Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello Cupcake

Check out this double pocket card I made for my DT posting over at Get Creative Challenges.  The challenge this week was to use a tag in your project.  We were provided a Lemon Shortbread image ( what a selection of images they have) and I chose the Cupcakes Delight Girl.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this digi stamp and how I needed to pull it off (or so I hoped).

Not long ago, I made this double pocket cards, and they were a hit.  People liked the simplicity of them, and really liked the added tags where they could continue to use them even after the occasion.   I knew they were really easy to do, but it had been a while so I turned to the Internet for a quick tutorial.  After a quick watch, the results were as fast and easy as I remember them to be. 

A couple of things I remembered after I was done.  This is easier to complete if you use double sided design paper instead of double sided card stock.  You card will lay better and look more professional.  Also, you need to not use double sided card stock with words on it, or a specific one sided pattern.  As you can see from the card, my words are upside down because of the way you fold the card.  Finally, use a good score tape, or good glue, (this is especially true if you are using card stock) to ensure your card will stay together.  I had problems with my paper holding with the ATG tape I used.

All in all, I like how it turned out.  Had I used Designer Paper rather than this fun card stock, I would have then secured the double pockets facing to a card.  As it is now, it is already thick and might add additional postage to mail.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Easter

Hello again, I am back to share another great card made with a fun digi.  This week for  613 Avenue Create Design Team, we used the anything goes challenge to create with the digi stamps from Rick St. Dennis.  This digital image is called Precious Pinx.  

Now, with the name of the wonderful image, how could I not finish her off in beautiful soft pastel pinks.  I wish I could remember the name of the paper I used for the back ground, but, at last, I can't.  Anyways, it is double sided, so, I thought that would be perfect to make a beautiful flower to add to the card. Thus making it look quite springy.  I finished off the card by adding a fun and very suitable sentiment from Create with TLC

Be sure to stop by the  613 Avenue Create blog and enter the challenge. We would love to see what you create. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Spring

Welcome to Cuddly Cute Designs’ first ever Easter Hop! Our amazing Design Team has put together some projects to “DYE” for and we hope you will find EGG-actly the inspiration you need to complete your Easter projects! So grab your basket and get ready to hop on through our Bunny Trail. Be sure to “Like” each Design Team member’s FB Page, comment on their Hop Project, and leave a comment on the CCD fan page to qualify for our Grand Prize! One lucky “Hopper” will win a $25 gift voucher from Cuddly Cute Designs and there will be some other Easter goodies being given away by a few of our DT members along the way!

ALSO, we'll be playing a little game throughout our hop in order for you to claim your hop FREEBIE! On every post, there will be a section of a code phrase. Collect the entire phrase by stopping at each DT member's fanpage then send us an message with this code on the Cuddly Cute Designs facebook page and we'll send you the freebie.


If you hopped over here from Jenni's page, then you are in the right spot.

For my Easter Hop project I have made these adorable Easter Baskets.  These were really simple to make, but a little time consuming at the same time.  I love to use the print and cut on my cameo and when I combine this feature with the adorable files from Cuddly Cute Designs, it is a win/win for everyone. 

The biggest issue I have with doing print and cut on vinyl is making sure you take advantage of the entire sheet of vinyl so you do not waste anything.  After all, once you put the registration marks on the vinyl (so you can cut it) you have pretty much used the vinyl for print and cut.   Let's just say, I made this mistake the first time I printed vinyl.  

You will notice that there are two different files used her.  The adorable bunny with the carrot, Tami was kind enough to make for me.  I needed a design for a young boy, and the sweet bunny with the flower just would not do. 

I am thinking of adding a few puppets from the bunny file or other files and put them on craft sticks to add to the baskets. This is a fast, fun, and easy project to do as long as you pay attention to the details. 

Your next “Hop” stop will be with Katie.

If you get lost along the Bunny Trail, here is a complete lineup so you can find your way around:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March Release Sunsational Stamps

Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop (Title)
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Welcome to Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today  we  are excited to present our new Spring Stamp Sets . We have 14 new sets, 10 of which will be showcased during the hop. All will be Available in the store this weekend!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.

 We do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible to win the Get Well Stamp Set, you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment, becoming  a follower of each blog is also required. In addition to this Everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

We are offering a special for this release:
If you purchase 3  4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
If you purchase 3  3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.                                  
This special offer is good until  Sunday Mar 22  at midnight  EST.

Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:
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Here is the Free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.
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This hop runs all weekend, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let's party and give a big welcome to Spring

 Here is my Project for the hop I was given the  (place the name of the file here) as well as the watermarked image of the file)

Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

            Janet -
            Carla -
            Kimberly -
            Sher -
            Marji -
            Rhonda -
            Tammy -
            Carolyn -
            Lisa -

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Choose Your Own Wings

I love this image, and I really liked what I was doing, right up until the time I started to color in the butterflies.   Because of the size of the card I made, the image turned out to be smaller than I desire. Which means, when I went to color in the butterflies, they look like nothing more than globs of color in her hair. 

I tried something a little different with my image this time.  I first colored her hair and face using photoshop, then I used my markers to  color in the butterflies and add some extra color to her hair.  

This wonderful image is a Stichy Bear image and can be found here

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dancing Huggable Bestie

How about a fun card with a Huggable Bestie Bear.  This image is just to cute to not have and create something fun.   

I don't remember which colors, I did use my copic markers to color this beautiful little dancer.  I think I am getting better with them, but I still do not like using the darker colors.  I always seem to make a mess with the darker colors.  I always like to add a little something extra to my digis when I color them.  This adorable bear I used my gel glitter pens to add some sparkle to her dress.  
I finished this card off by adding a 3-D bow with a nice pearl in the center.  The fun part is, this cute little bear is on an action wobble, so she really dances.  :-)

The one thing I wish I would have done different is cut a little bit closer to the bear when I cut her out with my Cameo.  I think there is to much white around her.   

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fae Colelction ~ 613 Avenue Create

Hello again, I am back to share another great card made with a fabulous digi.  This week for  613 Avenue Create Design Team, we used the anything goes challenge to create with the digi stamps from Fitztown. If you have never shopped this store, you need to do so, they have such great digi stamps. 

This week I used the Fae collection.  It was a really hard choice to decide what I wanted to do with such a lovely image. 

A lovely image deserves lovely paper to go with her. So I turned to Tsunami Rose and used one of her printable journal sheets (Polished Lackluster)for the back ground paper, then one of her printable flowers for the layer flower in the top right hand corner. 

Be sure to stop by the  613 Avenue Create blog and enter the challenge. We would love to see what you can create. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Easter Bunny Bonnet

Hello again, 

I am a new member of the Get Creative Challenges Purple Design Team.  My first task as a purple team member is the great digital image from Rick St. Dennis called Easter Bonnet Bunny.  the challenge this week was to use the color green in your project.  

Here is what I chose to do. 

This is a great image and I found it enjoyable to color and create a nice card with.  The image is colored with prisma colored pencils, and while you cannot see it very good, her jewels, the lines in her dress, the hem,  and even her hand bag all have some sparkle added.  I use my Sparkle Gel pen to add some glitter and make it look like she had bling all over and around her dress.  I even  added some bling sparkle to her hat and flowers. 

The paper I used is from my stash, and I thought it went perfect with this image.  I carefully rounded the top left only of the digital image and added a green bow for accent.  I found the perfect gold button with a jade heart in the middle to finish the card of perfectly.

I hope you enjoy!