A Frozen Little Penguin from Lisa

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Kitschy Kitchen Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

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We’d also like to announce the two winners from our Thankful for You promotion last week:

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Congratulations to our winners! If you see your name above, please send an email to sropel87 (at) gmail (dot) com with your name, email address, and day for which you won to claim your prize. We are so VERY Thankful for YOU! Make sure to check out all of the GREAT projects submitted to our Spread Your Thankfulness Challenge HERE. You’re sure to be left inspired!

And now, let’s get to today’s shot of inspiration!


Lisa Henke is joining us again today with an adorable birthday card you’ll want to emulate for winter birthdays. You might want to grab a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or tea because it’s chilly and cute!

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Hello! It’s Lisa, again! I’m back today and did a little scene building with some awesome new Die-namics. I was really excited to bust out the cool new Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up. I cut with it four different times to get the pieced together pattern-mixing snow drifts to set the stage for my scene. I used Smooth White card stock and then a few patterns in wintry colors from the Fun & Frolic and Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6×6 paper packs. I only used the bottom three drifts and trimmed off the extra.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Chill Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, and Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

I love to frame up scenes when I make them. The Stitched Rounded Rectangles Frames Die-namics was the perfect way to add a Smooth White frame. I then got busy with the adorable Chill Wishes stamps.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Chill Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, and Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

I stamped one of the cool penguins, trees, and mountains with Black Licorice Hybrid ink. This is my go-to choice for black ink and Copic coloring. Well really, for anytime I need black, but I love it with my Copic markers. No bleeding and crisp lines. I colored up the images and then cut them out with the coordinating Chill Wishes Die-namics.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Chill Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, and Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Then I began to build my card. I added the paper-pieced snowdrifts to a piece of Smooth White card stock that was just a smidge smaller than the rounded frame. My mother-in-law’s birthday is the day after Christmas, and I always love to give her a cool punny card. So I stamped the brrrrthday sentiment with Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink onto the top right of that panel. Then I tucked in the winter images and used a foam dimensional to pop up the penguin. Next, I adhered the frame over top. The final touch was the scattering of Sparkling Clear sequins. I love using these as an icy, snowy accent. The finished framed panel was mounted on a Stone Gray top folding A2 card base.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back with one more post next week. See you then! Have a beautiful weekend.


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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Snowfall of Blessings with Lisa

Today’s guest is the talented Lisa Henke! Let’s check out the gorgeous card she’s created for us today!

Lisa Henke

It’s always an honor to come back and Guest with My Favorite Things! I loved my time on the Design Team years ago, and I still drool over each new release. Thanks for having me again, Kim. I’m here for a few different posts in the coming week, so I hope you check back.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Snowfall of Blessings and Simply Snowflakes stamp sets, and Stylish Snowflakes and Starry Circle Die-namics #mftstamps

Today I was excited to work with the amazing snowflake set Simply Snowflakes. I started off by embossing a flurry of them with white embossing powder onto some water color card stock. I used several distress inks to add some soft, blended colors. The white embossing resists the color, making those flakes POP! Once the panel was dry, I added a little splattering of the distress ink  for a little added interest.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Snowfall of Blessings and Simply Snowflakes stamp sets, and Stylish Snowflakes and Starry Circle Die-namics #mftstamps

I then used a 4 x 5.25 panel of Smooth White card stock and cut out the stitched circle with the Starry Circle Die-namics to create a window for my pretty snowflakes to be framed in. Along the bottom of the panel, I stamped the sentiment from Snowfall of Blessings with Black Licorice Hybrid ink. I used my Misti for perfect placement and allowing me to stamp the words twice for a crisp, clean black sentiment.

Handmade card from Lisa Henke featuring Snowfall of Blessings and Simply Snowflakes stamp sets, and Stylish Snowflakes and Starry Circle Die-namics #mftstamps

I finished the card off with a matching snowflake cut from Translucent Vellum card stock with the Stylish Snowflakes Die-namics. I love using vellum on die cuts like these. It’s a great way to add subtle detail. A scattering of Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins to top off a few of the flakes and this card was done.

Thanks for stopping by today. I am back tomorrow with another MFT project for you. Have a beautiful day.


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The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. However, during this time many of the elderly who live in nursing homes feel lonely. Wouldn’t it be great if we brought a smile to their faces and brightened their holiday season simply by sharing our love of cardmaking? Please join crafters around the world for the 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive. Last year we collected over 22,000 cards and distributed them to over 100 nursing homes throughout the world, and we hope to collect even more this year! Please join us. Details for the card drive can be found at: HERE & HERE. There are only 8 more days to participate! My Favorite Things is proud to be a sponsor…offering a prize to a lucky contributor.


