Sunday, June 30, 2013

Flower Girl by Fran


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I was in the mood to do something frilly so I chose a little girl digital  image called Flower Girl.  I used my Prang colored pencils to color her in a couple of my favorite colors (turquoise and lavender).  Her hat was colored using Paint Shop Pro.  I used Stickles glitter glue in turquoise and lavender.  All papers used are from my Stash.  Ribbon border and turquoise flower were cut using my Silhouette. Lavender and turquoise flowers were punched from two punches from my stash.  The mats on the front of the card and inside were also cut from my Silhouette. This card was so easy to make but it took some time to complete it because of coloring the image.  But when you have the right products to use your card will go together quickly. 

Card Dimensions:  5” by 5” Square. Light lavender mat is 4” Square and dark Lavender mat is 3-3/4” square.  The card base was made by welding two 5” square mats together using the Silhouette Portrait.  Mats on the inside of the card are 4-1/2” and 3-1/2” square.

Products Sold at Cutters Creek Online Store:

 Inkssentials Glossy Accents

 Glue Dots 3/8” Memory Dots

 Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent Dispenser

 Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger


If you have any questions about any of the products you can contact Kim of Cutters Creek.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thank You Card by Deanna M

My crafty mojo decided to take a short vacation. Imagine that! I spent some time looking through my latest PaperCraft magazine and found some inspiration. Here is what I made for you.

I started with a coral card stock card  base cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card. I then cut a white mat at 4" X 5 1/4". I used some Doodlebug Twine and some Washi Tape from We R Memory Keepers (Kim can order this). I created a banner out of the Washi Tape. When I cut my "V" shape in the end of  Washi Tape I make a small cut right in the center of my tape, I then cut into the V from each lower corner. Makes it easier for me to get my "V" shape centered.

Next I cut another piece of the coral paper at 3/4" X 4" and ran it through my eBosser and embossed it with the border embossing folder that came with my Anna Griffin Foundry embossing folder. I am part of a Cuttlebug Embossing folder Club that Kim is currently running. If you are interested in any of the Anna Griffin embossing folders, just let Kim know and she can order them for you.

I adhere my coral embossed strip of paper with my ATG gun. I stamped my sentiment using some Coral Pigment Ink from my stash.

The card is simplistic in design but I love it.This was a quick easy card to make.

Now a short quiz. How many of you that order the Washi Tape dispenser actually have your Washi Tape on it????? I finally took the time this weekend to put all my tape on the dispenser and I LOVE IT!!! It makes using the Washi Tape so easy. It spins around so selecting multiple colors is a snap. So if you haven't added your tape to your dispenser you should. If you don't have a dispenser check with Kim to see if she can still order them.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thank you card by Cindy

Hi everyone,
Today I am sharing my Cutter's Creek Design Team project. Kim, the owner of Cutter's Creek store has a Yahoo Store Group. She offers all different types of clubs for her customers. There are adhesive clubs, embossing clubs, ink pad clubs. I joined the most recent clubs, 6x6 paper pad club and the Anna Griffin Cuttlebug folder club. This month I recieved the 6x6 paper pads This and That and For the Record 2 by Echo Park. I also received the Anna Griffin cuttlebug folders Foundry and Mayfair Floral. These folders are absolutely gorgeous. I thought that it would be fun to create a project using all of my new goodies.

I used the Art Philopsophy Cricut Cartridge for the flower. I cut is at 2.0, 1.75, 1.5, inked the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and attached it with a brad. Be sure to email Kim if you are interested in any of these products or visit the store for other products.
I also have a video for you today, showing how I put it together.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bookend Drawers with Lori

I am sad to announce that this is my last post with Cutters Creek. As my kids have gotten older, it seems like a lot more of my time is spent ferrying them places, and I just don't have the time to commit to Kim's Design Team in addition to my own business.  I will still be around the Yahoo group as time permits, and I hope you'll take the time to come visit me once in a while at my blog as well!

For today's project, I wanted to complete this Kaisercraft bookend that I got a while back.  My intention was to make it for my future expanded craft room to hold up my sketch books, but as soon as my daughter saw the pearl paint going on, she tried to claim it for her room.  We'll see who wins in the end, but I think it's gonna be me this time! 

This bookend is one of the wooden items from Kaisercraft that Kim can special order (just ask her!). I coated it first in a white pearl paint that I had in my paint rack.  Once the paint was dry, I used a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Evergreen Bough to add sheer color to the paint while keeping its shiny look.

The chipboard boxes are easy to assemble using Glossy Accents. I hold them in place while I count to 60 or so in order to prevent them from popping open.  Once dry, I used more Distress Ink, in the Evergreen Bough, Spiced Marmalade, and Vintage Photo along the top edges of every drawer. I then
covered the front and part of the sides in paper using Scor Tape.  My papers are from a 6x6 My Minds Eye paper pad. (This one is not in the store, but you're sure to find one that you like!)  I trimmed them down to 2 3/4" high strips, and trimmed them to fit the "finger hole".  I adhered the papers to the front and about halfway around the sides using the 1/4" width of  Scor Tape.

