January 2018 Release: Final Countdown

We’ve reached the final day of the countdown, and we still have so much more to share. You’ll be able to shop for all of the new January Release products TONIGHT, January 9, at 9 PM EST.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 9. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 7:30 PM EST on January 9 on the MFT Blog.

HYBRID INK CUBE SETS

Our Premium Dye Ink Cube Sets have been hugely popular so we’ve decided to offer our Hybrid Ink formula in the same format. Our Ink Cube sets allow you to build your stash of MFT exclusive inks in perfect, portable, 1″ cubes. Each set includes four cubes. Each set will feature unique colors so there won’t be any color overlap between sets.

With our November Release, we are releasing 3 sets. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 14 features Eggplant, Periwinkle, Tickled Pink, and Banana Split. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 17 features Peach Bellini, Sno Cone, In the Buff, Wild Wisteria. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 20 includes Orange Zest, Lavender Fields, Cotton Candy, and Field Day.

Hybrid Ink Cubes - Set 14 #mftstamps     Hybrid Ink Cubes - Set 17 #mftstamps     Hybrid Ink Cubes - Set 20 #mftstamps

JANUARY FREE STAMP SET

Our January freebie will make a darling addition to your collection. It features a diminutive deer and a trio of coordinating sentiments. Use it alone or combine it with other stamps in your collection. The best thing about it is that it’s free, while supplies last, with every single purchase. It will not be available for individual sale and is provided in addition to our Ways to Save (keep scrolling to see our newest Free with $60 Die-namics!)

SENDING A SMILE

Look closely and you’ll find lots of love! Sending a Smile features images packed with well-placed hearts. From butterfly antennae, to bird wings, to floral accents, you’ll discover them throughout this sentimental set. 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.

Learn more about Sending a Smile.

Sending a Smile stamp set #mftstamps

Sending a Smile Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Sending a Smile stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

STITCHED HEART PEEK-A-BOO WINDOW DIE-NAMICS

Create a peek-a-boo window with a smart stitched perimeter designed to house your Heart Shaker Pouches to perfection. Lend some love to your greetings with this versatile design. The Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window is this month’s Free w/ $60 Die-namics!

Learn more about Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window.

Grab our Heart Shaker Pouches, Maze Spheres, and new Heart Maze Shapes to create addictively fun interactive accents for your cards.

Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics #mftstamps     Heart Shaker Pouches #mftstamps

Maze Spheres #mftstamps Maze Shapes - White #mftstamps Maze Shapes - Wild Cherry #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics #mftstamps

See the full January 2018 release by watching January 2018 Release – Product Previews on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Did anything in our January release catch your eye? Now is the time to take a few minutes to print out the handy shopping list and make note of your must-have items.

It’s the last day of our countdown but our Design Team is still crafting inspiring new projects! Keep on clicking to see how they’ve wound things up on this final day.

January 2018 Release: Are You Ready?

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the January Release all yours!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 9. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 7:30 PM EST on January 9 on the MFT Blog.

MONSTER SIZED

These quirky characters will add monster-sized fun to your projects! Create a scene with this quartet of kooky creatures presented in a variety of shapes and poses, or feature one of them solo in a clean and simple design. These critters provide the perfect opportunity to add some personality with google eyes and vivid coloring. Accent your look with the decorative bursts and one of the exciting greeting options. 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.

Learn more about Monster Sized.

Monster Sized stamp set #mftstamps

Monster Sized Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Monster Sized stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

VALENTINE WISHES

Your Valentines deserve a standout sentiment and thanks to Valentine Wishes, you’ve got it. This unforgettable greeting is rendered in a gorgeous handwritten script and will make a statement your recipient won’t soon forget. Follow up your greeting with kisses and hugs and heart accents.

Learn more about Valentine Wishes.

Valentine Wishes #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Valentine Wishes #mftstamps

100% LOVABLE

Impart a flowy handwritten script look to your love-themed cards with 100% Lovable. These bold phrases boast beautiful flourishes and stunning swashes. A trio of accent hearts provide the perfect accents for your cards and projects.

Learn more about 100% Lovable.

