MFT & Friends: April 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! What’s new this month? FIVE fabulous MFT friends are joining us…think of it as our traditional Release Replay with a twist.

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

Vika has brought together products from a variety of releases, including the most recently released Birdie Brown Rain or Shine, to impart sunshine and warmth to a charming little scene. Puddle splashing with friends in an after-rain sunset is a just about perfect way to spend an evening!

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorote Things #mftstamps

Our cross-stitch products have been a hit, in part because in addition to a wide assortment of pre-planned patterns we’ve provided, they’re also a blank canvas just waiting for your own inspired patterns. If you’re in the mood to be crafty but just want to cozy up under a blanket in front of the TV while you’re at it, this is the perfect solution! Once the cross-stitch is done, the card comes together in minutes. Rachel’s pretty posey was created with our Floral Patterns PDF found HERE.

This is just the beginning – keep on clicking to see how others on our team and some MFT friends played with our April Release.

Create in Color with Sandy Allnock

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 Rachel’s blog: Kelsey Thomas

from Laurie’s blog: stampingbowd

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!


Is it really April already!!? I’m Sandy Allnock, and I’m confused…it often still feels like winter, but I’m SO ready for spring! The crazy weather all over the US has been nutty — what’s it been like in your corner of the world?

But, this weather has inspired me to make a deliberate effort to reach out and invite spring birds into a card — with A Tweet Hello!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite things #mftstamps #watercolor

As for supplies this month, I’m using watercolor, but you may not know there are some “dot cards” out there that could help you try out watercolor without making a huge investment. They’re little blobs of paint — they come in sheets big and small — but the one I use in this video is the Sandy Allnock Palette! I was blessed that Daniel Smith company wanted to make one to share my favorite colors, the ones I recommend for crafters. I have a gajillion other colors, but try to use these so you don’t feel like you need to go out and get them all. Get a few. (Then let the addiction start. Ha!)

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite things #mftstamps #watercolor

In the video, I forgot to mention I was painting on Arches Cold Press. Anyway…let’s get to the video, okay?

There are lots of stamps you could use to make a wreath from…what stirs your brain? They just need to be small enough to live in a little circle of greens!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite things #mftstamps #watercolor

If you try this technique, whether with A Tweet Hello or other stamps, be sure to tag me out there on social media (I’m usually @sandyallnock everywhere!) — I’d love to see what you make!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite things #mftstamps #watercolor

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April 2018 Release Class 5

Our final April Release class showcases the new Cloud Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics to perfection. This irresistible two-piece set will make it rain creativity during your next cardmaking session. The addition of one of our Cloud Shaker Pouches means it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to quickly create shimmering shaker clouds like Amy’s.

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

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our the release class video HERE on Youtube or by clicking below.

We’ve been sharing daily release class videos here on our blog, our Youtube channel, and our Facebook page for the past few days — have you caught them all? If you’re in the mood for loads more classes from our previous releases, find them all HERE. Whether you prefer printed directions or are a more visual learner, we’ve got you covered. We know you’ll continue to be as inspired by our team as we are!

April 2018 Release Class 4

Our fourth April Release class features our new Piñata Die-namics — an instant party. Use card stock, colored tissue paper like Barbara, or even patterned paper for a real fiesta! Barbara has shared a great trick for adding the perfect swing to your packed piñata — make sure to watch her video and download the PDF for full details!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our the release class video HERE on Youtube or by clicking below.

Techniques & Tutorials: April 2018

If you love detailed, step-by-step instructions and photos to recreate some of your favorite MFT projects, Techniques & Tutorials is just for you! Our designers are going the extra mile with a collection of projects featuring more in-depth direction to help you achieve a similar look.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Inge’s pocket card design is an elegant solution to professionally packaging and presenting gift cards. Start with the base and then customize for your recipient with your color, image, and sentiment choices.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


In our third April Release class video, you’ll learn a nifty trick from Karolyn for creating a loop mechanism for your Toad-ally Awesome cards.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our the release class video HERE on Youtube or by clicking below.


You can find Inge’s tutorial, as well as tutorials from even more of our team, by clicking below — enjoy and make something amazing this weekend!

Tips & Tricks: April 2018

Our new Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your brand-new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

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

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Our second April Release class video features the gorgeous new Loopy Bloom Die-namics and some fabulous tips for integrating it into your designs. Stephanie also uses some of our new felt — you will LOVE the incredible texture it adds to your blooms.

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

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our the release class video HERE on Youtube or by clicking below.


Want to learn more about Amy, Rachel, and the rest of our team’s Tips & Tricks for our April Release? Head to their blogs for the full details!

Just Add Color: April 2018

We so enjoy our Release Countdown each month – our team never fails to inspire us and we love seeing your enthusiasm and reading your ideas for using the new collection. We want to extend that excitement past release night with even more opportunities for the designers to blow us away with their creativity and ingenuity.

We start TODAY with Just Add Color. So many of our stamp sets feature images that invite color — from markers and pencils to watercolors, our designers are itching to show off their coloring prowess and innovative techniques.

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Torico’s take on our Just Add Color challenge this month is so unique and beautiful! Her soft pinky-peach monochromatic palette evokes a charming storybook feel. It’s a much different look from most of the samples we’ve seen with this Birdie Brown set so it really stands out! The soft color wash look is such a great choice for this rainy day image!

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Joy also took a monochromatic approach. Her too-cute turtle is rendered in shades of grey — that allows her rainbow, showcased in a peek-a-boo window, to share equal footing while still complementing her theme…he’s not feeling his best right now but when he’s on the mend, I’m sure he’ll return to his vibrant self!


In addition to Just Add Color, we have our first release class video for our April Release. Color can be added to your projects in many ways…including adding color to your envelopes! Our new Envelope Buddy Stencil provides the ability to add perfectly straight, perfectly spaced address information to your envelopes leaving room to create a sweet little scene to color. You can use it for masking to add spot color to your envelopes as well — talk about creating a complete package!

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

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our first April Release class video HERE on Youtube or by clicking below.

You’re already feeling inspired, right? Brace yourselves because we have so much more to share! Check out what the rest of the team has created in response to our Just Add Color challenge below!

MFTv – 3 Ways to Use the Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics

Our Cross-Stitch Die-namics have been hugely popular. Even if you aren’t a fan of stitching or want to pull together a look quickly, you can still put these fun designs to good use though! In this week’s episode of MFTv, Stephanie is featuring THREE fun ways to incorporate the Cross-Stitch Rectangle into your card designs. For yet another fun option, use markers or colored pencils to “stitch” your design — Check out our October 2017 class PDF or playlist to learn more about that technique!

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

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

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

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

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

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 – 3 Ways to Use the Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics 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 April Products!

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

All of our April 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 Keisha Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell 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 April Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, April 5, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced April 6. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

April 2018 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, inks, and supplies 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. Watch our blog, Youtube channel, and Facebook page for the next few days as we share class videos. We’ll have a printable PDF all ready for you when we wrap up classes on Sunday!

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.

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

You can look at every new product in our April release, for sale TONIGHT at 9 PM EDT, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and to view the product name.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our April 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: Erica Loscalzo (Mar 29, 2018 @ 21:44) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Queen Mary (Mar 31, 2018 @ 14:21) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Kim f (Apr 3, 2018 @ 10:19) 

Countdown Day Two Winner: Beatrix Revhelyi (Apr 2, 2018 @ 10:43) 

Countdown Day One Winner: Damita Porter (Apr 3, 2018 @ 04:42) 

Congratulations to all the winners!