Friday, November 29, 2013

PCDC Challenge #81 - Christmas Card

Challenge #81 - Christmas Card

A snowy mailbox decorated to receive all those Christmas cards coming your way.  

  • image from Pattie's Etsy store
  • Cardstock  - 5.5x8.5 base - navy by Stampin! Up
  • white cards for embossing, printed image and sentiment
  • Snowflake embossing folder by Embossalicious
  • Navy ribbon
  • Spectrum Noir and Copic markers for coloring
Placed a 4.25x5.5 white cardstock in the Snowflack embossing folder that was was first stamped with blue ink, using my brayer brush - I have a 'heavy' hand when I stamp the embossing folder with the ink pad - too much ink is applied which makes a mess.

Colored the image, and stamped the sentiment 'always thinking of you', and layered next to image.  Nice and simple card to send to family or friend.

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


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Scrapper's Delights Challenge - Make it Sparkle

Make it Sparkle

(Glitter, Gems, Beads, etc)


Both digi stamps on sale - 20% off.

Supplies used:
  • Embossing folder for the window
  • Silver glitter for the window sills
  • Stickles for the trim
  • Silhouette Cameo for die cutting
  • Spectrum Noir and Copic markers for coloring
  • Merry Christmas sentiment from Teeny Tiny Words from Stampin Up
Printed the two images together and placed as a scene seen thru a window setting.  I used my xylon sticker machine to place glue on one side of the sills, and than placed, glue side down, into the glitter and looks almost like glitter paper.  The window itself, using my Big Shot machine and wood-grain embossing folder, I embossed the window.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and hope all have a Happy Thanksgiving with their families.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Lot's of Texture

Lot's of Texture


I print and cut ©Karen Middleton's Rockstar Girl image out with my Silhouette Studio DE and also cut out a offset background shadow. 

The technique of this card is Sunburst Card which is quite simple (I watched several videos on Youtube for several ideas on this technique).  I embossed cardstock using my new embossing folder by Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-011 that I recently purchased online.  It's one of these embossing folders that is 2-in-1 folder ... you that to turn inside out to use for the second embossing image.

Coloring median used for the Rockstar Girl ... I used my Sukura Gel Pens for the top and the pants I colored with my Stampin! Up Black ink marker, and than filled in with my clear Sukura Gel Pen hoping to get a glossy leather pants look!

The music notes I used from image found in a Internet search, and sized it to what I wanted.  I adhered the notes to the card front, and placed the Rockstar Girl on foam tape and mounted in center of card.  I created a Happy Birthday banner and placed along the edge of the Sunburst mat.

This card will be on it's way to my 9 year old granddaughter, who will be turning 10 on the last day of November.

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



Another Twisted Easel Card using Falling Leaves

Autumn Colors Challenge

Supplies used:
  • Cardstock measuring 9.75x4.25, scoring at 5.50"
  • First layer: 4.25x5.50
  • Second Layer: 4x5.25
  • Third layer with image printed on: 3.75x5"
  • paper punch
I created the twisted easel card, but scoring the base at 5.50" and than scored again from left top point edge to bottom right point edge.  Folded at the score line to create a triangle.

The image I printed onto light blue card stock so I can have a blue sky, but first I placed the leaves in the corner as a pile of leaves, with a few falling from the tree.  There is a basket with a rake and "Hello Autumn" sentiment print and cut and used foam tape to apply to the center.

On the 2nd page of the card, I used another sentiment, (both sentiments, basket and rake found on SilhouetteAmerica Online store), ungrouped the sentiment  "We Rake, We Pile, We Jump..." so I can fit onto the card piece.  The border of leaves from Silhouette America Online store; and the individual leaves from a file I have on hand.  I cut out three matting pieces, and punched on one end and made sure they layered nicely.

Please join us in this Challenge showing your work of Autumn Colours.

Thank you for stopping by,

and hugs to all xoxo.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pumpkin Card

Pumpkin Card - BAP

This is actually a cute little card and quick to do for Halloween or Thanksgiving greetings; and if a loved one has a birthday in October or November it would work as a gift card holder as well.

Supplies needed:
  1. Cardstock of choice - I chose orange for the base, and had darker orange in my stash that I used for layering.
  2. The designer paper is a free scrap book paper from GrannyEnchanted that I downloaded and printed out on a 8.5x11 size digital paper and than used my Freezer paper, I ironed on back of designer paper as a stabilizer.
  3. Punch for the sentiment
  4. Stamped sentiment from Stampin! Up "Teeny Tiny Words"
I inked the edges of all pieces and  put together in a day.

