Designer Spotlight: Shop & Save on Laina Lamb Design

On-trend themes, innovative design, and modern type — that’s what you’ve come to expect from Laina Lamb Design. Her inventive ideas and expert execution make her stamp sets and Die-namics a joy to work with and a never-ending source of inspiration. If adding to your Laina Lamb Design collection sounds appealing, have we got a deal for you! Today and tomorrow, apply code LLD at checkout to save 15% on in-stock products.

Check out a few projects from our team featuring the always-fabulous Laina Lamb Design products:

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

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

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

And, just a small selection of products included in the sale:

Do you love Laina Lamb Design as much as we do? Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects so we can see what you’re creating!

Stock Your Stash with Super Sentiments

When it comes down to it, despite loving the pretty pictures, colors, and patterns, it’s the words that make the difference when you create a card for someone in your life. No matter the occasion, happy or sad, your words can impact someone’s life – make them count. If your sentiment collection could stand to be beefed up a bit, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to take advantage of our current sale. Shop our collection of sentiments and apply code SENTIMENTS at checkout to save 20% – this sale ends tonight though so don’t wait!

Check out just a small handful of projects featuring some of the products included in this sale:

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

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

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

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

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

And, just a small selection of included products:

Have a wonderful weekend and happy shopping!

Feeling Lucky? Save Some Green Today!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, friends! We’re helping you celebrate the day by saving you some green. Today only, you can save 25% on all in-stock products in our Easter and Spring Category.

Check out just a small handful of projects featuring some of the products included in this sale:

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

Handmade card from Julia Stainton featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

And, just a sampling of the products included:

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. Happy Friday. Happy shopping!

Take a Master Class from No-Line Coloring Artist Jane Allen at the MFT Boutique

We are more than a little excited to have Jane Allen joining us at the MFT Boutique for a master class in the art of no-line coloring. Jane was one of our 2016 Card Design Superstars and is currently doing a monthly blog feature for us called Artistic Expression with Jane Allen. I think you’ll agree that she has a special talent!

Here’s a sample of some of her past work featuring an assortment of adorable MFT characters!

The schedule for each class day is as follows:

Morning Session – 9 AM – 12 PM

Lunch Break – 12 PM – 2 PM

Afternoon Session – 2 PM – 5 PM

During the morning session, Jane will be teaching us the basic techniques of no-line coloring. The afternoon session will culminate in the grand finale of implementing the techniques you’ve learned to create your very own masterpiece.

Each day of class will result in three finished cards, and will be identical in content. You simply need to register for the class day that best suits your schedule.

Your class fee of $75 will cover all supplies with the exception of the Copic markers listed below and your favorite stamp tools and adhesives.

Please bring the following Copic marker colors with you on class day:

Greens: G40, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG17, G94
Grays: W1, C0, C1, C2, C4, C6, C8
Yellows: YR0000, YR000, Y15, YR15
Browns: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Blue: B000
…. Colorless Blender: …. 0

We will have a limited supply of the colors Jane will be using available for purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: Each class will accomodate a maximum of 30 students and we expect both classes to sell out quickly. There will be no kits or online component to this class – this technique-based lesson will only be available in person, during the class time listed. Classes must be pre-paid. Due to the limited seating availability and special nature of this event, no refunds will be given if you are not able to attend.

Updated March 20, 2017: Saturday, April 22nd registration is closed.

Register for Sunday, April 23rd HERE

We can’t wait to see you at this very special event!

Love Is in the Air – Romantic

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We’re wrapping up our celebration of LOVE with another fantastic video from Stephanie. And just so you know, we sure do love all of you! You are all a special part of MFT every day of the year, and we LOVE that!

Romantic Love Is in the Air

Today we’re highlighting ways to show your love to that special someone. We card makers know that those store-bought cards just won’t do in this situation. Our loved ones expect something spectacular!

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Watch and learn as Stephanie steps you through the creation of a STUNNING card filled with ooshy-gooshy love! You’ll love her inventive technique using our Watercolor Flowers stamp set that can be used for any type of card design. Stephanie always has such great tips! Here’s what she created for today:

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Knight in Shining Armor and Watercolor Flowers stamp sets and Flop Card - Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Knight in Shining Armor and Watercolor Flowers stamp sets and Flop Card - Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Watch Love Is in the Air – Romantic on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Comment on the blog and/or on YouTube to be eligible 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 the blog post and/or on today’s video on YouTube
  • Deadline to comment is Thursday, January 19 at 10 PM EST.
  • All winners will be announced on Monday, January 23rd, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We hope you are feeling the LOVE!

