Introducing the Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit

Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit #mftstamps

Custom products, carefully curated for hours of creative play – that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is $69.99 – with a retail value of close to $95, you’ll save 25% off the individual purchase price!

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit and be inspired by a plethora of awesome projects from our team.

Today, we’re featuring In the Box looks – cards that feature only the items in the kit along with basic tools, shapes, and supplies. These amazing projects from the team will demonstrate just how versatile the kit is and the wide variety of projects you can create with it.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon ET on September 20. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 10:00 PM ET on September 20 on the MFT Blog.

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The forecast for our September card it calls for heavy snowfall with a chance of pretty holiday cards! The Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit includes everything you need to make glorious and breathtaking greetings just in time for the Christmas card making season. This month’s kit includes an unprecedented two stamp sets and two Die-namics. The Simply Snowflakes stamp set features a gorgeous array of intricate snowflakes with delicate details just right for whipping up soft and pretty one-layer cards perfect for sending in the mail. The four Premium Dye Ink Cubes in soft blues and greens will allow you to create a winter wonderland with this set. Not only are there bold snowflakes, you’ll also find tiny detail stamps to add interest to your designs. The Simply Snowflakes Die-namics coordinates with the Simply Snowflakes stamp set, and it enables you to cut the six largest snowflakes for added dimension and interest. In addition, the Snowfall of Blessings stamp set features seven thoughtful sentiments in a charming script that will give you many options – not only for holiday cards but also for winter birthdays and beyond. You’ll find that the snowflakes and sentiments meld seamlessly for elegant designs. But the options don’t stop there! Our second Die-namics — Peaceful Words — features a super thin and dainty sentiment in the same script as the Snowfall of Blessings stamp set. Yes, we’re taking the guesswork out of your creative time and giving you the options you desire to create a variety of marvelous designs. You’ll also have the option of using the greetings from Peaceful Words after the holiday season is over by pairing it with other Die-namics for even more mileage. To round out this spectacular kit, you’ll get fourteen sheets of card stock that match and coordinate with the Premium Dye Ink Cubes including three bedazzling sparkle card stocks! The Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit will make your holiday cards shine!

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Simply Snowflakes stamp set #mftstamps

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Peaceful Greetings Die-namics #mftstamps

We’re so thrilled that you were as excited about our new mid-month Free with $60 offer as we were. With this month’s kit release, we’re unveiling the Merry Christmas Die-namics. Remember, our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60 so this Christmas bonus is a guaranteed gift with every kit order placed!

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Merry Christmas Die-namics #mftstamps

Learn more about the MFT Stamps – Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit on YouTube or by watching the video below.

A brand new episode of MFTv features a fantastic technique that you can replicate with the contents of this month’s card kit. Watch to see just how easy it is to create this lovely and encouraging design using the Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, Embossed Glitter Snowflakes with the Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit, on YouTube or simply watch the 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!

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Snowflake Sparkle Card Kit #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new September Card Kit. Remember, Snowflake Sparkle will be available tomorrow, September 20!

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Happy Hedgehogs with Gemma

Today’s guest is the delightful Gemma Campbell and she is smitten with Happy Hedgehogs (who isn’t?) Let’s check out the charming trio she’s created for us today!

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I’m thrilled to be a guest designer for My Favorite Things this month. Thank you so much to all the team at MFT for having me.

As a huge fan of My Favorite Things, I am always excited to see their new release countdown each month and all the fabulous cards their design team create.

Today I have three cards to share, using the newly released Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and Die-namics. I can’t get enough of these cute hedgehogs!

Lean on Me

There are two hedgehogs in the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set that can be angled to lean in to each other. They work perfectly with the sentiment “You Can Always Lean on Me.”

The hedgehogs are coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I die cut a circle and frame using the Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-namics, and added a nest of gold embossed leaves for the hedgehogs to snuggle under.

