Monday, January 15, 2018

MCT 75th Edition Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 75th Edition Sneak Peeks!  We have quite an adorable release to share with you this week!  First off is More Scalloped Heart Dies!  This set contains five dies - 2 stitched hearts, each with an adorable scalloped layer, plus a "love" die. 


 For my card today I used three of the new dies.  I cut "love" from black cardstock and layered it over the two heart die cuts.  Don't you love the teeny heart cut-outs in the scallops?  So adorable!  All of the patterned papers I used today are from a darling paper pad I picked up at Michael's, called Girlsquad, from Recollections.

I made the banner using one of MCT's Sentiment Label Dies. Since I was using the little heart dies from 4x4 Journal Die + More and had that set out, I used the large square die from that set to cut off the top of the banner to make it just the right size for my card.

*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!
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Go-Kart Birthday


My nephew's birthday is next weekend, and he is planning a go-kart party, so this cut I found in the Silhouette Online Store was just perfect for his card!  I wanted some black and white checked paper to add to the card and didn't have any, so I found a free pattern online, uploaded it to Cricut Design Space, and then did a print and cut with my Cricut Maker.  Perfect!  Then, my background was looking a bit plain, so I used my Scor-Pal to add some embossed lines.  Finally, I added the perfect sentiment, from My Creative Time's The Adventure Begins stamp set.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MCT Birthday Palooza



It's a Birthday Palooza with My Creative Time!  We always need to make birthday cards, right?  I made this one for my sister-in-law.  She's just getting into mountain bike riding, so I thought the adorable little bike stamp from the Main Street stamp set would be perfect!  I inked it up using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Bubble Gum, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Green Hills, and Cornflower.  Then I used the die and a stamp from Happy Everything to make my sentiment.  Some Simon Says Stamp's Moonshine Confetti finished off this card.

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

Quick & Easy Thank You


If you're still working on thank you notes from the holidays, I have a very quick and easy idea for you.  I started with a piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock, and made a 3 1/2" x 5" card base.  I inked up a small portion with Tim Holtz distress inks, using Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  Then, I just added a fun die cut (hearts from the new My Creative Time I Adore You kit) and a sentiment (from MCT's Hey There Little Lady).  Super simple, but I love how it turned out!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Sending You Love


I just love the new My Creative Time I Adore You kit!  I used it again for today's card, using the same Tim Holtz Distress Ink's, Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick, that I used last week.  After inking it up, I used the sweet "Love" die and cut twice, layering the die cuts on the card.  The "sending you" stamp is from a retired MCT set, Pain Pain Go Away.  A few gold Neat & Tangled sequins finished it off!

Friday, January 5, 2018

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, January 7, 2018, at 7 AM PST.

We have an amazing new kit we are showcasing!  I Adore You consists of a stamp set with coordinating dies, along with a coordinating 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 started with the beautiful heart stencil from the kit and used two different Tim Holtz Distress Inks with it:  Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick.  I then used one of the pretty heart dies and made two die cuts.  I inked up one of the outline hearts with the Candied Apple ink and adhered it to the second outline heart to give it a lot of dimension before adhering it to my card base.  I then adhered one of the plain white heart inlay parts inside.  For the second inlay piece, I first inked it up with the Worn Lipstick ink before adhering it inside.  Finally I added a sweet sentiment from the kit and a few of Simon Says Stamp's Moonshine Confetti.

Here is a closer look at I Adore You:


This is such a fun kit, and we cannot wait for you to see all of the projects the team has created 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 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 I Adore You kit from the team! :)

 Your next stop is our talented new design team member Kendra!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cricut Bright Pad Case


I got a Cricut Bright Pad for Christmas, and I was really excited to find Lorrie Nunemaker's YouTube video giving detailed instruction on how to sew a case for it!  Her videos are awesome, which I really appreciate since I do not know how to sew.  This is actually only my third attempt at sewing on fabric (I bought my sewing machine years ago for stitching on cards), and going right to a project with a zipper in it may not have been the best idea.  I think this project took her about 30 minutes, and it took me 6 hours!  However, I did finish it, and even though it's not perfect, I am pretty happy with it!


One of the best parts Lorrie's tutorial is that she has you make pockets inside to hold the power cable and tools!  I got all of my fabrics at Joann's.  For the outside, I bought outdoor canvas, and for the lining, I bought a cotton print.  


I also used my Cricut Easy Press to iron on "shine bright" that I purchased on Etsy and cut with my Cricut Maker.  The Bright Pad is so handy to help with weeding!

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