2 Days Until the November Release

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Whether you’re a seamstress or not, Miss Tiina’s delightful contribution to the November release will inspire you to add faux-stitched detail to all of your paper projects. Combined with the latest STAX collection, you’ll be able to perfect the sewn look.

Don’t forget that we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 11. 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.

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Stitched with Love, from Miss Tiina, will impart a handmade feel to your projects with realistic stitched and loose thread images. Mix and match the simple sans serif phrases with the stitch-look accent words for complete sentiments that will capture hearts for anything from “get well” to “glad you’re my friend” occasions. Build a spool with the coordinating Die-namics and then use the image in this stamp set to “thread’ the spool. This set presents an endless variety of sentiment and accent options.

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See more of the Stitched with Love stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Stitched with Love Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

This STAX set takes a classic shape and amps it up with an interesting pinked edge. The Pinking Edge Square STAX Die-namics is perfect for matting photos, stamped images, and sentiments as well as simply adding some easy interest to clean and simple cards.

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See more of the Pinking Edge Square STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The versatile Christmas Tree Cutout design doubles up your crafting options as it creates a peek-a-boo effect as well as produces die-cut pieces that can be reassembled into a second tree. The stencil style sentiment ensures that your message will stay intact.

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See more of the Christmas Tree Cutout Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

In today’s episode of MFTv, I’m once again sharing my current love of gold + neutral. I added a pop of blue for some freshness – it was the perfect backdrop for adding some subtle heat-embossed dots from the new Swiss Dots Background!

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You can see how I assembled this card start-to-finish by clicking HERE or watching below!

Are you enjoying our November 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.

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3 Days Until the November Release

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Pure Innocence is delivering in more ways than one today. Not only is she an exceedingly precious addition to a fan-favorite line, she comes prepared with a pile of pretty packages! Make sure you’re entered each day of the countdown to get in the mix for the daily $75 gift vouchers! We’re just 3 days away from our November release and we can’t wait to reveal all at the end of the countdown.

Don’t forget that we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 11. 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.

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Overflowing Joy, from our Pure Innocence line, introduces another darling little lady to the MFT family. This time, she comes bearing gifts – a towering stack of them, in fact! She’s eager to share her love and affection with five coordinating phrases and sentiments. This set would be ideal for creating gift tags as well as cards.

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See more of the Overflowing Joy stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Overflowing Joy Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Easily add a classic, subtle pattern to your card bases and accents with the Swiss Dots Background.

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See more of the Swiss Dots Background HERE or by watching the video below.

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.

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4 Days Until the November Release

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Birdie Brown is back today with a sweet + petite set. We’ve also got a homey Cover-Up and a fantastically versatile set of frames.

Don’t forget that we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 11. 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.
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Warmest Wishes is a more petite set from Birdie Brown that features a charming girl in signature BB style. Also included are a graphic snow flurry accent, and three coordinating sentiments. The single piece Die-namics makes die-cut cuties a breeze to produce.

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See more of the Warmest Wishes stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Warmest Wishes Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Effortlessly paper-piece your way to a stunning quilted effect with the Quilt Square Cover-Up Die-namics. Each inlaid piece includes stitched detailing. Create a peek-a-boo effect by layering the resulting border over a card stock backdrop for easy, graphic contrast.

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See more of the Quilt Square Cover-Up Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Square Frames Die-namics are the perfect way to spotlight a sentiment or image, or to add a dimensional frame or shaker box to your cards.

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See more of the Square Frames Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Square Frames Die-namics is ideal for creating shaker boxes and this image from the Warmest Wishes stamp set was begging to be used in a glittery snow scene – a match made in heaven! I pulled out my Copics and enjoyed some relaxing coloring for this basic but beautiful design.

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You can watch me assemble this card came by clicking HERE or watching below!

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the November release can be all yours! To see what we did created with today’s sneak peek products, keep clicking through our Design Team member blogs. Our November guest designer, the multi-talented Cristina Kowalczyk, is joining us with a couple of projects today so make sure that her blog is a top stop!

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Caring Hearts Card Drive

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The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. During this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly. We here at My Favorite Things are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort!

Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

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5 Days Until the November Release

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Snuggle into the latest sneak peeks – inviting, charming, and completely heartwarming. Just 5 days left in our November release countdown!

Remember to comment each day on the MFT Blog for a chance to WIN $75. That will go a long way towards bulking up your collection of MFT goodies!

Don’t forget that we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 11. 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.
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The Cozy Greetings stamp set includes sentiments encompassing Christmas, seasonal birthdays, and simple friendship. A whimsical mix of fonts and flourishes ensures every project will feel personal and unique, and leave your recipient feeling warm & fuzzy.

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See more of the Cozy Greetings stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

The Comfy Sweater Die-namics allows you to “knit” up some handmade love in no time! Layer the included collar, cuff, and waist pieces for added dimension and color contrast or use the die-cut sweater alone – the embossed accent will leave you with beautifully detailed single-layer designs as well. This Die-namics set includes all the pieces necessary to create sweaters in two sizes, and accents the sentiments in the Cozy Greetings stamp set in fashion-forward form.

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See more of the Comfy Sweater Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

It’s impossible to deny the appeal of perky rows of perfect polka dots. The Jumbo Dot Cover-Up Die-namics features polka dots super-sized to be larger than those in the Polka Dot Cover-Up Die-namics.
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See more of the Jumbo Dot Cover-Up Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Sweater Stitch Background will cover your cards in a perfect swatch of beautiful knit texture. Tidy rows of identical stitches will provide a beautiful textural background to your heartwarming wintery and Christmas themed cards and projects.

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See more of the Sweater Stitch Background HERE or by watching the video below.

The new Comfy Sweater Die-namics is so fun. You can “knit” dimensional sweaters with the included die elements using card stock but wow, our MFT felt is a dream with this set for adding the perfect touch of texture! For this episode of MFTv, I personalized the sweaters with initials and added some pattern to the sentiment flag with the new Sweater Stitch Background.

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You can see how I assembled this card start-to-finish by clicking HERE or watching below!

Let’s see what our team has created with today’s products. In just 5 more days, you’ll be able to shop all of the November products you’ll be snuggling up with soon!

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 11

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful. This month’s palette features the bright and fresh combination of Grout Gray, Berrylicious, Sour Apple, and Red Hot. This classic scheme is a mix perfect for projects evocative of a chilly winter day. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful. The November Paint Book Swatch is below – print and save every month’s swatch for instant color inspiration any month of the year!

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You have until Wednesday, December 3 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The monthly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Cindy! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s challenge. You can view all the entries for last months’s challenge HERE.

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6 Days Until the November Release

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Stay cool with the latest addition to the Birdie Brown line. Chilling out with this fun new stamp set and Die-namics will keep you crafting all winter long. A gorgeous new STAX Die-namics and stencil round out today’s offerings.

As you peruse the latest sneak peeks, don’t forget to comment each day on the MFT Blog for a chance to WIN $75. You can add a lot of fun MFT goodies to your toolbox with $75!

Remember, we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 11. 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.
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Any day spent stamping with these chill bears from Birdie Brown will be a cool one. The Cool Day stamp set includes 2 friendly bears, an icy base to perch them on, a “North Pole” like sign, six sentiments, and a variety of graphic accents. Most of the included words and phrases are sized to fit the included sign. Use the matching Die-namics to cut flawless accents for your projects.

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See more of the Cool Day stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Cool Day Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Add some softness to your layered panels with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics. This 6 piece set features gently rounded corners and a stitched border detail on each die.

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See more of the Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

We all love the classic chevron pattern and now, with the Small Chevron Stripes Stencil, you can include a textural chevron element on your projects. Add color, emboss in conjunction with our Embossing Pad Combo, or apply a texture medium to achieve a whole new level of texture.

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I’ve coined a new term for today’s episode of MFTv: Rustic Luxe. What do you think? I really love the way the metallic elements and more neutral kraft and hemp accents play off of each other. The new Small Chevron Stripes Stencil was perfect for inking up some vellum with a metallic pigment ink. I also added a few elements from the Cozy Mittens stamp set and Die-namics that we introduced yesterday.

