Tuesday, July 30, 2013

All Occasion Card by Deanna M

I recently signed up for Kim's 6 X 6" paper pad club and received this gorgeous Authentic paper pad called Remembrance. It is  filled with lots of dark deep purples and light lavenders and greens. I absolutely love it!!

So today I have a card I made using several papers from that paper pad. In fact the only paper not from the pad, is the white card stock card base. I hope you love it as much as I do.

I started with a white card base cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I then cut a dark purple mat also 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and adhered it to my card. I wanted the dark purple to show but not the white card base. I then picked 4 patterned papers from the pack and cut them at 2 1/2" x 1 7/8" and adhered them to my purple mat. I used my ATG gun to adhere the mats down.

I was browsing through the silhouette store and came across this lacy butterfly and flower cut out which I fell in love with. Of course I had to use it for my card. I cut the top layer out of more of the dark purple paper from the paper pad. The cut did not come with a back layer so I used the offset feature in the software to create a back layer which I cut out of white card stock. I used my Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere these two layers together. I allowed it try and then sprayed it lightly with some Iridescent Glitter Dust. (Another favorite product of mine!).

I had this little wooden butterfly in my stash so I painted it with some Seedless Preserves Distress Stain. (This is a special order item, contact Kim through the store customer service link for information on how to order). Once that dry I spritzed it with some Lavender Fresh Glitter Mist spray. I attached the circle to the center of my card using some foam pads I received from Kim as a gift for being in her Adhesive club. (That was an awesome club to be a part of. Be sure to sign up for the Cutters Creek Yahoo group to get the inside scoop on the clubs.) I used some small glue dots to attach my butterfly to the circle.

I haven't added a sentiment to my card because I think it could be used for many different occasions, like Birthday, Thinking of You, Get Well, or even a Sympathy card.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fun and Play Card by Fran


Today I have a really fun card to show you.  I was driven by the image to make the card colorful and playful.  The digital image I used is by Mo Manning called Come Out and Play.  When you see the image it will bring back lots of memories for us who were kids during the 50s and skating was the favorite past time.  I can remember going to the Shoemakers down the street from where I lived to buy skate keys because I would lose mine all the time.  Oh and the best shoes to use were saddle oxfords.  You know the ones that were black and white.  The skates would stay on better. Just a little skating down memory lane.



I colored the image using Prang colored pencils and the Gamsol technique.  I used a Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities, Curved Rectangles  to cut around the image.  I distressed the card with Tumbles Glass and Crushed Olive Distress Inks.  All the small flowers were punched using a Retro Flower Punch by EK Success,  Added lots of Stickles Glitter Glue to the flowers, words, and speech bubble.  The larger flower is from my stash.  I used the Silhouette Portrait to cut out the words: F-U-N and P-L-A-Y.  The frame of the card on the front and inside was also cut using the Silhouette called Notebook Edges.   Inkssentials Glossy Accents & Tombow Permanent Adhesive to hold everything together. Cardstock is from my stash. And the speech bubble and text was created in Paint Shop Pro.

Cutters Creek Products:  Distress Ink Pads; Stickles Glitter Glue; ASI Kool Tak; Inkssentials Glossy Accents; Tombow Permanent Adhesive.

Side Bar Info:  Kim of Cutters Creek offers her customers a special way of obtaining their favorite crafting products by way of clubs.  The clubs run approximately 6 months allowing the customer to pay each month with a lower shipping rate on the products from each club.  For instance I belonged to the Adhesive Club and each month I received 3 adhesives of various types.  I also belong to Tim Holtz Distress Paints Club.  This is a great way to build on your crafting supplies with affordable monthly costs.  If you have any questions about the clubs you can contact Kim here.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thank you card by Michele

Good Morning, today  I made a Thank you card. I needed to make one for my co-workers who took the office staff out to lunch last week. I started out by using a white base card 4.25x5.5 in, then I matted some pattern paper from the Echo Park Happy Days pack.   Then I added some bakers twine from We R Memory Keepers-aqua color and wrapper it around the paper before I glued it down with my Scotch quick-dry adhesive

For the saying I used Spellbinders Labels Four and used some red paper I had in my stash. Then I found this stamp I had that said "thanks" and used black ink.  I used some pop-up-dots for the label to give it some dimension. That my card and I hoped you like it.  Please stop by the store to pick up any of these items I have used, and if you need something special please ask KIM and she will try to get the items you are looking for.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas Card by Jearise

I know Christmas is still a few months away but I figured if I start making cards now, I might have them done in time this year. I usually put it off and then end up having to go buy cards or sending them out the first of the new year.

As you can see, I used non traditional colors for this card. 

