Saturday, August 31, 2013

Just For You Card by Fran


I wanted to stay on the simple side when I thought about my project.   So I chose to use a card base that was originally designed by Bird.  She shares her files and I found one that was quick to cut out on my Silhouette Portrait.




Card Details:  All solid color papers are from my Stash.  The printed paper is by Graphic 45 (6x6”) paper pad called Indie Bloom.  What I like the most about the card is that it had a cut out area to weave ribbon through.  So it is just like me that I wanted the ribbon to match the green shade in the printed paper.  So I took winter white seam binding and dyed it using Distress Ink pad in two different shades to get the green that closely matched the green in the printed paper.  The colors of the Distress Ink pads used were Shabby Shutters and Peacock Feathers.

TIP:  Seam binding is very soft and making a bow can be challenging.  Once I make my bow I protect the rest of my card and I spray hair spray on the bow.  I let it dry and then form the bow.  The hair spray gives just the right amount of stiffness to give the loops a little body.

The sentiment was stamped using Stampendous Stamp Set called Friendly Messages using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The centers on the cut out flower border is Distress Stickles (Spiced Marmalade).   I used a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (Deco). 

I needed to make some adjustments on the the papers so they would be the correct size and for that I used a great tool called  the Perfect Ruler.  And all the pieces are held in place using Glossy Accents and Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive.  OOPS I almost forgot about the bling on the corners of the sentiment tag.  I used KaiserCraft  Rhinestones in a pretty shade of orange.

The following items can be purchased from the Cutters Creek Online Store:

Distress Ink Pads

Distress Stickles

Tombow  Mono Adhesive

The Perfect Ruler

Glossy Accents

Graphic 45 Paper Pads 

Memento Ink Pad

KaiserCraft Rhinestones

NOTE:  Indie Bloom is no longer in stock but there are other gorgeous Graphic 45 paper pads.  However, if you are interested in Indie Bloom you can always check with Kim Bush and she may be able to special order it for you.

You can contact Kim Bush here about any product questions. 

Thank you for stopping by, Fran

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Steampunk Spells Album in a Box by Cindy

Hi everyone,
Today, I am sharing a fun project using supplies from the Cutters Creek Store. The owner, Kim had a pre-order of Graphic 45's new Halloween paper Steampunk Spells. I used the 12x12 for this project. I also used a pre-made cardboard book box that I got from Michaels - it was found in the unfinished wood section.

To prepare the box, I painted it with Gesso and then black paint. After the paint dried, I rubbed Gold leaf Rub n Buff streaking it in places so the black would show through and I think that it looks aged. I cut the cover images from the paper and attached it to the book box using Glue n Seal. The flowers are also cut from the paper and I used gold stickles on it.

Many of the products that I used for the mini album, I received as part of the Cutters Creek Store Yahoo Group. If you click on the link, you can join the group and get information on how to join the many clubs available. What is nice about the clubs is you can grow your collection and get new supplies monthly in an economical way.

I created the album using scor-tape, Basic Grey magnets and Velcro from the adhesive club. I hope that you like my project today. Be sure to watch the video to see everything in action.

Thanks so much for visiting today,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Envelope Mini Album

Hi it’s Mindy here with Tutorial Tuesday.  Today I want to show you how to make an envelope mini album using the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.  The envelope punch board is great because it allows you to make envelopes of any size.  I wanted my album to be about 3 inches by 3 inches.  I made the envelope for a 3x3 card which is a little bit bigger than 3 x 3.  There is a guide on the punch board that shows you how big to cut your paper and where to line it up to score for several different sized cards. 
I cut my paper to 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and made my envelopes.  I will post a video explaining this in more detail below.  I cut 8 envelopes.  I stuck them together by sticking the flap of one envelope into another envelope and so on. 
I cut some kraft cardstock and some patterned paper to add the pages of my book.  This is a great project to use up some of your scraps or some of the 6x6 paper pads you’ve been stocking up on. 
I used My Mind’s Eye paper and alternated between a chevron print and polka dots.  Here is a look at the inside pages.
Here is a look at the book from the outside. 
I know I’ve done a horrible job of explaining this, so here is a video that will hopefully make it easier for you to understand. 