I created an orange distress ink background for some autumn colour. The tag is cut using one of the Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics, with a white heat-embossed sentiment. I blended a red distress ink over the tag so the white sentiment really pops, then finished the card with a few clear droplets scattered around.

Handmade card from Gemma Campbell featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs #mftstamps

Handmade card from Gemma Campbell featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs #mftstamps

I like How You Roll

The sentiment “I like How You Roll,” from the Happy Hedgehogs set, just cries out for a spin and slide card.

For this card, I die cut a circle card base and a circle frame, using the Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-namics. I die cut a channel from the inner circle with one of the Circle Spinner Channels – this is how the hedgehog will roll around the card. The sentiment is heat embossed and curved to follow the edge of the circle. Over everything, I blended distress inks in autumn colours. To help the card base stand out more, I used the Chevron Grid Stencil and more distress ink to add pattern.

I used a penny for my slider mechanism, making sure to leave enough room around the channel at the back of the circle for the penny to move freely. This time I used Copics to colour the hedgehog. I added him to the penny mechanism and tested out the card. It was so fun to watch him spin and roll!

Handmade card from Gemma Campbell featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs #mftstamps

Handmade card from Gemma Campbell featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs #mftstamps

Hello, Friend

I do love a colourful background, but I’m also a big fan of the clean and simple look. For my final card today, I combined Happy Hedgehogs with a bouquet of Fall Florals and used the Stepped Up Chevron Die-namics to create a textured white-on-white background.

I arranged the die-cut flowers on the card and tucked in a small tag amongst them along with a sentiment from Happy Hedgehogs. I coloured a hedgehog with zig pens, then used foam tape to pop him up on the card. I finished with some clear sequins.

Handmade card from Gemma Campbell featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs #mftstamps

Handmade card from Gemma Campbell featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs #mftstamps

If you’re interested in reading more about how I made any of these cards and the colours I used, please visit me at my blog during the week for more details.

I’ll be back on the MFT blog later this month with more cards to share. Have a lovely day!


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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There’s Still Time to Enter Our Card Contest!

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Last week we introduced our Card Design Superstar Card Contest, and there was an instant buzz in card-making land!

We are halfway to the deadline of 10 pm EDT on Thursday, September 22nd, so don’t delay! We already have a bunch of beautiful entries, and we can’t wait to check them all out.

You can see all of the cards that have been entered so far HERE, and you can add YOUR design to the mix as well. You’ll find all of the contest details at this link HERE.

It would be fun if we could all leave some love on the entries. It takes guts to put yourself out there like that. Just entering the contest is a big step, so kudos to everyone who took the leap!

Here’s a reminder of what it’s all about:

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A couple of things to remember:

  • Your entries MUST use stamps and Die-namics from My Favorite Things only. Entries using non-MFT stamps and Die-namics will be disqualified. Ink, card stock, and other products from other companies are OK.
  • You may use retired products stamps and Die-namics from My Favorite Things in your entries.
  • Absolutely ANYONE can enter this contest. No matter where you live, you are invited to participate.
  • When submitting your card, please simply use your name in the Link Title section. This is a little detail that some people have been missing.

Before you go… a little reminder of the prize you might win if you are chosen as on of our ten Card Design Superstars! I don’t know… maybe THIS is why people are so excited!

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OK! So one week until the deadline! If you’ve already added your links, way to go! We are so thrilled that you chose to participate. If you’re still trying to decide, GO for it! What have you got to lose?

Fall Fling with Lynn

Lynn Put is our guest on the blog today. If you’re not in a fall mood just yet, her trio of gorgeous looks will certainly put you there!

