Sunday, December 29, 2013

SBC Mini-Challenge - Choice of our favorite

Time for another challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club and to choose a design from previous Challenges #1-8, so I chose the Triple Time Stamping from Challenge #3 on October 6, 2013.


Supplies used:
How I did this:
  1. Stamped image onto copy paper, and scanned and saved to my laptop directory.
  2. Using CraftArtist2 (Professional) I open up the scanned image and decoupaged it.  Save to my file directory as a .png file.
  3. Open up my Silhouette Studio software, merge the images to the virtual mat, traced each piece to give me a clean image.
  4. Created the mats for the images
  5. Than I decided to watercolor the flower using my Stampin Up Ink markers.
  6. Layered each piece with foam tape.
  7. The sentiment 'Happy Birthday' was added to the main piece using the Text option in  Silhoutte Studio software.

 Inside of card.

Supplies used:
  • Card stock from Stampin Up - Old Olive
  • Scalloped trim created using my Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System
  • Sentiment from a stamp in my personal stash
Since I did not want to repeat the Happy Birthday sentiment inside, I used this stamp shown in picture.  It is from a stamp that you stamp by brushing the ink on the part you would like and stamp.  I was testing my new purchase of the Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System and cut the double-edge scalloped edge to correct size and placed on edge of the mat.  This was layered onto design paper from my stash of paper.

Quick and easy birthday card to send to someone on my January list of birthdays.  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me, and please join us in this one week mini-challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club 

Hugs to all xoxo,


Friday, December 27, 2013

My Friday Scrapbook Layout

A good Friday morning to all ... this is Carolyn from Granny Ma's Creative Blog with this Friday's Scrapbook layout.  My theme, or subject of interest is my great granddaughter, Isabella Grace.

Tip: let you imagination flow


I have several scrapbook's started for my five granddaughters, one grandson and now the two great-grandchildren.  I will have a busy 2014, I'm sure.

Thank you for stopping by to look at the finished page for Isabella's scrapbook.  

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



Wednesday, December 25, 2013


I would like to wish one and all a Very Merry Christmas, and safe traveling to all on the road visiting family and/or friends during this holiday season.

Love to all,


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System Review

Good morning friends, Carolyn here with a review of a new tool I just recently purchased.  Received a newsletter from recently and checked it out.  But I did not purchase from as it's out of stock, so went to another source, and it arrived this past Saturday afternoon. 

Supplies used:
  • Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System
  • Fiskars' smaller interchangeable border punch cartridges - double scalloped edge

Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System

Here is a short write up about the system:

The unique design of the AdvantEdge Punch System by Fiskars allows crafters to add perfectly aligned decorative borders and ribbons to any project. Unlike most border punches, you keep your paper in one place - it's the punch that moves. With the slide-and-lock system, you can say goodbye to frustration and misaligned projects. The AdvantEdge Punch System offers larger options, up to 2.75", and includes an adapter plate for Fiskars' smaller interchangeable border punch cartridges (sold separately). You'll receive everything you need to get started with this kit. Included in this package is the 12" base, the Flower Garden punch, and the adapter plate.

And here is a video from showing how to use the tool.

And now to what I have started with the use of this tool.


I used the double-scalloped edge punch ( Fiskars' smaller interchangeable border punch cartridge) with the orange adapter plate.  Inserted the cartridge, and using a 8.5x11  size card stock, I created the double-edge scalloped border to use on a scrapbook page.  I had two borders, and trimmed the scalloped edge and thought, this would be cool for a border on a mat or tag for a sentiment which I applied to the card (see December 29 Mini-Challenge for details of the front of the card!!).


This is a one-page layout that I am creating for my great-granddaughter's scrapbook.  You can see, from the picture, that I punched all around a 12x12 piece of card stock (corners not the greatest, and may-be Fiskar's has corner punches on the market to go with).  This is just laying it out, haven't glued anything down yet.  Working on the photo setup of Isabella, and wanting to include month-by-month pictures in the smaller circles. (I will include pictures as I work along to keep you up on my progress).

Since I have issues with border pieces found in cut files for a scrapbook page, I purchased this to help with creating my layouts.  Hopefully Fiskars will come out with additional cartridges later.  Check it out, it's fun and easy to use.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and hope you all have a great crafting day.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

3D Decoupaging or Papertole Technique


I would like to share with you all the technique I have been working on lately - 3D Decoupaging or Papertole.   Using the software CraftArtist2 Professional, I open up the Rose clipart that I found in a Internet search for postcard clipart.  And than I created a decoupage of the clipart by clicking on the 3D icon in menu bard and selected 4 for my layers.  You are able to select as many layers as you would like and I have been staying with 4 unless I find less layers look better.  Once I have decided on number of layers, I go to the top menu and select Tools in menu bar and select 'Convert to Curves' which separates the layers.  I click on whole image and separates to where I can move each piece individually.  Than I go back to Tools on the menu bar and select 'Convert to picture' (which I find the way for me export file as a png file.

