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Time to Meet the Rest of the MFT Warehouse Team!

Yesterday we introduced some of the team that we rely on to make your MFT order experience extra special. Today, join us as we learn more about the remaining team members!

What have we learned so far? We have an incredibly musical group that together, would comprise the most diverse assembly of superheroes ever (watch your backs, Avengers!) Also, Christmas dinner is really, really awesome.

Thanks to all of the team for sharing a bit of themselves with all of us. This unique crew is simply the BEST.


How long have you worked for MFT?

2 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Christmas dinner and gifts exchange

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Family, food, and playing guitar

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Mind control

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Cherry

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

Photography

How long have you worked for MFT?

5 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Dressing up fancy for Christmas dinner

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

I like sports and hanging out with friends

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Super strength

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Pink lemonade

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

I can tell you the corresponding number for each letter in the alphabet

How long have you worked for MFT?

5 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Monthly outings

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Hanging out with friends and playing soccer

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Flying

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Cherry

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

I am working on becoming a pilot

How long have you worked for MFT?

6 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Turkey handouts

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Going to the beach and finding new and interesting places to go

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Cure peoples’ sicknesses

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

I don’t like jellybeans

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

Baking desserts for the team

How long have you worked for MFT?

4 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Christmas gift shopping

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Jeep rides, air boating, and riding mini bikes

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Teleportation

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Pear

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

Line dancing

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Providing the highest level of service possible is so important to us. We strive, every single day, to bring you the highest quality product, the most innovative designs, and the greatest value — all served up with extreme dedication and a smile. It’s a team effort and we couldn’t be more proud of the team we have.

We know opening up a new box of MFT goodies puts a smile on your face…from the pretty pink tissue to the delightful little jellybean, we put a lot of care and consideration into your package. Today, we’re taking the opportunity to introduce you to some of the team that’s responsible for packing those orders with tender loving care — let’s get to know more about these special people that are such an integral part of the MFT family. Join us again tomorrow when we’ll introduce the rest!


How long have you worked for MFT?

2 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Christmas dinner

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Spending time with my family

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

To control time

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Toasted marshmallow

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

I like to play music

How long have you worked for MFT?

5 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

MFT Retreat

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

I like to volunteer and I like to hang out by the water

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Mind reading

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Coconut

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

I have played instruments for the past 10 years

How long have you worked for MFT?

2 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Christmas dinner

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Traveling, napping, and spending time with friends and family

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Telekinesis

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Cherry

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

Sleeping

How long have you worked for MFT?

7 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Secret Santa gifts

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Video games and spending time with THE Brianna Chavis

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Walk through walls

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Peach

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

Car detailing

How long have you worked for MFT?

2 1/2 Years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Christmas dinner

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Writing music

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Flying

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Pear

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

I sing and play guitar at my church

How long have you worked for MFT?

2 years

What MFT tradition do you most look forward to each year?

Christmas dinner

When you’re not working at THE crafty happy place, what do you enjoy doing?

Playing guitar

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

Laser eyes

What’s your favorite jellybean flavor?

Cinnamon

What is your secret talent that no one knows about (until now!)?

I like to do latte art

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Yana is back on our Youtube channel today, and we couldn’t resist sharing her colorful birthday look here on the blog.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The photo alone is so inspiring, but you won’t want to miss the video to learn more about Yana’s tips for adding details with a white pen, creating sturdy depth with full-sheet foam adhesive, and crafting a beautiful blend of color for a text-adorned background.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Seriously, check out that dimension!

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch Distress Ink Coloring with Yana Smakula on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

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30% Off Sitewide for the Next Three Days plus Fabulous Feathered Friends from Caly

February 19-21, save 30% sitewide! Your wish list is calling so fill your cart with in-stock stamps, Die-namics, and supplies. Use code SAVE30 at checkout to apply your discount. Not valid on previous purchases; excludes new.


Caly Person is back with us today — this time with an adorable trio of ostriches and some great tips for grounding them using a combination of ink blending, stamping, and Copic coloring.

Hi, Friends! It’s Caly again, and I’m back today to share a card I made using the Oh My Gostrich set. I just love the witty sentiments and had to color these fun images.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Copic colors used:

  • Ostrich head, neck, and legs: R30, E30, E50
  • Ostrich body: C3, C5, C7
  • Ostrich wings: W00, W1
  • Ostrich beaks: Y21, YR14
  • Ground: E0000, E30, E51, E55

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

After coloring the ostriches, I die cut the images using the coordinating Die-namics before setting them aside to create the background.

