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Cute Cut Outs


Hello Crafters!

When I posted the last time I talked about how my mojo has taken a long vacation. Apparently, my mojo is a snowbird and must flee the Ohio winter weather. I really miss it though and I keep trying to coax it back. With that last post I told you one of the ways I try to overcome my fleeting creativity is by coloring. Another way I do it is by using tried and true sketches and techniques.

Most of us crafters know the rule of thirds. If you’re going to go off center things look best when assembled a third of the way up or down your card. I embraced that. I also tried to use some of my stashed patterned paper. Now normally paper is not my go to design, however, sometimes going through and looking at pretty designs or color combos can spark your own creative fire.

Just to be clear today’s ingredients: coloring, simple sketch, patterned paper = cute card.


Aren’t these bears just adorable? I own just about all the OWH sets from Hero Arts. They are just too darling not to buy 🙂

I stamped my bears on white cardstock and colored with copics. I wanted it to be a little fun since it is so simple. Instead of fussy cutting the bears out completely, I left them attached to the white cardstock by using my paper trimmer to cut right up to the edge of the image. I then used my scissors to trim out just the top. I did add some wink of stella in clear but you can’t see it at all in the photo. 😦

I love to frame things in so after I stamped my sentiment I drew a simple black line to add interest and tie everything together. Add the image with dimensional adhesive on top of some pattern paper and you’re done.

Too much white for you? By all means get more colorful!


I did the exact same thing I did for the first card except this time I used the bottom third instead of the top third. I love the bright stripe. I think it adds a lot of fun. I will also never use this card because I pretty much forget everyone’s everything they would ever want to celebrate. Basically, I have a lot of hand made cards hanging out in my craft room. :/ I really should get better about that!!

If you’re looking for the new OWH stamps they are in the store along with lots of other goodies from Hero Arts latest release! If you feel like doing some shopping please feel free to use the code KellyL15 to save yourself 15% off your purchase of $25.00 or more.

You can also win $25.00 to spend at the store by playing along with our monthly challenge. February’s challenge is embossing and you still have a few days to get in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Lil Hoot Stamp Set

Wink of Stella Clear

My Mind’s Eye Happy Day Paper Pack

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copic Markers

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink

Sakura Black Gel Pen

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

4 thoughts on “Cute Cut Outs

  1. great coloring and love that you went to your stash for inspiration–I need to do more of that!

  2. As always — You nailed it with both of these cards Kelly — Love them both..the colors, the backgrounds, your coloring and the design. So darn cute! I think YOU MOJO is back!

  3. So sweet …. I love the first one with all the white space and shading.

  4. Two awesome cards, Kelly! Beautiful Copic coloring and fabulous designs!

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