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!

Time to Print Your Shopping List — the March Release Countdown Wraps Up Today!

We’ve reached the final day of the countdown — are you excited to fill your cart tomorrow? We still have one day of previews left though so take a peek then print your list — you’ll want to be ready when the new March Release products become available TOMORROW, March 12 at 10 AM EDT.

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on March 11. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on March 12 on the MFT Blog.

CUTE CRITTERS

This endearing menagerie includes something for everyone. From furry to feathered to blessed with a shell, Cute Critters features an incredible variety of beaming characters, sweet accents, and coordinating sentiments — a surefire combination for putting a smile on your recipients’ faces. 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.

   

Handmade card from Nicole Vogeli featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

KITE SHAKER WINDOW & FRAME DIE-NAMICS + KITE SHAKER POUCHES

Let’s go fly a kite…one that shimmies and shakes with colorful filler and boasts classic ribbon ties. Sound like a plan? Make it happen with the ingenious Kite Shaker Window & Frame. This inventive design pairs with the Kite Shaker Pouches to create an unforgettable shaker look, or simply fill the individual quadrants with card stock or patterned paper for a more compact design.

   

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

MINI STAGGERED RAINDROPS STENCIL

Sprinkle your card fronts with a shower of tiny raindrops to create a moody backdrop for your MFT scenes. Spring showers portend the inevitable bloom of flowers so encourage your creativity to burst forth with this easy-to-integrate design.

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

TREE BRANCH DIE-NAMICS

Create a cozy outdoor scene with a leafy bough or two. A single branch and six leaves in a trio of sizes let 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 this deign into your crafting and even better? The Tree Branch Die-namics is this month’s FREE with 60!

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

RAINY DAY BEARS FREEBIE

Paw-holding bears…what could be cuter? This sweet little trio is ready for rainy-day fun and is yours — FREE — with every qualifying order of $100 or more. This 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!

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

What products from the March release caught 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.

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.


Hop On in…We Still Have a Lot More to Share!

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the March Release all yours!

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on March 11. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on March 12 on the MFT Blog.

PAINTED PETALS

If you’re looking to add a gorgeous and unique set to your floral image options, the beautifully artistic Painted Petals may fit the bill. These images are designed to result in stunning flowers that boast incredible depth. Each multi-step flower includes 4-5 coordinating layers. Images that are intended to layer are indicated by an outline around each grouping to make it easy to build your blooms. 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.

Painted Petals features our revolutionary Smart Align system that ensures lining up the intricate flower images with your Die-namics will be a breeze.

 

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

ANYTHING-BUT-BASIC ENCOURAGEMENT

Encouraging words can make the difference when it comes to turning someone’s frown upside-down or elevating an already exciting bit of news or accomplishment straight into the stratosphere…don’t you want to be that person? Anything-but-Basic Encouragement features a modern mix of fonts — a look that lends itself well to a wide range of image pairings — as well as an extensive collection of sentiments designed to suit almost any occasion.

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

COTTONTAIL CUTIE DIE-NAMICS

A fluffy tail and perky ears can only mean one thing…we’ve brought the adorable die-cut goodness previously released with our Friendly Fox and Raccoon Cutie Die-namics to this iconic springtime critter. This layered design will make the perfect Easter Bunny, Peter Cottontail, or White Rabbit…we can’t wait to see all the ways these bunnies multiply in your crafting!

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

RAINY CIRCLE DIE-NAMICS

The Rainy Circle Die-namics includes a peek-a-boo circle with stitching along the perimeter and a circular array of raindrops to create the perfect moody backdrop for a scene created with products from My Favorite Things.

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

BIRTHDAY WISHES DIE-NAMICS

Loops, swirls, and swashes make this script birthday greeting unforgettable — the perfect way to finish off an elegant design for an elegant recipient. The single-piece design makes it easy to align the words on your project.

Birthday Wishes Die-namics #mftstamps

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

Now, let’s check out what our team has done with today’s collection of featured products!


Hop into Easter Crafting Season with Stacey Yacula

Spring is just about to, well, spring, so Easter crafting and card making may be at the forefront of your mind. Stacey Yacula has you covered with the sweetest set of bunnies and eggs you’ll find. We’ve also got something for the cat-lovers out there today as well as a must-have set of frames and shaker pouches! We’re wrapping things up with a background design fit for celebration. Let’s get to it!

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on March 11. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on March 12 on the MFT Blog.

EASTER BUNNIES

Hippity hoppity…guess what’s on its way? Stacey Yacula has done it again with this adorable trio of fluffy little bunnies poised to celebrate this joyous spring holiday. Along with the handsome hares, Easter Bunnies boasts a variety of accessory images — eggs, a potted plant, and butterflies. Hop into springtime with this incredibly sweet assortment. 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.

   

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

PURRFECT FRIENDS

This collection has us feline fine. Curious cats, delightful ducks, and beautiful butterflies come together in perfect harmony in this playful set that reimagine friendship and provides endless opportunities to mix and match the generous assortment of images into charming scenes. The included sentiments are perfect for celebrating a variety of relationships so don’t hesitate meow-sying on up to Purrfect Friends. 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.

 

Handmade cards from Nicole Vogeli featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

A2 RECTANGLE FRAMES DIE-NAMICS + A2 RECTANGLE SHAKER POUCHES

You can never have enough frame dies in your collection — especially a set like this one that features a frame sized to completely cover the front of an A2 card panel! Spotlight scenes with the large frames, and smaller images and sentiments with the more petite sizes, Layer them, cut them from different card stock colors and patterns, or create the most amazing full-panel shaker cards when you pair the largest die with our A2 Rectangle Shaker Pouches.

   

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

CARD-SIZED CONFETTI BACKGROUND

This background is designed to be a perfect fit for an A2 card front. Party-perfect cards will be a breeze thanks to this playful design that makes it easy to add dots of colorful confetti. Simply reposition to create contrasting color and the appearance of depth to your scenes.

Let’s see what our team has created for us today — keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to.


We’re Shining a Light on New Birdie Brown and Cheery Puddle Jumpers

If you strive to make your card recipients feel like top dog, the latest from Birdie Brown will shoot straight to the lead spot of your wish list this month. Come for the pups, and stick around for fuzzy ducklings and a gorgeous new stencil design!

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on March 11. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on March 12 on the MFT Blog.

BEST IN SHOW

Birdie Brown always creates crowd pleasing, blue-ribbon worthy designs…none more so than Best in Show. This collection includes three well-groomed contenders intent on placing at the head of the pack. A variety of obstacles are provided to let these talented pups demonstrate their impressive skills while a huge assortment of sentiments accommodate a variety of occasions. 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.

   

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

JUST DUCKY

Splish, splash bath time is over — these cute ducks have taken the party outdoors to rejoice in springtime weather perfect for kite flying and puddle jumping. Scene-building images and adorable sentiment options make this set live up to its name…Just Ducky. 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.

   

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

RAY OF LIGHT STENCIL

Long rays of light extend across the full with of your card front with this inviting stencil design. Position the rays in any direction to create movement and directional bars of shadow and light on your projects.

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

You can make the March release all yours in just four more days! To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, click through to our Design Team member blogs.