Just Add Color: August 2018

We so enjoy our Release Countdown each month – our team never fails to inspire us and we love seeing your enthusiasm and reading your ideas for using the new collection. We want to extend that excitement past release night with even more opportunities for the designers to blow us away with their creativity and ingenuity.

So many of our stamp sets feature images that invite color — from markers and pencils to watercolors, our designers are itching to show off their coloring prowess and innovative techniques.

Cool Cats images colored by Melania Deasy #mftstamps

Each of our four cool cats has personality but you can really provide a distinct look for each with the addition of some spots and stripes. Take a cue from Melania and emulate the look of your favorite breed easily with these clean, classic line-art images.

Friendship Rocks images colored by Jodi Collins #mftstamps

Friendship Rocks and so does this sweet trio of songstresses. Jodi’s charming take color codes each from head to toe…starting with the bows up top all the way down to strapped slippers below. Don’t you love the subtle shading — you can achieve so much depth, even with a monochromatic look! Their dresses would be adorable with the addition of some pattern as well — pull out your coloring medium of choice and go to town!

You’re already feeling inspired, right? Brace yourselves because we have so much more to share! Check out what the rest of the team has created in response to our Just Add Color challenge below!

MFTv – Puzzle Cover-Up Die-namics Two Ways

A single die…nine beautiful, interlocking pieces — we’re so excited about all the possibilities the new Puzzle Cover-Up Die-namics provides!

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

In this week’s episode of MFTv, watch as Stephanie pairs sentiments from the You’re A-maze-ing stamp set with gorgeously colored die-cut puzzle pieces to create this striking and colorful card duo.

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 – Puzzle Cover-Up Die-namics Two Ways 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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It’s Time to Shop for the NEW August Products!

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

All of our August 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 tonight’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 Friendship Rocks stamp set and Die-namics to Americans for the Arts.

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

Miss You Die-namics

Additionally, you’ll also receive this adorable 4″ x 4″ stamp set free with EVERY order of $60 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 Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao 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 August Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, August 9, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced August 10. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

August 2018 Release: Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 9:00 PM EDT, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamps, Die-namics, and stencils 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 August 2018 collection, is the Miss You Die-namics. While supplies last, Miss You will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Miss You 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 very special bonus free stamp set this month — the August freebie will be provided in addition to our newest Free with $60 Die-namics — that’s TWO freebies with every order of $60 while supplies last!

Friendship Rocks is being featured in our special August donation campaign — 10% of all retail sales of the Friendship Rocks Die-namics and stamp set through the end of August will be donated to Americans for the Arts.

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

You can look at every new product in our August release, for sale TONIGHT at 9 PM 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 August Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky commenters will win a $75 Prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts tomorrow.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Holly Mahoney (Aug 3, 2018 @ 06:42) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Cherry Bruns (Aug 5, 2018 @ 17:34) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Miesje Flach (Aug 4, 2018 @ 21:19) 

Countdown Day Two Winner: storymusicgirl (Aug 6, 2018 @ 14:04) 

Countdown Day One Winner: Lefant (Aug 6, 2018 @ 21:56) 

Congratulations to all the winners!

August 2018 Release: Final Countdown

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 August Release products TOMORROW, August 7 at 9 PM EDT.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on August 7. 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 7:30 PM EDT on August 7 on the MFT Blog.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Let your imagination take flight with the Birds of a Feather Die-namics. This set features inventive dies that layer to create irresistible multi-color elements that boast incredible dimension. The Birds of a Feather Die-namics, in addition to the pieces necessary to construct four birds, also includes various florals and foliage to create lush outdoor scenes.

Learn more about Birds of a Feather.

Birds of a Feather Die-namics #mftstamps

Birds of a Feather Die-namics assembled #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Birds of a Feather Die-namics #mftstamps

BIRDHOUSE DIE-NAMICS

Build a cozy home for the beautiful birds included in Birds of a Feather with the Birdhouse Die-namics. This set includes everything necessary to add realistic dimension and detail to the house.

Learn more about Birdhouse Die-namics.

Birdhouse Die-namics #mftstamps

Birdhouse Die-namics assembled #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Birdhouse Die-namics #mftstamps

SIMPLY HELLO & LOVE YOU DIE-NAMICS

Hello and Love You — two greetings that will never go out of style. This duo, presented in a whimsical yet utterly legible font, will quickly become an essential design in your sentiment collection. Each sentiment is etched together to provide for perfect placement.

Learn more about Simply Hello & Love You Die-namics.

Simply Hello & Love You Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Simply Hello & Love You Die-namics #mftstamps

FROM ALL OF US

Perfect for finishing off cards sent from couples, families, or workgroups, From All of Us features sentiments written with a group sender in mind.

Learn more about From All of Us.

