Monday, November 14, 2011

MCT November Stamp Release Sneak Peek #1


Before I get started, I'd like to welcome any new visitors from Everyday Cricut!  If you like what you see, please follow or subscribe. :-)  This is a very exciting week!  In addition to my being a guest designer at Everyday Cricut, we are doing sneak peaks of the EIGHT brand new stamp sets that Emma, at My Creative Time, is releasing this month!  You are going to LOVE these!

Today I've created a gift card holder that my son can give to his basketball coach at the end of the season.  I used the My Creative Time Embossed Gift Card Holder die, which makes this type of project a snap!  To decorate it, I added a rectangle of blue cardstock to the front and layered a patterned paper from Teresa Collins on top of that.



I stamped "#1 COACH" directly onto the gift card holder and "Thanks for a great season" onto vellum, which I secured to the patterned paper with a brad.  Both of these sentiments come from Emma's Sports Sentiments stamp set, which will be released this Friday.  This is a must have set for anybody with kids in sports!



I've been dying to play with Cricut Decals ever since I got my Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition.  This was the perfect opportunity!  The cute basketball player is cut at 2 1/4".


Here's a pic of the inside of the gift card holder.  Of course, when the time comes we'll add a sportier gift card!

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!


Listen up "My Creative Time" friends!  We are giving you an opportunity to win the BEST PRIZES 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!  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 designer's 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, November 18th at 12:01 AM PST, in her video during the release of this AMAZING new stamp collection and maybe a new die!;) Good luck!  Get onto Facebook now and start spreading the word!  

Now, because I am guest designing at Everyday Cricut this week, Emma has also donated her Build a Banner stamp and die kit shown below for me to give away!  Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday at midnight PST, 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 don't forget to stop by My Creative Time to see Emma and the rest of the design team's sneak peek projects!


Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Kraft & Blueberry Sky Cardstock
Core'dinations Black Cardstock
Teresa Collins Sports Edition II Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Vellum
My Creative Time "Embossed Gift Card Holder" Die
My Creative Time "Sports Sentiments" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black Ink
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
sei Brad

136 comments:

suzyQ2 said...

I love your Thanksgiving wall hanging! Would I get the same results on the wording with mini markers or pens on the Expression? Is the blue paper still available anywhere? I have two sons, two grandsons and that paper would be great for cards!

tina said...

Katie, this is so adorable. Great job. Awesome gift idea.

Tina

Joan Smith said...

This is so darling, your Thanksgiving wall hanging was awesome...just a great idea those that have the Imagine will have fun making this I'm sure....thanks for the chance for your new stamp/die set..they are really neat! You are a very talented gal....and clever too!

Scrappy Jackie said...

Great way to give a gift certificate! Very adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Diane Hodrick said...

How cute! And such a perfect thank you!

The Twin Mommy said...

Stumbled upon your blog this morning. Love your designs! Cute stuff.

jessica said...

Fabulous project!! love the new stamp preview and love how you used the gift card die :)
Another awesome project!
Congrats on your guest spot over at Everyday Cricut! Your work is very inspirational!!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Lucy said...

Love your Thanksgiving wall hanging! Thanks for the tutorial. This will make banner-making so easy :)

Debbie said...

Love this set, a must have with 4 kids and lots of sports. Loved your wall hanging also.

Kigz said...

Awesome wall hanging! Can't wait to see more of your creations this week!

Corrie M. said...

What a cute Coach's card! And your Thanksgiving wall art was great too. Thanks for the paper saving tip about moving half of the tree off your screen before cutting.

Anonymous said...

I am in awe of your work thanks for sharing your talent!
Debe
debmevans@btinternet.com

ctibbmn said...

Thanks for the great idea for a gift card/holder for a coach! Its really cute! Also, your wallhanging over at Everyday Cricut is awesome - love ALL the details!!

ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

phoghe said...

I love the Thanksgiving Banner. You did such a great job with it. Thanks for sharing

lindaplus3 said...

very very nice banner...ty for the chance to win :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Beatrice Lawson said...

I love the gift certificate holder! We give away lots at Christmas and I am saving this in my inspiration folder!!

Clare D. said...

I'm addicted to banners!Thanks for the chance to win. cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Scrappin with the bug said...

Wow this is so adorable. I love the little cut. What a cutie. Nice idea for the gift card. Love the stamps. thanks for sharing.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Wonderful project!!! Congrats on the guest design spot - love seeing you over there!!!