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It’s Time To Shop for the NEW November Kit!

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It’s finally time to make the new Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

You’ll find the Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of tonight’s Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit 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.

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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).

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2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous 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 Barbara Anders featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Like what you see? Add more coordinating product to stretch your kit even further.

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Kitschy Kitchen Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people will win a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Two Winner: Charlene Cisler – November 14, 2016 @ 02:04

Countdown Day One Winner: Kelly Santi – November 15, 2016 @ 11:32

Congratulations to the winners!

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past two days. They have another shot of inspiration – visit each of their Kitschy Kitchen Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, November 17 for your chance to WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. The winner will be chosen at random and the prize will be sent out on November 18. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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The Day Has Arrived! The Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit Release Is So Close!

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We have one more day to preview our new Kitschy Kitchen before it’s available for purchase tonight. More inspiration and a handy PDF download are among the treats we have for you today.

Today, we’re featuring Out of the Box looks – cards that combine the products included in the kit with previously released MFT products. These amazing projects from the team will show how easily the stamps and Die-namics can be integrated into your existing MFT collection.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 15. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 10:00 PM EST on November 15 on the MFT Blog.

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As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The $71.99 purchase price for this kit is over a 30% savings over purchasing the pieces individually. To round out this spectacular kit, you’ll get a whopping 8 Premium Dye Ink cubes to add lots of color to your designs as well as 12 coordinating card stocks perfect for whipping up something colorful and yummy! The Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit is so delectable you’ll want to lick the spoon!

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The Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.

Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit Inspiration Sheet #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new November Card Kit. Remember, Kitschy Kitchen will be available tonight at 10 PM EST!

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Introducing the Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit

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Custom products, carefully curated for hours of creative play – that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is $71.99 – with a retail value of over $100, you’ll save 30% off the individual purchase price!

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit and be inspired by a plethora of awesome projects from our team.

Today, we’re featuring In the Box looks – cards that feature only the items in the kit along with basic tools, shapes, and supplies. These amazing projects from the team will demonstrate just how versatile the kit is and the wide variety of projects you can create with it.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on November 15. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 10:00 PM EST on November 15 on the MFT Blog.

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Get ready to bake up something cute and delicious with our November Card Kit! The Kitschy Kitchen Kit has everything you need to create a cozy kitchen full of homey and vintage designs, and it’s the perfect choice for holiday baking gift tags and edible gifts. It includes two stamp sets and one Die-namics set for a whole lot of tasty paper crafting fun. Kitschy Kitchen is a delightful and whimsical stamp set featuring adorable kitchen-themed images like bowls, cups, a canister set, pretty vases with abstract flowers, an oven mitt, and baking utensils as well as a plate, fruit, and a tea pot. The designs are reminiscent of ones you might have found in your mom or grandma’s cupboards, so get ready to reminisce with a modern twist! We take the guesswork out of creating by providing indicators on the stamp sheet of which stamps go together for the best results when building your vases of flowers and pretty bananas. In addition, the You Bake Me Happy stamp set features a border stamp to enhance your designs as well as twelve cute and punny baking-themed sentiments appropriate for friendship, encouragement, love, miss you, and beyond. The Kitschy Kitchen Die-namics coordinates with the Kitschy Kitchen stamp set, and it also includes a banana stand as well as two shelf dies that would be perfect when cut with any of our wooden papers (so CUTE!). But wait, there’s more! This kit includes a whopping 8 Premium Dye Ink cubes to add lots of color to your designs as well as 12 coordinating card stocks perfect for whipping up something colorful and yummy! The Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit is so delectable you’ll want to lick the spoon!

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Kitschy Kitchen stamp set and Die-namics in use #mftstamps

You Bake Me Happy stamp set #mftstamps

We’re so thrilled that you were as excited about our mid-month Free with $60 offer as we were. With this month’s kit release, we’re unveiling the Big Hugs Die-namics. Remember, our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60! Sometimes all we can do for our friends who are hurting is to send them a great big hug. The Big Hugs Die-namics is the solution! Create major impact with this all caps one piece die that cuts four large letters and make someone’s day with your thoughtfulness.

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Big Hugs Die-namics #mftstamps

Learn more about the MFT Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit Unboxing on YouTube or by watching the video below.

