September 2018 Release: Stay Tuned! We Have More in Store.

With September right around the corner, we’re all starting to feel fall in the air. Our newest Birdie Brown collection has made that feeling tangible in the form of two sweet Fall Friends and a variety of coordinating images. Today we’re also sharing an essential sentiment collection — especially if you’re a Birdie Brown collector — as well as an addictive new shaker Die-namics and our newest Free with $60. Let’s get to it!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on September 3. 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 AM EDT on September 4 on the MFT Blog.

FALL FRIENDS

You’ll quickly fall in love with this autumnal collection from Birdie Brown. This set features a duo of sweater weather-ready characters bedecked in seasonally appropriate attire – hats, scarves, jackets, and boots. Create inviting scenes with the included animal friends and accents. Use the extra pumpkins to create a patch full of fun or use the leaves to build a pile of colorful leaves for our adorable girls to frolic in. Finish your card with one of the six included sentiments geared towards Thanksgiving, autumn, and feelings of gratitude. 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 Fall Friends.

Birdie Brown Fall Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Fall Friends Die-namics from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Fall Friends stamp set & Die-namics from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

BIRDIE BROWN GREETINGS GALORE 

Whether used to complement and expand upon your collection of Birdie Brown imagery, or simply to round out your sentiment options, you must add Birdie Brown Greetings Galore to your stash. This assortment of eighteen sentiments covers a wide range of occasions and topics. The quintessential Birdie Brown font ensures they will blend seamlessly with other sets in your collection but will work just as well with almost any images you’d like to pair them with.

Learn more about Birdie Brown Greetings Galore.

Birdie Brown Greetings Galore stamp set from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Birdie Brown Greetings Galore stamp set from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

CIRCLE TRIO SHAKER WINDOW & FRAME DIE-NAMICS + CIRCLE TRIO SHAKER POUCHES

The Circle Trio Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics creates a trio of circular windows, perfectly aligned and spaced, in your card fronts and panels. Each window features a delicate emboss line perimeter or, use the 1/8” frame element layered over the windows to conceal the pouch edge and create a beautiful seamless look. Each window measures 1 1/4” in diameter. The complementary Circle Trio Shaker Pouches can be slid into your windows effortlessly and filled with your choice of shaker components. Alternatively, choose to leave one or more of your circles shaker-free by trimming the shaker pouches down to just one or two circles!

Learn more about Circle Trio Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.

Circle Trio Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics from My Favorite Things #mftstamps    Circle Trio Shaker Pouches from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Circle Trio Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

SIMPLY HELLO DIE-NAMICS 

We’ve taken the playful “hello” from our Simply Hello & Love You Die-namics and SUPER-sized it, making it the perfect choice for even more applications. The letters are etched together to make placement of your greeting easy as pie…even better? Simply Hello is this month’s Free with $60 Die-namics!

Learn more about Simply Hello Die-namics.

Simply Hello Die-namics from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Simply Hello Die-namics from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the September release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

September 2018 Release: Countdown Kickoff

Welcome to the kickoff of our September 2018 Release! We’re excited to debut an exciting new collection of products and projects with you so let’s get started! Also, note our new release time — our September Release will arrive in the shop on Tuesday, September 4 at 10 AM EDT!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on September 3. 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 AM EDT on September 4 on the MFT Blog.

SASSY PANTS BEST FRIENDS

This follow-up to our wildly popular Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings is geared towards recognizing all of the bold, proud, outspoken friends you love, cherish, and occasionally tease. Your unique friendships deserve a unique approach for celebrating them and *this* set it the perfect option for doing so. You’re awesome, your friends are awesome, we’re all awesome…embrace it!

Learn more about Sassy Pants Best Friends.

Sassy Pants Best Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Sassy Pants Best Friends stamp set #mftstamps

FRIENDLY RACCOONS

Friendly Raccoons features heart-stealing characters and charming scene-setting elements (but rest assured, your garbage cans are safe!) Three different poses allow you to have the masked marauders interacting with each other among a forest of trees, greenery, and a dainty little mushroom. 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 Friendly Raccoons.

Friendly Raccoons stamp set #mftstamps

Friendly Raccoons Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Friendly Raccoons stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

MOD BIRDS

This set of birds is packed with personality and endearingly quirky features. The retro styling features slightly off-kilter layers that allow you to add spot color in an easy two-step process. In addition to four unique birds, we’ve also included multi-step flower and leaf images to accent your birds or create an all-over pattern to back your scenes. 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. The two small flower heads are also equipped with our Smart Align technology to make positioning your dies a breeze!

Learn more about Mod Birds.

