Tag Archive | My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274

Thank Ewe!!


Hi Everyone! On December 11, 2020, I went in to have Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery. The surgery went really well with no complications and I was home on the same day. I had a lot of rest over the past month, recovering, sleeping long hours and sleeping peacefully knowing that I no longer had to worry. I started back to work remotely last week. It was a long awaited surgery and I was extremely happy to have been lucky enough to have it during these Covid times, as many surgery’s were being cancelled. I had been dealing with Pre-Cancer off and on for the past 12 years beginning in my late 40’s, having multiple smaller operations and taking medication. My aunt had died in her 50’s because she didn’t seek help from a doctor until it was too late and my mother was also diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in her early 50’s as well. Thankfully, my mom was just in the early stages and had the operation in time and has had no issues since. It’s amazing how far technology and science have come. Not long ago, you would have spent a minimum of 2 weeks in the hospital and then another 5 – 6 weeks to recover at home.

As a thank you to the surgeons and nurses that took such good care of me before, during and after my surgery, I made them all cards to express my thanks. I thought I would share them with you and hope you like them too.

All of the cards used Hammermill 5.5″ x 4.25″ for the base. For the front of my cards, I made them all the same using Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas) retired stamp for the sentiment and main image. I coloured it in with Copic markers and then stamped the image again onto Post-It note to used as a mask. I layered the mask over top of the lamb and used my cloud stencil that I made from Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean to create the clouds. The embossed front was made using Cuttlebug – Thank You Embossing Folder.

To make the inside of the nurses card, I used Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions) for the main image and top sentiment and Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time for the bottom sentiment. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.

For the inside of the cards for the surgeons, I printed out the stamps from MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things) and MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things) for the images and sentiments using High Quality Grayscale. Then coloured them in with Copic Markers.

 

 

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things), MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Sentiments: Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time, MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cut: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug – Thank You

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Lamb: B60, C5, C3, C1, B05, B04, B00, T7, T5, T3, R22, R20, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Bell: YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11

Bow: R89, R85, R83, R81

Fence: E25, E23, E21, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Greenery: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Flowers: V04, BV01, Y17, Y15, Y13, B02

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E22, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E47, E44, E43

Hat and Outfits: B29, B26, B24, B23, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11

Shoes: B41, B21, B14, B12

Table and Chairs: E42, E41, E40, C5, C3, C1

Coffee Mugs and Coffee: B06, B05, B04, B02, E25, E23, E21

Stethescopes: R39, R37, R24, 100 – Black, C3, C1

Shadow: T3, T2, T1

Doctors:

Hair: E49, E47, E44, E43, 100, C7, C5

Scrubs: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Coat: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Stethascope and Shoes: T5, C7, C5, C3, C1

Pen: B28, B26, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Clipboard: C5, C3, C1, E34, E33, YR30, B0000, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Sending You Tidings


Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card by Dreamerland Crafts using their stamp set called Sending You Tidings – D19072. Growing up in the North, we used to get a lot of snow. I always love looking out the window and seeing the snow fall and how beautiful it looks on the houses and trees. Driving in it, not so much, but everything else about winter, I love. LOL!

To make this card, I cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers Dies. Then using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black, I stamped the image first onto the paper and then again on to Post-It Note to create a mask. I fussy cut around the mask and placed it to the side to use a little later. I then proceeded to colour in my image with Copic markers.

Once the colouring of the image was complete, I was ready to create the sky. To accomplish this, the mask that I had set aside earlier was placed over top of the coloured image. A mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks were then used: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Dusty Concord inks. Once, the background was completed, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using my MISTI and VersaMark ink. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

I was now ready to add the final finishing touches. To do this, I added in the snowflakes and stars using Gelly Roll Sakura #10, #8 and #5 Pens. Stickles – Cool Mint was added to the little lady’s hat, pom-pom and coat cuffs. Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel was applied with a spatula along the bottom of the card to create some sparkling snow and also to the top of the chimney with a Q-Tip. I also coloured in the little snowflake in the sky with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 pen and then Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear to make it sparkle. I set the card aside to let the glitter dry for a few hours.

For the card base I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 and edged around all of the sides with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Iced Spruce. I die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper to the size 3.75″ x 5″ using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Cuttlebug. This was adhered directly onto the base using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Once the glitter was completely dry, I layered the completed image on top of the second layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Sending You Tidings – D19072 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Iced Spruce

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5″ (Assorted Box of Cards)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Stickles – Cool Mint, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Hat, Jacket, Mitts, Bear’s Scarf:  BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, Stickles – Cool Mint

Leggings: C7, C5

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Bear: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R22, R20, Eyes and Noses – Sakura Glaze – Black

Bow and Girl’s Scarf: R59, R39, R37, R35

Present: Y17, Y15, Y08, Y04

Chimney: E99, E97, E08, E07, E13, C4, C2

Snow: Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

Dreams Take Flight!!


Today, I’m featuring a card I made using Embrace Your Dream – D19039  from Dreamerland Crafts. My dad always dreamed of flying and he would build all kinds of model airplanes. Then one day he decided to build a real plane with the assistance of his brother and a friend. It took them a long time, but in the end it was a beautiful plane and the best part was that we were all taken for rides in it. It’s an experience we will never forget. So just as my dad followed his dreams, he taught us all to follow our dreams as well. If you dream about something long enough, eventually it will become a reality for you. So never be afraid to follow your dreams.