Cutters Creek Shopping List
Envelope Punch Board
My Mind’s Eye Paper
ATG tape

Monday, August 26, 2013

Aged to Perfection by Deanna M

My stepdad is turning 83 this week so I though I should get a card made for him. This is what I came up with.

My card base is Kraft card stock cut and scored to make  9" x 4" card base.  I like using Kraft card stock as  base for my masculine cards. it seems to go well with the masculine colors I use for my cards.  Now here is a tip for you.  I really wanted to use patterned paper from my Swagger paper pad (Kim can order this for you) but it was a 6" X 6" paper pad and my card base was bigger.  What I did was I took 2 pieces of the blue paper and cut them to 3 3/4" in width. I left one at 6" and cut the other one to 2 3/4" and adhered both pieces to my card base.  Next I took two different patterned papers and cut them in varying heights but all at 3 1/2" wide.  I then alertnated the papers leaving  small gap between them. No seam from the blue show through and I was able to use my smaller paper on a bigger card.

My bottle was cut at 7" from the County Fair Cricut cartridge.  (Kim can order that for you too).  I cut the base out of some yellow card stock, I inked the cork top with some Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Stain.  The bottle was cut out of some dark  from the Tim Holtz Kraft core card stock.  I covered the entire green bottle with some Glossy Accents and let it dry overnight. Once the bottle was dry I used my Glossy Accents to adhere all my layers together.  I then wrote on the label Est. 1930 the year he was born.

The last thing I did was cut a tag using Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More.  I cut my tag out of Kraft card stock at 2".  Once cut I spritzed it with water and wrinkled it up then smoothrd it back out and hit it with my heat tool to dry it.  After it was dry I distressed the edges lightly with a pair of scissors then inked it with some Tea Dye distress ink. I stamped my sentiment with some Vintage Photo distress ink I rubbed some kitchen twine with my blending tool to give it an aged look then tied the sentiment tag do the bottle.  I adhered the bottle to my cardbase with some foam tape and added a glue dot to the back of the tag so it would stay where I wanted it too.

All of the adhesives I used in the making of my card I got while I was part of Kim's adhesive club.  It was a great way to stay supplied with some great adhesives and maintain my budget.  One final word on Glossy Accents,  my son was repairing the little wooden slides for a couple of dresser drawers.  He wanted to use some wood glue to help hold the new slides in because the screws were short. He also wanted to add some adhesive to the cracked slides. However we couldn't find the wood glue. Glossy Accents to the rescue. The glossy accents and a couple of wood clamps and a half hour and presto, repair complete.

 Cutters Creek Products I Used:
 Glossy Accents
 Distress ink
 Foam Squares

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Paperbag Tag Mini Album by Cindy

Hi everyone,

I have a project to share that is just plain fun. I am a practical crafter. It's really hard for me to just craft and not have a plan on what I'm going to do with the finished project. I recently purchased some Prima doll stamps and tag pad and made some really fun tags using washi tape and lots of bling and flowers from my stash. I used paper pads from Cutters Creek 6x6 paper pad club to paper piece the doll dresses (Authentique Remembrance and Echo Park For the Record 2 Documented.

 The doll stamps are quite large, about 7 inches long and they were so pretty but what to do with them? I watched a tutorial on a Paperbag Tag album from Live with Prima. I decided that it would be a great way to scrapbook my daughter's dance year and also include my fun tags! I used a 12x12 paper pad from my stash as well as the Authentique Remembrance paper pad. The closure is a Basic Grey magnet that I received in the Cutters Creek adhesive club. Other products I used include Scor-tape, ATG, Rosa Anna Griffin embossing folder, stickles, copic markers and my Cricut.

I also made my own crinkle ribbon using seam binding and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in pomegranate.

It's so much easier to show you my project in a video so I have all of the details in there.

Cutters Creek Store
Cutters Creek Yahoo Group

Thanks for visiting today,

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Get Well Card by Fran


I colored a cute Fairy and thought how nice it would be as a Get Well Card.  The image is called Peaceful Thoughts Fairy by Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital.


Note:  Color of dress is actually a deep pink.

The sentiment used on the inside of the card reads:  “Wishing You a fairy speedy recovery”.


Details:  The card measures 6” by 6-1/2”.   All papers are from my stash.  I used three circle dies measuring 5-1/2”, 5-1/4”, and 5”.  The digital image was colored using Prang Colored Pencils and Gamsol to blend the colors. 

