Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MCT Try Something New Tuesday

It's Try Something New Tuesday with My Creative Time, and I tried a new technique today to make a word die pop!  I diecut a rainbow of cardstock strips, using one of the wave dies from You're a Great Catch. Then, as you can see in my picture below, I completely covered a square of printer paper with my Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and lay the strips on it.  Once they were all secure, I ran this through my Vagabond with the 3 1/2" square die from Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out.  Then I ran it through the Vagabond again with the "hello" die from Speech Bubble Sentiments.  I was sure to save all of the little pieces that came out of the letters.  I stamped "there" from Speech Bubble Sentiments onto the rainbow piece and then adhered it to a 4" square card base, adding the little pieces from the insides of the letters (and now I have a really pretty rainbow "hello" diecut to use on another card).  I finished the card off with a few silver sequins.

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

Products used on this card:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Happy Thoughts Watercoloring

I'm taking Online Card Classes' Watercolor for Card Makers:  Exploring Mediums, and I tried out one of Kristina Werner's techniques for my card today.  I lightly traced one of the star dies from My Creative Time's Bunch of Stitched Star Dies onto watercolor paper, and then masked the edges with some rubber cement.  I was then able to give a light blue "halo" around the outside of it, using one of my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, with water and a watercolor brush.  Once it dried, I rubbed off the rubber cement, and painted the star itself, using color from the Zig pens and a watercolor brush.  

After it dried, I trimmed the whole thing with one of the MCT Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out, and then added a stamped sentiment from MCT's Happy Thoughts.  The "happy" die I used is also from this set.  A few clear sequins finished it off!

Products used on this card:
PTI Kraft Cardstock
PTI True Black Cardstock
Canson Watercolor Paper
MCT Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out
MCT Bunch of Stitched Star Dies
MCT Happy Thoughts
Hero Hues Black Ink
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
PPP 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins

Monday, September 21, 2015

Birthday Circles

I'm still having fun playing the fabulous new My Creative Time release!  For this card, I used my favorite new set, Happy Everything!  I love it because it's so easy to make a quick card with it!  For this one, I started by using the largest of the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies to die cut my rectangle, and then I ran it through my Vagabond again with the Circle Stitched Pattern Die to get the cool circle design.  I cut a few circles out of Echo Park's Fine & Dandy patterned paper collection with the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, and layered them on a couple of circle of white cardstock before adhering them to the card.  I cut "happy" (using the die from Happy Everything) three times as well, to give it extra dimension.  "Birthday" is just one of the many sentiments from this set.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

MCT 47th Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 47th 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!

My project today features the darling new Stitched Treat Sleeve, Stitched Belly Band Dies,  and Belly Band stamps!  I used the Stitched Treat Sleeve with the the Echo Park The Story of Christmas paper collection.  I love that woodgrain/snowflake pattern!  Then I cut the belly band out of red cardstock, and used the coordinating dies with burlap paper and rustic white cardstock.  There are lots of sentiments for all different occasions that fit into this little frame.   The one I chose works perfectly with my cookie and Christmas theme.  Then I thought it would be fun to add some die-cut mittens, using my favorite Winter Cheer mitten dies.  Wouldn't you just love to find this little treat on your desk at work during the holidays? 

Here's a closer look at the Stitched Treat Sleeve, Stitched Belly Band Dies, and the Belly Band stamps.  They are available for preorder now in the My Creative Time Store

Our "Freebie" for this release is this adorable "Dec25" stamp and die set.  It will be given to the FIRST 150 shoppers!  If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping.  Once the first 150 shoppers come through, the die will be available for purchase.  So if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 150.  No exceptions will be made.  This freebie die is not a part of the "bundle" and 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 SEPT2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday, September 25th, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented and sweet Kim!

Here's the full line-up:


Other products used on this project:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

MCT 47th Edition Sneak Peak #4

It's our last day of sneak peeks, and once again, Emma has saved a fabulous one for last!  Today we are sneaking the Stitched Treat Sleeve!  This die pairs perfectly with the Stitched Belly Band Dies!  I used it today to make a sweet envelope to hold a 3 1/2" card.  I used the heart dies from the Stitched Belly Band Dies set on the belly band itself, and then added a felt flower and leaves made with the Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies.  I used these same dies on my coordinating card, along with one of the Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out and a sentiment from Teeny Tag Greetings.  You will find there are so many things to do with this treat sleeve!  Just wait until you see what Emma and the rest of the design team have done with it!

*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 for you today!

Products used on this card (except for the "Stitched Treat Sleeve" and "Stitched Belly Bands,"  which will be available on 9/18):