August 26, 2009

visions of chocolate cake...

...dancing in my head. Oh me oh my! Did you see the luscious and gooey chocolate cake that Linda Barber made with her AC/QK stash on the Amercian Crafts blog yesterday?! Now that truly is a visual delight! I mean, c'mon, seriously, there is nothing better than chocolate AND scrapbooking...well, maybe a Diet Dr. Pepper--it's gotta be diet to offset the 72.9 grams of fat and 956 calories--per square inch--you're eating in the chocolate cake, right? That makes it alllll okay. Now that's my idea of a balanced diet.

So are you all enjoying the lovely goodness on both blogs as much as I am? Wow!

Ready to see some more?

Are you suuuurrreee.....?

Well, what am I waiting for then??? How's about this little number from Jen Gallacher? Pardon the obvious pun, but it is dyn-o-mite, wouldn't ya say! FABulous!


Supplies:
  • Cardstock, pattern paper, buttons, red brad: American Crafts
  • Die Cuts: Quickutz
  • Red photo corners: Heidi Swapp
  • Circle punches: EK Success
  • Twine: Craft Supply
  • Stamping ink: Michael’s

Left Page Instructions:

  1. Cut a large wavy background die cut from dark brown cardstock and mount on tan cardstock.
  2. Mount on green cardstock and add a strip of dinosaur pattern paper to the bottom of the layout.
  3. Machine stitch in place.
  4. Rub edges of a strip of yellow cardstock with brown stamping ink and mount in center of the layout.
  5. Add a strip of tan cardstock rubbed with brown stamping ink to the center of the yellow strip.
  6. Double mount a light tan and a dark brown button and tie with craft colored twine.
  7. Add to the strip.
  8. Use the text tool to cut “DINO” from orange cardstock and “mite” from red cardstock and mount on strip.
  9. Add a red brad for the dot in the “I.”
  10. Mount two photos on brown cardstock and mount on wavy background.
  11. Add two large red photo corners to the top of the layout.
  12. Print journaling on orange cardstock and punch out with 2” and 1 3/8” circle punches.
  13. Mount on a 2 ¼” and 1.5” circles punched from brown cardstock and mount on layout.
  14. Cut a stegosaurus die cut from green cardstock and mount on layout.
  15. Cut two different sizes of star die cuts from yellow cardstock.
  16. Rub edges with brown stamping ink and mount on layout (using a pop dot for the smaller star).
  17. Add a small punched circle in black for the dinosaur’s eye.

Right Page Instructions:

  1. Mount tan cardstock on green cardstock.
  2. Mount two photos at the bottom of the layout.
  3. Machine stitch the dinosaur pattern paper to the top of the layout.
  4. Rub the edges of a strip of yellow cardstock with brown stamping ink and mount in the center of the layout.
  5. Mount a tan and smaller orange strip (both rubbed with brown stamping ink) to the yellow strip.
  6. Double mount a tan and brown button with twine to the strip.
  7. Cut the tree die cuts from brown and green cardstock.
  8. Add some yellow cardstock behind the open tree branches.
  9. Print journaling on brown cardstock and cut into strips before mounting on layout.
  10. Add two small red corners to the bottom of the photos.

How about this adorable card from Erin Lincoln! I LOVE how she cut the word 'Mom' from her label--using the negative space. And adding the bit of AC Flair for the center of the "O"? Perfect.


Supplies Used:
American Crafts: Blue Skies paper and Flair; Glitter Cardstock, Craft Fair chipboard buttons, Flowers

QK: Cookie Cutter Label, 2008 Christmas Gift Set Alphabet

And since I'm on a mental sugar overload already this morning because of thinking about that chocolate cake for way too long, let's share another card from Jen. I LOVE this card! Again with all the little details. Lovely.