From All of Us stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring From All of Us stamp set #mftstamps

FROM ME TO YOU

When you want to send a greeting from “me, myself, and I”, it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect sentiment that reflects a single sender and recipient…with From Me to You, your problem is solved! This collection of ten phrases encompasses a variety of occasions geared for sending from a singular person.

Learn more about From Me to You.

From Me to You stamp set #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring From Me to You stamp set #mftstamps

HEART BALLOONS DIE-NAMICS

Can you just imagine all of the lovely balloon bouquets you’ll be able to create with this sweet collection? This trio includes three different sizes of balloons as well as three strings to make quick work of building your bobbling bundles. The sentiments included in I Heart Celebrating will provide the perfect finishing touch.

Learn more about Heart Balloons Die-namics.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Heart Balloons Die-namics #mftstamps

See the full August 2018 release by watching August 2018 Release – Product Previews on YouTube or by watching the video below.

Did anything in our August 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.

August 2018 Release: Are You Ready?

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

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on August 7. 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 7:30 PM EDT on August 7 on the MFT Blog.

TUTU TRIO

One, two, three adorable dancers are ready to take the stage on your next project. The bunny duo and their sweet bear friend are bedecked in a mix of tutus, wings, flowers, and bows. Delicate accessory images include flowers, a heart, and a butterfly — an ideal combo for creating a cozy scene to nestle your ballerinas within. You’ll love the whimsical font we’ve chosen for the sentiment options as well — plié your way to charming ballet scenes. 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.

Learn more about Tutu Trio.

Tutu Trio stamp set #mftstamps

Tutu Trio Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Tutu Trio stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

FLUTTERING FRIENDS

These four Fluttering Friends will impart a graceful feel to cards and projects. The delicately patterned wings each highlight a unique design…you’ll never tire of dreaming up gorgeous new color combos to use with the butterfly and three dragonflies. Two flowers and a sprig of greenery complete the image assortment. 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.

Learn more about Fluttering Friends.

Fluttering Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Fluttering Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring Fluttering Friends stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

ROLLED ROSE DIE-NAMICS

Use the Rolled Rose Die-namics to construct beautiful three-dimensional flowers. This new and improved design allows for easier assembly and the resulting roses have a flat back for easy adhering to your projects. These elegant blooms will be the perfect addition to paper projects and home décor. Use in conjunction with the previously released Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics for even more bouquet-building options.

Learn more about Rolled Rose Die-namics.

Rolled Rose Die-namics #mftstamps

Rolled Rose Die-namics assembled #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Rolled Rose Die-namics #mftstamps

GRAND GREENERY DIE-NAMICS

With the vast range of green hues available in the MFT range, you’ll never run out of new combinations for creating lush landscapes with the Grand Greenery Die-namics. This set is sized to perfectly pair with our Rolled Rose Die-namics but also complements other florals in our collection. For a simpler, more graphic look, use the greenery alone — either as a standalone element or for pattern building.

Learn more about Grand Greenery Die-namics.

Grand Greenery Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Grand Greenery Die-namics #mftstamps

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

August 2018 Release: Halfway to the Big Day

It’s raining cats and dogs and ballerinas today…our darling new Pure Innocence character has just pirouetted into our hearts and with her, she’s brought some furry best friends. Let’s check them out!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on August 7. 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 7:30 PM EDT on August 7 on the MFT Blog.

TU-TU SWEET

This adorable ballerina is practicing her tendu…we think she’s mastered it (which is why we bestowed a single rose to reward her for her diligence!) Her ruffled tutu, beautiful ballet slippers, and pert pigtails provide the details you’ll love to customize for the bitty ballerinas in your own life — simply add one of the two included sentiments and take a bow. 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.

Learn more about Tu-tu Sweet.

Pure Innocence Tu-tu Sweet stamp set #mftstamps

Pure Innocence Tu-tu Sweet Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Pure Innocence Tu-tu Sweet stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

DOG-GONE AWESOME

Life can be ruff but pulling out this collection for a future project will definitely improve your outlook. Have a barking good time with the modern, angular styling of the pooch quartet that makes for easy coloring allowing you to experiment with color combos and coloring techniques. 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.

Learn more about Dog-gone Awesome.

Dog-gone Awesome stamp set #mftstamps

Dog-gone Awesome Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Dog-gone Awesome stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

CUTE CATS

Cat lady or not, you knead this fabulous foursome of felines. These sweet and spunky furballs are each in a different position allowing you to create scenes that showcase them happily interacting. Four punny sentiments are also included to create cards suitable for a variety of occasions. 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.

Learn more about Cute Cats.

Cute Cats stamp set #mftstamps

Cute Cats Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Cute Cats stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

BIRTHDAY BALLOON DIE-NAMICS

An iconic representation of celebrating…for birthdays most obviously but for any number of other festive occasions as well — that’s what you get with the entirely classic, refreshingly simple Birthday Balloon Die-namics. Whether you opt for a single balloon or wish to create a bountiful bouquet of them, this Die-namics will suit your needs. Go crazy adding color, pattern, and dimension to your cards with this ultimate party accessory.