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

Dixie said...

Love your wall hanging! Awesome use of both machines!

Betsy said...

Love your wallhanging ~ very pretty, but simple enough for a beginner like me!
Oooh, I love the shapes on the banner stamp/die set, too. Thanks for the chance to win!
Betsy
lbrown7@neo.rr.com

jordanbev5 said...

Great Thanksgiving wall hanging!Am now a subscriber to your blog and looking forward to more of your inspirations!

Jenn said...

Hehe, cute gift card holder. I just ordered mine. I'm so excited to get it!!

Jenn
www.jennuinecrafts.com

marthacreates said...

Love the banner! So clever.
Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Jamie said...

I loved the video on Everyday Cricut. I thought I knew everything about these machines but totally forgot that you can just print with the imagine.

tutulalabows said...

I have never seen a build a banner kit and would love to win that! The gift card ideas are great for all the teachers we need to spoil this Christmas! Thanks!

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so adorable! I love the shape of it and the little guy on the front!

Connie said...

I am new to your site and am amazed at your creativity and design. I love the Thanksgiving hanging posted on everyday cricut. The snowflake box is beautiful and, since I love banners of any kind, love the baby card. I am inspired by what you create.

Jessica said...

I like all you do Miss Katie. The image for this gift card holder is amazing doing well with the sentiment. Happy Day!!

Vickie said...

Katie
What a great wall hanging and I love this card too. TFS and the giveaway too. God Bless

Beverly said...

I came over from Everyday Cricut, and I absolutely love your wall hanging! What a great way to showcase the Word Collage! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of Emma's stamp sets!

Miranda said...

Adorable!

Alvina said...

I love your layout, great job.

alvinadiaz@msn.com
alvinascreations.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I love this layout. What a cute way to use this decals cart. I'm a new subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win.stuff@gt.rr.com

Brenda said...

this is an awesome card!! I love it!! I will have to use my decals to make something! can't wait to see the rest of the week!!

Miranda said...

Very Cute! Just ordered the die! TFS
Miranda :)

Glora said...

Katie this gift card is SO super duper ADORABLE!!!! Great idea and SO fun! Hugs- Glora

Tricia said...

I love, loVE, LOVE both of these projects! I really would like to get a decals cartridge! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

Jay said...

Very cute!

Jeanne said...

Such a fabulous gift card holder! I like the added touch of the vellum! Fabulous job!

Theresa said...

I'm here via "Everyday Cricut", and I absolutely love your Banner! Beautiful! I also love the Coach's card..great idea. TFS!

Bunnyfreak said...

Adorable gift card holder.
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Allisa said...

Love your wall hanging at Everyday Cricut!

Annette said...

wow This is so so cute... I love it...and your Cricut wall hang is so awesome... I had to check your blog out. I love this gift card holder....so adorable... thanks for sharing..

Scrappy Heartz said...

so glad you were a guest desinger....love your blog! I am a new follower!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!! I love Emma's products!!

Heartamz1@aol.com
Debbie Chapman

ckeller219 said...

I am always glad when there are guest designers. I then learn about other talented ladies like you and thier blogs. Love your work.

Tami B. said...

This is really cute.

Live Love and Scrap said...

KATIE!!! I dont even know where to start =)
Your gift card holder is flippin ADORABLE!!! Love that little coach! I cant wait to see Emma's new stamps!!!

Your Thanksgiving wall hanging is just AWESOME....I watched the video last night...its gorgeous!!!

AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE Emma's Build a Banner kit and want it sooooo badly!!!!! Whoever wins it is going to be so lucky =)

Linsey said...

Aww what a perfectly sweet thank you gift for your son's coach and he is sure to love this! I love how you stamped the wonderful sentiment onto vellum, what a great look! I really gotta get me this gc holder die ughhh!! lol Great sneak peek Katie, can't wait to see your next one! XOXO

MissScrapAlot said...

I just love your color combo and design!!!! I became a new follower :)))

wyme98@yahoo.com

Trisha said...

Totally awesome gift card holder. Love the Car Decals basketball player. These are fabulous stamps and thanks for the inspiration. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Paula Mackey said...

Love it!

Cassandra said...

This is soo cute! Great minds think alike :) Nice job

hugs
Cassandra

Leanne said...

Katie this is seriously to cute!! I love that little guy! You now have me wanting a E2 to get that cartridge!! You are just sooo talented love seeing anything that you do! Hugs, Leanne

Cindy said...

