It’s Time to Shop for the NEW October Products!

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


Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Birdie Brown Happy Pawlidays and Merry Christmas Greeting #mftstamps

All of our October 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!

We have so many surprises with this release! Don’t forget about our Christmas Cocktail stamp set – FREE with every retail purchase while supplies last!

Brand new Hybrid Ink Cube Sets and a trio of shimmering metallic envelope assortments are must-have additions to your stash.

               

Metallic Assortment 1 Envelopes #mftstamps     Metallic Assortment 2 Envelopes #mftstamps     Metallic Assortment 3 Envelopes #mftstamps

And our updated shipping rates for our international retail customers are out of this world!

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

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Dashing Deer #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Polar Pals and Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics #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 October Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, October 5, 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 October 6. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

October 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, inks, stencil, 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 October Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

To go along with this month’s class, you can create your own cross-stitch patterns by downloading our blank Cross-Stitch Tag pattern template HERE. Alternatively, choose from twelve different pre-planned stitch templates with our color-coded printable PDF HERE.

If you’re excited about our lip balm products, you’ll find printable labels and a recipe card to create your own lip balm HERE.

If you’re one of our international customers, as you plan your shopping strategy, don’t forget about our updated shipping costs. You’ll find all of our updated rates on our Shipping Information page – we hope the reduced shipping rates will allow you to stock up on even more of your favorite MFT goodies!

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 October 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 October 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: Jill A Figley (Oct 1, 2017 @ 11:16) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Terri Mariani (Sep 30, 2017 @ 09:27) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Stephlio (Oct 1, 2017 @ 06:38)

Countdown Day Two Winner: Caly Person (Oct 3, 2017 @ 00:15)

Countdown Day One Winner: Phyllis Freese (Oct 3, 2017 @ 08:59) 

Congratulations to all the winners!

October 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 October Release products TONIGHT, October 3, at 9 PM EDT.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on October 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 7:30 PM EDT on October 3 on the MFT Blog.

CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS

*Clink*

Celebrate the season with Christmas Cocktails. Four tempting cocktails, effervescent bubbles, darling accents — this collection is ideal for seasonal revelry! This festive little stamp set is 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!)

Christmas Cocktail stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Christmas Cocktails stamp set #mftstamps

X’S AND O’S

The X’s and O’s stamp set contains a tic tac toe board, X, O, and a heart to stamp the win, as well as several coordinating sentiments that help you show love in many different ways.

Learn more about X’s and O’s.

X's and O's stamp set #mftstamps

SQUARE SHAKER WINDOW & FRAME DIE-NAMICS

The Square Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics includes a square die designed to create perfectly-sized holes in your card fronts and panels to accommodate our Square Shaker Pouches. The 3/16″ frame element will layer over the pouch to conceal the pouch edge and create a beautifully seamless look.

Learn more about Square Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.

Square Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics #mftstamps     Square Shaker Pouches #mftstamps

TIC TAC TOE DIE-NAMICS

The Tic Tac Toe Die-namics contains the tic tac toe board, “win” lines, (5) X’s, (5) O’s, and (5) hearts. These can be used instead of our dimensional Tic Tac Toe boards, or to mix and match with them. The pieces included in this set fit within the Square Shaker Window & Frame and Square Shaker Pouches. We’re not playing when we promise that projects created with this design are just as fun to create and give as they are to receive.

Learn more about Tic Tac Toe Die-namics.

Tic Tac Toe Die-namics #mftstamps

DIMENSIONAL ACCENTS

Tic Tac Toe — White and Tic Tac Toe — Black feature 4 durable tic tac toe board shapes that nestle into our Square Shaker Pouches to create a perfect fit. Add x’s, o’s, or a heart from our Mixed Heart Pieces and attach to your card for an interactive look that will delight kids and kids-at-heart alike. Each set also includes (18) x’s and (18) o’s.

The Mixed Heart Pieces are fun dimensional accents that can be included in shaker cards for dynamic movement or applied with a glue dot or other strong adhesive for color, depth, and a slight shine. They will also fit the compartments in our Tic Tac Toe boards. Each package includes approximately 25 pieces. The confetti included in this collection coordinate with the following MFT exclusive colors: Poppy, Razzle Berry, and Wild Cherry.

