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Merry & Bright

Lydia is back today with another vibrant look featuring a beautiful sentiment from our October release.

Howdy — back with you today with a splashy but simple card. Big scripty sentiments are pretty much my favorite, and this holiday brush lettering set is the absolute bomb. I went with a pink and lime background today — I just embossed the sentiment from Handwritten Holiday in clear, and then went nuts with Paper Artsy Infusions in Are You Cerise, Magenta, and Slime. I love the little dots of turquoise here and there. I finished it with a delicate snowflake and a rhinestone. Big, bold sentiments just make holiday cardmaking easy and fun.

Handmade card from Lydia Fiedler featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

May Your Days Be Furry and Bright

Today we’re welcoming Lydia Fiedler to the blog for the first in a trio of colorful posts featuring products from our October release. Welcome, Lydia!

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to be a guest here at MFT this week – I have so much love in my heart for Kim and everyone who makes MFT the magical place it is. They are all truly great people. So, I love doing just a little off-kilter color schemes — especially at Christmas. Instead of red and green, I’ll do pink and lime, etc. It just freshens up my holiday cards and keeps them from looking too traditional, which is not really my style. When I saw the sweet pet images in the Happy Pawlidays set, I knew I wanted a very colorful little pooch to be center stage. So I grabbed a Gel Press print I made with a bright splash of teal in it, used my hex chart to find Copics to match, and colored up this little pup. I’m a huge fan of what I call “clean mixed media” where you can get messy and create beautiful splashy backgrounds and card elements, but still have them work on clean and simple card designs.

Handmade card from Lydia Fiedler featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Hits & Highlights

Do you remember how fun it was to receive a card for your birthday or other occasions that included a small game or activity? It’s not just kids that love interactive features on cards though — recreate that excitement in handmade form to excite the kids and adults in your life with our Tic Tac Toe line of products. Our X’s and O’s Card Kit featured lots of pinks and reds but there’s no need to limit yourself to Valentines. Play with different color palettes and mix in some of the other products in your stash to create the perfect look for any occasion!

Barbara’s festive project would make a perfect tree ornament or gift tag. Substituting ornaments from Happy Pawlidays for x’s and o’s is a holly jolly way of utilizing the Tic Tac Toe – White board compartments.

The sentiments included in the X’s and O’s stamp set lend themselves to pairing with an amazing variety of characters in the MFT library of images. Anna’s Cool Cats are a winning addition!

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this Hits & Highlights challenge:

MFTv – How to Create a Card with Gilding Flakes

Holiday cards present a fantastic opportunity to integrate some glitz into your designs. Gilding flakes are fun and versatile as you can apply them in a variety of ways. Yes, they’re a bit messy, but as you’ll see in this week’s video, there are ways to manage the (totally worth it) mess.

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 Card with Gilding Flakes 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!

United We Flourish: My Favorite Things Exclusive for Ellen Hutson

This industry is full of kind-hearted, supportive, encouraging people and companies. Time after time, it’s shown that together is better than apart and we are so proud to share a creative space with so many incredible examples of goodness. We’re happy to be able to play a part in Ellen Hutson‘s United We Flourish series.

From Ellen Hutson:

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with the theme United We Flourish. And what does United We Flourish mean? It means that our company would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the wonderful products being created AND you, our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community – you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamps sets are uplifting and fun.

We are thrilled to present the third one to you…Good Friends by My Favorite Things exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

Our contribution to United We Flourish is the Good Friends stamp and Die-namics combo. It features an adorable assortment of cats and dogs that have somehow managed to put their differences aside and just be friends 😉.

You can see how Stephanie combined some of the images with our Mailbox Die-namics and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Good Friends - designed by My Favorite Things exclusively for Ellen Hutson #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Good Friends - designed by My Favorite Things exclusively for Ellen Hutson #mftstamps

Watch Sending Smooches Card – Ellen Hutson & MFT Exclusive on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

How fun is it to see all of these beautiful MFT + EH faces intermingling? If you’re as excited as we are to see how the MFT and Ellen Hutson teams played with Good Friends, get your clicking finger ready — these ladies have knocked it out of the park!

Artistic Expression with Jane Allen – Happy Pawlidays

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

from Stephanie’s blog: StarSpry


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

I’m doing an awful lot of Copic colouring right now so I decided to use coloured pencils for this month’s feature.

I also decided to try something that I’ve been itching to do for a while…colour on black card stock! I’ve often coloured on Kraft and love the way that it makes the colours pop.

