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.



  1. Very nice Janet! Loving the bridal shower goodies too! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  2. Love your card with the paint chip thanks, Janet!! Great idea to cut off the s and then add the you! And now I see what you mean with the rotary cutter - what a time saver! Your party favors are adorable!!!

  3. Janet ~ Oh your card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the green you used! Oh look how CUTE those favors are!! OMG they are so ADORABLE!!! Can't wait to hear more about this AMAZING destination wedding! Oh what a great idea using a rotary cutter! Thanks for the tip! Thanks for always joining us over at My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge!

  4. SUPER job with your card and I LOVE your goodies!!!! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time / Designer Challenge!!! :)

  5. Super card and those party favors are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at My Creative Time for the designer challenge!

  6. Gorgeous card...fab party treats too!!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at MCT!! Lee-Ann :)

  7. Wow! Everything is so awesome!!! Thanks for playing along with us at MyCreativeTime! :)