Saturday, August 2, 2014

New Designer for The Cutting Edge Challenge!

I have my last bit of exciting news for a bit! I have been invited to be on the design team for The Cutting Edge Challenge! I am so thrilled! When Jackie first started it, I was so excited, because if you haven't noticed... die cutting is just my thing! LOVE it! I was guest designer for the first challenge and have played along when I could with the others, so I was thrilled to join in as a designer with such an amazingly talented group of girls! Yippee!

So it's time to share the next Cutting Edge Challenge!  We have another beautiful inspiration project, this one done by Amy Polling.  I can’t wait for you all to play along, so let’s get to it, shall we?!

Okay, here’s the deal!  Let yourself be inspired by Amy's card, and create a card that includes die cutting (all forms accepted).  There’s so much about this project to be inspired by!  Here’s what I created: 

Warning: You might want to shade your eyes, it's bright! 

I really wanted to stick with the popsicle theme like Amy used on her card. I thought they were super cute, but the only popsicle dies I had were really tiny and I wanted something larger. I found these cute ones in the Silhouette store. I I cut them out on my Cameo and glued them to the white panel with foam tape. I cut the good times border ( My Favorite Things) out with the green card stock then added the purple scalloped border, then the dotted stitched border (MFT) on on top of that. I then mounted the whole panel on an A2 sized white card.

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The Winner of the last challenge, as well as the Top 3, are being announced;
  • The first half of the The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty fabulous;
  • The rules and regulations of the Challenge are listed; and
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!
 Ellen Hutson has very graciously and generously offered to sponsor the first challenge of each month !!  She’ll be providing the winner of this challenge with a $25 gift certificate to be used for any of the amazing products that Ellen carries in her one-stop-shop!!  Thank you, Ellen – we are so incredibly thankful for your support of our challenge!

The challenge closes on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT, so what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Hugs and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Kay :)


  1. You are absolutely perfect for this challenge. I love all the fabulous inspiration cards. Your card today is too cute! Won't be able to play this week...vacation :)!

  2. Congratulations on your newest endeavor, Kay. How very fun for you. This sounds like a match made in heaven! I hope you have a great time and I cannot wait to see what you create. You are a master with those dies. Oh my goodness, yes, this is bright, but oh so fun. I love the bright colors. They make me so happy. *Ü* This simply is delicious. Excellent work! Have a great weekend! Hugs!!

  3. Woohoo! You are absolutely PERFECT for this challenge. You always rock die cute. I love this card with those bright, fun popsicles! Congratulations!

  4. I knew sooner or later you will be on this team ! You are the best inspiration when it comes to creating beauties with die cuts :) so happy for you and look forward to see more of ur awesomeness !

  5. Congrats on the new design team. It's perfect for you. Your card is super cute and fun.

  6. Congrats on your new gig! Your completely clean and precise style is so appealing! Fabulous inspired card~

  7. I love the brightness of this card! You will be perfect for this team! You use die cuts masterfully.

  8. Love your card Kay! Its like a bright summer day! Adorable dies you cut!
    Congratulations and if ever there was the most perfect Dt spot for you this is it! Congratulations! Jackie has a good eye to snag you up. She is also a very sweet person!

  9. Yes, yes and yes *fist pump*! You and this challenge are sooooo the perfect match! I'm totally stoked for you, Kay! And seriously applauding and cheering Jackie for spotting your talent and taking hold! Woo whooo (can you tell I"m just a 'bit' excited?) Your popsicle card: charming, delightful, yummy! Another card; another mega-watt smile!

  10. Congrats Kay! Your card is super cute! Love the bright colors and fun popsicles.

  11. Congratulations on your new DT fun! You always make the best creations with die cuts, so you'll be a great asset to their team! Your card is so colorful and fun!:-)

  12. Congratulations on your new DT spot, you will do well as your die cuts always inspire me. Great card too, just love the bright happy colors! ~Diane

  13. Darling card! Do you have a link to the Silhouette file? Congrats on the DT. I will enjoy seeing your creations!

  14. congrats Kay!!! Made me smile! Cute card!

  15. Oh my goodness...I can't believe I'm just getting here to say CONGRATS on your new DT spot, Kay! Please forgive me!
    What a fabulous card, too! I adore all the neon colors and your ice pops are so fun! I also love all the texture you added with the stitched and scalloped borders, and how your sentiment really pops on this card! Such a fabulous 'Debut' for your latest accomplishment! Hugs to you...Barb


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