My Favorite Things and Chibitronics — Day Two

Day two of our collaboration with Chibitronics has arrived and it’s just as packed with inspiration as yesterday!

After you check out what the MFT team has created with Chibi Lights today, be sure you head to the Chibitronics blog for even more MFT + Chibitronics eye candy.

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

Karolyn started by creating the most charming little French scene complete with the iconic Eiffel Tower. She could have stopped there but why should she when she can elevate the look even more?

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

Are you ready to light up the night in the most romantic city in the world? Learn how Karolyn crafted her Chibi Lights card HERE on Youtube or by watching below.

Don’t forget, you’ll discover even more incredible looks HERE on Chibitronics blog — check it out because you might just win an MFT gift voucher! Make sure to comment here on the MFT blog for your shot at a Chibitronics Chibi Lights Starter Kit. We’ll randomly select one winner and share on Monday the 19th.

Find all of the Chibitronics supplies carried by My Favorite Things HERE.

You can see more from Chibitronics at the following places on the Internet:

Facebook | Website | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

Check out more projects from our team below — you won’t want to miss the inspiring projects they’ve come up with to showcase Chibi Lights.

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My Favorite Things and Chibitronics — Day One

We love the electric surprise that Chibi Lights adds to cards. Chibitronics takes cardmaking to a new level and it’s always a treat to swap products with them to show off how My Favorite Things and Chibitronics pair up to make magical greetings.

Today and tomorrow join us here on the MFT blog, and over on the Chibitronics blog, for loads of inspiration from both of our talented teams of designers.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Green means just go for it. You can create inventive looks like this one to complement the theme of your own designs! Chibi Lights come in a variety of color options too so lighting up your projects can be a very colorful affair indeed.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

See Stephanie’s process for creating her Chibi Lights card HERE on Youtube or by watching below.

Find Chibitronics post HERE — make sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you!

Chibitronics is also generously providing a Chibitronics Chibi Lights Starter Kit for one lucky commenter! Simply leave a comment today or tomorrow, and we’ll randomly select one winner to receive this amazingly fun prize.

Find all of the Chibitronics supplies carried by My Favorite Things HERE.

You can see more from Chibitronics at the following places on the Internet:

Facebook | Website | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

Check out more projects from our team below — you won’t want to miss the inspiring projects they’ve come up with to showcase Chibi Lights. Make sure to check back tomorrow for even more inspiration!

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MFT 2018 Creative Olympics | Event #3 – Crafty Biathlon

How are you faring in your quest for Creative Olympics gold? We’ve started the competition in two events so far — find Event #1 Stamping Slalom HERE in Olympic Stadium and Event #2 Freestyle Card in the Olympic Village HERE. We have two more events to share but first, how about an event refresher:

THE VENUES

We have a number of venues for you to visit over the course of this epic event. You’ll find events and activities at each so make sure you visit them all — you don’t want to miss a single event!

Olympic Stadium — Our blog is your home base. You’ll be able to participate in challenges shared today and February 14 and our medal ceremony will be held right here on February 22.

Olympic Village — Our Challenge & Inspiration Blog will host two events as well. Mark your calendars for February 12 and 16 for Olympic Village events to be shared.

Olympic Park — Meet up on our Facebook page to mix and mingle with fellow Olympians and participate in Q&As about your impressive training regimen 😉

THE MEDALS

It wouldn’t be the Olympics without the iconic medals! We have a stash ready and waiting to be bestowed upon our event winners.

Gold medal: $100 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from participants that complete all 4 events.

Silver medals: $50 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from each event.

Bronze medals: $15 MFT Voucher — Winners randomly selected from Olympic Park Q&A events.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Create brand new/original cards using any theme you like. Previously posted cards will not be considered. There is no limit to the number of entries you submit for each event.
  • Use stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and patterned papers from My Favorite Things. Cards using other products will be disqualified immediately, so get creative with the MFT products that you have on hand! Use whatever card stock and inks you have available.
  • Submit your card(s) to the InLinkz collection found at the end (the finish line!) of each event post on or before 10 PM EST on Monday, February 19.
  • When submitting your card, please simply use your name in the Link Title section.
  • International entries are most DEFINITELY welcome!

All winners will be announced at our Closing Ceremony on Thursday, February 22, so make sure to check back to see if you are one of our medalists!

EVENT 3

The Crafty Biathlon tests your ability to adapt to obstacles and excel in multiple challenges simultaneously. Below you’ll find two columns – one representing a technique and the other, a type of card. Your challenge is to select one option from each column and combine into one fabulous card!

Stephanie chose to combine the inlaid die-cutting technique with a shaker card to create this darling look. Her ingenious nod to the Olympic rings was the perfect opportunity to integrate both the shaker and inlaid categories!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

In addition to showcasing the exceptional skill of the athletes and promoting the nations of the world to come together, the Olympics are just a little bit glamorous so that hint of sparkle is so appropriate.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The race for the gold continues. We’re excited to see the results of today’s event!

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Release Replay: February 2018

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!

For this replay, we’re featuring two different ways to incorporate the Magical Mandala Die-namics into your crafting.

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

Torico’s passion for pastels highlights the stunning intricacy of the Magical Mandala. A simple white die cut has been elevated to incredible heights thanks to her deft coloring abilities. Grab your markers and get busy!

Try highlighting simply colored sections of your background with gel pen dots – it’s an easy way to customize your look even further!

Handmade gift box from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

While Torico’s mandala takes center stage, Inge has expertly used hers as a layering piece — it acts almost as a doily to back her simple but sweet scene.

If coloring isn’t your thing or time is of the essence, stick with basic stamping but mix up your card stock choices for variety!

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

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February 2018 Release Class

We love our customers and we love providing you lots of ways to save money on your MFT purchases. You’ll get a major bang for your buck with our newest sale. Saving 30% means you can add even more goodies to your cart! Today through February 14, SAVE 30% site wide when you apply code SAVE30 at checkout. *Excludes brand new.


We’ve been sharing daily release class videos on our Youtube channel and Facebook page for the past few days and now we have the full class PDF and YouTube playlist featuring every single class project available! Whether you prefer printed directions or are a more visual learner, we’ve got you covered. We know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the February Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

Join My Favorite Things in a Race for Crafting Gold

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. Enjoy!

from Amy’s blog: cathsamum

from Inge’s blog: ljcasselman

Congratulations to you both! Please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!


The Olympics have started — are you as excited as we are? We’re so excited in fact, we’re hosting our own Creative Olympics and we want each and every one of you to compete.

Just like the Olympics, crafting brings people together. We can’t wait to spend the next two weeks bringing the competition right to your home. Compete with your fellow cardmakers, feel pride in the cards you create in response to each event, and maybe even walk away from the 2018 Creative Olympics with a medal!

If you need some inspiration…some examples of grit, determination, and stamina as you tackle each event, turn on the PyeongChang games to watch as you compete — I know that’s what we’ll be doing in the weeks to come!

THE VENUES

We have a number of venues for you to visit over the course of this epic event. You’ll find events and activities at each so make sure you visit them all — you don’t want to miss a single event!

Olympic Stadium — Our blog is your home base. You’ll be able to participate in challenges shared today and February 14 and our medal ceremony will be held right here on February 22.

Olympic Village — Our Challenge & Inspiration Blog will host two events as well. Mark your calendars for February 12 and 16 for Olympic Village events to be shared.

Olympic Park — Meet up on our Facebook page to mix and mingle with fellow Olympians and participate in Q&As about your impressive training regimen 😉

THE MEDALS

It wouldn’t be the Olympics without the iconic medals! We have a stash ready and waiting to be bestowed upon our event winners.

Gold medal: $100 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from participants that complete all 4 events.

Silver medals: $50 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from each event.

Bronze medals: $15 MFT Voucher — Winners randomly selected from Olympic Park Q&A events.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Create brand new/original cards using any theme you like. Previously posted cards will not be considered. There is no limit to the number of entries you submit for each event.
  • Use stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and patterned papers from My Favorite Things. Cards using other products will be disqualified immediately, so get creative with the MFT products that you have on hand! Use whatever card stock and inks you have available.
  • Submit your card(s) to the InLinkz collection found at the end (the finish line!) of each event post on or before 10 PM EST on Monday, February 19.
  • When submitting your card, please simply use your name in the Link Title section.
  • International entries are most DEFINITELY welcome!

