Saturday, December 28, 2013

C&S #51 Saturday

Challenge: Anything goes using your Left Overs

December 24th - 30th, 2013

There's a lot going on this week at Cuttin' and Stampin'.  We are working on adding more types of projects to bring to you.   As many of you know I tore apart my craftroom and decided it was time to finish it properly.  So I've been crafting in the kitchen.  Who needs to eat right?

 We want to start giving you some step by step instructions on how we create our projects.  Today I'm working with Craffiti Direct and showcasing the Music stamp set.  

Here's what I started with.  Bazzill Basic Paper in Avicado.  The pattern paper is from the Bazzill Countdown to Christmas.  The Craffiti Direct Music stamp set.  Versamark Clear ink and Black embossing powder.  I used  my 1" circle punch, Stampin' Up label punch and and oval die cut.  Close to My Heart Liquid glass and Memento Ivy Garden ink.

I cut the card base at 4 1/4 x 11 and folded it in half.  I cut the printed paper to 4 x 5 1/4.  I brushed the cream card stock with my powder bag.  Then I stamped the cream paper with the Versamark ink and used the black embossing powder for the piano keyboard and main label.  

I tried stamping the three words in cream ink. Then in versamark ink and used white embossing powder.  In the end, I liked the black embossing powder on the green paper. 

I punched the smaller words out with the circle punch and the happiness with an oval metal die. I used the Memento Garden Ivy to go around all the edges of the elements. I then took some black baker's twin and and strung them together to look like they are dangling from the label like charms.  Then tied a bow on the top.  After it was all glued together, I covered the green "charms" with some Liquid Glass so they would be nice and shinny.  

Here's the final card.  

Tell me what you think of the tutorial and way I can make them better to help you the reader.  

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on January 3, 2014.

Please link your projects HERE.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Robin Lane's Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Everyone.  We are celebrating with Robin Lane today.  It's her birthday and we all want to let her know how important she is to us.  So there are a few of us participating in her Happy Birthday to Me blog hop.  
If you are following along, you should have come from Connie Can Crop.  If you just happen to stop by you can start at the beginning with the birthday girl Create-a-Latte.  
Last year there was a wreath created that I wanted to copy.  I can't remember who created it, but it was a bunch of square papers rolled into cones and glued to a wreath base.  So here we are a year later with no wreath built, but still hanging onto the idea.
I started with a bunch of 1.25" squares and rolled them into a cone shape. Then glued them in a circle onto my card front. I tied two buttons together with a piece of hemp and made a bow for the center of the wreath. 

I then used an edge punch to create a boarder piece and stamped the sentiment with a Stampin' Up stamp.  I must admit that I wasn't to happy with that part.  I stamped it several times trying to figure out how to make it straight.  Not a lot of luck with that.  Then I used the Wink of Stella Clear brush pen to add some glittery color to the red card stock.  

Robin - I really hope you have a wonderful day!!!. 

Robin is giving away some wonderful blog candy if you stop by every blog and leave a comment.  Here's what she's giving away 

Your next stop is at Kim's.  
If you get sidetracked along the way, here's the complete hop line up.

2. Lori Apgar -

3. Lissa Marie -

4. Alicia O'Bryant -

5. Janet Royer  -

6. Sharon - A Piece Of Heart

7. Connie Can Crop -

8 Tammy Smith -

9.  Kim Ryden -

10. Aisha Rylbluroses Hall - 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please be sure to stop by and give some special blog love to Robin.  She's such a wonderful person and good friend. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

C&S #48 Thursday

Challenge:  Color Challenge
Red, White, Kraft and Black

December 3rd - 9th, 2013

Who doesn't like color?  We all like color and this week we want you to use Red, White, Kraft and Black. All of our design team projects are using the Bazzill Basic Paper Nordic Pines.  Who would have thought those colors worked so well together?

I had a blast working with the colors and the paper collection.  It was one of those collections that you didn't have to use just for Christmas.  

I started with a winter card.  One that used Studio Calico wood veneers and a chipboard picture frame from UmWow Studios. 

I colored the frame with red ink and then spritzed it and the snowflakes with Goosebumps Shimmer Texture spray.  

My second card was a lot of fun to create using the Paper Smooches Wise Dies.  I used the Notebook die in the back and then Duo Die #4 to create the picture frame in the front.  The sentiments are from Stampin' Up and embossed with Hero Arts Black powder.  It's hard to see, but I did add a little bling into each corner for a little extra touch. 

I hope you have enjoyed my two projects using this great color combination.  Don't forget you have until midnight to enter your own creation using this wonderful color combination.  
Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on December 13, 2013.

You can go HERE to link your projects.

Friday, November 8, 2013

C&S - Challenge #44

Challenge:  Giving Thanks

November 5 - 11, 2013

We want to Give Thanks for all the wonderful things in out lives.

