Monday, August 25, 2014

Cutie Patootie by Deanna M

Wow it has been a while since I have had time to make some projects to post on my blog! Work and life the to big roadblocks for crafting time.

I finally had a chance to spend some time crafting this past weekend. A good friend of mine from work recently became a grandma for the first time to a sweet and adorable baby girl. So this is what I made for her.

I used some dark pink Heat Transfer Vinyl and cut the words Cutie Patootie out and ironed them on to the front of this adorable floral onesie.

Of course I had to a card as well. I found this adorable blackboard a-frame blackboard card in the Silhouette store. The card fits in an A-2 perfectly. I made a couple of modifications to the card. I added some button brads to each corner. I stamped my sentiment with some Colorbox white pigment ink. The little banner items were strung across the card with some pink and white doodlebug twine.

Finally I made a little gift box to put the onesie in. I cut the base of the box out of white card stock. I then cut the decorative patterned paper layers out of some patterned paper from a K & Company paper pack that I have had for several years. I thought it turned out adorable and loved the look of the card.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Just Poppin' in to Say Hello

I just wanted to stop by and say hi to everyone. The Design Team has been very busy this month with family and summer vacations. But I did want to remind everyone about the Cutters Creek store clearance sale.

I know Kim has been busy packing and shipping orders but she is also checking her inventory and has found a few items that went up in the store that weren't previously there. She has been working on the as time allows for her so please just pop in occasionally to see what's available and take advantage of the 50% off clearance sale.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Snowman Ornament by Fran

Today I am sharing a Christmas Tree ornament.  You know how you start thinking about Christmas in July to try to get a head start on things.  And I like to make small gifts to hang on the Christmas Tree for my family.
I used a Magnolia snowman stamp from my stash.  I stamped it on an oval shape card stock and colored it with my Inktense Paint pencils and my Dove pen applicator.  The star on top his head was colored in yellow gold and then I applied Glossy Accents for a neat dimension.  Behind the snowman are tiny stickle dots using Star Dust.  I placed three rows of iridescent sequins on the bottom portion of the snowman to give it a snowy look.  Behind the snowman panel is a snowflake embossed oval panel.  And behind the embossed panel (larger of the three) has snowflakes around the border and colored with Broken China Distress Ink (very lightly).  Every other snowflake has a Clear Rhinestone in the center.  (The snowflakes were punched using a Martha Stewart punch).  The hanging hook is made from snowflake printed ribbon.  Attached using Glossy Accents for a strong hold.  Two of the oval layers are popped up using dimensional adhesive.
Everything in the store is now 50% off so this is a great time to stock up  on many more products at

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 

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. 



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:


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.



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".

Thanks for visiting us today. I would love it if you could leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Thank you card by Michele

Here is something I did as a Thank you card. I started with a A2 card( 4 .25x 5 .5), I used ribbon I had in my stash, it is red with white poka dot the total length for the bow and strip is 10 inches( 5.5, 4.5 for bow), and a small pearl in the middle of the bow, I used a 1"inch punch to make the 4 circles and then I stamped with a small heart in different colors, and used a 3d pop dot behind each circle, I did the same for the Thank you. The stamp pad had a variety. I embossed half of the card with embossing folders from  Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - Dots and Flowers Set.
 I hope you like this simple and clean card. Please stop by the store to find the products I used and what new items Kim has.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Michele's 4th of July Project

The 4th of July I just around the corner and so I made this cute card. I used paper from my stash. The card is 5x7 white with red dots. I printed this hat from a picture that was online and then I colored it with my copics (R27,B29,Y15) and then added some diamond stickles on the stars and used 3D foam dots. The saying is something I found online again and printed it out. This is just a clean and simple card that can be made.  Please check out the store and see what is new. Ask Kim if you can not find what you are looking for.
Have a great 4th of July and I hope you liked my simple card. Thank you.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Happy Birthday by Fran


My new passion is water coloring.  I was so surprised how easy it is to water color.  And the best part it doesn’t have to be perfect!  My card today is water coloring stamped images.



My card design was inspired by this You Tube Video.

Water coloring With Distress Inks


The card is 5-1/4” square.  I used water color paper that is 140 lb. weight and cold pressed.  Paint medium used is Distress Ink by Ranger.  The stamp used is called Favorite Flowers.  I placed tiny sequins and rhinestones on the front of the card for a little bling.  And I used glossy accents to hold the sequins in place.   What I love about water coloring is all the imperfections that happen once it dries and yet it has such a neat look.  You should try water coloring you would love how easy it is.  If you have Distressed Inks in your stash then all you need is some water, water color brush, and water color paper.  Using Distress Inks makes water coloring FUN!


