Tuesday, July 31, 2012
These are called Reddy Die-Cuts and this is Popcorn the bear. As you can see I got 4 cards from one package. As you can see they come with a background paper to build your image on. Building the image is easy as 1,2,3. All of the punch out items are numbered in the order that you layer them. It took me just about an hour to make all 4 cards which is fast for me. The individual card toppers measured just under 4" so I cut 4 white card stock card bases at 4 1/4" X 8 1/2" and scored and folded them to make four 4 1/4" square cards and rounded the corners. These will fit in a standard size A2 envelope so you won't have to pay extra postage to mail a square card.
Frosted Lace Stickles between the snowline and the sky and also on the 4 larger snowflakes. (sorry it doesn't show up better in the photo).
Frosted Lace Stickles to the snowline and I also added some Stardust Stickles to the stars by the moon.
Ultra Fine White Flower Soft to the snow along the top of the fence and also to some of the snow on the tree limbs.
Stardust Stickles to the fireworks in the sky.
Check out the dimension you get with these wonderful little layered images.These were quick and easy to make and are beautiful as is without any additions. It is a fun and quick way to make some cards to give as gifts or to mail to family and friends.
There are some great new Flower Soft products that have been added to the store just in time for your holiday crafting so be sure to check them out. Also be sure to check the new CHA 2012 Release section of the store to find out the latest and greatest additions including these wonderful Ecstasy Craft items.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Today I have another card featuring one of the adorable La La Land Craft stamps. Cutters Creek has just started carrying these stamps and they are so cute. Right now Kim just has the holiday stamps in the store, but if you want a certain one and you don’t see it in the store, send her an email and see if she can get it for you. For my card I’ve chosen Telephone Marci.
I love the retro telephone and her glasses, so I chose papers that with retro colors. I colored Marci with copic markers to match the colors in the Echo Park Walk in the Park paper pack. I wanted to add some dimension and texture to the card, so I went over the phone and her glasses with some glossy accents so they would look like shiny plastic.
This is a fun way to make certain elements of your image stand out. I finished the card off with a sentiment (included with the image) and a big flower. I made a paper covered brad to match the papers of the card and added that to the center of the flower.
I encourage to keep checking the store to see what new stuff Kim is adding. I ‘m trying to use up all my old stuff to make room for all the new stuff I want.
Cutters Creek Shopping List
Saturday, July 28, 2012
I fell in love with the cutest decorated stair step card I saw on the Whiff of Joy Blog. I also loved the theme too. It really inspired me to give it a try. I guess you can say that I scrap lifted but added my own style to my version of the card. I like to share with you the steps I took to come up with the same size card as on the Whiff of Joy Blog that folds to approximately 5” by 5” square card.
I was undecided on how I was going to decorate it so I colored the images I wanted to use. And the background piece I wanted to use also. But the rest of the elements may be different in the finished card then what you see below. But not that much of a difference. I added lots of flowers and butterflies that I did not show below.
(Click on photos for larger view)
To get the finished size as indicated above you need a piece of card stock that measures 10-1/2” by 5”. And you score it using the measurements indicated in the photo below.
1-1/4”, 2-1/2”, 4-1/4”, 6”, and 8-1/4”
Once you score your card you fold accordion style. But make sure the first small fold is folded down. And this is the portion that is the front of your card. See photos below of how it looks once folded.
Once I had my card folded in the stair step style I began putting elements on the different layers (steps). Below is a photo of the beginning stages of my card.
Here is the finished card! I had fun making this card and will probably make more but it does involve lots of elements. And it helps to think of the theme so you can gear all of your elements to that theme. I hope you like it. Details about the card are below the photos.
o Sassy Sally Sets in Wonder (Sassy Cheryl’s Digital Images
Note: Fence and Sassy Sally colored w/Prisma Colored Pencils
o Background Sky & Sun Paper (Digital paper by Creativeqube)
o Pattern Papers – Recollections (my stash)
o Squirrel – Free Digital Image (my stash) Colored w/Prisma Colored Pencils
o Mushrooms – Free Digital Image (colored using Paint Shop Pro)
o Grass – Free SVG Cut File (my stash)
o Sentiment – Cuddly Buddly Crafts
o Flowers – Fancy Blossoms Die Cut by Memory Box
o Butterflies – Butterfly Delights Die Cut by Memory Box
Thank you for stopping by
Thursday, July 26, 2012
If you stopped by my blog on Tuesday, you saw this same image colored in "everyday" colors great for whatever occasion you'd like. So today, I colored it in with traditional Christmas colors and voila, perfect for Christmas wishes!
