Ready. Set? Shop! The Very Merry October Release Has Arrived

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

All of our October 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 Deck the Howls stamp set and Die-namics to Canine Companions for Independence.

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

Additionally, you’ll receive this adorable stamp set free with EVERY order while supplies last!

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 Keisha Campbell 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. Visit each of their October Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, October 11, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced October 12. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

Set Your Alarms Now — It’s Almost Time to Shop!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 10:00 AM EDT, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamps, Die-namics, and supplies we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

We want to make your shopping experience fun – not stressful, so we’ve created THIS shopping list that you can print out and check off as you fill your cart!

One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

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

You’ll receive FREE shipping on each retail contiguous US order over $50.

And if you needed another reason to shop MFT, our Shop to Save discounts start at 10% for each order over $100 and go up, up, up to a savings of 25% on orders over $750!

We have so much more for you this month though! Don’t forget about our special bonus free stamp set this month — the October freebie will be ship FREE with every order while supplies last. Make sure you reach the $60 threshold required for our newest Free with $60 Die-namics to receive TWO freebies with every order of $60 while supplies last!

Deck the Howls is being featured as our October donation campaign — 10% of all retail sales of the Deck the Howls stamp set and Die-namics through the end of October will be donated to Canine Companions for Independence.

My Favorite Things is your home for great products, great service, and great savings.

You can look at every new product in our October release, for sale TODAY at 10 AM EDT, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and to view the product name.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our October Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky commenters have won a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts later today.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Rose M Sohn (Oct 6, 2018 @ 22:28) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: SUSAN YOUNG (Oct 5, 2018 @ 10:38) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Teressa Corson (Oct 6, 2018 @ 20:45) 

Countdown Day Two Winner: Kerri Sandercock (Oct 7, 2018 @ 23:15) 

Countdown Day One Winner: Jane Sprando (Oct 8, 2018 @ 10:56) 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Print Your Shopping List — the October Release Countdown Wraps up Today!

We’ve reached the final day of the countdown, and we still have so much more to share. You’ll be able to shop for all of the new October Release products TOMORROW, October 9 at 10 AM EDT.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on October 8. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on October 9 on the MFT Blog.

FILLED WITH JOY

You are going to be amazed by all the mix-and-match opportunities the Filled with Joy Die-namics provides — we’ll start with the big and bold sentiment. JOY represents the epitome of holiday feelings for many of us and making it the focal point of your Christmas cards is always a good choice. If you want to kick things up a notch though, we’ve got you covered…we’ve provided three alternate options for the “O” in the sentiment. Use the included snowflake, star-emblazoned ornament, or snowman — all sized to match the word — to add some extra personality to your greeting. Both the ornament and snowman feature multi-piece designs to create dimension while allowing you to customize with contrasting color and texture. Of course, you can create separate card elements with the pieces as well. The sky is truly the limit with this one! Alternatively, trim one of the shaker pouches from the Circle Trio Shaker Pouches and pop it in place to add a festive shaker element to your cards. Are the wheels spinning yet? Complete your card with one of the lead-in or follow-up phrases packed into the Filled with Joy stamp set. This assortment will help you customize both the card front as well as providing options for an interior sentiment.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Filled with Joy stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Filled with Joy stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

MINI CIRCLE SHAKER WINDOW & FRAME DIE-NAMICS + CIRCLE TRIO SHAKER POUCHES

Use the Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame to create diminutive shaker windows for your cards and tags. The 1/8” frame can be used to accent the window, concealing the inserted shaker pouch beautifully.

     

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics #mftstamps

HOLLY JOLLY, GOLD GLITZ, & SILVER RITZ GLITTER CARD STOCK COLLECTIONS

This card stock is perfect for adding some glamour to your projects. Die-cut elements will catch the light creating gorgeous sparkle on your cards, scrapbook layouts, and paper crafted projects. Each package contains two 6″ x 6″ sheets of each color for a total of eight sheets.

