Friday, October 11, 2013

My Creative Time October Blog Hop

Welcome to our October My Creative Time Blog Hop!  If you just happened to arrive here, you might want to start back at Emma's blog, so that you don't miss anything!  I hope you've enjoyed all of our projects this past week.  I know some of you already put in your preorders yesterday, and here is one more day of inspiration for you.


I have been dying for an envelope for the Stitched Journal Card, so that I could use it to make birthday cards for my students!  So for today's project, I couldn't wait to try out using the Scallop Stitched Envelope Die and making a coordinating birthday card for my student Sophia, who is celebrating her birthday next week!


For her card, I made it a simple postcard style using the Stitched Journal Card.  All of the fun postcard elements are from the new Build a Postcard and Postcard Add-Ons stamp sets.  The sweet little bird and branch, which I colored with Copic markers, along with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment and music notes are from Birthday Buddies.  I think Sophia will love all of the cute elements on here!


For my envelope, I tried something new for me.  Before die cutting it, I masked off the bottom of my white cardstock with post-its and stamped the top using the Cartoon Cloud Background Stamp.  Then I stamped rows of the squiggly stitched line from Build a Postcard to look like grass.  Finally, before die cutting the envelope, I inked up the area with the stitched lines.  Once it was assembled I added a sweet flower made with the Stitched Daisy and Stitched Leaves Dies.


Here's a look at the postcard in the envelope.  For this envelope, I opted not to add the circles to make it a string tie envelope like I did with yesterday's project.  I love how Emma didn't punch holes in the envelope itself, leaving us the option to make it either way!

And here's a closer look at the three new products I used today!




***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ALERT***

For our blog hop giveaway, we will have two winners!
Winner #1 - $50 gift card to "My Creative Time's Store"!
Winner #2 - will be our "Guest Designer" for our Next Release!
All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have!  Good luck!

Your next stop is the super sweet and talented Kim!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)
and our special guest designer, Heather

Products used on this card:

60 comments:

Cindy said...

GORGEOUS job with your sweet card and envelope Katie, they look AMAZING my friend!!! LOVE them:)

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card and envelope...wow!
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Gaylynn said...

This is darling, Katie. Love the little birdie and all of the accents, especially the post card add-ons. So cute. :)
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Jeri said...

This is so much fun and adorable, too. Those are lucky students you have.
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~ Jo ~ said...

Oh wow what an adorable postcard and envelope!!!! I just love the papers and the fun colors! Thank you for a wonderful week of inspiration!

Hugs,
Jo
xox

creativebee65 said...

What a cute way to make your students feel special and inspire them at the same time! I might have to scraplift this idea for my daughter, who is a teacher also! Love the bright colors! Super cute!
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Teri Berrios said...

AMAZING!!! The colors on your projects are my favorite!!! TFS Hugs, T

CA Scrapper said...

So super cute!! I love the bright colors and the envelope is beautiful.

Leslie
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pastelpoppiez said...

I love tour cheery post card!
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Megan said...

Adorable! Love it!

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cm said...

such gorgeous, heart-warming, thoughtful gifts for your students! You definitely earn the 'awesome teacher of the year' award! A++++ to you!
c

Helen said...

This is a beautiful card and envelope!! I am sure your student will love it :)

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Sherrie K. said...

Way to go on this sweet card and matching envelope! Fabulous job on the way you created the scene on the envelope and the birdy on the card is adorable! Great job of showcasing the stamps and dies!
Your student will love it! TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

quilt4fun2 said...

I must have missed seeing the little bird on that set. Your post card turned out wonderful and I like that the envelope can be used many ways. Sweet job on your project! The kids will love these.
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Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Hi Katie!

Your birthday card and envie are darling!Your student is going to love it! What a fun release this was! I loved all your sneak projects too.

Ruthie :)

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

This is Completely Ahh-Dorbs! Love it! This would brighten anyone's birthday for sure.

Joan Smith said...

Awwww your card and envelope is absolutely precious. She is going to love it. I love all the ways you used Miss Emma's goodies it's just so inspiring

Lara said...

SO bright and cheerful, just love it! Wonderful work!

Creative M said...

Simply ADORABLE!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Kristi said...

I think this is a super sweet envelope and card! The envelope is so awesome with the creativity you put into it!
Kristi kidshomelove at yahoo.com

Cathryn said...