All winners will be announced at our Closing Ceremony on Thursday, February 22, so make sure to check back to see if you are one of our medalists!

EVENT 1

The Stamping Slalom will test your creativity in combining images. Create one card that includes at least three separate stamp sets — any three MFT sets in your collection!

Your card doesn’t need to be in the Olympic vein like Stephanie’s but it sure is a fun little touch to tie it into the event theme! She’s gone above and beyond by including four characters — each from a different stamp set! A wintry theme ties them together though to create a cohesive scene featuring a variety of brrrrr-illiant outdoor activities.

Are you ready to go for the gold? On your marks, get set, GO.

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Bible Journaling: Colored Pencil on Vellum with Sandy Allnock

Hello there, coloristas! It’s Sandy Allnock with our monthly bit of coloring fun. This time it’s just a bit different — not a card!

I’m a Bible journaler as well as a crafter — if you haven’t heard of it, it’s when people create art around the Scriptures, sometimes in a Bible, and others in a journal or other ways (a quick search on Pinterest will blow your mind, so be forewarned!) Anyhow…I had this idea to use the swans and vellum and as I was reading the Bible passage that says “Be still and know I am God,” it was pretty obvious that elegant, peaceful swans would be perfect for it.

Bible Journaling page from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The technique can also be used for cards, of course — and with any color background underneath!

Tips for setting up the process:

  1. Cut the vellum to fit the exact size of the page, and note where the highlighted passage would be. I measured mine with a ruler – how many inches from the left/top/right/bottom.
  2. In my computer set the page size to match the Bible page size, then make a box where the highlighted passage will be.
  3. Then set the text — bigger, simpler words in easy fonts are best, since they’re easiest to trace.
  4. If possible print one copy in the right direction and another flipped.
  5. Use the flipped one to stamp in a light ink.
  6. Color the “back” side (the stamped side), then add color and text to the front.
  7. Choose a color for behind the vellum if desired. Mask out the verse.
  8. Place a strip of adhesive tape along the inside edge, and secure in the Bible.

Bible Journaling page from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Isn’t the transparency just lovely? And the idea that you can still easily read the scriptures AND use stamps without worrying about bleed through, all that makes me so happy. I don’t use page preps (gessos, etc.) so I really love ways to create without having to deal with mediums that’ll make a mess in the pages. If you’d like to see more, visit my Bible Journaling channel.

Bible Journaling page from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I hope this is a technique you might try with cards if you aren’t a Bible journaler. It’s a lot of fun, even if it requires a little thinking to stamp everything “backward”! See you all next month!

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MFTv – Gift Card Window Card

Make your cardmaking sing with our bouncy new Musical Notes Background — it’s perfectly harmonious with the Jungle Vibes critters and what better way to present the gift of music? Watch our latest episode of MFTv to see how Stephanie combined the indispensable Gift Card Window & Frame with the Essential Sentiment Rip Strips to craft a card that hums with excitement!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – How to Create a Gift Card Window 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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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW February Products!

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

All of our February 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 tonight’s New Product 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).

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

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 Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy 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. Visit each of their February Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, February 8, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced February 9. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

February 2018 Release: Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 9:00 PM EST, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamps, Die-namics, inks, and supplies we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

Another release brings you another fabulous class PDF and YouTube playlist featuring every single class project. Watch our Youtube channel and Facebook page for the next few days as we share class videos. We’ll have a printable PDF all ready for you when we wrap up classes on Monday!

We want to make your shopping experience fun – not stressful, 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 set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

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

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 20% on orders over $500.

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

You can look at every new product in our February release, for sale TONIGHT at 9 PM EST, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and hover over the picture with your cursor to view the product name.


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

Countdown Day Five Winner: Sara Wright (Feb 2, 2018 @ 00:11) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Hannah Barneson (Feb 3, 2018 @ 07:17) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Josmary (Feb 5, 2018 @ 01:58) 

Countdown Day Two Winner: Lara Carson (Feb 5, 2018 @ 12:43) 

Countdown Day One Winner: Tamala Priebe (Feb 6, 2018 @ 10:36) 

Congratulations to all the winners!