23 November 2012

MCT Black Friday Blog Hop: Christmas List

by Veronica

Happy Delicious Leftovers Day! Well, that's what day it is around here, anyway. I'll be meeting family at my in-laws' house today for a yummy lunch filled with all of the Turkey Day trimmings! Mmm..mmm...

With Thanksgiving over, the Christmas Season has officially begun! Now that we've spent time being thankful for everything we have, we can start shopping for more! *giggle*

Thanks for joining the MCT Design Team for today's Black Friday Blog Hop. Hopefully, this little Hop gives you a break from the hustle and bustle (aka trampling and biting) that's taking place in malls around the country. I've you've come here from Tracy's blog, you're headed in the right direction. If not, take a trip over to Emma's blog to start this Hop from the beginning.

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To keep my Christmas budget on track and my gift-giving organized, I created this handy Christmas List that I can keep in my purse to know exactly who is getting what and how much I've spent. Won't The Hubs be so proud of me?

This little organizer features the brand new Stitched XL Label Die on the front cover (layered on top of the original XL Label Die).

The year was stamped using the Circle Font stamp set that was just released last week. After stamping the year, I punched it out with a 3/4" Circle Punch and layered it on top of a 1" circle. The whole year is then popped up onto the banner die that came in last week's new die set: Vintage Stitched Label Dies

I stamped "Christmas" from Warm Holiday Fun (I isolated the word "Christmas" by covering the rest of the sentiment on my stamp with a post-it, inking it up, removing the post-it, and stamping onto my die). "LIST" was stamped using the new Label Font stamp set.

I also used Warm Holiday Fun to stamp my scroll (shaded with Copics), scroll sentiment, and white sparkly stars in the background (which were embossed in white). After adhering my ribbon to the front and back of the organizer, I popped up and layered my pieces onto the front.

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The inside of my organizer has two pockets: one for my gift list (which I created in Photoshop and printed myself) and one for gift receipts. I've added a little diagram below on how I created the folder for this simple organizer.

And now a word from Emma:
Thank you for joining us for our very FIRST "MCT Black Friday Blog Hop"! Okay, not only are we having a SALE, but we are ALSO releasing 2 new stitched dies that YOU ALL have been requesting for a LOOOONG time! IF you own the "Curly Label Die" & the "XL Label Die", we now have Stitched dies that will layer on top of those! Are you as excited as we all are??? 

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Wait, we are NOT stopping there, I have ALSO had several requests to sell my "Teeny Tag Dies" by themselves (for mass producing purposes) GUESS WHAT???? We now have them selling in my store by themselves! Sit back & please enjoy this hop as we all showcase the BRAND NEW "Stitched Curly Label Die" & the "Stitched XL Label Die" along with many other MCT products!

Please use the code: BLACKFRI (all caps) to get a 20% discount off your purchase! Sale will end Sunday, Nov 25th @ Midnight!

**GIVE AWAY ALERT**
Well, this wouldn't be a party with out a giveaway.....right??? Well, we are keeping this simple! Just leave your comments along with a way to contact you, should you win! Random.org will be picking TWO lucky winners to win $25 worth of MCT product of YOUR choice! GOOD LUCK!

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Thanks so much for stopping by for today's Black Friday Hop. I'm your last stop.

Have a great weekend! I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


68 comments :

  1. I think I might have to rename my day after too! I like that - and t-day leftovers ARE delicious. :) But so is your adorable organizer!! Super cute project, Veronica. Love all the stamp sets you used on the front too.

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  2. Great project. I also noticed that you used a variety of stamps. That's what I love about MCT stamps and dies. They are so versatile. TFS

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  3. Love your project. What a great project to make for Christmas. TFS

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  4. What a super adorable idea!!!! LOVE this..super creative and such a great way to keep organized!
    TFS and happy Friday!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  5. Great idea...I wouldn't lose this list...too pretty...I lose mine all the time...I think my purse eats them. Lee-Ann :)
    leekubinec@gmail.com

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  6. everyone needs this cute organizer for their Christmas to dos! Creative idea!! Love it!!

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  7. Such a great idea and super cute too!
    sherri_braun@hotmail.com

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  8. I love this! This is absolutely great! Make a great gift!

    TFS,
    Susie

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  9. Whoa...this is fantastic! What a great idea. I love everything about it....the front is adorable. Thanks for sharing a great project...and for adding the details!

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  10. Wow. This is really a great idea! I always love visiting your blog!!

    Dorcas
    dtroche at bellsouth dot net

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  11. Great project! Love the instructions! I will be back to write them down!

    Just placed my order and I can't wait for it to arrive!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  12. I LOVE YOUR PROJECT!!! Being organized just makes everything better. And the colors are beautiful! I think it even has a slightly retro look going on. Love, love, love it! Thank you for sharing!
    LilMsTiff

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  13. This is a great idea! I love it! ~hugs, Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  14. This organizer turned out festive for holiday shopping. A great idea for coupons and recipes as well.
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  15. very neat idea!! I keep buy too much for my little and i have no idea what I have or how much I have spent!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  16. Love the idea, what a way to keep everything organized. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Kat
    kat.raymond@gmail.com

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  17. Cute Cute Cute! Love it!
    pinkglitterstudio@yahoo.com

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  18. So cute, Veronica! What a great idea! This will make you smile every time you use it!

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  19. Great idea for an organizer! Love your pretty colors and polka dots!!

