You’ll Love This Hug-Worthy Project from Mindy!

We’ve got a great guest post today but first, the winners from the MFT + MISTI Blog Hop.

Congratulations to the following ladies who have all won a $50 gift certificate from My Sweet Petunia!

Angi Redd (Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:05)

Lizzie T (Jan 20, 2019 @ 08:42)

Diedre Boyles (Jan 19, 2019 @ 13:07)

You’ll all be contacted by MSP to coordinate your prize — enjoy, and thanks to all who commented for hopping along with us!


We’re welcoming Mindy back to the blog today with another sweet project — this time featuring an adorable new stamp set and Die-namics released just yesterday.

Today I’m sharing a card I created using the new Joyful Heart Bears set just released from My Favorite Things. I want to give a big shout out to My Favorite Things for inviting me to guest design this month. They have such amazing products and it has been an honor working with them!

I have a tutorial for this card that you can view HERE on my Youtube channel.

Handmade card from Mindy Eggen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

These bears are so super cute so I kept them center stage on my card. I started by stamping my images onto Neenah Solar White 80 lb using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, and then colored them with Copic markers using the coordinating Die-namics to cut them out.

For my background, I used Bristol Smooth card stock. I started by ink blending Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink at the bottom. I started dark at the bottom, and got lighter as I approached the middle of the card. Then I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink and did the same thing, this time starting from the top. I spritzed with water and dabbed with a paper towel, and then squished the Mermaid Lagoon onto my craft mat, spritzed with water, and picked up with a paintbrush. I flicked this mixture onto my background to provide some added interest.

I stamped my sentiment towards the top of the card and attached my images with foam tape. I attached the panel to a white A2 card base.

Here are the Copic colors I used:

Bear 1: E33, E21, E00 | Sweater: RV17, RV14, RV23

Bear 2: C4, C3, C2, C1 | Heart: RV17, RV14, RV23


A go-to blended background like this is a great technique to have in your back pocket — customize your colors and you can use it for almost any theme or image in your stash! We’d love to see your beautiful backgrounds as well, so tag us! #mftstamps is chock full of inspiring ideas…spend some time exploring the next time you need a creative refuel.

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Make the Heart Art Card Kit and Joyful Heart Bears Yours Today!

It’s finally time to make the new Heart Art Card Kit all yours. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of today’s Heart Art launch celebration!

As you shop for the latest kit, don’t forget about the new Joyful Heart Bears collection from Stacey Yacula.

Whether you’d rather save some time and money by purchasing the full kit, or buy the stamp set or Die-namics individually, the choice is yours. No more waiting for your favorite kit products to release! You’ll find all of the kit components HERE on our new release page.

 

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


 

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

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


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). Our newest Free with $60, releasing with the January 2019 kit, is the Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. If our supply of the latest Free with $60 is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests. The Mini Heart Trio Shaker Pouches included in the Heart Art Card Kit can be snipped apart to fit within the Mini Heart Shaker Window frame so stock up on extras today!

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

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.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Heart Art Card Kit Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people have won a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts later today.

Countdown Day Two Winner: Laura Omohundro (Jan 21, 2019 @ 11:57)

Countdown Day One Winner: Barb Somerson (Jan 21, 2019 @ 17:15)

Congratulations to the winners!

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past two days. They have another shot of inspiration — visit each of their Heart Art Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, January 24 for your chance to WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. The winner will be chosen at random, and the prize will be sent on January 25. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

Take Another Look at the Heart Art Card Kit & Joyful Heart Bears Before Making Them Yours Tomorrow!

We have one more day to preview our Heart Art Card Kit, and Joyful Heart Bears stamp set & Die-namics before they’re available for purchase tomorrow morning. Today we’re sharing even more inspiration and a handy PDF download.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on January 21. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 10 AM EST on January 22 on the MFT Blog.

As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product — no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is $39.99. In addition to the Heart Art stamp set, Heart Trio Shaker Window Die-namics, and Double the Love Die-namics,  you’ll receive a package of Heart Trio Shaker Pouches and twelve sheets of coordinating card stock. If you’d prefer to purchase the products individually, you can do that too!

Heart Art Card Kit #mftstamps

The Heart Art PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.


