Today and tomorrow, use code LOVE at checkout to take 20% off in-stock products in the Hearts & Love category. Excludes new products. Not valid on previous purchases.
We love partnering with some of our favorite companies to showcase the incredible synergy the combinations inspire. Today, we’re connecting with My Sweet Petunia and the MISTI design team to share projects featuring the love-filled January Release from MFT along with innovative products from MISTI.
Not only do we have loads of gorgeous projects to share, but there are also SIX $50 gift certificates up for grab! Read to the end of the post to learn more.
Rainbows & Unicorns never looked better! Vibrant color accentuates enchanting characters and an inviting castle nestled in fluffy white clouds on Rachel’s whimsical card. Learn how MISTI played a role in achieving this captivating look on her blog!
The unique stitched shapes in Blueprints 33 make such a great statement — they’re the perfect way to showcase a standout sentiment, and Karolyn has used it beautifully. If you love the look of her multi-color sentiment, a MISTI is your answer. Learn more about her process for creating this eye-catching contrast on her blog.
Want to win one of THREE $50 gift certificates from My Sweet Petunia?
To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 20 at 10 PM EST.
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 23, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!
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 Debbie’s blog: Kimberly McField
from Stephanie’s blog: Katie Baird
Congratulations to you both! Kimberly and Katie, please send an email to email@example.com to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate you!
Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with ways to show your love, so this week, we’re sharing ideas for making handmade Valentines for all your favorite people.
Romantic Love Is in the Air
Today we’re highlighting ways to show your love to that special someone. Our loved ones expect something spectacular and from classic to whimsical to a little bit geeky, our team has covered a range of romantic relationships.
If you and your significant other share a scientific streak, the new Cute Chemists stamp set will bring happiness to both your lives — you when you create a card with a loved one in mind, and them when they open the envelope to reveal your handiwork. Jodi‘s put on her crafty lab coat and combined elements that produce a Nobel-worthy compound perfect for the season of love.
This classic take from Barbara features hearts, a color palette instantly recognizable as an ode to Valentine’s Day, and a sentimental phrase that will melt hearts and inspire smiles.
Keeway‘s embraced whimsy in this colorful look featuring Tweet Friends. She’s balanced her adorable characters with a gorgeously blended background and a large sentiment rendered in a pretty script.
Want to win a $25 voucher so that you can create Valentines with some fun new products?
To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 13 at 10 PM EST.
All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!
Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with ways to show your love so the rest of this week, we’re sharing ideas for making handmade Valentines for all your favorite people. Join us through Friday for projects featuring loads of heart.
Love Is in the Air for Friends & Coworkers
Your friends and coworkers are integral to getting through the day with your sanity and well-being intact — they deserve some recognition during this holiday of love! Today we’re featuring two projects that are sure to confirm your appreciation for these vital relationships.
Sassy Pants Love features funny and unexpected options for Valentine greetings. This collection is perfect for friendships in which laughter plays a vital role in maintaining a tight bond. Inge has paired sentiments from Sassy Pants Love with gorgeous heart-centered Die-namics and a modern Valentine color palette to create this chocolate treat + card combo.
The Hearts Entwined Die-namics has played a key role in both of our projects today — especially in this modern twist on a colorful art piece Stephanie has created. Layering multiple intricate die cuts results in such a striking dimensional look and this particular die is the perfect design for the task.
Congratulations Peggy Pighetti! You have won a $100 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. Keep an eye on your email as we’ll be contacting you later today with the details.
Thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s blog hop. It’s all of *you* that make this community so special.
Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with ways to show your love so the rest of this week, we’re sharing ideas for making handmade Valentines for all your favorite people. Join us today through Friday for projects featuring loads of heart.
Love Is in the Air — Kids & Teachers
You’ll LOVE the projects we have today designed with kids and teachers in mind. If you create Valentines for these amazing people, today’s projects are sure to inspire you. Be sure to click over to each of our designer’s blogs for more info on each of their projects!
Teachers deserve to be celebrated and pampered every chance we get. This trio from Julie would be a much-loved treat for all the teachers that care for your children this Valentine’s Day. A chocolate and tea pick-me-up might be the perfect remedy for a stressful day, and a heartfelt greeting of appreciation is the cherry on top! The pretty patterns included in the Sweet Stack Paper Pack make coordinating the three pieces a breeze and the Tweethearts songbirds provide a sweet finishing touch.
Rachel reached for the Sweet Stack Paper Pack (yes, it is perfect for Valentine’s Day…you’ll reach for it again and again long past February though!) as well. She paired the Wonderful Woodland Friends with that dainty heart pattern in creating this ingenious box card that your child will proudly display for months to come. This irresistible dimensional design is packed with love.
