May 2018 Release Class 5

One way to add interest to a basic, masculine design is to get creative with color and texture. Our cross-stitch products provide a way to integrate fiber into your designs but as a stand-alone element, they also provide texture and some peek-a-boo color. Some inventive double die cutting results in a standout stacked sentiment in our final May Release class — a fun way to recognize the dads in your life!

Handmade card from Erica Hernandez featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps #fathersday

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our the release class video Stacked Sentiments on Youtube or by clicking below.

We’ve been sharing daily release class videos here on our blog, our Youtube channel, and our Facebook page for the past few days — have you caught them all? If you’re in the mood for loads more classes from our previous releases, find them all HERE. Whether you prefer printed directions or are a more visual learner, we’ve got you covered. We know you’ll continue to be as inspired by our team as we are!

May 2018 Release Class 4

Our fourth May Release class features the irresistible new Margarita and Martini Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. Rather than creating windows in her card front, Jodi opted to create stand-alone elements that can be layered and positioned anywhere on the card. Our collection of custom shaker pouches makes it easy as 1-2-3 to create delectable drinks for your celebratory cards.

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch the release class video Drink Up on Youtube or by clicking below.

Techniques & Tutorials: May 2018

Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky winners will receive $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique.

from Julie’s blog: Meghan Kennihan

from Donna’s blog: Teressa Corson

Congratulations to you both! Meghan and Teressa, please send an email to erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize. And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate you all!


If you love detailed, step-by-step instructions and photos to recreate some of your favorite MFT projects, Techniques & Tutorials is just for you! Our designers are going the extra mile with a collection of projects featuring more in-depth direction to help you achieve a similar look.

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

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

Inge consistently shares great ideas for unique packaging. Her pocket card featuring the Let’s Flamingle stamp set and Die-namics is yet another example of her ingenuity.


One stencil…so many possibilities — our new Basic Shapes – Circles Stencil is an essential addition to your collection. You’ll be amazed by all of the techniques and looks you can achieve with this one elemental tool. Watch our third May Release class video to learn how to recreate this bubbly design from Francine!

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

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our the release class video, Circle Round Up on Youtube or by clicking below.


You can find Inge’s tutorial, as well as tutorials from even more of our team, by clicking below — enjoy and make something amazing this weekend!

Tips & Tricks: May 2018

Our  Tips & Tricks feature challenges our designers to share ideas for combining products, techniques for using new release items more easily or efficiently, and unexpected out-of-the-box ways to put your stamps, Die-namics, and stencils to use. Basically, they’re here to share clever uses for your brand-new MFT purchases to really stretch your stash.

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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


Our second May Release class video features our new Mini Rolled Roses. They work beautifully on both paper and felt and provide the perfect opportunity to add some dimension to your projects.

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

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our the release class video, Mini Rolled Roses on Youtube or by clicking below.


Want to learn more about Amy, Barbara, and the rest of our team’s Tips & Tricks for our April Release? Head to their blogs for the full details!

Just Add Color: May 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.

Birdie Brown Little Buddies colored by Rachel Alvarado #mftstamps

Rachel’s coloring skills caught our eye during our Card Design Superstar contest — it’s easy to see why we’re so taken by her skills when you recognize the depth she’s achieved in the clothing and the shine she’s captured in our adorable boys‘ hair. Birdie Brown images are always a treat to color, no matter your skill level!

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

Love You a Bunch features our darling Pure Innocence girl ready to present a lush bouquet to a very lucky recipient. Melania has carried that floral theme throughout her look, not only in her decision to add some of our new Mini Rolled Roses, but also by adding a charming floral motif to the dress. It’s a very simple pattern to create but really makes an impact on the finished product.


In addition to Just Add Color, we have our first release class video for our May Release. Barbara has done some great coloring on her flamingo but the real surprise is the colorful reveal when the card is opened up. Watch this video to learn more about how she extended the color and continued her flamboyant theme throughout the card design.

