Friday, August 17, 2012

MCT August Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time August Stamp Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the talented Jeanne's blog, but if you just happened upon here, be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see ALL of the awesome new products today!  


Okay, I think these might be my favorite dies ever!  Emma has created the 3 x 3 Fancy Envelope Die and the coordinating Card Sentiments stamp set that includes the 3 x 3 Fancy Tri-fold Card Die!  I love to make 3" cards, and to have a die for making the envelopes is such a gift!

Since the school year is about to begin, I thought it would be great to make 20 birthday cards to have in my classroom, so they are ready for each student's birthday!  I came up with 4 basic designs, and then it was very fast to put them together!

For this first card, I took one of the ornament dies from the new My Creative Time Warm Holiday Fun stamp/die set, and used it to make balloons!  I was even able to use the stamp of the straight line included in this set to make my strings!  I just curved when placing it into my acrylic block.  The "Happy Birthday" that I used on the card is one of ten sentiments from Card Sentiments that fit perfectly on the tri-fold card.


For this card, I used the ice-cream cone die from the MCT Celebrate Good Times stamp/die set.  I thought this card would be perfect for one of my little girls!


This one was fun to make.  To get the striped pattern on my kraft card base, I ran a scrap of paper through my Cuttlebug, placing it where I wanted it on the die, and then just trimmed the left side to size.  Then I adhered a thin strip of brown cardstock and added the cutest wood veener bicycle that I bought from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique!


Here I used the My Creative Time Flower Petal Dies along with a button and some hemp (also from Liz's).


It's best to use thin paper for the envelopes, to keep them from popping open where you adhere them.  I love to buy a big DCWV or Recollections stack of thin patterned paper for this purpose.  They carry them at Joann's and Michael's. The papers I used for the envelopes shown are from DCWV's The Stack 6 and Recollections All Girl paper pad.


Here's a basket of all of my completed cards and envelopes.  I really did make twenty!  And here's a peak at the 3 stamp/die sets I used, which are now all available at the My Creative Time Store!




*** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT ***

For our blog hop giveaway, there will be two winners chosen from ALL of the comments combined!  The first price is a guest design spot for our next release in September, and the second prize is $50 worth of products from the My Creative Time store!  All you have to do is leave a comment here along with the rest of the design team's blog AND a way for us to contact you.  Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winners!  The deadline is Sunday, August 19th, at midnight!  Easy Peasy!  Good luck!!!

Your next stop is the fabulous Kim!!!

Here's the full line-up:



105 comments:

melllisssa said...

Your cards are adorbs! I love all the papers you used :) You must have an amazing stash! Lol.

Thanks so much for sharing!
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tina said...

Love all your sweet and happy cards, Katie!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Monica said...

Love all of your cards! They are amazing.

Toodles
Monica Flores
www.monicascreativemadness.com
simplycricutting@gmail.com

Kate said...

All of these are Beautiful. What a great gift this will make.

Jayne said...

LOVE your amazing set of cards.Those dies are just perfect for them.
Jayne x
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Scrapper28 said...

These are fabulous Katie! What an awesome idea and what a wonderful 3rd grade teacher you must be!
Cheers! Thanks for sharing!
Deb.
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Alvina said...

Great cards, It looks like you've been busy!!! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

you have really been a busy person love the design and colors thanks for sharing
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Ulysses' mama said...

Very cute cards! very creative! I can't wait to receive my stamps/dies so I can get started!
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pruttybird said...

What a sweet idea for your students :). The cards are very cute!

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Cropalcoholic!! said...

Great cards!!! I am so wanting to try these out!!!

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Margie said...

WOW! I love how you turned ONE design into a BUNCH of fun, fun cards! Love the matching envies, too!

Kel said...

adorable birthday cards!

Jessica said...

These birthday cards are great. Its always good to have plenty of extras. Love when you can mass produce a card. Thanks for sharing :)
Jessica
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http://jessica-fortheloveofcrafting.blogspot.com/

jessica said...

These are adorable Katie! Love all the different designs...and these are perfect for those last minute cards!!! Thanks for sharing a GREAT week of projects!!
Happy Friday!!!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Gina said...

what a great idea to keep them handy for your classroom! LOVE it and so simple. They're all so beautiful!
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Lisa Davis said...

Cute cards and envies, you are going to be well prepared to give birthday greetings!

Brenda said...

Katie, what a great idea to have the cards already made in your class for your students!! all the cards are so cute too! they will love them! I have enjoyed everything I have seen all week! you guys are amazing! thanks!!

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Brenda said...

OMGosh I love all these cute little cards! What a perfect set of dies!!

momof6sillykids said...

Great cards. I need to start working on cards myself. My daughter and I always say we will do this but get side tracked.

Kim H said...

