in conjunction with the original version…the sky’s the limit!

Sketched Blooms 2

Let’s see how our team featured the Sketched Blooms 2 in their own projects this month:

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melanie Deasy featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set #mftstamps

We can’t wait to see what you create with the Febuary Release, so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!