Thursday, September 29, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time!

Thanks so much for everybody who has been voting for my students' biography projects in the Cricut Classroom Project!  A few people have asked how I'm doing in the contest, but I don't see counts of votes anywhere.  I guess I'll find out on Friday!  If you'd like to vote, I'd really appreciate it!  Click here  for voting - you can vote every day through Friday.  Thank you!!!

It's another Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time!  We have a fun challenge for you this week - you need to create something using any Cricut FONT cartridge!  You can use the font, the phrases, or any of the images that often get overlooked on these cartridges.  Can you believe I got my mailbox and the plants on my card from the Jubilee cartridge?

Most of the images on the font cartridges do not come with layers, but it's easy to create them yourself.  I cut my mailbox twice - once in brown, and once in the red pattern, and just did a little cutting with my scissors.  Before adhering the red layer, I tucked in a little envelope that I created with the My Creative Time Embossed Envelope Die.  I stamped "miss you" by masking part of the "I sure miss you a lot!" sentiment from the My Creative Time Happy Mail stamp set.  I didn't want part of the sentiment to be hidden in the mailbox, so I just made it shorter.  I also embossed my post and used my Scor-Pal to create the line showing the corner of the post.

Now, this is an A7 size card (5" x 7 1/8").  I needed a big mailbox that would match the scale of my envelope.  The mailbox is cut at 6 1/2", and the plants are cut at 5" and 3 1/2" REAL DIAL SIZE.  I know the plants don't look that big, but they are part of a bigger cut that includes a tree, etc.  I just hand cut the grass.  The other cute sentiment is also from Happy Mail, and I stamped it upon an oval that I cut with the My Creative Time Stitched Oval Die and then trimmed to fit my card.  My pretty cloud paper was printed on my Imagine using the Best Friends cartridge.

Be sure to stop by My Creative Time to see more fun font cartridge projects made by Emma and the design team AND to join in the challenge!  Below are pics of the My Creative Time products that I used for my card.  Click here for purchasing information.


10" x 7 1/8" Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Cardstock, scored at 5"
4 3/4" x 6 7/8" Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Cardstock
4 1/2" x 6 5/8" White Bazzill Cardstock (for Imagine print)
Core'dinations Cardstock
DCWV "Summer Dream" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock
My Creative Time "Happy Mail" Stamp Set
My Creative Time "Stitched Oval Die" & "Embossed Envelope Die"
Papertrey Ink "Woodgrain" Impression Plate
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink


  1. Love Love this Katie. So pretty like always. You make the prettiest cards.


  2. wow katie! you've been up to a lot since the last time i visited! :) i've been so busy, i'm so sorry that i have no time to scrap-stalk your blog! LOL! this is very beautiful, i wish my mailbox had a cool print like this on it!

  3. Katie super cute!! I love the little mailbox with cute! tfs

  4. I am so sorry, I didn't know we could vote every day, I just went back and voted again.. I will vote again tomorrow.. Super super cute card, and sooo big...

  5. This is SO super adorable. I just love the sentiments you used too. I totally forgot that mailbox was on Jubilee. Hugs- Glora

  6. Very cute card and I too did not know you could vote more than once so I have just voted again

  7. So sweet, you did a great job making the layers!! Good luck with your class project!!! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  8. Cute card! I like the background paper...I wonder how many carts have a mail box? Great job.
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  9. I have been working on my computer all day, trying to comment on blogger, finally figured out to use safari instead of IE. anyway your card is just adorable! Oh and I'll be voting again!

  10. This is so pretty Katie!! I love the mailbox!! Love this card!! :)

  11. Love, LOVE the patterned paper! Congratulations again on winning the Cricut Classroom Challenge! Woo! :o)


  12. Cutest mailbox ever! Love the paper you used for it.


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