It’s Reveal Day – Don’t Be Late!

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

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 February 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 February 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: Karen B. – Comment #270

Countdown Day Four Winner: Anabel Lopez – Comment #32

Countdown Day Three Winner: Elle L. – Comment #221

Countdown Day Two Winner: Cara T  – Comment #418

Countdown Day One Winner: Mary B. – Comment #168

Congratulations to all the winners!

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

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Always say yes to donuts (and sprinkles!) You’ll go nuts for Laina’s latest stamp and Die-namics designs. We’ve got a gorgeous new STAX Die-namics, and background and stencil offerings in a time-honored pattern today as well.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 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 8:30 PM EST on February 3 on the MFT Blog.
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This trendy collection of sweet sentiments included in the Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set features a mix of fonts and phrases that can be used with the prominent “Donut” image to build a wide variety of greetings. The donut images can be layered to accent the sentiments or, use in conjunction with the Donuts Die-namics for added dimensional appeal.

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See more of the Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Mmmmm, donuts. Laina Lamb Design has delivered a delicious duo that will pair perfectly with a cup of coffee or icy glass of milk. Create two sizes of donuts complete with frosting and sprinkles. Use the sprinkle die to create a peek-a-boo effect in the large donut to back with candy-colored card stock or use the resulting sprinkles to dot either of the donuts.

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

The Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics is a fantastic addition to your collection of layer building dies. The generous size makes a statement while the fishtail end and stitching add subtle interest. The largest die nests perfectly within the largest size element in the Fishtail Banner STAX.

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

The jumbo-sized, double on-the-line style Love Die-namics can be positioned anywhere on your A2 card front to create a peek-a-boo greeting that demands attention. Use in conjunction with the phrases included in the Smitten with You stamp set to create a multitude of loving and lovable sentiments for any occasion – Valentine’s Day and beyond.

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

Elegant diamonds make a statement in either direction with the beautiful Harlequin Background.

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

This 6” x 6” stencil features rows of diamond shapes positioned to create a classic harlequin pattern. Rotate the stencil for a different proportion. To create a cool two-tone effect with a thin border, shift the stencil after applying the first color to add a contrasting second color.

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Did anything in our February 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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We showed you the new collection of colors during the first day of the countdown. Here’s a reminder though because they are just too good not to see one more time.

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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 February Release

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We’re making life sweeter with today’s collection of goodies. We’re getting very excited to release the full collection to you in just a couple more days!

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 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 8:30 PM EST on February 3 on the MFT Blog.

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The sweetest assortment of sentiments, candy confections, and graphic accents make the Candy Jar Companions stamp set the ideal choice for crafting paper treats for a variety of occasions. Layer elements for multi-colored candies and use one of the stripe options on the candy stick included in the coordinating Die-namics.

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See more of the Candy Jar Companions stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Easily create a candy-colored array of sweet treats with the Candy Jars Die-namics. Multiple dies make it fast and easy to fully stock either of the two included jar designs. Both jars include two pieces featuring emboss line detailing. Also included are two unique label designs to personalize your filled jars. Print

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

The Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-namics match the dimensions of the Rectangle Frames Die-namics but with a beautiful stitched detail running around the inner and outer perimeter of the die cuts.

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

The Free with $60 Die-namics this month is the Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Die-namics. This fun set includes metal-only dies perfect for emulating the look of the classic speech bubble. Two different styles with bubbles pointing in both directions, feature a double line of stitching leaving an interesting edge detail on both the positive and negative die cut. Cards featuring this set will get people talking.

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See more of the Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Darling dots are done right with the Polka Dot Background. This design will never go out of style – you’ll be dappling your projects with these dynamic dots for years to come.

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See more of the Polka Dot Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Perfect polka dots, in the color of your choice or embossed for subtle texture, is easy to achieve with the 6” x 6” Polka Dot Stencil.

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Are you enjoying our February 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 February Release

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Today’s countdown post features new Pure Innocence and a coordinating stamp set and Die-namics showcasing curvy lines that will add a graphic touch to your card projects.
  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 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 8:30 PM EST on February 3 on the MFT Blog.

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Pure Innocence always induces an audible “awww” and the Big Bear Hugs stamp set, with its double dose of cuteness, is no exception. Four coordinating sentiments complete the set.

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See more of the Big Bear Hugs stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Big Bear Hugs Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Set the crafty curve with the Wavy Greetings stamp set. The sentiments in this set are molded to fit the upper curve in the top of the Ride the Wave Die-namics while the graphic shape borders will nestle snugly in the bottom curve Each graphic icon is also included singly for even more embellishment options.

