Monday, December 13, 2010

Blog Hop Winner Announcement

What a wonderful weekend!!  We had so much fun with the blog hop - did you?  The Cutters Creek Design Team made some unbelievable projects.  I hope you were inspired by one or several of these projects.

So - remember the prize I was giving away??
This is an awesome set of markers - I am jealous!

So, there were a couple of people that commented twice, and one comment that was deleted, so the overall number of people to choose from was 68.

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Result: 32

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And the winner is...........................

Kim said...
Receiving my Cricut Expression last year for Christmas!! From my HUBBY! I was THRILLED! and a bit SHOCKED!!

Thanks for the chance to win. Have a GREAT Day,

Me-Ma Kim

December 11, 2010 1:06 PM

Congratulations Me-Ma Kim!!  Please send me an e-mail with your contact information, so I can get your prize shipment coordinated.  If I don't hear from Me-Ma Kim within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.

Thanks all for participating!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Red and Green Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Red and Green Blog Hop! Our wonderful design team members have all created some fun Christmas projects to inspire you! The only requirement for the projects were that they must contain Red and Green. You just saw a fabulous project on Kim B's blog. Your next stop along the hop will be Lori B's blog. If you are just finding our hop please head over to the Cutter's Creek Design Team Blog to start from the beginning. There are 8 inspiring projects for you to check out as well as 8 chances to win a great prize from Cutters Creek!  Please leave me a comment about your most memorable gift - either sent or recieved. One entry per person please!  Comments left up until 11:59pm on Sunday December 12th will be eligible to win. All winners will be selected Monday and posted on each blog so make sure you check back to see if you have won! You will have 48 hours to respond before we choose another winner.  My prize will be a wonderful set of American Crafts Glitter Markers. 

Here is the project that I have created for today's hop.

This was my second card with no image - just a sentiment.  However, I decided to jazz this one up just a n otch and added LOTS and LOTS of BLING.  The base of my card was cut on Bazzill Bling paper in Evergreen.  This paper has a very slight sheen to it to make it sparkle.  I used a piece of Core'dinations Gemstone 12"X12" Cardstock Assortment in a cranberry color - also sparkly, and cut it one inch smaller than the front of my card.  This piece was embossed with the D'Vine Swirls folder in my Cuttlebug. 

The sentiment was cut on my Cricut Expression, using my Gypsy and the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge.  The base was cut with the American Crafts Foil in dark green.  There are LOTS of colors in this pack to choose from - it is a wonderful paper to work with and cuts nicely on the Cricut.  It IS very heavy though, and requires multiple cuts to get it out clean.  The top layer of the sentiment is American Crafts Glitter paper in Mint

This sentiment had a pretty flower on it.  Rather than try to hide it, I decided to dress the flower up with some Polar White Flower Soft.  Using the Flower Soft Glue, the product stuck nicely even to the glitter paper!  If you're new to Flower Soft, like me, here's a tip - always rinse out the applicator tip of the flower soft glue after using it.  It took me a while to clean out the dried glue from the applicator before I could use it again!

Finally, I had all the layers ready to put my card together.  I used ribbon from my stash to wrap the embossed cardstock, tying it with a simple knot.  I attached this piece to the base with my Glue Glider Pro.  For the sentiment, I attached the glitter paper to the base using my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, which works great with small areas!  Since the knot from my ribbon was in the middle, I used Glue Dots Pop-Up Dots to raise the sentiment up over the top of the knot, and jump off the card.

I hope you enjoyed my project...and the rest of the hop!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

*Wish* Card

With the holidays fast approaching, many crafters have holiday cards on their minds! I originally made this card for a card challenge, but didn't get a chance to put it up in time. The challenge was to create a holiday card with words only - no images. With my new Gypsy, there are a bunch of phrases on the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge that were possible to use!

I started with some basic deep blue Bazzill card stock. I wanted to have this be a unique size, so I cut the card to 12x6. I folded the card in half with my Scor Pal to make it a 6x6 card. Next, I cut a piece of lighter blue cardstock one inch smaller on both sides, so that I had a full half inch border around it. Instead of cutting straight lines, I used the antique blade on my Purple Cow paper trimmer to give the edges a little interest. (I LOVE the interchangeable blades on this trimmer - I know I'm going to have fun with it!) I folded the blue paper in half with the Scor Pal as well. To give the light blue cardstock some texture, I ran it through the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. The texture of the deep blue base and the light blue embossed card were begging for more interest, so I inked the edges of each of these papers, plus portions of the embossing, with a white ink pad. Creative Memories now sells chalking ink, so I gave that a try! The stamp pads are small, which should be easy to work with, but I am not convinced that these are the product for me. I'll have to try the other colors that came with the set before I can make a decision on them :). Before I attached the textured paper to the base, I added a shiny, transparent ribbon with a simple knot to the card.

Next, it was time to cut the words. The shadow of the word 'Wish' was cut on American Crafts silver foil. The top layer of the "Wish" sentiment was cut on light blue American Crafts glitter paper. This AC Glitter paper is THE BOMB! It takes several passes on the Cricut to get the cut clean, but with a little patience, even the most intricate of cuts can be done with this glittery paper - and it doesn't make a mess! The knot of the ribbon makes it slightly more difficult to attach the sentiment, but to get around this, I used 3D Foam corners to make the verbiage the same height.

This is a simple, elegant and EASY card to make for last minute holiday sentiments!

Please leave a comment for me...and if I get 20 comments, I may even send this card to one lucky winner! Make sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you!!