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.