The first issue was how to stamp on black card stock — it’s not like you can use black ink — so I pulled out my Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink. I’m aware how juicy pigment inks are and wanted to avoid an excess of ink on my project. Panic not, there is a solution — double stamping! Ink up the stamp as normal, stamp your image on some scrap paper, and then stamp a second time onto your black card stock…there is still plenty of ink remaining to give you a nice clean print!

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

Another tip when attempting to colour on very dark card stock — I recommend having the image on the packaging close at hand so if you colour over some of the lines,  you don’t get lost. Trust me, it’s very easy to do and having a clear image to follow as a guide really saves your sanity.

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

As you can see, the colours do stand out from the background but the dark colour does mute them a little more than when you colour on Kraft. I am pretty pleased with the results!

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

You can see I opted for creams, browns, and gave him a darker patch over his right eye.

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

This little guy is adorable when wrapped up in Christmas lights, even though they should be on the tree instead of him.

What do you think of the finished pooch?

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

Having coloured the dog, I turned my attention to the background, opting to create my own with Distress inks…no water splats this time, just plain and simple blending in muted shades of green and beige. I used Post-it tape to mask off the lower portion whilst I inked the top, then repeated the process for the bottom.

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

I trimmed the mount with the Inside & Out Stitched Square STAX and then cut out the centre of the card stock with the new Snow Globe Die-namics, finishing it off by adding the die-cut snow globe base. I initially cut that out of Olive Card Stock, adding a little shading with coloured pencils to give it a bit of dimension.

I stamped a sentiment from the Happy Pawlidays stamp set with VersaMark and embossed it with Super Fine Black Embossing Powder. Here’s a tip: you can probably see that I’ve got little bits of embossing powder where I don’t want it. Don’t panic if this happens to you too. I simply used a Mono Sand Eraser to remove the worst of it. Like my inking, embossing is something I need to practice!

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

Here is the final card, with the little dog safely inside his snow globe with lots of bright Prill Spills Prills to play with — no wonder he has a smile on his face!

Christmas Greetings from Amy Young


Hello, MFT friends! It’s Amy from A Thousand Sheets of Paper and I’m beyond excited to be guest designing for My Favorite Things this month. It’s such an honor to be invited to join this amazingly talented group of stampers showcasing all of the fun and fabulous new holiday goodies from the October release. Today I have created two very different Christmas cards — one clean and simple while the other plays with layering dies for some fun scene building.

First up we have the sweet as can be Pure Innocence Nice List. I am a long time fan of these darling stamps so I knew she would be the first one going on a card. Because I wanted the sentiment to have a big impact as well, I grabbed the Merry Christmas Greeting, masked off Nice List with some Post-It tape, then stamped it right next to her overlapping a bit at the top of her list. While the mask was still in place I grabbed some green ink and quickly sponged some onto the bottom corner just to help ground her in place. Once the Post-It tape is removed, this creates the illusion of her standing in front of a large sign. Then all I had to do was grab my new favorite die, the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 1 Die-namics, to cut it all out and pop it on a card base. I LOVE the super narrow border the largest rectangle creates on an A2 card and I seriously can’t stop using it!

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

For my second card, I wanted to play with dies and create a peaceful winter scene for the new Dashing Deer cuties. First I inked up a colorful sky with the Drifts & Hills Stencil along the bottom edge. Then I added the Snow-Capped Mountains in the distance, cutting the bottoms off along the same stencil edge. Next, I grabbed both the Birch Trees and Solid Birch Trees, stacking them for a nice two-tone look. The deer and bird were also die cut using their coordinating dies so that I could easily play with their placement amongst the forest trees. The A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set s Die-namics  frames it all together and the sentiment was stamped onto the Stitched Sentiment Strip, resting in the upper tree branch.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to sharing here again next week!

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

It’s finally time to make the new Snowflake Splendor Card Kit all yours. Are you ready to shake up your holiday and winter crafting?

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Snowflake Splendor Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You’ll find the Snowflake Splendor 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 Snowflake Splendor 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 October 2017 kit, is the Peace Die-namics. While supplies last, Peace will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Peace 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 Kristina Pavlovic featuring Snowflake Splendor Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Snowflake Splendor Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Snowflake Splendor 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: Mirella Rogan, (Oct 16, 2017 @ 00:59)

Countdown Day One Winner: Kathy Ellwanger, (Oct 17, 2017 @ 10:25)

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 Snowflake Splendor Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, October 19 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 October 20. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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.