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For my first card, I used the adorable MFT stamp set Fall Friends. The first thing I did was to stamp some of the images from the set onto white card stock and color them using Copic markers. Then I die cut each of the images using the coordinating Fall Friends Die-namics. I used a white card base then added a panel of rust card stock that I stenciled using the new Chevron Grid Stencil. After that I cut a rectangle of watercolor paper that I blended with some Wild Honey Distress Ink and added a brown Single Stitched Rectangle Frame and adhered this piece to my card base using foam tape. I stamped my sentiment onto a white card stock banner and tucked that underneath the edge of my frame and arranged and attached all of my stamped images, popping up the cute little crow.

Handmade card from Lynn Put featuring Fall Friends #mftstamps

For my next card, I again used the new Fall Friends set except this time I highlighted the adorable fox image. I started out with a white card base then added a panel of rust card stock. I used the Split Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics in the same color for a cool textured background. Next I used an oval piece of watercolor paper and blended on some Wild Honey & Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks then added some droplets of water which I blotted with paper towel. On top of this piece, I added an Oval Single Stitched Frame and adhered this to my card front with foam tape. Next I adhered my images, popping up the crow with foam tape, added my stamped sentiment and gluing on some copper colored sequins.

Handmade card from Lynn Put featuring Fall Friends #mftstamps

For my last card today, I used the sweet Pure Innocence Jumping with Joy stamp set. I started out by stamping the little girl image and several of the leaves from the set onto white card stock and coloring them using Copic markers. Next I assembled my card. I used two square pieces of watercolor paper that I sponged using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink – the first piece I adhered to my card base along with a piece of orange card stock stamped with my sentiment, and the second I die cut using the Circle Spinner Channels Die-namics. Along the bottom of the second square watercolored piece, I adhered a strip of card stock which I had die cut using one of the Stitched Scallop Basics Die-namics. I adhered the Pure Innocence image with foam tape and arranged the leaves around her feet and assembled five of the leaves for my spinners. I attached the whole panel using foam tape. I used a Single Stitched Rectangle Frame Die-namics in brown card stock to finish off my card.

Handmade card from Lynn Put featuring Jumping with joy #mftstamps


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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Release Replay: September 2016

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Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Llama Love #mftstamps

Yoonsun took our new Llama Love stamp set and Die-namics right into the holiday season by pairing with a sentiment from Gift Tag Greetings and a well-placed jingle bell.

There’s no need to relegate your seasonal crafting to only those products that scream Christmas – think outside the box to see how you can stretch your products into year-round applications! 

Handmade card from Anna Kossokovskaya featuring Pure Innocence Jumping with Joy #mftstamps

Are you noticing a theme? Anna also took one of our September Release products – in this case, the Pure Innocence Jumping with Joy – and used it to create a winter card.

This image was intended to be jumping in the air but Anna completely reimagined her to be laying in the snow creating a snow angel – it’s all about perspective!

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s replay.

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MFTv – Creating a Framed Scene

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Harvest Buddies and Fall Friends provide the perfect way to jump into autumn crafting. As autumn is often associated with being grateful for the blessings in your life, what better time than now to create a few thank you cards to show those special people in your life that you appreciate them! Join Stephanie this week as she crafts a spectacular fall scene showcased to perfection by the Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Fall Friends and Harvest Buddies #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Fall Friends and Harvest Buddies #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Creating a Framed Scene 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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Product Spotlight: Single Stitch Line Shape Frames

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky ladies have won $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Donna’s blog: Jayell

from Anna’s blog: Esther

Congratulations to you both! Your Gift Vouchers will be emailed to you sometime later today, so keep an eye out. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!

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Time to take a trip back to re-visit one of our September Release products. This month, we’re taking a closer look at the exceptionally versatile Single Stitch Line Shape Frame Die-namics! The Single Stitch Line Frames include a beautiful stitched detail running around the center of the die cuts for beautiful framing of your images, sentiments, and layering pieces. They are ideal for creating shaker cards as well!

Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames

Single Stitch Line Square Frames

Single Stitch Line Circle Frames

Single Stitch Line Oval Frames

Let’s see how our team featured these indispensable frames in their own projects this month:

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Single Stitch Line Square Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring Single Stitch Line Square Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Single Stitch Line Oval Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Single Stitch Line Oval Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Single Stitch Line Circle Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Single Stitch Line Circle Frames #mftstamps

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

You Could Be a Card Design Superstar Contest – 2016!

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We are thrilled, excited, and downright STOKED to announce a fantastic creative opportunity  — the chance for YOU to be named a Card Design Superstar! Yes, we’re hosting our second annual card contest, and we can’t WAIT to see what you make!

I don’t know about you, but after Tuesday night’s release of our September products, I am beyond inspired! It just feels like the perfect time of year to get creative.

You may remember that at the end of session three of  MFT Camp Create we hinted at a fun way to put all of your knowledge to use, and now is your chance to SHINE!

What’s in it for YOU? Oh, to begin with there will be a pretty tantalizing prize. How does a $250 gift voucher from My Favorite Things sound? We’ll be awarding a $250 voucher to each of our TEN winners! Check it out!

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But more than that, this will be a chance for you to create some cards that you’re proud of, stretch your creative limits, and interact and cheer on other people who love to make cards just as much as you do. Pretty much a huge win no matter what!

So, you’re probably wondering how this will work. Let me give you the details:

  • Create brand new/original cards using any theme you like. Previously posted cards will not be considered.
  • Maximum number of entries per participant is three (3).
  • Use stamps and Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Cards using other products will be disqualified immediately, so get inventive with our products that you have on hand (or buy some)!
  • Submit your card(s) to the InLinkz link at the end of this post on or before 10 pm EDT on Thursday, September 22nd.
  • When submitting your card, please simply use your name in the Link Title section.
  • International entries are most DEFINITELY welcome!

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What will the panel of judges be looking for?

  • Great design
  • Superb execution
  • Clever uses of our product
  • Fresh approaches

The ten winning cards will be revealed on the blog on Thursday, September 29th, and our 2016 Card Design Superstars will be announced!

OK – time to start sketching and scheming and planning and creating! It’s going to be so FUN to see what you make!

You might find our Camp Create YouTube Playlist helpful as you create for inspiring ideas and great tips! You can find Sessions One, Two, and Three HERE.

So, are you in? Take a deep breath. Channel your inner creative goddess, and start making awesome cards! What have you got to lose?

Show us what you’ve got, superstar!

MFTv – Interactive Fall Cake

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Did you fall in love with our September Release? So many delightful goodies with which to create! In this week’s episode, Stephanie pairs the Fall Friends and Harvest Buddies stamp sets with our Interactive Birthday Cake to create this adorable autumn-themed thank you card with a little surprise. Follow Stephanie’s lead and make delightful and creative designs with the Interactive Birthday Cake Die-namics!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Fall Friends and Harvest Buddies stamp sets and Die-namics, Interactive Birthday Cake and Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Fall Friends and Harvest Buddies stamp sets and Die-namics, Interactive Birthday Cake and Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Interactive Fall Cake 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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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW September Products!

You’ve been waiting an entire week to take home the latest Die-namics, stamp sets, and papers. Now it’s finally time to make them yours!

Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Llama Love stamp set and Die-namics and Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

And don’t forget! Those Premium Dye Ink Cubes you’ve been asking for are available as well! Make sure to add these two sets to your cart. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 4 features Wild Cherry, Blu Raspberry, Jellybean Green, and Steel Blue. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 6 features Black Licorice, Steel Grey, Chocolate Brown, and Kraft.

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All of our September release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win 1 of 2 $100 Gift Vouchers as part of tonight’s New Product Launch celebration!

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In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order.  We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

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1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail USA order over $75.

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3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500. That can add up, so be sure to take advantage!

My Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.

Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Geometric Greenery stamp set #mftstamps

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past few days. They have another shot of inspiration to help inspire you and narrow down your shopping list to your must-have items. Visit each of their September Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, September 8, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and the prizes will be sent out on September 9. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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