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Seasons Givings Blog Hop

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Here at MFT, we feel like we’re part of a close-knit community of stampers and crafters. As a part of that community, we value the idea of sharing; sharing ideas, support and love, and some of the wealth of the industry that we’re so proud to be a part of. In support of that idea, we’re thrilled to be a part of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop again this year. It’s just one small way for us to say thank you. Thank you for being such a vital member of a thriving community. Thank you for being a customer and friend to My Favorite Things. Thank you for contributing your talent and passion. Every single participant of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop (and the list is long!) will be hosting a giveaway so please, be sure to hit them all.

Are you new to My Favorite Things? If so, WELCOME. A longtime friend of MFT? Welcome to you as well (we’re always so happy to have you.) You can find us all over the web and we’d love to have you join us for more news and inspiration.

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MFT has an exceptional Design Team that consistently awes us with their talent and ingenuity. Here are a couple of examples of their outstanding work (and you’re getting a sneak peek at our January release! Our countdown starts Friday – I hope you’ll come back and join us as we share the complete release!)

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Our contribution to the Season’s Givings Blog Hop is a $100 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. Leave a comment by the end of the day on January 3, as we’ll select a random comment from this post and share the winner on our blog on Thursday, January 4.

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Once you’ve commented, head to the next stop on the hop, Neat & Tangled. Here is the entire Blog Hop list:

Lawn Fawn

Technique Tuesday

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

MFT Stamps

Neat & Tangled

Winnie & Walter

Hero Arts

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

My Sweet Petunia

Paper House Productions

Verve Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Catherine Pooler

Indigojade Art

A Jillian Vance Design

Kelly Creates

Latisha Yoast

Kimberly Crawford

Vera Yates

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Audrey Tokach

Zsoka Marko

Teri Anderson

Wanda Guess

Amy Tsuruta

Lydia Fiedler

Laurie Willison

Jenn Shurkus

Debi Adams

Cindy Lawrence

Lori Craig

Lisa Henke

Dina Kowal

Laura Bassen

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Lunceford

Dana Joy

Tracey McNeely

Margie Higuchi

Laurel Beard

Janine Tinklenberg

Sean Fetterman

Christine Meyer

Heidi Blankenship

Debbie Seyer

Libby Hickson

Gracie Chavez

Julee Tilman

Karen Baker

Lee Murphy

Yvonne Van De Grijp

Leigh Penner

Marcie Sharp

Patti Gilliam

Barbara Anders

Bunny Vance

Kyra Sanders

Giovana Smith

Jillian Vance

Ceal Pritchett

Neva Cole

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please, subscribe to our blog, and keep coming back for more news! This is an exciting week for us as we’ll be sharing sneak peeks of our new January Release and we’d love to have you join us for daily updates and giveaways.

Warm & Glittering Wishes from Lea

Hi there, everyone! This is Lea Lawson, and I am here to share my first of 3 guest posts with you! I’m SO excited to be an MFT guest, and I can’t wait to share all of my projects with you!

One of my favorite things to do is mix brand new products with previously released items to freshen them up! Stamps and dies are an investment that can be used time and time again, and this is one way that I make sure I’m using them as much as possible!

For my card today, I paired the newly released Friendly Forest stamp set and Die-namics with some previously released scene-building dies to create this light & airy winter themed card!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

To start, I created an A2 card base from Smooth White Card Stock. I trimmed Sno Cone Card Stock slightly smaller and mounted it to the front with foam tape.

Next I die cut all of the pieces I needed to create my wintry scene from their corresponding card stock colors. I covered all the pieces that were cut from Smooth White in Diamond Dust glitter. This included the snow caps on the mountains and the two snowy hills. It really makes them look like they are glittering with snow!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I did mask off about a half inch from the snowy hill that would be the top layer, and then stamped the Warmest Wishes sentiment in black ink. Once this was done, I layered the scene together on the card base. I started by adding the sun first, then the two snow-capped mountains that are to the left of the sun.

Next I layered the two snowy hills to the front, tucking the smaller mountain on the right between them. To finish creating the scene, I added two cute little pine trees.

The final step was stamping the cute critters from the Friendly Forest stamp set on Smooth White Card Stock, then die cutting them. I layered them cozily around the sentiment to finish the card!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Thank you for coming to hang out with me today and check out what I created — I really appreciate it so much! I will be back soon with another fun guest post!

I hope that you all have a very Happy New Year!! I’ll see you in 2018!

