Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cut it Up Design Team Call

Welcome to Cut it Up Challenges Design Team Call!

Cut It Up Challenges is having a Design Team Call!

We’re looking for a few good crafters who love to craft using die cuts (Manual and Electronic) and, of course, blog about it!

These include but are not limited to-
Cricut
Silhouette
Big Shot
Cuttlebug
eBosser
Any other electronic & standard die cutting machines

All craft levels are welcome to apply!

Here are the details:

Submissions will be taken until midnight, EDT April 18th.
Successful applicants will be notified through e-mail by: April 21st.
Design Team will be announced: May 1st.
First Challenge for new designers: May 1st.

Sound like something you would love to be a part of?


Please include in your application:

- Name and E-mail Address
- Link to your Blog
- List of Current and Past Design Teams
(Design Team experience NOT required!)
- A photo of two different types of projects that you feel best showcase your style.  (These could be a card and a layout or a card and an altered item, etc. As long as they are two different types of projects.)  These projects can be current or past projects.
- Tell us about yourself and why you would like to be a part of this Design Team in a short paragraph.  Include what die cut machine(s) you use.
Please put "Design Team Call" in the subject line and send to: cutitupchallenges@gmail.com


The Design Team will be required to:

- Be an active craft blogger for a minimum of 6 months
- Willing to complete a project - Card, Scrapbook layout, 3D Project, etc. - twice a month
- Post on the Cut it Up Facebook Fan page.
- Occasionally use stamped or digital images or samples from sponsors.
- Comment on challenge entries.
- The challenges will be every other Friday starting May 1, 2015.
- Can have more than one post on a Design Team posting day, just with a link on the top of other posts.
- This is a 6-month minimum term with an option to stay longer.

What to expect from Cut It Up:

- Although this is not a paying gig, we can help spread the word about your crafting/cardmaking/scrapbooking awesomeness!!
- A Design Team button for your blog.
- A link on the Cut It Up Blog to your blog along with your Bio.
- All of the challenges will be given to you at the start of your term so that you have plenty of time to work on them whenever you have the chance.
- A private Facebook group for Design Team members only.
- Experience, inspiration, and the chance to be on an amazing team and supportive.


We can't wait to hear from you and are excited to add new members to our Design Team!

Good luck to everyone!!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring - Anything But a Card -Challenge #67

Hi Cut It Up Fans!
Happy Friday!

Lots of really cool projects with moving components for our Windy challenge! 
The winner of the As Cute as a Button coupon code and the Fleurette Bloom gift card is:

# 8, CG!


Congratulations! !

Please send us your email address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to our new prize coordinator, Sarah, at this address: sarah @ sarahpreston dot net  (removing spaces, of course!)

(Winner has to contact us by April 1, 2015 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)

 

Our top three projects in numeric order were:
# 8, CG
# 11, Kristyn mc
# 12, JanR

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!



Now onto Challenge #67
Today is the first day of Spring!  Our theme is 

SPRING - ANYTHING BUT A CARD
meaning what?  
NO CARDS

(And don't forget the die cut!)

Remember, projects that do not follow the theme are not eligible for the top three or for the prize. 

So many times, there are gorgeous, detailed, well made projects that are ineligible for consideration because they did not follow the theme.  :(

This challenge runs from March 20, 2015 until April 1, 2015 (noon EST)

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Designs on Cloud 9



Assorted files from Designs on Cloud 9 
(Even though this store has closed it's doors, our winner will receive some cute cut files!)


Thank you so much for your generosity!!

 If you link an entry to this challenge, PLEASE stop by on April 1st to see if you won.  

Here is some design team inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)

Random.org will choose the prize winner from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Windy! - Challenge #66

Hi Cut It Up Fans!
Happy Friday!

What cute, fun projects we had for our Exotic Animals challenge!  They weren't scary at all!
The winner of the four digital stamps from Meljen's Designs is:

# 34, D Designs by Dragonfly!


Congratulations! !

Please send us your email address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to our new prize coordinator, Sarah, at this address: sarah @ sarahpreston dot net  (removing spaces, of course!)

(Winner has to contact us by March 18, 2015 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)

 

Our top three projects in numeric order were:
# 5, MaxiBelle Studio
# 30, Shell
# 34, D Designs by Dragonfly

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!



Now onto Challenge #66
Because March is so windy, our theme for this challenge is:

Windy!
meaning what?  
Your project must have a moving component.
Edited - Something on your project must move - such as use an action wobble, something spins or turns - not just something connected with wind.

