November 2017 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 November Release products TONIGHT, November 7, 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 November 7. 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 November 7 on the MFT Blog.

LET’S CUDDLE

Cuddling up with a blanket & book, furry friend & glass of wine, or loved one & Netflix are all perfectly acceptable ways to endure the long, looming winter. Invite your significant other or BFF to spend some quality time with you with this cozy little stamp set…our gift to you – free with every retail order while supplies last. 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!)

Let's Cuddle stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Wilson featuring Let's Cuddle stamp set #mftstamps

SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR

The Snowflake Splendor stamp set and Layered Snowflakes Die-namics feature the same snowflake images in identical sizes. It’s obvious how versatile this system is for mixing and matching an endless variety of designs. Add a stamped or die-cut sentiment from our vast collection and finish your look with a little sparkle or texture.

Learn more about Snowflake Splendor.

Snowflake Splendor stamp set #mftstamps

Snowflake Splendor Die-namics #mftstamps

Snowflake Splendor in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Snowflake Splendor stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

LAYERED SNOWFLAKES DIE-NAMICS

Layered Snowflakes features the same images as the Snowflake Splendor stamp set in identical sizes. In addition to creating beautiful layered looks with this Die-namics alone, you can also create matted & layered looks by mixing in die cuts created with the Snowflake Splendor Die-namics. It’s obvious how versatile this system is for mixing and matching an endless variety of designs. Add a stamped or die-cut sentiment from our vast collection and finish your look with a little sparkle or texture.

Learn more about Layered Snowflakes Die-namics.

Layered Snowflakes Die-namics #mftstamps

Layered Snowflakes Die-namics in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Layered Snowflakes Die-namics #mftstamps

PEACE DIE-NAMICS

What better wish could you share for loved ones than peace? During the holidays and beyond, it’s a heartfelt sentiment that carries a lot of weight for a wide variety of occasions. This generously-sized sentiment provides the perfect opportunity for imparting pattern and texture to your greetings as well.

Learn more about Peace Die-namics.

Peace Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Peace Die-namics #mftstamps

CONGRATULATIONS CIRCLE FRAME DIE-NAMICS

Say Congratulations in style with this text-based frame. Use it as a layering piece or frame for images, die cuts, shaker assemblies, or even photos! It is sized to coordinate with our Circle Shaker Pouches. The Congratulations Circle Frame Die-namics is this month’s Free w/ $60 Die-namics!

Learn more about Congratulations Circle Frame Die-namics.

     Circle Shaker Pouches

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Congratulations Circle Frame Die-namics #mftstamps

Learn more about all of our November 2017 release products shown by watching November 2017 Release – Product Previews on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Did anything in our November 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.

November 2017 Release: Are You Ready?

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the November 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 November 7. 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 November 7 on the MFT Blog.

FILLED WITH JOY

Maybe you’re a stockings-before-presents family or perhaps you save them for the end of your package reveal — whatever your tradition, Filled with Joy is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas crafting. Our little charmer is bearing a stocking as big as she is and it’s packed with holiday joy! 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 Filled with Joy.

Pure Innocence Filled with Joy stamp set #mftstamps

Pure Innocence Filled with Joy Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Pure Innocence Filled with Joy stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

SKI-SONS GREETINGS

Take your crafting to the extreme with the daredevil Ski-sons Greetings bear trio. You’ll have so much fun coloring these bears and creating scene featuring them racing down mountains and performing amazing, gravity-defying feats. With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, these are a must for anticipating and celebrating the excitement experienced worldwide! 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 Ski-sons Greetings.

 Ski-sons Greetings stamp set #mftstamps

 Ski-sons Greetings Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Ski-sons Greetings stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

DEER LOVE DIE-NAMICS

These darling deer come in two sizes and opposite directions to provide for an exceptional array of scene-building opportunities. They feature impressive antlers and heart accents to add some extra love to your looks.

Learn more about Deer Love Die-namics.

Deer Love Die-namics #mftstamps

Deer Love Die-namics in use #mftstamps

Handmade place cards from Karolyn Loncon featuring Deer Love Die-namics #mftstamps

LET IT SNOWFLAKE TOO DIE-NAMICS

This delicate trio of snowflakes will add wintry elegance to your seasonal cards.

Learn more about Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics.

Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics #mftstamps

Are you enjoying the 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.

November 2017 Release: Halfway to the Big Day

Mmmmmmm…coffee…today’s selection of products will warm you, heart and body. In addition to some cool retro-inspired coffee images, we have a versatile set of coordinating sentiments, some forest friends, a fun new frames option, and a brand-new paper pad.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 7. 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 November 7 on the MFT Blog.

COFFEE DATE

Things are about to get steamy! Warm up your crafting with the stylized images included in Coffee Date. This stamp set includes coordinating solid and outline images that allow you to create colorable, or multi-step, stamped coffee pots, mugs, and cups. Add some love to your design with the assortment of heart images. Complete your inviting look with a sentiment from the coordinating Coffee Break 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 Coffee Date.

Coffee Date stamp set #mftstamps

Coffee Date Die-namics #mftstamps

Coffee Date in use #mftstamps

COFFEE BREAK

Whether in conjunction with our Coffee Date stamp set and Die-namics, other coffee, tea, or cocoa-themed collections, or mixed with a wide assortment of other images in the MFT library, you’ll discover so many wonderful uses for this varied sentiment set. Nurturing relationships over a warm cup of joe is a time-honored tradition that you’ll love celebrating with the Coffee Break stamp set.

Learn more about Coffee Break.

Coffee Break stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Coffee Date stamp set and Die-namics and Coffee Break stamp set #mftstamps

FRIENDS IN THE FOREST

A fresh blanket of snow creates a sense of calm and quiet that is particular to the season. Now add a handful of animals to the mix — a fox, bear, deer, and owl — to complete an idyllic winter forest scene. Friends in the Forest features this iconic quartet of forest-dwellers as well as scene-building elements, sentiments, and a dapper hat to add some character, color, and warmth. 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 Friends in the Forest.

Friends in the Forest stamp set #mftstamps

Friends in the Forest Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Friends in the Forest stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

LINKED CHAIN CIRCLE FRAMES DIE-NAMICS

This inventive quartet 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. Four sizes ensure you’ll have the perfect frame for any application.

Learn more about Linked Chain Circle Frames Die-namics.

Linked Chain Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

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

GRAPHIC GRID PASTELS PAPER PACK

An orderly grid pattern + pretty pastels are a perfect pairing in our newest paper pack. This soft rainbow will make a beautifully versatile addition to your collection.

Graphic Grid Pastels Paper Pack #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring Graphic Grid Pastels Paper Pack #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.

November 2017 Release: Stay Tuned! We Have More in Store.

Our November Release Countdown started with a bang yesterday but if you know us at all, you know we have much, much more to share still. Today, we’re kicking things off with the latest from Birdie Brown, and rounding things out with an adorable little chef and some indispensable additions to our line of STAX.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 7. 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 November 7 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 7 features Nightshift Blue, Timber Green, Paver Red, and Hot Fudge. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 10 features Cornflower, Poppy, Sour Apple, and Ripe Raspberry. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 12 includes Blue Breeze, Pink Lemonade, Limeade, and Grapesicle.

          

NEW BEST FRIEND

We love to take every opportunity possible to celebrate our furball BFFs. If you’re a cat or dog-lover or know someone who is (let’s be honest, we all fall into one of those categories!) then this collection from Birdie Brown is a must-have. New Best Friend features charming characters, cats, dogs, accessory images, and sentiments designed to purr-fectly bring to your pet-themed ideas to life!. 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 New Best Friend.

Birdie Brown New Best Friend stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown New Best Friend Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring Birdie Brown New Best Friend stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

COOK UP SOME FUN

One cheery chef…at your service. Cook up Some Fun features an adorable bear donning a chef’s hat and mixing up some fun with his bowl and spoon. He’ll make a sweet addition, adding a dash of love to your cards, tags, and projects! 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 Cook up Some Fun.

Cook up Some Fun stamp set #mftstamps

Cook up Some Fun Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade gift from Barbara Anders featuring Cook up Some Fun stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

STITCHED MOD SHAPE DIE-NAMICS

Embrace mod style for your next project — this time with a pretty edge detail — with the indubitably cool Mod Rectangle and Square STAX. These sets feature rectangles and squares with rounded opposing corners. You’ll have so much fun building beautiful patterns and layering these versatile shapes. Start your project with a stylish base — the largest rectangle layers perfectly on an A2 card front!

