Monday, July 30, 2012

Bap #28 Winter Cap Pocket Card

BAP #28...Winter Cap Gift Card Holder

BAP #28 Winter Cap Gift Card Holder

I'm doing my work in 'two's because I have my granddaughters in mind, but these cards, with different papers used, will make perfect birthday gift card holders, or baby gift card holders.  

Thank you for stopping by, and check out Creative Kuts Posts - Facebook for next week's BAP....

Hugs to all.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Challenge #12 Traditional Christmas in July

Boy am I glad July's almost over...Christmas cards nice to have available when I am ready to mail, but need a break!! lol. 

I created two cards....


 PCDS-053 Hannah's Snowman
available at Platypuse Creek Digitals

I print and cut Hannah's Snowman three times. Placed one of the smaller size on one card where I placed a oval template over the front of the cardstock and sponged blue, hoping to give it the illusion of a sky.  Stamped snow flackes, and stamped a winter tree scene in left corner of oval.  Colored the hat goldenrod by Prisma Watercoloring pencil, and used Red and Green Stampin Up markers on scarf and used the goldenrod pencil as well.  The coal eyes, mouth and buttons all colored over with a black gel pen plus the arms.  

On the second card, I changed the direction of the card, and since my Silhouette Cameo has a 'problem' with cutting real small pieces (i.e. the smaller Hannah Snowman is missing a tree arm!) but placed her on foam to give her some depth and Han's (my name) is glued to cardstock.  I placed a stamped sentiment in two different places.

I enjoyed working on this card, and check out the website link under the photo.  Check out the challenge going on at

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to our "Christmas in July" Blog Hop

Creative Kuts is in the spirit of Christmas and giving.

If you came here from Christina's - then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please start at the beginning at Creative Kuts to join in on the fun.

Check out all the wonderful cards created by members of our creative teams from files located in our store at

 This is a two day blog hop and appreciate you leaving a comment to encourage these talented ladies to continue sharing their ideas and creations. We're so excited to be doing this hop to introduce our new Card Team and a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. We also are taking this time to introduce you to our new website: Creative Kuts Monthly Kit Klub at Here we will be offering you quick layout kits which will include all the paper and paper pieces needed to create some adorable layouts. All you will have to do is add your pictures and any special touches of your own.

So let's get rockin!
1. Visit each member's blog and leave a comment
2. Let us know how you enjoyed the blog on our facebook page
3. Head on over to our stores and read the details to take advanage of

AND Free Shipping at

 More great opportunities


This is a 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit to be given away when we reach 300 Followers on our sister blog  For many other chances to win on the sizzix drawing be sure to stop by.

Even More:

                        Have a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine.


 For more details check out Creative Kuts Wonderful World at


A King Is Born

  Here's today's line up:

1. Creative Kuts - (You are here, the beginning)
2. Janet -
3. Eva -
4. Dawn -
5. Dana -
6. Sandra -
7. Christina -
8. Carolyn -
9. Connie -
10. Bonnie -
11. Wandy -
12. Melissa -
13. Xinia-
14. Laura -
15. Ina -
16. Marialex -
17. Nelly -
18. Mary Ellen -
19. Karen -
20. Kristen -
21. Marji - (Guest Designer)
22. Creative Kuts2 -
Please hop over to Connie (Next)

This concludes our Christmas in July Blog Hop and hope you all had fun.  Hopefully you followed all the rules so that you win some goodies.

Head over to our Facebook page and let us know how much you enjoyed the Hop.  Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you at the Christmas in July Blog Hop. 

Hugs to all.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas Josie

Two new images to be released at Platypus Creek Digitals and my selection was named Christmas Josie


Affiliated with

I have affiliated with which is a new online store selling svg cutting files and she has freebies to share with you.  I have cut out a few of her files and love them...especially the Margarativille card that I had posted earlier in my postings.  Each time you click on the link on the right side bar and purchase one of  her cut files, of course I earn a little from the sale.  :-)

SVG Cutting Files

Thank you for stopping by and more fun this weekend at Creative Kuts ... announcement on Friday, July 27, 2012.  Hugs to all.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Creative Kuts Blog Hop

