As soon as I got the pig home, I had to try it.  Here’s a quick card that I made using a CuttleKid die.  Layered on a green card, I used Brenda Walton design paper and a strip of Nana’s Kids backed on Pink Bazzill paper.  Layered on a sentiment panel of green backed by pink and spelled out the sentiment with my clear CTMH Doodle Alpha.

Have you seen them in the stores?  They are so cute and I haven’t found much information on them so I decided to buy some and try them.  CuttleKids dies are sized the same as Cuttlebug dies – roughly 2 x 2.  The housing for these dies differ from Cuttlebug dies; the casing is not quite as sturdy, but ultimately they work the same and produce virtually the same results.  The die is made from sharp metal and then encased on one side with foam and on the other side with cardstock.  I think they are a bargain hunters dream because they are priced so cheaply in light of their basic materials, and there are so many designs.  Admittedly the designs are for kids but I find them quite whimsical.   I purchased a set of alphabets, but the little animals will probably all be coming home with me.Piggy diecut


Stamps:  Doodle Alpha – CTMH

Paper: Bazzill, Nana’s Kids, Brenda Walton – Small Wonders Girl

Ink:  SU Mellow Moss

Accessories:  CuttleKids – Ian, Michaels Ribbon, Michaels Brads

  • Kay McBrideMarch 8, 2008 - 8:48 pm

    that is too cute. what are we getting piggy with?

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  • Heidi BrawleyApril 8, 2008 - 4:27 pm

    Oh thanks for sharing about the cuttlekids. I have seen them and wondered what they were about and if they would work in my cuttlebug machine. What a cute looking card. Hmm! I have to go to Walmart today so maybe I will now pick some up. I saw them there. TFS!ReplyCancel

I spent a wonderful evening sipping cocoa, listening to my Ipod and stamping.  Yep, the room around me was in shambles but I have my priorities you know!  So, the chilly evening and my want for something good and hot to drink led to the inspiration for this card.   Actually I had the stamps laying out on my desk for a few days and I got over the thought that  I should color the cups – I’m a real big fan of quick and easy.

Cup of Cocoa



















I pulled a trio of browns to work with and my Close to Cocoa stamp pad.  The background was stamped with a Hero Arts polka dot stamp and the three brown panels were layered.  I then cut a nestabilities circle and scallop, glued them together temporarily, then cut them in half with my paper cutter.  Using a stamp positioner, I stamped the sentiment and the flourish then secured them with pop dots permanently to the card with a gap large enough to mount the coffee cups on the dark background.

I hope your evening was wonderful. 


Stamps:  Flourish – Heidi Grace; Sentiment – Stampabilities, Cups – Printworks;  Hero Arts – Dotted Background

Paper:  Bazzill

Ink:  SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories:  Nestabilities

  • nancy bMarch 5, 2008 - 9:26 pm

    very nice….u do such good work!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 8, 2008 - 8:52 pm

    neat, i will have to try that with my nesti ilities. good card as usual.

  • Cornell OwensNovember 12, 2008 - 6:21 pm


Thank you for the kind words many of you have left when stopping by during this debut month for my blog.  You can’t possibly know what it has meant!  Your comments have inspired me get creative and to actually get down to work.  The flow is not prolific yet, but I’m excited to be involved in something.    Blogging however, is a little bit more involved than I thought although I’m enjoying it immensely.  I have more tweaks to make to the blog, nothing drastic, but hopefully enough to make it slightly easier to navigate.

A new card today.  This one actually came together pretty easily, and you know what, I really like that kind.  I think I’ve sorted out that my favorite size is 5.25 x 5.25; it gives me a little bit more real estate to work with.  On this one I actually pulled out the bling to use .  It feels wonderful to use those special elements you’ve been saving, right?


Stamps: Heidi Grace Wild Daisy

Ink: SU Not Quite Navy

Paper: Bazzill

Accessories: Cuttlebug – Swiss Dots, Bling, Brads, Nestabilities


Okay, so I’m off to bed and hope to have a little bit of time tomorrow to tinker.

  • Kay McBrideMarch 4, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    pretty card , I love the stamp set. and the way u put it all together.
    good job.

  • nancy bMarch 4, 2008 - 5:18 pm

    Amazing……I would not have put some of those stamps together. They look great. Thanks for sharing.
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