Mod Birds stamp set #mftstamps

Mod Birds Die-namics #mftstamps

Mod Birds in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Mod Birds stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

DOUBLE SLIDER LOOP SLOTS DIE-NAMICS

The Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics takes the guesswork out of aligning slots for creating interactive designs. Simply weave a 1/2” wide strip of acetate through the slots, secure with staples or adhesive, and adhere a die-cut image or element to complete your fun interactive design. We’ve included two spacing options for you so you’ll always have just the right size to achieve your vision…what a perfect complement to your existing collection! This 2 piece set includes 5/8” slots positioned 2 3/8” and 5 3/8” apart.

Learn more about Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics.

Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Double Slider Loop Slots Die-namics #mftstamps

Karolyn has also created a video to show how she used the Double Slider Loop Slots to construct her heart-stealing card. Watch it on Youtube HERE or simply watch below.

BLACK & WHITE DOTS PAPER PACK

You can’t go wrong with polka dots…especially in classic, bold, black & white. Not only have we loaded up on the perfect pattern in the most flexible color scheme, we’ve also provided three different size options for the ultimate versatility in choosing your next pattern accent.

Black & White Dots Paper Pack #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Black & White Dots Paper Pack #mftstamps

SEPTEMBER FREEBIE

This darling 3″ x 4″ collection of prickly cacti and classic pots is our gift to you this month…free with every order, while supplies last. This delightful little set features three plants, three pots, three greetings, and an accent bloom — everything you need to create charming cards for the succulent-obsessed in your life.

September 2018 freebie *while supplies last #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new September Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on September 4!

Yupo Backgrounds with Lisa Tilson

Lisa Tilson is back with us today for one last guest post this month before we begin our September Release Countdown tomorrow morning at 10 AM…we hope you’re ready for another exciting release but until then, let’s check out Lisa’s latest!


We love the look and versatility of using alcohol inks on Yupo paper but today, Lisa is sharing another technique you may not have considered. We think it’s a fun new way of exploring the possibilities this unique material offers and can’t wait to see how it inspires you!

Handmade card from Lisa Tilson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Lisa has been generous enough to create a video to accompany her project today. You can watch Creating a Background with Copic Markers on Yupo Paper on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below to learn more about her process.


Our Copics are out and we’re ready to master this fun new technique! We think a sunset scene is in the very near future! What do you have in mind for this coloring method? We can’t wait to see so tag us with #mftstamps so we can be inspired by *your* creations as well!

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Hits & Highlights

Time to head west, crafters! Our team of intrepid designers is embarking on an adventure exploring our assortment of western-themed products. You’ll find everything from adorable characters from Birdie Brown’s Saddle up & Celebrate to desert-dwelling critters and heat-loving cacti. Grab your hat, grab your spurs…we’re hitting the trail.

Handmade box card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Western-themed elements like those included in Best in the West are perfect for crafting scenes that put you smack dab in the middle of an evocative place and time. Rachel’s incredible box card makes you feel the dust swirling around your feet, smell the campfire in your tickling your nose, and imagine a vast sky full of sparkling stars. We’re super into that lasso flying high as well — what a great finishing touch!

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

From the gorgeous sunset to the die cuts in silhouette, Barbara’s card is packed with inspiring ideas. The standout idea is undoubtedly the Icebergs Die-namics repurposed as rock formations by the addition of some simple color striations — genius!

Time to check out how others on our team interpreted our latest Hits & Highlights challenge!

Summer School 2018 Week 2 Winners

It’s kind of refreshing to have a summer school class packed with willing and eager students…thanks so much for making our latest session such a pleasure and success! We hope you enjoyed your time with us as much as we did. While we’re all winners in this scenario, it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Summer School 2018 vouchers. Let’s quickly return to our syllabus for a reminder of what our students were eligible for:

  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video.
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Complete today’s homework and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from each day’s InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win the $100 Grand Prize: Graduate from Summer School: Session 2 by completing all five days of homework (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Now, let’s get to the winners!

$15 Voucher Winners:
  • Monochromatic: Sue Abell
  • Focal Point: Melissa Spoelhof
  • Visual Triangle: Wendy Marsh
  • Rainbow: Lisa Miceli
  • Ombré: Wanda Radler
$25 Voucher Winners:
  • Monochromatic: Susan Lang (entry 3)
  • Focal Point: Dana Kirby (entry 32)
  • Visual Triangle: Cacia (entry 75)
  • Rainbow: Sentimentally Sue (entry 24)
  • Ombré: Crafty Patch Kid (entry 44)
$100 Grand Prize Winner: Kay Demonbren 

Summer School 2018 is in the books. Congratulations to all of our voucher winners and a virtual high five to each and every one of our students!

