30 July 2015

MCT Tutorial Thursday: Glazed Donut Card

by Veronica

Hey there! Along with our projects today, the MCT Design Team will be showing you tutorials on how to achieve the different techniques we've used.

When coming up with my technique, I wanted to be sure to show you something that I've actually done. This one is super simple and adds just a touch of shine to your projects.

On my last project, I used Crystal Effects to get a shiny gloss on my hearts. This technique, which I've dubbed "glazing" for today's donut card, gives a similar look without all of the drying time. This card uses the We're Better Together stamp set.

You'll also notice that the 'glaze' on this card isn't as perfect as on the Happy Fishies card from a couple of days ago. It has a texture to it.

Glazing Instructions

1. Die cut the donut shapes out of your desired colors of cardstock.

2. Ink the donut frosting stamp in clear Versamark and stamp it onto the frosting shape.

3. Cover the Versamarked frosting shape with clear embossing powder and heat.

Final Product: A shiny, glazed donut!

*I used this same technique for the chocolate sprinkles on the edge of my card base.

After adhering my donut together with pop dots, I added different color sprinkles to the glaze.

Handy Tip: All of the MCT dies give you an easy way to release your shapes from the metal die once cut. Some dies are "open" and others are "closed" and have little holes that you can slip a poker tool through to pop out the shape (like the donut dies shown in the first instruction photo). The sprinkles die is closed and the little shapes get stuck in the die after cutting. This is a good thing!!! Instead of poking them all out and then fishing for them on your craft table, simply dot your glue on your donut where you want the sprinkles to go and then poke them out onto the glue spots. Easy peasy!

That's all for me today! Be sure to drop by Emma's blog to see the other great tutorials that the designers have in store for you.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

28 July 2015

MCT Favorite Stamp of the Month: Happy Fishies Card

by Veronica

I am terrible about getting cards out on time. Terrible. Even if I already have one MADE, it's a rare occurrence that it'll reach the recipient on time. It's the though that counts, right? Gosh, I hope so.

This card is for my brother and sister-in-law who celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary this month. Let's just say that this card is late. Sorry, Christina!

MCT Products Used
Bracket Sentiments (sentiment) Stamp of the Month!

After coloring in my fishies with Copics, I added eyelashes to one fish and glittered them both with Stickles to add some sparkle. I accented the hearts with Crystal Effects for a shiny, underwater look.

This card will be going out in the mail today (finally)!

Thanks for stopping by! You can find more projects using the Stamp of the Month on Emma's blog. And don't forget that if this set has been on your wishlist, it's ON SALE now through July 31st.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

22 July 2015

MCT What A Treat Wednesday: Monogram Notecard Set + Box

by Veronica

Over the last two weeks, I've shared a couple of Monogram Notecards (1,2) that I'm giving to a friend for her hospitality in hosting our Bible study group in her home this summer. Well, the set is complete and I've made a coordinating envelope box to put them all in.

I'm super happy with how this set turned out. All of the cards coordinate with each other, but they're not too matchy-matchy.

MCT Products Used

Envelope Box
Fun Stitched Edges Die (scalloped layer)
Stitched Starburst Dies
Uppercase Fun Dies ("E")

Top Left Card
See this post

Top Right Card
Stitched Party Dies (banner)
Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies
Circle Stitched Pattern Dies (circle stitching)
Stitched Starburst Dies
Lowercase Fun Dies ("e")

Bottom Left Card
See this post

Bottom Right Card
Stitched 3x4 Journal Die (pink layer)
Love to Learn Dies (white layer)
Uppercase Fun Dies ("E")

The card box was made using my Stampin' Up Envelope Punch Board. Would you believe that I've owned this product for 2 years and this is my second time ever using it? I found this super helpful video tutorial on how to make this box the perfect size to fit my notecard set.

My box fits all four of these cards (which use quite a few pop dots, so they're not super flat) and four envelopes. The belly band keeps the box closed and is really easy to slip off. When adhering your belly band closed, be sure to not make it too tight. You want it to slip on and off the box easily.

I chose not to snip off the little tabs at the top as the tutorial instructs. When I close the box, I like that the edges are closed as well. Just my personal preference.

That's it for my "treat" today. You can see more on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

17 July 2015

MCT 45th Release Blog Hop: Monogram Notecard #2

by Veronica

Woohoo! It's Release Day at My Creative Time and starting now, you can purchase all of the brand new products we've been featuring all week. Plus, there's an awesome freebie you could earn just for placing your order (more details on that below).

