3 Days Until the January Release

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Today’s versatile collection features a little something for everyone, including the latest from Pure Innocence! And we’re debuting products perfect for sending a whole lot of love via snail mail, as well as a pretty new patterned paper pack. Let’s DO this!

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YOU’VE GOT MAIL

This sweet addition to our Pure Innocence line features our girl dressed in a mail carrier’s uniform out on her daily route. The cute sentiments make this a delightful set for charming love, thinking of you, and all occasion cards. Is there a card for YOU in her mailbag? 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.

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Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Pure Innocence You've Got Mail stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

MAILBOX

The Mailbox Die-namics includes everything you need to create a fun pieced mailbox! Layer the pieces together to create an adorable mailbox in either open or closed format and perch it atop the sturdy post. Add details with the flag (which you can position in the up or down position) and grass clumps for the base of the post. You’ll find two envelope shapes in this set — card-sized and bill-sized (we’re keeping it real!). This Die-namics is the perfect complement to our Love is in the Mail and You’ve Got Mail stamp sets. Long live snail mail!

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

LOVE IS IN THE MAIL

The cute sentiments featured in the Love Is in the Mail stamp set are essential for sending a little bit of kindness and love in the mail. The pretty script font will be perfect for adorning your envelopes or as miniature sentiments on your Valentine, hello, thank you, miss you, love, and encouragement cards. Pair this set with the Mailbox Die-namics for the sweetest little greetings. You’ll get a lot of use out of this versatile stamp set!

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Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Love Is in the Mail stamp set #mftstamps

FLOP CARD – HEART

The Flop Card – Heart Die-namics will give your designs a fun interactive feel! This die can be laid along a card’s score line to turn a plain rectangle into a shaped card with a heart popping out of the top of the card edge. You can also lay it halfway between the center card fold line and the edge of the card front to cut a half shape. The front of the card will feature the front folded halfway over, but when you pull the flap to the left, the shaped component will flop over revealing the backside. This Die-namics comes with a stitched heart that nests within the shape on the card front. It’s the perfect spot for a sentiment or any image and is a great way to make memorable Valentine’s Day cards!

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Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Flop Card - Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Flop Card - Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

HEARTS & STRIPES PATTERNED PAPER

The Hearts & Stripes 6×6 Paper Pack provides versatile papers in a fresh color palette! Use these twelve patterned papers with stripes and hearts for backgrounds, paper piecing, landscapes, and accents.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Hearts & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews: January 2017 Release – Day 3 on YouTube 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 January Release

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If you’re a Birdie Brown fan, today you’ll get your fix with a super cute new set. You’re sure to be delighted by this month’s playful release! You’ll also love our new Cover-Up Die-namics as well as new scalloped edge Die-namics and a trendy geometric heart Die-namics perfect for Valentine’s Day. Are you ready? Let’s check it out!

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  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 7:30 PM EST on January 10 on the MFT Blog.

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OTTERLY LOVE YOU

You will otterly adore the Otterly Love You stamp set from Birdie Brown! This set features 7 lovable and playful sea otters who will steal your heart with their adorable faces and sweet and cuddly dispositions. They may be a little vain, but who can resist these positive and social guys? You can add details to your scenes with rocks, cute, fishies, and little stamped waves. The punny and clever sentiments are perfect for Valentine’s Day cards and tags as well as anniversary, love, birthday, encouragement, friend, and all occasion cards. You’ll be otterly lost without this 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.

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Handmade card from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Otterly Love You stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

STITCHED SCALLOP BASIC EDGES 2

The Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics (like its sister Stitched Scallop Basic Edges) includes 4 cut line only designs that leave a delicate stitch line and a sweet scallop. Create shaped card edges or delicate detailed edges with this pretty accent Die-namics.

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Handmade card from Torico featuring Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

ABSTRACT HEART

The Abstract Heart Die-namics is a geometric heart shape with an abstract pattern perfect for creating chic Valentine designs. Use this Die-namics as a lacy die cut or inlay different colored card stocks to create a beautiful and unique element on cards or scrapbook pages.

