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Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Break: Creative Choice Inspiration #2

While on summer break, we'll be providing some awesome cutting inspiration as we look back at this season's Creative Choice winners. These are the submissions that were outstanding in each Challenge theme.  Click over to the creator's blog to see more!
Challenge #22 "Thanksgiving

 
Challenge #23 "Christmas--Not A Card"
Lisa Sumpter

Challenge #24 "Christmas Cards"


We'll be back for a new season in September.
Would you like to be on the new season's Design Team?
Application info coming soon!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Break: Creative Choice Inspiration #1

While on summer break, we'll be providing some awesome cutting inspiration as we look back at this season's Creative Choice winners. These are the submissions that were outstanding in each Challenge theme.  Click over to the creator's blog to see more!
Challenge #18 "Anything Goes"

Challenge #20 "Halloween Cards"

Challenge #21 "Halloween---Not A Card"
(Heather started to fill a DT vacancy in January)

We'll be back for a new season in September.
Would you like to be on the new season's Design Team?
Application info coming soon!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Break

The Design Team is taking a well earned summer break.
But stay tuned for cut file inspiration, Design Team application 
and maybe a freebie or two!
Enjoy your summer!!

Challenge #37: Winner

We were a little short on this challenge but since it's the last one until fall, I'm going to give away the Gift Certificate anyway.  Thanks to everyone who played along.  Please click on all the creator's links for a closer look.  
Challenge #37:  4th OF JULY randomly drawn winner of the $5 SVG Gift Certificate
This winner is
#12 Janis

Congratulations!
Please email Cindy at creative@avci.net to claim your Gift Certificate.

Now onto the "Creative Choice" selection....
The entry chosen is:
Her super cute patriotic tag made me smile.  Just love how all the elements came together!
Please grab your badge above and display it proudly.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Challenge #37: 4th of July/Patriotic


4th OF JULY/PATRIOTIC

If we receive at least 15 entries, the prize for this challenge will be a $5 Gift Certificate for SVG files from the Creative Pointe's ON LINE STORE.
You'll find over 150 SVG files/sets available for all your paper crafting projects.
If we have less than 15 entries, the winner will receive this SVG set: LIBERTY BELL.  Winner will be randomly chosen from all submissions.

One extra special entry will receive the "Creative Choice" button.

Ready for some inspiration? Let's take a look at what the Design Team created using SVG diecuts.


Carolyn used the Patriotic Set to create a card with fireworks bursting off the top.  She says:  "As I am on vacation, and do not have my Cameo with me, I used my daughter-in-law's trusty Cricut Expression to cut this file out, using SCAL2, of course.  I created a topper for the cardbase, from the shadow of the title, and then cut out the background in Kraft paper, and the title in red smooth construction paper (found in the Art Dept of Wal-mart and comes in a 8.5x11 pad).   Using the stars from the cutfile, I cut out five more to place on foam tape along the edge of the card." Visit Carolyn's blog:  Granny Ma's Creative Blog

Ruth created an star spangled scrapbook layout.  She says:  "If you're like me, there's a lot to love about the 4th of July. I love the parades, all the red, white and blue and fireworks. Yes, I was one of those that used to go even as an adult without kids! I just love them! And the Patriotic Set from the Creative Pointe has the perfect title and elements to go along with my fireworks pictures! So, I hope you'll swing on by my blog to take a closer peak at my layout and I hope to see your creations popping up that celebrate the fourth in whatever way you enjoy the most!"  Visit Ruth's blog:  Paper and Musings


 

 
Carmen is our Canadian DT member so she created a cool Canada Day banner and centerpiece using the maple leaf file from the Fall Leaves set.  She says:  "The maple leaf from The Creative Pointe’s cut files is the perfect way to show your support for Canada!"  Visit Carmen's blog:  Carmen's Creations

Cindy got out the red, white and blue vinyl and created this set of tumblers using the stars from the  Patriotic Set.  She says:  "I needed inexpensive (but nice) prizes for a baby shower.  And as the baby is due around the 4th of July, I thought making a set of these glasses would be something everyone could appreciate."  Get more details by visiting Cindy's blog:  The Creative Pointe

Shelissa's pretty patriotic card was created using the heading from the Patriotic Set.  She used a great matching ribbon and Star Dust Stickles to pull it all together.  Visit Shelissa's blog:  Shelissa"s Craft Studio

Heather also used a file from the Patriotic Set to create this vintage inspired project.  Get all the details at Heather's blog:  My Artistic Adventures

Tina created a wonderful July 4th layout.  She says:  "I chose to use two different cutting files for my layout. I used the Uncle Sam Hat Freebie and the Patriotic Set (the pennant). I sized down both cuts to work with what I had in mind for my layout. The pennants to 2" wide and the hat to 2.5" high. I used the pennants for a border accent and the hat for some patriotic diecut action on the layout. To see more detailed photos you can stop by my blog."  Tina's blog:  Tina's Scrap Corner

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ENTER THE CHALLENGE:
Please make sure that you follow our very simple rules to enter this challenge.  
(1)You MUST use a SVG or similar electronic cutting file in your project.  CRICUT CARTRIDGE ONLY ENTRIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.  Please make sure that you mention somewhere in your post what part of your project was created with a cutting file.  Entries that do not fit this basic requirement will be deleted.
(2)  NO BACKLINKING.  Only projects posted on or after Challenge start date will be accepted.


