Shop the New Release Now and SAVE 18% on Everything!

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


Use code SAVE18 at checkout to apply your discount. This sale is in effect now through December 14 on all in-stock products.


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

We are in the business of giving and this month, we’ll be donating 10% of all retail sales of the Friends at First Sip stamp set and Die-namics to Deliver the Difference.

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 December 2018 collection, is the Best Wishes Die-namics. While supplies last, Best Wishes will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Best Wishes is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

Best Wishes 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 Torico featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina 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. SIX fabulous MFT friends are joining so don’t miss their incredible inspiration either.

Visit each of the December Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, December 13, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced December 14. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

Check Out a Holiday Duo from Yan You’ll Bearly Be Able to Resist

We have one last post from Yan today before we start our December Release Countdown tomorrow. It’s been such a pleasure to see her work with the November Release!

Hello everyone, I’m here today with my last post as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. Today I have two cards to share with you.

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

For the first card, I used the Beary Best Friends stamp set. I watercolored the image and cut with the coordinating Die-namics. Then I made a decorative panel by cutting the Snowflake Window Die-namics twice, aligning the second cut with the first to create a larger surface. Next, I blended the rainbow panel with Distress Oxide Inks using the Cloud Stencil. On the same panel, I die cut a circle, adhered it to the card front, and layered the snowflake element on top of it.

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

I stamped some fish on white card stock and colored them. Once the images dried, I used the Celebrate Die-namics to die cut the sentiment. To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment onto vellum, layered it over the snowflake panel, and attached the rainbow panel and the die-cut bear as shown using foam tape.

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

For the second card, I created a clean and simple card. I used the Unbearably Cute stamp set and colored the image using watercolor. I die cut pink card stock multiple times using the Christmas Tree Window Die-namics to create the background. Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and attached the pink panel and the colored images as shown with foam tape.

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

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed these cards. Thank you so much to the MFT team for having me as a guest designer. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!


Bears and seasonal window dies…an unexpected combination that totally works. Pattern building with peek-a-boo windows is an inspiring idea and taking advantage of the symmetrical property of the Snowflake Window Die-namics to create a larger panel is brilliant. I’m ready to put both ideas into action; if you are too, tag #mftstamps when you share so we can see how you interpreted Yan’s ideas!

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Save $15 on Your Order — Today Only! Then Fight Holiday Exhaustion with Humor Using Designs from the Latest Release

Today only, take $15 off your qualifying order of $75 or more when you apply code 15OFF75 at checkout.


Kathrin is joining us one last time this month to share a humorous (and inventive!) take on her own feelings during the holiday season…I’m sure many of us can relate.

I got inspired to create this card by the Sassy Pants Holidays stamp set, which I totally love! We all have friends that one of the included sayings fit perfectly. Well, I could send this card to myself! I tend towards perfectionism in whatever I do and so myself, lying under the tree, and tangled in Christmas lights wishing for cocktails isn’t such an impossible thing to imagine. 😉

Here we set up the tree on the evening of December 23rd and then Christmas Eve is the main celebration. Whatever isn’t done by the morning of the 24th won’t get done. Each year I stress about getting everything done in time, and it would seem this little bear is in agreement.

Handmade card from Kathrin Donhauser-Ruth featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I’ve stamped the Christmas Background onto white card stock using the tan ink and matted the rectangle with some green card stock. The Merry Christmas Circle Frame was cut from gold glitter card stock, and on top of it, I’ve added a tree and the poor bear. The tree is from one of my all-time favorite sets  — Santa’s Elves — and colored with Copics. The bear is from the brand new Unbearably Cute stamp set…I can see those bears being used for so many different occasions.

As mentioned he’s totally tangled in those lights. To create that look, I’ve stamped the bear first, then used the cute puppy wrapped in Christmas lights from Happy Pawlidays only inking up one of the light bulbs. I stamped the bulbs across the bear,  colored it, and used a black Fineliner to connect the lights. I stamped the saying directly to the bottom of the card base using Field Day ink.