To our winners, please email erica@mftstamps.com with your preferred email address to claim your prize!

MFTv – Creating Cards with Spotlight Stamping

From luxurious lounging on a sunny beach to roughing it in the peaceful wilderness, MFT stamp sets and Die-namics can bring a touch of nature to your crafting. Today and tomorrow, answer the call of the great outdoors with all in-stock products in the Outdoors category and save 20% with code OUTDOORS applied at checkout. *Excludes products in the “new” category.

Also, if  you’re one of our fabulous Summer School students, make sure to pop back over to the blog at noon today to see the full list of winners!


We’re smitten with the beautiful assortment of images included in Painted Poppies and while traditionally, poppies are a brilliant red, seeing them rendered in vibrant blues and purples is no less satisfying.

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

Imagine creating a masked scene, adding gorgeous color to the images, and then die cutting a panel right from the center of it…if the thought gives you chills, you must watch this week’s episode of MFTv to see how gratifying the process can be!

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

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 – Creating Cards with Spotlight Stamping 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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Strut Your Stuff with Janet

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Beautiful Bloom Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Keisha’s blog: Parker Lee

Parker, please email erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize!

Now, let’s all give Janet Nagle a warm welcome to the blog today. She is full of brilliant ideas for crafting innovative cards and if you’re local to our Eustis boutique, you can take a class from her in person! You can always find info about our upcoming classes and events HERE.


One of my very favorite things to do each month is to sit with my computer and a glass of wine and look at all of the wonderful inspiration that can be found on the MFT blog so it was a huge treat to be invited to be a guest designer…oh, so exciting! For my post today, I have three cards to share with you. I hope you like them and that maybe they’ll inspire you to do some stamping!

My first card is a flying easel card. This fun fold works well with symmetrical images so when I saw the Playful Peacock stamp set and the front-facing peacock, I knew I had to use it with this technique.

I started by scoring the front of the card in the middle and cutting a window using the Stitched Tag-Corner Rectangle STAX. Next, I die cut two frames using the Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Rectangle Frames. Cutting 2 frames makes the flying part of the card sturdier and allows you to glue the string between the two pieces. I stamped, colored, and die cut 4 peacocks. I scored and folded them and glued them together with a string sandwiched in the center between them. Once this was dry, I glued the string between the 2 frames so the peacock would hang and spin in the center of the frame opening. I attached the frame to the card adhering only the part of the frame that fell below the scoreline. Because the inside of the card shows through the opening, I made a garden inside using the Love Buds stamp set and Die-namics, the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, and the Grassy Edges Stencil. The flowers inside are popped with foam tape so they can hold the easel in place when the card is open. The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto a Tropical Teal strip cut with the Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics. The peacock looks so pretty twisting and twirling in a breeze!

Handmade card from Janet Nagle featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Janet Nagle featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my second card, I used the adorable Saddle up & Celebrate stamp set. The little cactus is darling and I thought it would make a great wreath so I combined it with some leaves and stems from the Playful Peacock set and a flower from the Love Buds set and did just that! To get the wreath shape I die cut a wonky circle into the front panel of the card and then attached the panel and the circle to the front to the card with foam tape. This gave me the perfect shape and size to build on. I laid out the pieces adding layers until I had a nice full wreath. Once I was happy with the layout, I took a photo so I could get everything back in place and started gluing. I attached the tiny cacti with foam tape so they would pop and I finished the card off with a sentiment from the Saddle up & Celebrate set and some borders cut from a coordinating paper (Dots & Stripes Bright Paper Pack) using the Stitched Scallop Edges Die-namics.

Handmade card from Janet Nagle featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The inspiration for my third card was the small bird in the Safari Friends stamp set. He is so tiny and cute I thought it would be funny to have him nose-to-nose with one of the beautiful side-facing peacocks from the Playful Peacocks set! The front panel of the card is a piece of paper from the Dots & Stripes Brights Paper Pack. I used the Stitched Domes STAX, Stitched Dome Frames, and Grassy Fields Die-namics to make the setting for their meeting and attached it to the front panel with foam tape. The little bird needed something to stand on and this sweet little flower from the Love Buds set was perfect! The sentiment strip was cut using the Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics.

Handmade card from Janet Nagle featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Thanks so much for visiting and thanks to MFT for inviting me to be a guest designer. It was a lot of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Make time to stamp as often as you can…it’s good for you!


So which technique from Janet are you most inspired to try first? Is it the flying easel? The fun wreath-building technique? Whichever design has piqued your creative flow, be sure to share it and tag it with #mftstamps!

