Monday, August 20, 2018

Exploding Birthday Box


My little boy turned TWENTY-THREE last week!  Where does the time go?  I wanted to make him something a little different for his birthday card this year, and I found this cool Explosion Box Birthday Card by Lori Whitlock that I thought was super cute! I cut it using my Cricut Maker.  I dressed up the outside with a fun stamp from Papertrey Ink's In the Bag stamp set, and on top I added a die cut made with My Creative Time's Stitched Zig Zag Dies and was able to die cut my son's age using the Pretty Bold Number Dies.


Here's a look at what you see when you open the box.  The sides fall down to reveal a cake!


On one of the flaps I stamped a sentiment from MCT's Chalkboard Birthday.

Friday, August 17, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sale & Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Time 82nd Edition Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the very talented Jessica.  If you just happened upon here, you might want to head over to Emma's blog, to the beginning of the hop.  This is a very fun release, and I hope you are as excited about it as we are!


For my project today, I made a cute little box using our recently released Mini Gift Box Die and then decorated it with the new Open if You Dare stamp and die set!  I love the cute little tag die and layer included in this set, as well as the fun bat dies!  "Open if you dare" is just one of many spooky sentiments that fit onto that tag!

Here's a closer look at the Open if You Dare.  It is available now in the My Creative Time Store


Starting on Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 8AM PST, we will be giving away this ADORABLE new Pumpkin Face Die to the FIRST 50 shoppers!  If you are one of the first 50 shoppers, it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping.  Once 50 shoppers come through, the set will be available for purchase.  So if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 50.  No exceptions will be made.  This freebie set is not a part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately!


**BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!**
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 gift card to the "My Creative Time Store" to one LUCKY winner!  All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have for winning!  Very important, please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment, just in case you are the lucky winner! 

**SALE ALERT**
Also, DON'T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW here!  Use the code AUG2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday,  August 24, 2018, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Emily
Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek #4

Are you ready for one last day of My Creative Time sneak peeks?  Today we are sneaking two last sets, and they are so fun!  Coffin Treat Pocket is a fabulous die for packaging your Halloween treats, and Open if You Dare is a wonderful stamp and die set for making cute little tags that can be used with your treats or any projects!


The Coffin Treat Pocket is a great size for packaging all sorts of treats!  At my school, we can't give out candy, so Emma gave me the idea of putting little half pencils in this pocket die, and they fit perfectly!  I dressed up the pocket with a spider from the new Witchie Witchie set that we sneaked earlier this week, and everything else is from Open if You Dare - the bats, the cute tag, and the sentiment.  Open if You Dare contains 8 fabulous sentiments that fit into that tag!

*Sneak Peek Giveaway***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on... ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information with your comment, just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!  For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it, OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!  GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek #3

We've got another sneak peek of the My Creative Time 82nd Edition release for you!  Today we are sneaking a new die set that is perfect for making an adorable Halloween treat:  the Witch Hat Topper Die! 


This die set is so cute and so EASY for making treat bag toppers!!!  I used all of the dies included to make my bag topper on my project here:  the witch hat, which is a double piece that folds at the top and sandwiches your bag in the middle, giving it a nice clean look from the back, the band, the buckle, and the cute spider! It would be so easy to reproduce these for a classroom or a party!  I didn't find any Halloween candy in the store to put into my bag, so I made these cute Mummy Milanos that I found on Pinterest instead!

*Sneak Peek Giveaway***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on... ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information with your comment, just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!  For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it, OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!  GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!

Monday, August 13, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek #2

Are you ready for another day of the My Creative Time 82nd Edition Release sneak peeks?  Today we have a really fun Halloween themed stamp and die set to share with you:  Witchie Witchie!


Witchie Witchie contains the cutest little tombstone die that comes with a layering die and an outline stamp, so there are multiple ways to use it!  You can see on my card I used both dies so that I could have tombstones of two different sizes, with stitching on one and the stamp on the other.  This set has other dies too, including the little "EEK" and "RIP." It also has a ton of fun sentiments that you can use on the tombstones or on any projects!  I watercolored my background and added a spooky tree stamp from the older Spooky Time set.  The little bats were made from dies from the older Wicked Fun Dies set.

*Sneak Peek Giveaway***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on... ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information with your comment, just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!  For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it, OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!  GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

MCT 82nd Edition Release Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 82nd Edition Sneak Peeks!  We have a fun and spooky release to share with you this week!  First off is our freebie for this month:  Pumpkin Face Die!  It is free with your order this Friday, August 17, 2018, if you are one of the first 50 shoppers, beginning at 8 AM PST.  Once 50 shoppers come through, it will be available for purchase.


I thought it would be fun to make a big pumpkin to use with this new face die, so I pulled out the Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, and cut one of them 5 times, adhering them together.  For my stem, I used a part of the doghouse from Loyal Friends, and the leaves are from A Thankful Heart.  I even inked up the edges of all of the pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I haven't done that for a while!  I love how the Pumpkin Face Die made the perfect face for this pumpkin.  Next, I adhered the whole thing to a background made with one of the Stitched Postage Frame Dies and finished off this card with a sentiment from Spooky & Creepy Night.

*Sneak Peek Giveaway***

We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on... ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information with your comment, just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!  For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it, OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!  GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday


It's another Inspire Me Wednesday with My Creative Time!  The inspiration for today's card came from this adorable card from Lexa Levana.  How cute to have popsicles falling from the sky?  And the popsicles from Anything is Popsicle are so versatile!  They are dies, so you can use cardstock, use all of the fun layers, or have fun inking them up, like I did today with Tim Holtz Distress Inks!  I also inked up a bit of the background before adding one of the sentiments from this set.  I finished off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for some more inspiration today!