BAP #27 ... Waterfall Christmas Card

BAP #27 - Waterfall Christmas Card
  Join us at:  Creative Kuts Posts Group  for fun and friendship.  Each week we work on a project by Creative Cuts and post by the next Sunday at 5 p.m.  Than request a new file to work on on Monday afternoon for the next week.  It's fun and very challenging.  (And hint:  I have my Christmas cards almost finished for the year b/c the theme had been Christmas in July.   August theme is FALL)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice
Available at Creative Kuts for $3.00
jpeg, png, and svg cut file

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and hugs to all.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BAP-27 "Waterfall Card" and Instructional Video

BAP-27 Waterfall Card

Creative Kuts has started a new BAP (project of the week) and as we mentioned yesterday, we are currently on BAP #27, which is a Waterfall Card". A fun card to continue on our Christmas in July theme.

 Below is the instructional video on how to put together this awesome card.

 Find out the how to join in with BAP Information.
We would like to invite you to come hang with us on facebook at our fan pages Creative Kuts and Creative Kuts Wonderful World as well as our group pages Creative Kuts Posts and Las Chicas Creative Kuts. We are sure lots of fun.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 16, 2012


This is copied from Creative Kuts blog:

Weekly BAP (Freebie)

Every week, on Mondays, at Creative Kuts fan page and groups we do a new project and everyone is invited to play.   It is called a BAP (Build A Project).  All you have to do is watch for the post Monday and send an email request to  We will send you the cut file FREE.  You read that right.  FREE!!! 

All requests must be in by Tuesday 10am pst to play along for the week.  You just have to show us your finished project with that file by Sunday 5pm pst by posting on the Creative Kuts fan page or in our facebook group pages Creative Kuts Posts or Las Chicas Creative Kuts.

Make sure you get your projects posted by the deadline each week (Sunday 5pm pst) so you can play again the next week.  Hope you play along with us each week!!! 

Eva will make & post a video of all the beautiful finished projects of everyone who played along that week.

We love when you take the file and show the versatility of the file.  And just so there are no mis-understandings or confusions, please refrain from changing the elements of the file contents while creating whatever project you would like.  When we give a character we give you the freedom to do what projects you want to do with the idea of keeping the elements the same.  Also goes for when we say we are doing a card, we expect a card.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Happy Crafting!!

Come and join us in the fun.  We're working on a new project this week...Noel Waterfall Card.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

BAP #26 Video

BAP #26 - Christmas Theme

Good morning...over here at Creative Kuts Fan Page we have been working on Christmas In July themes...and this week's project was a card using a little girl image with three rectangles elements, plus the label-tag that the girl was placed on.  After about 5 card bases, and a lot of frustration and tears, I finally came up with this design...

BAP #26- Christmas in July

Originally used black pearl beads to cover up boo-boos, but Cheryl pointed out that white beads would look like falling snow...sooo went into my stash and used the white gems and replaced all the black beads with the white and it does give it some appearance of falling snow.

Please stop on over at Creative Kuts Fan Page to see what other cool work is being displayed by the Design Team members and fans.  Each Monday a new BAP comes out, you become a  follower of Creative Kuts and request the next file and play along with the rest of us.  We have created mini-albums, and scrapbook page layouts, and this is the first card as Cheryl just started up a Card Design Team which I am the leader of...

Thank you for stopping by, and hope to see you all over at Creative Kuts on Facebook.  Hugs to all.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Things with Wings

Another challenge over at Platypus Creek Digitals starting today... Things With Wings.  My design is Ulysses Butterfly found here

Ulysses Butterfly 

I printed the butterfly digi and inked in  with orange, and used Smooch Pearlized Accent paint over the orange coloring...Layered the butterfly on top of a circle.  I used washi tape with butterflies across the center of card, and used two butterfly iron-on brads (I glued them in place) for bling.  The label tag is stamped with yet another butterfly and twine tied at the end.

Please join us in this week's challenge...would love to see your work.  Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all....

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Alphabet Series #2

I'm starting another alphabet series using a technique I learn thru and Make the Cut forum...

I'm starting with Letter A and B....actually going to be two letters per posting.

Click here for the download

Zip file includes svg, mtc, scut 2 &3, studio, jpeg, png, and pdf, and for personal use only.

