Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Creative Time-Thrifty Thursday 2/13

Good morning!! Today is Thrifty Thursday over at My Creative Time

We are to create any project- card, scrapbook page, or anything, using scraps/leftovers or recycled items.

For my project I decorated two Skittles candy tubes with left over scraps for my little sweethearts.

I was lucky enough to get these 50% off at my local base shoppette since it is so close to Valentine's Day. Though they are a little over a dollar each normally. So still not very expensive. My little guys don't care much for the candy hearts but love Skittles! So these will be perfect to give them.

For the heart shakers I used MCT: Sweethearts dies, scraps, acetate paper, pop dots, and glitter. Before I put the shaker all together, I stamped on the sentiment from MCT: Once Upon a Time

To cover up the Skittles logo sticker, I cut a 2 1/2 strip of heart paper for each one and adhered it to the base. Then I I cut out coordinating edges using MCT: Fun Stitched Edges to jazz up the ends.

To finish the project, I stamped on the heart and "love you" sentiment from MCT: Once Upon a Time onto the MCT: Chunky Jar Accessories die. Then I tied it on with some Recollection's Twine.

Here is what they look like before.
All products used:

Skittles Valentine's Day Candy Tubes
Scrap paper
Recollection's Twine
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stampabilities Red Ink
Hobby Lobby Glitter
Acetate Paper

Thank you so much for stopping by!! For more design team inspiration please visit Emma's blog!

Also, we would love for you to join in on our latest My Creative Time challenge.

The Challenge is use at least 8 of My Creative Time products!!
 Please link up your project to Mr. Linky  at Emma's blog & leave a comment there.
Deadline for challenge is Feb. 18th @ midnight PST
So looking forward to all of your creations!!


  1. Cute....cute.....cute!!! You really came up with such a cute find and idea here. Love how you used Miss Emma's goodies.
    You are very clever and creative.

  2. These are so cute and fun, Emily! What a perfect place to make a shaker! I can just see the kids using these as maracas!

  3. Super cute treat tubes, love your shaker tops...too cute!!! Lee-Ann :)

  4. These are super fun and look AWESOME decorated!!!!! LOVE that you turned the hearts into a shaker!!!
    AWESOME job!!!

  5. This is awesome!!! I love how you decorated this and that little shaker is perfect!! Hugs!

  6. I like the tag and how you did the tube decorating. The shaker heart is so pretty. Love it. It sure was a great find.
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  7. emily, what a fun idea! I'll have to remember this

  8. Oh now Emily this is so CLEVER!! OMG!! I wish I would have seen this earlier and not been so behind! SARLING idea and of course LOVE the details!!!