Challenge #36: Winner

We received 28 fabulous entries for this challenge.  So much inspiration and such awesome projects that you really need to check each of them out.  Thanks to everyone who played along.  Click on the "HOME" button for details on the current Challenge, which will always be the top post.

Challenge #36:  ANYTHING GOES randomly drawn winner of the $5 SVG Gift Certificate
This winner is
#11 Kerry Hocking
Congratulations!
Please email Cindy at creative@avci.net to claim your gift certificate.

Now onto the "Creative Choice" selection....
This was a really hard decision as there were multiple entries that were deserving of the award.  The amount of talent in this challenge was amazing!!  But there can only be one "Creative Choice" and the entry I finally chose is:
I loved Marina's card for a multitude of reasons:  the unique stair step design, the great use of paper scraps and the two cuts--one regular and one print and cut.  All the elements go together perfectly to create one awesome birthday card!  Congrats Marina.  Please grab your badge above and display it proudly.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Challenge #36: Anything Goes


ANYTHING GOES

If we receive at least 20 entries, the prize for this challenge will be a $5 Gift Certificate for SVG files from the Creative Pointe's ON LINE STORE.
You'll find over 140 SVG files/sets available for all your paper crafting projects.
If we have less than 20 entries, the winner will receive this SVG set  FANCY FLOURISHES-TWO.  Winner will be randomly chosen from all submissions.

One extra special entry will receive the "Creative Choice" button.

Ready for some inspiration? Let's take a look at what the Design Team created using SVG diecuts.


Carolyn created this mini-album cover for her granddaughter Alexis using the Eiffel Tower file from the Travel Set.   She says:  "I purchased a pack of 12x12 burlap at Michaels or Hobby Lobby (can't remember which store) and using my quilting cutter, I cut down to cover a chipboard cover.  Added the corner book ends to the corner edges on the right side (the  left side will be bound with decorative duck tape from Amazon.com)."  Please head over to Carolyn's blog for more info on how she created this project:  Granny Ma's Creative Blog

Cindy created this colorful summer layout with the sun heading from the Beach Set.  She says: " I wanted to do a layout with my favorite summer photos.  The paper lent itself perfectly to elements from that set."  Hop over to Cindy's blog for more:  The Creative Pointe

Heather's lovely vintage style incorporated one of the files from the Fancy Flourishes-One set.  Get all the details at her blog:  My Artistic Adventures


Ruth created two cards for her Project Life layout.  She says:  "Project Life seems to be gaining in popularity. It's a wonderful way to keep track of everything that occurs from day to day in our busy lives. I thought it'd be fun to make my own Project Life style cards that would add interest to my layout about a day on the beach. The Creative Pointe's Beach Set was perfect for this, and I have to say that most of Cindy's bold, graphic designs would work just as well. Come on by my blog to see how I put my cards (and layout) together and please join us with Anything Goes!"  Check out Ruth's blog to see the complete layout:  Paper and Musings

Shelissa put together this cute shaped birthday card embellished with files from the Bee & Bee Skep.  She says:  " My Pazzles Inspiration die cutting machine was used to cut out the shape of the card, bee and beehive. The pen tool was used to draw the Queen Bee Birthday tag and the dotted lines from the bee hive. Star Dust Stickles was used on the Queen Bee Birthday tag and the bee."  See more at Shelissa's blog: Shelissa's Craft Studio

Tina made this informative layout and says:  "Anything Goes :) Just love when that is the theme. I chose the cute Cardinals cutting file for my layout. I was excited to do this layout cause throughout the winter this is what we see out our front window daily, the bird feeder and always fun trying to figure out what birds they are, this year we had a new one come into the feeder but I wasn't able to get a picture of, I guess word is getting around. But no matter the season you can always tell the Cardinals from all the other birds that come and the Red Bellied Woodpecker has some distinct markings too. So the cardinal cutting files were a nice addition to the layout. To see more detailed photos you can stop by my blog."  Tina's blog:  Tina's Scrap Corner

Carmen created a card using the margarita glass file from the Mexican Fiesta set.  She says:  "I duplicated the back piece and turned it and merged to make the card.  The glass was cut out of vellum and I placed the “drink” behind it.  Added a little Stickles and of course a wine charm."  See more at Carmen's blog:  Carmen's Creations