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The Day Has Arrived! The Snowflake Splendor Card Kit Release Is So Close!

We have one more day to preview our Snowflake Splendor 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 EDT on October 17. 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 October 17 on the MFT Blog.

As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The $49.99 purchase price for this kit is a 20% savings over purchasing the pieces individually. In addition to a 4″ x 6″ stamp sets and two Die-namics, you’ll also receive (13) sheets of beautifully coordinated card stock, (2) sheets of Transparent Vellum, and a sheet of Silver Sparkle Card Stock.

The Snowflake Splendor PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.

Handmade card and tag from Julie Dinn featuring Snowflake Splendor Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Snowflake Splendor Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Snowflake Splendor Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new October card kit. Remember, Snowflake Splendor will be available tonight at 9 PM EDT.

Introducing the Snowflake Splendor 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 $49.99 — with a retail value of over $60, you’ll save 20% off the individual purchase price!

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the Snowflake Splendor 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 October 17. 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 October 17 on the MFT Blog.

Snowflake Splendor features one stamp set and two Die-namics along with an assortment of carefully selected card stock options that complement the wintry theme to perfection. The Snowflake Splendor stamp set and Layered Snowflakes Die-namics feature the same snowflake images in identical sizes. The Snowflake Splendor Die-namics is sized to die cut the stamp images leaving a thin border OR to mat the snowflakes resulting from the Layered Snowflake Die-namics. It’s obvious how versatile this system is for mixing and matching an endless variety of designs. Add a stamped or die-cut sentiment from our vast collection and finish your look with a little sparkle or texture.

Snowflake Splendor stamp set #mftstamps

Snowflake Splendor Die-namics #mftstamps

Snowflake Splendor in use #mftstamps

Layered Snowflakes Die-namics #mftstamps

Layered Snowflakes in use #mftstamps

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

See the Snowflake Splendor Card Kit Unboxing on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Would you like to learn how Stephanie used our October card kit to create this gorgeous snowflake ornament trio of cards? You won’t want to miss this week’s episode of MFTv!

Handmade holiday cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring Snowflake Splendor Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade holiday cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring Snowflake Splendor Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, How to Create Layered Snowflakes 3 Ways, featuring the Snowflake Splendor 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 October card kit. Remember, Snowflake Splendor will be available tomorrow, October 17 at 9 PM EDT!


 One last thing before you go! We spent the past week sharing ideas to create your own Very Crafty Holiday and today, we have winners to share! Thanks to ALL who joined us for our craft-filled week — huge congratulations to the following winners! Please send an email to [email protected] to claim your prize.

Christmas Treats That Are the Balm

Hi, everyone — Barbara here and I’m tickled to share some fun projects using the recently released Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics, Lip Balm Pouches, and Sending Smooches stamp set. These products will make your Christmas giving SO much easier this year. Whether you make your own lip balm or use purchased, they will make it easy to customize your gift giving.

First of all, I created a card that is a gift card holder which includes the sweet addition of a tube of lip balm. Next up is a tag that includes a tube of lip balm as a bonus. My final project is an ornament that doubles as a gift. You can find a PDF and video for these projects in this month’s release class HERE.

Now would you like to make your own lip balm? I’m going to share my favorite recipe and a few photos to walk you through how I do it. It’s super easy and really takes little time, but the extra time and personal touch you put into this gift will be appreciated. If you’d like a printable copy of the recipe and lip balm labels, you can download it HERE.

Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 12-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • A few drops of vitamin E oil (optional – for preservative, I add 5 drops)

In a double boiler, slowly heat and blend beeswax, butter, and oils. Once melted, remove from heat and add essential oils and vitamin E. Immediately pour into tubes or tins. Makes about 10 tubes.

Here are some sources if you don’t have a local health food store.

Cocoa Butter

Sweet Almond Oil

Avocado Oil

Beeswax

Peppermint Essential Oil

Vitamin E Oil

Empty Tubes

Test Tube Holder

First I measure my ingredients into my “double boiler.” Since I do one batch at a time and it’s a relatively small amount, I use a glass measuring cup sitting in a small pan of water. This avoids the product loss that would occur in a larger vessel.

Heat on medium-low heat until melted. It seems to take a while but suddenly it’s melted. I use an orangewood stick to stir while it’s melting and to add the essential oil. It’s small and disposable.

Pour the melted lip balm into tubes—you’ll need something to hold them upright while it sets up, which is pretty fast. I use this test tube holder which works really well and was very inexpensive, but if you have any of the Ranger Mini Mister Holders they work, too.

Once the initial pour sets up it will shrink a little so you can top it off if you want.

When they are completely cooled, apply cap and label for safety since this recipe contains nut oil. The addition of Vitamin E slows rancidity, therefore extending the shelf life significantly. Also, if you have any leftovers, storing them in the refrigerator further extends shelf life.

I hope my projects and recipe will encourage you to make some sweet gifts of your own this holiday season—I can guarantee they will be loved!

A Very Crafty Holiday Bonus! – Crafting with Kids

What a fun week it’s been getting you prepared for A Very Crafty Holiday! Before you go, we have a bonus craft today. Let’s take some time to do some holiday crafting with kids!

Shaker cards bring out the kid in all of us so it’s a natural progression to craft a shaker with the kids in your life! Creating card kits allows them to do all the fun stuff card making entails without the work and mess that preparing for assembly sometimes creates.

Handmade card 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 – Crafting with Kids

Join Stephanie today to as she shares fun ways to get kids involved in holiday crafts using a fun array of Christmas-themed stamp sets from My Favorite Things! Mass produce a number of shaker card kits so that you have enough to share throughout the season.

Watch A Very Crafty Holiday – Crafting with Kids on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Each day this week during our A Very Crafty Holiday event, we will be giving one lucky person a $50 gift voucher to the My Favorite Things boutique to get you started on your holiday paper crafts!

Here’s how to win:

  • Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
  • Leave a comment on each day’s A Very Crafty Holiday video.

Deadline to comment is tonight, October 14th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, October 16, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We’re wishing you A Very Crafty Holiday!

A Very Crafty Holiday – Gift Tags

Wrapping beautiful gifts is one of the joys of the season. Put your creative touch on your packages with personalized and handmade gift tags. We’ve got your holiday inspiration right here!

One way to personalize gifts is to create handmade and festive tags to pretty up your packages. With products from My Favorite Things, you’ll have the coolest looking gifts under the tree! Let’s see what wonderful and creative ideas we have in store for today:

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

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

Today’s Craft – Gift Tags

Handiwork and the holidays go hand-in-hand and Karolyn’s take on Christmas tags is beyond inspiring. Watch today’s video and then download the templates Karolyn used to create her cross-stitched designs! You can also find blank templates to create your own designs HERE and a printable PDF of other designs HERE. Happy stitching.

Watch A Very Crafty Holiday – Gift Tags on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Each day this week during our A Very Crafty Holiday event, we will be giving one lucky person a $50 gift voucher to the My Favorite Things boutique to get you started on your holiday paper crafts!

Here’s how to win:

  • Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
  • Leave a comment on each day’s A Very Crafty Holiday video.

Deadline to comment is Saturday, October 14th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, October 16, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We’re wishing you A Very Crafty Holiday!

A Very Crafty Holiday – Tag Stocking Stuffers

You never know what you’ll find tucked into your stocking! Surprise a friend with some handmade tags filled with fun little goodies or a marker for a favorite book. Today, we’ll show you how.

Giving little gifts at Christmas is a fun way to brighten the most wonderful time of the year! And handmade packaging makes all the difference when it comes to making those gifts special. Let’s take a look at what’s in store today:

Handmade bookmark and gift tag from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade bookmark and gift tag from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade bookmark and gift tag from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade bookmark and gift tag from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today’s Craft – Stocking Stuffers

For many of us, collecting and prepping stocking stuffers is one of the most fun parts of the holiday season! Stockings are the perfect opportunity to flexing your creative muscles to come up with inexpensive gifts your recipient will treasure.

Watch A Very Crafty Holiday – Stocking Stuffers on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Each day this week during our A Very Crafty Holiday event, we will be giving one lucky person a $50 gift voucher to the My Favorite Things boutique to get you started on your holiday paper crafts!

Here’s how to win:

  • Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
  • Leave a comment on each day’s A Very Crafty Holiday video.

Deadline to comment is Saturday, October 14th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, October 16, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We’re wishing you A Very Crafty Holiday!

A Very Crafty Holiday – Hostess Gifts & Party Favors

Chances are you’ll be going to, or hosting, at least one holiday party this year. Today we’ve got ideas for party favors and hostess gifts. Welcome to another fun day of A Very Crafty Holiday!

