Monday, February 8, 2016

Retro Van Valentine

I just love this retro van on the Cricut Bits and Pieces cartridge, and I thought it would be perfect for a Valentine card!  I made a little Valentine logo by die cutting circles with dies from My Creative Time's Picture Perfect and Build a Banner Kit, along with a heart from Carved Heart.

I made my own sentiment by using a Cricut pen with my Explore and having it write out text using the Don Juan cartridge.  The white background piece is trimmed with the largest rectangle die from MCT's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies, and I added a few more hearts from Carved Heart around the sentiment.  

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Friday, February 5, 2016

MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale Blog Hop!

Good morning and welcome to another "48 Hour Flash Sale Blog Hop!"  Today we have a special FLASH sale going on because we have two new items that are available for sale NOW!  Since we just celebrated our 5 year anniversary, Emma thought, "Why should we end the party now... right?"

Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to receive 20% off your ENTIRE (in-stock) purchase!  Sale is happening NOW (Friday, 2/5/16), and will end on Sunday, 2/7/16, at 7 AM PST.

Now, 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.  

We have two brand new items to celebrate this sale!  First is an adorable new stamp and die set called Mad for Plaid.  I used the stamps from this set to create my plaid background piece.  There are solid stripes in various widths, and then I masked off my cardstock with post-it tape to make an even wider light pink stripe as part of my pattern.  After making my piece, I used one of the Stitched Belly Band Dies to cut a heart in the center and make a shaker card.  The sentiment behind the clear cardstock is from Belly Band Sentiments.

On this next card I used the second new set, a die set called Stitched Hearts Background.  You can see where I used the fun die that created an embossed string of hearts across my card.  I also used a couple of the heart dies included in the set to cut my larger hearts from patterned paper.  I used the 4x4 Journal Die + More for the teeny hearts!  The sentiment is from Puffy Hearts Just for You.

Here is a closer look at both of the new sets:

Mad for Plaid

Stitched Hearts Background

***Blog Hop Giveaway***

Leave your comments on every stop for a chance to win a $25 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!

Your next stop is the incredibly talented and sweet Kim!

Here's the full line-up:


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

MCT Trending Now

It's Trending Now with My Creative Time, and today we are playing with colored metallic!  I pulled out my DCWV Foiled Cardstock paper stack and cut out lots of shiny red hearts using the dies from Carved Heart.  I made a bicycle using the Way to Go dies, put a couple of hearts in the basket, and made the rest trail behind.  The wavy lines at the bottom of my card look hand drawn, but that's actually a piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug's Sweet Things 6x6 pack.  I just hand cut along one of wavy lines to give it a whimsical look.  The sentiment on the card is from Belly Band Sentiments.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see more inspiration from her and other design team members!

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine Treat Box

Last week I shared a Valentine Treat Bag I that I planned on making for all of my students.  Once I got going, however, I realized the design was too time consuming.  I kept that design for the girls in my class, and I came up with this design for the boys.  I found this cute little box with the heart enclosure in the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge.

I decorated the box with lots of My Creative Time products.  The heart is from Stitched Belly Band Dies, and I stamped "Flying by to say" from the retired set, Fly Away With Me Sentiments.  The "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment is from Teeny Tag Holidays.  I added my favorite little plane, made with the Fun Paper Airplane Die, and adorned it with a heart made with a die from 4x4 Journal Die + More.

Now I just need to finish putting a dozen of these together before next Thursday!

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