Items from Cutter's Creek Store:
purple Stickles glitter glue for my star 

Perfect Pearls Mists in Kiwi for the background
Provocraft Cuddebug Embossing folder - Swiss Dots also for background

Authentique 6 x 6 paper pad - Renew used for yellow background (part of the 6 x 6 paper pad club so email Kim if interested)
Tim Holtz Distress ink pad - Frayed Burlap used to soften the yellow background paper
Inkssentials Ink Blending Foam 10/Pkg  used to dispense distress ink on background

ATG used to put the card together

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, July 22, 2013


Hi, it's Mindy and it's my turn to post a project today. I recently got a new puppy, so I've been spending a lot of time with her and my other little dog outside in the backyard. They love chasing each other and barking at birds. I found this little bird digital stamp and thought it would make a nice bright summery card.

I've colored my image with my copic markers to match the bright colors in the Echo Park paper. This is an older pack, but they have several others that are just as cute. To finish the card off, I added some Cutters Creek brand flowers. I always like having these on hand to finish off my cards. They come in a large variety of colors and styles and if the color isn't exactly what you're looking for, you can modify them with your copic markers or some stickles. 

I hope you have enjoyed my bright summery card and that your summer isn't too hot to enjoy. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

First Crush by Fran


Do you remember your first crush?  I do!  Every time I saw him my knees would turn to Jell-O, lol.   All the memories came flooding back when I saw the image I used to make my card.  The digital image is by Dearie Dolls and I used the colored one from the set.  My card was cut using the Silhouette Portrait.  And the background on the inside of the card was also cut using the Silhouette. 

The card measures approximately 5” square.  The papers are by Recollections.  And they come in many colors and are distressed.  I added some Distress Stickles (Worn Lipstick) to the front of the card.  I attached the image using ASI (Kool Tak)  3-D Foam Pads.  And everything is held together using Inkssentials Glossy Accents.

Front View


Inside View


Cutters Creek Products:  Distress Stickles, Inkssentials Glossy Accents, and Kool Tak 3-D Foam Pads.  If you have any questions about any of the products used you can contact Kim here and she may be able to order it for you.

And there are lots of new items Kim is selling in the store. Check out the July Specials and CHA 2013 Releases.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hawaii Album by Cindy

Hi everyone, Today, is my day for the Cutters Creek Design Team blog post. My project today is dear to my heart, it's my family scrapbook for our summer vacation to Hawaii. I used the tutorial from Enchanted Scrapper on YouTube.

I used Tropical Travelogue from Graphic 45 which is retired but the new Bohemian Bazaar would make a fabulous travel album too. Some of the other products I used include stickles, scor tape (lots of scor-tape!), the Mickey Mouse and Friends and Font cartridge, Robotz, Artiste and Elegant Edges cartridges and flowers. All of these products and many similar ones can be found in the Cutters Creek store.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Graphic 45 Paper. Bohemian Bazar

Hi friends!  Hope everyone is having a terrific Summer!  Today I did a scrapbook page for you. It's a photo we took while away with our family on Spring Break this past April.  I think all but a few of the cousins are missing.  (If you haven't noticed we have a rather large family!!)

All of the paper is from the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazar 12x12 Paper Pack.   This is great paper if you're looking for bright summery colors! Both the 6x6 and 12x12 paper packs and much more be found in the Cutter's Creek Store.  Make sure you pop over to take a peak at what Kim has!

And the winner is. . .

We hoped you all enjoyed visiting our blogs for inspiration to get a head start on your holiday crafting. I know we sure had fun creating our projects.

It is time to select the winner of the blog candy, and that winner is. . . . .

Kathy Ancheta, you are the winner of the Christmas in July Blog Hop blog candy. Kathy if you will email me your mailing address we will get your goodies in the mail to you! You can email me at deannamulder at livedotcom. Congratulations!!! And thanks so much for hopping with us.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Welcome to our Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Christmas in July Blog Hop!  You are starting in the right place.

We have some great projects in store for you today to provide you plenty of inspiration to help you jump start your holiday crafting. So grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax, and get ready for some fun, inspiration, and the chance to win some blog candy too! 

Here is the awesome blog candy we have for you.

To be eligible for the blog candy, we would love for you to follow us and leave a us a comment here and on all the blogs along the way. We will use Random.org to select a winner. The winner will be posted here on the Cutters Creek Design Team blog on Monday July 15th. Your first stop along the way is Kim.

Here is the complete blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Smash Books #2 with Cindy

Hi everyone,
It's Cindy and I am back again with my second part on using Smash Books. Today's post is using Smash Books with children. Now, my kids are 5 & 6 so they are mostly at the glue and stick stage. They can't quite use my Cricut and they haven't really caught on yet to scrapbooking or keeping memorabilia from a trip or journaling. So in this project they have to really be guided. Older children could do more - they could keep a journal on their trip, they could use a Smash book to scrapbook their summer vacation and so much more.

For this project, I cut out many elements on my Cricut before we even left for our trip. I went through each of their scrapbooks and any paper that I thought would be too difficult or "ugly" to work with I covered with paper from my stash. When we got back from our trip, I cut out any additional elements and printed out my pictures. I had the kids use the Smash glue sticks for this project.
 All but one of these pages is from my son's book. He just finished the first grade so I had him do some basic journaling. My thought is that we would have the next vacation maybe two in this book and it will be really fun to see how their scrapbooking and journaling changes.
 This is the page from Lily's book and she missed covering the wording on this page (by accident, I am sure) but it totally works.