You can get the following items from Cutters Creek Online Store:

Distress Ink Pads

Distress Ink Reinkers

Glossy Accents


If you have any questions about any of the other products used you can contact Kim to see if she can special order it for you.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that I inspired you to try the water coloring technique.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Little Bug 4 u

Hope all had a great weekend and it is almost over but I made this cute card for a birthday/hello or anything. I used my Cricut machine to make this card. I stared with a A2 glittered white card and using Create a Critter 2 I cute out this lady bug. It was cut out at 2 inches everything the lady bug and the words. I used paper I had in my stash, black, pink, and red.

Please stop by the store for all your scrapbook supplies. If you do not see something please ask KIM and she will be happy to find that special item you are looking for.

Friday, June 20, 2014

For You by Fran



The card measures 5-1/2” square.   Background done in Chalks by Pebbles, Inc. The bench was cut from real wood paper and then stained using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The bow in the corner was cut using the Silhouette Portrait and colored with a Copic  Marker.  The flowers were created using a gold frame sticker and water color paper.  Colored the flowers using water color paints.  The Magnolia Image was colored using Copic markersRhinestones on the flower centers and small sentiment tag are from my stash.  Used Pop-up Adhesive dots behind flowers, bench and Magnolia image.  And Glossy Accents is holding the bow in place.

Items you can purchase from the Cutters Creek Online Store:

Distress Ink Pads

Copic Markers

Magnolia Images


Pop-up Adhesive Dots

Glossy Accents

Highlighted items can be special ordered through Cutters Creek.  Contact Kim here.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I inspired you in some way today.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A June Hello

We always are sending holiday and birthday wishes but sometimes the best wish to send it a surprise wish just to say Hello. Today's card is all about that unexpected wish to send to a friend in the good ol' summertime.

What makes this card special is the summer colors and the layering I did.

The paper used is from Echo Park's 6 x 6 paper pad: For the Record 2 by Lori Whitlock

The circle cut out in the top left corner and the fancy cut out in the lower left corner were made with Cuddlebug 5 x 7 Embossing Plus-Embossed Tags folder 

Used for the touch of green on the yellow cut out was Tim Holz Ranger Distress Ink in peacock feathers.

Roses were spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist in Sunflower Sparkle 

Glue to hold it all together - Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

 Enjoy your June and I'll see you back here with some July fun for Cutters Creek On Line Store.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy Father’s Day by Fran



Details:  The BBQ Monkey is a digital image by Digi Boutique.  The image was colored using Inktense Pencils.  Everything is held together using Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.  Digital papers and black check printed paper are from my stash.  The envelope was created using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.  The card is 5-1/4” square.  The envelope is 5-1/2” square.  Other tools used were Paint Shop Pro and the Silhouette Portrait.

I made this card for my younger grandsons to give to their Dad.  My son-in-law loves to cook especially on the grill.  I think he will get a charge out of the card.

The items highlighted above are items that Kim of Cutters Creek Online Store can special order for you.  You can contact Kim here.   Take some time to visit the store to see all the neat crafting tools and accessories for scrapping and card making.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope in some way I have inspired you.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Best Dad Every Card

Father's day is this coming Sunday but don't panic because there is still time to grab a cartridge and get to work on making a quick and cute card. I used the Father's Day cartridge from Provo Craft and my Cricut to cut out the car, television remote control, grill and sentiment. The things I picked from the cartridge are things that reflect the personality of my hubby.

I had trouble getting the card to stand at first but I started folding and gluing and then added the car with glue dots so it stuck out further and this was the solution to my "make the card stand" problem.

Here is a close up of the car. I used glitter on the windows and tires to give it depth.

Here is a list of products I used from Cutters Creek Store to help me build my project:

Scor Pal

Perfect Pearls on the television remote control, windshield, and red nob of bbq grill

Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Glue Dots to attache the car

Have a great week and a happy Father's Day to all those wonderful fathers out there.

Friday, June 6, 2014

HELLO by Fran



(Inside view)



I love cards that have many layers and lots of dimension but there are times you just don’t have the time to spend on elaborate cards.  Do you ever feel that way?  So I am working on making more simplistic cards that are appealing to the eyes.  I was inspired by a card I saw on the Internet.  Below are the details.

Details:  The card measures 5-1/4” square.  For the the odd size cards I use my Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers to make my envelopes.  This was a special order through Kim.

  The three strips on the card are not any particular size.  You make them the size that appeals to you according to the size of your card base (make them a little wider than the card base).  I used a 6x6” paper pack from my stash so that the strips blended with each other.  I glued them on an angle and trimmed the edges to match the card base edge. 

The Flowers were made using a die from Memory Box called Petal Party. I used the remnants from the strips of paper to make the flowers. Then added a rhinestone in the centers for some added bling.  Love that bling! 

The sentiment “Hello” was cut on my Silhouette Portrait that I ordered through Kim.  Tip: When you have a delicate and very thin sentiment like the “hello” gluing it can be messy and frustrating.  So I squeezed some glue on my craft mat and spread it out thinly with my finger.  Then I placed the “Hello” on top of the glue using slight pressure.  You get just the right amount of glue and there is no glue mess.

