Smitten with You

We’re excited to have May Park joining us on the blog today for the first of our July guest posts — welcome May!

Hi, crafty friends! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I’m so excited to be guest designing for the MFT blog, sharing a fun card that I created with some of the new products from the July 2017 Release.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started by stamping the images from the Smitten Kitten stamp set on A2 sized card stock. Then I stamped my cat and bow images on a piece of white card stock with Intense Black Ink, colored them with Copic markers, and cut out the images with the Smitten Kitten Die-namics.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my sentiment, I cut out the letters using the You Trio Die-namics. Then I stamped the sentiment from the All About You stamp set using watermark ink on a piece of black card stock, heat embossed with white embossing powder, and die cut with the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I mounted the die-cut images, letters, and sentiment banner on the card front using 3M foam tape to add some dimension. I finished off my card by adding white dots using a white gel pen to add some details to my kitty.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

That’s all for today. I hope my inspired you to create something fun today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


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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Release Replay: July 2017

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 Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Unexpected colors, a stitched and layered backdrop, and a fun pattern courtesy of the Whimsical Waves Background complement the new Happy Birthday to You design from our Pure Innocence line. Inge has a way with Pure Innocence – she impresses with every new release!

While it’s always exciting to play with new goodies for the first time, don’t forget to show your older supplies some love — think about how they’ll old will play with new and you might be surprised at the combinations you discover

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

A perfect stack of pink cupcakes is featured on Debbie’s card. The image and sentiment come from the sweet new Happy Hippos set from Birdie Brown. A simple sentiment strip and a mix of patterns completes the look.

Look beyond the characters…most of our stamp sets feature a number of complementary accessory images for completing a scene, or to act as stand alone or pattern building basics.

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

MFTv – Creating a Dimensional, Layered Scene

Using layered, die-cut frames is an easy way to create dimension and perspective for your scene-driven cards. Watch this week’s episode of MFTv to learn how Stephanie used ink blending and distressing to connect her frames in a cohesive way in crafting her snowy scene.

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 a Dimensional, Layered Scene 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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Product Spotlight: Celebrate Speech Bubble

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

from Stephanie’s blog: Andrea MacTrinh

from Karolyn’s blog: Jess

Congratulations to you both! Your Gift Vouchers will be emailed to you sometime later today, so keep an eye out. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!


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Go bold with your celebratory greetings with this striking Die-namics. This piece features the word CELEBRATE spaced over three lines of text. The generous size allows you to use the speech bubble as an accent, an element in a fun shaker assembly, or use the resulting letters alone or inlaid back into the speech bubble — there are an endless variety of ways to play with this exciting design!

Celebrate Speech Bubble

Let’s see how our team featured the Celebrate Speech Bubble in their own projects this month!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things

We can’t wait to see what you create with the July Release, so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!

Card + Gift in One: Copic Coloring with Sandy Allnock

Happy summer! Can you believe it’s already the middle of the season!? I live in the Pacific Northwest, and it takes long enough for summer to arrive that we’re on the downhill slide before we start getting the hang of the warm weather.

This month I’ve got a card to share with Puppy Pals, Smitten Kitten, Copic tips…and a fun way to make your card into a *gift*!

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

The card front is super simple — and during a busy summer, this will help get your cardmaking done fast. The inside, that takes a little bit of time, but see what I mean in the video and decide if you think it’s worth it!

Hope that was helpful — I get lots of questions on how to color black animals that aren’t totally black blobs. You can use that trick to remove color in most any hue — just be careful because adding lots of moisture could make it bleed!

The inside of the card is one *I* would love to receive — something fun to color. Add a little pack of markers or pencils to a card like this and it’ll give your recipient something to do once they receive your card!

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

Hope you’re having a great summer…get out there and color something, even if it’s just a puppy or kitty!

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MFTv – Stacked Shaker Card

Text-based shaker cards are such a fun twist on this addictive cardmaking technique and the new Celebrate Speech Bubble Die-namics features a big, bold design that is perfect for putting it into action. This week, learn how Stephanie used a stacked die cut technique to bring her colorful vision to life.

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 a Stacked 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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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW July Products!

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

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

All of our July 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!

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

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #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 July Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, July 13, 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 July 14. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

July 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, stencil, papers, 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 July Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

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.

Don’t forget, we also have a special birthday freebie stamp set that will be included with every single retail order while supplies last!

