The Cutting Edge Challenge #15

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Amy Kolling.

Here’s my take on her card.

Challenge15I was inspired by Amy’s colors, the snowflake motif and the diagonal lines.

I cut the chevrons with the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts die and adhered them to the white cardstock base. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments and added silver foil snowflakes, cut with one of the dies in the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts set.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

The Cutting Edge Challenge #14

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Lisa Addesa.

Here’s my take on her card.
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I was inspired by Lisa’s use of color and the repetition of a single shape. I cut a Poppystamps ornament die out of three cardstock colors and adhered the shapes to ones I’d cut from black cardstock for extra depth. The ornament tops and the Simon Says Stamp sentiment were cut from a metallic cardstock.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

The Cutting Edge Challenge #13

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Kay Miller.

After staring at Kay’s lovely creation and realizing that there was nothing I could do to improve upon her design, I decided to create a card with a fall/autumn theme using the Paper Smooches Seasonal Tree die set.

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I adhered the tree to the light blue panel and popped the leaves up with dimensional adhesive.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

Supplies: Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle die set; dimensional adhesive, Stampin’ Up sentiment


The Cutting Edge Challenge #12

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Amy Kolling.

I was drawn to the theme and colors in Any’s inspiration, creating a similar card using an Impression Obsession die set.

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I cut the Impression Obsession airplane several times to create more dimension. I sponged white pigment ink onto the card panel through the My Favorite Things stencil. I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted onto the airplane banner, curving the stamp as best I could to match the curve of the banner. The banner was cut from vellum and white cardstock. Originally I planned to simply have the vellum banner, but it got lost on the cloud background. After putting the card together it seemed a bit plain (no pun intended!) so I sprinkled on some white and blue sequins.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

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The Cutting Edge Challenge #11

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Melania Deasy.

I was drawn to the theme and colors in Melania’s inspiration, creating a similar card using the Polaroid die from the MFT Stamps set.

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I used the camera to cut the Lawn Fawn patterned paper three times. I also cut a larger circle out of the same papers to put behind the lens opening in the camera. I cut a square piece out of the patterned paper and inserted it into the slit in the bottom camera to replicate a Polaroid image.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

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The Cutting Edge Challenge #10

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is one of my cards.

TCEC_10I created the card last year celebrating the end of summer/beginning of fall. That’s Ginger taking center stage in a hay field on Whidbey Island.

I decided to focus on the crows/blackbirds/ravens that seem to be prevalent at this time of year – on fences, on telephone wires, wherever they can rest (or survey their territory!).

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I used a combination of Distress Inks to create the background panel to which I attached the bird die cuts from Spellbinders Birds On A Wire. I used a sentiment stamped with a Neat and Tangled set to finish it off.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

The Cutting Edge Challenge #9

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Lisa Addesa.

Here’s my take on her card:

Challenge9JMI rotated the card which put more flowers on the left-hand side (corresponding with the upper-left corner of Lisa’s card). I chose a multi-line sentiment, like Lisa’s, that combines a script font with a san-serif one. I also used some of the colors that Lisa used on her flowers.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions die, Hero Arts sentiment

The Cutting Edge Challenge #8

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Kay Miller.

Here’s my take on her card:

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I was drawn the colors in Kay’s card, as well as the idea of foliage providing structure to the design. I used small birds in lieu of the flowers. I also substituted a white card panel on a blue base for her blue panel on a white base.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions die, Hero Arts sentiment

The Cutting Edge Challenge #7

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Jackie Rockwell.

Here’s my take on her card:

Challenge-7-JMI was drawn to the horizontal lines and the conversation bubbles on Jackie’s card. I also incorporated the pink and golden yellow colors in her card on mine, and I created a square card like she did. I used the stitched long rectangle from the Blueprints die set to create the horizontal lines. The sentiments, which I stamped and heat embossed, are from Simon Says Stamp sets.

We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

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The Cutting Edge Challenge #5

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Melania Deasy.

I was inspired by her beautiful clustering and use of color. Here’s my take:

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I used the Lil’ Inker stitched butterflies die set and a Lil’ Inker sentiment to create my card. I cut the butterflies in three sizes in a variety of cardstock colors, and then began to put them together in a manner that would give justice to the subtle combination on Melania’s card. (Let’s just say that my work table, aka the kitchen table, has a pile of butterflies on it!) I cut a white panel at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the elements and added it to a white card base.

Ready to play along? Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll  find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!