The Holly Jolly Glitter Card Stock pack includes Gold, Silver, Wild Cherry, and Field Day. Gold Glitz features Bright Gold, Bronze, Champagne, and Latte. Last but not least, the glamorous Silver Ritz collection consists of Stone Gray, Black Licorice, Steel Grey, and Silver.

Did anything in our October release catch your eye? Now is the time to take a few minutes to print out the handy shopping list and make note of your must-have items.

It’s the last day of our countdown but our Design Team is still crafting inspiring new projects! Keep on clicking to see how they’ve wound things up on this final day.

Fa La Llama in Love with Today’s Sneak Peeks!

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the October Release all yours!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on October 8. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on October 9 on the MFT Blog.

COOL CHRISTMAS

Dashing through the snow…not necessarily in a one-horse sleigh but it is indeed one rad automobile! Perhaps this family of snowmen is heading to grandma’s for a mid-afternoon celebration — they appear to be running a bit late but we tend to think they’re just really excited to rejoice with family before they melt away. A trio of trees and puff of smoke are provided as scene-building options and three neat sentiments help celebrate the season in style. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Cool Chisttmas stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

HAPPY LLAMADAYS

This festive foursome will add so much whimsy to your holiday cards! Each of these llovely llamas comes equipped with its own version of holiday merriment – from bright lights and pretty packages to the most perfect little Christmas tree imaginable. Bring color and joy to your seasonal cards with the jubilant Happy Llamadays. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Happy Llamadays stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

FA LA LA DIE-NAMICS

Fa la la your way through your holiday card crafting with this fanciful design. This classic Christmas lyric is bold enough to serve as a singular design element — from peek-a-boo to inlaid looks in any color palette you can conceive of. The playful mix of letters provides interest and plenty of mix-and-match opportunities…you’ll never tire of playing with this inventive die.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Fa la la Die-namics #mftstamps

SIMPLY HELLO DIE-NAMICS

We’ve taken the playful “hello” from our Simply Hello & Love You Die-namics and SUPER sized it making it the perfect choice for even more applications. The letters are etched together to make placement of your greeting easy as pie.

Simply Hello Die-namics

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Simply Hello Die-namics #mftstamps

SNOW FLURRY STENCIL

Use the Snow Flurry Stencil to create a gorgeous backdrop for your wintry scenes. Ink, mist, dry emboss, or apply a lustrous texture paste to achieve the perfect snowy look for blustery winter projects.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring Snow Flurry Stencil #mftstamps

Now, let’s check out what our team has done with today’s collection!

Pure Innocence Holiday Awesomeness + Must-Have Seasonal Designs

Today marks the halfway point of our October countdown! We have LOTS more to share though so be sure to hang with us throughout the countdown to learn more about each and every product — you won’t want to miss a thing!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on October 8. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on October 9 on the MFT Blog.

HOLIDAY CHEER

Our darling Pure Innocence cutie is deep into holiday preparations and the fruits of her shopping spree are evident. She’s warm and cozy in her winter gear — you’ll have so much fun adding color and pattern to her adorable outfit — are her arms are overflowing with packages and bags full of thoughtfully selected gifts. What a perfect choice for creating cards to accompany your own gifts this season! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Holiday Cheer stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

TRIO OF TREES

These pretty layered trees will inspire you to create inviting forests teaming with winter-loving creatures hiding just out of view. Each layer can be stamped in contrasting colors to quickly create dimensional scenery. As either a backdrop to other elements or as the feature element on your cards, you’ll love the options this collection provides. Larger snowflakes and smaller background trees help establish perspective. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Trio of Trees stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

HAND-LETTERED HOLIDAY GREETINGS

Super elegant but with a homey, custom touch — that combination makes the Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings stamp set so special. This array of sentiments is perfect for everything from cards and tags to custom gift packaging and accent décor projects like place cards and ornaments. In addition to the eight phrases, you’ll also find greenery and berry images to accentuate your greetings.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings #mftstamps

DELIGHTFUL DEER DIE-NAMICS

This majestic deer duo will find their way onto your cards and projects throughout the season. Whether you craft a Christmas sleigh-pulling dream team or pair these regal beasts with a bright red cardinal in a snowy winter scene, you’ll find endless ways to incorporate them into your designs.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Delightful Deer Die-namics #mftstamps

