Good morning! The end of the week has finally arrived, and sneak peeks are finished - the new release from My Creative Time is available now for purchase! Don't forget to SAVE 20% on your ENTIRE order with code OCT2013!
I am hopping one last day as a guest designer with Emma's fabulous design team - if you have just arrived here from Veronica, you are the right place! If not, make sure and head to My Creative Time to start at the beginning! I should warn you - this is a pretty picture heavy post...I just couldn't seem to quit creating! Up first, a couple of fun Christmas postcards with the new Build a Postcard and Postcard Add-ons, as well as the new Holiday Tickets:
I started off by just trimming a piece of PTI cardstock to standard A2 card size (4.25" x 5.5") and rounding the corners.
I built all the different elements, using some red and green zing embossing powder to heat emboss, then adding some grey Versafine ink to soften things up a bit.
I finished off by using some Tim Holtz distress ink on the edges. LOVE the texture that the heat embossing adds, while still keeping it one layer.
Next up I made a two sided postcard in must softer, more neutral colors. I used Stitched 4x6 Journal Die to cut out the solid cardstock, and a 5x7 photo that I had on hand.
My photo was a soft sepia toned picture, and I stamped the "Missing You" sentiment, as well as the brackets and arrow from It's All About You using Staz-on Black ink, so it wouldn't smudge off the photo.
I stuck them together, then decorated the back, and my daughter's wrote a note to their "adopted" Auntie Tara, and we dropped it in the mail. I'm happy to report it arrived in one piece as well! YAY! I will definitely be making more of these to send to family and friends! As my daughter's said: "Now we can use our OWN pictures for postcards, and not just go buy them!"
And finally...I just HAD to use this sweet Scallop Stitched Envelope Die to make another gift package! This time I glitzed it up quite a bit!
I used some DCWV Glitter paper to cut the Small Stitched Scallop Bow, as well as the tie closures for the envelope - and used some blingy brads to anchor them.
I tucked a little piece of doily under the bow, added a jewel bling to the center, then decorated up a Stitched Fun Ticket Die with the new Holiday Tickets Stamp Set.
After I finished this, my daughters begged to have me make an envelope for them as well! They decorated them all up cute! I didn't have a chance to get a picture of them, but I will get those photographed and posted soon! I'm the last stop on the hop - so now you are free to go SHOPPING! Before you leave, here is the giveaway info and blog hop line-up in case you get lost:
BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!
For our blog hop giveaway, we will have 2 winners!
Winner #1 ~ $50 gift card to "My Creative Time's Store'!
Winner #2 ~ will be our "Guest Designer" for our Next Release!
All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have!
GOOD LUCK! :)
Blog Hop Lineup:
Cassandra ~ http://www.ctimz3.blogspot.com/
Cathryn ~ http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/
Cindy B. ~ http://www.cindybcreations.blogspot.com/
Courtney ~ http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com/
Leanne ~ http://createdbyleanne.blogspot.com/
Ruthie ~ http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Veronica ~ http://www.vkcreate.blogspot.com/
Heather ~ http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/ (You are here)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Thanks again Emma for the fun opportunity to guest design for you this week! I had so much fun playing with the new goodies!!!