100% Lovable #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring 100% Lovable #mftstamps

STITCHED STAR PEEK-A-BOO WINDOW DIE-NAMICS

Create a peek-a-boo window with a smart stitched perimeter designed to house your Star Shaker Pouches to perfection. Light up your cards with this galactically cool design!

Learn more about Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics.

Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics #mftstamps Star Shaker Pouches

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Stitched Star Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics #mftstamps

FULL OF HEART DIE-NAMICS

It’s a LOVE-fest — this perfect grid of hearts is sized to fit beautifully within an A2 card front. Use the positive, negative, or even create a shaker card!

Learn more about Full of Heart Die-namics.

Full of Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Full of Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

FULL OF HEART STENCIL

The Full of Heart Stencil features the same pattern as our Full of Heart Die-namics, slightly larger providing even more versatility.

Learn more about Full of Heart Stencil.

Full of Heart Stencil #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Full of Heart Stencil #mftstamps

Are you enjoying the January countdown? We’ve almost reached the end (that means it’s almost time to shop!) Let’s check out the projects our talented design team has created with today’s offerings.

January 2018 Release: Halfway to the Big Day

Pure Innocence is always a highlight and this month’s love-themed addition is irresistibly adorable. You’ll flip for a gorgeous new floral collection, exquisite background, and two more lovely Die-namics options.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 9. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 7:30 PM EST on January 9 on the MFT Blog.

BLOWING KISSES

Send some love snail-mail-style with this sweet addition to our Pure Innocence line. You’ll adore adorning her dress with color and pattern. Complete your greeting with one of four coordinating sentiments. 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.

Learn more about Blowing Kisses.

Pure Innocence Blowing Kisses stamp set #mftstamps

Pure Innocence Blowing Kisses Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Pure Innocence Blowing Kisses #mftstamps

BRUSHSTROKE BLOOMS

Add some artistic flair to your cards with these gorgeous, bold florals. Bold brushstrokes will layer to create resplendent flowers boasting incredible depth and dimension. 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.

Brushstroke Blooms features our revolutionary Smart Align system that ensures lining up the intricate stamped flower petals with your Die-namics will be a breeze.

Learn more about Brushstroke Blooms.

     Brushstroke Blooms stamp set #mftstamps

Brushstroke Blooms Die-namics #mftstamps

Brushstroke Blooms #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Brushstroke Blooms #mftstamps

MARBLE BACKGROUND

The Marble Background will add elegance and an incredibly rich feel to your projects. The marbling effect is perfect for a wide range of techniques and styles, color combos and occasions — you’ll be able to replicate it beautifully with this background.

Learn more about Marble Background.

Marble Background #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Marble Background #mftstamps

LOVE YOU DIE-NAMICS

This big + bold single piece Die-namics provides for perfect placement of your heartfelt greeting. Use the negative to position your letters, create a camouflage look, or as a peek-a-boo elements or panel. There will be no mistaking your intentions when you use this essential die!

Learn more about Love You Die-namics.

Love You Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Love You Die-namics #mftstamps

BE MINE BANNER DIE-NAMICS

Learn more about Be Mine Banner Die-namics.

Be Mine ensures there will be no mistaking your intentions. The individual banner elements are etched from a single die to allow you to perfectly align the banner pieces with ease. “Hang” your banner from one of two included stitched string lines.

Be Mine Banner Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Be Mine Banner Die-namics #mftstamps

We’re down to just three more days. It’s not an easy wait but it is an enjoyable one when you have beautiful samples from our talented team! Keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to with today’s products.

January 2018 Release: Stay Tuned! We Have More in Store.

Birdie Brown has a burly addition to the collection this month – perfect for the manly men and beloved boys in your life. Indulge your wanderlust and bulk up your Valentine card-making stash with the rest of today’s offerings!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 9. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 7:30 PM EST on January 9 on the MFT Blog.

VIKING

Never fear – this burly Viking from Birdie Brown is equipped with friendly greetings in addition to an axe and shield (strictly for looks – he won’t hurt you!) Don’t be intimidated by his impressive facial hair and weather-friendly attire, he’s really just a big teddy bear. Tell someone you love that you’re so impressed by their bravery with this unforgettable look. 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.

Learn more about Viking.

