Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Birthday Owl

I've got another birthday card for one of my third graders to share today!  For this one, I started with an A2 size lavender card base, and then added white and green layers that I'd made using My Creative Time's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies.  I ran the green one through my Vagabond with the Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder.

This cute little owl was made with the Cricut Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge on my Cricut Explore.  I gave her some fun balloons that I made with dies from MCT's Best Bots Forever.

For the sentiment, I die cut a banner with MCT's Vintage Stitched Label Dies and then stamped a sentiment from Vintage Sentiments.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

MCT Scrapping the Little Things

It's Scrapping the Little Things with My Creative Time, and I had the urge to pull out some old pics and make a 12x12 layout!  I came across these old pics of my son, niece, and nephew.  It brought back such memories.  My son and nephew are in colleges across the country from each other now and are the best of friends, always texting each other and looking forward to seeing each other on vacations.  But at the time these pictures were taken, they were fiercely competitive and fought all the time.  That middle picture of them racing down the dune is a perfect example!

I used a Jana Eubanks' sketch for my inspiration on the layout.  For the three action shots, I framed them with mats made with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies.  The other picture is matted with a frame made with the 4x4 Journal Die.  

I spelled out my title using the Uppercase Fun Dies, Lowercase Fun Dies, and Number Dies + Add Ons.  To make my journaling card, I die cut a tag with the Tag Dies and stamped lines on it with a stamp from Get Schooled.  I also added a sentiment from Surf's Up.  Finally, I added a few die-cut beachballs  made with dies from Surf's Up.

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

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

MCT Throwback Thursday "Do Over"

It's Throwback Thursday "Do Over" with My Creative Time!  Today we were asked to pick a card that maybe wasn't our favorite anymore and redo it.  You can see my original below. Both cards use the ice-cream sundae cut from the Cricut Kate's ABCs cartridge.  I decided that the original had too much blank space, so I changed up the whole shape of the card, using the Bunch of Fun Circles Dies to make a shaped card!  I used some hemp with a button, but this time the button was made with one of the Stitched Button Dies.  I chose a slightly different MCT sentiment this time, from Teeny Tag Greetings, and stamped it directly on the card.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see more "do over" projects!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

HAPPY Birthday

Happy Monday!  I thought I'd share a little birthday card I made for my brother over the weekend with the help of my Cricut Explore and some My Creative Time goodies.  I started with an A2 kraft card base and then cut the largest of the MCT Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies out of white cardstock.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers to ink up the background and to add the dots with the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Dots Stencil.  The little stars I popped up on the background were made with MCT's All Around Holidays dies.

Here's where my Cricut Explore came in.  I spelled out "HAPPY" using a font from the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge and welded it to a rectangle.  After cutting it out, I added a lime green element that I made by using the Stitched Rectangular Die again, but this time trimming it with one of the MCT Fun Stitched Edges dies.  I also stamped the birthday sentiment from MCT's Gift Card Sentiments.  That larger star is from MCT's 3 Star Stitched Dies.  Once of all this was adhered together, I adhered it to the card with some dimensional adhesive!

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