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Introducing the X’s and O’s 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 $52.99 — with a retail value of over $65, you’ll save more than 20% off the individual purchase price!

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the X’s and O’s 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 EDT on August 22. 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 EDT on August 22 on the MFT Blog.

It’s always a good time to show your LOVE and the X’s and O’s Card Kit is the perfect starting point. The X’s and O’s stamp set contains a tic tac toe board, X, O, and a heart to stamp the win, as well as several coordinating sentiments that help you show love in many different ways. The Tic Tac Toe Die-namics contains the tic tac toe board, win lines, (5) X’s, (5) O’s, and (5) hearts. These can be used instead of using the dimensional boards, or to mix and match with them. The Square Shaker Window & Frame is perfectly sized to house the Square Shaker Pouches, which coincidentally perfectly house the tic tac toe boards. We thought of everything, so you can just get CRAFTY!  We’ve completed this swoon-worthy kit with dimensional tic tac toe boards in two colors, dimensional hearts in a trio of coordinating colors, and (10) sheets of card stock in a color palette worthy of your love.

X's and O's Card Kit #mftstamps

X's and O's stamp set #mftstamps

Square Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics #mftstamps

Tic Tac Toe Die-namics #mftstamps

With this month’s kit, we’re releasing the Huge Love Die-namics. Remember, our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60!

Huge Love Die-namics #mftstamps

See the MFT X’s and O’s Card Kit Unboxing on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Would you like to learn how Stephanie used our August card kit to create these tic tac toe-tally awesome looks? You won’t want to miss this week’s episode of MFTv!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring All Smiles Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring All Smiles Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring All Smiles Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, Tic Tac Toe-tally Awesome, featuring the X’s and O’s 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!

We also have a couple of BONUS products releasing with our card kit this month; your Halloween crafting is about to get even more fun! Say hello (again!) to the much-loved Birdie Brown Witch Way Is the Candy? stamp set and Die-namics. Witch Way Is the Candy? has been remastered with refined details and an expanded selection of sentiments — you’ll enjoy every second spent crafting with this re-released set, even if you own the original set! 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.

These updated versions of both the stamp set and Die-namics will work with the previously released Witch Way Is the Candy? stamp set and Die-namics.

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new August card kit. Remember, X’s and O’s will be available tomorrow, August 22 at 9 PM EDT!

Camp Create Day 5: Delightful Die Cutting

Sadly, we’ve reached the end of Camp Create 2017. We hope the skills and techniques you’ve worked on this week will influence your crafting in the months and years to come and that you’ll long have fond memories of your stay with us!

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

You still have plenty of time to participate in every craft we’ve shared this week — here’s a handy itinerary to help you keep track of which ones you’ve completed. Remember, you have until August 24 to share a link for each of your projects.

Ready to learn more about today’s featured craft? Keep reading to learn more!

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

Today’s Craft – Delightful Die Cutting

The meat and potatoes of card making is in the stamping and die cutting process. To wrap up the week, we’re getting back to basics with a twist. Today, watch and learn about some of Stephanie’s tips, tricks, and techniques with die cutting.

Watch MFT Camp Create – Delightful Die Cutting on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Camp Create Bonus: Gather ‘Round the Campfire

We’ve been having the best time this week and even though our August session is wrapping up in the morning and we’ll be wishing you all a fond farewell, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to gather our friends around the campfire for one last s’more, one last Kumbaya, and one bonus technique from counselor Stephanie.

Are you wondering if we have a special bonfire badge? Of course we have a special bonfire badge! If there’s one thing we crafters love, it’s flair, amirite? Download it now to add to your collection!

Do we have a bonus prize for our bonfire craft? Of course we have a bonus prize. Participate in our Bonfire craft and you might just win a $50 MFT voucher.

Clean the ooey-gooey marshmallow off your hands…it’s time to tackle our bonfire craft.

Bonfire Craft – Awesome Ombre

Ombre coloring adds depth and realism to your projects. Watch as Stephanie shares some different techniques for achieving an ombre effect on your next project!

handmade card set from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamos

Watch MFT Camp Create 2017 Bonfire – Awesome Ombre on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn your bonfire badge:

  1. Watch Stephanie’s bonfire video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

To be eligible to win the Bonfire Prize: Participate in the bonfire craft and upload an image via InLinkz on this post. One winner will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.

Deadline to upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

The Bonfire Prize Winner (and all other Camp Create winners) will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you’ve won this (or another) amazing prize!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Get a good night’s sleep. There’s still one day left of Camp Create!

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Camp Create Day 4: Monochromatic Magic

We’re cruising along in our August session of Camp Create 2017 but the fun isn’t over yet! We’ll be crafting away right up until it’s time to pack your bag and head home so don’t go anywhere just yet.

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

What’s your favorite color? Grab everything you have in that shade (or, really challenge yourself with a color you typically avoid) and head to the craft tent for today’s challenge!

Today’s Craft – Monochromatic Magic

Choosing a color palette ranges from the most difficult design choice you’ll make for some to the most highly-anticipated for others. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, opting for a monochromatic scheme is a great choice. Varying the shade and intensity of the color adds interest but still allows the freedom to mix up your elements and placement.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFT Camp Create – Monochromatic Magic on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Camp Create Day 3: Background Bonanza

We’ve reached the halfway point of camp — we have tons of inspiration headed your way today…a colorful trio featuring unforgettable backgrounds.