PERFECT POINSETTIA DIE-NAMICS

If you want to evoke the holiday season in floral form, the poinsettia is where it’s at. This gorgeous Die-namics features layers of petals and leaves to allow you to construct dimensional flowers that will immediately impart some holiday magic to your projects. Each piece features emboss-line detailing, providing unparalleled realism. Build a beautiful display or feature one bloom prominently; go for striking red, pale pink, or stark white — you simply can’t go wrong with this iconic design.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Perfect Poinsettia Die-namics #mftstamps

We’re down to just three more days. It’s not an easy wait but it is an enjoyable one when you have beautiful samples from our talented team! Keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to with today’s products.

New Today! Birdie Brown, Sweet Tweets, & Candy-Colored Patterns

Today’s sneak peek starts with a charming Christmas set from Birdie Brown that will bring a bit of childhood magic your card making. That’s just the start of the holiday-themed products we’re sharing though — keep scrolling to see what else we have in store today and to learn what Free with $60 Die-namics might be shipping with your October Release purchases.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on October 8. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on October 9 on the MFT Blog.

SECRET SANTA

Take two very excited children, one jolly old elf peeking out from behind a fully-bedecked tree, and an assortment of holiday accouterments ranging from milk and cookies to a variety of pretty packages and voila — you’ve got an irresistible Birdie Brown Christmas collection. Christmas Eve is among the most anticipated nights of the year and this set brings that feeling to your cards in the most charming way. You’ll love crafting cozy scenes, creating a welcoming tableau for old St. Nick and his sack of gifts. Have a magical Christmas with Birdie Brown and friends. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Birdie Brown Secret Santa stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

TWEET HOLIDAYS

The tweetest flock of birds just arrived — perfectly timed for the winter season! Staying warm is easy when you have cold-weather accessories and a little help from friends to provide warmth for body and heart. This assortment of birds is complemented by branch options for nestling upon, a house to hang, and holly accents. Six sweet sentiments round out the set.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Tweet Holidays stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

CHRISTMAS BACKGROUND

The Christmas Background is comprised of small, legible text that includes innumerable Christmas wishes and phrases. This design is perfect for adding subtle, theme-appropriate pattern to a variety of holiday projects.

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Christmas Background #mftstamps

CANDY LAND PAPER PACK

This 24 sheet pack include 2 each of 12 merry-making designs that coordinate perfectly with our line of exclusive card stocks. Dots, stripes, snowflakes, and text in a multitude of colors will add interest and cheer to your cards.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Candy Land Paper Pack #mftstamps

MOUNTAIN HIGH DIE-NAMICS 

Mountains in the distance really set the scene for outdoorsy looks – particularly wintry scenes dotted with hardy evergreens. Mountain high includes two ranges that can be layered for dynamic tableaus. Add a smattering of trees, in four different sizes and shapes, to finish off your panorama. Mountain High is this month’s Free with $60 Die-namics!

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Mountain High Die-namics #mftstamps

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the October release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

DO NOT MISS the Debut of the October Release

Welcome to the kickoff of our October 2018 Release! Ready or not, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays and all of the wonderful crafting that entails. We’re feeling merry this month and are excited to debut a new collection of products and projects exhibiting an abundance of holiday flair. Our October Release will arrive in the shop Tuesday, October 9 at 10 AM EDT!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on October 8. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on October 9 on the MFT Blog.

