Friday, January 11, 2013

Cut It Up Challenge #10--In with the New

Hi everyone!!
Happy Friday! We have a new challenge at Cut It Up Challenges today and this week's challenge #10 is "In with the New". 

Create a paper project with a new crafty item that you got for the holidays. Didn't get any crafty items? No worries, use something from your stash that you bought and have not used yet.  Must use a die cut.

I did not get any new crafty items(surprisingly) this Christmas. The closest thing I got to crafty is a new camera which allows me to take photos for I used a new cartridge I bought in November but hadn't used yet. 

The cartridge I used is Pirates and Mermaids and I just made a generic, fun card that I can use to just send out to just say hi to someone and catch up with them. 

I cut out two of the seaweeds(4 layers of color on them) and then the seashell(3 layers of color) and my mermaid. This is an A2 card on blue cardstock and then I laid down a green mat that is slightly patterned(looks like wood grain but thought it could work for seeweed even though you can't see it much), and then a textured blue paper for the water. I put my seashell down first and then my seaweed and my mermaid on top. Then, I really had fun by adding various sizes of pearls(3 sizes) for the bubbles and I really love how it turned out and I love her pop of red hair also. On the inside I might put something like, "Swimming by just to say hi". 

There you have it! Make sure to stop by Cut It Up Challenges to check out the other DT's creations and link up your project. Must use something new or you haven't used yet AND a die-cut! Have fun!


  1. I think a new camera is a great crafty gift to get!! I love your card - those pearls look amazing :-)

  2. Your card is gorgeous! I absolutely love how you used the pearls! Congrats on your new camera! What a awesome gift!


  3. Very cute card! Love how you added the pearls! :)


  4. This is so pretty!! I just love how you embellished with the pearls as bubbles!! SO fun!! :) Congrats on the new cart!!


  5. A wonderful card!A SWEET Mermaid!!