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, inks, and papers 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 July 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 July 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: Lynne in NI – Comment #377

Countdown Day Four Winner: Dawn B. – Comment #603

Countdown Day Three Winner: Kelley_R – Comment #18

Countdown Day Two Winner: Michele  – Comment #434

Countdown Day One Winner: Wendy – Comment #102

Congratulations to all the winners!

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

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We’ve reached the final day of the countdown – time for the latest from Miss Tiina, more party favorites, and our newest Free with $60 item. You’ll be able to shop for all of the new July Release products TONIGHT, July 7, at 10 PM EST – mark your calendar, set an alarm, don’t forget!

We’ve got something special to help get you through the day while you wait for the release though. Five of our fabulous designers have created mini classes to help you recreate some of their stellar projects. You can download all five tutorials in one easy PDF. Grab yours HERE and have fun creating beautiful projects inspired by our designers. If you share a project based on one of these classes, be sure to tag #mftstamps on your social media uploads so we can see what you’ve created!

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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 July 7. 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 July 7 on the MFT Blog.

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THINGS WITH WINGS

Birds and butterflies and ladybugs – oh my! Miss Tiina has incorporated a bit of everything in this collection of Things with Wings. Coordinated accessories include a tree, birdhouse, birdbath, clouds, and sunshine. Diminutive sentiments make a petite statement in simple style and encompass a variety of occasions.

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See more of the Things with Wings stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Things with Wings Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Miss Tiina's Things with Wings stamp set.

PARTY PATTERNS

Mix, match, and layer your way to festive and playful patterns. This set includes solid, scribble, and dotted circles for creating endless colorful combinations.

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

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring the Party Patterns stamp set.

POP-UP BIRTHDAY

Anyone who receives a card or package accented by the fun Pop-Up Birthday Die-namics – this month’s Free with $60 item – will be delighted by this dimensional surprise. Each word measures 9/16” in height and features a subtle emboss line along the bottom edge to ensure easy folding of each letter. Words come individually so you can position them in whatever configuration you desire.

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See more of the Pop-Up Birthday Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Mayuri featuring the Pop-Up Birthday Die-namics.

VINTAGE BUTTONS

The Vintage Buttons Die-namics includes six delicate designs that evoke a vintage vibe perfect for accenting your projects. Subtle pierced and embossed details and a variety of sizes and edges ensure you’ll have the perfect notion for any application.

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

Handmade cards from Keisha Campbell featuring the Vintage Buttons Die-namics.

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND

A veritable constellation of angles, lines, and spaces – that’s what you get with the fabulous Abstract Background. Pepper your project with tone-on-tone pattern, heat emboss and watercolor, or add some pop to die-cut shapes with this vibrant design.

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Handmade cards from Donna Mikasa featuring the Abstract Background.

ABSTRACT STENCIL

Do you prefer the Abstract pattern in stencil form? We’ve got that! Emboss, sponge, and mist your way to this beautifully complex pattern based on simple lines and angles.

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Handmade cards from Francine  Vuilleme featuring the Abstract Stencil.

METALLIC PAPERS

Metals and foils are HOT right now and I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the range of trendy card stocks we’ve been adding to the shop. Shiny, brushed, glittered – so many choices. You’ll definitely want to add a pack or two to your cart when you check out with all of your birthday-themed goodies. Nothing says it’s time to party like a little sparkle! Find all of our metallic options in the Specialty Papers section.

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Did anything in our July 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 July Release

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Have you been wishing for more stamp and Die-namics options for your collection of birthday themed products? Wish no more!

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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 July 7. 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 July 7 on the MFT Blog.

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BRUSHSTROKE BIRTHDAY

Adding a personal hand-lettered touch to your projects is as easy as inking and stamping with the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings stamp set. This collection includes a variety of birthday-appropriate sentiments in a trendy brush script font.

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

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Brushstroke Birthday stamp set.

BRUSHSTROKE BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

Make a happy birthday wish with the trendy Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics. This sentiment set features a brush script font and can be used in conjunction with the Brushstroke Birthday stamp set for an even more dynamic look.