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  20. So cute, great organizaer. TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  21. Wow . . . great idea! This is really cute, and the idea would be great to transfer to other events in life as well. My brain is churning with ideas. TFS!
    dbonczek@comcast.net

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  22. Thanks for sharing! As a newbie to paper crafting, I need all the inspiration I can get!

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  23. this is great! I love this idea!! the colors are great!!
    thanks for sharing
    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  24. YES! I need to be this organized and stay on track especially this year. I love that the lists and the receipts are all neatly put together.

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  25. If I'd known organization could be this pretty, perhaps I'd be more organized! What a lovely, clever and practical project! I may have to try this, especially because it would make my husband happy, too! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  26. What a creative organizer. TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512 at gmail.com

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  27. What a super cute idea and a great gift for someone to keep Christmas memories together after the day is over. This would be adorable to have your little ones make out a letter to Santa and then keeping it in your organizer for years to come!

    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  28. very creatively beautiful!
    babi96 at aol dot com
    GinasCreativeplace.blogspot.com

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  29. What a great idea, so cute!!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  30. Wow, wonderful project, I love the way you decorate it!!! Thanks for sharing.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  31. What a fun idea! And I just love the colors too! You always make the neatest things! Hope you had fun on your Turkey Trot!

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  32. oh, this is such a great way to keep track of my gift list and receipts! Not only is it practical, it is adorable!! I'm going to have to make one for myself and one for my daughter!

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  33. What a great project. I am impressed by how organized (and creative) you are. Thanks for sharing not only the idea but all the fun products you used to create it. slbuller at fullchannel dot net.

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  34. Such a cute and practical organizer! Great idea. TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  35. i love the organizer. i always think...if i had such a great one i'd be organized too, but then, i know i wouldn't be. Thanks for sharing

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  36. Your organizer is FABULOUS MY SWEET FRIEND! You are sooooo creative & clever!
    BIG HUGS,
    Emma;)

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  37. What a great way to stay on track and then after christmas use as part of a scrapbook page. thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

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  38. Love the organizer! Very nice way to keep track of things. TFS with all of us.

    shanryx2@yahoo.com

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  39. Super Cute Christmas List Organizer! Just love the new stitched dies.

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  40. I think I'm in the 2% range LOL I love the idea of keeping your receipts in one place like this too!

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  41. Very clever and practical...thanks for sharing. Not only can I use one myself, it would be a great gift. Thanks for sharing...
    XOXOX & Blessings,
    Carol
    hrhcva@gmail.com

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  42. this is so cute love it thanks for sharing and for the inspiration
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  43. Good idea, thanks!
    crizj(at)hotmail

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  44. Ok this project is as good as scraplifted!!! I LOVE IT!! What a AWESOME idea my hubby would be proud of me too :) I love how you did the cover (again I will have to scraplift hee hee) You ROCK!!! Hugs, Leanne

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  45. This is just a fabulous ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  46. Love the organizational idea of this.... I hate to look for receipts when something has to go back :-) On top of the function of it, you've made it just doggone cute to boot!!!

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  47. What a great idea! Thank you for the inspiration! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day! lindgk23ataoldotcom

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  48. I really love that organizer! I think I want to make one for myself now! Thanks for the inspiration!

    scrappyzeni@gmail.com

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  49. Very pretty organizer!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  50. What a cute idea!

    Roxanna
    roxxscott at g mail dot com

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  51. What a fabulous idea! I must make one of these. I buy gifts at different times of the year and this would keep me organized, tfs Tami
    tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

    Tambos Creations!

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  52. Veronica, super idea. This project is easy to follow. Thanks for share.

    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  53. Great project and organization tip at the same time! I might need to case this for myself. What a great idea, love it!

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  54. such an awesome project thanks for sharing!!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  55. Great idea!! Love it!! TFS
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  56. Super cute project! I just love your ideas. Great job. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  57. Wow, this is a great idea! Thank you so much for the dimensions! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003 @gmail .com

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  58. GREAT project idea Veronica!It looks FANTASTIC,I hope you are having a great weekend my friend!!!:)

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  59. A very clever idea for keeping your gift giving organized! Always good to know who you bought for...how much...where are the receipts. Great idea.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  60. This is a really neat idea. Love how this came out. I may have to scrap-lift this. TFS, Smooches...

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  61. What a great project! Thanks for sharing the instructions for us too! :)

    Julie L.

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  62. Love it. I thought it was a card when I 1st saw it. Great design.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  63. I love this Veronica!!! I love the colors and the idea!!!! Great job my friend! hugs!

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  64. Very handy organizer Veronica! Love the details and colors, I am sure your Husband will be very proud of you, well done!I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving day! TFS your ideas and creativity!
    Liz
    Unikebyyes{at} yahoo{dot} com

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  65. Love this idea. What a nifty item. Love how you incorporated all the MCT items together.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  66. This is a wonderful, (and certainly timely), idea. I love the color and product combination! Your husband may be pleased, but you should be too!
    rjtlkmorris1atgmaildotcom

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  67. Veronica ~ OMG!!! I just LOVE your little orgainzer!! Not only is is CLEVER but TOTALLY birght, cheerful and TOTALLY FABULOUS!!! The colors, the paper, the ribbon ~ oh my!! GREAT use of all the MCT stamps AWESOME job as always!! So sorry this comment is so late!!

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  68. Adorable love the little organizer. How fun. This is perfect for MEN espeically who can be clueless at gift time. This is perfect.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!