Thursday, February 27, 2014

Aged to Perfection! by Deanna M

With the coming of Spring (we all hope) comes for me a lot of birthdays. So, I decided I better get a jump start on some of the cards I am going to need.

I recently heard of a sunburst or starburst card and of course I had to give it a try. I started with 4 different pieces of patterned paper cut 1 1/2" X 4". Take each strip and cut it diagonally corner to corner to form two triangles. Lay your triangles out point side down and decide on the pattern you want.

Next, cut a piece of scrap card stock 2 3/4" X 5".  First thing to do is to find the center of the paper along the 5" side. I drew a line from top to bottom to mark my center. Next I covered the entire piece of card stock with some Glue n Seal. Starting from the center of your card stock you start applying your triangle pieces being sure to let the hang off of each end of the paper a bit and be sure you are covering the entire piece of card stock. You may have to adjust your placement to be sure the corners are covered. One done allow it to dry and the cut all the overhanging excess paper off.

Next I adhered the entire panel to another piece of white card stock cut at 3 3/4" 5". And, Joy of Joy's I got to try out my new mini perfect layers when I cut my black mat. I used the 1/8" side and it was fast an easy to get a perfectly centered mat behind my image layer. I also added a 1/2" x 5" piece of black card stock to the front of my card.

I then cut a butterfly out at 2 3/4" using my Cameo and some green and black card stock. Before adhering the layers together I decided I wanted to glitter my butterfly. I pressed the black layer of the butterfly into my Versamark embossing pad and sprinkled it with some Ranger Sticky Embossing powder. I think everyone should have some of this embossing powder it is awesome, because, when you heat it up it goes from the white powder to shiny and becomes sticky. I then sprinkled the layer with some of the Black Soot Distress Glitter and then briefly heated the whole thing again to make sure the glitter was permanently adhered. It was quick and easy with the Sticky Embossing powder and I don't have glitter falling off my project. If you would like some of the Sticky Embossing powder shoot Kim and email and she can special order for you. It is so worth it. The Distress Glitters are also a special order item and they are all gorgeous. Some of the prettiest glitter I've seen.

Once I had the butterfly done, I adhere the two layers together with some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. I adhered the butterfly to my card front with some of the Clear 3D foam pads.  I stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added some bling to finish it off.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you will get in touch with Kim to get your Sticky Embossing powdered ordered. You won't regret it!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Rock Star! By Fran


I made this card with my oldest grandson in mind.  He will be 17 in April! Where does the time go?  I used a digital image by Simply B Stamps.  What a challenge for me when it came to coloring the image.  But I do have to say it came out nicely. Below is a photo of the card and you can tell me what you think.


Details:  Cardstock by Neenah – Embellishments by Fran using a You Rock Digital Papers and Elements by Ziggle Designs – The hands are a font called Zoeilyhands – Star is a Die Cut called Stacking Stars – Glossy Accents Wink of Stella Clear Glitter used on hands and star to create added dimension –Image colored with Copics (C3, C5, C7 Grey on Suit); (C5, C7, C9 on Hair); Guitar (Boo); (E47 dark brown, Eyes); (E000, E00, E11, R20 Skin); Small dots around image created with a Sakura Gel Pen (Blue Glaze).  Last but not least the card is all held together using Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive. And 3-D padded foams for dimension.

Here are the items you can purchase from the Cutters Creek Online Store:

Inkssentials Glossy Accents

Copic Markers

Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

3-D Padded Foam

If there are any products I used but are not listed in the Store just contact Kim here.

Thank you for stopping by and hope that my project gave you some incentive. Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Head start on Easter by Mindy

I just got back from vacation and I had a little extra time at home. I decided to get an early start on Easter. I love this little Magnolia chicken image.

colored her with my Copic markers. To make the image look distressed like the papers , I kept going over it with my w00 marker to tone down the brightness.  My papers are from My Mind's Eye. I sewed around the border of every layer.  My image is cut out with a nestabilitie using my cuttlebug. 

It feels good to get a head start on a holiday for once. The supplies used from the Cutters Creek store are Copic markers and My Mind's Eye papers. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Birthday Fairy Wishes by Jearise

Good Morning,

I made this card for a very special friend's birthday.

I used my Gypsy and the Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year".

Products from Cutters Creek:

Stickles glitter glue in Stardust to outline the wings
Liquid Pearls in Buttercup for the star on the end of the wand
Perfect Pearls Mist in Turquoise for paper flowers

ATG for putting it together
Glue Dots for adhering the flowers

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Raven Hair Beauty by Fran


I found a free digital image that I love.  But I had no clue on how I was gone to color it.  After much thought I chose my Copic Markers.  The image is mostly colored black but using dark greys to give it the appearance of looking black.  Black and red are the hardest colors to blend and shade.  But I think it turned out pretty good.  The rest of the colors came from the “E” family of Copic Markers.  I Just used the Warm Greys and Skin tone colors.  I used a Prisma colored pencil, white for the highlights on the hair.