Creating for friends and family is a treat, and pampering them with little gifts is one of the best parts of the season. Whether you’re hosting a party or not, you’ll love these fun ideas for making gifts extra special. Let’s take a look at what’s in store today:

Hostess gift from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Hostess gift from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today’s Craft – Hostess Gifts & Party Favors

Holiday season = party season and what better time than NOW to prepare for those festive occasions.Arriving at a party with a bottle of wine and heartfelt greeting will never go out of style. Watch today as Stephanie shares a beautiful hostess gift idea.

Watch A Very Crafty Holiday – Hostess Gifts & Party Favors on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Each day this week during our A Very Crafty Holiday event, we will be giving one lucky person a $50 gift voucher to the My Favorite Things boutique to get you started on your holiday paper crafts!

Here’s how to win:

  • Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
  • Leave a comment on each day’s A Very Crafty Holiday video.

Deadline to comment is Saturday, October 14th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, October 16, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We’re wishing you A Very Crafty Holiday!

A Very Crafty Holiday – Holiday Card Set

We’re back with more inspiring holiday paper crafts to get your Christmas crafting season on the right foot! It’s the most wonderful time of the (paper crafting) year!

Christmas cards are probably the first project that comes to mind when it comes to holiday crafting. Wherever you fall on the spectrum — from custom cards for each recipient to a mass-produced look appropriate for anyone on your card list — having the ability to create a card set in quick fashion is a handy skill to possess.

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

Today’s Craft – Holiday Card Set

Even if mailing cards isn’t on the agenda, card sets make fantastic gifts. Watch along today as Laurie shares her process for creating this beautiful peace & joy set.

Watch A Very Crafty Holiday – Holiday Card Set on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Each day this week during our A Very Crafty Holiday event, we will be giving one lucky person a $50 gift voucher to the My Favorite Things boutique to get you started on your holiday paper crafts!

Here’s how to win:

  • Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
  • Leave a comment on each day’s A Very Crafty Holiday video.

Deadline to comment is Saturday, October 14th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, October 16, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We’re wishing you A Very Crafty Holiday!

Release Replay: October 2017

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 Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Laurie’s white and palest-of-blue card is the ultimate in soothing and relaxing. While using the house elements from Scenic Snow Globe can create a dramatic effect in black and a cheery effect in full color, tone-on-tone white create a peaceful scene perfect for the season…just imagine the mental quiet you feel when a fresh blanket of snow has carpeted your world!

Layered Die-namics present the perfect opportunity to create depth and dimension without relying on an abundance of color. Think about how color evokes mood and choose accordingly to create the feeling you’re after.

Handmade snow globe from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Torico used the new Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics quite literally in creating this completely charming duo of faux snow globes.  Repurpose a petite jar headed for the recycling bin to create a delightful bit of home decor or small gift.

In addition to cards, you possibly already dip into your supplies for tags, memory keeping, and other paper crafts. Affordable home decor is within reach as well though — we’d love to see your ideas for dimensional decor items like Torico’s!

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

A Very Crafty Holiday – Gift Card Packaging

We’re well into October now and with Christmas just eleven weeks away (!!) it’s a good time to start planning ahead for the impending holiday season. We have an inspiring week of posts planned for you to address a plethora of needs — there’s no time like the present to knock out some holiday crafting!

Chances are some of the people on your holiday gift list want a gift card. But you’re a paper crafter, and you want to make it extra special, right? We’ve got you covered with some fun ideas to make those gift card holders super fun and clever! Let’s take a look at what’s in store for today:

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

Handmade card 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 – Gift Card Packaging

Join Stephanie today to see how she created these cards perfect for housing gift cards — especially perfect if your recipient is a fan of dogs (or just a fan of cute!)

Watch A Very Crafty Holiday – Gift Card Packaging on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Each day this week during our A Very Crafty Holiday event, we will be giving one lucky person a $50 gift voucher to the My Favorite Things boutique to get you started on your holiday paper crafts!

Here’s how to win:

  • Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
  • Leave a comment on each day’s A Very Crafty Holiday video.

Deadline to comment is Saturday, October 14th at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, October 16, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We’re wishing you A Very Crafty Holiday!


We have one last bit of business before you dig out your holiday goodies and get to work on your Christmas projects. We’re stunned in the best possible way by the number of people who joined us for our World Card Making Day activities — close to 400 entries in all! Below you’ll find all of our randomly selected challenge winners. Congratulations to you all. Prize vouchers will be sent later today so watch your inboxes closely, winners. Thanks to everyone that participated in WCMD with MFT ❤️