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Time to increase your badge collection!

Today’s Craft – Background Bonanza

Vibrant color and bold sentiments are the name of the game today. Counselor Stephanie has been playing with stencils and Distress Inks but if you prefer stamps or any other background technique – go for it! The choice is yours — just create a background that makes a statement.

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

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

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 MFT Camp Create – Background Bonanza on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Camp Create Day 2: Magnificent Masking

It’s day two at Camp Create! Hopefully, you had an opportunity to work on your inlaid die-cutting prowess before lights-out. If you haven’t had a chance to perfect your technique though, don’t worry – you have plenty of time to participate in all of this week’s crafts!

As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and post it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Ready to find out how to earn today’s badge?

Today’s Craft – Magnificent Masking

This simple but versatile technique is perfect for creating a quick but impactful background for a multitude of themes. Grab some removable tape and a couple of ink pads and make an enviable scene.

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

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

Watch MFT Camp Create – Magnificent Masking on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:

  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Now it’s time to head to the mess hall for lunch!

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Release Replay: August 2017

If you haven’t had a chance to shop our Retirement Sale, there are still some incredible products left — not only can you choose from an assortment of remaining retiring items, you can also save even more. Now through August 18, use code RETIRE at checkout to get an additional 25% off already-reduced products in the sale category.


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 Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

“Paisley” might not be your first thought when you think about Halloween crafting but now that you’ve seen Francine’s look pairing the new Birdie Brown Fab-BOO-lous Friends with a ghosted background created with the Bold Paisley Stencil, you might change your mind.

How often do you start a card with a black base? If you want to create a bold look that will make colored die cuts pop, consider giving black a try (also, those paisley ghosts look amazing on black!)

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

Melania has made More Monsters the stars on this card. Pretty pastels are an unexpected color choice for these cheery creatures but what an unforgettable impression they make.

Frames, STAX, and Blueprints elements are great for creating layering pieces for your projects. Using the resulting negative trimmed to card size creates a beautiful framing option as well though…let no piece go to waste!)

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

Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid Made Easy

We kicked the summer off with week one of Camp Create and now, as summer winds down, we’ve got one more week packed full of new skills, techniques, and inspiration. Our counselors are back with five more crafts to dig into so toss your pack on your bunk and let’s get to it!

As with session one, the goal is to participate in our craft sessions each day and earn your Camp Create badges. As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and share it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Ready to find out how to earn today’s badge?

Die cuts add depth and dimension to your looks but sometimes, the bulk the process creates is undesirable – especially if your card is intended to be mailed. There is a way to work around that conundrum though. Inlaid die cutting allows you to replicate the layered look in a single layer.

Today’s Craft – Inlaid Made Easy

Counselor Barbara is with us today sharing this versatile, bulk-minimizing technique. Her beach scene is making us think our next camp should take place in a tropical location!

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

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

Watch MFT Camp Create – Inlaid Made Easy on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:

  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, August 28.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, August 28, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Now it’s time to head to the mess hall for lunch!

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Product Spotlight: Written in the Stars

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 Barbara’s blog: Rema

from Anna’s blog: Jasleen

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!


The gorgeous handwritten words — “star” and “stars” — featured in Written in the Stars and Shining Stars really pack a punch! The set includes phrases that can be used before, after, or with the large words to create a multitude of illuminating greetings. The star accents provide a little extra magic for your greetings. Light up your projects with the complementary Shining Stars Die-namics. Accent your twinkling looks with peek-a-boo stars, die-cut stars, or a mix of both!

Written in the Stars stamp set #mfstamps

Shining Stars Die-namics #mftstamps

Let’s see how our team featured Written in the Stars and Shining Stars their own projects this month!

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

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 Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

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

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

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

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

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

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

Coloring Magical Pixie Dust: Copic Coloring with Sandy Allnock

Hi everyone!! It’s Sandy Allnock – and I’m back with a little more coloring for you…and I need you to sit down. It’s a little crazier than usual, but I want you to know I believe you can do this. You can. It’s a spectacular little effect, and it takes some time and patience, but you can handle it!

I used the Magical Day set with this sweet little bear all dressed up as a magician — and his little bunny friend! They could be putting on a magic show, performing at a birthday party – or with these colors, even celebrating Halloween! (Is it too early!?)

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Check out the video below, then meet me back here for a couple more tips.

Wasn’t that just a heck of a lot of fun? I know, I know, it looks like a hot mess until it’s not. I get that a lot. But it’s fun to see it come to life! A few tips:

  • Let go of worries about bleeding through the back. Resolve that this will never be a one-layer card.
  • Cut the paper down and do a smaller scene — a full card front can be intimidating! This one is 3 1/2″square.
  • Use colors you have re-inkers for. You, uhm, might need them.
  • Choose analogous colors for the background — those are colors next to each other on the color wheel.
  • Spend your time on the important parts of the card – in this case, the background. Notice I didn’t do ANY shading on the bear’s outfit or the bunny’s hat. With all that pixie dust, who needs to? I had to call your attention to it…that’s how much you weren’t looking at that part.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Looking closely you can see I added Glossy Accents to some of the pixie dust bubbles, the eyes, and nose. And for those who didn’t jot the colors down fast enough, here they are — I linked to them over on my blog if you just want to click and not go searching.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Hope you enjoyed my little bear’s magical pixie dust…be sure to tag me over on Instagram if you try this. I’d love to see your creation!

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