Save 25% Sitewide — Treat Yourself to Savings and a New Video from Stephanie!


Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected Filled with Joy Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Barbara’s blog: Mrsfish02

Mrsfish, please email erica@mftstamps.com to claim your prize!


Were you aware that our Cross-Stitch Flower Frame Die-namics layers over the Shaker Flower Die-namics so beautifully? What a fabulous way to add depth and stability to both your stitching and to your shaker design…definitely a win-win! Stephanie decided to turn her pretty layered look into a sunflower, complete with a smattering of color-coordinated sequins for the flower center.

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

Learn more about Stephanie’s process by clicking HERE or by watching the video below. If you love the look as much as we do, grab the supplies to replicate it during our current two-day sale — you can’t beat 25% off!


Feeling inspired? Great! Share your shakers with us by tagging #mftstamps when you upload to social media — you may just be spotted!

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Mix up Your Masking with This Technique Twist from Justine

Jumpstart Your Creativity is another monthly MFT Youtube feature showcasing an inspiring card artist that always brings a unique perspective to our current crop of products. We’re so happy to share Justine’s Birdie Brown meets Pure Innocence look for fall with you today!

Adding a twist to a common technique is always a fun way to add some interest to your crafting time and your finished projects. Masking allows you to create scenes that really show off relationships and let you build dimensional scenes featuring characters and elements interacting. It’s kind of magic.

Justine has taken a traditional masking approach to build her scene, layering Birdie Brown Fall Friends with the tree and leaves from the Pure Innocence Sending Blessings stamp set (those elements are going to play nicely with so many other images in your collection!) That’s when things get interesting…she decided to leave her images in black and white — in stark contrast to her richly blended background that really evokes that fall feel. It’s a striking look as it is but her idea of creating a scene for coloring and tucking some crayons in the envelope for a young (or old!) recipient really excites us.

Handmade card from Justine Hovey featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

See the latest in our Jumpstart Your Creativity with Justine series HERE.


We’d love to see your masked masterpieces! Have you created coloring pages or cards before — it’s a great idea! Tag #mftstamps when you upload to social media — you may just be spotted!

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Introducing the 2018 Card Design Superstars!

Another year in the books; another year that you all have simply blown us away with your talent, creativity, and attention to detail. Thank you for making MFT looks so good year after year!

Our judges have been working overtime narrowing hundreds of entries down to fifteen winners and it hasn’t been easy. Finally though, we’re able to debut our 2018 class of Superstars.

When choosing our winners, we were looking for cards using My Favorite Things supplies that embodied the following characteristics:

  • Great design
  • Superb execution
  • Clever uses of our product
  • Fresh approaches

As a reminder, we have five $250 winners from each category and one randomly selected $100 winner. We encourage you to click each winning entry as some of them have multiple photos that truly display their artistry and innovative thought process.

All of our winners will be emailed today regarding their prizes. Congratulations to you all.

Without further ado, meet your 2018 Card Design Superstars!


Clean & Simple Genius

Alix Davis

Handmade card from Alix Davis featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Anna L.

Handmade card from Anna L. featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Barbara

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

Franzoni Laura

Handmade card from Franzoni Laura featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Séverine

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

$100 randomly selected winner: entry 190 Jessica Blixt Wendin

Coloring Virtuoso

ColorfulClutteredDesk

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

Kay Demonbren

Handmade card from Kay Demonbren featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Laura Volpes

Handmade card from Laura Volpes featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Nicole V

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

Sindhu

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

$100 randomly selected winner: entry 62 Katie Coggins

Innovation Master

Ashlee

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

Kathrin

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

Kristina Pavlovic

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

Laura Dovalo

Handmade card from Laura Dovalo featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Raluca Vezeteu

Handmade card from Raluca Vezeteu featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

$100 randomly selected winner: entry 111 Beverly Uhlmansiek


Congratulations to you all! There was some truly fierce competition so we hope you’ll take extreme pride in this accomplishment. We’d ❤️ for you to declare your win by using this badge on your blog. Link to this post and let the world know that YOU are a SUPERSTAR!

