It’s Time to Shop for the NEW September Products

You’ve been waiting an entire week to take home the latest Die-namics, stamp sets, and stencils. Now it’s finally time to make them yours!

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Delicate Pretty Poppies from Lisa Johnson Designs.

All of our September release products are available HERE in the MFT Boutique. Scroll to the end to see how YOU can win one of 2, $100 Gift Vouchers as part of tonight’s New Product Launch celebration!

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In addition to your favorite products, we also help you save money on every order.  We offer 3 Ways to Save with every purchase.

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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 USA order over $75.

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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 Kay Miller featuring Fall Florals stamp set and Die-namics.

We’re so thankful for all of the inspiration our team has provided over the past week. 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 September Product Launch posts linked below and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, September 3 for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. The winners will be chosen at random and the prizes will be sent out on September 4. Start now because you don’t want to miss a single post!

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It’s Reveal Day – Don’t Be Late!

It’s almost time! Set your alarm to 10:00 PM EDT, and don’t be late for our big reveal! All of the stamp sets, Die-namics, stencils, and papers we’ve been showing off over the past week will be available for purchase HERE in the MFT Boutique.

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Another release, another fabulous class PDF and Youtube playlist featuring every single class project. Whether you prefer printed directions or are a more visual learner, we’ve got you covered. I know you’ll be as inspired by our team as we are. Download the September Class PDF HERE or check out our playlist HERE.

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!

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One of the most important parts of shopping is saving. We offer you 3 ways to save with every purchase:

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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 USA order over $75.

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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 September release, for sale TONIGHT at 10 PM EST, below. Click on any of the individual graphics to view a bigger picture, and hover over the picture with your cursor to view the product name.

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Now it’s time to announce the randomly selected winners of our September Release Countdown prizes! Thanks to all of you who took the time to leave a comment during the countdown! Five lucky stampers 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: Susan White – Comment #513

Countdown Day Four Winner: Rosy Newlun – Comment #361

Countdown Day Three Winner: Chantal S – Comment #91

Countdown Day Two Winner: Misty Buck  – Comment #398

Countdown Day One Winner: CampbellNJ – Comment #129

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Day is Finally Here! Our September Release is So Close!

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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 September Release products TONIGHT, September 1, at 10 PM EDT.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on September 1. 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 September 1 on the MFT Blog.

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LONDON MOUSE

Familiar characters and iconic landmarks combine to build some of London’s most recognizable scenes in this sweet collection.

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See more of the London Mouse stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the London Mouse Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring London Mouse stamp set and Die-namics.

LONDON SKYLINE

Add some metropolitan flair to your cards with the London Skyline Die-namics. Iconic buildings and landscape features, like London Bridge and Big Ben, are sized to perfectly span the width of a horizontal A2 card, or, trim to size for a vertical look. The edge-only design allows you to create a die cut of any height for maximum versatility.

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See more of the London Skyline Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring London Skyline Die-namics.

NEW YORK SKYLINE

Add some metropolitan flair to your cards with the New York Skyline Die-namics. Iconic buildings and landscape features, like Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, are sized to perfectly span the width of a horizontal A2 card, or, trim to size for a vertical look. The edge-only design allows you to create a die cut of any height for maximum versatility.

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See more of the New York Skyline Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring New York Skyline Die-namics.

BRICK WALL COVER-UP

The Brick Wall Cover-Up is perfect for adding texture or providing background to your scenes. Use either the positive or negative or use the resulting die cut as a mask for adding color or dimension with a texture medium.

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See more of the Brick Wall Cover-Up Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Brick Wall Cover-Up Die-namics.

STITCHED INTERACTIVE WINDOW TRIO DIE-NAMICS

Delight recipients of your hand-crafted cards and tags with a trio of surprises hidden behind these interactive windows. The Stitched Interactive Window Trio features a stitched detail framing each rounded square while an emboss line along one edge allows you to easily fold back the window revealing a fun peek at the sentiment or image within.

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See more of the Stitched Interactive Window Trio Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stitched Interactive Window Trio Die-namics.

DISTRESSED STRIPES BACKGROUND

Distressed Stripes provides a new spin on a time-tested pattern modernizing the classic stripe for an entirely new look. Beautiful in either orientation or, rotate the impression for a cozy gingham look.

