Friday, January 4, 2013

Cutting And Stampin' Design Team Introductory Blog Hop

Happy New Year to My Crafty Friends!  I hope you had  a wonderful holiday season!  I ended the year with a "bang" ...I had foot surgery on Dec. 28, my second foot surgery ever - and let me tell you - I don't know why feet, that area able to withstand us standing, jumping, running every day- are so incredibly painful once you have surgery!  I'm still in my first week post surgery, and on mandatory bed rest (which sounds really good when you hear it but is not fun)!!
Anyway, I am excited to announce that I am part of a wonderful new Design Team at . We have some wonderful ideas to share with you in the coming months featuring the Amuse Studio products! 
If you just happened to vist my blog, please be sure to go back to the beginning  at  so you don't miss a single project from my design team sisters!

Here at Cuttin and Stampin we are HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY and in the mood to CELEBRATE.  Today we are having a blog hop Celebrating our new Design Team and kicking off our weekly challenge blog.  Each of us has produced projects to Celebrate.  There are 11 new Design Team members and the final stop is where you can enter to WIN blog candy.  All you have to do is visit each blog and be sure to leave a comment. There are (2) $25.00 gift certificates to A Muse Studio up for grabs.  So grab a cup of coffee and hop along to meet the NEW CUTTIN and STAMPIN Design Team. 

For those of you new to my blog, I am Teresa and I've been doing some form of scrapbooking as long as I can remember!  I have gone through many crafting "phases" where I would experiment with whatever "crafty" trends were hot at the time.  I was very into rubber stamping about 10 years ago, but then took a break from pretty much all crafting for a while. I got back into crafting when I got my first Cricut several years ago.  Since then, I've been doing a variety of paper crafts- mainly focusing on card making, mini albums as gifts, and a bit of scrapbooking.  I am excited to combine rubber stamping with my Cricut and my brand new Cameo to see what I can create!  I thank Tammy Smith for the opporunity to work with this talented team and this brand new Challenge Blog!

For today's "Celebration" themed blog hop, I have two cards I created for you!

My first card is a birthday card for my daughter's upcoming birthday, although it could very well
be used as a graduation, congratulation or as an encouragement type card as well.
I used my Cricut Cartridge "Suburbia" to cut the lady with her "beverage"
and Elegant Edges to cut the frame behind her.  I used my brand new Silhouette Cameo
to cut the word "You" and stamped the "Celebrate" from a stamp from my stash.

A close up of the Party Girl can see I used some Christmas Red Stickles to make her 
sparkly necklace and earring!
I inked the sentiment base to help it "pop" out against the background.
Using foam layering squares, I lifted up the sentiment as well as the
lady to give dimension to the card.
I hope my daughter will enjoy the card!

For my second "celebration" project I created another birthday card - this time for my sister in law
who also has a January birthday.
I am sorry to say the colors are not coming through as they are in reality.
The Chevron that you see in the background is NOT a patterned paper,but
actually cut with my Cameo!  It is cut from a deep purple paper. layered on a very pale
purple cardstock.  It was one of the first things I cut with the Silhouette Cameo and I was very
impressed how well it preformed!
Here is a close up of this cute cupcake!  Again, various shades of purple to create the 
cupcake wrapper and the cupcake itself. I ran the icing portion of the cupcake through
the Cuttlebug to create the swirls in the icing.

Using my favorite foam adhesive, I popped up the cupcake as well as the sentiment
to give it interest. 
That adorable purple ribbon was made into this cute little bow by using my
new 3 Girl Jam bow maker!  Made it so easy to get such a cute little double bow!  

For the sentiment, I simply printed it on the pale purple cardstock
(same used for the base of the card), then double matted it with other
cardstock used on the cupcake and the chevron to tie it all together.
I inked the edges of each layer of the sentiment piece.

I think this will be the perfect card for my sister in law!

I want to thank you all again for stopping by and being part of our CELEBRATION Hop.  Your next stop is my sweet friend Janet at:

Don’t forget to hop all the way through, leave a comment at each blog and enter to win blog candy at the end!

In case you get distracted along the way, here is a complete line up so you can make it to the candy.

I love to read your comments - won't you please take a moment to let me know your thoughts?
Thank you for stopping by!

Linking up to Link Up Tuesday at the Pink


Scrappin' Robin said...

Teresa, Love your cards, the first one is truly you and I love the little bow on the cupcake.

Sherri Thacker said...

Love both of these! I love how you made your own chevron. I don't have a cricut yet, I've been putting it off but maybe I need one? LOL

Teresa said...

Love both your cards Teresa...I need to make a stash of birthday cards as well. Love the sparkly on the girl.

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Hello Teresa. I love both cards. The cameo does an amazing job. Thanks SO much for all your help and support. Praying for a quick recovery with less pain.

Tammy S.

Scrapsofstuff/Daphne said...

Cute cards!

Moms Been Scrappin said...

Teresa I love both your projects and the chevron is just fantastic! Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery!
Hugs, Doris

Desi Lee Designing Divas said...

