Sweet Woodsy Designs with Larisa

Today’s guest is the talented Larisa Hohman. Let’s check out the fun cards she’s created for us today!

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Hello! I just want to take a moment to thank My Favorite Things for the amazing opportunity to guest design for them. It is an absolute dream come true! I had so much fun creating with some of the November release and playing with a few of the oldies but goodies as well. Now, on to the cards…

Handmade card from Larisa Hohman featuring Get Toasty stamp set and Toasted Marshmallows Die-namics, Starry Circle and Blueprints 15 Die-namics #mftstamps

For my first card, I decided to combine the new Starry Circle Die-namics with the Get Toasty stamp set and Toasted Marshmallows Die-namics. I die cut the pieces for the marshmallow stick and inked them with some distress inks to add dimension. I just love how the fire turned out! Then I layered them on top of each other and popped up the marshmallows with some foam tape. I placed the final piece on top of the Starry Circle for a nighttime campfire look. Then, I used Blueprints 15 to layer some of the adorable patterned papers from the Trail Mix Paper Pack. A heat embossed sentiment and some Nuvo drops top it off!

Handmade card from Larisa Hohman featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs stamp set, Blueprints 14 and Blueprints 18 Die-namics #mftstamps

For my next card, I decided to stay with the “woodsy” theme by creating a little card with the adorable Happy Hedgehogs stamp set. First, I stamped a couple of these little cuties sitting on a log.  I masked the two together so that they are hugging, and I masked in a mushroom as well. Then I colored them with markers and cut out the scene using the rounded rectangle die from the Blueprints 14. Next, I layered several die cut pieces of the Trail Mix Paper Pack and placed my colored image on top. A patterned flag from Blueprints 18 and some Nuvo drops complete the look.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see my other creations!


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Enjoy Your Day with Jane

Jane Allen is joining us again today with an incredible card featuring our Sweet Sloths stamp set. Let’s settle in and see what’s been brewing in Jane’s creative mind.

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At this time of year we all tend to end up burning the candle at both ends sometimes forgetting to breathe! So here is a card featuring the Sweet Sloths stamp set, and as we all know, sloths have got “chilling” down to a fine art!

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring Sweet Sloths stamp set, and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 15 Die-namics #mftstamps

For my second guest designing post I opted for my usual no-line colouring style. For those not familiar with this technique, you need to stamp your images in pale ink (I tend to use pale pink). When I add color with Copic markers, the lines disappear giving a delicate, hand drawn look to the image. I would strongly recommend that you stamp the image in black on scrap paper so that you have a clear picture to refer to as you colour.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring Sweet Sloths stamp set, and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 15 Die-namics #mftstamps

I decided to add a little doodling of my own so this relaxed little guy is surrounded by greenery. I framed the focal point using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames which I cut out of brown card stock. Then I used my favourite rectangle die for A2 cards from Blueprints 15 for my background and stamped a Sweet Sloths sentiment with Versamark ink which I then heat embossed with superfine white embossing powder.

So whilst the world rushes by at this festive time of year, take time to chill so you too can enjoy your special day!


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MFTv – Pop-Up Dinosaur Holiday Card

Before we get to today’s post, we’re excited to invite you to SAVE BIG during our Best Sale of the Year! Got a lengthy wish list? Now is the time to treat yourself to some special new supplies because you deserve it. Or why not get some Christmas shopping done for one of your favorite crafty friends?

In addition, you can save even more by visiting our Sale category where items are 40%-50% off the retail price, and you’ll receive an additional 30% off those items as well. Act fast! This sale is for a limited amount of time, and you won’t want to miss it! Not valid on previous purchases. This sale is available for online retail orders only.

Please note that today is the last day to take advantage of these great savings!

Now, let’s get to today’s episode of MFTv!


