Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Weekly Challenge #46 - Anything Goes with Numbers

Challenge:  Anything Goes with Numbers

November 19th - 25th, 2013

We are celebrating Numbers this week. All of our design team members will be creating projects using the Bazzill Basic Paper Countdown to Christmas collection and the Paper Smooches Digits stamp set.  

My Christmas card uses the Digits stamp set from Paper Smooches, in addition to the Alphadot stamp set.  I created the green part of the tree using the Paper Smooches Clouds die set, and the brown trunk using the Trees 1 die set.  After cutting the three green cloud shapes, I inked the edges to create depth, assembled the tree, and embellished with gems. 

Another trick I used on this card is embossing the sentiment.  Because the cardstock was textured, it was difficult to get a nice, solid black stamped image.  However, with the embossing powder, it leveled off as it melted, creating a much more solid and impactful image.

So let's see what you can do with numbers, folks!  Bring out number stamps, number dies, or whatever works for you.   We can't wait to see your cards, scrapbook pages, or even a 3D project with a lot of numbers like an Advent calendar!

You can enter your creations herePlease make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'.  Thanks for playing along!  We will be announcing the winners on November 29, 2013.   

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Weekly Challenge #44 - Giving Thanks


Challenge:  Giving Thanks

November 5 - 11, 2013

Now that Halloween has passed, we can turn our attention to enjoying the remainder of the fall season and (for Americans) plan for our annual focus on giving thanks.  As papercrafters, we have so much to be thankful for... lots of inspiration, beautiful colors, and a wonderful community of stampers and scrappers to share it all with!

I wanted to share something fairly easy to accomplish and that would be appropriate for either gender to send or receive.  I started with the color scheme from the Bazzill Basics line called "Autumn Harvest".  From that line, I used the plaid paper and the dotted paper is actually from one of their decorated journaling cards.  Then I used the notebook paper die and the thanks word die from Paper Smooches, and finished the sentiment with their Many Thanks stamp set.  To age it a bit, the edges are all inked with Chestnut Roan chalk ink from ClearSnap. 

Even if you can't think of a thank-you card that you need right now, you'll no doubt need one soon.  Why not join us and make one, so you will have one on-hand next time you have someone you need to thank?

Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'.

Thanks for playing along.  We will be announcing the winners on November 15, 2013.

Please link your projects here.

Happy Stamping!