Let the Festivities Begin — the May Release Countdown Starts NOW!

From Festive Old Friends to unbearably adorable bunny and bear pals (Cuteness Overload!), the new release will delight you. You'll be happy to stay cozy and crafty right at home while dreaming of your next adventure with this incredible release!

Birdie Brown stamps and Die-namics dies are a hallmark of the My Favorite Things family, and it brings us incredible joy to share this remarkable line with the world.

The inimitable Torico is stepping away from illustrating stamps, but her designs will live on. MFT will continue to serve as the home of Birdie Brown, offering the complete product line, including the return of all previously retired sets. We love the Birdie Brown line of products, and are excited about offering the opportunity for our customers to continue crafting and collecting her beloved designs.

  • 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 EDT on May 3. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8 AM EDT on May 4 on the MFT Blog.


There’s no friend like an old friend and no one better to celebrate with than the ones that have known you longest! Festive Old Friends is the follow-up to the hugely popular Old Friends set. You’ll make indelible memories with this quintet of rejoicing retirees. All the party essentials are included — balloons, gifts, party hats, and of course a sweet treat with a LOT of candles — so get the party started SOON (because bedtime comes sooner than you expect!)

The coordinating dies are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our dies lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die. 

Handmade card from Linda Van Wely featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


Gerbera daisies and poppies make for a beautiful, casual bouquet. This large-scale image will shine on A2 card fronts spanning the full height of your card panel. A mix of greenery provides color contrast and texture. A wide selection of sentiment options is included to afford the opportunity to craft for a range of occasions. 

The coordinating die is open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our dies lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die. 

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


A classic alphabet die set is an essential component of a well-rounded cardmaking toolbox, and the In Stitches Alphabet fits the bill perfectly. This set features a 1” tall alphabet with a neat line of stitching down the center of the lines that comprise each letter. The size of these letters makes them an ideal option for creating a text-based design and lends them well to integrating into sentiments created with stamped lead-in and follow-up phrases.

Handmade card from Marieke Slaats featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps


You’ll get so much enjoyment exploring all the styles this cool stencil can be integrated into. From industrial to modern to creating subtle texture for the most feminine of looks, your color choices and techniques determine the outcome. You have to love a design that works with everything!

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


This release features a gorgeous new cool blue for you to add to your growing collection of Premium Dye Inks and heavyweight card stock. The ink pad and cube feature a firm foam surface for impeccable coverage, and the updated formula was designed for improved stamp impressions. You'll also find four customer favorites updated to the new design. Each color is available as both a 3 3/8" x 2 1/8" foam pad as well as a perfectly portable ink cube featuring a 1" x 1" foam pad.

Something Blue


New Formula, Same Great Colors

Red Hot

Lemon Drop

Sno Cone

Blue Yonder

Would you like a closer look at everything included in today's sneak peek collection? Be sure to watch part one of the May Release Product Previews video below or on our Youtube channel!


Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new release products. The fun is just beginning — in the coming days, we’ll be showcasing all of the new products until the release on May 4!


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I love Birdie Brown!

Tish May 03, 2021

The old people are cute and I always love a good alpha die set!

Leslie May 03, 2021

So many great new things, and I especially like the freshly picked bouquet!

Melanie M Barrett May 03, 2021

So many great new things, and I especially like the freshly picked bouquet!

Melanie M Barrett May 03, 2021

So may great ideas! Inspire, Inspire, Inspire!!!

Karletta May 03, 2021

Love them all, particularly the stitched alphabet die set.

Cari S. May 03, 2021

Festive Old Friends is too funny – but would be a perfect addition to my stamp sets. I could get a lot of use out of this set to celebrate all my friends & family who are getting in that stage of life.

Nicole Nardi May 03, 2021

Love it all. That stencel looks really cool

Jessica Yoder-Jones May 03, 2021

Freshly Picked Bouquet looks really nice.

Tyler Bright May 03, 2021

The sentiments for the FESTIVE OLD FRIENDS are great to use for a few older friends.

Kit May 03, 2021

You never disappoint MFT. Another great release

Korey McCormick May 03, 2021

Wow!!! Lots of awesome new things….love the stencil, the freshly picked bouquet and the added colors.

Neen May 03, 2021

Love the blue yonder cardstock and the ‘old folks’ stamp set. Glad to see ‘my generation’ is getting some attention.

Shirley Madsen May 03, 2021

Those old friends are fun!

Jeannette Dijkstra May 03, 2021

Wow, loving the old guys and sentiments, very useful indeed ha ha . Pretty flowers and those stitched alphabets, love Jane x

Jane Brown May 03, 2021

Love the humor in Old Friends set!

Maria B May 03, 2021

Wow the design team blew me away with their cards. Just gorgeous!

Holly Jackson May 03, 2021

Love the new stitched alphabet Die-namics!

Tammy W May 02, 2021

Think I’m loving everything here! Can’t wait to see the other goodies being released.

Tiesha McKinney May 02, 2021

Love the festive old friends….too funny!

Edwina Johnson May 02, 2021

Love the festive old friends. I have to admit, I’m one of them!

Lou May 02, 2021

This set is so cute! Where do you come up with all these great stamp designs!

Norma J May 02, 2021

I love the old people so much, especially the old man sleeping in the chair, immediately reminds me of my dear old Dad!!!

Shona Chambers May 02, 2021

That freshly picked bouquet is so lovely!

Margaret Mckernan May 02, 2021

Best wishes to Torico! I love your Birdie Brown illustrations.

Maria B May 02, 2021

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