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See more of the Distressed Stripes Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Distressed Stripes Background.

FLEUR DE LIS BACKGROUND

This classic pattern is presented in staggered rows and a delicate size making it a perfect way of imparting a timeless look to your projects.

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See more of the Fleur de Lis Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Fleur de Lis Background.

FORMAL FLEUR DE LIS STENCIL

Delight recipients of your hand-crafted cards and tags with a trio of surprises hidden behind these interactive windows. The Stitched Interactive Window Trio features a stitched detail framing each rounded square while an emboss line along one edge allows you to easily fold back the window revealing a fun peek at the sentiment or image within.

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Did anything in our September 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.

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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.

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2 Days Until the September Release

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Laina Lamb Design is shaking things up with a bubbly collection of stamps and Die-namics. It’ll be easy to add some fizzy fun to your crafting with today’s selection of release products!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on September 1. 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 September 1 on the MFT Blog.

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SODA POP

Soda-themed sentiments add some bubbly personality and pop to your cards and projets. A wide variety of greetings, including mix-and-match phrases, are accompanied by an assortment of round graphics designed to fit the circles in the Bottlecaps Die-namics.

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SODA POP BOTTLES

Add a little pop to your projects with Laina Lamb Design’s Soda Pop Bottles Die-namics. This bubbly set includes two bottle styles, two label options, two bottle caps and a straw.

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BOTTLECAPS

Use the Bottlecaps Die-namics to easily create a row of five peek-a-boo holes in your card front or to create die-cut bottlecaps with perfectly sized interior circles for layering. Combine with the Bottlecap Letters and Numbers to spell out a simple greeting or sentiment.

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BOTTLE CAP LETTERS & BOTTLECAP NUMBERS

These small alphabet and numbers sets are designed to flawlessly fit the Bottlecaps Die-namics.

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See more of the Soda Pop stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Soda Pop Bottles Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Bottlecaps Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Bottlecap Alphabet Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Bottlecap Numbers Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Laina Lamb Design Bottlecaps and Bottlecap Alphabet Die-namics. Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Laina Lamb Design Soda Pop stamp set and Soda Pop Bottle Die-namics.

CONCENTRIC CIRCLE GIRD STENCIL

This geometric design will a cool, segmented circle to your paper crafts. Think about how well it would work as a modern take on a web for Halloween projects as well!

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Concentric Circle Grid Stencil.

Are you enjoying the September 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.

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3 Days Until the September Release

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Pure Innocence is bringing a little bit of fall to your crafting with this latest addition. An office supply favorite, classic stars, and beautiful stitched frames complete today’s sneak peek. Let’s get to it!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on September 1. 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 September 1 on the MFT Blog.

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THANKFUL FRIEND

This sweet, fall-themed set from Pure innocence features a darling little character sporting a turtleneck, fuzzy hat, and rake. A trio of leaves can be used to complete the scene while two complementary sentiments are included to impart a feeling of gratitude to friends and family alike.

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See more of the Thankful Friend stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Thankful Friend Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Pure Innocence Thankful Friend.

LABEL MAKER SENTIMENTS

Build an endless variety of all occasion greetings with the clean and graphic Label Maker Sentiments stamp set.

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LABEL TAPE

This Die-namics coordinates with the Label Maker Sentiments stamp set for perfectly sized die cuts every time. Two dies are included for each size to make quick work of creating your die cuts.

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See more of the Label Maker Sentiments stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Label Tape Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Label Maker Sentiments and Label Tape Die-namics.

STAR STRIPS

Star Strips Die-namics includes 2 strip designs with stars measuring ½”. Each design features different spacing to suit your needs and aesthetic. The angular design is a perfect complement to the Label Tape Die-namics and Label Maker Sentiments stamp set.

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See more of the Star Strips Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Star Strips Die-namics.

STITCHED FRAMES

The Stitched Oval and Fishtail Frames include a beautiful stitched detail running around the inner and outer perimeter of the die cuts for beautiful framing of your images, sentiments, and layering pieces.

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See more of the Stitched Oval Frames Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Stitched Fishtail Frames Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Stitched Oval Frames Die-namics.Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Stitched Fishtail Frames Die-namics.

