Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MCT 71st Edition Sneak Peek #1

It's day 1 of My Creative Time's 71st Edition Sneak Peeks!  I'm just loving this release, and I think you will too!  Today we are showcasing the new Pocketful of Holidays and Pocketful of Holidays Sentiments sets!


For my project, I die cut three of the adorable little pockets.  As you can see, there are two different designs to stamp onto it.  I heat embossed the design in white on the purple pockets.  Those cute little witch's boots are also part of this set!  There are actually 4 different images that have stamps and dies that you can use with the pockets that are included in Pocketful of Holidays, with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas themes.  Of course, you probably have lots of other images in your stamp collection that will also work great with this set.  The sentiment I used is from Pocketful of Holidays Sentiments.  This set includes 8 fabulous sentiments to coordinate with the images.  So fun!

*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 card (except for "Pocketful of Holidays" and "Pocketful of Holidays Sentiments,"  which will be available on 9/21):

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MCT Thoughtful Thursday


It's Thoughtful Thursday with My Creative Time, a day to make a card for somebody to let them know that you are thinking of them.  Sadly, I needed to make a sympathy card for somebody special to me, but the beautiful new Build a Fall Wreath set helped me to make a really pretty one.  I started by die cutting a bunch of the leaves from this set, stamping them in all different fall colors. I have lots left over for future projects.  I then used the largest dies from Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More and MORE Stitched Rectangular Dies to die cut my white and woodgrain background rectangles.  To get a nice circle for my wreath, I traced one of the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies.  Then it was easy to glue down the leaves along that circle.

Finally, I heat embossed a sentiment, from My Thoughts are With You, on a piece of cardstock that I trimmed with one of the More Stitched Edges Dies and adhered that down.

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

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Banner Birthday Card


I was inspired by a card made my Shari Carroll to make this fun birthday card today.  I found a scrap of fun patterned paper and cut it using one of the My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies.  I cut a piece of white cardstock with this same die, also trimming it with one of the MCT More Stitched Edges Dies.  On this piece, I stamped a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Style Stamp Set.  All of the little tags were made with PTI's Tiny Tag Dies and Tiny Tags and Tiny Tags II stamp sets.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MCT 3D Wednesday


It's 3D Wednesday with My Creative Time, and over the holiday weekend I finally had some time to play with the new release!  I couldn't wait to use the Stitched Bat Die!  Paired with the Stitched Square Box Die, he made a super cute treat box!  I inked his eyes and mouth, from Bat Sentiments, with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It's nice and shiny in real life.  Both of the sentiments are from Bat Sentiments.  I used one of the Vintage Stitched Label Dies for "Open if You Dare," and circle dies from You Are Spot On for "Just for You!"

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more 3D inspiration!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Fox Birthday


Back to school means back to making birthday cards for me!  Just like last year (maybe because I looped with 9 of my kids, going from 3rd to a 3/4), a lot of their birthdays fall in the first part of the school year.  We had 2 last week and we'll have another this week!  I made this one for a boy last week. I thought this fox cut from the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge was so cute!  I paired him with a balloon made with the My Creative Time Stitched Circle Balloon Dies.  

For the background, I used the one of the MCT Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies with a scrap of patterned paper.  I then used one of MCT's More Stitched Edges Dies on some Rustic White Cardstock to make my sentiment strip.  The sentiment strip is from MCT's Wow So Many Candles stamp set.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale & Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to another 48 Hour Flash Sale!  This sale is for 48 hours ONLY and will end on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 7 AM PST.

For the first time, My Creative Time is offering a brand new KIT!  Frightful Greetings consists of a stamp set with a coordinating die, along with a coordinating stencil!  Yes, a STENCIL!  We are so excited to share this EXCLUSIVE kit with all of you!  Now since it is exclusive, once the kits sell out, they are gone forever.


For my project today, I made a treat sleeve using the existing Stitched Treat Sleeve Die and then used the stencil from the kit to ink up that pretty fall pumpkin and swirl pattern.  I added a couple of pieces of patterned paper to the top and bottom, which I trimmed with one of the existing More Stitched Edges dies.  I made that cute little skeleton that is peeking out of the sleeve with a stamp and die from the kit!  The sentiment is also from the kit, and I stamped it onto a die cut I made with the existing Small Treat Label Dies.

