Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop! All of our designers have created some wonderful Spring projects featuring products that you can purchase at the Cutters Creek Store! The Cutters Creek Design Team Blog is the first and last stop in the hop! Each blog along the way will have a link to the next blog in the chain. Don't forget to make sure you are following each of our personal blogs and leaving comments along the way to enter to win a box full of CHA Swag and maybe a few other goodies along the way!!!!

On the Cutters Creek Design Team blog we are featuring a gorgeous Accordion Fold Spring Card created by Chris! Take it away, Chris.....

What better way to celebrate spring than with flowers? Or even better, flowers in a garden? I wish I had a green thumb to create this in my yard or even a picket fence with which to begin, but alas my garden lives in paper—LOL.


Starting with a 6"x12" piece of white cardstock, I rounded one edge and scored it with my Scor Pal at 4" and 8". Using my cloud-maker and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw I inked my sky on the front panel and the outside panel that showed behind it. The two inside panels are covered with cardstock cut at 4"x6" from the Prima Fairy Flora 6"x6" Paper Pad. I used Scor Tape to adhere them. I then cut Flower #12 and its shadow at 4 inches from Cricut Lite Botanicals cartridge and mounted it on the inside left panel. My sentiment is printed on ivory cardstock and cut with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags. I also cut and embossed a piece of translucent paper with Nestabilities Labels Four (#6), which I glued down with Vellum Glue Dots then mounted the Tag on top of the label using pop dots.



To make the front of the card, I stamped several flower stamps on cardstock and cut them out. One flower was colored with Copics colors Y08, YR65 and YG23. I colored the rose with Copic color RV66. I used Flower Soft Glue and Flower Soft to highlight the different flowers. For the rose I used Peony Pink. The Dianthus is accented with Ocean and Baby Pink. And the for the Daisy I used Marigold and Citrus Crush. I set those aside to dry and took some scraps of acetate, cut them with my Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals; using Staz-On Black ink I stamped the two larger pieces with a background stamp and then flipped them and colored with Copic Markers B02, B06, RV66, and RV63. Once they dried, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a center hole and add a rivet to each. Going back to the Flower Soft flowers, I glued a Cherry Twinkle Jewel in each center to two of the pink Dianthus flowers and a pearl in the center of the Daisy. I had one last flower to make and I used a French White Prima Rose sprayed with Perfect Pearl Mists Forever Red.


While that was drying, I used my On the Fence Tim Holtz Alterations Die to cut American Crafts White Glitter Paper and trimmed it to the width of the front panel (4 inches). I put pop ups on the back along the two railings and up each side, but didn’t glue it down yet. I started arranging the flowers behind it and decided that some grass needed to be both behind the fence and along its base for that I used—you guessed it—Meadow Flower Soft. While that was drying, I adhered the two acetate flowers using Glossy Accents and my Zig Glue Pen to put down the rose and two daisies. I decided to use a scrap of wire to create a “vine” around one fencepost and used Glossy Accents to adhere the 3 small flowers to the fence. I mounted the fence and then again using Glossy Accents added the Prima rose. The final addition was a butterfly stamp that I colored with Sand, Lilac, and Peach from the Copic atyou Spica Set B.

See, didn't I tell you her card was gorgeous??? When you complete the hop, come back here show your love for Chris and all of our designers! Leave one comment at every blog along the way and make sure you are following the Cutters Creek Design Team blog and the designer's blogs too! Now hop on over to my blog HERE! Oh, and check out the AWESOME prize we have for one lucky winner:


You will get that Springy looking tote, the Creative Options Box, Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman, and look at all the little things in the Creative Options box! You get those too!!!

Here's a complete line up of all of the blogs in the hop in case you get lost along the way:

Cutters Creek Design Team Blog - You are Here!
Mandie's Blog - http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com
Kim's Blog - http://kreativekim.blogspot.com
Mindy's Blog - http://www.scrappyandpiggy.blogspot.com
Laura's Blog - http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com
Melissa's Blog - http://www.ourmadhouseof4.blogspot.com
Lori's Blog - http://savingmine.blogspot.com
Vicki's Blog - http://scrappyleopard.blogspot.com

66 comments:

  1. WOW Kim, you have some awesome and talented people on your DT! I loved everything! I will go back to Mandies over the weekend since hers isn't up yet. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.

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  2. Chris, your card is lovely. It looks like it took hours to make.

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  3. Chris, love your card and the use of all the Spellbinders. So unique!

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  4. Love the card, Chris! Everyone on the blog hop did a great job - lots of inspiration. Thanks everyone!

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  5. Actually, Bonnie--this was one of the easiest cards to make. It took me less than an hour (once I had it thought out) even with the drying time.

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  6. Love the colors...this card screams SPRING!

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  7. love the card Chris, very unusual

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  8. This card is beautiful!! TFS
    Tammy
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net
    http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com

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  9. Your card is beautiful, Chris and the Blog Hop is terrific. So many beautiful Spring creations...a lot of great ideas, too!
    Thanks for a great Hop!!

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  10. I finished the Hop and I am so inspired, ALL of the projects are phenomenal!! Thanks for having me!
    Tammy
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net
    http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com

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  11. OMG, you card is absolutely beautiful! On to the rest of the hop now.

