November 28, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly December Release!!!!

Happy Monday everyone! I know it's a Monday right after a long weekend for most of you, but there is one thing to be super excited's the December stamp release at My Thoughts Exactly! Also there may be a little something for you at the very end of this post so make sure you read all the way to the end :)

There is not one but two new sets today! Are you ready to see them? Before I show you what they look like there are a few details to go over, hee hee I know I'm a tease.

As always the stamps are made right here in the USA out of 100% clear photo-polymer. Each set will be $15 or you can buy both sets together for $25! Both prices include tax and shipping to the USA. If you are a customer that is outside of the USA we have some big news for you...MTE is now shipping worldwide! There will be a option for you at check out to pick the proper destination to calculate shipping. Isn't that awesome?!? There is also a new cart feature in the store so you can order multiple sets all at one time instead of placing individual orders for each set. Ok are you ready to see them?

Drum roll please...

Introducing Holly Jolly Phrases:

Well, what do you think? I think they rock, but I may be a little biased :) I do want to mention there are some SVGs in the works for the tag set so that all of you with electronic cutters can cut out tags and stamp them! The SVGs are not quite ready but as soon as they are anyone that purchases the tag set will get the SVGs for free by email! Also the Holly Jolly Phrases sets will be pre-order for right now and should be shipping within the next 3-4 days, don't worry you can still order the bundle today!

Ok so are you ready to see what I made? Nothing came out as I planned today, but oh well I just have ideas for later right? :) I made two fairly simple cards for the release, but each card showcases both sets!

The front of the first shows one of the tags and one of the sentiments on the tag set. Then when you open it...
A fun little sentiment from the sentiment set! Here's a little closer look.
The fonts on both of the sets are just perfect! The patterned paper on the front is from October Afternoon and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Now the second card is a little fancier :P
There is again a tag and sentiment from the tag set on the front. Here I used some Martha Stewart paint pens that I picked up at Michael's on Black Friday to color in the spots on the tag (I know, I know, I actually went out on Black Friday, what was I thinking?!? I did get a few good crafty things though!). Twine from the Twinery and paper from Echo Park were perfect matches for the tag. Now I know they are kind of hard to see but all the little snowflakes on the red background...can you see them? Well, those are also on the tag set and I stamped them in Dazzle Versa Mark, it's a sparkly version of Versa Mark ink.
There is another sentiment on the inside form the sentiment set! Here is closer look.
This is by far my favorite sentiment of the set!

Ok here is one last look at the cards and just a few extra tags :)

I hope you like the cards I made. Be sure to stop by the MTE blog to check out all the other design team inspiration then make one last stop at the stamp store and pick up the new sets for yourself. Now I have one last thing for you before you go...Alyssa has given each of the ladies on the design team $5 gift cards to give away! Here is how you can enter:

Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is. Mine is mom's homemade cinnamon rolls hot out of the oven on Christmas morning with a nice mug full of dad's french press coffee (sugar-free peppermint mocha creamer included), with a fire in the fireplace sitting in front of the tree.

That's it, pretty simple huh? You have until Friday at 11:59 pm to enter. Now be on the look out for other posts featuring the new sets this week, if you see one of the stamps pop up leave me a comment on that post telling be you spotted another MTE Holly Jolly Tag or Sentiment for extra chances to win.

One last thing before you go! If you thoroughly enjoy the MTE stamps and you think you'd like to join our fun little group of crafty ladies, gentlemen to not be excluded :), then check out the GLOBAL design team call MTE has open until November 30. All the details can be found here.

Happy Crafting!


  1. So cute!! So paint pens huh? Interesting.....Now I wish I would have known about them on Friday! :)

    Favorite tradition is just waking up early and letting my daughter tear through her presents. Love seeing her reaction to each.

  2. Love your cards! I especially like the Christmas present one.

    My favorite tradition was going to my grandmother's for Christmas Eve for dinner and waiting for Santa. The presents would "magically" appear when we were eating.

  3. Super cute. Love the Tree card. My favorite holiday tradition has to be decorating the tree. I love all the ornaments and I get new ones every year.

  4. I love the Seasons Greetings card, I especially love the sentiment inside the card. My favorite holiday tradition is going to see the Christmas lights with my kids. The expressions on their faces are priceless. TFS!

  5. Sweet!! :-D I love the big bow on the 1st card, and how you colored the tag on the second card to make it look like a tree with little colored lights all over. :-)

  6. Fantastic projects!!! Love the new releases!

  7. These cards are so cute Jessica! I especially love the present! I might have to borrow thats one!

  8. The 3D details on all the cards make them so extra-special!

  9. Oh what fun cards. Thanks for sharing.