It is a BAP file available from Creative Kuts.  

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


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Your Wishes Christmas Card

BAP - Your Wishes

Supplies used
  • 8x5.25 card stock for base
  • Red , yellow, and green card stock
  • Red gemstone
  • clear gemstone
  • baker's twine - red and white
First, I created the blue with white snowflakes design paper using the piece that came with the cut file. I placed on my virtual mat in Silhouette Studio DE, to make design paper.  I created a rectangle to represent the piece, but the snowflakes within the file could've been removed keeping the outer portion.  I believe I used the color picker from the Fill Color Window and picked the color from the jpeg that came with the file and applied it to my design paper file.  Than I ironed the piece onto Freezer paper for stabilizing the paper.

Cut the ribbon, and tag from card stock and applied the ribbon with adhesive, and used foam tape to pop-up the tag. And applied the pieces to the 'design paper' and than layered it on white card stock, giving me a simple Christmas card.

This was the BAP (Build-A-Project) for last week and I am attempting to catch up on the BAP's and my Crop-on-Line layouts which all are available from Creative Kuts.  The BAP files are free to the Facebook Fan page - you request and than create the project and post to the fan page on Facebook.  Every two weeks Cheryl has three COL files available for $5.00 each that you can pay for thru a PayPal account, and you will receive File #1, work up the pieces, and when completed, post on the Facebook fan page, and than request the next file (there are 3 files included in each layout set).

Thank you for stopping by and

Hugs to all, xoxo


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday Cards - Flip/Swing/Gate Fold Card

Good morning Friends. Carolyn here for Scrapbook Blessing's Club Tuesday - Cards presenting to you a Flip/Swing/Gate Fold Card. Tip: when you don't have design paper on hand for your project, print your own or use Freezer paper and gift wrapping paper.

After watching a video from The Stamping School where Linda, owner and instructor created this card using a new thin framelits die from Stampin Up on cutting out the Flip/Swing card base.  Actually, save yourself some money, and buy the cardbase cut file from which makes about the same type of card base.

After tweaking the file to the size I would like for my card, here it is:

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out the base of 5.5x9.75.  I cut the pattern according to the file, but the  third fold I done by hand as I am not good with math or measurements!! (smile).  I scored the third fold in at 2.5 inches, or just to come under the flip-out fold.

The design paper you see here I printed from a jpeg picture I have in my files of a snowflake background.  This also I cut out with my machine

I checked my embossing folders and found the only snow theme in the stash; and using the Sizzix Big Shot I embossed the third fold, with the embossing folder turned around, so the non-negative side will be displayed.

 On the inside of the card I placed the design paper in the center and on the end fold and added  chipboard mittens at the bottom

The images used from my Silhouette Studio DE Library, and the sentiment  placed on a scalloped circle  with three gemstones along the top edge.

My recipe:

5.5x9.75" cardstock by Close to My Heart
Design Paper:  Hammerhill Digital paper and jpeg file from my files.
Mittens from a collection received as a gift (Wal-mart)
Gemstones - from my stash.
Sizzix Big Shot embossing machine
embossing folder from Cuddlebug

Thank you for stopping by to visit with us here at Scrapbook Blessings Club, and you may also come on over to my blog here to see more of my projects that I have created.

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

 ♥ Carolyn

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 18, 2013

Challenge #23 - Christmas - not a Card

For this challenge I decided to create a decorative box that can be set on a Christmas table, or possibly hung on a Christmas tree.  I have a very limited supply of Christmas design paper, and found this tutorial on how to use freezer paper - ironing gift wrapping paper, napkins, just about anything and making your own designer paper.

Once I decided on my wrapping paper that would be used, I tried the freezer paper technique and it worked.  I now can make my own designer paper for my projects.  

I cut the pieces out after selecting paper for material type under the cutting options in SCAL3 (the scissors). The background design paper is printed out using my new high quality digital paper which I love, love, love.  All paper was applied to the box .

After cutting out 3 sets of the Poinsettia, I placed 2 sets along the edge of the box,

The third set of Poinsettias on the corner of the inside edge.  I placed yellow flat buttons in the center of each set.

The sentiment "Merry Christmas" was a free file from Silhouette Online Storewhich I print and cut and applied to a  background shadow of red and applied to the front of box.

And that's my Christmas - Not a Card for this challenge over at Creative Cutting Challenge.  Please stop on by and join us in this challenge, would love to see what you create for Christmas - Not a Card.  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and hugs to all xoxo.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Challenge #6 - Twisted Gift Card Holder

 Good morning.  Welcome to  Challenge #6 where we created a:

Twisted Gift Card Holder

As stated in the tutorial video, this is a quick and simple gift card to create in one day.  You can make several of these for Christmas or birthdays which I will do after the first of the year for January birthdays.

