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Monday, December 30, 2013

Holiday Hiatus--Introducing Heather, New Design Team Member

Because the holiday time is so busy, we're taking a short break from our Challenges.  We'll be back January 6th with a new Challenge and giveaways but today we want to introduce a new Design Team member. 

 Heather has entered most of our Challenges this year and we were blown away by her projects.  We were very excited when she agreed to join the Design Team.  So, without further ado, we want you to meet her....
"My name is Heather A. Hudson, I live in Pinckney, Michigan with my two teenage sons, hubby and two kitties.  I am a Registered Nurse, working with one special Ventilator dependent teen (4 years now).  I currently work full time, and design for Gecko Galz, Really Reasonable Ribbon and Art Glitter.  In the past I have designed for Bella Creations & Scraptales (both closed now), Globecraft & Piccola, Sugar Creek Hollow and Pro 31 Designs.   I have been playing with paper since 2010. I love to create digital collage sheets, and convert them into Print and Cut files.  I also enjoy doing tutorials on Youtube.  I will be hosting my own Challenge blog starting in January.  I am so excited to be joining the amazing Creative Cutting Design Team!  I look forward to sharing my work with you, and seeing what you have come up with for our challenges."
And now some more eye candy from Heather!

Here is a link to Heather's youtube:
Here is a link to Heather's blog:

Please join Heather and the rest of the CCC Design Team on January 6th as we get back to cutting and sharing SVG projects with you!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Hiatus Christmas Inspiration--Week 2

Because the holiday time is so busy, we're taking a short break from our Challenges.  
However that doesn't mean that we want you to miss your creative cutting inspiration!
We'll be featuring SVG projects from our Design Team until the Challenges resume.

Today we have last minute gift bag inspiration for you and since you'll have all that extra time, a video to watch!
First up is quick and easy gift bags from DT Member Cindy.  She says:  "I used the leftover vinyl from charger plates I made to create these bags.  You could cut any design out of vinyl, attach to a plain gift bag and have beautiful custom packaging in just a few minutes!"

Cute Scooby Doo  gift card holders from Carmen.

And finally a project from new Design Team member, Heather.  We are very excited that Heather will be joining us in January.  You'll "officially" meet her very soon, but we wanted you to see her fabulous "Victorian Pink Mitten Ornament".
And for a real treat, Heather has prepared a video featuring many of her gorgeous ornaments and tags.  Grab some cocoa or coffee and enjoy it HERE.

The Creative Cutting Design Team wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Hiatus Christmas Inspiration--Week 1

Because the holiday time is so busy, we're taking a short break from our Challenges.  
However that doesn't mean that we want you to miss your creative cutting inspiration!
We'll be featuring SVG projects from our Design Team until the Challenges resume.

Snowflake card from DT member Carmen

Scrapbook layouts from DT member Carolyn

Hope you still have time to craft and enjoy the holiday season!
Check back next week for more electronic cutting inspiration.

Challenge #24: Winner

Everyone must be busy getting ready for Christmas as we received only 8 entries for this challenge.  Please click on all the creator's links for a closer look.  Thanks to those who did enter.  We'll be taking a short break for the holidays, but there will still be lots of cutting inspiration for you until we're back in January.  Just click the "Home" button.  Now on to our winners...
Challenge #24:  CHRISTMAS CARDS
as we did not have 10 entries, the randomly drawn winner will receive  this SVG set  CHRISTMAS HEADINGS from THE CREATIVE POINTE.  
This winner is

#5 Art with Yogi
Please email Cindy at to claim your SVG file.

