Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dino Diecuts!

Isn't this the cutest little dinosaur?
Perfect for a boy to give to his teacher.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Precious Window Card

This circle window card was cut from Bazzill Bling cardstock at Creative Cuts & More! They have a ton of cards and shapes to choose from. Check it out today!!

I really like this card. I might hang on to it for a while. I love the look of the the layered rub-ons and that stripey pattern paper...yum!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Catch Of My Life

When I received the Creel Box, I instantly wanted to do something fun for my husband. I pulled out one of my favorite lines (Mr. Campy from Cosmo Cricket) and started decorating the box. The fishing pole and fish came from a paper scrap I had. This is what I ended up with:

What is a fishing box without fish? I added some of my husband's favorite candy, Swedish Fish, and delivered it to my husband at his office!

I think this makes such a great gift for any man in your life!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Cards & 2 Sketches 4 You

Lots of fun news today, folks!

First, we've got a brand new kit to share! Our brand new Fall Occasions Card Kit is full of wonderful colors and pretty shapes. You can make a dozen great cards with these materials -- all you need is adhesive! It includes cardstock and velvet leaves, velvet flowers, and cardstock buckles. Silk ribbons and silk chenille fibers from The Thread Gatherer are included, and they are delightful!

A full 2-sided patterned paper pack is included. Here are some of the patterns:

And some of the sample cards for your review:

Here's a close-up of the cardstock:

This kit is going to retail for $26.99 -- but you can get one FREE! How? That's the 2nd bit of news. We're excited to be sponsoring 2 Sketches 4 You this week! Just follow the instructions on their blog to enter!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Vintage Cupcake Box

I'm in love with the Cupcake Box die. Although it is the perfect size for a cupcake, it's also a great container size for all sorts of trinkets and ephemera. In fact, my very first thought with the Cupcake Box was that it would make the PERFECT gift box for a rolled-up necktie. So I asked my husband for a tie I could use as a prop to photograph with the box and he said that he doesn't have one!

So I went ahead and decorated the box with a more neutral collage of postage and mail themes -- and now instead of a tie box gift, it'll be on Grandma's writing desk holding her postage stamps and return address labels. Isn't it funny how projects evolve?

Supply List:
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs, Innovative Stamp Creations and Stamp Francisco
Paper: Almond Cream (Bazzill Smoothies)
Inks: Vintage Sepia VersaFine (Tsukineko); Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink (ClearSnap)
Accessories: Cupcake Box Die, Clear Acetate Sheet & Killer Red Tacky Tape (Creative Cuts & More); Authentic antique letter & postage stamps; Buttons (various)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

We Have a Winner!

Thanks to everybody who participated in our Fall/Halloween Blog Hop! We all had so much fun creating projects for you to see.

Our big winner for this hop is:
Milie said...

I became a fan on Facebook!

Congratulations, Milie! Please contact us with your name and mailing address so we can get one of these brand new kits out to you.

And what did she win? Our brand new Haunted House Castle Album Kit!

Stay tuned for more fun projects coming your way!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Belli Challenge Time

This week, Creative Cuts & More is sponsoring the Belli Challenge! It's time to be wowed by our participating Design Team members and the Belli Challenge Design Team. What gorgeous work they did! Here's some eye candy:

Steph Zerbe:

Carla Mayfield:
Kim Ross:
The winner of their Fall/Halloween challenge will receive their choice of a Girl or Boy Birthday card kit. These card kits are jammed packed with supplies. Your kit will contain 12 die cut cards and envelopes, and many of the cards included in the kit are exclusive to CC&M. The kit is worth over $30.

Follow the instructions on the Creative Belli Blog to enter. If you post to SCS or PCP or any other online gallery please use keyword CBC74 so we can find it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Super September Hop

Welcome to our amazing Autumn & Halloween September Blog Hop! We're showing off projects that are perfect for the season.

Before we head off to the hop, we have a few cute photos to show you. Design Team member Kat Salmon created this spooky Haunted House using the Bare Elements Reyna Castle Book from CC&M.

Kat also created this wonderful bowl of Halloween goodies using our die cuts. She used the exclusive Coffin Box, the Oval Window Box and the Short Puff Box. We think these couldn't be any cuter!