Supplies Used:
  • Cardstock, pattern paper, button, "Thinking of You" stamp, ribbon: American Crafts
  • Die Cuts: Quickutz
  • Embossing folders: Quickutz
  • 2” Circle punch: McGill
  • Photo corners: Canson
  • Border punch: Fiskars
  • Twine: Craft Supply
  • Stamping ink: Inque Boutique, Michaels

Instructions:

  1. Fold a sheet of green cardstock in half.
  2. Use the open circle embossing folder to emboss a sheet of dark brown cardstock.
  3. Machine stitch a border of dotted pattern paper to the bottom of the card.
  4. Ungroup the scallop border die cut and cut the pattern from tan cardstock.
  5. Rub edges with brown stamping ink and mount beneath pattern paper.
  6. Use black stamping ink to stamp “thinking of you” on a strip of teal cardstock.
  7. Rub edges with brown stamping ink and mount on punched border strip of tan cardstock.
  8. Tie two lengths of red gingham ribbon to the stamped border and mount on card.
  9. Cut a “run, jump, skip, play” circle die cut from both green and orange cardstock.
  10. Cut the green circle in half and mount on orange die cut.
  11. Rub edges with brown stamping ink and mount on card.
  12. Punch a 2” circle from teal cardstock and emboss with polka dot (patterned) embossing folder.
  13. Cut circle in half and rub edges with brown stamping ink before mount on die cut circle.
  14. Mount teal fleece flower on die cut circle.
  15. Mount button tied with twine to circle.
  16. Add two tan photo corners to the upper corners of the card.

And now the winner of the American Crafts goodies:

Candice said...

More amazing projects!! I just love those birds!!

And the winner of the QuicKutz goodies:
PamSpradlin said...

I am off to scraplift these cards. They are just so cute!

Congratulations! E-mail us with your address at customerservice@quickutz.com and we'll get those out to you!


Wanna see what's up for grabs today?

Should I just tease ya some?

I'm in a weird mood this morning, so this could go on forever.

Oh, alright. I guess it's not very professional of me to keep ya waiting. ;)

Here's a little somethin'-somethin' from American Crafts:


And a little somethin'-somethin' from QK.


Just leave a comment with your name and you'll be eligible to win one of these very fine packages! I'll draw a winner in the morning!

Have a chocolate-filled day...and don't forget to make it a balanced diet with a diet soda. ;)

[this contest is now closed]

169 comments:

kerrycwills said...

I absolutely LOVE all the ideas provided! That layout is super cute and I'm loving the cards. I am so INSPIRED to use these two companies' products together. Those Halloween goodies are awesome and I love that Paperpack goodness from AC. Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration!

Candice said...

I love the Mom card and the way she inserted the Flair in the center - too cute!!

laurieschwartz said...

Another good day for inspiration...now if you could just give away a little extra time! The goodies would be great too (:

sew_crafty_girl said...

QK and American Crafts. Two of my favorite things!

ChattieKathy said...

Oooo goodies! I like goodies! And I especially like new ideas...thank you!

Katy Young said...

oooo! I'd Love to have new goodies!!! Pick me! Pick me!

Jennifer B. said...

love the cookie cutter label onthe mom card. cool giveaways also! Thanks.

Monica said...

I totally agree laurie! we need some kind of "stop and scrap" button for our clocks--a way to make time stand still so we can take in all this inpiration and create! I'm really looking forward to seeing what AC and QK come up with this week!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

wowza, another great giveaway with a bonus diet ruiner. I'm off to the grocery store now..... hmmm, which chocolate treat shall I get from the bakery?

patty w said...

Both are great, love the card especially !

Wow, I really love QK stuff up for grabs today ! I'm so in the mood to spook it up! LOL

thanks1

Susan McRae said...

Love the Mom card, great layout and pretty colours!

lorraine said...

ooh the blog is just smokin' hot this week!

QTKMST said...

I love the details in these two cards. From the flowers to the color selection and the cut out circles. Thanks for such amazing ideas.

Georgia said...

Those cards are amazing! You all are so talented and inspiring!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I LOVE the mom card!!!!! What a cool way to show off the flair embellie! And those new dies are so darn cute!!!!!

Julie Rogge said...

Love the cards! Adorable!

