20 December 2013

MCT Design Team Farewell Blog Hop: Love Wedding Card

by Veronica

My Giveaway Today
Today is the day. It's the last Blog Hop for the current MCT Design Team. It's so much fun being on this
team. Not only do we get to work with AWESOME products, but the team really becomes a family of sorts.
During the Hop, EACH Design Team member has a giveaway. To enter to win, just leave comments on the blog posts. Emma will announce all of the will on Monday, 12/23/13 on her blog. I'm giving away the Hexy Background Stamp (pictured right).

If you love seeing all of the Design Team creations, you'd probably LOVE actually being ON the Design Team, too! Today is the LAST DAY to get your DT submission in to be considered to be on the 2014 team. You can find out more information here.

For my project today, I've created a clean and simple card for a friend of my husband and I who just got married this week. We were SHOCKED when we found out the news. And we weren't the only ones. Only  their parents knew they were up and getting married. What an exciting time!

We are celebrating with the couple tomorrow at a very casual house party. Of course, we can't show up empty-handed! We're not quite sure what to give them yet (The Hubs would like to bring a gift and not just a check), but I knew we'd need a card. Voila!

Since the newlyweds are pretty low-key, I decided to keep the card that way, too. I stamped "LOVE" from 100% Sweetness onto the larger die from Square Stitched Goody Dies.

The wedding bands were made from different size circle punches. A little paper piercing around the edge of the blue layer adds some more texture while the pop dots behind some of the layers give the card dimension.

This weekend, My Creative Time is having a sale on all IN STOCK items! Just use the code: FARWELL2013 to receive 25% off. The sale is going on NOW and ends on Sunday, 12/22 at 11:59pm PST. Save on your IN STOCK items NOW!

Thanks so much for joining us on the Farewell Blog Hop today. I'm your last stop. Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

04 December 2013

MCT 5 Days of Christmas: Gift Card Sandwiches

by Veronica

Welcome to the My Creative Time 5 Days of Christmas. Today is day 3 and the designers have some great Christmas projects to show you! For each of the five days, we will have a giveaway. You can check out Emma's blog for information on today's giveaway.

As I've shared before, The Hubs and I have a TON of gift cards to give for Christmas this year. Two of our nieces (Jenna, age 8 + Mariah, age 7) are very girly and love to shop. They've asked for gift cards to Justice for Girls this year. Ask and ye shall receive!

It's usually a no-brainer to wrap gift cards: throw them in a box or an envelope and you're all set. With so many to give this year, I wanted to switch it up a bit. So the girls are getting Gift Card Sandwiches. Who doesn't love a sandwich?

Disclaimer: This is a totally made-up name that I'm hoping will go viral in the crafting/blogging world. Spread the news. :o)

These 'sandwiches' are simply made by 'smooshing' two chipboard coasters together with a gift card glue-dotted inside. I then tied a bow around the sandwich to keep it together.

By the way, have you seen the wonderful bow-tying technique that doesn't leave any knots or bumps? Check this out. Totally worth it.

I decorated my Sandwiches using fabulous stamps + dies from MCT (recipe below).

MCT Products Used
A Day In December Stamp Set ("Believe" Star)
From Our Family To Yours Stamp Set (Bell + Tree)
Warm Holiday Fun Stamp Set (Stocking + Ornament Tag Dies)
Just Tags Stamp Set ("To:")

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica