Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #200: Snowmen

Happy Tuesday to all of you!  I can't even believe this is the last week of January.  Where did the month go?  If you live in an area where it is snowing, I hope you are safe and warm.  Today's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is Snowmen.  I just love snowmen and I always have.  I guess you could tell that from my last couple of projects!  I used my new Cricut Explore to make this card (I am still learning how to use my Explore).  I used the print and cut feature and was so thrilled that it actually worked!
A2 size card
Plain paper - Recollections
Pattern paper - Hot Off The Press Stamp Camp 2
Snowman - Cricut Snow Friends cartridge
Snowflake - My Creative Time Winter Flake Die
Glitter paper - Close to my Heart
Snow - My Creative Time Fun Stitched Edges Die
Stamp - My Creative Time Snow Buddies stamp set
Rhinestones - Recollections
I used clear Wink of Stella on the edge of the snow, the ball 
on his hat and on the bird (hard to see it in the photo)

I hope you all have a great week.  Please stop by and check out what our amazing design team has made for you this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #199: Cheer Up

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge!  This week's challenge is Cheer Up.  I decided to decorate this treat holder and fill it with Hershey Kisses because who wouldn't feel better if they received some chocolate?!
French Fry Box - Pick Your Plum
Die Cut - My Creative Time "Winter Snowman Dies" 
Snowman stamp - My Creative Time "Snow Buddies Stamp"
Sentiment - Cardz TV "Heartfelt Wishes" 
Tag punch (cut in half) - Fiskars
Snowflake Dazzler - Petaloo
Spectrum Noir Markers used to color the snowman
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tulle - Joann's 
Cello bag - Michaels

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #198: Picture Challenge

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I went to a craft retreat for 2 days and had a blast with my crafty friends.  Caught up on my Project Life and made some cards so I'm a happy girl.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is a Picture Challenge.
Just looking at this photo made me think of January and snow so I made a card with a snowman:
 A2 size card
Solid paper - DCWV
Silver glitter paper -  Close to My Heart
Scalloped Circle Stackable Dies - Law Fawn
Scallop oval and small oval punches - Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder - Anna Griffin Snow Flurry
Snowman stamp - Close to My Heart
Sentiment Stamp - Project Life by Stampin' Up "Holiday Cheer"
Ink - Luxe Bahama Blue
Dots around scallop - Viva Decor Light Blue Pearl pen
Silver and Frosted Lace Stickles
Twine - Recollections
Stampin' Up pens used to color the snowman

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #197: Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  We are back for a new year of challenges at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Our first challenge for January is a sketch challenge based on this sketch:
Here is my project for this challenge:
 A2 Size Card
Paper:  Close to my Heart
Image stamp:  Close to my Heart
Sentiment:  My Creative Time "Plane & Simple" stamp set
Ovals cut using George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
Tag: My Creative Time "Just Simply Live" coordinating die
Rhinestones:  Recollections
Ink:  Close to my Heart

Have a great week!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Reindeer Treat Boxes

It is so hard to believe that Christmas is over already!  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday.  Here are some treat boxes I made before the holidays for the folks in my office.  Each box holds 3 Ghirardelli chocolate squares.  I saw these on You Tube a while back but I can't remember what website it was on.
Solid paper - Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper - Echo Park
Reindeer made using the Stampin' Up Owl Punch
Reindeer antlers made using a Martha Stewart Branch Punch
1" and 1 1/4" circle punch - Stampin' Up
Stamp - My Creative Time
Ink - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - Michaels

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Envelope Punchboard Snowman

I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas!
A friend of mine found these on Pinterest so I just had to make one!  So easy and cute.  Here's the link if you want to see the instructions.  http://jackietopa.typepad.com/addicted_to_stamping/2013/11/envelope-punch-board-snowman.html   I made mine a little bit different.  I used a Peachy Keen Stamp for his face and I used real buttons.  There is a York Peppermint Patty inside but you could also use the Ghirardelli Chocolate squares too.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #196: Favorite Christmas Song or Carol Inspired

