Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Creative Time August Sneak Peek #3


Are you ready for another sneak peek?  I am so excited about the new My Creative Time stamp set that I used for today's project!  Emma came up with such an original idea that is just PERFECT for those 3 x 3" cards.  Small Talk includes this dotted border and lots of cute sentiments that fit in it just perfectly!  And, you will discover that many sentiments from Emma's other stamp sets will fit in there too!



I decided to make a little box of cards for a friend's birthday.  My cards are actually 3 1/4" square.  For each one, I cut my base paper at 3 1/4" x 6 1/2" and scored at 3 1/4".  I then cut two 3" white squares - one for the outside and one for the inside.  For the outside ones, I stamped each with the dotted border and a sentiment.  All of my Cricut cuts on the cards are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  This tree is cut at 2 1/4".


The vase of flowers is cut at 2 1/4" as well.


The flower is cut at 2".


And the present is cut at 2 1/4".  Remember, Art Philosophy is a Close to My Heart exclusive cartridge, so you can only buy it from a Close to My Heart representative.  I bought mine from Melanie of Everyday Cricut and Courtney Lane Designs.  Click here for her CTMH page.


It was easy to make coordinating envelopes using the Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge.  I cut them at 3 1/4", and the cards fit inside perfectly!


Now, such cute cards deserve some cute packaging!  I cut this box at 6" from the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge.  There are several different lids to choose from, and I liked this window one that would let my cards peek through.  I just cut a square piece of transparency film (leftover from when we used overhead projectors in my school) and adhered it to the inside of the lid.  I finished it off with some pretty  organza ribbon!



Now, listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES EVER during Sneak Peek Week, with a total of SIX winners being announced during Friday's Stamp release!  All you have to do is leave a comment HERE, as well as on the rest of the design team's blogs for a chance.  There are some AWESOME prizes with this release!  Do you want to know what the "GRAND PRIZE" is?  One lucky winner will be an "Honorary Guest Designer" for the September stamp release.  Yep!  You heard that right!  One winner will receive all four of the new stamps, along with the dies for that month and will be able to join us for the Sneak Peek Week, along with the blog hop!  Here's what to do to qualify:

1.  Spread the word to the world on Facebook & to whatever connections you have about this release.  Let us know that you did so on My Creative Time's Facebook page, OR just tag Emma in your post!

2.  Just comment on ALL of the designers' blogs EVERY DAY during Sneak Peek Week!  That's ALL you have to do to qualify for the BEST giveaways ever!

The winners will "randomly" get chosen, and Emma will announce all six winners on Friday, August 19th, at 8:00 AM PST in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and dies! Good luck!

Now, because I am guest designing at Everyday Cricut this week, Emma has also donated her All Star Baby stamp set shown below for me to give away.  Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday at midnight, and I'll announce the winner on Sunday!  Also, if you haven't visited Everyday Cricut today, please stop by to see another fun new project that I have posted over there.  And be sure to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma's sneak peek and to get links to all of the designers' fun sneak peek projects!




Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Royal Velvet, & Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Core'dinations Textured Cardstock
The Paper Studio "Boys and their Toys" Patterned Paper (envelopes)
My Mind's Eye "Good Day Sunshine" Patterned Paper (box lid)
Papertrey Ink "Green Boutique" Patterned Paper (present)
Echo Park "A Walk in the Park" Patterned Paper (vase)
My Creative Time's "Small Talk" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, & Ripe Avocado Ink
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Transparency
Ribbon Boutique White Organza Ribbon

131 comments:

Kate said...

Your friend is going to flip when she gets this. It is beautiful like always my friend.

Hugs,
Kate

lydia said...

wow .. this is gorgeous xxx

Trell said...

What a great gift. These are great.

Julie said...

This is the cutest little card set - I love them all!

Gloria Dasher said...

Katie
I love how you made the box for the cards what a great idea Love the cards great job.

spyro.dasher@verizon.net

jessica said...

What a beautiful and creative gift set! I love them and know your friend will also!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Holly Hudspeth said...

What a great gift. You have such talent!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Terrific idea for a gift and the cards are so easy make! Thank you for sharing this wonderful project!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

These card are so pretty!! Love the new set and love how you made a box for the cards to go in!! Great job, thanks for the chance to win!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

bonnie said...