Learn more about Birthday Balloon Die-namics.

Birthday Balloon Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Birthday Balloon 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.

August 2018 Release: Stay Tuned! We Have More in Store.

It’s definitely still summer but Halloween is closer than you think…what a great time to create and stash a handful of cards in preparation…the latest from Birdie Brown has you covered! In addition to that frightfully sweet collection, we have a fantastic new cover-up, a trio of new mandala-based products, and another shaker frame to add to our growing collection.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on August 7. 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 7:30 PM EDT on August 7 on the MFT Blog.

FRIGHTFULLY SWEET

Five adorable woodland creatures decked out in classic costumes: a bat, a vampire, a mummy, and a couple of witches (warlocks? Your choice!) anchor this Halloween collection from our Birdie Brown line. A pumpkin bucket accent image can be filled to the brim with the included candy trio while four fun sentiments in the instantly recognizable Birdie Brown signature font will complete your scene flawlessly. 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.

Learn more about Frightfully Sweet.

Frightfully Sweet stamp set #mftstamps

Frightfully Sweet Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Frightfully Sweet stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

PUZZLE COVER-UP DIE-NAMICS 

Use the Puzzle Cover-Up Die-namics to add interest to scenes, include an interactive element on your cards with a “missing piece” tucked within the card interior, or, tuck the entire collection of puzzle pieces into an envelope to allow the recipient to assemble a scene or sentiment…we have no doubt you’ll come up with an endless variety of innovative new ways to piece together unforgettable looks. This single piece die cuts nine individual puzzle pieces.

Learn more about Puzzle Cover-Up Die-namics.

Puzzle Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Puzzle Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

CAPTIVATING MANDALA BACKGROUND, DIE-NAMICS, & STENCIL

This unique take on a mandala design is reminiscent of the spirograph toy so many of us grew up with — an introduction to paper crafting for a lot of us! The elegant crisscrossing lines result in an intricate look you’ll adding color to. Add a simple stamped or die-cut sentiment to complete a card in no time at all. Try multi-color, tone-on-tone, or single-color high contrast – any project that showcases this intricate look will be a showstopper for sure!

Learn more about Captivating Mandala Background, Die-namics, and Stencil.

Captivating Mandala Background #mftstamps     Captivating Mandala Die-namics #mftstamps     Captivating Mandala Stencil #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Captivating Mandala Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Captivating Mandala Stencil #mftstamps

LARGE RECTANGLE SHAKER WINDOW & FRAME DIE-NAMICS 

The Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics includes a rectangle die designed to create perfectly-sized holes in your card fronts and panels to accommodate our Large Rectangle Shaker Pouches. The 3/16″ frame element will layer over the pouch to conceal the pouch edge and create a beautiful seamless look.

Learn more about Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.

Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics #mftstamps     Large Rectangle Shaker Pouches #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame 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 August release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

August 2018 Release: Countdown Kickoff

Welcome to the kickoff of our August 2018 Release! It’s such an exciting time each month when we finally get to share the products we’ve been working so hard to bring to life for you. Let’s take a look at our initial selection of August sneak peeks.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on August 7. 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 7:30 PM EDT on August 7 on the MFT Blog.

PAINTED POPPIES 

With a brilliant pop of red and dramatic flash of black, poppies are classic, elegant, and a beautiful symbol of honor, remembrance, and luxury. The new Painted Poppies stamp set features a graceful line-art style that makes them a natural choice for any number of coloring mediums. They’re bold enough to anchor a card with a simple sentiment or to even stand alone on striking notecards. 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.

Learn more about Painted Poppies.

Painted Poppies stamp set #mftstamps

Painted Poppies Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Painted Poppies stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

FRIENDSHIP ROCKS

Friendship Rocks features three sweet songstresses in a variety of poses…from softly crooning to all-out belting. Combine them into one fabulous girl group or showcase them singularly, perched upon the included stage. Accent your concert with a cluster of stars and add a rocking sentiment for the encore. Finally, present your look to raucous applause for the lucky recipient! 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.

Learn more about Friendship Rocks.

Friendship Rocks stamp set #mftstamps

Friendship Rocks Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Friendship Rocks stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring Friendship Rocks stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Friendship Rocks stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

We are in the business of giving so through the end of August, 10% of all retail sales of the Friendship Rocks stamp set and Die-namics will be donated to Americans for the Arts.

TAKE THE STAGE DIE-NAMICS 

Every performer deserves a stage and now, you can showcase entertaining scenes with the new Take the Stage Die-namics. This set includes all the pieces necessary to construct star-worthy scenes for your ballerinas and rock stars. In addition to providing the side curtains, tiebacks, and a trio of swags, we’ve added an edge-only die to cut a full stage curtain at the length of your choosing.