Learn more about Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX and Stitched Mod Square STAX.

Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Stitched Mod Square STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Stitched Mod Square STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

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 was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

November 2017 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 a plethora of 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 November 7. 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 November 7 on the MFT Blog.


YOU MAKE MY HEART MELT

Whirling dervishes of the cat and owl variety dash across an icy pond in the adorable You Make My Heart Melt stamp set. You’ll love creating winter tableaus with the six included characters, scene-building elements, and accent images. Honor treasured friendships with the coordinating sentiments and seamlessly combine with the characters and elements featured in You Make My Heart Spin for even more card making opportunities. 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 You Make My Heart Melt.

You Make My Heart Melt stamp set #mftstamps

You Make My Heart Melt Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring You Make My Heart Melt stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

YOU MAKE MY HEART SPIN

This whimsical collection complements You Make My Heart Melt to perfection. In addition to the bunnies and birds, the gingerbread-like house and trees will provide even more scene-building versatility. Spin, twirl, and glide your way to heartwarming winter looks with this irresistible 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 You Make My Heart Spin.

You Make My Heart Spin stamp set #mftstamps

You Make My Heart Spin Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring You Make My Heart Spin stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

MESMERIZING MANDALA BACKGROUND

The Mesmerizing Mandala Background creates a beautifully ornate image ideal for embossing, coloring, and adding beautiful detail to your projects. The six-point design also can be used to mimic a magnificent, bold snowflake for wintry projects. The Mesmerizing Mandala Background measures 5 5/8” at its widest point.

Learn more about Mesmerizing Mandala Background.

Mesmerizing Mandala Background #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Mesmerizing Mandala Background #mftstamps

MESMERIZING MANDALA DIE-NAMICS

The stunning Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics creates a beautifully ornate option for layering and accenting. Use a metallic finish paper to mimic a filigree accent for your cards and projects. This six-point design also can be used to die cut a magnificent, bold snowflake for wintry projects.

Learn more about Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics #mftstamps

ORNAMENTAL MEDALLION TRIO DIE-NAMICS

This three-piece set features pretty medallion options in a size that makes them exceptionally versatile. Combine the designs into a single project for a quick look that boasts extraordinary interest or focus on a single design for easy elegance.

Learn more about Ornamental Medallion Trio Die-namics.

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Ornamental Medallion Trio Die-namics #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new November Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on November 7!

Essentials By Ellen & My Favorite Things Mix It Up

In addition to the fun collaboration you’ll find below, we have some exciting news to share today. Amy Yang has done some fabulous guest posts for us in the past, both here on the MFT blog as well as on our Challenge & Inspiration blog. You may also recognize her as one of our 2016 Card Design Superstar alumni. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that she’s agreed to become a permanent member of the MFT team.

You’ll start seeing her regular design team contributions tomorrow when we begin our November Release Countdown (it’s a good one!) Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Amy as the newest member of the MFT family!


We were so pleased to contribute the Good Friends stamp set and Die-namics, designed exclusively for Ellen Hutson, as part of their United We Flourish campaign. Today on the Ellen Hutson blog, design team member Karolyn is being featured in their latest Mix It Up Challenge. She’s created the darling treat package shown below that combines Good Friends with an inspiring mix of MFT and EH products. You’ll definitely want to head to the Ellen Hutson blog to see more AND learn how you can win a $50 gift voucher to the Ellen Hutson store!

Handmade treat package from Karolyn Loncon #mftstamps

Now that it’s November, and we’re undeniably creeping into the proper holiday season, having some great ideas for easy treat packaging in your back pocket is always a good idea. We think this sweet project from Karolyn is a wonderful way to present delightful little treats to a wide array of recipients. Thanks for joining us and enjoy your time on the Ellen Hutson blog today!

Deck the Halls with Puppy Greetings

Hello, again! It’s Amy from A Thousand Sheets of Paper and I’m back this week with my final post as a Guest Designer for MFT. I just want to thank them again for inviting me to play this past month, I’ve loved every minute! I have three cards to share today because I have saved my most favorite stamp set for last…Happy Pawlidays. Not only do I have my own canine companion, whom I adore, but I also work with dogs every day for my job and I love it. So when I saw this stamp set I knew that it would be perfect for my client Christmas cards!

