Friday, July 21, 2017

MCT 69th Edition Release Blog Hop & Sale

Welcome to the My Creative Time 69th 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 card today is showcasing the new Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies!  I got a little inky with this card.  I used the largest of the scalloped rectangle to make a die cut out of Strathmore Bristol cardstock, and then inked up a rainbow with distress inks.  I then die cut "hello" with the Big Hello die and some hearts, using dies from Hey There Little Lady, from the center, where it wouldn't show, once I covered it.  I had to be careful to place all of the dies exactly where I would want to place the die cuts on my white layer, so that the rainbow colors would match up with the scalloped layer.  The rounded white rectangle was made with the largest rectangular die from Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies.

Here's a closer look at the Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies.  It is available now in the My Creative Time Store


Starting THIS Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 8AM PST, our "Freebie" for this release is the Cute Bows Die.  It will be given to the FIRST 75 shoppers!  If you are one of the first 75 shoppers, it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping.  Once the first 75 shoppers come through, the set will be available for purchase.  So if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 75.  No exceptions will be made.  This freebie set is not a part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately!


**BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!**
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! 

**SALE ALERT**
Also, DON'T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW here!  Use the code JULY2017 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday,  July 28, 2017, at midnight PST.

Your next stop is the incredibly talented and sweet Kim!

Here's the full line-up:

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MCT 69th Edition Sneak Peek #3

It's our last day of the My Creative Time 69th Edition sneak peeks!  Tomorrow is the day you can finally see this awesome release in its entirety and get shopping!  But first, we have one last set of dies and a freebie for you to get a glimpse of today.  


The last die set is called Big Stitched Flip Flop!  How cute is this?  It's perfect for your summer projects!  It comes with this GIANT flip flop, and a scalloped layer to put behind, which I didn't use on today's project.  Beside the flower embellishment that I used, there are also a heart and a star!  I had fun using different textures on my flip flop.  For the flower, I used the DCWV Canvas Mat Stack, and for the strap, I used the DCWV Gauze Paper Stack.  A few days ago I had tried inking up a piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock with distress ink, laying a Hero Arts stencil on top, and spritzing it with water.  It didn't quite turn out how I envisioned it, but I thought it was kind of a cool look for the base of my flip flop.  The fun sentiment is from Sit Back & Relax - Revised, and I used the new Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies to ground it all, popping it up from my card base with some fun foam.  Some Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti finished off this card.


For my next card, I had a little inking fun!  I cut a piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock the size of my card base and inked it up with Salty Ocean and Peackcock Feathers Distress Inks.  I then added a white layer made with one of the Scalloped Stitched Square Dies, stamping on a sentiment from Make a Splash.  For the presents, I used one of the Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies and one of the Scalloped Stitched Squares Dies, inking both of them up with distress inks. The adorable bows on top of the presents were made with this month's freebie, Cute Bows, which is free with your order tomorrow if you are one of the first 75 shoppers, beginning at 8 AM PST.

*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 the these cards (except for "Big Stitched Flip Flop," "Cute Bows," and "Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies,"  which will be available on 7/21):


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MCT 69th Edition Sneak Peek #2

Are you ready for another day of My Creative Time sneak peeks?  Today we an awesome new die to share called Stitched Square Box!  This is perfect for little treats, a small jewelry gift, or fun block decor!


I'm in the process of making a new library corner in my classroom, and I thought it would be fun to create a cute little decoration with this new die.  I was able to use the colors I'm using in my classroom this year too!  On each block, I added a white square, made with one of the Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out.  I then added letters made with the Uppercase Fun Dies, plus a heart made with one of the Stitched Heart Layering Dies.  I thought these would be really cute in a baby's room too, spelling out the baby's name!  Or they could be used for a baby shower!  Really, the possibilities are endless with this die!

*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 project (except for "Stitched Square Box,"  which will be available on 7/21):
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Monday, July 17, 2017

MCT 69th Edition Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 69th Edition Sneak Peeks!  We've got another fabulous new release for you this week, and today we are sneaking a great new die set called Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies!  This set includes 8 dies, alternating scallops and rectangles!


For my card today, I used the new dies to make some a blue scalloped and a white rectangular mat to work with.  I just love the pretty dimension they add to the card!  I then took the white stitched rectangle (don't you love the rounded corners?) mat and put a post-it on it, so that I could add a little soft sky ink with an ink blending tool.  That cute pineapple was made with a stamp and die from the Berry Special set.  I stamped it on Strathmore Bristol cardstock so that I could color it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a water brush.  Then sentiment and die cut were made with the Sweet Wishes set!

*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!


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Friday, July 14, 2017

First Day of School Welcome Cards


I'm trying to get a head start on my projects for the beginning of the school year.  I made a class set of these to put on each child's desk for the first day of school.  Of course, I'm going to have to find some cuter pencils!  I made the base with one of My Creative Time's MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies and trimmed the white piece with one of the MCT More Stitched Edges.  The Papertrey Ink Write Stuff Holders Die was perfect for making the little slots for my pencil to slide through!  I used PTI's Apple Prints to make the big apple and the row of stamped apples, and the sentiment is from MCT's Write On.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Apple Cart Treat Box


The main reason I picked up the Papertrey Ink Market Street Kit was to be able to make these adorable cart treat boxes.  They are so cute, and very easy to make!  I added stamped and die cut apples for the inside, but there are several flower options as well (or you can just leave them off completely).  I used the included stencil to make stripes on the canopy, and the tag and sentiment are also from the kit.


I attached the canopy with brads so that it swings over to make it easy to put a treat in and to take it out!