Tic Tac Toe — White #mftstamps     Tic Tac Toe — Black #mftstamps     Mixed Heart Pieces #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jody Morrow #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell #mftstamps

HUGE LOVE DIE-NAMICS

Proclaim your love loud and proud with the unmistakably bold Huge Love Die-namics. You have endless hours of fun ahead of you when you use Huge Love to practice an endless variety of die-cut text techniques. Play with texture, pattern, and color to create a unique look for each new project.

Learn more about Huge Love Die-namics.

Huge Love Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico #mftstamps

LET IT SNOWFLAKE TOO DIE-NAMICS

This delicate trio of snowflakes will add wintry elegance to your seasonal cards. Let It Snowflake Too is this month’s Free with $60 Die-namics — delivering just in time to jump into your winter and holiday crafting!

Learn more about Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics.

Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade tags from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics #mftstamps

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

Did anything in our October 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.

October 2017 Release: Are You Ready?

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the October Release all yours!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on October 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 7:30 PM EDT on October 3 on the MFT Blog.

NICE LIST

Our charming Pure Innocence character is making list and we’re certain you’re on it! Coloring this sweet character will bring you even more joy this holiday season. 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 Nice List.

Pure Innocence Nice List stamp set #mftstamps

Pure Innocence Nice List Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Pure Innocence Nice List stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

HANDWRITTEN HOLIDAY

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect holiday sentiment set, search no more. Handwritten Holiday features five gorgeous greetings rendered in a stunning modern calligraphy style. Their big and bold style will make an impressive statement on your Christmas cards — especially when accented by the included snowflake images.

Learn more about Handwritten Holiday.

Handwritten Holiday #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring Handwritten Holiday #mftstamps

CROSS-STITCH TAG DIE-NAMICS

Combine your stitching hobby with your paper-crafting hobby — crossover crafting can’t be beat! We can’t wait to see all the creative uses you come up with for this handy design! The Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics makes it easy to create the perfect canvas for your stitched designs. Add a small stitched accent or fill the tag with an intricately stitched design. The stitch-hole element is positioned within the tag so you can leave it in place, or choose to snip it out to use as a stand-alone die. Tip: Stack your die-cut tags and punch out the stitch holes in multiple tags to speed (and ease!) the process.

Create your own cross-stitch patterns by downloading our blank Cross-Stitch Tag pattern template HERE. Happy stitching!

Learn more about Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics.

Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics #mftstamps

MERRY CHRISTMAS CIRCLE FRAME DIE-NAMICS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS CIRCLE FRAME DIE-NAMICS

Say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays in style with these festive, text-based frames. Use them as a layering piece or frame for images, die-cuts, shaker assemblies, or even photos! They are sized to coordinate with our Circle Shaker Pouches.

Learn more about Merry Christmas Circle Frame Die-namics and Happy Holidays Circle Frame Die-namics.

Merry Christmas Circle Frame Die-namics #mftstamps     Happy Holidays Circle Frame Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring Merry Christmas Circle Frame Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Happy Holidays Circle Frame Die-namics #mftstamps

Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics

The Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics coordinate with Pop-Up Alphabet. If you make birthday or anniversary cards (and who among us doesn’t?) you need this versatile numbers collection.

Learn more about Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics.

Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics #mftstamps

Are you enjoying the October 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.

October 2017 Release: Halfway to the Big Day

Our Snow Globe Card Kit sold out in record time. If you were looking forward to grabbing it but happened to miss out, you’ll love our offerings today! In addition to our September kit elements, we’re also sharing a woodsy menagerie ideal for creating sweet winter and holiday-themed scenes.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on October 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 7:30 PM EDT on October 3 on the MFT Blog.

DASHING DEER

These darling deer will make a charming addition to your winter crafting. You’ll create enchanting scenes with the sweet duo — especially when you include some of their friends – a scarf-bedecked bunny and duo of “tweet” birds. Pretty accent foliage and a range of sentiments are also included. 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 Dashing Deer.

Dashing Deer stamp set #mftstamps

Dashing Deer Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Dashing Deer stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

SNOW GLOBE SENTIMENTS

Snow Globe Sentiments includes (10) phrases ranging from holiday wishes to winter greetings. The collection features a clean and modern font that makes the sentiments a perfect fit for the base element of our Snow Globe Die-namics. If you missed out on our Snow Globe Card Kit and are stocking up on the individual elements, be sure to grab some Cherry Wood Adhesive-Backed Paper and Diamond Dust as well!

