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Doodled Blooms Greetings with Heather

Heather is joining us again today with a couple of elegant clean and simple looks. You’ll love seeing how she takes the same basic set of products to create two beautiful, distinct looks!

Hello! Heather P. here again today to share two more cards I’ve created using the amazing range of products from MFT Stamps. 🙂

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My first card features the Doodled Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, Confetti Background, Radial Stitched Circle Stax, and Hello There Die-namics.  To create my card, I started by creating a card base using Sweet Tooth Card Stock. I used the Confetti Background inked with Cement Gray ink, and stamped it onto the card base. To make some room for my off-center focal panel, I trimmed 3/4″ from the card base.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I then used the Radial Stitched Circle Stax on Grout Gray Card Stock and adhered it to the card front with foam tape.  Next, I stamped one of the flower images from the Doodled Blooms stamp set using Cement Gray ink, then die cut it out using the coordinating Die-namics. The sentiment was die cut from Peach Bellini Card Stock with the Hello There Die-namics. To finish up, the sentiment and die cut flower shape were adhered to the card front, and I embellished with enamel dots.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My second card features the Doodled Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, Radial Stitched Circle Stax, and the Cheers Die-namics.  To create my card, I started with a Sweet Tooth card base. I stamped the card base with images from Doodled Blooms using Grout Gray ink.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I then used the Radial Stitched Circle Stax on a piece of Peach Bellini Card Stock to create the large, peek-a-boo circles. Once the circles were die cut, the card stock was adhered to the card front using foam tape. To finish up, the sentiment was die cut using the Cheers Die-namics and Grout Gray Card Stock and adhered to the card front before embellishing with 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 amazing products!!


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Beach Day with Laura

We’re headed to the beach today! May guest Laura Guttridge is sharing a totally seaworthy look featuring products from our latest release — ahoy, Laura!

I had a great time creating a card using the new Cloud Stencil and Ocean Waves Die-namics. I thought they would make a great beach scene perfect for including elements from the Seaside Seagulls and Ocean Pals stamp sets. I started by using the stencil on the base of the card with Distress Oxide ink to create the cloudy sky — this stencil makes it super easy to create effective clouds!

Handmade card from Laura Guttridge featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Once the sky was completed, I started work on the beach. I die cut two choppy looking waves and one that would make a sandy shore using the Ocean Waves Die-namics. I then coloured them using Distress Oxide inks, ready to stack onto my card. The dies make it really quick to create a multi-layered scene.

Handmade card from Laura Guttridge featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I stamped and then coloured the gulls, shells, and starfish with Copic markers before adding details/highlights to the whole card with a white gel pen. I find that adding these little details helps the whole card pop.

I used 3D foam tape to create dimension and this also allowed me to tuck some of the gulls into the waves to give the illusion they are resting on the ocean.

Handmade card from Laura Guttridge featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I finished off the card by using some glossy accents to create some shine on the waves and I chose the sentiment “I’m so glad you’re mine, mine, mine” from the Seaside Seagulls set to give it an additional fun element.

Handmade card from Laura Guttridge featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

These are great new items and so versatile, you can create so many looks from just a few sets!


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Thinking of You

We’re always happy to welcome our dear friend Amy to the blog. Today, she’s sharing a Birdie Brown look punctuated by lots of gorgeous distressing thanks to her collection of Oxide Inks!

Hello everyone! AmyR here with a card using some of the new May MFT stamps and Die-namics. I couldn’t resist the Birdie Brown Mermazing set, and decided to create a fun beach scene for my little mermaid with the Beach Scene Builder Die-namics.

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

Since I’m currently obsessed with the Distress Oxide inks I decided to do ALL the colouring on this card with these inks! I stamped the mermaid and the rock onto some Bristol Smooth card stock with MFT’s Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, then “smushed” various Distress Oxide inks onto a palette and picked them up with a water brush and coloured in the images that way.

After colouring them in I die cut them with the coordinating Mermazing Die-namics.

For the beach scene, I die cut the base pieces of water and sand then die cut them a second time with the largest Wonky Stitched Circle Die-namics. I die cut the top, or sky part, from another piece of card stock and the same circle die. I then sponged all the different pieces with various Distress Oxide inks. Once everything was sponged with color, I splattered all the pieces with water and picked it up with a paper towel.

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

The sentiment on the front of the card is from a previous Birdie Brown set – Polar Bear Pals. I thought it was perfect for the scene I’d created on the front of the card!

I finished off the inside of the card using several underwater images from the Mermazing set that I stamped with the Distress Oxide inks, then added a sentiment from the Mermazing set and that was it!

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


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Creative Construction with Blueprints – Flowers & Foliage

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We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards (and tags!) in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original design combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints.