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See how I used the stencil to created the shimmering pattern you see in my sample by clicking HERE or watching below!

Our fabulous team is back to share their projects featuring today’s sneak peeks. Just 6 more days until the big release!

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 201

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This week, we’re featuring a sketch with skewed panels accented by a simple strip element and circle accent. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, November 11 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Elizabeth S.! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download the 2011 Sketches (1-52) HERE

Download the 2012 Sketches (53-104) HERE

Download the 2013 Sketches (105-156) HERE

Download the 2014 Sketches (157-201) HERE

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Some of the products used to create this project are included in the November 2014 release and will be available for purchase November 11.

The November Release Countdown Begins

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An imminent shift in weather for many of our friends is an indication that it’s about time to hunker down, cozy up, and enjoy some time at home with our cherished stamps, Die-namics, and stencils. Cold weather signals an abundance of crafty fun-time and our November release is bursting at the seams with homespun appeal.

Don’t forget to join us for a full week of partying! Our Release Week Social is the perfect opportunity to drop in and say hi, and to share excitement over the products we’re introducing and the projects our designers have created to showcase them. Join us HERE right now and get to chatting – we can’t wait to hear what you think of our November release.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 11. 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.
This one-of-a-kind design includes 6 unique quilt blocks that you can mix and match for beautiful, homespun cards. Each of the dies in this 7 piece set Blueprints 20 Die-namics set includes a stitched or decorative detail that lends a cozy, handmade feel to your projects. In addition to the quilt blocks, Blueprints 20 also includes stitched and scalloped panel options, stitched banner and fishtail flag elements, and two border options – one, a stitchable zig zag design and the other, a peek-a-boo border.

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Follow the provided digital sketches, or become your own architect. Either way, Blueprints is the foundation of your creativity.

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See more of Blueprints 20 Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Lisa Johnson Designs brings you the heart (and hand!) warming Cozy Mittens stamp set and Die-namics. This set includes classic mitten shapes with a wide assortment of homey stitched and graphic patterns to dress the mittens up. “Tie” your mittens together with the loopy string image and complete the look with one of the two sweet coordinating sentiments. Use the stamps alone, or in conjunction with the coordinating Die-namics for fits-just-right die cuts every time.

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See more of the Cozy Mittens stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Cozy Mittens Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Nordic Knits coordinates with the Cozy Mittens stamp set and Die-namics and includes matching patterns designed to build panels, borders, and accents that provide the perfect base for your Cozy Mittens projects. Cross stitch, knit, and graphic patterns combine to create a multitude of comfy looks.

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See more of the Nordic Knits stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

With our November release, we’re introducing a brand new ink formula to our extensive line of Replenishments. My Favorite Things Pigment Ink is our exclusive line of slow-drying pigment inks that provide a rainbow of possibilities at your fingertips. The ink is perfect for embossing and general stamping using clear and cling rubber stamps. MFT Pigment Inks are acid-free, archival, and fade resistant. They are water resistant and produce crisp, vibrant impressions. They feature a raised pad for use with any size stamp. We are thrilled to share this initial 14 color release and we can’t wait to see what you do with this new formula.

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Learn more about our new line of Pigment Inks HERE or by watching the video below.

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with these inspiring new products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on November 11!

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A Big MFT Welcome to Stephanie

Last week, Stephanie shared a couple of vastly different, but equally amazing cards with us. This week, we are pleased to announce that she’s becoming a permanent fixture on the MFT Creative Team! Print

Beginning with our November release (that starts in less than a day!) you’ll be seeing Stephanie’s pretty face and stunning cards pop up as part of our sneak peek countdown – we’re so excited to be able to share more of her ingenuity in the months to come.

Before we leave you for the day, don’t forget to pop over to the boutique to peruse our latest Retirement Sale. You’ll find a vast array of stamp sets and Die-namics at 50% off. All of these products will be retired once they’re gone though so don’t wait long to take advantage of these incredible prices and stock up on your wish list items!

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Happy shopping and we’ll see you tomorrow as we embark on our November release countdown!