I distressed the edges of the papers using a sanding tool; a nail file would probably work too.  Lastly,
I decorated the fronts with vintage buttons from my stash and some metal brads from the Graphic 45 "Staples" line. Kim does not carry these in the store, but she may be able to special order them for you.

I hope you enjoyed my final project here! I know I sure enjoyed making it, just like the rest of my projects for Cutters Creek.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

4th of July Tag by Michele

Hello everyone, hope your weekend is off to a great start.  For my project this week I decided to do a tag.  I used Tim Holtz & Ranger distress paper by Core'dinations , the colors are barn door and faded jeans and the tag was some red cardstock stash I had.  I cut out the tag(6inch) using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More with my cricut.

  The stars, firecrackers and flags I used from Lifestyle Crafts(Quickutzs), die cuts. I used some red ribbon from my stash to attach to the top. 

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I think I am going to hang it on my door so when people come up they will see it.

I hope you liked this simple project for the 4th.

 If you liked any of the products I have used and would like to get them please contact Kim here, and she will help you get these things and anything else you might be looking for.
Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bloom with Anne

Hi friends,

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made from all of the Secret Garden 8x8 Paper Pack.  Most all of my paper is gone from here.  I think it's time to reorder...I've only had it a few weeks, but it's so darn pretty, I can't help but gravitate towards it!  Please visit the Cutter's Creek online store for this and many more fun items to paper craft with!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Get Carried Away with Mindy

I have gotten carried away with Disney projects the last few months and it was nice to sit down and make a card again.  I decided to play some more with my cricut since I had a couple of cartridges I hadn’t opened yet.   I used my Imagine to make this card so that all I needed was a couple pieces of white cardstock. 
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I layered different patterns of paper on my cardfront and then used some 3D foam pads to pop my rhino up from the background.  I love his chevron print glasses. 
I printed some more cardstock for the inside of the card and added my sentiment.
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That’s it a super quick and easy card.  Don’t get too carried away that you forget to do what you enjoy.
Supplies Used
ATG tape
Cricut Imagine

Monday, June 17, 2013

Altered Box with Fran

Well I went out of my comfort zone and decided I wanted to cover a paper mache box.  I haven’t done this in such a long time.  And looking at all the wonderful altered boxes the other DT members made I wanted to give it a try.  I used Graphic 45 paper, French Country. 
When I covered the bottom outside and inside I had to see how the lid would go on.  Well it was a little hard to get it on but I got  to fit and stretched it a little.   Considering this I did not decorate the inside of the lid.
I used three prints that I loved to cover the box and made a flower and leaves for the lid.  I added some bling to the side of the lid using red rhinestones by Kaisercraft.  Once I made the flower and leaves and shaped them to my liking I finger painted them with Stickles Glitter Glue (Star Dust).  After looking at the completed project I just felt it needed something else.  So I added wooden balls (3 of them) to the bottom for feet.  I painted the wooden balls using Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Willow (this color is so pretty).  It actually matches one of the colors in the leaves.  And everything is held together using Inkssentials Glossy Accents.
The flower was made using Spellbinders  Donna-Salazar Rose Creations Die (S5-050)

Note:  All underlined items can be purchased at  If there is something I used to create my project but is not sold in the store just contact Kim here and she may be able to get it for you.
Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wedding Card by Cindy

Hi everyone,

Thanks for visiting my Cutter's Creek Design Team post. For my project, I decided to make a wedding card. I don't go to a lot of weddings but on occasion I have need of a card or I am asked by my sister to make her a card so it's nice to have one on hand. I used some scraps from a wedding album that I made and the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. I also used stickles and a pearl. I attached my flower to my card using Fabric Tac but 3M Scotch Quick Dry works equally well. My car cut is from the SweetHearts Cricut Cartridge and my flower is from the CTMH Artiste cartridge.

  To see how it all gets put together, be sure to watch the video.

To shop for these products and more be sure to visit the Cutters Creek Store.

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Berry Happy Birthday with Lori

Have you been using your Copic markers lately? I pulled mine out and made this fun birthday card that will be perfect for one of my daughter's friends or one of my great-nieces.

The papers are leftovers from the Country Drive kit from Echo Park Paper, plus some cardstock from my stash. The stamp is from my stash (sorry I don't remember the brand), and I colored her with the Copics.  I cut my mats using some Sizzix dies I also had in my stash, and embellished the card with ribbon and a bling-y button leftover from a sewing project. My matted image is popped up on some foam adhesive squares. All of my paper edges are ink distressed; I used a couple of colors in my stash, but you can use the Memento ink pads or the Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this.

