Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The large black scallop circle, snowflakes, and the tacky tape scallop circle frame can be purchased at Creative Cuts & More. I used My Minds Eye cardstock and bits and pieces of solid cardstock from my stash as well as American Crafts Thickers.
This was my first time playing with CC&M's tacky tape die cuts. Boy are these fun. I took a few pictures as I played with them so you could have a better idea of what they are.
Here, I am peeling the top layer off.
This is what it looks like without the top layer and its ready to stick beads, flock, glitter, etc. to it.
Here I am sprinkling Doodlebug bubblegum glitter over it. The Doodlebug bottles are kinda deceiving. There is A LOT of glitter packed into those little bottles!
Here is the end result. I then peeled off the back layer and placed it down on my layout where I wanted it.
I had so much fun playing with this tacky tape die cut and can't wait to try some more shapes! I bet you would too!
Update: I created this post early, in case I wasn't able to do it this morning. We have snow, plenty to play in. Plenty of ice underneath it to cause the roads to be horrible! But, there is nothing quite like the 'first' snow of the season! Especially for the little ones!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Hello! This is Chris from Wisconsin enjoying the Christmas Season and hoping you are too! I was in a festive mood and had fun making this card with one of my Christmas gifts (the white Flower Soft).
Todays project uses the Fancy Frame Window Frame card. I used the Gingerbread House Digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. What a FUN image to color!!! I decorated it up with Stickles and Flower Soft...coloring it with Copic Markers.
Here are a few more details:
Stamps: Gingerbread House Digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Cardstock: Carob Cream Bazzill, Decorated Paper SU, Real Red,
Accessories: Stickles, buttons, white flower soft, double stitched Chocolate Ribbon, Paper Snips, Pencil
Thanks so much for taking a peek and for your kind comments! Have a great day!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
For my image, I stamped the Vintage Santa from the Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods Plate on Caramel card stock, then used the Sepia Technique to add color. To color his beard, I painted on Rock Candy Stickles with an old H20 Brush, then dabbed on some White Pastels, layered onto a Black Panel cut with Spellbinders Circle Dies, then onto my Sleigh.
The Sleigh holds Pretzel Bark in a Cello Bag, tied with Rope.
Here's the recipe
1-1/2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
STIR pretzels and nuts into chocolate; spread onto waxed paper-covered baking sheet.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Hello! We are so excited to share some projects from the very talented Karrie Baker. Check out her blog for even MORE creations once you are done here.
We are sharing TWO FABULOUS cards from Karrie today!
This scallop edge speaks to Karrie! LOVE IT! She also loves this stamp set from Papertrey Ink. So FUN!
Karrie used the 9 circle die cut card from Creative Cuts & More, check it out...
Kerry is all about the circles! She even pulled out my older than dirt snowflake punch and got busy with it. Not too shabby for a card that took less than 10 minutes, eh? Well, the inital card took longer but the duplicate card only took 10 minutes, LOVE THAT!!
Be sure to leave Karrie some LOVE! Have a wonderful Christmas Season!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I love this A2 Four Pane Window die cut card from Creative Cuts and More so much, I actually ordered 55 of these in this gorgeous Ocean Breeze color. It's a beautiful cross between the retired SU Cool Caribbean and Soft Sky colors. I used these for a Christmas card swap earlier this month with a bunch of wonderful ladies. I can't tell you how easy it was to put this card together - gotta love that when you are making tons of Christmas cards, right? :-)
I stamped the trees in different colors and then cut them out. There is a thin line of adhesive (Killer Red Tacky Tape) along the bottom of the windows on the inside of the card. I arranged the trees in the window and attached them to the adhesive. Then I wanted a little snow falling behind the trees, so I stamped some snow on a small sheet of Sahara Sand cardstock and then attached that inside the card.
The sentiment is stamped with the dark blue ink and then cut out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangle die. I needed a pretty border, so I used a scalloped rectangle die and cut out the dark blue mat for the sentiment. I purposely kept this card free from bulky embellishments so they would be easy to mail. Don't you just love quick and easy cards?
Die Cut card: A2 Four Pane Window card in Ocean Breeze cardstock (Bazzill Smoothies) from Creative Cuts and More
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Patterned Pines, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (all from Stampin Up)
Ink: Celery, Pretty in Pink, Not Quite Navy, White craft
CS: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangles and scalloped rectangles
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
This is Chris Dickinson coming to share a project from the from the Christmas Card Kit. The Christmas Card Kit is packed with FUN die cuts, ribbons, cardstock and materials for 12 cards! You will get 6 full sheets of Designer papers and a package of ribbon - even some adorable stamps that you see featured here. 2 sheets of Rub Ons too. You will have a lot of materials remaining to make even more cards when you have completed these 12 cards. Everything you see here is included in the kit! Just add adhesive and your creative juices and you will have so much fun!
I know it is probably a little late now to make your Christmas cards - but you can get a head start on next year and this kit would make a FABULOUS gift too!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Don't you just love these A2 Four Pane Window cards from Creative Cuts and More? I've had a blast creating a bunch of cards with these. Here is my latest creation with a Fuzzy Snowman scene.
