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!

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Show your love this Valentine’s Day with sweet little treats — bags, boxes, and tags are all on the table this month as we’ve challenged our team to Tic Tac Toe their way to perfect tokens of adoration for friends and loved ones. Integrating our line of tic tac toe themed products is such a fun way to add some interactive interest to your projects — from one to a hundred and one, everyone loves a good game.

Handmade favors from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Handmade favors from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Both Stephanie and Barbara have created adorable favors that would be ideal for classroom parties, neighborhood friends, or even grandparents — you know they’d love to spend some time playing a fun game of tic tac toe and nibbling on sweet treats! Take a cue from Barbara and include a package of holiday-themed candy to play the game or, use Stephanie’s idea of packagaing some of our Tic Tac Toe and Mixed Heart Pieces!

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Release Replay: January 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!

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

Barbara has pulled out a classic background pattern and combined it with some of our latest release products. The Romantic Script Background is ideal for love notes and a beautiful pairing with our new Marble Background.

If pattern mixing is intimidating, stick with graphic shapes, classic fonts, and a monochromatic color palette, adding in neutrals for balance.

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

Paris is for lovers and so many of our stamp sets feature characters that are destined to discover amour. Anna’s spotlighted our Raving Raccoons’ love with some creative stenciling and an iconic backdrop.

Consider your supplies with new eyes, envisioning ways to repurpose their obvious use into something suited to the theme of other projects…you might be surprised at what you come up with!.

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MFTv – Stitched with Love

You already know the value of crafting handmade gifts from the heart — especially for sharing the love on Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve even integrated some of your other crafty hobbies into your paper crafting. Our Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics makes it so easy to marry cross stitch with paper crafting and with our Cross-Stitch Tag Heart Patterns, we’ve taken the guesswork out of pattern planning as well! We challenged our team to put this new pattern collection to use to create projects Stitched with Love.

Check out this week’s episode of MFTv to learn how Stephanie crafted these heartfelt greetings and then, take a trip through our team’s projects.

Download our Cross-Stitch Tag Valentine Printable featuring twelve inspiring templates to inspire your love-themed stitched projects HERE.

Our keen Karolyn has designed some amazing patterns as well. You can download them HERE and see them put to use on her blog today!

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

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

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

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

Watch Stitched With Love – How to Add Stitching to Cards 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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Release Replay: December 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! This release has been extremely popular so if you missed out on any of your favorites, be sure to sign up for a re-stock notification as we’re working to make them available to you again as quickly as possible.

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

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

Inge’s cool gate-fold card conceals a decorated interior and perfect envelope enclosure for a congratulatory gift card or note. She’s used the Our Town Die-namics to create a slipcover to keep the card folded and elements secured.

A little extra effort goes a long way! I’m totally inspired by Inge’s technique…why not try something a little different than a standard top or side-fold A2 design for your next card?

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

The Honeycomb Background is the perfect pairing with Meant to Bee but look a little more closely and you’ll also spy some flowers — also a match made in heaven for those darling bees! Torico’s embossing created a perfect platform for a little pattern play.

Consider your supplies with new eyes, envisioning ways to repurpose their obvious use into something suited to the theme of other projects…you might be surprised at what you come up with!.

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Teeny, tiny, Bitty Bears are sure to add charm to any card. With thirteen different bears in a variety of poses and accessories, the combinations for mixing and matching them are endless. Their diminutive size allows you to insert them into delightful scenes and situations. Stack them into an irresistible pile, combine them with other characters in your collection, and use them to accent die-cut words and scenes. You’ll never run out of inventive new ways to play with these Birdie Brown cuties.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Don’t you love Vika’s idea of creating a pattern featuring Bitty Bears? Their size allows you to twist and turn the images to fill the space and provides a fun coordinating backdrop for the holiday cuties.

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

Ack! Look how adorable Torico’s bears are sitting on her fireplace mantel!  They’re the perfect size for mixing in with the trees and, some might say, slightly less creepy than an elf on the shelf ?

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Release Replay: November 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! This release has been extremely popular so if you missed out on any of your favorites, be sure to sign up for a re-stock notification as we’re working to make them available to you again as quickly as possible.

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

Amy’s winter-white project features loads of lovely layers. The new Deer Love Die-namics were practically destined to be paired with the Birch Trees and Stitched Snow Drifts. Her classic white & blue combo is perfectly punctuated by the pops of red she included with the addition of the hearts and sentiment strip.

When you’re creating a project with lots of beautiful detail and dimension, consider limiting your color palette to allow your elements to shine.

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

Francine’s card is a perfect example of adding the feeling of movement to a card without actually including an interactive element. Her extreme slope was created with a simple angled panel ever-so-slightly enhanced by a soft blended gradient. You can feel the speed our Ski-sons Greetings bear is experiencing thanks to the addition of the ink spray she’s included to trail him.

You don’t need an excess of supplies to create incredibly dynamic cards. You can achieve looks like Francine’s with a single stamp set and Die-namics and a handful of basic supplies.

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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!

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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!

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If you’re building a supply of stamps and Die-namics, or simply looking to add even more versatility to your existing collection, our line of essentials is the perfect place to start. This line features a sentiment for every occasion in an enviable mix of classic greetings and unique, smile-inducing phrases. A clean font in a compact but legible size allows you to mix the phrases with existing sets in your collection and pairs perfectly with our essential Die-namics — Cover-Ups and sentiment strips designed to spotlight your sentiments to perfection.

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

Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips are perfect for housing a sentiment with style. The strips are sized to perfectly mix and match with your stamped and die-cut sentiments. Jody’s endearing sentiment choice is a beautiful pairing with the Rustic Wildflowers patterned panel she’s created.

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

Essential Cover-Ups are awesome in so many ways. They provide a frame and sentiment strip in one while allowing you to showcase a fun scene like the one Barbara has created with Feel Better. The Essential Sentiments stamp set features the perfect follow-up phrase for the scripty Feel Better sentiment as well — that clean and simple font will work with any stamps you have in your collection!

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