Saturday, November 30, 2013

12 Days of Christmas, Day 1 by Anne

Welcome to the Cutter's Creek Design Team 12 Days of Christmas.  We are so happy you are joining us.  Today is the 1st day of the event.  I have made a Christmas card for you that will hopefully give you some inspiration.

The following items I used from Cutter's Creek Store:

Graphic 45 paper.  (The Red paper)
Anna Griffin paper (The mistletoe paper)
Glimmer Mist:  Iridescent Red

Thanks for visiting! Be sure you come back tomorrow for day 2 and another great project from our design team.  Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of our projects.

The Key To A Better Future Starts With You!


That’s the theme for my tag.  I really had fun making this tag.  I basically stayed with one color.  And what made it so easy were all the products I had in my stash to get that monochromatic look.



(you can click on the photos to get a larger view)

What I did first was use some collage tissue paper by 7 Gypsies from the Journey Collection.  I used mod podge to adhere the tissue to a piece of card stock.  Then I used Glue N’ Seal by Inkssentials in a matte finish to protect the tissue paper from moisture.  I cut several strips of the tissue to make the small flowers. The steampunk padlocks were made using a silicone mold and paper clay.  I embossed the padlocks with Aged Ochre Embossing Powder by Stampendous.  The memo pins in the flowers are from Tim Holtz’s idea-ology line. I covered one of the pins also with Aged Ochre Embossing Powder.  The other memo pin holds the theme message created on the Silhouette.  The wooden Key is by KaiserCrafts.  I painted the key with three shades of *Distress Paints to get a patina look (pumice stone, rusty hinge, & peeled paint).  Then I added some *Distress Glitter (tarnished brass).

*The Distress Paints and Distress Glitter were purchased through a club. Kim often sells products by offering her customers a chance to join clubs where you pay a reduced cost over a 6 month period. The clubs help you build on your craft supplies.  Its an unique way to get the items that are popular.  You can join these clubs by being part of the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group.

Stop by the Cutters Creek Online Store and see all the awesome products Kim offers.  And if there is something you are looking for and it’s not available in the store you can contact Kim and she may be able to special order it for you.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas card by Cindy

Hi everyone,

My project today, uses a new Anna Griffin paper pad Yuletide Greetings that I got as part of the 6x6 paper pad club.

Be sure to watch the video to get the full recipe and see how it all gets put together.

My die cut is from Create a Critter 2 but I only cut the one layer for the wreath. My sentiment is stamped in white pigment ink. So simple but I think that it will make a very nice Christmas card. To get the products that I used today, be sure to visit the Cutters Creek store.


Monday, November 25, 2013

O' Christmas Tree by Deanna M

I hope everyone had a great weekend and their week is off to a good start. I am not sure about you but wow, I can't believe Thanksgiving is just a few short days away. That means that Christmas won't be far behind. I decided I better get started on some cards and quick. Here is what I have for you today.

My card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" white Bazzill card stock. My pattern paper is from the Echo Park Holly Jolly 6" X 6" paper pad. My red pattern mat is cut at 4" X 5 1/4". I cut a piece of green card stock 3" x 5 1/4" and used a border punch on each side. The music paper is the back side to the red paper and I cut it so it would fit on the green punched mat but it too is 5 1/4" tall. My tree, is from the new Sizzix Framelits Dies and Stamps Tim Holtz Christmas Tree set. I love the versatility of these sets. For this card I opted to not use the stamps but just the dies. But I just as easily could have stamped and cut, or just stamped.

I used three different shades of green card stock one for each layer with each layer getting a bit lighter. The star is cut from some gold paper and then sprayed with some Gold Glitter Dust. ( Be sure to stock up on the Glitter Dust spray, it is a holiday must have). To decorate my tree I added some random pearls using a variety of colors of Liquid Pearls.

