Thursday, August 11, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time!

It's another Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time!  This week Emma is asking us to make a project using a retired cartridge.  Here's a list of all of the retired cartridges.  I was really surprised to see how many are on this list!

So, my projects are usually a bit "girly", but I really wanted to make a little something for my son this time.  He's 15 and always looking for scraps of paper to write on while he's at the computer, so I made him a little note paper holder.  This is the matchbox cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More.  I cut the outside part (found on page 123) at 4".  When I first cut the inside piece (page 124) at 4", I found it a little snug, so I resized it to 3.9" on my Gypsy, which was perfect!  It cuts with a slit for your ribbon.  I put mine through and adhered it to the inside of the box, but then I covered that area inside with a strip of paper to hide it.

For the top of the box, I added a blue layer cut at 2 1/2" x 3 7/8" and a patterned layer cut at 2 1/4" x 3 5/8".  The adorable little envelope was made with with the My Creative Time Happy Mail stamp set and Embossed Envelope die.  I stamped the "Just a Note" sentiment on my note paper as well.  Click here for ordering information on these products.

Now, this is a Throwback Thursday Challenge that you do NOT want to miss!  One randomly chosen winner will receive Emma's 9th Edition Stamp Release, which will be announced next Friday, Aug. 19th!  If you thought the July stamp release was amazing, just wait until this one!  You have until Wednesday, August 17th to participate.  Good luck!!!


Core'dinations Cardstock
K & Company "All Around the World" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
My Creative Time's "Happy Mail" Stamp Set & "Embossed Envelope" Die
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate & Oceans Tide Ink
Joann Craft Essentials Markers
Papertrey Trey Ink Vintage Button & Rustic Jute Button Twine
Papertrey Ink Orange Zest Extra Fine Polka Dot Satin Ribbon


  1. Katie I love it. This is a great giveaway for anybody but especially for my son's teachers. Also thanks for the retired list and the instruction on how to make this great project.


  2. I love this idea,Katie!!! SO awesome!! I love the twine with the button!! Very cool!!! :)

  3. what a pretty holder for desk paper so much nicer than a plain old pad of paper.

  4. Amazing project! Everything about it is so creative! Thank you for reviving TBBM!!

  5. Great job and great idea, i'm always looking for paper to write on when at the computer!!

  6. Great idea! I love the colors too. I find that many of the "old" retired cartridges have a LOT of really versatile cuts.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  7. Love this idea! Super cute :)

  8. Katie this is a super cute idea..I need to try and make this. I'm sure he loved it! What a great gift. tfs

  9. oh katie, I love this and the colors are great too!! I'm going to have to make one for out desk...oh yea, once I get my house back together! lol!

  10. Oh Katie, he is going to love this.. you always amaze me with all of your creativity.. this would be the perfect little gift. (thanks for the sizes, I would love to make one of these) Hugs from ukiah

  11. I love, love, love this project! That matchbox is the perfect thing to have on a desk full of such cute note cards! The colors are so great together!

  12. Super cute project.I would like to make it. I don't have that cart. Is there another cart I could use instead?

  13. Oh my gosh! What a fantastic idea. Wow my hubby does the same thing as your 15 year old (hee-hee) Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  14. This is so darn cute. Once again, fantastic project!! Thanks for sharing your cute idea!
    Sherrie K

  15. ADORABLE! This is such a great idea! I need these all around my house - LOL. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. Hugs- Glora

  16. Now that is very cute. I see these as Christmas gifts in the future. Smooches... Felicia

  17. I just found my Christmas project for the boys in the family! Very cute, Thanks!

  18. what a wonderful idea.

  19. This is a great gift idea -- love it. And thanks for the helpful list of retired cartridges. As a novice, I now know why I can't find some of the ones I've been hearing about!

  20. Thanks for sharing this project. I'm so happy you did. I have the tags, bags, boxes and more on my Gypsy but because it didn't come with the handbook, it's hard to tell what things are.


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