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Curves and straight lines intermingle in this week’s sketch. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, December 30 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations snazzyjj! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Happy Holidays

Suzanne Dahlberg is joining us today to share an absolutely beautiful card featuring a Birdie Brown favorite.

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Hi everyone! It’s Suzanne here and it’s my pleasure to be guesting for My Favorite Things today! Have you seen this absolutely adorable set yet? It’s called Cool Day and it also has coordinating Die-namics to go along with it. I decided to break out my colored pencils for this card after stamping the images in Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.

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The MFT Natural Card Stock is an awesome alternative to true kraft – it’s probably my favorite neutral ever – and it went perfectly with this card. I stamped the snowflake image using Natural Premium Dye Ink randomly onto the base before adhering everything to the card. The Cool Day Die-namics were also used to cut the hearts from glitter paper – instant embellishments! Gotta love that!

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I’ll be back next week with another project for you. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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Sending You A Little Christmas

We’re welcoming Jodi to the blog today to share a very timely project featuring a holiday classic from our Pure Innocence line.

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Hi everyone! It’s no secret that I LOVE to color with Copic Markers, and I always love this time of year as I can pull out the sweet Pure Innocence Sending You A Little Christmas. I just love this stamp set!

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I stamped this sweet little gal using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink onto a panel of X-Press It Blending Card and then cut out the panel using the Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I then colored her with Copic Markers using rather non-traditional Christmas colors. I love the whimsical look of aqua and pink together, especially with a pop of red!

I added rhinestones to both her coat buttons as well as the tree she is pulling along in her sled. I added a bit of shimmer to the trim on her hat and boots, as well as the sled, using a Clear Wink of Stella Marker.

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The main panel of Berrylicious Card Stock was cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and I used Blueprints 20 Die-namics to cut the scalloped mat from Smooth White Card Stock. I stamped the Berrylicious Card Stock panel using the Fine Check Background and Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink. I just love this background.

I finished off the front of my card by adding a flag of Razzle Berry Card Stock cut with the Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics. I adorned the flag with a Kraft Button tied with Hemp Cord.

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On the inside, I kept it simple by cutting a Berrylicious Card Stock panel using Blueprints 13 Die-namics, and stamped the sweet sentiment from Pure Inncocence Sending You A Little Christmas using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I added another mat of Smooth White Card Stock cut with Blueprints 20 Die-namics. I just love the sweet, finished look this Blueprints element provides!

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Jingle All the Way

Nichol Magouirk shared a beautiful card project a few days ago that could easily span the transition between Christmas and Valentine’s. There’s no ambiguity in today’s project though – just 6 days left until Christmas but still plenty of time left to whip up some fabulous tags like these! Print

Hi everyone! It’s Nichol here today with a guest post featuring some fun last-minute Santa see-through gift tags perfect to tie atop those presents that still need to be wrapped. I don’t know about you, but fun packaging on a gift makes me super happy! These see-through style tags would be great for any little or big ones on your gift list, and they can be hung on the tree or displayed after the presents have been opened. Love that!

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To create my tags, I die cut the InstaFrame Die-namics from Wild Cherry Card Stock and Black Licorice Card Stock. I stamped the Wild Cherry frame with Wild Cherry Hybrid Ink using the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp for a tone-on-tone effect. I stamped each with a greeting from the Jingle All the Way stamp set using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Next, I stamped the Black Licorice frame with “to” and “from” from the Overflowing Joy stamp set using white pigment ink.

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I cut six pieces of transparency measuring 2.75” square. I stamped each piece with the Confetti Background stamp using white Staz-On Ink. By stamping all the transparency pieces and not just the ones for the front it gives the santas the illusion of “standing” in the snow! I adhered each transparency behind the opening in the frames.

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I die cut the three santa images from white cardstock and Black Licorice Card Stock using the Jingle All the Way Die-namics. I colored in the santas with Copic Markers and adhered the colored santa to the Black Licorice die-cut santa. This hides the coloring and makes the back of the see-through tag look neat and clean.

