Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday

It's Inspire Me Wednesday with My Creative Time, a day where we take inspiration from somewhere and run with it! Today I made a little birthday card inspired by a card made by one of my favorite bloggers, Laura Bassen.  Laura's card had cute little animals peeking out of windows, and I thought it would be fun to do something similar for my friend who has three cats and three dogs!

To make this card, I started with my brown card base, added a cream layer, and then adhered a strip of yellow polka-dot patterned paper behind where my windows would be.  On this strip I adhered my two dogs, made with the Loyal Friends stamp and die set, and the cat, made with the You Had Me at Meow set.  I added a little heart from 4x4 Journal Die + More to the cat's collar.

Next I trimmed my blue flowered piece of patterned paper down the right side with one of the Fun Stitched Edges Dies and used one of the Square Stitched Goody Dies to make three windows in it.  I then adhered this to the card base with foam tape.  I die cut one of the Fun Speech Bubbles and stamped a sentiment from You Had Me at Meow onto it, masking off sections at a time to put it onto three lines instead of one.

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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Friday, April 24, 2015

Shine - It's Your Day!

Lexi Daly had a really fun Make it Monday video for Papertrey Ink this week, in which she adhered white die cuts to a card and then stamped on one of them.  I thought I'd try it out with this birthday card.  I die cut five lamps from PTI's Lighten Up set, and then stamped the coordinating stamps onto one of them using some Hero Arts inks.  The sentiment is part of the Lighten Up stamp set.  You can see Lexi's video and join in the challenge here.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Olaf Superstar Card!

My niece is in a singing concert this Friday, and it's all songs from Frozen.  I thought I'd make her a little card, and I was so happy to see that Cricut Design Space had the Frozen cuts in it!  I love how we can buy individual cuts for our Cricuts these days!  I cut out Olaf and placed him on a little mat made with the My Creative Time Stitched Oval Die.  The patterned papers are cut with MCT's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies, and the sentiment is from MCT's new stamp set, You're My Hero.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MCT What a Treat Wednesday

It's What a Treat Wednesday with My Creative Time!  One of my colleagues has a birthday coming up, and I thought I'd make her a little treat box.  I found a cute Lori Whitlock pizza box cut in the Silhouette Online Store, and adjusted it to make it 3" x 3".  I cut the brown square at 2 3/4" and the white one at 2 1/2". Following Betsy Veldman's "Watercolor Smooshing" video tutorial, I inked up the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick and Wild Honey before stamping it with the new My Creative Time Enjoy the Little Things stamp.  Then I added a pretty dimensional flower made with MCT's Jr. Rolled Flower Dies.

The box opens up to hold a good amount of treats!  Looks like I need to go shopping for some more before I give this to my friend.  Too much snacking has been taking place in the craft room!

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

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Friday, April 17, 2015

MCT 42nd Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 42nd Edition Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the very talented Jessica.  If you just happened upon here, you might want to head over to Emma's blog, to the beginning of the hop.  This is a very fun release, and I hope you are as excited about it as we are!

For my project today, I created a fun 3-D hot air ballon with new The Sky is the Limit stamp and die set.  I first die cut the balloon in kraft and stamped the coordinating stamp on it.  I then die cut it three more times out of the rainbow chevron pattern and trimmed off the basket.  I scored each of these down the center and sewed them together down the score line.  After adhering the bottom of the three to the kraft balloon, I folded up the top two layers to get the 3-D effect!

The layers on my card base were made with the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More, and I stamped a sweet sentiment from The Sky is the Limit onto the patterned layer. Some cute puffy clouds made with the new Fun Stitched Cloud Dies finished it off!

Here's a closer look at the new sets I used on today's projects.  They are available for purchase now in the My Creative Time Store

The Sky is the Limit

Fun Stitched Clouds

**Freebie Stamp**

For our "Freebie" stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE stamp, "Enjoy the Little Things..." to the FIRST 150 shoppers!  You do NOT have to add it to your cart; Emma and her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package, but ONLY to the first 150 shoppers!  IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this will be available for sale! Emma knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150.  After the first 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for purchase along with the new release items!  Just keep in mind, this stamp will not be included with the bundle.  It will be sold separately!

For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time Store" to one LUCKY winner!  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 for winning!  Very important, please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment, just in case you are the lucky winner! 

Also, DON'T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW here!  Use the code APRIL2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday, April 24th, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented and sweet Kim!

Here's the full line-up:


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