Jingle said...

I am loving those cards!!! So cute!

Jenny McGee said...

I love the balanced diet of chocolate and Diet Dr. Pepper, both sound like my choice. Thanks for a chance to win some delectable goodies too.

~Nancy~ said...

Oowww... these are absolutely adorable! Such a perfect match QK & AC!!!

Rory said...

Great ideas!!! And if I win can you throw in the chocolate cake? ;)

Helen said...

What cute cards. I just love them.

NoleyBelle said...

Noelle Searfus for drawing.

Anne-Liesse said...

Love all of the creative ideas!
Anne-Liesse

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

I have a hundred ideas in my head for those spiderwebs. How cute!

merideth said...

oo! pick me! i love that mom card!

Kaylyn said...

Thanks for the enabling thought of chocolate first thing in the morning! LMAO...anyways Love all the samples!! Amazing once again!

aswann said...

Still waiting for my lucky day!

Shay said...

I love the graphic look of both cards! Great combination of American Crafts and QuicKutz. Thanks for the chance to win

Shay.

Renee said...

Wow...the cards are fantastic and so is the layout....wish I could stay home and play.

Pat said...

What great samples! Love the products, Pat

Tracey said...

Fabulous projects!! I am loving all of the yummy eye candy this week! :)

peggy w said...

I love that card. Thanks for the idea and the great giveaway. Keep the ideas coming.

Blair Moch said...

Love the halloween dies! Hope I win!

Jeannie said...

I am in heaven. Can't get over the 2 favorite companies of mine teaming up this week for LOTS of inspiration.
Love those halloween dies...

Emily said...

Loving the mom card...you are so inspirational (makes me want to take a sick day to scrapbook) :)

ArlaMo said...

Love the spiderweb die!! Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

The cards today are darling!! This week just keeps getting better, thanks so much.
Heather

nina said...

Great projects & giveaways! I'll have a balanced diet today - chocolate in both hands! :-)

stampinwithmel said...

Really liking that Mom card! Thanks for all of these great project ideas!

gwenyth said...

Ooh, I love the layout and the cards... they're all so fun! And what awesome prize packs!

Jaime said...

Love the dino-o-mite. might have to steal that one. I hope I win

Melanie said...

Some great ideas for layouts! ... and yeah, I thought of that cake OFTEN yesterday ... sigh.

kpead said...

Wow...how do you come up with so many wonderful ideas? I want to take a class on being more creative!

Lynn Brown said...

Great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bridget said...

Now I want some chocolate cake for breakfast! Love the new ideas!

Anita said...

Love the Mom card - thanks for the great inspiration and the chance to win :)

cslockhorn said...

Wonderful ideas again -thanks for sharing! I love that flair button on the MOM card - so cute!

Beth Perry said...

Those are the cutest projects!! I love that Mom card!!
Popped over from the AC blog..first time visitor.
Loving what I see!
Thanks for the inspiration!
B

nbuston said...

This blog is now on the top of my favorites list. I love all the fabulous ideas here--they really get my juices flowing!

Cheryl said...

Wow, great ideas and great goodies too!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Quickutz has some great dies:)

Lynne said...

What great projects!! Love all the ideas this week!

Novalen said...

A lot of inspiring stuff going on here! I love it!! TFS.

Anonymous said...

Ooo great goodies. its always nice to stumble upon new blogs.
Yvonne H.
azn_bbc_anjel@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

How can anyone not be inspired by chocolate cake??? Love it!

Stefanie said...

More fun ideas! Thanks for sharing! :)

Cindy said...

So many projects...so little time. Again a boat load of GREAT ideas. Thanks for the help!

Naptime Scrapper said...

Great ideas!! Can't wait to try them out!

nsmerkt said...

Hilarious! Balanced diet...I cannot live a day without some form of chocolate and my diet Pepsi. Trying to be really good and drink my 8 glasses of water before indulging. Some days are better than others.

Love the Mom card and that Dinomite LO is incredible! TFS! Really enjoying the AC combos with QK this week!

