Friday, April 19, 2019

90th Edition Release Blog Hop and Sale for My Creative Time!!

Welcome to another awesome blog hop for the 90th Edition Release from My Creative Time!!  Wow, 90 releases and they just keep getting better and better!! You likely arrived from the awesome Miss Kendra's Blog.  If not, you can find the full hop list Here!!

I've got THREE card to share with you featuring the new Zig Zag Background Die!!  I absolutely love background dies but I know the price point is often a bit higher. So, I wanted to show you how you can get a little more mileage out of these dies.

You may remember from Tuesday's post, I used an inlay die cut technique using black and white cardstock. Well, this resulted in me having an extra panel in the reverse colours. This is one great thing about background dies, you will often get two projects out of one pass through the die cutting machine!!  Just like on my Tuesday card, I paired a bright colour to contrast with the black/white background..

I die cut the Big Hello Die and the hearts from the 2X2 Noteholder Add-Ons out of a bright pink cardstock.  And instead of using the die in portrait orientation, I used it in landscape, which gives a whole new look to this die!

A little glitter pen on the pink die cuts is all this card needs!  Don't you just love the look of inlay die cutting??

For my next project, I decided to make a stencil out of the background die.  This is just another awesome technique you can do!  I did use a light weight cardstock to create the stencil.  I tried on copy paper and it was just too thin.  But the bonus of this was I, again, got two projects!  

The piece on the left is the "stencil", the piece on the right was made using the "stencil".  I love both looks!

After cutting the stencilled piece down with the second largest More Stitched Rectangular Dies, I used the flowers from the 2X2 Noteholder Add-Ons to decorate it.  I used some bright ink colours for the flower so they would stand out against the background.

The sentiment comes from the new Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set and was stamped on a Strip Sentiment Die!  The stems of the flowers come from the Stitched Pretty Flower and Leaves Die Set.  

The next and final card is made using the actual "stencil" or background die.  Because I love those zig zags and that colour, I didn't want to cover up too much of the background.

I used the Lucky Bird Die and chose a nice bright yellow shade for good contrast!  The branch comes from the A Friend Like You Stamp & Die Set.  This created a nice focal point but didn't take away from that awesome background!!

The sentiment comes from the A Beautiful Day Stamp & Die Set which again, fit perfectly onto the new Strip Sentiment Dies!!

Here's a look at all three cards!! I'd love to know which is your favourite!!

Your next stop is the talented Miss Ruthie!!  Thank you so, so much for hopping along with us today!  I hope you've found some inspiration and are able to pick up some of this fabulous release!!


For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving a $25 gift card to the My Creative Time Store to ONE lucky winner!  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs. You are not required to comment on every blog but the more you comment, the more chances you have of winning!! Very important:  Please leave a way for us to contact you (with your comment) just in case you are the winner!!


Starting today, Friday April 19th, 2019 at 8am PST, we will be giving away these adorable new "Flower and Heart Mom Dies".  This new set will be given to the first 25 shoppers!  It will be automatically added to your package during packing/shipping. Once the 25 shoppers have gone through, this die set will be available for purchase!  So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the first 25 shoppers.  No exceptions will be made.  the "freebie" is NOT part of the bundle and will be sold separately.


Don't forget!! Our sale starts right now at the My Creative Time Store!!  Use the code APR2019 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire in-stock purchase!! The sale ends on Friday, April 26th 2019 at midnight PST!!

Here's a look at the entire release!!

Strip Sentiment Dies

Hello Gorgeous

Flower&Heart MOM die (freebie)

2X2 Note Holder Die and Add Ons

Zig Zag Background Die


  1. Awesome cards!

  2. Laura, you really out did yourself with this release. All three cards are amazing and beautiful. My favorites are the 'Hello' and the 'flowers' but all equally perfect. Loving the various uses of the zig zag background. Thank you for sharing! Carol ~ carolworkmandesigns(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Beautifully done. I love the sweet birdie! All of your designs are lovely.

  4. WOW! LOVE all the ways you used this die! They are are so pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great weekend! lindagk23ataoldotcom

  5. Awesome job and tutorial showing many ways to use the background die! Fabulous projects today and all week.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  6. Thanks for sharing these creations with us. Love them all!

  7. ALL 3 of your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! LIKE ALWAYS.......Also,thanks so much for your AMAZING sneaky peeks this entire week!
    BIG HUGS :)

  8. Awesome use of the zig zag backgrounds to make your cards! And great idea to use it for a stencil too!

  9. These are all gorgeous! Wow

  10. Wow! I just love your cards! Turning the die sideways really creates a stunning background! Love those colors together especially with the addition of the cute lil bird! TFS

  11. Such fun! Loving that background!

  12. Great ways to use this die. My fave is the one with the bird.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  13. Fabulous cards. I love
    the one with the bird!
    Carla from Utah

  14. Your cards are juts lovely!! Awesome job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia's Crafts


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