Oh this is the sweetest lil' set EVER! So stinkin's cute...love them! ;) Hugs x

Cindy said...

AWESOME job with all your BEAUTIFUL cards Katie!!:)

Katie said...

They are beautiful. Is is hard to line up straight?

SallyP said...

The border stamp is such a good idea! Your cards look so cute, TFS!

Scrappin with the bug said...

I always love looking at your cards. These are so wonderful. I am sure your friend will love these. They are great. I love the packaging too. Great job

Thanks
terri_ski at yahoo dot com

Ami said...

Beautiful set. What a wonderful gift to give or receive.

Rachel said...

I love this set of cards!!! And the box is genius! Perfection. :)

Martha galvez said...

I love this set!! What a Great gift! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Cute cards!

lmkindell1 said...

This set is wonderful.Who wouldn't want this as a gift.

Linda

lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Cathryn said...

Beautiful as always Katie, LOVE them!!! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Those cards are simply ADORABLE!!! I love the colors and sounds like such a cute size - especially with the matching box!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Beverly said...

What a lovely set of cards, Katie. I came over from Everyday Cricut, and I adore the sunflower box that you made! I'm originally from Kansas so I am always attracted to anything with sunflowers!

Sahily said...

This is so great for a gift!! I definetely love this new stamps!! Your cards are beautiful... Thanks for the idea :-)

Cindy said...

Oh my,your friend will love this Set!! They turned out SOOO awesome!! I love the every single one...and the box is so pretty!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Erin said...

Wonderful set of cards and thanks for the envelope directions for Walk in my Garden. Another cartridge that I need to explore further. I think giving an assortment of cards is a great gift idea. I hope to get a few sets made as gifts for Christmas.

Debbie said...

this is a wonderful little set of cards, I have been really enjoying you as a guest on Everyday thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Nanette said...

What a great gift idea! Your cards are so cute. I'm anxiously waiting for my Art Philosophy cartridge to come in the mail.

Jovan said...

This set is just beautiful and simple!

Lisa said...

What darling cards, what an awesome gift to give and to receive, love the box.

TeresaK said...

Such an adorable gift set! Those little cards are just so cute! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Rachel said...

This looks like a FANTASTIC set! I LOVE mini cards, and you made them look so professional. I'm so excited to see this new release!

Jeanne said...

This is an absolute fantastic card set! I love everything about every single one of the cards and packaging!! Fabulous job!!

teachU14 said...

What a wonderful set! I love how you nicely packaged them together with the box too. Great job!

www.shortycreations.com

The Miners said...

Cute card box!

Dawn M.

Betsy said...

Those cute little cards are a perfect way to use up scraps! Thanks for the idea.

OCCricut said...

Katie!!! OMG!!!! Your boxes are precious!!! Makes me want to make some!!
I am in LOVE with your 3 X 3 gift set!! Such a fabulous present!
Your work is beautiful!! TFS!!
I am so enjoying your posts on Everyday Cricut!!

Esther said...

Gosh, I love the simple and cute cards!
And what a wonderful presentation in that darling box!

Lana said...

What a cute box and cards! You make me want to craft! Thanks for the inspiration!

Daisylove Creations said...

Super adorable cards and I love the box you made for them, great presentation!!
TFS :0)
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Micia said...

I love this set os card so simple and sweet!

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

surfnfroggie said...

Your cards are simply great! Love these cards and even I could do these!
Thanks for sharing!
surfnfroggie

Anonymous said...

What a darling gift! I love the cards and the box. Thanks for the recipe!

cathyaust@hotmail.com

Glora said...

WOW Katie! You are the BEST! This box and each of these cards are absolutely PERFECT!!!! I love the colors, images and sentiments you chose for all of these! Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

Kimberly said...

Love these little notecards and the matching box!! Thanks so much for showing these ideas!
Kimberly
cutie.jensen at gmail.com
hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

Katie, these are darling. I'm definitely going to have to get that stamp set.

Sue Alger said...

What a neat gift idea. These cards are so perfect. I think this would make a cute teacher gift. I know teacher's write notes to parents, etc. so wouldn't a set of cards made using Emma's new dotted border and sentiments be perfect. Thanks for the great idea. Just love the variety of cards you made.