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Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Abstract Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

CHEVRON SEGMENTS COVER-UP

The Chevron Segments Cover-Up features a bold geometric pattern to dress up card backgrounds. This Die-namics creates a panel sized perfectly for an A2 card front, leaving a fine border around the perimeter. You’ll get striking and intense impact with this eye-catching design!

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Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Chevron Segments Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews: January 2017 Release – Day 4 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

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.

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The January Release Countdown Begins!

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Today, we kick off our January Release Countdown – how exciting! Soon you’ll be creating adorable scenes straight out of a fairytale! Plus, we have three new Premium Dye Ink Cube sets perfect for building your ink stash. Settle in – we’re just getting started!

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  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 7:30 PM EST on January 10 on the MFT Blog.

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KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR

Your Knight in Shining Armor has arrived and what a cutie he is! The charming Knight in Shining Armor stamp set features adorable knights (one on a horse and one battle-ready replete with a sword and shield), a sweet and harmless war horse, a majestic castle, and a darling dragon. Add fun details to your scenes with the stars and cloud stamps also provided with this set. The sweet sentiments are perfect for creating friendship, anniversary, love, encouragement, graduation, get well, and all occasion designs. Pair this set with the Castle Die-namics and the Once upon a Time stamp set for extra magical scenes. You’ll find your fairytale ending with the Knight in Shining Armor 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.

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Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Knight in Shining Armor stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

ONCE UPON A TIME

Get lost in a fairytale with the super sweet Once upon a Time stamp set! You’ll be enchanted by the pretty princesses dressed in royal garments, and what fun it will be to color the castle, carriage, horse, and magical unicorn! In addition, you’ll find adorable accent stamps — from a crown and hearts to butterflies, flowers, and even a royal bird! The sweet sentiments are perfect for creating friendship, love, wedding, birthday, and all occasion cards. Pair this set with the Castle Die-namics and the Knight in Shining Armor stamp set for extra magical scenes. You’ll find your happily ever after with the Once upon a Time 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.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Once upon a Time stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

CASTLE

Create a custom fairytale scene with the magical Castle Die-namics! Layer pieces together to create a tall tower and turret, add an entrance to the castle with the cute door with embossed detail, and use the unique edge die to emulate a castle wall. You can mix and match to your heart’s content to create your very own enchanting kingdom! Show your royal colors by adding your signature color to the flag designed to fly atop the castle tower, and add detail to your castle with our English Brick Wall stencil, Small Brick Background stamp, or Brick Wall Cover-Up Die-namics. This Die-namics is the perfect complement to our Once upon a Time, Knight in Shining Armor, and Magical Dragons stamp sets! Fairytales do come true with the Castle Die-namics!

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PREMIUM DYE INK CUBES

Our Ink Cube sets allow you to build your stash of MFT exclusive inks in perfect portable, 1″ cubes. Each set includes four cubes. These sets do not match the card kit sets. Each set will feature unique colors though so there won’t be any color overlap between sets.

With our January Release, we have 3 new sets to share. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 16 features Coral Crush, Persimmon, Spearmint, and Lemon Chiffon. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 17 features Peach Bellini, Sno Cone, In the Buff, and Wild Wisteria. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 18 features Bubblegum, Insulation Pink, Cement Gray, and Grout Gray.

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See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews: January 2017 Release – Day 5 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

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 10!

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It’s National Bird Day! Let’s Celebrate!

Every year National Bird Day is celebrated on January 5th. It’s a day set aside to promote avian awareness and to spotlight and celebrate these beautiful feathered friends.

Here at My Favorite Things we have a soft spot for creatures of any kind, and we have a whole flock of pretty birdies to decorate your designs. Let’s take a look at some gorgeous projects featuring several types of birds:

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Birds of Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, Pierce Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Yoonsun features the Birds of Paradise stamp set on this vibrant shaker card.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and Die-namics, Sheet Music Background stamp, Puffy Clouds, Wonky Stitched Oval STAX, and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

The love birds from the All Heart stamp set look super “tweet” on this card from Barbara!

Handmade card from Torico featuring Tweet Friends and Lisa Johnson Designs Spring Wreath stamp sets and Die-namics, Mini Hexagon Background stamp, Cheerful Cages, and Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

The Cheerful Cages Die-namics is a fun way to feature any of our bird stamps like Torico did on this design.

