Right This Way to a Rainbow of Birthday Inspiration

The new Happy Birthday Blend stamp set and coordinating Die-namics makes it easy to create a multi-color birthday greeting that is perfectly aligned and makes a big, bold, beautiful statement on your cards.

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

A rainbow is always a good choice when you’re celebrating a joyous occasion like a birthday. This week, learn how Stephanie created this colorful look featuring Happy Birthday Blend as well as the latest from Stacey Yacula. Her helpful tips for creating balance will apply to cards for any occasion!

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

Watch MFTv – Happy Birthday 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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Add Your Favorite New Stamps and Die-namics to Your Cart Now — the February Release Is Live!

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


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 Birthday Bear & Friends stamp set and Die-namics to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For every $25 raised, MFT will donate a No More Chemo party to St. Jude.

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 February 2019 collection, is the gorgeous Birthday Wishes Die-namics. While supplies last, Birthday Wishes will ship free with every qualifying order so if this unforgettable birthday greeting is on your must-have list, fill your cart up today! If our supply is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

Birthday 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 Nicole Vogeli featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Inge Groot 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. SEVEN fabulous MFT friends are joining so don’t miss their incredible inspiration either.

Visit each of the February Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, February 7, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 MFT Shopping Sprees. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced February 8. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

Are You a $75 Winner? Find Out Now Then Prepare to SHOP

It’s almost time! Set your alarm for 10:00 AM EST, and don’t be late for the release of the fabulous new February products! 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 and help you stay as organized as possible 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:

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

Loops, swirls, and swashes make this script birthday greeting unforgettable — the perfect way to finish off an elegant design for an elegant recipient. The single-piece design makes it easy to align the words on your project. Birthday Wishes is this month’s new Free with $60 Die-namics — if you love this gorgeous design as much as we do, make sure to fill your cart so that it comes home to you with your new February goodies!

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. While supplies last, Birthday Wishes will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply 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!

Birthday Bear & Friends is being featured in our February donation campaign — 10% of all retail sales of the Birthday Bear & Friends stamp set and Die-namics through the end of February will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For every $25 raised, MFT will donate a No More Chemo party to St. Jude.

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

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


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our February 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 shopping spree from the MFT Boutique! Prize information will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts later today.

Countdown Day Five Winner: Jen Pontius (Jan 31, 2019 @ 23:50) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Wilda Todd (Feb 1, 2019 @ 14:10) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Holli Esch (Feb 3, 2019 @ 08:05) 

Countdown Day Two Winner: Deborah LeMarbre (Feb 3, 2019 @ 12:11) 

Countdown Day One Winner: Karen kilinski (Feb 4, 2019 @ 10:14) 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Time to Print Your Shopping List — the February Release Countdown Wraps Up Today!

We’ve reached the final day of the countdown — are you excited to fill up your cart tomorrow? We still have one day of previews left though so take a peek, and then print your list — you’ll want to be ready when the new February Release products become available TOMORROW, February 5 at 10 AM EST.

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on February 4. 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 EST on February 5 on the MFT Blog.

SPECTACULAR BIRTHDAY

Keeping those balls in the air can be a struggle — it’s easy to get behind on our birthday correspondence when we’re constantly juggling all of our responsibilities! Fortunately, when you have enticing sets like Spectacular Birthday to play with, it’s a little easier to find the time to make something special for your friends and loved ones. This assortment of talented accomplished animals are amazing in their ability to entertain and convey your sincerest wishes. 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.

Spectacular Birthday #mftstamps     Spectacular Birthday Die-namics #mftstamps

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

PARTY PENGUINS

This multi-step stamp set is ideal for creating playful and colorful scenes without pulling out pencils, markers, or watercolors — perfect for quick and easy cards! Each two-step penguin includes a body layer and separate beak/feet layer…you’ll have a trio of dapper partiers in no time flat! Create a full scene with the two-step cupcake and party hats as well as the solid balloon, confetti, and streamer options. Five sentiments and a banner element complete this festive group. 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.