Birdie Brown Viking stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Viking Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring Birdie Brown Viking #mftstamps

IN PARIS

Ooh la la — craft sweet Parisian street scenes with ease thanks to the charming elements included in the In Paris set. Iconic imagery like the Eiffel Tower will take center stage but the hot air balloons, bike, beret-boasting pup and other miscellaneous images will shine as well. We’ve completed this collection with a wide-ranging assortment of greetings in the most delightful font. Say bonjour to your newest stamp set! 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.

Learn more about In Paris.

In Paris stamp set #mftstamps

In Paris Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring In Paris stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

FROM THE HEART

If you love love (and who doesn’t?!?) then you NEED the From the Heart stamp set. This comprehensive set of phrases features the perfect sentiment for any recipient. The clean and classic font means the greetings will coordinate with any style, any occasion, and any coordinating image. Link the sentiments together to create longer phrases or mix and match to come up with perfect follow-up greetings for the card interior. These are sized to perfectly complement the Hearts in a Row Die-namics. Trust us when we say you need this set. (Did we already say that? We really mean it!)

Learn more about From the Heart.

     From the Heart stamp set #mftstamps

From the Heart stamp set in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring From the Heart #mftstamps

HEARTS IN A ROW – VERTICAL DIE-NAMICS

This design will create a perfectly aligned trio of heart-shaped peek-a-boo windows in vertical formation in your card front or panel. Use one of the two strip options to perch the perfect sentiment atop your hearts.

Learn more about Hearts in a Row – Vertical Die-namics.

Hearts in a Row - Vertical Die-namics #mftstamps

Hearts in a Row - Vertical Die-namics #mftstampsHandmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Hearts in a Row - Vertical Die-namics #mftstamps

HEARTS IN A ROW – HORIZONTAL DIE-NAMICS

This design will create a perfectly aligned trio of heart-shaped peek-a-boo windows in horizontal formation in your card front or panel. Use one of the two strip options to perch the perfect sentiment atop your hearts.

Learn more about Hearts in a Row – Horizontal Die-namics.

Hearts in a Row - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

Hearts in a Row - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Hearts in a Row - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

LINKED CHAIN OVAL FRAMES DIE-NAMICS

This inventive trio of frames provides a dainty framing option for images, sentiments, and peek-a-boo windows in your card fronts. The linked chain edge detail adds interest without overwhelming your finished look. Three sizes ensure you’ll have the perfect frame for any application.

Learn more about Linked Chain Oval Frames Die-namics.

Linked Chain Oval Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Linked Chain Oval Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

BLACK & WHITE STRIPES PAPER PACK

Classic colors, classic pattern, undeniably necessary!

Black & White Stripes Paper Pack #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Black & White Stripes Paper Pack #mftstamps

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the January release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

January 2018 Release: Countdown Kickoff

It’s our favorite time of the month — our New Release Countdown has begun! Join us on the blog for the next five days as we share our new products and an abundance of incredible projects from the team.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 9. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 7:30 PM EST on January 9 on the MFT Blog.


EWE AND ME FOREVER

Ewe’ll fall in love with this irresistible trio of fluffy friends. Craft a sweet scene featuring sheep engaging in different poses and positioned in different directions to encourage you to have them interact with each other and the included accent images. 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.

Learn more about Ewe and Me Forever.

Ewe and Me Forever stamp set #mftstamps

Ewe and Me Forever Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Ewe and Me Forever stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

MINI WELL-CONNECTED ALPHABET & NUMBERS

The Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers stamp set is the follow up to our wildly popular Well-Connected Alphabet. This new, smaller size provides for even more versatility in crafting unique phrases and sentiments.

Learn more about Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers.

Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers stamp set #mftstamps

Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers stamp set in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Mini Well-Connected Alphabet & Numbers #mftstamps

RAVING RACCOONS

This family of raccoons features four poses and both boy and girl versions making it a breeze to design sweet interactive scenes. They’ll steal your heart and bring joy to everyone they meet. 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.

Learn more about Raving Raccoons.

Raving Raccoons stamp set #mftstamps

Raving Raccoons Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Raving Raccoons stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

PEEK-A-BOO STRIPED HEART DIE-NAMICS

Pack a punch on your cards and tags with the Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart. Use the positive, negative, or a combination to create inlaid looks, shakers, and layering elements. Weave thin strips of card stock through your die-cut design to add texture and color. You’ll fall for the versatility of this striking design!

