Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Size Matters

Catchy title, huh??? There was a sketch challenge over a Limelight Papercrafts - use the sketch and make it Manly! So here it is - I took this opportunity to use my Twisted Sentiments set from My Favorite Things...and the extra large !!! is from Unity Stamps. Limelight has a gread selection of Unity Stamps available - this particular set is not currently showing as available over there, but they do have a great selection of Unity Stamps!

I do like the way this card came out. I was trying to multi-task while creating it, so I guess it's just lucky to be here! The colors were manly and I think the little screw brads at the bottom were perfect for this Manly Card!

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out Limelight!

  • Stamps: Unity & My Favorite Things
  • Ribbon - May Arts from All that Scraps
  • Base - DCWV
  • Cardstock - CTMH
  • Brads - stash

Sunday, October 5, 2008

CropStop Kit - Ghiradelli Box

If you come to my blog with any kind of regularity, you must realize how much I LOVE 3-D items! This one is a little box that will hold 6 Ghiradelli chocolates. The original template was made by Jen del Muro (I {heart} to Stamp) and I use it all the time!! All products for this item can be found at The papers all come from the October Craft Kit! You should go grab yours now while they are still available!
As always, thanks for visiting!

  • CropStop Crafty Kit
  • Cuttlebug Duo Die (I'm thinking of you)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Limelight Sketch!

For World Card Making Day, I was able to squeek out one card. In this case, it was a card for my daughter, who I had to take to the ER last night. (can't tell you why, there's blog candy below!)

Anyway, this card is made with the Limelight sketch. Of course, after reading the entire challenge, I think I could be disqualified. It was supposed to be fall or Halloween. Now, I have an owl and green, which says fall-ish to me, but I am probably PUSHING the limits!! Anyway, it's a cute card and my daughter likes it too! I guess that's really the important part here.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all had a GREAT World Card Making Day!

  • Papers - Apron Strings Designs
  • Q.T. Hooty - Pink Cat Stamps


Welcome to the first stop on the second mini blog hop for World Card Making Day for! (now that was a mouthful!!!)

This will be challenge #6 KRAFTY SET! The challenge is to make a set of cards! You want to make a set of note/gift card about 3x3, 4x4 ish in size...the only other thing you will need to do is use KRAFT paper! Easy, right?!?!?

Rules are the same as the first hop - see my post here for all the details. From here, you are going to hop over to Sherry's blog!

Forgot something - BLOG CANDY!!! Leave me a comment here and take a guess as to what my daughter did to end up in the Emergency Room last night and I will send you out some candy (hopefully I will get to post a picture ASAP). If anybody guesses exactly right, I will send out blog candy to TWO lucky people!!!

Have fun and I can't wait to see your creations....only four more hops to go!!

  • Cupcake Stamp - Cornish Heritage Farms - Kim Hughes Collection
  • Ribbon - All That Scraps - May Road Textured
  • Sentiment Stamps - PaperTrey Ink


Welcome to World Card Making Day - CropStop Style!!!

If you are coming to me from Gloria's blog, great!! If not, please jump on over to Annie's blog and start from the beginning - there are prizes and you don't want to miss any of it!

Here's my challenge:

Challenge #5 - Bird Bling

You need to make a card and it must contain both a bird and some sort of bling - make is sparkle! I used glitter on my sample, but you could use rhinestones, sugar coated brads, stickles - anything that you can get to sparkle!!!

Now - here's some of the details, and you can go over to the CropStop forum and view the thread as well. There are two mini hops - this is the last stop on the morning hop. If you complete all 5 morning challenges, you will get entered into a random drawing for a prize! Same goes for the afternoon. Then if you complete all 10 today, there's another drawing. You have til 2 pm tomorrow to complete all 10 and if you do, there's yet again another drawing! That's already four prizes. Plus you'll find blog candy on some stops too (or you may have already!)

All photos need to be loaded into the CropStop Gallery by 2pm tomorrow in the Event Album. Be sure to put the challenge number in the name of the photo! Should you have any problem with upload, you can email the photos directly to me.

