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Release Replay: January 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 cards from Yoonsun Hur featuring So Much Love #mftstamps

Yoonsun focused on a couple of the laurel leaf images in So Much Love to create a repeating pattern on her two card panels. By stamping with Versamark and heat embossing, she created a resist finish perfect for creating a beautiful depth of a color with a mix of complementary Premium Dye Inks.

Why not choose a supplemental graphic from one of your stamp sets to create a background pattern? What a great way to stretch your crafty stash!

Handmade treat boxes from Francine Vuilleme featuring Birdie Browns Ewe Are the Best #mftstamps

Francine’s mix of the new Birdie Brown Ewe Are the Best stamp set and Die-namics with the previously released Things with Wings from Miss Tiina resulted in this three dimensional delight. A pop of pattern on the interior of her design adds interest without overwhelming the finished look.

Have you created a dimensional project with your card-making supplies? Don’t be intimidated – just give it a shot and see what you come up with! You might just make someone’s day :)

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

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Illustrator Spotlight Week – Pure Innocence

Whether it’s pretty, quirky, trendy, edgy, kitschy, sweet, or adorable, My Favorite Things is known for its wide variety of quality stamp designs. This week we’d like to take the time to share inspiration from four different design families under the My Favorite Things roof.

Pure Innocence

The Pure Innocence collection is comprised of characters that are pure fun to create with. These adorable images are great for paper-piecing, coloring, and adding a touch of sweetness to any project.

Below you’ll find an inspiring collection of cute projects created using the Pure Innocence collection.

Jodi’s design is perfect for a crafty friend using the Crafty Friends stamp set.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring the PI Crafty Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Karin created this cutie pie card with the Steeped in Love stamp set.

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring the PI Steeped in Love stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Barbara’s brunette girl from the Feline Better stamp set sure looks sweet!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring the PI Feline Better stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

This little girl takes center stage in Kimberly’s fun 3-D creation using Perfect Harmony.

Handmade 3-D card from Kimberly Crawford featuring the PI Perfect Harmony stamp set and Die-namics and the Take the Stage Die-namics #mftstamps

Love what you see from the Pure Innocence collection? Here are some products you just might like! Click the picture to see more.

Ready to shop? Then we have a great offer to get you started. Save 20% on the Pure Innocence line today onlyPlease note: This sale is good on in stock items only. No rain checks.

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What’s your favorite Pure Innocence set?

You’re a Gem

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 Inge’s blog: Janis

from Barbara’s blog: Melanie MacKenzie

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!


We’re welcoming the lovely Amy Kolling back to the blog today – it’s been far too long since we invited her to share her talents with us!

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Hello…so excited to be joining My Favorite Things this month as a Guest Designer!  With this past release, LOVE is certainly in the air and I couldn’t be happier to craft for this holiday!  I just fell in love with these new tags in the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics.  There is stitching and double stitching and so many extra details included in this set that I decided to focus on them for my card.

Handmade card from Amy Kolling featuring Tag Builder Blueprints 5 and Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

I began by doing a watercolor background with a very diluted Candied Apple Distress Ink palette and to make it even lighter, I dabbed the ink with a paper towel.  I love the soft shade of pink it became! I die cut and layered 3 tags together for dimension and added in the tiny double stitched square in Steel Grey.  I also watercolored a scrap of watercolor paper with the same shade to use for die cutting the small hearts as well.

Handmade card from Amy Kolling featuring Tag Builder Blueprints 5 and Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

My main image is from Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart.  This set has adorable punny images and stamps.  The larger gem was white heat embossed and watercolored.  This heart was adhered with foam adhesive to the center of my tag frame.  My sentiment was stamped inside the small rectangle frame.  This space is perfect for these sentiments!

Handmade card from Amy Kolling featuring Tag Builder Blueprints 5 and Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

To add some finishing touches, I’ve added die-cut arrows and hearts from Tag Builder Blueprints 5. Some were cut from Steel Grey and some out of the watercolor scrap.  To add some sparkle and shine, I coated the hearts and “gem” with Clear Wink of Stella.  I just love the shimmer!  This whole watercolor panel was adhered off center to a Steel Grey card base.


Gorgeous, right? We can’t wait to see the love-themed projects you create with our January Release. 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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MFT Meets Essentials By Ellen Mix it Up Challenge

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Each month the Ellen Hutson Classroom hosts a challenge combining Ellen Hutson product with another manufacturer. This month, My Favorite Things is pleased to join in the Mix It Up Challenge!

