The July Release Countdown Begins


Today, we kick off our July Release Countdown – how exciting! And this month is particularly special to us because July 2016 marks the 10th birthday of My Favorite Things!

Throughout the month of July, you can expect special sales, events, giveaways, memories, and general celebratory hoopla because we are thrilled to reach this significant milestone in MFT history. From the video below, “We put people before profit, and that is one of the biggest reasons I feel that our customers have continued to support us in the past decade.” Thank you for being our people. It’s all because of YOU!

Take a moment to watch My Favorite Things – Our Story on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Chances are you make a LOT of birthday cards, and if that’s the situation, this release will be just your style. What birthday would be complete without lots of cake and balloons, right? Settle in – we’re just getting started!


There’s lots in store to celebrate our 10th birthday, and we can’t wait to share our excitement with you!


  • To celebrate, we’re making July extra special with even BIGGER prizes.
  • Two winners will be randomly selected from each countdown post to win a $100 voucher, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM ET on July 5 on the MFT Blog.
  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon ET on July 5. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.



The Celebrate with Cake stamp set from Lisa Johnson Designs gives you the opportunity to create stunning tiers of birthday cake goodness without one cake decorating class! With this buildable stamp set, you’ll create incredible confectionary creations with ease. Mix and match the dot, stripe, and flourish layers or keep it consistent with one design. Go for lots of colors or keep it monochromatic (perhaps in white or cream) for a wedding card instead. The wide range of sentiments give you many options to say happy birthday, and small banners, a flower, leaves, candles, flames, and star allow you to accent to your heart’s delight. The best part of this stamp set? These delicious cakes are all calorie-free, so you can have your cake and eat it, too! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set #mftstamps

Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps


Blueprints 30 includes everything you need to assemble creative cards for just about any occasion The main frame with rounded corners features stitching around the perimeter, but with this Blueprints, there’s more than meets the eye. One of the longer inner edges scores rather than cuts, creating a fun and interactive flap much like Blueprints 28. The rounded rectangle is gift card sized, allowing you to create a handmade introduction of your gift (or a custom gift card of your creation), and we’ve made it even easier for you with the gift card notches die that will hold the gift card in place. Also included is a slit die and coordinating closure die that will hold the main flap in place. Add a round or rectangular window to give your participant a peek of what’s inside, and finish it off with a sentiment strip. Let your creativity soar with Blueprints 30!

Blueprints 30 Die-namics #mftstamps

Blueprints 30 Die-namics Sketches #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Blueprints 30 Die-namics #mftstamps


Say “Happy Birthday” with this absolutely delightful stamp set that celebrates another fabulous year. With 9 sentiments in several fonts, you’ll love the variety of ways to dress up birthday cards. You’ll also find the candle stamps a fun accent to your designs. Designing birthday cards is a piece of cake with Big Birthday Sentiments!

Big Birthday Sentiments stamp set #mftstamps


Create bold balloons with the Big Birthday Balloons Die-namics. Whether you’re creating for birthdays, retirement, graduation, or any reason to celebrate, these balloons will make a big impact on any design. The balloons come in five shapes and sizes, and you can choose from several different string configurations. Add detail with the balloon accents to give them extra dimension and shine! They are so fun you might just POP!

Big Birthday Balloons Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Big Birthday Sentiments and Big Birthday Balloons Die-namics #mftstamps


MIX-ables Stencils are designed to work with our full line of MIX-ables products and will work on a variety of surfaces including card stock, canvas, cork, chipboard, acetate, and fabric. They measure 6” x 6”. The Big Balloons Stencil features 5 festive balloons and 3 balloon accents.

Big Balloons Stencil #mftstamps

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Big Balloons Stencil #mftstamps


The Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namics creates a symmetrical design that works well for imitating a gift! When cut, the main frame will give you four openings with four stitched rectangles. Inlay the rectangles with a different color, stamped pattern, or patterned paper or set them aside for another project, and let the background show. Don’t be nailed down to the idea of a gift, though. This Die-namics with its open windows could feature images and a sentiment or make a super fun shaker card!

Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Gift Box Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Preview: July 2016 Release | Day 5 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

In addition to all of the great products coming your way from our July release, we’re excited to announce a fun new custom sequin mix to celebrate our 10th birthday!


MFT Signature Sparkle Mix will be a beautiful addition to your cards and paper crafts. Use a liquid adhesive for precise placement or add to your shaker boxes for a sparkly, festive look. This package contains a mix of Marshmallow, Pink Blush, Onyx, and Sparkling Clear round cupped sequins in both 4mm and 6mm sizes. Includes approximately 400 sequins.

MFT Signature Sparkle Mix #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new July Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on July 5!