Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Twist Card

Happy Friday!

Hi All!!!

Kristine here with a fun summery Twist A2 card to share today.  I started off with a pre-cut Twist card from Creative Cuts and More.  I ran the sides of the card through my cuttlebug to make the embossed flowers.

Then I colored up this adorable Hula Kiddo by Stampendous and decorated this side.

The backside of the card uses Instant Vacation by Stampendous!

Here's another look at the backside.

These Twist card's are so easy to make when you start with a pre-cut card from CC and M!

You can check out more samples HERE!

Give it a try...I bet you'll be hooked.

Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chevron Crazy!

Noelle mentioned yesterday she loves Filigree, so I will share that I love Chevron!!! I'm addicted, I love all things chevron! So I thought I would create a chevron design out of washi tape on my album cover to share with you today. I used the 6 x 6 album and Scallop Wrap Cover in kraft. I am also crazy about kraft! Love it :) 
This album is going to be a work in progress throughout the summer to document all of my "summer loves"! A fun little project that I can add to as I go along. That is one of the best things about these albums, you can order extra pages as needed and CC&M has Album Rings in several sizes so you can expand your album to fit your needs.

Check out the Albums Section of the Creative Cuts & More store. It's not too late to start a "summer loves" album of your own!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My all time favorite shape, the Filigree!

Hello,  it is Noelle posting today!
I LOVE anything in the Filigree shape!  Such a great rectangle!

This card is from our Fall All Occasion Card Kit that is sadly sold out.  I am linking to it any way so you can see how fantastic the CC&M kits are.  They are always jam packed full of fantastic loot!  This one has cards [and a ton of them], envelopes, a K & Co. paper pad, beautiful fibers, buttons, skittles and rub-ons!  Such a great deal and it makes putting a card together so easy!
The bird stamp is from {ippity} Dream To Be
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Celebrate Poppers and fun news!!

Happy Monday!
Well I am running a little late in the day today - Sorry but I have some great news...
My 1st granddaughter was born this morning. Figured you would understand my post coming in this afternoon instead of this morning. I had to go meet her!!!!
Miss Norah arrived at Sky Ridge weighing in at 7lbs 2 oz and 19 inches long.
She is so tiny and so cute. I can't wait till I get more time with her and her mom (Ok her dad too)..

Now for the other important stuff:

I made these fun Party Poppers as we call them from where I am from originally (Oregon) here on the Creative cuts and More site they are called Candy Boxes. I decorated them with the new die called Celebration Phrase (4X4) What a fun die for cards or boxes.

Steps I took:
Picked out fun paper that would be great for boys and girls at a party.
Assembled the candy boxes using killer red tacky tape for that super duper hold when candy is involved!
Tied one end of the boxes - add candy - tied the other (remember these boxes have a 1/2 hole on each side so I chose larger candy that would not fall out the ends - you can place the candy in a zip-loc baggie if you chose to use smaller candy)
Mixed the celebrate up and the confetti  and glued on to the boxes.
I was done in a Jiffy and ready to move on to the next party task.

If you have a party coming up soon I suggest you take the time to consider this as a favor it will cut your party favor time processing down and free you up for the other tasks you have to do.

Have a wonderful Monday everyone,

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Thank you.

Hello everyone!!  This is my first post as a new member of the design team. Thanks for letting me share some craftiness with you today.

I always seem to need a thank you card but never have any around. So I made this thank you card using a circle small window A2 card base.  I also used scallop circle frame as a border around the circle on the base.  I stamped the background using a Hero Arts stamp, then stamped inside the card with thank you stamp from Unity.

Have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gift Wrapping Made Easy

Another reason to love Creative Cuts & More! So many ways to give a gift in style :)
Here I used the Square Box #1 in kraft to wrap a bracelet for my cousin. Before assembling the box, I stamped it with the Hero Arts/Studio Calico Quatrefoil background stamp. Assembled it in no time using Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape (how did I ever live without this adhesive?!?!)
I finished it off with a sheer butterfly ribbon and one of the new Cottage Cutz flowers, Flower 2 Layered 3x3.
This is so much better than a boring white box, and can be reused by the recipient! 

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check out the rest of the Cottage Cutz dies now offered at Creative Cuts and More!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

So Berry Sweet

Hello!!  It's Noelle posting today with another window card!!
I think I love these window cards so much because I usually never do anything inside the card to leave more room for my giant handwriting!
I used the Square Window A7 Card for this one.  I used Stickles to color the strawberries.  The stamps are from Unity's Kit of the Month 06/12 {sweet summer love} the ribbon is from my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thank You - Plumeria Card

Happy Monday everyone. Hope your weekend and Fathers day was relaxing and wonderful.