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See more of the Brushstoke Birthday Greetings Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics.

BIRTHDAY WISHES & BALLOONS

Hand-drawn sentiments in a whimsical mix of script and sans serif text combined with heart and balloon accents make the Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set an essential addition to your collection of birthday supplies.

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See more of the Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set HERE or by watching the video below.

See more of the Birthday Wishes & Balloons Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set and Die-namics.

BIRTHDAY BALLOONS

Mix in the Birthday Balloons Die-namics with the images and sentiments in the Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set for fun and festive birthday projects. Use the Birthday Wishes & Balloons Die-namics to mat these for even more dimension.

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

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring the Birthday Balloons Die-namics.

BIRTHDAY PRESENT

This innovative Die-namics creates a dimensional accent perfect for cards, tags, and package décor. Use the emboss lines to guide your folding. The lid slides over the box base – tuck a fun surprise inside! This set includes a triangle element to create a tissue paper insert and a multi-layered ribbon to complete the look.

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

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the Birthday Present Die-namics.

Assembling the Birthday Present Die-namics is a breeze – check out this step-by-step pictorial to see how easy it is.

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BALLOON STRINGS BACKGROUND

This fun pattern emulates the look of a multitude of balloons dancing their way across your cards. Use with any number of balloon Die-namics, or standalone, to create an exciting pattern positioned horizontally, vertically, even diagonally!

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

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring the Balloon Strings Background.

Are you enjoying the July 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 July Release

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No clowning around – today’s sneak peek is FULL of fun and amusement. Let’s party with the Pure Innocence line to kick things off. Then we’ll turn to Laina Lamb Design for some pretty pieces perfect for planners and beyond.

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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 July 7. 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 July 7 on the MFT Blog.

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BE MIME

When you don’t have the words, allow Pure Innocence Be Mime to convey your intentions. This charming character won’t be boxed in to a specific occasion – the included sentiments cover an endless variety of occasions.

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

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

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp set and Die-namics.

CLOWNING AROUND

It’s not a party without a clown! The Pure Innocence Clowning Around set features a hat, oversized shoes and overalls, and a balloon for lots of fun coloring and pattern making opportunities. A trio of sentiments ups the versatility to encompass both birthday, and everyday applications.

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

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

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Pure Innocence Clowning Around stamp set and Die-namics.

BIRTHDAY CENTERPIECES

Does any occasion warrant a confetti-filled shaker card more than a birthday? Create festive, interactive cards with one innovative set with the Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics. This Die-namics features a circular sentiment window element just begging to be filled with a mix of shaped confetti in a riot of happy colors. The window features a stitched detail around the perimeter to finish the look off to perfection. The included confetti elements feature three classic shapes – each positioned in an individual strip to easily create a multitude of confetti with a single pass through your machine.

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

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics.

HIP CLIPS

Hip Clips include a plethora of clips and accents for your cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, and planners. This collection includes 7 slide-on elements and a wide assortment of detailed embellishments perfectly sized to accent them.

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

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Hip Clips Die-namics.

CREATIVE CLIPS

Creative Clips are a fantastic addition to your craft tool collection. You’ll reach for this set to adorn cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, and planners. Attach these die cuts to paperclips for easy accents that can be used again and again. Included emboss lines make it easy to create perfectly placed folds.

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

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Creative Clips Die-namics.

ARROW GREETINGS

The all-occasion Arrow Greetings are anchored by trendy arrow bases. Use these directional greetings alone as sentiments or accents on your cards and projects or add complementary stamped sentiments to complete longer phrases.

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

Handmade card from Mayuri featuring Arrow Greetings 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 July Release

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Birdie Brown Birthday Bears kick things off for us today. These sweet ursine wonders will be unbearably cute additions to your birthday cards and scrapbook layouts. Also in the cads today: a new frame option, a jumbo-sized update to a Lisa Johnson Designs favorite, and more starry goodness.

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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 July 7. 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 July 7 on the MFT Blog.

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BIRTHDAY BEARS

Birdie Brown’s Birthday Bears come bearing gifts. (And cake! And balloons!) Three large bears and two small can be combined with included accents and a variety of coordinating sentiments for a multitude of celebratory looks.