We’re down to just three more days. It’s not an easy wait but it is an enjoyable one when you have beautiful samples from our talented team! Keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to with today’s products.

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4 Days Until the September Release

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Birdie Brown is always a big hit and with the September Release, two decidedly different looks are sure to get your creative juices flowing. We’re rounding out today’s sneak peek with a variety of scene-building tools including this month’s Free with $60 Die-namics.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on September 1. 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 September 1 on the MFT Blog.

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MON CHÉRI

Birdie Brown’s chic girl is flaunting Parisian flair in the Mon Chéri stamp set. She’s out on the town and ready to peruse stylish displays of sweet treats and fashionable accessories – each sized to perch perfectly on the ornamental table. Iconic Paris landmarks and sentiments in a flirty script complete the set.

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See more of Mon Chéri stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of Mon Chéri Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring the Mon Chéri stamp set and Die-namics from Birdie Brown.

HARVEST MOUSE

Birdie Brown continues to design adorable sets that are versatile enough for a variety of recipients and occasions. Harvest Mouse features five seasonally-inclined mice occupied by a variety of autumn activities. Included accouterments are designed to accessorize your mice to perfection. A trio of sentiments will complete your design in sweet fashion.

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See more of Harvest Mouse stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of Harvest Mouse Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring the Harvest Mouse stamp set and Die-namics from Birdie Brown.

PARIS SKYLINE

Add some metropolitan flair to your cards with the Paris Skyline Die-namics. Iconic buildings and landscape features, like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, are sized to perfectly span the width of a horizontal A2 card, or, trim to size for a vertical look. The edge-only design allows you to create a die cut of any height for maximum versatility.

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See more of the Paris Skyline Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Paris Skyline Die-namics,

BOUTIQUE WINDOW

The Boutique Window Die-namics provides exceptional versatility. Use the pane element to create a grid of peek-a-boo window panes in your card front. The frame can be layered on top with a separate sill that’s easy to position perfectly thanks to the subtle emboss line. Use the awning alone, thanks to the emboss line detailing, or layer the perfectly sized stripes on top for beautiful contrasting color and dimension.

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See more of the Boutique Window Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Boutique Window Die-namics.

PRAIRIE FENCE

Add to your collection of scene-building tools with the dimensional Prairie Fence Die-namics. The fence can be used alone, thanks to details like emboss lines and dimensional poke holes. Add the included horizontal planks for even more depth and interest.

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See more of the Prairie Fence Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Prairie Fence Die-amics.

STREETLIGHTS

Add some ambience to your outdoor scenes with the beautifully unique Streetlights Die-namics. This month’s Free with $60 Die-namics includes two different styles to complement a variety of scenic looks.

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See more of the Streetlights Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Streetlights Die-namics.

ENGLISH BRICK WALL STENCIL

The English Brick Wall Stencil is patterned after a popular staggered brick-laying pattern and provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of scenic looks.

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Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring English Brick Wall Stencil.

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the September release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

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The September Release Countdown Begins

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Are you ready for the September 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 beautiful stitched and floral accents.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on September 1. 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 September 1 on the MFT Blog.

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PATTERNED PAPER PACKS

With this release, we’re expanding our collection with the Fresh Squeezed Chevron Paper Pack, which features the trendy chevron pattern in a refreshing palette of vivid colors, and the Homespun Gingham Paper Pack that includes a cozy pattern in a charming palette of colors.

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.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring the Fresh Squeezed Chevron Paper Pack.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring the Homespun Gingham Paper Pack.

DELICATE PRETTY POPPIES

Delicate Pretty Poppies is a beautiful, complementary follow up to the Pretty Poppies stamp set and Poppies and Leaves Die-namics. This line art collection is ideal for watercolor, marker, or pencil coloring. The included greetings feature a beautiful collection of sentiments that will mix and match with the previously released set seamlessly.

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See more of the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Delicate Pretty Poppies from Lisa Johnson Designs.

THANKS SO VERY MUCH

Show your gratitude for gestures large and small with this gorgeous stamp set that emulates a trendy watercolored brush script in stamped form.

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See more of the Thanks so Very Much stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Thanks so Very Much.

FALL FLORALS

This gorgeous collection of flora and fauna will impart a cozy fall feel to your cards and projects. The mix of flowers, stems, and greenery can be layered with multi-step stamping to add incredible depth and interest to your projects.