Handmade card from Betsy Veldman featuring I’m Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics and the Tree-mendous Die-namics #mftstamps

Guest designer Betsy Veldman featured the I’m Tweet on You stamp set in this cheery design. C’mon spring!

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set, Pierced Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

The Polynesian Paradise stamp set features bold tropical birds and flowers. Such a sunny design from Julie!

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Miss Tiina Things with Wings stamp set and Die-namics, Grassy Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

The Things with Wings stamp set features whimsical long-legged birdies like the ones Donna used to create this sweet card.

Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Birds of Paradise stamp set, Tweet Friends stamp set and Die-namics, Boutique Window Die-namics, and English Brick Wall stencil #mftstamps

Our Tweet Friends stamp set includes five fanciful feathered friends. They sure are fun to color as spotlighted in this delightful design from Francine.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Rainbow Greetings stamp set, Mini Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, and Laina Lamb Design Flamingos Die-namics #mftstamps

And what could be better than a flamboyance of pink flamingos? Inge goes all out with five preening flamingos die cut with our Flamingos Die-namics.

Before you go, take a look at a few of the bird related things you can buy at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it’s back in stock!

Happy National Bird Day, everyone!

Did You Know? – We Challenge You!

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Did you know that besides this blog, we have another to challenge and inspire you?

The MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog gives you even more of what you’re looking for with our weekly Sketch Challenge and our bimonthly Color Challenges. Perhaps you’ve made a resolution to create more? Our challenges are sure to inspire you and kickstart your creativity.

Every Wednesday, we host our Weekly Sketch Challenge. Not only is there a new sketch to try, but our design team also shares fantastic ideas and inventive takes on the sketch. Make it a date to participate each week. And you could even win up to $20 in a voucher to our store!

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Here’s a look at the sketch that debuted today, and Creative Team Member Barbara’s take on it. Pop on over and participate this week!

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Birdie Brown Toasty Greetings stamp set, Birdie Brown Warmest Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, Blueprints 20 Die-namics, Snowfall stencil #mftstamps

When you’re in a rut and need some design inspiration, you can refer to our Card Sketches and let your creativity flow! Download and print the Card Sketches PDF HERE. With over 300 sketches, you’re sure to find a few that inspire you. Keep the document handy and grab it when it’s time to create. We update every week as the new sketches debut.

Twice a month we host a Color Challenge on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog. Visit us every 2nd and 4th Thursday for fresh new color combinations, inspiration from the design team, and the opportunity to participate as well as the chance to win up to a $20 gift card from MFT! Pictured below is our current color challenge. Be sure to join us! The deadline for the current challenge is Wednesday, January 11, at noon EST.

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We already have 60 color challenges under our belts, and of course we have you in mind! When you’re short on color inspiration, you can head to our Printable Resources section on the blog and find all of our color challenges in PDF form. Download it, print it, and hang it up in your craft area for quick color ideas. You can find the link HERE. We update this document every time there’s a new challenge!

In addition to the challenges, you can find Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques, customer projects in our weekly You’ve Been Spotted posts, and a weekly dose of inspiration in our Inspiration Friday posts. Be sure to subscribe today so that you don’t miss a moment of creative fun!

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Introducing Our 2017 Creative Team!

We’re kicking off the January Release Countdown on Friday so what better time than today to introduce the amazing members of our 2017 Creative Team? We’re extending a huge thank you and welcome back to alumni members.

We’re excited to continue bringing you unparalleled inspiration with this incredible group of designers and a constant supply of innovative products. Here’s to the endless inspiring projects that await us. Happy creating in 2017!

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MFTv – Watercolor Flowers

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There’s nothing like the soft effect of watercolors to create an artistic design. In this week’s episode, Stephanie creates a cheery get well card featuring watercolored flowers that she stamped with the Sketched Blooms stamp set, and she adds a simple heartfelt sentiment to finish her design. Follow Stephanie’s lead and create your own watercolored floral scene or bouquet with stamps from My Favorite Things!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Sketched Blooms and Essential Sentiments stamp sets #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Sketched Blooms and Essential Sentiments stamp sets #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Watercolor Flowers 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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Our End of the Year Blowout Sale Is Almost Done!

