Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MCT September Challenge

I always like a good challenge and glad I finally managed to squeeze some time in to make something for the challenge at My Creative Time.  Here is what I came up with for the challenge.

I always need a good thank you card ready to send out.  I love the sentiment dies and thought it would be fun to use the thanks die from the Happy Thoughts stamp and die set.  I cut the thanks from paint chips that I had from the True Value Store.  I cut the S off of the last one to say thank and cut the you from the Picture Perfect stamp and die set.  I glued the sentiment die cuts onto a scrap of black paper I had.  I prepared a scrap of paper with some metal sticky tape from the hardware store...this comes on a large roll and is very sticky.  I cut two Fun Stitched Edges from it to go on each side of the black paper.  Thank you for dropping by and taking a look.

MCT Products Used:

Happy Thoughts - thanks
Picture Perfect - you
Fun Stitched Edges

I have been busy planning for a Bridal Shower I hosted.  I made a bunch of envelopes for the shower invitations and as a gift for the Bride with Thank You cards, postage stamps and address labels.  I found it was faster to make the envelopes by cutting the papers 3 at a time using my Rotary Cutter, Rotary Mat and Ruler.  These items are usually used for cutting fabric but I often use them to accurately cut my papers instead of my paper trimmer.  I was able to use 3 squares at a time in the Envelope Board.

The shower was for giving towards the Honeymoon Trip which will be in Jamaica so the table favors just had to have a tropical and beach theme.  Here is a picture of what I came up with.

I made over 30 of them and I am happy with how they turned out.  I used an SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables for the palm tree leaves.  I used a hole punch for the coconuts.

MCT Products Used:

Stitched Lollipop Holder
Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy - large butterfly stamp for the sand
You Are Fabulous - for the ocean blue
Surf's Up - the cute starfish
Sit Back & Relax - flip flops
Stitched & Scallop Circle
Teeny Tag Greetings - for the sentiment

I found some bags with ties at a Party City store and filled them with Bliss, Hugs and Kisses.  I looked for some fancy suckers but didn't have much luck. Then the thought hit me that pretzel sticks looked a lot like a tree trunk...more than a sucker stick...so pretzel rods is what I used.  The party was last Saturday and I believe we all had a good time.  I hope to have more time now to get caught up on yard work and cards.  Thanks for taking a look.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Creative Time August Challenge

I finally was able to get a card together for the challenge at My Creative Time.  Here is a picture of the challenge.

I made a card for a friend who recently moved.  

I started with some PTI paper and embossed it with D'vine Swirls.  I cut the Trio Stitched Banners and used the medium size stamped with Congratulations from the Gift Card Sentiments set.  I wrapped the card with Orange twine and cut a frame from the Stitched Mini Frame & Arrow Dies.  I stamped the "On Your New Home" from the Home Sewn stamp set and I stamped the little house from the All Around Everything Accessories stamp set.  I colored the house with color pencils.  I cut flowers and leaves from the Flower Petal Dies and Stitched Leaves Dies.  I added a silver circle for the flower center.  I had fun playing with the colors in this challenge.  Thanks for dropping by and taking a look!

MCT products used:
All Around Everything Accessories-the house stamp
Home Sewn-On Your New Home
Gift Card Sentiments-Congratulations
Stitched Mini Frame & Arrow Dies-frame
Trio Stitched Banners-medium banner
Flower Petal Dies-flower
Stitched Leaves Dies-leaf

Other products:
Papertrey Ink
Timeless Twine
D'vine Swirls embossing folder