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See more of the Wavy Greetings stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Add a curvy splash of color to your card bases with the Ride the Wave Die-namics. Whether you use a single wave or combine the nesting die-cut shapes, you’ll be creating endless varieties of shapely looks in any color combination you can dream up.

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

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 February Release

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Ready to rock out your crafting? Today’s post is right up your alley. Let’s make some beautiful music together, shall we?

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 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 8:30 PM EST on February 3 on the MFT Blog.
Print Somebunny is thinking of you. Somebunny wishes you were here. Somebunny needs a hug. We’re so glad Birdie Brown has provided the means to recognize them all with this absolutely adorable set. Five bunnies, two chicks, and a versatile collection of sentiments and accents make this set an essential addition to your stamping tool box.

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

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

The music-themed Keep on Rockin’ stamp set will delight your eyes, entice your ears, and rock your world. A variety of all-occasion sentiments, some featuring graphic accents, create a harmonious duet with the coordinating images.

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See more of the Keep on Rockin’ stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

Acknowledge the music lovers in your life with the Headphones Die-namics. Layer the included elements, using the emboss lines for perfect placement, to create realistic, dimensional headphones in two different sizes.

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

Rock out your next card with the MP3 Player Die-namics. Each of the two included sizes features emboss line details, layering pieces for added dimension, and headphones that won’t tangle (bonus!)

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See more of the MP3 PlayerDie-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

The 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Equalizer Stencil coordinates with the Keep on Rockin’ stamp set, Headphones Die-namics, and MP3 Player Die-namics. The neat rows of stacked rectangles are ideal for multi-colored inking techniques for added interest and color coordination.

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We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the February release can be all yours! To see what we did created with today’s sneak peek products, keep clicking through our Design Team member blogs. Our February guest designer, Laurie, is joining us again today so don’t forget to make her blog a priority stop!

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The February Release Countdown Begins

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Candy colors, spring imagery, and delectable delights are just the beginning of the February release. We’re adding yet another six colors to our Replenishments line (yay!), along with fourteen new Die-namics sets, ten stamp sets, and three new stencil designs. We’re confident that his collection will make you sing.

  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on February 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 8:30 PM EST on February 3 on the MFT Blog.
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With these additional colors, we’ve brought the total to eighteen color additions over the past few releases – wow! So many opportunities to expand your collection and meet any needs you have in your crafting and card making endeavors.

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blank dividerBlueprints 22 continues in the tradition of effortlessly combining trendy features with classic components. The base panel in this set features a stitched detail around the perimeter as well as a single rounded corner. The peek-a-boo panel acts as a mini cover-up perfect for using as a layering piece or as a guide for creating a unique stitched or embellished accent. The included metal-only scalloped border matches the length of the main panel for more layering possibilities. The set is completed by a heart, a skinny strip element, a curvy tab option, and a circle with an embossed detail around the edge

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Follow the provided digital sketches, or become your own architect. Either way, Blueprints is the foundation of your creativity.

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See more of Blueprints 22 Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Lisa Johnson Designs always provides uplifting messages and Spring Tulips is no exception. This set offers three sentiments and tulips in both solid, and line drawn options for a unique look with every project. The coordinating Die-namics includes dies for each of the ten stamp images.

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See more of the Spring Tulips stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

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

The hard-working Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics does double duty creating four rectangles with a diagonal stitch line around the perimeter and leaving behind three resulting frames with a matching detail element. For optimum results, run these dies through your machine diagonally, one at a time. If more pressure is required for your machine, please add a metal shim to your die-cutting sandwich.

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See more of the Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Like the previous set, the Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square STAX Die-namics includes dies that will produce four squares and three frames featuring a diagonal stitch detail around the shape’s perimeter. For optimum results, run these dies through your machine diagonally, one at a time. If more pressure is required for your machine, please add a metal shim to your die-cutting sandwich.

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See more of the Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square STAX Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Add some natty haberdashery appeal to your projects with the Houndstooth Background. This small-scale pattern is ideal for imparting a masculine feel when done in classic colors but can easily be transformed into modern and trendy with a bright color palette.

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

For our February release, we’re delighted to have Laurie Willison joining us to share her take on the new stamp sets, Die-namics, and stencils. Welcome, Laurie!

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new February release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on February 3!

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Smitten with Lea

Join us in welcoming Lea Lawson to the blog! She’s sharing two beautiful cards with all of us today.

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but I think it is important to give love notes to your special someone all throughout the year! So for my card today I created a love card without a Valentine’s Day theme to it! I started by layering blocks of vellum & heart bokeh paper together. I then stamped the three hearts from the All My Love stamp set onto it, covered them in gold glitter embossing powder, and then heat set them. I stitched two lines to it, and then adhered the entire block to a white card base. I then splattered some gold mist to the front.

