Friday, January 29, 2010

Do you LOVE making your own albums?

I know I do! Hi everyone! It's Noelle posting really late today. This Mix and Match album is THE BEST!! I had the front and back cover cut in acetate. Then I had 8 pages cut in chipboard. Then I had all the pages custom cut again in My Minds Eye Twinkle Twinkle Little Girl for all the right sides and all the left sides cut in a matching Bazzil or Stardust. I wish I could show you today, but I am not finished with the album. Here is the cover and the second page.

If you are a Nosey Nellie like me you will want to know what the journaling says. It says Carlee loves it when Morgan paints her toes. Carlee has a new camera smile. [The stinker smiles like this almost EVERY time I take her picture. You will see the same smile on upcoming pages, where I can journal more about it.]

So if you want to make a mini album for your coffee table of all your favorite pictures I highly suggest your order this Mix and Match album. I love the size and the edges a lot!

The flower is a Prima, the font is Moxie from Quickutz which I also ran through my CuttleBug with my Swiss Dots folder. The journaling card is also from My Mind's Eye, the Tres Jolie line I think.

Thanks for looking today you really should take a look at all the albums that Creative Cuts and More has to offer. I love them all and soon the people that come to my house will just have to hold their coffee cup while they look through all the albums on my coffee table! :-)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentines Bag & Treat

Today I have a couple more Valentine projects to share! The first one is a Square Bag. I just love these bags. They are so much fun to alter for any occasion and just because.
Next up is a little valentine for my son. He LOVES suckers. I took a large Velvet Heart and used some Baby Blue Stickles to jazz it up a bit. I put two slits in it and slid a sucker in! These would be great and super simple valentines for children to make (minus the cutting the slits part). If you haven't checked out previous posts yet, make sure too. There are some great projects shown!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Button Heart Box

I ordered the Heart Pocket Box from Creative Cuts and More in this gorgeous metallic cardstock called Jupiter Stardream. Can you see the shimmer in this photo?

I didn't want to cover it up too much, so I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and cut it out with a heart shaped die. Then I poured out a container of buttons and just arranged to my heart's content. This Heart Pocket Box comes with holes punched out at the top, so all I had to do was assemble the box (using Killer Red Tacky Tape) and tie some ribbon through the holes.

Now can't you just see yourself making these in all different kinds of colors? You could order a pink box and use red buttons, or you go non-traditional and order a purple box and decorate with yellow buttons. Wouldn't that be fun? Go check out the fun die cuts over at Creative Cuts and More today and let your creativity go wild. :-)

Monday, January 25, 2010

DH & DS's suddenly interested in stamping!

It's very curious. I've noticed that since I started using Bombshell stamps, my husband and two teenage sons have taken a sudden interest in my projects. Hmm... Why do you think that is?

Well, anyway, this sexy cowgirl is one of two cowgirl images from Bombshell Stamps' Retro Cowgirl set, isn't she cute?
Take a look at the little buckle. That's from Creative Cuts and More. I chose to have it cut out of medium weight chipboard, then asked that they cut me the same dies in bronze stardream metallic card stock. It adds a subtle sheen to this card, which shockingly enough, does not have any glitter or bling on it. I did touch the stardust pen to strategic areas, because I think there's a regulation against entirely shimmer- free cards.

Stamps- Bombshell Stamps: Retro Cowgirl
Paper: SU!: Chocolate Chip, Designer (weathered?), More Mustard & watercolor, CC&M: chipboard & stardream bronze
Ink- Versamark, Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan
Goodies- die cut buckle from CC&M, brads, tag die, American Crafts ribbon, various markers, popdots

Friday, January 22, 2010

Will You Be My Valentine?

Hi everyone! It's Noelle and I am IN LOVE with this candy box!! It took me longer to decide what color I wanted to emboss with then it did to put the box together! I used Killer Red Tape to seal it. I punched double sided sticky tape with a heart punch and stuck them on. Some have micro beads and some have glitter. Then I stamped all 4 sides with a word or saying using a white pigment pad. Then I piled on some UTEE [Ultra Thick Embossing Powder] and heated it up. I peeled off the backing of the Killer Red Tape folded the creases and it was together in less than 30 seconds! I tied a bow on each end and added a 'skittle' to the ends. It was SUPER easy! When Carlee starts preschool I can't wait to make these for all the kids in her class! This one will have one of the really big Lip Smackers in it for my older daughter. If you decide to put in a small candy you will need to use a bag to keep them in, there is a tiny hole in each end.

