Go Wild for Saving — 20% Off Today and Tomorrow! Plus an Elegant Card & Video from Carissa

Today and tomorrow, save 20% on all in-stock products in the Animals & Pets category. Use code WILD at checkout to apply your discount. *not valid on previous purchases, excludes new


Carissa is back on our Youtube channel today sharing an elegant design perfect for reaching out to friends and loved ones in a meaningful way.

This trifold design provides an abundance of space to share your thoughts and good wishes. Be sure to watch Carissa’s video to learn how she adapted her initial design to accommodate a change in plans, as well as to learn how to create a trifold card from the onset of your design process.

Her pretty card features a ring of layered floral images from the Painted Petals stamp set. She’s created a gorgeous balance of intense hues and light-as-air greenery that frames her sentiment beautifully.

Handmade card from Carissa Wiley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Perching the die-cut word on a vellum strip that spans the width of the card window adds dimension while keeping the overall effect light and lovely.

Handmade card from Carissa Wiley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

See the latest in our Sparkle & Shine with Carissa Wiley series HERE or by watching the video below.


Do you stick to traditional A2 cards or do you enjoy experimenting with non-traditional folds, shapes, and sizes? We’d love to see how you’re playing card bases so tag us with #mftstamps when you upload to social media — you may just be spotted!

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Add Your Favorite New Stamps and Die-namics to Your Cart Now — the March Release Is Live!

All of our March Release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win 1 of 2 $100 MFT Shopping Sprees as part of today’s New Product Launch celebration!


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


Paw-holding bears…what could be cuter? This sweet little trio is ready for some rainy-day fun and is yours — FREE — with every qualifying order of $100 or more. This stamp set won’t be sold individually and is only available while supplies last so place your order soon to ensure these furry friends come home to you!

We are in the business of giving and this month, we’ll be donating 10% of all retail sales of the Start Each Day with a “Whee” stamp set and Die-namics to Kaboom — a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that ALL kids get a childhood filled with the balanced & active play they need to thrive.

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 our March 2019 collection, is the Tree Branch Die-namics. While supplies last, Tree Branch will ship free with every qualifying order so if you can envision a lush, leafy background created with this fun design, fill your cart up today! If our supply is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

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2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $50.

3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 25% on orders over $750. 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 Keeway Tsao featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past few days. They have another shot of inspiration to help inspire you and narrow down your shopping list to your must-have items. five fabulous MFT friends are joining so don’t miss their incredible inspiration either.

Visit each of the March Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, March 14, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 MFT Shopping Sprees. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced March 15. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

SAVE $20 on Your Order — Today Only! Plus Perky Party Penguins from Caly Person

For one day only, save $20 on your order of $100 or more. Sales like this don’t come along often so give your wish list some love and treat yourself to some fabulous new goodies! Use code SAVE20 at checkout to apply your discount. Not valid on previous purchases.


Caly is joining us one last time before we start our March Release Countdown later this week. Her pretty pastels are such a great complement to bold black & white penguins — don’t you agree?

Hi there, friends!

I’m sharing a fun birthday card and coordinating tag today using the Party Penguins set and the Tag Builder Blueprints 7 Die-namics. I love the simplicity of this set since most of the images are solid. As long as you stamp the penguins with a Copic-friendly ink, you can add touches of color to shade these happy penguins.

Handmade card & tag from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Copic colors used:

  • Penguins: C00, C1
  • Blush: R30
  • Banner: B41, B0000
  • Star: Y06, Y000

Handmade card & tag from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Using a variety of MFT Premium Dye Inks — Blue Yonder, Orange Zest, Lemon Chiffon, Blue Breeze, Grapesicle, Tickled Pink, and Sour Apple — I stamped the streamers, penguin beaks and feet, party balloons, and hat. I also used the Grapesicle, Blue Yonder, and Tickled Pink to blend the backgrounds for both the card and coordinating tag.

Handmade card & tag from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

To give the card some extra interest, I sprayed the ink-blended panel with some water to create texture and tied gold thread to each balloon. It’s a labor of love, but it makes the card so much more fun! The different images are staggered and either adhered to the card panel directly or with foam adhesive for some dimension.

I hope you enjoyed these projects today. Thanks MFT for the opportunity to guest design today!

Caly


We’re loving that pile of penguins, and Caly’s details bring so much life to them. How are you customizing your MFT images? Tag us at #mftstamps when you upload so we can be inspired by your creating additions!

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Do a Happy Dance! Laura Dovalo Is Sharing Another Interactive Gem

Laura Dovalo is back on our Youtube channel to share another fabulous interactive design. We thought the Raccoon Cutie couldn’t possibly be any more endearing, but somehow, Laura has managed to do just that.

Handmade card from Laura Dovalo featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The construction process isn’t immediately obvious, but through a series of simple steps, you can make your raccoons do a little shimmy and shake as well. You must watch Laura’s video for a complete step-by-step with tons of helpful tips — this indispensable resource will keep you coming back again and again as you master the technique yourself.