Pamk said...

love those giveaways and I tell hubby all the time that diet dr pepper cancels out sweets lol

Alison said...

Loving this week of Quickutz and American Crafts!

{VICKI} said...

Love the fun ideas today!

Therese said...

Wow! I´ll keep my fingers crossed!

Genny said...

would now just love a slice o chocolate cake and Dr. Pepper...I am pretty sure I can find a can of DP around the office somewhere!!

Samantha T. said...

Wow! Another great Quickutz/American Crafts day!

Maureen said...

Yipppeeee - LOVVVVEEEE those Quickutz dies !!!!!

Lori said...

I LOVE that you have the instructions for these cute layouts! Gotta agree with you on the Dt. Dr. Pepper, we're huge fans here!

Amy :) said...

i love those cards and love how the AC flair was used. :)

Sarah said...

those cards and the LO are absolutely fabulous! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I love the combo of AC and QKs...great giveaways! (theurbanzoo at wyan.org)

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! These are amazing projects!!!

connie said...

love the cards!

bll3cu89 said...

Great ideas. I especially love the Mom card. Going to save it for Mother's Day 2010. Love the fall/Halloween dies too. Being an October baby my mother has always been fond of fall/Halloween themed things. BTW, how long is the old blog going to be around? Do I need to save the tips/tricks somehow or will I be able to continue to refer to them while getting up to speed with my new Silhouette?

Lizzy Simpson said...

I love the inspiration today! The layout is great - I always have trouble bringing together all different elements into a cohesive layout, so that's something I noticed right away. Love the cards, too, especially the "mom" card. Using the negative space from letters is definitely something I'll be scraplifting!

Lizzy
lizzy.simpson@gmail.com

Stacey said...

I am so in love with those cards. How cool are they? I need to play some tonight. Is it okay to send the kids to bed early to play with my scrap toys?

KayLyn Fox said...

I'm just discovering the QK and AC blogs. Where have I been. Too fun!!

ames said...

Love those card ideas... too cute!

Laura-Lu said...

now that I no longer work for QK I think I qualify ;)

Clara_Croft said...

Great ideas !

Claire Coren

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog and giveaway. I hope I win. Thanks

barnscrapper said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday and since I just purchased the new Epic machine I could sure use those diecuts!

Lou said...

The "Mom" card is such a great idea!!!!

Krissynae said...

Cute layout but my favorite it the MOM card. I love the colors and papers. Great mixture of patterned papers. Will have to add this my Idea file.

Teri said...

Love the 'dynamite' LO! The cards are cute too!

bairdmtn said...

You have the greatest giveaways! Thank you so much for all the new ideas!

amyloliquefaqueinz said...

I love the Mom card! Great inspirations!

bulpittzoo said...

Making me feel crafty.

lrimerman said...

Oh, I so wanted that Halloween stuff and I love the layouts and card ideas you posted. My mom and my sister and a friend all came to scrapbook last week while my husband was out of town, then the went to a make and take with the new Halloween QK and made the coolest little treat boxes. Too bad I couldn't go because of course hubby was gone and my mom who is my usual babysitter was at the demo. Bummer for me, how cool would it be to win the dies so I could make my own neat surprise!!

Anonymous said...

Love the projects~thanks for the inspiration!!! Now I'm ready to create a masterpeice =D

Brooke said...

Absolutely loving all of the inspiration!!

ceceandfefe2 said...

Love the Dinomite layout!!! I love all things QK and AC!!!

Donelle U said...

Such good ideas - love them! AND I love Diet Dr. Pepper! ;o) Going to lift the MOM card idea!

Missy said...

Love that AC & QK teamed up - love you both! And, the ideas are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Dettao said...

Definitely two of my favorite companies! I'd love to win this. I adore Erin Lincoln's card, too

Victoria C said...

Just found your blog even though I own a Silhouette and tons of QK. WOW - I'm loving the inspiration and especially those QK dies you are giving away.

Cathy said...

OOH OOH!! I love these!! So many goodies

donna bauman said...

