Thursday, August 22, 2013

I sure hope you can join us for this fun blog hop! September 1 and 2nd! Meet our new Design Team members!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monochromatic Challenge for the Cuttin' and Stampin' Blog!

Challenge:   Monochromatic 
August 20 - 26th, 2013

Hello My Wonderful Crafty Friends!
Today is my Design Team Day for Cuttin and Stampin Challenges.

Our challenge this week - and I DO hope you'll choose to join in and accept the challenge - - is to make a Monochromatic Card!

I am not sure I've ever created one of my very own although I have always admired them!  So I gave it a try!
Let's take a quick look at the card and we'll go into some details!

I decided to make a simple but pretty in pink card!
I layered two different colors of pink cardstock to form the base of my card and added a very thin strip of this perfectly pink ribbion I had in my stash! 
 I then free hand cut
rectangles and ran them through my Cuttlebug. I used the Cricut "Swiss Dots" embossing folder for my center piece and A LifeStyle Crafts embossing folder from the set called "Jubliant" for the two side pieces.
I popped those rectangles up on foam squares to give my card some dimension and interest.

After digging around my stamp stash - I found this cute little sentiment stamp that says 
" a Little Hello" that fit perfectly on the edge of my card!  
 The stamp set is an older one by Hampton Art called "footlongs" and the specific stamp set was Hot Fudge Studio - which sounds really yummy but did not have a thing to do with the sentiments in the set!  
Here is one last look at my card to inspire you to join in the challenge!
Now please get busy creating and link up to us and you may win a prize!

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on August 30, 2013.

You can link your project Here

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Square Card Challenge for Design Team Day!

Challenge:   Square Card Challenge 3x3 or 4x4
August 13 - 19th, 2013

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's my Design Team Day for Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge Blog and 
the theme for this week is the "Square Card Challenge".  We were given the choice to start with either a 3 x 3" or a 4 x 4" square base card to create our card.

My Godson and his long time girl friend just got engaged and I am very close friends with 

his parents, so I wanted to send not only my Godson and his Fiance' a congratulations on your engagement card, but one also to the parents of the groom.  They are quite excited to be planning a wedding for next August!  
Today I'll share with you both cards I created - first the parent's card - which is my 4 x 4 inch card!

Here is the front of the square card.  I found this precious file from the Silhouette America store and just knew it was the one I wanted to use!  
Using foam squares to give dimension and an "I Rock" gem as the diamond in the ring case, it is a 
simple yet sweet way to send congratuation wishes to the parents of the groom!
Here is the inside of the card:

And a little closer so you can read both sections:

I embossed hearts on a silver metalic cardstock and then "fussy cut" it out to
add just a little extra to the inside of the card!
Now, for the card I sent the Bride and Groom to be!
Just a slightly larger take on the same card idea!
 The following card shows the dimention of the embossed
hearts and how I used foam squares to pop up the couple.

 Here's the "diamond"!

 The sentiment inside:

I wish sincere congratulations and best wishes to Cory and Kristen as they begin this
exciting year of wedding planning!
Let's see what you create with either a 3x3 or 4 x4 square card!
Link up with us at the Challenge Blog!

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'

Thanks for playing along we will be announcing the winners on August 23, 2013.

You can link your project Here.

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