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See more of the Fall Florals stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Fall Florals Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Fall Florals.

STITCHED COVER-UP COMPANION – VERTICAL

This handy design acts as both a frame and sentiment strip in one. Layer over other Cover-Ups in your collection for an infinite variety of looks. As a bonus, the interior shapes feature a stitched perimeter as well – perfect for a detailed inlaid look or for use on your next project!

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See more of the Stitched Cover-Up Companion – Vertical Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Stitched Cover-Up - Vertical Die-namics.

ETCHED FLOWER BACKGROUND

Line art flowers evoke an art deco feel that looks fabulous stamped as-is in classic black and white or vibrant color but also provides a beautiful base for watercolor, marker, or pencil coloring.

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See more of the Etched Flower Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Etched Flower Background.

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new September release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on September 1!

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Chevron Surprise

We have one last guest post from Vanessa Menhorn today – she’s brought us some incredible inspiration this month. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, Vanessa.

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Hello again! It’s Vanessa Menhorn with my last projects on the My Favorite Things blog. I am thankful that I had the chance to share my cards here, so the two cards I am showing you today are “thank you” cards.

Handmade card from Vanessa Menhorn featuring Scribble Roses and Scribble Roses Overlay from Lisa Johnson Designs.

For the first card, I used the Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics and the Scribble Roses Die-namics. I started with a panel of watercolor paper and inked the middle portion with Distress Inks and flipped on some water droplets from a brush. Then I die cut the rose bases from it. On top, I adhered the overlays that I die cut from white card stock. It is very difficult to see in the photo, but I stamped and heat-embossed “thanks” from the Encouraging Words set onto the bottom left portion of the panel before attaching it to the card. Next I added the roses using foam tape and some leaves that I had die cut from the white card stock. The card was finished off with some clear sequins.

I have to admit that it took some time to assemble the second card, but I like how it turned out:

Handmade card from Vanessa Menhorn featuring Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics.

Here I wanted to showcase the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics. I masked stripes on a panel of watercolor paper and inked them to create a rainbow. Then I removed the masks and die cut the Cover-Up. Next I die cut the Cover-Up twice from black card stock. I adhered the inked panel to the card and then I layered the chevrons before adhering them, always assembling two black chevrons first with an inked one on top. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from You Have My Heart onto a strip of black card stock and adhered it. To finish the card off, I added sequins matching the colors of the stripes.

Phew. I honestly couldn’t stop myself from creating more projects. If you liked my cards, I would be so pleased if you would hop to my blog to find more detailed photos of these cards plus extra projects I made with the amazing My Favorite Things August Release. Thank you for your sweet comments and thanks again to the lovely folks from My Favorite Things for having me! I enjoyed it immensely!

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Let’s Have a Tiki Party

Please join me in welcoming Vanessa Menhorn back to the blog again today.

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Hello everyone! It’s Vanessa Menhorn again and I am happy to be back with two more cards using the wonderful August Release. How about a little Tiki Party inspiration? I loved playing with this set and here is the result:

Handmade card from Vanessa Menhorn featuring the Tiki Party stamp set and Die-namics.

On this card, I wanted to create an interesting, tropical, summery, sunset kind of background. But first, I stamped the palm trees onto a panel of watercolor paper and masked them. Next I applied Distress Ink with an ink blending tool, starting from the top and working to the bottom, always blending the colors when applying a new one. Then I applied little drops of gold spray ink and heat-embossed the “Mahalo” using gold embossing powder. After I had removed the masks, I colored the trees using various grey Copics (because I believed it might look like this during sunset.) I stamped, colored, and die cut the little statues and adhered them with foam tape before attaching the panel to the card base.

And here is another card I made with the Tiki Party set:

Handmade card from Vanessa Menhorn featuring the Tiki Party stamp set and Die-namics.

Again, I did a lot of masking. I stamped and masked the hibiscus flowers and the leaves, then I applied ink around them and added drops of the same ink with a brush and water. I stamped the “Aloha” and removed the masks. After I had colored the flowers and leaves with Copics, I adhered the panel to the card.

