MFTv: Channel Your Creativity – Die-namics Design

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Have you been binge-watching videos on our MFTv YouTube channel? We sure hope so! We know that education is one of the best things about our hobby, and YouTube is the perfect avenue for us to share tips, techniques, and products with you, our followers. Be sure to subscribe to our channel so that you never miss one single post!

This week we are pleased to have five guest designers who will be sharing awesome ideas for using our fantastic products in the form of inspiring and informative YouTube videos on our MFTv channel. Today’s special guest is Erin Lee Schreiner!

Channel Your Creativity: Die-namics Design #mftstamps

Erin Lee is focusing on the dynamite Die-namics available from My Favorite Things.  You’ll love her inventive die cutting techniques and be amazed by her fun designs. Let’s take a look at the colorful and funky projects that she has created:

Handmade card from Erin Lee Schreiber #mftstamps

Handmade card from Erin Lee Schreiber #mftstamps

Handmade card from Erin Lee Schreiber #mftstamps

Now it’s time to watch Erin Lee’s tutorial on how she created the three cards you see above. She’ll cover inlaid die cutting as well as fun ways to dress up your Die-namics with ombre stamping. Prepare to be inspired! Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube or watch it below.

We have another video to share today with more cool tips for using our Die-namics. Stephanie will show you how to create a shaker card that will knock your socks off! Click HERE to be taken directly to learn some Creating a Word Shaker Card or watch the video below.

There’s nothing we love more than getting our product in the hands of creative people like you! Head to MFTv on YouTube, subscribe to our channel, and leave a comment on the two featured videos of the day. We’ll choose two randomly selected people to win a $50 gift certificate to the My Favorite Things boutique to stock up your stash. All winners will be announced on Monday, March 14th, so make sure to check back to see if your name is on the list!

Time to crank out some fun designs with our awesome Die-namics! And don’t forget, to win one of the vouchers, you must subscribe to MFTv and your comment must be made on YouTube on one or both of the videos featured above.

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MFTv: Channel Your Creativity – Pattern Play

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Welcome to day 2 of our week of learning on our YouTube channel MFTv. We’re so happy that you’ve joined us for another day of tutorials! We hope that as you add our channel to your subscriptions that you’ll continue to be inspired by the informative and innovative videos that we provide. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for our featured videos of the day. If you missed yesterday’s videos, be sure to check them out HERE.

This week we are pleased to have five guest designers who will be sharing awesome ideas for using our fantastic products in the form of inspiring and informative YouTube videos on our MFTv channel. Today’s special guest is Amy Lee!

Channel Your Creativity: Pattern Play #mftstamps

Today, Amy creates a pretty and delicate wedding card using patterned paper from the Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack. She has some fun ideas of how to add colors to white card stock to add interest to your designs. Let’s take a look at the lovely project that she has created:

Handmade card from Amy Lee #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Lee #mftstamps

Now it’s time to watch Amy’s tutorial on how she created the sweet and feminine card you see above. It’s magical to see how she creates a different look to her card stock by adding inking. Prepare to be inspired! Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube or watch it below.

We have another video to share today with more tips about using our patterned paper packs in your designs. Stephanie shares nifty ways to modify the paper with some other products to give it a completely different look! Click HERE to be taken directly to Pumped Up Patterned Paper or watch the video below.

There’s nothing we love more than getting our product in the hands of creative people like you! Head to MFTv on YouTube, subscribe to our channel, and leave a comment on the two featured videos of the day. We’ll choose two randomly selected people to win a $50 gift certificate to the My Favorite Things boutique to stock up your stash. All winners will be announced on Monday, March 14th, so make sure to check back to see if your name is on the list!

Time to pull out your favorite papers and card stock and play! And don’t forget, to win one of the vouchers, you must subscribe to MFTv and your comment must be made on YouTube on one or both of the videos featured above.

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Release Replay: March 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 card from Yoonsun Hur #mftstamps

Laina Lamb Design’s Sweet Succulents are perfect for scene-building – this cool cat looks right at home nestled within the prickly plants. The sentiment looks great stamped both in black against the neutral background as well as heat-embossed in white on black.

When you incorporate new designs into your stash, look at your existing images to discover new and exciting pairings.

Handmade card from Julie Dinn #mftstamps

A beautiful blend of colors is a fantastic way to highlight the pattern provided by a stencil. We have an extensive collection available but the new Geometric Grid really shines using this application.

When you have a beautiful background like the one Julie has created, a lot of extra “stuff” isn’t necessary! Keep it simple to allow the pattern you spent so much time creating to really stand out.