Katie ~ OMG! I LOVE it! What a CLEVER idea to use that ornament for a balloon! CLEVER, CLEVER, CLEVER!!! I am lifting this idea!!! You just made birthday cards even EASIER for me! TU! WOW ~ you have been one busy lady! I LOVE the whole concept! I also LOVE knowing that the other dies fit PERFECTLY on this die too!!! Your students are SERIOUSLY so LUCKY and fortunate to have you!! So thoughtful too!!!

Tammy said...

Your cards are adorable. What a great idea to have them made up in advance. Your students will love them.

Scrappin with the bug said...

Adorable adorable adorable!!! Those cards are just perfect. Your students will be very happy to get those cards. What a great teacher you are!!!

Christine said...

Love the versatility you showed w/ the ornaments into balloons. Just another reason why I love Emma's products....TFS --C
christinescreativecards.blogspot.com
christinescreativecards@gmail.com

Janice said...

Love how you used the ornament die to make balloons! Brilliant!! :)

Becky said...

I love your cards. What a creative use of the ornament die, too. Your students are going to love them!

Carol said...

Fantastic cards, love all the papers used and the little bicycle is cute. Thank you for sharing.

Suzy said...

I'm in love with the card and envelope dies! You ROCKED them! :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you go Girl! 20 and now your ready. I love how easy Emma dies to use and make fast and pretty creations. TFS AJ-

DebC said...

Beautiful projects and Love how you added all the list of products down below! You all did an awesome job really you did!
Thanks for sharing your creations with us!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Beckie said...

Super duper cute!

Be blessed,Beckie
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JustBCreativeCrazy.blogspot.com

silvia said...

Cute cards!! LOVE the matching envevelopes!!

antdoda said...

Wow what an amazing job!!! The cards are so cute!!

MzTea said...

Great job on the cards they are so cute.

Taneia
mztaneia@gmail.com

Kristi said...

These cards are so sweet!
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LindaV said...

Ooooh a basket full of cards ready to go would be a dream! Great job.

Denise Speigle said...

Fabulous mini cards! Love them all! TFS!

Gaylynn said...

My goodness, 20 sets ~ busy girl. They all turned out fabulous!

Gabriela Sandoval said...

These are adorable. I love this release.

Gabriela

gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

surfnfroggie said...

Your cards look fantastic, your students are really lucky! I want to see the rest of those cards! You did a A++ job for Emma's release!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards--would be so great to have a bunch made up in advance. I was not going to order this set right now until I saw your cards!

Nancy

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Wow you have been one busy lady!! Love the ti-fold card!!
Kristan
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cricutharper said...

Very, very beautiful cards. I love them all. As always, Katie you have inspired me.

Cathryn said...

Oh my goodness Katie!! Everything is gorgeous, creative, wonderful!!! Love that "balloon" idea! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Wow, these are all GREAT! What a quick and super cute way to get some gift card to have on hand. Smooches...

quilt4fun2 said...

You are so organized...already have Birthday Cards ready for the whole class...great job! They are so cute! Thanks for the tip on thinner papers and I think Emma said you can not mail this size envelope but still good by hand delivery!
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CA Scrapper said...

Beautiful cards. Great idea to make 20 of them in advance!!

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

WOW 20?? Thats awesome Katie!! I need to start making these in bulk so I can have them available!! Great job!! They are beautiful!

Creative M said...

WOW!!Amazing!Gorgeous!Wonderful!!
What an Awesome Blog Hop!!
Migdalia
mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Crafty Moni said...

How cute, what a great idea. All your students will be looking forward for their birthday cards:)
Loved how you made the balloons, I am so going to have to try that out.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

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Sarah said...

All of your cards are great! Love that you are thinking ahead and now are prepared for your students birthdays. Thanks for inspiring us to be prepared...
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Rosie said...

OMG i love all your cards!! This is a must have die and envelope :)

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Glora said...

How creative. I LOVE that ornament die as a balloon. All of these are perfect & how nice to have all of the birthday cards done already. Hugs- Glora

Patty said...

Okay...you are way beyond too creative for me!! Great idea for your classroom...my daughter is a teacher, and she would love to do this!! I ordered that same stamp set, but no the card/envelope die...just may have to go back and get that bundle too!!

Patty
hapscrappy@blogspot.com

D- said...

Wow look at that super basket of cards. Looks like you had a great time. You just gave me a great idea for this years staff bday cards. I make 50 of them each year for the staff at school. TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)
(email follower)

Kim's Kreations said...

Love all the designs of your cards. Your students will feel very special an their birthday. Thanks for sharing.
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Mimi said...

I too love 3x3 cards! Yours are awesome, as always! I had to pick up this die set! Way cool.

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Cindy said...
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luvtosew said...

