Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Key To A Better Future Starts With You!


That’s the theme for my tag.  I really had fun making this tag.  I basically stayed with one color.  And what made it so easy were all the products I had in my stash to get that monochromatic look.



(you can click on the photos to get a larger view)

What I did first was use some collage tissue paper by 7 Gypsies from the Journey Collection.  I used mod podge to adhere the tissue to a piece of card stock.  Then I used Glue N’ Seal by Inkssentials in a matte finish to protect the tissue paper from moisture.  I cut several strips of the tissue to make the small flowers. The steampunk padlocks were made using a silicone mold and paper clay.  I embossed the padlocks with Aged Ochre Embossing Powder by Stampendous.  The memo pins in the flowers are from Tim Holtz’s idea-ology line. I covered one of the pins also with Aged Ochre Embossing Powder.  The other memo pin holds the theme message created on the Silhouette.  The wooden Key is by KaiserCrafts.  I painted the key with three shades of *Distress Paints to get a patina look (pumice stone, rusty hinge, & peeled paint).  Then I added some *Distress Glitter (tarnished brass).

*The Distress Paints and Distress Glitter were purchased through a club. Kim often sells products by offering her customers a chance to join clubs where you pay a reduced cost over a 6 month period. The clubs help you build on your craft supplies.  Its an unique way to get the items that are popular.  You can join these clubs by being part of the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group.

Stop by the Cutters Creek Online Store and see all the awesome products Kim offers.  And if there is something you are looking for and it’s not available in the store you can contact Kim and she may be able to special order it for you.

Thank you for stopping by, Fran


Sunday, November 17, 2013

With Thanks



Clean and Simple is what my card is all about.  I dug out an old leaf image rubber stamp to use as my focal point.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa Ink for the leaf. Then I colored it with a Spica pen in Melon Green.  And added orange and clear glitter with my *Wink of Stella Brush.  (I am so addicted to these glitter brushes).  I added Aged Spice and Aged Hunter embossing powders by Stampendous called Fran-Tage. The Border paper is from my stash.  The button was made using a silicone mold and some Martha Stewart paper clay.  And I added more Aged Spice and Aged Hunter to the button.  My card is 5-1/2” square.  And the base of the card is Kraft card stock.  Everything is held together using a Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner.

The following products can be purchased from the Cutters Creek Online Store:

Memento Ink Pad-Rich Cocoa

Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner

Stampendous Fran-Tage

Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen – Melon

*Note: Kim will be carrying the Wink and Stella Brushes in the near future.

If you are interested in any of the other products I used you can contact Kim of Cutters Creek to see if she can special order it for you.


Have a wonderful day,


Friday, November 15, 2013

Sending Sweet Holiday…..



Gingerbread Scene

PROMO Gingerbread SceneM5D

Gingerbread Papers

PROMO Gingerbread


My Project


(click on photo for a larger view)


Card Recipe:  You probably know me by now that my favorite go to paper is Neenah.  And that is the card stock I used for the card, card base, printed card stock and sentiment.  The printed card stock came from the Gingerbread Digi Paper Pack.  For the first time I experimented with Distress Crackle Paint (clear rock candy) on the red and white gingham background paper.  Then I used Distress Ink (frayed burlap) to fill in the cracks.  I also used frayed burlap on the diagonal stripe scallop borders, the edge of the sentiment label and on the ribbon.  The button is from my stash and I covered it with Fran-tage using Aged Scarlet and Red Tinsel Embossing powders.  Sprinkled some red, green, and cream sequins by Kelly Purkey.  And just a small amount of glitter on the red line and candy canes on the label using the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush.

I would love it if you stopped by the M5D Design Team Blog and check out all the other amazing projects.  Thank you!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Elegant Ornaments


Check out these gorgeous digital images.  The digital set is called Elegant Ornaments.  And you can purchase it at the McMahon Five Designs Online Store.


Elegant Ornaments (colored)

PROMO Elegant Ornaments colorM5D

My Project


Details:  Neenah cardstock as the base of my card and colored it using three shades of Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, and Broken China).  Dark blue card stock from my stash and cut using Spellbinders Label – LF-161 (Grand Nestabilities).  I chose the blue ornament for my card.  Although you cannot tell I cut the ornament out using my Silhouette and adhered to the card base. I used a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella brush on the entire ornament.  I also added stickles (Ice Blue) to the ornament.  In addition to the stickles on the ornament I placed stickle dots (Mercury Glass) on the blue card stock. The sentiment was also cut using my Silhouette and framed it with Ice Blue Stickles.  The white dots on the base of the card represents snow made from Snow-Tex Glistening Snow.  I used a template called Falling Snow to place the snow dots on the card.  I wish you could see the card in person because all the glitter really looks so much better than my photo. Its so hard to capture glitter with my digital camera.  But if you click on the photo you will get a larger image and you may be able to see everything better.

If you get a chance I would love if you stopped by the M5D Blog to see more beautiful creations made by the Design team.


Thank you for stopping and have a wonderful day.