As usual, I made sure to stamp my image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the Xpress Blending Card for the easiest coloring.

I colored my image with the following colors:
  • Hair - E33, E37, E59
  • Skin - E02, E11, E13
  • Dress & Strawberry - YG03, YG06, YG07, YG09, RV21, RV23, RV34
  • Shoes - C6, 100
  • Shadow - C1, C2, C3
Items available at Cutters Creek:
 I hope you enjoyed my card today! I'd love to see what you've been coloring with your Copics lately - be sure to link them here or post them in the Cutters Creek Yahoo group.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Masculine Card by Jearise

Today I made another Father's Day card but this time I used a fun and interesting technique. I'll start by showing my card I made and then I have included a tutorial as to how I did it. I hope you like it!

 Here is a picture of three of the four things you'll need to make this card.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac
Tim Holtz embossing folder for Sizzix
Core'dinations paper
Perfect Pearls Mist

1. Sand and crumple the paper and then open it back up and lay as flat as possible
2. Gently run ink pad over paper so it just touches raised crinkled parts.
3. Spray paper with Perfect Pearls Mist.
4. Put paper in embossing folder and run through your Cuttlebug machine.

5. Take a sponge daubber and gently rub ink over just the embossed image.
And that's it!
I was going to have this as a birthday card but needed another Father's Day card and thought it would be perfect. I sanded and inked and stamped the sentiment and added some Doodle Twine. I thought the white stood out too much so I rubbed my twine on my ink pad to give it a soft shade of blue where the white is. Finally, I assembled the card with my ATG tape gun.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wish with Anne

Happy Friday friends!  I wanted to share with you today a card I did with a magnificent paper pack from Echo Park Paper.  It was a happy day on Monday when I went to the mail box!  I went into my craft room and made this card, all with the paper pack from "Charming".  I cannot tell you how much I adore this pack!  It is just awesome!  The Gold Rhinestones, and Green Self Adhesive rhinestones can all be found at the Cutter's Creek Store.  Hope you enjoy my post today!  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

4th of July Wreath by Deanna M

I had a lot of fun making my project today. I found my inspiration on Pinterest and put my own twist on it. I go there sometimes when I need to give my mojo a kick in the pants!

For my wreath, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my cones at approximately 5". I cut 4 red, 4 white, and 4 blue. I used my Scor-Tape to secure the cones once they were cut.

Next, I used my Gypsy and the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut an 8" circle out of white card stock. I wanted to use chipboard but didn't have any so instead, I cut 3 8" circles and adhered them together for my wreath base. I used Bazzill Simply Smooth card stock to cut my circles. This is my go to card stock for just about everything and I love it!!.

I used my Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere my cones to my circle base. For the center of my wreath I cut two 2" X 12" strips of some card stock and scored it every 1/2". I did a mountain, valley fold and used Scor-Tape to adhere the two strips together to make a Rosette and adhered that to the center of my wreath.

Next I used the print and cut feature with my Silhouette and print and cut my bear at approximately 7 3/4" tall. I used some of my super strength craft glue dots to adhere my bear to the center of my wreath.

Now what is the 4th of July without some sparkle and shine???? Once my wreath was assembled, I sprayed the entire wreath with Iridescent and Silver Glitter Dust. ( I used both colors because I ran out of the Iridescent).

The last finishing touch to my wreath was to add a dark blue ribbon using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to attach the ribbon to my circle base.(Kim can order you the tiny attacher if you want one).

This is so easy to make and could easily be adapted for just about any occasion, or holiday. I hope you will give it a try.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Shirt Box for Dad

 Since Father's Day is about a week away,  I decided to make something different than a card. I made a shirt box for my dad. The products I used were from my stash at home.

 I made this by using the Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes and more 2.  I used some white card stock as my base.
 Next, for the tie and pocket I used paper from a 6x6 paper pad Little Sport by Heidi Larsen.  Then I used a black pen and made lines all around the shirt.   The box is small (2x2 1/4) , so I put in some wrapped candy that he likes. So, I hope liked my little shirt box as a small gift for Father's Day.
(a closer look at the detail )

Please visit the store for many wonderful items.  Just ask Kim if she can get the Cricut cartridge, the paper pad, or any item you are looking for. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Photo Freedom

