It’s Reveal Day! Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 10:00 PM EDT, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamp sets, Die-namics, and papers we’ve been showing off over the past week will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

And don’t forget! Those Premium Dye Ink Cubes you’ve been waiting for will be available! Make sure to grab the first two sets tonight. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 1 features Orange Fizz, Grape Jelly, Lemon Drop, and Limelight. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 2 features Green-Eyed Monster, Cherry Crisp, Tangy Orange, and Milk Chocolate.

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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 August Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.August Release Class #mftstamps

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:

free with 60 aug 2016 Mini Fringe

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 August release, for sale TONIGHT at 10 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.

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our August 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: Nandini Karmarkar ( Jul 29, 2016 @ 02:04) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Barbara Ghigliotty (Jul 30, 2016 @ 11:15) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Amber MacMurtry (Aug 1, 2016 @ 00:01)

Countdown Day Two Winner: Nancy Ward (Aug 1, 2016 @ 08:54)

Countdown Day One Winner: Donna Gibson (Aug 2, 2016 @ 11:19) 

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Day Is Finally Here! Our August 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 August Release products TONIGHT, August 2, at 10 PM ET.

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  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM ET on August 2 on the MFT Blog.

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FRIGHTFUL FRIENDS

Get Halloween ready with the Frightful Friends stamp set! Dracula, Frankenstein, and his lovely bride scare up all sorts of adorable fun in this bewitching set with the makings of all sorts of spook-tastic scenes. Scrubby grass, a sinister fence, two bats, and a cute but creepy candle will add to your hair-raising designs. Pair this set with the Grave Situation stamp set for more spine-tingling details in your scene. The mound of dirt die included in the coordinating Die-namics has a slit in it that allows the characters from this set to pop up making it appear that they are breaking out of their grave! The clever and punny sentiments add the perfect and hilarious finishing touch. You’ll love this set… to death. Bwahahaha! 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. The mound of dirt die has a slit in it that allows the characters to pop up through the slit making it appear that they are breaking out of their grave!

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Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Frightful Friends stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

GRAVE SITUATION

Create a cemetery full of Halloween fun with the Grave Situation stamp set. The six funny epitaphs fit perfectly on the headstones, and this set is a perfect complement to the Frightful Friends stamp set. Bury yourself in spooky fun and your tombstone may read: I. B. Stampin! 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.

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Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Grave Situation stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

PEEK-A-BOO POLKA DOTS

While the Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Die-namics looks like one of our traditional Cover-Up Die-namics, this one is a little different and affords countless uses. This Die-namics only cuts the polka dots (not the rectangle shape) so that you can create large confetti or use the negative of the die on a card panel or card front. Use the die with several colors of card stock and inlay the dots or place it only on ONE portion of a card stock panel (one side, one corner) for a dotty accent. You’ll find so many creative ways to use the Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Die-namics!

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Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Die-namics #mftstamps

MINI FRINGE

This month’s Free with $60 Die-namics, Mini Fringe, is certain to become one of your go-to products! The Mini Fringe Die-namics gives you fringe-tastic fun for your creations. The “mini” part comes into play since each bit of fringe is thinner than our Fringe and Chevron Fringe Die-namics. Create 3D dimension or terrific tassels with this versatile die.

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Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Mini Fringe Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Preview: August 2016 Release – Day 1 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Did anything in our August 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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2 Days Until the August Release

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Today’s products from the August collection provide an ocean full of fun, we’re sure you’ll agree. We’ve also got new Die-namics and a background stamp that are going to make some waves. Let’s see what’s in store today!

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  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM ET on August 2 on the MFT Blog.

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SOAK UP THE FUN

You’ll have an oceanful of aquatic fun with the Soak up the Fun stamp set! The sweet whale, adorable elephant, cute crab, delightful monkeys in a banana boat, and a frog and bear in snorkel gear will have you giggling with glee! Add details to your scene with seaweed, bubbles, and a sailboat and fun finned friends as well as two schools of fish. The sentiments included give you many options to celebrate birthdays, friends, and love as well as sending encouraging words. Dive right in and have a blast with the Soak up the Fun stamp set!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.

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Soak up the Fun Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Soak up the Fun stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

WHIMSICAL WAVES BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with a playful wavy design with the Whimsical Waves Background stamp. Pair this background stamp with the Stitched Whimsical Waves Die-namics which features the exact same waves. What a fun way to use our products in tandem!