Amazing and wonderful site and products. Thanks for sharing...

Donna Bauman

sheila said...

oh this is sweet...keeping my fingers crossed!

Just Jen said...

Great projects!! I really like the cards!

chene said...

The dinomite page is so cute!

Sandra said...

wow! what fun! Thanks for sharing!
Sandra

Stephanie Baxter said...

Loving this AC-QuicKutz team-up!

Tina Sholar said...

Awesome projects!! Love the cards...

marlis said...

Great projects and thanks for the chance..

Susan said...

OMG! Love Erin Lincoln's card & that adorable brad in the "O"!!!

wdl1228 said...

Thank you!!

Terry Chevako Bava said...

I need a way to make my 13-year-old trick or treat this year so that I can make Halloween pages to my heart's content! Maybe he'll humor if I point out that Christmas isn't too far behind Halloween :)

Tiffany Heilman said...

What cute cards. Love the mom one!

Anonymous said...

Love all of it! I'm working on Halloween projects right now so I'm totally drooling over these dies!

Special thanks to Kerri for fixing the comment section so everyone could play on the new QK blog!

Kim

Michelle Guttveg said...

I absolutely love the new dies that Quickutz keeps coming out with. Would be so great to win some since I want them all....

Kate said...

I check out the blog regularly and like getting new info everytime. Thanks.

NADIA said...

LOVE the MOM CARD!!!

Anne said...

The dinomite page is awesome! I love all that you do here! And your giveaways are spectacular... I am loving this week!

Deepa said...

I am loving all the ideas!! I'm getting ready to start gift crafting for the holidays, and this is really getting my juices flowing :) Thanks for sharing!!

DeniseB said...

Very cool stuff! Thanks for a chance to win. Love QK and AC!
DeniseB

Heather said...

The projects are absolutely fabulous!!!!! Love QK and love AC --- what a great pairing!!!!

Heather H.

DJRP said...

Everything is so exciting, I love this time of the year, with all the Holidays coming up, there will be so many new exciting things coming out, and all these projects were grand also. We have a large expo this weekend in NJ, can't wait to go.
Keep up the good work ladies.
Donna in NJ

Amy said...

Amazing cuteness! Oh my gosh I have to get my little boy a dinosaur to play with just so I can scraplife that dino-mite layout!

Cathy said...

Love the MOM Card! Loving the QK and AC products.
QK + AC = great projects....!!!!!!!!!!!!
CAT

Ladybing said...

That MOM card is so sweet - I love the button in the middle - I have one and now I might just have something to do with it as a lift!!!

I am loving that you teamed up with American Crafts - I LOVE LOVE LOVE their papers and coordinating embellishments. I fell in love with this product line while doing a pregnancy album for my daughter last year.

I also LOVE my Quickutz - especially my Beauty Queen alpha and my ladybug - they get the most use and that is saying something.

Thanks for a great blog - signing up to be a follower!

queenbeerowe48 said...

I just love the Mom card! The projects are all excellent. What amazing goodies.......I can just imagine all the wonderful things I would make if I was lucky enough to win. Love my Quickutz and American Crafts!

Anthonette said...

Thanks for the reminder to use the negative space of Silhouette cutouts. Love the Mom card!

Thanks for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

FUN FUN stuff I have ben on a NON spending spree lately........I miss having the new stuff in my staff of goodies. Barb L.

Charisse said...

How did you know I had a DDP sitting right next to me?!?! Both of those cards are fantabulous! Thanks for the supah fun stuff!

interactthis said...

Fun stuff - thanks for the chance!

beth said...

so glad you added all the instructions, so helpful...now I think I'l start a new project, but first must have chocolate :D

Linda E said...

What fabulous projects and fabulous goodies! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Okay, just lovin' the fact that QK and AC are partnering. Love you both! The artwork is amazing and I love the step-by-step instructions. Awesome!!

Annette Green

Marilyn said...

The projects this week are awesome!! I am feeling very inspired now! And more great stuff you're giving away! I am off to scrap now!