First of all...Congrats on your Guest Spot!! :)
And now...WOW...to your gift card! I love how it turned out!! The basketball player is soo cute,and fits perfect!! :)
Hugs,
Cindy

Karen said...

I came from Everyday Cricut. I love looking at your projects. TFS and for a chance to win
Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Nette said...

Katie I love seeing what you create. Thanks for all you do and the chance to win.

netter at q dot com

DebC said...

I love this card because I am such a fan of the car decals! Love this!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic coach gift. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Candy said...

Fabulous projects! I just love the gift card holder.
Candy
candyscraftcorner.blogpsot.com
candyyoung826@msn.com

Rachel said...

What a great gift card holder! I love how the vellum looks with the sentiment.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Loved your post on everyday cricut, what a gorgeous wall hanging! Super cute card up top too! Thank you!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail dot com

GiGi said...

I just love the thanksgiving wall hanging and the gift card holder is so cute!
booger1 at tds.net

Linda Harris said...

Awesome projects Katie!!! This set is great for the sports fans in our lives. Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Rosy C. said...

Katie... I love the Color Combo used on the GiftCard! Wowww... What a way to use the LIL Boy Decal. Just Perfect along with the Background. Great Work Ktie!
Many Sweet Creations...
www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

Donna Lee said...

Thank you for sharing the wall hanging and this adorable card!

Veronica Kietzman said...

Awesome gift card holder, Katie! I haven't used my E2 Cricut Decals yet and really love the way you used it here.

-Veronica

Jennifer said...

Hi Katie!

Your son's coach is going to love his cute gift card holder!!! :) I can't wait to see more of Emma's new releases! Build a Banner Kit is probably my favorite set of hers, too (even though I don't own it yet!)!

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot ocm

Shar said...

HA!! Love this adorable little guy, Katie!! Super cute.

Craft Me This said...

Love it.

JennyKozar said...

I cannot wait for this set! Football season is almost over and these stamps would be perfect!

Pam (AKA CraftyK) said...

Awesome gift card holder! Now off to check out your wall hanging!

MeMe said...

Any coach would love this gift card.
Pat
plweir1969@yahoo.com

scrapaholicjen said...

Awesome gift card holder! Sooooo cute!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Ruby said...

Cute project. I love the wall hanging. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing. I love the stamp set with the banner templates.

Kate said...

Love your GC Katie it looks awesome.

Hugs,
Kate

Poots said...

Very cute cardholder....coach will love it!! And your Thanksgiving wall hanging was fantastic!!

peifert88@gmail.com

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

OMG, that is so super cute. I love seeing awesome boy cards (they are rare). This would be great for my Hubby, who is coaching baseball this season. TFS. Thanks for the chance.
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

quilt4fun2 said...

A great gift card...how clever to use the decals cart...so cute!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Michele from MS said...

These are soooo cute and I see endless possibilities!!! Thanks for the chance to win a set!
msmith38652@gmail.com

Sue S. said...

I love your gift card holder! The little boy from Car Decals is so cute! Loved your Thanksgiving wall hanging too!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

Super cute gift card holder, love the image.

Gina said...

Love that little decal guy! Emma's sentiments on this stamp set are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway! Idont (yet) have this die kit from emma!
babi96 at aol dot com

janner said...

Absolutely love the gift card holder. Another amazing stamp sets.

Melissa said...

Love your gift card Holder! Great Job!

Melissa
www.mycreationsbymelissa.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

Love the vellum touch! I keep forgetting about that! You did a great job!

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Adorable card! I'm headed to Everyday Cricut right now!! deegeescraps (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisa said...

Great card, love the little image.

Megan said...

This is adorable! Amazing job!

joni said...

Katie, this is so great! I'm sure the coach will love it!!! Awesome job! TFS
hugs,
joni

Carolee said...

Very cute! I love the basketball guy:)

Natalie M said...

You did a great job on the wall hanging! That is just awesome! I am glad to find your blog!
Natalie
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com
http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com

VICTORIA said...

Katie this is an awesome gift card you did a wonderful job showcasing the stamp set. :)

Lucy said...

Love your project, I was always intimidated by the word art cartridge because the letters are so fine, but I love the idea of printing on the imagine. Your awesome thanks!

pruttybird said...

Great gift card. Love that basketball player!! This stamp set looks like it's going to be a must have :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Cathryn said...