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Whimsical Waves Background stamp #mftstamps

STITCHED WHIMSICAL WAVES

The Stitched Whimsical Waves Die-namics creates a wonderful wavy effect on your projects in four different wave patterns. The stitch lines that appear on either side of the wave create pretty details for even more spectacular designs. But wait, there’s more! Pair this Die-namics with the Whimsical Waves Background stamp which features the exact same waves. What a fun way to use our products in tandem.

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Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Stitched Whimsical Waves Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Preview: August 2016 Release – Day 2 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Are you enjoying the August 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.

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3 Days Until the August Release

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Today’s versatile collection features a little something for everyone, including the latest from Pure Innocence! And we’re debuting another fun Die-namics that is perfect for creating interactive cards. Let’s DO this!

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HULA HOOP

This sweet addition to our Pure Innocence line features our cutie showing her prowess with a hula hoop. Looks like so much fun! The cute sentiments make this a delightful set for the sweet people in your life. Is it time for recess yet? 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.

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Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Pure Innocence Hula Hoop stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

MAKE A WISH

The Make a Wish stamp set features everything you need to create vibrant, festive, and super HAPPY birthday cards. Stamp up a celebration with darling candles in whimsical dot and striped patterns, and add in the perfect sentiment to fit your recipient. You can top the candles with traditional flames or go crazy cute with hearts instead. The serif all caps font of the sentiments give this set a flair all its own, and one bold script wish steals the show! You won’t want to stop creating birthday cards with the Make a Wish stamp set! 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.

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Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Make a Wish stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

BIRTHDAY CANDLES

The Birthday Candles Die-namics creates perfect candles, flames, and hearts for adorable birthday cards (or Christmas, Hanukkah, or any festive occasion!). This Die-namics coordinates well with the Make a Wish stamp set and Die-namics. The candles are the exact same size as the candle stamps in the set and can be used instead of the stamp. Set your designs on fire with the Birthday Candles Die-namics!

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Handmade card from Torico featuring Birthday Candles Die-namics #mftstamps

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT PATTERNED PAPER

The Birthday Blowout 6 x 6 Paper Pack was originally released with the Make a Wish Card Kit. It’s a party in paper form, and gives you an array of twelve colors in a tiny stripes, dots, and birthday script. Though perfect for birthdays, it’ll become a staple in your stash with the versatile everyday patterns. 

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Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Birthday Blowout 6x6 Paper Pack #mftstamps

SLIDER CHANNEL BUILDER

The Slider Channel Builder Die-namics is a framework set that builds interactive sliders for your designs. Start with your main card panel and build the channel that will be hidden behind it. The three thin strips help support the panel, and the u-shaped portion serves as the channel to house (and stop) the slider. The tab is the hint that there is an interactive element to your card. Hide your sentiment on the tab or let something show through to the card base (or hidden panel) when the tab is removed. Stack the die-cut pieces from this set to create a deeper channel. The sky’s the limit with what you can do with the Slider Channel Builder Die-namics!

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Slider Channel Builder Die-namics demonstration #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Slider Channel Builder Die-namics #mftstamps

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Chances are you make lots and LOTS of birthday cards every year, so snatch up the Happy Birthday Die-namics to make birthday card creating a breeze! Use these two Die-namics together for a pretty scripty sentiment or pair it with the bold font of the Happy Birthday to You Die-namics for a mixed font look.

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Handmade cupcake picks from Kimberly Crawford featuring Happy Birthday Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Preview: August 2016 Release – Day 3 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

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.

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4 Days Until the August Release

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If you’re a Birdie Brown fan, today you’ll get your fix with some more crazy adorable stamps. You’re sure to be enchanted by this month’s release! You’ll also get a peek at a monstrously cute two-step stamp set, some new peek-a-boo windows Die-namics, and a product that is sure to revolutionize your entire stash of stamps. Are you ready? Let’s check it out!

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  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM ET on August 2 on the MFT Blog.

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MAGICAL DRAGONS

Once upon a time there was a magical kingdom in a land far, far away, and it came to life in the CUTEST stamp set called Magical Dragons. The newest addition to our Birdie Brown line will enchant you with three large dragons, an absolutely sweet baby dragon, and a fair princess and brave knight in shining armor. Create charming scenes with the wee knight saving the pretty princess from the too-cute-for-words dragons, and add details to your scenes with the whimsical clouds provided or reimagine the clouds as puffs of flames coming from the dragons’ nostrils! You’ll find hours of creativity in your fair castle with this stamp set. And as the story goes — we all lived happily ever after! 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.