On your mark...get set....GO!

But before you go....don't forget to be back here at 2pm for the start of the afternoon blog hop! I'll be waiting for you with a new challenge!

Okay - now you can go!

  • Bird Stamp - Unity
  • Sentiment Stamp - PaperTrey Ink
  • Glitter & Glue - Martha Stewart

CropStop Kit - Lunch Bag Bag

Yes - another item from my CropStop October kit!!! It was chock full of stuff if I do say so myself! :)

This cute little gift bag, believe it or not, is a standard bought-in-the-grocery-store lunch bag!! The front and back panels are standard card size (4.25 x 5.5) and then attached to the lunch bag with adhesive - that was it!!! I did the panels, and then put the panel against the lunch bag and then cut the lunch bag down so it wouldn't show over the panels. Quick and cute if you are in a pinch for a gift back!

Stop back later (like around 9am and again at 2pm) - it's World Card Making Day you know and I have stuff to show you!!! The CropStop blog hop starts at Annie's blog at 9 am...hop on over!!

Thanks for visiting!!

  • CropStop October kit
  • BossKut corner swirl die from
  • QuicKutz Diesel alphabet

Friday, October 3, 2008

CropStop Kit - Sour Cream Container

I love this little container! Right before I made it, I had found the template on somebody's blog, which I believe led back to SCS. Please forgive me for not having something more solid to tell you, but I will see if I can locate the information.

Again - kit!! (I am love love loving it) You can go see the whole kit (and purchase it today) at <-----click there :) The only things not in the kit were the ribbon and the stamp. These little sour cream containers would be great party favors or even great to stick in a basket with other treats! Be sure to check out the Design team. Their links are on my sidebar (and in my October 1 post). They have some FANTABULOUS creations for you to see!

  • CropStop October kit
  • Stamp - Verve
  • Ribbon - stash

Thursday, October 2, 2008

CropStop Kit - Pizza Box

I love this little pizza box!! For the main box, it's one piece of cardstock, a few score lines and a couple of snips with the scissors! Again, all items came from the October kit (except the dies to do the die cuts). Aren't those K & Co papers just delicious!!! What you can't see is there's self-adhesive paper ribbon around the edge of this box!
This box is the perfect size for a gift card - I didn't create the original template, it was a Jen del Muro creation, but if you send me an email I will either try to locate the link or write you up some directions myself.
I will have more tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check out the design team too! Their links are right over there ------------>. They're also in yesterday's post (so if you didn't stop by yesterday, go check out yesterday's creation too!)
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

December Guest Designer

We have a new Guest Designer for December - KATIE RENZ!! Katie is going to be an excellent match for our team and I can't wait to see more of her work! Her blog has been added to the rest of the CropStop Design Team links right over there ------>

Be sure to check out their blogs as we have the brand new CropStop kit showing up today for the first time and you can go and buy it IMMEDIATELY!!! We will also be having festivities for World Card Making Day, so be sure to check out the gallery and the forum!!

Thanks for visiting!

CropStop Kit - Box in a Bag

I know I have shown you this Box in a Bag before, but this one is special! It is made with the FIRST EVER CROPSTOP PAPERCRAFTING KIT!!!!!! (now available at

I am excited about it because you will be seeing the work of my design team!! We are so excited about this first kit that we had three guest designers too! Here are links to their blogs (which are also on my sidebar)


Veronica - Guest Designer
Trace - Guest Designer
Enfys - Guest Designer

I can't say I gave them a lot of guidance this month - I wanted them to be able to go all out with their creations for this first kit - and they are just THE BOMB!!!! They rocked this kit and you will see more from them (and me) in the days to come!!

We will also be celebrating World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 4th with two mini blog hops - on in the morning and one in the afternoon, with challenges from this AWESOME Design Team! There will be prizes too!! Don't forget to check out the forum! Although brand new, it's got some great people on it already! You MUST run over and check it out!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow and see what we're all up to!
Thanks for visiting.