Perfect card for a little girl. I'm sure it will be loved. The sky and grass look great, awesome job Katie! Hugs, Cathryn

VICTORIA said...

This is so cute Katie!!!
Vicky
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LuvScrappingTogether said...

This is so sweet! Love it! ~Hugs, Saundra Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Gerda said...

What a lovely card and envelope! TFS!

Northern Girl Crafts said...

Such an adorable set! Your students are very lucky to have such a great teacher. I'm sure she will love it.

Kat
kat.raymond@gmail.com

Crafty Moni said...

So so pretty! I love it and really want this new release:)! Your student is going to love her card, its really pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Lady Fair said...

Super sweet card and envie!

Cheryl W said...

Gorgeous set! I am loving the new dies.

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Oh my word!!! I think little Sophia is going to ADORE you even more! I LOVE the whole scene you created with your envie then that postcard! PERFECTION! The colors are my FAVS together ~ okay one of my FAVS! LOL! Anyhoo ~ AWESOME job as always! Have A GREAT weekend!

Scrapping Out Of Control said...

WOW Katie I so Love this! How clever using the stamp as grass! Super cute! Great job my friend.

Anonymous said...

Love all your cute ideas..
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liz at liz's paper loft said...

KATIE, I LOOOOOOOOVE your projects this week!!! your sweet birdie card is just ADORABLE!!! And all of the other projects you made are so fun! I love the upside bat too! I hope you got to enjoy all of the sweets after the photo shoots! :)

Nina said...

What sweet, cheerful colors on your projects.

felkatz said...

Way too cute!



Kathy

Felkatz at gmail dot com

jessica said...

Super adorable project Katie!!! Loving this awesome release!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!!!!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

So pretty, it just reminds me of spring, sure wish it were here again!!!

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Cynthia Clark said...

That is adorable! Your students will love them & Sophie will love hers.

jordanbev5 said...

Katie, your projects are so adorable and full of life!!! Emma has outdone herself again with fabulous new dies and stamps!

Sue D said...

This is so cute--love how you decorated the envelope.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - this is just as sweet as can be!!! SO fresh and fun Katie!!! LOVE it!!! Had fun playing along with you guys this month! :-)

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Kim's Kreations said...

This is so sweet. Love the bird and the envelope. ogdendoll@gmail.com

Wanda M. said...

Cute project. I enjoy everything you do. If I had a small child I would like for you to be their teacher. You seem to go out of your way to make them feel special.

Tina said...

So happy and pretty, Katie!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Beth Devitt said...

I would love to win the 50$ prize so I could buy the bow tie dies, love them.

DIANA L. said...

Super cute card and envelope I love the colors and the flower on the envelope I think I want this set.
Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com
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Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Sophie is going to treasure this adorable card! I love how you decorated the envelope with the cloud die and the stamps for the grass. Very clever.
Debbie
Crafthawk@centurylink.net

Valerie said...

Love this and it's so cheery and colorful. Thanks for sharing

Trisha said...

I love how you showcased both the postcard and envelope! I have so many friend who are teachers, these would be great gifts as I'm sure they would love some ready to go postcards for students! Thanks for the inspiration!

Trish
techniquesbytrish@gmail.com

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very adorable card and envelope!! I love it!!
Angela

Yun Kelly said...

Katie - The teacher in you shows with this design. It's so fresh and cute! Great job!! btw, I have a 3rd grader - thanks to teachers!!

Tina said...

Such a cute card, can't wait to get my new goodies

katieo said...

Lucky students. Love the way you decorated the envelope

Luvy Sheffield said...

Love all your projects!

D- said...

I LOVE your tweet little card and so will she. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

Evelyn said...

Love how you made the envelope great use of the stitching. tfs
Evelyn
evl14512 at gmail.com

marg0006 said...

Wonderful job stamping. So cute.

My Creative Time said...

This is Just GORGEOUS Miss Katie!!! The colors & just EVERYTHING is PERFECTO!!!! Your student is going to totally cherish this! THANK YOU!
Big HUGS,
Emma:)

UnikByYes said...

AMAZINGLY ADRABLE!!!! This is such a great project Katie!!
Thank you for sharing!
Liz O
unikebyyes {at} yahoo {dot} com

Dorcas Troche said...

This is seriously amazing!!!! What a great job, great idea! I love it! I think this is the product I'm getting...i've been looking for the perfect one.

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

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