Learn more about Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart Die-namics.

Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

EXTREME BLACK HYBRID INK PAD & REFILL

The Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad includes a BRAND NEW FORMULA. It features an intense, extreme black hue and is compatible with Alcohol Markers. It is great for basic stamping also — make your sentiments stand out with this crisp new ink!

  

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new January Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on January 9!

Meet the Designers: Karolyn & Laurie

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Seasons Givings Blog Hop winner. Our lucky winner has won a $100 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

Lori Kobular | Jan 2, 2018 @ 12:14

Please email [email protected] to claim your prize! Thanks to ALL who took the time to read and comment ❤️


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 Karolyn Loncon and Laurie Willison.


Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? Well, that’s so interesting that you ask that! LOL I live in Issaquah, Washington in the summer, and Chandler, Arizona in the winter. We are so fortunate to enjoy the best seasons of both locations!

What is your favorite current MFT product? Hands down, my favorite and most used My Favorite Things product is Smooth White Card Stock. It is THE perfect white card stock – perfect shade of white, perfect weight, and the BEST for ink blending – ink blends on it like buttah! I pretty much use it on every single card!

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? Oh, that’s an easy one – Blueprints 15 Die-namics! I miss them so much! LOL Again, before they were retired, I used the stitched rectangle from that set on almost every single card that I made! I also loved the angled image panel dies. *Sniff* I really miss them…

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love to travel, play BINGO (don’t judge – it’s FUN! LOL), and spend time with my kids and grandkids.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created:

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


Creative Team member since: May 2015

What location do you call home? I am from Colorado but I live in Kansas. I miss the mountains but try to get there as many times a year as I can!

What is your favorite current MFT product? Cloud Stencils!! 🎉  Those little cloud details can add so much to a card. I’m a clean and simple stamper and that is one super fun detail I like to add that still keeps a card nice and simple.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? My favorite MFT products are any and all sentiment dies. I love, love a sentiment die created in a fun font like Hello There, Peaceful Greetings, and Sending Hugs. I love to stack them up with fun foam and create a dimensional sentiment.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love using my Silhouette Cameo to make vinyl projects…tumblers, shirts, pillows, etc. I’m also attempting to learn how to hand letter. But one of my most favorite past times is playing board games with my kiddos. 🙂

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: OK you said one but I couldn’t pick, lol!

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Let It Snow

Hi there, friends! Lea Lawson here today with my 3rd guest post. I’ve had such an amazing time as a guest for My Favorite Things and using some of the newly released products! Thank you so much to MFT for having me…and to you for hanging out with me, and checking out my creations!

I am so excited about the card I have to share with you today! I had a vision for this card, and while it took some time to complete, I love how it came to life! As I go through the steps to re-create it, just be aware that it is a little bit time intensive. So, this isn’t a card you are going to sit down and just whip up. But, the end result is so worth it, and I enjoyed every minute I put into this card!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The first thing I did was watercolor all the pieces, with the exception of the Town Bear. I started with the galaxy background and watercolored it in black, pink, and aqua. I set it aside and started on the ombre grey watercolor. I knew I would be cutting the mountains out of this, so I just faded the watercolor dark to light. Then I die cut the Our Town scene and watercolored it in rainbow order. I spritzed all of these pieces with shimmer spray, then set them aside to dry.

Quick note – you can speed up the drying process by using your heat tool. I do this sometimes, but I really do like to let them dry naturally if possible. I feel like you get some cooler watercolor effects that way!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

As these were drying, I die cut the snow caps for the mountains and covered them in glitter. Then I stamped the sentiment three times on black card stock and cut them into three thin strips. Lastly, I stamped and embossed the cute Town Bear in black. I used my watercolor markers to color him and then set him aside to dry as well.

After busying myself with those elements, the other watercolor pieces were mostly dry and I just hit them with my heat tool in the couple areas that needed it. I masked where I wanted to watercolor the street to the same block that the galaxy background was on. I then added yellow dotted lines down the middle of it and heat set them. Then I painted the rest of the street with black watercolor. This will activate the yellow a bit, and they did run together a little – but that was okay with me. Watercolor isn’t a perfect science and I love how they kind of faded together a little bit. It helped with the snowy scene I was creating!