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Mixing and matching our adorable stamp sets can result in so many cute and clever designs! In this week’s episode, Stephanie takes Santa hats from the Jingle All the Way stamp set and adds them to two dinosaurs from the You’re Rawr-some stamp set to create this festive Christmas card. Not only is it stinking cute, it’s interactive, too, incorporating a pop-up element! Follow Stephanie’s lead and create your own clever pop-up Christmas cards with Pop-Up Elements Die-namics from My Favorite Things.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Hand Lettered Holiday, You’re Rawr-some, and Birdie Brown Jingle All the Way and Santa’s Elves stamp sets, and Stitched Snow Drifts, Pop-Up Elements Wide, and Blueprints 29 Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Hand Lettered Holiday, You’re Rawr-some, and Birdie Brown Jingle All the Way and Santa’s Elves stamp sets, and Stitched Snow Drifts, Pop-Up Elements Wide, and Blueprints 29 Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Hand Lettered Holiday, You’re Rawr-some, and Birdie Brown Jingle All the Way and Santa’s Elves stamp sets, and Stitched Snow Drifts, Pop-Up Elements Wide, and Blueprints 29 Die-namics #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Pop-Up Dinosaur Holiday Card on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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Snowy Season’s Greetings from Jane

Before we get to today’s post, we’re excited to invite you to SAVE BIG during our Best Sale of the Year! Got a lengthy wish list? Now is the time to treat yourself to some special new supplies because you deserve it. Or why not get some Christmas shopping done for one of your favorite crafty friends?

In addition, you can save even more by visiting our Sale category where items are 40%-50% off the retail price, and you’ll receive an additional 30% off those items as well. Act fast! This sale is for a limited amount of time, and you won’t want to miss it! Not valid on previous purchases. This sale is available for online retail orders only.

Now, let’s get to today’s shot of inspiration from Jane!


Today’s guest is the talented Jane Allen! Let’s check out the gorgeous card she’s created for us today!

Jane Allen

Firstly, I would like to thank My Favourite Things for inviting me to be a guest designer this month! I was over the moon when I was asked and was thrilled to be given the chance to play with some of the November release.

This particular card was such fun to make, and I have to giggle when I look at the snowflake! You’ll understand why later on in the post.

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring Snowfall of Blessings and Simply Snowflakes stamp sets, and Stylish Snowflakes and Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

I thought you’d like to know how I set about making this card. The background was achieved with a Copic airbrush using a mixture of G000, RV00, and B01, and then I added white dots with a gel pen to compliment the Snowfall of Blessings sentiment which I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with superfine white embossing powder.

It was then time to turn my attention to the centre panel. First I stamped various Simply Snowflakes on a piece of smooth card stock with Versamark ink and embossed it as above. I added colour using very pale Copic markers giving it a soft mottled background. It’s important to ensure that you’ve cleaned off any dusting or embossing powder from your card stock or it could damage the nibs of your markers. The oval was die cut using the Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics.

Now, this is where I start to chuckle as I got in a bit of a pickle with my first idea for the focal point on this card. Initially I cut several Stylish Snowflakes out of shrink plastic and blasted them with my heat gun. Ha ha! As I found out after several attempts, fiddly die cuts don’t shrink very well. Let’s just say I ended up with some very strange looking shrunken blobs wrapped around the tweezers I was using to hold them — I made a right mess! So I abandoned that plan and cut a single snowflake from matte shrink plastic which gave the die cut more rigidity than acetate or vellum would and carefully coloured it with the same Copic markers as above – the matte surface made this really easy to do. A little sparkle was added courtesy of Clear Wink of Stella, a sequin, and a dot of pearl paint.

Finally, I mounted it all on an A2 white card base, using small foam pads under the central snowflake to make it stand out.

Ta da, a clean and simple Christmas card with a touch of sparkle!

Thank you for dropping by, and I will be back in a few days with another card using My Favourite Things.


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Happy Thanksgiving from My Favorite Things!

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It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and today we are celebrating our gratitude with family, friends, food, and probably a good dose of football for many of us!