From here, I go into my Silhouette Studio software and merge/open the export file from where I had exported it to.  Than I trace each piece so I can get rid of the white border.  Than I print and cut the pieces and from there I layer according to the sizes with foam tape (I sponge edges with Distress Ink first) and laid onto card stock.  I created a bow with my bow maker and placed it at top; and added three gemstones to right hand corner.

This will be a birthday card for my a granddaughter in January.  

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today.  I hope you enjoyed this project that I share with you today, and hugs to all xoxo.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

SBC Challenge #8 - Tag Card

Challenge #8:  Cards with a tag
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Here is my card with a tag using a digi image from Kenny K


This is how I done my Card with Tag:

The design paper and mat is printed from a file from CraftsArtist Pro 2.  I saved the background paper as a png file, and brought into the Silhouette Studio Design Edition.  The tag and Christmas sentiment tag from my library in the Silhouette Studio.  Used the picker in the fill color menu and picked a color from the design paper and created the mat with that color.  The digi and Christmas sentiment was print and cut out.  

I placed brads on corners of card plus two gemstones on the sentiment label.  Added a red ribbon to the tag and there is my Card with a Tag.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me,and please join us in the challenge which  ends on Friday, December 27th at midnight.  Also, you are welcome to join up in our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.


Guest Designer at Pile It On


Today I am Guest Designer over at Pile It On Challenges where the challenge theme is P for ....

Basically called a Letterpress Card - embossed a layer mat from a Sizzix embossing folder (sorry cannot recall the name).  Since the Theme is P for.... I used the colors pink and purple for the card base and layers, and use pearls for trim on the skirt.  Colored the image with a Stampin Up pink marker.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and head on over to Pile It On Challenges and join us in the P for.... Challenge.  Love to see your work. Hugs to all xoxo.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Secret Santa Blog Hop

Merry Christmas to you all from the SBC Design Team. We are so excited because Santa is taking a mini- break in the preparations for his annual Christmas Eve debut.  He came by for a visit and hopped over to each of the Design Team's blogs.  The good news is that he said none of us are on the naughty list!  And, he did leave some presents just for you, our followers.  Its a secret though! We don't know which blogs have the presents, but I do know he picked two of us, yeah!!!  All you have to do is follow us here at the club, hop over at each blog, leave a comment for the girls and follow all the blogs.

And I do apologize for being late with my Secret Santa .....


Page one of layout titled Joy Layout.  Rudolf the Reindeer with his shiny red nose and a jingle bell on his collar.  A string of Christmas lights on the border. 

 Page two of layout .... same string of Christmas lights across the border, three photo mats with holly topper.  Joy to the World print and cut out using my Cameo.

Supplies used:
  • Joyful Layout cut file by Creative Kuts  . Part of their Crop-on-Line that is available at their store
  • Title "Joy to the World" from SilhouetteAmerica Online store.
  • Card stock either from Stampin! Up or my stash.
Here is the blog hop line-up:

Jennyfer -
Cindy -
Marilyn -
Cristina -

 Hope you have a Blessed Christmas and thanks for stopping by,


SBC Design Team

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sweet Peas Stampers Challenge - Christmas

Good morning, and I hope all will be having a great day of crafting. I am here to share my final project for Sweet Peas Stampers, as a member of the design team. The new year will bring a wedding for which I am planning to create a Queen size Log Cabin quilt for my granddaughter and future hubby. Plus my plans are to visit with my family when they move back to the States.

Our theme for this challenge is Christmas and I would like to share this card:


Supplies used:
  • Cardstock and ink markers from Stampin! Up
  • White flocking for snow areas on mailbox and house roof
Technique is call Triple-stamping, but I used my newly purchased software CraftArtist 2 Pro to create the 3-D Decoupage look.   Really love this software, and have so much more to learn in using it. I layered each white piece on black and the top piece foam tape was applied to give it dimension.  The cutting of the 3-layered pieces can be cut out with you Silhouette Cameo or SCAL3.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and join us in the challenge at SweetPea Stampers .  Hugs to all xoxo.


Challenge #82 - Snow Scene within a Scene

Supplies used:
  • Stampin! Up card stock 
  • Snowflake embossing folder
  • Design paper from my stash
  • Koh-I-Noor Wood pencils
  • Sentiment from the Silhouette America Online store
Printed the image and used my sizzix Big Shot die cutter and the oval frames to cut the image; than cut another oval and embossed snowflakes on.  The design paper is left over piece from my stash that I layered on card.  Added small brads in snowflake centers or as star on Christmas trees.

Thank you for visiting with me and please join us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges, showing us your work and having fun in the challenges.  Hugs to all xoxo


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Scrapper's Delights - Christmas - Father Time

Good morning, and I hope all will be having a great day of crafting.  I am here to share my final project for Scrapper's Delights Papercrafting, as a member of the design team.  The new year will bring a wedding for which I am planning to create a Queen size Log Cabin quilt for my granddaughter and future hubby.  Plus my plans are to visit with my family when they move back to the States.

I had viewed a video on Youtube about tag cards and decided to use the Santa clipart from the downloaded file for my project from Scrapper's Delight which I am sharing here....