Doesn't she look like she just got that sweet little kitty for Christmas? I layered her on some cute papers from Echo Park's 6x6 Season's Greeting pad and added Making Memories paper flowers from my stash and some American Crafts Glitter Tape to complete the look. (By the way, I'm sure it's not recommended, but I used one of my border punches to punch the Glitter Tape into scallops.)
I forgot to write down the exact numbers I used, but as I remember these are the Copic Markers I colored her with: R24, R29, R39, Y11, Y13, Y15, G03, G05, G07, E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, E37, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5. I'm not sure how well you can see in the photo, but I added a bit of a yellow glow to the left edge to give it the appearance of a fireplace.
Supplies used for this card:
- Echo Park Paper, 6x6 Season's Greetings paper pad
- American Crafts, Glitter Tape
- Ranger Stickles, Yellow
- Stampavie, "Lucy & Kitty" Sarah Kay Stamps
- Copic Sketch Markers
- X-press Blending Card
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
These gorgeous Easel Frame Card Kits from
Ecstasy Crafts! Kim will have them in store
REALLY soon....so keep an eye out!!
Super simple....but you can embellish them
up too. Here is the sample I made:
It's tough to see the "easel" portion, but here is
the cover sheet pic:
foam tape to assemble them, and also
the Peel Offs stickers to embellish them!
Step One: Pop out a pre-punched and
scored card base:
punch out the matching frame and layer
it on the piece with foam tape:
that's an extra piece that could be used for
making a different card!
Step Four: Start the paper piecing and layering...
super simple with the pre-punched, numbered
pieces and foam tape (remember it's included!):
a sticker sentiment (you can get many
different ones in store) and a few pearls
I added from my stash (Kaiserkraft),
it's a complete card:
Ecstasy Crafts makes so many beautiful
kits, just WAIT until you see the new
ones coming to the store!! They make
holiday cards super easy, but super
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
WOW! Embossing Powder Silver Ultra Wooden Manniquen by KaiserCraft Glimmer Glam-Special order item
Monday, July 23, 2012
I made this Witches Hat by cutting a circle and a cone made in MTC then embellished it...
My paper is Echo Park (love it) and flowers were cut using Cricut's Flower Shoppe (shocker).... I also added some ribbon and straight pins from my stash. Everything is inked in black and of course some diamond stickles (since I seem to stickle everything).
Hope this inspirses you to start your Halloween decorations in July and not let Christmas in July get all the credit :).
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I made this card the other day for my cousin and she shares the love for the same color as I do, so it was a joy to make a card using purple!! :)
Kaiser Rhinestones for a little bling.
Now I know I've done this flower before using my eCfrat Purpleberry, but she liked it so much on my other project that she asked could I make her one. This time I used purple, pink and white cardstock for the flower and jewel brad for the center.
3D Pop Dots for some added dimension!
Thanks for looking and always remember, if we are out of stock on anything, ask Kim if she can special order it for you. Have a great weekend everyone! :)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I guess you would consider this a "layout" that I created of my youngest darling daughter Sunshyne. I wanted to create something to put on one of my walls in my scraproom, but I wanted to get a little more creative than the standard sizes and frames.
So I used my eCraft Purpleberry to cut out the black and purple flower shape that I used as my background.
In this close up, you can see where I used some Black Diamond Stickles to border the title "BEAUTIFUL", that I adhered using foam adhesive squares.
I used some Say it in Pearls as some corner bling. I replaced the original champagne colored bling with the purple rhinestones.
I used one of my purple makers to color these Color Me Crazy flowers to match and added a large gem I had in my stash to the center. I had allot of fun making this unconventional layout and my daughter loves it!
Thanks for looking! :)
Remeber....if we are out of an item, Kim may be able to order it for you.