Supplies needed/used:

  • Card stock: 4.25x10.75 (which 2 can be cut out of one 8.5x11 size cardstock of your choice)
  • white embossing powder
  • versamark to stamp image of choice
  • design paper of choice which is 4x10.25 (approx)
  • I print and cut the snowman and Merry Christmas sentiment using my Silhouette Studio DE
Inside view of Twisted Gift Card Holder:


I also stamped and embossed snowflakes on inside of card; plus used a glue dot to adhere the triangle edge down (keeping the gift card where it belongs!!).

Thank you for stopping by today; and please head on over to Scrapbook Blessings  to view the video tutorial and join us in this fun challenge.  And a quick way to make up several gift card holders for your Christmas needs.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Challenge #80 - Giving Thanks/Thanksgiving

Once I seen this image by Pattie, I thought of the Pilgrims and first Indians and the first Thanksgiving ,  I first printed out the design paper that I found after doing a Internet search (I do not have any Thanksgiving type design paper in my collection of paper!).  But before I actually printed the paper, I placed two pumpkins from my Silhouette Library and also the leaves as images and printed the paper 4.25x5.50 to fit a standard card base.

I print and cut the Indian maiden and using my Stampin! Up markers colored the image.  I also offset the image 2 x's and cut out, once on poster board to give some dimension to the card.  Since the card needed something for added 'pop' I placed a ribbon across the center, and the sentiment was print and cut on a label from my Library of collections.  Two brads was added and then placed on the card.  The Indian was placed on foam tape to the card.

Supplies used:

Three mats layered in offset sizes to fit card base of 4.25 x 5.50
Orange ribbon from my ribbon stash
Stampin! Up markers 
Two small silver brads from Stampin! Up

This is a card for Thankfulness that I will be contributing to Operation Write Home - a service where donated cards  are sent to our service men and women overseas for their use to send cards to loved ones.

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


Challenges entered:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes

Wood Elfling

Supplies used:

Digi images:

Wood Elfling
Hammerhill Digital Paper used for printing the design paper - snowflakes found in a Internet search.
Brads from Stampin! Up
gemstones from personal stash.
Coloring:  used Stampin! Up markers for mushrooms and the Elf, plus Copic marker for the skin tone.

I first printed design onto my Hammerhill Digital paper which I love, love and love as the colors is so sharp and clear.  Prior to printing, I placed a few snowflakes from the Wood Elfling file from Scrapper's Delights Store.

I print and cut the Wood Elfling image onto white card stock, colored, and than created a offset of the digi image to place as a background shadow.  Plus I cut the shadow piece again onto poster board to give it some dimension; and applied foam tape to adhere to the card.  Merry Christmas is a sentiment purchased from the Silhouette America Online store which I added to the paper before printing out.

Come on over to the challenge at Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog and join in the challenge fun.  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and hugs to all xoxo.


Challenges entered:


Friday, November 08, 2013

Tropical Dump Cake

Good morning, Carolyn here with another page for a recipe book I am creating using the CK Recipe Card Club files; and here is

Tropical Dump Cake

Printed the recipe on yellow card stock and matted on black. Placed at angle on the design paper from Stampin! Up - a 12x12 sheet that I cut to 8.5x11 size.  The photo is cut with WR Memories punch and placed at an angle on corner.  Ms Pineapple I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and SCAL3; and for added touch I used the wiggly eyes and drew in eyelashes and a nose - does give it a feminine look, doesn't it.

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


Thursday, November 07, 2013

Snitch the Dragon

Our theme for this presentation is Dragons, and I chose "Baby Snitch's Crib" using a flip-card  from tutorial found on Facebook.  Only I used my Cameo to tweak the file and cut it out. Print and cut the image on a circle and colored using my Sprectrum Noir ink markers.  The cardstock is, I believe, new colors from Stampin Up catalog 2013-14.  I layered a strip, after punching a scalloped edge and placed silver brads in three of the scallops above and below the circle flip.  Inside I used design paper from a paper pad that I found at Wal-mart.  A sentiment can be stamped on the layered tags inside.  Just below the image I placed three green gems to add a little embellishing to it.

Would be a great card for a baby welcoming card, or a baby girl's birthday card.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all xoxo.


