Monday, January 06, 2014

Creative Cutting Challenge "For the Boys"

Hello Friends!!
I don't know about the rest of you...but we are having a snow day today!!  
Yay!!  Although I am not a fan of snow...except on Christmas and everywhere but the roads....I do enjoy snow days!
So what better than to sit back and look around blog land to find some inspiration for new projects??

I am excited because today is my first time taking part as a DT Member for the Creative Cutting Challenge.
Our theme for the next two weeks is 
"For the Boys"
& of course you have to use an SVG file...not just a cricket, but an SVG file.  Lucky for us, Cindy has plenty of great priced files in her store here.  I decided to use the Car set.
Here is what I came up with.
I am super happy with how it turned out!  I have a difficult time with DUDE cards etc...but I liked how this turned out.
I used my MTC program to cut out a couple of Cindy's Car files to use.  I did Two different old time cars, the large one in the center of my tag, and the tinier one on my heart tag.
The cars are soo cool!  I used some of my vintage tags sheet music and plain card stock to cut my cars out of.  I then inked the edges of the pieces with Frayed Burlap distress inks.  The large car was stamped with with a swirl (vintage photo) stamp from the Tim's Tiny textures.   I used Soot black and the bubble wrap stamp from the mixed media on my tag base.  The Crows were done with my Dreamweaver stencil and black soot ink.
The Moon, Star, Bell, "Ring out the Old", images are all from my Mr. Baby New Years Eve Digital Collage Sheet.
Pg One
New Year's Eve Top Hat Pocket Pugsley Spoolie Pieces  Digital Collage sheet Printable
Pg 2
I used Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip to apply glue and #261 Storm Glitter to most of my pieces.
#208 Fauna Glitter was used on the "Ring out the old" and Moon images.  I used #305 Goldenrod for the bell.
I created the text boxes from one of my left over tags.  I made up my own sweet little sentiment and gave this tag to my hubby.
I used Cream Seam binding and Gold Crinckled Ribbon from Really Reasonable RIbbon on my piece.  Brown Sugar Baker's Twine ties a sweet little bow in my latte button.

I did do a video walk through of my tag.
You can see it on  my Youtube Video here.

I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge!
Don't forget to link up your Creations here!

Thank you for visiting!!


  1. cute tag. I love all of the layers and the details. I even got a few chuckles listening to your video. I love how when you dropped the glitter you found the glue. sounds just like my house. gravity always wins.

  2. This is DELIGHTFUL! Love all the wonderful manly elements with the touches of sparkly all over! There are so many cute things to look at!

  3. Love this Heather, nice store too! ~Diane

  4. Your tag is AWESOME! So many great elements and they come together beautifully!!

  5. We have "BRRRR its cold out" school closing today! -22 windchills -45 to -50! Yikes!
    This is great..manly cards can be a big challenge! Love that car and the heart tucked in behind it!
    BOLB Hugs!

  6. Beautiful tag :) Love that vintage look, well done

  7. congrats on your new dt gig! Your composition looks great!

  8. I love the vintage look of your project! Perfect with the car cutting files you chose!
    Stay warm and safe!


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather