Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy Labor Day Week!

Welcome to the first week of the new term for the Cut-it-Up Challenge blog!  I am so excited to be part of this team!  I don't know the ladies super well yet, but I can tell you they are filled with enthusiasm and encouragement and make some FABULOUS creations!

How appropriate that our for challenge would be to celebrate Labor Day since it celebrates the social and economic achievements of worker bees just like all of us!  BUT we are putting a little spin on our challenge and we mean to celebrate Labor day terms of a pregnancy or a new baby.  Isn't that fun?!  I totally love it and hope you do too!  Even better would be if you can and played along with us!

The rules are super simple!  First follow the Cut-it-Up blog.  Then, you just have to use a die cut in your *new* project and follow the theme.   Um....did I mention you can use any die cut machine?!  Yep, any die cut...electronic, manual, big, small, you name it and you can use it!  Note that hand held punches don't count, you  can view the complete rules here.   AND.............there is a prize of course!  This week the prize is being offered up by Too Cute by Jessica.  She has some supah adorable stuff and will be giving away a $20 gift certificate!  Whoa!


By now you should be plenty inspired to play along, but if not, here is the inspiration card I made for this weeks challenge.  I used my Big Shot (my #1 tool!) along with my Lawn Fawn star dies to make this fun shaped card.  The images are also Lawn Fawn from the sets Plus One and Critters Down Under.  If you need m
ore inspiration go check out the Cut-it-Up blog and the other DT blogs, there is loads of inspiration there.

Before you go, here is my Question of the Day- Do you have a die cutting machine?  If so which one and what is your favorite die of all time?

Now that we have that out of the way it is time for you to get cutting! You have until Wednesday, September 18th at 12:00 EST to link up your creation.  Ready...set....GO!

14 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Love, love, love this!!! You will have to teach me how to stamp!!! This card is really amazing. I love shaped cards.

Susie

June Houck said...

Katie, your shape card is so precious! I love the sparkle and shine on your moon and stars. Adorable card :)

Mollie said...

Your card is so cute, Katie! I LOVE the moon and stars with their cute little faces. I also love the banner you have across the front - perfect!

Virginia L. said...

Oh my!How fabulous is this! I always love a shape card, this is absolutely darling with the star shape! I adore the glitter, too! GREAT job on your first DT assignment! I have Cuttlbug and Cricut Expression. I am quite attached to my bug :)

Tara Bruening said...

How cute is this!!! Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Baby” Linky Party.

Tara
Craftin Desert Diva's

Cindy said...

Super cute shaped card! Love it!

Kelly Griglione said...

What a great card for your first DT post! Love the star shape, perfect for a baby!

Creative M said...

TOTALLY cute!! Love it!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

lenny said...

What a super adorable card! So sweet! Totally love it!!

mylittlecraftblog said...

This is darling. I love the shape of the star, and the mobile with the smiling faces is adorable!!
Evelyn

Inkyfingers said...

Your star card is adorable Katie - I love the patterns and colours and that banner strip is gorgeous! I have a relatively new Ebosser and so far I am loving it. My fave die is a double ended banner.

Barb said...

Katie...this is so cute and sooo perfect! LOVE the puffy star (memories of bears lol) and adorable scene. Love that banner!

craftymrs said...

What a sweet project! I love the shape card! Looking forward to crafting with you on Cut it Up DT!

craftymrs said...

What a sweet project! I love the shape card! Looking forward to crafting with you on Cut it Up DT!