That trick for isolating one of the Christmas lights found in a stamp image featuring many is ingenious! Now you can holiday up almost any character in your collection! While Happy Pawlidays does feature individual lights, the smaller size included on the puppy image suited Kathrin’s needs better, so she improvised beautifully. Are the wheels spinning? Let’s see what you’ve got. Tag us at #mftstamps when you share!

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Learn Light-as-a-Feather Coloring from Sandy Allnock

Seeing the different ways color can be imparted to an image is quite simply, magic. One of the immense benefits of stamping is the unlimited opportunities it provides to see how the same image can be altered depending on the coloring method you choose. Today, you get to see how Sandy used watercolor pencils to turn Stacey Yacula owls into the charming, colorful characters you see below.

Hello and Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m Sandy Allnock, and I’m so much in the holiday spirit! Are you ready to get your holly on?

Today’s coloring adventure features Warm & Feathered Hugs — so, so, so, so cute it makes my teeth hurt! I got out my Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils and got busy creating a simple scene for two of the owls.

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

Layering pencil, blending with a brush, then re-layering feathery textures works beautifully; the process results in both a dimensional look as well provides the detail of the feathers.

The feathery patterns are modeled on some google images I looked up for owls. You can turn these sweet little stamps into all kinds of different owls — try it and see how much fun it can be!

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

The branch was created by first sketching it in light grey, then adding the blue sky while leaving room for the snow. Then I added more shadow and depth to the branch itself.

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

Finishing off the card was pretty simple — I stamped a sentiment and added paper layers with dimensional adhesive in between.

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

I’ll be back for one more coloring video in December (Copic!), and in case I don’t see you before then — I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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Did you know the #mftstamps hashtag has more than 90,000 results on Instagram? You guys are busy, and we LOVE it. Keep ’em coming because we can never get enough of admiring your work! If Sandy has inspired you to create some scenery for your favorite MFT images, be sure to tag us!

Create a Dimensional Display Card Meant to Impress

Yan is back with us today to demonstrate an exciting way to show off the x-tremely cool critters in the Ready, Set, Snow collection from Birdie Brown.

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be back again to share this fun bendy card featuring the adorable Ready, Set, Snow stamp set with you.

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

To start, I colored the images with watercolor, and die cut them with the coordinating Die-namics. Then I blended the background with Distress Oxide Inks. Once dry, I used the Sun Ray Stencil to create the sunshine.

Next, I cut three different size panels from white card stock and die cut the top edge of each using the Surf & Turf Die-namics. I blended Distress Oxide Inks up from the bottom edge of each panel and heat embossed the sentiment on the front panel.

To finish, I attached the swinging panels and colored images to the background as shown.

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

Bendy cards are perfect for creating three-dimensional scenes. The sides of the card bend inward allowing the card to stand up on its own and creating tiers that can be individually decorated. The finished card can also fold flat for standard postage!

I hope you like this card 🙂 Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting!


If you’re on the hunt for a unique way to create dimension, this is an inspired way to do so. The bonus is the stability the design provides — ensuring your recipient can admire your handiwork for as long as they’d like. Are you creating cards like this with MFT products? We want to see them. Tag us with #mftstamps!

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Check Out Sitewide Savings, Thanksgiving Wishes, and Frosty Friends from Yan

While we endeavor to show gratitude throughout the year, we pay particular attention to our treasured friends today. Thank you for making the MFT family such an inspiring, encouraging, and supportive group…we couldn’t do this without you! If you’re celebrating today, enjoy that precious time with loved ones. If today is just another Thursday for you, know that all of us at MFT are thinking of you today as well. ❤️


Have you had the chance to shop our best sale of the year yet? After your post-dinner nap is the perfect time to take another look around the site to see what new goodies are begging to come home to you. If you’re thinking about holiday shopping, it’s a great time to pick up a few things for the crafty people in your life — you know they’d love to find some new MFT stamps under the tree this year! Use code THANKS at checkout to apply your discount.