Today I have a thank you card we did in my June card class. It was a huge hit. But they always get excited when I bring out flowers and my cake ball tools that we use to break down the paper and puff up the flowers to make them pop!
 I used the Plumeria and leaves Die from Cottage Cutz. If you have not seen it yet take a look at it over at Creative Cuts and More. This is a die I think everyone should have in their die collection. It makes beautiful flowers. With the different leaves, the multiple flower sizes and the vine pieces it gives you lots of options for flowers on scrapbooking pages and cards as well as gift items. The possibilities are endless.
 If you can't tell its one of my favorites of the current collection in stock.

Another little tip -  Use the Killer White Tear tape to keep your embossed paper attached on your cards it works like a dream!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Square Scallop Cards

Hi All!

It's Kristine again!

I had these two cards on my blog all ready but I wanted to share them here too since I made both of them with a Creative Cuts Card base!  This is a 5 1/4" Square Scallop Card.  I love these because with the scallop edge they all ready look cool before you even get started decorating it!

This 5 1/4" Square Scallop Card was cut out of  Ivy Bazzill Canvas Textured Cardstock.
I cut a strip of patterned paper and adhered it to the bottom backside of the card so that it shows through the scalloped edge.  I adhered Dew Drops to each of the Scallops too.

The image is a newly released image from High Hopes Stamps and I colored it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

Here is another card that started as a 5 1/4" Square Scallop Card.  This one was cut out of Caribbean Breeze Bazzill Smoothies card stock.  I used dew drops on this one too!  Those scallops just cry for some fun embellishment...don't you think?

The mermaid is from Stampendous Stamps and the sentiment is AmyR stamps.

I always keep a bunch of different colors of these 
around because they are such a great jumping off point for making cards!

I hope you liked what I did with them are feeling inspired to try some!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oh how I love a window card!!!

Hi Peeps!  It's Noelle posting today!  I am back after a very long break!  I'm excited about it too!!
I hope this post finds you all well!
  I used the Rectangle Window A7 Card - Vertical  I love how big the card is there was plenty of room for the giant Bo Bunny ribbon I had to buy and the awesome trio of dress forms from my Unity KOM Love in an Instant.  That hilarious sentiment "it's not easy being queen of the entire freakin' universe." is also from that kit!
I used Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape - 1/4" to attach the ribbon.  If you don't have any you must get some!  $6.00 for 55 yards and no scissors required.  The tape is a MUST have!!

Before I go I wanted to share with you our newest product.  COTTAGE CUTZ DIES!!!  I am so excited I can't stand it!  If you love paper piecing like I do you will love these dies!  You can check them out HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


School is almost out! Two more days. With that said, I am working on trying to get some scrapbook layouts done of my son before I turn around and he is graduating high school! Creative Cuts and More has many products to make that easier to do! On this layout, I kept things simple, to focus on the framed photo of my son. I used the Schoolhouse Picture Frame-Large which was a perfect center piece for this page!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Coin Purse Card

Today I'm Sharing with you a fun card I made using the
 Coin Purse Die.
I had some left over Mocha Morning paper that needed to be used up. It was begging me to be used for this purse. I added some velvet to the top and oh my it looks like I spent a fortune on this special gift.
The White tear-able tape holds the paper together like a dream and ball and chain kit finish it off to complete the look.

I added some Crystal shimmer paper to the inside to give some writing room but only on one side.
Topped it with black paper and left the other side just black.

Hope you love this little gem as much as I do,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Bear-Day Box

Hi All!

Kristine here again with a fun, summery gift box to show you.

I started with a Popcorn Box from Creative Cuts & More. 
Did you know that you can choose the color you want your die cut from?
And....Terry has a TON of different colors and paper types to choose from!

I chose Bazzill Smoothies Pineapple Bliss card stock for my box.

I randomly stamped a flower all over the box before I put it together.  I used Killer White Tacky Tape to put the box together.  This stuff holds things together really well!

Finished box is 5" high.
Here's a side view:

All of the stamps I used for this are available from
High Hopes Stamps.

This box would hold a gift card, candy, or some fun markers or embellishments for a crafting friend!
Order a few in different colors so you'll be ready for any occasion that comes up!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 4, 2012

For My Wonderful Mother Card - Vellum

Hi Everyone! My name is Dianne and I am a new member of the Design Team.
This is a fun card I made for my May card class girls for their special Mom's for Mothers Day. We used the Tag Card with page insert - Bottom opening and after seeing an example from Deb McNett in Vellum I had to give it a try. I fell in love. So easy to work with and it turned out beautiful.
This card is a special order in Vellum so if you fall in love like I did please add a note in the order for Vellum or contact Terry when placing your order.  Your recipient will drool!

Tag Card with page insert bottom opening diecut from Creative Cuts and More- Vellum
Insert - Tangerine Blast -Smooth (this color really gave it a pop)
Pattern Paper - Paisley Petals DSP SU
Stamps - Baroque Motifs and Delightful Dozen
Embellishments - Ribbon and Spiral Clips
Ink - Versamark
Embossing powder - Bronze