Monday, September 28, 2009

Just Buggin & Pracital Scrappers Die Cut challenge!

Well I have been doing a bit of blog hopping today and discovered a great blog called Just Buggin'. They have a great challenge going on right now. They are challenging everyone to use die cuts in some way. The twist is to alter your die cuts in anyway you like. Practical Scrappers is also encouraging crafters to use die cuts in their cards and layouts this week so this layout actually counts for two challenges.

I have started to alter my die cuts more and more. It makes them pop off your page or card and is definitely worth the effort.

Here is a page I created digitally using CM storybook creator plus and some freebies I found on the web. The twist is I printed my layout and then added a cricut cut. This was the first time I added traditional style embellishments to a digital layout. In the past my layouts have been either 100% digital or 100% traditional. I love the look of this hybrid layout and the cricut cut turned out perfectly.

My witches cauldron came from Paper Doll Dress Up. The bones came from that cartridge as well. Once everything was cut out I inked the bones and cauldron and added some black diamond stickles. Then I popped the entire piece using pop dots.

Paper- Free digital papers from the internet, basic grey distressed black paper from my stash, white cardstock from my stash
Accessories- Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge, Black Diamond Stickles, black chalk, pop dots


  1. I LOVE THIS!!!! I have been wondering about hybrid scrapping and your layout has convinced me that it can be done and look FABULOUS!!! I love your cauldron! GREAT JOB and good luck! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

  2. Cat, as usual another great LO. Of course I might be biased a little bit seeing as there are 4 Eeyores on that LO! I am also glad that you have started to put traditional embellies on your digital LO's. Great job, and the cauldron looks awesome.

  3. This is adorable! I just made a caldron card that will display later this week! I love the bones, so clever! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

  4. This is so impressive...I do not scrap book but I know fab when I see it.

  5. Great page!! I just wanted to also wish you good luck on your Marathon this weekend! Please keep us updated!!