Today we’re grateful to Yan for sharing a joyful Frosty Friends card that’s a candy-colored delight. A hint of sparkle is all she needed to highlight her sentiment beautifully. Learn a bit more about her process below!

Hi everyone! I’m Yan, and I am so excited and grateful to be guest designing for My Favorite Things today! It’s such an honor to be invited. I created this card using the Frosty Friends stamp set from the November Release.

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

To begin, I colored the images using watercolor, and die cut them with the coordinating Die-namics. I blended the background with Distress Oxide Inks and splattered silver paint for a textured look. Once it dried, I used the In the Spotlight Stencil to create the highlights for the sentiment.

Next, I die cut white card stock and gold glitter card stock using an oval die. I heat embossed the sentiment that’s included in the stamp set and paired it with the “Merry Christmas” greeting from Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings. To finish, I attached the front panel and the colored images as shown with foam tape.

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

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and got some inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Don’t you love that spotlighting technique? Who says they need to shine down *on* your subject — those greetings deserve to be highlighted as well! Now it’s your turn…maybe you’re kicking off a long weekend right now? Sounds like the perfect time to play with your MFT stash so have fun.

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Shop the Black Friday Sale Today! Then Warm Up Cold-Weather Crafting with Non-Traditional Colors

Our Black Friday sale kicked off yesterday, and we must say, you all are exceptional shoppers. If you didn’t get a chance to shop yet, there’s still time. We appreciate you and love providing opportunities for you to spoil yourself — especially now, during our BEST sale of the year.


The Snow Special penguins are utterly charming — especially in the deft hands of Lisa, who is joining us again today. We love the idea of letting unexpected colors inspire your projects, and her sweet card is proof that it’s a great strategy.

Hi everyone! It’s great to be back on the MFT blog playing with my very favorite products!

Sometimes I get in a bit of a color rut. Traditional seasonal colors tend to dominate when I sit down to create. For today’s card though, I challenged myself to use what my brain thinks of as a summer color combination. This card was created as a birthday card for my daughter’s 16th birthday, which was yesterday. I wanted it to be light and cheery — just like she is!

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Because I was stamping specifically for someone, I thought of her and the colors that she likes. She’s also a sparkle-loving young lady. She’s a friendly girl too, so that inspired the cluster of penguins ice skating together. Ice skating was also an activity that she did this weekend. When I create with someone in mind, I really love the inspiration that I get by thinking of them…it’s a great way to get those creative juices flowing.

Yes, I am continuing my obsession with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX. They just provide the whimsy you sometimes want on a card. I thought it was perfect as a layer to showcase these sweet images.

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

As far as the colors that I based everything on, I used Peach Bellini, Sno Cone, and Blu Raspberry. I colored these little cuties in with a few Copic Markers and added glitter to the hats for that shine I was looking for. The glittered strips were added to tie in the bands on the hats.

Give it a try! Think of a favorite summer color combo and winterize it with cold-weather images and scenes.


What unexpected color combo are you itching to try? If Lisa’s project has inspired you to give it a shot, tag us at #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can add your color inspiration to our mental Rolodex as well!

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Glitter Girls, Assemble!

If you’ve had your eye on some new ink colors or are looking to expand your collection to include more formulas or refills, now is your time.

Use code INK at checkout to apply your 25% discount to all in-stock inks.


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 Rachel’s blog: Lori Lai

from Amy’s blog: Trina P.

Congratulations to you both! Lori and Trina, 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!


It’s always a treat when Lisa joins us – her elegant designs are a delight, and we love the ideas she’s sharing today for creating a card and tag set with the new Snowflake Window Die-namics.

Hi friends! It’s so fun to be stamping a little again and to peek in on my stamping family! I just LOVE all things MFT, so it was lovely to create something for today’s post.

I was SUPER excited when I saw this beautiful new die. The Snowflake Window Die-namics takes the cake with its beauty and ease of use — I just had to use it as the focus of my projects today.