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

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MFTv: Channel Your Creativity – Ink like a Pro

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In 2005, YouTube debuted allowing the average Joe the ability to upload videos to the Internet. It has launched careers, taught concepts, shared moments and music and memories for over a billion users over the past 11 years. It’s likely you’ve used YouTube for countless reasons — I learned how to attach my dryer vent pipe all by myself! It was exhilarating.

YouTube is an obvious avenue for My Favorite Things with its ability to teach techniques, showcase new products, and share tips and tricks. That’s why in January of 2010 we created our YouTube channel MFTv. Our channel is chock-full of informative and innovative videos from the most basic concepts for beginners to more complex techniques for those who are ready to soar creatively. When you subscribe to our channel you receive updates when we upload something new so that you won’t miss a second of crafting inspiration.

This week we are pleased to have five guest designers who will be sharing awesome ideas for using our fantastic products in the form of inspiring and informative YouTube videos on our MFTv channel. Today’s special guest is none other than Jennifer McGuire!

Ink Like a Pro

Jennifer is here today to share three great things that can be done with Premium Dye Inks from My Favorite Things. She also gives some super information on the difference between our dye, hybrid, and pigment inks. You’ll be amazed with her great tips for getting the absolute best results when inking up your stamps. Let’s take a look at the gorgeous projects that she has created:

Handmade thank you cards from Jennifer McGuire #mftstamps

Handmade thank you cards from Jennifer McGuire #mftstamps

Now it’s time to watch Jennifer’s tutorial on how she created the three cards you see above. She’ll cover Altering with a Colorless Blender, Traditional Resist, and Second Generation Stamping. Prepare to be inspired! Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube or watch it below.

We have another video to share today with more cool tips about using our inks. Click HERE to be taken directly to learn some Dye Ink Innovations with Kimberly Crawford or watch the video below.

There’s nothing we love more than getting our product in the hands of creative people like you! Head to MFTv on YouTube, subscribe to our channel, and leave a comment on the two featured videos of the day. We’ll choose two randomly selected people to win a $50 gift certificate to the My Favorite Things boutique to stock up your stash. All winners will be announced on Monday, March 14th, so make sure to check back to see if your name is on the list!

Time to get inky! And don’t forget, to win one of the vouchers, you must subscribe to MFTv and your comment must be made on YouTube on one or both of the videos featured above.

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Product Spotlight: Stitched Scallop Frames

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 Lisa’s blog: Marika Gewalli

from Kimberly’s blog: Natasha

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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Time to take a trip back to re-visit one of our March Release products. This month, we’re taking a closer look at the quartet of Stitched Scallop Frames that were introduced. Delicate details like stitching along the outside perimeter and scallops on the interior of the frame make these wonderful options for showcasing a sentiment, image or scene – a perfect match to virtually any thing in your collection! They also provide a beautiful way to create an interactive shaker look.

Stitched Scallop Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Stitched Square Scallop Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring Stitched Square Scallop Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Stitched Oval Scallop Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring Stitched Oval Scallop Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Stitched Circle Scallop Frames #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Stitched Circle Scallop Frames #mftstamps

There are so many ways to put the Stitched Scallop Frames to use in your own crafting. We really want to see what you create with it so make sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media sharing so we can be inspired by your beautiful work!

Follow Your Rainbow

We’re so excited to have Amy Lee joining us this month for a handful of guest spots. You’ll be so inspired by her colorful creations and innovative product usage!

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Hello! Amy (The Craft Bunny) here! I’m VERY EXCITED to guest for My Favorite Things this month! I have been a huge fan of MFT and their designers. I was SO HAPPY when I got the invitation. It’s like a dream come true!

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The first thing that caught my eye in the package was the cute farm animals! They remind me of FarmVille. For my first card, I made a terrace farm packed with corn and carrots. The terrace is created with Snow Drifts Cover-Up. This Die-namics is perfect to create landscape to pair with these animals! Here is a closer look.

