Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Issy! by Kim Bush

My youngest grand daughter, Isabeau will be one on August 3rd.  My, how time does fly!  I made her a cute and quick card using Charlie's Ark toppers by Flower Soft.  Here is the completed card. 


All elements (except the card base) were Flower Soft products.  It was so simple and went together so quickly.  The longest time I spent was waiting for the Flower Soft to dry that I used, on that sweet little lamb.  I used Ultra Fine in kola grey and white.  I also used a matching card with a pic of Jess in the corner, to leave her a special message from Grandma in the interior of the card.  This line is so sweet for children's cards and scrapbook pages.  You can find these super cute Charlie's Ark Toppers and products HERE and all products by Flower Soft HERE

Everything in the store is now 50% off so this is a great time to stock up on not only Flower Soft, but many more products at cutterscreek.com. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Christmas in July By Michele

This is what I am thinking of doing as my Christmas cards this year.  The card is an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).
The blue card stock measures 3 3/4 x 3 3/4, 2 1/2 x 4,             
 and white card stock for merry Christmas is 2 1/4 x 3 . I used 3D foam dots for the big picture and for the white saying.



Be sure to head on over to Cutters Creek to stock up on your crafting supplies. The store is closing and everything is 50% off and Kim is randomly sending surprise little extras with orders so don't miss out.


Supplies used:
Memento ink: Danube Blue
Stamp: Hero arts- Snowy Winter Nights
Card stock from stash and white ink, and Merry Christmas

Friday, July 25, 2014

Just Add Water by Deanna M

Here is a quick card I put together the other day. The card was designed around the sentiment. I thought it was such a cute saying so set out to make a card that fit. I found this little turtle in the Silhouette store. He is a print and cut image.  The card base is white card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Portrait style card. The patterned papers were from my stash and went perfectly with the turtle. The turtle is adhered with some foam squares. I added some glossy accents to his sunglasses to make the lenses look more like glass. My sentiment is stamped with some Memento Teal Zeal ink.  I decided to stamp my sentiment at an angle that went with the diagonal stripes on the paper. Just thought it added a fun tough to the card. To finish the card I added 3 buttons down the right side.

Be sure to head on over to Cutters Creek to stock up on your crafting supplies. The store is closing and everything is 50% off and Kim is randomly sending surprise little extras with orders so don't miss out.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Art Deco Tag by Jearise

I love the Art Deco period but have trouble doing crafts that embody that time period of style so I challenged myself with this project.

I stamped the image on white card stock and then went to work adding Tim Holtz Distress Inks and using my alcohol markers. I like the way the frame around the woman pops and there is the vintage look I was going for so I am happy with the way this turned out.

Making of the tag:

1. Stamped image on X press blending card stock
2. Colored various parts of image with alcohol markers
3. Dab on different shaded of Tim Holtz Distress Ink
4. Spritz with water and let the colors blend
5. Add your bling! and adhere to your tag.

Products from Cutters Creek store are listed here:

Tim Holz distress ink pads in various colors

Zig 2 way glue pen

rhinestones (in flowers)

X Press Blending Paper for Copic markers


Enjoy and a question for you... Are you into Art Deco?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Welcome Baby Card by Jearise

There are no up and coming babies that I know of in my family but I thought this Noah's ark stamp I have is so cute that I really needed to finally use it.


I first heat embossed the stamp with WOW embossing powder then I used my alcohol markers to color the stamp. I added some fun details such as clear glitter to the sheep and Noah's beard plus flocking to the waves. I brought everything together by layering my card front and adding a little yellow and white twine bow.


Items from Cutter's Creek Store

WOW embossing powder

Doodle Twine assortment pack - Boy

2 way Zig glue pen

Hope your day is filled with rainbows and sunshine. Jearise :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Just A Note To Say….by Fran

 

I tried a new technique (for me) on my card.  I’ve been wanting to use embossing paste for a while now and thought this was as good as time as any.  I used a stencil called Garden Whimsy Branch by Memory Box.  And the embossing paste is by Studio 490. 

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Details:  All papers used are from my stash.  I used water color paper for my embossed background.  Once the embossing paste dried I colored the leaves using Distress Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn (my favorite green color).  In between the card base and the embossing layer is a layer of green card stock that matched the mowed lawn.  I wrapped a vellum band around the card and placed a label created on my Silhouette using the Print and Cut feature.  Inside I stenciled a smaller branch in mowed lawn and used the silhouette to cut out the sentiment “Hello”.

I thought it would be hard using embossing paste but it only took me two tries to get the look I wanted.  I plan to use this technique more often.

Pull out your stencils and embossing paste and have some fun with it.  So what if you don’t get it the first time.  You know it takes practice to do a new technique.  Once you get the look you are after then the rest is easy.  And I would love if you share your embossing paste technique with the Cutters Creek Online Group.

 

Items used to create my card:

Adhesive

Summer Seasonal Distress Ink Pads

Card Stock

Dimensional Adhesive

 

If there are any products I used that are not currently sold on the Cutters Creek Online Store you can contact Kim Bush to see if she can special order it for you.

 

Fran

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Making Waves by Deanna M




Today I have a fun summer card for you! The image is an SVG file that I cut with my Silhouette. I cut him about 5" wide. My card base is white card stock folded to make a 5" X 6" card base. I added a black mat cut at 4 3/4" X 5 3/4".  My patterned paper is from my stash. The blue is cut at 4 1/2" X 5 1/2". The reverse side of the blue wave paper is the brown patterned paper. I took a strip of the brown pattern paper and tore it and then cut it to 4 3/4". I then inked the paper with some Tea Dye Distress Ink.

For his glass, I added a coat of Glossy Accents to it. I then added some Stampendous Mica Pearlized fragments so his drink had some ice cubes in it. I also sprinkled some Distress Glitter in Rock Candy on the wet Glossy Accents. Once it dried I added a second coat to add some additional dimension to the glass. To add the look of sea spray I added some of the Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder in Shabby Blue.

I stamped my sentiment in some Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish my card I added some rhinestones and a small shell from my stash.

To attach my surfer penguin I used an Action Wobble so he could "surf".



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