Thursday, October 31, 2013

Christmas Angel


One of today’s release for McMahon Five Designs is a Christmas Angel.  It just took me a matter of a few seconds to decide how I wanted to use this beautiful Angel.  Since the main focus is the Angel what better way to show her off then to make an Angel card.  And to make things easy for me I used the colored image from this digital package from Imagine That! Digis by Kris.

Christmas Angel

PROMO Christmas Angel


My Card

(click on photo to get a closer view)


Details:  The card base is made from Neenah card stock called Classic Solar White 80#.  I used the Print and Cut feature on my Silhouette to cut out the Angel (front of card) and the back of the card.  I used dazzling diamonds glitter on her wings.  The red trim, ornaments, hair, lips and fingernails were coated with a clear glitter using a Wink of Stella Brush.  The card measures 5”tall and 5” at its widest point. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you in some way.  Please stop by the M5D Blog to see more creations by the M5D Design Team. 

Have a wonderful day,


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thank You Card by Fran

I want to share a Thank You Card I made for a special lady who made Chuck and me a Cross to mark Butch’s (our pet dog) grave.  I tried a new product (new for me) on the card called Fran-tage Encrusted Jewels.  You can purchase Fran-tage from Cutters Creek Online Store.
(Click on photo for a closer view)
If you like to see a great demonstration of  how to use this cool product go here to watch a YouTube video.
Card Details: 
Card Base, Tag, and banner all made using Neenah Card Stock in Ivory. 
Pink paper from my stash was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Mesh.
Fran-tage on the tag and butterfly is called Shabby pink and Shabby Blue.  Plus I added Aged Gold.  In addition I added some Shaved Ice fragments that gives a Mother of Pearl look.
The tag was cut using my Cuttlebug and a Die by Marianne Design Creatables (LR0154).
The flowers, butterfly, and pink filigree swirls are from my stash.
I used Antique Linen Distress Ink on the edges of the card and banner for a vintage look.
And the card is held together using two of my favorite adhesives: Glossy Accents and Tombow Permanent Adhesive.
Attached adhesive pads to the banner for dimension.  And the banner was created in Paint Shop Pro adding the small butterfly on the corner.
All the flowers were painted with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.  And the pink filigree swirls were painted with Clear Glaze 3-D Glossy Ink pen by Sakura.
Remember Kim may be able to order any products I used that are not in the Cutters Creek Online Store.  You can contact Kim HERE.
And in addition Kim runs several craft clubs on a monthly basis giving you an opportunity to build your craft supplies at a discounted price.  You can learn more about the clubs through the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group.
If you like to join the Group you can go here to join.
Thank you for stopping by and  I hope I tickled your crafting mojo a little.  
Signature for Blog

Friday, October 25, 2013

What’s the scoop?


Today is “Flashback Friday” release for McMahon Five Designs.  I chose to go back a little ways and make a card using a cute image by Draw Me A Daydream.  Here is a preview of what you get in this cute digital package.

JPG and PNG Files

DMAD - Boyscream Store Image

And you probably guessed it!  I used the image that has been already colored.  Gosh you are probably tired of hearing me say this over and over of how much time it saves you to have an image already colored. 


My Project



Card Details: Card created using Neenah Environment Desert Storm card stock 80#.  I experimented with this card and used a chevron stencil created with my Silhouette Portrait.  Using Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) by Tim Holtz and inked the background paper using the stencil.  (The finished card is approximately 5-1/2” square).

I always liked dash lines on a card but I make a mess trying to make uniform lines.  So experimenting again I purchased various stitched lines from the Silhouette Store.  Then I created my own squares with the stitched lines.  And using the silhouette sketch pens the silhouette drew my stitched squares in the prescribed sizes I wanted.  Cool huh?   I went over the lines with a gelly roll pen by Sukura to give it the hand drawn look.

I added a few buttons tied with brown floss.  Banner was hand made using one of the sentiments that comes in the digital package.  Glitz things up with the Wink Stella Glitter brush.  The glitter is so subtle and great for masculine cards if you want to add some bling.  The ice cream scoops have 3 layers of Inkssentials glossy accents on them.  And just a little Aged Ochre embossing powder on each side of the ice scoops to give it the appearance that the top scoop is getting ready to fall off the cone.

