Caring Hearts Card Drive

I wanted to share one last reminder about this wonderful cause. The deadline is approaching but there is still time to share your time and talent. Please consider sending something in if you are willing and have the time!CaringHeartsLogo-03

The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. During this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly. We here at My Favorite Things are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort!

Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

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Vintage Happy Holidays

Today, we have the lovely and talented Becca Feeken joining us to share a couple of gorgeous cards with an abundance of vintage charm. Print

Hi everyone, I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be posting on the MFT Blog today! As a long time admirer, I jumped at the chance to play with some of the goodies I’ve seen so many of the MFT Design Team using. I love layers, lace, a little bit of vintage, and a tiny bit of pink, so I rolled all of that together in my first card today.

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I started with a kraft card base and added some tea stained papers followed by a piece of design paper. I layered half of a doily behind the  Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics, added lace and ribbon, and topped it off with an element from the Christmas Label and Tag Die-namics, stamped with a sentiment from Christmas Labels and Tags. It’s a step away from traditional red, green, and gold, but vintage rose and a little tinsel still ring in Christmas.

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Cream and gold are one of my all time favorite color combinations and work so well for dressy Christmas cards. For my second card I selected the Snowflake Fusion Cover-up Die-namics in cream and backed it with a layer of gold poster board. I stacked two graduated snowflakes from the Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics over layered ribbon accents and finished up by adding the word ‘joy’ from the Peace, Love, Joy Die-namics.

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You might know by now that my go-to style is layered and somewhat on the elegant side. I’m amazed that these products will lend themselves to any style you want to breathe into them. I so thank the sweet ladies of My Favorite Things for inviting me to come and play and thank you for stopping by today!

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Release Rewind Day Two

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Before getting to Day 2 of our Release Rewind, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky ladies have won $100 Vouchers to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

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from Amy Rysavy’s blog: Lea Lawson

Congratulations to you both! Your Gift Vouchers will be emailed to you sometime later today, so keep an eye out! And thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs. We appreciate you all!

Our designers are back with a second round of Release Rewind projects! Click through to each of their blogs for more November inspiration.

Please join us in extending a huge thanks to our November guest, Cristina, for all of her incredible work this past week.

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Release Rewind Day One

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The countdown is over, orders have been placed, and now our team is working to pack and ship your orders as quickly as possible because we can’t wait to see what you do with the new stamps and Die-namics. We don’t want to leave you hanging in the meantime though, so how about our talented team shares another dose of November, 2014 inspiration? Day one of our Release Rewind begins now.

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 202

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This week, we’re featuring a horizontally oriented sketch with lots of right angles and defined edges. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, November 18 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations ~amy~! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Caring Hearts Card Drive

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The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. During this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive is hosted by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly. We here at My Favorite Things are so proud to sponsor this worthwhile effort!

Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014.

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Stamp and Win with This Month’s Color Palette Challenge 11

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Life is too short to be anything but colorful. This month’s palette features the bright and fresh combination of Grout Gray, Berrylicious, Sour Apple, and Red Hot. This classic scheme is a mix perfect for projects evocative of a chilly winter day. Let’s see where this palette takes your next project. Have fun with it and make something beautiful. The November Paint Book Swatch is below – print and save every month’s swatch for instant color inspiration any month of the year!

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You have until Wednesday, December 3 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The monthly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Cindy! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s challenge. You can view all the entries for last months’s challenge HERE.

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Stamp and Win with This Week’s Card Sketch 201

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This week, we’re featuring a sketch with skewed panels accented by a simple strip element and circle accent. Be sure to link your project for a chance at the weekly MFT Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

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You have until Tuesday, November 11 at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

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Congratulations Elizabeth S.! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

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Some of the products used to create this project are included in the November 2014 release and will be available for purchase November 11.

A Big MFT Welcome to Stephanie

Last week, Stephanie shared a couple of vastly different, but equally amazing cards with us. This week, we are pleased to announce that she’s becoming a permanent fixture on the MFT Creative Team! Print

Beginning with our November release (that starts in less than a day!) you’ll be seeing Stephanie’s pretty face and stunning cards pop up as part of our sneak peek countdown – we’re so excited to be able to share more of her ingenuity in the months to come.

Before we leave you for the day, don’t forget to pop over to the boutique to peruse our latest Retirement Sale. You’ll find a vast array of stamp sets and Die-namics at 50% off. All of these products will be retired once they’re gone though so don’t wait long to take advantage of these incredible prices and stock up on your wish list items!

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Happy shopping and we’ll see you tomorrow as we embark on our November release countdown!

Peace, Love, & Joy

Just 52 days until Christmas, but who’s counting? If you’re the type of person that enjoys making and sending holiday cards, that task is probably fairly high on your crafty to-do list. Whether you  prefer a variety of individual designs or a single design that can be mass produced, there’s probably room in your process for eye-catching designs that can be prepared and assembled relatively quickly.

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Kimberly has created a beautiful card that requires minimal stamping and die cutting that is totally worthy of your card-making endeavors. A couple of panels shaped with the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics provides the base of the card while an element from the Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics and a sentiment created with the Merry Messages stamp set completes the look. A basic color palette is elegant while minimizing the steps required to complete the look.

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What do you think? Are you inspired to jump into your holiday card making headfirst? Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media – we always love seeing what you’re up to :)