Did Someone Say Retirement Sale? Time to Shop, Shop, Shop!

It’s time to SAVE BIG at the MFT Retirement Sale. Check out this incredibly diverse collection of hundreds of Die-namics, stamps, stencils, patterned papers, and supplies — all offered at a 50% savings! Treat yourself to some special new supplies because you deserve it.

All of these items will be retired as stock is depleted so grab them now if they’re on your wish list. You’ll find the limited supply of products in our Sale category – no coupon code required, but act fast because this sale is only valid while supplies last and the sale prices are good. Not valid on previous purchases. This sale is available for online retail orders only.

Check out a small sampling of some of the products included in the sale — don’t miss out!

Meet the Designers: Jane & Amy

Today, we’re continuing our regular feature showcasing a couple of our incredible creative team members. Our team hails from around the globe and we couldn’t do what we do without their talents.

Let’s catch up with Jane Allen and Amy Yang.


Creative Team member since: June 2017

What location do you call home? A village in Bedfordshire, England.

What is your favorite current MFT product? That has to be the Cross-Stitch dies — it’s been fun swapping my pencils and Copics for a needle and thread.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? Well, the Stitched STAX are my go to dies for mounting my artwork on cards. As for stamps, that’s easy, Birdie Brown every time. I will always have a special fondness for The Whole Herd, after all, it’s the set I used to create the card below and where my MFT journey began.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? Since I was a small child I have been drawing, painting and embroidering, so you’ll often find me in my studio creating something. I also enjoy gardening, in fact my husband and I landscaped our gardens ourselves and for the past couple of years we’ve had a little vegetable patch. However, I am a bit embarrassed to admit so far this year I’ve managed to kill 4 cucumber plants, a butternut squash, and a sweet pepper, I suspect my green fingers are due to Copic ink rather than my skill in growing vegetables!

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: 

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Creative Team member since: November 2017

What location do you call home? I live in Long Island, New York with my husband, my daughter (15), and my son (12).

What is your favorite current MFT product? I have so many current favorites! But if I have to choose one, I’d have to say the cloud stencils. I’ve been using them a lot lately — they really help to enhance your scene cards.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? I absolutely love the Birdie Brown stamp sets! The images in the sets are always so adorable and super fun to color!

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? When I’m not crafting, I enjoy gardening in the spring and summer and baking in the fall and winter.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: 

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring products fromMy Favorite Things #mftstamps


Meet the Designers: Keeway & Vika

Today, we’re continuing our regular feature showcasing a couple of our incredible creative team members. Our team hails from around the globe and we couldn’t do what we do without their talents.

Let’s catch up with Keeway Tsao and Vika Salmina.


Creative Team member since: July 2016

What location do you call home? I live in sunny Southern California with my hubby and my sweet little puppy!

What is your favorite current MFT product? It is so difficult to single out just one as I have so many favorite MFT products! I am always head over heels over the Birdie Brown stamp sets every single month. My recent favorite would probably be the Birthday Chicks. These little birds are just the cutest and easily bring so much happiness to a card!

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? My all-time favorite MFT products would have to be the sentiment series, which includes Essential Sentiments and More Essential Sentiments. I gravitate to these sets frequently as they work with every single one of my cards. Plus, I absolutely love the all caps, even height of the sentiments, which are visually very appealing to me. I love neat things! The clean and crisp font make it complementary to any of my card designs.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? Crafting is the only hobby I need! I have hopes to spend more time practicing my handlettering and watercolor painting. However, outside of crafty world, my husband, dog, and I like to go to hiking trails and parks. I love looking for outdoor activities that I can include my dog in! I also love going out to get some extra sun after being inside crafting or in the office working all day.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: 

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


Creative Team member since: November 2016

What location do you call home? My home is a small town in the south of Ukraine.

What is your favorite current MFT product? I love so many products…it’s so, so hard to choose one but, I think right now it is the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? I’m totally in love with any of the basic shapes Die-namics — especially anything with stitching.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I like to take watercolor classes and spend time in the garden with my flowers.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: Many favorites!

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Happy Day Gatefold Card

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Stitched Blooms Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Melania’s blog: Joy Meadows

Joy, please email erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize!


Playing around with different types of folds is not only fun, it also creates an opportunity for innovative new design applications that you’re recipients will flip for. Karolyn is kind of a whiz when it comes to inventive mechanisms and designs and today, she’s sharing her technique for creating this horizontal gatefold look featuring Meant to Bee.

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

Watch How to Create a Gatefold Card on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

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MFT Youtube Guest Series

We love offering a variety of ways to save on your favorite stamp sets, Die-namics, and exclusive MFT Replenishments. Sometimes though, we just want you to have your pick on how you’ll save with MFT. Today only, put a dent in that wish list and save $15 with code 15OFF75 applied at checkout. *Excludes brand new.


When was the last time you perused the MFT Youtube channel? If you typically watch MFTv and product preview videos here on our blog but aren’t subscribed to our channel you’re probably missing out. We have an exceptionally talented stable of guest designers contributing to monthly video series and they’re only available in full on Youtube – subscribe today because each of these incredible ladies brings something uniquely innovative and inspiring to the table.

Creative Spark with Laura Bassen

In this fabulous monthly feature, join the amazing Laura Bassen as she shares her talents and humor while creating a project featuring products from My Favorite Things.

Jumpstart Your Creativity with Justine

Are you ready to Jumpstart Your Creativity? Join Justine in this monthly feature as she shares cards and projects featuring products from My Favorite Things.

Sparkle & Shine with Carissa Wiley

Join Carissa Wiley in this monthly feature as she shares cards and projects featuring products from My Favorite Things and a bit of sparkle and shine.

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things

In this monthly feature, join the talented Christy Reuling as she shares a project using products from My Favorite Things.

Meet the Designers: Debbie & Joy

Today, we’re continuing our regular feature showcasing a couple of our incredible creative team members. Our team hails from around the globe and we couldn’t do what we do without their talents.

Let’s catch up with Debbie Olson and Joy Taylor.


Creative Team member since: January 2016

What location do you call home? I’ve called the lovely woods of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan home since 1995. I’m originally a South Carolina girl, but the U.P. suits me well, in spite of the snow!

What is your favorite current MFT product? Really? I have to choose just ONE? How about one per category? (I know — that’s probably cheating!)

Die-namics: Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax. In fact, I love anything stitched!

Solid stamps: Painted Flowers

Line Stamps: Birdie Brown images (or anything Jane Allen colors!)

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? I almost cried when Blueprints 15 was retired! Fortunately, we’ve had some awesome replacements. 🙂

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I enjoy reading, hand-lettering on my iPad, “hanging” with my husband and eighteen-year-old son, playing the piano, cooking, and creating stained glass pieces.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: I really enjoyed creating this little You’re Rawr-some card with the inside pop-ups.

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

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


Creative Team member since: July 2016

What location do you call home? A small country town in New South Wales, Australia

What is your favorite current MFT product? I would have to say the word dies like Wish, Hooray, YAY, and Friends, — so versatile for cards and make a statement on the card and to the recipients.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? I hands down say Birdie Brown stamps and dies are my overall favourite, especially Recipe for Happiness and Santa’s Elves — those chefs are just the cutest and remind me of one of my favourite movies, Ratatouille. Yep, I am a big kid at heart LOL and the elves, well they are adorable.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I have many other hobbies. This past year I learnt how to crochet and retaught myself to knit. I love it — I am slow but it is so relaxing and I have met some wonderful people through it. I also enjoy photography although I’m not that fabulous. I love to garden, but sadly the weeds are laughing and making fun of me at the moment. Also cooking and I’ve just started to dabble in sewing.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: I do have a lot of favourites but if I had to pick one it would be the cute little hedgehog that I added to this card. I created my own background panel using the leaf stamp on Grout Gray Card Stock and I was really happy with how this card turned out.

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


Stitched with Love — Easter

We dropped an Easter surprise into our ever-growing basket of Cross-Stitch Tag patterns a few days ago — did you catch it? FIFTEEN brilliant new patterns to keep you stitching right through the holiday. Adorn your cards, tags, and treats with these crafty little bunnies for hippity-hoppity looks perfect for celebrating the season.

Download our Cross-Stitch Tag Easter patterns — featuring loads of eggs, chicks, and bunnies right HERE.

To find all of our previously released templates, click HERE.

Here is just a small handful of some of the patterns you’ll discover in this newest printable collection:

Handmade tags from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #easter

Please take note of the fact that Karolyn coordinated her stitched tags with the treat tucked into each bag…she’s taken treat presentation to a whole new level of awesomeness!

Handmade tags from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #easter

Stephanie has modified one of the patterns and doubled up her die cutting to create an extended tag with a rainbow of colorful peeps.

Handmade tags from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #easter

Julie’s pretty pastel stitching complements the soft hues of her candy egg treats beautifully. A simple stamped sentiment and ribbon bow are all that’s necessary to complete your treats!

Are you loving all of the stitch patterns we’ve released over the past few months? Come back tomorrow for even more! And if you’ve been a busy beaver creating stitched looks of your own, be sure to tag #mftstamps on social media so we can check them out!

Meet the Designers: Inge & Francine

Before we catch up with a couple of our creative team members today, We have some exciting news. Rachel Alvarado was one of our 2017 Card Design Superstars and as of today, she’s our newest Creative Team Member!

We’re all so excited to have her joining us and if *you’re* excited too — you’re in luck. Our March Release Countdown begins TOMORROW so you won’t have to wait long to see her creativity in action. Welcome, Rachel!