The A2 Four Pane Window card is die cut from Carob Cream Bazzill Smoothies cardstock, and I stamped some white snow all over the front. The snowman is a die cut from Creative Cuts and More as well, and I covered it with glue and then smooshed some Polar White Flower Soft into the glue until I had him covered, except for the hat. I used a black copic marker to color in the hat. After the glue was dry and the Flower Soft was set, I squirted on some black stickles for the eyes and the buttons. The mouth was done with a tiny sharpie marker.
See the little twigs for the snowman's arms? I found a scrap piece of brown cardstock and just freehandedly cut out the twigs. I used more scrap pieces of cardstock to create the little sign next to the snowman. :-)
The wreath was colored with copic markers and then dotted with some red stickles. I used a clear stickles on the torn paper down below for the snow drifts, and I created some icicles across the top of the card with the same clear stickles. Lots of waiting around for things to dry, but it was worth it. :-)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
You can make this foam by adding equal parts of salt, flour and water to a bowl and mix. Spread it along the top of the card and let it dry...it's that easy!
Make sure you check out the Color Selection here.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Both use “Peek a View” die cut boxes from Creative Cuts & More, decorated with two of my favorite OCL Holiday Releases “Tag You’re It” and “Parka Penguins”. The peek a view box has an acetate middle so the recipient can get a little glimpse of the treats stuffed inside. Both boxes have a white and red theme going on – including the peppermint melt candies stuffed inside. A little coloring with COPICS, some white Flower Soft and “Ice Crystal” Crafty Sparkles glitter really add some dimensionals/pop dots and bling! The first box also uses a couple of border strips using Threading Water border punch. The second box lid and bottom were run through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Add some satin ribbon and pom-pom ribbon, a couple of glittered snowflakes, and tags attached to the front finish the projects. It’s real easy peasy to access the goodies stuffed inside – just lift/slide up the top….. Fun huh? Keep in mind that the “Tag You’re It” is a year round set – the sentiments range from Holiday Wishes and Seasons Greetings to Happy Birthday, Sealed with Kisses (that will be a fun one for Valentines or just because), playing Tag You’re It, and Celebrate!!!, With Love, Baked with Love. I hope you’ve enjoyed the samples and ideas for using this versatile set. Same goes for these super cute and easy Peek a View boxes.
Enjoy and Create, Lila
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Thanks so much for letting me design for you!! This is the sleigh die cut from Creative Cuts and More. I have seen so many completely different and beautiful styles made with this die. Here I used a Flourishes stamp and LOTS of silver glitter. Too much, maybe? NAAAHHH!!! There's also tinsel, silver bells, SU! silver cord, thin organdy ribbon, and a tin snowflake. I did both sides identically so it looks the same from every angle. I got the gorgeous little balls from M's. I have no idea whatsoever what they are for, but they were irresistible!!! The birds are from M's as well.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
This month, Creative Cuts and More is excited to have several very talented Guest Designers!
Today we are featuring some projects created by the very gifted Amber! Amber is a SAHM to 4 kids. She enjoys working with my hands..be it; sewing, cake decorate, scrapbooking or stamping, she loves them all!
Here are a few more creations Amber made using Creative Cuts & More die cuts.
She made this adorable block card a week ago for the IC207 challenge on SCS.
Amber used Tweet Winter Wishes from Our Craft Lounge along with their Crafty Fluff on some of the images. And embossed snowflakes with Iridescent Ice on the background of some of the panels. Used Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits to blend. The snowman’s hands are popped up and so is the bird skating on the bird bath. The earmuffs/hat/scarf/mittens is also on dimensions.
For her second project, she created this adorable little sleigh, also from Creative Cuts & More. Amber embossed the poinsettia from Blessed Christmas by Our Daily Bread in gold over the entire sleigh. Added adhesive to the side/middle piece and put it together and there was her sleigh! See how easy that was? Now she has a beautiful festive center piece for her table. (She filled it with Mint Truffle Kisses but was sad to say they didn’t last long!)
Just think of the different ways you could decorate and fill this sleigh. The possibilities are endless.
Well we hope you have enjoyed Amber's creations during my Guest time for Creative Cuts & More. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
This little cutie already has a new home. I actually gave it away the DAY I made it.
Square Bag #01
Monday, November 30, 2009
Have you got all your Christmas gifts wrapped up and ready to go? Yeah, me neither. LOL I created this quick and cute little gift bag to inspire you for those harried times. Keep a stash of these great little Square Bags #01 on hand for when you need something fast. Kraft goes with any occasion, so go ahead and order 10 or 20 in a kraft color for your stash.
I stamped the gingerbread man with a brown ink onto some scrap kraft cardstock and cut him out. I accented him here and there with a white gel pen to mimic the frosting he would have on his arms, legs, and face. After cutting out the square backgrounds, adhering the buttons, and tying the ribbon on the top, this bag took less than 10 minutes to make from start to finish.
Go check out what other die cuts are available at Creative Cuts and More. There is a huge variety of bags, boxes, cards and shapes to choose from for all of your crafting needs. Check out the gallery HERE for lots of great ideas to kickstart your creativity.
Die Cut: Square Bag #01 from Creative Cuts and More
Stamps: Holiday Button Bits (PTI)
Ink: Close to Cocoa
CS: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Naturals Ivory
Other: buttons, white burlap twine, white gel pen, Nestabilities square dies, wide red/natural striped ribbon
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I ordered a sheet of the Ocean Breeze and Cream so I could make cards and tags to match!!