The yellow butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  The ribbon is made from seam binding and I colored it using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Pad. 

All the tiny roses used are by Prima.  I added Baby Blue and Worn Lipstick Stickles to the roses and the center flower.  The center flower on the ribbon was hand made using a Retro Flower Punch. 

The digital image and butterflies have Star Dust Stickles on them for added enhancement.  The pearls are by KaiserCraft.  I rounded the bottom corners of the card using a Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. 

Framing the digital image are tiny dots of Baby Blue Stickles.  Everything is held together with hot glue and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials.  

The following list of products used on my card can be purchased from the Cutters Creek Store:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Worn Lipstick)

Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Worn Lipstick)

Tim Holtz Stickles (Baby Blue and Star Dust)

Inkssentials Glossy Accents

KaiserCraft Pearls (Bliss & Hot Pink)

Prima Roses

If you have any questions about the products you can contact Kim Bush here.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Birthday Card

Hi friends,   This is a birthday card I did for one of my daughters friends.  Sorry the photo is not as good as I had hoped! It's a bit blurry!  All of the paper is from Graphic 45  and the pearls are from Want to Scrap.   And the ink around the edge of the card is called Memento Ink: Bamboo LeavesIf you click on any of the links, they will both direct you to the Cutter's Creek Store.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Thinking of You Card by Jearise

I joined one of Kim's 6 x 6 paper pad clubs and I have to say that the paper we get each month is AWESOME and so much fun to play with and with that being said I will show you the card I made using the 6 x 6 "The Sweetest Thing" pad from My Minds Eye.

As I flipped though the pad I found the background paper for this card and I utilized both sides for the background of the card. I just flipped over the strip of paper I had left over and ran it through my Cuddlebug to emboss it. The numbers came from another page from the book and when I saw the "1" with the "One of a Kind" saying I knew I had to use it. I was going to stamp "Thinking of You" but this is so much better.

I wanted to add a splash of color and really like the way the yellow and pink worked together. Who would have guessed? I took one of my paper roses and spritzed it with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in pink. Here is a close up so you can see the glimmer.
Other things I used from Cutter's Creek to make this sweet card:
Scatch Quick-Dry Adhesive
ATG gun by Scotch
Scotch Pop Up Foam Squares
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye
Inkssentials Ink Blending Foam

Thank you so much for stopping by today and until next time....

Friday, August 16, 2013

Birthday Card for a Princess by Michele

Today I a making a cute card for my friend's little girl, it's her first birthday. The theme of the party is princess and the color is pink.  I started with some pink cardstock and cut it to be  5 X 7. Then I cut out a crown at 4.5 inches on white cardstock using my cricut , and  the cartridge Rock Princess. On the crown had 3 hearts that were cut out from some pink paper that had sparkle dots on it and the star was cut out with yellow cardstock. I used my scotch quick-dry adhesive to glue down the crown and the hearts and stars. I used some ice stickles on the yellow star  and to outline the crown to give it some bling.

I found some colorful stickers I had that say Happy Birthday! and I inserted a 1 after the happy to make it say Happy 1st Birthday! I used some pop up dots to give it a 3-d look for the crown.
At CuttersCreek, they have several clubs that last about 6 month and they are great. I am in the adhesive club, and each month I get to try new adhesives I would never thought of trying, and it's not expensive for those on a budget. So, stop by the store and ask for KIM,, she will tell you all about the clubs and how they work. I am so glad, I found this store, they have great products and if you do not see it, just ask KIM and she will do her best to get it for you.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.

Simple and Fun card by Cindy

Hi everyone,
Today, I am sharing a card that I made using products from the Cutters Creek Store. Many of the products that I used for my card, I received by joining clubs at the Cutters Creek Store Yahoo Group. If you click on the link, you can join the group and get information on how to join the many clubs available. What is nice about the clubs is you can grow your collection and get new supplies monthly in an economical way.

For this card I used the 6x6 paper pad Authentique Renew and the Anna Griffin embossing folder Matellase. My girl was cut from the Playtime Cricut cartridge and I used the Simple Sallies Peachy Keen Stamps for her face. She was attached to the card using clear foam adhesive squares.