CraftsManda said...

What a gorgeous and sweet set of cards! I just adore them. And that box? CUTEST!! I am already in love with these stamps!

Sue D said...

Very nice set of cards--my favorite is the tree.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love these cards! So cute and clean and cheerfull. Very nice set!

Christina
alvarezandres at bellsouth dot net

Anonymous said...

This set is "super" cute. Sorry, I couldn't help the pun. I hope I win.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Dawn, RI said...

love all your projects,Thanks for sharing. Would love to win a stamp set by Emma.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotail.com

Pat N. said...

Love, love, love your mini-cards and box! Such a super sweet gift. I did something similar and made a pocketbook from Forever Young to put the cards in. I like your box much better. They look so perfect and well-done. Great job.!

Evette K. Ciampo said...

What a terrific idea for a present. So cute these cards are. Great job. Thanks for sharing. ekc

Roma said...

So cute. Love making little cards. You did a great job. TFS

Anonymous said...

Oh, so, so cute. What a great idea. I love ALL of your projects. You are so inspirational.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Ruth
irlundsten@aol.com

Amy's Designs said...

What an awesome gift. I love these. TFS

Carol L said...

What an adorable set of cards! They are the perfect gift for anyone ;0). Super cute idea! Have a blessed day!
Hugs, Carol L.
Godsjem08 at gmail.com

mema said...

love the sneak peeks...looks that they are going to be awesome!!...spreading the word on facebook
thanks for the chance to win.
mema

Kris said...

Wow! You are a pro at boxes aren't you? Love the little note cards... so sweet and simple!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What an absolute ADORABLE Card Set. I have to save up for that cart. I'm loving it more and more. This new stamp set looks like it's going to be my FAVORITE! Smooches... Felicia

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Katie I love this card set.. you are just too darn creative... hugs

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow so many wonderful cards! I love the coloring on all of them! Thanks so much!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Emily said...

What a fantastic card set! So cute! I think this stamp set looks like a must have :)

Linda said...

Oh what a wonderful gift! I love each of the little cards. So nice to have when you need a gift card. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

Linda S said...

LOve all your projects but really like the clean and simple lines on the carda!!

GlendaLea said...

I love everything you have done

Anonymous said...

Great simple sentiments for a gift set.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Danka Doo said...

Love the cards! Simple yet clean, crisp and beautiful!

Bast said...

Those cards are just the cutest little things! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Cheri said...

This is a great set! I think I may have to get this stamp set. I love making little notes! TFS

www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Doris P. said...

so far my fav stamp set.. until tomorrow when the next set is sneak peek'd.. SO love your note cards!! I want want want :)
parkernana5@cox.net

Amanda said...

I am LOVING the dotted border!! Super cute cards! Love the box also!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Jeri said...

What an absolutely adorable set of note cards. I love the little box you've put them in. I really want to get that Sweet Tooth cartridge. All the boxes I've seen made up are so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Megan said...

What a great gift idea! All of your cards turned out so cute!

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Wonderful gift! Love everything about it! I have to get to work!

Mrs. DeLo said...

This is so cute!!! I saw you on my other blog And now I have u saved as a favorite :) I hope I win your great stamp set!!
Mrs. DeLo

www.DeLo-Designs.com

CA Scrapper said...

Katie, your cards and box are so beautiful. Great job, just love them.

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Denise said...

OH MY GOODNESS KATIE!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CUTE ARE THOSE CARDS. YOU AND EMMA ARE AMAZING:-D

dendearmas@aol.com

Crafty Sue said...

What a gorgeous gift this would make. The stamps are what make it so great. Nice extra gift to have on hand for the holidays too.

VICTORIA said...

Wow Katie you went all out for this great job on everything girl.

Mimi said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Mercy's Pages said...

I love this idea!! the cards are perfect for teacher gifts. they are simple and versatile. love it !! :) mercy

Geri said...

Beautiful!
Love the inspiration

myska said...

Really cute card set! Thanks!

TyTynNiyasmom said...

This is so beautiful! What a wonderful gift.

Candace
mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

Evelyn said...

What a sweet set of cards, nice job. TFS
Evelyn
evinadas.blogspot.com

Georgi said...