(And don't forget the die cut!)

This challenge runs from March 6, 2015 until March 18, 2015 (noon EST)

Our sponsors for this challenge are



As Cute as a Button
Prize: $20 Coupon Code
 and


Fleurette Bloom
Prize: $10 gift card



Thank you both so much for your generosity!!

 If you link an entry to this challenge, PLEASE stop by on March 18th to see if you won.  

Here is some design team inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)

Random.org will choose the prize winner from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Exotic Animals - Challenge #65

Hi Cut It Up Fans!
Happy Friday!

I think we had the most beautiful blog these past two weeks.  The romantic theme really brought some gorgeous projects to our page.  Luckily, we don't have to pick the winner; Random.org does that for us!  This time, the $20 coupon code for As Cute as a Button and the $10 gift card from Fleurette Bloom go to:

# 10, Butternut Sage Designs!


Congratulations! !

Please send us your email address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to our new prize coordinator, Sarah, at this address: sarah @ sarahpreston dot net  (removing spaces, of course!)

(Winner has to contact us by March 4, 2015 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)

 

Our top three projects in numeric order were:
# 3, Julie P
# 10, Butternut Sage Designs
# 19, Kaija

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!



Now onto Challenge #65

Exotic Animals
meaning what?  No cats or dogs!

(Don't forget the die cut!)

This challenge runs from February 20, 2015 until March 4, 2015 (noon EST)

Our sponsor for this challenge is 





Prize:  4 Digital Stamps


Thank you so much for your generosity!!

 If you link an entry to this challenge, PLEASE stop by on March 4th to see if you won.  

Here is some design team inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)

Random.org will choose the prize winner from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Romance - Flowers, Lace and Pearls, Challenge #64

Hi Cut It Up Fans!
Happy Friday!

So many beautiful projects with embossing.  As always, we're happy that we don't have to pick the winner; Random.org does that for us!  This time, the 4 digital stamps from Meljen's Designs go to:

# 25, Hyde 'N Seek Creations!


Congratulations! !

Please send us your email address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to our new prize coordinator, Sarah, at this address: sarah @ sarahpreston dot net  (removing spaces, of course!)

(Winner has to contact us by February 18th, 2015 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)

 

Our top three projects in numeric order were:
# 3, Deonna B.
# 6, Carol Dunham
# 9, Tammy A.

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!



Now onto Challenge #64

In honor of Valentine's Day, we want to see your romantic side.  The theme this month is Romance - Flowers, Lace and Pearls.   
This means that besides a die cut, your project must include flowers, lace AND pearls.

This theme was chosen by Cindy!

(Don't forget the die cut!)

This challenge runs from February 6, 2015 until February 18, 2015 (noon EST)

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge.


Sponsored By: As Cute as a Button
Prize: $20 Coupon Code

and


Sponsored By:  Fleurette Bloom (who provided us with some cute files to play with!)
Prize:  $10 gift card

Thank you both so much for your generosity!!

 If you link an entry to this challenge, PLEASE stop by on February 18th to see if you won.  

Here is some design team inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)

Random.org will choose the prize winner from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)

Friday, January 23, 2015

National Braille Literacy Month - Embossing - Challenge #63

Hi Cut It Up Fans!
Happy Friday!

All of your black and white projects were amazing and so sophisticated-looking!  We loved visiting your blogs and checking out the details.
  Always happy that we don't have to pick the winner; Random.org does that for us!  This time, the $20 coupon code from As Cute as a Button and the $10 gift certificate from Designs on Cloud 9 go to:


# 14, Connie's Bizarre Madness!

Congratulations! !
Please send us your email address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to our new prize coordinator, Sarah, at this address: sarah @ sarahpreston dot net  (removing spaces, of course!)

(Winner has to contact us by February 4th, 2015 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)

 

Our top three projects in numeric order were:
#6, Gail Scott
# 11, Eemeli
# 12, Pauline

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!



Now onto Challenge #63

January is National Braille Literacy Month.  Braille is "a series of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or whose eyesight is not sufficient for reading printed material." (American Federation for the Blind.) 
Our challenge is for you to use embossing on your project.

(And don't forget to include a die cut!)

This challenge runs from January 23, 2015 until February 4, 2015 (noon EST)

This challenge is sponsored by Meljen Designs who is donating 4 digital stamps! 




Thank you so much for your generosity!!

 If you link an entry to this challenge, PLEASE stop by on February 4th to see if you won.  

Here is some design team inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)

Random.org will choose the prize winner from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)