Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MCT Try Me Tuesday

We've got a new feature for My Creative Time today:  Try Me Tuesday, in which we are using our MCT dies for unexpected uses.  I thought it would be fun to use the new Stitched Chevy Dies to create a bookmark!

I cut each of the chevy shapes twice and then arranged them as seen in the pic above.  By arranging the ones on the left with the stitching side face up and the chevys going from smallest to largest and then having the ones on the right with the stitching face down and the chevys going from largest to smallest, I was able to glue them together without any other kind of base to hold them together.

After gluing them together, I stamped the sentiment and arrows from the new Bracket Sentiments stamp set.  I thought it was just perfect for a bookmark!  Then I added an oversized eyelet, some Papertrey Ink satin ribbon, and a little hemp.

Here's a look at the back - just as pretty as the front!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see all of the creative ways that she and the rest of the design team are using their MCT dies today!

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  1. OMG Katie how creative and clever are you WOW I love it and when I saw it I'm thinkin' how in the world did she get them to stay together so as I read on I found out...WOW...how clever are you I love it and am so going to make this...what a neat gifty idea to as I have a granddaughter that loves to read and my sweet hubby too...WOW YOU ROCK!!

  2. Gorgeous!!! LOVE your bookmark, so creative! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Very smart Katie. This looks really cool for girls or boys! :)

  4. Katie this is brilliant! I can't wait to do this when I come home. It's the perfect gift idea for boys or girls. Even though I read my books on my iPad, there are times I need a bookmark for something at home or work. Love this idea!

    Cathy (Mimi)

  5. What a genius idea and OH so cute. I can see so many awesome bookmark ideas using this method. AMAZING!!!! I LOVE it!!!! Hugs- Glora

  6. SUPER DUPER idea for a bookmark Katie, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!Have a GREAT day my friend :)

  7. OMG this is so super CREATIVE Katie!!
    What a GREAT idea! Plus that bookmark ROCKS!!!!
    I will so have to make one for my kiddo's!
    Thanks for the awesome inspiration!!!

  8. Katie this is so great. What a wonderful tag it would look great in a project life spread!


  9. This is such a good idea. I have grandsons who love to read, They would love for me to make them a bookmark.....dianne

  10. Katie ~ this is so CLEVER!! I would have NEVER thought of this and using that sentiment! How PERFECT! FABULOUS job!! I need to try this ~ EEK!

  11. What a perfect bookmark with that sentiment!! I love how you attached the chevrons together to form your base! Hugs!

  12. Super idea! It looks like it will hold up very well. I think the sentiment is perfect for a bookmark too. Great job!
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  13. So clever! Love it and have even bought the dies. Cant wait to try it. Thanks so much for showing us all your talent.


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