Monday, July 16, 2012
There is no doubt we are smack dab in the middle of Summer. Summer always reminds me of bright cheery colors, so I thought I would make a bright Summer card. When I saw this digital image, it screamed for bright cheery colors. I pulled out my one of trusty Echo park paper packs and decided which colors I wanted to use. This pack is an older one, that’s not in the store any more but I ‘m trying to clear out my stash because Kim leaves for CHA tomorrow and I know she’ll be bringing back a ton of new stuff I need to make room for.
I colored this adorable image with my copic markers to match the bright cheery colors in the Echo Park paper. I don’t use my bright darker markers a lot, so it was fun to break them out and give them a chance to play. Be sure to check back often this week to see all the exciting new stuff Kim is ordering at CHA. I can’t wait to hear about all the new goodies!!
Cutters Creek Shopping List
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
To help with your planning there are just 165 days left until Christmas. I can't believe we are almost halfway through July and it just is never to early to start working on your Holiday Cards, and Craft sale items. To help get you in the mood, I have for you this fun Christmas card.
I used the Handyman Cricut Lite cartridge and welded two shadows of this house together and cut it from white card stock. I cut one additional shadow layer from white and adhered it to the front of the card. I cut the card base and all the layers at 5". I cut the layers for the house out of patterned paper from My Minds Eye. While there isn't any of this paper left, check out what is in the store from Echo Park, it would work perfect. I used some Polar White Flower Soft on the roof edge. I then cut a snowman at 2 1/4" from the Winter Frolic cartridge (need this cartridge? Kim can special order it for you, just ask) and stamp his face with the Snow Cuties Peachy Keen Stamp Face. I also cut a tree topiary from the Joys of the Season cartridge also at 2 1/4". I used some Sugar Can Glimmer Glaze (Yes, Kim can special order this for you) to glaze my pot on the tree to give it a brassy look. Finally I used some Rouge Liquid Pearls to added some decorations to the tree and the buttons on the Snowman. Finally I added a black nail head for the doorknob.
I hope I have inspired you to get out those papers and get a jump start on your holiday crafting!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
These clear acrylic sheets are 12"x12", so they are the perfect size for scrapbook pages or decor projects. They can also be cut with scissors, dies, and cutting machines (see video for cutting machine tips). There are plenty of ways to take your projects from everyday to extraordinary using these cool clear sheets! Today I have my most recent project to share with you, as well as a longer-than-my-usual video with more information. There's just too much information to type out, so if you're not able to watch videos and have a question, just leave it in the comments and I will respond as soon as possible. Here are two photos of the layout I made:
|Looks like an average layout, yes?|
|But aha, remove the cardstock behind and it's a super-cool clear layout!|
Here's the video:
FYI: I checked and it looks like several of the Doodlebug Designs twine assortments have colors that will match this Echo Park collection so shop away! (And as always, you can ask Kim any question. If she's got items in stock, I'm sure she would be happy to color-compare for you.)
Here's a list of supplies I used that are available at Cutters Creek:
- Clear Scraps 12"x12" Acrylic Sheets
- Echo Park Paper, Hello Summer collection (currently sold out, so ask Kim about it if you want one!)
- Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Festive Berries (from Winter LE set), Spiced Marmalade, and Peeled Paint
- Scor Tape, 1/8" and 1/2"
- Making Memories, Scrapbook Colors in Red Wagon and Spotlight (currently on special for half off at Cutters Creek!)
- Close To My Heart, cardstock in Sunny Yellow and Twine in Paradise assortment
- Echo Park Paper, Hello Summer chipboard elements (possible special order from CC - just ask!)
- We R Memory Keepers, Crop-A-Dile
- Copic, Multi-liner 0.3 in brown (journaling)
Thanks for stopping by today; hope to see you again soon!
Monday, July 9, 2012
I used my Cricut and Flower Shoppe Cartridge and cut some rolled flowers at 3" and 2". I applied a heavy coat of Victorian Velvet.I used a straight pin and some beads used several glue dots to hold it in place.I added some stickles and rock candy to finish it off.
I then made a Dresser Card
And finally a small gift box.