Let’s catch up with  Inge Groot and Francine Vuilleme.

Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? I live in Bovenkarspel — a small town in the Netherlands.

What is your favorite current MFT product? My favorite product for now is the In Paris stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. This set is so versatile with, besides the Eiffel Tower, houses, balloons, the doggie and that cute little bicycle (I am Dutch so my favorite transport is, of course, a bike!) You can use this set for almost any occasion.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? That’s such a hard choice and varies day by day 😉 but my most used MFT stamp set is Distressed Patterns. I love all those splashes! I secretly hope there will be another MFT set in the future like this with more of those fun splashes.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love hiking, reading, spending time with my family, cooking, going to concerts — especially when my favorite bands from the 80’s like The Cure or Depeche Mode are performing, and watching Netflix with a hot cup of coffee and chocolate.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: I’ve attached my favorite card for this moment. I love how this card turned out with the spinner air balloon.

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

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


Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? I live in Switzerland, in the wonderful Three Lakes Region (5 minutes away from the lakes of Neuchâtel, Murten, Biel). It’s in the countryside but very close to the cities of Neuchâtel and Bern (the capital of Switzerland).

What is your favorite current MFT product? ONE??? Are you kidding me? My favorites list is endless because MFT is a crazy good company so you can’t just ask for one LOL. My go-to products are all STAX & shapes Die-namics (especially the stitched ones), stencils, tiny heart from the Tag Builder Blueprints sets, tiny dotted paper, Black & White Stripes patterned paper, as well as grassy borders or cloud dies for scenes. I especially love the Radiating Rays, the Cloud / Mini Cloud Edges and the Small Brick Wall stencils. I also love combining stamped sentiments with the Little Letters or the Bottlecap Letters Die-namics.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? In addition to the products already mentioned, my heart belongs to all Birdie Brown stamp sets.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? Cuddling and playing with my pets (I LOVE animals), cooking and baking, playing board games with family and friends, taking walks along the lake, sunbathing and enjoying the lake on our boat during summer.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: It’s not my favorite project but it combines a lot of my favorite crafty things: a little bit of coloring, a lot of ink blending, die cutting, enamel dots, out of the box ideas and of course…rainbow colors!

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Creative Olympics Medal Ceremony

It’s medal time! We hope you’ve enjoyed participating in our 2018 Creative Olympics as much as we have enjoyed being spectators. As a reminder, here is how our medals are being awarded:

Gold medal: $100 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from participants that complete all 4 events.

Silver medals: $50 MFT Voucher — One winner randomly selected from each event.

Bronze medals: $15 MFT Voucher — Winners randomly selected from Olympic Park Q&A events.

Join us in celebrating our MFT 2018 Creative Olympics medals winners!

BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS

February 13 Olympic Park Event — Brittany Fife

February 15 Olympic Park Event — Samantha Conway

February 17 Olympic Park Event — Leatta Leake

SILVER MEDAL WINNERS

Event 1 — Stamping Slalom: Linda Westfall (entry 54)

Event 2 — Freestyle Card: Marianne (entry 111)

Event 3 — Crafty Biathlon: Irene Rhodes (entry 25)

Event 4 — Speed Cardmaking: Séverine (entry 17)

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

And…drumroll, please!

Our gold Medal Winner, completing all four grueling events, is:

Valliam

(event 1 | event 2 | event 3 | event 4)

Congratulations on your impressive determination and grit in competing in every event!

Thank you to ALL of our incredible athletes for participating. We hope you love the projects you created and had a fun creating them. If you’re one of our lucky winners, please email erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. Please include your name, and event with your email.

Time to start training for 2020…we’ll see you then!

My Favorite Things and Chibitronics — Day Two

Day two of our collaboration with Chibitronics has arrived and it’s just as packed with inspiration as yesterday!

After you check out what the MFT team has created with Chibi Lights today, be sure you head to the Chibitronics blog for even more MFT + Chibitronics eye candy.

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

Karolyn started by creating the most charming little French scene complete with the iconic Eiffel Tower. She could have stopped there but why should she when she can elevate the look even more?

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

Are you ready to light up the night in the most romantic city in the world? Learn how Karolyn crafted her Chibi Lights card HERE on Youtube or by watching below.

Don’t forget, you’ll discover even more incredible looks HERE on Chibitronics blog — check it out because you might just win an MFT gift voucher! Make sure to comment here on the MFT blog for your shot at a Chibitronics Chibi Lights Starter Kit. We’ll randomly select one winner and share on Monday the 19th.

Find all of the Chibitronics supplies carried by My Favorite Things HERE.

You can see more from Chibitronics at the following places on the Internet:

Facebook | Website | Pinterest | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

Check out more projects from our team below — you won’t want to miss the inspiring projects they’ve come up with to showcase Chibi Lights.

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