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Love Is in the Air – Friends & Coworkers

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Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with all kinds of ways to show your love, so this week we’re giving you great ideas for making handmade Valentines for your favorite people. Join us today through tomorrow for projects with lots of heart.

Love Is in the Air for Friends & Coworkers

Want to show your friends and colleagues that you love and appreciate them? Today we’ve got a fab idea to do just that!

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Valentine’s day is the perfect time for heartfelt gifts for everyone! Need to make something lovely for dear friends or coworkers? Stephanie has a great idea today to help you craft up something cute AND delicious for your BFFs and/or colleagues. See how she uses the Hug in a Mug and Love Is in the Mail stamp sets and Hot Cocoa Cups and Flop Card – Heart Die-namics to create this cute way to give the gift of hot chocolate with paper crafted flair.

Handmade Valentine gift from Stephanie Klauck featuring Love Is in the Mail stamp set, Laina Lamb Design Hug in a Mug stamp set and Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics, and Flop Card - Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade Valentine gift from Stephanie Klauck featuring Love Is in the Mail stamp set, Laina Lamb Design Hug in a Mug stamp set and Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics, and Flop Card - Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade Valentine gift from Stephanie Klauck featuring Love Is in the Mail stamp set, Laina Lamb Design Hug in a Mug stamp set and Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics, and Flop Card - Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Watch Love Is in the Air – Friends/Coworkers on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Comment on the blog and/or on YouTube to be eligible 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 the blog post and/or on today’s video on YouTube
  • Deadline to comment is Thursday, January 19 at 10 PM EST.
  • All winners will be announced on Monday, January 23rd, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We hope you are feeling the LOVE!

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Love Is in the Air – Kids & Teachers

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Can you feel it? Love Is in the Air! Our January release is filled with all kinds of ways to show your love, so this week we’re giving you great ideas for making handmade Valentines for your favorite people. Join us today through Wednesday for projects with lots of heart.

Love Is in the Air for Kids & Teachers

You’ll LOVE the projects we have today celebrating kids and teachers. If you create Valentine’s for these awesome people, today’s tutorial is just what you’re looking for!

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To begin with, Stephanie created two ADORABLE treat wraps for candy that would be sweet to give to your kids or if you’re up to it, make some for an entire classroom of children. The Castle Die-namics is the basis for the wrap which she decorated with the English Brick Wall stencil, and she used images from the Knight in Shining Armor and Once upon a Time stamp sets to complete her fairytale scene.

Handmade treat wraps from Stephanie Klauck featuring Knight in Shining Armor and Once upon a Time stamp sets and Die-namics, Castle Die-namics, and English Brick Wall stencil #mftstamps

Handmade treat wraps from Stephanie Klauck featuring Knight in Shining Armor and Once upon a Time stamp sets and Die-namics, Castle Die-namics, and English Brick Wall stencil #mftstamps

And don’t forget those hardworking teachers on Valentine’s Day! Stephanie also shares some quick ways to dress up festive pencils with the Well-Connected Alphabet and Label Maker Love stamp sets and the Flop Card – Heart Die-namics.

Handmade pencil treats from Stephanie Klauck featuring Label Maker Love and Well-Connected Alphabet stamp sets and Flop Card - Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

Watch Love Is in the Air – Kids/Teachers on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Comment on the blog and/or on YouTube to be eligible 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 the blog post and/or on today’s video on YouTube
  • Deadline to comment is Thursday, January 19 at 10 PM EST.
  • All winners will be announced on Monday, January 23rd, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

We hope you are feeling the LOVE!

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It’s National Bird Day! Let’s Celebrate!

Every year National Bird Day is celebrated on January 5th. It’s a day set aside to promote avian awareness and to spotlight and celebrate these beautiful feathered friends.