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

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

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring the Birdie Brown Birthday Bears stamp set and DIe-namics.

JUMBO PEEK-A-BOO CIRCLE WINDOWS

Do you love the Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics? We’ve added the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics for even more exciting window options! This set creates holes in two styles in your card fronts and panels leaving a decorative stitched border around the window perimeter.

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See more of the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics.

PIERCED SHAPE FRAMES

Introduce a brand new pattern detail into your collection of classic frame shapes with the Pierced Shape Frames Die-namics. This variation features fine pierce holes around the perimeter of your shape for subtle interest and texture.

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See more of the Pierced Circle Frames Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring the Pierced Circle Frames Die-namics.

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

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring the Pierced Oval Frames Die-namics.

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

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring the Pierced Rectangle Frames Die-namics.

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See more of the Pierced Square Frames Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring the Pierced Square Frames Die-namics.

STAR CELEBRATION BACKGROUND

The Star Celebration Background features classic stars in a variety of sizes scattered randomly across the surface of your projects creating a beautiful replica of a starry night sky.

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

Handmade card from Mayuri featuring the Star Celebration Background.

STAR CELEBRATION STENCIL

Do you prefer the versatility a stencil offers? The Star Celebration Stencil offers the same constellation of stars but in a form that allows for embossing, texture, and a plethora of color applications..

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Handmade card from Torico featuring the Star Celebration Stencil.

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the July 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 July Release Countdown Begins

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I have a confession to make. We’ve been keeping a secret for awhile and finally, it’s time to share it with the world. What better time than our birthday month to introduce our brand new Patterned Paper Packs? We are so excited to share this collection with you and especially, to see how you’re inspired to use them in your projects. We’ve got a big, exciting release ahead so let’s get started!

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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 July 7. 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 July 7 on the MFT Blog.

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PATTERNED PAPER PACKS

My Favorite Things is proud to introduce our brand new line of patterned papers. These 24 sheet packs include 2 each of 12 different designs and coordinate perfectly with our line of exclusive card stocks. The 6” x 6” size makes these papers ideal for card making but equally fitting for creating accents and embellishments for a variety of paper-crafting applications. For our initial offering, we’re releasing the The Dots & Stripes Sorbet Paper Pack, which features classic patterns in a fresh, fruity color palette, and the Plaid Patterns Paper Pack that includes a bright mix of colors in a quintessentially preppy plaid.

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 Kimberly Crawford featuring the Dots & Stripes Sorbet Paper Pack.

Plaid Patterns 6 x 6 Paper Pack

Handmade card from Torico featuring the Plaid Patterns Paper Pack.

PIGMENT INKS

This month, we’re releasing five new colors of our exclusive line of slow-drying pigment ink. This ink is perfect for embossing and general stamping using clear and cling rubber stamps. MFT Pigment Inks are acid-free, archival, and fade resistant. They are water resistant and produce crisp, vibrant impressions. They feature a raised pad for use with any size stamp. Pigment Inks are color-matched to coordinate with our complete line of Replenishments.

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BLUEPRINTS 26 DIE-NAMICS

Let’s party! Blueprints 26 includes everything you need to assemble complete birthday cards for any recipient on your list. A stitched base panel features two rounded corners to add an unexpected twist. The edge-only “birthday” sentiment allows you to create a die-cut greeting of any height while the balloon edge provides a festive way to shape your card fronts. Accessories include a script “happy” sentiment, single balloon and string for inflating an entire bouquet of birthday happiness, a string bow, and top-stitch flag.

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See more of the Blueprints 26 Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Inge Groot featuring Blueprints 26 Die-namics.

PIECE OF CAKE

Bake a delectable birthday treat in the flavor of your choice – it’s truly a Piece of Cake. Separate cake layers, frosting, and candles can be customized for each recipient. The assortment of candles can be used as tally marks because another year is a thing to celebrate! The punny sentiments add some humor to the finished look – there’s nothing #awkward about that!

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

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the Piece of Cake stamp set.

