Stock Up and SAVE on Birdie Brown Then Create in Color with Sandy Allnock

Are you a Birdie Brown groupie? Us too! That’s why we’re excited to feature our extensive Birdie Brown collection during this one-day sale. Grow your BB stash and save 15% in the process by applying code BB at checkout. *not valid on previous purchases


Sandy is back — yay! We always enjoy her perspective on the new release each month, and her latest card is no exception; she’s so good at conceiving ways to bring her vision to life with modified coloring techniques and an expanded color palette. Let’s see what she’s come up with today!

By the way, there are a handful of spots remaining in the final day of Sandy’s 3-day excursion to the Eustis Boutique. If you’ll be in the area June 23rd, you can claim your seat HERE! You can always find our future events on our Class & Event page.

Hello MFT colorists and coloristas! I’m Sandy Allnock and if we haven’t met yet, then HI! I’m one of those coloring nuts out there who loves to color ALL the things!

The name of this stamp set is perfect for my mood while coloring — WHEE! Especially when I have a great idea for a unique approach to the art.

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

Watch the video to see how I changed the little girl’s skin and hair completely for this card!

I hope showing you the transformation made it seem doable. It’s not too hard, really! The free skin tone color chart I mentioned is over HERE.

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

The colors I used are here – you can definitely get by with fewer, but I tend to go overboard!

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

I hope you’ll try changing ethnicity on a stamp once in a while – especially if you’re sending it to a person whose skin tone or hair you can try to match. It makes people feel so special and included when you think of them!

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

See you all again next month…in the meantime, keep on coloring!

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What a gorgeous little PI cutie! This image epitomizes that feeling of freedom that childhood and outdoor play exemplifies and Sandy’s coloring brings the image to life in the best possible way. What are you coloring this weekend? Tag #mftstamps when you upload your projects to Instagram — you might just be spotted!

Last Chance to Save 20% on Animals & Pets plus Wonderful Watercolor from Betsy Veldman

It’s your last chance! Today is your final opportunity to save 20% on all in-stock products in the Animals & Pets category. Use code WILD at checkout to apply your discount. *not valid on previous purchases, excludes new


Join us in welcoming Betsy Veldman to the blog today. Her stunning card is the perfect inspiration for attempting some no-line watercolor of your own. Keep reading to learn more about her project.

I used the Fresh-Cut Flowers stamp to do some no-line watercoloring. This is such a pretty image, and perfect for this technique! I painted the blooms in shades of pinks and purples.

Handmade card from Betsy Veldman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

When I was finished watercoloring those pretty flowers, I wanted to create a background to really set them off. I sponged some Distress Oxide ink around the outer edges, and stamped the same flower image several times around the perimeter of the card. I also added some gold splatters for a little artsy shine.

Handmade card from Betsy Veldman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I didn’t want to distract from the flowers too much with a large sentiment, so I went for a soft look by stamping a sentiment onto a strip of vellum. I then backed the vellum with a smaller strip of white card stock stamped with the same sentiment, but in black, to give a shadowed effect and help the sentiment to stand out just a bit.

Handmade card from Betsy Veldman featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Fresh-Cut Flowers is such a pretty image, and so fun to work with, I know I’ll be painting more of these flowers! I’d love to try it again, with a mix of bright and vibrant colors!


Those pretty pastels are such a lovely choice for a card in which you’re extending your support and love. Choosing more vibrant hues would work great for an exciting occasion or celebration though. Are you using your watercolor supplies with your MFT collection? Tag us at #mftstamps when you upload so we can be inspired by your projects!

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Go Wild for Saving — 20% Off Today and Tomorrow! Plus an Elegant Card & Video from Carissa

Today and tomorrow, save 20% on all in-stock products in the Animals & Pets category. Use code WILD at checkout to apply your discount. *not valid on previous purchases, excludes new


Carissa is back on our Youtube channel today sharing an elegant design perfect for reaching out to friends and loved ones in a meaningful way.

This trifold design provides an abundance of space to share your thoughts and good wishes. Be sure to watch Carissa’s video to learn how she adapted her initial design to accommodate a change in plans, as well as to learn how to create a trifold card from the onset of your design process.

Her pretty card features a ring of layered floral images from the Painted Petals stamp set. She’s created a gorgeous balance of intense hues and light-as-air greenery that frames her sentiment beautifully.

Handmade card from Carissa Wiley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Perching the die-cut word on a vellum strip that spans the width of the card window adds dimension while keeping the overall effect light and lovely.

