Swing On by to Pick Up an Ingenious Use for a Popular New Die-namics — It’s Time for Tips & Tricks!

Our Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

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

The Interactive Swing Die-namics takes playground antics from the schoolyard to your craft room — it’s been so fun to see how it’s being put to use with the Sweet Friends and Start Each Day with a “Whee” sets to add some joy to your cards. Torico has come up with an alternate way to impart some movement to the March Release though. This leaping dog is bounding straight to the head of the pack with his impressive acrobatics thanks to a twist on the expected positioning of the swing mechanism. To appreciate the full effect of this energetic pup from Best in Show, and to learn Torico’s secrets, make sure to spend some time on her blog today.


Torico isn’t the only designer here to wow you today. Head to some team member blogs to pick up some more invaluable Tips & Tricks!

Bookmark This and Pencil In Some Crafting This Weekend…Stephanie’s Project Is Sure to Inspire You!

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky winners will receive a $100 Shopping Spree to the MFT boutique.

from Barbara’s blog: Viki Banaszak

from Keeway’s blog: Lauryne Cunningham

Congratulations to you both! Viki and Lauryne, please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate you!


Our line of cross-stitch products makes it so easy to integrate your love of stitching with your paper-crafting habit. The resulting projects are more than thoughtful  — they’re heartfelt tokens of your love and affection that your recipients won’t be able to part with! We’ve reached the final day of the series but don’t fret — we have more inspiration and lots more patterns to share!

Nurturing a love of reading starts with the books…lots of them in a variety of genres. A cute & colorful bookmark is a GREAT way to personalize the experience and keep them coming back for more though! Stephanie put one of the newest patterns to use for today’s project — perfect for a new reader or a beloved teacher! You can find links to hundreds of different patterns for all of our cross-stitch Die-namics HERE.

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

That coordinating tassel provides great texture and contrast and is the perfect finishing touch for a project you’ve put time, effort, and love into. Stephanie has shared her technique for creating tassels from floss before— find it HERE.

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

Anna is sharing another bookmark project on her blog today as well. Be sure to head over to see what she’s created!

Find all of the Cross-Stitch Bookmark patterns — previously released as well as NINE new patterns — right HERE. Have a great weekend and, happy stitching!


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Explore New Cross-Stitch Rectangle Patterns and Get Inspired by Barbara’s Underwater Scene

Our line of cross-stitch products makes it so easy to integrate your love of stitching with your paper-crafting habit. The resulting projects are more than thoughtful  — they’re heartfelt tokens of your love and affection that your recipients won’t be able to part with! Throughout the rest of the week, we’ll be sharing projects from the team that feature this innovative line, as well as debuting a plethora of new patterns to refresh and reinvigorate your collection.

Day two of our cross-stitchaganza is brought to you by Barbara and her colorful underwater scene featuring the Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics.

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

Choosing Summer Splash for her scene was an easy way for Barbara to create the illusion of water without the necessity of creating a large number of blue stitches — a great tip for maximizing your time when creating water, sky, or other large-scale backgrounds.

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

If you’d like to emulate the colorful underwater look Barbara has created, the DMC floss colors she used include 971, 972, 310, 648, and blanc.

Some of the team has played along with the Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics today as well. Be sure to take a peek at each of their blogs to see the stitched magic they’ve created!

Find all of the Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics patterns — previously released as well as FIFTEEN new patterns — right HERE. We have one last project to share with you tomorrow, as well as even more new patterns so pop in before you head into the weekend. Happy stitching!


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Craft a Quartet of Cute Creepy-Crawlers with Karolyn + Download New Cross-Stitch Tag Patterns!

Our line of cross-stitch products makes it so easy to integrate your love of stitching with your paper-crafting habit. The resulting projects are more than thoughtful  — they’re heartfelt tokens of your love and affection that your recipients won’t be able to part with! Throughout the rest of the week, we’ll be sharing projects from the team that feature this innovative line, as well as debuting a plethora of new patterns to refresh and reinvigorate your collection.

We’re kicking things off with a colorful quartet of adorable creepy-crawlies from Karolyn.

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

We love Karolyn’s idea of pairing her cute little garden-dwellers with pre-seeded poppy plant pots — what a great favor for a spring birthday party or baby shower! Backing her cross-stitched tags with the scalloped tag in a coordinating color provides stability and pretty contrast.

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

Find all of the cross-stitch tag patterns — previously released as well as SIXTEEN new patterns — right HERE. Make sure to join us here on the blog again tomorrow and Friday as we still have so many more new patterns to debut. Happy stitching!

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Fun and Games with Tic Tac Toe Treats — Check Out the Latest Hits & Highlights!

Do you love our team’s inspiration? TODAY ONLY, stock up on Tic Tac Toe shapes of your own and save 50% — what a deal!


Tic Tac Toe is a classic game — what better way to insert some fun into your paper crafting projects than with a classic? Our exclusive Tic Tac Toe shapes can be used in SO many ways — everything from treats to tags to cards. This month, we are challenging our team to use the Tic Tac Toe acrylic shapes without using the Tic Tac Toe Die-namics or X’s and O’s stamp set. Tic Tac Toe shapes can be paired with almost any other stamp set or die we offer. In fact, we encourage it. Ready? Set. Get crafty and have fun.

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

Inge grabbed her Square Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics and Square Shaker Pouches to house her shapes. By including a mix of colors, she’s highlighted a single “x” and “o,” communicating hugs & kisses along with her congratulatory message and sweet kitten.

