Cut it Up – Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls

It’ll be Halloween soon!  And our challenge this time around at Cut it Up is Halloween-ish — Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls!

This adorable file came from our sponsor, Stinkin’ Cute Paper Piecings.  It’s called Bear with Coffin.  I used it to get a start on my Halloween cards.

Obviously, I omitted the bear.  The elements I chose to use were perfect for my card and for this challenge.  I made five of these cards!

We hope you’ll join us for this spooky challenge!  You could win the $15 prize from Stinking Cute Paper Piecings!


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Cut it Up – Tags, Bags or Boxes

We all need lots of tags, bags, and boxes at holiday time, and for me, especially tags!  So that’s what I created for this challenge at Cut it Up — Christmas tags!  You can never have enough of those!

I used two physical dies from our sponsor, Casual Fridays Stamps, 4 Petal Fri-dies (which make beautiful poinsettias!) and Scallop Tag Fri-dies.  I gussied up my tags following some hints and tips from my teammate, Katrina!  Thanks, Katrina!

The adorable clip art is from the Christmas Tags 2 collection from NS Designs.  The images are part of a tag, but I isolated them for print and cut by using the trace feature in Silhouette Design Studio.

Head on over to see the awesome projects at Cut it Up and then link up your own tag, bag, or box!  As I said, Casual Fridays Stamps is sponsoring and the prize is a $25 gift certificate!


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Cut it Up – Into the Woods

We’re venturing Into the Woods for this challenge at Cut it Up.  That means you must use wood, creatures living in the woods, or wood textures on your project.  When I saw this Flying Monkey over at Little Scraps of Heaven, it reminded me of watching The Wizard of Oz every year.  We had a black and white TV, so it was a real shocker when my sister and I went to a friend’s house to watch it one year!  Those monkeys were so scary!
I decided to make a card for my sister to give her a smile.

I used Distress inks to color the soil and the sky.  To make the monkey “fly,” I mounted him on an action wobble from Close to My Heart. This flying monkey isn’t too scary, though, but I still wouldn’t want to meet him in the woods!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pink and Main, who is donating a surprise prize!!  🙂  How fun!  Why don’t you join in?


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Cut it Up – Farm Friends

This was a fun challenge!  Cut it Up’s challenge is to create a project that features farm friends.  Gosh, that could be animals, farmers, scarecrows . . .  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do.  I finally chose the rooster from our sponsor, Scrappy Dew’s Farm Pals 2 collection.

The rooster was so much fun to put together.  I cut him out (5 of them!) at about 2″ so the eyes were pretty small.  I glued the black part onto the white part while they were still on my mat so I wouldn’t lose the pieces.The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Jaded Blossom So Many Birthdays, using my MISTI, of course, to get good coverage.

I also used a physical die, a quilt from My Favorite Things.  That was fun to piece together.  I used two papers from the Pebbles Woodland Forest 6 x 6 paper pad, then just swapped out the pieces.  I love the fall colors in this pad.

Come on over to Cut it Up and check out the other design team members’ projects.  So cute!  I hope you join us with your own Farm Friends project.  The prize from Scrappy Dew is very generous, a Vault Membership program Free ($20 value) plus 150 coins to use in the vault to get more patterns!


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Cut it Up Outdoor Fun

We love to be outside to enjoy all that nature has to offer, so this challenge from Cut it Up is all about Outdoor Fun!

You may know that I’m trying to catch up on my scrapbooking.  This year I’m working on my son’s photos.  My family loves outdoor activities from camping to hiking to visiting new places.  I recently went to an all-day scrap and got a lot done!  Here are two pages I created that showcase outdoor activities.

My scrap style is pretty much like my lifestyle – pretty basic with minimal frills,  My walls are empty, I have no curtains, only one table has tchotchkes . . .  For scrapbooking, I’ll include a title, a date (sometimes handwritten), and maybe one element that supports the theme.  Layout titles are the reason I got into paper piecing to begin with.  Way back in 2009 I got my first Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot so I could cut the fonts on my computer (which was possible back then.)

The ship’s wheel is from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons.  It’s in their Sail Away cutting files set.

This second page uses the fun old technique of cutting out the title using extra photos.  I love doing that!

Go on over to Cut it Up to check out the other design team member’s projects, then create one of your own and link it up!  You could win a $10 Michaels gift card!


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Cut it Up – Focus on Sentiments

We’re Focusing on Sentiments for this challenge at Cut it Up!  And lucky, too, because our AWESOME sponsor, Scrapping for Less, had some fantastic sentiment stamps they wanted to share with us!!

I got this wonderful set, At the Beach Sentiments.  At first I was at a loss what to do with it.  Why?  I hate going (as we Jerseyans say) “down the shore.”  The wind never stops blowing!!  I much prefer the mountains . . .  However I thought about it a bit and lakes have beaches.  I like that!  Alright.  The creative juices started to flow.

I wanted to create a card using the Triple Circle Flip-its by Sizzix that has been languishing in my physical die shoebox.  (I bought three of these sets when flip cards were all the rage.)
And I wanted to work with Kraft paper.  I thought I remembered a technique where people stamp on Kraft paper with clear ink and it looks real nice.  I tried it and it was a dud, so then I thought to do heat embossing.  This was my third attempt and I’m still unsatisfied with it, so this isn’t the project I’m showcasing but I’ll show you anyway since I put in all that time and effort:The sandals come one next to the other but I wanted to make them look like someone was walking so I cut them apart.  To separate the sentiment, I used a post-it to mask the parts I didn’t want stamped.  The embossing powder stayed in spots it shouldn’t have, even though I used one of those powder packages.  Overall, this card is a fail.

So I tried again.  I decided to make a tiny mini-album following this super simple tutorial from My Sister’s Scrapper.  This isn’t the first time I’ve made these little cuties.  You can see other examples here.  I think I used every stamp in the set!The little sun on the front is from Miss Kate Cuttables, an old freebie file called Sun 4/28/17.  I used the scallop die in the Flip-its set to shape the front cover.  I’ll be able to put photos from my family’s recent trip to Lake Lure, NC, in this mini!

Head on over to Cut it Up to check out the other sentiment projects, then link up your own!  The prize for this challenge from Scrapping for Less is 3 sentiment stamps!!


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And the blog hop winner is . . .

#8, Kelly Santi!!

Thanks for your sweet comment and for joining us for our summer blog hop!

Please email me your mailing address:  evelynholmberg at mac dot com  so I can send you your surprise prize!


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