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Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring Birdie Brown Magical Dragons stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

MONSTER LOVE

Make some monstrously fun cards with the Monster Love stamp set. This delightful 2 step stamp set features six little monsters that you can personalize with mouths, eyes, antennae, and other fun details! Simply stamp the solid bodies first, and then add the details. We make it easy to build your two step monsters because the stamp sheet provides indicators around the solid and detail stamps so that you know which stamps go with which. You’ll also love the punny sentiments in two playful fonts that are perfect for birthdays, love, and encouragement. These monsters are cute and bold (not scary!), and they will steal your heart! 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.

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Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Monster Love stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

STITCHED TRIPLE PEEK-A-BOO WINDOWS

The Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows Die-namics allows you to create adorable scenes and fun windows to add character to your creations. The three windows are surrounded with stitch lines, and you can keep them hooked together or break them apart to use singly. This Die-namics coordinates well with the Monster Love stamp set, but it will work well with any of our delightful images.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows Die-namics #mftstamps

TRIPLE STRIPE BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with a jaunty striped design with the Triple Stripe Background stamp.

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Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Triple Stripe Background stamp #mftstamps

MIRROR IMAGE

The Mirror Image stamp is a must have in your stash! With this one stamp, you can revolutionize your entire inventory of stamps. Ink up any stamp, stamp it on the mirror image stamp, and then stamp the mirror image on paper to create a reverse image. How magical is THAT? The Mirror Image stamp works best with a conditioned stamp. Watch this video for ideas of how to condition your stamps for the best results.

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Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Mirror Image stamp in use #mftstamps

Wondering how you might use this handy little stamp? Barbara’s created a little step-by-step with some examples!

Have you ever wished an image was oriented in the opposite direction than it is? Often a project design would work better if this were the case and Mirror Image Stamp Set allows you to do just that.

1. For my first example, I ‘m going to use the cute hedgehog image from the Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set, watercolor paper, VersaMark, and White Detail Embossing Powder.

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2. Using the MISTI, remove the black foam pad and place a piece of clear acetate in the corner with stamp mounted as if it was on a stamping block. Mount the Mirror Image stamp on the door so that it will cover the stamp.

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3. Ink up the stamp with Versamark, close the door , and stamp onto the Mirror Image stamp. Do this gently; pushing firmly may move the door slightly, distorting the image. Repeat.

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4. Working quickly, open door, remove acetate with the stamp, replace black foam pad, and place watercolor paper into MISTI in the same place. Close door and press down firmly-the image stamped on Mirror Image Stamp with Versamark will transfer to the paper. Repeat steps 3 & 4.

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5. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. The image on the bottom is the mirror image and on the top is one stamped normally.

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6. Here the images are watercolored to show more detail.

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7. For my second example I’m going to stamp on Copic friendly paper with Versafine. Versafine works well because it stays wet long enough to apply heat embossing. I’m using my favorite little parrot from Polynesian Paradise.

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8. Employing the same technique, remove the foam pad from the MISTI, ink up the image with Versafine (I’m using Onyx Black,) close the door, and lightly stamp the image onto the Mirror Image stamp. Repeat steps for complete coverage.

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9. Here I’ve applied clear detail embossing powder…

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10. …and heat embossed. The image on the right is the mirror image, stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and the one on the left is the original, stamped on Neenah Classic Crest, Solar White.

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See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Preview: August 2016 Release – Day 4 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the August release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

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The August Release Countdown Begins

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Today, we kick off our August Release Countdown – how exciting! Soon you’ll be creating adorable Halloween treats and cards, finding the perfect sentiment for any occasion, and creating beautiful greetings with ease. Settle in – we’re just getting started!

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  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM ET on August 2 on the MFT Blog.

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PREMIUM DYE INK CUBES

Ever since we debuted 1″ ink cube sets in our card kits, you’ve been asking if we had plans to release them separately from the kits. Due to your requests, we are proud to present our line of Premium Dye Ink Pads and Refills. Our Ink Cube sets allow you to build your stash of MFT exclusive inks in perfect portable, 1″ cubes. Each set includes four cubes. These sets do not match the card kit sets. Each set will feature unique colors though so there won’t be any color overlap between sets.

With our August Release, we have 2 sets to share. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 1 features Orange Fizz, Grape Jelly, Lemon Drop, and Limelight. Premium Dye Ink Cubes – Set 2 features Green-Eyed Monster, Cherry Crisp, Tangy Orange, and Milk Chocolate.