SPLIT DIAGONAL BACKGROUND

Go bold with the Split Diagonal Background. This energetic pattern will leaves you dizzy with excitement as you craft thoughtful masterpieces for friends and family.

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

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring the Split Diagonal Background.

SPLIT DIAGONAL STENCIL

Similar to the Background stamp of the same name, the Split Diagonal Stencil adds versatility to your crafting collection providing the opportunity to dry emboss, mist, paint, and sponge dizzying stripes onto your projects.

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Handmade card from Torico featuring the Split Diagonal Stencil.

DECOR & MORE NUMBER DIE-NAMICS

The Decor & More Letter Die-namics are awesome but if you want to make a BIG statement for birthdays and anniversaries, these numbers are a necessity. We’re expanding our Decor & More collection this month with complementary Die-namics in number form. *Please note, the “7” Die-namics will be available soon.

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Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring the Decor & More - 2 Die-namics.

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new July release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on July 7!

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Butterfly Hi

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Hello friends! I’m back again today with a fun summertime card using the new Flutter of Butterflies – Lace Die-namics.

Handmade card from Karen Giron featuring the Flutter of Butterflies - Lace Die-namics.

I love the different sizes and patterns this Die-namics set offers and I thought this particular butterfly would work fantastic as a Monarch. To create this look, I cut out the butterfly in Black Licorice, Persimmon, Orange Fizz, and Smooth White card stock and then paper pieced all the colors into place. To keep all the colors in place, I added some clear tape to the back of the black butterfly frame, which gave me a sticky surface to add the inside pieces. You could also use the Flutter of Butterflies  – Solid Die-namics in Black Licorice underneath for a nice solid card stock base.

Handmade card from Karen Giron featuring the Flutter of Butterflies - Lace Die-namics.

The sentiment is one of the Happy Hello Die-namics, which I cut out in Smooth White card stock and I looped it around the butterfly and adhered it to the flower with Glossy Accents. I created the flower background with various sizes of the Plentiful Petal Die-namics set in Lemon Drop card stock, and then added some inky accents with the Abstract Art stamp set. Those little ink splatters are a fabulous way to fill in empty spaces!

It has been great being a guest designer this past week! Have a fantastic day.

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You are a Star

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Hi everyone! It’s Carissa Wiley here again with a guest post here on the My Favorite Things Blog! Today I’ve created a fun card for you featuring the adorable Tutu Cute stamp set, along with some other fun new products. And I’ve managed to create it WITHOUT gold glitter cardstock 😉 I have created a video tutorial over for this card, and you can check that out by visiting my blog HERE.

You are a Star handmade card from Carissa Wiley featuring the Tutu Cute stamp set and Die-namics from Pure Innocence.

I started out by stamping this adorable ballerina from the TuTu Cute stamp set in black pigment ink. I wanted to heat emboss this image so that when I watercolored it, the watercolor would stay inside the lines. I added clear embossing powder and this gives me a nice, crisp, image. I used watercolor markers to color my image, but you can use whatever coloring medium that you prefer, including dye inks, to color yours. I love the softness that the watercolor gives the image. I finished her off with a little sparkle by adding some Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker over the top of her dress and tutu.

You are a Star ballerina close-up from Carissa Wiley featuring the Tutu Cute stamp set and Die-namics from Pure Innocence.

I cut out the adorable ballerina using the coordinating TuTu Cute Die-namics. I love the convenience of coordinating dies. Yay for no fussy cutting! They’re perfect for cutting out the stamped images or creating masks. You can also use them to create a debossed outline around your stamped images. I embossed the Myriad Dots background stamp in gold embossing powder on some heavyweight vellum. I used the Stitched Circle STAX to die-cut the vellum. I love the look of embossing, especially gold, on vellum. Remember to prep your surface with an antistatic tool too keep embossing powder from sticking to areas that you may not want. This gives her the perfect sparkly background to stand on. You’d pay a lot of money for a gold embossed vellum in a craft store, but this is an easy way to make your own with any stamp that you prefer. I also used this same background stamp to clear heat emboss the background of my card to create some texture.