The card dimensions are 5-1/2” by 6”.  The card base is made from Bazzill Simply Smooth, white card stock.  The other papers are from my stash.  The corners and filigree came from the Silhouette store and cut using the Silhouette.  I popped up the image using 3-D Adhesive Foam Pads.  The image’s ears and belt are decorated with Gold Vinyl stickers. And I added the same colored vinyl stickers to the borders of the black card stock.  I used two types of adhesive: ATG Tape Glider and Glossy Accents.  And to finish the card off I used a Wink of Stella Brush marker in Clear Glitter.


If there is anything that I used but isn’t listed in the Cutters Creek Online Store you can always contact Kim Bush here.  Kim is the one who got my Silhouette Portrait for me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Hearts Caught by Jearise

Today I am showcasing a card I made using a few different cartridges and my Cricut machine. The card is for Valentine's Day but I got creative with the background and welded some different kinds of hearts together so the hearts are different sized and inside a square on one side and a circle on the other.

 Products from Cutters Creek:

Stickles - Color: Grape Ice for the word love and the hearts at the bottom of the card
ATG tape
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
Glue Dots

Saturday, February 8, 2014

St. Patrick's Day card by Michele

I wanted to get a jump start on making holiday cards early. I know some people like to have some done and ready to go weeks before the holiday. So I wanted to try the same concept.
I found this package of cards that already has an image cut out. This one has lips. The card measures 4x6.  I cut a small piece of red paper and put it behind the lips. Then from the Cricut I used Create a Critter and cut out a frog at 2inches( I used black, green and pink from my stash to make the frog) and from Create a Critter 2 , I cut out the hat and bow tie at 2 inches. I used glitter green paper for the hat and bow tie. I used this new adhesive( sticky thumb from Lifestyle Crafts) I got from a club I was in called the Adhesive club to stick everything together.

I found some stamps I had that said KISS ME I'M IRISH and stamps that in Memento Cottage Ivy ink on white cardstock and matted it on black cardstock. I used this green and gold trim ribbon I had in my stash.
 I hope you liked the card and if you see an item I used please visit the store  to get any of these items.  Do not see what you want just ask KIM and she will help you get what you want. Have a great day.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hogs and Kisses by Mindy

February is a busy month for me. We have gymnastics meets almost every weekend and I feel like I barely have any time for crafting. When I do get some time to myself to craft, I have to make something quick and easy before I get interrupted. This project is a super simple Valentine's card. I used the print and cut feature on my cameo so no layering was involved.

The little Cupig, the papers, and the sentiment are all from the same graphics set so I know they all go together, that makes it so simple. I added some stickles to Cupig's wings and
 mounted him to the card with an action wobble to give the card some movement. 

Cutters Creek shopping list 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Forever and Always by Deanna M

I have one more Valentine's Day card for you today. My card base is white card stock cut and scored to make a 5" X 7" card base. I cut a red mat at 4 3/4" X 6 3/4" and the patterned paper mat at 4 1/2" X 6 1/2".  All the layers were adhered together using my ATG gun.

My image was cut using my Cricut Expression and the Love Struck cartridge at 4". After adhering the two  layers together with some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive I sprayed it with some Iridescent Glitter Dust.  I adhered it to my card front with some foam squares.

My sentiment was stamped with Memento Love Letter ink (my new favorite red).  This can be ordered for you, just ask. Finally I added some red pearls to the sentiment mat. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lolly Garden by Michele

It is finally February and in 13 days it will be Valentine's Day. This day is special for all. This week I thought to make a Lollipop Garden. You will need to get 9 round suckers(Blow-Pop or Tootsie Roll Pops or what ever you would like). Then a piece of florist's dry foam which measures 2 5/8 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16" (available at crafts stores). The finished Lollipop Garden is 3.5 x 3.5 x 5.5". 

I used a SVG file called For My Valentine from svgcuts. The paper I used was in my stash. I love pink so I did what ever pattern paper or solid I had in pink. The one I picked had dots on them and some papers have lines that cross each other.  I used some DoodleBug Pink Twine to close the flower. On the petal of each flower I used a small tube or a pencil to curl the paper down to look like a flower. The box is in a dark pink paper and I used white for the fence. I used some Twinkle Jewel hearts. The adhesive I used was scotch quick-dry
Please stop by the  cutters creek store to get any of these items I used for my project.
Hope you all have a great Valentine's Day.
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