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I die cut some snow drifts from Whip Cream Card Stock using the Snow Drifts Die-namics, trimmed them down, and adhered them to the black frame. I adhered a santa inside each frame and topped each with the red frame.

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Finally, I punched holes in the top of each tag, threaded some baker’s twine adorned with silver jingle bells through the hole, and tied some white silk ribbon around the top to finish!

I hope this has inspired you to create some fun packaging for all the loved ones on your gift list! Merry Christmas!

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Color Palette Challenge Review

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It’s time to do a check in on Color Palette Challenge 12 projects!

This month’s palette is rich and warm featuring a quartet of Whip CreamJellybean GreenTimber Green, and Paver Red. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful.

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Cindy’s take on this month’s palette is heavy on the shades of green so that the Big Guy in red really pops off the card! Birdie Brown’s Jingle All the Way features one jolly little elf and he certainly deserves the center stage billing Cindy’s provided.

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This collection of recipe cards is almost as delightful as the cookies they produce. Sharon mixed in a generous dose of elements from Blueprints 21 with stamped images from Whimsical Wishes and foliage from Wild Greenery to create this delicious little book.

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Julie’s comfy, cozy design features the Quilt Square Cover-Up Die-namics with a touch of toasty pattern thanks to the Linen Background and the Gingham Background.

Ready to create a color inspired project of your own? Remember that you have until noon on December 31 to share your own Color Palette Challenge 12 projects. As a reminder, one of the challenge participants will win a Gift Voucher to the MFT boutique valued at up to $20! We can’t wait to see what you do.

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A simple banner is the perfect place to showcase a bold sentiment in this week’s sketch. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, December 23 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Cammy Wall! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Warm Fuzzy Felt

For many of us, this is the time of year we crave warmth, comfort, and coziness. What better material to feature with this month’s challenge than felt? Our line of MFT felt coordinates with all of the colors in our extensive Replenishments line so crafting projects with a beautiful complement of papers, buttons, inks, and ribbons is a piece of cake. Make no mistake though, felt will be the star of the show in this collection of inspiring projects!

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Michele crafted this absolutely stunning device case. Beautiful, functional, and an incredibly cool gift idea. Think about all of the ways you can take a basic shape and embellish it with a whole host of cool die-cut felt shapes.

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Ready to see what the rest of the team has up their sleeves? Click on through for inspiration to that will keep warming your heart for the duration of the winter.

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Guide to MFT Printable Resources

In addition to developing new products that will innovate your crafting and inspire hours of enjoyable, creative play, we’re also always striving to make your MFT experience as easy to navigate as possible. One way we’ve worked to help make the most of your time with us is to corral the abundance of printable resources we have into one handy location.

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Over there in the sidebar you’ll find a link to all of our printable resources. I wanted to take a bit of time to review what you’ll find there.

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Color Charts Here you’ll find printable color charts for our card stocks and inks. Once you try our supplies, you’ll quickly become addicted! These charts are perfect for keeping track of the colors you’ve collected.

Cutting & Embossing Guides If you’ve acquired a new die-cutting machine, want to try a new technique, or just need a refresher on the appropriate stack for your machine, this is the spot to find guides for die cutting and embossing with your MFT Die-namics and stencils.

Shopping Lists Our monthly shopping lists are provided to help you keep track of your wish list items. Another great use is to simply print them and store them in a binder to keep inventory of your past purchases.

WSC Sketches Here you’ll find an archive of every single one of our Weekly Sketch Challenge sketches (yes, all 200+ and counting!) Each year is provided in a single, handy PDF and updated weekly as we introduce new challenges. This is the place to go when you’re short on inspiration.

Scrapbook Sketches If you’re in the mood to tackle a scrapbook layout but not sure where to begin, check out our archive of scrapbook sketches to kick your imagination into high gear.