For the fourth year running, you’ve made our task an extremely difficult one. Thank you to our special guest judges (we know what an undertaking this is and how seriously you take your responsibility) and HUGE thanks to each and every one of you that participated and made this year’s contest just as exciting and inspiring as our last. We hope you were inspired by our challenges, love the projects you came up with, and are all in for next year’s contest. Until then, happy crafting!

Fill Your Cart with Joy — New Kit and a New Free with $60 Available Now!

It’s finally time to make the new Filled with Joy Card Kit all yours.

Handmade card from Amy Yang featuring Filled with Joy Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

You’ll find the Filled with Joy Card Kit HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end of this post to see how YOU can win a $50 Gift Voucher as part of today’s Filled with Joy Launch celebration!

GREAT NEWS!

Do you LOVE the Filled with Joy stamp set and Die-namics but aren’t interested in the supplies included in the kit? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’d prefer to save some dough and purchase the full kit, or buy the stamp set or Die-namics individually, we’re here for you. While in the past we’ve released the individual kit products a few weeks following the kit release, starting with the Filled with Joy Card Kit we’ll be releasing the kit products simultaneously — no more waiting for your favorite kit products to release! You’ll find all of the kit components HERE on our new release page.


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 the September 2018 kit, is the Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. While supplies last, Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.

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 Julie Dinn featuring Filled with Joy Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade packaging from Inge Groot featuring Filled with Joy Card Kit from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Like what you see? Add more coordinating product to stretch your kit even further.


Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our Filled with Joy Countdown prizes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown. Two lucky people have won a $25 prize to use in the MFT Boutique! Prizes will be sent directly to the winners’ email accounts later today.

Countdown Day Two Winner: Joy Brimingham (Sep 24, 2018 @ 17:59)

Countdown Day One Winner: Ruth Gauss (Sep 24, 2018 @ 12:02)

Congratulations to the winners!

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past two days. They have another shot of inspiration — visit each of their Filled with Joy Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, September 27 for your chance to WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique. The winner will be chosen at random and the prize will be sent September 28. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

Take Another Look at the Filled with Joy Card Kit — the Release Is so Close!

We have one more day to preview our Filled with Joy Card Kit before it’s available for purchase tomorrow morning. More inspiration and a handy PDF download are among the treats we have for you today.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on September 24. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 10 AM EDT on September 25 on the MFT Blog.

As a reminder, this coordinated collection will be available as a single purchase product – no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for this kit is a $37.99. In addition to the Filled with Joy stamp set and Die-namics,  you’ll receive fifteen sheets of beautifully coordinated card stock, two specialty papers, and enough shaker pouches to create THIRTY shaker elements!.

The Filled with Joy PDF features card samples as well as a complete listing of the kit contents. You can download a printable version HERE.


Adding some shake and shimmy to your holiday cards is a surefire way of boosting the festive feel and delivering cheer to the mailbox of every recipient on your Christmas card list. Filled with Joy comes packed with enough pouches to create up to thirty shakers. If your list is longer, grab more pouches and while you’re at it, fill your cart with your favorite sequins as well!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Filled with Joy Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Filled with Joy Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch this week’s episode of MFTv, How to Create an Ornament Shaker Card featuring the Filled with Joy Card Kit on YouTube or simply watch the 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!

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new September card kit. Remember, Filled with Joy will be available tomorrow at 10 AM EDT!

The September Card Kit Debuts NOW

Custom products carefully curated for hours of creative play – that’s what MFT card kits provide. Our coordinated collections are available as a single purchase product — no need to commit to a long-term subscription. The purchase price for Filled with Joy is $37.99.

Watch the blog for the next two days to learn more about the Filled with Joy Card Kit and be inspired by a plethora of awesome projects from our team. Filled with Joy will be available at 10 AM EDT on September 25 so adjust your alarms accordingly!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the two countdown posts on the MFT Blog before 8 PM EDT on September 24. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and both winners will be announced at 10 AM EDT on September 25 on the MFT Blog.

Fun and festive — that’s the goal for our September card kit. With the holidays right around the corner, you might have Christmas cards on your mind. We may be biased (OK, yes, we certainly are) but we think our newest kit provides the perfect starting point for your impending card-making sessions. This super affordable, incredibly versatile collection will keep you happily crafting throughout the holiday season. With products that enable you to create cards ranging from colorful & whimsical to elegant & sophisticated — Christmas throughout the winter season — you can’t go wrong with 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 kit to size (enough to create up to THIRTY shakers!) 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.