I set that piece aside to dry again, and while waiting I diecut the mountains from the grey watercolor blocks and adhered the glittery snowcaps to them. I finished drying the Town Bear with my heat tool, and cut him out using the matching Die-namics. I stamped him again to some masking paper, and cut out just the bear portion.

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Once the watercolored road was dry, I masked this background one more time and added the glitter to each side of the road. Once I pulled the masking tape off, it was time to finally put my card together!

I cut an A2 card from Black Licorice Card Stock and then adhered the galaxy background to it with foam. Next I adhered the mountains to the middle of it, and then popped the rainbow Our Town die cut with foam adhesive to the bottom of the mountains. Next, I added the Town Bear to the front, making sure he was on the road. I added the mask to him, and then had a paint flicking party! I added white paint splatters to the front until it felt “snowy” enough! Once finished, I removed the masking paper from the Town Bear.

The final steps to this card were adding the sentiment strips to the upper right corner with foam adhesive, and then accenting with a few jewels.

This card was a small labor of love, but it was such an enjoyable experience seeing it come together, and I am thrilled with how it turned out!

Thank you so much for hanging out with me these past few days and checking out my creations! I appreciate the love so much, and hope to be inspiring you again in the near future! I hope the start of your 2018 has been an amazing one so far. Have a great day!

I hope that you all have a very Happy New Year!! I’ll see you in 2018!

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Painted Florals

Happy New Year, MFT friends! Lea Lawson here with my 2nd guest post for My Favorite Things. I am having SO much fun and I am really excited to share my cards with you today!

Handmade cards from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For today’s post I am focusing on the newly released Painted Flowers stamp set. I fell in LOVE with this set the moment it arrived in the mail, and couldn’t wait to use it! But here is something that maybe you can relate to — multi-step stamping doesn’t come naturally to me and I normally spend a good hour just marking the top of the stamp set, making notations about what goes together, where the top is, etc. Imagine my excitement when I saw that MFT GIVES you all of this info already right on the stamp set! I could just start stamping, and knew I was going to be successful at it!

My first step in creating these cards was stamping multiples of all the flowers & leaves. I chose dye ink colors that had matching shades, and used my MISTI stamping tool. This way, I could easily re-stamp an image if I didn’t feel like I got a good impression…which sometimes happens to me with dye inks. I wanted a really feminine feel to these cards, so I chose pink, aqua, and yellow inks for the flowers, plus green for the leaves.

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Once I finished stamping, it was time to clear my desk and cut everything out. I die cut all the stamped flowers and leaves first and grouped them together. Then I die cut the other leaf shapes in the Painted Flowers Die-namics set from gold glitter paper. Lastly, I die cut the Stitched Tag-Corner Square two times from Smooth White Card Stock.

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Once all the die cutting was complete, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments in gold on the stitched squares. In my first guest post, I talked about how I love to combine newly released items with older items in order to freshen them up a bit. I did that with these cards as well, and used the Words of Inspiration stamp set that I have had in my stamping stash for awhile. It hasn’t gotten nearly enough love lately and it combined beautifully with the Painted Flowers stamp set!

Once the sentiments were finished, it was time to layer the cards together. I made two A2 card bases from Smooth White Card Stock. I cut ombre patterned papers slightly smaller, and adhered them to the card fronts with foam adhesive. Next I layered the corner square sentiment blocks to the front with foam adhesive as well.

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The next step was to add the flowers & leaves to the front. I wish I could say there was a technical way to get this done, but ultimately…I push them around, move them, tuck them here & there and fuss with them until I feel like it looks right. Once I felt like they looked balanced and pretty, I adhered them permanently. I did this by carefully pulling out the bottom pieces first, adding adhesive and tucking them back in. I repeated this process until the top layer of flowers and leaves were adhered.

The final step to creating these cards is some accenting! I adhered some of my favorite gems to the centers of the flowers, adding a knot of gold thread to a few of the larger ones. Then I added some pink gems in the corners to give the card some movement. They were the perfect final touch!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

If you haven’t picked up your Words of Inspiration stamp set in awhile, I highly encourage you to use it with the Painted Flowers set! The sentiments are beautiful and encouraging, and they pair perfectly with the beautiful multi-step flower stamps.