When I first got into paper crafting, I was a scrapbooker.  All I did was make scrapbook pages.  The more involved in the hobby I got, I started making cards also.  Once I started making cards, I didn’t stop.  They’re easy, they’re quick, and you need to have pictures developed to make them.  As my pictures sat and sat in my computer dying to get out, I realized I needed to start scrapbooking again.  I was nervous and afraid I wouldn’t remember how to make a scrapbook page and my pictures would be stuck in the computer forever.
Then I discovered project life or pocket scrapbooking.  It was exactly what I needed- a quick and easy way to get my pictures into an album.  There are several brands of products you can use in pocket scrapbooking.  For this project I am focusing on Echo Park’s version called Photo Freedom. 
Photo Freedom comes as a kit.  The kit contains photo sleeves in different designs, patterned paper that you can cut into 3x4 and 4x6 squares, and a sticker sheet.  Cutters Creek does not have Photo Freedom listed in the store currently, but Kim can order it for you.  The kit I used is called Today’s Story and the colors are great. 
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This design of page protector has spaces for 4 x 6 items and 4 3x4 items.  You can use as many photos or fillers as you want.  You can also cut your photos smaller and use them in in the 3x5 slots, the possibilities are endless.  Each of the page elements is double sided giving you double the options. 
Here is a picture of what one of the pages looks like from the back with nothing additional added to it.
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All I really need for this page is to add 2 more photos and it’s done.  So quick and easy and not stressful at all.  If you would like to give pocket scrapbooking a try, let Kim know so she can order you some supplies and you can get started. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Le Cirque Graphic 45 tricket box by Jearise

Today I am showing off a paper mache ticket box I decorated using the Le Cirque Double-Sided Paper Pad from Graphic 45. I discovered that Mod Podge works perfecting for attaching the paper and bringing out bright colors. Please contact Kim if you would like to order some Mod Podge.

Here are the directions on how I decorated this box.

First, I measured the sides of the boxes height and then I cut out the strip and played with wrapping it around the box to show different scenes. I decided I liked the elephants on one side and words on the other so I brought the paper together in the middle of the heart and made sure it overlapped some before cutting.  It's important to have it over lap in case you cut it shorter than you thought you were.

Once I had the paper Mod Podged on, I went back and trimmed it down to the edge of the top of the box using my utility knife and scissors.

Then on to the top....

I centered my elephant in the middle of the box and trimmed around the outside edge using my utility knife and scissors and then I Mod Podged the paper on.

I did the same thing with the trim for the top sides that I did with the bottom sides of the box.

I then went back and inked all the edges and added a touch of ink to the paper on the top and sides as well using the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad-Tea Dye.

I added some of the Tattered Angle's glimmer mist and a flower I made using the Cricut Cartridge Flower Shoppe. I used some Stickles in Baby Blue for the center of the flower. I attached the flower using Scotch quick dry adhesive.

There you have it in a nutshell, an easy project that is fun to do and doesn't take a lot of time. I even let my 8 year old decorate her own box using my paper scraps.

Have a great day! Jearise

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Masculine Project With Kim B

I hope everyone has enjoyed our Design Team bringing you some wonderful masculine projects.  As crafters and a large majority of us being women, I know a lot of us struggle to make these type projects because we are drawn to the "pretty" and things like florals, pinks, frilly, etc...  Some of you crafters out there only have males to craft and scrap for so I am sure it is a bit easier for you to accomplish what a lot of us struggle to do.  I still use flowers, ribbon, glitter, etc... when doing masculine projects, I just try and tone it down a!  I just can't give up my bling!

So here are two Father's Day cards I created for a new friend if mine who has recently started purchasing cards from me.

I should have taken photos of the inside, however I forgot to do that so you could see how I completed the interior of the cards.  I used Ecstasy Crafts products for the front and some Flower Soft Peel Offs for the corners.  The ribbon was from my stash and the papers were scraps in my stash.  These cards went together so quickly because I used Ecstasy Crafts so the thinking was removed for me.  I just had to match up the rest of the items to complete my cards. 
Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed our projects!  Please leave the team a comment on the items you liked and tell us what you would like to see more of.  Thank you!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

You're the King - Masculine Card with Lori

It's my turn today to share a masculine card with you.  This one is perfect for the King of your castle, for Father's Day, birthday, anniversary, or just because.

Neutrals or dark colors are perfect for masculine cards, and a pop of color makes them eye-catching. My papers are from Graphic 45's Kraft Reflections paper pad. This is no longer in stock at Cutters Creek, but any of the other paper pads with darker colors would be great! (Basically anything currently in the store except Secret Garden.)

Texture is also a must for masculine cards, because we tend to stick to simpler patterns for them.  I used my faux leather technique and a Tim Holtz buckle to create this "belt" on my card. I added a pop of color by making this "poker chip" using a stamp from my stash and embossing with red embossing powder on red cardstock. I made sure the tones were slightly different so it would still "read" well.

Finally, I added my sentiment, using words from two different stamp sets (you're & the) and an alphabet set (king).

Supplies available at Cutters Creek:
Other supplies:
  • cardstock
  • clear embossing ink
  • red embossing powder
  • sentiment stamps
  • Tim Holtz buckles
I hope I gave you some new ideas for your masculine cards today. Thanks for stopping by!
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