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

Keeway’s otterly adorable card removes the game board from the equation instead mixing the “x” and “o” shapes with sequins and confetti to fill her heart shaker. Those symbols really stand out amongst the smaller filler — there’s a lot of love packed into that heart!

Time to check out how others on our team interpreted our latest Hits & Highlights challenge…keep clicking to see more!

Save 15% on Die-namics and Enjoy Tips & Tricks from the MFT Team

Today and tomorrow, save 15% on all in-stock Die-namics. What a perfect opportunity to grab coordinating dies for your stamp sets, stock up on essential shapes, and round out your die-cut sentiment options. Use code DIES at checkout to apply your discount. Excludes brand new. Not valid on previous purchases.


Our Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The multi-step Party Penguins stamp set makes it so easy to create colorful party looks without any need to pull out your favorite markers, pencils, or paints. With just a tiny bit of extra effort though, you can take your look to the next level. Head to Debbie’s blog to see what she did to elevate these dapper dudes, and pick up some tricks for working with multi-step designs like these.


Debbie and Rachel are both featuring these adorable images today — head to their blogs for all the details!

Last Chance to Save Big on MFT Inks! Plus Heart-Shaking Designs from the MFT Team

Today is your last chance to make your ROYGBIV dreams come true with this two-day sale. Ink pads and refills, hybrid and dye formulas, every single color — all 25% off! This is the perfect opportunity to round out your ink collection and stock up on refills for your favorite colors. Use code INK at checkout to apply your discount. Not valid on previous purchases.


Falling in love definitely causes a rattle and hum in your heart, so it’s only appropriate that your love-themed cards feature a shaker heart to honor that feeling. This month, we’ve challenged our designers to create shaker cards featuring hearts — big hearts, mini hearts, balloon hearts, and multi-hearts…there are so many options available in the shop we know they will blow us away with the variety and creativity they bring to the challenge. Are you feeling the love? Us too!

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

We’ve seen so many variations on the Joyful Heart Bears, but this one from Donna has an unexpected twist that is just so fun! She’s replaced the heart balloon included in the image with a heart shaker (the latest Free with $60 Die-namics!) and sentiment from the new Heart Art stamp set. Her simply shaded background adds color and contrast without detracting from that sweet bear.

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

The Hearts Entwined Die-namics has been super popular – this intricate layering of hearts is a standout look no matter how you use it! Laurie has opted to back the die cut with acetate to create her shaker look. The large-scale shaker panel is an unforgettable use of a gorgeous design.

Time to check out how others on our team interpreted our latest Hits & Highlights challenge…keep clicking to see more!

Last Chance to Save 15% on Select Die-namics Plus Great Tips & Tricks from the MFT Team

Today is your last chance to save 15% on in-stock Die-namics in the Stitched & Pierced category. Apply code STITCH at checkout to see your savings!


Our Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

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

Subtle shading helps define the embossed edges of the Lots of Heart Stencil Barbara used to create her background panel. Using the colors from the Sweet Stack Paper Pack as a guide for the rest of her elements ensures a cohesive look with minimal effort. Our new Lots of Hearts and Lots of Hearts Outlines Die-namics make it easy to create a pop of contrast in a classic theme-appropriate way while a sentiment from Sassy Pants Love finishes the card off perfectly for almost any recipient on your list.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Our designers were definitely working on a similar wavelength this month! Debbie embossed her stencil design as well, mixing it with some gorgeous airbrushing to achieve this colorful look. A phrase from Sweet Nothings provides a sentimental finishing touch her recipient is sure to be charmed by.


Would you like to learn more about our designers’ Tips & Tricks for our January Release? Head to their blogs for the full details!

No Exclusions — Save 35% on EVERYTHING! + Hits & Highlights from Our Talented Team

Waking up to the realization that you missed out on an incredible sale is the worst. That’s why we’ve decided to give you one more chance to grab everything on your list. Use code TAKE2 at checkout to apply your discount and then pat yourself on the back for being an exceptionally smart shopper. *Not valid on previous purchases.


Christmas is really a full season for many of us, not a single day, so if you’re still thinking of whipping up some holiday cards, we’ve got you covered. Hits & Highlights this month is all about the bringing the feel of winter to your holiday with a cool palette featuring blues and purple — bring a little shiver of delight with wintry colors evocative of falling snow and twinkling lights.

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

Torico has chosen soft blues and purples to color her adorable elf and stamp her cool + modern tree in this clean and simple scene. A softly blended background featuring heat-embossed snowflakes provides just the right balance.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Jodi has opted to use the same snowflake set as Torico — hers are stamped in cool hues against a white background though for a completely different look. Grounding her petite penguins with a sentiment strip is a smart bit of double-duty design!

Time to check out how others on our team interpreted our latest Hits & Highlights challenge…keep clicking to see more!

Save 35% Sitewide — It’s the Best Sale of the Year! Plus Great Tips & Tricks from the MFT Team

It’s time to shop the biggest and best sale of the year! Through November 26, save 35% sitewide when you apply code THANKS at checkout (excludes products in the “new” category).


Our Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

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

The Snowflake Window Die-namics is stunning on its own, but today, Torico is sharing THREE ingenious ideas for getting even more use out of this delicate design. Her cool color palette subtly emphasizes the elegant snowflakes and allows the die-cut windows to shine brightly.

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

Here you can see how she’s used a crafty cutting technique to create a see-through easel card. Head to Torico’s blog to learn more about all three seriously stunning cards she’s designed for this month’s Tips & Tricks feature.


Want to learn more about our designers’ Tips & Tricks for our November Release? Head to their blogs for the full details!