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I love glitter. Yes, it might be silly at my age to be excited to play with it, but it’s a fact. When I saw this die, I mentally screamed “GLITTER!”. One of my favorite things to use in creating with glitter is sheet adhesive. I like to back window dies like this one and dump glitter all over it. I also press in the glitter to really make it set. It’s so pretty and sparkly in person!

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

There are a few other fun layering elements that I’ve used today to frame the Snowflake Window on this card. Thank goodness for the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX and A2 Rectangle STAX that always come to mind for whimsical, yet classic cards. I’ve also used a sweet sentiment from the new Beautiful Blessings stamp set.

I decided to create this coordinating tag using the Tall Tag Duo and more glitter! I will write on it when I add it to a plate of cookies later this season.

Handmade tag from Lisa Johnson featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I just love the cool and festive feel that Sno Cone Card Stock paired with Smooth White creates…crisp and clean!

Well, that’s a wrap for today. I hope that even if you aren’t a glitter gal, you’ll still give it a try. It makes this beautiful Snowflake Window Die-namics pop!


Now, it’s your turn. Grab some glitter (or if you’re glitter-averse, our glitter card stock is a great option – the new Color Celebration collection is packed with options!) and your favorite snowflake dies and see where the muse leads you. You can’t go wrong with glitter + snowflakes!

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Spin the Wheel for a Big Surprise!

The new Peek-a-Boo Wheel Die-namics provides a fun opportunity to surprise your recipient with some unexpected results as they spin the wheel. This fun interactive design can be paired with an endless variety of images and greetings suitable for any occasion, and we can’t wait to to see all of your fun interpretations. Today though, we’re lucky to see what Kathrin has done with this inventive design.

For this card, I used the Beary Best Friends stamp set, and when I first saw it, I knew I wanted to combine it with the Peek-a-Boo Wheel Die-namics. It seems like these two friends have already caught a good amount of fish but what’s next on the hook? You can find out by turning the wheel!

Handmade card from Kathrin Donhauser-Ruth featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I’ve created the background of the card by covering some regular white card stock with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink. Next, I glued the Snow-Capped Mountains, cut from shimmery grey and white card stock, onto the background. The water layer was cut from white card stock as well. I used one of the Ocean Waves Die-namics to cut the top border into a wave shape and then colored the white card stock using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks. I also did some partial die cutting using the same wave border positioned a bit under the previously cut border so I could tuck the icebergs behind the waves. I die cut the icebergs from a light turquoise card stock and added some shadows using Copics.

From the bottom of the water layer, I die cut the oval window and notch that comes with the Peek-a-Boo Wheel. The wheel itself was cut from white card stock and colored using the same colors that I used for the water. The cute bears were colored with Copics using a white gel marker to add some highlights, and die-cut using the matching dies. I’ve lengthened the fishing line a bit, so I’ve cut that part by hand. I needed it long enough to reach the oval window. I’ve also stamped and die cut the buckets with fish and the ice floe. The fish in the water and the one on the Peak-a-Boo Wheel are from the Beary Best Friends stamp set as well. I love that these are three separate fish but using the matching die they get cut individually!

As I wanted this card to have a fun twist, I’ve only used one fish for the wheel and then added a pot, a coffee mug, and a rubber boot around the rest of the wheel. There are so many strange stories out there about things that people catch on fishing trips so why should it be different for bears? After putting the card together, I felt like something was missing on the bottom right of my card, so I’ve stamped one of the sayings from the Frosty Friends stamp set into that area.


Thank you to Kathrin for joining us — she’ll be back again soon with another humorous take on the November Release!

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Shop the November Release, Nab Your Free with $60 Die-namics, and Join MFT & Friends for a Chance at $100!

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

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

We are in the business of giving and this month, we’ll be donating 10% of all retail sales of the Little Angels stamp set and Die-namics to Girls Inc.

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 November 2018 collection, is the Christmas Tree Window Die-namics. While supplies last, Christmas Tree Window will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Christmas Tree Window is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

Christmas Tree Window 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 Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme 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 as well!

Visit each of the November Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, November 15, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced November 16. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!