Monday, May 26, 2014

MCT May Release Sneak Peek #1


It's time for another awesome week of My Creative Time sneak peeks!  I've got a lot to share with you today, because we are sneaking THREE of the new sets today!  First off is a fun stamp and die set called Speech Bubble Sentiments.  I used it on this graduation card for my son Eric.  I can't believe that he is graduating from high school this week!

I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" blue card base and used the speech bubble die to trim off one end.  I then made a red layer to adhere behind since red and that shade of blue are Eric's school colors.  "Hello" is one of three word dies that comes with this set,  and "graduate" is one of the many coordinating stamps!  I die cut the graduation cap using a die from an older set, Here's Lookin' at You.


On the inside, I stamped a sentiment and "Class of 2014" from Follow Your Dreams.  The diploma is also from Follow Your Dream.  I stamped it onto white cardstock and then fussy cut around it before adhering it to the card.  A little white stitching with a gel pen finished off the card!


For this next card, I am showcasing a beautiful watercolor stamp from the new Build a Scripty & Watercolor Background.  Doesn't it make a gorgeous sky?  This is a card for a teacher friend of mine who is packing up with her husband and moving halfway across the country to open up a restaurant in Colorado.  I thought this sentiment from Way to Go was just perfect for them.  The cute little bikes are also from Way to Go, and I cut the hills with one of the Fun Stitched Edges Dies.


Lastly, I have a little birthday card showcasing the new Bunch of Fun Circle Dies.  You are going to love these unique dies!  As you can see, the circles cut out with little dots around the edges, but if you use the negative, you get stitching!  So fun!

For my background on this card, I used a watercolor technique that I learned from Tim Holtz in Online Card Classes' Watercolor for Card Makers, using his mini distress inks and a Heidi Swapp stencil.  I then turned one of the circles cut with the new circle die into a cute little face using a Peachy Keen stamp and added a speech bubble with one of the MCT Stitched Square Speech Bubbles and a sentiment from Fun Gift Pocket Sentiments

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, for the set we showcase on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner in her video on Thursday, and for the set we showcase on Thursday, she will announce on Friday, and so on...
ALL you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, please leave your contact information with your comment, just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!  For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it, OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!  GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY, & let's start spreading the word!

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

Products used on grad card (except for "Speech Bubble Sentiments," which will be available on 5/30):

Products used on smiley card (except for "Bunch of Fun Circles Dies," which will be released on 5/30):

53 comments:

SabineV said...

love those cards! the watercolor technique is beautiful!
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Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards!!

Mimi said...

Cute cards! Love your projects and it looks like a super cute release.

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Kim's Kreations said...

Love the way you extended the speech bubble. Great graduation card. ogdendoll@gmail.com

marylouh said...

The graduation card is great. I love the big speech bubbles. You can get more onto them when using them in greeting cards. The inside of the card is as nice as the outside. The sky with the bicycles is amazing. I'll have to check into that stamp. the HB2U is bright and colorful thanks for sharing
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Stacey's Creative Corner said...

All of your creations are fantastic!! I love that sky you created!!

Nina said...

Fabulous graduation card - congrats to your son.
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candio said...

Cute cards!!

Lauren said...

BEAUTIFUL!! This release is turning out super cute!! Can't wait to see what's to come!

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snappy scrappy said...

All are fab...too funny that we were both on the grad kick :) Love the sky with the bikes...gorgeous water colour background on the third too!!

Lori said...

You always have such amazing cards. Looks like Hillsdale colors (my high school from many years ago). Congrats to your son

Brenda said...

your cards are awesome! love the colors!! thanks for sharing!

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Brenda said...

oh.....I forgot in my other comment..congrats to your son!!

Kim H said...

Katie ~ OH MY WORD!!!! Look at these cards! Okay I LOVE the first one! The layering of the Speech Bubble die and Eric's school colors are so COOL! Then your bike card ~ now that is so CLEVER and that background stamp looks AMAZING for a sky! EEK! Totally lifting that! Then you little smiley face card ~ ADORBS and I LVOE that background! AWESOME job!!!!

CA Scrapper said...

Wow Katie, you did an amazing job on all your cards. I love all of them. This release looks so amazing. So many possibilities.

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Alvina said...