SASSY SANTA

Sassy is a state of mind and this spirited St.Nick epitomizes that feisty feeling. Take your pick from the two jolly elves – one with his pack slung jauntily over his shoulder and the other seemingly surveying his Christmas Eve handiwork. An overflowing sleigh and seven cheery sentiments complete this set. Mix and match these images and greetings with those found in the complementary Santa & Friends set for even more scene-stealing possibilities! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Sassy Santa stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

SANTA & FRIENDS

Santa wouldn’t be where he is without the help of some very important friends. Celebrate Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen…Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen (and don’t forget Rudolph!) by stamping a team of essential reindeer companions for our cherished old elf. Also included are four coordinating greetings and holly accent images. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Santa & Friends stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

DECK THE HOWLS

Have a howling good time with this adorable assortment of party-prepped pooches. These party animals are all decked out in lights, ornaments, hats, and sweaters (the ugly, is optional.) Just one bone is never enough when you have a crew this large so be sure to create a few extras for burying! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Deck the Howls stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

HO HO HO DIE-NAMICS

The Ho-Ho-Holidays wouldn’t be complete without this signature greeting oft bellowed by our gift-bearer-in-chief. Zany, playful, and incredibly fun — the Ho Ho Ho Die-namics features a greeting etched into a single die with three layering pieces to provide contrasting color or texture to your design.

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Ho Ho Ho Die-namics #mftstamps

TRIFOLD SLIDER DIE-NAMICS

The interactive mechanism the Trifold Slider Die-namics allows you to devise is created by interlocking two die-cut tabs and adhering to your trifold card base. We’ve included two sizes to ensure you’ll be able to create interactive cards in both horizontal and vertical formats.

Download Karolyn’s Tips & Tricks PDF HERE.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Trifold Slider Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Trifold Slider Die-namics #mftstamps

Karolyn has also created a video to show how she used the Trifold Slider to construct this card featuring llamas in love (awww ❤️). Watch it on Youtube HERE or simply watch below.

OCTOBER FREEBIE

This super cute limited edition mini set featuring a friendly reindeer, snowflakes, and Christmas sentiment is our gift to you this month…free with every order, while supplies last. These whimsical images are perfect for your holiday tags and cards and would even make a cute little stocking stuffer if you’d like to share the love!

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring October 2018 free stamp set #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new October Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on October 9!

Last Chance Supply Retirement Sale Happening Now + More Stitching with Leigh!

It’s a Blitzday Blowout! It’s Wednesday, our traditional Blitzday, and we have something BIG for you today. Don’t wait another moment to check out our Sale category — our remaining inventory of retiring ink colors are all marked down 75% with no coupon code required, but act fast because supplies are limited.


When we left off yesterday, Leigh had already shared *two* different inspiring techniques featuring the Scalloped Cross-Stitch Bookmark Die-namics. She’s joining us one last time before we begin our October Release Countdown tomorrow (YAY!) to showcase one last technique (and it’s a good one!) Don’t forget to grab the patterns she created for yesterday’s post!

IDEA #3: Add a Stitched Panel to Your Cards

My third (and favorite) idea is to use the cross-stitch insert to add a panel of stitching to your cards. Although I wish I could take credit for this, I actually saw Stephanie Klauck use this on a beautiful card and wanted to run with her fantastic idea.

Handmade cards from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my first card, I stitched a plaid band across the lower third of an A2 card base using a pattern from the MFT Plaid Patterns Paper Pack as inspiration. I stamped the sentiment from Sassy Pants Best Friends below the stitched panel. To accent the stitching, I die cut some flowers from the Stitched Flowers Die-namics and added some stitching for extra interest. I die cut a top panel using Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2, layered it on top of the stitched panel, and added the flowers to the top. I love the dimension all the stitching adds to this card!

Handmade card from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my last project, I stitched the rose pattern I used in the bookmark from yesterday — this time making the background a navy blue. I stamped my sentiment from Hello, Beautiful and added a layered “beautiful” made with the die included in the Beautiful Bloom Card Kit. This card was SO much fun to make!

Handmade card from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I’ve had such a blast guest designing for MFT this past month and I would love to thank MFT for this amazing opportunity. I hope you enjoyed my projects, and I’d love to see what you create with this month’s products. Happy creating!


Leigh has totally blown us away all month long with her gorgeous, precise stitching and innovative ideas — we’re so thrilled that she joined us. Has she inspired you to do a bit of stitching as well? Share your creations with the world! Tag us at #mftstamps because we know you have some incredible ideas as well and we can’t wait to learn from you.

