Save 15% on Watercolor Supplies — Today Only! Plus Tons of Inspiration from MFT & Friends

Wondering about watercolor? We’ve got the perfect sale to get you started on your journey. Today only, grab some water brushes and an appealing palette of colors and see where your muse leads you!

Sale valid for retail customers only and does not apply to previous purchases. Discount applies to total before shipping and tax and may not be combined with other discount codes.


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! We also have SIX fabulous MFT friends joining us…think of it as our Release Replay with a twist.

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

Karolyn has Decked the Howls to hilarious effect with her project this month. Some ingenuity and creative cutting have allowed her party pooch to pop his head through the “O” in her greeting…you might say he’s bursting with (through?) joy! A simple tone-on-tone background using a snowy stencil provides a bit of texture and interest to a colorful showpiece that’s perfectly whimsical.

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Rolling hills of colorful trees bring personality and color to a winter white scene. Julie’s application of repetition in using the same image for each tree while choosing a rainbow of ink colors is inspired. Her card sizing is a fun twist on the traditional A2 card as well — so many memorable characteristics featured on this clean and simple design!

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team and some marvelous MFT friends played with our October Release.


Techniques & Tutorials: Bringing Cozy to Your Card Making

Today and tomorrow, save 15% on all in-stock Die-namics when you apply code DIES at checkout. There’s no better way to kick off your weekend than to treat yourself to some new goodies!


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

from Laurie’s blog: Teresa Medeiros

from Julie’s blog: Heidi Rees

Congratulations to you both! Teresa and Heidi, please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate you all!


If you love detailed, step-by-step instructions and photos to recreate some of your favorite MFT projects, Techniques & Tutorials is just for you!

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Huddling around a cozy fire with Christmas music playing softly in the background, fresh cookies and milk perched atop the mantle, and stockings hung with care awaiting a visit from jolly old St. Nick paints a pretty perfect holiday scene. Secret Santa from Birdie Brown — paired with the previously released Fireplace Die-namics — is all you need to bring this dreamy scene to life. If you’d like to learn more about how Melania crafted her inviting look, head to her blog to see the full tutorial. And then, when you share your own holiday creations, tag #mftstamps so we can drop in for a virtual visit ourselves!

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Tips & Tricks: Pump up Your Flowers and Foliage

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

A jaunty wreath hanging on your front door is a festive way to welcome visitors, provide cheer to passers-by, and inject some decorative flair into your home decor…it’s an iconic representation of the holidays and always a great addition to your Christmas cards and projects. If you take a close look at Barbara’s card though, you’ll discover a delightful surprise. She’s repurposed another seasonal favorite — the snowflake included in the Filled with Joy Die-namics — into a lush, leafy wreath in shades of green and red. Hop over to her blog to learn more about her process!

Handmade poinsettia flowers from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Simply layering the petal die cuts created with the Perfect Poinsettia Die-namics results in beautiful accents for your cards. With just a bit more time and effort though, you can achieve remarkable results like these options from Torico. For today’s Tips & Tricks challenge, she’s sharing a number of variations on the poinsettia as well as providing helpful tips on adding dimension to your flowers.


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

Just Add Color: Tried-and-True with a Twist

We so enjoy our Release Countdown each month – our team never fails to inspire us and we love seeing your enthusiasm and reading your ideas for using the new collection. We want to extend that excitement past release night with even more opportunities for the designers to blow us away with their creativity and ingenuity.

So many of our stamp sets feature images that invite color — from markers and pencils to watercolors, our designers are itching to show off their coloring prowess and innovative techniques.

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

What color combo springs to mind when you envision your next Happy Llamadays project? Do you gravitate towards traditional Christmas color combos? A glamorous touch of gold or silver would be fun and unexpected! You could even mask off the stocking or candy cane heart on these two images and send them off to a birthday party instead…then your coloring options are truly endless!

These lovable llamas are feeling festive. Julie chose classic red and green with a cool blue twist to dress up her endearing fellas. From pretty presents to terrific tassels, these llamas are ready for some serious holiday celebrations.

You’re already feeling inspired, right? Brace yourselves because we have more to share! Check out what others on the team have colored in response to our Just Add Color challenge.

Reach for the Stars with the Latest Hits & Highlights Challenge

We’re giving our team some leeway this month and we’re confident they’re going to blow our minds with creative spins on this month’s Hits & Highlights challenge. Today, check out how they’ve reached for the stars creating around the idea *of* stars. Click through to see how they’ve interpreted the idea…you might find colorful galactic scenes, you might find brilliant performers belting it out on a brilliantly lit stage, you might find a simple graphic shaker design featuring one of our star shaker pouches. There are so many possibilities this month and we’re excited for you to see them all!

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Julie’s colorful look features a galaxy full of rainbow stars…a card designed to encourage can always benefit from a little ROYGBIV magic! Rainbows immediately bring hope and optimism to mind so they’re the perfect choice for an occasion like this. She topped off her star-filled design with a glittering die-cut “stars” sentiment that provides balance and some sparkle to make the card truly special.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Rachel’s spectacular look features a superstar character backed by an unforgettable celestial scene. We can’t even begin to count the starry points of light she’s created but we *do* know a showstopper when we see one and this is it!

Time to check out how others on our team interpreted our latest Hits & Highlights challenge!