In addition to our January card kit, the newest design from Stacey Yacula will also be available for purchase. The Joyful Heart Bears trio is simply irresistible — what a charming addition to your lovey-dovey image and sentiment options!

     


Stephanie put Heart Art to work for this week’s episode of MFTv. Candy hearts are the quintessential candy of Valentine’s Day and this month’s kit is the ideal starting point for creating a modern twist to this candy classic. The latest Free with $60 makes an appearance as well — something to think about as you plan your order!

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

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

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, Stamped Candy Hearts featuring the Heart Art Card Kit on YouTube or watch the 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!

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new January card kit and the Joyful Heart Bears stamp set & Die-namics. Remember, all of our mid-month release products will be available tomorrow at 10 AM EST!

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Fall in Love with the January Card Kit and Huggable New Collection from Stacey Yacula

Custom products carefully curated for hours of creative play — that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections are available as a single purchase product — no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for the Heart Art Card Kit is $39.99.

If you’d prefer to purchase the individual components, you can do that too! The Heart Art stamp set, Heart Trio Shaker Window Die-namics, Double the Love Die-namics, and Heart Trio Shaker Pouches, as well as the new Joyful Heart Bears stamp set & Die-namics, will all be available for purchase at the same time as the kit.

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the Heart Art Card Kit and be inspired by an amazing array of awesome projects from our team. Heart Art will be available at 10 AM EST on Tuesday, January 22 so set your alarm accordingly!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on January 21. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 10 AM EST on January 22 on the MFT Blog.

The newest MFT card kit has arrived, and it is packed with ways to show loved ones the depth of your feelings for them.

If you love the whimsy of a modern calligraphy style, the Heart Art stamp set will give you all the heart eyes. This six-image set features a variety of sweet greetings — each showcased within a simple heart shape. These sentiments fit within the openings of the Heart Trio Shaker Window Die-namics as well as the Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics for even more design possibilities.

The Heart Trio Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics creates a trio of heart-shaped windows, perfectly aligned and spaced, in your card fronts and panels. Each window features a delicate embossed detail around its perimeter for an impeccable finish. Ten Heart Trio Shaker Pouches are included to fill the windows.

Can you ever share too much love? We think not! The Double the Love Die-namics features this most necessary sentiment in both horizontal and vertical variations sized to fit an A2 card in either orientation. Use either the positive die cuts to create multi-colored and dimensional greetings or the negative to create windows, shakers, or other fun designs. The heart from the new Free with $60, Mini Heart Shaker Window Die-namics, is a perfect fit to replace the “O” providing for another exciting design option.

Last but not least, we’ve completed the Heart Art Card Kit with a lovely assortment of card stock options — twelve sheets in total and including Smooth White (5 sheets), Cotton Candy, Ripe Raspberry, Red Hot, Berrylicious, Blu Raspberry, Wild Wisteria, and Gravel Gray.

Heart Art Card Kit #mftstamps

Heart Art #mftstamps

Heart Trio Shaker Window Die-namics #mftstamps     Heart Trio Shaker Pouches #mftstamps

Double the Love Die-namics #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Wrap your recipient in a warm and fuzzy bear hug with this joyful collection from Stacey Yacula. This trio of bears couldn’t be any cheerier — especially when paired with a buoyant balloon, heart-adorned sweater, and scallop-trimmed Valentine. Use the included butterflies to accent your scene and finish the look off with one of a range of sentimental phrases that convey adoration and devotion in the most loving way.

Stacey Yacula Joyful Heart Bears #mftstamps     Stacey Yacula Joyful Heart Bears Die-namics #mftstamps

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

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


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 the January 2019 kit, is the Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. While supplies last, the newest Free with $60 Die-namics 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.

Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics #mftstamps


Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new January card kit and Joyful Heart Bears stamp set & Die-namics. Remember, all of these products will be available Tuesday, January 22 at 10 AM EST!


Save 20% on the Hearts & Love Category and Enjoy Projects from the MFT + MISTI Blog Hop!

Today and tomorrow, use code LOVE at checkout to take 20% off in-stock products in the Hearts & Love category. Excludes new products. Not valid on previous purchases.


