Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Let's Make a Box at Die Cuttin' Divas

 Hello Diva Friends,

Welcome back to Carson's Creations! I am so glad you are stopping by to see what I have been creating during the last week. Today brings a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva and this one is perfect for the holiday season.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Make a Box ~

Here is my Design Team project...
What better way to give a gift during the holidays than with a homemade box. I chose a milk carton by Lori Whitlock at the Silhouette on-line store that will open easily when the ribbon is untied.

I used kraft paper for the box and the pattern paper is by My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Christmas stack. I used some brown and cream ribbon and then tied the tiny tag by My Craft Spot with a twine cord. The stamped sentiment is by Whimsical Designs.  

Other Challenges:

I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Make a Boxchallenge. Be sure to check out the other design team projects.

By the way...remember I said my daughter is home for Winter Break? She posted a card and has a few more coming this week. Would you please go check it out. She would love some views/comments! Her blog is One Creative Teen. Thanks!!!

Stay Creative,

Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables

Hello Crafty Friends,

The new challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables started, and remember there is a free file every day! Hopefully you will be able to join us during the next two weeks with your own creation.

This Month's Challenge...
~ Holiday~

Here is my Design Team project...
I made about 100 Winter Candy Grams that are going to be "sold" at school for 10 Box Tops each. They were advertised on our WESH morning show all last week and sales started today. They will be delivered next Monday and Tuesday just before Winter Break. Since these are for 5 - 10 year olds, the cut and decorations were simple because all they want is the CANDY!


Hoping to "sell" all these and have to make more before the end of the week.
Other Materials:
red, white, green, brown, and yellow card stock
red glitter glue
MFT stamp ~ Snow Globe Sentiments
Versafine ink ~ Black Onyx

Hope you will join us at Miss Kate Cuttables for the "Holiday" challenge. The other design team members sure are getting in the festive mood. Be sure to check out ALL the variety! 

Stay Creative,

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sponsors Deserve a Thank You

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am sitting here along with my pup in my craft room while the little heater is working hard. Hubby and I went to CrackerBarrel for breakfast this morning and then we stopped at Michaels. The weekly ad said ink pads were on sale for 50% off, so I thought I'd get the Tim Holtz oxide inks. Well, they didn't ring up right, but since I am in there ALL the time the sales clerk fixed it and gave me the 25% off coupon too. What a great deal for the day! 

Today's project...
My hubby asked me to make a thank you card for a lawn service business that donated a gift card for a holiday party prize. He thought they would appreciate being recongnized for their community support. I am so glad I found this cute lawn mower by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

I used Sketch 386 from Crazy 4 Challenges as part of this week's challenge, which is choose any sketch from 2017.

The stamped sentiment is from My Favorite Things ~ Thanks so Very Much set. 

I used the following colors from Color Throwdown: red, black, and gray.

Other Materials:
red, white, black, and gray card stock
pattern paper ~ My Mnd's Eye Merry and Bright pack
My Favorite Things dies ~ Blueprints 13, Stitched Circle Stax
Versafine ink ~ Black Onyx
black gems

Other Challenges:

Have a great night...bundle up!
Stay Creative,

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Cupcake Treats for the Holiday Season

Happy Saturday Everyone,

I went to lunch with a couple friends today and then met the family at the mall to pick up some wallflowers at White Barn. WOW! It sure is busy on the roads and at the stores. I am so glad to be home now. I have a few projects I need to finish and a couple more that I want to start. Nice, quiet time in the craft room is the perfect way to spend the afternoon.

Today's project...
I have been collecting the free cupcakes from the 12 Days of Christmas at SVG Cutting Files. I have finished two and have two more half way done.

I am loving the nerdy Christmas reindeer since we have matching glasses. The wrapper is red foil paper (looks great in person, but leaves a glare in the photo).

The Santa suit cupcake is my favorite so far. I used Wink of Stella on the white portion of the hat although it is difficult to see. The yellow ribbon matched the buckle perfectly. 

I used a clear box with decorative shred, which can be filled with any type of individually wrapped holiday candy.
 Other Materials:
red, black, brown, yellow, and white cardstock
Trendy Twine and red craft thread
red ribbbon by Celebrate It
My Craft Spot  ~ Tiny Tags
My Craft Spot ~ Mistletoe stamp set
Versafine ink ~ Black Onyx

Cut It Up ~ Christmas Song (Here Comes Santa Claus)

Enjoy the holiday season and be safe if you received snow. Looks so pretty, but way too cold for me! I will have to stick to my sunny, Florida weather.
Stay Creative,

Friday, December 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Baby Deer

Hello Everyone,

Hard to believe it is December...this year has quickly passed by and before you know it 2018 will be here. I started to clean my craft room yesterday since I knew my daughter was coming home from college for Winter Break. As I was organizing, it made me think about how much I love my crafty area. I laid out a bunch of projects on a side table that I plan on working on for/with my students next week and I hope they appreciate the arts just as much. I will be sharing photos of all the projects we make this year within the next two weeks!

 Here is my Design Team project...
Today is my day to share at Miss Kate Cuttables. I created this birthday card for a friend's grandson. She asked me to personalize it (which she always does) and said the little boy's daddy loves camouflage. I just had to add a balloon since I figured all kids love them, especially when it says how old they are going to be.

I used the Baby Deer file from Miss Kate Cuttables and it was super easy to cut on my Cameo.
Other Materials:
brown, green, and white cardstock
MFT dies (Blueprint 20)
Trendy Twine

Do you know anyone with a birthday this month? My sister and two nieces have birthdays in December. I always feel bad for them. Their special days tend to blend in with Christmas.

Be sure to stop by Miss Kate Cuttables for your every day.
Stay Creative,

Friday, November 24, 2017

Reindeer Crossing

Happy Friday!

This week sure has flown by, but it has been a fabulous Fall Break. We went Black Friday shopping this morning and found LOTS of great deals. We went to Old Navy, JCPenney, Home Depot, Lowe's, Dillards, Michaels, and Bed, Bath & Beyond. I need to go through all the stuff  and see what is left on the list. Hopefully not too much more! 

I have also enjoyed spending time visiting my crafty friend's blogs and seeing what they have been making (it's been way too long). Theresa, Sukie, Migdalia, Lee-Ann, Beth, Janis, and ALWAYS have such creative projects to share!

I used the following sketch from Sketch Saturday.

For this card, I used MFT deer, stitched oval scallop edge frame, birch trees, stitched snow drifts, and fishtail flags. The background was created with Gansai Tambi watercolors.

The stamped sentiment is by Whimsical Designs (retired).
Other Challenges:

Time to go wrap some presents and get the tree ready. 
Stay Creative,

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving US Friends

Hello Everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL my crafty friends in the United States. 
The last couple of months my post have been scarce with the amount of time I have had to dedicate to school, but I want to send a BIG thank you to all my bloggy friends, followers, and DT supporters. THANK YOU for baring with me! Full time posting and hopefully new Design Team/Guest Designer opportunities will be coming soon.

It's turkey time!

brown, white, mustard, red, and copper card stock
DCWV pattern paer ~ The Autumn Melody
Trendy Twine ~ Chocolate Truffle
Jaded Blossom stamp ~ Turkey Poop set

Hope you had a wonderful day with your families. Happy Black Friday shopping!
Stay Creative,