Stick it Down – November, 2017

Welcome to Stick it Down‘s November card sketch!

I loved this one!  I needed a quick retirement card to go with this project.

I spent so much time making that mini album that I didn’t think I’d have time to even include a card, but using this sketch and some clip art, my card came together in a jiffy, and I think it’s so cute!

If you followed the link to my mini album above, you’ll see that I used some of the leftover paper from that project.  The clip art is from pcCrafter, which is out of business now but I have hundreds of dollars worth of their product saved on my computer.  Comes in handy!

The front panel was cut with the Lil’ Inker Stitched Rectangle die.  I know you can create a card using this super-duper easy sketch so show us what you’ve got!  Link yours at Stick it Down today!  I can’t wait to see the variety that this sketch inspires.


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DCD – Pumpkin Season

It’s pumpkin season!  Think of everything that can be done with pumpkins!  They can become decorations, food and drinks.  My son-in-law buys sugar pumpkins, cuts them in half, removes the seeds, and bakes the halves cut side down for a delicious, nutritious side dish.  My sister has an amazing recipe for pumpkin bread that has peanut butter chips in it.  And I always make sure to eat one (and only one) pumpkin doughnut or muffin from Dunkin’ Donuts every year.

The challenge theme this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas is to use a pumpkin on your project.  I chose the pumpkin from the Cricut Autumn Celebrations cartridge.  I just love that one.  All the patterned papers except for the one on the pumpkin itself are from the Pink and Main Pumpkin Spice 6 x 6 paper pad.  I love to buy from Pink and Main.  The business is owned by a lovely woman named Michele.  I love her artwork.  I was on her design team for Designs on Cloud 9 and still have all the svgs from that store.  They are great!

Let’s see your pumpkin projects over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!


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PDE Linky Party – Anything Goes!

Let’s get crafty!!  Anything goes this week at PDE Linky Party, so let’s see what you’ve got!  🙂

I needed a tag for a garlic lover’s birthday present, and surprisingly I had a garlic svg right on my computer!  It’s from the Lettering Delights Eat Your Veggies set.  I love his happy face.

Of course I had to add a head of garlic just for fun!  🙂   Two presents in one!
You can also make the vegetables without the faces for a more realistic look.  I used them for a school bulletin board last year.  You can see it here.

So, truly anything goes at the Linky Party this week.  Why don’t you join in the fun?


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DCD – Halloween

It’s almost Halloween!  Do you go for cutesy or scary?  If you’re talking paper crafting, both appeal to me.  But don’t try to get me to watch scary movies!  No way, no how!

Die Cuttin’ Divas is all about Halloween this week, and I predict  there’ll be some cuteness and some scariness there.  This project is kind of in-between. It’s a free 3D coffin box from Dreaming Tree.  (Get yours here.)  I really like the tree silhouettes.  It’s super easy to put together if you have ever made a box before, but I couldn’t find the assembly video on their website. The patterned paper is from a retired Close to My Heart set called Spellbound.

Hope you join us at Die Cuttin’ Divas for a cute/scary Halloween!


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Stick it Down – October, 2017

This month’s Stick it Down card sketch is a very elongated rectangle.  I made an A10 (business size) card.  I think it’s fun making cards this size sometimes, although it doesn’t fit into my new birthday card organizer!  🙂

This card is for my son’s birthday.I used my Silhouette to cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment using a Comic Sans stencil font.  That way, I didn’t have to place all those letters.  They are cut out of the light gray and the black background shows through, using the negative space.

The cute motorcycle is from the Groovy Times Cricut cartridge; it’s on page 70 of the manual.  I really like the chunkiness of it.

You have about a week left to link your version of this sketch at Stick it Down.  Winners are invited to be guest designers in a future month!


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Cut it Up – Shaker cards

Shake, shake, shake!

It’s a shaker card challenge over at Cut it Up!  Shakers are so much fun; I definitely should make them more often.


Our sponsor for this challenge is The Cutting Cafe, and they gave us some cute files to work with!  The one I used is really a Halloween candy, but using red and white I turned it into a peppermint for Christmas.

It’s part of a set called Autumn – Fall Shaker Cards.  The paper is old Close to My Heart paper – two sided with the peppermint on one side and the gray on the other.  The twine is Trendy Twine Peppermint Stick, and I used a Stampin’ Up punch for the little flags.

Sketch #3 from Paper Play Sketches was the inspiration for this card.

Go shake your booty on over to Cut it Up and check out all the goodness over there, then make your own shaker!  You could win any 3 sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe!



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PDE Linky Party – Spooky Cute!

This week’s PDE Linky Party is also a Halloween theme, but it must include cuteness!  You know who’s cute?  My granddaughter!  and
Hello Kitty!  🙂  My granddaughter loves to write and draw.  She’s almost two years old and does lots of scribbling.  She has her very own notebook to write in and also gets to use colored pencils, pens, chalks and water colors on large paper taped to her kitchen table. She’s a mixed media girl!  Here is one of her watercolor creations:

Anyway, I wanted to send her some fun pencils for Halloween and what better way to present them than a spooky cute Hello Kitty container?  This HK is from an SVG Cutting Files blog hop in 2013.The fence goes all around the box.  It’s from Miss Kate’s Cuttables Halloween BordersI made the box by welding two tags from My Scrap Chick’s Tags for 2 with some rectangles in Silhouette Design Studio.  It’s open on the bottom, so maybe not technically a box, but it does the job.  The ribbon goes through the treat bag to hold it in.   That fabulous paper is from Graphic 45’s An Eerie Tale 6×6 paper pad.   I love Halloween papers and projects!!

You have one week to join the Spooky Cute party at PDE!


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