Thursday, March 01, 2012

It's Cricutless Challenge time with MCT!

Today's challenge is to make a card or layout WITHOUT using your Cricut, or Cameo, or any other digital cutter. Can you do it!? Get out those dies and your favorite My Creative Time stamp set, and join us! Be sure to link up your project on Emma's blog and show us how you did!

This week I went a little crazy and couldn't stop crafting for today's post. So you get THREE projects to inspire you. Let's get started......

First up is a card. I used a lacy edged circle die for my card base.

The sentiment is from MCT, Teeny Tag Greetings, the polka dot border is one of the accent pieces for the Easter egg die from the Hello Spring stamp set, and can you guess what I used for the flowers??

Again I've used the MCT stitched scallop and circle die set. I just love how these little flowers turn out using those dies. Fab, don't you think! Then I topped it all off with foliage cuts, pearl beads, sheer ribbon bow and punched butterfly.

For my second project, I made these cute jelly bean jars.

This time for my flowers, using the same stitched scallop die, I cut them from felt. LOVE them!!

I used the MCT Teeny Tags and Teeny Tags Greetings with twine for the gift tags...

And for the belly bands, two are pattern papers and two are made from paint chip sample strips {green pictured above; purple pictured below)! I wish I had picked up a few more of this style I would have used them for all four of the jars. Anyway, they turned out pretty cute!

And for my last project today, again going with an Easter theme, I found these cutie patootie little pink buckets at the dollar store (4/pk for $1 -in lots of colors too!) and thought they would be fab little gift buckets or mini Easter baskets.

Easter grass is super simple to make if you don't need a bajillion tons of it. I used one sheet of green tissue paper and cut it in strips with zigzag edges border dies. Viola! Easter grass in a jiffy!!

The teeny candy cups are also a $1 store find. They are plastic shot glasses from the wedding section. Ha! I put mini cupcake paper in the corner of a baggie, added color coordinated jelly beans, tied it off with a ribbon and snipped off the top of the baggie. Cute.

I again used paint chip sample cards for the cute tags {isn't that peeps bunny die adorbs!?) and the egg pencil holder, as well as the kool aid singles wraps.

My Creative Time, Teeny Tags Greetings
My Creative Time, Hello Spring stamp set
My Creative Time, Stitched scallop and circle die set
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting lacy circles
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting circles
Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch
Tim Holtz/Sizzix tattered pinecone die
Quickutz leaves die
Cardstock, pattern paper, ink, sheer ribbon, pearl string beads

My Creative Time, Teeny Tags
My Creative Time, Teeny Tags Greetings
My Creative Time, Stitched scallop die
Small clear plastic jars by Making Memories
Pattern papers, paint chip samples, craft felt, bling, twine
Jelly beans, paper Easter grass

My Creative Time, Hello Spring layering egg die
My Creative Time, Lollipop holder die
My Creative Time, Spring Chicken background stamp
Quickutz peeps bunny die
Dollar store finds, ink, ribbon, paint chip samples, mini cupcake papers

I hope this will give you a few fun ideas for your Easter projects. So simple, fast and on the cheap. LOL These would be great for Sunday school class, play group, egg hunt, or classroom too. Be sure to link up your project on the My Creative Time blog. :)


  1. all the projects are amazing!!! love the card flowers and the jars.

  2. Everything is just fabulous Shar!!! I LOVE those paint samples, genius!!! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  3. Shar ~ Oh my you have been one busy creative lady! WOW! I LOVE the card ~ your flowers and the colors are just GORGEOUS! The conainters are simply ADORABLE! The basket with all the goodies ~ CUTE! FABULOUS job! WOW!

  4. You did go crazy! But in a totally good way! Love all of your creations! You make the best flowers, and the little Easter goodies are so cute!

  5. WOW!!!! 3 awesome projects. The flowers from the die are to die for!!!! I have got to try those and I love the different way you used Emma's dies to dress up the items in your gift baskets. AWESOME! Hugs- Glora

  6. You really ran with this challenge! First, the flower embellishments made that simple card spectacular! Then, the jelly jars with super sweet felt flowers! The makeshift Easter baskets are adorable. We moved about 6 months ago, and I haven't the faintest idea, where the baskets are! I know I saw these at my dollar store. Looks like I'll be making a trip...Maybe I'll pick up the shot glasses, too! Thanks for so much inspiration!

  7. Hi Shar!

    Your card is gorgeous and I love all the extra goodies you made too! I love how you made the small flowers out of the MCT scalloped die!

    Ruthie :)

  8. WOW!!! great job on all ur projects, BUSY!!!cute..cute!!!

  9. Wow shar, your projects are just awesome! I love your cricutless card! The flowers are gorgeous:)
    Sherrie K

  10. Wonderful ideas. I like the dots stamped on the circle and the flowers in paper and felt. Paint chips used also. You have so many ideas...thanks for sharing them. Great job!
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