Happy Tuesday!  Are you all ready for the holidays?  I feel like I'm so far behind this year.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is: Favorite Christmas Song or Carol inspired.  My favorite Christmas song has always been "White Christmas".
A2 size card - DCWV
Background paper - Recollections Jingle Bells stack
Tree die cut - Hero Arts
Tree and sentiment stamps - Hero Arts
Deer stamp - Stampin' Up
Ink - Stampin' Up
Snow Die - My Creative Time Fun Stitched Edges 
Star - Stickles (Golden Rod)
I also used clear Wink of Stella on the tree and snow
but you can't really see it in the picture.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #195 Non-traditional Christmas Colors

This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is to make a project with non-traditional Christmas colors - no red or green.  I just love this ornament from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.
Patterned Paper-Stitchy Bear Designs-"Christmas Flakes 8.5 by 11 Paper Pack 1" 
Solid Paper - Bazzill
Ornament cut out using CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge 
Pink layer-My Creative Time Stitched rectangular Frame Dies
Stamps  and Ink - Close to My Heart
Rhinestones - Stampin' Up
Pink thread - Joann's

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #194: Sketch

Happy Tuesday!  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is to use this sketch:
 Here is the card I made for the challenge:

Card base (A2) - DCWV
Plain paper - Bazzill
Patterned Paper-"Christmas Flakes 8.5 by 11 Paper Pack 1"
This paper is so pretty and is from our wonderful sponsor Stitchy Bear Designs 
Penguin - "Yikes" from Stitchy Bear Designs
I used ProMarkers to color the Penguin
Blue Scallop Oval - Cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics
White Oval - My Creative Time Stitched Oval Dies 
Embossing folder - Anna Griffin Snow Flurry
Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft Blue Ice
Stickles - Xmas Red 

Stitchy Bear Designs at http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop  They have so many beautiful digital files to choose from.
 
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Ch #193: Shaped Card

This week's Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge is to use a Shaped Card.
 I cut my card out at 5 1/4" from Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
I cut the frame out out at 5"
The adorable Bear (Beary Happy Winter Colour Bear) is from Stitchy Bear Designs 
Solid paper - DCWV
Pattern paper - Carta Bella
Rhinestones - Recollections
Punches - Stampin Up
Sentiment - My Creative Time Mixed Holiday Sentiments



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DCD Challenge #192 - Thanksgiving

I am very excited to post my first project as a designer for Die Cuttin' Diva's weekly challenge blog. The theme this week is Thanksgiving.  I decided to make some treat bags for the challenge.
Treat bag die - Goodie Bag from Lawn Fawn
Vintage Stitched Label Die - My Creative Time
Leaf Dies - Piles of Smiles from My Creative Time
Sentiment - Thankful for You from Cardz TV Stamps
Ink - Close to my Heart
Ribbon - Stampin Up

Please stop by the Die Cuttin' Divas blog (www.diecuttindivas.blogspot.com) and check out the beautiful projects the other design team members have created.  Hope you join us for this challenge.

Monday, November 17, 2014

CARDZ TV 3-D CHALLENGE #4 "JUST FOR YOU"

Create a Christmas Gift Card Holder

I saw this gift card holder on Pinterest.  They used Velcro to close the gift card holder but I decided I liked it better with some ribbon and baker's twine to close it.
Paper - Stampin Up
Scallop and circle punches - EK Success
Sentiment - Cardz TV Stamp Set "Going in Circles" (I used half the stamp)
Christmas Tree Stamp - My Creative Time "All Around Christmas Stamp Set"
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Twine - Recollections
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Treat Boxes

I wanted to make some treat boxes for the girls I will be cropping with at an upcoming retreat.  I found this little box on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (page 22) and cut it at 7".  I love this little box because there is no tape involved to put it together.  You just fold it up and use some ribbon or twine to hold it shut.  It fits two Ghirardelli chocolate squares in it perfectly.
  Paper - Echo Park
Stamp (Sweet Salutations) and ink from Close To My Heart
Ribbon from Michaels
Circle punch from EK Success

