Celebrate with Amy…Shaker Style!

Amy Kolling is back! It’s been too long since we had her share her wonderful MFT creations with us so it’s a joy to say hey again and see what magic she creates with our latest release.

Hi MFT friends! It’s Amy from Stamp-n-Paradise and I’m so excited to be guest designing this month for the MFT blog. The July Release was full of amazing and fun new products.  I loved seeing products to make shakers this release as they are one of my favorite types of cards to make!

I started by doing a watercolor background using various colors of Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Broken China, and Worn Lipstick. After letting this panel dry, it was die cut using the stitched rectangle in Blueprints 13. To soften this panel and make my balloon shaker stand out, I layered a piece of vellum.

Next, I went about creating a fun shaker element for this panel. Using the new Balloon Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics, I die cut the center of the balloon into the watercolor panel. I layered the Balloon Window (which was partially blended with Distress Oxide Ink) over the cutout (and vellum) to create my shaker element.

I added a partially blended Celebrate Die-namics over the balloon shaker. The balloon was embellished with streamers and a string die cuts from this set. A few die-cut glitter stars were added and to finish, my panel was adhered over some Sparkling Clear Confetti to fill the shaker!

That’s all for today but I will be back with more inspiration using the new release! Have fun crafting!


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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A Note from Kim

Eleven years ago, I had a dream. It seemed impossibly huge at the time and yet, we’ve far surpassed anything I could have imagined when I first completed that business license application in July 2006.

Every year around this time, I get a bit nostalgic about how far MFT has come in the past eleven years. I’ve talked before about the evolution of our physical space, team size, and product catalog, the story of My Favorite Things, and some of my favorite moments in MFT history. Last year, I shared our story in this video. I marvel every year over the new products we’ve created, new friends we’ve made, and new growth we’ve experienced. It’s been an incredible journey.

Today, in honor of yet another year around the sun with my MFT baby, Jody and I will be hosting an MFT Insiders chat on Facebook at 10:30 AM EDT. We have some fun things planned, and of course, a few tricks up our sleeves so set an alarm and join us on our MFT Facebook page. We can’t wait to catch up with you.

From all of us at MFT, thank you for joining us on this crazy-wonderful journey.

Smitten with You

We’re excited to have May Park joining us on the blog today for the first of our July guest posts — welcome May!

Hi, crafty friends! It’s May here from Mayholic Design. Today I’m so excited to be guest designing for the MFT blog, sharing a fun card that I created with some of the new products from the July 2017 Release.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started by stamping the images from the Smitten Kitten stamp set on A2 sized card stock. Then I stamped my cat and bow images on a piece of white card stock with Intense Black Ink, colored them with Copic markers, and cut out the images with the Smitten Kitten Die-namics.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my sentiment, I cut out the letters using the You Trio Die-namics. Then I stamped the sentiment from the All About You stamp set using watermark ink on a piece of black card stock, heat embossed with white embossing powder, and die cut with the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I mounted the die-cut images, letters, and sentiment banner on the card front using 3M foam tape to add some dimension. I finished off my card by adding white dots using a white gel pen to add some details to my kitty.

Handmade card from May Park featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

That’s all for today. I hope my inspired you to create something fun today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


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Release Replay: July 2017

Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Unexpected colors, a stitched and layered backdrop, and a fun pattern courtesy of the Whimsical Waves Background complement the new Happy Birthday to You design from our Pure Innocence line. Inge has a way with Pure Innocence – she impresses with every new release!

While it’s always exciting to play with new goodies for the first time, don’t forget to show your older supplies some love — think about how they’ll old will play with new and you might be surprised at the combinations you discover

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

A perfect stack of pink cupcakes is featured on Debbie’s card. The image and sentiment come from the sweet new Happy Hippos set from Birdie Brown. A simple sentiment strip and a mix of patterns completes the look.

Look beyond the characters…most of our stamp sets feature a number of complementary accessory images for completing a scene, or to act as stand alone or pattern building basics.