Learn more about Snow Globe Sentiments.

Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set #mftstamps

SNOW GLOBE DIE-NAMICS

The Snow Globe Die-namics is designed to create a dimensional shaker element reminiscent of those classic collectible items. Simply insert one of the coordinating shaker pouches for an instant dome ready to fill with die-cut elements and shaker components.

Learn more about Snow Globe Die-namics.

Snow Globe Die-namics #mftstamps     Dome Shaker Pouches #mftstamps

SCENIC SNOW GLOBE DIE-NAMICS

The Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics includes elements sized to fit perfectly within the Snow Globe Die-namics. Mix and match the pieces to create cozy scenes tucked between the included mini snow drifts using the Christmas cottage, snowman, and scene-building components.

Learn more about Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics.

Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics #mftstamps

Snow Globe Die-namics and Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set and Snow Globe Die-namics and Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics #mftstamps

JOY DIE-NAMICS

The gorgeously scripted Joy Die-namics will make an incredible addition to your holiday cards, and beyond. This elegant design is striking enough to make a strong statement that requires minimal embellishment — that feature makes it the perfect choice as a starting point for mass-producing cards.

Learn more about Joy Die-namics.

Joy Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Joy Die-namics #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.

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

What did you think of our October Release kickoff yesterday? We hope you LOVED it. Today, we’re introducing a pawsitively awesome new set from Birdie Brown and some incredibly fun options for small favors and stocking stuffers. We’re also debuting our brand new collection of Hybrid Ink Cube Sets — what an exciting day!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on October 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 7:30 PM EDT on October 3 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 October Release, we are debuting 4 sets. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 2 features Green-Eyed Monster, Cherry Crisp, Tangy Orange, and Milk Chocolate. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 6 features Black Licorice, Steel Grey, Chocolate Brown, and Kraft. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 9 features Razzle Berry, Red Hot, Sunshine, and Tropical Teal. Hybrid Ink Cubes – Set 11 features After Midnight, Elf Green, Electric Red, and Gravel Gray.

               

HAPPY PAWLIDAYS

Take a moment to paws and adore this sweet holiday-themed stamp set from Birdie Brown. Four curious pups are ready to help you prepare for Christmas…you might spend more time keeping them out of trouble than actually decorating but somehow, we think you’ll be ok with that. In addition to this quartet of canine companions, you also find accent images to help you complete your cozy holiday plateau. Six sentiments complete this cute collection. 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 Happy Pawlidays.

Birdie Brown Happy Pawlidays stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Happy Pawlidays Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade tags from Kristina Pavlovic featuring Birdie Brown Happy Pawlidays #mftstamps

SENDING SMOOCHES

This endearing little stamp set features a collection of sentiments that will enhance cards, tags, and favors you create with the Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics and Lip Balm Pouches. Every card and gift is an act of love and this set perfectly encapsulates that feeling in sentiment form!

Learn more about Sending Smooches.

Sending Smooches stamp set #mftstamps

LIP BALM WINDOW & FRAME DIE-NAMICS

We’re kind of giddy about this fun addition to our collection of Window & Frame Die-namics. The Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics, along with the coordinating Lip Balm Pouches, allows you to create perfectly professional packaging for favors, stocking stuffers, or to add an extra-special treat to a card or tag. The Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics includes a die designed to create perfectly-sized holes in your card fronts and panels to accommodate our Lip Balm Pouches. The 3/16” frame element will layer over the pouch to conceal the pouch edge and create a beautifully seamless look. The complementary Lip Balm Pouches are sized to securely house a standard-sized tube of lip balm.

Learn more about Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics.

Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics #mftstamps     Lip Balm Pouches #mftstamps

Handmade favors from Barbara Anders featuring Sending Smooches, Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics #mftstamps

TALL TAG DIE-NAMICS

These slim and trim tags feature ever-so-gently rounded corners and a stitched perimeter. They provide a fabulous base for our Lip Balm products but are equally awesome for other applications. Use them as layering elements, to showcase a sentiment, or even to house a small scene. This duo is an indispensable addition to your craft stash.

Learn more about Tall Tag Die-namics.