Nice Cards!!! Love the idea of a set of cards. What a great gift idea!!!

Darlene said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

SaraBug said...

What a great little gift card set. Love it and the boarder stamp.

Cassandra said...

These are GREAT..yet so simple. I think this is my favorite sneak peak today :) nice job!

cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom
www.ctimz3.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Adorable Card set!! I love it!!

Ashley
ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I love this 3x3 card set so very cute :)

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

HarleyScrapper said...

Cute cards and what a great idea to give a box of cards as a gift. Love it.

Sherrie K. said...

What a beautiful gift set:) Cute, cute cards!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

jen said...

Katie these came out so nice...I just love them. Love the little gift box too...just perfect. tfs
hugs,jen

Cynthia said...

Wow! I ADORE these little cards! They are just fabulous! The envelopes and the box are great as well. Kudos to you!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

your cards are just too cute! I love the clean lines! oh and the box is so cute...and I ordered the art cart this morning before I left! just for waiting a couple of days, I got 4 sets free! good deal!

Scrapendipity said...

This is the cutest little card set!!! And the box is too cute! Great job, Katie.

Hugs
Shar

Java Jen's Creations said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is such an adorable card set!!! I can't wait to get this set!!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

My Creative Time said...

OMG!!!! The house is BEAUTIFUL that you made for your GORGEOUS cards!!! I REALLY need to open that cartridge!!! lol...'
Big gypsy hugs,
Emma;)

Craft Me This said...

This set is a must have.
craftmethis@gmail.com

Gabriela Sandoval said...

These little cards are so adorable. Love them and the stamps are perfect.

Gaby

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

Brenda66 said...

Your cards are so adorable, thanks for sharing all your creative ideas!

ehbost said...

All your cards are lovely. This is such a great gifting idea.

Scott & Ann said...

These cards are so simple, yet very striking. Thank you for the wonderful ideas!
anndiehl@centurytel.net

Beverly Jordan said...

I love your cards!! They are inspiring and lovely!
Beverly
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

shutterbuggin said...

gorgeous! I've been making 3x3 cards this week and love these

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I love this set of cards. I plan to try and make some like this.

Janet said...

Love your card set and the little box soo darn cute.
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What an adorable gift set!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

These are beautiful....yet, sooooo simple! Love them! Thanks for sharing. LOVE this stamp set too!!!

tina said...

Great card set!

Jessica said...

What a great little set of cards...thanks for sharing :)
tinksgym@yahoo.com

mema said...

What cute cards..love the box also.
I shared with my Facebook friends.
thank you for a chance to win
mema

Geri said...

sooo cute! The googly eyes totally make it.

TheLastOfNine said...

Adorable cards!! Anybody would love to receive a set.
GloriaH

Theresa said...

Love your card set & box! Can't wait to try this! Cute cards:)

quilt4fun2 said...

This is going to be a great set to have! Your cards and box look great.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

kimkreations said...

Super cute! Love the new cuts and stamps!

Kimberly

Kristi said...

These cards are awesome due to the fact that they look so simple, yet elegant. Gotta try these.

Kristi
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

Kerri S. said...

I am loving the 3x3 cards!

Carol said...

Fabulous cards - great gift idea! TFS

lindagk23 said...

These cards are so beautiful! And this is a perfect gift for someone! I love the colors you used! Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23

cricutharper said...

Love your little gift set of cards. You did a wonderful job with them. I'm loving this new stamp set.

Barbara said...

Super cute, love the new stamps and dies.

Holly Hudspeth said...

The box is awesome! Katie.I can seeme making those little card sets as gifts for everyone. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly Braund said...

Love this! How great for little gift sets! I also make lots of those for my kids lunchboxes & backpacks!

Katie said...

Just ordered Small Talk from My Creative Time ---- very excited to get it in the mail!!!!! our cards inspired me.

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Adorable cards and box! Another great stamp set from Emma. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

craftylizard said...

Great cards and definitely handy to have "lying' around the house. I love the box and now I think I need to look at the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridges.
TFS
craftylizard at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the cards and box you make. I can't wait until I receive my Art Philosophy cartridge in the mail. I already have sweet tooth amazing cartridge also..thanks for sharing...Susan
starbrightc@yahoo.com