Party Penguins #mftstamps     Party Penguins Die-namics #mftstamps

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

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

Use the Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame to create diminutive shaker windows for your cards and tags. The 1/8” frame can be used to accent the window, finishing off the shaker design beautifully. Trim a single heart pouch from the Heart Trio Shaker Pouches to fill this design — three shakers for the price of one!

Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics #mftstamps     Heart Trio Shaker Pouches #mftstamps

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

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART DIE-NAMICS

Cupid’s arrow has hit its mark! Straight from the Heart includes a single perfect heart and accent arrow. Parallel slots allow you to neatly slide the die-cut arrow through the heart’s center for an accent fit for Valentines, wedding cards, or any occasion that celebrates love.

Straight from the Heart Die-namics #mftstamps

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

What products from the February release caught 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.


Compose Cards That Are Music for Your EYES with Today’s Featured Products

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

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on February 4. 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 EST on February 5 on the MFT Blog.

BIRTHDAY BEAR & FRIENDS

Birthday Bear & Friends features charming critters in a classic storybook style. It’s bear’s birthday and the gang’s all here to celebrate with him. This set includes all the essential party paraphernalia as well as an assortment of sentiments to suit any birthday boy or girl on your list. 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.

Birthday Bear & Friends #mftstamps    Birthday Bear & Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

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

FOR THE RECORD

Music and crafting work together in perfect harmony and vinyl has made a huge resurgence in recent years — we bet you know a few people that are very attached to their collection. Appeal to their musical interests with this assortment of record-themed sentiments that cover occasions ranging from birthday to friendship to love.

For the Record #mftstamps

TURNTABLE DIE-NAMICS

Unleash your inner DJ with this inventive Die-namics that will transform your card front into an “everything old is cool again” turntable. Your music-loving friends and loved ones might just cheer with heartwarming nostalgia for the good old days (or, possibly twirl that hipster mustache in barely disguised delight). Spin your favorite vinyl in card stock form into a chart-topping hit with this multi-piece design that includes everything necessary to create a dimensional record player…right down to the emboss line record grooves! Use a brad to secure the record while still allowing it to spin freely or double up the design for a record-scratching DJ moment!

Turntable Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade crd from Anna Lorenzetto featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

BIRTHDAY WISHES DIE-NAMICS

Loops, swirls, and swashes make this script birthday greeting unforgettable — the perfect way to finish off an elegant design for an elegant recipient. The single-piece design makes it easy to align the words on your project. Birthday Wishes is this month’s new Free with $60 Die-namics — if you love this gorgeous design as much as we do, make sure to fill your cart so that it comes home to you with your new February goodies!

Birthday Wishes Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade crd from Nicole Vogeli featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

CARD-SIZED CONFETTI STENCIL SET

An innovative two-piece design, this stencil set is sized to fit an A2 card. Each stencil features a different dot pattern allowing you to layer multiple colors to create a festive, colorful confetti look.

Card-Sized Confetti Stencil Set #mftstamps

Handmade crd from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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


Pure Innocence x2 Makes This Release EXTRA Special

Pure Innocence is twice as nice this month — a bonus-sized set with a furry companion and a curly-haired cutie that will simply enchant you are among the offerings we’re sharing today. Don’t miss the towering birthday cake and ingenious sentiment solution either!

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on February 4. 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 EST on February 5 on the MFT Blog.

BIRTHDAY BUDDIES

A girl and her pup are the perfect pair to send a sweet birthday greeting to your animal-loving friends. The pretty pooch boasts a balloon tied to its tail while our darling PI girl holds a banner — use the HAPPY BIRTHDAY or HB2U sentiment to customize it! 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.

Birthday Buddies #mftstamps     Birthday Buddies Die-namics #mftstamps

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

FOR THE BIRTHDAY GIRL

This curly-haired cutie has quickly worked her way into our hearts and she surely will yours as well. Her petite pigtails, sweet party dress, and beribboned gift will provide so much coloring enjoyment, and the trio of included sentiments will help you send best birthday wishes to friends near and far. 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.

