Friday, March 25, 2011

Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop! All of our designers have created some wonderful Spring projects featuring products you can purchase at the Cutters Creek Store! If you would like to start from the beginning head on over the the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog. Each blog along the way will have a link to the next blog in the chain. Don't forget to make sure you are following each of our personal blogs and leaving comments along the way to enter to win a box full of CHA Swag!!!!

If you have arrived here from Kim’s blog, then you are on the right track. If not, don’t worry the full blog hop order will be at the bottom of this post.

For my Spring project, I decided to use a few products I hadn’t used before. I got some of the crafty secrets cotton scraps in Spring designs from Kim and thought these would be great.

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I cut out the one I wanted and sewed around the edges. Then I got some threads loose and pulled them to fray the edges a little bit. Then I mounted the little chick on a pale yellow rectangle that was printed on my Cricut Imagine with the Imagine More cartridge. Then I matted that on a larger blue rectangle also from Imagine More and stitched around the edges of that. All the paper used in this project with the exception of the kraft paper was printed with the Imagine from Imagine More. I used the polka dot pattern as the main background for this card. I matted the rectangle on the kraft cardstock and stitched around the edges. I went around twice and kind of went a little freeform with the second border to give it a more playful feel. I printed the olive green checked pattern and then cut it out with the largest die from the Spellbinders floral motifs doily set. I placed the doily down on the polka dot paper and then placed the chick over one side. I put some Kaiser Craft pearls in the little openings of the doily.

One of my new favorite embellishments are these gorgeous gardenia flowers from Cutters Creek. I love the look of them. I used a blue and a yellow one from the pastels set. I love the vintage look of them. I ran my scissors along all the edges of the papers to kind of give them a frayed look like the fabric and inked all the edges with brown ink to make it a little more shabby chic.

I hope you have enjoyed my Spring card and now it’s time for you to hop on over to Laura’s Blog and check out the wonderful project she has for you! Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Design Team blog to be entered in the drawing to win some SWAG!!!


Here's the line up of all the blogs in the hop if you need it:
Cutters Creek Design Team Blog
Mandie's Blog - http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/
Kim's Blog - http://kreativekim.blogspot.com/
Mindy's Blog - http://www.scrappyandpiggy.blogspot.com
Laura's Blog - http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Melissa's Blog - http://www.ourmadhouseof4.blogspot.com
Lori's Blog - http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
Vicki's Blog - http://scrappyleopard.blogspot.com/

59 comments:

rstuck2003 said...

I absolutely love this card...it's so nice and "springy"! Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

Mindy your project is so pretty, love the colors.

LuvNlife said...

Mindy -- such a cute card! I think I am liking the new flowers too!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely card! Whoever receives it will know that they are special.

Bradleysgirl said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you put everything together!

LuvNlife said...

This is adorable -- LOVE all the spring colors!

Kim M. said...

Wow! Those flowers match the colors on your card perfectly!

Chris said...

Morning Mindy! LOve the colors on this card.

Mar said...

How cute! It really does say 'Spring' with the little chick & the pretty flowers.
Terrific job, Mindy!

Chris said...

awww so cute

Tammy said...

I LOVE this card, it is so detailed and beautiful! Very Springy!!
Tammy
otrbanks at earthlink dot net
http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com

Dottie said...

Love this spring time card... will have to try some of the designs you ladys have done... great job..

denise said...

It sure is fun using new stuff!
Love the spring card!

Lindalee622 said...

Love it! I really need to get those spellbinder dies.

Emmett Cullen said...

I love the views of new items that I have never heard of before, and shown how to "use" them. I type it that way because out of 100 people you could have 100 different uses. Your card shows what opening up your imagination can reap! Beautiful!

Toni said...

So springy!!!

mlg said...

Love your card---- the colors & the little chickie are sooo cute.

Scrappy said...

Aww so sweet and springy! CUTE!

mitch1066 said...

wow lovely!Thanks for the step by step too:)

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Betsy said...

That's so pretty I love the stitching.

LuvNlife said...

So cute Mindy -- that little chick looks so fluffy!

Mrs. Swandog said...

This is a really pretty card. I love the softness of it.

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Such a cutie, Mindy!!!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous. This screams sping. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Crafty Momma said...

SO pretty!! Love the flowers. Certainly says spring.
veronicaslavishlathers@hotmail.com

Elizabeth said...

This card is adorable. Great job!

Tanya said...

Too "peepin" cute!! I love lil chicks and your card says SPRING!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Cindy said...

The baby chick is so adorable. And the flowers are super also. I love this card. IT says spring is here, even though it is not here yet, lol.

thejonesgang6 said...

This card is so cute, I woud not awnt to give it away!

SoMd Cricut Fan said...

great card !! love the colors !

Vee said...

All of you have me seeing Spring, when snow is in our forecast for tonight and tomorrow. C'mon spring!!! Love the chick. Nice touch.

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card...love the soft colors. I'm a new follower.

Kaye said...

How cute is this? I just love it. Thank you for sharing your project with us.

Melin said...

Mindy...What an adorable card! I clicked on it to see the bigger version and it was BEAUTIFUL! Fabulous job! I am your newest follower girl and can't wait for more! Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

Jo said...

What a wonderful card, that chick looks as if its just waiting to be petted.

Kathy Billings said...

What an amazing card!!!! I love the chick.

Terri Sheppard said...

This card is so cute!! I really like the flowers, too!! I'm sure I will be adding some to my stash after seeing them on these projects!!

Terri

Verna' Grant said...

I love the little chick!! That card is so cute!

Debc06 said...

Love the colors and the chick spring is here in your card. TFS
Debbie
Http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Amanda said...

I love your card and the flowers you added!

shersl84bed said...

Cute spring card.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com
www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

rooibos0727 said...

Love the baby chick. The colors are awesome and those magnolias are stunning. Great job as usual. I have no clue why I wasn't a follower before, silly me.

Jill said...

Such a cute little card. I love it!

Sue in CT said...

Very pretty! I love that chick, it looks so soft and fuzzy.

iluvkatie74 said...

I love the chick. It is so cute. Great job.

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

Mindy, you did a wonderful job with your card. Thanks for sharing.

deanna said...

wow..your card is awesome!!

Deanna A.
jdamund at centurytel dot net

splash2 said...

How cute. It would make a great Easter card and the colours come together perfectly. Anybody would love to receive it.

Michael's Nana said...

this is sooooooo cute!

Trisha said...

Wow, this is a fabulous card. Love your little peep. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

2012bf9a-58d4-11e0-aacd-000bcdcb471e said...

Adorable!! Love the springyness of it!!

Suzy said...

Beautiful springy card. I love blue and yellow together ;) Thanks for sharing!
-Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Tamara said...

I love how springy this card is!!! TFS!
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Susan said...

Love this card!! So springy and fun! Thanks so much!
I'm a follower!
Sue B

Sherri Auld said...

Great project - thanks for sharing.

Sherri
http://artfilledinspirations.blogspot.com

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

Mindy this card is soooo sweet!! Love that little chick and gotta get some of those gorgeous flowers!

Melissa said...

I love how soft the colors are and how well they compliment each other!

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is so cute, Mindy!!! What a fabulous idea :)

Fran said...

Awesome Mindy! I learned about something new viewing your card.
Hugs, Fran