Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thrifty Thursday w/MCT and a Winner!

Good morning everyone and welcome to 
My Creative Time's Thrifty Thursday.
A day set aside to share any type of project using our scraps/leftovers or recycling items using My Creative Time stamps and dies!

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I thought for my project today I would use up some of my Red, White and Blue card~stock scraps to a make a card in honor of  all those brave men and women who fight every day to keep us safe. 
I hope you like it.....
For my card I started with a navy blue card~stock base and following the sketch for the current CASE(E) this Sketch (pic down below) went about cutting my layers. I recently picked up this beautiful star vellum paper and couldn't wait to give it a try. After cutting my white and red card~stock down to size, I added a piece of the star vellum as an overlay and stitched it to the white and red card~stock layer.
Placing those layers aside, I stamped my sentiment from the Happy Homecoming stamp set and then heat embossed it using some white embossing powder from Creative Inspirations Paint.
I then attached my card~stock mat to the front of my card. Finally I die cut some Stitched Stars in the matching papers, attached them to my card front using some foam pop dots and added a few randomly placed sequins.

So what do you think?????
Making projects with all those scraps has never been easier...LOL! Especially with the adorable MCT dies and stamps!

Supplies Used:
Paper~ Navy, White, Red scraps
Vellum~Boys Rule (unknown manufacture)
Stamps~ My Creative Time~Happy Homecoming
Dies~ My Creative Time~3 Star Stitched Dies
Embellishments~ Sequins, Sewing Machine
white embossing powder

thank you all for leaving me comments on my blog the other day! I appreciate you all stopping by and always supporting me!
Using Random.Org the lucky winner for a coffee on me is.....

May 19, 2014 at 4:34 AM
Hi Jessica,
Love your cute gift card holder!!! :) Hard to imagine you were able to out it together so quickly! 
Thank you for sharing!
Crafty hugs,

Congrats Jennifer! Please email me your address and I will send out your gift card!!

Now for a few last minute reminders......
~~New Release from My Creative Time is coming soon too~~
Hope you will join us starting on Monday 5/26 for a week of awesome sneaks and then on Friday 5/30 for the New Release Blog Hop!!!
I know you are all going to LOVE this new release!!!!

Don't forget about the new  MCT Challenge going on now!
~ All you have to do is create a project of YOUR choice using this color palette:
~ Deadline for this challenge is Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at midnight PST!
~ Link up your projects to Mr. Linky over on the MCT blog HERE
~ Last HAPPY CRAFTING! I can't wait to see all of your entries for the FUN challenge!

Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the DT made!
I know the inspiration is AWESOME!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT Thursday!
Entering this into the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch


  1. I love this colour combination! It is beautiful!

  2. LOVING all those stars.. such a pretty card..

  3. Beautiful card Jessica! I love the star vellum paper to:) You did a fantastic job on the design..the embossing looks awesome! I don't emboss near enough! LOVE it!

    Have a great day my friend! Hope your having some nice weather and those chicks are doing well:) I love it when you post about them:)
    Sherrie K

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous card!! The vellum star paper is so awesome!! I love how you layered the stars and sequins!! What a perfect patriotic card - it's fabulous!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. GORGEOUS job with your card Jessica, LOVE the colors!!! Have a GREAT day my friend!!! :)

  6. Your card is very grandeoso!! I truly love your USA of it all and girl that star vellum paper you found is so awesome gosh would love some of that for sure I've never seen it....great find and a great eye to have spotted it!

  7. This is Beautiful.....Love the little stars. Awesome stitching as ALWAYS!! Congrats Jennifer!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  8. WOW, this card is GORGEOUS!!!! I just LOVE everything about it. Amazing job! And congratulations to sweet Jennifer on winning your RAK contest! Hugs- Glora

  9. Love your card! The sequins are the perfect touch!

  10. Great card! I love your patriotic take on the sketch!

  11. Love the patriotic theme! The star vellum is perfect!
    mickey pal two at msn dot com

  12. love your card Jessica! I'm so partial to anything red, white, and blue and patriotic!

  13. The star vellum was a great find. How pretty and patriotic your card is...I love it. Beautiful job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  14. Wow! Once again you have knocked it out of the park! I love the star vellum on here, great sentiment placement too!

  15. Wow I love this Jess, I hope you will enter this in my Red, white and Blue challenge-- Honoring those who fought for our freedoms. Have a Blessed day,my friend Thanks for remembering the brave men and women DIANA L.

  16. Congrats to the winner! WOW, I love all those colors so patriotic and a great card to honor those that serve our county. TFS

  17. Congrats to Jennifer. I love this card, that star vellum is wonderful. Have a fabulous weekend.

  18. Fabulous card for our troops! Have a great weekend!

  19. I love patriotic theme cards. Being a military wife/mom these cards hold a special place in my heart. I love your sweet card, Jessica and the thoughtful sentiment is perfect. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial weekend.

  20. What a beautiful card!! I LOVE those stars on vellum--SO awesome!!! And of course your touch of stitching across the top is all Jessica and all fabulous!! This is fantastic and is sure to brighten any service persons day :) YAY Jennifer!!! Congrats on the gc!!! And I hope you and your family have a super wonderful and blessed Memorial Day weekend my sweet friend!!! BIG HUGE HUGS!!!

  21. Such a pretty card, love the stars and how you stitched on the top!

  22. That star vellum paper sure is neat looking. I would like to get some of it. Do you remember where you found it? Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  23. Oh Jessica ~ I LOVE this card! LOVE the colors of course but the vellum paper! BEATUIFULLY done!

  24. Love this so pretty and the vellum paper is such a perfect touch for it.

  25. Awesome card Jessica. You are really doing such a great job with the products. I love everything you make

  26. Jessica, I just love this card. So much so that I wanted to make my own version of it. I posted both your card and my card on my blog. I hope this is ok.

    Thanks for all the inspiration.