You can see every page and hear me discuss my processes in the video.

Be sure to visit the Cutters Creek store to purchase the products that I used today:
Smash Books
Washi Tape
ATG Gun and Tape
Smash Date Stamp

Suggested Items:
Smash Pad - Blank
Smash Tape - Like This
Smash Tape - Swatch


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Smash Books #1 with Cindy

Hi everyone,
Cindy here, with a two part post on Smash Books. Maybe you have seen them or heard about them but how do you use them? This will hopefully be an ongoing series on the ways that I am using Smash books. Now, I had tried Project Life last year and last until about April. The problem for me with Project Life is first, I forget to take pictures and I certainly don't take pictures every day. The other was that I felt that my life wasn't that exciting and I kept having the same weekly or even monthly pages in my album because my life is very routine. So it was boring...I also felt like the scrapbooking itself was boring. Don't get me wrong Project Life is great for those who haven't done much scrapbooking. But it was not for me. I wanted something that I could document the every day when it suited me, I could journal in and I could make scrappy. So I turned to Smash Books.

In the video, I talk more about why I use a Smash Book instead of creating my own because in this, having a sturdy pre-made book does save me time!

Be sure to visit the Cutters Creek store to purchase the products that I used today:
Smash Books
Washi Tape
ATG Gun and Tape
Smash Date Stamp

Suggested Items:
Smash Pad - Blank
Smash Tape - Like This
Smash Tape - Swatch

Be sure to come back tomorrow where I will show you how I used Smash books with my kids!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fabulous Day Card by Deanna M

I received some new goodies from Kim the other day and OF course I had to play a little this weekend. This is what I made.

I started with some green card stock cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" portrait card base. I add a yellow mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" then I added another green mat cut at 3 3/4" X 5". I then cut another piece of yellow card stock at 3 1/2" X 3 1/2 and ran it through my eBosser and embossed it with my new Anna Griffin Matelassé embossing folder. (I love this one, and Kim can and will order if for you, just ask her. You can contact Kim through the store site here.)

I adhered all my layers together with my ATG gun. After I adhere the embossed yellow mat, I added a piece of Washi Tape to the base as a border. (OK, I admit, this is my free gift from Kim at the end of the club, but she can likely order this too.)

Next I stamped a small piece of card stock cut to 2" X 2" with my flower image with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored my flower image with some chalk. I then went back and using a blue water colored pencil to add a bit of shading. I blended everything together with my Dove blending pen. I matted my image on another piece of green card stock cut to 2 1/4" 2 1/4" and adhered it to my card front with some Kool Tak clear foam squares.

Finally I added my sentiment using some VersaMark embossing ink and the new Saraha WOW! Embossing Powder I just received from Kim. The new Desert Sand Limited Edition set. LOVE IT!!! So sparkly.  Okay, so now confession time, I really had bad luck and did not enjoy using embossing powders on my projects until Kim started selling the WOW! embossing powders. The others I tried to use just didn't melt and give me the results I expected. The WOW! embossing powders melt beautifully. If you haven't tried them yet, you should, you won't regret it.

I would love to know what you think of my project and this embossing folder. I think it is beautiful and am so excited that I now own it.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Vintage 4th by Jearise

Well tomorrow we celebrate America's Independence Day and so to show my love for America and for vintage cards, I made this vintage 4th of July card.

This card was easy to make and I like the way the look turned out in the end. I used Graphic 45 (Le Cirque Collection) paper for the striped background. I then used a blue designed 6 x 6 sheet from Echo Park's For the Record 2 pad (Email Kim if interested) for the middle and finally I used used Bazzill paper (Email Kim if interested) to stamp my generic design on.

To get my vintage look, I used Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink in frayed burlap and inked the edges and ran the pad across the surface of my bottom and middle. I then used my finger to smudge the ink and to lesson it's color. For the stamped middle, I used Tim Holtz Ranger Distress markers (Email Kim if interested) to color a acrylic stamp. Once the image was stamped, I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist in heirloom gold. Finally, I layered my card using my ATG tape and gun and added the peals for something a little extra.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July Card by Michele

It’s almost 4th of July, and I decided to make a card.  I got this digital image from online and it was perfect for this card.  I used a card size 4 ¼ x 5 and then I matted the red poka dot from the Happy Days paper collection from Echo Park. I used Copic markers to color the hat I used Y17,B29 and R46. I used some Ice Stickles on the stars to give it some bling. The saying is something I also found online. I used pop up dots from my stach to give the hat and the words a 3-d look.
 Please come by the store to find these and other great products.  Just ask Kim if you can't find something, she will gladly help you get it.  HAPPY 4th of JULY.  Be safe.
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