Thank you for checking out my cards today, and I will see you again tomorrow! Have a wonderful day!

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Seasons Givings Blog Hop

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Here at MFT, we feel like we’re part of a close-knit community of stampers and crafters. As a part of that 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. In support of that idea, we’re thrilled to be a part of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop again this year. It’s just one small way for us to say thank you. Thank you for being such 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 hit them all.

Are you new to My Favorite Things? If so, WELCOME. A longtime friend of MFT? Welcome to you as well (we’re always so happy to have you.) You can find us all over the web and we’d love to have you join us for more news and inspiration.

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MFT has an exceptional Design Team that consistently awes us with their talent and ingenuity. Here are a couple of examples of their outstanding work (and you’re getting a sneak peek at our January release! Our countdown starts Friday – I hope you’ll come back and join us as we share the complete release!)

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

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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 3, as we’ll select a random comment from this post and share the winner on our blog on Thursday, January 4.

SeasonsGivings

Once you’ve commented, head to the next stop on the hop, Neat & Tangled. Here is the entire Blog Hop list:

Lawn Fawn

Technique Tuesday

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

MFT Stamps

Neat & Tangled

Winnie & Walter

Hero Arts

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

My Sweet Petunia

Paper House Productions

Verve Stamps

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Catherine Pooler

Indigojade Art

A Jillian Vance Design

Kelly Creates

Latisha Yoast

Kimberly Crawford

Vera Yates

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Audrey Tokach

Zsoka Marko

Teri Anderson

Wanda Guess

Amy Tsuruta

Lydia Fiedler

Laurie Willison

Jenn Shurkus

Debi Adams

Cindy Lawrence

Lori Craig

Lisa Henke

Dina Kowal

Laura Bassen

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Lunceford

Dana Joy

Tracey McNeely

Margie Higuchi

Laurel Beard

Janine Tinklenberg

Sean Fetterman

Christine Meyer

Heidi Blankenship

Debbie Seyer

Libby Hickson

Gracie Chavez

Julee Tilman

Karen Baker

Lee Murphy

Yvonne Van De Grijp

Leigh Penner

Marcie Sharp

Patti Gilliam

Barbara Anders

Bunny Vance

Kyra Sanders

Giovana Smith

Jillian Vance

Ceal Pritchett

Neva Cole

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.

Warm & Glittering Wishes from Lea

Hi there, everyone! This is Lea Lawson, and I am here to share my first of 3 guest posts with you! I’m SO excited to be an MFT guest, and I can’t wait to share all of my projects with you!

One of my favorite things to do is mix brand new products with previously released items to freshen them up! Stamps and dies are an investment that can be used time and time again, and this is one way that I make sure I’m using them as much as possible!

For my card today, I paired the newly released Friendly Forest stamp set and Die-namics with some previously released scene-building dies to create this light & airy winter themed card!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

To start, I created an A2 card base from Smooth White Card Stock. I trimmed Sno Cone Card Stock slightly smaller and mounted it to the front with foam tape.

Next I die cut all of the pieces I needed to create my wintry scene from their corresponding card stock colors. I covered all the pieces that were cut from Smooth White in Diamond Dust glitter. This included the snow caps on the mountains and the two snowy hills. It really makes them look like they are glittering with snow!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I did mask off about a half inch from the snowy hill that would be the top layer, and then stamped the Warmest Wishes sentiment in black ink. Once this was done, I layered the scene together on the card base. I started by adding the sun first, then the two snow-capped mountains that are to the left of the sun.

Next I layered the two snowy hills to the front, tucking the smaller mountain on the right between them. To finish creating the scene, I added two cute little pine trees.

The final step was stamping the cute critters from the Friendly Forest stamp set on Smooth White Card Stock, then die cutting them. I layered them cozily around the sentiment to finish the card!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Thank you for coming to hang out with me today and check out what I created — I really appreciate it so much! I will be back soon with another fun guest post!

I hope that you all have a very Happy New Year!! I’ll see you in 2018!

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