It’s time for this month’s Create8. The new release by MFT stamps is packed with awesome products and I hope the video below will help you decide what you “must” have.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up on cards

giraffe card

For this card I created 3 windows using the  Circle Trio Shaker Window & Frame ( MFT | SSS ). Then I stamped the giraffe from the Playful Giraffes ( MFT | SSS ) and placed her coming out of those windows. Can you see how tall her neck is? Check the video to find out how I did that!

fall shaker card

Here is a lovely card in fall colors, perfect for Thanksgiving too. I used a stamp from BB Fall Friends ( MFT | SSS ) and also created some shaker areas with the Circle Trio Shaker Window & Frame ( MFT | SSS )

embossed card

One of the new stamp sets is the Mod Birds ( MFT | SSS ) that I used here. I love the unique design and how you can create folklore looking cards with this set. For this card I went monochromatic with simple white embossing.

birthday card

I can never have enough birthday cards and the Bundle of Balloons ( MFT | SSS ) is a perfect stamp set for that. With balloons and strings and lots of birthday sentiments! For this card I wanted a bigger and bolder sentiment so I went with the Happy Birthday Script ( MFT | SSS )

hello card

For this card I combines stamp from the Wildflowers ( MFT | SSS ) and the SIMPLY HELLO die ( SSS ). I die cut the word and then stamped on top the flowers as if they are coming from the letters. I used my prismacolor pencils to color the images and here is the outcome! A bright and happy hello card!

masculine birthday card

And here is one more birthday card for today! This time I used a older stencil with triangles and die cut my sentiment using the Die-namics Birthday Boy & Girl ( MFT | SSS ). Change the color combo of this design to your recipients favorite colors and you have a cool looking birthday card!

sentiment focal point card

Have you checked the sentiments in the Sassy Pants Best Friends ( MFT | SSS ) ?! Super fun and hilarious! So here is way to easily turn your sentiment into a focal point.

little scene card

I love little scenes on my card and MFT always comes up with adorable creates to work with. For this card I combined two new stamp sets, the Woodland Friends ( MFT | SSS ) and the Friendly Raccoons ( MFT | SSS ). All coloring was done with my Prismacolor pencils.

coupon code

When you shop from SimonSaysStamp make sure to use the code MYFG628 for 25% OFF on all My Favorite Things products.


Below you can find a list with all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Wildflowers (7451)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Wildflowers (7411)
[ MFT | SSS ]
BB Fall Friends (7441)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics BB Fall Friends (7415)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Friendly Raccoons (7455)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Friendly Raccoons (7417)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Mod Birds (7453)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Mod Birds (7419)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Woodland Friends (7449)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Woodland Friends (7421)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Playful Giraffes (7457)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Playful Giraffes (7423)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Bundle of Balloons (7443)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Bundle of Balloons (7429)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Happy Birthday Script (7431)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Birthday Boy & Girl (7433)
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things SIMPLY HELLO…
[ SSS ]
Sassy Pants Best Friends (7447)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Birdie Brown Greetings Galore (7445)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Die-namics Circle Trio Shaker Window…
[ MFT | SSS ]
Circle Trio Shaker Pouches (7464)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Stencil Captivating Mandala (7303)
[ MFT | SSS ]
Stencil Basic Shapes – Triangles — My…
[ MFT | SSS ]
Stencil Cloud (4287)
[ MFT | SSS ]
My Favorite Things BASIC SHAPES…
[ SSS ]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (5270)
[ MFT | SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia APRIL Crystals sk0418
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia GLUE sk2120
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]


  1. Wow!!! What an amazing collection of cards!!! All of them are so beautiful and have their own amazing details! So loving these card ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Such a wonderful variety of cards. They are all wonderful! I especially love the “Hello” card with the flowers and the hello die cut design.

  3. They are all fabulous but I can’t make a decision between the first two – the long neck giraffe is awesome but I love the little girl too!

  4. All these cards are super fun and creative, beautifully done! I love the little scene card best. Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder that cards don’t have to be “fussy” to be pretty!

  5. Oh how I love that giraffe card! You are so clever to have stretched his neck to make your sayings point! Total. Genius.
    I love your videos. You give us so many great ideas on how to use our stamps creatively. Please put out some more ideas soon!
    And another art journal page would be lovely too!?

  6. What a wonderful set of cards! So many great products too. I’m grateful for the 25% off coupon. I couldn’t narrow it down to just 1 card though. My favorite 3 cards are the “birthday card” “sentiment focal point card” and the “hello card”. The Sassy Pants sentiments are so fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Yup. The giraffe is my favorite card too! Although my favorite stamp set is the little girl. Unfortunately SSS has already sold out of it, but it’s on my list (as are a few others). I usually don’t bother with fall stamp sets since I don’t send Thanksgiving or fall cards, but some of these sets are too cute to pass up on. Great release by MFT. Thanks for showcasing them!

  8. The cards are all darling – really love this set! If I had to pick one, I think it would be the happy birthday with balloons! Thank you for your blog and all you share in your wonderful videos!!

  9. You are amazing, I do not get tired of watching you create all your lovely creations. You make it hard to pick a favorite I just can’t they are all so pretty.
    Thank you for sharing and helping me to try to be more creative with my cards, the problem I have is putting the right colors together, I can’t seem to get it right and you make it look so easy. Again Thank you

  10. Hsrd to pick a favorite Vicky! All of your cards are fabulous, I appreciate your hard work and the inspiration. I vote for the Hello cards. TFS

  11. Absolutely beautiful cards…as always! Such a clever idea to extend the neck of the giraffe to create a really tall look. I think it’s my favorite!

  12. Hello Vicky! I love all the cards you created. The cute scene card made me smile an the Shaker card was so clever. I also like how you shared different ideas to use the stamps ?❤️?

  13. Vicky, I always look forward to any of your videos, you are SO talented, SO much fun to watch and learn from, I wish I could sit at your table and craft with you all day! But this second-best is just great. I LOVE giraffes and have been collecting them since I was born (true fact) so of course, card no.1 was absolutely tops for me. We are so lucky to have you share your amazing talent with us. God bless Vicky, you are AWESOME!!!

  14. so ingenious how you made the giraffe’s neck longer! adorable! I also think the little squirrel is cute. Looks like I’ll be buying the triple circle die and matching shaker pouches as well. There goes my paycheck…again! thank you for the inspiration!

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