The Day Has Arrived! The Bundle of Balloons Card Kit Release Is So Close!

We have one more day to preview our Bundle of Balloons Card Kit before it’s available for purchase tonight. 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 Noon EDT on March 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 9:00 PM EDT on March 20 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 $53.99. In addition to two Die-namics, you’ll also receive (20) sheets of beautifully coordinated card stock.

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


Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade box card from Donna Mikasa featuring Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new March card kit. Remember, Bundle of Balloons will be available tonight at 9 PM EDT.

Introducing the Bundle of Balloons Card Kit

Custom products carefully curated for hours of creative play – that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections are available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is $53.99.

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

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on March 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 9:00 PM EDT on March 20 on the MFT Blog.

The Bundle of Balloons Card Kit includes the Balloon Alphabet Die-namics and the Balloon Numbers Die-namics. This complete set of letters and numbers allows you to spell out any greeting you can dream up using jaunty, festive balloons. Customize each card for your recipients’ ages, names, and favorite colors. The resulting letters and numbers are sturdy little characters measuring 7/16″ in height. Use them separately or inlay them within the balloons to create contrast in your message. We’ve also included a number of solid balloons and multiple balloon strings. Use the solid balloons as accents, layer them beneath the letter and number balloons, or give characters you include from other sets in your collection a festive prop. Multiple string dies means less cutting for you — which translates into quicker cards. Birthday card making will be a bundle of fun with this card kit!

Along with (5) sheets of Smooth White Card Stock, you’ll also receive a vibrant rainbow of coordinating colors ideal for crafting bright & cheery birthday greetings suitable for any recipient.

Bundle of Balloons Card Kit #mftstamps

Balloon Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

Balloon Numbers Die-namics #mftstamps

With this month’s kit, we’re releasing the Block Happy Birthday Die-namics. It’s the perfect complement to the kit but is also great to use with a multitude of other products. The font size and type is identical to the balloons to ensure a seamless integration. Remember, our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60.

Block Happy Birthday Die-namics #mftstamps

See the Bundle of Balloons Card Kit Unboxing on YouTube or by watching the video below.

We also have a FUN surprise promotion for this month’s kit. Five special prizes, five random boxes. Will you be a winner?

Would you like to learn how Stephanie used our March card kit to create this festive look featuring our buoyant new balloons? You won’t want to miss this week’s episode of MFTv!

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

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

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, How to Create Die-cut Inlay Balloon Greetings featuring the Bundle of Balloons 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 March card kit. Remember, Bundle of Balloons will be available tomorrow, March 20 at 9 PM EDT!

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Furry Fun with Simon Hurley

We’re so pleased to have the incredibly talented Simon Hurley joining us on the blog today. We’re so inspired by his innovative projects — both feature techniques that have our wheels spinning with possibilities!

Hey there! It’s Simon Hurley and I am super excited to be sharing my projects with you on the MFT blog today.

Handmade cards from Simon Hurley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I created two tri-fold cards using some of the fun dog and cat images from the new release. These cards are lots of fun to create and provide a bit of extra room to fit more adorable images!

On the first card, I used the So Many Yays Die-namics to create a window on the front flap. On the inside flap, I used the Love You Furever stamp set to create a scene of kittens peeking through the die-cut window. The tri-fold card design is nice because it still allows for a personalized message on the inside.

Handmade card from Simon Hurley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Simon Hurley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

On the second example, I stamped a line of dogs from the Puppy Kisses stamp set on each flap and partially cut them using the coordinating dies. This creates a staggered party of dogs when the card is all closed up. To finish the card, I added a fun and colorful party banner using the Celebratory Banner Die-namics.

Handmade card from Simon Hurley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Simon Hurley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I hope you’ll give these fun tri-fold card designs a try. They are super easy to create and allow even more room for creativity!

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Stitched with Love — Birthday

Birthdays are all about making the birthday boy or girl feel special — it’s all about them! What better way to show them how much you care than by going the extra mile with their gift? Even if you aren’t a stitching pro, our Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics makes it easy to elevate your cards and tags to perfect little gifts in and of themselves. This month, we’re sharing a whole new batch of cross-stitch designs created specifically for the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics. They’re birthday themed but could be incorporated into other occasions as well. We’ve challenged our team to inspire your next cross-stitch creation…let’s see what they’ve come up with!

Download our Cross-Stitch Tag Birthday Printable featuring eleven brand new templates to inspire your stitched projects HERE.

To find all of our previously released templates, click HERE.

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

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

Learn how Stephanie crafted these quick and easy cards to showcase her beautifully stitched tags by watching Creating Birthday Cards with Removable Stitched Tags on Youtube or by playing below.

That’s not all — check out some of the other designs our team has created for today’s challenge!

