Hello everyone! Well, I'm sad to say that this is the last day of sneak peeks . . . but haven't they been absolutely fabulous?? Emma and the Design Team have been doing an AWESOME job!!! Ok, for the My Creative Time ~ Sneak Peek Week : Day 4, we are all showcasing the brand new set called: Celebrate Good Times. If you are looking for birthday stuff, then this is the set for you. AND like all the other sets this week, this too has co-ordinating dies included!!!
One of my favorite things to both give and receive is a gift card. I know it seems impersonal to some, but I love how it let's the person pick exactly what they would like to have. Besides, with all of Emma's fabulous products, you can totally personalize the gift card and still make it extra special. So here are my fun little boy & girl birthday gift cards:
C-U-T-E......cute! I know I've said this before, but I think the My Creative Time ~ Embossed Gift Card Holder Die is the best thing ever invented (except of course for caller id...lol)!
The pretty pink patterned paper for the gift card holder is Doodlebug Design ~ Petite Prints. For the sentiments, I used 4 different stamps in this brand new My Creative Time ~ Celebrate Good Times stamp set. The "Make a wish!" sentiment is one stamp, the "Birthday" and the "Girl" are separate individual stamps, and then the "Hooray" is actually just one word from another stamp that says "Hooray...it's your birthday!" All of the ink is black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.
The cute little birthday candles are Jolee's Boutique. All of the gems are from my stash. And at the bottom of the gift card, I added some pretty white ~ Celebrate It : Wedding Occasions tull-eeee.
I cut these pretty little flowers with the My Creative Time ~ Flower Petal Dies that were released last month. The darker pink paper is from the SEI ~ A Fair Day paper collection. The silver glittery paper is from my scraps, but I'm pretty sure it's from Die Cuts With A View. And the lighter pink paper for the smallest flower is the same Doodlebug Design ~ Petite Prints. For the cute little bows, I used some colored hemp twine. It comes in all different colors and is super fun. I got it from one of my fellow Design Team Members ~ Liz with Liz's Paperloft. She just opened a brand new online store this week. Click here to check it out!!!
The fun patterned paper for this gift card holder is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ Baby Boy paper collection. I just love the blues & greens! To make it a little more masculine, instead of flowers or tulle, I used some burlap. This burlap is another fun product that you can find at Liz's new store here. The super cute little elephant is actually an image on one of the papers in the same Die Cuts With A View ~ Baby Boy paper stack. I just cut him out as an individual little embellishment. And to make it more fun, I added the little birthday candle sticker from Jolee's Boutique to the tip of his trunk. :)
To show you how you can use the same product in different ways, I used the same sentiments for this little boy gift card as the little girl gift card. But what I did different was tape off the different parts of the stamps when inking so that I could stamp the sentiment in one long vertical line. Does that make sense? If not, make sure you click on the name of the stamp set and it will take you to Emma's store and you can actually see the stamps to get a better idea of what I'm talking about. :) The ink for this card is sepia ~ Ranger Archival Ink. I also used some Chestnut Roan ~ Color Box ink to ink the edges for a more distressed look.
Well, that's it for today. Another super simple and quick project. I hope you can see how wonderfully easy these MCT products are to use. You can whip something out quickly or you can take your time and make something more involved or complex. It's all up to you! ;)
This wouldn't be a party without GIVEAWAYS!
With all of our SAMPLES/SNEAKS this week, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways. ***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs. You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release and whatever connections you may have. Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here that you did so. OR you can just tag Emma in your post.
Emma will randomly pick and announce all winners on Friday, May 18th during the blog hop @ 12:01 am PST in her video. GOOD LUCK! Log onto your facebook now and let's start spreading the word! ;)******************************
So that wraps up Day 4 of Sneak Peek Week. I hope you have enjoyed all of the wonderfully creative and different ideas from everyone. Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. And make sure you join us tomorrow for the best part . . . the super fun BLOG HOP!!!!
Oh and btw . . . in case you didn't know this already, all of the stamps in this release are currently on sale through tomorrow night. So go check it out and make sure you get yours. I can't wait to see what you all do with them! Have a great day my friends! See you all tomorrow.