Karolyn has pulled double duty today creating treat toppers for the kiddos and a sweet little tag to accent a potted plant or another thoughtful gift for the teacher. She’s shared some great tips for getting kids involved in the assembly process, and her tip for creating the topper element handle is ingenious!
Whether you’re new to My Favorite Things or a longtime friend, welcome. We love connecting with you all over the web, and we’d love to have you join us for more news and inspiration on your favorite social sites.
We love being a member of this close-knit community of stampers and crafters. As part of the community, we value the idea of sharing; sharing ideas, support and love, and some of the wealth of the industry that we’re so proud to be a part of. These ideals are in perfect alignment with Our Purpose and Core Values, and in accordance, we couldn’t be happier to take part in the Season’s Givings Blog Hop again this year. This is just one small way for us to say thank you each year. Thank you for being a vital member of a thriving community. Thank you for being a customer and friend to My Favorite Things. Thank you for contributing your talent and passion.
Every single participant of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop (and the list is long!) will be hosting a giveaway so please, be sure to stop by each of them.
MFT has an exceptional Design Team that surprises us every month with their talent and ingenuity. Here’s a couple of examples of their outstanding work — you’re also getting a sneak peek at our January release! Our countdown starts Thursday — I hope you’ll come back and join us as we share the full collection of new stamps, Die-namics, and supplies.
Our contribution to the Season’s Givings Blog Hop is a $100 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. Leave a comment by the end of the day on January 8. We’ll select a random comment and share the winner on our blog Wednesday, January 9.
Once you’ve commented, head to the next stop on the hop, Reverse Confetti. Here is the entire Blog Hop list for your reference…happy hopping!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Please, subscribe to our blog, and keep coming back for more news! This is an exciting week for us as we’ll be sharing sneak peeks of our new January Release and we’d love to have you join us for daily updates and giveaways.
While we wish we could send a card to each and every one of you this holiday season in appreciation of your support and friendship, please consider this collection of cards from our team a personal greeting to each of you. Here’s to a wonderfully fulfilling and relaxing holiday followed by the most incredible new year yet.
Karolyn is our resident wizard when it comes to formulating innovative new ways of putting our range of interactive Die-namics to use. She’s demonstrated the Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics in action before with some charming raccoons and she’s back at it again today, this time showcasing owls in love. ❤️
Those little floating hearts have me all aflutter! In her video today, she’s shared some great ideas for disguising the slider channel as well as for positioning die cuts for optimal results.
The assortment of cross-stitch Die-namics we have available presents an excellent opportunity to slow down the holiday season a bit while still feeling productive. If you haven’t tried cross-stitch before, it’s a relaxing way to wind down after a long day — the motions are soothing and seeing the pattern emerge before your eyes is so satisfying. The bonus is the result — a beautiful gift or card to share with a loved one…either framed, in bookmark form, or as a holiday card for them to display.
I love creating cross-stitch projects for friends and family during the holidays. It takes more time during an already busy time of year, but it’s so nice to relax in front of the twinkling Christmas tree while working on some stitched projects. This year we have some new holiday patterns for our Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics as well as a few coordinating bookmark patterns for the Cross-Stitch Bookmark Die-namics (you can download them HERE). Today I’m sharing a couple of projects I created with some of the new patterns.
Before we get to the full project, I wanted to share a little tip for something I do any time I’m stitching a pattern onto my cross-stitch papercrafts. I always like to find Copic markers that match the DMC thread I’ll be using, and then I very carefully color the pattern onto my project before I start stitching. I do this for two reasons: so I don’t have the white card stock showing through after I have completed the stitching, and so I can easily work on the design without having to look at the printed pattern.
Once I have it colored on the panel, I do all of the stitching in a traditional ‘x’ design. There are many ways you can stitch a pattern so go with whatever you prefer. I almost always stitch in a solid color around my completed pattern but to save time, you can leave those holes empty and just stitch the design.
After I stitched the Christmas lights onto my panel, I layered it on a card base and added a stamped sentiment from the Festive Flamingos stamp set. The Christmas lights pattern is my favorite, so I also decided to stitch the coordinating bookmark. You could give these as a gift together, or you could keep them for yourself. 🙂
For my second card, I wanted to go with a more elegant design since we did the colorful rainbow lights on the first project, so I colored the ornament pattern onto a Cross-Stitch Rectangle and then stitched it with shades of aqua and purple. To add to the wow factor on this one, I decided to add some silver thread around the snowflake to give it a sparkly look perfect for the holidays.
I once again stitched around the design with white thread to fill the panel and then I added it to a Silver Sparkle panel before attaching it to the card base.
Don’t forget you can download these patterns (as well as a collection of others) HERE. We can’t wait to see what you create for the holidays!
Red 3801, Orange 3340, Yellow 726, Lt. Green 907, Dk. Green 3347, Aqua 964, Purple 209, Dk. Grey 413, Lt. Grey 168
If cross-stitching on fabric feels cumbersome or overwhelms you, give this method a shot! Card stock provides more stability, and the holes are much more apparent for stitching purposes. We’ve seen some amazing projects from you, but we always want more — we’re relentless like that 😉 Show us your work by tagging #mftstamps!
Another year in the books; another year that you all have simply blown us away with your talent, creativity, and attention to detail. Thank you for making MFT looks so good year after year!
Our judges have been working overtime narrowing hundreds of entries down to fifteen winners and it hasn’t been easy. Finally though, we’re able to debut our 2018 class of Superstars.
When choosing our winners, we were looking for cards using My Favorite Things supplies that embodied the following characteristics:
Clever uses of our product
As a reminder, we have five $250 winners from each category and one randomly selected $100 winner. We encourage you to click each winning entry as some of them have multiple photos that truly display their artistry and innovative thought process.
All of our winners will be emailed today regarding their prizes. Congratulations to you all.
Without further ado, meet your 2018 Card Design Superstars!
Congratulations to you all! There was some truly fierce competition so we hope you’ll take extreme pride in this accomplishment. We’d ❤️ for you to declare your win by using this badge on your blog. Link to this post and let the world know that YOU are a SUPERSTAR!
For the fourth year running, you’ve made our task an extremely difficult one. Thank you to our special guest judges (we know what an undertaking this is and how seriously you take your responsibility) and HUGE thanks to each and every oneof you that participated and made this year’s contest just as exciting and inspiring as our last. We hope you were inspired by our challenges, love the projects you came up with, and are all in for next year’s contest. Until then, happy crafting!
We’re five days into our annual Card Design Superstar contest and the entries are rolling in. We’d love to make this year our BIGGEST year yet — will you help make that happen?
If you’ve already entered, be sure to check and make sure your entry is visible. If you don’t see it, it may have been removed because of a rules violation or an error in the upload process. When you link your project, make sure you’re sharing a new project created for the contest, that your entry doesn’t include stamps, dies, stencils, or patterned paper from any company other than My Favorite Things, and that you’re linking properly — filling out the Inlinkz fields with the correct content. As a reminder, here is a full list of guidelines:
Create brand new/original cards using any theme you like. Previously posted cards will not be considered.
The maximum number of entries per participant is one card per category, for a maximum of three entries in all. Multiple entries in a single category will be disqualified. Each card may only be entered in a single category.
Use stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and patterned papers from My Favorite Things. Cards using other products will be disqualified immediately, so get creative with the MFT products that you have on hand! Use whatever card stock and inks you have available.
Submit your card(s) to the appropriate InLinkz collection linked at the end of this post on or before 10 PM EDT on Monday, September 17.
When submitting your card, please simply use your name in the Link Title section.
International entries are most DEFINITELY welcome! Please note however that we are unable to accept entries from Russia due to shipping prohibitions.
We have three categories for you to choose from — enter one or go for all three…what do you have to lose? At the very least you’ll have three fabulous new cards to add to your stash. That’s three people you’re about to make very happy! Each category has some VIP judges selected from our team to help out in the arduous judging process as well. Keep reading to find learn more about each category:
Clean & Simple Genius
Here is your chance to showcase your innate understanding of design. White space, color theory, and design rules are critical components of pulling off a beautifully clean & simple look. You understand that sometimes, less is more, and you aren’t afraid to show it!
Special guest judges: Inge, Karolyn, and Laurie
Whether your preferred medium is paint, marker, or pencil, coloring is a skill you’ve honed since those early years spent with Crayolas and a favorite coloring book. The MFT collection of images is vast, so now is your opportunity to show off your exceptional coloring skills!
Special guest judges: Amy, Francine, and Torico
We’re gaga for specialty cards. If designs featuring sliders, shakers, fancy folding, or 3D elements are your thing, have we got the contest for you! Let’s see your brain-bending looks! Balancing an elaborate idea with pitch-perfect execution and an eye for design is a true skill — one we know you’re up to the task to demonstrate.
Special guest judges: Barbara, Melania, and Rachel
NOW, it’s time for you to get busy. You have a few more days to come up with your very best entry for each category and upload it to the proper link collection. Make sure to check your entry before the deadline to make sure it’s viable as we’ll continue to remove non-compliant entries for the duration of the contest entry period — we want to ensure you’re hard work is recognized and appreciated!
Here are the criteria that will guide our judges decisions so keep these in mind as you craft your masterpieces.
Clever uses of our product
The fifteen winners will be revealed on the blog on Wednesday, September 26th, and our 2018 Card Design Superstars will be announced.
We hope that this year’s updated format will encourage you all to create something you love. Show us what you’ve got, superstar!
Enter your card for the Clean & Simple Genius Category HERE
Enter your card for the Coloring Virtuoso Category HERE
Enter your card for the Innovation Master Category HERE