My Favorite Things Previews – Stamp and Die-namics Combos

Today we’re sharing previews of the soon-to-be released stamp and Die-namics combos in the July release at My Favorite Things. Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming release on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on July 3 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, you’ll find links to today’s participating designers at the bottom of this post NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on July 3 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Today our Designers will be sharing samples created with two soon to be released stamp sets. Airplane Greetings Die-namics and Stamp Set and Baby Onesie Stamp Set and Die-namics.

How about a peek at the full stamp set and Die-namics for Airplane Greetings?  Use the stamp and die combo to create custom banners with any of the  21 coordinating sentiments.

Here’s just a few examples  from our graphic designer.

Should you prefer, Airplane Greetings will also be available as a Die-only item.

You can see a quick product video using the Airplane Greetings Die-namics and Stamp Set HERE or you can click play on the video below. But wait! We have a second stamp and Die-namics pairing to share with you.  Up next, let’s look at the Baby Onesie Die-namics and Stamp Set.

And here’s just a peek at a few ways you can pair the Die-namics and stamp set….

The Baby Onesie will also be available as a die-only product..

 You can view a quick product video of the Baby Onesie Die-namics and Stamp Set HERE .  Or you can click play on the video below. Let’s take a peek at one more Die-namics today.  The Jumbo Cloud STAX Die-namics is a four piece nesting Die-namics, the three largest feature a clear backer, the smallest is a solid die.

You can find a quick product video featuring the Jumbo Cloud STAX HERE or you can click play on the video below.

 Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.
 

Teaser Time Day Three for My Favorite Things

Welcome to Day Three of Teasers for the upcoming My Favorite Things release on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on July 3 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, you’ll find links to today’s participating designers at the bottom of this post NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on July 3 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Today our Designers will be sharing samples created with Complimentary Greetings, Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn and Monkey Business.
 
 
Today I have a preview of the soon to be released Rounded Banner. This is a six piece stacking Die-namics set, the five largest dies are open with a clear backer, the smallest is a solid die.

You can find a quick introduction to the Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics HERE on this video, or click play below:

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below. Remember that two prizes are hidden each day during Teaser Time. Be sure to maximize your chances at winning a Teaser Time Prize by leaving comments on each of the participating designers posts, each day of Teaser Time.

My Favorite Things Teasers – Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of Teasers for the upcoming My Favorite Things release on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on July 3 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, you’ll find links to today’s participating designers at the bottom of this post NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on July 3 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Today our Designes will be sharing samples created with You Lift Me Up Flopsey and Inspired by the Sea
 
 
Today I have a preview of the soon to be released Designer Labels 3 Die-namics. This is a six piece stacking Die-namics set, the five largest dies are open with a clear backer, the smallest is a solid die.

You can watch a quick product video for the Designer Labels 3 STAX HERE, or click the play button below.

Let’s also take a quick look at the Sea Charms Die-namics. This is a four piece Die-namics set which features embossing on two of the dies.  Add nautical details to your projects by threading the charms with twine, or attaching with brads.

 Click HERE to see a video of the Sea Charms Die-namics or click the play button below  

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below. Remember that two prizes are hidden each day during Teaser Time. Be sure to maximize your chances at winning a Teaser Time Prize by leaving comments on each of the participating designers posts, each day of Teaser Time.  

July Teaser Time Begins

Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 3 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on July 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on July 3 at 10 PM EST.  You’ll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, you’ll find links to today’s participating designers at the bottom of this post NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on July 3 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Today our Designers will be sharing samples created with one of two soon to be released stamp sets.  Up first is our newest Who’s That Girl: Straight From the Carton.

MFT is so excited to celebrate our 6th birthday this month! It has been our pleasure serving you and look forward to many more years to come.  In honor of the celebration, we have a special offer for you.  From July 3 through July 31, we are offering the My Favorite Sentiments stamp set at the bargain price of just $6 ($17.95 retail value).  The stamp set is a graphic collection of sentiments inspired by you, our valued MFT fans.
*Please note: one set per customer, while supplies last, no rain checks*

As always, we’ll take a look at one of the soon to be released Die-namics each day during Teasers. Today I have a preview of the Plentiful Petals Die-namics. This is a six piece, flower building Die-namics which includes three sizes of petals, each with its own coordinating center.

You can find a quick introduction to the Plentiful Petals Die-namics on this video:

Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below. Remember that two prizes are hidden each day during Teaser Time. Be sure to maximize your chances at winning a Teaser Time Prize by leaving comments on each of the participating designers posts, each day of Teaser Time.    