I masked off an area to ink blend the ground using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink, and the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. The ground is stamped with the same ink, and then I used Copic markers to add some accent dots and dry grass sprigs. Ostriches live in pretty dry areas, and I was trying to mimic that.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The sentiment was created using the Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics after I stamped and heat embossed it on black card stock. That sentiment definitely caught my attention, and I had to use it.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Caly


What are your tried-and-true techniques for grounding your elements? Tag us with #mftstamps to share your ideas!

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Enjoy Huge Savings on Retiring Hybrid Inks and a Sweet Spring Scene from Stephanie

Our Hybrid Ink Retirement sale continues — almost every color of Hybrid Ink is 50% off! This selection of ink pads & refills is being retired, and colors are selling out quickly so if you see something you have to have, grab it now. There’s no code required so fill your cart and stack the savings using our Shop to Save discounts. Not valid on previous purchases.


Most of us tend to gravitate towards certain colors in our crafting, but switching things up and playing with some unexpected hues can result in a project you love…not only for your artistic prowess but for the newly discovered palettes that delight us and inspire us.

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

Stephanie has crafted a beautiful spring scene featuring an orangey-pink-purple ombre that sets a stunning scene for her birds, bugs, and flowers. Touches of black punctuate her scene creating contrast and balancing the black sentiment strips she’s used to finish the card.

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

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv — Distress Inks & Copic Coloring 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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A HUGE Hybrid Ink Retirement Sale plus Two Many Cards with Kalyn & Emily

Almost every color of Hybrid Ink is 50% off — what an incredible opportunity to stock your ink stash with color. This selection of ink pads & refills is being retired so if you see something you have to have, don’t wait to nab yours! There’s no code required so fill your cart and stack the savings using our Shop to Save discounts. Not valid on previous purchases.


We love how crafting brings people togetherEmily Leiphart and Kalyn Kepner have taken their crafting friendship to the next level through their Two Many Cards series in which they both create cards in their own unique styles using the same set of products. For their latest installment in the series, they’re featuring Mod Birds and Sassy Pants Best Friends — what a fun combo!

Here’s a peek at both of their beautiful projects. Head to their blogs to find more project images, see their process videos, AND learn how you can win a gift voucher from MFT!

Handmade card from Emily Leiphart featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kalyn Kepner featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Save 50% on Hybrid Inks Then Party with Lea Lawson & Some Adorable Penguins!

February 14-16, save 50% on almost every in-stock Hybrid Ink Pad & Refill! It’s the perfect time to stock your ink stash with color in anticipation of the spring season…it’s coming, promise! There’s no code required so fill your cart and stack the savings using our Shop to Save discounts! Not valid on previous purchases.


Please join us in welcoming Lea Lawson to the blog today for the first of two beautiful projects she’ll be sharing this month!

Hi crafty friends! This is Lea, and I am thrilled to be guesting again for My Favorite Things today.

Today my card features the adorable Party Penguins, along with the Happy Birthday Blend stamps and Die-namics. I can’t get over how CUTE these penguins are!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I started by blending the background using Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks. I die cut the Happy Birthday Blend from the middle of the panel, then splattered with watered down white acrylic paint before setting aside to dry.

As the background dried, I worked on the elements from Party Penguins. I found that it was best to die cut the penguins first, and then do the stamping. If you keep the card stock block that you cut them from, you can just place a little bit of washi tape on the back, and then place the die-cut pieces back into it in your stamping platform. This makes lining up your stamps so much easier!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You could also do the above process with the party hats as they are two-step stamped pieces as well, but I found that it wasn’t really necessary. I stamped the balloons and hats in light pink and purple inks with clear blocks then cut them out with their coordinating dies as usual.

At this point the background was dry, so I placed it on top of an unfolded A2 white card base in my stamping platform, and held it in place with washi tape and magnets. I proceeded to stamp the Happy Birthday Blend sentiment in light pink & light purple inks. I love how they blend together in places – such a fun element that MFT Stamps added to this set!