Handmade card from Laura Dovalo featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch Creating an Interactive Critter Card with Laura Dovalo on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

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Have You Saved 30% on Your Order Yet? Shop Now Then Check Out the Latest from YouTube!

There’s still plenty of time to take advantage of this incredible sale opportunity! Your wish list is calling so fill your cart with in-stock stamps, Die-namics, and supplies. Use code SAVE30 at checkout to apply your discount. Not valid on previous purchases; excludes new.


Yana is back on our Youtube channel today, and we couldn’t resist sharing her colorful birthday look here on the blog.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The photo alone is so inspiring, but you won’t want to miss the video to learn more about Yana’s tips for adding details with a white pen, creating sturdy depth with full-sheet foam adhesive, and crafting a beautiful blend of color for a text-adorned background.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Seriously, check out that dimension!

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch Distress Ink Coloring with Yana Smakula on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

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30% Off Sitewide for the Next Three Days plus Fabulous Feathered Friends from Caly

February 19-21, save 30% sitewide! Your wish list is calling so fill your cart with in-stock stamps, Die-namics, and supplies. Use code SAVE30 at checkout to apply your discount. Not valid on previous purchases; excludes new.


Caly Person is back with us today — this time with an adorable trio of ostriches and some great tips for grounding them using a combination of ink blending, stamping, and Copic coloring.

Hi, Friends! It’s Caly again, and I’m back today to share a card I made using the Oh My Gostrich set. I just love the witty sentiments and had to color these fun images.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Copic colors used:

  • Ostrich head, neck, and legs: R30, E30, E50
  • Ostrich body: C3, C5, C7
  • Ostrich wings: W00, W1
  • Ostrich beaks: Y21, YR14
  • Ground: E0000, E30, E51, E55

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

After coloring the ostriches, I die cut the images using the coordinating Die-namics before setting them aside to create the background.

I masked off an area to ink blend the ground using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink, and the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. The ground is stamped with the same ink, and then I used Copic markers to add some accent dots and dry grass sprigs. Ostriches live in pretty dry areas, and I was trying to mimic that.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The sentiment was created using the Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics after I stamped and heat embossed it on black card stock. That sentiment definitely caught my attention, and I had to use it.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Caly


What are your tried-and-true techniques for grounding your elements? Tag us with #mftstamps to share your ideas!

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A HUGE Hybrid Ink Retirement Sale plus Two Many Cards with Kalyn & Emily

Almost every color of Hybrid Ink is 50% off — what an incredible opportunity to stock your ink stash with color. This selection of ink pads & refills is being retired so if you see something you have to have, don’t wait to nab yours! There’s no code required so fill your cart and stack the savings using our Shop to Save discounts. Not valid on previous purchases.


We love how crafting brings people togetherEmily Leiphart and Kalyn Kepner have taken their crafting friendship to the next level through their Two Many Cards series in which they both create cards in their own unique styles using the same set of products. For their latest installment in the series, they’re featuring Mod Birds and Sassy Pants Best Friends — what a fun combo!

Here’s a peek at both of their beautiful projects. Head to their blogs to find more project images, see their process videos, AND learn how you can win a gift voucher from MFT!

Handmade card from Emily Leiphart featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kalyn Kepner featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Save 50% on Hybrid Inks Then Party with Lea Lawson & Some Adorable Penguins!

February 14-16, save 50% on almost every in-stock Hybrid Ink Pad & Refill! It’s the perfect time to stock your ink stash with color in anticipation of the spring season…it’s coming, promise! There’s no code required so fill your cart and stack the savings using our Shop to Save discounts! Not valid on previous purchases.


Please join us in welcoming Lea Lawson to the blog today for the first of two beautiful projects she’ll be sharing this month!

Hi crafty friends! This is Lea, and I am thrilled to be guesting again for My Favorite Things today.

Today my card features the adorable Party Penguins, along with the Happy Birthday Blend stamps and Die-namics. I can’t get over how CUTE these penguins are!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started by blending the background using Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks. I die cut the Happy Birthday Blend from the middle of the panel, then splattered with watered down white acrylic paint before setting aside to dry.

As the background dried, I worked on the elements from Party Penguins. I found that it was best to die cut the penguins first, and then do the stamping. If you keep the card stock block that you cut them from, you can just place a little bit of washi tape on the back, and then place the die-cut pieces back into it in your stamping platform. This makes lining up your stamps so much easier!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You could also do the above process with the party hats as they are two-step stamped pieces as well, but I found that it wasn’t really necessary. I stamped the balloons and hats in light pink and purple inks with clear blocks then cut them out with their coordinating dies as usual.