Thank you for stopping by to visit, and hugs and blessings to all.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Granddaughter and niece both turn 21 this month

Here is the card design I created using a cut file from Digi My World  for birthday cards for my granddaughter and niece, both turning 21 this month.


Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Sunday, July 08, 2012


I am happy and excited to announce that I have been asked to be the leader of the Creative Kuts Card Design Team and my team consists of 5 very talented ladies.  We will be creating cards using the digi stamps produced and sold by Creative Kuts.


Each week there will be postings of cards created by my team, or scrapbook pages by other Design Team members.  And once a month we have a blog hop...July's will be a 2-day blog hop.  Please join us the last 2 days of July in the blog hop...Christmas in July is the theme.  

We also have a Facebook page...Creative Kuts Posts where we all get together and display our BAP (Build A Project) for Creative Kuts that we all work on each week.  We complete a BAP, post it to Creative Kuts Posts, and request the next weeks BAP's file.  We have a week to work on the project, and have it posted by 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  Everyone's creations are included in a video.

Thank you for stopping by, and stop by Creative Kuts for my introduction to the group design team, and the card that I created.  Hugs to all.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Platypus Creek Stamping and Craft

is having a big sale going on...
We're celebrating 13 years in business on the regular retail site so I thought I would extend it to the digi site as well. From today for one week any purchase over $10.00 will get a 50% discount.
Australian distributor of The Artful Stamper, Sunshine Designs and The Stamp Barn range of rubber stamps. Stockist of JustRite Stamps, Crafters Companion, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and Copic Markers
Stop by Platypus Creek Stamps and check out what Tracey has for sale.
Thank you for stopping to visit, and hugs to all.

Friday, July 06, 2012

MyHereos Download

link has been corrected.  I apologize ... guess hurrying gets me into

Thank you for spotting this...hugs to all.

2 Scrapbook pages

I created these 2 pages for my granddaughter's scrapbooks...1 per book...

The Welcome Home letters and banner with posts, and the Star Border are available over at

The individual stars and title "My Hereos" my creation, and I am offering the title "My Hereos" as a free file for your personal use only.

Click here for the download

Zip file includes svg, mtc, dxf, pdf, png,jpeg, scut 2 & 3, studio formats and for personal use only.

Thank you for stopping by to visit, and hugs to all.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Homespun Affair Challenge

I am entering this in the challenge at A Homespun Affair

Digital Stamp used in this card is from Sweet Stamping Treats (no longer in business).  I zig-zagged stitch each edge of the pieces, used markers for coloring.  Place two red brads in two corners and a black bead over the e in hello (made a boo-boo and covered with a bead!).

Thank you for visiting with me this evening, and hugs to all.

Going to the Beach

I've been working on a Family Fun Mini-album and used the Beach Icons from Platypus Creek Digitals which will be available at Platypus Creek Digitals later today.  I used the umbrella, flip-flops and sun from her cut file design...


I will be using the album to show off my granddaughters at the ocean-side beach in Korea...once I find the pics!!  Swimsuit is a trinket I purchased at the local scrapbook store, and shell was found in the library on my Make the Cut software.   Paper sources from a stash I purchased at the local scrapbook store.  I inked all around the edges of the album page plus the individual pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Tea Dye.  

Thank you for visiting with me today, and hugs to all of you.

Decisions to be made

I have noticed with my 4-Scalloped Squares file that it has been previewed more than downloaded so have removed the file, and will be replaced with another alphabet file....once I have all the cut file formats finished. 

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and hugs to all.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Challenge time over

at Platypus Creek Digitals.  The theme this time is Three Buttons and One Bow.  I used a image from Platypus Creek Digitals Store for the card...the Hatter's Flower Pot and since it had the sentiment 'feel better' on the hat, I made this into a get well card, which is on it's way to my granddaughter in Indiana now!  One of favorite colors is lavender/purple so used it for the base of the card, plus coloring the dots in the photo


I created the card base in Make the Cut software, welded the blackout of the Hatter's Flower Pot to the base and hand cut the image out (me & PnC technigue not working well together!!!).  Used my daubler to create the polka-dots on the base and used a sentiment from the DRS Store and inside I used a stamp I had on hand....'hugs and kisses'.  

Stop by Platypus Creek Digitals and check out the design team members work and participate in the challenge.  Thank you for visiting with me today, and hugs to all.