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SPOOKY SWEETS

It’s jack-o’-lantern time, and you’ll be carving up some fun with the Spooky Sweets stamp set from Lisa Johnson Designs! Stamp solid pumpkins and add the perfect stem with this 2 step stamp set, and add details to your scene with the sparse tree, bats, and cluster of stars provided. The sweet sentiments in two fresh fonts work for Halloween cards, of course, but there are options for party favors or treat tags and toppers as well. This set is more sweet than spooky, but your designs will light up the night!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.

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Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Spooky Sweets stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS

The Essential Sentiments stamp set allows you to find the perfect sentiment for just about any occasion including birthday, hello, encouragement, thank you, love you, get well, wedding, anniversary, baby, sympathy, and congratulations. You’ll find yourself coming back to this set again and again with its huge variety. The cherry on top? These sentiments fit perfectly on our Essential Cover-Up Die-namics! Make this sentiment set one of your go-tos today!

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Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Essential Sentiments stamp set #mftstamps

ESSENTIAL COVER-UPS

The Essential Cover-Up Die-namics are similar to the Stitched Cover-Up Companion – Die-namics in that they act as both a frame and a sentiment strip in one. These sentiment strips are thinner making them perfect to house smaller sentiments, and they are a perfect fit for the Essential Sentiments stamp set! Layer these Die-namics over patterned paper and other Cover-Ups in your collection for an infinite variety of looks. As a bonus, the interior shapes feature a stitched perimeter as well – perfect for a detailed inlaid look or for use on your next project!

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Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Essential Cover-Up - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Essential Cover-Up - Vertical Die-namics #mftstamps

ITSY BITSY POLKA DOTS PATTERNED PAPER

The Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6×6 Paper Pack provides lots of dotty creativity! Use these twelve versatile and vibrant patterned papers with white dots for backgrounds, landscapes, and accents. The tiny scale of the dots make this a must-have for paper piecing as well.

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See more of all of the products shown today by watching MFT Product Preview: August 2016 Release – Day 5 on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new August Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on August 2!

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Let’s Eat Cake

Let’s take a look at what MFT Guest Designer Caryn Davies has in store for us today!

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Hello again. I’m back today with two more cards created with some of the awesome new products from the July 2016 release. This time I’ve used the amazing Celebrate With Cake stamp set along with some cool dies and my favourite MFT paper pack – Watercolor Wash!

The first card uses the hugely versatile Gift Box Cover Up Die-namics layered over the Watercolor Wash paper in the peach colour (love this shade). I stamped the large cake in two shades of lilac and mounted it onto the frame with foam tape. Now, I have never paired this colour combo up before and to be honest, the jury is still out for me! Can’t decide if it works or not! In the other “boxes” of the frame I die cut the candles from the top of the Happy Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics and added them to the top box and stamped my sentiment  in the lower left box. A few sequins on the cake finishes it off with just a tiny amount of sparkle.

Handmade card from Caryn Davies featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set and Die-namics, Gift Box Cover-Up and Happy Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics #mftstamps

The second card features the same stamped cake as above in a pale aqua colour and is finished with pink roses to match the background panel. Those amongst you with a keen eye will notice I used the central panel die cut from the Time For Bubbly card yesterday for my card today – waste not, want not!  I wanted to keep this card quite simple so a crisp white card base with the sentiment stamped in grey keeps it nice and clean.

Handmade card from Caryn Davies featuring Big Birthday Sentiments stamp set, Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set and Die-namics, Time for the Bubbly, Gift Box Cover-Up and Happy Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics #mftstamps

Before I go, I just want to say a HUUUUUUGE thank you to Kim, Susan, Erica, and the whole MFT team for asking me to be their guest again. I have really enjoyed playing with this release and can’t wait to see what’s coming up for August!!!

Big hugs

Caryn xxx


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Party Like There’s No Tomorrow

Today we are welcoming Caryn Davies to our blog as an MFT Guest Designer. We think you’ll like what she has to offer! Let’s take a look at Caryn’s super cute takes on some of the  products from our July release.

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Hi there! I’m so chuffed to have been invited back to MFT as a guest designer for the AWESOME July 2016 Release. I know many people have said it before, but this company is one of the kindest and most generous companies out there and the team are such a fun bunch. This month’s release, like every other, is full of amazing products, and today I have two cards to share using some of my favourites!

My first card features the You’re Rawr-some stamp set along with a couple of other previously released dies — the Snow Drifts Cover-Up and Grassy Edges Die-namics. I started by die cutting the cover-up from Kraft Card Stock and laying it over some peach coloured paper from the Watercolor Wash Paper Pack. A couple of the dino critters were stamped and coloured with Copics along with some of the foliage elements also from the set. I added the grass on the bottom and stamped the sentiment (made me chuckle, that one) on the bottom before mounting everything onto a white card base.