Here is a closer look at Frightful Greetings:

This is such a fun kit, and we cannot wait to see all of the projects everybody makes with it!  Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off your entire in-stock only purchase!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!

Leave your comments on every stop for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner!  Good Luck! 

Come hop along with us for some AMAZING inspiration using the new Frightful Greetings kit from the team! :)

 Your next stop is the incredibly talented and sweet Kim!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MCT Whatever Wednesday


I'm back!  Sorry I've been gone for so long!  It's been a crazy few weeks trying to pull together my classroom and figure out what I'm teaching, since I found out at the last minute I'd have a 3/4 combination this year!  But it's all good, and school started on Monday.  I have a great class, and for today's My Creative Time Whatever Wednesday post, I'd like to share the back to school postcard that I mailed out to each student at the end of last week.

I used one of the Stitched Postage Frame Dies for my base and the Stitched Oval Die to make a little spot to place my cute little bird cut from the Cricut 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  The sentiment is from Write On, which is an awesome school set.  I was able to make a 3rd grade and a 4th grade version!  I stamped the sentiment onto a speech bubble made with one of the Fun Speech Bubbles Dies.

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

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Friday, August 4, 2017

MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale & Blog Hop

Good morning, and welcome to another My Creative Time "48 Hour Flash Sale!" This sale is for 48 hours ONLY, going on right NOW and will end on Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 7am PST.  For this sale, we are featuring a brand new die set called Stitched Zig Zag Dies.  For the first time, this die set is an "EXCLUSIVE" die set! Basically once these dies are sold out, they are gone FOREVER!   This set has a total of 9 dies! 

This is SUCH A FUN die set, and we cannot wait for you to see all the projects the team has created using it! Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase! 


I made a QUICK and EASY project with this new die set.  I love using our MCT products to make little treats and gifts.  How fun would it be to leave this cute little pencil on a coworker's desk?  To make it, I just die cut one of the fun zig zag tags, "smile," and a heart, all from this set!  Easy peasy!

Here's a closer look at the whole set, available now in the My Creative Time Store:


BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!

Leave your comments on every stop for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner!  Good Luck! 

Come hop along with us for some AMAZING inspiration using this new Stitched Zig Zag Dies  set from the team! :)

 Your next stop is the incredibly talented and sweet Kim!

Here's the full line-up:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

MCT 3D Wednesday


It's 3D Wednesday with My Creative Time, and I thought it would be fun to come up with a treat design for our next big holiday- Halloween!  The Stitched Favor Box makes a perfect pumpkin, paired with leaves from A Thankful Heart.  I made the tag with the Teeny Tag Layering Dies and a sentiment from Teeny Tag Holidays.  That cute patterned paper is from a discontinued Papertrey Ink set - Halloween Prints.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more 3D inspiration!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday


It's Inspire Me Wednesday with My Creative Time, and I modeled my card today after the cutest card that I found on Pinterest!  To do so, I cut a rainbow of stripes of cardstock and adhered them both to my white card base, and to another piece of white cardstock.  I then die cut the separate piece of cardstock with the largest scalloped die from Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies.  I added a sentiment onto this layer from the Sea You Soon set.  Next I die cut a scalloped square, using one of the Scallop Stitched Square Dies, and then die cut a balloon in the center of it, using one of the Stitched Large Balloon Dies.  I attached this piece to my card with some dimensional adhesive.  I finished off the card with some Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti.

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

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Vintage Truck Box Card


When I saw this vintage truck box card cut on SVGCuts.com, I just couldn't resist!  Isn't it the cutest? I made it for my dad's birthday, so I added a present to it with, using one of the My Creative Time Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out with one of the MCT Cute Bow Dies!


For the sentiment on the side, I used a stamp from MCT's Prehistoric Holidays.

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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:

Katie (YOU ARE HERE)

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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!


Products used on the card (except for "Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies," which will be available on 7/21):

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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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