Before we get to today’s post, we’re excited to invite you to SAVE BIG during our Best Sale of the Year! Got a lengthy wish list? Now is the time to treat yourself to some special new supplies because you deserve it. Or why not get some Christmas shopping done for one of your favorite crafty friends?

In addition, you can save even more by visiting our Sale category where items are 40%-50% off the retail price, and you’ll receive an additional 30% off those items as well. Act fast! This sale is for a limited amount of time, and you won’t want to miss it! Not valid on previous purchases. This sale is available for online retail orders only.
Now, let’s get to today’s inspiring product spotlight! Whether you’re celebrating the holiday or not, we all have a common bond in commemorating all of the fun things in life with delicious meals lovingly prepared in the kitchen!

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It’s time to take a trip back to re-visit our November Card Kit — Kitschy Kitchen. The Kitschy Kitchen Kit has everything you need to create a cozy kitchen full of homey and vintage designs, and it’s the perfect choice for holiday baking gift tags and edible gifts. It includes two stamp sets and one Die-namics set for a whole lot of tasty paper crafting fun. Kitschy Kitchen is a delightful and whimsical stamp set featuring adorable kitchen-themed images like bowls, cups, a canister set, pretty vases with abstract flowers, an oven mitt, and baking utensils as well as a plate, fruit, and a tea pot. The designs are reminiscent of ones you might have found in your mom or grandma’s cupboards, so get ready to reminisce with a modern twist! We take the guesswork out of creating by providing indicators on the stamp sheet of which stamps go together for the best results when building your vases of flowers and pretty bananas. In addition, the You Bake Me Happy stamp set features a border stamp to enhance your designs as well as twelve cute and punny baking-themed sentiments appropriate for friendship, encouragement, love, miss you, and beyond. The Kitschy Kitchen Die-namics coordinates with the Kitschy Kitchen stamp set, and it also includes a banana stand as well as two shelf dies that would be perfect when cut with any of our wooden papers (so CUTE!). But wait, there’s more! This kit includes a whopping 8 Premium Dye Ink cubes to add lots of color to your designs as well as 12 coordinating card stocks perfect for whipping up something colorful and yummy! The Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit is so delectable you’ll want to lick the spoon!

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Let’s see some of the fantastic projects that our team created using this trendy, fun, and colorful card kit:

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card and treat tag from Debbie Olson featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

We can’t wait to see what you create with the Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit, so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!

Happy Thanksgiving!

More Wagging and Less Barking with Lisa

Before we get to today’s post, we’re excited to invite you to SAVE BIG during our Best Sale of the Year! Got a lengthy wish list? Now is the time to treat yourself to some special new supplies because you deserve it. Or why not get some Christmas shopping done for one of your favorite crafty friends?

In addition, you can save even more by visiting our Sale category where items are 40%-50% off the retail price, and you’ll receive an additional 30% off those items as well. Act fast! This sale is for a limited amount of time, and you won’t want to miss it! Not valid on previous purchases. This sale is available for online retail orders only.

Now, let’s get to today’s shot of inspiration from Lisa!


Lisa Henke is joining us again today with an adorable encouragement card to inspire you. Prepare yourself for some serious cuteness!

Lisa Henke

Hello! It’s Lisa Henke with you again today. Thanks for having me back as a guest here at My Favorite Things. It is always such an honor. Today I was so happy to get inky with the adorable pups from one of the newest stamp sets Playful Pups. I am a dog lover — always have been. I can’t imagine not having a furry friend in my life. We have two beautiful Golden Retrievers, and they bring us so much love and snuggles, and some mischief, too.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Playful Pups stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames, Blueprints 1, and Blueprints 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

I couldn’t decide which pup to use on my card, so I decided to use them all! I love using all the images in a stamp set to create a background, so I did that today with Playful Pups. I used Black Licorice Hybrid ink on Smooth White card stock and randomly stamped each of the images. The trick is to start with the largest images and then fill in with the smaller ones. I always go off the edges to give a more natural feel to the design.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Playful Pups stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames, Blueprints 1, and Blueprints 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

Next, I stamped one of the pups with Black Licorice Hybrid ink (because it  is Copic friendly) onto Blending Card by X-Press It card stock and colored him with markers. Then I cut him out with the Playful Pups coordinating Die-namics. I used the Stitched Rounded Rectangles Frames Die-namics to cut a frame with the Tropical Teal Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6×6 paper. I love how the frame adds a pop of color but still allows you to see the background design. 