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

MFTv – Creating a Dimensional, Layered Scene

Using layered, die-cut frames is an easy way to create dimension and perspective for your scene-driven cards. Watch this week’s episode of MFTv to learn how Stephanie used ink blending and distressing to connect her frames in a cohesive way in crafting her snowy scene.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Creating a Dimensional, Layered Scene on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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Product Spotlight: Celebrate Speech Bubble

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 Stephanie’s blog: Andrea MacTrinh

from Karolyn’s blog: Jess

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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Go bold with your celebratory greetings with this striking Die-namics. This piece features the word CELEBRATE spaced over three lines of text. The generous size allows you to use the speech bubble as an accent, an element in a fun shaker assembly, or use the resulting letters alone or inlaid back into the speech bubble — there are an endless variety of ways to play with this exciting design!

Celebrate Speech Bubble

Let’s see how our team featured the Celebrate Speech Bubble in their own projects this month!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things

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

Card + Gift in One: Copic Coloring with Sandy Allnock

Happy summer! Can you believe it’s already the middle of the season!? I live in the Pacific Northwest, and it takes long enough for summer to arrive that we’re on the downhill slide before we start getting the hang of the warm weather.

This month I’ve got a card to share with Puppy Pals, Smitten Kitten, Copic tips…and a fun way to make your card into a *gift*!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The card front is super simple — and during a busy summer, this will help get your cardmaking done fast. The inside, that takes a little bit of time, but see what I mean in the video and decide if you think it’s worth it!

Hope that was helpful — I get lots of questions on how to color black animals that aren’t totally black blobs. You can use that trick to remove color in most any hue — just be careful because adding lots of moisture could make it bleed!

The inside of the card is one *I* would love to receive — something fun to color. Add a little pack of markers or pencils to a card like this and it’ll give your recipient something to do once they receive your card!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Hope you’re having a great summer…get out there and color something, even if it’s just a puppy or kitty!

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MFTv – Stacked Shaker Card

Text-based shaker cards are such a fun twist on this addictive cardmaking technique and the new Celebrate Speech Bubble Die-namics features a big, bold design that is perfect for putting it into action. This week, learn how Stephanie used a stacked die cut technique to bring her colorful vision to life.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFTv – Creating a Stacked Shaker Card on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our YouTube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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

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

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

All of our July Release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win 1 of 2 $100 Gift Vouchers as part of tonight’s New Product Launch celebration!

In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order.  We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

1. Our Free with $60 Die-namics set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $75.

3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500. That can add up, so be sure to take advantage!

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

Handmade card from Jane Allen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past few days. They have another shot of inspiration to help inspire you and narrow down your shopping list to your must-have items. Visit each of their July Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, July 13, 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 July 14. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

July 2017 Release: Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 9:00 PM EDT, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamps, Die-namics, stencil, papers, and embellishments we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

Another release brings you another fabulous class PDF and YouTube playlist featuring every single class project. Whether you prefer printed directions or are a more visual learner, we’ve got you covered. We know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the July Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

We want to make your shopping experience fun – not stressful, so we’ve created THIS shopping list that you can print out and check off as you fill your cart!

One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

Our Free with $60 Die-namics set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $75.

And if you needed another reason to shop MFT, our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up, up, up to a savings of 20% on orders over $500.

Don’t forget, we also have a special birthday freebie stamp set that will be included with every single retail order while supplies last!

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

You can look at every new product in our July release, for sale TONIGHT at 9 PM EDT, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and hover over the picture with your cursor to view the product name.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our July Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky commenters will win a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Abby (Jul 7, 2017 @ 00:03) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Jackie Adair (Jul 8, 2017 @ 07:24) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Avra Williams (Jul 9, 2017 @ 23:04)

Countdown Day Two Winner: Robin Keith (Jul 10, 2017 @ 09:04)

Countdown Day One Winner: Kara Stainbrook (Jul 11, 2017 @ 01:25) 

Congratulations to all the winners!