Handmade card from Caryn Davies featuring You're Rawr-some stamp set and Die-namics, Snow Drifts Cover Up and Grassy Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

The second card just describes the life I would love to become accustomed to!  Chillaxing in the bath with a bottle of bubbly and not a care in the world!!  I created a frame using the stitched die from the Time for the Bubbly Die-namics and one of the papers from the Watercolor Wash Paper Pack. I then stamped the main image on a piece of white card stock, cut around the bathtub, rug, and leg and coloured them with Copics. Then I paper pieced the background elements using the Thick & Thin Paper Pack for the wall and the floor is the same pink watercolour paper as the frame. I coloured the mirror frame black and die cut the central mirror part in silver glitter paper. Finally, I added a little bit of twine and a few sequins to finish off and stamped the sentiment above and below the image.

Handmade card from Caryn Davies featuring Time for the Bubbly stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

That’s it for today! I’ll be back with a couple more cards tomorrow.

Hugs,

Caryn xxx


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Creative Construction with Blueprints – Birthday Tags

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We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original card combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints.

With five different Tag Builder Blueprints in our ever-expanding collection, as well as the numerous tags included in our traditional Blueprints series, constructing tags to adorn birthday cards and gifts has never been easier. This month, we challenged the team to craft tags designed to celebrate the occasion we all love to craft for with designs that will be as cherished as the gift itself.

Handmade tags from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Hog Heaven stamp set and DIe-namics, Lisa Johnson Designs Celebrate with Cake stamp set, Birthday Balloons and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

Torico’s trio of tags is sweet as can be with gingham, flowers, cupcakes, and those cuties from the Hog Heaven stamp set! Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics makes it simple to create cute tags with a lot of interest. You can easily inlay patterned paper and add colorful accents like the hole reinforcer to your design. The foldable sentiment flag adds dimension and interest to top off your terrific birthday tags.

Handmade tags from Donna Mikasa featuring Funky Flowers stamp set and Die-namics, Laina Lamb Design Sweet Succulents stamp set, Whimsical Woodgrain Background stamp, and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

Donna’s use of Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics results in three pretty tags. She keeps the basics of the tag monochromatic, and then adds subtle sophistication with the Funky Flowers stamp set and Die-namics. The touches of gold make these tags hand-crafted treasures.

We’re not done yet – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.

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Top 10 MFT Creations

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The number 10 has been a recurring theme for us this month as we are celebrating 10 FABULOUS years of My Favorite Things!

One of greatest strengths of My Favorite Things is the incredible team of designers that tirelessly creates inspiring projects with each of our new releases. To help us celebrate our 10th birthday, we’ve asked each of our designers to share which projects they’ve create with our product that they are most proud of. Get ready for a fun and inspiring trip around the world wide web, times 10!

Before you head to each blog to see which projects our designers chose, here are 10 phenomenal projects from 10 of our designers — just a handful of the beautiful designs that you are about to see:

Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Rainbow of Happiness stamp set, and the Color the Rainbow, Stitched Rainbow, New York Skyline, and Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Laina Lamb Design Sweet Succulents stamp set and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Birdie Brown Lucky Dog stamp set and Die-namics, Streetlights Die-namics, Stars in the Sky - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Bundles of Blossoms Background stamp, Grateful for You stamp set, and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie WIllison featuring Amazing stamp set, Laina Lamb Designs Stitched Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Mini Modern Blooms, Doubly Amazing Die-namics, Chunky Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics, Mini Modern Blooms Die-namics, Stitched Mini Scallop Squares STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Totally Happy, Bold Diagonal Stripes Background, Roses All Over Background, Sketched Chevron Background, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics, Fringe Die-namics, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, Stitched Scallop Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Birdie Brown Beary Special Birthday stamp set and Die-namics, Lisa Johnson Designs Make Yourself at Home Stamp Set and Die-namics, Transparent Triangles Background stamp #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Funky Flowers Stamp Set and Die-namics, Grateful for You stamp set, Diagonal Stripes Background stamp #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Kind Thanks stamp set, Twice the Thanks, Blueprints 3, and Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

Ready to see some serious inspiration from our design team members? You’re going to love taking a look at each of these ladies’ Top 10 MFT Creations! There are 180 fabulous creations to see, so you better get started!

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