My Favorite Things and Xyron – Day Two

My Favorite Things and Xyron

Welcome back to our collaboration with our friends at Xyron! We’ll be sharing fun projects that some of the members of our creative team have created using innovative products made by Xyron.

Keisha used the 5″ Creative Station to attach her large stamped die cut background. The 5″ Creative Station is perfect for adhering larger pieces, which Keisha says she loves! It creates a strong bond. For her smaller die cuts she used the 2.5″ Create a Sticker to attach everything to the stamped and die cut circle.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring the Spotlight Sentiments stamp set, Scallop Background stamp, Rolled Blooming Rose, Bold Greenery, Pinking Edge Circle STAX, Radial Stitched Circle STAX, and Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Debbie came up with a creative way to use the 1.5″ Sticker Maker! She ran the butterflies through the sticker maker face side down so that she could get a good coating of glitter on each one. The strong adhesive does a fabulous job of allowing glitter to stick.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring the I’m Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Strip and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

Debbie also used the handy dandy Mega Runner to adhere her front panel. It’s awesome for getting a lot of coverage on larger pieces.

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Amy used the1.5″ Sticker Maker for her card design. For the sentiment, she used the Xyron Sticker Maker to turn the die cut birthday into a sticker so that she could stack them together to make a thicker, more durable embellishment for her card.

Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring the Birdie Brown Strike up the Band stamp set and Die-namics, Sheet Music Background stamp, and Blueprints 26 Die-namics #mftstamps

Xyron will be sharing projects on their Facebook page HERE using their products paired with products from My Favorite Things. Be sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you! They are giving away gift vouchers from My Favorite Things there, so don’t miss out!

Because they love to share their products with us, Xyron is giving away a Mega Runner today (a $24.99 value) to one lucky commenter. Simply leave a comment below for your chance to win! All winners will be announced on Monday.

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Jungle Friends Card Kit | Bonus MFTv

Today we have a bonus episode of MFTv! The new Jungle Friends Card Kit has been ordered by hundreds of you since it became available last night and is already being shipped out so we wanted to provide even more inspiration to get you started with it. You’ll love what Stephanie has come up with!

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Hello everyone! It’s Stephanie here with a fun card to share using the new Jungle Friends Card Kit. I love having all of the products I need to create a bunch of cards, packaged in one awesome kit. This month we’re getting interactive with our cards by making them slide and spin with the new Surf & Turf Die-namics. The dies included in this set make it easy to create interactive elements on card designs.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

I love dies that work on their own for images and have no stamping involved like the Jungle Friends Die-namics. This makes them perfect to use for fun techniques like adding glitter to card designs! To create my glittery crocodile, leaves, and bushes, I die cut the images from card stock that I covered with super sticky double sided adhesive and carefully peeled up the adhesive backing to expose the sticky part.

I then dumped fine (green) glitter on top and rubbed it in with my finger. Once I had the pieces completely covered, I used a bone folder to further burnish the glitter into the adhesive to make sure sure the glitter stays put and doesn’t get all over. I popped all of the pieces out of the card stock and they were ready to be used on my card.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

I created the background scene by die cutting various shades of green card stock and patterned paper from the Fun & Frolic Paper Pack using the scenic border dies that come in the Surf & Turf Die-namics. I also cut additional leaves and a few branches from the Jungle Friends Die-namics to add to the scene. I coloured my branches with brown marker and then adhered everything to the sky panel to create my swamp area for the crocodile.

I die cut an opening in the top layer of the lightest grass using the straight Surf & Turf slider die and adhered the crocodile into the opening with the Spin & Slide Discs so he can slide along the opening. I adhered the top layer of grass onto the card panel with foam adhesive (this gives the crocodile space to slide) and then I added some die-cut bushes to each end.

Thanks for stopping by today. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with the new Jungle Friends Card Kit!

Watch Stephanie’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below.

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My Favorite Things and Xyron – Day One

My Favorite Things and Xyron

Welcome to a special series in conjunction with our friends from Xyron! Today, Thursday, and Friday, we’ll be sharing fun projects that some of the members of our creative team have created using some innovative products made by Xyron.

Barbara used the Xyron EZ Laminator to create a Peerless Watercolor Swatch Book. Here you can see the cover and one of the swatch sheets. The color names and sample of each color are laminated, and the actual Peerless swatch is adhered to to the laminated swatch sheet and so that it can easily be replaced as needed. So very handy!

Handmade notebook from Barbara Anders featuring the Radiant Sun, Puffy Clouds, Color the Rainbow, Stitched Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

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Karolyn used the 1.5″ Xyron Sticker Maker to adhere the four layers of the stacked word die cut together. The sticker maker makes it a snap to adhere intricate die cuts, and Karolyn’s stacked sentiment gives stability and dimension to the word hello.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring the Build-able Bouquet stamp set and Die-namics and the Hello There and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Laurie used the 2.5″ Create a Sticker and the Adhesive Eraser Cube to create her pretty card.  With the Create a Sticker, she added adhesive to the distressed panels in the background of her card, and she also turned the sentiment die into a sticker.  When the card was finished, she used the Adhesive Eraser Cube to take off any little bits of sticker adhesive left over. Laurie says, “It came off perfectly using this little tool!”

