Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Week to Die For | The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways + The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways


Welcome to our very first A Week to Die For!  For the next 4 days we are going to keep you inspired to pull out your cutaways and craft away! Along with our boundless Talent we've brought you a slew of sensational designers to spark your die-cutting obsession.

Today we will be focusing upon The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways (we should be able to restock this sometime this week) + The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways, but you will certainly see so much more than that too! :-)

The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways
The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways


I am excited for this event not only because of the Cutaways (they are pretty fantastic), but also because we have amazing guests and our Talent always knock my socks off (thankfully not literally as I need my socks with the cold front that blew in today).

Anyway I feel honored to be playing along with this grand group of creatives.  I took on a masculine type birthday card today because frankly I need one as March is a big birthday month in my family.


Strangely my inspiration point today is an amazingly glittery In a Word: Happy Cutaway that Stephanie Klauck posted on Instagram (follow us Instagram and you will see what I mean!).  I have a stash of Pow glitter paper by American Crafts that needed to be cut into.  I chose jade as it is a bright, happy and gender neutral color.  I then went into one of my full embellishment containers and pulled out the Crate Paper's Boys Rules vellum shapes.  Although they can be used for younger boys, there are quite a few elements that work well for a boy of any age...even an uncle who is nearly 60 or a cousin in his 20's.

I cut "birthday" from The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways in the jade glitter paper.  From white cardstock I cut the smaller rectangle layer from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. After playing a little with placement (including putting birthday at an angle), I cut the circle border/line from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways out of the panel.  I cut the smaller banner out of a yellow-orange cardstock and stamped the small "wishes" from The Big, the Bold and Party in navy Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.  I used my tiny attacher on the vellum.

To add some more interest I created layered embellishments made using Big Bang Confetti Cutaways with the glitter paper, navy cardstock and patterned paper from the Soho Garden 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts.  I also sprinkled a few of the stars around the card.

I adhered the entire white panel onto a piece of patterned paper from the Printshop 6x6 paper pad by Studio Calico with dimensional foam adhesive.  Last, I adhered the layers to a white A2 card base.


Now it is on to the really amazing inspiration. :-)


Our Playdate No. 4 Winner, Tenia Nelson

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January Leading Lady, Taheerah Atchia

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February Leading Lady, Kate Capper

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Special Guest Star, Laura Williams

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CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Mayuri.

CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for more to-die for projects! ;-)


  1. A dazzling, delightful array of cards here to showcase these two cutaway sets! The team has really revealed their individual styles and flairs in using these dies, with designs that are inspired, inspiring and all around beautiful! I can see my wish list already growing! Thank you for this series: it's only Day 1 and already ideas are sparking...

  2. WoW these are all amazing love the inspiration by the team and the other ladies love, love everything.

  3. What a great way to showcase all of these fab dies. Love all projects.

  4. So much fabulous inspiration! I love seeing how differently everyone used the same products and got such very different but still amazing results. Absolutely love Shays card as a mum to three boys i defo need some inspiration for cards i can use for the boys.
    Cant wait for the rest of the week :)
    Kate xx

  5. :Love both of these sets! I do not have enough words to use and these are perfect! Such wonderful inspiration!

  6. Stunning designs - the Cutaways are amazing products, absolutely love these dies!

  7. Thanks for all the fun inspiration! Love the samples.

  8. Fabulous cards - great ideas on how to use the cutaways! Love the size and script font of these word dies - awesome focal point!

  9. I am so dazzled and amazed with the diversity that was created here - awesome and SO delightful!! Your guests and your designers just flat out shines and sparkled and made me say WOW!!!

  10. So looking forward to playing with my new Cutaways having seen all the amazing inspiration here ... there's such awesome talent on display! Anita :)

  11. These projects are so beautiful and give so much inspiration. Lovely...Talented ladies.

  12. I LOVE these big bold cutaways!!! Fabulous projects showcasing them too.

  13. I love these cutaways!! Stunning projects too!!

  14. wow!! amazing set of cards!! awesome talented ladies!! very difficult to pick one favorite :) love thm all..

  15. WOW - ABSOLUTEDLY FABULOUS cards & gift wrapping - I'm TOTALLY INSPIRED - THANK YOU for sharing EVERYONE!!!
    As I am typing, I keep asking myself, WHY, WHY do I only have W&W stamps & creative screenings in my stash? WHY don't I have any cutaways? => I have a bundle on my wish list, hoping to convert it to a shopping list real soon :)

  16. These projects are amazing! I am loving this week already!

  17. So many wonderful ideas, you have the most incredible DT and guest designers, they totally rock your products!!

  18. Awesome die cuts and some really innovative ways to use them! Thanks, Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

  19. I am totally a word die addict and these are fabulous I so love the W&W font.


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