I hope that you like my card today. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, August 12, 2013

One Day at a Time by Deanna M

 I just recently received the 6 new stickles colors from Cutters Creek, and oh my are they ever beautiful. If you haven't ordered yours yet, you do not want to miss out on these. The colors are beautiful and will be great for the upcoming holiday crafting season. Now just to tempt you just a bit more, I made a color chart for you so you could experience the colors yourself.

Aren't they beautiful???? Now, are you ready for a project that uses some of these colors? Great because I have one for you!

I started with a piece of kraft card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. My patterned paper is from a My Minds Eye Bluebell paper pad that I received from the 6" x 6" paper pad club that I belong to through the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group. Kim usually has several clubs running at once. She does her best to keep the cost down to around $20. They are billed the same day each month and at the end if you have paid on time you receive a free gift. Just join the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group to find out more. I will spill a secret and let you all know that Kim has just opened sign ups for the new Distress Glitter club. Interested??? Join the group for details.

Now back to the card! I used a scalloped chipboard oval from Want 2 Scrap (a free gift from a club!). I stained it with some Broken China Distress Stain (another club product!). I then sprayed it with some Sea Glass Glimmer Mist. Once it was dried I used the Ice Blue Stickles on the lacy scallop edges. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. They were colored with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. I used the Ice Blue Stickles for the center of my flowers and to add some sparkle to my butterfly. The heart on the flower pot I used the Cranberry Stickles. I used some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere my  scallop to my card and to adhere my images to the oval. My tickets are inked with some Tim Holtz distress ink in Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass. To finish the card I stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added some rhinestone bling.

Now don't forget to join the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group to find out more about the clubs and all the products in the store. You won't regret it. It is a great way to add to your crafting supply without breaking the budget!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Michele's Thank you card

For my project this week I decide to focus on some of the clubs that are offered at Cutters Creek.  I found this paper I had, it has different kinds of fruits so I cut them out. I started with a 4.5 x 5.5 card base and then matted a yellow paper that was from Echo Park collection For the record 2, and then embossed it using Anna Griffin Matelasse.  I used my scotch  quick dry glue to adhere it down. 
Then I had some washi tape from Doodlebugcalled berry blossoms and put it at the bottom.  Then I took the cuts outs of the fruit and lined them across the washi tape.  I used my tuxedo black ink by Memento to stamp the saying , Thanks a bunch, and then used some colored pencils to color the flowers and leaves. The stamp is from my stash. I used some glue pop up dot on the fruits to give them dimension, and the saying.  Hope you enjoyed this card and please stop by the Cutters Creek store for these items. 
The items I used were from a club that Kim has open to all, and these are just a few clubs.  It is a go way to try new things as well as getting something you want on a budget.  They are great clubs, come by and check them out and remember ask KIM if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Shadow Box by Jearise

Today I would like to present a shadow box I made that is going to be auctioned off this weekend. I love making shadow boxes and just adding the 3D effects that make it all come together.

I didn't add the frame for this picture because I was getting a glare from the glass.  Here are a close up of my flowers.
I used the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge to make the flowers. Please email Kim if you are interested in this great cartridge. I then used Perfect Pearls Mists in Heirloom gold to spritz the flowers.

This is where your journaling can be written or you can stamp a sentiment here.
I used CUTTLEBUG 5X7 Embossing Plus-Fanciful Labels to cut out the label and then I lifted the flap and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye to ink the raised part.

The center paper where the photo goes is from the 6 x 6 Authentique bundle which was one of the pads that I received in Kim's 6 x 6 paper pad club. Please email Kim if you're interested in future clubs.

Here is the final picture with the frame on.
I used an Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in gold to paint the outside of my plain black frame and give it an antique look.

I also used my ATG gun to adhere the photo area and tag to the background paper and I used Glue Dots to adhere the flowers.

Bye for now! Jearise

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I Love Anna Griffin with Kim B.

I so love everything Anna Griffin.  She does everything with such elegance and grace.  I have met her several times and she is so sweet and loveable.  I have beautiful scrapbook pages of her and I using her products and I really treasure those pages.  My project today is using one of her new embossing folders, Rosa.