The gorgeous selection of card stock includes a range of cheery colors to bolster your JOY. In addition to five sheets of Smooth White Card Stock, you’ll receive ten sheets in a mix of reds, greens, and blues. Finally, you’ll be delighted to discover a sheet of Black Velvet Paper — the perfect choice for creating a realistic top hat or velvety scarf, as well as a sheet of Silver Sparkle Card Stock to use as an ornament topper, provide some pizzazz to your snowflakes, or pack a punch for other card elements.

If your holiday cards ever feel like a chore, Filled with Joy is the remedy. You’ll be excited and engaged throughout the process, keeping your designs fresh and fun all while using the same set of products. We know you’re feeling as inspired by the possibilities as we are!


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 the September 2018 kit, is the Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. While supplies last, Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame will ship free with every qualifying order. If our supply of Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame is exhausted, we’ll include a surprise Die-namics. Please note that we cannot honor substitution requests.


Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring Filled with Joy Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Filled with Joy Card Kit #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring Filled with Joy Card Kit #mftstamps

Watch the Filled with Joy | September Card Kit Unboxing on YouTube or simply watch the video below.

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new September card kit. Remember, Filled with Joy will be available Tuesday, September 25 at 10 AM EDT!

Celebrate Birthday Boys & Girls with Our September Product Spotlight

It’s a simple, common phrase but you can use it on every single birthday card you make if you’d like…does it get any more versatile than that? This fun text-based Die-namics will quickly become essential to your birthday card construction. The bold sans-serif “girl” and “boy” words are offset by a somewhat smaller “birthday” rendered in a slightly different but complementary font. Each word is a separate piece allowing you to get creative with the placement of each word. Try creating a repeating look and experiment with peek-a-boo, inlaid, and layered looks. Mix with other die-cut words and add images designed to celebrate the individual characteristics of your recipients — you’ll love seeing how many combinations you can come up with!

Birthday Boy & Girl Die-namics

Let’s see how our team featured the Birthday Boy & Girl Die-namics in their own projects this month!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey, Pal! Save 20% — Then Check out a Leigh’s Amazing Birthday Card Trio!

The sentimental friends, the lifelong friends, the responsible friends, the irresponsible friends (admit it, they bring fun and excitement to your life!)…friends come in all shapes and sizes and it’s so important to recognize them all. Fortunately, we have the perfect sentiment for any type of friend and today and tomorrow, you can grab all your favorite friendship-themed products and save 20% in the process! Use code FRIENDSHIP at checkout to apply your discount.


Hedgehogs in hats…pointy party hats at that! You have that visual now? You must keep reading to see them in action because they truly are too cute for words.

Leigh Houston already wowed us once this month with a field of stitched wildflowers and she’s back again with us today with a trio of birthday cards that will make you grin from ear-to-ear.

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be back with some new projects featuring products from MFT’s September Release. Despite being a cardmaker, I am always finding myself with a shortage of birthday cards when I need them (I hate having to run out and buy a birthday card when I have a ton of finished cards sitting in my stash!) I was so inspired by the Bundle of Balloons stamp set and Die-namics that I ended up creating a trio of birthday cards, which made both me and my dwindling birthday card stash very happy!

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

I recently came across an image of a hedgehog wearing a birthday hat on Instagram and it has now become a firm belief of mine that hedgehogs should wear party hats at all times. ???? So for my first card, I created a birthday parade of little hedgehogs from the new Woodland Friends stamp set. After stamping the hedgies in light ink, I colored them with Copic markers for a no-line coloring look and masked them off. I hand-drew a wavy line to delineate the ground on stamp masking paper, using this to blend grass using Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. After it was dry, I masked off the ground and created additional masks using my Stitched Cloud Die-namics and balloons from the Bundle of Balloons Die-namics for the sky. I blended the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink, removed the masks, and used the negative balloon masks to blend the balloons with Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks. I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Birdie Brown Greetings Galore stamp set and embossed it in gold.