Flowers and leaves always add elegance and an inviting organic feel to your projects. Whether you build a bouquet of beautiful blooms or feature a single standout blossom, your recipient will be touched by your effort. Many of our Blueprints Die-namics feature floral accents and this month, our team has crafted a bevy of looks to inspire your next project.

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

Soft neutrals and subtle patterns are a pretty pairing for Donna’s card featuring Blueprints 14. Her floral cluster provides a nice balance to her sentiment.

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

I love the contrast between Donna’s and Inge’s card. Both feature elements from the same Blueprints set, as well as a version of “thanks” but the results are starkly different. Inge’s look is bold and graphic where Donna’s is soft and homey. Both are absolutelyy beautiful though!

We’re not done yet — keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.

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MFTv – Window Shaker Card

See-through shaker cards provide an abundance of fun opportunities for embellishment. In this week’s episode of MFTv, Stephanie is sharing a number of ways to accent your window cards — from acetate stamping to sequin filler, this card has it all. You’ll also be inspired to think about non-traditional shapes to create your peek-a-boo elements!

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

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

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 – Window 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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Artistic Expression with Jane Allen – Mermazing

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Sketchy Flowers Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Jody’s blog: Katie Mowery


Before we dive into Jane‘s feature this month, we have some very exciting news, indeed. From Card Design Superstar to guest blogger, to guest instructor in our Eustis boutique…the natural progression is to welcome her officially to the MFT Creative Team. Starting with our June Release, Jane will be a permanent fixture around here contributing on a regular basis to our Release and Kit Countdowns and team challenges. Welcome, Jane!

Hello there, it’s that time of the month when I share another one of my projects…in detail!

I had so much fun with this one and yes, I remembered to take lots of photographs this time.

So let’s get started.

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

I cut a piece of Stone Gray Card Stock to make a 4″ x 4″ card, cutting out a circle in the centre with Circle Stax 2. I also die cut a Pierced Circle Frame which will become part of a porthole later on in the project and as for the rivets — I used the sequins from Blueprints 24.

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

The main image was cut out of Copic card and stamped with Cement Gray Hybrid Ink, ready for me to do my usual no-line colouring.

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

Not sure what happened with this photograph, she looks like she’s giving me the evil eye! But hey, it does show you that I coloured a splotchy, three-toned background, which hopefully looks a little like water.

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

As you can see I then moved on to the skin. I usually choose to colour the palest areas first, so it lessens the chance of dark colours bleeding into the paler ones…trust me on this, I learnt this the hard way!

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

Colouring the hair was fun adding a little teal to her locks.

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

I finished her hair, coloured in her star and then turned my attention to the little clown fish.  I Googled to make sure I got the stripes right and I’m pretty pleased with the finished fish…what do you think?

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

Having coloured Nemo, it was time to turn my attention to the mermaid’s tail. Would you like to know how I created the scales? Well, I started blocking in plain colours, to mark out the shadows and highlights.  Then, I just went over these areas with dots, using the same colours, which from a distance give the appearance of scales…ta da!

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

I decided to add a little movement for both the mermaid and clown fish using the sea colours and a little W0.

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

And now here is a my little secret on how to add magic to eyes. Firstly, I create eyelashes by drawing a line with a grey coloured pencil and then I make them come alive with a tiny dot of white courtesy of a gel pen.

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

When putting the whole card together I realised that I needed to add a little enhancement to the Mermaid’s skin with coloured pencils. Then I decided to add some circular shading to give the impression of looking through the glass of a porthole and a smidgy bit of shading on the rivets. I also mounted the porthole with adhesive foam to give a depth and dimension to my card.

For those of you who enjoy following along here is the Copic list:

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

Here is one final photograph of the card:

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

I hope you’ve enjoyed the colouring journey with me and that it inspires you to think outside the box (or inside the submarine) with the stamps and get creative with the My Favorite Things stamps and dies!

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Roses All Over Greetings

This month, we’re so pleased to have Heather Pulvirenti sharing some projects featuring our May Release.

Hello! Heather P. here today to share two fun cards I’ve created with some of the gorgeous goodies from MFT’s newest release. I’m so excited to be guest blogging today, so let’s jump right on in! 🙂

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My first card features the Roses All Over Pastels Paper Pack, Bold Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics, Stitched Circle Stax Die-namics, and the Exquisite Ocean stamp set and coordinating Die-namics. To create my card, I started by first creating a card base using Pink Lemonade Card Stock. I then used the Bold Stripes Cover-Up on a piece of Sweet Tooth Card Stock, and set the large die-cut piece aside. The negative die pieces (white strips of card stock) were adhered to the card front.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I used the Stitched Circle Stax on the orange roses pattern and adhered the die cut to the card front using foam tape. Next, I stamped one of the leaf images from the Exquisite Ocean stamp set in gray ink, and cut it out using the coordinating die. The sentiment was die cut from Sweet Tooth Card Stock using the Hello There Die-namics. To finish up, the sentiment and die-cut leaf were adhered to the card front, and I embellished with silver enamel dots.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My second card features the Roses All Over Pastels Paper Pack, Bold Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics, and the Hello There Die-namics. To create my card, I used the large leftover die cut from the first card that I created and adhered it to a white card base. I laid the die face up on my die cutting platform and topped it with small strips of patterned paper from the Roses All Over Pastels Paper Pack.