And now for some exciting news! We've got a terrifically terrifying new Haunted House Castle Album kit to debut. And guess what? We're offering up one of these kits for BLOG CANDY! DT member Pam Smerker really outdid herself with this one, wouldn't you say? This kit features the Bare Elements Reyna Castle Book plus die cuts and Diva Dots from CC&M and papers & embellishments from Doodlebug. Here's the eye candy:

Now that you've seen the samples, here's the kit. You can get all this Halloween goodness for only $19.99.

Isn't that Haunted House adorable? Here are the five different ways to win our newest kit:
(A) Leave a comment on this post. (This is limited to one per person unless you meet the criteria of B, C, D and/or E below.) Tell us all about the little gifts you'll be making this year for neighbors, co-workers, and teachers.

(B) Leave one extra comment if you've posted a link to this blog candy on your own blog. Make sure to include a link to your specific post in your comment.

(C) Leave one extra comment if you become one of our blog followers. See the right-hand navigation column to follow us.

(D) Leave one extra comment if you click over to our page on Facebook and become a fan.

(E) Leave one extra comment if you invite your crafty Facebook friends to become a fan of our page on Facebook.
This prize drawing will be held at 11:59PM Mountain Time on Friday, September 18th. The winner will be posted shortly thereafter.

We've got some special savings for you! Save 15% at the Creative Cuts & More Store through September 21st by using the code fallbloghop0909 at checkout.

Our hop today starts with Angie and she'll direct you to the next blog, and they'll direct you to the next blog, and so on. If for some reason a link is broken, don't panic. Just return here to the list and complete your journey.

Hoppin' Team Members:
Angie Pearl
Melinda Ford, Guest
Carla Mayfield
Kayla Dupont, Guest
Diana Stout, Guest
Chrissy Dickinson
Ellen Sosnowski, Guest
Stephany Zerbe
Lindsay Weirich
Jennifer Johnson
Kim Ross
Pam Smerker

Happy Hopping & Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Clearly Easy Box

My husband's favorite day of the whole year is Thanksgiving. He primps the house for days before and cooks his heart out. He even has an apron embroidered with a turkey especially for the occasion. There's so much fuss and preparation going into a big event like that, I don't have the desire or the time to create elaborate little party favors. I want something adorable, quick, and easy.

CC&M offers a total of twenty-two different boxes cut from acetate, and I chose to show you the Butterfly Box. It was so easy to create! The simple steps:
  • Run the flat Butterfly Box through the BigShot machine with the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • Fold box and adhere the bottom and side with the exceptionally strong Killer Red Tacky Tape
  • Fill with fall-colored candies
  • Interlock top to secure

It would be a snap to make a bunch of these for a wedding, party favors, little Valentine's Day goodies for the kids to give away at school, a token holiday gift for all those acquaintances at work or around the neighborhood, etc.

Be sure to check back here on Monday (9/14) for our Fall-themed September Blog Hop. You'll be pleasantly surprised by all the inspiration the team has in store for you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Doodlebug Baby Projects

I'm a big fan of the cute, whimsical designs from Doodlebug... and I love that everything coordinates.

TIP: Did you know that Bazzill Criss Cross textured cardstock is dyed to match Doodlebug products? Takes away all the guesswork and makes coordinating a snap!

My card uses several of the dies from CC&M -- 5-1/4" - Square Window Card #01 - Border Windows, Heart #02 - Large with Layer, and Photo Corner #02 Set, all cut from the Criss Cross textured cardstock -- plus Doodlebug stickers, gemstones, and patterned paper.

The box was created from several CC&M dies also: Tall Gable Box, Heart #02 - Large with Layer, and Photo Corner #02 Set, all cut from the Criss Cross textured cardstock -- along with Doodlebug stickers, gemstones, and patterned paper.

I made two enhancements to the flat cardstock stickers (hippo & turtle) that were used on the projects. I used the EK Success Powder Tool to neutralize the adhesive. This allowed me to put pop-dots on the stickers so they'd have a little dimension. I added more interest to them by adding the self-adhesive jewels. Now they really pop!