Sunday, March 23, 2014

Creative Cutting Challenge

   I am excited to finally enter one of the challenges here. I hardly ever do a layout or card that I do not cut something. I often do not submit an entry in the challenge because I feel it is just too simple. You need to check out what some of the ladies that enter this challenge create! Well, this challenge is anything goes so I am taking the plunge...... and it is not even a layout. I made my first ever explosion card. I learned a lot doing this one. First is the subtle colors in the card are hard to photograph well. After several attempts to capture it this is the best that I was able to get.....The second thing I learned is that I need one bigger embellie as  focal point to build from. Without further whining here it is......
  The papers were all from a very old Martha Stewart stack  called Playful Blue. I have loved this one so much and I am sad to say that it is almost gone...
 I used a free file from the MTC gallery for the box. I then added balloons from Miss Kates Cuttables
The stars and the scalloped circle were created and  cut using  MTC.
So, yes they are all very simple cut files but enjoyed putting it together none the less.

Like I said, I hardly do a project that i do not cut something..... I started working on a  tumbler for my secret sister yesterday to go with the card and realized I could also make one for a scrappy friend that I will be visiting on my trip to Florida. I have been trying to think of a little something for her and this fit the bill. I liked hers so much that I made a couple more for my Mom who just moved to Florida.
Again super simple. I love having the ability to import clip art and size it to my specific needs!! Hope she likes it!

Thank you for spending time with me.


  1. What a fabulous explosion of balloons and stars - a great way to say 'Happy Birthday'.

  2. Both projects are wonderful! The card is amazing! I'm sure whoever gets it will love all the wonderful stars and balloons and the fact that it creates the box!
    The tumbler is super fun! I've heard that it's very much appreciated ;-)!
    I'm so glad you were able to join in the Creative Cutting Challenge!
    ---Ruth DT member

  3. Both great projects! So glad you decided to enter the Creative Cutting Challenge. Hope to see you enter again!
    DT Leader


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