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Step up Your Stitching with Stupendous Ideas from Leigh

Knowing the products you purchase are versatile enough to be put to use for a long time, in a variety of ways, makes them even more fun to bring home as new additions to your collection. In a continued demonstration of her considerable talents, Leigh is back today highlighting the incredible versatility of the newest Die-namics in our range of cross-stitch products.

Hello, everyone! I am so happy to be back with another guest post highlighting the MFT September release. It is no secret that I love stitching so I did a happy squeal when I saw the Scallop Cross-Stitch Bookmark in this month’s release. I saw so many possibilities for this bookmark die and I love stretching my supplies, so I have three different ways you can use it in your projects!

IDEA #1: Stitch It Up (and Make Your Own Patterns!)

Handmade bookmarks from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The first and most obvious way to use this die is to stitch it! MFT has provided some fantastic design ideas in the Printable Resources section of the website. I also had a ton of fun developing my own patterns. Pinterest is a fantastic resource for cross-stitch inspiration, and there are several free pattern makers online you can use to create your own designs (stitchfiddle.com is my favorite.) I started with some simple rainbow stripes that I embellished with clouds from the Stitched Cloud Die-namics and a “Smile” from Birdie Brown Greetings Galore:

Handmade bookmark from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I then moved on to a floral design, stitching up some roses on a pool-colored background:

Handmade bookmark from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I also stitched up the colorful geometric flower shown above. I’ve included all of the patterns I developed — you can download them HERE. I highly encourage you to try developing your own cross stitch patterns…it is easy and the results are so fun!

IDEA #2: Or, DON’T Stitch It

Handmade bookmarks from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For those who don’t like to cross stitch, this bookmark is easily adapted to non-stitched projects. For these next two bookmarks, I used stamping and stenciling to create adorable bookmarks that came together so easily.

For the first bookmark, I simply cut out a rectangular panel onto which I stamped blooms from Pressed Flowers in fun and vibrant colors, adding a bit of glitter glue for some sparkle. I die cut the word “Love” into the panel using the Huge Love Die-amics (I die cut three of these “Love” words, layering them to create some dimension.) I mounted the panel onto a bookmark base and a added some stitching around the panel as an accent.

Handmade bookmark from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For the second bookmark, I cut out another rectangular panel. I used the Bundle of Balloons Die-namics to create stencils for the balloons with masking paper, using the negative pieces to stencil some balloons onto the panel. I masked off the balloons using the positive die cuts, and used the Radiating Rays and Cloud Stencils to create a sky. I stamped the balloon strings with the Bundle of Balloons stamp set, die cut the word “Sunshine” from using the Sunshine Die-namics, and stamped the word “Hello” with the Hello, Beautiful stamp set.

Handmade bookmark from Leigh Houston featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

My daughter has asked if we can make bookmarks for her friends reasoning that if they’re going to have to read in school they might as well have pretty bookmarks to use! We’re planning on watercoloring some and stamping/coloring some (she can’t wait to use the Woodland Friends stamp set to make some extra-cute bookmarks.) The possibilities are endless!

Be sure to come back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing one last way of putting the Cross-Stitch Bookmark to use in your projects.


Ready? Set. Stitch! Time to dig our your needle and floss and see what you can come up with. Whether you use one of our existing patterns, try one of Leigh’s, or create your own pattern as unique and beautiful as you are we want to see it! Tag #mftstamps to share your work. Happy stitching!

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MFTv — Create Richly Colored Fall Leaves with Copics

Rich fall colors expertly blended evoke the crisp feel of an autumn day on Stephanie’s Thanksgiving card. The Falling Leaves Die-namics features seven different leaf shapes but she focused on the maple leaf, drawing greens and oranges from her Copic collection to create a series of elements representive of the changing colors of the season.

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

When you start your design with such iconic elements, you can keep your design relatively simple. Stephanie chose to position her leaves in a way that mimics the twisting, turning, tumbling nature of falling leaves, splitting one die cut in half to feature at both the top and bottom edges of the card. A sprinkling of clear droplets, imitating dewy water drops, is the perfect way to finish the look off.

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

Watch MFTv — How to Color Fall Leaves with Copic Markers 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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