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CAS Friendly Forest

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be guest designing once again. It has been a blast creating with the super cute December 2017 MFT release.

I created this CAS card using the new Friendly Forest stamp set.

I die cut blue, orange, and white card bases using the Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics.

I then stamped my images onto the bases using Versamark ink and heat embossed them.

These were super fast, easy, and fun to create. I hope you have enjoyed the cards I created as a guest designer. Big thank you to each of you and to MFT for inviting me!

Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day.

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Make the Most of Your Supplies

Hi there! I’m back with my final guest designer post. It’s been a great honour and pleasure to share my ideas with you here on the blog.

Today, I would like to encourage and inspire you to make the most of your supplies. When we invest in a set, we certainly want to get more bang for our buck, right?

I’m a sucker for all things house and cityscape, so I decided to see what I could do with the skyline stamp from You’re Super. I went for my favourite clean and simple style today — hope you like my ideas!

For the first card I stamped and die cut the image in rainbow colours and placed them behind a die-cut window. The sentiment is from one of my favourite sets — Boss Babe.

Handmade card from Natasha Valkovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The second card has the same clean and simple look except this time I used distress oxide inks for the background, and partial die cutting to create the cityscape. It looks like the big city is waiting for you, go get it! You just need to believe in yourself! The sentiment is again from the Boss Babe stamp set.

Handmade card from Natasha Valkovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Natasha Valkovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I also made two square cards. First, this simple shaker using the Snow Globe Die-namics.

Handmade card from Natasha Valkovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I stamped the image in Kraft Hybrid Ink onto the white base and added a bit of sky around it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink. I also stamped the Wood Plank Background onto the globe base for additional interest. To ground my snow globe I used the Stitched Strip Die-namics — a perfect way to add an accent without overloading your card. The sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments set is a must have for the season! And of course, white splatters…afterall, it’s all about snow.

Handmade card from Natasha Valkovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Finally, I made a super simple card with just one tiny pop of colour. I used Glossy Accents from Ranger to make the heart dimensional and shiny. The sentiment is from More Essential Sentiments.

Handmade card from Natasha Valkovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Natasha Valkovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Thank you for spending some time with me! Thank you My Favorite Things for this amazing opportunity to be a guest here — I can’t even express my joy and gratitude!

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and all the best in 2018! Can’t wait to see what it’s got in store for us. Cheers!

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Shop Today and Save Big!

The day after Christmas can represent a lot of different things depending on how you choose to spend it. If you have an incredibly awesome and super perceptive loved one that has recently gifted you with an MFT gift card, or you’re simply ready to treat yourself after spoiling everyone else, today is the perfect time to do a little online shopping. Use code SAVE25 at checkout to save 25% on stamps, Die-namics, and stencils  — what a perfect opportunity to grab some items on your wish list!

If crafting is on the agenda today and you’re in search of some inspiration, we’ve got you covered there are well. We regularly feature videos on our Youtube channel from some of our favorite crafters and today is no exception. Head over today to learn how Janette Kausen created this Super Girl slider card featuring the newest release from Birdie Brown. Make sure to subscribe to our channel too as we already have an incredible line up of guest posts scheduled throughout 2018 — you won’t want to miss a single new video!

Handmade card from Janette Kausen featuring Birdie Brown You're Super stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

However you choose to spend your day, enjoy.

MFTv – Colored Pencils on Kraft Card Stock

What is your preferred coloring medium? If you haven’t tried colored pencils (or, pencil-crayons if you’re Canadian like Stephanie!) this week’s episode of MFTv will surely give you the itch to give them a shot — especially if Santa tucked some into your stocking!. Their results are beautiful on white card stock but as you’ll soon see, on Kraft Card Stock, the dimension and richness of color pops even more.

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

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

Watch MFTv – Coloring on Kraft with Colored Pencils 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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Artistic Expression with Jane Allen – Penguins in Paradise

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Furever Friends Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Jodi’s blog: Evergreen

Please email [email protected] to claim your prize!


It’s time for our monthly Artistic Expression with Jane Allen feature. Have you implemented any of the techniques Jane has shared? We’d love to see your projects! Be sure to tag #mftstamps on social media so we can appreciate *your* artistry as well.

Hello there, are you ready for Christmas? Well, whilst the reindeer are limbering up for their epic trip on Christmas Eve, here is a little penguin enjoying some R & R in the sunshine!