We love partnering with some of our favorite companies to showcase the incredible synergy the combinations inspire. Today, we’re connecting with My Sweet Petunia and the MISTI design team to share projects featuring the love-filled January Release from MFT along with innovative products from MISTI.

Not only do we have loads of gorgeous projects to share, but there are also SIX $50 gift certificates up for grab! Read to the end of the post to learn more.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Rainbows & Unicorns never looked better! Vibrant color accentuates enchanting characters and an inviting castle nestled in fluffy white clouds on Rachel’s whimsical card. Learn how MISTI played a role in achieving this captivating look on her blog!

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

The unique stitched shapes in Blueprints 33 make such a great statement — they’re the perfect way to showcase a standout sentiment, and Karolyn has used it beautifully. If you love the look of her multi-color sentiment, a MISTI is your answer. Learn more about her process for creating this eye-catching contrast on her blog.


Want to win one of THREE $50 gift certificates from My Sweet Petunia?

  • To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
  • Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 20 at 10 PM EST.
  • All winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 23, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Head to the My Sweet Petunia blog for a chance to win one of three $50 MFT vouchers.

Now, let’s see what the MFT and MSP designers have created to inspire you today!

Check Out Melodic Card Stylings from Mona Toth

Another day, another fabulous guest designer. Today, we’re welcoming Mona Toth whose bright, cheery style is like a breath of fresh air. Say hi to Mona!

Hi everyone! It’s Mona here and I am thrilled to be a guest designer on the My Favorite Things blog! Today I will feature the super sweet Tweethearts stamp set and Die-namics along with the Sassy Pants Love stamp set. For my project, I was inspired by these sweet and cute canaries — they are the cutest little yellow singers!

Handmade card from Mona Toth featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started the card by stamping and die cutting. I made lots of little notes and a few yellow birdies with the Tweethearts set. I colored them with my Copic Markers.

The next step was the background and ink blending. I love to use complementary colors so to balance the yellow birds, I chose Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks and blended the card base. After blending, I created splatters on the card using the same colors.

When that was done, I heat embossed the cage and the funny sentiment from the Sassy Pants stamp set on the background with white embossing powder. Just look at this sentiment — it makes me smile! 🙂

Handmade card from Mona Toth featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

To finish, I arranged the elements, adhered everything in the right place, and my card was ready.

Thank you very much for reading through my post, I hope that I have inspired you! If you like my creations check my blog and let’s be friends on Instagram. See you next time! 🙂

Big hugs,

Mona

The theory of using complementary colors is one we’ve talked about before — you can find more about it in our previous Summer School series. Mona’s card is a great reminder of just how well it works in practice! What aspect of design do you struggle with? What do you excel at? We want to see you put these theories to work in your own designs so be sure to tag us at #mftstamps!

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You Bet Your Beak You’ll Love Mindy’s Tweet Card

Mindy Eggen is with us today to share a fun take on a shaker card featuring the gorgeous Hearts Entwined Die-namics. Welcome, Mindy!

I am so honored to be guest designing on the MFT Blog. Today, I’m sharing a shaker card — I also have a video tutorial on my Youtube channel that you can view HERE.

Handmade card from Mindy Eggen featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started my card by coloring in this sweet little bird from the Tweethearts stamp set. I stamped my image using Extreme Black Ink using my Mini MISTI and colored with RV17, RV14, RV23, and RV21 Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut out my image and set off it to the side to work on my background.

I created my background by die cutting the front panel using the Hearts Entwined Die-namics. I used a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white card stock and centered the die on it. I just needed the window, but I saved the die-cut piece for a future card.

Next, using another piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock, I blended Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks. Align the window panel over the top of the blended panel to make sure both colors are visible. I mixed water and Perfect Pearls and flicked the mixture onto my background with a paintbrush before setting aside to dry.

To create the shaker, I lined the back of my window panel with acetate. Then I die cut the Hearts Entwined design again — this time from Gold Shine Card Stock — and adhered to the front of the card panel. Using two layers of foam tape, I went around the window on the back side of the panel to form my shaker, also adding foam tape to the rest of the backside for additional support. I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins and attached to my blended ink panel.

