Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Challenge #51: Diecuts, Punches and Cutouts

It's another Tuesday, time to Use It!

We're back with another inspiring challenge and this week we're turning our attention to those
Diecuts, Punches and Cutouts!! 

We know some of you out there collect die-cuts and punches just as fast as un-inked stamps, so there should be no problem with this challenge, right?

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***
We're looking to see your fabulous entries on our Use It Tuesday site using Inlinkz by noon EST on Friday March 22, 2013. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE051 when uploading to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so we can find your creation. (Linking tips are at the bottom of the post!)

Please make sure to mention you are playing along with a Use It Tuesday challenge (a link is great too!) so we know you are participating.

As always, one lucky participant will be randomly chosen to be a featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

And now it's time for our Design Team inspiration to get you started:

Tammy found a finished project in her stash that just wasn't up to her standards. So, she gently peeled of the pictures and tried again. She used her favorite punch to make that adorable film strip, but also pulled the stickers and thickers out of her crafty pile to finish the layout off just so!

Stacey pulled the wrapper off her Hoot 'n Holler Cricut cartridge for this whimsical card centrepiece. She also dug to the bottom of her paper stash to find this gorgeous pattern in a practically good as new (and over a year old) paper stack. Whoooo doesn't love this card?

Tracy keeps her punches front and centre, so finding something neglected was a challenge. In the end, she found an under used label punch to create a unique side border. The patterned paper came from her scrap bin and the buttons were treasures found in her big bag of buttons.

Sherri made us all a bit envious that this layout didn't come from our stash! Her elegant project was created by sifting through her extensive collection of Cameo files (most of them un-used) to find the perfect vellum background, doilies and fonts. The brads, dew drops and My Mind's Eye pin are also over a year old.  

Nicole echoed Tracy's sentiment that punches stay pretty close at hand for crafting. So she found inspiration in page of Pebbles cutouts for this greeting card. The cord was also a long ago purchase, but has only come out of the craft drawer to play a couple of times.

Stephanie is ready to invite spring over with this welcoming door wreath. She use a MME Miss Caroline 6x6 pad that hasn't been touched in almost a year and some MME Alphabet Soup and Lime Twist die cuts in her stash for "awhile". She tied it all together with some twine won over a year ago that has sat unused since now.

Heather couldn't wait to get to this week's challenge, the perfect excuse to break out her new MFT dies (Fishtail Banner and Rounded Banner) that were purchased just after Christmas. She also spent a few moments hunting down her round tab punch and used papers that were in a card kit gift over a year ago.

Danielle decided to use up some old page kits and found one with die cuts for this challenge. She also revved up her Silhouette Cameo for the green lettering. So impressed!

Sheena is our Guest Design Team member for this challenge and she made this adorable monochromatic birthday card with her Spellbinders Petite Circles die and Verve Pennant Trim die. She also created her own cut-out by cutting the cupcake stamped image out of paper.

We can't wait to see what you create! Now go Use It!!

Tips for linking:
  • On your blog, once you publish your post, click on "View Blog". Then copy the URL and paste that into the Inlinkz address field.
  • No blog? Easy enough! Save your creation in your online gallery. Once it has been published, click on the exact project you want linked. Once it is up in your browser, copy the URL and paste that into the Inlinkz address field below. If you don't use any online galleries, you can use Sami's SP Gallery, registration is free and easy!