Release Replay: September 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

Our Bundles of Blossoms Background is a customer favorite so introducing the pattern in the form of a colorful paper pack (in TWO colorways) was a no-brainer. Inge mixed her florals on this cheery look – Rustic Wildflowers turned out to be perfectly complemented by that exposed snippet of paper!

Blue might not be your first choice for flowers but this card from Inge is beautiful and memorable – maybe it’s time to re-think blue for your pretty floral looks!

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

Our Pop-Up Alphabet Die-namics provides so many fun ways to add surprise dimension to your projects. In addition to adding a simple greeting to your card front, Torico’s trio shows two additional ways to integrate this versatile alphabet.

Shaping your card edges and creating dimensional greetings inside your card are fantastic ways to distinguish your projects. Use temporary tape to secure your letters together so they can be used for multiple projects without the need to repeatedly align your dies.

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

MFTv – How to Create a Framed Scene

Adding a frame to your card scenes emphasizes how special they are and honors the effort you put into crafting them. Layering frames creates a shadowbox effect providing even more drama and elevating your scenes to the mini works-of-art they truly are. Watch this week as Stephanie constructs an endearing farm scene featuring a variety of images, including some from the brand-new Animal Farm stamp set and Die-namics.

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 – How to Create a Framed 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!

Product Spotlight: Rustic Wildflowers

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

from Kristina’s blog: Erika

from Inge’s blog: Elise Smith

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!


These gorgeous wildflowers feature multiple coordinating layers to create amazing depth, texture, and realism. You’ll create enchanting bouquets and fields of flowers in a rainbow of incredible color. Rustic Wildflowers features our revolutionary Smart Align system that ensures lining up the intricate stamped flower petals with your Die-namics will be a breeze.

Rustic Wildflowers

Rustic Wildflowers

Let’s see how our team featured Rustic Wildflowers their own projects this month!

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

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

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

You Could Be a 2017 Card Design Superstar!

For the third year running, we are beyond excited to announce our Card Design Superstar contest!

We recognize and appreciate so many different card making styles — each is unique and relevant. While it would be impossible to categorize all of the different styles our customers represent, we’re changing things up a bit this year by breaking the contest into three separate categories. Not only does this mean you have an opportunity to shine in a specific category or by displaying your versatility in all three, it also means we have even more prize opportunities this year!

Be selected as one of our FIFTEEN 2017 Card Design Superstars (five winners from each of the three categories) and win a $250 prize from My Favorite Things! You’ll be able to use your prize code to choose from hundreds of products included in the exclusive My Favorite Things line. In addition to our fifteen superstars, we’ll also be randomly selecting one winner per category to win a $100 prize. In case you’re a math wizard in addition to a card design superstar, you’re right – that’s over $4,000 in prizes!

Get your creative motor running and start thinking about how you want to interpret our Superstar categories. In addition to our usual line-up of judges, we’ve also recruited the discerning eyes of nine of our talented team of creative contributors and they can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your superstar sleeves. Show us all that you’ve got what it takes to be a:

Clean & Simple Genius

Here is your chance to showcase your innate understanding of design. White space, color theory, and design rules are critical components of pulling off a beautifully clean & simple look. You understand that sometimes, less is more, and you aren’t afraid to show it!

Special guest judges: Inge, Karolyn, and Laurie

Coloring Virtuoso

Whether your preferred medium is paint, marker, or pencil, coloring is a skill you’ve honed since those early years spent with Crayolas and a favorite coloring book. The MFT collection of images is vast, so now is your opportunity to show off your exceptional coloring skills!

Special guest judges: Debbie, Francine, and Jane

Innovation Master

We’re gaga for specialty cards. If designs featuring sliders, shakers, fancy folding, or 3D elements are your thing, have we got the contest for you! Let’s see your brain-bending looks! Balancing an elaborate idea with pitch-perfect execution and an eye for design is a true skill — one we know you’re up to the task to demonstrate.