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

MCT Made in Minutes Monday


It's Made in Minutes Monday with My Creative Time, a day that we make projects that can be done in a short amount of time.  Today I made a sympathy card using the Healing Wishes stamp and die set.  I just love all of the little flower arrangements in this set.  I stamped this one with Versamark Ink onto Strathmore Bristol cardstock so that I could color it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, and then die cut it with the coordinating die.  For my card base and layer, I used the Scallop Stitched Square Dies.  The sentiment is from Healing Wishes, and I finished off the card with some Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti.  Very quick and simple, but I think the scalloped square gives it an elegant look!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more Made in Minutes inspiration!

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer Hello


I made this card using some of the supplies from Simon Says Stamps' July Card Kit.  I actually used My Creative Time's Stitched Postage Frame Dies for the base, but all of the stamps (sentiment, clouds, and birds) are from the Sea You Soon stamp set that is included in the kit.  The kit also included the Moonshine Confetti, which I think adds such a pretty touch to any card!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

MCT Weird Holiday - Ice Cream Day!


We're celebrating weird holidays with My Creative Time today. Did you know that July 16th is National Ice Cream Day?  I thought it would be fun to make an ice-cream birthday card for a friend who has a birthday on that same date!  I was able to make a super tall ice cream treat by making this card the size to fit in a business sized envelope:  9 1/4 x 4".  My striped layer is 9 1/4 x 3 3/4", and I made those stripes with a stencil from the Papertrey ink Market Street Kit and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade.

To make my ice cream cone, I die cut all of the pieces from Strathmore Watercolor paper, using dies from My Creative Time's You Make Life Sweet.  I then watercolored them with a paintbrush, picking up colors from my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, that I scribbled onto a craft mat.  "Happy birthday" was made with the MCT Happy Everything set.  I then finished off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more Weird Holiday inspiration!

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Market Street Get Well Card


I couldn't resist the latest Papertrey Ink kit:  Market Street.  I just love this cart that you can fill with flowers, pumpkins, etc.  The kit also comes with stencils, which I used to create the background scene on this card.  I used embossing paste for the detail on the building. The "Get Well" sentiment is from My Creative Time's Chunky Jar Accessories, and I also used MCT's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies to trim the edges of the background.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MCT Thoughtful Thursday


It's Thoughtful Thursday with My Creative Time, and today I've made a sweet little thank you card.  I used the adorable flower dies from the Thank You Mom set, and then I heat embossed a sentiment from Believe in Your Dreams.  Very simple, but I love how it turned out!

Stop by Emma's blog for more inspiration!

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Birdhouse Happy Birthday


I used the sweet Cloche Quarters and Cloche Quarters:  Spring Fillers stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink to decorate this card.  I just love this set!  I mounted it all on an aqua background mat made with one of My Creative Time's Stitched Postage Frame Dies.  This is a little card - 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".  I actually had it all set to mail in a matching sized envelope that I made with my Envelope Punch Board, when something made me google what the smallest sized envelope that can be mailed is. Good thing I did - it's 3 1/2" x 5"!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

MCT To Die For


It's To Die For with My Creative Time today!  I thought it would be fun to make a card with a rainbow of cute bandaids from the Ouch stamp and die set.  I used the inlaid die technique.  If you've never tried this before, I made a video a while back, that you can view here.  To trim my white piece of cardstock, I used one of the More Stitched Edges Dies.  The black heart was made with a die from Ouch, and the sentiment came from there as well.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more inspiration today!

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Personalized Notecards


I just love the Botanical Letters Stamp Set that Papertrey Ink released a few months ago, and I thought it would be perfect for making sets of personalized notecards to give to my room moms as end of the year gifts.  I used PTI's Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock, which really gives the cards a luxurious touch.  The children of the room moms told me their moms' favorite colors, which added to the personalization even more!


I made five cards for each of them, and packaged them up with kraft envelopes (also from PTI) into some clear plastic boxes.  To embellish the boxes, I wrapped a strip of patterned paper around them, and then added a sentiment from My Creative Time's Belly Band Sentiments, stamped onto die cuts made with the coordinating dies.


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Bikini Twisted Pop-Up Card


It's been a while since I've ordered the Simon Says Stamp Kit of the Month, but I just couldn't resist the July kit!  I made a really fun card using lots of pieces from this kit.  For the front, I used the Simon Audrey Blue and Sunshine cardstocks, along with the adorable patterned paper from Echo Park's Summer Dreams collection.  The sentiment is from Simon's SEA You Soon stamp set, and I stamped it onto a banner made with one of My Creative Time's Sentiment Label Dies.  I also used MCT's More Stitched Rectangular Dies to trim my papers.  The pretty sequins are Simon's Moonshine Confetti.


Now, this is a very unique style of card that I had never tried making before.  I renewed my membership to StampNation for the summer, and I'm enjoying watching all of the tutorials.  This is called a Twisted Pop-Up Card.  I'd love to tell you how I made it, but it's one of those things you really need to watch in action.  Maybe I'll try making a video on one of these too!  In the picture above, you can see the pop-up pieces all folded together inside of the card.  In the picture below, you can see how they explode out of the card when you open it!


To decorate my pop-up pieces, I used the three Simon cardstocks included in the kit:  Audrey Blue, Sunshine, and Doll Pink, along with Papertrey Ink's Simply Chartreuse.  I trimmed each of them with one of the MCT Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out.  Then, using my patterned paper scraps, I made adorable little bikinis using the Simon Bikini Die from the kit!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

23rd Birthday Card


My nephew turns 23 this weekend!  So hard to believe; they grow up so fast!  I made this card for him using one of the My Creative Time MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies for the background, stamping it with patterns from Papertrey Ink's Grunge Me.  I cut the numbers with my Cricut Explore, using the Cricut Alphabet cartridge, and "birthday" was made using the PTI Wonderful Words:  Birthday die.  "Happy" and "rd" were stamped using stamps from PTI's Big Birthday Wishes set.

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