April 1, 2012

My Thoughts Exactly April Release!

Happy Sunday everyone! Today is an awesome day because it's release day at My Thoughts Exactly! If you have arrived from Jennifer's blog you are on the right track if not be sure to start from the beginning you don't want to miss anything. April's release is a must have in some form. There are four total sets being released and they fit so many occasions you for sure need to buy at least two if not all four! That will make more sense once you see them. Ok are you ready to see them? I won't make you wait today ;)


Aren't these just awesome?!? So if you can't tell there are two big sets two corresponding mini sets. The big sets are 4"x6" and the mini sets are 3"x4". As always the stamps are 100% clear photo-polymer and made right here in the USA. Each of the big sets will be $15 a piece, the mini sets will be $10 each, and there are also several bundles to choose from to save some money. If you are interested in any of the bundles please see the stamp store for details. Alyssa has decided to do a little giveaway for the release and one lucky commenter from all the blogs will win the entire set! That is awesome, each comment you leave along the hop counts as a new entry so be sure to stop at all the blogs! In case you get lost here is the full lineup:

Alyssa - www.MyThoughtsExactly.co
Ashley - hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com
Bee - dare2beecreative.blogspot.com
Belinda - beeshiveofdrama.blogspot.com
Benedicte - benelun.overblog.com
Jennifer - ourchangeofart.blogspot.com <- you were just here
Jessica - craftyrktsci.blogspot.com <- you are here
Kendra - luv2scrapnmakecards.blogspot.com <- your next stop
Lenae - sugargemscrafts.blogspot.com
Tracy - queeniesscrapmad.blogspot.com
Becki (Our Guest Designer) - happycardfactory.blogspot.com

Ok are you ready to see some projects? Yup I said PROJECTS!!

The first card is a fun little birthday card I created using the Big Thoughts set. The paper is from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party collection. The little epoxy circles were created using Echo Park's Playground paper and an Epiphany Craft's shape studio. The eyelet edge punch is from Stampin' Up! as is the ribbon.

The second card is super fun! I used the new skinny pop up slider svgs from Sugar Gem. These SVGs are the perfect combination of pop up cards and zipper cards. All the patterned paper is from Echo Park's Country Drive and Playground collections. The twine is from the Twinery and the little epoxy circle is from Epiphany Craft's shape studios, I just used the title from the Playground paper to create it (I hate to throw anything away!).
When you pull on the little play epoxy the sentiment is revealed. I used the More Big Thoughts sets for this card.

Last but not least I have a fun little gift card holder card that I have been dying to make forever! I used two sets for this card, More Big Thoughts and Mini Thoughts. Here you can really see the difference in size between the Big and Mini sets. The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party collection and the twine is from Trendy Twine. The coffee cup was a set I got at Achiever's awhile back, it came with the instructions to make this gift card holder. Where is the gift card well untie the twine!
 It's inside the cup! How fun is that?!? Now it's kind of hard to see in these pictures but I ran the cute little cupcake sleeve through my paper crimper and then flattened it out some before adhering it to the card. 
Here's a better angle to see the crimping. 

That's all I have for you today, now hop on over to Kendra's blog. And remember to leave everyone a little love for a chance to win the entire April release!

Happy crafting,


  1. Oooohing and ahhinnnng Jessica fabulous cards!!
    Happy hip hop day!

  2. All of your projects are yummy! Great job!

  3. Great cards, love how you did the last one, really can see the difference in the stamps!!

  4. Beautiful cards, both are such great designs!! Amazing!

  5. WOW Jessica these are so cute. I love your coffee card so fun and unique.

  6. You are amazing Jess! I love all your sweet little cards and LaaaOve Lenae's svg designs....you two together rock

  7. Awesome cards and gift card holder. Very creative and inspiring

  8. Love all your projects! Thanks for the comparison on the coffee cup!

  9. Cool cards!! I especially love the slider card, super fun! :-D

  10. What beautiful cards!! Love them all!

  11. Hey, stop making so many cards when I only made one, Miss. Overachiever!! LOL j/k, they are so stinking cute you are making me look bad too! I love all of them and Lenae's slider file is something I am going to have to check out.

    TFS, Jessica!

  12. You're coffee cup card is my favorite! Love the bright colors...and the new stamp set!

  13. Your cards are awesome. I love the coffee cup that serves as a gift pocket.

    Loving Scrapper101

  14. Creative and fun looking cards. I sure could have done with a card like the last one a short while ago.

    All the cards showcase the stamps and show how versatile they are.

  15. Ohhhh! I love ALL of these cards! They are fabulous!! That slider is awesome!

  16. I just love your cards! I think you have a new follower...


  17. Great cards! All are awesome and very creative!

  18. Love how fun and interactive these are. Great job!

  19. Awesome cards! Each is so fun and interactive, and what a great way to use up scraps too.

  20. Girl, you have been busy--so many cards. The're all winners and perfect examples of how versatile the stamps are. Thanks a bunch.

  21. Cute! I love the little cameras on the sliding card :)

  22. Love it all. The cameras are extra cute. The grad card is cool too. scrappydappydoodler at yahoo dot com