Learn more about Take the Stage Die-namics.

Take the Stage Die-namics #mftstamps

Take the Stage Die-namics in use #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Take the Stage Die-namics #mftstamps

IN THE SPOTLIGHT STENCIL

Shine a light on your focal images with the In the Spotlight Stencil. Three different angles are included — perfect for creating dramatic lighting for the singers, dancers, and performers gracing your stage. Use a single spotlight or combine multiple directions for increased depth and interest.

Learn more about In the Spotlight Stencil.

In the Spotlight Stencil #mftstamps

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring In the Spotlight Stencil #mftstamps

MISS YOU DIE-NAMICS

The lovely script font we’ve chosen for the Miss You Die-namics is an elegant nod to the plaintive tone of the sentiment. What more needs to be said when we’re longing to reunite with someone important in our lives? Reach out to loved ones across the miles with this pretty little design. Miss You is etched together to provide for perfect placement and is this month’s beautiful new Free with $60 Die-namics.

Learn more about Miss You Die-namics.

Miss You Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Miss You Die-namics #mftstamps

AUGUST FREE WITH $60 BONUS

Adding a free Die-namics to each order of $60 or more brings us so much joy. We’re doubling our joy this month though by adding both a free Die-namics AND a free 4″ x 4″ stamp set to each qualifying order! This bonus freebie features a spunky foursome of sweet barnyard friends  — a sheep, cow, donkey, and pig — as well as three coordinating sentiments.

August 2018 Freebie #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new August Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on August 7!

Happy Birthday Three Ways

One quick note before we jump into today’s post…today is your chance to stock up on old favorites and try out some new hues. Premium Dye Inks, Hybrid Inks, and Ink Cube Sets are all included so don’t miss out on this opportunity to build your collection! Today only, get 20% off in-stock MFT Ink Pads, Cubes, & Refills when you apply code INK at checkout.


Everybody needs birthday cards and today, guest designer Kristina is joining us with a trio of inspiring birthday looks. She has created the perfect design option for almost any recipient…simply switch up colors and sentiments to customize!

Hello, MFT fans! I am here again with three of my latest projects. Like I already said, the July Release is full of amazing new products and it was extremely hard to pick the ones that I would use to create projects for my guest designer spots! I tried to think of something new, to figure out unique and interesting ideas to feature, and the best way to show off the newest products. So for today, I have a couple of ideas  — let’s go!

For the first project, I decided to use the Mini Balloon Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics together with the Mini Balloon Shaker Pouch in a bit of a different way than we typically use shaker pouches. This time I made a stand-alone shaker balloon.

Handmade card from Kristine Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

The tricky part is that the shaker pouch is just a little bit larger than the frame so you have to trim it down with your scissors to match the frame size. For the adhesive, use something you know is strong — I use Scor-tape. Next, fill your shaker with a favorite shaker material (this time around I used Diamond Dust and Lipgloss Microbeads) and back it up with a piece of acetate that you cut to fit your frame. Now apply ink on a white card stock panel working from top to bottom – I chose Wilted Violet, Pickled Raspberry, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and then die cut it with the Happy Birthday Block Die-namics. I used the negative die cut as a guide to position all of the letters correctly on a white background and then added my shaker balloon on top.

My second card offers a different idea on using the Happy Birthday Balloon Trio Die-namics.

Handmade card from Kristine Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

To start, I die cut 13 balloons as that is the number of letters in “Happy Birthday.” I inked each balloon in a different shade of ink in a rainbow of colors. Next, I glued letters on each of the balloons (by the way, when you cut out so many balloons you will get a ton of letters that you can use in future projects.) After that, I glued the balloons to the background panel in different way — some I glued directly onto the background and for some I used foam tape to provide some dimension. In addition to the die-cut sentiment I used the new Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings stamp set…a super funny sentiment I stamped with VersaMark and embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder.

For my last card, I decided to use the Pure Innocence Birthday Cutie together with leftover letters from the previous card.

Handmade card from Kristine Pavlovic featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For the background, I used a smooshing technique with Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks, and die cut with Blueprints 27. After that, I adhered letters to the lower left corner of my background with Nuvo Adhesive. I stamped the image with MFT Extreme Black and colored her with Copic Markers. Once I die cut her with the matching die, I added a sentiment from the same set and stamped with Wilted Violet using my MISTI. I also added some detail to my coloring with a Uni-Ball White Gel Pen.

Once again I want to thank MFT for this opportunity. It was a great pleasure to be here this month. Until next time, I wish you all lots of inspiration and amazing cards!


Which of these looks from Kristina appeals to your design sensibilities? We would love to see your take on birthdays featuring our July Release — tag #mftstamps so we can spot them!

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