Monday, October 16, 2017

MCT 72nd Edition Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 72nd Edition Sneak Peeks!  I'm just loving this release, and I think you will too!  Today we are showcasing the new Sweet Candy Cane Die and Stitched Candy Cane Background sets!


For my project today, I thought it would be fun to make a card with a big mug of hot chocolate on it.  The new Sweet Candy Cane Die makes a nice big candy cane, that is the perfect size for my mug!  I had to make a pretty large card (5 1/2" x 6 3/4") to fit this.

For the mug, I used the You Deserve a Break set.  I love the little marshmallows that come in this set too.  They look so cute paired with the candy cane!  And now that I've embossed the mug with the Stitched Candy Cane Background, I want a set of these in real life!

For a finishing touch, I added a little tag, using one of the Fun Stitched Tag Dies.  I heat embossed a sentiment from Mini Christmas Greetings and added a few hearts made with dies from 4x4 Journal Die + More.  I hope you enjoy these new sets as much as we do!

*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!

Products used on the card (except for "Sweet Candy Cane Die" and "Stitched Candy Cane Background,"  which will be available on 10/20):

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wedding Card


A colleague of mine is getting married this weekend, so I had to make her a special card!  I used my new Cricut Maker and one of the "Make It Now" projects to make the card base.  I was quite impressed with how well it cut out all of the intricate details!  The bride and groom were created with my Papertrey Ink Man & Wife Dies.


Lastly, I stamped the inside of the card with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Book Cover Details.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

MCT Made in Minutes


It's Made in Minutes Monday with My Creative Time, a day to make a quick project that doesn't take a lot of time!  One of my students has a birthday coming up next week, and I thought the Get Whale Soon stamp and die set would be perfect for his card!  I was able to piece together two of the stamps to make the sentiment, and I just love the whale stamp and die from this set!

The waves are from some Carta Bella patterned paper - the Ahoy There collection, and I trimmed the top with a die from You're a Great Catch.  I also trimmed the whole top layer of the card with one of the MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies.

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

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Friday, October 6, 2017

MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale & Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome to another 48 Hour Flash Sale!  This sale is for 48 hours ONLY and will end on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 7 AM PST.

Since the kits did so well, My Creative Time is offering another brand new exclusive kit for you!  Thankful Greetings consists of a stamp set with a coordinating die, along with a coordinating stencil!  Yes, a STENCIL!  We are so excited to share this EXCLUSIVE kit with all of you!  Now since it is exclusive, once the kits sell out, they are gone forever.


For my project today, I made a pretty fall card.  I took a piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock and used the gorgeous tree and leaf stencil from the kit to create my fall tree.  To make the grass, I just masked off part of the cardstock with post-its, and then inked up the bottom with green ink.  "Thankful" was made with a die included in the kit, and "for you" was stamped with one of the many included stamps.  Once this piece was all put together, I layered it onto my card base, along with a strip of some pretty patterned paper.


The kit also includes a beautiful die that I used to emboss an envelope to use with my card.  To do this, I just ran the envelope through my Vagabond with the die, an embossing mat, and the plates set up as I would if I were using an embossing folder instead of a die.  Such a cool look!

Here is a closer look at Thankful Greetings:

This is such a fun kit, and we cannot wait to see all of the projects everybody makes with it!  Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off your entire in-stock only purchase!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!

Leave your comments on every stop for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner!  Good Luck! 

Come hop along with us for some AMAZING inspiration using the new Thankful Greetings kit from the team! :)

 Your next stop is the incredibly talented and sweet Kim!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flying Dog Birthday


I had another student birthday this week!  I thought this cut from the Cricut Just a Note cartridge was too cute!  I adhered it onto a square cut with one of the My Creative Time  Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out.  The sentiment is put together with one from Thanks for the Lift and another from Prehistoric Holidays.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

MCT Weird Holiday


We're celebrating weird holidays with My Creative Time today!  Did you know that October 21st is "Sweetest Day"?  I didn't!  If you wanted to celebrate this holiday, I think I made the perfect card for it!  I used the You Make Life Sweet stamp and die set, and made some adorable felt ice cream cones.  I hot glued them onto my card base, which is layered with  one of the Scalloped Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment is also from You Make Life Sweet.

Confession:  I actually made this card for one of my students, who celebrated her birthday this week by going to the new Ice Cream Museum in San Francisco.  I thought it would be perfect for that occasion too!  ;-)

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more Weird Holiday inspiration!

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Monday, September 25, 2017

MCT "To Die For"


It's To Die For with My Creative Time today - a day to play with some of the wonderful MCT dies!  I just love the new Cute Gift Tag Die!  It has this adorable present layer.  I used it full size to make my gift on the left.  For the other two gifts, I first made the gifts as usual, but then, I ran the gifts through my Vagabond a second time, using the die to cut off a corner of them to make them smaller.  I just trimmed off the tops of the ribbons with scissors and then kept the bows as they were.  So easy, and it gives them a fun new look!

"Celebrate" was made with one of the Let's Party Word Dies.  I thought the card needed one more thing, so I stamped the corner of it with the firework from Huge Celebration.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for some more fun with dies!

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