It’s time to give yourself the gift of creativity! Don’t miss out on our end of the year blowout and save BIG.

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There’s still time to grab some of your favorites, but don’t hesitate, this sale ends tomorrow!

Let’s take a look at a few of the gems that are ready to jump into your cart!

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Laina Lamb Design Cookie Crumbs stamp set and You’re the Milk to My Cookie Die-namics, Swiss Dots Background stamp #mftstamps

Our Cookie Crumbs stamp set and You’re The Milk to My Cookie Die-namics are a delicious duo along with a sweet Swiss Dots Background!

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Llama Love stamp set and Die-namics, and Mini Fringe Stitched Circle STAX, Blueprints 1, and Blueprints 2 Die-namics, and Herringbone Bricks Stencil #mftstamps

You’ll have a llama fun with the Llama Love stamp set and Die-namics. And look at all of the extra pizzazz you can get with the Mini Fringe Die-namics.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set, Pure Innocence Cupcake Day stamp set and Die-namics, Big Birthday Balloons and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Look at this sweetie from the Cupcake Day stamp set! And the Big Birthday Balloons Die-namics makes huge impact in a jiffy!

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and Die-namics, Grassy Hills and Birch Trees Die-namics #mftstamps

OH, those Happy Hedgehogs couldn’t be cuter, and the Birch Trees and Grassy Hills Die-namics makes the perfect little scene.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Birthday Speech Bubbles and Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp sets and Die-namics, Scattered Surface Background stamp, and Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

You’ll never be short for birthday card ideas with the Celebrate with Cake and Birthday Speech Bubbles stamp sets and Die-namics. And the Scattered Surface Background stamp is the perfect complement to many designs.

Be sure to visit our website and scoop up the savings before it’s too late. You’ll be glad you did! Let your shopping experience begin now. Click HERE and enjoy!

Sparkling Stars with Amy R.

Amy Rysavy is joining us again today with a chic and sophisticated design. Let’s see what sort of fabulousness she’s created for us!

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Hello everyone! I thought I’d share a little bit about the card I created today.

Handmade card from Amy Rysavy featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Stars Above stamp set and Die-namics,Stitched Sentiment Strips and Star Grid Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

I stamped the images from the Stars Above stamp set onto Smooth White card stock with Versamark ink and embossed them with gold embossing powder. Then I used some metallic gold watercolour paint in different sections of the stars. Even though I wasn’t using watercolour paper for the embossed stardust, painting on some metallic watercolour like this is fine because it doesn’t take too much water so there is little chance of warping and/or pilling of the paper.

Handmade card from Amy Rysavy featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Stars Above stamp set and Die-namics,Stitched Sentiment Strips and Star Grid Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

I die cut the stars with the coordinating Die-namics and ran another piece of Smooth White card stock through my manual die cut machine using the Star Grid Cover-Up Die-namics. I left all the interior pieces in place, and splattered more of the gold watercolour onto the background before adhering it to my card base with foam tape.

I used the Stars Above Die-namics to die cut a couple of stars from some Gold Sparkle card stock, and adhered the various stars onto my card front — popping some up with foam tape.

The sentiment was die cut with one of the Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics and embossed with the same gold embossing powder before being adhered to the card front.

Handmade card from Amy Rysavy featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Stars Above stamp set and Die-namics,Stitched Sentiment Strips and Star Grid Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

To finish off the design, I added some Metallic Gold Sequins to the card and stamped the sentiment on the inside. Then I adhered the remaining die cut stars, and that was it!


Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!

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A Visit with Sandy and Vienna!

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Hello friends! I’m Sandy, and I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are continuing to enjoy a little time off this week!

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MFT had an opening on the blog for some inspiration today, so in the spirit of “visiting” during the holiday season, I thought I’d invite you to come visit at my “house” (aka my blog!) to see a video showing how I created some clean and simple puppy slider cards using the Playful Pups stamp set. Come over and meet my pup Vienna who inspired the three cards I made… she’s a sweet rescue from PetFinder who’s made my life both chaotic and cuddly! 🙂

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring Playful Pups stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Click HERE to see. Bring a cup of tea along, and let’s have a visit!

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