If you need super quick and easy gift holders you will love using this Candy Box from Creative Cuts and More! Thanks for looking today!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scalloped Circle Shaker Card

Close-up of Creative Cuts and More shaker kit card~

You can see how perfect all the cuts are, and I didn't have to do any of it! I got to spend my stamping time watercoloring the lovely Bombshell Angel instead of trying to cut a bunch of stuff out-how cool is that?

Stamps-Bombshell Stamps: Bombshell Angel
Paper: from CC&M: Onyx & Rose Quartz Stardream die cuts, Basic Gray Two Scoops, SU! wc paper
Ink: Versamark
Goodies: Shaker card kit from CC&M, dew drops from Flourishes, various markers, micro glass beads

This is my very first shaker card! Of course I cheated because I ordered a shaker kit from Creative Cuts and More! Literally the only thing I cut on this card is the Basic Gray paper, the lace, and the watercolor paper with the Bombshell Angel from Bombshell Stamps on it! The shaker kit comes with die cut foam, double-sided tape, the window-everything! All the dies are in the exact right size circle, too. You can choose from dozens of papers, of course I went with metallics, because I love them so!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Let's Twist!

Hi, Lisa here, and today I have a wonderful A2 Twist Card to share with you. I love the look of the Twist Card (aka Swing Cards), but never liked cutting them. Creative Cuts and More makes it super easy with their Exclusive A2 Twist Card. For my card, I had the base cut from Bazzill Smoothies Chocolate Cream, I added a layer of Bazzill Smoothies Watermelon Sensation on the Twist panel, and stamped my White panel.

To decorate my White panel, I stamped the sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Hibiscus in Memento Rich Cocoa. Then using Eclipse Tape I stamped and masked the flowers - all stamps Kitchen Sink Stamps (see below) in various Memento Inks, adding some leaves as needed. The Butterfly is stamped directly on the panel, then again on scrap paper, cutting off the antenna and popping it up over the stamped image. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip, then adhered to the Twist card.

For the back, I stamped the sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Daisy in Memento Rich Cocoa, then added a larger butterfly, stamped direclty on the panel, then stamped again cut out and popped on dimensionals.

To finish the card, I lightly misted both sides with Pearl Glimmer Mist. When folded flat, these cards fit nicely in regular Invitation sized envelopes.

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Hibiscus, Multi Step Sunflowers, 3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Hydrangea
Inks - Memento Black, Rich Cocoa, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Tangelo, Potters Clay, LuLu Lavendar, Sweet Plum, Angel Pink, Versafine Imperial Purple, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink
Card Stock - Bazzill Smoothies Watermelon Sensation, White, Creative Cuts and More A2 Twist - Bazzill Smoothies Chocolate Cream
Other - Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Glue Dot, Pearl Glimmer Mist
Designer - Lisa Somerville

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hello Everyone!!! It is Chris Dickinson here today!
This project uses Creative Cuts and More's Purse Die cut!

Using this Die Cut made it SUPER FAST and EASY to create this project. I was able to complete it in about 15 minutes!

Stamps: Regal Heart DIgi from Verve
Colors: Pink, Razzleberry, Chocolate, White
Accessories: Paper Snips, MS Punch, Copics, Dimensionals, Chocolate ribbon (yummmm! some of my favorites!)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments! They make my day!!!

Chrissy D

Friday, January 15, 2010

Oval Window Box

Oh Happy Day! How is everyone today?

Have you tried your hand at this Oval Window Box?

Oval Window Box - Click Image to Close

A gift like this would brighten anybody's day.

This is for a sweet little girl named Angeleah, my two year old's newest little friend. This 3/4" high box is filled with taffy. A row of 10 Smarties would fit nicely (I only had 8) but it looked so cool through the window all in a row. The sample HERE is adorable. It's a tissue box. How fun is that to make for your friend that called into work sick or your kiddo with the runny nose.