Handmade card from Heather Pulvirenti featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Once the die was run through the machine, I popped out all of the trimmed strips and adhered them to the card front inside the negative spaces. To finish up, I die cut the sentiment using the Hello There Die-namics and Wild Wisteria Card Stock and adhered it to the card base before embellishing with silver 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 amazing products!


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It’s Time To Shop for the NEW May Kit!

It’s finally time to make the new  Sketchy Flowers Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Sketchy Flowers Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Sketchy Flowers Card Kit #mftstamps

You’ll find the Sketchy Flowers Card Kit HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of tonight’s Sketchy Flowers Card Kit 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 USA 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 Julie Dinn featuring Sketchy Flowers Card Kit #mftstamps

Like what you see? Add more coordinating product to stretch your kit even further.

Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Sketchy Flowers Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people will win a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Two Winner: Jan Elmore, May 15, 2017 @ 08:17

Countdown Day One Winner: Christy Malone, May 16, 2017 @ 10:07

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 Sketchy Flowers Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, May 18 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 out on May 19. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

The Day Has Arrived! The Sketchy Flowers Card Kit Release Is So Close!

We have one more day to preview our Sketchy Flowers Card Kit before it’s available for purchase tonight. More inspiration and a handy PDF download are among the treats we have for you today.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on May 16. 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 9:00 PM EDT on May 16 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 $67.99 purchase price for this kit is more than a 20% savings over purchasing the pieces individually. In addition to (6) sheets of Smooth White Card Stock and (2) sheets of Black Licorice, you’ll also receive (12) A2 envelopes in 6 bright colors along with a sheet of coordinating card stock in each color. These colorful envelopes are simply begging to be accented with the Sketchy Flower images for a perfectly complementary enclosure for your handcrafted cards.

The Sketchy Flowers Card Kit PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring the Sketchy Flowers Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring the Sketchy Flowers Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring the Sketchy Flowers Card Kit #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new May card kit. Remember, Sketchy Flowers will be available tonight at 9 PM EDT!

Introducing the Sketchy Flowers Card Kit

Custom products, carefully curated for hours of creative play – that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is $67.99 – with a retail value of more than $80, you’ll save 20% off the individual purchase price!

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the Sketchy Flowers Card Kit and be inspired by a plethora of awesome projects from our team.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on May 16. 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 9:00 PM EDT on May 16 on the MFT Blog.

Grab our May Card Kit and prepare yourself for loads of layering fun. Sketchy Flowers includes two stamp sets AND two Die-namics – all of which combine for endless crafting opportunities. The Sketchy Flowers stamp set includes (7) flower and greenery line-art images — each with coordinating, solid layering images to bring in the color. The result of your layered stamping is loose, artsy florals full of joy and character. The coordinating Die-namics provides for perfectly sized die cuts every time. It is open inside to allow you to stamp then cut OR cut then stamp. This feature makes the Die-namics lighter weight and allows for easier removal from the die.

The All About You stamp set features a big, bold focal word with a wide assortment of phrases that can be added either before, or after, to create a complete sentiment. Get creative with your placement to make the sentiment as much a part of the design as the accompanying images. The You Trio Die-namics includes three versions of “you” that can be used in conjunction with the stamp set.

In addition to (6) sheets of Smooth White Card Stock and (2) sheets of Black Licorice, you’ll also receive (12) A2 envelopes in 6 bright colors along with a sheet of coordinating card stock in each color. These colorful envelopes are simply begging to be accented with the Sketchy Flower images for a perfectly complementary enclosure for your handcrafted cards.

Sketchy Flowers Card Kit #mftstamps

Sketchy Flowers stamp set #mftstamps

Sketchy Flowers Die-namics #mftstamps

Sketchy Flowers in use #mftstamps

All About You stamp set #mftstamps

You Trio Die-namics #mftstamps

With this month’s kit release, we’re releasing the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics. Remember, our Free with $60 Die-namics is available with each qualifying order over $60!

Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics #mftstamps

See the MFT Sketchy Flowers Card Kit Unboxing on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Would you like to learn how Stephanie used our May card kit to assemble this colorful trio? You won’t want to miss this week’s episode of MFTv!

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

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

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

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

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

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, Rainbow Greetings, featuring the Sketchy Flowers Card Kit on YouTube or simply 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 May card kit. Remember, Sketchy Flowers will be available tomorrow, May 16 at 9 PM EDT!