You are a Star dotted vellum detail from Carissa Wiley featuring the Tutu Cute stamp set and Die-namics from Pure Innocence.

I created some coordinating gold card stock by pressing my embossing pad to some white card stock and adding gold embossing powder to it. This was the perfect card stock to cut the star sentiment from the Stars and Wishes Die-namics. I layered that up with some vellum, cut with the coordinating Count the Stars Die-namics. I love to use vellum layers behind die-cut sentiments. It creates a soft halo effect.

You are a Star gold embossed card stock detail from Carissa Wiley featuring the Tutu Cute stamp set and Die-namics from Pure Innocence.

In order to create the rest of the sentiment, I had to do some creative inking and stamp surgery. I stamped it on the banner die cut from the Blueprints 25 Die-namics. Love the versatility of the Blueprints sets! You can see exactly how I accomplished the stamp surgery and creative inking in the video tutorial over on my blog.

You are a Star gold embossed card stock detail from Carissa Wiley featuring the Tutu Cute stamp set and Die-namics from Pure Innocence.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed this card project. And thank you to the kind people at My Favorite Things for inviting me to share here. Until next time, have a fabulous day!

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Summer School Winners

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MFT_DT_SusanOpel_200pxThough My Favorite Things Summer School is on break, we hope that you’re still applying the principles we taught in our first session. It was so fun to hear about your lightbulb moments as each lesson unfolded.

Before we announce our 10 winners, I wanted to share some wonderful feedback we received from you, our readers.

From Susie on the blog – “I’ve been a fan of MFTstamps for a very long time… Most companies or designers would charge for this valuable advice, which makes me admire MFTstamps even more… You can bet I’m going back through from the beginning because I don’t want to miss a single tidbit of information. Kudos to all for such a wonderful summer school session!”

From meghanshea3377 on Instagram – “I just wanted to say THANK YOU @mftstamps ! I placed my first online order last week and was AMAZED at how fast it got to me. It literally took 36 hour approximately. Needless to say…. I placed another order last night and have already received email notification it in transit. Reason a million why I love your company (and obviously your products!) everyone else- if you guys haven’t have ordered from them online…DO IT! You won’t be disappointed!”

From Judy Sander on the blog – “Since I can’t afford to go to art school, these lessons are simply wonderful for me. In my 3 years of making cards, I never thought about ‘composition’. New awareness I will not forget. Thanks so much. The cards on movement and flow are awesome. This lesson was the hardest for me, but the video really cleared things up. Thank you, thank you.”

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

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds Winner

Wendy McGaffey nailed the Rule of Thirds lesson with this gorgeous card. Her intentional placement along the imaginary grid lines makes this a stand out in design.

Focal Point

Focal Point Winner

Rae Barthel expertly drew all the focus to the circle, sentiment, and butterfly in her design. The pretty patterned papers serve as the perfect backdrop for the Focal Point of her card.

Movement/Flow

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Vanessa Menhorn created magical Movement in her design leading the eye from the gnome to the colorful arch of hearts and sequins to the sentiment.

Line

Line WInner

Diane Jaquay drew the eye across her card with wonderful watercolor lines. We love her use of Line to balance the design. The dimension created with the Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics really makes this design top-notch.

Quiet Space

Quiet Space Winner

Michelle Short epitomized the soft and sweet balance of Quiet Space in her lovely card. It takes a great deal of restraint to pull off this look, and Michelle did it with panache!

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

Susan Lang | JJHere | Liz O. | Greta H. | Marilyn

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 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 whole week of learning, you can find the five classes at the links below:

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

Until next time! Class dismissed.

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MFTv – I Don’t Know What I’d Do Without You

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Totally luxe, completely rich – gold just adds something special to cards and paper crafted projects. Last week, we featured the beautiful metallic texture pastes. This week, we’re taking that precious metal look in a slightly different direction with a gorgeous foiling technique. With three different foil colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect complement to your next project. Did we mention it’s easy? And that this technique provides yet one more way to put that collection of stencil to use?

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring metallic foiling technique.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring metallic foiling technique.

Watch the video HERE to see how Kimberly created this masterpiece or just play the embedded video.

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