Blueprints Sketches Our line of Blueprints Die-namics are designed to take the guesswork out of assembling your next card – especially when you’re short on time or inspiration. With the introduction of each new Blueprints, we release coordinating sketches featuring the included elements. Now, you can find the complete collection of Blueprints sketches in one easy location.

Color Challenges It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to choosing color combinations for your projects. If you’re looking to mix things up or be inspired by a new-to-you blend, check out this collection of palettes that have been featured during our monthly challenges.

I certainly hope this collection of resources will be of value! We look forward to seeing how these resources inspire you.

Sending a Flurry of Love

We’re so fortunate to have the lovely Nichol Magouirk joining us on the blog today with a perfect project to transition from Christmas into Valentine’s Day crafting. Print

I am delighted to be guest blogging here at My Favorite Things today. I have been a huge fan of MFT for a long time so getting to share a project created with the amazing MFT collection of products is a dream come true for me! For my card today I created a snowy scene that would work not only for winter but would make a lovely Valentine’s Day card as well!

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I die cut my background from Grout Gray Card Stock using the largest size from the Rectangle Frames Die-namics. I set the frame aside for another project and stamped the inside piece with the Confetti Background using a white pigment ink. The confetti makes the perfect falling snow, don’t you think?!!!

I created snowy borders along the bottom of the scene by die cutting vellum and Whip Cream Card Stock with the Snow Drifts Die-namics.

I die cut and stamped the adorable little girl from the Warmest Wishes stamp set and colored her in with Copic Markers. I adhered her to the snowy scene. I wanted to use the greeting from the stamp set but couldn’t make the horizontal sentiment work! No worries…I simply cut apart each word and created a vertical greeting by stamping each word one on top of another with the Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and Wild Cherry Hybrid Ink! If I want to use the greeting in it’s original form next time, all I have to do is piece it back together on an acrylic block – easy peasy!

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I die cut several hearts from Insulation Pink Card Stock, Whip Cream Card Stock, and Wild Cherry Card Stock using the Mason Jar Die-namics heart die. I colored over each one with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker to make them shimmery and adhered them to my scene.

To finish my card, I die cut the frame four times from Insulation Pink Card Stock, stacked them one on top of another, and placed it around the background.

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I LOVE the cute Cozy Mittens Die-namics and thought it would be fun to create some quick felt ornaments (these would make a cute gift topper too!). I die cut the mittens and snowflakes from Whip Cream and Wild Cherry felt, hand stitched the snowflakes to the mittens, and then whip stitched the two mittens together, leaving about an 1.25” opening to stuff them full of polyester fiberfill. Then I stitched the mittens closed. I think a string of these would make a fun garland too!

Thanks for having me visit MFT!!!

Nichol was kind enough to create a video of her process as well. You can watch it HERE or by playing below – enjoy!

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Cards You’ll Go Nuts For

I’m so pleased to welcome Rhea Weigand to the blog today! She’s sharing two new projects that we’re just nuts about. Print

Imagine my excitement to be asked to be a guest blogger for My Favorite Things! It’s funny because I was “asked” if I would be interested….Ummmm…Let me think it over for about a half a second. All they needed to say was, “you will be guest blogging for us on December 11th.” LOL.

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So here I am sharing my creativity with The My Favorite Things family and friends. It was hard to choose what to use from the generous product sent, so I did two projects. I’m really moving into the CAS look and style of designing lately and I love it.

I thought the “Nuts About You” was perfect since I’m a big fan of My Favorite Things. The stamp set is full of super cute critters and sentiments!!

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I created the background from the hearts of the set and colored the solid hearts and word nuts after stamping.  The center was die cut using the STAX circles.  I think I will save this card and give it to my hubby when he does something really sweet.

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Next up I made a tag card using the Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics with the Pure Innocence Overflowing Joy stamp set and Die-namics.

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I decided to make it into a birthday greeting vs. the holiday sentiment.  Think outside the package and get more from your stamps.

Thank you MFT for having me today and I hope to be asked again to guest blog real soon! MWAH!

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