Thursday, October 13, 2011

Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time!

It's another Throwback Thursday Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time!  This week we are pulling out our older Cricut cartridges that have a card feature on them and making Halloween cards.  There are MANY cartridges that have this feature, and they are great for making a quick card!  I made this cute spider card using the card feature on Stretch Your Imagination.  To make this fit into an A2 size envelope, I cut my card at 4 1/4" on black cardstock.  To make the orange layer, I cut it at the same size again and then trimmed it down to a 4" square and cut out the spider, leaving a rectangular opening.  I also adhered the green paper to the inside of the card and then used a 4" square of black paper to cover up that and the brads on the inside.

To dress up my spider, I put some Glossy Accents on his boots and top hat and gave him some google eyes.  For my sentiment, I stamped the crossword squares from the My Creative Time Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set with black ink.  I then stamped the letters with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with black embossing powder.  It's hard to get a good picture of all of the glossy parts to this card, but they look great in person!

I used another My Creative Time stamp set for the inside sentiment:  All Around Halloween.  I stamped it onto a 4"square of patterned paper that I had adhered to the inside of my card.

Now, you are definitely going to want to play along with this challenge!  The winner will receive the entire 11th edition of My Creative Time stamps, that will be released next Friday, October 21st!  And they are AWESOME!!!  Head on over to My Creative Time to join in the fun!  Here's a peek at the two stamp sets I used today:


Provo Craft Black Textured Cardstock
Recollections "Halloween" Patterned Paper (orange)
BoBunny "Double Dot Designs" Patterned Paper (green)
My Creative Time's "Anyday Bingo & Crossword" & "All Around Halloween" Stamp Sets
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow Ink
Versamark Ink
Black Filigree Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents 
sei "Eerie Alley" Brads
Google Eyes


  1. This is so cute Katie. I wish I can get nice embossing results. This is perfect.


  2. I love how you laid out "spooky scary" and the papers you chose! Super cute!


  3. Ooooo love this card Katie! That spider is a cutie (well if a spider could be cute hahaha) Love the paper and I also love how you did the sentiment! TFS! Love, Leanne

  4. This card is so cute,Katie!!! Love the spider and the embossing on the alpha!!! Awesome!!! :)

  5. your card is sooo cute and your stamping of the crossword outline is flawless!

  6. sooo cute, love how you did the words on the card, the spider is cute, and love the pattern!!!

  7. This is as cute as it could be, i love how you arranged your title.. So wish I had some time to play along, i would love to win Miss Emma's new set.. but i don't think i could squeeze it in.. but it sure is tempting to just stop and try to make something...

  8. Hi Katie!

    What a darling card! I love how the black embossing looks... I need to make a trip to Mike's.

    Ruthie :)

  9. This is soooo cute! I love those eyes and his glossy shoes. Perfect!!

  10. Cute card!!! Love your spider!!! TFS

  11. Too cute! Love the googlie eyes...always a favorite of mine :)


  12. Love your card and all the details. Great idea to use the cross word stamps for your front and the embossing looks wonderful.
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  13. What a cute card. I love your spider, with it's little google eyes. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Adorable Katie! I love how the letters look embossed, awesome!!! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  15. Very cute card, great use of the Bingo stamp set. Need to get that one. :) Have to see the new ones coming out. :)

  16. Katie, this is a really cute project! I have that cartridge and I struggle with it a bit, but I'm going to give this challenge a go! Wish me luck! I would love to be the winner of the entire release! OMG! Wouldn't that be a great way to celebrate my 60th Birthday coming up in November?

  17. Love the window on this card. Well done.

  18. Cute card Katie...this morning I was looking through that cartridge and picked that spider to use for my niece on Emmas gift card holder.

  19. Love your spider and what you did with the sentiment very cute
    Hugs janet


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