Photography Tips from the MFT Design Team

MFT has a monthly feature we think you’ll really enjoy. During the My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat we challenge our designers to explore their creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You’ll be able to peek into their creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT forum.

photo credit

This month, we’ve asked our designers to share any particular tips they have about photography:
  • Show us your project photography setup.
  • What type of camera do you use, and what settings do you prefer?
  • How do you edit your photographs? Walk us through your standard editing procedure.
Peek into the minds of our creative team today by clicking on each of the graphics below:
       

Feature Friday – Guest Designer Challenge

I’m busy getting Product Videos lined up for the upcoming release here at My Favorite Things, but of course I wanted to share a little something with you today too. I wanted to take a minute to remind you that MFT’s Guest Designer Challenge is a sketch this month, and you have until Monday, July 2nd at noon EST to submit your entry.  The prize package is valued at over $200 in stamps and Die-namics from our August Release.  The winner also joins us for our weekly Wednesday Stamp Club challenges and the August Teaser Time. So, what are you waiting for?  Find all the details on this post on the MFT Forum and come play! I went scrappy with my sample today pulling in the Fishtail Banner, Typewriter Alphabet, the tiny heart from the Notched Tag Die-namics, the Fishtail Flags STAX as well as the Simply Scallops Die-namics.  I’ve inked just a portion of a sentiment from First Class Friend to write “I Love You” on the banner.

Lately I’ve bee picking apart the edges of my sewn papers to create a distressed edge.  I also rolled forward each of the edges of the Simply Scallops for added dimension. Here’s the sketch for you to play along with us this month. I really hope you’ll submit an entry to the challenge, just use the keyword MFTGUEST0712 in the Splitcoaststampers Gallery.

You’ll find all the stamps and Die-namics in today’s card in the MFT Boutique.

It’s All About Dad

Okay everyone, Father’s Day is just a few days away? Are you ready?  If not, I’ve got a few fun ideas for you that you can get ready in no time…. Before I jump into today’s project, I wanted to be sure you’d seen the news: My Favorite Things is excited to announce a SUMMER SALE! SAVE 20% on everything in the MFT Boutique from June 15 through June 18. No code needed. Please note: *online orders only, retail customers only, not valid on previous purchases Using the First Place Award Ribbon and the Perfect Pinwheel you can create a fun centerpiece for your breakfast table, or afternoon BBQ.  By the way….guess what makes a great (and totally inexpensive) vase filler?  RICE!!

I’m using the First Place Award Ribbon and instead of adding the sentiment to the circular panel the way I usually do, I’ve added the sentiment to the included double ended fish-tail banners and added some brass brads.   Of course, to kick mine up a notch, I added a Rosette, and created super-sized tails using Fishtail Flags STAX.  The entire piece is backed with an Open Scallop Doily. The Doily was cut from corrugated cardboard, you know, to keep it manly!  I’ve attached mine to BBQ skewers to use as a centerpiece, but you could just as easily attach a pin back, add your award ribbon to a card, or gift bag.

The First Place Award Ribbon was cut from canvas, and if you haven’t cut canvas or fabric with your Die-namics yet, you can find a tutorial on that  here.  If you haven’t played with the Rosette yet,  here’s a video showing you how easy it is to assemble.

I’ve also just created a quick video on the First Place Award Ribbon in case you aren’t familiar with that fun Die and Stamp combo.

The vase is filled with Perfect Pinwheels, lots of them. They go together very quickly and I had a few sheets of 12×12 paper to mix and match….

If you’re not quite sure how the Perfect Pinwheels work, you can watch a quick how-to video here:

I saw a fun tutorial for dimensional stars on Pinterest, and I was dying to try it with the Star STAX. Easy peasy to do and adds such a fun dimensional touch. Grab your ScorPal and bone folder and get scoring!

Since I’d already created a total disaster area on my desk, I went ahead and continued working with these same papers and Die-namics to make a Father’s Day Card.

I used the Fishtail Flags STAX to make this fun banner for my sentiment from Well Worn Greetings.

….and added another one of these dimensional stars with my Star STAX.

But of course, I wasn’t quite done yet.  How about another way to celebrate Dad?  I created a banner with the Jumbo Banner Day STAX Die-namics, a few more of these dimensional stars, and the By the Letters Uppercase Die-namics.

 I know you’ve collected lots of stamps and Die-namics, and now’s the perfect time to put something totally fabulous together for DAD.  Have fun! Be sure to share your projects with us over on the MFT Forum or in the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers!

Frame It with My Favorite Things

Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, we’ve asked the designers to Frame It! We know that you all have beautiful collections of stamps and Die-namics, so why not put them to work to create framed pieces for your own walls, or gorgeous gifts for friends and family? Be sure to see the bottom of this post for links to all the designers who have put their MFT stamps and/or Die-namics dies to work to create a framed piece of art for you. Jody has created a beautiful welcome frame and matching gift tag with the Homespun Birdhouse Die-namics and Stamp Set.

  Check out the samples created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below.  

Our Favorite Finds

Our Design Team is always on the lookout, and every Thursday we’ll share just five of the projects they’ve discovered here on the MFT Blog. Be sure to drop by to see if perhaps YOU are one of our featured artists next week. Be sure to visit with each of the artists showcased here today and leave them a little love.

Tracy

Supplies

Stamps: Cute-a-Tude

Die-namics:Mini Rolled Roses, Fishtail Flags STAX

Leslie

Supplies Stamps: Heart Stripes, All Smiles Die-namics: Fishtail Flags STAX

Tammy

Supplies Stamps: Take Time Die-namics: Dizzy Doily, Small Scallop Border

Chris

Supplies Stamps: Who’s That Parisian Girl Die-namics: Faux Crochet Border, Decorative Doily

Heather

Supplies Stamps: Start the Day With Whee