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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Hits & Highlights

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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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!

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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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Hits & Highlights

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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Release Replay: September 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 Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Our Bundles of Blossoms Background is a customer favorite so introducing the pattern in the form of a colorful paper pack (in TWO colorways) was a no-brainer. Inge mixed her florals on this cheery look – Rustic Wildflowers turned out to be perfectly complemented by that exposed snippet of paper!

Blue might not be your first choice for flowers but this card from Inge is beautiful and memorable – maybe it’s time to re-think blue for your pretty floral looks!

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

Our Pop-Up Alphabet Die-namics provides so many fun ways to add surprise dimension to your projects. In addition to adding a simple greeting to your card front, Torico’s trio shows two additional ways to integrate this versatile alphabet.

Shaping your card edges and creating dimensional greetings inside your card are fantastic ways to distinguish your projects. Use temporary tape to secure your letters together so they can be used for multiple projects without the need to repeatedly align your dies.

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Hits & Highlights

Slip, slide, and twist your way to interactive cards featuring scenes with movement, created with our range of slider discs and elements. Assembling slider mechanisms is a breeze with these products sized to perfectly fit within your slider channels. Combine movement with virtually any characters in your collection to add even more versatility to your crafting arsenal. As always, our team is an unending source of inspiration.

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Kristina’s Happy Haunting trick-or-treaters are joined by a trio of Fab-BOO-lous Friends floating across an eery Halloween sky. Her slider mechanism allows the balloons easy movement to enjoy the view from above.

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

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

Torico’s look also features some Fab-BOO-lous Friends — this time, rising from a spooky graveyard created with fences and bats pulled from the Frightful Friends stamp set.

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Release Replay: August 2017

If you haven’t had a chance to shop our Retirement Sale, there are still some incredible products left — not only can you choose from an assortment of remaining retiring items, you can also save even more. Now through August 18, use code RETIRE at checkout to get an additional 25% off already-reduced products in the sale category.


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 Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

“Paisley” might not be your first thought when you think about Halloween crafting but now that you’ve seen Francine’s look pairing the new Birdie Brown Fab-BOO-lous Friends with a ghosted background created with the Bold Paisley Stencil, you might change your mind.

How often do you start a card with a black base? If you want to create a bold look that will make colored die cuts pop, consider giving black a try (also, those paisley ghosts look amazing on black!)

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

Melania has made More Monsters the stars on this card. Pretty pastels are an unexpected color choice for these cheery creatures but what an unforgettable impression they make.

Frames, STAX, and Blueprints elements are great for creating layering pieces for your projects. Using the resulting negative trimmed to card size creates a beautiful framing option as well though…let no piece go to waste!)

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Hits & Highlights

Now that we’ve moved our Blueprints Challenge to the Challenge & Inspiration blog and invited all of you to participate with the team, we thought it would be the perfect time to debut a new creative team challenge here. Our new Hits & Highlights Challenge will highlight some of our favorite products or collection of products. We hope with this challenge, you’ll be inspired to dig into your MFT stash or try out a new-to-you MFT product.

Whether you’re a master or a novice at crafting shaker cards, our range of shaker pouches makes it fast and easy to add a variety of shaped shaker elements to your cards and projects. These low-profile pouches keep your cards relatively slim while still providing ample room for your favorite shaker filler material. If you avoid shaker cards because of the assembly required, now is the time to try your hand at these addictively fun interactive cards and our team has an abundance of ideas to get you started!

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Brrrrr…Joy reinforced her cold-weather theme featuring Birdie Brown’s Polar Bear Pals and the Snow-Capped Mountains with a circle shaker packed with glittering, shimmering sequins. With die-cut snowflakes above and a shaker-full of goodness behind, our skating friend is surrounded by wintery beauty.

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

If any occasion calls for confetti and sequins, it’s a birthday. Our newly release Balloon Shaker Window & Frame comes equipped with celebratory confetti shapes — mixing them in with a smattering of colorful sequins multiplies the festive feel perfectly!

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