A brand new episode of MFTv features a fun kitchen scene that you can replicate with the contents of this month’s card kit. Watch to see just how easy it is to create this delightful and retro design using the Kitschy Kitchen Kit!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv Stamped Kitchen Scene featuring the Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit on YouTube or simply watch the 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!

Handmade card from Torico featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new November Card Kit. Remember, Kitschy Kitchen will be available tomorrow, November 15!

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Thankful for YOU – Thank You for Your Support!

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We’re wrapping up our week celebrating YOU with a fantastic video from Stephanie. And just so you know, our gratitude doesn’t end with this event. You are all a special part of MFT every day of the year!

Thank You for You Support

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Watch and learn as Stephanie steps you through the creation of mass producible thank you cards! When making cards en masse, it’s important to keep things simple, unless you’ve got a whole boatload of time. Stephanie always has such great tips! Here’s what she created for today:

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Peaceful Flowers and Essential sentiments stamp sets #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Peaceful Flowers and Essential sentiments stamp sets #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Multiple Thanks on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

And here’s the SUPER cool part!

The ten cards that Stephanie created for this video will make an appearance in 10 random product shipments from our warehouse on Monday, November 14th! It’s our way of saying thank you and making your experience all the more fun!

We are so VERY thankful for YOU today and always!

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Thankful for YOU – Thank You for Sharing!

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One thing that we absolutely LOVE is seeing what our customers create with our products. It’s seriously a dream come true to see your designs lovingly created with MFT stamps, Die-namics, and stencils. It fills our hearts with gratitude for our customers and their avid devotion to our designs.

Thank You for Sharing!

Today we’d like to take the time to feature projects made by YOU! Whether on Facebook, Instagram, or Flickr, we love seeing your delightful and inventive uses of our products. So here’s to YOU and all of the cool things that you make!

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From @znfn84 via Instagram

Merry Everything stamp set - YoonYoung Kim #mftstamps

From Robin Mayfield via Flickr

Balloon Strings Backgrounds stamp and Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics - Robin Mayfield #mftstamps

From Pam Tetrault via our Facebook group

Swwet Safari stamp set and Die-namics - Pam Tetreault #mftstamps

From Ali T via Flickr

Birdie Brown Ewe Are the Best stamp set and Cross-Stitch Oval STAX Die-namics - Ali T #mftstamps

From Shannon McComb via Flickr

Birdie Brown Magical Dragons stamp set - Shannon McComb #Mftstamps

From @huangchuanjuan via Instagram

Deer Friends stamp set - huangchuanjuan #mftstamps

From Emily Henry via our Facebook group

Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set and Die-namics and Merry Christmas Die-namics - Emily Henry #mftstamps

From Bettina Lacuesta via our Facebook group

Pure Innocence Bear Hugs (retired) - Bettina Lacuesta #mftstamps

From @seungeunlee82 via Instagram

Flashy Florals stamp set and Die-namics and Sending Hugs Die-namics - Seungeun Lee #mftstamps

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for having fun and creating wonderful things with our products!

And something exciting!

To thank you for your support and in deep gratitude for all of YOU, My Favorite Things founder Kim van der Sanden will be donating $1000 to Samaratin’s Purse. What a joy it is to share our thankfulness and bounty with others!

We are so VERY thankful for YOU!

Thankful for YOU – Spread Your Thankfulness

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It’s been so fun celebrating YOU our customers this week so far! We hope to inspire you to share your thankfulness with others, too!

Spread Your Thankfulness

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Our customers are a part of the family, and we love hearing your stories. Today we’d like to challenge you to create a card for someone for whom you are thankful and add it to the InLinkz on today’s post. You can tell the story of what makes this person so special on your blog, and then you’ll have an awesome card to send them! One random challenge entrant will be chosen to win a $50 gift voucher.

Before you head off to your craft area to create your card, here’s a shot of thankful inspiration from a few of our design team members.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Geometric Greenery stamp set and Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Stitched Flowers, Thanks, Stitched Scallop Edges, Creative Clips, and Blueprints 25 Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Kind Thanks stamp set, Plaid Background Builder stamp, Twice the Thanks and Falling Leaves Die-namics #mftstamps

Here’s how to win a $50 gift voucher:

  • Create a thankful card and upload it to the InLinkz on today’s blog.
  • Deadline to upload your project is Wednesday, November 16 at 10 PM EST.

All winners will be announced on Friday, November 18th, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Thankful for YOU – Thank You for Following Us!