For the Birthday Girl #mftstamps    For the Birthday Girl Die-namics #mftstamps

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLEND

A bold multi-color birthday greeting is a cheery way to extend happy birthday wishes on the occasion of another trip around the sun. While you could create a blended look with individual letters, the Happy Birthday Blend stamp set makes it so much easier with pre-spaced letters distributed between four stamps to provide the perfect blend, no matter your color choices, every time. Go for a rainbow or restrict your palette to just two or three favorite colors — the results will delight your recipient every time! 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.

Happy Birthday Blend #mftstamps     Happy Birthday Blend Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

BIRTHDAY CAKE DIE-NAMICS

Lots of layers of delectable cake make this a must-have for your collection of birthday-themed dies. This three-tiered treat features accent elements, a classic stand, and a candle layer to top the whole thing off. Go for crazy & colorful, or leave off the candles, opt for a neutral or white-on-white palette, and you’re left with a pretty and subtle celebration of marriage.

Birthday Cake Die-namics #mftstamps

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

Let’s see what our team has created for us today — keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to.


Stack Up the Fun with Birdie Brown and More — Today’s Sneak Peeks Are Wild!

Animals and birthdays are a winning combo — look to Birdie Brown for the proof! Quirky birds, a masked cutie, and a versatile new Blueprints design are all in the mix today.

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on February 4. 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 EST on February 5 on the MFT Blog.

BIRTH-YAY

This pile of party animals from Birdie Brown encourages you to go wild with birthday designs for all of your favorite people. Four friendly party-goers have arrived, both in an acrobatic stack as well as individual images. They’re sure to be the life of the party! All of your favorite birthday necessities are accounted for…balloons, sweet treats, and presents — what more could you ask for? You’ll love coloring these adorable characters and the assortment of sentiments includes the perfect phrase for any animal-loving recipient on your list. 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.

Birth-Yay #mftstamps     Birth-Yay Die-namics #mftstamps

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

OH MY GOSTRICH

If you’ve had your head in the sand about the awesomeness of the ostrich, let’s do a quick review! Ostriches have three stomachs, run faster than ANY other two-legged land animal, and are the oldest birds on earth. Not only that, their appearance makes them so endearing and eminently craft-worthy. Ready to strut your stuff with these quirky birds? Oh My Gostrich is here for you! 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.

Oh My Gostrich #mftstamps     Oh My Gostrich Die-namics #mftstamps

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

TAG BUILDER BLUEPRINTS 7 DIE-NAMICS + CIRCLE SHAKER POUCHES

This deceptively simple Blueprints will surprise you with its versatility. The main panel features an interesting rounded shape with a fishtail end. The circle will showcase an image or sentiment beautifully but is also sized to fit our Circle Shaker Pouches for loads of fun opportunities to add some movement to your cards and tags. The dimensional banner includes score lines to make it easy to create a perfectly creased banner element while the gentle curve allows you to stamp your sentiment with ease.

Tag Builder Blueprints 7 Die-namics #mftstamps Circle Shaker Pouches #mftstamps

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

RACCOON CUTIE DIE-NAMICS

This darling raccoon will steal the show as well as hearts! The layered design results in a multi-dimensional raccoon with a sweet expression that will coordinate with an endless variety of sentiments already in your collection. He is generously sized and will hold his own as the focal point of your cards.

Raccoon Cutie Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Nicole Vogeli featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You can make the February release all yours in just four more days! To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, click through to our Design Team member blogs.


Let’s Party! The February Release Countdown Starts Now

It’s time once again for our favorite time of the month — the New Release Countdown has begun! Join us for the next five days to see the full slate of stamps, Die-namics, and supplies included in the February Release.

  • You can enter to win an MFT shopping spree by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EST on February 4. 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 EST on February 5 on the MFT Blog.