I stamped my sentiment on some white card stock using some Memento ink. This color is called Love Letters and is a gorgeous red.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Box by Michele

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I needed some decorations for the table and the house. So last time I made some little houses for place cards for the table and now I am making little turkey boxes.  This is coming from the same file Happy Thanks from  This files works on machines that are compatible with SCAL, like Craftwell eCraft that Kim sells in the store.

This is what it looks like.  The turkey is 3.75" tall, 5 inches wide, and 1"deep. You can put what ever you want inside. I put in a small piece of Styrofoam and the color felt leaves where off  something I found in my craft box. I just used some hot glue on the stick for the leaves.  I used some scraps of different paper I had to make the feathers. The fry box is out of brown and so is the turkey body and head. I used some 3D foam squares for his feet.

Here is the finished products of the turkeys boxes. Hope you enjoyed this Thanksgiving project. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Please stop  our store for the Black Friday sale and come back to our blog for the Twelve Days of Christmas staring December 1st.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's Beginning to Look...

It's starting to look a little bit like Christmas. I'm ready to start shopping and put up my decorations. One great way to get in the Christmas spirit is to get started in your Christmas cards. I decided to challenge myself on my first one and deviate from the my usual bright and cheery Christmas colors.
This paper pack from My Mind's Eye is soft and muted. I tried to match it with my copics as best as I could. I popped my image up from the burlap strip with some 3D adhesive and added a paper poinsettia to the corner. This card was quick and simple to put together. I didn't want to overwhelm myself on the first one. 

Shopping List My Mind's Eye Paper Copic Markers 3D Adhesive

Thanksgiving Card

Hi friends, here is a Thanksgiving card I did for the Cutter's Creek blog today.
The orange and burgundy checked paper is from Graphic 45
the copper brads can be found here, and the die cut is a Spellbinders die.  
Everything can be found on the Cutter's Creek Store.  Hope you enjoy the card.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

With Thanks



Clean and Simple is what my card is all about.  I dug out an old leaf image rubber stamp to use as my focal point.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa Ink for the leaf. Then I colored it with a Spica pen in Melon Green.  And added orange and clear glitter with my *Wink of Stella Brush.  (I am so addicted to these glitter brushes).  I added Aged Spice and Aged Hunter embossing powders by Stampendous called Fran-Tage. The Border paper is from my stash.  The button was made using a silicone mold and some Martha Stewart paper clay.  And I added more Aged Spice and Aged Hunter to the button.  My card is 5-1/2” square.  And the base of the card is Kraft card stock.  Everything is held together using a Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner.

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

Memento Ink Pad-Rich Cocoa

Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner

Stampendous Fran-Tage

Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen – Melon

*Note: Kim will be carrying the Wink and Stella Brushes in the near future.

If you are interested in any of the other products I used you can contact Kim of Cutters Creek to see if she can special order it for you.

Have a wonderful day,


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thankful for You card by Jearise

Today I would like to share my "Thankful for you" card. I am very much in the Thanksgiving mood and have so much to be thankful for that I love to make cards to share during this time. This card is simple but yet I didn't feel it needed a lot more.

I hope you liked my card and I thank you for stopping by today.

Products from Cutter's Creek:

6 x 6 paper pad - Trail Mix Collection from BoBunny. It's part of the 6 x6 paper club and you would need to contact Kim for information on ordering.

Tim Holz Distress Ink in shaded lilac

Perfect Pearls Mist in pewter

ATG tape dispenser

Glue Dots 

Cuddle Bug Embossing  machine 

Cuddle Bug embossing folder - Kassie's Brocade

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Rosette Wreath by Deanna M

I wanted to make a Thanksgiving Wreath for my house but wanted something a little different.  So, I decided to make a Rosette Wreath!  I love how it turned out.

For my wreath, I started with six sheets of 8 1/2" X 11" card stock. I chose to use two different colors for my rosette wreath. Using my Scoreboard I scored on the paper every 3/4" of an inch on the 11" inch side. Once I had all my paper scored, I folded it accordion style.