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

Download the class PDF HERE. Watch our first May Release class video, A Flamboyance of Flamingos, on Youtube or by clicking below.

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 – Creating Sentiments with Partial Die Cutting

Both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are on the horizon and this week, Stephanie is sharing details on a fun technique that can be applied to the approaching holidays, or any number of other occasions you have on your cardmaking to-do list. Partial die cutting opens up so many fun design possibilities — we’d love to see how you make this technique your own with your MFT stash!

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

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

Watch MFTv – Creating Sentiments with Partial Die Cutting 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 May Products!

Handmade frame from Julie Dinn featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

All of our May 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!

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 set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

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 20% on orders over $500. 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 Francine Vuilleme featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

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

As you shop the new release, don’t forget about our new lower threshold for free shipping in the Contiguous US, as well as our site-wide sale — 5% off everything with no coupon code required means you can still apply Shop to Save discounts to your order for even greater savings!

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 May Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, May 10, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and winners will be announced May 7. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

May 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, inks, and supplies we’ve been showing off over the past few days will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

Another release brings you another fabulous class PDF and YouTube playlist featuring every single class project. Watch our blog, Youtube channel, and Facebook page for the next few days as we share class videos. We’ll have a printable PDF all ready for you when we wrap up classes on Sunday!

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 set is available with each qualifying order over $60 (after any discounts, before shipping and tax).

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 20% on orders over $500.

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

You can look at every new product in our May 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 May 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: Michelle Daschka (May 3, 2018 @ 21:54) 

Countdown Day Four Winner: Erin McKenzie-Christensen (May 5, 2018 @ 00:50) 

Countdown Day Three Winner: Bobbi Lemanski (May 8, 2018 @ 08:31) 

Countdown Day Two Winner: Julia P (May 6, 2018 @ 21:03)   

Countdown Day One Winner: Cindy Lamazza (May 8, 2018 @ 09:12)   

Congratulations to all the winners!

May 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 May Release products TOMORROW, May 8 at 9 PM EDT. Before we get to our final day of previews though, we have two BIG announcements.

First off, we have an exciting change to our shipping policy for customers in the Contiguous US. We’re now offering free shipping on all contiguous orders over $50! Our shipping discount threshold for our Hawaiian and Alaskan customers has also been reduced from $75 to $50. For complete details on our shipping policies, please review our Shipping Information page.

Next, we have an incredible opportunity for you to save on your favorite products, old and new. From May 8 through May 11, you’ll get 5% off sitewide. That’s 5% off everything – including our May Release that will be available at 9 PM on the 8th! There’s no coupon code required so go ahead and apply your Shop to Save discounts or other coupon codes to save even more.

Phew! So much excitement. We’re not done though – there are still more products to debut!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EDT on May 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 7:30 PM EDT on May 8 on the MFT Blog.

BALLOON ALPHABET & BALLOON NUMBERS DIE-NAMICS

This complete set of letters allows you to spell out any greeting you can dream up using jaunty, festive balloons. Customize each card for your recipients’ names and favorite colors. The resulting letters are sturdy little characters measuring 7/16″ in height. Use them separately or inlay them within the balloons to create contrast in your message. We’ve also included a number of solid balloons and multiple balloon strings. Use the solid balloons as accents, layer beneath letter and number balloons, or give characters you add from other sets in your collection a festive prop. Birthday card making will be a bundle of fun with this set! This Balloon Numbers Die-namics companion is perfect for commemorating a birthday, anniversary, retirement, or graduation with a number customized for the recipient.

Learn more about Balloon Alphabet Die-namics and Balloon Numbers Die-namics.

Balloon Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

Balloon Numbers Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Balloon Alphabet Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Balloon Alphabet Die-namics and Balloon Numbers Die-namics #mftstamps

BLOCK HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIE-NAMICS

Block Happy Birthday is the perfect complement to the Balloon Alphabet and Balloon Numbers Die-namics but is also great to use with a multitude of other products. The font size and type is identical to the balloons to ensure a seamless integration.