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This month, I am sharing with you how I add pattern to clothing. Before we get into that, allow me to quickly go through the rest of the card.

First, I created a circular card base using Smooth White Card Stock and the largest die from the Stitched Mini Scallop Circles.  Then, I stamped one of the penguins from Penguins in Paradise on Copic suitable card with MFT Cement Gray Hybrid Ink.

The scene behind the penguin was drawn by hand and coloured with Copic markers.

Sky: B0000, B000, B41

Sea: B41, BG10, BG11, BG15

Trees: YG61, YG63, YG67, E41, E43, W4

Sand: YR30, E81

Popsicle: Y32, Y35, Y38, E42, C1

Penguin: C00, C0, C1, C4, C6, C8, R11, YR23, YR27, B14, B16

Shorts: YG21, YG23, YG25, YG63, YG67, R83, R85

Copic Multiliner – Turquoise

Now, let’s focus on those Hawaiian shorts.

I started by colouring the shorts in lime greens, without any pattern. Once coloured, I merely removed some of the ink with the Colourless Blender marker, creating very basic floral shapes.  If necessary, you may need to repeat this process, especially if your base colours are quite dark.

Once dry, it’s time to add the basic petal shapes. For this example, I opted for R83 pink to create them.

Again, let the ink dry to lessen the chance of your colours bleeding. I added touches of darker R85 to the centre of the flowers and filled the gaps between the larger flowers with smaller ones.  I did not bother removing any additional green ink for these smaller ones as the lime green was not overly dark. For a final touch, I added little dots and flicks of white gel pen and drew the cord with a coloured Copic Multiliner.

You can use this technique to add almost any pattern you’d like to clothing, creating an extra dimension to your stamped images.

I hope that you give this a try next time you are colouring an MFT image, and of course, we’d love to see it.

All that is left now is for me to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018.

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Happy Pawlidays

Hello again everyone! Mayra here from Mayras Designs. I am super happy to be guest designing once again today! I have two cards to share with you.

For the first card, I used the Town Bear stamp set. I think this is such a versatile set. I wanted to create a Christmas-themed card. I began by die cutting a piece of card stock using Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I then stamped the trees from the Beary Big Adventure stamp set onto the card stock to create my background design. I heat embossed the images using white embossing powder.

Handmade card from Mayra Hernandez featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I then colored my bear and tree images using Copic markers. I began with BG09, BG78, BG75, BG72, and BG70. For the next set of colors, I used E35, E31, E18, E15, repeated these colors once again, then finished with E50.

Handmade card from Mayra Hernandez featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

It was such a fun and easy card to create. For the sentiment, I used Happy Pawlidays.

Handmade card from Mayra Hernandez featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For the second card, I used the brand new Painted Flowers stamp set. Such a lovely set to create with. I heat embossed one of the images using gold embossing powder for this CAS card.

Handmade card from Mayra Hernandez featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!

Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day!

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

It’s finally time to make the new Furever Friends Card Kit all yours. These charming cats and dogs will quickly become your new BCFF (best crafting friends furever!)

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring the Furever Friends Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You’ll find the Furever Friends 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 Furever Friends 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 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 December 2017 kit, is the Pet Perches Die-namics. While supplies last, Pet Perches will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Pet Perches is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous USA 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 Inge Groot featuring the Furever Friends Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring the Furever Friends Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Stock up on coordinating card stock to ensure you reach the $60 threshold to receive our newest Free with $60 Die-namics. If you still need a little bump, why not stock up on shaker pouches! Now through tomorrow, December 20th, use code SHAKE at checkout to save 25% on all in-stock shaker pouches.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Furever Friends 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: Julissa Padilla (Dec 18, 2017 @ 00:05)

Countdown Day One Winner: Patty Eifert (Dec 19, 2017 @ 09:10)

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 Furever Friends Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, December 21 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 December 22. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

The Day Has Arrived! The Furever Friends Card Kit Release Is So Close!

We have one more day to preview our Furever Friends 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 December 19. 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 December 19 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 purchase price for this kit is a $35.99. In addition to a 4″ x 8″ stamp sets and coordinating Die-namics, you’ll also receive (10) sheets of beautifully coordinated card stock and our brand new Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Cube.

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


Handmade card from Torico featuring the Forever Friends Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring the Forever Friends Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring the Forever Friends 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 December card kit. Remember, Furever Friends will be available tonight at 9 PM EST.