Next, I stamped the second part of the sentiment directly onto the blended background, along with the balloon strings. After doing all of that work, I ended up accidentally smudging the sentiment and couldn’t fix it. I’m not one to waste time, so I stamped the secondary sentiment again on white card stock and cut it into a thin banner. Then I adhered it over top of the smudged sentiment with a thin foam strip, and I think I actually like it this way more — you’ve got to love happy accidents!

Handmade card from Lea Lawson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Finally, I adhered the penguins, party hats, and balloons to the front, popping parts of them up with foam dots. Lastly, I accented here and there with some iridescent jewels.

I hope you liked my sweet birthday card today and I hope that I helped give some tips on how to overcome mistakes, as they do happen sometimes and that is okay! Thanks for hanging out with me today!


Those soft colors provide such a sweet counterbalance to the adorable black & white penguins. Lea’s pink and purple blend is such a pretty spin on the Happy Birthday blend sentiment! We love her tip and encouragement when it comes to turning mistakes into opportunities as well…she’s absolutely right about happy accidents. Now we want to see your blended masterpieces…happy accidents or not! You know what to do — tag #mftstamps to make it easy for us to find our new favorite project from *you*.

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Last Chance to Save on Die-namics plus Colorful Party Animals from Caly

It’s the final day to save 15% on all in-stock Die-namics. What a perfect opportunity to grab coordinating dies for your stamp sets, stock up on essential shapes, and round out your die-cut sentiment options. Use code DIES at checkout to apply your discount. Excludes brand new. Not valid on previous purchases.


If you love colorful cards and playful characters, you’ll love today’s guest! Check out what Caly Person has created to share with us today…welcome, Caly!

Hi, Friends! This is Caly, and I’m thrilled to be guest designing for My Favorite Things today!

My card features the new Birth-Yay stamp set. I colored the images using Copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating Die-namics.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Copic colors used:

  • Hippo, Toucan: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5
  • Cake, Hats, misc. accents: R00, R20, RV11, R22
  • Gift, Toucan beak: BV00, BV000
  • Toucan beak, Cake candles: Y00, Y13
  • Monkey, Cupcakes: E000, E30, E31, E35
  • Cake icing, Balloon: G000, BG10, BG11
  • Turtles: G40, G24, YG61, YG63

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The background is ink-blended using Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, and Festive Berries Distress Oxide inks. Then I used the Card-Sized Confetti Stencil Set to dab white pigment ink and create the soft confetti on the background.

Handmade card from Caly Person featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The sentiment is from the Birthday Wishes Die-namics (free with $60 with purchase while supplies last!) die cut three times using heavyweight card stock, and stacked for dimension before adhering to the card panel. Then the images were adhered to the card front using a combination of foam adhesive and liquid adhesive.

I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today and hope that you enjoyed this project. Have a fabulous day!

Caly


We’re loving the versatility of the new Card-Sized Confetti Stencil Set — from layers of color to a subtle white bokeh effect like Caly has created here, there are so many ways to integrate this fun design! Let’s see how you’re using it — tag #mftstamps when you upload so we can check it out!

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Save 15% on Die-namics and Enjoy Tips & Tricks from the MFT Team

Today and tomorrow, save 15% on all in-stock Die-namics. What a perfect opportunity to grab coordinating dies for your stamp sets, stock up on essential shapes, and round out your die-cut sentiment options. Use code DIES at checkout to apply your discount. Excludes brand new. Not valid on previous purchases.


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 Debbie Olson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The multi-step Party Penguins stamp set makes it so easy to create colorful party looks without any need to pull out your favorite markers, pencils, or paints. With just a tiny bit of extra effort though, you can take your look to the next level. Head to Debbie’s blog to see what she did to elevate these dapper dudes, and pick up some tricks for working with multi-step designs like these.


Debbie and Rachel are both featuring these adorable images today — head to their blogs for all the details!

Construct a Delightful 3D Scene with This Week’s MFTv

If you love dimension on your cards, THIS is the video for you. A steady hand to do a bit of fussy cutting, as well as patience to create layers of foam adhesive are a requirement, but the result is absolutely worth the effort!

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

From straight on, the dimension isn’t readily noticeable but tilt the card to the side and WOW, what a cool effect! A composite image like the stacked animals in Birth-Yay provide ample opportunity to accent various accessories found within.

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

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

Watch MFTv – Creating a 3D Card with Stamp Layering 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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