Monday, February 27, 2017

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Paper Piecing

Paper piecing may seem daunting but with a steady hand and a little patience, you'll soon be using your stamp images to layer charming characters and scenes for your projects. Go full-out by combining lots of different patterns and colors or choose to focus on just one element, highlighting it with unexpected pattern or texture.

Paper piecing allows you to include texture or pattern in your designs in a way that simple coloring doesn't. Reach for a favorite pattern collection, or, create your own custom pattern with a small-scale background image. To learn how Stephanie created this Faux Denim Paper Piecing based on a design from Barbara, watch below. For more tips and tricks, make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel!

Accessories practically scream out for a bit of fun pattern. Francine's chilly penguin is just a little bit warmer thanks to his Tiny Check scarf and hat.

Coordinating a background with an element of the foreground image is a brilliant way of tying the whole look together. Jodi's sweet Pure Innocence is darling in her Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots.

Why not "upholster" your project with a paper-pieced element? Furniture and other scenery elements can always benefit from a pop of pattern - in this case, a classic dot from the Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack.

Feeling inspired to do some piecing of your own? Make sure to tag your next MFT project with #mftstamps - you might just be spotted!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Spring

We're currently having a fling with spring (though we're not technically there, the weather and the impending flip of the calendar page have us all aflutter.) Nothing brings on that feeling of a fresh new start like this season of rebirth and renewal. Join us today as we look forward to this most joyous time of year with a collection of springy cards, and take a peek at our Spring Theme for products to get you in the mood for crafting the season away!

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring products My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring products My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring products My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Torico featuring products My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring products My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Here's something else to get excited about - shop our collection of MFT inks (Premium Dye, Pigment, Hybrid, AND Ink Cube Sets) today and tomorrow and save 20% when you use code INK at checkout.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

MFT Color Challenge 64

We're here again with another MFT Color Challenge! Join us as we create with this week's color combination. 

This challenge features an inviting quartet to inspire your next project  Lemon Chiffon, Blue Yonder, Gravel Gray, and Black Licorice.

Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this color combination and be sure to link your project below for a chance at a My Favorite Things Gift Voucher worth up to $20.

Handmade card from Anna Koosakovskaya featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Jodi Collins featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, Dian Ratna! You are the randomly selected winner of the MFT Color Challenge. You can view all the entries from the last challenge HERE.

If you are looking for further color inspiration, feel free to download past MFT Color Combinations HERE.

You have until Wednesday, March 8th, 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 prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps and/or dies in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

Watch for shout outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps.

Join the fun at our MFT Challenge & Inspiration group on Facebook!