Monday, December 1, 2014

MCT 5 Days of Christmas - Day 1


Are you ready to get in the Christmas spirit this week?  Emma and the My Creative Time design team  are sharing some fun projects to give you some ideas for your holiday crafting!  My project today is perfect for that college or even high school student in your life who is counting down to Christmas, but also trying to get through finals beforehand!

To make this fun card, I started with an A2 card base in aqua mist cardstock.  I trimmed a cute piece of patterned paper from Simple Stories December Documented collection to 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" and cut an oval out of it with one of the dies from My Creative Time's Scallop Stitched Oval Dies.  To make this layer a little thicker, I cut a piece of white cardstock the same way, and adhered it behind the patterned paper. 


To get my "snow," I used one of the Fun Sitched Edges Dies.  Then I made my adorable snowman using the Winter Snowman Dies.  The sweet jumbo coffee mug was made with a die from All You Need is Coffee, and I used another die from that set to get the little heart "steam" coming out of the cup.

To make my sentiment, I masked off part of a stamp in the My Favorite Sayings stamp set to get "With a little caffeine," and then I used individual letters in Alpha Pack to make the rest.


On the inside of the card, I made a little pocket for a Starbucks gift card with the Tag Gift Pocket Die and adorned it with a snowflake made with one of the Winter Flake Dies.  Hopefully my nephew will make it through finals with this extra little boost of caffeine!

I hope you enjoy our 5 Days of Christmas and AMAZING GIVEAWAYS!  Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVES" for the giveaways this week!  To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog and (very important) leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner!  You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments!  Emma will announce all of the winners on Monday, December 8, 2014, on her blog! Good luck everybody!

Here are today's giveaways:

Wink of Stella Fine Glitter Markers

Wink of Stella Brush CLEAR

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

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60 comments:

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Super adorable card and gift certificate holder! Your nephew will love it!
Hugs,
Debbie
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GlendaLea said...

Super cute card for a college student!!!! Love it
Glenda
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linda said...

HI great idea. keep up the good work.
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Joan Smith said...

OMG Miss Katie OMG What a super cute card/gift holder I just love you genius creative idea for the sentiment and how you used all of Miss Emma's goodies!! Girl you really do always come up with the neatest and coolest ideas ever....YOU totally ROCK!!

Sabrina said...

What a very cute idea!!
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snappy scrappy said...

Adorable...great idea!!!

Misty Morgan said...

Super cute gift holder! Great idea with the cardstock under your pattern paper. Adorable Snowman holding the cup! Great job!
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Anne said...

Cute fun card, great job.
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Eva Laney said...

super cute card love the gift card holder inside with the stitching :)
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CA Scrapper said...

That is a great card! Love this idea for a student.

Leslie
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Carol W. said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment you created with the Alpha stamps - perfect for any student! Awesome job ~ Carol W. workmanscraps at gmail dot com

katieo said...

Perfect little pick me up for a college student during finals. You always make such thoughtful projects. Have a great day
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Pat Jurgens said...

Such wonderful creativity. Jsj111@cox.net

Pat Jurgens said...

Such wonderful creativity. Jsj111@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and good idea.
THanks for sharing,
Michelle
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Sue D said...

What an encouraging card and love the peppermint striped cup.
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Gaylynn said...

I really like how you made the FUN saying with the alphas, Katie. I might have to have that set. Love this!!!
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Sandie Jaros said...

Your card and gift card holder is awesome ! My daughter in college would love to get this! smj1118@hotmail.com

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

So cute and the absolute perfect gift for all those college kids out there!! Hugs!!

creativebee65 said...

You will make some student very happy with this card! So cute and creative! I Love It! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! treasaknight@gmail.com

Marilyn said...

Cute card and gift card holder
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Jeri said...

Hee hee! I knew there was going to be a Starbucks gift card inside this adorable card! Great incentive to get through finals.
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Mindy said...

What a great idea to let that student know your behind them. Mindy1qc@msn.com

TheTulipCollector said...

This is great. I love how the cup looks enormous in the snowmans hands. Very Cute.

marylouh said...

Clever idea. The sentiment is great. Hope he takes advantage of it.
thanks for sharing a fun card
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Creative M said...

Super Duper cute!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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lisa808 said...

Super cute & fun!

D- said...

OMGosh this is perfect. I bet your nephew will LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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jessica said...

Not only is this super ADORABLE but OMG how creative!!! I LOVE this Katie!!!!

Mimi said...

ADORABLE!!!! Seriously, you always come up with the sweetest projects. Love this - might almost be worth going back and taking a class --- NOT! LOL!

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VICTORIA said...

Katie I love your snowman holding the cup of coffee so cute TFS
Vicky
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Karen said...

So cute and TFS!
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Linda Hott said...

I love, love, love your card! lol I remember my kids with finals. Who wouldn't enjoy that card sent to them. TFS. Linda adnilttoh@gmail.com

quilt4fun2 said...

A clever way to do a window for your card. Love the snowman and big cup. Great job using the alphas and getting them so straight. Fabulous job!
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Kim A. said...

Great idea, those college students LOVE coffee! CUTE card!

Doreen said...

What a wonderful card for the student in our lives. Very nice.
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Beckie Williams said...

Just adorable. I am loving all the really cute ideas today!!

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Charity Chamberlain said...

Adorable adorable!
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LAURALUVSLACE said...

Love this card, the snowman is adorable....lauraluvslace@gmail

Brenda said...

This is an adorable card and such a great one to send to the college kids at finals time! Love it!! Hugs, Brenda
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Iris said...

So cute - love the snowman.
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Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

This is so fun. I keep looking at the pocket die. I'm going to have to get that one day.

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cm said...

If that isn't encouragement, I don't know what is! Your nephew will adore this, as do I!
~c
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Sherrie K. said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute! The colors are fabulous and what a fun idea for a college student! LOVE-tfs!
Sherrie K

Ruth G said...

I love your sweet and happy snowman! He's so much fun with his cup of warm goodness! Thanks so much for sharing!
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KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable and I love the awesome sentiment! Great way to tuck the gift card inside - I like the dies you used! fitkitty1@gmail.com

Donna Broussard said...

You are so creative! I love this idea!
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Marla said...

That is an amazing gift card holder and such a cute saying. TFS mghowell8@msn.com

Kim H said...

Oh Katie ~ this is so darn CUTE, CLEVER and totally PERFECT for those going thru finals!! EEK! I LVOE all the details and t totally made me chuckle! We need one for Christmas! LOL

Marissa Flores said...

That little stitched heart just stole my heart! Adorable!!!
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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Adorable card. Love the paper choices. TFS

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purplemel said...

Adorable card and love the gift card holder

Kristie Goulet said...

Great gift card holder!

Olip S said...

cuteness.. olivesudjono@gmail.com

Bananastamper said...

So cute! Love that peppermint mug!!! Great gift idea!

MzTea said...

Love the gift card holder!
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Denise Speigle said...

Love this card! Perfect! queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Ruthie Lopez said...

Love this card!! Love the sentiment!!!
Thanks for sharing!
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Lady Fair said...

Love this card of encouragement! What a wonderful idea. TFS!

Got2BCrafting said...

LOOOOOVE this Katie!! What a great idea!! :) And the giant cup of coffee in the snowman's hand is so FUN!!
Hugs,
Lori
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