Love you birthday card ideas. The balloons are sooooooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

What lucky kids you have in your class! I hope they realize what a great teacher they have! Darling cards!

Cindy - 1mamacyn@gmail.com

Betsy said...

Just placed my order, and I can't wait till it arrives to get started on holiday cards! What a great release!

Susan Martin said...

those dies are amazing!! Your cards are just outstanding!! The envelopes are great too!

LittleMiss Stamper said...

SO much fun, I LOVE the balloons! TFS =)

Cassandra said...

Ok, first of all, WAY TO GO on using the ornament die as a balloon! Too cute! And second, I have always said that teachers are MY MOST FAVORITE PEOPLE!!! And you just proved one of the reasons why...30 birthday cards??? You are too sweet. I wish I had you as a teacher!!

Tracy said...

OMG....great idea =) and soooo cute...tracyzahm@yahoo.com

UnikeByYes said...

Adorable cards Katie, your projects are always so clean and classy, LOVE it! TFS
Liz

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! You've been busy!! Love them all, soooo cute!!

Marissa said...

What a great idea! Your students will love these cards!

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VICTORIA said...

katie i love these new dies so great!!! Very versatile too. Great job on you card and envelopes
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CathyinMN said...

Your cards are so cute! It's great that you have a head start on cards for school so you don't have to scramble for one at the last minute. TFS!

Ester said...

Katie,

You did such an awesome job. I love how you used the ornament to make a balloon. Creative!

Viola Perez

Amy C said...

WOW!! What an awesome collection of cards......I love what you have done with Miss Emma's dies. Fab job!!

Live Love and Scrap said...

LOL TWENTY cards!!! you go girl!!!

I LOVE them all of course, but I am FREAKING out over that bicycle one!!! OMGEEE...you HAVE to do a video on how you did the three layers on the front...I dont know why I cant figure it out =)

hugs,
Sarah

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great cards and envelopes!!
Angela
http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

Jessi said...

well you were a busy bee. great job!
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Jessi said...

well you were a busy bee. great job!
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Zeni said...

I think I'm going to be very addicted to making 3x3 cards! These are just absolutely beautiful! Your students are going to love them!

Laurie H. said...

I love that you were able to make birthday cards too with these stamps. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Dotti said...

All of your cards are so cute! Love the paper choices too.

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Momof4inArlington said...

I love the simplicity of these cards! They are perfect when you need a card...QUICK. I love all the colorful coordinating envelopes, it make the cards even more special. I can't believe how many you whipped up!
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Shawn Spencer said...

Super awesome cards. U could give those as little gift sets!

Shawn spencer
Golfwidow@frontiernet.net

Betsy said...

Your students will love those! They are very special. I have 230 students and have not been ambitious enough to make something for their birthdays like this although i have thought about trying.

rhoffer said...

Wow, what a nice collection of cards--my favorite was the ice cream cone!

Angela's Originals said...

Great cards! You were one busy girl.

Jeri said...

Wow, a whole basket of creativity. Fantastic!

Jess said...

The cards are just amazing! I just know your students will love receiving one these cards.

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liz at liz's paper loft said...

katie, I don't know where you find the time to make one let alone a zillion!! these are fabulous!

Evelyn said...

The kids are going to love these! tfs
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Sue D said...

Very cute--I like how you used the ornament die to make the balloons.
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Megan said...

Love the cards! Beautifully done!

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My Creative Time said...

OMG!!!! THESE ARE THE CUTEST EVERRRRRRR!;) I can't believe how quick these are to make & I LOVE these new dies!!
Big HUGE hugs,
Emma;)

Cindy said...

WOW Katie,all your little cards are BEAUTIFUL!Great idea to use the new ornament die as a balloon!TOO CUTE my friend,LOVE them all!!!:)

Jill Rugg said...

Super cute cards-I love how you made the ornament into a balloon!

jrugg@sctc.net

Dorcas said...

I LOVE these. I like the 3x3 cards so much. Nice!

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

beth l said...

Very cute and adorable cards!!! What great ideas!!!

Beth l
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cvjac2009 said...

Love this set !
Tfs
Viviana
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Lady Fair said...

What lucky students you have! Very cute cards, love how you thought outside the box and used the ornament die for a balloon - it totally works!

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Mary said...

Thank you for the chance to win!!!!
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Jessica said...

Katie all the 3x3 card are pretty. Thanks for share with us!

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Letillia said...

Really Cute Projects! TFS!!

Letillia
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marg0006 said...

What a great idea. I wish I could think that far ahead.

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Kathy said...

These are so cool, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Kathy
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Deanne & Rebecca said...

What a great idea!! I love that die!!
great job:)
Rebecca
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Vicki said...

I am really loving the Fancy Envelope Die! Very nice job.

katieo said...

The sentiments look great going down the side