Friday, June 13, 2014

SOUS Die-Cut Challenge - Animals...

I'm so excited that I finally get to show you guys what I've been working on for SOUS - Stuck on U Sketches...

This is my first post as a member of the Die-Cut Design Team...well, technically my second if you count this one {{{here}}}.

What this means is that all my SOUS projects will feature some form of die-cutting!  I am blown away by the talent on this DT as well as our other DTs...Project Life & Sketches!

This week's challenge is to use die-cut Animals...any animal!!!  I chose several, including an

Here's my trio of can click on any photo to view a larger version!

***BEE happy***

I used CTMH's PML Cards from the Balloon Ride Collection...chopped it off at 4" and rounded the corners...what a SUPER SIMPLE way of adding some extra pizzazz without all the work!
I used Brown & Tan Glitter Paper to cut the bee base and the "happy" cuts like butta using my NEW Cricut Explore (I know at some time I'm gonna have to stop saying NEW...especially since I've had it since February...but it still makes me giddy because I'm amazed at how well it cuts!)  The cute little bee is from the many FREE cuts you get with Cricut's Design Space!!!

Here's a peek at the finished off inside...I used the portion of the PML card I cut off and put it on the inside...never let anything go to waste!!!!

**** SASSY FOX****

I used some of my FAVORITE paper packets from was a promotional thing a couple of years ago and is retired but I STOCKED UP!  This cute little fox one of the daily FREEBIES over at Miss Kate Cuttables!!!  I visit her site EVERY DAY and download all the freebies!  I've even purchased some...very reasonable!!!

Again...I picked up my Brown Glitter Paper and cut the shimmery effect it gives.

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension of the fox...he has 4 layers so he was pretty thick to begin with then I pop-dotted him with some super thin pop-dots.  You can also get a peek at the inside from this view...

This one is a true PML'll go directly into an Album or I guess I could use it as a card-front...not sure which one I'll do yet.  I used Surf's Up PML Collection (love the little washi tape at the top!)  The duck came from Cricut's Design Space too!

That cute little duck is layered and pop-dotted for dimension!

Our sponsor this month is Regina over at the Cutting Cafe...she is the NICEST person!  I purchased a few die-cuts from her and had to e-mail her to ask a question.  She held my hand the entire way and even when my questions turned out to be quite dumb, she took the time to walk me through and EVEN re-sent me the cut files so I could use them with Design Space!!!

She has 3 sets up for grabs this month so make sure you play along!  You do NOT want to miss out on this Blog Candy!

You can link up your Animal Die-Cut project here - all entries have to be submitted by the 27th.


Tracey said...

Hi Katie,its great to have you on the DT.......your projects are so adorable, PERFECT! Have a great weekend!

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

All of these are so sweet! ~DT sister, Janis

Haley D. said...

These are super cute!

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Lauren Tomecek said...

All three are such cute cards, love the sparkles.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love them all, but that fox is a heart stealer!!! :)

Stephanie Davis said...

Love your fox card, so stinking cute!!! Now I am going to have to learn how to do SVG's on my Explore, dang it! ;)