Creative Team Member Kay Miller was up for the challenge, and just WAIT until you see the gorgeous card she created. Seriously — get your pinning fingers ready!

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Am I right? Kay combines the Bohemian Garden stamps and dies from Essentials by Ellen collection with the Label Maker Sentiments stamp set and the Label Tape and Stars & Wishes Die-namics from My Favorite Things.

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Be sure to head on over to the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog and join the challenge! Check out the details below:

  • A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store (cool!).  To be eligible, you must use My Favorite Things products AND Essentials by Ellen products.
  • Enter the challenge by linking your card on the challenge post HERE

We can’t wait to see what you create for the Mix It Up Challenge!

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW January Products

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

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Sketched Blooms

All of our January release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win one of 2, $100 Gift Vouchers as part of tonight’s New Product Launch celebration!

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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 Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Cheeky Monkey

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past week. 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 January Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, January 7 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 January 8. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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It’s Reveal Day – Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm to 10:00 PM EST, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamp sets, Die-namics, inks, and papers we’ve been showing off over the past week will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

January 2016 Release CLass

Another release, 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. I know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the January 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!

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One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

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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 USA order over $75.

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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 January release, for sale TONIGHT at 10 PM EST, 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.

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our January Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky stampers 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: Olga P – Comment #292

Countdown Day Four Winner: Linda F – Comment #613

Countdown Day Three Winner: Stephanie Serrano – Comment #446

Countdown Day Two Winner: Melanie Ott  – Comment #106

Countdown Day One Winner: Vickie Smith – Comment #378

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Day is Finally Here! Our January Release is So Close!

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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 January Release products TONIGHT, January 5, at 10 PM EST.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 5. 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 8:30 PM EST on January 5 on the MFT Blog.

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CHEEKY MONKEY 

Go bananas for this cheeky monkey-themed set. Adorable monkeys in classic stripes are posed in a variety of stances. Banana and bee accents are included to allow for interaction and scene building, and an assortment of fun and punny phrases cover all-occasion crafting.

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See more of the Cheeky Monkey stamp set and Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Cheeky Monkey

SUNNY SKIES

Sunny Skies headed your way! This month’s Free with $60 is a brilliant Die-namics features a graphic sun accented by a stitch line down the center of each ray and around the perimeter of the circle. What a perfect pairing with the Puffy Clouds Die-namics!

Sunny Skies Die-namics

See more of the Sunny Skies Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Sunny Skies Die-namics

STITCHED HEART STAX

The Stitched Heart STAX features the unmistakable symbol of love decked out with a beautiful stitched detail around the perimeter.

Stitched Heart STAX Die-namics

See more of the Stitched Heart STAX HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Stitched Heart STAX Die-namics

LOVE YOU MORE

Love You More is the perfect all-encompassing collection of quirky and loving sentiments for any relationship you want to recognize and commemorate. The beautiful script coordinates with that used in the So Much Love stamp set making it an ideal companion set.

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See more of the Love You More stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Love You More stamp set

MINI HEARTS BACKGROUND

Neat staggered rows of pint-sized hearts are scaled perfectly for love-themed card backgrounds and layers. Shower your project with love! Individual hearts measure 1/8”.

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See more of the Mini Hearts Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring Mini Hearts Background

Did anything in our January 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.

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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.

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2 Days Until the January Release

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New paper packs, sparkling accents, and the coolest new combo from Laina Lamb headline today’s offerings. Just two more days until you can shop the complete January release!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 5. 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 8:30 PM EST on January 5 on the MFT Blog.

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PATTERNED PAPER PACKS

With this release, we’re expanding our collection with the Subtle Plaids Paper Pack and the Painted Prints Smitten Paper Pack.

We’re always working to make things easy on you so that you can make the most of your crafting time. As you plan your purchases, make sure to check out our Resource Section for an easy to print PDF guide of each Patterned Paper Pack. Color matching is made simple with these handy reference guides that take the guess work out of matching card stock to paper.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Subtle Plaids Paper Pack

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Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Painted Prints Smitten Paper Pack

UNDENIABLE CHEMISTRY

Chemistry-based images and phrases will allow you to concoct a punny assortment of cute and clever cards for friends and loved ones. Appeal to the science-loving smartypants in your life with Laina Lamb Design’s Undeniable Chemistry. The extensive collection of greetings can be mixed for card fronts, interiors, and tags.

