Sunday, June 13, 2010


Hello everyone! Welcome to the SUMMER Celebration Blog Hop for Creative Cuts and More! We are celebrating in Picnic and a Festive Patriotic theme!

Have you had a BLAST hopping along so far!? Doesn't Joan's project make you want to get your supplies and play!? I am thrilled to have Joan here as our Guest Designer this month!!! (If you haven't arrived here from Joan's blog, you don't want to miss what our VERY talented designers have in store for you! The Summer Blog Hop starts at the DIE CUT DIVA BLOG .

Do not forget to check out the NEW website! Terry has over 100 NEW Die Cuts AND a NEW section called GREAT DEALS!

Here are my projects!

For starters I used the Card Portfolio and the Antique Elegance Frame, small these are offered in a WIDE VARIETY of colors and in Smooth, Textured and Metallic Cardstock, Velvet Paper, Chipboard and Tacky Tape.

Here it is open... it is SO EASY to assemble! All you need is some KILLER Red Sticky Tape. Terry offers this at an EXCELLENT PRICE AND in a variety of widths!

This portfolio will fit MORE cards than what I made...but I ran out of time and energy this week with working and helping with Vacation Bible School!

My first card that is neatly tucked inside the portfolio is the Rectangle Window A2 card. I used the Firecracker Designs By Pamela stamp set, Fruit Cup here. One evening, I sat and colored a bunch of them and cut them out! This Fruit Cup set is perfect for any picnic or general card! I added a Rub On from TLC (I think this company has since changed) and added a few Dew Drops, white gel pen and used a R29 Copic to add the red dots.

All of the details on the second card are the same except the Gems and the color of the card stock!

This card uses the Gatefold Crescent card. Terry is still uploading product onto the new website, and I could not find this one - but you can see it in the WONDERFUL Birthday Kits. If you want to order some, e-mail Terry and let her know what color cardstock you want it in and how many you wish to have!

Once again, I used the Fruit Cup set from Firecracker Designs By Pamela and used the Red Tacky Tape to cover the apples and added the Clear Micro Beads. Once I was sure it was really covered, I added Dazzling Diamond Clear Sparkly Glitter to the top to fill in the gaps. This definitely added a lot of dimension and DAZZLE to those apples! I also used some white taffeta ribbon, dew drops and mini glue dots.

You will now want to be DAZZLED by STEPH

If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, hop back over Here to Die Cut Diva where the complete list will be.

We will end here on Die Cut Diva Blog so you can put your name in for the prizes!

Thank you for stopping by! HAPPY HOPPING!

Chrissy D


Steph Zerbe said...

Too fun! Love all the cards. Love the portfolio, I just can't resit it!

Noelle Reese said...

That card portfolio is one of my very favorites! I love what you did with it! Great work!

mylaughingmagpie said...

What fun cards! I may have to swipe your ideas for a little "teacher love" this summer!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a wonderful portfolio, Chris, and I loooove all the beautiful cards!!!! The apple theme is perfect for teacher's gifts!!!!

Holly said...

Cute cute cute! I need to get one of those card portfolios to play with!

Kathy W said...

great project, would make lovely teachers gift, like the fun sayings

A Sarasota said...

That portfolio is so cute, just perfect for VBS! Happy Blog Hoppin'!

mustangkayla said...

Fun card and portfolio!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great projects- my favorite is the apple....LOL..guess I like all of them!!! I like the accents of the rub-ons and love the microbeads and the glitter- awesome! TFS

pamala said...

Fun project!!!

Anne said...

Egads Chris, amazing work! Loving those sparkly apples!!