Challenges entering:


Monday, November 04, 2013

New items in the Store

Just added the following to the store at Cut and Create

Available today, November 4, 2013

Challenge # 22 Thanksgiving

Autumn Mini-Album

Challenge #22 is Thanksgiving and I chose The Creative Pointe's file Fall Set, a file with 4 sets of  individual files to create. 

Cover using the leaves and basket.

Page 2 where I created a welded two leaves on lower edge, and than created a border of leaves for a layer on the top of page.
Page 3 - placed 4 shadow blackouts of the pumpkin files and layered the pumpkins and overlay on bottom edge of page.
Page 4 - layered a leaf border with a basket on corner.
Page 5 - Indian Corn created on edge of mini-album.
This is the final mini-album.  I punched a hole in corner with a hand punch and used a big eyelet from a package I found in the sewing section of Wal-mart.  Each page will be decorated and photo mats placed for photos of grandchildren.

Please join us at Creative Cutting Challenges and enter your Thanksgiving themed creation for a prize.  Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all xoxo.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge #5

Sunburst Card


Items need to create this card:
  • cardstock : 4.25x5.5 for base
  • For Sunburst pieces: 1.5x4 per piece (I used 9 pieces - 7 design paper, 2 cardstock)
  • Mating for the Sunburst pieces: 5x2.5
  • washi tape for trimming
  • Flower stamped and than punched with a 1 3/8 circle punch
  • Scalloped punch for layering
  • thank you stamp from Teeny Words by Stampin Up
  • paper trimmer
  • Glue stick by xyron
  • adhesive of your choice
Now here is my second Sunburst design:


In my spare time (*lol*) I am creating a mini-album for my 13 year granddaughter, from birth to 13 and I used the Sunburst technique on one page.  She plays clarinet in Middle School Band and enjoys it - she loves music (a big Selena Gomez fan).  I cut out the sunburst pieces with my trimmer after I embossed the card stock with a new embossing folder from Sizzix that has music notes and/or the music lines.  I went according to the instructions of the video (you will find it at Scrapbook Blessings Club as our challenge for the next 2 weeks), and created this page for her mini-album.  

The first photo shows both pages, and the 2nd photo is the page I used the Sunburst technique on.  Plus I placed gemstones on the punch out edge trim at bottom of page; and with my Silhouette Cameo I created a print and cut sentiment and placed in the corner on foam tape as it needed some embellishment.  The 2nd page I created the music notes with my Cameo, and placed foam tape on backside and layered on the page.

Please join us at Scrapbook Blessings Club for Challenge #5 which runs two weeks.  Also join us at our Facebook page Scrapbook Blessings Club Facebook Fan page where you can join in games and fun activities.

Thank you for stopping by to visiting with us, and hugs to all xoxo.


Friday, November 01, 2013

Spotting Train - New release November 1st

The colored versions of the New Releases for November 1st at Scrappers Delights

Train Spotting

When Scrapper's Delights sent me this image to work for the New Release Day, I immediately thought of the Birthday Mini-Album BAP from Creative Kuts from several weeks ago and decided this would be the ideal image to go on for the front cover.  I cut out 'I'm 3' and used foam tape to place it next to the scalloped circles.  To give the front cover some stability I cut out the page on a 12x12 piece of poster board and spray glued to the main cover.  Than using my Binder I cut out the placement holes for the binding wire. I used Spectrum Noir and Copic markers for coloring in the images.

I will be using photos from my great grandson's birthday party for the next set of pages, using Thomas the Train and Friends as a focal point in the circle as he birthday theme was Thomas the Train. 

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and head on over to Scrapper's Delights blog for have a look-see at the Challenge Team's handiwork.  And take a look at the new releases and other images at Scrapper's Delights


Challenges entering:

Challenge #79 - Birthday Card - Water Lilies

Image used:  Water Lilies from Pattie's Creations Etsy store.  Had just finished creating a Triple stamped card using a rubber stamp and wondered if I could create a card using a digi stamp and worked with this in my Silhouette Studio DE software. 

I printed the image out on white cardstock three times, and than cut three different sizes to create the triple stamped effect.  Layered each piece on black but you can use any color for your background design of your choice.  Black, for me helped the image to stand out.  I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir ink markers and than I just received the new set of stamps from Stampin Up and decided to use it layered on black and placed right above and to the side of the water lilies.  Also added to silver gems to the corners as it needed something.

This is something I will definitely create again, but using rubber stamps for the image; or a larger digi stamp can be used as well. 

Please join us at Pattie's Creations Designs Challenge - hope to see you all there having fun with us.  Thank you for visiting with me today, and hugs to all xoxo.