 

To make this card I used a white base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″. The background was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274 and my Cuttlebug. The paper is from Doodlebug Design Inc. – I Love Travel. Once die cut, the edges were inked around using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I also used this colour to do the clouds in the sky on the image. I adhered the background to the base using glue so that I could move it around to fit better.

The sentiment was stamped using my MISTI, VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and the stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sky’s The Limit. The powder was then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. It was die cut using My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies.

The image was die cut using My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The circle behind the main image was die cut with My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136 from black cardstock. I coloured in the entire image with Copic markers and then created a mask. I added in the clouds and used a small piece of old rag and some rubbing alcohol to create some texture in the grass.

To assemble the card, I ran the main image through Xyron Creative Station to make like a sticker and so that it would lay completely flat on the black circle. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was used to pop up the main image and sentiment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Embrace Your Dream – D19039 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sky’s The Limit

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, VersMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Design Inc. – I Love Travel (6 x 6), Black cardstock White cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Die, Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies – MCT-D139, My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Xyron Creative Station, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Jacket:  E37, E35, E34, E33

Pants: E87, E84, E81

Boots: N8, N6, N4, E53, E51, E50

Goggles: E37, E35, E33

Scarf and Helmet: E33, E31, E30

Gloves: E79, E77, E74

Airplane: C5, C3, C1, C0, Y08, Y04

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

Peace and Joy!!


Today I’m sharing Candy Cane Corner Frame from KLM Digital Designs new September release. I decided to try something different with this image and printed it out on Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. Then it was coloured in with Copic Markers. This beautiful stamp comes with the Candy Cane image and 4 sentiments: “Peace & Joy”, “Season’s Greetings”, “Happy Holidays” and “Merry & Bright”.

Started out with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274 were used to create the various layers. Creative Expressions – Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Holly and Berry Border were used to create the small holly and leaves in the right corners using my Cuttlebug and Crafts – Green Glitter Cardstock paper. The top layer was die-cut and then a ruler and craft knife were used to cut the top and bottom of the image.

I popped up all of the layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, except for the bottom layer, which was applied with 2-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Candy Cane Corner Frame (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5″ x 11″, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Crafts – Glitter Cardstock 02-3068425

Die Cuts: Creative Expressions – Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Holly and Berry Border, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape,  Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Leaves: YG67, YG03, G99

Ribbon: BG18, BG15, BG11

Candy Cane: R59, R29, R24

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Stuffed with Love


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Angel Bear Scarecrow – T110 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Scarecrows Stuffed – H087 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. The turkey is hiding behind the angel bear for protection from becoming captured. He doesn’t want to become someone’s Thanksgiving Dinner. The crows are shrugging their shoulders, because they are just not sure what’s going to happen! Let’s hope this little angel bear can protect him. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 5.5″ x 5.5″. The base background was also cut at 5.5″ x 5.5″ using PhotoPlay – Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper. The added touches at the top and bottom are also from the same paper pad.

The main image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then die cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers. It was coloured in with Copic Markers and Sakura Glaze – Black pen was used for the eyes and nose. The layer behind the image was die cut from green cardstock using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The sentiment square was die cut using orange cardstock and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. The image and sentiment were popped up on top of the remaining layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots were added to finish the card off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Angel Bear Scarecrow – T110 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Scarecrows Stuffed – H087 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, PhotoPlay – Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper 6″ x 6″, Green Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin Kimmie Dots, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R21, R02, R01

Wings: E53, E51, E50

Shirt: YG67, YG61, R37, R24

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Bow Tie, Patch, Hat Brim: R59, R37, R35, R24

Turkey: E35, E34, E33, E31, YR18, YR16, YR12, YR02, R59, R37, R24, Y38, Y18

Pumpkin and Stem: YR18, YR16, YR12

Straw: E34, YR23, Y23, Y21

Crows: C9, C7, C5, Y38, Y18

Flower: Y38, Y35, Y18, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Grass and Greenery for Plants: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Clouds and Sky: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Make it Rain!


Sharing a fun birthday card that I made for my husband this week using Make It Rain – CYNS728 (#YourNextStamp) for the main image and sentiment. I thought it would be fun to put the image inside a balloon too! Now if only that could be Lottery Winnings he was holding onto. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple lime green card base, sized at 5.5″ x 4.25″.  For the bottom layer I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper and multiple Tim Holtz inks which I have listed below. Then I die-cut the top layer with my Cuttlebug and #Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die. Hammermill paper was used for this also. I mounted the bottom layer directly onto  the base card and then attached the top die-cut layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

For both of the sentiments, I used my MISTI, VeraMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail on black cardstock. Then a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat emboss the powder.

The balloon was die cut using My Creative Time – Stitched Circle Balloon Dies MCT-D137 to cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card which I then stamped the main image onto using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. The image was coloured with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of the card, the image and sentiment were popped up on top with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Some ribbon was tied to the bottom of the balloon and some Kraftin’ Kimmie dots were used.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Make It Rain – CYNS728 (#YourNextStamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Stitched Circle Balloon Dies MCT-D137, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die – YNSD770

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, American Crafts – Premium Ribbon, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dog: E33, E31, E29, E27, E25, E23, R89, R59, R39, R37, R35, R24, C0, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Money: G99, G94, G21, G82, YG05, YG04

Balloon: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!