I can't even begin to list all the wonderful things I'm thankful for and take for granted in my life.  The most important is Family and Friends.  I really don't know what I would do without them.  

So here's a card I created to send to a friend.  I hope she knows how much I appreciate her love and support. 

I started with the Bazzill Autumn Harvest Paper Collection, coordinating solid card stock and some of the Lickety Slip cards.  I created a pocket on the front of the card and slipped the two cards into it. 

I used the Paper Smooches Wise Die Thanks on the front.  I wanted a shadow for the word, but the die cut didn't offer one.  So when I set up my cuttin' sandwich I placed the brown piece of cardstock between the die and the A plate.  This created a good embossed shadow that I was able to fussy cut out.  I then covered the word with Glossy Accents and tied a piece of jute around the bottom.

Here's a look at the inside of the card.  I wanted to bring out the blue in the pattern paper, but I think I overwhelmed it instead.  The stamped sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Many Thanks stamp set.  The Fall on the side is from the top of one of the Lickety Slip cards.  I just love these journalling cards that come in both 3x4 and 4x6 sizes.  

We have the Paper Smooches Many Thanks Stamp Set and Thanks die on special this week for $16.40.  This includes shipping to any US address.  Check out the SHOP page for more details.  

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on November 15, 2013.

Please link your projects Here.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CBD - Smeared Ink Challenge

Hello everyone!
Welcome back for a fun and inspiring challenge.
Our theme for this weeks challenge is
Anything Goes
We are so excited to welcome, our generous sponsor
for this challenge
Smeared Ink
Smeared Ink is giving our winner a $15.00 Voucher to the store!
 I was very lucky to receive a wonderful image to work with.

The Jar being held in the hands was the image.  I used Copic markers to color and shade the image.

The fish, bubble, wave and sentiment are off of a Paper Smooches stamp set.  The Paper is My Minds Eye Chalkboard Studio.

Please stop by the Crafting by Designs blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations.

This challenge will be open until November 12, 2013.
We will select a winner from all the entries.
Important reminder: Please read our rules as they have changed.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Challenge:  Color Challenge
Orange, Purple, Green & Black
October 22 - 28, 2013

Hello Crafty Friends.  Tammy here with a new challenge for you.  

We are getting pretty close to Halloween and it's time to get those special projects started for the little goblins.  Well that was the idea when this challenge was created.  I decided to use the colors and featured stamp sets to create a birthday card for a friends 40th birthday.  

I started with the colors and the Paper Smooches stamp set Sugar Rush.

I stamped 3 separate cupcakes and candles and colored them with Copics

 I used the Doodlebug paper on a black cardstock base.

I added another cupcake on the inside of the card as well.  I distressed the edges with grape ink.

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on October 25 2013.

You can link your project Here.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

C & S Challenge #40

Challenge:   Breast Cancer Awareness
October 8 - 14th, 2013

 Hello Everyone.  It's my Design Team Day at Cuttin' and Stampin'  
It truly amazes me how a pink ribbon and the promise to a dying sister more than 30 years ago has grown into this massive movement of awareness and early detection.  As a result we are able to celebrate many more survivors.  

I believe that all of us have been touched by some form of cancer and it seems like this month more than any other, we all try to do our part to increase awareness and encourage women to go for mammograms.  

I have created a card to uplift the spirits of a friend currently fighting this battle.  I hope my small note will giver her strength and encouragement during the tough times ahead. 

I started with a Date Swirl card base and matted it with the Slipper pink from Bazzill.  I used the Watermelon Sensation and Marshmallow on the three squares.  I use the Paper Smooches Hope die cut for the word and the Hope stamp set for the sentiment. I then covered the die cut word with diamond glitter. 

As I create this post, I hope and pray that this wonderful campaign to increase awareness and early detection will continue to reach more and more women every year.  I don't believe we will ever get rid of the cancer, but we will be able to save more lives.  

Please join us with this weeks challenge in creating a project honoring Breast Cancer Awareness. You can enter your project on our Challenge Blog Here

You can purchase your own Paper Smooches Hope stamp set and die on sale on the Weekly Deal page. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

KLD - Blog Hop

Hello everyone.  I'm SOOO excited to be able to take part in this wonderful blog hop being hosted by Kiwi Lane Designs.   I absolutely love using these template when creating cards and layouts. The time savings alone is remarkable, but the paper savings is by far the best thing ever.  I no longer purchase "mess-up" paper.  
This blog started at Kiwi Lane Design's Blog
There are 12 stops along the way.  There will be one random winner from all the blog comments. You can check out the Kiwi Lane Blog on Thursday, September 12 to see who wins the great swag from Sn@p.

You should have just come from
 Staci's Blog Scrapbooking is Cheaper than Therapy.
For my project I created a two page 12 x 12 layout.  I started with some Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up called World Spectacular.  I was able to use the 12" long Sunny Brooklane Boarder set to create the fun top and bottom layers.  I really like how you can match up the edges and makes them look continuous across both pages.  