This Challenge's "Creative Choice" is also
I love the white on white look and all the texture of this's gorgeous!  
Please grab your badge above and display it proudly.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Challenge #24: Christmas Cards


If we receive at least 10 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 10 entries, the winner will receive this SVG set  CHRISTMAS HEADINGS.  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 two similarly spectacular cards using the Christmas Headings file.  She says:  "The top card features a sunburst technique - cut strips and layered on back piece. Once I finished the layering, placed on a black mat; then the mat on card was embossed using my Cuddlebug embossing folder - Dots.  The second card features I printed the song Joy to the World and layered on navy piece of cardstock for matting."  Get the details on Carolyn's blog:    Granny Ma's Creative Blog

Ruth made this super shaped card.  She says: "I'm sure that now that December is here it feels good to be getting lots done for Christmas. I certainly enjoyed creating a card from the Snowglobe file from The Creative Pointe! If you've never made a shaped card from a cutting file, you might want to check out how I chose to make my card over on my blog! I'm sure you have plenty of cards to make for Christmas, so use an SVG and join in the challenge! We'd love to see what you're creating!"  Ruth's blog:  Paper and Musings

Cindy put together an old fashioned looking card using the Holly file.  She says:  "I used the holly as the accent piece to my faux chalkboard sentiment.  I used lots of little tricks to pull this card (inspired from Pinterest) together.  Click over to my blog for the design details."  Cindy's blog:  The Creative Pointe

Shelissa created this fun frosty card.  She says:  "It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, the temperature has dropped and the white snow has come down.  I used my  Pazzles Inspiration die cutting machine to cut out the Snowman Face file from The Creative Pointe and Snowflakes Overlay from the Pazzles craft room."  Check out the details on Shelissa's blog:  Shelissa"s Craft Studio

Octavia created this card which features beautiful banners.  She says:  "I used the Christmas Set. Cutting banners from various papers for my background, adding a few lights, and a bauble cut and embossed on the cuttlebug (used a soda can). Festive was the look I was going for."  Octavia's blog:  T's Corner For Scrappin'

Vicki created a gift card.  She says:  "I decided to start with family Christmas cards for this challenge and created this cool gift card holder for one of my nephews. It's a fantastic idea I gleaned from Cindy at The Creative Pointe. It's the perfect size for holding a gift card, but I typically give cash, and this works for that too!  I wanted this to be fairly masculine and mature enough looking for a 17-year-old. I chose The Creative Pointe's 'Christmas Bells' SVG file to cut a large jingle bell to adorn the front. Visit my blog for all the details...including my adaptation of the template for a pointy-flapped envelope."  Vicki's blog:  Paper Squirrel

Tina created a yummy shaped card using a file from the Gingerbread Set.  She says:  "I wanted to make a fun shaped card with this set and I used red glitter cardstock and sequins from my stash to add a little green to the card, this is a great cut and can be used for so many different ways. I also did the gingerbread Man too, now you’ll need to come over to my blog to see what I did with him. Happy Holidays to you all."  Tina's blog:  Tina's Scrap Corner

Carmen used the Poinsettia file to create this dimensional card.  She says:  "I went really simple with this card.  I think that the poinsettias speak for themselves.  Cindy’s Poinsettia file is beautiful and easy to work with.  I added a bit of Liquid Applique to the center and of course some shimmer mist to make them glitter just for Christmas."  Carmen's blog:  Carmen's Creations

Please make sure that you follow our very simple rules to enter this challenge.  
You MUST use a SVG or similiar 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.

Please see "Challenge Rules" tab for more info...

Challenge #23: Winner

We received 14 fabulous entries for this challenge.  Please click on all the creator's links for a closer look.  Thanks to those who entered and be sure to click on the "HOME" button for details on the current Challenge, which will always be the top post.
Challenge #23:  CHRISTMAS--NOT A CARD
randomly drawn winner of the $5 SVG Gift Certificate
#4 Julie P

Please email Cindy at to claim your Gift Certificate.

Another agonizing week of selecting one "Creative Choice" out of all the amazing entries.  I decide the winner of this award by looking at the design elements and most importantly, the quantity/quality of electronic cutting used to make the project.  It's never an easy choice either!  But for this Challenge, I felt I had to award the "Creative Choice" to 
Her "Little Christmas Box" is so elegant all in white.  I love all the details from the pearls on the scalloped roof to the rounded doorway.  I think that whatever she puts in it will pale in comparison to the box holding it!  Congratulations Lisa!  Be sure and grab your blog button above.