Sidebar: I used Grafix Craft Plastic sheets weight .007. 

Here is a video to see it in action (almost like a silent movie), lol.

Cutting Grafix .007 Plastic Sheets

  I want to mention that I had to cut my template 4 times before it would cut all the way through.  I am sure its because my blade is dull.  I did read cutting on the plastic sheets may dull your blade so its good to have a blade just for stencil cutting.

I hope that I gave you some new ideas for your card making.  Let me know what you think?  And don’t forget to stop over the M5D Blog to see more great projects.

Have a great day!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Gertie Goose Debut


Today I bring you Ms. Gertie Goose.  What a character she is and all ready for the Holidays too! You can purchase Gertie at the McMahon Five Designs Online Store.  Here is a sneak peek of what you will get in the Digital package.


Gertie Goose – Fall

PROMO Gertie Goose Fall

Gertie Goose - Winter



And if you love Gertie you will love the digital papers that go with Gertie.

Gertie Goose Digital Fall/Winter Papers

PROMO Gertie Goose FallWinterM5D


Here is my Gertie all dressed up for Halloween!


Inside View


Card Details:  Round Card using Neenah Solar Crest White Card Stock.  Black spider web using Neenah Classic Linen Epic Black Card Stock.  Polka Dot Paper (Front and Inside) is from the Gertie Goose Fall/Winter Digital Paper.  All embellishments are from my stash: Orange Peel Stickles Glitter Glue, Inkssentials Enamel Accents (black), Happy Halloween Ribbon, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink Pad by Ranger and last but not least the card is all held together using two adhesives: Tombow Permanent Adhesive tape & Tombow Mono AQUA liquid glue.

Spider Webs came from the Silhouette Store and cut using the Silhouette Portrait.  Round card and round mat for sentiment were cut with Nesting Circles by QuicKutz cutting dies.

Thank you for stopping by and I would love if you would visit the McMahon Five Designs Blog to see the awesome creations by the M5D Design Team.


Happy Halloween,


Sunday, October 13, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The Cutters Creek Design Team is dedicated to raise awareness through our projects and for today I made a tag.  Tags are one of my favorite things to create.  In my stash I have some tags made of metal foil.  After doing some research I found how cool the metal foil tags look embossed.

I embossed my tag with a Sizzix embossing folder called Flowers.  It’s the A2 size which was perfect for the size of my tag (approx. 2-1/2” x 4-3/4”).


I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the tag.  I don’t know if you are like me but some of my craft supplies have dust on them from not using them much.  But I finally dusted off two of my Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Wild Plum and Red Pepper.  I don’t have many colors but I was hoping that these two colors would give me a nice pink color.  It turns out that I got a very deep pink which I loved a lot.   I took an applicator felt and applied it to the applicator tool.  A few drops of each color goes a long way.  Plus I added some Adirondack Blending Solution to help lighten the color.  Then I spread the color on my embossed tag (both sides).  Once the ink dried I sanded the embossed tag to take some of the color off to expose the silver metal foil.  I love how it turned out.  And I would love to know what you think.

I added the word HOPE (used clear glitter using a Wink of Stella glitter brush).   And added some pretty ribbon and braided pink trim.

I used a Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent Dispenser on the ribbon to hold in place.  I glued the word Hope using Inkssentials Glossy Accents since I was gluing to metal foil.  And some hot glue to the braided ribbon to keep it in place.


Supplies:  Tombow Mono-Adhesive Permanent DispenserInkssentials Glossy Accents.

Side Bar:  If you are interested in using metal foil to cover tags and more you can purchase it at the Cutters Creek Online Store.  Its called Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets.  Cutters Creek carries a lot of the Ranger Products and if you don’t see what you are looking for you can contact Kim and she may be able to special order it for you.  She loves keeping her customers happy.

Thank  you for stopping by, Fran