Before I start on the project, would you like to know how my customers are getting their hands on these gorgeous folders?  I think it is worth few minutes of your time to read on and find out.  Cutters Creek realized some time back that the economy was making budgets tight for many crafters however they did not want to give up their love of crafting and wanted to be able to get the newest and greatest products and also some oldies but goodies as well.  I also realized that many crafters love an array of colors to choose from however on a tight budget, they would have to pick and choose a few colors of their item of choice and just could not afford to purchase 10, 20, 30 colors but they sure did want them all!  So the Cutters Creek Clubs were born.  I often do clubs where members can collect all colors over a six month period.  I generally try and keep the Clubs around $20 and I reduce my flat rate store shipping down as well to make that $20 to include shipping charges.  My customers love the clubs because they get a monthly package of crafty goodness at a low affordable price and I usually keep what they are getting as a surprise so they get even more joy out of their purchase.  As an avid crafter myself, I put myself in my customers mindset to make selections of items I would like to receive and not just send them items to send them stuff.  The Cutters Creek Clubs are all about my customers and their joy.  My joy comes from how delighted they are each month.  We usually are running any where from 5-9 clubs at any given time and you do need to join on the onset of a Club's beginning.  If you are interested in playing along with us, please click HERE to join the Cutters Creek Store Yahoo Group to check up out.  We are a very warm and friendly group free from drama and you also get insider information and scoops and updates on products as well.  We would love to have you, so please stop by!

If you have gotten this far through my post (and I thank you for hanging in there with me), it is time to show off my project!  I made the two cards below with the Anna Griffin Folder Rosa that my Club members have received already.  My third grand daughter was due on July 28th and still has not made her entrance as of yet.  This will be my daughter's first child and we can't wait to met her, especially my daughter who is a little bit tired of being pregnant right now.  You ladies who have had children know what I mean.  One card is to my new grand daughter with a note inside from grandma with a gift of bibs that say all kinds of wonderful things about grand mothers.  The other is a card welcoming my daughter into motherhood and her gift is a beautiful necklace.  I wanted to give her something special because if you have experienced the birth of a child, you know that once the baby comes, the child becomes the one that everyone has interest in and mom is kind of forgotten a bit.  So as my daughter's mom, I want her to know that I think she is beautiful and special and I love her with all my heart.  Here are the cards:

The background of my grand daughter's card uses the embossing folder and my daughter's card uses the included matching border.  I love that Anna's folders also include the matching border in the package.  I also hand wrote "MOM" on my daughters card (on the baby bottle) with one of my Spica pens by Copic and then added some Stickles over top of that for some extra bling and pop.  I also inked the edges of the elements on her card with a Memento Ink Pad which is also another Club currently in progress. 
I hope you enjoyed my project!!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Thank you so much for stopping by!
Authors Edit:  This was scheduled before the baby was born however she (Isabeau Helene) was born August 3rd weighing 9lbs 7ozs:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cuddly Koala

I have had this cute cuddly koala Marci stamp from La La Land Crafts for a while and I decided it was finally time to ink it up.  Koalas were my favorite animal as a child and I think this image is adorable.  I recently got a new 6 x 6 My Mind’s Eye pad from Kim and thought this image would go great with it.  I love how soft the colors in this pad are.  The pad is called lavender, but there’s actually no lavender it’s pinks, blues, and yellows. 

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I colored Marci with my copic markers to match the colors in the papers.  I love chevron right now, so I had to make that the background.  I picked a few more patterns to add and then finished the card off with one of my favorite Cutters Creek branded flowers. 

Shopping List

La La Land Crafts

My Mind’s Eye

Copic Markers

Cutters Creek Branded Flowers

Friday, August 2, 2013

Country Living Card

Hi everyone,
Today, I am sharing a card that I made using products from the Cutters Creek Store. Many of the products that I used for my card, I received by joining clubs at the Cutters Creek Store Yahoo Group. If you click on the link, you can join the group and get information on how to join the many clubs available. What is nice about the clubs is you can grow your collection and get new supplies monthly in an economical way.

The items that I used from the clubs include the Authentique Remembrance paper pad (6x6 paper pad), Anna Griffin Embossing Folder Rosa (Anna Griffin Embossing Folder club), 3D clear foam pads (adhesive club). I also used the Country Living Cricut cartridge and the Lacy Labels Cricut Lite Cartridge.

Be sure to watch the video to see how it all gets put together.

Thanks for visiting.
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