For my first card, I cut two different stitched panels — the larger one using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 and the smaller from Set 2. On the smaller panel, I stamped the cute pup off to the side, giving him the appearance of peeking into the scene. Next, I grabbed the Drifts & Hills Stencil and sponged blue ink above it to create the evening sky. The trees were sketched in using a Copic marker, and falling snow with a white gel pen. I finished the card off with a mix of Sparkling Clear sequins scattered about.

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

On my second card, I wanted to create a small contained indoor scene combining the mischievous pup all tangled up in lights along with the tree and gifts that are from the same set. I masked the tree and two of the gifts on the background, along with the picture frame from the Make Yourself at Home set, then I grabbed the Small Brick Wall Stencil and inked over everything to create the brick wall. I used the coordinating Happy Pawlidays Die-namics to cut out the pup and one of the gifts so that I could easily pop them up off the scene just a bit. The large sentiment from the Handwritten Holiday set provides a counterbalance to the top-heavy design.

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

My final card was inspired by my friend’s dog, Pickle. She is the most beautiful miniature dachshund that I have ever seen and she’s quite the character too. So I colored this little wiener dog all in black, just like Pickle, and surrounded her with bright pops of color in the ornaments, the inked background, and the rug I borrowed from the retired Merry Christmoose set. Once again, the coordinating Happy Pawlidays Die-namics were used along with some Glossy Accents that I added to the baubles for extra shine. A thin strip of black and white striped washi tape down the left edge of the card ties back nicely to my little black wiener dog and adds a graphic touch to the finished card.

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

Thanks again for having me and I wish all my MFT friends a wonderfully creative holiday season!

Double the Merry Christmas Greetings

It’s been a joy having Lydia join us this month. I’m sure you’re just as inspired by her projects as we’ve been…it’s going to be a very colorful Christmas around here!

It’s my last day as a guest of MFT – thank you so much for having me here! I have a twofer today — two projects in which a single die cut resulted in two cards. On this first card, I loved the adorable birdies wearing hats so I wanted the teeny bird to be the star. So on a card panel of white, I die cut the circular sentiment, being careful to center it on the panel, and saving the panel with the negative space. Then I stamped the foliage and berries all around the edge of the card and colored them with Copics – RV29 and BG49. Then I glued down the die-cut sentiment frame and popped the birdie up in the middle on dimensional adhesive.

Next I took the card panel that I cut the sentiment from and inlaid a black sentiment to give me a place to put the adorable jumping deer. I colored him with E17, E19, B04, and BG57 and lifted color with the colorless blender to get his spots. Always save those negative cuts — you can do such fun things!

Thanks for being here – I hope you have an awesome crafty holiday season!

MFTv – Happy Haunting

Happy Halloween Eve, all! For this week’s episode of MFTv, Stephanie has conjured a spooky masked scene featuring Happy Haunting and a mix of Distress Ink and Copic coloring. It’s not too late to create a few Halloween cards for your loved ones so pull out your witches and goblins and watch our latest video to get inspired!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Happy Haunting 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!

Polar Pals in the Spotlight

Hello, again! It’s Amy from A Thousand Sheets of Paper and I’m back this week with a pair of Christmas cards featuring the fun critters from the Polar Pals stamp set and Die-namics that were part of the October release. For my first card today, I’ve imagined this cute narwhal leaping out of the cold, arctic waves to jump through a hoop of holiday greetings. To make this happen I used a mix of new and older Die-namics. The ‘hoop’ is the Happy Holidays Circle Frame and the water was created by cutting some ombre inked card stock into strips with the Ocean Waves Die-namics. This background was trimmed out using the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 and the coordinating Polar Pals dies made it easy to cut out the narwhal and pop him up with dimensional adhesive right over the Stitched Sentiment Strip.

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

For my second card, I created a single layer scene by masking the penguin, seal and polar bear all together onto the ice floe. I used my Copic markers to color their cute winter wear in traditionally festive red and green holiday colors. Then I continued to sketch in the cold, winter waves and towering pines in the background to really flesh out the arctic home they live in.

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

I hope you have enjoyed these Polar Pal creations as much as I enjoyed making them and I will see you again next week!