Create 8 with Vicky Papaioannou

Since December, we’ve had the distinct pleasure of watching Vicky Papaioannou as she shares our monthly release on her blog and Youtube channel. Each month, she shares a recap of all of the release products and even more exciting, her process in creating 8 amazing looks with the release. Every single month, I pick up at least one great new idea for putting the release products to work in a way I hadn’t considered. I won’t spoil all the projects but I will share a couple of sneak peeks and strongly encourage you to go check out the video for all 8 looks – incredible!

Beautifully accented Doodled Blooms add dimensional appeal to a concealed sentiment.

This amazing Mermazing card features the most extraordinary foiled Mermaid Tail Background (check out our extensive collection of foils HERE because I KNOW you want to try this technique yourself!)

You can see Vicky’s May Release unboxing on Youtube or below.

And see her Create 8 fantastic projects on Youtube or below.

Designer Spotlight: Shop & Save on Laina Lamb Design

On-trend themes, innovative design, and modern type — that’s what you’ve come to expect from Laina Lamb Design. Her inventive ideas and expert execution make her stamp sets and Die-namics a joy to work with and a never-ending source of inspiration. If adding to your Laina Lamb Design collection sounds appealing, have we got a deal for you! Today and tomorrow, apply code LLD at checkout to save 15% on in-stock products.

Check out a few projects from our team featuring the always-fabulous Laina Lamb Design products:

Handmade card from Laurie Wilson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melanie Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

And, just a small selection of products included in the sale:

Do you love Laina Lamb Design as much as we do? Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects so we can see what you’re creating!

Product Spotlight: Beach Day

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Pure Innocence is a longtime, sentimental favorite. These sweet sets always feature the most darling characters and coordinating sentiments. This month, our charming sunseeker comes equipped with a couple of accessories as well – perfect for building simple, heart-stealing scenes.

Beach Day

Beach Day

Let’s see how our team featured Beach Day in their own projects this month – I particularly love the variety of swimsuit designs she’s sporting!

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Release Replay: May 2017

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!

Seaside Seagulls and the Cloud Stencil have been immensely popular products from our newest release. Torico has combined them, along with some classic patterns from a couple of our paper packs, to create this sweet, sweet, sweet look.

Spotlight a simple scene by elevating a die-cut section from your stenciled or stamped background. Add a little wobble spring beneath the scene to really make things fun!

Donna has expertly combined elements from previous releases with fish from the new Birdie Brown set, Mermazing, and our brand new Rectangle Shaker Pouches to create this completely charming shaker scene.

Including a mix of stationery and mobile elements in your shakers really helps set the scene. Our trio of shaker pouches allow you even more creative freedom in constructing your shaker cards!

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 – Ombre Happy Birthday

The Happy Birthday to You Die-namics provides the die cuts necessary to create two cards with a single pass through your die-cutting machine – both the letters and resulting negative can be used to craft beautiful birthday wishes. Cutting the design from masking paper provides yet another opportunity though, as you’ll learn in this week’s episode of MFTv!

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 – Ombre Happy Birthday 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: Beach Bunnies

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 Laurie’s blog: craftymochi

from Francine’s blog: Tanja

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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Bunnies frolicking at the beach – it’s just as fun as you’d imagine. These four fun bunnies are ready to spend the day watching the clouds float lazily across the sky, searching for seashells, and enjoying a delicious ice cream cone. Set a sunny scene with the included beach huts. You’ll see how wonderfully this collection works with other May products and that the bunnies and accessories work together, or independently. Now *that* is a sign of an excellent purchase!

Beach Bunnies

Beach Bunnies

Let’s see how our team featured Beach Bunnies in their own projects this month:

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melissa Phillips featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Peek-a-Boo Giraffe: Copic Coloring with Sandy Allnock

Hello, friends, I’m Sandy Allnock, back again with my monthly coloring video. Welcome to MAY! I’m going to be creating a little ode to April in this month’s video…April the giraffe, that is!

You can keep up with the mama and baby HERE – just remember as you read this post that I wrote it all back in late April, so if the name is chosen for the baby already, that’s why I could be a little out of date!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I thought a card with mama and baby gazing at each other would be especially appropriate (though watch my instagram today for another option I considered and rejected. LOL!) In the video I show you how to make the leaves from mama’s tree look like they’re spilling out onto the front of the card – with the awesome help of the MISTI!

With the paper used, I didn’t want a lot of color showing through – so I kept it to as simple coloring as I could. No blending, just lots of adorable bright Copic colors! To find colors in your collection that are the most intense, look for ones with a low first-digit – when the number has a 0 or 1, it’s the most intense (least dull) version of that color!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

And I always love it when a card has an extra surprise inside, don’t you?

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I’ll be back again next month….I can’t wait to see what MFT will come out with for coloring next!

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MFTv – Safari Scene

The only limit to the versatility of your collection is your imagination. Once in awhile, take some time to sit down with your supplies and simply play with no destination or finished project in mind – you might be surprised at what you come up with. This week, watch how Stephanie stretched her Die-namics to create a (literally!) stretched die cut.

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 – Safari 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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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW May Products!

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

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

All of our May 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!

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

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 contiguous US order over $75.

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 Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #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 May Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, May 4, 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 May 5. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

May 2017 Release: Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 9:00 PM EDT, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamps, Die-namics, stencil, paper, and embellishments we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

Another release brings you another fabulous class PDF and YouTube playlist featuring every single class project. Whether you prefer printed directions or are a more visual learner, we’ve got you covered. We know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the May Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

We want to make your shopping experience fun – not stressful, so we’ve created THIS shopping list that you can print out and check off as you fill your cart!

One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

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

You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $75.

And if you needed another reason to shop MFT, our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up, up, up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500.

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

You can look at every new product in our May release, for sale TONIGHT at 9 PM EDT, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and hover over the picture with your cursor to view the product name.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our May Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky commenters will win a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Anika Mercier (Apr 29, 2017 @ 22:08) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Linda Delbango (Apr 29, 2017 @ 09:49) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Cinda Nordin (Apr 30, 2017 @ 00:37)

Countdown Day Two Winner: ohkat (May 1, 2017 @ 17:20)

Countdown Day One Winner: FeM (May 2, 2017 @ 08:13) 

Congratulations to all the winners!