Next I stamped the sentiment from Smitten with You to a strip of white cardstock, then trimmed it to look like an arrow. I layered it with a knot of gold thread to the front of the card using dimensional adhesive. I added a gold enamel bow to the sentiment arrow to finish it!

Be sure to use your love themed goodies from My Favorite Things all year long, and create sweet sentiments for your favorite people all year long!

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I love bright & cheery colors, and I happen to think they are perfect for a nice thank you cards! And combining My Favorite Things stamps & Die-namics makes putting them together a breeze!

I started with an aqua colored card base, then die cut the dotted border from it. I added a strip of white cardstock underneath to really make them pop! Then I die cut the polka dot paper using the angled block & circle from Blueprints 18. I adhered the block to the bottom of the card using dimensional adhesive. I diecut the circle again from yellow star paper, and adhere it inside the circle on the angled paper block.

Then I die cut the star using Blueprints 18 from red & white striped paper. I layered them inside of the circle, popping up the inside star with dimensional adhesive. I die cut the banner from oatmeal card stock, and stamped the sentiment onto it. I adhered the sentiment banner below the die-cut stars. To finish, I threaded three buttons with twine and accented the circle & sentiment banner with them.

Using the Blueprints 18 Die-namics is an easy way to mass produce really amazing cards! The bright colors would be perfect for sending out thank you cards after a birthday party!

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Welcome to the Party, Karin!

We’ve been featuring cards from Karin Åkesdotter all month. She’s shown to us how fabulously well she can showcase a variety of styles and products – all with equal aplomb. Today, she’s back with one more January guest post.

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How great is this idea for a birthday invitation or party activity? A photo of the birthday boy provides the perfect canvas and a handful of die-cut accents created with the Photo Booth Props Die-namics (slide them into a coordinating envelope you’ve created with the You’ve Got Mail Die-namics!) allows the recipient to have some fun dressing up the man of the hour.

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Wait, did I say guest post? I guess technically, this is Karin’s last guest post but that’s only because with our February release countdown (which starts in just two days!) Karin is joining us as the newest member of the design team. Welcome, Karinwe’re so glad to have you.

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When it comes to beautifully unique backgrounds, Barbara can’t be topped. She’s got a way with combining subtle colors and textures into a background that provides interest to the card without overwhelming the layers positioned on top.

The Tiny Hearts Background is the perfect vehicle for adding heat embossing and a stunning watercolor resist look created with MFT ink refills. Background stamps and stencils allow for so many different mixed media techniques!

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We’d love to see what you’re doing with MFT background stamps and stencils! Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share your projects on social media so we can give you some love.

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Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

PrintBefore we get to today’s Creative Challenge, I’ve got a long list of winner’s to share from last week’s 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash series! If you’re one of the lucky ones listed, please email Susan with your name and mailing address so we can get those packages shipped out as soon as possible! Make sure to include MFT Prize Package # Winner in the subject line so we can process these quickly :) Ready?

Prize Package #1 Winners: Stamps

Tara Chaussee (commented January 19 9:54 am)

Denise Evans (commented January 19 4:44 pm)

Prize Package #2 Winners: Stencils

Michel E. (commented January 21 8:04 pm)

cathy (commented January 20 8:32 pm)

Prize Package #3 Winners: Die-namics

Ann (commented January 22 10:44 pm)

Susan Powell (commented January 23 11:06 am)

Prize Package #4 Winners: Card Stock

Shanice (commented January 23 12:01 pm)

Sabrina Radican (commented January 22 3:25 pm)

Grand Prize Winner

Karin Sylvester (commented January 24 7:14 am)

Congratulations to ALL the winners! We had such an amazing week and hope you’re all feeling just a bit more in control of your stash. We have so much more planned for the months ahead – stay with us for so much more excitement!

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Card makers are a pretty sentimental bunch overall and we think that is a great thing. We spend our time showing family and friends (and sometimes strangers!) that we care deeply for them. This month, we’ve challenged our team to embrace this season of love full-force by creating projects that feature love in the most literally way: with lots of hearts. Any color, any material – hearts will stand strong as a dominant design element that simply can’t be missed.

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Kimberly dyed hemp cord to create this stringed delight. The Stitchable Heart STAX Die-namics is the perfect choice for a look like this – the holes are already included for easy placement of your brads and cord!

Ready to see what the rest of the team has up their sleeves? Click on through for inspiration to that will keep you crafting into Valentine’s day and beyond.

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