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cardz TV 3-D Challenge #1 - "Spooky Sweets for the Sweet"

Create a Candy Wrapper or Candy Holder for Halloween Treats.
Treat bags - Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die cut
Scallop punch from CTMH
Tag punch from Stampin Up
Mummy stamp from Stampin UP
Sentiment from My Creative time
Bats from Recollections
Googly eyes from Joann's
Paper from Stampin Up
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Guest Designer at DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee

Carri at DoubleClick -AKA Abusybee asked me to be a guest designer on her blog again this week.  The theme was to use any animal.  I decided to make this Welcome Baby card for a friend at work who is due soon.  The Skittles look so cute on this card.  Please stop by Carri's blog at  www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com and check out what her DoubleClick Skittles Design Team has made. 

 
 A2 size card
Paper from my stash
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Giraffe cut from CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Scallop and Oval Punches - Stampin Up!
Ink from Stampin Up!
Sentiment from Papertrey Ink Bundle of Love stamp set
Skittles from DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Guest Designer at DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee

I am so excited!  Carri at DoubleClick -AKA Abusybee asked me to be a guest designer on her blog.  The theme was to use any animal.  I decided to make a bear dressed as a bee for Halloween.  I used the Skittles in the corners of my mat and they look so cute with the paper I used.  Please stop by Carri's blog at  www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com and check out what her DoubleClick Skittles Design Team has made. 

A2 size card
Background paper - Doodlebug Design
Solid paper - Recollections
Mat cut from Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Bear cut from Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Cartridge
Banner - My Creative Time Vintage Stitched Label Die
Ink and sentiment from CTMH
Purple Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design
Skittles from DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Double Click Connections Fruit Challenge


Carri over at DoubleClick Connections is having a Fruit Challenge.  Here is the card I made for this challenge.
A2 size card
Paper from Carta Bella Summer Lovin'
Watermelon cut at 2" from Preserves Cricut Cartridge
Ribbon from Michaels
Tag punch - EK Success
Sentiment - Cardz TV Ticket Talk 2 Stamp set
Skittles from Double Click Connections

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Monday, August 11, 2014

CARDZ TV CARD DESIGNERS CHALLENGE #6

Create a Feminine Birthday Card using 3 Patterned Papers
 A2 Size Card
3 patterned papers - Carta Bella Summer Lovin' paper pad
Solid paper - Recollections
Martini glass - MCT Cocktail Party Stitched Dies
Scallop and oval punches - Stampin' Up
Ink - Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Cardz TV Stamps "Happy Days" stamp set

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

DoubleClick Skittles Back to School Challenge


MCT Stitched Lollipop Holder Die
Scallop and circle punches from EK Success
Paper - DCWV Fall stacks
Stamps & Ink - Close to my Heart
Skittles - DoubleClick Connections 
(www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com)

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Cardz TV 3-D Designers Challenge #6

Create a 3-D project for Back to School

 MCT Stitched Lollipop Holder Die
Scallop and circle punches from EK Success
Paper from DCWV Fall stacks
Stamps and Ink from Close to my Heart
Yellow Dots are Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Ice-cream Challenge at the DoubleClick Skittles Blog!


Carri over at DoubleClick Skittle Blog (http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/) is having an Ice-Cream challenge!

Ice Cream Sundae from Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge
Patterned Paper from Carta Bella Summer Lovin'
Solid paper from DCWV
Twine from Doodle Bug Design
Sentiment from MCT Vintage Sentiments stamp set
Ink - Stampin Up
X-Mas Red Stickles on the cherries
Skittles from DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee

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Cardz TV 3-D Designers Challenge #5


Create a 3-D project for a Wedding or Bridal Shower

 I made this box using my Martha Stewart score board
Patterned paper was in my stash so not sure where it is from
Solid paper from CTMH
Bride/Groom stamp from CTMH
Sentiment from Cardz TV "Happy Days" stamps
Ribbon and Tulle from Joann's
Heart punch - EK Success
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
 
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