Handmade card from Carissa Wiley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

See the latest in our Sparkle & Shine with Carissa Wiley series HERE or by watching the video below.


Do you stick to traditional A2 cards or do you enjoy experimenting with non-traditional folds, shapes, and sizes? We’d love to see how you’re playing card bases so tag us with #mftstamps when you upload to social media — you may just be spotted!

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Swing On by to Pick Up an Ingenious Use for a Popular New Die-namics — It’s Time for Tips & Tricks!

Our Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

Handmade card from Torico featuring producst from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The Interactive Swing Die-namics takes playground antics from the schoolyard to your craft room — it’s been so fun to see how it’s being put to use with the Sweet Friends and Start Each Day with a “Whee” sets to add some joy to your cards. Torico has come up with an alternate way to impart some movement to the March Release though. This leaping dog is bounding straight to the head of the pack with his impressive acrobatics thanks to a twist on the expected positioning of the swing mechanism. To appreciate the full effect of this energetic pup from Best in Show, and to learn Torico’s secrets, make sure to spend some time on her blog today.


Torico isn’t the only designer here to wow you today. Head to some team member blogs to pick up some more invaluable Tips & Tricks!

Create Contrast Featuring Bold Embossed Designs with the Newest Episode of MFTv

We’ve seen some incredible coloring since the Fresh-Cut Flowers design was released — it’s such an enticing image when the coloring bug bites. The elegant line art results in a striking look all on its own though…particularly when you add the texture created by a bit of heat embossing.

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

This week, Stephanie has paired Fresh-Cut Flowers with a colorful stenciled backdrop. The stark contrast of the design, rendered in both black and white, against a rainbow gradient is unforgettable. While the two cards are equally beautiful and feature virtually identical compositions, the choice of black or white embossing makes a huge difference in the feel of the finished projects. Which version draws you in the most?

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

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv — Simple Black & White Embossing 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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Bookmark This and Pencil In Some Crafting This Weekend…Stephanie’s Project Is Sure to Inspire You!

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky winners will receive a $100 Shopping Spree to the MFT boutique.

from Barbara’s blog: Viki Banaszak

from Keeway’s blog: Lauryne Cunningham

Congratulations to you both! Viki and Lauryne, please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate you!


Our line of cross-stitch products makes it so easy to integrate your love of stitching with your paper-crafting habit. The resulting projects are more than thoughtful  — they’re heartfelt tokens of your love and affection that your recipients won’t be able to part with! We’ve reached the final day of the series but don’t fret — we have more inspiration and lots more patterns to share!

Nurturing a love of reading starts with the books…lots of them in a variety of genres. A cute & colorful bookmark is a GREAT way to personalize the experience and keep them coming back for more though! Stephanie put one of the newest patterns to use for today’s project — perfect for a new reader or a beloved teacher! You can find links to hundreds of different patterns for all of our cross-stitch Die-namics HERE.

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

That coordinating tassel provides great texture and contrast and is the perfect finishing touch for a project you’ve put time, effort, and love into. Stephanie has shared her technique for creating tassels from floss before— find it HERE.

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

Anna is sharing another bookmark project on her blog today as well. Be sure to head over to see what she’s created!

Find all of the Cross-Stitch Bookmark patterns — previously released as well as NINE new patterns — right HERE. Have a great weekend and, happy stitching!


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Explore New Cross-Stitch Rectangle Patterns and Get Inspired by Barbara’s Underwater Scene

Our line of cross-stitch products makes it so easy to integrate your love of stitching with your paper-crafting habit. The resulting projects are more than thoughtful  — they’re heartfelt tokens of your love and affection that your recipients won’t be able to part with! Throughout the rest of the week, we’ll be sharing projects from the team that feature this innovative line, as well as debuting a plethora of new patterns to refresh and reinvigorate your collection.

Day two of our cross-stitchaganza is brought to you by Barbara and her colorful underwater scene featuring the Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Choosing Summer Splash for her scene was an easy way for Barbara to create the illusion of water without the necessity of creating a large number of blue stitches — a great tip for maximizing your time when creating water, sky, or other large-scale backgrounds.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

If you’d like to emulate the colorful underwater look Barbara has created, the DMC floss colors she used include 971, 972, 310, 648, and blanc.

Some of the team has played along with the Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics today as well. Be sure to take a peek at each of their blogs to see the stitched magic they’ve created!