So adorable Katie!!! Always a pleasure stopping by your blog! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Amy's Designs said...

Adorable. I love this. TFS

Kris said...

I'm here from Everyday Cricut! Great projects there and here! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

DevinTaylorCreations said...

Too too CUTE!! I too have the decals cart and use it often. Love the colors you used. It's just an adorable gift card. HUGZ:)

Gabriela Sandoval said...

Great gift card idea. Loving the new stamps.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

KarenC Inspired said...

love your wall art you created. Gives me a few ideas of my own!
The Build a Banner Kit could be very useful! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I really like that gift card holder die, very stylish!!!! The banner kit is cool also!!!

Brenda W.

Kate said...

This is so cute! I love the Cricut (and Car) Decals images! You've done a fabulous job with this little gift card holder!!

phylw said...

Such a cute gift card holder! Love the banner stamp/die set also!!! Thanks phylwnek@yahoo.com

Cricut Crazy said...

OMG Katie! I want it all!! LOL

You have the best ideas!

Jessie G. said...

I love the little guy, so cute!

Jessie G
goodjessie at hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I really love the wall art.. What a great idea.. LOVE it.. SO VERY cool..
TFS!!!
Nicole
nacasteel at yahoo dot com

surfnfroggie said...

I am really enjoying everything you have shown on the Everyday Cricut blog and on your blog!

Rosie said...

just love this card!!!

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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

Love this Gift Card holder. Congrats on your Guest Designer Day again at Everyday Cricut. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Very cute! Great stamp set for my nephews scrapbook pages of his football team.

Nanette said...

Cute card! I need to think of a way to make this into a birthday card for my husband who plays basketball 5 times a week.l

pattyk said...

Great gift card holder! nice job millieroe651@aol.com

ginnye said...

I love the gift card holder and the basketball card. Super CUTE! Keep up the good work.

Georgi Girl said...

Great project! Cute little basketball player! Awesome job Katie!!!

puffinliz said...

The Decal cart is great, love the card!

Lynnette said...

Awesome gift card!! I always wanted to use the decal cart but I hate using my cricut without my gypsy!

lyn.torres@yahoo.com

Josie0602 said...

Your gift card holder is so super cute!! I love the Car Decals little person and the sentiment fits perfectly!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

Super cute gift card holder - I have needed this for a very long time! Great job!
herzgifam@yahoo.com
Noelle

Danielle Lee said...

Cool gift card holder! That little guy is too cute! Will have to check that out. Thanks for sharing.


Danielle
leeceratops@comcast.net

Kimberly said...

Oh this is so adorable!!! I just love it!! :) Great Job!
Kimberly
cutie.jensen at gmail.com

Mad Crafter said...

This is the cutest gift card holder:) LOVE IT!! You did an amazing job:) I love coming to your site. You are so talented! TFS!
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Great gift card holder, love the sports sentiments stamp set. These are must have for me since I have kids in sports! I still haven't had the opportunity to play with Cricut Decals since I'm dependent upon my Gypsy and it is not linked to the Gypsy :(

scrappindhilly at gmail.com

Percilla G said...

Ahhh what a cute gift card

Love the shape of the card and what a great sentiment
perderg{at}q{dot}com

Anonymous said...

Love your gift card idea!! I need to get this die set.
DMcardmaker (email follower)

Corrie M. said...

This is such a cute gift card holder and a wonderful idea!

Jovan said...

This gift card is so super cute!

Anonymous said...

Love your gift card. Thanks for all the great ideas.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

teachU14 said...

How cute is this gift card holder? What a great idea to stamp the sentiment on vellum. Love it =D

www.shortycreations.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

wow how cool is it to add the gift card holder this is a great ideal.

SugarGem said...

OMG OMG OMG another Build a banner???? I have wanted the build a banner since it came out!!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! Please please please! hehe
It's Lenae here! I have to post anonymous from my laptop because of blogger for some reason! Silly!You are so creative love your blog I have been following you for a whole now! Keep'm coming! Lenae aka SugarGem Lovesugargem@gmail.com

Crafty Pink Butterfly said...

great idea with using the decal.

brittmartin0910 said...

Your thanksgiving wall hanging is so cute. I love your gift card holder as well. Thank you for sharing.

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cherylp said...

Very cute decal design!Would love to win a stamp set!

Barbara said...

Love the use of the gift card holder. Love the stamps.

Sue D said...

Great gift card holder--I like the basketball player.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com