After the ink blending and stamping was done, all that was left to do was give the hedgies their little party hats! I cut little cone shapes out of my Plaid Patterns Paper Pack giving them each a different little plaid hat topped with a pom pom. I added gold stitching around the hats to give them a little extra pop, stitched around the edge of the panel I cut using my Stitched Rectangle Die-namics, and the card was done!

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

I was still on a party hat kick so I decided to create a second card using all of the Woodland Friends critters.

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

After stamping the animals and coloring them with Copics, I die cut them with the coordinating Die-namics and gave them party hats made with the same Plaid Patterns paper. I die cut the grass with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics and blended it using the same technique as the first card, adding some green stitching along the stitch lines. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and the Cloud Stencil to create a sky. I die cut the balloons and the word happy from the Birthday Boy and Girl Die-namics (I used the word “Birthday,” altering the letter “r” to make a “p”.) I stamped the word Birthday from the Birdie Brown Greetings Galore set on the grass to finish the sentiment. All that was left to do was assemble my scene, adding some silver thread for the balloon cords. I love this little forest-y party!

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

The last card was inspired by the fabulous Stephanie Klauck, who has one of my favorite, rainbow-iest Instagram profiles ever. This card came together so beautifully using the Bundle of Balloons Die-namics (again, ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks) as well as the End of the Rainbow Die-namics.

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

After ink blending a sky with the Cloud Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink, I blended the rainbow stripes with more Oxide Inks and stitched them using coordinating thread. I also stitched the outlines of the clouds with white thread and stamped the sentiment on the largest cloud. I assembled my scene, again adding silver thread as balloon cords and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

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

I hope you enjoyed these birthday cards! I’ll see you again tomorrow with some ideas for using the new Scallop Cross Stitch Bookmark Die-namics!


From the gorgeous ink blending to the rainbow of beautiful colors to the ingenious product usage, we know you’re just as inspired to whip up some birthday looks as we are. When you’re done, make sure to upload to your favorite social media and tag #mftstamps so everyone can see your beautiful work!

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Stock Your Stash with Essential Cards

If you’re at all familiar with Carissa Wiley, you know she has a slight affinity for all things sparkly and shiny. Every month, she brings that effervescence to our MFT Youtube channel and today, we’re sharing her latest contribution.

We love the idea of adding a custom twist to assembly-line style cards — especially when it comes to sensitive occasions that call for words of prayer and encouragement. Carissa’s suggestion to create a stack of pretty cards with a simple die-cut sentiment, pre-stamp and stash an array of coordinating sentiment strips, and simply adhere an appropriate phrase as the occasion calls for is brilliant. When someone you love is going through something difficult, time is of the essence and being able to reach out to them quickly can mean so much to them.

Handmade cards from Carissa Wiley featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

See the latest in our Sparkle & Shine with Carissa Wiley series HERE or by watching the video below.


Do you have any great tips for mass producing cards for any occasion? We’re always up for your ideas! Tag #mftstamps when you upload to social media — you may just be spotted!

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Reach for the Stars with the Latest Hits & Highlights Challenge

We’re giving our team some leeway this month and we’re confident they’re going to blow our minds with creative spins on this month’s Hits & Highlights challenge. Today, check out how they’ve reached for the stars creating around the idea *of* stars. Click through to see how they’ve interpreted the idea…you might find colorful galactic scenes, you might find brilliant performers belting it out on a brilliantly lit stage, you might find a simple graphic shaker design featuring one of our star shaker pouches. There are so many possibilities this month and we’re excited for you to see them all!

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

Julie’s colorful look features a galaxy full of rainbow stars…a card designed to encourage can always benefit from a little ROYGBIV magic! Rainbows immediately bring hope and optimism to mind so they’re the perfect choice for an occasion like this. She topped off her star-filled design with a glittering die-cut “stars” sentiment that provides balance and some sparkle to make the card truly special.

Handmade card from Rachel Alvarado featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Rachel’s spectacular look features a superstar character backed by an unforgettable celestial scene. We can’t even begin to count the starry points of light she’s created but we *do* know a showstopper when we see one and this is it!

Time to check out how others on our team interpreted our latest Hits & Highlights challenge!