IT’S A MICE TIME TO CELEBRATE

These mice from Stacey Yacula are of the “Eek! So cute!” variety rather than the “Eek! Jump on a chair!” variety. Not only are they completely adorable and utterly huggable, they’re also party ready wearing hats, bearing gifts, and excited to enjoy a tasty cake. Stacey’s inimitable style means this set will fill an unexplored niche in your collection of birthday-themed supplies. 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.

It's a Mice Time to Celebrate #mftstamps     It's a Mice Time to Celebrate Die-namics #mftstamps

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

SUPER DOG

Our pets have a super power — the ability to completely overwhelm us with their love and devotion. These masked pups are truly super though, and have flown in just in time to rescue your next project. A quartet of pups sport superhero attire and come equipped with a variety of accessory images to emulate a comic book style. Pack a punch on your cards with this thrilling set. 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.

Super Dog #mftstamps     Super Dog Die-namics #mftstamps

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

SUPER CAT

Kitten power activate! Super Cat is the perfect complement to Super Dog — a merger of powerful pets ready to save the day with their extraordinary skills and talents. Like their canine companions, this quartet features comic-book inspired accessory images and words as well as a collection of sentiments that will mix and match effortlessly between the two sets. 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.

Super Cat #mftstamps     Super Cat Die-namics #mftstamps

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

CITY BLOCK DIE-NAMICS

Setting the scene for a metropolitan environment is about to get a lot easier! The City Block Die-namics features a row of skyscrapers that will instantly transform your card backdrops into your favorite bustling city. The intricate design includes numerous windows that will *pop* against your background (we can’t wait to see your “city at sunset” scenes!) as well as a dimensional sidewalk element complete with emboss line “cracks’ to delineate the individual slabs — the perfect touch to ground your scene.

City Block Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico 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 February Release products. The fun is just beginning — we’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on February 5!


Get a Sneak Peek at the February Release AND Meet the Two Newest Members of the MFT Team

Great news! We’ve shared guest posts from both Anna Lorenzetto and Nicole Vögeli in recent weeks — both were winners from our 2018 Card Design Superstar contest — and today, we’re excited to welcome them as the newest members of the MFT design team.

If you’re excited to see more of their incredible work, you won’t have to wait long. Our February Release Countdown begins tomorrow, and you’ll be able to enjoy lots of their beautiful work in the coming days. Check out their cards below for a sneak peek at what’s coming in February, and come back tomorrow for the official debut of the February Release.

Welcome, Anna and Nicole!

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

Handmade card from Nicole Vögeli featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Last Chance to Save Big on MFT Inks! Plus Heart-Shaking Designs from the MFT Team

Today is your last chance to make your ROYGBIV dreams come true with this two-day sale. Ink pads and refills, hybrid and dye formulas, every single color — all 25% off! This is the perfect opportunity to round out your ink collection and stock up on refills for your favorite colors. Use code INK at checkout to apply your discount. Not valid on previous purchases.


Falling in love definitely causes a rattle and hum in your heart, so it’s only appropriate that your love-themed cards feature a shaker heart to honor that feeling. This month, we’ve challenged our designers to create shaker cards featuring hearts — big hearts, mini hearts, balloon hearts, and multi-hearts…there are so many options available in the shop we know they will blow us away with the variety and creativity they bring to the challenge. Are you feeling the love? Us too!

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

We’ve seen so many variations on the Joyful Heart Bears, but this one from Donna has an unexpected twist that is just so fun! She’s replaced the heart balloon included in the image with a heart shaker (the latest Free with $60 Die-namics!) and sentiment from the new Heart Art stamp set. Her simply shaded background adds color and contrast without detracting from that sweet bear.

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

The Hearts Entwined Die-namics has been super popular – this intricate layering of hearts is a standout look no matter how you use it! Laurie has opted to back the die cut with acetate to create her shaker look. The large-scale shaker panel is an unforgettable use of a gorgeous design.

Time to check out how others on our team interpreted our latest Hits & Highlights challenge…keep clicking to see more!