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Our social media channels allow us the pleasure of connecting with each and every one of you on a daily basis, and for that we are incredibly grateful!

Thank You for Following Us!

In order to give you up-to-the-moment inspiration and information, you can find us not only here at our blog and on our website, but also on various social media channels and other online properties that allow us to feed your MFT obsession.

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Whatever your social media favorite might be, chances are that we’re there making things cute and pretty with awesome projects, prizes, eye candy, tips, and tutorials. Let’s take a look at our properties so that you can join us! You’ll be grateful that you did!

  • Challenge & Inspiration Blog – Five days a week the Challenge & Inspiration blog features videos, projects by our customers that we’ve spotted, sketch and color challenges, and Friday inspiration to kick off your weekend craft-a-palooza. Customer Cindy Beach says, “Thanks for the inspiration and fab array of projects!” You just never know what you’ll find there!
  • Facebook Page – Our Facebook page gives us the opportunity to connect with you daily where we feature inspiring projects, product slideshows, and enticing sales. It also gives YOU the opportunity to share your love of MFT with reviews and feedback. Customer Gina Tseffos Petersen left this five star review — “This is a great company! Their stamps are adorable, beautiful and of good quality. They have become my favorite place for all my stamping needs. I wish I could buy them all!” Thanks for the love, Gina!
  • Facebook Group – Our Facebook group is designed to keep MFT fans connected and in the loop about new product, our challenges, fantastic promotions, and general MFT awesomeness. There’s a whole lot of sharing, inspiration, and fun! Customer Jenny Dix recently shared this cute project using our Happy Wonderful Christmas Die-namics and Merry Everything stamp set.

    Merry Everything stamp set and Die-namics and Happy Wonderful Christmas Die-namics - Jenny Dix #mftstamps

  • Instagram – If it’s pure eye candy that you want, join us on Instagram and post your projects using #mftstamps. It’s the perfect spot to gain inspiration and share your creations! Customer and Instagram follower @gaylehathaway says, “I am thankful for all the wonderful inspiration and art I create with MFT!” We are thankful, too!
  • Pinterest – Pin your favorite projects, products, sketches, and videos to refer to later. Having everything all in one spot helps you to maximize your creative time. We’ve noticed that some of you love us so much that you have entire Pinterest boards dedicated to My Favorite Things. Pinterest follower Sonya Goring has pinned almost 200 projects that she loves from MFT. How awesome is that?
  • Twitter – If quick and to the point is your style, Twitter is where it’s at! We give you the information you want in 140 characters or less. Recently Twitter follower @BromeroCards tweeted, “So excited to go to the @mftstamps store tomorrow!” Thanks for the visit!
  • YouTube – With over 800 videos featuring products, projects, guests, and tons of inspiration, YouTube is the perfect spot for the visual learner. Customer and subscriber Greta H. commented on one of our most recent videos, “One of my favorite cards, Stephanie, but I always say that because each video gives me new ideas, and I love your work!” We’re glad to inspire you, Greta!

Here’s how to win a $50 gift voucher:

  • Head to our Facebook page and/or Instagram feed, find the image posted above, and tag a friend for which you are thankful.
  • Be sure to follow/subscribe/like us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube!

Deadline to tag a friend is Wednesday, November 16 at 10 PM EST.

All winners will be announced on Friday, November 18th, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

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Release Replay: November 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 Karolyn Loncon featuring Joyous Christmas Sentiments stamp set, Leafy Greenery, Stylish Snowflakes, and Blueprints 15 Die-namics #mftstamps

Karolyn created a lush and sophisticated holiday card with our new Stylish Snowflakes Die-namics and the Leafy Greenery Die-namics.

The Stylish Snowflakes Die-namics looks splendid when layered and arrayed in silver sparkle. By die cutting the Leafy Greenery Die-namics in Elf Green, Karolyn conjures up a festive fir with a sparkling ornament hanging from the lowest branch. Her traditional Christmas color combination makes this card an instant classic.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Chill Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, Transparent Triangle Background stamp and Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

The November release is filled with tons of cute characters ready to play, and Vika came up with this adorable design inspired by our brand new Chill Wishes stamp set and Die-namics.

The title Chill Wishes may make you think of cool colors with pops of red, but Vika’s sunny design gives you permission to play with warmer colors. The cheery background she created with the Transparent Triangles Background stamp paired with the Friends Die-namics cut in pretty yellow make this the perfect greeting to send in the deep cold of winter to warm a friend’s heart.

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

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