Monday, September 30, 2013

“Thanks” Card Using Distress Stickles by Fran



For those that do not know Kim of Cutters Creek Online Store runs a Yahoo Group for her customers.  And as a member of the group you can join Clubs that Kim offers on a 6 month basis.  This allows you to build up your crafting supplies at a very reasonable monthly fee.   I have joined many of Kim’s clubs but the one I am currently in is the Distress Glitter club.  If you haven’t seen these glitters in person you are missing out on some beautiful distressed, chunky glitter.

Today I want to show you what I did on my card using three of my favorite colors I have received so far.  The three bands of glitter are Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade and Tarnished Brass. 


Details:  Distress Glitters were applied using sticky paper and Glossy Accents.  The sentiment “thanks” was cut using my Silhouette Portrait and glued to the card using a Quickie Glue Roller pen.  The butterflies are outline stickers applied to sticky paper and then I used a very fine glitter by Martha Stewart.  I used Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive to glue the butterflies to my card.  The card base is made from  Neenah Card Stock.  And my card measures 5” by 5” square.


Cutters Creek Supplies: Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive, Glossy Accents, Quickie Glue Pinpoint Roller Pen.

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

Thank you for stopping by and I hope my project inspired you in some way. 


Friday, September 27, 2013

Flashback Friday!



Today I have a card created for McMahon Five Designs using one of my favorite color combinations—Blue and yellow.  I used digital papers created by Bella’s Beauties.

Pretty Paisleys 


The sentiment on the front of the card is spiritual and just fell in love with it when I read it.  And if you like the sentiment its F-R-E-E.  Click on the image below to download it from the online store.



My Project


Details:  Card base and front are made using Neenah Solar White Card Stock 80#.  The printed papers are from Bella’s Beauties called Pretty Paisleys.   The card Front is a Floral Frame cut using the Silhouette Portrait.  I used the Fill Pattern feature to fill the frame mat and floral accent with the Paisley prints. And then I used the Print and Cut feature to cut out the printed frame to create a shaped card.  The sentiment and the mat was also cut using the Print and Cut feature.  The bling on the flowers and mat are vinyl sparkler stickers in turquoise by Stampendous.

If you get a chance stop over to the McMahon Five Designs Blog to see more inspiration created by the design team.


Thank you for stopping by my blog, Fran

Monday, September 9, 2013

We’re Lick This Together by Fran


Today I bring you a card designed for Cutters Creek Online Store.

I really thought this stamp was so cute and the sentiment that comes with it “We’ll lick this together” can be used for so many things in one’s life.  I’ve been doing a lot of coloring using my Paint Shop Program but this time I dusted off my Prisma Colored Pencils and colored the image. Coloring can be so relaxing especially if it goes smoothly, lol.

And I did it again!  I just started coloring not even thinking if I had paper that matched the colors I used on the image.  Well I didn’t!!  But I improvised and I thought it still turned out nicely.  But it really makes more sense and easier to select your papers first and then match your colored pencils to the paper.  But I have to do things the hard way :)




Card Details:  All papers used are from my stash:  Neenah, DCWV, and Recollections.  Card base and frames (Decorative Artisan) were cut using my Silhouette Portrait. The rolled rose (3D Paper rose); leaves (Leaf); and flourish (Miss Kate Flourishes) were also cut using the Silhouette.  The glitter dots were created using two colors of stickles to match the dress on the image.  The pearls are by KaiserCraft.  The one on the rose was left white to balance out the white card base.  The colored pearls were colored using a Copic marker V06, lavender.  I really thought it was a good match. Everything is held together using Glossy Accents and Tombow Mono Adhesive. The card measures: 4-3/4” wide (including the flourish).  And 5-3/4” long (including the leaves).


Note:  Once I rolled the rose I took a pair of tweezers and curved the ends to give it more of a rose look.


Product Details Purchased from Cutters Creek Online Store

Stickles by Ranger (Lavender & Cranberry)

KaiserCraft Pearls (Champagne)

Copic Sketch Marker (Lavender-V06)

Inkssentials Glossy Accents

Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive


There are so many awesome products sold by Cutters Creek.  Plus the owner, Kim has various clubs selling the most popular items.  The cost to join the clubs that normally run for 6 months depends on the product(s).

If you want to learn more about the clubs you can contact Kim here.  Or you can join the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group.


Thank you for visiting, Fran

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fall Is In The Air



WOW!  It’s already September and soon the leaves on the trees will start changing.  I live on the East Coast and what a beautiful site it is to see all the gorgeous Fall colors.  Today I have a new card for you depicting leaves in their Fall splendor.  But before I share my card I would like to show you the digital package called Autumn Blessings by Daydream Designs.



Autumn Blessings


My Project



DETAILS:  The round shape of the card was created using a 5-1/2 round die and Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80#.  I used Shabby Shutters Distressed Ink Pad to the card front which matched the green in some of the leaves on the Wreath.  The Leaf Wreath was cut out using my Silhouette Portrait and the Print and Cut option.  The sentiment is from the digital stamps collection Autumn Blessings.  The wreath was also cut from Neenah card stock.  The glitter dots were made using Glitter Cinnamon Stickles.  The acorn embellishment on the bow was cut with the Silhouette and then covered with Distress Glitter Tarnished Brass. (The Distress Glitter Tarnished Brass is very close in color to the Cinnamon Stickles). The bow is made from satin ribbon in a bronzy brown shade.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you will visit the McMahon Five Designs Blog to see more projects created by my fellow design team members.

Have a wonderful day!