I covered the sides with stickers from Pink Paislee and the top with matching paper. The box was so easy to decorate and assemble. Just a few pieces of Killer Red Tacky Tape and you're good to go!

If you missed our January Blog Hop
you still have a chance to win an assorted prize pack 
full of diecut boxes and goodies...... HERE!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another use for a gift card

My moms birthday is coming up at the end of the month. I wanted to make her a special card. I had this cute Purse Card with Gift Card Layer. Here is what I did:

A close up of the fun chipboard and ribbon.

This is what the card looks like when you open it up.

The picture pulls out into a little accordion with more pictures.

Of course, I used one of my favorite lines EVER, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird. The chipboard is from both the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird line as well as the Girl Friday line. The ribbon is from the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love line.

This was so much fun and super quick and easy.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Winter Arch Window

Be sure to scroll down for MORE from the Valentine's Day Blog Hop and the Challenge!

Remember my fall arch window card (seen here)? I wanted to do something with a winter theme, so I ordered another A2 Arch Window card from Creative Cuts and More in this gorgeous Pomegranate color (Bazzill Canvas Texture). Instead of going with green and red, which are Christmas colors, I went with red and white and a hint of sky blue coloring for that frosty feel.

The stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farms' Christmas Critters and Winter Trees sets. The deer, cardinal, and penguin were all colored with Copic markers and then "fussy cut." Why a penguin? With this Arctic blast that we've had here in Texas, it sure feels like we live in Antarctica this month! LOL

For the snow at the bottom of the card, I used this fun stuff called Faux Snow. I applied some liquid glue all around the bottom and then covered it with this Faux Snow. I had to add just a touch of warm fuzzies by tying some soft fluffy white fibers around the side of the card.

Here's hoping you stay warm this winter!

Die Cut: A2 Arch Window card from Creative Cuts and More
Stamps: Winter Trees and Christmas Critters from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Broken China distress, Tuxedo Black Memento, Espresso - Adirondack
Cardstock: white
Other: sponge, copic markers, white fibers, Faux Snow

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Happy Monday Everyone!

Creative Cuts and More is excited because the team has a lot of inspiration to share with you! You really don't want to miss out!! You have come to the right place, because the FUN all starts HERE! If you get lost along the
way, no worries, just click on back to this Blog where there is a master list.

Please help me send a HUGE WARM WELCOME to our 2 guest designers at Creative Cuts and More for this month.. Jenny and Sandi. Welcome Ladies!!! Can't wait to see your creations and get to know you better!

This month our Blog Hop has a theme of VALENTINE'S! You will see many different projects using the wide variety of die cuts from Creative Cuts and More!

This month we will be doing something a bit differently! Post a comment to each of the DESIGN TEAM'S BLOG projects AND do the following challenge...

We want YOU to play along! Please make a project using any VALENTINE THEMED DIE CUT (it can be ANY die cut!) post it on any forum with the code CCANDM1 with a link to and Post a comment on the Die Cut Diva Blog with a direct link to your project by Monday, January 18th, for your chance to win a Variety Package of Products ($15 value) from CC&M.

I had so much fun creating this card! I used the A2 Circle Window Card , with a scallop. I used the #2 Hearts, small along the bottom. Here are a few more details...

Stamps: Verve Sweet Valentine
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, White A2 Small Circle card from Creative Cuts and More, Heart die cuts from Creative Cuts too - Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Copics, buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Word Window

I had some time to make another project today...

This Valentine's Day card uses the Colorblock Mat, Large in black and the
#2 Hearts, small die cuts.

Here are a few more details:

Stamp Sets: Love Blooms available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (drawn by
me!) Verve Sweet Valentine

Cardstock: Pink, Red, Black, White

Colorblock Mat, Large in black and the #2 Hearts, small die cuts., Silver cord, Basic Grey Buttons, Copic Markers

For the next stop on the Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop you will want to head to the following Blogs:

Die Cut Diva
Carla Mayfield
Noelle Reese
Kayla Dupont
Steph Zerbe

Holly Brown

Lisa Somerville
Lindsay Weirich
Chris Dickinson

....and remember when you
make a project using any VALENTINE THEMED DIE CUT post it on any forum with the code CCANDM1 with a link to for your chance to win!