Learn more about Block Happy Birthday Die-namics.

Block Happy Birthday Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Block Happy Birthday Die-namics #mftstamps

PARTY DIE-NAMICS

Party hearty with this fun scripted Die-namics. Bold sizing allows it to shine on cards, tags, and invitations and will pair perfectly with celebratory sentiments in your stamp collection. The Party Die-namics is our newest Free with $60 Die-namics.

Learn more about Party Die-namics.

Party Die-namics #mftstamps

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

SWEET SOMEBUNNY

Our burgeoning bunny collection has taken us from the beach to bedtime and now they’re taking us on a shopping spree! Hop into bunny’s sweet little convertible and head to town to shop your heart out. This trio of bunnies is accessorized by scene-setting elements, extra shopping bags and an assortment of friendship-celebrating sentiments. 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 Sweet Somebunny.

Sweet Somebunny stamp set #mftstamps

Sweet Simebunny Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Sweet Somebunny stamp set & Die-namics #mftstamps

ITSY BITSY POLKA DOT BACKGROUND

You’ll never tire of the endlessly versatile Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background. The always-classic dot pattern is rendered in the tiniest of dots tightly packed onto a 5 3/4” square background. This subtle pattern will add interest to backgrounds, die cuts, and even other stamp images…you can’t go wrong with this timeless pattern.

Learn more about Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Background.

Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background #mftstamps

Handmade card from Debbie Olson featuring Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Background #mftstamps

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

Did anything in our May 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.

May 2018 Release: Are You Ready?

Are you ready? We have just two more days of countdown posts before you can make the May 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 May 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 7:30 PM EDT on May 8 on the MFT Blog.

SAFARI PARTY

Feeling fancy? Cool…have we got the perfect set for you! Celebrate in style with our safari animals and their fabulous accessories. A balloon-bearing bear in a top hat? Definitely. A slithering snake accentuating his never-ending neck with a bow tie? Absolutely! How about a super-sized elephant with a dainty bow precariously perched upon her pachyderm dome? Perfect. This study in contrasts will elevate party season in the most delightful way. 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 Safari Time.

Safari Party stamp set #mftstamps

Safari Party Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Melania Deasy featuring Safari Party stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

MARTINI TIME

Your favorite cocktail rendered in stylish form makes our Martini Time stamp set a perfect celebration of drinks with friends. From girls’ night out to a couples’ dinner party to a cozy night in with pedicures, facials, gossip, and a binge-worthy show — this set is perfect for them all!  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 Martini Time.

Martini Time stamp set #mftstamps

Martini Time Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Martini Time stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

ALL ABOUT DAD

Father’s Day approaches but your dad and just-like-dads deserve recognition year-round. All About Dad will help you celebrate everything that makes dad great each and every day of the year. Mix in die cuts from the complementary Dad Die-namics for even more design options.

Learn more about All About Dad.

All About Dad stamp set #mftstamps

DAD DIE-NAMICS

Dad, step-dad, granddad, like-a-dad…they all deserve to be celebrated in a BIG way. That’s where we come in! This bold “dad”, in both uppercase and lowercase versions, makes an unforgettable impact. Because the letters in each version are etched together in a single die, you can use the negative to perfectly place your die-cut letters or as an element all on its own. Mix and match with sentiments in the All About Dad stamp set to create an endless array of cards for all the dads in your life.

Learn more about Dad Die-namics.

Dad Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring All About Dad stamp set and Dad Die-namics #mftstamps

CONGRATS DIE-NAMICS

Shout “congrats!” from the rooftop with this irresistible script-style Die-namics.

Learn more about Congrats Die-namics.

Congrats Die-namics #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Congrats Die-namics #mftstamps

Are you enjoying the May countdown? We’ve almost reached the end (that means it’s almost time to shop!) Let’s check out the projects our talented design team has created with today’s offerings.