Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Graduation–MCT Sneak Peaks Day #2

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to day two of the My Creative Time January release sneaks. Emma has put together another great release this month. Getting right into it, I have a card to share with you all using More Gift Card Sentiments.

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I knew I wanted to make a card with a fresh color combination. I’ve been really feeling yellow and blue as of late, and I didn’t want to make another vintage looking card. I used patterned paper from the A Walk in the Park collection from Echo Park as the starting point, and from there, I decided that I wanted to use a butterfly somewhere. The orange scalloped border strip is from the collection’s element sticker sheet. and I purchased the felt butterflies from the Spring seasonal isle at Hobby Lobby last year.

My card base is your standard A2. It’s Recollections Kraft. I trimmed the blue patterned mat to 4” x 5.25.” The yellow label die cut is a stock image from my Cricut Imagine. It’s Lemon Tart from Papertrey Ink. I’ve had that color for quite a while, but I’ve been reluctant to use it because I wanted the ribbon to coordinate with the cardstock. I ordered the ribbon on Sunday night and I can’t wait until it comes in. The green mat is from the Echo Park collection and the labels are cut at 3” and 2.8” respectively. I stamped my sentiment with Chicken Feed dye ink from Jenni Bowlin. I love her inks, the cover great and the colors are amazing. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole on the left side of the sentiment banner and I tied a bow with some yellow gingham Offray ribbon.

Since cash is a normal gift for graduates, I thought it would be a great idea to use the Embossed Gift Card Holder as a pocket to keep the bills secure. Unfortunately, I don’t have any cash on my person to demonstrate this. I‘m 100% committed to using my debit card and pretty much the only time I get cash is when I get my hair cut. My mom fusses at me all the time about it. Anyway, I digress! I used Gift Card Sentiments to stamp on the gift card holder, and I used more of the scalloped border sticker and a flower to dress it up a little.

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, 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 & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!

Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, January 21st during this AWESOME release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!

Log onto to your Facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

That’s all for me, but I will be back on Thursday. Have a blessed day!

70 comments :

  1. I love the colors you used for this card...so fresh and vibrant! I like what I have seen of this stamp set so far...and I love the way you incourporated the gift card holder. Thanks for sharing

    gina *scrappinology*

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  2. I love the colors you used for this card...so fresh and vibrant! I like what I have seen of this stamp set so far...and I love the way you incourporated the gift card holder. Thanks for sharing

    gina *scrappinology*

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  3. What an awesome idea! Great job!!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the yellow and blue color combination and the butterflies are a great accent!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  5. Trell, Love your card and the colors you used. Great Graduation card.
    shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

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  6. Love the butterflies on the front of your card. I have those and have yet to find something to do with them. Your paper choice was perfect, and the idea of putting the gift card on the back was great. Loved it.
    Hugs Chandi

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  7. HI Great card you are doing a great job.
    LindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

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  8. Love your cash card.You did a great job.

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  9. What a beautiful card!! Love the paper and embellishments!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  10. I LOVE this, Trell! Gorgeous colors, and all of the embellishments are perfect together! So you caved with a PTI order after all???

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  11. great job!! love the color combos!!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  12. Your butterflies are beautiful! I like that you incorporated the gift card inside. Nice!

    christinescreativecards at gmail dot com

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  13. I love your card! The colors are awesome!

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  14. Love this Gift card holder and the colors are perfect. Yellow is one of my fav colors and after that comes blue. Great job on this my friend. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. Love the colors you used on this card. So creative.

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful colors...lovely project!

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  17. Awesome job on this graduation card! I love the colors you went with on it! Hugs- Glora

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  18. Love your graduation card! You did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  19. Loving the butterflies! They are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Angel
    calebsmommy1031@gmail.com
    www.scrappytweets.blogspot.com

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  20. AWESOME job with your BEAUTIFUL card!I LOVE the great colors, sentiment and pretty butterflies!:)

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  21. Trell your creativity always inspires me! Beautiful card and GC holder. I love these new stamps! I can't wait until Friday!

    Debbie H.

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  22. Great card! Love the colors!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  23. Love the colors and patterns you used... just so bright and cheery!! A great way to utilize the giftcard holder too, very creative! :)
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dot com

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  24. Love your projects!! Loving the yellow paired with the blue...looks fantastic! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  25. You did a great job, love the colors.
    carol
    imamom88 at hotmail dot com

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  26. Cute card! Love those butterflies!
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  27. This is beautiful, love those butterflies!!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  28. Great card. Loving the those little butterflies. Too cute. Love the new stamps Emma has and how you used them. Great job.

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  29. Beautiful card. Love the sentiment.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  30. Wow, what amazing things you can do if you have the dies and the sentiments and the wonderful papers that you used. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  31. Beautiful card and a great idea to use the card holder inside. The colors are bright and happy. Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  32. Great card love your idea with the die.

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  33. Beautiful Card!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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    1. Beautiful card, nice to see a bright, cheery card on a cold, snowy day! Love how you incorporated the GC die inside your card, very clever. The more projects I see, the more I know I need this die! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  35. What a cute card. I am loving the script type background. I think this is going to be a must have. Can't wait to see more.

    Thanks
    Sue
    shannegan 16 @ att . net

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  36. Beautiful card! I love how you put the gift are holder in the card! Fabulous job!

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  37. Love the sneaks.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  38. Love how you put the gift card holder inside the card ... Beautiful butterflies too :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  39. Love your card the gift holder on the inside is a great idea.
    Linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  40. what a fab idea to add the gc holder! love the little butterflies too!

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  41. Very fun colors!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  42. I recognize those butterflies!! I have some of those too :) Great card!!!

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  43. Love your card great job on it!!!!

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  44. Fantastic use of the GC die! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  45. Beautiful creation and love your colors.

    hugs
    bobbi

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  46. Your card is so pretty, love the paper you selected too and the butterflies are adorable!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
    www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

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  47. Cute card! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  48. Love that gift card die. NOw we have more sentiments that fit it.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  49. What a cute grad card. The colors look good together too.
    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  50. Your Graduation-Gift Card Is So Pretty & Full Of Energy!! Just Love It & The Color Combination That You Used Along With The Butterflies!!

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  51. This card is awesome - love the colors and patterns!!!! Awesome Mr. Trell!

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  52. Lots o' Polka dots!! :) I love it Trell! Fabulous job!!

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  53. Awesome card...love the colors you used!!
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  54. I really like this idea! Great job!

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  55. I love your card is adorable, tfs.

    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  56. What a pretty card, the color scheme is awesome, TFS,
    Have a great day!
    Liz

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  57. What a pretty, happy card!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  58. Trell,
    What a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the papers and colors! Gorgeous butterflies too!
    tfs

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  59. What a great idea, I am so going to scrap left it:)lol. Loved the colors you used, so cheerful. Thanks for sharing,
    Monica L.
    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  60. This is a super cute card! Love it! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  61. Your card is so cute and I love how you added the gift card holder inside the card. TFS!

    pisces_9315@yahoo.com

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  62. Beautiful gift card holder! Lvoe the butterfly!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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