Find all of the Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics patterns — previously released as well as FIFTEEN new patterns — right HERE. We have one last project to share with you tomorrow, as well as even more new patterns so pop in before you head into the weekend. Happy stitching!


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Craft a Quartet of Cute Creepy-Crawlers with Karolyn + Download New Cross-Stitch Tag Patterns!

Our line of cross-stitch products makes it so easy to integrate your love of stitching with your paper-crafting habit. The resulting projects are more than thoughtful  — they’re heartfelt tokens of your love and affection that your recipients won’t be able to part with! Throughout the rest of the week, we’ll be sharing projects from the team that feature this innovative line, as well as debuting a plethora of new patterns to refresh and reinvigorate your collection.

We’re kicking things off with a colorful quartet of adorable creepy-crawlies from Karolyn.

Handmade tags from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Thaings #mftstamps

We love Karolyn’s idea of pairing her cute little garden-dwellers with pre-seeded poppy plant pots — what a great favor for a spring birthday party or baby shower! Backing her cross-stitched tags with the scalloped tag in a coordinating color provides stability and pretty contrast.

Handmade tags from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Thaings #mftstamps

Find all of the cross-stitch tag patterns — previously released as well as SIXTEEN new patterns — right HERE. Make sure to join us here on the blog again tomorrow and Friday as we still have so many more new patterns to debut. Happy stitching!

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Add Your Favorite New Stamps and Die-namics to Your Cart Now — the March Release Is Live!

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


Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Paw-holding bears…what could be cuter? This sweet little trio is ready for some rainy-day fun and is yours — FREE — with every qualifying order of $100 or more. This stamp set won’t be sold individually and is only available while supplies last so place your order soon to ensure these furry friends come home to you!

We are in the business of giving and this month, we’ll be donating 10% of all retail sales of the Start Each Day with a “Whee” stamp set and Die-namics to Kaboom — a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that ALL kids get a childhood filled with the balanced & active play they need to thrive.

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 is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

Concurrent with each new monthly release and kit release, our Free with $60 is updated with a brand new design. Our newest Free with $60, releasing with our March 2019 collection, is the Tree Branch Die-namics. While supplies last, Tree Branch will ship free with every qualifying order so if you can envision a lush, leafy background created with this fun design, fill your cart up today! If our supply is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

Tree Branch Die-namics

2. You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $50.

3. Our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up to a savings of 25% on orders over $750. 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 Keeway Tsao 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. five fabulous MFT friends are joining so don’t miss their incredible inspiration either.

Visit each of the March Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, March 14, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 MFT Shopping Sprees. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced March 15. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

Are You a $75 Winner? Find Out Now Then Prepare to SHOP

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 10:00 AM EDT, and don’t be late for the release of the fabulous new March products! All of the stamps, Die-namics, and supplies we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

We want to make your shopping experience fun and help you stay as organized as possible 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:

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from my Favorite Things #mftstamps

Create a cozy outdoor scene with a leafy bough or two. A single branch and six leaves in a trio of sizes lets you customize your limb for different seasons and uses. Feeling fallish? Oranges and yellows will fit the bill. Having a fling with spring? Add a couple of pastel blooms. Summer demands a range of greens while a simple bare branch suits winter just fine. You’ll be amazed by all the ways you can incorporate the Tree Branch Die-namics into your crafting. Tree Branch is this month’s new Free with $60 Die-namics and if you need this versatile Die-namics to come to live in your stash, make sure to fill your cart so that it arrives with your new March goodies!

Our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax). Concurrent with each new monthly release and kit release, our Free with $60 is updated with a brand new design. While supplies last, Tree Branch will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $50.

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 25% on orders over $750!

Start Each Day with a “Whee” is being featured in our March donation campaign — 10% of all retail sales of the Start Each Day with a “Whee” stamp set and Die-namics through the end of March will be donated to Kaboom — a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that ALL kids get a childhood filled with the balanced & active play they need to thrive.

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 TODAY at 10 AM EDT, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and to see the product name.


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 commenters have won a $75 shopping spree from the MFT Boutique! Prize information will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts later today.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Lila C Dressen (Mar 7, 2019 @ 10:07) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Mary Jelniker (Mar 8, 2019 @ 12:05) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: ionabunny (Mar 10, 2019 @ 12:46) 

Countdown Day Two Winner: Shari Czerwinski (Mar 10, 2019 @ 17:34) 

Countdown Day One Winner: April C. (Mar 11, 2019 @ 10:31) 

Congratulations to all the winners!