Tall Tag Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade favors from Julie Dinn featuringLip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics, Tall Tag 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 October release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

October 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 EDT on October 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 7:30 PM EDT on October 3 on the MFT Blog.


Before we get to all of our awesome new products, we have some very exciting news for our international customers. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to come up with a way to help alleviate the costs associated with overseas shipping. Our plans have come to fruition and we’re so excited to share our new, comprehensive shipping options. You’ll find all of our updated rates on our Shipping Information page – it will answer questions you might have about how rates will affect you. We hope the reduced shipping rates will allow you to stock up on even more of your favorite MFT goodies.


POLAR PALS

Seals, a polar bear, penguin, and narwhal…what an amazing collection of cold-weather characters! And as if these cuties weren’t irresistible enough, we’ve dressed them in sweaters, hats, and scarves — over-the-top charm! You’ll love setting a sweet scene with the coordinating images and finishing your look off with one of the punny sentiments. 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 Polar Pals.

Polar Pals stamp set #mftstamps

Polar Pals Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Polar Pals stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

A2 STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX SET 1 and SET 2 DIE-NAMICS

A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Sets 1 and 2 are essential collections of stitched rectangle dies sized to work with A2 cards. The largest die in Set 1 measures 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” resulting in a fine 1/16” border around your card perimeter. The largest in Set 2 measures 4” x 5 1/4”. Use them together for an infinite variety of layering possibilities.

Learn more about A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 and Set 2.

A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics #mftstamps

A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

MERRY CHRISTMAS GREETING and WARM HOLIDAY WISHES

The gorgeous modern calligraphy look of Merry Christmas Greeting and Warm Holiday Wishes will lend a custom look to your mass-produced Christmas cards and projects. Simple stamping, resist techniques, and heat embossing will all accentuate these appealing designs.

Learn more about Merry Christmas Greeting and Warm Holiday Wishes.

Merry Christmas Greeting stamp #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Merry Christmas Greeting stamp #mftstamps

 

Warm Holiday Wishes stamp #mftstamps

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Warm Holiday Wishes stamp #mftstamps

DRIFTS & HILLS STENCIL

This extraordinarily versatile stencil features four unique edges. Mix and match the edge designs to create a beautiful snowy or hilly backdrop for your seasonal scenes.

Drifts & Hills Stencil #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Drifts & Hills Stencil #mftstamps

METALLIC ENVELOPE ASSORTMENTS

Bulk up your stash with these three assortments of (18) 4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″ envelopes. Each assortment includes 6 each of 3 different shimmering colors. Your cards will be delivered with a little extra magic when packaged in these alluring enclosures. Assortment 1 includes Silver, Gold, and Copper. Assortment 2 features Red Hot, Gumdrop Green, and Blueberry. Assortment 3 consists of Bubblegum, Sno Cone, and White.

Metallic Assortment 1 Envelopes #mftstamps     Metallic Assortment 2 Envelopes #mftstamps     Metallic Assortment 3 Envelopes #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new October Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on October 3!

Meet the Designers: Julie & Jodi

Today, we’re continuing our monthly feature showcasing a couple of our incredible creative team members. Our team hails from around the globe and we couldn’t do what we do without their talents.

Today, let’s catch up with Julie Dinn and Jodi Collins.


Creative Team member since: December 2009

What location do you call home? I live in Sooke on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in Canada. It is absolutely gorgeous here.

What is your favorite current MFT product? My favourite (yes, I spell it with a u) current MFT product are the shaker pouches. I can’t pick just one shape of shaker pouches, I love them all.

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? My all-time favourite MFT products are the Horizontal and Vertical Stitched Strips Die-namics. I loved being able to mix and match the different sized strips to create the perfect background for a card.

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? When I am not stamping I love to spend time outdoors exploring the gorgeous beaches and trails around Sooke. If I am at home you will often find me cuddling with my sweet puppy, Tibbs, or reading a good book.

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created:

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


Creative Team member since: December 2010

What location do you call home? Long Island, New York! I have the accent to prove it!

What is your favorite current MFT product? My current obsessions are the new A2 Rectangle STAX 1 and 2! I use them on EVERY SINGLE CARD. No exceptions!!