Here at My Favorite Things we have a soft spot for creatures of any kind, and we have a whole flock of pretty birdies to decorate your designs. Let’s take a look at some gorgeous projects featuring several types of birds:

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Birds of Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, Pierce Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Yoonsun features the Birds of Paradise stamp set on this vibrant shaker card.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and Die-namics, Sheet Music Background stamp, Puffy Clouds, Wonky Stitched Oval STAX, and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

The love birds from the All Heart stamp set look super “tweet” on this card from Barbara!

Handmade card from Torico featuring Tweet Friends and Lisa Johnson Designs Spring Wreath stamp sets and Die-namics, Mini Hexagon Background stamp, Cheerful Cages, and Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

The Cheerful Cages Die-namics is a fun way to feature any of our bird stamps like Torico did on this design.

Handmade card from Betsy Veldman featuring I’m Tweet on You stamp set and Die-namics and the Tree-mendous Die-namics #mftstamps

Guest designer Betsy Veldman featured the I’m Tweet on You stamp set in this cheery design. C’mon spring!

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set, Pierced Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

The Polynesian Paradise stamp set features bold tropical birds and flowers. Such a sunny design from Julie!

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Miss Tiina Things with Wings stamp set and Die-namics, Grassy Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

The Things with Wings stamp set features whimsical long-legged birdies like the ones Donna used to create this sweet card.

Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring Birds of Paradise stamp set, Tweet Friends stamp set and Die-namics, Boutique Window Die-namics, and English Brick Wall stencil #mftstamps

Our Tweet Friends stamp set includes five fanciful feathered friends. They sure are fun to color as spotlighted in this delightful design from Francine.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Rainbow Greetings stamp set, Mini Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, and Laina Lamb Design Flamingos Die-namics #mftstamps

And what could be better than a flamboyance of pink flamingos? Inge goes all out with five preening flamingos die cut with our Flamingos Die-namics.

Before you go, take a look at a few of the bird related things you can buy at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it’s back in stock!

Happy National Bird Day, everyone!

Did You Know? – We Challenge You!

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Did you know that besides this blog, we have another to challenge and inspire you?

The MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog gives you even more of what you’re looking for with our weekly Sketch Challenge and our bimonthly Color Challenges. Perhaps you’ve made a resolution to create more? Our challenges are sure to inspire you and kickstart your creativity.

Every Wednesday, we host our Weekly Sketch Challenge. Not only is there a new sketch to try, but our design team also shares fantastic ideas and inventive takes on the sketch. Make it a date to participate each week. And you could even win up to $20 in a voucher to our store!

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Here’s a look at the sketch that debuted today, and Creative Team Member Barbara’s take on it. Pop on over and participate this week!

Sketch 314 #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Birdie Brown Toasty Greetings stamp set, Birdie Brown Warmest Wishes stamp set and Die-namics, Blueprints 20 Die-namics, Snowfall stencil #mftstamps

When you’re in a rut and need some design inspiration, you can refer to our Card Sketches and let your creativity flow! Download and print the Card Sketches PDF HERE. With over 300 sketches, you’re sure to find a few that inspire you. Keep the document handy and grab it when it’s time to create. We update every week as the new sketches debut.

Twice a month we host a Color Challenge on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog. Visit us every 2nd and 4th Thursday for fresh new color combinations, inspiration from the design team, and the opportunity to participate as well as the chance to win up to a $20 gift card from MFT! Pictured below is our current color challenge. Be sure to join us! The deadline for the current challenge is Wednesday, January 11, at noon EST.

MFT Color Challenge 60 #mftstamps

We already have 60 color challenges under our belts, and of course we have you in mind! When you’re short on color inspiration, you can head to our Printable Resources section on the blog and find all of our color challenges in PDF form. Download it, print it, and hang it up in your craft area for quick color ideas. You can find the link HERE. We update this document every time there’s a new challenge!

In addition to the challenges, you can find Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques, customer projects in our weekly You’ve Been Spotted posts, and a weekly dose of inspiration in our Inspiration Friday posts. Be sure to subscribe today so that you don’t miss a moment of creative fun!

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Introducing Our 2017 Creative Team!

We’re kicking off the January Release Countdown on Friday so what better time than today to introduce the amazing members of our 2017 Creative Team? We’re extending a huge thank you and welcome back to alumni members.

We’re excited to continue bringing you unparalleled inspiration with this incredible group of designers and a constant supply of innovative products. Here’s to the endless inspiring projects that await us. Happy creating in 2017!

2017 Creative Team #mftstamps