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Hello, Beautiful

Before we get to today’s inspiring guest post, we have a great opportunity to share with you (especially in light of the Supply Retirement Sale currently going!) Today only, save $10 on orders of $50 or more when you apply code SAVE10 at checkout. Now is the perfect time to grab some of the remaining supplies that we’re retiring or nab some stamps and Die-namics on your wish list.

Today the lovely Lisa Tilson is joining us on the blog to share a vibrant (you might say captivating) card featuring one of the Die-namics from our most recent release. Welcome, Lisa!


Hi everyone! I am delighted to be joining MFT this month as a guest designer and excited to be sharing this simple, but I hope impactful, project with you today!

Handmade card from Lisa Tilson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This card uses the beautiful Captivating Mandala Die-namics from the new release. To create the card I blended four Distress Oxide Inks onto a panel of smooth card stock making sure to overlap the colours. I used Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch. You do need to work at blending the colours together but if you work in light layers, they come together well.

I then spritzed some shimmer over the top (from about a foot above) and left it to dry so it has a lovely sparkle to it. Once dried, it was then trimmed to mat onto an A2 top-folding card base.

The beautiful mandala was die cut twice, once from Black Licorice Card Stock and then again from Neenah 80lb card stock. I adhered these together using a spray adhesive, offsetting the black against the white to make it pop a little more against my background. I really love how you can see the peek of white beneath.

To finish the card, I used a greeting from Essential Sentiments and gold heat embossed onto a strip of Black Licorice Card Stock. This was popped up on the card with foam tape. This really is a beautiful die and I can’t wait to find a few hours to play with it a little bit more. I hope that you like the card and thank you for joining me today.


What a gorgeous, rich blend of color! It provides such great contrast to the offset black and white mandalas. Are you excited to try this technique yourself? Be sure to tag #mftstamps so we can see how it turns out! Also, be sure to come back again next week when Lisa shares one more guest project with us!

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It’s Time To Shop for the NEW August Kit!

It’s finally time to make the new Beautiful Bloom Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Beautiful Bloom Card Kit #mftstamps

You’ll find the Beautiful Bloom Card Kit HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of tonight’s Beautiful Bloom Launch celebration!


As you grab a Beautiful Bloom Card Kit and some extra coordinating card stock, don’t miss our incredible Supply Retirement Sale. We have an enormous selection of retiring card stock, ink, and more — all at a 40% discount. You’ll find hundreds of products in our Sale Category – no coupon code needed so shop, shop, shop, load up your cart, and take advantage of our Shop to Save discounts for even more savings!


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 is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax). Concurrent with each new monthly release and kit release, our Free with $60 is updated with a brand new design. Our newest Free with $60, releasing with the August 2018 kit, is the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics. While supplies last, Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $50.

3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 25% on orders over $750. 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 Inge Groot featuring Beautiful Bloom Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Beautiful Bloom Card Kit #mftstamps

Like what you see? Add more coordinating product to stretch your kit even further.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Beautiful Bloom Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people have won a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts later today.

Countdown Day Two Winner: Lisa Bergen-Wilson (Aug 19, 2018 @ 11:00)

Countdown Day One Winner: Allison F. (Aug 20, 2018 @ 19:14)

Congratulations to the winners!

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past two days. They have another shot of inspiration — visit each of their Beautiful Bloom Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, August 23 for your chance to WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. The winner will be chosen at random and the prize will be sent August 24. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

The Beautiful Bloom Card Kit Release Is So Close!

We have one more day to preview our Beautiful Bloom Card Kit before it’s available for purchase tomorrow morning. More inspiration and a handy PDF download are among the treats we have for you today.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on August 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 AM EDT on August 21 on the MFT Blog.

As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is a $59.99. In addition to the Beautiful Bloom stamp and Die-namics, Hello, Beautiful stamp set, and Beautiful Die-namics you’ll receive eleven sheets of beautifully coordinated card stock as well as two specialty papers.

Beautiful Bloom Card Kit #mftstamps

The Beautiful Bloom PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.


The stunning duo Stephanie has created this week features a gorgeous use of the Heavyweight Translucent Vellum included in this month’s kit. The large beautiful bloom is sized perfectly to do some partial die cutting as well. These cards certainly make a statement!

Handmade cards from Stephanie Klauck featuring Beautiful Bloom Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Beautiful Bloom Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Beautiful Bloom Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, Creating Vellum Cards with Partial Die Cutting featuring the Beautiful Bloom 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!

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new August card kit. Remember, Beautiful Bloom will be available tomorrow at 10 AM EDT!