Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gingerbread man challenge

Well bloggers, It is sad to say this, but this will be the last cut file challenge for CUWC. We will still have a Show and Tell next week, but this will be the last challenge. Unfortunately, it is a lot of work and we are not having very many participants. Over 1000 files have been downloaded but we have just had a handful of people actually play along. I want to thank all of you who supported us. I have appreciated each and every project and comment. I have learned a lot and enjoyed this blog while it lasted. I will eternally cherish the design team members who went along on this journey with me. You ladies ROCK!

I hope to join up with the DT ladies soon for a blog hop. I will also be giving away cut files on my blog from time to time.

Well, if we have to go out, let's go out with a bang. The challenge this week is to use this gingerbread file on a project of your choice. 

You can email me at papercompulsions@gmail.com to request the file.

Here is what the awesome DT members prepared for us.
The extra gingerbread man accessories will be available on my Etsy store.

(coming soon)
(I messed up and deleted it my mistake.)

I would love to see what you create with this file. Just remember to include a link, our name, and  post it up by next Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Guest Designer Penny Duncan

Hello blog friends. We are honored to have the infamous
Penny Duncan as our guest designer today.

If you have not been by Penny's blog , Penny Duncan Creations, you will definitely want to go check it out. Penny has some wonderful creations, svg cut files, and tutorials. She very generously shares her files and experience with all of us.

Where do you live? 
Robards, KY - USA

How long have you been crafting? 
Approximately 30 years

What do you do when you are not crafting?
Spend time with hubby and youngest son (17)…..goof around with my computer and watch tv!! (but MOST of the time I’m in may ARTHaven!!)

What types of projects do you enjoy the most? 
I have a passion for creating greeting cards, but I truly enjoy all Mixed Media……ATC’s, Altered Frames, Journals, Flowers……I own a Black Cat Lynx cutting machine and I truly enjoy creating cut files to be used with the cutters on the market today.

What is you favorite craft tool? 
My Black Cat Lynx Cutter and my computer

What is your favorite form of bling? 
I LOVE to make my handmade flowers and add them to projects I create…..love love love rhinestones and ribbon

Is there a line of papers that makes your heart sing? 
K and Company they create some of the most exquisite designs….as I go into my next phase of creativity I’m going more and more to designing my own paper and finding them on line and printing them as I need them for a project…..it takes up so much less space and you have limitless possibilities that way….

What do you do with all the wonderful craft projects that you make? 
I swap a lot, give as gifts and also sell on my ETSY storehttp://pennyduncan.etsy.com

What is the next big craft item on your wish list? 

Hummmmmmmmmm…….well because I pretty much have EVERYTHING a person could want……I would have to say I’m very content with the ART treasures I already own.  I’m the type ARTist that if I can create something I’m wanting for a project from scratch I would rather do that then to purchase a premade embellishment to add to my project…..so I’m always on the lookout for items that will aid me in those ventures….

Here is a special project that Penny was kind enough to share with us:

Penny makes her own cut files for her flowers and beautiful decorations. Be sure to go by her blog at Penny Duncan Creations.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Let it Snow!

Wow! Christmas is almost here! Can you believe it? Well, whether or not your area of the country is having a white Christmas, you can still play with snow...paper snow that is. Check out the snowflake cut files for this challenge.

You can email me for the cut file so that you can enter the challenge.

There are more snowflakes and a couple of snowmen available at my Etsy store.

Here are some DT projects to inspire you.

You can head over to the DT member's blogs by clicking on each person's name.

For this week's challenge
Create a snow/snowflake project using at least one of the snowflakes in the file.
Mention that you are entering it in the Cuttin' Up With Class Challenge and provide a link back to this blog. The challenge will be open until next Tuesday morning.

Have fun playing with the snow :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Guest Designer Yolie

Hello bloggers. Hope you are having a great time crafting whenever you can find an break during this busy season. Hope you are able to stay warm, too. Our guest designer, Yolie from Just Yolie, Just Create is sure to warm your heart with the project she is sharing with us today.

First, here are some questions in case inquiring minds want to know...

Where do you live?  I was born, raised and live in Southern California.
How long have you been crafting?  I have been crafting in one form or another for most of my life, but when it comes to paper crafts, I have been playing with paper for about 8 years.  My dry hands are testimony to it, paper sure dries up your hands.  Or is it just me?  Bring out the Kerri bottle!
What do you do when you are not crafting? What? Is there life out there besides crafting?  Kiddin’, my husband and I love to travel.  We have visited several states and traveled to Europe.  We would love to visit Ireland again, but currently planning a cruise. (I am building up the courage to book it)
What types of projects do you enjoy the most?   Scrapbooking is my first love, but at the time I write this, it’s card season.  Therefore, you will see many cards on my blog.
What is your favorite craft tool?  Well, that changes.  Sometimes my cutting machine is my favorite, but right now, my embossing machine is my favorite tool.
What is your favorite form of bling?   I love my rhinestones, all shapes and color.  I also like glitter however; it sure is difficult to clean up, cheesecloth or no cheesecloth, glitter lingers forever!
Is there a line of papers that makes your heart sing?   “Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do” I simply love all paper so I do not have a favorite line.
What do you do with all the wonderful craft projects that you make?  I create all my cards to give to someone.  I also create them to give away to charity.  My scrap pages are all mine to keep and eventually passed down to my goddaughter Dulce.
What is the next big craft item on your wish list?   Let’s see, I think the Big Shot or the Cameo cutting machine.   Dilemma!  I don’t have room for either! =)

And here is a wonderful card that Yolie made with the cut file for this week.