MFT & Friends: September 2018

We know you…you love to make people happy by showing them you’re paying attention to the things they love. You do this by creating custom cards crafted with your recipient in mind. That’s why this is the perfect sale for you and your exacting standards…tons of shapes in a huge range of sizes; beautiful edge detailing manufactured with precision — when you reach for your STAX Die-namics, you know you’re kicking off a new card with just the right tool.  Today only, get 15% off in-stock STAX Die-namics when you apply code STAX at checkout.


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! We also have FIVE fabulous MFT friends joining us…think of it as our Release Replay with a twist.

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

A total “Debbie element” is her use of shaped die cuts to create a scenic element for her cards. Her fall scene was created using the Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics and images from Pure Innocence Sending Blessings, and is backed by a card base featuring tone-on-tone leaves from the same set. The finishing touch of sprinkling die-cut leaves down the card front adds a gorgeous dimension to the finished card.

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

Stunning Wildflowers bundled together with a bit of twine add color and rustic elegance to Barbara’s card. By gently blending a gorgeous purple out to nothing using the English Brick Wall Stencil, she’s provided some softness to an otherwise hard-edged design. This technique has also created the perfect spot for her sentiment and a trio of color-coordinated accents.

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team and some MFT friends played with our September Release.

Techniques & Tutorials: September 2018

It’s a new month, we just completed a new release, we’re putting the finishing touches on a new card kit debuting soon, and we have a new batch of fabulous promotions coming your way starting TODAY. Take advantage of sitewide savings on your favorite MFT stamps, Die-namics, Replenishments, and our vast array of tools and supplies. Save 15% on in-stock products when you apply code SEPTEMBER at checkout. *Excludes products in the “new” category.


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

from Vika’s blog: Tami Priebe

from Laurie’s blog: Annalisa Young

Congratulations to you both! Tami and Annalisa, please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate you all!


If you love detailed, step-by-step instructions and photos to recreate some of your favorite MFT projects, Techniques & Tutorials is just for you! Our designers are going the extra mile with a collection of projects featuring more in-depth direction to help you achieve a similar look.

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today, Melania is sharing a tutorial for creating this stunning autumnal shaker card featuring the latest collection from Birdie Brown. You’ll quickly discover that our new Circle Trio Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics pairs in fun new ways with a wide range of images in your stash. Be sure to head to her blog to find the full tutorial with coordinating images every step of the way. We hope you’ll find time this weekend to do some fall crafting of your own! Tag #mftstamps when you share your creations on social media so we can see the results of your ingenuity…happy crafting!

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Tips & Tricks: September 2018

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 brand-new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

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

Thoughtful gift card presentation is a crucial consideration for cardmakers…the card itself is always critical but when it’s housing a gift as well, it takes on an entirely new level of importance! Stephanie has devised an elegant way of creating a fun surprise gift card presentation element with our new Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics for today’s Tips & Tricks feature. She’s created *the* most informative video demonstrating the construction of the look — we’re so excited to try it ourselves!

Amazing, right? We know you will come up with an endless variety of ways to put this deceptively simple but incredibly handy design to use in your own projects and we can’t wait to be inspired by them.


Want to learn more about Barbara, Julie,  Melania, and Stephanie’s Tips & Tricks for our September Release? Head to their blogs for the full details!

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Just Add Color: September 2018

We so enjoy our Release Countdown each month – our team never fails to inspire us and we love seeing your enthusiasm and reading your ideas for using the new collection. We want to extend that excitement past release night with even more opportunities for the designers to blow us away with their creativity and ingenuity.

So many of our stamp sets feature images that invite color — from markers and pencils to watercolors, our designers are itching to show off their coloring prowess and innovative techniques.

Copic coloring from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Fall Friends #mftstamps

Fall weather = lots of layers = massive opportunity for customizing with color and pattern! Our Fall Friends are ready for anything with their hats, scarves, jackets, and boots. Are you as excited about bringing them home as we are?

Have you ever wondered how Torico achieves such a stunning depth of color, texture, and detail on her images? This month, she’s created a video highlighting her process with the new Birdie Brown Fall Friends — watch in her on the blog or on our Youtube channel. What she can achieve with her mix of Copic and pencil is simply magic. Having such an incredible grasp of color pairings certainly helps as well!

You’re already feeling inspired, right? Brace yourselves because we have so much more to share! Check out what the rest of the team has created in response to our Just Add Color challenge below!

Hits & Highlights

Time to head west, crafters! Our team of intrepid designers is embarking on an adventure exploring our assortment of western-themed products. You’ll find everything from adorable characters from Birdie Brown’s Saddle up & Celebrate to desert-dwelling critters and heat-loving cacti. Grab your hat, grab your spurs…we’re hitting the trail.

Handmade box card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Western-themed elements like those included in Best in the West are perfect for crafting scenes that put you smack dab in the middle of an evocative place and time. Rachel’s incredible box card makes you feel the dust swirling around your feet, smell the campfire in your tickling your nose, and imagine a vast sky full of sparkling stars. We’re super into that lasso flying high as well — what a great finishing touch!

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

From the gorgeous sunset to the die cuts in silhouette, Barbara’s card is packed with inspiring ideas. The standout idea is undoubtedly the Icebergs Die-namics repurposed as rock formations by the addition of some simple color striations — genius!

Time to check out how others on our team interpreted our latest Hits & Highlights challenge!