Be sure to leave everyone a comment too! Now hop on over to see Carla's gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us on the Blog Hop!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Hello! This month we are so excited to have as one of our talented Guest Designers, Jenny Erichson share a project here today!

Today she is sharing you 1 of her 4 projects she designed for us at Creative Cuts and More.
Jenny decided she wanted to make little snack projects this time around, so all of her die cuts are centered around food :) This is the Popcorn Die Cut Box. Jenny used Sparkleberry Delight smooth card stock. She stamped her main image onto a Labels One Nestabilitie, colored the image in, folded around die cut and wrapped ribbon around, tying it in a bow on the side.

As you can see in the first picture, Jenny hand dipped pretzels into white chocolate and added some sprinkles. She filled the box with them. Then Jenny used the same ribbon from around the box to tie up the plastic pretzel bag. This would make a cute little Easter gift for someone.

The second picture is the Popcorn Box all by itself. So you can see more of the stamped images and ribbon.

For my third small image, I wanted to show how easily the box closes. I stamped a flower image, cut it out and popped it on top of the closure.

Thanks for stopping by today! We will be starting the Creative Cuts and More blog hop here on Monday morning so please return to give yourself a chance at winning a fabulous prize! We will be throwing in a twist this time around too!

Chrissy D

Friday, January 8, 2010


I can't wait for my daughter's birthday now! The possibilities for this darling Square Box are endless! I had it cut in Lily White Bazzill Criss Cross. The ribbon is from my stash. The 'skittles' are also from my stash. I think this would be super fun for place settings at the dinner table too! All of the cupcake stamps are dollar stamps from Studio G or Inkadinkado. The black embossing powder is from Ranger and I used about 5 different colors of Stickles, because everything needs a little bit of sparkle on it right? I used Killer Red Tacky Tape to put the box and the lid together. It was a fun and quick project!
Thanks for looking!

Blog Hop Sneak Peek!

Hey, what are you doing this Monday? Make sure you make time to come back here to Die Cut Dive for the Creative Cuts and More Valentine blog hop! There will be lots of fun, great crafty inspirations and of course prizes! Here is a sneaky peek at my blog hop project:

It all starts here Monday morning, don't miss out!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Square Bag #1 Mini

Creative Cuts and More Bag/Box

I have to tell you that DH and 14yods had great fun at my expense over this tiny bag. They spent an inordinate amount of time rumaging around the house to see what kinds of things would actually fit in a box this small. I told DH in no uncertain terms that all kinds of good things come in small packages, not the least of which are diamonds. I feel pretty certain that more diamonds are in my future. (Not.) Personally, I think a bag this cute has merits of its very own. When party/shower/wedding guests take a little bag like this home, they are not taking it because they just can't get enough of those chalky little mints they're always foisting off on us at girl events.
You can get this bag and dozens more They also have the redline tape that makes putting these together a breeze, and KEEPS them together.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Standing Pop Up Die Cut - Vintage Valentine

Hi, Lisa here, and I'm excited to be sharing my creations using Creative Cuts and More's wonderful die cuts with you! Today I have a cute Valentine created with the CC&M's exclusive Standing Pop-Up Card. These dies make cute and quick cards!

Just in case you haven't used these before, here's a quick tutorial on how to assemble the die cut pieces

After creasing, stamp images on top panel as shown

Adhere Killer Red Tacky Tape to edges as shown

After stamping your tag, slide it through the opening. Be sure to center and align with the bottom, then adhere to Killer Red Tacky Tape.

Secure the other side

Embellish front as desired. The best thing about these, they fold flat for mailing.

Designer - Lisa Somerville
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Vintage Valentine
Ink - Black Archival, Stampin' Up! Soft Suede, Markers
Card Stock - Watercolor, Bazzill Watermelon Smoothies
Other - Free Standing Pop Up Die Cut, Heart Punch, Sponge Dauber, DSP (SU retired)