Friday, December 10, 2010

Bring on the Bling With Red & Green - Cutters Creek Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first Cutters Creek blog hop!  We're all sharing our favorites in red & green this weekend, so you should have received your fair share of inspiration by now!  If you've arrived here from Vicki's Scrappy Leopard blog, you are in the right place!  I'm officially the "last" stop on the hop, so if you're just starting out be sure to head over to the Cutters Creek blog when you're done here and continue hopping through all 8 Design Team member's projects.  We have 8 great prizes to give away - one at each blog - so be sure to visit them all and enter to win!

The prize here is a Cuttlebug Emboss Plus Postage Alphabet - cut and emboss all at once!  Just leave me a comment to enter.  Comments left up until 11:59pm on Sunday December 12th will be eligible to win. All winners will be selected Monday and posted on each blog so make sure you check back to see if you have won! You will have 48 hours to respond before we choose another winner. To be sure I can contact you, be sure to leave me your email address if it's not listed in your profile.
Now, on to the project!  I used two of my favorite Cutters Creek products on a scrapbook layout: American Crafts Glitter Cardstock and Stickles!
 Once again, I've created a project that looks much more awesome in person than I am able to photograph!  You can click on the picture to see it larger, and see details in the additional pictures.

I have a Big Tip for this layout - you can make any paper glitter paper just by using coordinating Stickles.  I used Xmas Red, and covered the red dots on my mostly green paper, and traced the darker red lines in my striped paper.  You can see it a little better in this detail shot.  (Click to enlarge.)

I used my Cricut Gypsy along with the Elegant Cakes, Christmas, and Joys of the Season cartridges to cut my title, tree branch, and ornaments, respectively.

Here's a little detail shot of the title.  It's easy to recreate using any font you'd like; I used Elegant Cakes, but any nice script-like font will do.  Doesn't that glitter cardstock look spectacular?  The key to this awesome paper is to not overdo it.  Use it to highlight a word in your title, instead of the entire thing, and you're sure not to overdo!  Also, be sure you're balancing your layout by not clumping all of your glittery elements together.

One final little bit on the glitter cardstock: it cuts wonderfully with your Cricut!  Check out this detail shot, and take a look at that ornament on the right.  That's right, I inlaid the red cut into the gold cut - spectacular!  Also, notice the "snow" on my tree?  It's FlowerSoft Polar White.

Items Available from Cutters Creek:
 Other products used:
  • Mistletoe paper pack and MyStickease cardstock stickers from Close To My Heart
  • Magic sketch/pattern book for 2-page layouts from Close To My Heart

    66 comments:

    1. I too have fallen in love with American Crafts. Cute layout and even cuter family.
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    2. Beautiful layout. Thanks for the great tips!

      iamvictorias at gmail dot com

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    3. Love the Lay Out and the glitter paper.

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    4. Love the detail in American Craft cardstock, especially this time of the year. Very nice.

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    5. Love this layout, thanks for the inspiration Donna in Minot ND

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    6. I am also in love with the AC Glitter paper! Lovely layout!

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    7. Love your LO....and I had fun scrolling down to look at your earlier projects also :)

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    8. Very nice. Great to have a scrapbook layout as well.

      Thank you!

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    9. That is such a nice two page layout. Scrapbooking is my first love so it was nice to see a layout. Thanks for sharing

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    10. Nice way to use the Stickles. Nice layout, too!
      BobbisTreasure@aol.com

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    11. love the ornaments especially the color

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    12. I always scrapbook Christmas and will definitely use some of your ideas. Thanks...

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    13. Perfect! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and art with us
      Merry Christmas
      Huggles
      Sandy
      sandypumphrey@comcast.net

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    14. I just might have to scraplift this one. Really nice.

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    15. Love the bling!!! Great layout.

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    16. I really have to invest in some of the glitter cardstock from American Crafts! Love your layout.

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    17. Your layout is amazing. I love the snow on the tree and the glittery ornaments. I have several bottle of stickles, but I have yet to try them. I really must. Great details.