Special guest judges: Jodi, Melania, and Torico

Are you excited yet? GOOD. Now that you’re ready to dive into your crafting, a few guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Create brand new/original cards using any theme you like. Previously posted cards will not be considered.
  • The maximum number of entries per participant is one card per category, for a maximum of three entries in all. Multiple entries in a single category will be disqualified. Each card may only be entered in a single category.
  • Use stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and patterned papers from My Favorite Things. Cards using other products will be disqualified immediately, so get creative with the MFT products that you have on hand! Use whatever card stock and inks you have available.
  • Submit your card(s) to the appropriate InLinkz collection linked at the end of this post on or before 10 PM EDT on Thursday, September 21.
  • When submitting your card, please simply use your name in the Link Title section.
  • International entries are most DEFINITELY welcome!

What will the panel of judges be looking for?

  • Great design
  • Superb execution
  • Clever uses of our product
  • Fresh approaches

The fifteen winning cards will be revealed on the blog on Thursday, September 28th, and our 2017 Card Design Superstars will be announced.

We hope that this year’s updated format will encourage you all to create something you love. Show us what you’ve got, superstar!

Enter your card for the Clean & Simple Genius Category HERE

Enter your card for the Coloring Virtuoso Category HERE

Enter your card for the Innovation Master Category HERE

MFTv – How to Create Embossed Resist Backgrounds

Background stamps are the perfect tool for creating a beautifully detailed look on mass-producible cards. This week, watch as Stephanie demonstrates how to achieve this rich and stunning holiday look with distress inks, background stamps, and new products from our September 2017 Release.

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

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

Watch MFTv – How to Create Embossed Resist Backgrounds 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!

It’s Time to Shop for the NEW September Products!

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

As you shop our from our September Release, keep our discount offer and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in mind. Remember to use code HELPTX at checkout to apply a 10% discount to your entire order. Additionally, 10% of all gross sales occurring from today through September 12 will be donated to charities supporting efforts to aid those affected. Help us make a difference.


Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

All of our September 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 Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy 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 September Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, September 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 September 8. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

September 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, 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 September 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.

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

You can look at every new product in our September 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 September 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: Mutzy Mia (Sep 2, 2017 @ 18:16) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Gilda McCain (Sep 2, 2017 @ 02:28) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Linda Anderson (Sep 3, 2017 @ 07:58)

Countdown Day Two Winner: Stacey Kowbel (Sep 4, 2017 @ 13:07)

Countdown Day One Winner: HeatherY (Sep 5, 2017 @ 01:06) 

Congratulations to all the winners!

September 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 September Release products TONIGHT, September 5, 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 September 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 7:30 PM EDT on September 5 on the MFT Blog.

PLENTIFUL PETALS

The Plentiful Petals stamp set features bold, beautiful flowers and petals designed to layer beautifully in creating multi-color bouquets and standalone blooms. We’ve made it easy to optimize your crafting by outlining the images designed to layer together. 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.

Plentiful Petals features our revolutionary Smart Align system that ensures lining up the intricate stamped flower petals with your Die-namics will be a breeze.

Learn more about Plentiful Petals.

Plentiful Petals stamp set #mftstamps

Plentiful Petals Die-namics #mftstamps

Plentiful Petals in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Plentiful Petals stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

ALL SMILES

The All Smiles stamp set feature a generously sized Smile that can be combined with the supplemental sentiments to create a virtually endless variety of phrases and greetings.

Learn more about All Smiles.

All Smiles stamp set #mftstamps

DOUBLE THE SMILES DIE-NAMICS

The Double the Smiles Die-namics feature a generously sized Smile in two different fonts that can be combined with the supplemental sentiments in All Smiles to create a virtually endless variety of phrases and greetings.

Learn more about Double the Smiles Die-namics.

Double the Smiles Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring All Smiles stamp set and Double the Smiles Die-namics #mftstamps

SLANTED SENTIMENT STRIPS

This Die-namics will quickly become an essential addition to your collection. It’s perfect for housing the sentiments included in the All Smiles stamp set but equally effective for a wide assortment of sentiments included in other sets as well — don’t be surprised if it finds a permanent home on your work surface!

Learn more about Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics.

Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics #mftstamps

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

BUNDLE OF BLOSSOMS PAPER PACKS

The Bundles of Blossoms pattern you love, now in paper form! Take your pick of a Brights or Pastels version (or both…you probably need both.)

Bundle of Blossoms Brights Paper Pack #mftstamps

Bundle of Blossoms Pastels Paper Pack #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Bundles of Blossoms Paper Pack #mftstamps

Learn more about all of our September 2017 release products shown by watching September 2017 Release – Product Previews on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Did anything in our September 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.

September 2017 Release: Are You Ready?

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the September 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 September 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 7:30 PM EDT on September 5 on the MFT Blog.

RUSTIC WILDFLOWERS

These gorgeous wildflowers feature multiple coordinating layers to create amazing depth, texture, and realism. You’ll create enchanting bouquets and fields of flowers in a rainbow of incredible color. 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.

Rustic Wildflowers features our revolutionary Smart Align system that ensures lining up the intricate stamped flower petals with your Die-namics will be a breeze.

Learn more about Rustic Wildflowers.

Rustic Wildflowers stamp set #mftstamps

Rustic Wildflowers Die-namics #mftstamps

Rustic Wildflowers in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Rustic Wildflowers stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

MODERN TREES

Quickly craft a forest of colorful trees with these solid, multi-step layering stamps. This collection is the perfect way to set a scene by replicating any or all seasons on your cards and projects. 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.

Learn more about Modern Trees.

Modern Trees stamp set #mftstamps

Modern Trees Die-namics #mftstamps

Modern Trees in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Modern Trees stamp set #mftstamps

POP-UP ALPHABET DIE-NAMICS

You’ll be amazed by all the inventive ways you can incorporate these dimensional letters into your projects. Their size makes them perfect for pairing with coordinating stamped sentiments. Tuck flaps behind the letters, place them along the top edge of your cards, or conceal them inside your cards for a fun surprise for your recipient! The score line along the bottom of the letters makes it so easy to pop them from the panel.

Learn more about Pop-Up Alphabet Die-namics.

Pop-Up Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Pop-Up Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

POP-UP NUMBERS DIE-NAMICS

The Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics coordinate with Pop-Up Letters and are this month’s new Free with $60 Die-namics! If you make birthday cards (and who among us doesn’t?) you need this versatile numbers collection.

Pop-Up Numbers Die-namics #mftstamps

Are you enjoying the September 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.

September 2017 Release: Halfway to the Big Day

We’re halfway through our countdown and still have so many great new products to share! Today, we debut Pure Innocence and some essential new woodsy designs.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on September 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 7:30 PM EDT on September 5 on the MFT Blog.

LOVE YOU TO THE CORE

This adorable addition to our Pure Innocence line features our darling girl enjoying a bushel of apples on an inviting park bench. You’ll love coloring her sweet dress and sweater. Accent the finished card with a single apple, or add a pile — the choice is yours! 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.

Learn more about Love You to the Core.

Pure Innocence Love You to the Core stamp set #mftstamps

Pure Innocence Love You to the Core Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kristina Pavlovic featuring Pure Innocence Love You to the Core stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

WILD WOODLAND

From a dainty little bird to a burly bear, you’ll go nuts for this collection of five woodland animals. Build a scene or accent your sentiment with the coordinating images. 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.

Learn more about Wild Woodland.

Wild Woodland stamp set #mftstamps

Wild Woodland Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Wild Woodland stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

BLESSED & BLESSINGS DIE-NAMICS

Demonstrate your gratitude in stunning fashion with this duo of dies. A gorgeous handwritten look makes blessed and blessings take on a truly custom look for your cards and projects.

Learn more about Blessed & Blessings Die-namics.

Blessed & Blessings Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Blessed & Blessings Die-namics #mftstamps

ESSENTIAL SPEECH BUBBLES DIE-NAMICS

Essential Sentiments and More Essential Sentiments nestle perfectly into a variety of die-cut options and with the introduction of the Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics, they have yet another fun home to reside in. This trio includes speech bubbles in three different sizes and pointing both left and right providing for the perfect opportunity to showcase a single sentiment, or create a conversation!

Learn more about Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics.

Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics #mftstamps

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.