What is your all-time favorite MFT product? Gosh, that is a hard question!! I think I have to go with the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics! I love adding circle elements to my cards, and the stitching adds the perfect extra touch!

What are your hobbies when you’re not creating MFT masterpieces? I love to read, binge watch tv shows (Game of Thrones is my current obsession!) and spend time with my family! My two girls keep me on my toes!

Please share a favorite MFT project you’ve created: This card makes me smile!

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


Introducing the 2017 Card Design Superstars!

The day has come…it’s time to announce our 2017 Card Design Superstars! You all have absolutely blown our minds with your creative and thoughtful interpretations of our Card Design Superstar categories — WOW.

With close to 700 entries, narrowing down your entries to just fifteen winners was one of the more challenging tasks we’ve faced this year so it’s with extreme excitement that we finally share the winners.

When choosing our winners, we were looking for cards using My Favorite Things supplies that embodied the following characteristics:

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

Ok, ok…no more talking. On to the winners! As a reminder, we have five $250 winners from each category and one randomly selected $100 winner. All of our winners will be emailed today regarding their prizes. Congratulations to you all.


Clean & Simple Genius

Ali

Ilda

Marieke

Natalia

Rowena

$100 randomly selected winner: entry 175 sbeesquared

Coloring Virtuoso

Alberto

Kathrin

Laura

Mayra

Valerie

$100 randomly selected winner: entry 121 Caly Person

Innovation Master

Laura

Kristina

Rachel

Salle

Natalia

$100 randomly selected winner: entry 20 Sascha Bausch


Congratulations to you all! There was some truly fierce competition so we hope you’ll take extreme pride in this accomplishment. We’d ❤️ for you to declare your win by using this badge on your blog. Link to this post and let the world know that YOU are a SUPERSTAR!

I think it’s safe to say, our third annual Card Design Superstars contest has been a rousing success. Thank you to our special guest judges (we know what an undertaking this is and how seriously you take your responsibility) and a HUGE thanks to each and every one of you that participated and made this year’s contest just as exciting and inspiring as our last. We hope you were inspired by our challenges, love the projects you came up with, and are all in for next year’s contest. Until then, happy crafting!

Birthday Wishes from All of Us

Hello, everyone! It’s Amy again with my last post as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. Today, I have a fun farm-themed birthday tunnel card to share with you. It features the new and adorable Animal Farm stamp set, along with the A2 Rectangle Stax Set 1 and 2 Die-namics.

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

To begin, I stamped all the images with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on Smooth White Card Stock and colored them with Copic Markers. I cut them out with their coordinating dies. Please note: I stamped the apples to the trees and the sign before coloring. I also used a white Gelly Roll Pen to add accents here and there.

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

I love creating scenes with dimension, and MFT came out with the perfect dies this month for making this tunnel card. To create my panels, I die cut 4 card stock panels using the largest die from A2 Rectangle Stax Set 1 Die-namics. Then, I used the 3 smaller rectangle dies that I gathered together to die cut three of those rectangles as shown in the picture above. I used the rectangles from A2 Rectangle Stax Set 1 and 2 Die-namics. Here are the sizes: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (set 1), 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (set 2) , 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (set 1), and 2 3/16″ x 3 7/16″ (set 2).

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

Using the Grassy Hills Die-namics, I die cut four card stock panels to a width of 5 3/8″. The height of the grass went from taller in the back to shorter towards the front. I inked the card panels with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides, and inked the grass with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. I flicked some water to add texture to both. I then stamped the sentiment using black Versafine ink on the top panel.

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

To assemble the card, I adhered the inked solid panel to a top folding card base and added the tallest grass on top. Then, I attached each layer to make a tunnel as shown in the above pictures with mounting tape. When I was finished assembling, it had three layers of mounting tape. Luckily, even with the thickness of the card, it still fit into an A2 size envelope comfortably.

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

To complete the scene and add more interest, I die cut white card stock using the Animal Farm Fence. I inked it with Antique Linen Distress Ink for some color. Then, I adhered it to the card front. Lastly, I arranged my scene and adhered all the images to the card.

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

This tunnel card design can be used with lots of MFT stamp sets to make fun scenes with dimensions. I know I’ll be making more of these — I just love the way they look! I hope I have inspired you to give it a try!

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed my post. Thank you to the MFT team for having me as a guest designer this month!