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Playful Pups stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames, Blueprints 1, and Blueprints 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

I used two of the original Blueprints Die-namics — Blueprints 1 & Blueprints 2 — for my layers of Smooth White and Fuse Green card stock. I love how perfectly they line up and make card making easy. I used the stitched strip from Blueprints 1 and some Grout Gray card stock to cut my strip for the sentiment. I chose some words of wisdom from the set and stamped it with Fuse Green Premium Dye Ink. To complete the card I added a metallic twine bow tied around the frame.

Have a beautiful day! See you all next time.


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Creative Construction with Blueprints – Holiday Tags

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We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards (and tags!) in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original design combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints.

Adding a handmade touch is a wonderful way to personalize your thoughtful gifts. Stocking up on holiday tags is a fun, quick, and easy way to prepare for the gift giving season that is about to commence. Join us this month as we look at holiday tags featuring Blueprints.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Gift Tag Greetings stamp set, Merry Everything stamp set and Die-namics, Distressed Stripes Background stamp, and Tag Builder Blueprints 1 Die-namics #mftstamps

Donna crafts up some cute and traditional tags with the Tag Builder Blueprints 1 Die-namics and the Merry Everything stamp set. She adds subtle interest to the background of the tag with the Distressed Stripes Background stamp. Stamp up a bunch of festive characters, die cut, and color, and you’re halfway to adorable handmade tags!

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Winter Wonderland stamp set, Simply Snowflakes and Birdie Brown Beast Friends stamp sets and Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 5, and Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics #mftstamps

Anna’s tags feature a less traditional color combination for the holidays, but GOSH, they are pretty! She used both the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 and Tag Builder Blueprints 6 to create these festive gift toppers. Browse our entire collection of Tag Builder Blueprints Die-namics and coordinating stamp set to find the set that’s right for you. You probably need them all, right?

We’re not done yet — keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.

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MFTv – Dry Embossed Background

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One of the magical qualities of any of our Die-namics is that not only can you die cut with them, you can also achieve awesome textural dry embossing with the right sandwich in your manual die cut machine! In this week’s episode, Stephanie uses the Brick Wall Cover-Up Die-namics and the Distressed Patterns stamp set to make an eye-catching and funky design. She walks you through how to do this awesome technique — you won’t want to miss it! Follow Stephanie’s lead and create your own dry embossed masterpiece with Die-namics from My Favorite Things.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Distressed Patterns stamp set, and Brick Wall Cover-Up, Stitched Rectangle STAX, and Laina Lamb Design Stitched Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Distressed Patterns stamp set, and Brick Wall Cover-Up, Stitched Rectangle STAX, and Laina Lamb Design Stitched Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Dry Embossed Background on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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A Frozen Little Penguin from Lisa

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

from Jodi’s blog: Deeps

We’d also like to announce the two winners from our Thankful for You promotion last week:

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Congratulations to our winners! If you see your name above, please send an email to sropel87 (at) gmail (dot) com with your name, email address, and day for which you won to claim your prize. We are so VERY Thankful for YOU! Make sure to check out all of the GREAT projects submitted to our Spread Your Thankfulness Challenge HERE. You’re sure to be left inspired!

And now, let’s get to today’s shot of inspiration!


Lisa Henke is joining us again today with an adorable birthday card you’ll want to emulate for winter birthdays. You might want to grab a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or tea because it’s chilly and cute!

