Monday, October 24, 2011

MCT Die Folder DT Call

Here is a fun little project I made to hold my MCT dies.  They kept getting lost in the bottom of my card box which is where I store all my MCT stamps and dies.  This will solve the problem and I had fun making it.  Hope you enjoy looking.
I cut the file folder from Graphically Speaking using the Icon feature cut at 8" which can be found on page 59 of the handbook.  I then used the stitched oval die, XL label die, curly label die, fancy frame stamp and die set to make my sentiment frames.  Stamps used were from Paper Princess, Encouraging Quotes, Whimsical Calendar Days and the Build a Banner set (this is the polka dot background you see here).  All dies and stamps can be purchased here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Screamie Halloween Witch Box

Here is cute box I made for my secret pal using the Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge.  I am very pleased at how it turned out.  I think she will love it!  The box is cut at 8" (I did a fit to page to see how big I could make it from a 12 x 12" piece of cardstock) in green.  I then used my Gypsy to cut the rest of the layers.  The adorable spider paper is from DCWV ghosts and goblins mat stack.  The little witch is cut at 3.10" so she will fit perfectly on top of the box cutout.  (There is a layer for the box, but it is only a single layer and I wanted to have all the layers for dimension.)  To cut her layers I used Cutmates paper for the black, yellow and pink colors.  I cut her purple layer from a sheet of KP Halloween Harlequin paper I picked up at my local stamp store the other day. 
 The box is shown here along with some pumpkin boxes I made from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  I used Peachy Keen pumpkin face parts to make their adorable faces.  All sentiments are by MCT.  The stitched oval die on the witch box is also from MCT.
Here is a close up of the details on my witch.  I doodled some lines on the broom to give it a litte more detail.  I hope you enjoyed looking.  

For those of you who haven't heard of Cutmates paper, it is specifically designed to cut in diecutting machines (the Cricut).  I call it my butter paper, because the tiniest of details cut out "like butter" and you don't get all those tears like you get from a lot of other papers.  I discovered it while I was out shopping at the beach during our annual fall beach crop.  I picked it up at  Stacy's Scrapshack .

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Boo Pumpkin Card

I've created a Halloween pumpkin card for the Throwback Thursday Challenge from My Creative Time (MCT).  The challenge is to use an older cartridge which has a card feature.  The cartridge I chose to use is Stretch Your Imagination.  The card shapes are pretty traditional, but they have an added feature of a card frame to use with them.  I used my Gypsy to alter the card size to a traditional A2 size card.  By doing this, I was able to save a step and handcut my cardbase in orange.  I then used the pumpkin card frame on page 43 of the handbook, rotated it 90 degrees and used real dial size to make the height and width fit the A2 sizing of  4 1/4" x 5 1/2", which I cut in black.  To the top of the card I added a strip of  2010 DSP by SU cut at 1/2" by 5 1/4".  This is wrapped with twine from Trendy Twine in orange and black.  It was then mounted to my card base.  The pumpkins are from Peachy Keen stamps using Cottage Kutz Pumpkin Trio.  I used MCTs Build a Banner kit to stamp the background on the two smaller pumpkins of which I cut two.  I handcut the center of each of the smaller pumpkins apart so I could stamp the faces on them (these are included in the package) and then used Stampin' dimensionals to pop them up.

 Boo is from the Small Talk stamp set from MCT and is stamped on a tag cut  using the Build a Banner set from MCT. 
The back of my card is stamped from the Bonus stamp set I received and the most adorable little witches hat comes from All Around Halloween.  Both sets from MCT.  All paper used is from Stampin' Up.  I sure hope you enjoy looking.  I had a lot of fun creating!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Boo Gift Card Holder

I made this gift card holder for the MCTs Throwback Thursday Challenge.  The challenge is to use any font cartridge.  Here is my design.  I used Plantin Schoolback and Happy Hauntings for this gift card.  The Boo is from Plantin Schoolbook End Caps feature.  I took the bat from Happy Hauntings.  Paper is from SU, gift card die and sentiment is from My Creative Time .  Hope you enjoy looking.