à la modes Previews at My Favorite Things

Welcome to day five of our week-long Teaser Time in preparation for our upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST! Here are all the details you need to know:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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.
  • Links to designers participating in today’s previews are at the bottom of this post. 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.
Today we’re previewing the two newest à la modes, Firecracker and Go for Gold.

As part of our June Release, we will introduce ten new Die-namics dies, including five sets of STAX. Today I have a preview of the Star STAX. This is a four piece nesting Die-namics set.  The three largest of which have a clear acetate backer, the smallest die is solid.

You can get a closer look at the Star STAX Die-namics in this quick product video: Since we have so many new Die-namics releasing this month, how about we also take a look at the Square STAX Set 1 & Set 2 Die-namics?  Two sets of Die-namics will be introduced, each with eight nesting square shaped Die-namics, the sets are sold separately.

Here’s a look at the layers when both sets are combined. You can get a closer look at the Square STAX Set 1 & Set 2 Die-namics in this quick product video:

Stay tuned for our final Die-namics preview tomorrow!

Check out the projects created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below. Remember 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.

 

My Favorite Things Previews Continue with Stamp and Die-namics Combos

Welcome to day four of our week-long Teaser Time in preparation for our upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST! Here are all the details you need to know:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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.
  • Links to designers participating in today’s previews are at the bottom of this post. 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.
Today we’re previewing the two newest stamp and Die-namics combos: Masculine Graphic Tee Die-namics and Stamp Set and the Vanity License Plate Die-namics and Stamp Set.

Here’s just a few examples of the ways you can combine these stamps for a custom graphic tee

You can get a close look at this stamp and Die-namics combo in this product video:

Create custom greetings with the Vanity License Plate Die-namics and Stamp Set.

Here’s just a few ideas to get you started….

You can get a close look at this stamp and Die-namics combo in this product video:

The Masculine Graphic Tee and the Vanity License Plate will both also be available as a die-only product.

Stay tuned for additional Die-namics previews throughout the week!

Check out the projects created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below. Remember 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.

 

Previews for the My Favorite Things June Release

Welcome to day three of our week-long Teaser Time in preparation for our upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST! Here are all the details you need to know:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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.
  • Links to designers participating in today’s previews are at the bottom of this post. 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.
Today we’re previewing Complimentary Greetings and Clearly Sentimental about Art.  Complimentary Greetings will be the June Triple Scoop Stamp Set, available FREE with a purchase of $60 or more (excluding tax and shipping.)

Last month’s Triple Scoop: Clearly Sentimental about Art, will be available as an individual stamp set beginning Tuesday June 5th at 10pm EST.

As part of our June Release, we will introduce ten new Die-namics dies, including five sets of STAX. Today I have a beautiful set of Die-namics to share with you, our soon to be released Die-namics Designer Labels 2 STAX.  This is a set of six nesting Die-namics. The five largest of which have a clear acetate backer, the smallest die is solid.

You can get a closer look at the Designer Label 2 STAX Die-namics in this quick product video: How about a quick look at the Hexagons Die-namics?  This is a two piece Die-namics which will add fun geometric details to your projects.

here’s an illustration of various ways to use the product….

You can get a closer look at the Hexagons Die-namics in this quick product video: Stay tuned for additional Die-namics previews throughout the week!

Check out the projects created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below. Remember 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.

 

Our Favorite Find: May

Each Thursday, we feature five spectacular customer projects as part of Our Favorite Finds. Then, at the end of the month, we select our very favorite to share with you here as our Favorite Find of the month. Please congratulate Jenny Peterson with her adorable card she created for a recent Wednesday Stamp Club sketch. You’ll find Jenny’s original post HERE.  Jenny will win a little extra spending money to the MFT Boutique, just perfect timing with a new release right around the corner!

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Pure Innocence Cowgirl

Die-namics: Royal Rose, Country Charms, Chat Bubbles

My Favorite Things Teasers Continue – Inspired By and Fred Bear

Welcome to day two of our week-long Teaser Time in preparation for our upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST! Here are all the details you need to know:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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.
  • Links to designers participating in today’s previews are at the bottom of this post. 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.
Today we’re previewing Inspired by Travel and Fred Bear and the Pinwheel.

As part of our June Release, we will introduce ten new Die-namics dies, including five sets of STAX. Today let’s take a peek at the Notched Border Die-namics.  The Die-namics measures six inches in width by a half inch in height.  Use it to add a fun geometric detail to your projects.

You can get a closer look at this Die-namics set in this quick product video: Stay tuned for additional Die-namics previews throughout the week!

Check out the projects created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below. Remember 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.