Supplies used:
  • Cardstock created by using background design from my CraftArtist2 software that I recently purchased and download, and let me tell you, I enjoy working with.
  • Snowflake chipboard embellishments from a stash I have
  • Santa from Scrapper Delights Papercrafting store.
First I printed the cardstock using my Silhouette Studio Designing Edition - printed the card base, both outside and inside; plus the piece down the side which I tore the edge.
The tag was from the Silhouette Store, which I used a color from the design paper and than placed the Santa clipart and sentiment on the tag.  Placed the tag at an angle, using foam tape.  Once I finished, I placed the chipboard snowflakes on tag and used cording from my stash for the tie.
Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share with you my projects with the Scrapper's Delights DT.  I have enjoyed my time with the team, and thank all of them for allowing me to be part of the team.  Hugs to all xoxo.


Monday, December 09, 2013

Monday Die cuts, Machines

Hi, Carolyn here with Monday's die cuts and I am sharing with you a die cut I just recently purchased from Stampin! Up; but first my TIP: a great die cut for your left over stash of paper and cards.

Thinlits - Label Card (#133479)

 Front of Label Flip Card
Inside of Label Flip Card

Supplies used:
  • Card base Old Olive from Stampin! Up
  • Design paper "Santa's Journey" - 2-sided paper variety pack by 7gyPsies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Stampin! Up - retired set "Sidekicks Sayings"
  • Sizzix Big Shot die cut/embossing
  • Die cut Thinlits - Label Card (#133479) from Stampin! Up 

This die cuts a card base, unfolded, 6x5 1/2" but when folded, measures 4.25x5.50 inches.  When I ran the card base die thru my Big Shot, I felt like it was going to break the acrylic pads so I wouldn't advise using a ebosser machine if you have one.  The included dies I did not have a problem with, but only used the label die cut though.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and have a blessed day.

SBC Team Designer

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Let it Snow Blog Hop - Dec 7th.

Let It Snow

Time for a hop and theme is Let It Snow.  My presentation for this hop is Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer with tree lights along the border.  The border is snow with the string of lights along the top edge.

Supplies used:
Other cardstock from my paper stash.
Sentiment - Joy to the World print and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.

Line up for the hop:

1. Lisa ~ Start Here
2. Julie (Cricut Chick)  ~
3. Deb-
4. Lori ~
5. Sarah~
6. Heather ~
7. Cindy -
8. Pam -
9. Melisa
10. Elecia -
11. Jessica-
12. Mary -
13. Aisha -
14. Jenn--
15. Alicia ~
16. Nadja ~
17. Carla ~
18. Inga ~
19. Christine ~
20. Debbie W ~
21. Carolyn S. You're Here.
 22. Elizabeth ~  NEXT

Thank you for stopping by and hopping with us today.  Hugs to all.... xoxo


Friday, December 06, 2013

Gifts and Decorations

Gifts and Decorations


I'm a bit late with posting this to my blog.  I had the project finished and posted to Stamping with the Dragon ....

Supplies used:
Also, if you are a member of Stamping School, Linda has a recent tutorial video on how to create a post-a-note cover, which I combined her information with the cutfile and created a cover. 

With both items, I cut out the file using poster board first, and than printed the paper onto my special digital paper and using Freezer paper, I ironed the designer paper to the shiny, wax side of the freezer paper and created scrapbook paper.  Glued the pieces together and have a box and a post-a-note cover for Christmas gifts.

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



Monday, December 02, 2013

Cocoa Mug BAP from Creative Kuts


Tis the time of year for a nice cuppa of hot cocoa and this is a mug that will hold one pack of hot cocoa to send or give to a friend or family member that loves hot cocoa.  

The mug is one piece that has tabs on each end that you fold in to create a pocket when glued to back piece..  The checkered piece is what I created by cutting the main piece two times, and than trimmed off the ends that are glued together and placed on the front of the cup.  I created the sentiment using my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition; and than hand printed the faux stitching.  Cut out two snowflakes to place on the mug and added a gemstone to the sentiment.  The marshmellows cut in a threes and one single one to layered on top; plus a stick of candy or straw (don't know which) and layered in between the two pieces.  Yummy cocoa!

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


Sunday, December 01, 2013

Challenge #7 - LetterPress Card

Challenge #7 - LetterPress Card

Supplies used:
I viewed the video by GinaK Designs, and than created the above - simple and easy to create.  In fact, I made up about 10 of the embossed folders.  First I selected the Polka-dot embossing folder, and using my brayer I colored the inside of the embossing folder using the top section, one with the company's name printed on the top edge; using a blue ink pad, I ran the brayer over and over until I got the roller covered with ink.  Than applied to the embossing folder and once I got what I hope to achieve, I placed a white cardstock (4.25x5.50") thru the Big Shot. 

Layered the embossed mat onto navy cardstock, and layered all onto blue cardstock from my stash. I printed out the digi image, and colored it.  Stamped the sentiment and trimmed to size (will use a smaller sentiment next time!). 

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and please join us in Challenge #7 - LetterPress Card.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.