Love it!

Be sure to drop by Yolie's blog and leave her some love.

Thanks to everyone who "cut up" with us last week. The random number winner is...

#6 Sally
Congrats, Sally!
I will be contacting you.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fireplace card challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Show & Tell link up party last week.

This week's challenge is centered around a cut file that DT member Cheryl has made for us. She has made a fireplace card for us.

How fun is that! You can make this card and send warm wishes to family and friends. Just in time too since so many people in the country getting cold weather right now.

Here are some more projects to inspire you:

 She made a fun candy wrapper.

Here is a free Christmas stocking file to use if you want.    Christmas Stocking CUWC

You will need to go to Cheryl's blog CAFExpressions to get the fireplace card files.

Link up by next Tuesday. Remember, you need to use at least one of the files in some way on your project. Feel free to use any other files, stamps, or die cuts on any type of project. Please mention that you are entering it in the Cuttin' Up With Class challenge and provide a link back to the site.

Monday, November 28, 2011

November Show and Tell Link Up Party

Well it is the last Tuesday in November. That means it is time for the
November Show and Tell Link Up Party.

That's right. You can link up any project you have made (old or new).
You MUST however make a NEW POST that tells you are entering it in the 
Cuttin' Up With Class Show & Tell Link Up Party
and provide a link back here. 

You also, MUST go visit at least 3 other blogs in the show and tell and tell them you
dropped by from CUWC.

I can't wait to see what you have been up to :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

New DT Member

Hello bloggers! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.

I have some good news to share. We have a new DT member!
Jean from Jean's Crafty Corner will be joining us soon.
I know you will enjoy her creative projects as much as I do :)

Next Tuesday we will have another Link Up Party.
Start planning now what you would like to link up. It can be any project you have made. (old or new) All you have to do is make a new post with pictures of your project and a link back to
Cuttin' Up With Class.

Sorry, the penguin files are no longer available.

Oops! With all the excitement I almost forgot to announce last week's winners.

Lolis is the DT pick 
Lisa R is the random number winner!

Congrats ladies! I will be contacting you soon. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Family Challenge

I hope you are all having fun preparing for Thanksgiving.
Friends and family will be gathering soon, but there is still time for a quick challenge.

In honor of the upcoming holiday, this week's challenge is Family.

Create a craft project using at least one of the "Family" captions or stick family files.

The "Family" captions can be downloaded here.

You can also use these stick family cut files or digi files.
To get these files, just email me at papercompulsions@gmail.com and tell me whether you would like the cut files or the digi files.
Take a look at what we came up with...
(If you would like to use the family set with clothes pictured below,
you can purchase it at my Etsy store.)

Now it is your turn! Remember:

You must use one of the files provided (caption, cut file, or digi)

Include a link to the Cuttin' Up With Class blog.

Link up before next Tuesday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


The winners of the Thank You/ Thanksgiving challenge are 

Stacie & Kimberly T.

Congratulations ladies! You should receive an email.

I also have another digi file to offer:

you can download it here.

There is still plenty of time to link up your project.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guest Designer Christina

Hey cuttin' friends. I am sure you are all busy making projects to link up for the turkey challenge. :)  The winners of the Thank you/ Thanksgiving challenge will be announced later today.

We have a special guest designer today.

Here are some fun facts about Christina:

Where do you live? Midlothian, Texas (Yeah! A Texas gal like me :)
How long have you been crafting? 7 or 8 years now..
What do you do when you are not crafting? read, tend to my kiddos 3 & 6 years old, or clean and/or redecorate house.. 
What types of projects do you enjoy the most? challenging ones.... I love to try new projects, and want to do everything I see! ;)
What is you favorite craft tool? Cricut Expression & my cuttlebug.. 
What is your favorite form of bling? gems of all kinds, glitter, flowers (handmade flowers), & ribbon
Is there a line of papers that makes your heart sing? several, not any 1 particular. I use many types of papers, even printed off computer.  
What do you do with all the wonderful craft projects that you make? I either use them for swaps in groups I am in, or family and friends.. 
What is the next big craft item on your wish list? Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Here is a lovely creation that Christina made:

Be sure and drop by Christina's blog to see more of her great projects.
She has made some double easel cards lately that you don't want to miss.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Challenge

Well it is time to talk "turkey".
Yes, this week the challenge is to use either the turkey cut files or the turkey digi stamp in any project.  (Last week I forgot to state that you must use either the cut file or digi. )

Take a look at the cute files we have this week.

These files are no longer available.

Here are the details:

You must use at least one of the free files in any project.

You can also use any other die cut or stamped image along with the free file.

You must mention Cuttin' Up With Class in your post and provide a link back to this site.

You can combine this challenge with any other challenge.

Be sure and link up your project by next Tuesday. 

Winners of this challenge will be announced on Thursday, November the 17th.

Now let's take a look at the DT projects: