Caring Hearts Card Drive

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The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. During this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly. We here at My Favorite Things are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort!

Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

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5 Days Until the November Release

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Snuggle into the latest sneak peeks – inviting, charming, and completely heartwarming. Just 5 days left in our November release countdown!

Remember to comment each day on the MFT Blog for a chance to WIN $75. That will go a long way towards bulking up your collection of MFT goodies!

Don’t forget that we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.
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The Cozy Greetings stamp set includes sentiments encompassing Christmas, seasonal birthdays, and simple friendship. A whimsical mix of fonts and flourishes ensures every project will feel personal and unique, and leave your recipient feeling warm & fuzzy.

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See more of the Cozy Greetings stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

The Comfy Sweater Die-namics allows you to “knit” up some handmade love in no time! Layer the included collar, cuff, and waist pieces for added dimension and color contrast or use the die-cut sweater alone – the embossed accent will leave you with beautifully detailed single-layer designs as well. This Die-namics set includes all the pieces necessary to create sweaters in two sizes, and accents the sentiments in the Cozy Greetings stamp set in fashion-forward form.

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

It’s impossible to deny the appeal of perky rows of perfect polka dots. The Jumbo Dot Cover-Up Die-namics features polka dots super-sized to be larger than those in the Polka Dot Cover-Up Die-namics.
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See more of the Jumbo Dot Cover-Up Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The Sweater Stitch Background will cover your cards in a perfect swatch of beautiful knit texture. Tidy rows of identical stitches will provide a beautiful textural background to your heartwarming wintery and Christmas themed cards and projects.

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See more of the Sweater Stitch Background HERE or by watching the video below.

The new Comfy Sweater Die-namics is so fun. You can “knit” dimensional sweaters with the included die elements using card stock but wow, our MFT felt is a dream with this set for adding the perfect touch of texture! For this episode of MFTv, I personalized the sweaters with initials and added some pattern to the sentiment flag with the new Sweater Stitch Background.

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You can see how I assembled this card start-to-finish by clicking HERE or watching below!

Let’s see what our team has created with today’s products. In just 5 more days, you’ll be able to shop all of the November products you’ll be snuggling up with soon!

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 11

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful. This month’s palette features the bright and fresh combination of Grout Gray, Berrylicious, Sour Apple, and Red Hot. This classic scheme is a mix perfect for projects evocative of a chilly winter day. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful. The November Paint Book Swatch is below – print and save every month’s swatch for instant color inspiration any month of the year!

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You have until Wednesday, December 3 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The monthly 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 Cindy! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s challenge. You can view all the entries for last months’s challenge HERE.

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6 Days Until the November Release

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Stay cool with the latest addition to the Birdie Brown line. Chilling out with this fun new stamp set and Die-namics will keep you crafting all winter long. A gorgeous new STAX Die-namics and stencil round out today’s offerings.

As you peruse the latest sneak peeks, don’t forget to comment each day on the MFT Blog for a chance to WIN $75. You can add a lot of fun MFT goodies to your toolbox with $75!

Remember, we’re chatting all week long. Come let us know which of today’s products have caught your eye and made it to your wish list. Is there a project you simply can’t stop thinking about? We’d love to hear what you’re excited about today! Join us HERE at our Release Week Social.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.
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Any day spent stamping with these chill bears from Birdie Brown will be a cool one. The Cool Day stamp set includes 2 friendly bears, an icy base to perch them on, a “North Pole” like sign, six sentiments, and a variety of graphic accents. Most of the included words and phrases are sized to fit the included sign. Use the matching Die-namics to cut flawless accents for your projects.

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See more of the Cool Day stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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

Add some softness to your layered panels with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics. This 6 piece set features gently rounded corners and a stitched border detail on each die.

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See more of the Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

We all love the classic chevron pattern and now, with the Small Chevron Stripes Stencil, you can include a textural chevron element on your projects. Add color, emboss in conjunction with our Embossing Pad Combo, or apply a texture medium to achieve a whole new level of texture.

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I’ve coined a new term for today’s episode of MFTv: Rustic Luxe. What do you think? I really love the way the metallic elements and more neutral kraft and hemp accents play off of each other. The new Small Chevron Stripes Stencil was perfect for inking up some vellum with a metallic pigment ink. I also added a few elements from the Cozy Mittens stamp set and Die-namics that we introduced yesterday.

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See how I used the stencil to created the shimmering pattern you see in my sample by clicking HERE or watching below!

Our fabulous team is back to share their projects featuring today’s sneak peeks. Just 6 more days until the big release!

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 201

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This week, we’re featuring a sketch with skewed panels accented by a simple strip element and circle accent. 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, November 11 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 Elizabeth S.! 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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Some of the products used to create this project are included in the November 2014 release and will be available for purchase November 11.

The November Release Countdown Begins

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An imminent shift in weather for many of our friends is an indication that it’s about time to hunker down, cozy up, and enjoy some time at home with our cherished stamps, Die-namics, and stencils. Cold weather signals an abundance of crafty fun-time and our November release is bursting at the seams with homespun appeal.

Don’t forget to join us for a full week of partying! Our Release Week Social is the perfect opportunity to drop in and say hi, and to share excitement over the products we’re introducing and the projects our designers have created to showcase them. Join us HERE right now and get to chatting – we can’t wait to hear what you think of our November release.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the seven countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 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 8:30 PM EST on November 11 on the MFT Blog.
This one-of-a-kind design includes 6 unique quilt blocks that you can mix and match for beautiful, homespun cards. Each of the dies in this 7 piece set Blueprints 20 Die-namics set includes a stitched or decorative detail that lends a cozy, handmade feel to your projects. In addition to the quilt blocks, Blueprints 20 also includes stitched and scalloped panel options, stitched banner and fishtail flag elements, and two border options – one, a stitchable zig zag design and the other, a peek-a-boo border.

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Follow the provided digital sketches, or become your own architect. Either way, Blueprints is the foundation of your creativity.

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See more of Blueprints 20 Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Lisa Johnson Designs brings you the heart (and hand!) warming Cozy Mittens stamp set and Die-namics. This set includes classic mitten shapes with a wide assortment of homey stitched and graphic patterns to dress the mittens up. “Tie” your mittens together with the loopy string image and complete the look with one of the two sweet coordinating sentiments. Use the stamps alone, or in conjunction with the coordinating Die-namics for fits-just-right die cuts every time.

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See more of the Cozy Mittens stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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

Nordic Knits coordinates with the Cozy Mittens stamp set and Die-namics and includes matching patterns designed to build panels, borders, and accents that provide the perfect base for your Cozy Mittens projects. Cross stitch, knit, and graphic patterns combine to create a multitude of comfy looks.

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See more of the Nordic Knits stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

With our November release, we’re introducing a brand new ink formula to our extensive line of Replenishments. My Favorite Things Pigment Ink is our exclusive line of slow-drying pigment inks that provide a rainbow of possibilities at your fingertips. The ink is perfect for embossing and general stamping using clear and cling rubber stamps. MFT Pigment Inks are acid-free, archival, and fade resistant. They are water resistant and produce crisp, vibrant impressions. They feature a raised pad for use with any size stamp. We are thrilled to share this initial 14 color release and we can’t wait to see what you do with this new formula.

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Learn more about our new line of Pigment Inks HERE or by watching the video below.

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with these inspiring new products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on November 11!

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A Big MFT Welcome to Stephanie

Last week, Stephanie shared a couple of vastly different, but equally amazing cards with us. This week, we are pleased to announce that she’s becoming a permanent fixture on the MFT Creative Team! Print

Beginning with our November release (that starts in less than a day!) you’ll be seeing Stephanie’s pretty face and stunning cards pop up as part of our sneak peek countdown – we’re so excited to be able to share more of her ingenuity in the months to come.

Before we leave you for the day, don’t forget to pop over to the boutique to peruse our latest Retirement Sale. You’ll find a vast array of stamp sets and Die-namics at 50% off. All of these products will be retired once they’re gone though so don’t wait long to take advantage of these incredible prices and stock up on your wish list items!

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Happy shopping and we’ll see you tomorrow as we embark on our November release countdown!

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Just 52 days until Christmas, but who’s counting? If you’re the type of person that enjoys making and sending holiday cards, that task is probably fairly high on your crafty to-do list. Whether you  prefer a variety of individual designs or a single design that can be mass produced, there’s probably room in your process for eye-catching designs that can be prepared and assembled relatively quickly.

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Kimberly has created a beautiful card that requires minimal stamping and die cutting that is totally worthy of your card-making endeavors. A couple of panels shaped with the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics provides the base of the card while an element from the Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics and a sentiment created with the Merry Messages stamp set completes the look. A basic color palette is elegant while minimizing the steps required to complete the look.

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What do you think? Are you inspired to jump into your holiday card making headfirst? Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we always love seeing what you’re up to :)

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Stephanie shared a gorgeous project on Monday featuring the Fresh Cut Flowers and Mason Jar Die-namics. We brought her back today with an incredibly fun interactive card perfect for the day! Print

Hi! It’s Stephanie and I’m excited to be back with another card on the My Favorite Things blog! Since today is Halloween, I thought it would be fun to create a Halloween themed card. As soon as I saw the Spooky Window Die-namics, I knew it would look awesome as a shaker card. I decided to die cut the window and fill the inside of it with sequins and glittery spiders that I cut out using the little spider die that comes as part of the Spooky Window Die-namics.

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To create the shaker part of the card, I die cut the window and adhered it onto a piece of acetate slightly smaller than the window. I let it dry completely and then I added foam tape all around the outside of the window, two layers thick. The trick to making shaker cards is to make sure that when you add your foam tape (which gives it the dimension it needs to let the sequins and other items move freely around) there aren’t any spaces in between the tape. This will prevent the sequins from falling out.

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I layered a piece of orange glitter paper and a piece of vellum over the card base, added all the sequins into the center and then adhered the window to the top. Once it’s attached, it completely seals in all of the sequins and the shaker part of the card is done!

To complete the card, I die cut the window a second time from silver glitter paper and carefully cut out the web and spider. Using liquid glue, I adhered them on top of the black window that was already adhered to the card. I love how the silver looks against the black card stock! I decided that I liked the shaker window as the focal point and didn’t want a sentiment on the front of the card, so I left it off and stamped one on the inside instead.

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MFTv Layered Snowflakes

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Creating a mixed media card doesn’t require a lot of supplies or tools – just a handful of basics and your limitless imagination! I used a couple of our MFT mists on a panel of mixed media card stock to layer shimmering color and subtle pattern.  Three layers of a die-cut snowflake in a variety of materials are a simple and beautiful accent to finish the look.

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Watch the video HERE to see this card assembled start to finish or just play the embedded video.

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