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    18. What a Beautiful Layout! I'm loving all the sparkly bling! Thanks for sharing!

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    19. What a beautiful and festive layout. TFS

      Missy
      kalittadog@yahoo.com

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    20. I LOVE your layout! I, too, use stickles for EVERYTHING!!

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    21. I love your projects. I think my favorite is the lettering for "Deck the Halls". Elegant looking.

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    22. Great LO, it has given me inspiration to make pages as I am not very good at it. TFS!

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    23. Aww A nice scrap book layout very nice I like it
      Merry Christmas

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    24. Great layout. I love that glitter paper and stickles. I agree some of my favorite tools to use to dress up a project.

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    25. Great layout! The special touches are what make those pages come alive. Beautiful work! I'm so jealous!!

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    26. Gorgeous layout. Love the sparkle.

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    27. I love your Christmas 2 page LO!

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    28. Lori, you have created such a festive scrapbook layout! I love all the different elements and LOVE the Glitter!

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    29. very nice layout. I love the font you used. Great tips, thanks for sharing. Dar

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    30. BEAUTIFUL LAYOUT!! GREAT TIPS and AWESOME GIVEAWAY! Thanks for the chance. I have also become a follower. Have a GREAT Day,
      Me-Ma Kim

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    31. Great layout- love all the bling and yet the photos still really stand out! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! :-)

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    32. Thanks for sharing your beautiful layout.

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    33. the pictures look absolutely wonderful... such inspiration - Thank you for sharing
      --Robin

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    34. Great layout! Love the stickles :) Thanks for sharing!

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    35. Beautiful! Love all the details.

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    36. Great LO! I love it!
      ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    37. Bright, cheerful, and I love glitter! Thanks for all the tips and sharing your layout.

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    38. Fantastic layout! I love the way everything works together. Very nice. Thanks.

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    39. I am not a scrapbooker but really love the layout you did.

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    40. Beautiful layout. Your directions are great. I loved the ornaments, thanks for telling us how to make them like you did. Thanks for sharing your layout with us.

      Cindy

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    41. beautiful layout, love glitter.
      Ann W
      weedmana@embarqmail.com

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    42. Beautiful LO! And you're so right - the ornaments are gorgeous!

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    43. Love the bling the glitter paper provides. SO pretty!

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    44. great layout!

      Theresa Neubaum
      scrappyartcrafters at yahoo dot com

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    45. Not sure why... but I'm having a few more ideas for my nephews scrapboob album ;)
      Great job!

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    46. Love the layout!! Thanks for the stickle tip :-)

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    47. Very nice layout. Great idea adding your own glitter to paper.
      sandyford77 at sbcglobal dot net

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    48. Beautiful layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    49. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE all the bling. Great layout.

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    50. I have used the inset process too. Isn't it great.
      just makes things that little bit different almost like marquetry.

      and all those handy tips along the way will be stored away for me when I am making more cards. Which I am determined will be better next year.
      NOw I have seen what I can do with the Cricut E.
      thanks to everyone on the blog hop, my first ever at this sort of thing.
      :-)

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    51. Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.

      Mandy
      mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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    52. Very nice layout!

      Susan
      lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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    53. Gorgeous layout!! Love that glitter paper!!!!

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    54. New to all this stuff and will have to check out those Stickles things!
      Gammah TJ

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    55. Lovely layout and I agree with the AC paper.

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    56. Pretty pages. Great job. Love the ornaments. croix89 at yahoo dot com

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    57. Love your layout! TFS!

      cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

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    58. Great Layout! I love stickles too, I've been making Christmas Cards all weekend and have emptied 2 bottles of my favorite stickles LOL

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    59. I really like your layout. Using the stickles glitter is a great way to embellish your paper. I'm definitly going to do that!!

      Deanna Amundson

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    60. This is great!!! Wish I had taken pictures while we were "decking the halls"...
      Thanks,
      Judy

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    61. Absolutely gorgeous scrapbook pages! I love the ornaments, the title, everything you've done on this! Thank you so much for sharing!

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