Are you ready for the August Release Countdown? We’ve got a diverse collection of stamp sets, Die-namics, stencils, and new paper packs to share with you this month. Let’s kick things off today with an expansion on a Lisa Johnson Designs favorite and some versatile new STAX .
You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on August 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 8:30 PM EST on August 4 on the MFT Blog.
PATTERNED PAPER PACKS
We’ve loved seeing how you’ve put our first two exclusive patterned paper packs to use. With this release, we’re expanding our collection with the Dots & Stripes Fresh Paper Pack, which features classic patterns in an easy, breezy color palette, and the Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack that includes dots & stripes in a go-with-everything color palette.
We’re always working to make things easy on you so that you can make the most of your crafting time. As you plan your purchases, make sure to check out our Resource Section for an easy to print PDF guide of each Patterned Paper Pack. Color matching is made simple with these handy reference guides that take the guess work out of matching card stock to paper.
A follow up to the wildly popular Circle Scribble Flowers, this set was created with a series of scribble circles combined expertly to create a gorgeous rose. The detail stamps directly over the solid stamps for a multicolored finished product. Add your choice of the included stems and leaves to build your very own bouquet.
See more of the Scribble Roses stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.
See more of the Scribble Roses Die-namicsHERE or by watching the video below.
SCRIBBLE ROSES OVERLAY
Die cuts created with the Scribble Roses Overlays Die-namics can be layered over the stamped solid flowers from the Scribble Roses stamp set or die-cut flowers from the Scribble Roses Die-namics for an endless variety of looks. Or, use them alone for a dynamic floral accent.
See more of the Scribble Roses OverlayHERE or by watching the video below.
DOUBLE STITCHED SHAPE STAX DIE-NAMICS
The Double Stitched Shape STAX Die-namics take that tailored stitched look you love and amps it up with the addition of a second row of stitching.
See more of the Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namicsHERE or by watching the video below.
See more of the Double Stitched Square STAX Die-namicsHERE or by watching the video below.
See more of the Double Stitched Oval STAX Die-namicsHERE or by watching the video below.
See more of the Double Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namicsHERE or by watching the video below.
Encourage friends and family with heartfelt wishes presented in a personal, handwritten style that will complement a variety of design aesthetics. This collection of six sentiments will fill the gap for a wide assortment of occasions.
See more of the Encouraging Words stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.
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 4!
Sankari is back with us again today with one more fun look featuring the July Release…savor it because tomorrow, we begin the August Release Countdown and you don’t want to miss that.
I love how Sankari added some interest to her look by stamping images from Miss Tiina’s Things with Wings onto patterned paper. Her sweet owl is perched upon a fabulously homey branch and the added dimension she achieved, especially in the positioning of the sun, really brings the look to life.
Have you incorporated patterned paper (especially some of our brand-new exclusive designs!) into your stamping or paper-piecing? We’d love to see! Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your work so we can see how you’ve been inspired.
We’re happy to welcome the luminous Sankari Wegman to the blog today and tomorrow to share a couple of projects featuring our recent July release.
I know it’s tempting, but please don’t eat the delectably tantalizing treat Sankari’s showcased on her card. Luscious layers and mouth-watering frosting make it hard to pull your gaze away but don’t miss the witty sentiment she has paired with that classic birthday confection. A mix of basic shapes and pretty polka dots are a great choice to bake into the finished look.
Are you stocking up on birthday cards with our July Release? We’d love to see what you’re creating! The next time you share an MFT project on social media, be sure to tag #mftstamps – we’re always on the looking for more fabulous projects featuring My Favorite Things.
Though My Favorite Things Summer School is on break again, we hope that you’re still applying the principles we taught in our first and second sessions. We really enjoy hearing how you are taking the lessons to heart and making beautiful things!
Before we announce our 10 winners, I wanted to share some wonderful feedback we received from you, our readers.
From Pat McCleary on the blog – “After seeing Stephanie’s blending of primary colors, I decided to try it. I used MFT’s herringbone bricks stencil & was so impressed with my results. I made a second card using distress inks & then for a 3rd card, I misted the top of the stencil & laid my card on top. Result was a faint outline pattern – so cool. Thanks to MFT & Stephanie for a background technique that I love!”
From littlesavedgirl on Instagram – “I love these videos. You all showed me new things last night!”
From Diane Van Cura on Facebook – “These classes are awesome.”
And now, for that moment you’ve been waiting for… the announcement of our winners from Session Two! In addition to being featured on today’s blog post, each one of these ladies will receive a $50 prize voucher from My Favorite Things!
Tricia Barber did a fantastic job melding the three secondary colors (orange, purple, and green) on her sweet shaker card. That purple party hat on the bear from the sweet Birthday Bears stamp set is the perfect finishing touch!
Geri Freeman‘s card is resplendent in various shades of aqua, totally befitting our lesson in monochromatic designs. She nailed it with various textures (vellum, enamel, sparkle) and a regimented background to make it all work.
Congratulations also to the following five participants who were randomly selected to each win a $20 prize voucher from My Favorite Things!
The projects featured this month are irresistibly cool examples of using different methods and formulas of ink to create eye-catching resist looks on your cards and projects. Ingenious? Absolutely. Keep clicking to see how this challenge inspired our talented (and inky!) team of designers.
Kimberly’s double-resist technique produces a cool layered resist pattern. After first stamping the Happy Birthday Background and heat setting, she stamped the Star Background in Versamark and used a clear embossing powder to heat emboss. Finally, she blended the gorgeous Persimmon Premium Dye Ink over the entire die-cut balloon surface. Just imagine all of the pattern mixing options this technique opens up!