To adhere my rosette together I used some 1/2" Kool-Tak. It is very similar to scor-tape. I then cut two 6" circles and hot glued them to the front and back of the rosette to hold it in place.

My turkey is from the Silhouette Store and was cut using my Cameo and some brown card stock. I used the offset feature in the Design software to create a shadow for my turkey and cut that out of some light rusty orange paper. I sprayed the brown layer of my turkey with some Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist.

My letters were cut from the A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge at 4". I cut these out of the same card stock as the turkey's shadow. I applied some Glossy Glue and Seal to each letter and sprinkled them with some of the Rusty Hinge Distress Glitter. The distress glitter is a special order item, so just ask if you want some.

I finished the wreath with a bow at the bottom. I made a loop out of the ribbon and hot glued it to the top of the wreath so I could hang it.

The wreath actually went together really quickly so this is something you could put together for just about any occasion. You could also use patterned paper for an entirely different look. I thought these colors just gave the appearance of the turkey's tail all fanned out. Let me know what you think, I would love it if you left me a comment.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gratitude Project by Cindy

HI everyone,
Today, I am sharing a fun project using the smallest Graphic 45 matchbox and some leftover French Country paper. It was a super fun and easy project.

If you would like a more detailed look at my project, be sure to watch the video.

Here are some products that I used from the Cutters Creek Store:
Glue n Seal
Scor Tape
Graphic 45 French Country Paper
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thanksgiving Place Holder

Hello, It is almost Thanksgiving and my part is the decorations since my mom does the cooking of the turkey. I am going to make place card holders. I got this file from called Happy Thanks.This files works on machines that are compatible with SCAL, like Craftwell eCraft that Kim sells in the store. 

 It is a little house that is about 11" wide, and the banner on top is the name of the person. I used all the paper I had at home. I made the houses in 2 different colors, light brown and a dark brown. The window and banner are out of white, and vellum was used for the window. The roof  was some paper that had Thanksgiving colors I liked. The door paper was cut out of some paper that had turkeys on it. The door knob was a small rhinestone bronze.

front view

back view

The banner I used the mini glue dots to hold it in place on top of the roof. All others I used Scotch quick-dry adhesive. The opening in the back I put a small piece of candy, or you could put a tea-light(battery operated of course)it would look like some one is in the house.
Hope you liked this project for Thanksgiving. Have a great weekend all.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Giving Thanks

This time of year we all think about what we're thankful for. It's easy to be thankful for the big things like family, friends,  and our health, but sometimes we forget about the simple things that make us happy every day. When I found this sentiment stamp from House Mouse it made me think about how thankful I am for simple things like having the time to craft.

I think this image of Tilda playing in the leaves is perfect for this sentiment.  I colored her with copic markers and added some Flower Soft to make it look like she's sitting in a pile of leaves. I love how sweet she looks. I kept my papers from My Mind's Eye simple as well and didn't add any embellishments. 

Take some time this holiday season to remember the simple things in life that make you happy. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thanksgiving Card by Jearise

Hello all my Cutter's Creek friends. I am getting into the Thanksgiving spirit even though I feel Halloween came and went to fast and I still have lots of Halloween ideas running through my head. I love sending out Thanksgiving cards to friends and family and that is what I would like to show you today.

All the paper is from the 6 x 6 paper pad from Remembrance by Authentique. You can inquire to Kim if you are interested in it. It's beautiful paper and lovely for cards.

I also used:

Stickles in Diamonds for the middle of the flowers and the border in the middle of the card.
Glimmer Mist in graphite metallic for the flowers to tone down the yellow and give them an aged look.
Cuddle Bug embossing folder for the embossed design.
Tim Holz Distress ink in ted dye color for the edges.
ATG glider to hold it all together.

Thank you for stopping by today and taking a peak at my Thanksgiving card. I really do appreciate it.
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