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring the Tweet Friends stamp set, Geometric Grid Background stamp, and the Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

Xyron will be sharing projects on their Facebook page HERE using their products paired with products from My Favorite Things. Be sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you! They are giving away gift vouchers from My Favorite Things there, so don’t miss out!

Because they love to share their products with us, Xyron is giving away a Mega Runner today (a $24.99 value) to one lucky commenter. Simply leave a comment below for your chance to win! All winners will be announced on Monday.

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW April Card Kit

** Please note, the Jungle Friends Card Kit has sold out.

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It’s finally time to make the new Jungle Friends Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

You’ll find the Jungle Friends 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 Jungle Friends Kit Launch celebration!

Earlier today, Jody shared a live Periscope unboxing of the April card kit. You can watch it HERE or by clicking play below.

We’ve also updated our Printable Resource section with the Fun & Frolic Paper Pack Color Reference Guide. In addition to our usual 8 1/2″ x 11″ PDF, we’ve also added one sized perfectly for your paper pad. Simply print, trim, and attach for easy color reference.

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

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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 USA order over $75.

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3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500. That can add up, so be sure to take advantage!

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

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

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

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Jungle Friends Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky stampers will win a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Two Winner: Annmarie Colbert – Apr 18, 2016 @ 06:29

Countdown Day One Winner: Kelly Oostendorp – Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:31

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 Jungle Friends Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, April 21 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 out on April 22. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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The Day has Arrived! Our Jungle Friends Card Kit Release is So Close!

** Please note, the Jungle Friends Card Kit has sold out.

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We have one more day to preview our new Jungle Friends 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.

Today, we’re featuring Out of the Box looks – cards that combine the products included in the kit with previously released MFT products. These amazing projects from the team will show how easily the stamps and Die-namics can be integrated into your existing MFT collection.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on April 19. 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 10:00 PM EST on April 19 on the MFT Blog.

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As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The $54.99 purchase price for this kit is over a 25% savings over purchasing the pieces individually. In addition to the Jungle Friends stamp set and Die-namics, and the Surf & Turf Die-namics, this kit is rounded out by the new Fun & Frolic Paper Pack, 15 sheets of card stock, and one bag of Spin & Slide Discs.

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The Jungle Friends Card Kit PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.

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Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new April Card Kit. Remember, Jungle Friends will be available tonight at 10 PM EST!

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Introducing the Jungle Friends Card Kit

** Please note, the Jungle Friends Card Kit has sold out.Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

Custom products, carefully curated for hours of creative play – that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is $54.99 – with a retail value of OVER $70, save more than 25% off the individual purchase price!

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

Today, we’re featuring In the Box looks – cards that feature only the items in the kit along with basic tools, shapes, and supplies. These amazing projects from the team will demonstrate just how versatile the kit is and the wide variety of projects you can create with it.

April Kit Release

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on April 19. 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 10:00 PM EST on April 19 on the MFT Blog.

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The Jungle Friends Card Kit features playful safari animals that you can die cut with our inventive Jungle Friends Die-namics. Ink, sponge, stamp, and layer the animals and elements to your heart’s content to make scenes as unique as you are! Use the Surf & Turf Die-namics and the Spin & Slide Discs to create clever scenes with interactive slider and spinner elements. You’ll love the whimsical sentiments in a fun font that cover a wide variety of occasions. The Fun & Frolic 6″ x 6″ Paper Pack gives you colorful, cute, and trendy options and the card stocks complement the paper pack perfectly giving you a wide variety of papers to create delightful projects. It’s a jungle out there – a really, really cute one!

In addition to the stamp set and both Die-namics, this kit is rounded out by the new Fun & Frolic Paper Pack, 15 sheets of card stock, and one bag of Spin & Slide Discs.

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Learn more about the Jungle Friends Card Kit HERE or by watching the video below.

A brand new episode of MFTv shows off the Spin & Slide Discs included in the kit. Watch to see just how easy to is to add movement to your Jungle Friends cards!

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch this week’s MFTv featuring the Jungle Friends Card Kit HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring the Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Jungle Friends Card Kit #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new April Card Kit. Remember, Jungle Friends will be available tomorrow, April 19!

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A Sweet Hello

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Hello! Hope you’re having a lovely day!

Ever wanted to do something a little different with nested dies?

I thought I’d play around with the dies and see what I could come up with.

Handmade card set from Keren Baker #mftstamps

Sometimes it’s great to make gift projects. This little box is using the nesting dies to create a window frame. I’ve added acetate to the lid of the box and sized it to just be a little larger than the basic shapes cut out from the dies.

Handmade card set from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I simply die cut and stamped images from the latest release to create little notes of encouragement- perfect for leaving in lunch boxes or on a friend’s car windscreen, or even for your favourite shop server.

The next project is using a frame created by the dies to act as a focal point, picking out an element of an image. It’s an easy technique to break up a larger image and really zoom in on a particular part.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I simply coloured in the cute girl with some Copics/Promarkers and a little detailing with a white gel pen – an easy way to add a finishing touch!

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

My last idea using the frames is to go really simple and just use it to create an aperture.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

The card is using the ‘I’m Tweet on You’ set and I’ve used the image and coloured it in messily using Zig Real Brush markers. I’ve ‘hung’ the flying bird from a strip of acetate to make it look like he’s flying!

Simple ideas to get more from your shape Die-namics. I hope it’s given you a little inspiration.

I’m back soon for a final guest post!

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Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!

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Dainty Scallop Cover-Up Three Ways

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Hi! Lovely to be with you again.

I thought I’d use one of the fab Cover-Ups from the new release and show you 3 different ways to use the same Die-namics. First up – in a straightforward way.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I’ve die cut some adhesive backed paper so I can add it to a folded acetate blank and not worry about how to adhere it without showing the adhesive. I’ve used the gorgeous Tree-mendous Die-namics plus a partial sentiment from Lucky Dog stamp set.

Beautifully simple, but next  I wanted to use the negative pieces – so I created this project:

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I first die cut from white card stock. I removed the top outer edge (after resting it on some card so the negative pieces didn’t fall out,) I carefully laid some Orafol (try Press’n Seal) on the top of the pieces and turned over to the back.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

Add some 3D foam pads into every shape and then stick it onto your base card.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

Remove the top layer by pulling away with the transfer tape flat against the part still stuck to the pieces (stops the surface tearing) and you’ll end up with a lovely dimensional background.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

Add your coloured dog from Lucky Dog and an inked die-cut sentiment from the Hello There Die-namics and you have a CAS card using up leftovers!

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

The last technique involves die cutting the Dainty Scallop Cover-Up, cutting it in half lengthwise, and simply turning one half 180 degrees and sticking them back together. It creates really unexpected shapes when you combine sections of the die-cut images placed at different angles.

Handmade card from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I added some of the Bold Greenery die cuts plus the inked hello (using Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink) to make a card with a cut-out background that looks so different from the original image.

I’d love to see anything you come up with using these techniques; they really help stretch yout stash!

Thanks for joining me and I’ll see you again soon!

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Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!

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Happy Purr-thday

Please join me in welcoming the incredibly talented Yana Smakula to the blog.

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Hello MFT fans! This is Yana Smakula and I’m thrilled to be a guest here on MFT blog this month. I have two blog posts lined up for you with a bit of fun creative inspiration, so let’s get started!

Today I’d like to share a window card with two adorable kitties created using the Cool Cat stamp set along with the matching Die-namics and the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX and Stitched Strip Die-namics.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat #mftstamps

I am a cat lover and together with my hubby we have two of the most spoiled cats ever, they are both completely black (they are mother and daughter) and they usually spend their days laying in the sun planning their next mischief. So the inspiration for my card today comes from them.

Here I have two kitties on the window sill trying to get into a fish bowl. One has taken guard and the other one, usually the younger one, is trying to get the fish out of the tank. This card is interactive, and one of the kitties wiggles from left to right trying to get into the little aquarium.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat #mftstamps

Because this is also a window card, you can see the fish tank and the face of the kitty when you open the card. I love that the Cool Cat stamp set allows you to stamp the front and back of one of the cats, this really opens up a lot of options for interactive cards.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat #mftstamps

Where there are cats there are always some items broken and some liquids spilled, so I have a vase sitting on its side in front of one of the kitties ready to spill the water.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat #mftstamps

There are also a lot of paw prints on the card front, those were heat embossed in white over black and die cut using a matching die. I felt they were a nice addition to my card design.


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Release Replay: April 2016

Release Replay

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 bookmarks from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat and Lucky Dog #mftstamps

Handmade bookmarks from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat and Lucky Dog #mftstamps

Handmade bookmarks from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Cool Cat and Lucky Dog #mftstamps

This design is adorable coming and going. Torico’s trio of pet-themed bookmarks makes reading your favorite book that much more enjoyable.

Some of our stamp sets include front and back designs that make creations like this a breeze. Many symmetrical designs could be used to create a similar look with the same image on both sides though!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Cascading Scallop Stencil #mftstamps

Barbara has taken watercoloring with stencils to a whole new level. A beautiful color gradient panel is accentuated by a shapely bottom edge. A simply stamped sentiment is all you need to complete the look.

Look at your stencil collection with brand-new eyes. Any of them that feature a simple repeating pattern can be used as a guide for hand cutting shaped edges.

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

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