I hope to have inspired you today! Tomorrow I’ll be back with my last cards for the My Favorite Things blog. I’d be so happy if you’d visit again tomorrow. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Summer School Session Three Winners

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MFT_DT_SusanOpel_200pxThough My Favorite Things Summer School has officially come to an end *sob*, we hope that you’re still applying the principles we taught in all three of our sessions. We really enjoy hearing how you’re 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 Ruth Gauss on the blog – “Thanks so much for the best summer school ever!”

From Donna Rinckel on the blog – “I’ve had such fun learning new things with the summer school. I didn’t get to participate as much as I had hoped but I’ve enjoyed the lessons and the fun cards produced!”

From JaneenK on the blog – “Thanks for these classes. I haven’t had time to even look at them until this week and thought I would play along as a way to say thank you for doing this. I’ve learned a lot even though I’ve been stamping for thirteen years.”

From Diane on the blog – “I’ve enjoyed this series of classes so much, thanks for doing this summer school, MFT! I can’t wait to see what September has in store for us!”

From dotjiris on Instagram – “Enjoyed all of the lessons. Definitely learned some stuff!”

And now, for that moment you’ve been waiting for… the announcement of our winners from Session Three! 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!

Repetition

Handmade card from Elizabeth Sarkisyan.

Elizabeth Sarkisyan created this pretty AND clever shaker card using the repeated elements of the circles (from Blueprints 23) and the flowers (from Modern Blooms). Her saturated color choices and placement of all of the elements gives a sense of movement and balance. Well done, Elizabeth!

Symmetry/Asymmetry

Handmade card from Diane Jaquay.

Diane Jaquay‘s winning entry has an awesome story behind it. The stamped floral piece on this card was actually a leftover from her entry for the repetition challenge. Diane says, “Too often I end up tossing things, so I’m always very happy when I can incorporate them into another card.”

In creating her card Diane remarked, “After I’d assembled the elements on the right side of my asymmetrical card, it looked off balance to me so I incorporated Yoonsun’s tip of adding a strip on the left side.  That did the trick, and the card felt perfectly balanced with the addition of the black and white patterned paper strip.  I love the things I’m learning in MFT Summer School!” And a gold star for Diane since she managed to have a winning entry in all three sessions of MFT Summer School!

Hard vs. Soft

Handmade card from Larissa Heskett.

Larissa Heskett did a phenomenal job pairing hard and soft elements in this lovely masterpiece. As she says in her blog post, “I’ve used felt to create my flower cluster design, and then I added a few buttons to the centers to help harden the design a little! I think the elements balance really nicely between hard and soft. What do you think?” We think it’s GREAT, Larissa! And the stripes add a hard edge, too.

Color Saturation

Handmade card from Pauline Adamson.

Pauline Adamson‘s winning card in the Color Saturation challenge shows a pretty rendition of a card using deep color saturation. We’re delighted to see that Pauline played along all week with our five challenges.

Color Temperatures

Handmade card from Diana Nguyen.

Diana Nguyen created this breathtaking card by using the warm colors yellow and orange for this gorgeous bouquet of flowers using the Lily Die-namics. Diana says, “I went with a warm color scheme in honor of this hot hot hot weather we have been having.  It’s a stretch for me as I prefer blues and greens but it’s good to stretch my creativity a bit.” I think you’ll agree that she should stretch herself more often!

Congratulations also to the following five participants who were randomly selected to each win a $20 prize voucher from My Favorite Things!

MeganBeth | Greta H. | FoleysFriend | JaneenK | Amber P.

All winners: Please send an email to sropel87@gmail.com with your preferred email address so that we can send you your voucher!

Don’t forget to take away the My Favorite Things Summer School Session Three Study Guide. Download it HERE, and then print it. It will be a handy tool that you can refer to as you design!

blank dividerAnd in case you missed the any of the lesson from MFT Summer School, you can find the fifteen classes at the links below:

Session One: Rule of Thirds | Focal Point | Movement/Flow | Line | Quiet Space

Session Two: Gallon/Quart/Pint | Complementary | Primary | Secondary | Monochromatic

Session Three: Repetition | Symmetry/Asymmetry | Hard vs. Soft | Color Saturation | Color Temperatures

Thanks for a fun summer of learning! Class dismissed.

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blank dividerSusan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things