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

You can look at every new product in our July 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 July 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: Abby (Jul 7, 2017 @ 00:03) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Jackie Adair (Jul 8, 2017 @ 07:24) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Avra Williams (Jul 9, 2017 @ 23:04)

Countdown Day Two Winner: Robin Keith (Jul 10, 2017 @ 09:04)

Countdown Day One Winner: Kara Stainbrook (Jul 11, 2017 @ 01:25) 

Congratulations to all the winners!

July 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 July Release products TONIGHT, July 11, 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 July 11. 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 July 11 on the MFT Blog.

SKETCHY FLOWERS

The Sketchy Flowers stamp set includes (7) flower and greenery line-art images — each with coordinating, solid layering images to bring in the color. The result of your layered stamping is loose, artsy florals full of joy and character. 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. Don’t forget to grab a set or two of our Assortment 3 Envelopes as well — this vibrantly-colored collection is a perfect pairing for this floral fantasy!

Sketchy Flowers stamp set #mftstamps

Sketchy Flowers Die-namics #mftstamps

Sketchy Flowers in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Sketchy Flowers stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

ALL ABOUT YOU

The All About You stamp set features a big, bold central word with an endless variety of phrases that can be added either before, or after, to create a complete sentiment. Get creative with your placement to make the sentiment as much a part of the design as the accompanying images! The You Trio Die-namics includes three versions of “you” that can be used in conjunction with the stamp set as well.

All About You stamp set #mftstamps

YOU TRIO DIE-NAMICS

The You Trio, featuring ”you” in three different designs/capitalization options, is the perfect companion to the All About You stamp set but also serves as a bold stand-alone option or as a mix-and-match option for other stamp sets in your collection. The generous size allows you to add pattern, color, and texture for even more customization opportunities.

You Trio Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring All About You stamp set and You Trio Die-namics #mftstamps

ESSENTIAL FISHTAIL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE-NAMICS

This quartet of double-ended fishtail sentiment strips includes elements sized to fit our Essential Sentiments stamp sets as well as a host of sentiments featured in our other sets. Additionally, they can be used as colorful accents by layering.

Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics #mftstamps

CELEBRATE DIE-NAMICS

Celebrate in style with this gorgeous hand-lettered word transformed into a versatile die. Go bold because every celebration is worthy of big-time recognition.

Celebrate Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Celebrate Die-namics #mftstamps

HEART-SHAPED BALLOON DIE-NAMICS

Build a lovey-dovey bouquet or feature a single floating heart with this sweet little design. Heart-Shaped Balloon is our newest Free w/ $60 Die-namics!

Heart-Shaped Balloon Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Heart-Shaped Balloon Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews: July 2017 Release – Day 1 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Did anything in our July 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.

July 2017 Release: Are You Ready?

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the July 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 July 11. 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 July 11 on the MFT Blog.

JUNGLE GYM

Take a trip with us into an inviting, nature-based playground. Three fun scenes feature monkeys, tigers, and birds interacting with classic playground equipment reimagined using jungle supplies. Playgrounds aren’t just for kids — if you’re a kid-at-heart you’ll jump at the chance to play with this fun 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.

Jungle Gym stamp set #mftstamps

Jungle Gym Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Jungle Gym stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

FIERCE FRIENDS

As a standalone set, or in conjunction with Jungle Gym, you’ll fall in love with Fierce Friends. Featuring complementary tigers and sentiments in the same font as Jungle Gym, you’ll be able to mix and match the two to create an endless variety of ferociously fun playground 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.

Fierce Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Fierce Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring Fierce Friends stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

MINI CLOUD EDGES STENCIL

This extraordinarily versatile stencil features four unique edges. The design is in a smaller scale than the hugly popular original Cloud Stencil providing for even more variation in your background designs. Mix and match the edge designs to create a beautiful sponged sky.

Mini Cloud Edges Stencil #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossabkovskaya featuring Mini Cloud Edges Stencil #mftstamps

BIG THANKS DIE-NAMICS

Say THANKS in BIG, bold, beautiful fashion with this generously-sized greeting.

Big Thanks Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Big Thanks Die-namics #mftstamps

PROPER PINSTRIPES and ITSY BITSY POLKA DOTS PASTELS PATTERNED PAPERS

Pretty pastels in classic stripe and dot patterns you’ll find yourself reaching for over and over.

Proper Pinstripes Pastels Paper Pack #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Proper Pinstripes Pastels Paper Pack #mftstamps

Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastels Paper Pack #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastels Paper Pack #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Previews July 2017 Release – Day 2 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Are you enjoying the July 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.