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Laina Lamb Design Undeniable Chemistry stamp set in use

See more of the Undeniable Chemistry stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

CHEMISTRY SET

We’re positive you’ll bubble up with excitement over Laina Lamb Design’s Chemistry Set Die-namics – all the fun of mixing up potions and experimental combinations but in a totally-safe and non-explosive paper format. Beakers, test tubes, Bunsen burners, and particles are all charged up with hearts and love. Emboss line measurement marks and separate liquid elements provide detail and dimension. Laina Lamb Design Chemistry Set Die-namics Laina Lamb Design Chemistry Set Die-namics in use

See more of the Chemistry Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Laina Lamb Design Undeniable Chemistry and Chemistry Set Die-namics

BLING IT ON

You’ll be mesmerized by this collection of bejeweled sentiments and diamond accents. Featuring a delicate but lively font, this assortment of phrases is a perfect complement to the Diamond Die-namics – a matched set!

Bling It On stamp set

See more of the Bling it On stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

DIAMONDS

Add some custom bling to your crafting with the Diamond Die-namics. This set features 3 brilliantly cut sizes in both embossed solid and outline versions perfect for layering contrasting color and texture.

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See more of the Diamonds Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Bling It On and Diamonds Die-namics

LABEL MAKER LOVE

Build an endless variety of sentiments and poetry focused on love, affection, and Valentine’s Day with the clean and graphic Label Maker Love stamp set. This stamp set coordinates with the previously released Label Tape Die-namics.

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See more of the Label Maker Love stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Label Maker Love stamp set

Are you enjoying the January 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.

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3 Days Until the January Release

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Today’s beautiful new florals will make it so enjoyable to add some artistic flair to your projects – just wait until you see the projects our team has created with them!  In addition, we’re sharing the latest from Pure Innocence and a whimsical new background stamp.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 5. 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 8:30 PM EST on January 5 on the MFT Blog.

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SKETCHED BLOOMS

Create everything from single flower accents to full-blown bouquets and patterns with the gorgeous Sketched Blooms stamp set. Overlays are not intended to line up exactly with the coordinating solids but rather, to mimic the look of loosely drawn and colored layered florals. The in-use graphic demonstrates some possible combinations as well as shows the detailed stamped images. There is not a coordinating Die-namics for this stamp set due to the fluid nature of the layering possibilities.

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Sketched Blooms stamp set in use

See more of the Sketched Blooms stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Sketched Blooms stamp set

I HEART YOU

This lovey dovey addition to our Pure Innocence line features an oversized Valentine perfect for customizing with initials or tiny stamped accent.

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See more of the I Heart You stamp set and Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Pure Innocence I Heart You

STITCHED FANCY FLOURISH

Stitched Fancy Flourish takes the beautiful design you know and love and adds a simple stitch detail for ultimate elegance.

Stitched Fancy Flourish Die-namics

See more of the Stitched Fancy Flourish Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Stitched Fancy Flourish

CIRCLE SCRIBBLES BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with the whimsical hand-drawn look the Circle Scribbles Background provides.

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See more of the Circle Scribbles Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Circle Scribbles Background

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.

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4 Days Until the January Release

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Today’s focus is on all things puffy :) Fluffy little sheep from Birdie Brown and billowing clouds in two different forms make this countdown post inviting indeed.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on January 5. 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 8:30 PM EST on January 5 on the MFT Blog.

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EWE ARE THE BEST

Birdie Brown’s pastoral Ewe Are the Best stamp set features huggable, snuggable, heart-stealing sheep engaged in a variety of activities designed to craft enticing tableaus for birthdays, thank yous, love notes, and more. Scenic accents are included to complete your sweet scenes.

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See more of Ewe Are the Best stamp set and Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Birdie Brown Ewe Are the Best

PUFFY CLOUDS

This 8 piece Die-namics includes a variety of fluffy, puffy designs perfect for layering, scene-building, and accenting your cards and projects with happy little clouds. Four different styles are represented in two sizes to mix and match to create an endless variety of looks.

Puffy Clouds Die-namics

See more of Puffy Clouds Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Puffy Clouds Die-namics

STITCHED CLOUD EDGES

Shape your card edges or add layers of puffy clouds with the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics. This trio of edge-only Die-namics allows you to create panels of any height and features a stitched edge on both sides of the cut line for even more versatility. You can use the resulting die cuts as masks to create a beautiful, layered sponged look as well!

Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics

See more of the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics

SCENIC SAFARI

Layer up a safari tableau with this trio of irregular border dies. This edge-only set allows you to cut panels of any height.

Scenic Safari Die-namics

See more of the Scenic Safari Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Scenic Safari

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the January release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

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