I heat embossed a sentiment from Tweethearts onto black card stock with white embossing powder. Using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics, I cut the sentiment down and added it to the front of the card finishing it off with my sweet little birdie.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and thank you MFT for inviting me today.


That peek-a-boo shaker effect is such an exciting way to put Hearts Entwined to use. Have any other great ideas for shaking up this lovely design? Tag us at #mftstamps to show off your work!

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Last Chance to Save 15% on Select Die-namics Plus Great Tips & Tricks from the MFT Team

Today is your last chance to save 15% on in-stock Die-namics in the Stitched & Pierced category. Apply code STITCH at checkout to see your savings!


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 Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #valentinesday

Subtle shading helps define the embossed edges of the Lots of Heart Stencil Barbara used to create her background panel. Using the colors from the Sweet Stack Paper Pack as a guide for the rest of her elements ensures a cohesive look with minimal effort. Our new Lots of Hearts and Lots of Hearts Outlines Die-namics make it easy to create a pop of contrast in a classic theme-appropriate way while a sentiment from Sassy Pants Love finishes the card off perfectly for almost any recipient on your list.

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

Our designers were definitely working on a similar wavelength this month! Debbie embossed her stencil design as well, mixing it with some gorgeous airbrushing to achieve this colorful look. A phrase from Sweet Nothings provides a sentimental finishing touch her recipient is sure to be charmed by.


Would you like to learn more about our designers’ Tips & Tricks for our January Release? Head to their blogs for the full details!

Save 15% on Stitched & Pierced Die-namics PLUS Creativity Is Bubbling in This Week’s MFTv!

Today and tomorrow, use code STITCH at checkout to take 15% off in-stock Die-namics in the Stitched & Pierced category.


Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Love Is in the Air winners. Each of these lucky winners will receive a $25 Voucher to the MFT boutique.

Love Is in the Air — Kids & Teachers: Cheryl Rigney (Jan 11, 2019 @ 12:40)

Love Is in the Air — Friends & Coworkers: nancy f (Jan 10, 2019 @ 09:07)

Love Is in the Air — Loved Ones: Laurie Brown (Jan 13, 2019 @ 11:10)

Congratulations to you all — watch your email for your voucher and enjoy your MFT shopping spree! Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Love Is in the Air series — we wish you all a love-filled season.


The latest from Birdie Brown provides such a great twist on traditional Valentine’s Day images and sentiments. Stephanie’s decision to pair them with the previously released heart shaker products was inspired — what a fun way to add even more appeal to an already great collection.

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

Ensuring your shaker and maze are adequately anchored is essential to creating a durable and long-lasting card for loved ones. Don’t miss the video to learn how Stephanie keeps her elements safe and secure!

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

Watch MFTv – DIY Valentines | Creating Interactive Maze Cards 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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Make Hearts Pitter Patter with a Romantic Take On Love Is in the Air + Are You a $100 Launch Winner?

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

from Debbie’s blog: Kimberly McField

from Stephanie’s blog: Katie Baird

Congratulations to you both! Kimberly and Katie, 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!


Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with ways to show your love, so this week, we’re sharing ideas for making handmade Valentines for all your favorite people.

Romantic Love Is in the Air

Today we’re highlighting ways to show your love to that special someone. Our loved ones expect something spectacular and from classic to whimsical to a little bit geeky, our team has covered a range of romantic relationships.

If you and your significant other share a scientific streak, the new Cute Chemists stamp set will bring happiness to both your lives — you when you create a card with a loved one in mind, and them when they open the envelope to reveal your handiwork. Jodi‘s put on her crafty lab coat and combined elements that produce a Nobel-worthy compound perfect for the season of love.

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

This classic take from Barbara features hearts, a color palette instantly recognizable as an ode to Valentine’s Day, and a sentimental phrase that will melt hearts and inspire smiles.

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

Keeway‘s embraced whimsy in this colorful look featuring Tweet Friends. She’s balanced her adorable characters with a gorgeously blended background and a large sentiment rendered in a pretty script.

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

Want to win a $25 voucher so that you can create Valentines with some fun new products?

  • To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
  • Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 13 at 10 PM EST.
  • All winners will be announced on Monday, January 14, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We hope you are feeling the LOVE!

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