Stacy Milford said...

great projects! LOVE the cards! & the goodies up for grabs??? Yippee!

Denise R. said...

Very cool projects!!Thanks

Cynthia B. said...

That looks like a lotta somethin'-somethin' from AC and QK! ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

wow - love the colors on the layout...nd the goodies, oh yummy!!

Misty C

Lynda said...

Fun Pages and what an adorable card.
I love the inspiration
Lynda H.

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Cute projects. QK should really do this with every scrapbooking company out there, one at a time. We QK lovers use all the different companies, and would love more ideas combining "their" patterns and products with "ours!"

Carolee Jones said...

NICE new images, and some great new projects to try. I LOVE QUICKUTZ stuff, the possibilities are limitless!
(Carolee Jones-Homer, Alaska customsigns@gci.net)

Shanon AKA BayouCropper said...

PPPuuullleeeezzzeeee PICK ME!!!!!! (I hope begging works) LOL :) Seriously though... I hope it works!! PICK ME! PICK ME!! I could ALWAYS use some AC and Quickutz!!

Anonymous said...

I am drooling over the new Halloween and Thanksgiving stuff. Just bought 2x2 pumpkins today. I love the card ideas.
Trish B.

blueviolet said...

You have the best ideas!!! Cute giveaway items too!

Yaritza said...

Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Betty said...

Quickuts and American Crafts. Sort of like cookies and milk. What a great giveaway.

Vicki E. said...

I love all the ideas offered on the QK site! Whenever I need some inspiration I just wander around here and find some help! I love the summer fun that QK provides..great dies, super sales, and now more give-aways. You are my Facebook Friend too!
Vicki E.

Joli said...

Hmmmm, neither my Slice or my Cricut can cut glitter cardstock. Looks I need a new die-cutting machine!!

Mary said...

A few of my favorite things American Crafts and Quickutz. Those crows are crowtastic!

McCulleys said...

I just love all of the great ideas...keep them coming!

Melissa said...

I love the Mom card with the flair in the center of the O. What a cute idea!

Anonymous said...

I like goodies! And I especially like new ideas... now I just need to find some extra time, in my 25hr day............Theresa

Barry said...

I might be the only Man on here who scrapbooks and loves making cards. I made a "Mom" card but this one here is wonderful!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh you can't go wrong with either prize! Looks awesome! I love all the projects!

Shawninaz said...

More great products and projects, luv it when you all team up together, and a giveaway too!

Anonymous said...

y first time here. A beautiful site and beautiful links! Thank you.

{Brooke} said...

I am loving these ideas!! Keep them coming!!

Brenda said...

Great cards! Great giveaway!

Laura Stewart said...

awesome stuff !

amvedere said...

Tons of fun! Thanks for the ideas.

Jen said...

love the badge in the MOM. Great projects :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I am so glad that I found this site. There are some wonderful projects on here. I love the detailed instructions. Thanks.
Candie S.

Rhadonda said...

Such cute stuff. Some people and their talent never ends! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Choc. cake has been ordered...from Magelby's!
I will pick it up in the morning!

kipandmindy said...

Thanks for all the cute ideas!!!

Laura :) said...

Beautiful projects!! Such fun ideas. I'm really enjoying this week's inspiration :)

JPScraps said...

Chocolate cake....

lorena b. said...

Fantastic cards Erin & Jen! ! ! Lots of ideas in my brain now!

susy said...

So if I drink water instead of diet soda does that mean I can have two pieces of chocolate cake,lol.

Elaine said...

Um, YESSSSSSSSS!!!!! And chocolate cake is fine with me too.... LOVE the fabby stuff you've shared! :)

Anonymous said...

I agree..amazing chocolate cake. I'm off to go get my diet soda and start some creative projects right now. -JRR

priya said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh chocolate!! thanks for the ideas!! i am LOVING this week!!

Sarah said...

love that mom card! brilliant!

Deanne said...

I am so loving the new quickutz Halloween dies! and American Crafts Rocks!!