Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snowflakes–No Two Are Alike!


I was looking through one of my craft magazines for inspiration.  And there it was a beautiful snowflake card.  I read how it was made so I gathered what I had in my crafting supplies  to create my own snowflake card.   Although I followed the instructions closely I wanted mine to look a little different so I chose to decorate it using red and gold.   Now the star of this card is my eBosser.  I could not have made this card as easily as I did without my eBosser.  It created the finest detail on my snowflake with just a push of a button.

I started out with a snowflake die and a folded piece of card stock.  I laid the top portion of the snowflake just over the folded edge of the card stock.  I ran it through  the eBosser and what came out at the other end was the cutest snowflake card. 

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It’s a very small card that also could be used as a gift tag.   I took the snowflake die and ran it through the eBosser to cut out one complete, single snowflake.  I glued it to the front of the card.   I used two circle dies (different sizes) to form the front of the card for the stamped greeting.  Then I decorated the snowflake with Red Rhinestones by Kaisercraft.

Snowflake Card_Front View

I wish you could see it in person because it really is the cutest card.  My camera just did not like me today and I could not get a real nice close-up.  But I hope you can see how nicely the eBosser cut out the snowflake.  Thank you for stopping by Cutters Creek Design Team Blog today.

Remember that Kim has so many beautiful items to help you create your own designs.  Stop by the Cutters Creek Store and shop ‘til you drop!


Friday, November 23, 2012

McMahon 5 Design Flashback Image


I fell in love with this image.  Her name is Clara and she is all ready for a Christmas Holiday Party. All dressed up in a pretty Victorian dress in shades of pink.  And she is holding her favorite gift she got from Santa this year.  An authentic wooden Nutcracker.   I don’t think any one will be able to pry it out of her arms.  I just had to make another poinsettia (by svgcuts) but this time in pink.  I love pink poinsettias.  I used Stickles Diamond glitter glue on the poinsettia and the holly.  Gold Liquid Pearls adorn the center of the poinsettia.  And the berries on the holly is also made from Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red.  Card Front was made using Neenah Paper.  Clara was colored with my Prisma colored pencils.  The holly and swirl on the front of the card is from Tim Holtz Alterations die called Festive Greenery. The lace stamp background is by Just Rite Cling.  The front of the card was sprayed with Pink Glitter Dust by Therm-O-Web.   And I used a pretty pink ink from my stash of ink pads to all the edges of the card front and lace background.  Are you ready to meet Clara?

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Clara Card-Front View 

Poinsettia Close-up

Holly Close-up


Thank you for stopping by,


Saturday, November 17, 2012

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas….


Gee its not even Thanksgiving yet and here we are thinking about Christmas already.  Well at least I am.  Are you?  You know you have to get out there and get those big ticket toys before they go out of stock before Christmas.  And how about all your crafting buddies.  Have you bought them their gifts yet?  If you haven’t check out the Cutters Creek Store and look at all the neat things Kim is selling.  And if there is something you want and its not in the store contact Kim here.

My projects today is using one template to make two different Christmas design layouts.  They are narrow pillow boxes that will hold sweet treats or a small gift like jewelry.  I made the templates using Paint Shop Pro a very long time ago and thought what a good time to dust the template off and use this year.  All supplies I used to make the layouts are below the photos.

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Poinsettia was cut using my Cricut. Then I used glitter tape for the red and green bands on the bottom.  Sprayed the poinsettia with Gold Glitter Dust. Center of poinsettia has small dots of Christmas green stickle glitter glue.  Ribbon and Christmas paper from my personal stash.

Note:  The Glitter Tape is sold by Kim but she had a club you could join and you got 3 rolls for 6 months at an outstanding price.  Check with Kim here if you want to know more.

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The snowflakes are by Die-namics called Let it Snowflake.  The snowflake tag was made from the larger snowflake using my eBosser and hand stamped “Joy”.  All other snowflakes were cut using my eBosser.  And then I added some Diamond stickles glitter glue to all the snowflakes.  Ribbon and paper from my personal stash.  So pretty in person!

Note: Die-namics Let it Snowflake is sold out Sad smile but contact Kim if you are interested here.

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Back view using the larger of the three snowflakes and added more Diamond stickles Glitter Glue.


Note: If you are interested in the template I used I have two sizes and you can get them from my blog by clicking on this link:   (scroll down to number 4 for the instructions on how to request the templates in both pdf and jpg formats).

Thank you for stopping by Cutters Creek Design Team Blog.  I hope I gave you some inspiration to get started on your Christmas crafting. 


Friday, November 16, 2012

McMahon Five Design Project


You are going to love the new images from McMahon this week!  And I hope you will stop over at the store to check them out.  One of the images I used comes in several colors but I chose a very dark blue.  And although it’s a background image it mimics a chalkboard.  Now how cool is that!  And the sentiments to go on the chalkboard backgrounds are awesome.  You can make Christmas cards in a flash and they will look like you spent hours on them.  I wish I had the time to use every color available so you can see how awesome they are and you will just have to have them.  They are digital but so easy to use.  And if you don’t know how to use digital stamps please give me a shout and I will help you.  And then you will say why didn’t I go digital a long time ago!  Here is all you will get for only $2.99 its unbelievable!  And make sure you go to the M5D Blog to see what the other M5D designers made using these images.

Chalkboard Christmas

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Chalkboard Christmas Card_SideView_McMahon Release 111512

Supplies used to make card: 

Chalkboard Christmas Digital Stamps

Neenah Classic Crest Paper

Stickles Glitter Glue

Die-namics – Let it Snowflake

Crop-A-Dile Chomper (Stub Corner)

Ribbon and blue cardstock are from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope I gave you a little inspiration! 


Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


My project today is brought to you by McMahon Five Designs Blog. The design team was given so many beautiful Thanksgiving/Autumn digital images to choose from and I had a hard time picking what I wanted to do.  Here is a picture of the images I picked for my project.  You can buy all these beautiful images at the McMahon Five Designs Store.


(click on image above to go to M5D store and get them on sale)

I fell in love with the cornucopia but I wanted to do something a little different.  So I used Paint Shop Pro and colorized the entire cornucopia using a gold shade.  Then I used one of the sentiments above and layered it on top of the cornucopia.  I used black ink for the sentiment but I put a green shading behind the sentiment to give it dimension.  Then I printed it on frosted vellum paper.  It really is so much prettier in person.  My camera just could not capture the beauty of it all.  Then I made a card in SCAL using a pumpkin shape.  I cut it out on my personal cutter.  On the stem of the pumpkin I added real Wood Paper that you can purchase from McMahon Five Designs Store. You just have to check out this paper and see all the neat things you can make with it

I cut two smaller shaped pumpkins and added them to the top of the main pumpkin with foam squares for dimension.  The leaves around the stem were cut using Spellbinders Shapeabilities (nested maple leaves).  The paper for the leaves is by DCWV Autumn Splendor stack.  Then I added a few wire tendrils.  Note:  The pumpkins are made from Coordination’s Paper.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have given some inspiration.