 I used the the Photo Mats and Photo Sets to create my picture spaces and then rounded the corners.   I used the Tiny Bracket set to create the top of the tag.  I stamped enjoy the ride on top of the tag.

I used a ticket punch to pop out a few tickets that are sticking out of the photo mat on the right. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  To check out some more great ideas using the Kiwi Lane Design products continue on.  Your next stop is

If you get side tracked along the way, here's a complete list of all the blog hop stops.  

  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. Staci Jones
  3. Tammy Smith
  4. Erin Colby:
  5. Deborah Johnson
  6. Kristy Mackeen:
  7. Scrappin' Madge-
  8. Claire Heartburn
  9. Leslie Prinkki
  10. Melissa Dehne
  11. Charissa Miller
  12. Roselyn Riley

Sunday, September 1, 2013

End of Summer Blog Hop


End of Summer Blog Hop

September 1st and 2nd, 2013

Cuttin' and Stampin' is celebrating

We have five new Design Team Members to introduce to you.  
We also have our Weekly Special starting this weekend.  From this point forward, you will be able to purchase the items the design team is using for the weekly challenge at a discounted rate.  

So you can start the hop at Cuttin' and Stampin' and work you way through our 13 wonderful Design Team members.  Each of us has used the Bazzill Basic Paper collection called Lucy's Crab Shack.

You should have hoped here from Cuttin' and Stampin' blog

  I started with a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter.  I wanted to create a cute summer card using the Lucy's Crab Shack paper pack. 

The banner is from the sticker sheet.  I backed it with card stock, fussy cut it out and put it on foam tape.  I used Copics to color the image and used glossy accents on the glasses and the water glass.  I used Kiwi Lane templates to cut out the waves.

The inside of the card is one of the Journal Cards cut down to fit on the blue beach paper mat.

After me, you need hop on over to Janet's Creative World Blog

Enter to win a great blog candy gift pack on the Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge blog.

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on September 6, 2013.

If you get lost along the way, here's a complete line up.

Cuttin' and Stampin' -


Friday, August 23, 2013

C&S Challenge #33 - Monochromatic

Challenge:   Monochromatic 
August 20 - 26th, 2013

Hello Everyone. I was really excited for this weeks challenge.  I love creating monochromatic cards.  What was even better about this card is that I used some items that I haven't seen or used in I don't know how long.  I must confess that that my craft room is a complete disaster and that I've been trying very hard to rearrange and organize it.    So my morning routine is to go walk on my treadmill for 30 minutes and sort paper for 15 minutes before I start getting ready for work.  On this particular morning, I started sorting paper first and never made it to the treadmill.  (I think the treadmill needs to find a better place than my craft room).

I actually purchased this Hero Arts Thank You background stamp recently and it was sitting on my table waiting to be put away and I started sorting all my 12 x 12 paper and ran across this sheet of teal card stock.  I bet it's 6 or 7 years old and not the best quality stuff I've ever used.  (Yes, paper sorting stopped and I started to play).

So I stamped the background stamp with Pistachio ink on the teal and then on some cream.  Looked much better on the cream.  Then I went to cut the cream to the right size and messed up.  Smacking myself in the head I took an idea from one of Jennifer McGuire's card classes and just cut the cream piece in two and faked it.  

Then I found this discontinued Stampin' Up Flight of the Butterfly stamp set that I purchased and have only used one other time.  I stamped everything with versamark ink and used Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I fussy cut out the butterflies and popped them up with foam tape. 

Not to bad for a card that took less than 15 minutes to build.  I was pretty pleased with it. 

So now it's your turn to give the challenge a try and enter your creations.  We look forward to seeing them. 

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on August 30, 2013.

You can link your project Here

Saturday, August 17, 2013

C & S Weekly Challenge #32 - Saturday

Challenge:   Square Card Challenge 3x3 or 4x4
August 13 - 19th, 2013

Hello Crafty Friends! I was lucky enough to have two design team days on Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge Blog this week.  

The theme for this week is the "Square Card Challenge".  We were given the choice to start with either a 3 x 3" or a 4 x 4" square base card to create our card.

I have a Bugaboo digi stamp from a Father's Day Challenge.  And the image worked perfect for a quick card I wanted to send my son.  

Many of you know that he's a mechanic and recently he took another step into adulthood by taking out a loan to purchase a car.  So for a sarcastic congratulations I built this card.  Gus having to work and not being able to go play. 

I colored him with Copics and then put three wrenches down the side. 

I used some glossy accents to bring out his glasses.  

Here's the pocket inside the card.  I was thinking about adding a wrench or two to the inside before it goes in the mail.

Let's see what you create with either a 3x3 or 4 x4 square card!
Link up with us at the Challenge Blog!

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on August 23, 2013.

You can link your project Here.