If you've hopped here from Ruthie's blog, you're on the right track. If not, why don't you head on over to Emma's blog to start this Hop at the beginning?

Last week, I shared a Monogram Card that will be part of  a set I'm creating for a friend. Well, he's Number Two in the set! I want the set of cards to coordinate, but not necessarily match.

With this card, I'm showcasing the new Stitched Starburst Dies (available now!). It's a similar concept as the first card, but has a bit more oomph with the starburst shapes, don't you think?

MCT Products Used
Lowercase Fun Dies ("e")
Stitched Heart Layering Dies
New! Stitched Starburst Dies Available Now!

***Freebie Stamp & Die***
The first 150 shoppers will receive
this stamp & die set FREE!

For our freebie this release, we are giving away this super cute Find Joy in the Little Things stamp and die set to the FIRST 150 shoppers! You do NOT have to add it in your cart. If you are one of the first 150 shoppers, Emma and her shipping crew will automatically include it in your package! If you order AFTER the 150th shopper, this stamp set will be available for purchase! If you see this set available in the store, that means that 150 shoppers have already come through. No exceptions will be made. Also, this freebie is not a part of the 45th Edition Bundle and is only sold separately.


***Blog Hop Giveaway***
One lucky winner of today's Blog Hop Giveaway will receive a $50 gift card to the MCT online shop! To enter, simply leave a comment on each of the designers' blogs! You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!
Very important: please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment should you be the lucky winner!


***Sale Alert***
Don't forget that our sale starts right now! Use the code: JULY2015 to receive a 15% discount off your entire in-stock purchase! This sale applies to in-stock items only. The sale will end on Friday, July 24th at 11:59pm PST.


Thanks so much for hopping along with us today. I'm your last stop.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

16 July 2015

MCT 45th Edition Sneak Peek: Little Lady Card

by Veronica

It's another Sneak Peek day with My Creative Time! Only one more day until all of the fabulous goodies we've been teasing you with will be available for you to purchase.

This card was created for our now 10-year-old niece, Jenna's, birthday.

Who says you have to have balloons, cake and "birthday" sentiments for a birthday card? I used the brand new (releasing tomorrow) stamp set, Hey There Little Lady, plus my Bunch of Fun Circle Dies to bring this simple card to life. Sometimes, I like to use a LOT of products, but it's nice to keep it simple every once in a while.

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! Today's winner will be announced tomorrow in Emma's video on her blog.

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on every blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!

Very important: Please leave a way for us to contact you with your comment should you be the lucky winner!

For extra entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!


Thank you so much for coming by and checking out my project for today. You can see more projects using today's featured set on Emma's blog. I'll see you back here tomorrow for the Big Release!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

09 July 2015

MCT Trending Now: Monogram Notecard

by Veronica

It's so handy being crafty when it comes to giving small tokens of appreciation. And giving something handmade really shows someone that you took time to do something special for them.

This card is the first of a set I'll be making for a very kind woman in my Bible Study group. She has opened her home for our group over the summer and I want her to know that we appreciate her hospitality.

I kept the card very simple and didn't add any sentiments to it so that she can use it for whatever she wants: thank you note, thinking of you card, etc.

My idea is to create a set of cards in these colors, but with several simple designs. She makes jewelry for herself and others, so I know she'll appreciate a handmade gift.

MCT Products Used
Bunch of Fun Circles
Uppercase Fun Dies

Fun tip: When creating your projects, remember that layering patterns behind panels with windows can be just as impactful as layering them on top!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project today! You can see more monogram projects by the MCT Design Team on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

06 July 2015

MCT Scrapping the Little Things: Bridal Party Wedding Layout

by Veronica

Now that I've got a baby book to get started on (soon), I'm happy to be finishing up my wedding album (finally)! I have most of the important pages done and am just filling in the album with more fun photos. 

I already have pages for the bridesmaids and groomsmen, but our photographer took such great photos after our ceremony out on the golf course - I didn't want to leave some of these shots out of the album!

MCT Products Used
Uppercase Fun Dies ("Bridal")
Let's Celebrate ("Party")
Wishing You Both the Best (small heart die)

Of course, as I added this layout to my wedding album, I had to go back through all of the pages and started crying. These darn pregnancy hormones have made me quite emotional lately. I cry at Pampers commercials!

Speaking of the baby... if anyone is wondering...

It's a boy!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. You can see more projects for Scrapping the Little Things on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica