Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Treat Just For You!~ {MCT Designer Challenge Thursday}

Good Morning everyone and welcome to another
My Creative Time Designers Challenge Thursday!
For today's challenge we have 2 inspiration pictures for you. A gorgeous color combo/photo inspiration as well as a fun sketch!
I love the colors and picture in the first and sketches are always so fun to play around with  so I used them both and made a Halloween gift set. 
So here is my set....lets take a closer look and I will tell you how I made each project :)
First up is my card based on the sketch.
I started with a brown cardstock base and added a layer of designer paper die cut using the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies (one of my all time FAVORITE new dies!) Next I added 3 strips of brown cardstock and wrapped each strip with some cream colored hemp cording that I picked up in the dollar bin at Target. Moving onto the focal point of my card, I die cut 3 of the stitched eggs from the Hello Spring Stamp Set to make my pumpkin. I know you have seen alot of the DT girls do this...Such a FUN way to make another pumpkin using your MCT dies. I popped the pumpkin up onto an altered Stitched Journal Die. All I did to alter that, was cut the shape down alittle to fit better onto the card mat. I did add a 
Stitched Decorative Banner for the pumpkin stem and also die cut 3 more for the side banner pieces....those also altered to fit onto my card. I finished my card by adding 3 orange enamel dots, just to add a pop of additional color!

Next moving onto my coffee mug......
I have been playing with vinyl a lot lately and saw something similar to this on Pinterest. I picked up the coffee mug at the Dollar Tree and using my cameo I cut out the pumpkin face with some black vinyl. I placed it onto the front of the mug and then filled it with some yummy caramel Hersey kisses. I had to make a cute tag to tie the bag together and I used the frame dies from the Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More set. I used matching designer paper that I used for my card and stamped the sentiment using the Fright Night stamp set.
A few more enamel dots and a bow with the cream colored hemp cording and my project was completed!

My Creative Time Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Black Vinyl
Coffee Mug
Party Favor Bags
Hersey Kisses
enamel dots, hemp twine, pop dots

So there is my Designer Challenge inspiration. I hope you like my Halloween gift set.
Make sure to head on over to the My Creative Time blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT and for all the details on linking up your project!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!


  1. Ok, You have flippin' got into my head and are freaking me out. I was planning on trying these. (to get more comfortable working with vinyl) I was just talking to my DH who I am ashamed to say has more experience then I do working with it that I wanted him to help me with this before he leaves for the year.

    Having rambled all that...I LOVE it! Your card is totally fab and I adore the papers and those sweet creative white pumpkins you created and your take on the sketch is spot on as always!

  2. OMG Your mug is so Wicked Awesome what a fabulous and fun idea and Lucky, LUCKY person who gets it and your card Is Spooktacular gosh girl you so have outdone yourself. WOW YOU so ROCK!!

  3. super cute for Halloween what a wonderful treat love it

  4. Fabulous card and your cup is amazing!

  5. These are both fabulous, Jessica!! The card is beautiful!! How creative to use the egg dies for the pumpkin - it looks amazing!! The entire design is awesome!! And the coffee mug is so fun!! I love the pumpkin face!! You've made me actually want to pull my Cricut out and play with vinyl!! Love these my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Fabulous card and fun mug set Jessica! What a fantastic gift idea :)I was playing with vinyl before vacation working on some ornaments for the holidays...Arya is into Frozen so thought I would see what I could do to make a few special treats for her.

    We are still on vacation and had a few minutes to get online...hope all is well with you and will be back soon to check out more of your projects!
    hugs mu friend,
    Sherrie K

  7. Love the cup.. love your card.. so totally fun

  8. This is just BEAUTIFUL!! Creative and Fabulous!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  9. Jessica ~ Oh this is just the cutest combo!!! I of course love the card ~ you know you had me at plaid but the whole color combo and that mug ~ love it!! Have a great weekend!

  10. So AWESOME Jessica! I always love your treats!!! Fabulous Girl!
    Have a GREAT weekend!

  11. Super cute Jessica, love the card and the mug filled with those yummies!

  12. Fabulous card, love that sketch and your take on it. That mug is wonderful - what a great idea. Have a wonderful week.

  13. Yummy, yummy, yummy!! Your card is perfect with the sketch! Love that chevron pumpkin. What a fun slice of fall here, Jessica. Love stopping by your always make me smile!

  14. Love Love Love everything about this. Sorry haven't stopped by lately been super busy. Hope your enjoying your weekend.

  15. Fabulous card and what a great treat to give a teacher for Halloween, I might have to borrow that idea:) TFS

  16. I really like the plaid and twine on your card. The pumpkin is great made with eggs ;) Super job on your card and following the sketch. Your treat mug turned out awesome. Love both projects.
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