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Stitched with Love — Easter

We dropped an Easter surprise into our ever-growing basket of Cross-Stitch Tag patterns a few days ago — did you catch it? FIFTEEN brilliant new patterns to keep you stitching right through the holiday. Adorn your cards, tags, and treats with these crafty little bunnies for hippity-hoppity looks perfect for celebrating the season.

Download our Cross-Stitch Tag Easter patterns — featuring loads of eggs, chicks, and bunnies right HERE.

To find all of our previously released templates, click HERE.

Here is just a small handful of some of the patterns you’ll discover in this newest printable collection:

Handmade tags from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #easter

Please take note of the fact that Karolyn coordinated her stitched tags with the treat tucked into each bag…she’s taken treat presentation to a whole new level of awesomeness!

Handmade tags from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #easter

Stephanie has modified one of the patterns and doubled up her die cutting to create an extended tag with a rainbow of colorful peeps.

Handmade tags from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #easter

Julie’s pretty pastel stitching complements the soft hues of her candy egg treats beautifully. A simple stamped sentiment and ribbon bow are all that’s necessary to complete your treats!

Are you loving all of the stitch patterns we’ve released over the past few months? Come back tomorrow for even more! And if you’ve been a busy beaver creating stitched looks of your own, be sure to tag #mftstamps on social media so we can check them out!

Release Replay: March 2018

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 Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #happybirthday

Basic shapes are so incredibly versatile. Build patterns, use them for unique scene-building elements, or create simple layering pieces to highlight different card elements. Francine has combined die-cut triangles with blended ink triangles to create a masterful showcase for a straightforward stamped sentiment.

A variety of sizes are included in both the STAX and stencil versions of triangles so the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Die cut some simple shapes in a variety of sizes and push them around on your card to create an endless array of designs.

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

Bold die-cut words provide a fun opportunity for integrating a sentiment into your scene. Vika used our newest Free with $60 Die-namics to create a perch for two bubble-blowing bunnies.

Think about how you can use words, stamped, or die cut, as a means to create interactive scene elements for your characters.Try using masking to allow critters to peek from “behind” stamped words or use characters to replace letters in your greeting!

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

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March 2018 Release Class

We’ve been sharing daily release class videos on our Youtube channel and Facebook page for the past few days and now we have the full class PDF and YouTube playlist featuring every single class project available! 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 March Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

Product Spotlight: Friend Duo Die-namics & Anything-but-Basic Friendship

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

from Anna’s blog: Cat Craig

from Keisha’s blog: Susan O’Halloran

Congratulations to you both! Please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!


Chances are you have friends that fill a lot of different niches in your life… sentimental, sassy, quirky; friends you’ve had forever and friends you know will be forever. Celebrate each of them with the all-encompassing collection of sentiments included in Anything-but-Basic Friendship. Integrate the large script “friend” image or one of the words found in our Friend Duo Die-namics to make an unmistakably bold statement. The sentiments will work with virtually any image set already in your collection as well!

No friendship is “basic” — that’s why this set is such an essential addition to your collection!

Friend Duo Die-namics #mftstamps Anything-but-Basic Friendship stamp set #mftstamps

Let’s see how our team featured Anything-but-Basic Friendship and Friend Duo Die-namics in their own projects this month!

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 Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fuzzy Bunnies: Copic and Pencil Coloring with Sandy Allnock

When Sandy Allnock swings by the MFT blog, you know another month’s coloring is underway! And this month I have a coloring tool to share that you might not have thought about using with your Copic markers — a regular old pencil!

I’m using the bunnies this month…they’re such sweet little drawings and I played around with ways to make them look really, really fuzzy. You can use colored pencils, but, those are really soft. You don’t get tons of tiny hairs in the texture.

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

Then I saw my sketch box filled with pencils and I snagged an HB pencil. It’s similar to a No. 2 pencil, so you can try the same with a pencil in your pencil cup — just get it nice and sharp! Watch the video below to see how I did this.

To make the word “Bubble” look partially behind the bubbles, it was first stamped in the Cement Gray with black stamped just on the parts not in the middle. Afterward I was able to trace the letters that don’t have bubbles in front of them.

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

I created a little bit of a soft purple sky around the bubbles to make them appear whiter against the color, and then added Glossy Accents to finish them.

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

I hope you’ll get out some of your critter stamps and give them some fuzzy furry texture too. See you next month!

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MFTv – Easter Egg Shaker Card

While brightly colored hard-boiled eggs are an Easter staple, it’s the treat-filled plastic ones that are really fun, right? Watch this week’s episode of MFTv to see how Stephanie repurposed a party classic into an iconic Easter element!

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

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

Watch MFTv – How to Create an Easter Egg Shaker Card 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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