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Weekly Challenge #51

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#51 Challenge: Anything Goes Using Leftovers

December 24th - 30th, 2013

Hi, this is Cheryl. I am hoping everyone had a blessed Christmas. I could not have asked for a better Holiday. We had a wonderful day with our girls and lot's of yummy food to eat. Santa was good to us all too.

For today's project we were instructed to use any of our leftovers from previous projects. I chose to use my well loved Paper Smooches Winter Groves stamp set and some random papers from my leftover stash. This was a great way to get more miles out of our papers and embellishments. I tried to think ahead and use what I had for a Valentine Card. I hope you enjoy my card!



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Cuttin" and Stampin" Weekly Challenge #49

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#49 Challenge:Anything Goes with a Pocket

December 10th - 16th, 2013
Hi, this is Cheryl. Today I am posting my creation with Cuttin' and Stampin". All of the Designer Team was given the Simple Stories Snap December Documented paper collection for this week's challenge and were instructed to use some type of pocket for our project. For Christmas my husband and me give gift cards to our kids and I am always looking for some type of holder for their stocking.

I started with a solid kraft card base measuring 4.25" x 11". This was scored at 1.50" and 7".  Fold and burnish on both score lines. Add a thin line of liquid line of glue to both sides only on the 1.50" scored line and fold over and press. Do not use a tape runner. Anything you insert in this pocket will continue to get caught in the glue. The liquid glue will firm up much nicer. From there I cut two pieces of a December Documented paper at 4" x 3 7/8" and another at 4" x 1.50&quo…

Merry Christmas Snowman Family

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Hi this is Cheryl. Well, I think Texas has finally thawed out. Our schools were closed for three days. Most businesses lucked up with it hitting Thursday night and were only closed or disabled on Friday. The Fort Worth area had three to four inches of pure, solid ice on our driveways, local streets, and highways. It was pretty challenging for any experienced driver. I never moved my car until Tuesday. Today, six days after the winter storm, most yards are still covered with snow and ice, but thankfully the roads are clear.
For my Designer Team project today with Flamingo Scraps, I made a family of Snowman treats. Each one can hold a snack size piece of candy. I used the Echo Park "Merry Christmas" paper collection. As you know I have a stock of these papers. So beware, I have not gotten tired of it yet! I also used my awesome We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I just love using this and everyday I am discovering new ways to use it other than making an envelope. For t…

Weekly Challenge #48 Cuttin' and Stampin"

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Hi, this is Cheryl. I hope everyone is staying warm and dry. Here in Fort Worth we are under a Winter Storm Warning. We are expected to receive 1-2" of snow and ice overnight and have below freezing temperatures through Monday. Not the kind of weekend I am looking forward to. It took my husband almost two hours to get home and I was very happy to see him pull in the driveway. I am already ready for spring!

This week at Cuttin" and Scrappin', we are having a fun color challenge. We were all given the Bazzill Basics Nordic Pines paper collection and are using the colors kraft, red, black, and white.


There are so many nice papers in this collection that I really had a hard time deciding which ones to use. My card is a top fold A2 size with a 1/8" black mat under the designer paper. I used another piece of the paper for the snow slope and paper pieced both the snowman and girl. I really enjoyed making this sweet card!


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Echo Park "Merry Christmas" Cracker Treat Box

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I am taking a break from making Christmas cards and thought I would work on some gifts for my Grands to give to their classmates and teachers. My youngest Grand has twenty-two students in her class and then her teachers. My oldest is somewhat easier. They no longer have school parties! Yippee! I will only have to make something for her teachers, teacher's aids, and close friends.

Today I am going back to one of my favorite Christmas collections. It is "Merry Christmas" from Echo Park. I just LOVE these papers and bought the complete collection during the summer and then was lucky enough to receive a kit from Flamingo Scraps this fall for our winter projects. This is one paper collection that I will never tire of. Beautiful patterns and my favorite green, red, and brown colors for Christmas. For my project I decided to make a cracker treat box. These are so cute and can hold a lot of candy for the little ones or for us big kids maybe a nice piece of jewerly!

To start off…

Cuttin' and Stampin" Weekly Challenge #47

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#47 Challenge:  Home for the Holidays

November 26th - December 2nd, 2013


Hi Guys this is Cheryl. Well, today is the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means we are either out shopping or at home enjoying our delicious leftovers. I have no urge to fight for a parking spot or the long lines in the stores. So I am going to stay at home, shop online at Cuttin' and Stampin' ScrappySupplies, and eat my leftovers with a smile on my face.
This week at Cuttin' and Stampin' our weekly challenge is "Home For The Holidays." I was given the Doodlebug "Home For The Holidays" 6" x 6" paper collection and the adorable Paper Smooches "Winter Groves" stamp set. I only had to make one project, but once I saw the stamp set and the Christmas papers, ideas were just flowing and I ended up making three cards. I am disappointed with my pictures. I have a new camera that has a monster manual and who wants to read that? lol  But here are my challenge projects…

Cuttin' and Stampin' Weekly Challenge #46

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#46 Challenge:  Anything Goes with Numbers

November 19th - 25th, 2013

Hi Scrappers. This is Cheryl. This week for our Cuttin' and Stampin' weekly challenge we were given the Bazzill "Count Down To Christmas" paper collection and the Paper Smooches "Digits" stamp set. I just loved working with these papers. Using the colors red, black, and white together makes me very happy! For my card I used a coordinating green piece of the paper collection, glued it to a clear button, tied some twine into a bow, and then adhered it to my card front. On the Christmas ornament I used VersaMark on the 25 and then a layer of clear embossing powder. From there I fussy cut the alphabets and glued them to the card.


This card was fun to make. We would love for you to join the challenge too!

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Don't Throw Those Scraps Away!

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Hi guys...this is Cheryl. I am sitting here sorting thru and organizing my leftovers of paper collections and embellishments received from Flamingo Scraps. Slowly trying to go through my beloved papers and "stuff" in order to make things easier to find when scrapping. Of course for me it is the "putting back" that is the main issue. As I was going through my goodies I noticed I had several nice bit's and pieces of the Echo Park Beautiful Life paper collection left from my last project. This inspired me to look for a smaller scaled project to use the rest of these pieces. I decided to attempt to make what is called a "sour cream" container. There are tons of YouTube videos out there on how to make these. I actually didn't think about looking for one for prior to making mine, but afterwards I did look and found this nice one. Her dimensions and techiniques are somewhat different from mine, but different strokes for different folks! That is the beaut…