DCD #276 – Superhero!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superdog!!

This adorable super dog was a freebie from Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons a few weeks ago.  As soon as I saw him, I knew I’d use him for this Die Cuttin’ Divas challenge.

P1120813 I thought this would be a cute birthday card.  This sentiment just popped into my head when I saw him all put together.  I typed it out on my computer and hand-cut it.

There are so many Superhero cuts available nowadays.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!  See you over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!



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Cut it Up – Red, White, and Blue

CIU challenge blogI always associate red, white, and blue with July, I guess because of Independence Day.  Well, that’s our theme this time around at Cut it Up – Red, White, and Blue.

You know I’ve been on a clear-it-out kick this summer, right?  Well my granddaughter grew out of her medium-sized diapers and is into large now, so she needed larger diaper covers.  The Adaptation soaker from Ravelry.com is the one that works best for her.  The little legs keep the poop in!  I checked my stash of leftover wool and found partial skeins of red, white, and blue.  Perfect project for the Fourth of July weekend!  I used up every yard of that red and just have a little white and blue left.

P1120787aOn my desk were these scraps:

P1120799The Hello there tag was just hand cut, I think.  I wanted a blue background, so I removed the black and replaced it with a scrap of blue.  I don’t recall where the stars came from, but I do know the Happy Birthday was cut from Elegant Edges.  I measured that and went back to Elegant Edges to make a shadow using the same scrap of blue.  Put them altogether with In the Navy and Berry Trendy Twine, some brads and an eyelet to make a tag.

P1120807P1120800My daughter didn’t need the tag, so I recycled it and made it into a card with some very old Close to My Heart paper and the Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder.

P1120812So, recycled and recycled again!  I feel so virtuous!

Our sponsor is One Happy Cut, a $15.00 gift code.  Hope you enter!  See you over at Cut it Up! 


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DCD #275 – Anything 3D

Hi! Welcome to Die Cuttin’ Divas’ Anything 3D challenge!  We have an awesome new sponsor this week — The Cutting Cafe – and they have given us these cool cube files to work with.

My original idea was to make a 9-block puzzle (make 9 blocks, print out 9 pictures, cut them up and adhere them to the block) like this:

719ezWY4fEL._SX355_but I couldn’t choose just six pictures from all the ones on my computer, so I scrapped that idea and went with my second.

Since you can really only see three sides of the cube at the same time, I made my cubes do double-duty.  Now I have a cute little table decoration for Halloween and for Christmas.

P1120722Lucky that Boo and Joy both have three letters!

P1120716I can display them side by side or stacked like this:

P1120736   P1120732

I decorated the cubes while they were flat.  So I didn’t confuse myself and end up putting pieces on upside down or backwards, I folded up the sides and labeled them with post it paper before adhering anything on.

P1120713P1120714P1120715I replaced the labels after adhering the frames, or “fronts” (which are included with the cube file.)  I love how they turned out, especially the Halloween one.   And I was happy to get a chance to use some of my stamps!

Come on over to DCD and check out the other designers’ projects.  They really rocked this challenge!



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DCD #274 – Ants or Picnics

At Die Cuttin’ Divas this week, our theme is ants or picnics.  I decided to do both.  What’s a picnic without ants?  (or flies, or bees . . .)

P1120761P1120762I have a VERY old mat stack by Die Cuts With a View.  It’s a pad of 6.5″ x 4.5″ mats in different colors and solids.  I’ve had it forever.  It’s supposed to be used behind 6 x 4 photos.  The red gingham is from that pack, but there were only two papers left and I had made enough ants and watermelon slices for four cards, so I shopped my scrap stash and found the green and white paper.

P1120758P1120759The red gingham brings to mind a picnic tablecloth, and the green reminds me of grass.

The grass is a border punch; the watermelon is from the Silhouette store, Design ID #138518; and the ant is from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I used this one and omitted the strawberry on her back.  Apparently, I didn’t use a dark enough gray for that top layer.  It’s just dawning on me now!!  I’ve never seen a light gray ant before.  Oops!  Not going back and fixing it. . .

I plan to either just use these as note cards or birthday cards.  If I decide to use them as a birthday card, I’ll write this on the inside:
On your birthday, I hope you’re as happy as an ant at a picnic!

How’s that sound? :)

Hop on over to Die Cuttin’ Divas to see what the other DT members did with this cute theme.  Our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.




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Stick it Down – July 2016

I’m back on the card team for this term at Stick it Down!  This is the sketch for July.  I love it because it really can be anything you want or need it to be!

July 16I needed a baby card.

P1120660I love using bright yellows for babies!  This stamp is Delight in the Little Things from Unity Stamp company.  It’s heat embossed using Crushed Curry embossing powder from Stampin’ Up.  The die is a Spellbinders Nestability called Heart Circles cut on my eBosser, the ribbon is from Michaels, and the paper is all scraps!

During my summer break, I’m trying to use up as many scraps and “UFOs” as possible (UnFinished Objects.)  This die cut was one of them.

P1120665Our challenge at Stick it Down lasts all month long.  Every month we have three sketches for you – a double-page layout, a single-page layout, and a card.  You link your project using the linky in the left-hand column.  Hope to see yours there!



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A grandma album

Just sitting here drinking my coffee and looking at files on my computer.  I came across pictures of an album I made a couple years ago following one of My Sister’s Scrapper’s tutorials for one of my co-workers who just had a baby granddaughter and thought I’d share it with you here.  The only details I have about materials is that the paper is from a Recollections pad called Little Princess and the dress and booties on the front were cut from the Cricut Baby Steps cartridge.   I don’t remember anything about the stickers or which font I used for the name.  I used the Bind-it-All to well, bind it altogether! :)

P1080779Here are the inside pages.  If you’d like a closer look, you can click on the pictures.

There!  One more project off my computer and onto my blog!  Now I’m off to do some yard work.


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Cut it Up Challenges is 100!

Happy 100th challenge to Cut it Up!  Our first challenge was Anything Goes and so is this one.  I’ve been dying to make this strawberry box card from SVG Cuts ever since I got it.  Isn’t it pretty?  I love it.  It looks so crisp and clean.

P1120751P1120748This will be a birthday present for my sister, I think.  She has a July birthday.

We have several sponsors for this special celebration challenge at Cut it Up.  Come on over.  There is a ton of inspiration there!


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