 

My Favorite Things – Teaser Time Begins

We’re so excited to kick off the next week of Teaser Time with you in preparation for our upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST! Here are all the details you need to know:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 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 June 5 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.
  • Links to designers participating in today’s previews are at the bottom of this post. 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.
Today we’re previewing the latest Who’s That Girl and Who’s That Guy – Godspeed. This is a 4×8 sized stamp set with two main images, and a boatload of coordinating sentiments. As part of our June Release, we will introduce ten new Die-namics dies including five sets of STAX. Up first, is the Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics. This is a set of seven nesting dies, the largest of which is 5.25 inches tall by 3 inches wide. You can get a closer look at this Die-namics set in this quick product video: Stay tuned for additional Die-namics previews throughout the week!

Check out the projects created by our talented design team members by clicking on each of the graphics below. Remember 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 June 5 just before the release party, here on the MFT blog.

   

Ink Pads – Storage, Organization and Tips

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. This month, we asked the team the following questions:
  • Show us how you store your ink pads
  • Any tips on organization?
Peek into the minds of our creative team today by clicking on each of the graphics below.
       

Feature Friday – How to Create an Embellished Paper Pouch

  Today I have a little treat package for you which I’ve used to package up a home-made cookie. (Yours could be store bought if that’s not your thing, I promise I’ll never tell!) Don’t you think these would be a lovely surprise for your kids in their lunch boxes with a little love note instead of a recipe card? Or what about an informal favor for a friend who’s come over for a cup of coffee?  In today’s video I’ll show you step by step how to make the little pouch from a regular brown paper lunch sack, and then I’ll show you how I embellished the pouch to look like this: The pouch ends up with two openings, so the cookie is tucked in one, and I’ve created a hand-stamped recipe card to tuck in the smaller pocket. I’m working with my favorite recipe Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Smitten Kitchen.  My kids can’t eat nuts, so I substitute chocolate chips and I generally use Craisins for extra flavor instead of regular raisins.  Oh goodness, they’re so tasty, I might have go go gobble up the last few remaining ones (as a crafter, I’m sure I’m not alone in eating my props right?)

Here’s my project start to finish, remember you can find project ideas, tutorials and more on the MFT YouTube Channel.

A Berry Sweet Feature Friday

It’s berry picking season so I decided today that  it was time to pair my Die-namics Berry Box with some new, summery patterned paper.  I’m using Simple Stories: Summer Fresh, I love the bright, happy, and homespun feel to this collection.

I pulled together a coordinating thank you card using little Pure Innocence: Berry Girl.  She’s been finished with a little bit of paper piecing (If you’re not familiar with the technique, you can find a how-to video here.)  I’ve used both sets of Circle STAX today.  Remember, if you purchase both the Set 1 and Set 2 STAX you’ll be able to get close layers like this.

When you have a pattern paper you’re loving, go on ahead and use a little more of it to finish your card inside and out. I mirrored the outside layout using two smaller Circle STAX Die-namics to add a sentiment.

I tied a quick Cheater’s Bow using the Wild Cherry Ribbon, this ribbon really ties such luscious bows, I’m pretty are you’ll love it as much as we all do! (If you’re having a tough time with bow-tying, the Cheater’s Bow might work for you.  You can see how to tie one on this video.)

While I was at work, I set up my camera so that I could share a quick How-To video showing how this Die-namics works.  You’ll love the embossing features on this die.  The Die-namics will pre-score all your fold lines to speed the box assembly and create a beautiful debossed seed pattern.

Here’s a this week’s video, showing how to create these cute little berries.  I put together an eight pack of berries last night while catching up on programs on my DVR. I added two berry flavored candies inside each of my Berry Boxes, and tucked eight finished berries inside this fun ceramic berry box I picked up on a recent trip to the mall.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a GREAT day!

Feature Friday – Let’s Toast!

I saw the funniest thing photo on Facebook the other day, it was a little sign outside a liquor store which read:  “Be sure to buy Mom a bottle, after all you’re the reason she drinks!” This totally cracked me up, but it also sparked a little project idea.  I pulled out my Let’s Toast stamp and Die-namics and got to work.  I love being able to dress up a little gift to create something personalized with all the crafty materials I already have on hand. So, in today’s feature Friday Video I’ll show you how to create a frame using the STAX Die-namics, and how to assemble our Cupped Flower style Die-namics.  In this case, I’m using the Fringed Perennial Die-namics and I’ve added on the new Royal Leaves Die-namics.

For nice bold sentiments like this, I really prefer using Brilliance Ink.  It has a nice even coverage, and dries so nicely.  Yes, it will take a moment to dry fully and, yesyou’ll have to be careful not to smudge the still drying ink…. But its all worth it when it covers so richly like this.

For today’s video, I did all my stamping and Die-cutting in advance so you can see how all the elements come together.  Pattern papers are from My Mind’s Eye – Indie Chic. Remember, you can find LOTS of product videos on the MFT YouTube Channel.

Here’s the products used in today’s video:

At last, here’s a finished photo of my project today.  A great little decoration for a bottle of white or red for Mother’s Day, a hostess gift, or if wine’s not your thing, you could even dress up a bottle of artisan water!  You’ll find the stamps and Die-namics used today in the MFT Boutique.