MFT Spotting

How about another round of MFT Spotting! There have been so many stellar projects around the web lately featuring My Favorite Things – it’s always a thrill to discover MFT in action and we love sharing what we find with all of you. Keep tagging #mftstamps on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so we can always stay current with your latest and greatest!

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Ghostly Greetings

Halloween approaches – now is the time to build your stash of seasonal cards for friends, family, and impending gatherings. We have a plethora of theme-appropriate stamp sets and Die-namics that can be mix and matched to your heart’s content. Make something spookily cute like Barbara has below!

PrintHow about creating a cool peek-a-boo scene by layering a panel with a die-cut window over a tableau created with the Spooky Scene Die-namics? The Spooky Sentiment stamp set includes a huge variety of phrases perfect for adding the finishing touch to any ghostly projects you have on the agenda.

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Let’s see what you come up with for celebrating the looming October festivities. Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we always love seeing what you’re up to :)

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 9

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful. Deep, saturated hues are the focus in this month’s color quartet. Factory Green, Wild Cherry, Steel Blue, and Steel Grey are the perfect choice for a masculine card. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful. The September Paint Book Swatch is below – print and save every month’s swatch for instant color inspiration any month of the year!

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You have until Wednesday, October 1 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The monthly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Katy! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s challenge. You can view all the entries for last months’s challenge HERE.

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Print A rectangle featuring gently rounded corners is grounded by two solid stripes and accented by an offset embellishment in this week’s sketch. Every week, we provide a new sketch to inspire you to create something beautiful and with that sketch, another opportunity to win our weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20. 

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You have until Tuesday, September 9 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Michele! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE. Download the 2011 Sketches (1-52) HERE Download the 2012 Sketches (53-104) HERE Download the 2013 Sketches (105-156) HERE Download the 2014 Sketches (157-192) HERE

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Beautiful Tropical Wishes

Please join us in welcoming Heather Pulvirenti to the blog again today!
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Hello! Heather P. here, and I’m back with a couple more projects featuring various MFT Die-namics and stamp sets. 090214 My first card features the Tropical Sensations and Together Forever stamp sets (and surprise, surprise!) heat embossing. To create my card, I first stamped the sentiment in dark gray ink onto a light gray card base. I then stamped the plumeria flower image in versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder.  Next, I stamped the inner portion of the flower in a darker gray ink, and placed an aqua enamel dot in each flower center. 090214b For my next card, I decided to make a mini shaped card using the Joy Ride Die-namics. So cute! To create the card, I started by die cutting the car pieces from gray, red, yellow, and aqua card stock. I assembled the front of the card and traced the completed design onto a piece of white card stock.  I cut out the traced shape, then adhered it to the back of the car die cuts.  To finish up, I added glossy accents to various accent pieces. Thanks again to My Favorite Things for inviting me to be a guest designer, I’ve had such a great time working with your fabulous products!! :)

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Awesome Takes Practice

Barbara is joining us today to share a card that perfectly mingles classic + trendy to awesome effect.

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Kraft, Primitive White, and Tangy Orange is a pretty classic color combo but when a little glittery silver is tossed in the mix, things get extra-special. The Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics includes a variety of different star sizes to make things even more interesting. The Notebook Edge Die-namics is a fantastic addition to  your supplies as it creates a ripped-from-the-notebook edge on a panel of any width.

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We’d love to see how you mix classic designs with trendy die cuts, stamps, and colors. Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we’re always on the lookout to see what you’re up to!

And before I go today, I’d like to take a minute to say goodbye to our dear friend and Creative Team member Inge. She’s been an invaluable part of our team for such a long time and we will miss her exquisite sense of color and impeccably constructed cards. She has big things in her future that will keep her very busy and we’re confident you’ll be seeing a lot of her. Best wishes, Inge!

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Sending Love Peek-a-Boo Style

Please join us in welcoming Heather Pulvirenti to the blog today!
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Hello! I’m Heather P., and I am so excited to be guest posting on the My Favorite Things blog today! :) I have a couple of projects to share with you featuring various MFT Die-namics and stamp sets.
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My first card features the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Star Background Stamp, and the Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs stamp set and coordinating Die-namics.  To create my card, I started with a light gray card base, and stamped the star background using Versamark ink.  I then stamped the Pure Innocence image in Stazon gray ink, and colored her in using watercolors. 082914 CU While the image was drying, I used the Peek-A-Boo X and O dies on light pink card stock, and then adhered them to white card stock before fussy cutting them out.  Next, I adhered the letters to a piece of gray twine to make a banner, and attached it to the die-cut Pure Innocence image. The sentiment was then stamped on yellow card stock with Versamark ink before heat embossing with white powder.  To finish up my card, the banner sentiment and image were attached to the card front with pop dots, then orange enamel dots were added. 082914b My next project features the Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames Die-namics, Always & Forever stamp set, and the Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set.  To create my layout, I started with a gray sheet of card stock, then added two strips of glitter card stock and photos of my daughter from one of her trips to the pool.
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I used the second largest Peek-A-Boo heart die on three different colors of card stock, then cut them out and laid them on the design to get their approximate placement.  I then stamped some of the splatter images from the Jumbo Abstract Art set in Versamark ink to mimic water splashes.  I stamped the joy sentiment from Always & Forever in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder before adhering the hearts to the layout with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with aqua enamel dots.
Well, that wraps it up for me today! Thank you so much for stopping by, and to My Favorite Things for the opportunity to guest design with their products!!

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You & Me Always

Amy Kolling is back with us today! We just love her creative approach in using our stamps and Die-namics :) Print Hello again! I’m back today using more My Favorite Things stamps and Die-namics. I am always in need of wedding/anniversary/love-themed cards so I thought I’d share some that I’ve made. I am enjoying the shaker card trend again and I thought this one would be fitting for an “anytime” card for your loved ones. I’ve used Blueprints 16 to die cut my frame from Steel Grey Card Stock and stamped it with the Diagonal Stripes Background with black ink. AmyYou&Me My sentiment, from Always and Forever, was stamped with various inks onto white card stock as the backdrop for my shaker. The shaker is filled with mini star sequins and the frame is embellished with enamel dots and a die-cut star from Blueprints 16. AmyYou&Me2 I love to use my dies to emboss as much as I love using them to die cut. I wanted to add some elegance but die cutting the large Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames was too much so I embossed it into a panel of Steel Grey Card Stock. My sentiment, from Together Forever, was stamped with white ink into the center of the heart with a few glittery enamel dots placed beneath. AmyHeart Now let’s talk about that glittery banner border embellishing the top of my card. I’ve die cut the mini banners from Blueprints 16 out of glitter paper and aligned them up at the top of my main panel. A simple line of stitching across the banners, leaving the ends loose, adds to the elegant feel and also anchors them securely in place to the card. AmyHeart2 Thanks again goes out to My Favorite Things for inviting me to guest on the blog! :)

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Print Diagonal stripes and an adaptable accent leave plenty of breathing room for a clean and simple card, or a canvas for adding texture or pattern. We can’t wait to see where the inspiration takes you. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20. 

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You have until Tuesday, September 2 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Tammie! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE. Download the 2011 Sketches (1-52) HERE Download the 2012 Sketches (53-104) HERE Download the 2013 Sketches (105-156) HERE Download the 2014 Sketches (157-191) HERE

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An Inky Twist on a Classic Technique

Watercolor is a medium that’s been around forever but is experiencing a resurgence in popularity in the crafting, card-making, and scrapbooking world. This month, our team will show you a variety of ways to achieve the look with stamps, stencils, and inks.

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Three colors of Hybrid Ink blend beautifully to highlight layered columns of happy hexagons. Keisha created a delicate balance by placing the hexagons assembly slightly left of center, centering the greeting, and pushing the butterfly further right.

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Our Creative Team is chock full of ideas of incorporating the watercolor look into your projects so grab your MFT inks, stamps, Die-namics, and stencils and start clicking for inspiration overload.

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