Donna’s lovely look features the Balloon Strings Background. After heat embossing the pattern onto watercolor paper, she used the resulting lines to guide her watercolor application. The Peerless Transparent Watercolors produced the stunning rich hues you see here.
Ready to check out even more inspiring resist applications? Keep clicking on the rest of the team’s photos to see their interpretations of this month’s Ingenious Inking Challenge.
Ready to elevate your die cutting? Pattern and dimension are two great ways of adding interest to flat die cuts and today’s episode of MFTv will walk you through both of them. Grab a handful of Die-namics and some of your favorite small-scale background stamps and step up your die-cutting game!
Watch the video HERE to see how Kimberly created this masterpiece or just play the embedded video.
Do you love bringing a touch of nature to your paper crafts? Be sure to shop our Outdoors theme today and tomorrow and save 15% on included stamp sets and Die-namics with code OUTDOORS.
Join us for this month’s Die-namics Design as we go up, up, and away with projects featuring balloon Die-namics. Patterned, painted, textured, and peek-a-boo – so many fun embellishing options with this iconic image that just says party. Celebrate with us, won’t you?
Check out Torico’s dimensional wonder. She turned the balloon element from Blueprints 26 into a 3D hot air balloon – stunning, especially done in patterned form with our new Paper Packs. Just imagine how fun it would be to create a piece of wall art or a mobile based on this concept…my mind is reeling with possibilities!
Yoonsun’s colorful card was created with balloons die cut from watercolor paper and tinted with a variety of Premium Dye Inks. That pretty background gradient adds even more “lift” to the look!
Is your wish list filling up with an assortment of balloon Die-namics? Today is the day to treat yourself! For one day only, save $15 on your purchase of $75 or more with code 15OFF75 at checkout.
Want to see more inspiration from our team? Keep on clicking to see how they interpreted this month’s Die-namics Design challenge.
Welcome back to our final fun day with our friends from Xyron! We hope you’ve enjoyed the clever and innovative projects our creative team has created using products made by Xyron.
Design Team member Keisha Campbell used the 2.5″ Create-A-Sticker machine from Xyron to adhere all of the puzzle pieces she created for the background of her card using the Abstract Cover-Up Die-namics and the banner for the sentiment. This Xyron makes adhering elements to your card a snap!
Challenge Team member Miriam Prantner used Xyron’s Magnet Tape paired with the Barn Die-namics and cutie pie creatures from The Whole Herd stamp set and Die-namics to create this whimsical scene. Miriam raved about the magnet tape saying, “I love that it’s so lightweight and thin and easy to tear off. The magnet strength is really good too — no concerns about the pieces falling off the fridge!”
Design Team member Teri Anderson grabbed the 3″ Sticker Maker from Xyron to adhere the hello speech bubble to to speech bubble base. Teri says, “It’s great for small lines!” One cool tip Teri shared is that she die-cut the base of the bubble from cardstock strips adhered to craft foam. She quipped, “Even though the base was bulky, it made it through the 3″ Sticker Maker just fine! Love that!” The staple came from Xyron’s Plier Stapler, and Teri adhered the Triangle Screen Cover-Up, as well as the little sequins and triangle pieces, with the Wedge Shaped Glue Stick.
Xyron will be sharing two projects per day this week on their Facebook page HERE using their products paired with products from My Favorite Things. Be sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you!
You can see more from Xyron at the following places on the Internet:
Welcome back to our collaboration with our friends from Xyron! We’ll be sharing fun projects that some of the members of our creative team have created using innovative products made by Xyron.
Design Team member Jodi Collinsworked with the 2.5″ Create a Sticker machine to create stickers to adorn her planner. Jodi says, “The repositionable adhesive is perfect for those stickers I want to move from page to page!”
Design Team member Kay Millerused the fabulous Xyron Mega Runner and Wedge Shaped Glue Stick for her project. The thin white overlays for the flowers were adhered with the glue stick which worked beautifully without making any mess at all. All of the other parts of her card were adhered with the Mega Runner which lays down a fairly wide line of adhesive dots which are permanent and hold together fantastically!
Design Team member Kimberly Crawford used the 3″ Sticker Maker from Xyron in a unique way to give her dotted butterflies and all over sparkle with glitter. Be sure to check out Kimberly’s video HERE to see how she created this magical effect!
All this week, Xyron will be sharing two projects per day on their Facebook page HERE using their products paired with products from My Favorite Things. Be sure to stop by and tell them that MFT sent you!
You can see more from Xyron at the following places on the Internet:
Get into the groove of creating gift card presentations worth getting excited about with this month’s challenge. Whether gifted in the form of a card or small box, the presentation of a gift card doesn’t have to be boring and our team is ready, willing, and able to inspire your next project. From specially designed Die-namics perfect for creating slots and grooves in your cards to 3 dimensional designs that will delight the recipient, you’ll find a bit of everything in this collection of inspired designs.
Keisha took the challenge title quite literally employing the Gift Card Groove Die-namics in creating her modern take on gift card presentation. Neutral tones with pops of color brought in by the Field Day and Razzle Berry accents provide a beautiful base for that ubiquitous gift card red (she hit the bullseye with this one!)
Barbara’s showcasing a pocket full of treasures on her cheery look. The Gift Card Pocket Die-namics is designed to perfectly house a thoughtful gift. Barbara’s card is spiced up by the addition of patterned paper and accents from the Hip Clips Die-namics.
Our talented team has even more inspiration for you so click on through to each of their blogs to see how they’ve worked their magic on gift presentation. Then try your hand at making someone’s day with a thoughtful gift card of your own – tag #mftstamps when you share your look so we can see how you were inspired.