Inside I just added 1/2” strips using the same printed card stock that is on the front of the card.  Added a flower using the same card stock I used on the front of the card too.  This look brings the outside to the inside.

The best part of one layer cards is they are so easy to mail and the postage is so affordable.

If there are any products I used you can always contact Kim and ask if she could special order it for you.  And remember Kim has a Lay Away Plan.  And don’t forget to check out the Cutters Creek Online store for all your crafting needs.

I hope my card inspired you to pull out your scraps of paper or that paper pack you haven’t used yet.  Thank you for stopping by the blog.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dad Card by Deanna M

Father's Day is fast approaching so today I have for you a fun Father's Day card.  I found these ties in the Silhouette store that had the alphabet cut into them.  You can make the same card with your Cricut using the Simply Charmed cartridge. This cartridge has a tie image that you can cut. Then use your favorite font cartridge to cut the letters. This font reminds me a bit of the font on Birthday Bash. Need a cartridge, just contact Kim and she can special order you one.

My card base is Kraft card stock cut and scored to give me a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I added a white mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and the patterned paper mat cut at 3 3/4" X5". I inked the edges of the two mats and the ties with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I cut my ties twice, Once out of white card stock with the letter. Then I cut the patterned paper tie. Both of these were cut at 1.15" X 3". I adhered the tie layers together than added the knot. I used a black gel pen to add some stitching to my ties. I then adhered them to my card with some foam squares. To finish the card I added some copper colored mosaic squares to each corner of the card.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Reader


(I went overboard with the edge coloring but it grew on me)


Details:  The card measures approx. 5” by 6”.  The shaped card is from the Silhouette Store.  I used Neenah 80# Solar White card stock.  The image is by Saturated Canary called “Reader”.  I used Copic markers to color the skin.  And Promarkers for the rest of the image.  The shading was done using Tea Dye Distress Ink Pad.  And the glitter dots were created using Stickles, Platinum.  The sentiment is from the Internet and created using Paint Shop Pro.  And I added Glossy Accents to the glasses for effect.


Stop by the Cutters Creek Online Store for some awesome crafting accessories.  And if you have any questions about the products you can contact Kim Bush.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Friday, May 23, 2014

Masculine Card by Guest Designer Gloria

The Cutters Creek Design Team is excited to have Gloria Williams as our Guest Designer today!

We all know how hard masculine cards are to make, well Gloria makes it look easy with this great masculine card,  perfect for the upcoming Father's Day, or a man's birthday, or as Gloria has done, a thinking of you card.

Hello Everyone!  I am to pleased to be a guest designer for Cutter’s Creek.  I do believe this is my first time.  Thanks so much for having me here today!

I want to share this gate fold card with you.  It is not the traditional gate fold but one that I found on YouTube.   I would call this an off center gate fold.  Don’t you just love that YouTube?  Papers for the card are all from my stash.

To make this card start with a card base cut at 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". Score the base at 2 1/2"  and 6 3/4". Fold both scorelines toward the center of the card. Using a bone folder make sure you get a really good crease. This will give you a gate fold card with the left front panel being 2 1/2" wide and the right front panel being 1 3/4" which results in a slightly off center gate.

Next you can add your decorative panels to the card base. Your left panel is cut at 2 1/4" X 5 1/4" and the right panel is cut at 1 1/2" X 5 1/4". Mine are the brown card stock pieces.

The piece that goes on the front is cut at 3 X 4 3/4" for the base mat and 2 3/4" X 4 1/2" for the decorative mat. For my decorative mat, I stamped a piece of plain cardstock with a wood grain stamp and some Rich Cocoa memento ink. Adhere to the left panel of the card base by applying adhesive to the left side of the front mat only. Now it is time to embellish the card.

I cut my ship out of black card stock at 2" using the My World Cricut Cartridge. I cut the ship's helm using a die from My Favorite Things, (these are a Cutters Creek special order item, just ask). To finish off the card I added my sentiment.

Thanks you so much for letting me visit. If you would like to see more of my work, feel free to visit my blog.  Enjoy and God Bless!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Father's Day Card and Tie Box by Michele

I wanted to share with you a Father's Day Card and Tie Box I made for Father's Day that is next month. I got a new machine, Silhouette Cameo. I bought an SVG file on line and that file had the card and tie box along with 4 other files. The card  measure about 7x5" and the tie box is about 8x2x2". The paper line I worked with is called Little Sport by Heidi Larsen  and the tie box was just white and brown cardstock and the tie is the Double Dot Decaf by Bo Bunny.   To adhere some of the letter's and white diamond I used 2-way Glue Pen-Zig.
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I also used Scotch Quick Dry to put the box together. To give the tie some dimension I used vera color Bark. Thank you for stopping by. If you like anything I used please visit CuttersCreek store. Still can not find what you want or need a special order contact Kim and she will help get what you need in a flash. Have a great week ahead.

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