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Hello! It’s Lisa, again! I’m back today and did a little scene building with some awesome new Die-namics. I was really excited to bust out the cool new Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up. I cut with it four different times to get the pieced together pattern-mixing snow drifts to set the stage for my scene. I used Smooth White card stock and then a few patterns in wintry colors from the Fun & Frolic and Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6×6 paper packs. I only used the bottom three drifts and trimmed off the extra.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Chill Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, and Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

I love to frame up scenes when I make them. The Stitched Rounded Rectangles Frames Die-namics was the perfect way to add a Smooth White frame. I then got busy with the adorable Chill Wishes stamps.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Chill Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, and Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

I stamped one of the cool penguins, trees, and mountains with Black Licorice Hybrid ink. This is my go-to choice for black ink and Copic coloring. Well really, for anytime I need black, but I love it with my Copic markers. No bleeding and crisp lines. I colored up the images and then cut them out with the coordinating Chill Wishes Die-namics.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Chill Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, and Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Then I began to build my card. I added the paper-pieced snowdrifts to a piece of Smooth White card stock that was just a smidge smaller than the rounded frame. My mother-in-law’s birthday is the day after Christmas, and I always love to give her a cool punny card. So I stamped the brrrrthday sentiment with Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink onto the top right of that panel. Then I tucked in the winter images and used a foam dimensional to pop up the penguin. Next, I adhered the frame over top. The final touch was the scattering of Sparkling Clear sequins. I love using these as an icy, snowy accent. The finished framed panel was mounted on a Stone Gray top folding A2 card base.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back with one more post next week. See you then! Have a beautiful weekend.


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Snowfall of Blessings with Lisa

Today’s guest is the talented Lisa Henke! Let’s check out the gorgeous card she’s created for us today!

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It’s always an honor to come back and Guest with My Favorite Things! I loved my time on the Design Team years ago, and I still drool over each new release. Thanks for having me again, Kim. I’m here for a few different posts in the coming week, so I hope you check back.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Snowfall of Blessings and Simply Snowflakes stamp sets, and Stylish Snowflakes and Starry Circle Die-namics #mftstamps

Today I was excited to work with the amazing snowflake set Simply Snowflakes. I started off by embossing a flurry of them with white embossing powder onto some water color card stock. I used several distress inks to add some soft, blended colors. The white embossing resists the color, making those flakes POP! Once the panel was dry, I added a little splattering of the distress ink  for a little added interest.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Snowfall of Blessings and Simply Snowflakes stamp sets, and Stylish Snowflakes and Starry Circle Die-namics #mftstamps

I then used a 4 x 5.25 panel of Smooth White card stock and cut out the stitched circle with the Starry Circle Die-namics to create a window for my pretty snowflakes to be framed in. Along the bottom of the panel, I stamped the sentiment from Snowfall of Blessings with Black Licorice Hybrid ink. I used my Misti for perfect placement and allowing me to stamp the words twice for a crisp, clean black sentiment.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Snowfall of Blessings and Simply Snowflakes stamp sets, and Stylish Snowflakes and Starry Circle Die-namics #mftstamps

I finished the card off with a matching snowflake cut from Translucent Vellum card stock with the Stylish Snowflakes Die-namics. I love using vellum on die cuts like these. It’s a great way to add subtle detail. A scattering of Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins to top off a few of the flakes and this card was done.

Thanks for stopping by today. I am back tomorrow with another MFT project for you. Have a beautiful day.


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The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. However, during this time many of the elderly who live in nursing homes feel lonely. Wouldn’t it be great if we brought a smile to their faces and brightened their holiday season simply by sharing our love of cardmaking? Please join crafters around the world for the 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive. Last year we collected over 22,000 cards and distributed them to over 100 nursing homes throughout the world, and we hope to collect even more this year! Please join us. Details for the card drive can be found at: HERE & HERE. There are only 8 more days to participate! My Favorite Things is proud to be a sponsor…offering a prize to a lucky contributor.


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