At this point the background was dry, so I placed it on top of an unfolded A2 white card base in my stamping platform, and held it in place with washi tape and magnets. I proceeded to stamp the Happy Birthday Blend sentiment in light pink & light purple inks. I love how they blend together in places – such a fun element that MFT Stamps added to this set!

Next, I stamped the second part of the sentiment directly onto the blended background, along with the balloon strings. After doing all of that work, I ended up accidentally smudging the sentiment and couldn’t fix it. I’m not one to waste time, so I stamped the secondary sentiment again on white card stock and cut it into a thin banner. Then I adhered it over top of the smudged sentiment with a thin foam strip, and I think I actually like it this way more — you’ve got to love happy accidents!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Finally, I adhered the penguins, party hats, and balloons to the front, popping parts of them up with foam dots. Lastly, I accented here and there with some iridescent jewels.

I hope you liked my sweet birthday card today and I hope that I helped give some tips on how to overcome mistakes, as they do happen sometimes and that is okay! Thanks for hanging out with me today!


Those soft colors provide such a sweet counterbalance to the adorable black & white penguins. Lea’s pink and purple blend is such a pretty spin on the Happy Birthday blend sentiment! We love her tip and encouragement when it comes to turning mistakes into opportunities as well…she’s absolutely right about happy accidents. Now we want to see your blended masterpieces…happy accidents or not! You know what to do — tag #mftstamps to make it easy for us to find our new favorite project from *you*.

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Last Chance to Save on Die-namics plus Colorful Party Animals from Caly

It’s the final day to 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.


If you love colorful cards and playful characters, you’ll love today’s guest! Check out what Caly Person has created to share with us today…welcome, Caly!

Hi, Friends! This is Caly, and I’m thrilled to be guest designing for My Favorite Things today!

My card features the new Birth-Yay stamp set. I colored the images using Copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating Die-namics.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Copic colors used:

  • Hippo, Toucan: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5
  • Cake, Hats, misc. accents: R00, R20, RV11, R22
  • Gift, Toucan beak: BV00, BV000
  • Toucan beak, Cake candles: Y00, Y13
  • Monkey, Cupcakes: E000, E30, E31, E35
  • Cake icing, Balloon: G000, BG10, BG11
  • Turtles: G40, G24, YG61, YG63

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The background is ink-blended using Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, and Festive Berries Distress Oxide inks. Then I used the Card-Sized Confetti Stencil Set to dab white pigment ink and create the soft confetti on the background.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The sentiment is from the Birthday Wishes Die-namics (free with $60 with purchase while supplies last!) die cut three times using heavyweight card stock, and stacked for dimension before adhering to the card panel. Then the images were adhered to the card front using a combination of foam adhesive and liquid adhesive.

I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today and hope that you enjoyed this project. Have a fabulous day!

Caly


We’re loving the versatility of the new Card-Sized Confetti Stencil Set — from layers of color to a subtle white bokeh effect like Caly has created here, there are so many ways to integrate this fun design! Let’s see how you’re using it — tag #mftstamps when you upload so we can check it out!

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Save $15 TODAY ONLY plus Create in Color with Sandy AND Our $100 Launch Winners!

For one day only, take $15 off your order of $75 or more! It’s time to check some items off your wish list with this incredible sale. Use code 15OFF75 at checkout to apply your discount. Excludes brand new. Not valid on previous purchases.


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 in the MFT boutique.

from Karolyn’s blog: Raga Senthil

from Francine’s blog: Melissa Hershey

Congratulations to you both! Raga and Melissa, 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!


Feeling a bit giddy following the latest release? It’s packed with cheery images and sentiments, and we’re already seeing so many great projects that feature the February collection being shared. This month, Sandy has completely encapsulated that giddy feeling in just one furry little mouse. Her colorful backdrop provides the opportunity to do some experimenting with your watercolors. A buoyant balloon and a handful of simple pen-drawn lines bring his lightness and excitement to life. Let’s get to the card!

Hi there MFT friends! It’s Sandy Allnock, and I’ve returned with a mouse who is SO happy he’s floating on air!

This little guy is from another darling stamp set drawn by the amazingly talented Stacey Yacula.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This mouse just makes me happy…those tiny toes and little ballerina position are too sweet! I created a soft background first, then painted the mouse — check it out in the video!

Painting the mouse afterward works well because I knew the background would definitely be lighter than the foreground. If you accidentally overpaint the light background, it’ll be covered anyway. Just let it dry first.

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The glasses should be a lighter shade of whatever color you make the mouse…be sure not to let too much color bleed in from the fur! After everything was dry, I added some spinning lines — just a few are all you need to indicate his excited little jump!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Some Glossy Accents made the eyes and balloon shine. I couldn’t resist adding some bubbles in the air too!

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Super cute and entirely manageable, right? What a great technique to play with when you have a single image that you want to make shine. Let’s see your version of Sandy’s approach! Tag #mftstamps when you upload your projects to Instagram — you might just be spotted!