HI Teresa I am so glad you are back into crafting again. Congrats on the new team ;) I hope your foot is getting better. I just love ur cards great job. I am really glad u like ur new cameo. Good Luck to you in ur new adventure

Miranda said...

Congrats my crafty friend!!!! So happy to see you crafting again!!!! Love your cards. Hope that foot doesn't keep you down too long! I'll be stalking your blog regularly to see what you come up with!!!! Miss ya.
Miranda :)

Jessica Buffa said...

Teresa, both cards are superb darling. Love that you are finally using your shhhh...Cameo! :)
Great layers, dimension, interest and fabulous added sparkle. I am sure both the girls will love their Handmade with Love Birthday Cards! Adorable Bow, too...glad you are loving your Bow Maker :)
Jessica B

Jenn Lorist said...

Love your cards Teresa!! Congrats on your new design team :)

Jenn Lorist said...

Love your cards Teresa!! Congrats on your new design team :)

Jenn Lorist said...

Congrats on your new design team!! Love your cards :)

Marcia said...

Love your projects! I have the Suburbia cart but have to admit that I have only used it once. Sometimes it takes me a while to find inspiration...whick you have give me! TFS!

Mary Montecalvo said...

LOVE your cards Teresa! Sorry to hear about your foot surgery. Heal quickly! The Cameo sure does look like it does an amazing job. The chevron cut is gorgeous. I'm sure they will love the cards. Hugs always~ Mary M

Claire Rambo said...

Hi Teresa, glad to see you are back to crafting, missed seeing your lovely creations. Congrats on the making Tammy's DT. Look forward to seeing more of your projects using a muse studio.
Awesome cards, you never cease to amaze. Love that you combine the Cricut and cameo.

sarah said...

Very cute cards!!!

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing your cards, Teresa. I simply loved both of them. I especially love the added touch of the stickles necklace. Great idea!
Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery!

PaulaJ said...

such pretty cards!

MzLavr2 said...

Super cute cards! Thanks so much for sharing!
<3 Pam

Janet's Planet said...

I love both your cards... who'd thought you'd have a drink on one of them.. LOL
Hope you're feeling better!!

Creative M said...

Wonderful cards!
Have a wonderful day,

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

pretty cards

scrapbookingforfun said...

Beautiful work as always!!!
Shelley Peeler

Kimberly said...

Great cards and I am really looking forward to hearing more about what you think of the Cameo!

Heather Lynn said...

Teresa, Congrats on your new DT! :)

Love both of your cards! I don't have that Suburbia cart yet, but now I want it! Love that lady silhouette lady with the drink! I love that cute cupcake and the colors on the other card! Great job as always! I hope you feel better asap!!


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog. TFS
Jacque from

Anonymous said...

Very nice to hae you back Teresa. Missed your projects for a number of weeks. I especially like the way you use the foam to add dimension and interest to your projects.

Nadja said...

Great projects Teresa! Love the colors that you choose and all the details!


Saba Musharrif said...

cupcake!!! very cute..
Also wanted to ask, which is a better buy Silhouette Cameo or cricut? I am looking to buy one but cant seem to decide between the two. Advice appreciated.

hopping along now ... hehe

Sharon said...

I loved both cards but really loved the cupcake card. I too hate when the photo doesn't show the true colors of the project but your description described it very to hop to the next blog!

Kathy Salido said...

Hi Teresa!! So happy to see some new projects. Love both cards, my favorite is the one cut either suburbia. Hope u are back on urban feet soon. Can I ask what kind of surgery u had?? I am having surgery to remove a lump from the bottom of my foot and now u have me worried !!

CTgirl said...

Both your creations are great, but I really love the cupcake one! Cool idea for the background!
Thanks for the inspiration...hopping along...

Robin said...

love your cards! Great detail!


Robin said...

Love your blog design too! It is beautiful!


Maria said...

Great cards!!! TFS

mvasquez69 (at) aol (dot) com

PJ said...

My favorite touch is the swirls on the cupcake, it just finishes things .. for me anyway :) Thx!

Karenladd said...

Oooh, I just love that silhouette on the first card!! Very striking!

Jessica Wilson said...

So stinking cute!!! Love that your adoring your cameo!!! :)

Crafty Hugs,

ehbost said...

Love your cards. Found this hop by accident. Quite a pleasure.

Sabrina Alery said...

Loving the silhouette! Thanks for playing along with Pink by Design - and hoping you get back on your feet again soon!

Marianne said...

i love your blog and projects. Sorry you are under the weather, but hope you are on the mend. Looking forward to more of your projects with Our Creative Karma.


Marji said...

Hey Mamma! Love your cards, so classy

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

I love how you added the stickles to your first card and the embossing on the cupcake just makes it pop even more. But, I am in love with the back ground paper with the cupcake. I hope you are felling better soon. I am so happy to be on the New DT with you.

217 Creations said...

I love this!!! Thanks for playing along with Pink By Design!

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