Great job Katie, I love how you used the bubble die to make for card, thanks for the sneak!!

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Kimberly said...

Super cute! I love the card! Thanks for sharing!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Wow these are all great cards!! I can't decide which one I like the best!! Love all the ideas!
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My Creative Time said...

Your cards are AMAING!!!!!!!!!!! Love the watercolor sky! GREAT IDEA!!!
HUGS,
Emma ;)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great cards. I love the bikes. TFS

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Amante del Papel said...

Both cards are amazing!!!!

Michelle said...

Awesome cards!

Carol W. said...

Amazing graduation card, love how it opens. The bicycle card is beautiful and the HB2U card is just too cute! Fabulous job using the new release! Thank you ~ Carol W. workmanscraps at gmail dot com

Cynthia Clark said...

Great cards! I love how you used the watercolor stamp for your sky. Very creative.
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Jeri said...

What wonderful cards, Katie. I really like how you made your sky with the new watercolor stamp for your bicycle card.
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Gaylynn said...

Oh my, so many amazing projects. All so creative and fun. :)
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CathyinMN said...

Such fun cards! I really like how you used the watercolor background stamp to create the sky on the 2nd card.
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Lady Fair said...

Three fun cards, all so different. Your sky on the second card was so subtle, love it! And those bikes - the paper piecing - fabulous job! I'm sure your friend appreciated it very much.

VICTORIA said...

Love all 3 of your cards TFS Vicky
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Helen said...

Love all your cards--so different, yet fun :)

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Brenda said...

OMGosh Katie, your cards are simple adorable!! My "baby" graduates from high school this week too. I'm so not ready to let go, but let go I must. Love, love your bike card, how fabulous did the watercolor stamps make the sky?!! Love it!!! And then there is that cute, cute birthday card. Love it!! And love today's sneaky peeks! Hugs
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Kelli B. said...

Super great cards! I am loving the water color stamp on the bike card! This will make backgrounds so much easier! thanks for sharing your creations!
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Debbie said...

love the effect that the watercolor background stamp does for a sky look
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Pat N. said...

Wow, super nice creations, all of them terrific! TFS.

Evelyn said...

What fun. That speech bubble is definitely on my list. tfs
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Cindy said...

GREAT job with all your AWESOME sneak peek Katie, LOVE them all!!! Have a super day my friend!!! :)

Monica said...

Loving the new circle dies. Great cards!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Great cards!! Love the use of the speech bubble die!!
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Diana said...

such cute cards, you always do such a great job!!

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Mindy said...

I really like how you used the water color stamp in the sky looks great, All of you sneaky peeks look great. mindy1qc@msn.com

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. My fave is the graduation card.
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Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Super cute!!

jessica said...

These are all AWESOME Katie!!!
LOVE how you used all the new stamps and dies!!
AMAZING job!!!

D- said...

WOW I LOVE your cards. Thanks for sharing they are terrific.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Darlene said...

love the graduation card. Perfect and simple for when you need to make a bunch. WOW! on the watercolor sky. perfect.

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lindagk23 said...

First, congrats to your son on his graduation! and second, Your cards are so awesome! Love the water color technique for the sky, love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

quilt4fun2 said...

Congratulations to Eric on his graduation...now on to another chapter in college. Love the hello die and clever way your card opens. Card 2 is perfect for your friends and I love the stamp used for a sky...I don't think I would have thought of that...It looks beautiful. Fun technique for card 3...so pretty and the Peachy Face is always adorable. Fabulous job on all.
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marg0006 said...

All your cards are amazing and so much fun. Love the bikes.

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AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow these are all amazing. I love that you created a grad card.
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Glora said...

You ladies are AMAZING. I can't believe how many of you made 2 and 3 projects for today. I love each of these Katie. The graduation card is so fun and perfect for Eric. Congrats to you and him. The bike card is adorable and so perfect with the watercolor background for the sky and how cute to make a smiley face card with the circles. I LOVE it!!! Hugs- Glora
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DIANA L. said...

Love them all but especially the bike card super cute! Have a blessed day
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Liz O. said...

Fabulous projects as always Katie! Love the new sets, they are simply amazing!and your cards are fabulous too!
TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz
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Bev Karolak said...

Love all the cards! Fantastic new products! :) deckle57@hotmail.com