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  1. Die cut a panel with Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics. Blend with distress inks in Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. Sprinkle some water on top for bleaching.
  2. Stamp the animals and plants on watercolor paper with black pigment ink. All images are from the Farm-tastic set except for the carrots which are from Birdie Brown’s Somebunny set.
  3. Color everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush.
  4. On a white card base, blend some Tumbled Glass distress ink on top as sky and stamp the sentiment with black pigment ink.
  5. Temporarily adhere the Snow Drifts frame on the card base. Using it as a guide, adhere the bottom 5 landscapes with foam tape and the animals with glue. Remove the guide when finished.
follow your rainbow MFT blog (2) For my second card, I was inspired by the sentiment “Follow your rainbow.” I love the big stitched rainbow! To complete the scene, I need something to follow the rainbow so I enlisted some help from the London Mouse :) I also created a photo frame-like effect with the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX. Here are my steps: follow your rainbow MFT blog (1) follow your rainbow MFT blog (3)
  1. Create a stencil by die cutting with the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics.
  2. Die cut a panel with Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX.
  3. On the inside panel, blend a cloudy sky background with Tumbled Glass distress ink.
  4. Die cut the rainbow with the Stitched Rainbow Die-namics out of various MFT card stocks.
  5. Die cut the grass with Grassy Hills Die-namics and blend with Mowed Lawn distress ink.
  6. Stamp, die cut, and color the London Mouse characters with Copic markers.
  7. For the sentiment, die cut the word “Rainbow” four times and adhere them together.
  8. Adhere everything as shown with foam tape and glue.
That’s it for my post today. I hope you like my cards and have fun reading! I’ll be back next time with more inspirations. Happy Crafting! J

Feeling the love for Amy’s cheerful looks? Maybe it’s time to create something colorful with your MFT stash! 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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MFTv – Faux Watercolor with Stamps

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Do you have an inner watercolor artist dying to get out and release your talents upon your cards? This week, learn how Kimberly uses MFT Premium Dye Inks in a range of intensities to create a modified watercolor look with stamped images. The new Sweet Succulents stamp set from Laina Lamb Design is a perfect starting point for your watercolor masterpieces!

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Laina Lamb Design Sweet Succulents stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Laina Lamb Design Sweet Succulents stamp set #mftstamps

Watch Kimberly’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below.

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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW March Products

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

Thank you card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Twice the Thanks Die-namics #mftstamps

All of our March 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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Would you like to see Jody’s Periscope featuring the full March Release? Check it out HERE or watch the video below!

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.

Thank you card from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Strike up the Band #mftstamps

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 March Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, March 3 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 March 4. 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, stencils, and papers we’ve been showing off over the past week will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

March 2016 Release Class Preview

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 March 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 March 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 March 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: Debbie S – Feb 28, 2016 @ 08:39

Countdown Day Four Winner: Vicki Stys – Feb 27, 2016 @ 11:54

Countdown Day Three Winner: Ann – Feb 28, 2016 @ 23:26

Countdown Day Two Winner: Margarita – Feb 29, 2016 @ 03:05

Countdown Day One Winner: lisascreativeniche – Mar 1, 2016 @ 08:16

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Day is Finally Here! Our March 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 March Release products TONIGHT, March 1, 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 March 1. 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 March 1 on the MFT Blog.

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TWEET FRIENDS

There’s nothing quite like the sweet sounds of songbirds twittering in their cages. Create delightful greetings with ornate cages and gorgeous birdies with the lovely Tweet Friends stamp set. The sentiments give you many options including wedding, birthday, love, friend, and all occasion. This set is a perfect complement to the Cheerful Cages Die-namics to add dimension to your design.

Tweet Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Tweet Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Tweet Friends HERE or by watching the video below.

CHEERFUL CAGES

This Die-namics complements the Tweet Friends stamp set and will help you create lovely and intricate bird cages. Choose from two different styles and piece together a pretty little home for one of your favorite feathered friends. These Die-namics are similar in size to the stamp images in Tweet Friends and will layer with the Tweet Friends Die-namics beautifully.

Cheerful Cages Die-namics #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Tweet Friends and Cheerful Cages #mftstamps

KIND THANKS

Saying thank you never goes out of style, and the Kind Thanks stamp set has sentiments to say exactly how you feel! Pair it with the Twice the Thanks Die-namics for stylish greetings for the ones you love. Create a card set with this stamp set for a wonderful gift!

Kind Thanks stamp set #mftstamps

See more of the Kind Thanks stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

TWICE THE THANKS

The Twice the Thanks Die-namics cuts the words thanks and thank you in an elegant and gorgeous thin script. Use this design with our Kind Thanks stamp set to create thoughtful and thankful projects! These dies are not intended to die cut the corresponding words in the stamp set but rather, to replace them as you build your thankful sentiments.

Twice the Thanks Die-namics #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Torico featuring the Kind Thanks stamp set and Twice the Thanks Die-namics #mftstamps

THICK & THIN PAPER PACK

The Thick & Thin Paper Pack features colorful stripes on a white background.

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Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the Thick & Thin Paper Pack #mftstamps

PRESTIGE CARD STOCK SAMPLER 2

This collection of (23) sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Heavyweight Card Stock represents the remaining color additions to our line of Replenishments. Find all of the included colors in our Resource Section – this is the perfect way to test the colors before purchasing full packs!

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Did anything in our March 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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