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  12. Great DT Kim, all of them are soooo talented. Got lots of great ideas and tips. Thanks to all for sharing.

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  13. Love this card. Thanks for the blog hop. Now all I need is time to try some of these things out.

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  14. Very nice. Can't wait to see what the rest of the team has done.

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  15. What a nice hop this morning, makes Easter seem so close. I loved it. I will also change my persona to my real name....LOL

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  16. Love your card Chris! And everyone did an awesome job on their projects!!! I loved theblog hop!

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  17. Such beautiful work! I loved following along the hop!

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  18. What a great hop,we still have snow here and im desperate for spring to start here!

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  19. Love, love love this garden card! Fantastic Chris.

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  20. Beautiful card. I love the flower soft grass.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  21. Finished the hop. Great inspiration. Thanks for hosting. I'll be visiting all the blogs again (follower).

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  22. Very pretty card! Love the colors! Thanks for hosting the blog hop.
    veronicaslavishlathers at hotmail dot com

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  23. Wonderful card, loving the flower soft and acetate. I need to get some!

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  24. OMGsh.. LOVE the way it turned out!! Gorgeous!! The colors are amazing!! You do such GREAT work!!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  26. Awesome, Awesome card. I love the fence and the flower soft, absolutely gorgeous!!! This blog hop was amazing!! So much talent in one space.

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  27. I love the card...what a great technique!

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  28. Gosh, Chris, you are making me ready for spring. Very pretty card.

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  29. It's soooo pretty! I love the colors and the designs that you chose. Anyone receiving this card would feel very special. Thanks for sharing. TJ

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  30. I love the pattern you chose for this card, Chris. I also like how the cutout matches the background, awesome job. TFS
    --Sally
    infinitedreams50 at aol dot com

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  31. Gvreat card. I love the colors. Tfs

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  32. Really enjopyed the Blog Hop. SO many talented people.
    Love your card, so pretty abnd I love the shape.
    Thanks to everyone for sharing their projects.

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  33. WOW....what a pretty, pretty card! Thank you for sharing! I am your newest follower and looking forward to the rest of the hop :-) Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

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  34. Gorgeous card Chris!!! I like how you used flower soft for the grass.

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  35. Chris, this card is absolutely beautiful!! I love the Flower Soft accents.

    Terri

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  36. One of the best I have seen.
    Thanks for sharing

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  37. I completed the hop. This is one talented group of ladies!! All of your projects were wonderful!! I love Flower Soft, just ordered some new colors, and I got a lot of ideas on how to use them from some of your projects!!

    Terri

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  38. Lovely hop loved the ideas for flowersoft usage.
    Debbie
    Http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  39. I just finished the hop. Thanks for the invite on FB, Mandie! I love the card on this blog, too! It looks like a real garden!

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  40. Amazing. I love seeing something new, and this is so fresh and springy. Beautiful job on your card. Thanks for sharing.

    Smiles Sher
    www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

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  41. That was a great hop, thanks for putting it together, I just finished.

    Sher

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  42. What talent and such a fun hop. I'm so thankful you didn't make us vote for a favorite because I'm not sure I could narrow it down to 1 or 3 or 5. lol Loved them all. My list is building. Will see you soon hon.

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  43. Your card is fantastic and so was every one on the team....well, their projects I mean, they all didn't do cards. What talented people you have.....I am still trying to get over that well. It was fun, thank you.

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  44. What a beautiful card! Just became a follower.

    iluvkatie74
    at yahoo
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  45. Chris, that is a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Kim, you have a great design team, gave me many tips and ideas. This was an awesome blog hop.

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  47. Beautiful card, Chris. This was a great Blog Hop!! Everyone is so talented.

    Deanna A.
    jdamund at centurytel dot net

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  48. Wow! I pray for the day when I can design a card as awesome as this one. It is absolutely beautiful and so soft in it's presentation. Truly inspiring.

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  49. I have learnt so much from just looking at the projects your design team created. Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in your
    Spring Blog Hop.
    I am so motivated to create so here's hoping I can use what I've learnt.

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  50. I have never done a Blog Hop before....the card is very pretty for spring!

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  51. Beautiful card. So detailed and love the flowers. TFS and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  52. Great blog hop. Thanks for sharing. Love the blog candy too. Someone will be very lucky to win all this. Mary

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  53. Very inspiring hop. All the products shown have been so impressive. Thanks for the hop and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  54. Great card, love the colors! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower.
    dsc105@live.com

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  55. Love the card, especially the pickett fence! Wonderful job!

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  56. Beautiful card, neat DT projects and fun hop! Thanks!
    Suzy
    suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  57. That card is beautiful!!! TFS!!! Thanks for doing this hop too!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  58. What a remarkable card! Just love all the techniques.
    The design team did a wonderful job! We're so lucky to have them all!
    Thanks so much
    Sue B

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  59. Just finished hopping along....so many great projects!!! I loved them all!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  60. Just finished hopping!! It was great fun! Lots of talent and wonderful projects, using so many cool products! Enjoyed all the sites too..had been following a few but now follow them all!
    Thanks so much all of you. Well done!
    Sue B

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