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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MCT Whatever Wednesday with a VIDEO!

It's Whatever Wednesday with My Creative Time, and I thought this would be a great time for me to make another gatefold card that uses the new Scalloped Stitched Circle Dies to close the card and make a video to share how I did it!  You can see the video below.

Here's what the card looks like when it's all closed up.

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

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Monday, June 19, 2017

MCT Tag it Tuesday

It's Tag it Tuesday with My Creative Time!  I'm just loving the new pinwheel dies from last week's release, so I used the Small Stitched Pinwheel Die, along with the little star die from the Pinwheel Centers collection to make a cute little pinwheel for a 4th of July tag.  The tag base was made with Tag Dies and Tag Die Layers, and the sentiment is from My Little Firecracker - Revised.  Super easy to make, and that pinwheel really packs a punch!

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

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