CUP Designer – Angela Wake

 Posted by at 07:24 pm
Oct 312010
 

Today it’s the turn of Angela Wake’s designs to be highlighted on my blog.  On looking through my list of the cards I’ve uploaded to CUP, which appear on the page with the designer’s sheet that I used to create the card, I notice that I’ve used over a dozen of her designs sheets. Here are a few of those cards with a link to the sheets appearing below.

1The Bride on her day 2Lady of the East 3Yellow ribbon cross and purple flowers 4titbits and wine 5Floral easter cross

  1. The Bride on her day
  2. Lady of the East
  3. Yellow ribbon cross and purple flowers
  4. titbits and wine
  5. Floral easter cross

1anniversary, silver, gold or pearl book 2Wedding bouquet with wavy centre 3robin hood 4gold frame pansy fan 5My Pansy Barrow

  1. anniversary, silver, gold or pearl book
  2. Wedding bouquet with wavy centre
  3. robin hood
  4. gold frame pansy fan
  5. My Pansy Barrow

Several of the above required a bit more intricate cutting out.  They are just a sample of the cards I’ve made using this designer’s design sheets.

You can see this designer’s design sheets by clicking – here.

You can see more of the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here.

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Discount Code at CRAFTSUPRINT

 Posted by at 11:42 am
Oct 292010
 

If you check out Crafty Bob’s Blog – here – you’ll see that there’s a special code available that gives customers of craftsUprint the chance to get 20% off their order up to the end of the month.

Whether you’ve bought from craftsUprint before or are coming to the site for the first time, if you’ve been thinking about trying out a few design sheets, backing papers, etc., from the site, then now is a great time to do so.

You too could be making items like these:

1GSD Squarish Nesties 2Grace Angel Pillow Box 3Just Roses matching Backing Paper 4Shabby Chic Rose 5×5 Envelope 1 Mix N Match 5Ornaré - Paper Piercing Abstract 1

  1. Craft Robo GSD cutting file – GSD Squarish Nesties
  2. Boxes – Grace Angel Pillow Box
  3. Backing Papers – Just Roses matching Backing Paper
  4. Envelopes – Shabby Chic Rose 5×5 Envelope 1 Mix N Match
  5. Paper piercing – Ornaré – Paper Piercing Abstract 1

And lots and lots of different card design sheets in lots of different styles.
Click through here to see examples of the cards and other items I’ve made using craftsUprint sheets.

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CUP Designer – Clive Couter

 Posted by at 11:46 am
Oct 282010
 

Today it’s the turn of Clive Couter’s Craft Robo GSD designs to be highlighted on my blog.  On looking through my list of the cards I’ve uploaded to CUP, which appear on the page with the designer’s sheet that I used to create the card, I notice that I’ve used around a dozen of his designs. Here are a few of those cards with a link to the sheets appearing below.

1OPEN BOOK 2FLOWERS 03 3LILY FAN CARD - Birthday and Mothers Day 4SPRING CARD 2 5WATERFALL CARD featuring waterfalls

  1. OPEN BOOK
  2. FLOWERS 03
  3. LILY FAN CARD – Birthday and Mothers Day
  4. SPRING CARD 2
  5. WATERFALL CARD featuring waterfalls

Alternative book card
Here’s another book card I made using the first cutting file listed above.
The files used to make cards 2, 3, 4, & 5 above are all Print & Cut.

1FRAMED FLOWERS 2MATS 3NESTED SHAPES  4ORNATE FRAMES 5 5ORNATE BORDERS 4

  1. FRAMED FLOWERS
  2. MATS
  3. NESTED SHAPES
  4. ORNATE FRAMES 5
  5. ORNATE BORDERS 4

The frames and borders may look complicated but because they are all cut using the Craft ROBO there’s no difficult hand cutting involved.  They are just some examples the cards I’ve made using this designer’s cutting files.

You can see this designer’s design sheets by clicking – here.

You can see more of the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here.

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CUP Designer – Sheila Rodgers

 Posted by at 09:44 am
Oct 262010
 

On looking through my list of the cards I’ve uploaded to CUP, which appear on the page with the designer’s sheet that I used to create the card, I notice that I’ve used over 15 designs by Sheila Rodgers to make my cards. Here are a few of those cards with a link to the sheets appearing below.

1Turquoise Daisy 2Studious Mouse 3Fairy With Cats Wavy Edge 4Owls Pop Out Card 5Silhouette Dancers on Roses

  1. Turquoise Daisy
  2. Studious Mouse
  3. Fairy With Cats Wavy Edge
  4. Owls Pop Out Card
  5. Silhouette Dancers on Roses

1Pamper Yourself Twisted Pyramid 2Bird on Feeder Twisted Pyramid 3Stained Glass Angel Twisted Pyramid 4Yellow Rose Twisted Pyramid 5Relaxing Teenager Twisted Pyramid

  1. Pamper Yourself Twisted Pyramid
  2. Bird on Feeder Twisted Pyramid
  3. Stained Glass Angel Twisted Pyramid
  4. Yellow Rose Twisted Pyramid
  5. Relaxing Teenager Twisted Pyramid

The silhouette dancers is the most intricate to cut out.  You may notice that the last five are all Twisted Pyramid, so are all easy to cut out, but the images are totally different.  They are just a small example the cards I’ve made using this designer’s design sheets.

You can see this designer’s design sheets by clicking – here.

You can see more of the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here.

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CUP Designer – Linda Whittles

 Posted by at 10:52 am
Oct 242010
 

Today it’s the turn of Linda Whittles’s designs to be highlighted on my blog.  On looking through my list of the cards I’ve uploaded to CUP, which appear on the page with the designer’s sheet that I used to create the card, I notice that I’ve used over 15 of her designs sheets. Here are a few of those cards with a link to the sheets appearing below.

1blue topper & sheet 2For a chocolate lover 3Cute Little Puppy 4Purple rhododendron 5With sympathy lily

  1. Blue Topper & Sheet
  2. For a chocolate lover
  3. Cute Little Puppy
  4. Purple rhododendron
  5. With sympathy lily

1Pansy topper 2Elephant silhouette 3Kookaburra 4Silhouette pyramid 5Playful Ponies

  1. Pansy topper
  2. Elephant silhouette
  3. Kookaburra
  4. Silhouette pyramid
  5. Playful Ponies

Most of these examples were easy to cut out.  They are just a small example the cards I’ve made using this designer’s design sheets.

You can see this designer’s design sheets by clicking – here.

You can see more of the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here.

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CUP Designer – Sarah Edwards

 Posted by at 01:09 pm
Oct 212010
 

On looking through my list of the card photos I’ve uploaded to CUP, which appear on the page with the designer’s sheet that I used to create the card, I notice that I’ve used over 25 designs by Sarah Edwards when making handmade cards. Here are just a few of those cards.

Click on the card image to see a larger version of the image.
Click on the sheet title below to see the design sheet used in each case.

1Roses & Rings Pyramid Sheet 2Overlooking Lake Wavy Side Stacker 3Tropical Fish Wavy Side Stacker 4Tranquil Beach-Themed Card Toppers 5Bottles of Wine Triangle Stacker

  1. Roses & Rings Pyramid Sheet
  2. Overlooking Lake Wavy Side Stacker
  3. Tropical Fish Wavy Side Stacker
  4. Tranquil Beach-Themed Card Toppers
  5. Bottles of Wine Triangle Stacker

1Red Rose Pyramid Star Sheet 2Nautical Starfish Teabag Tiles and A6 Card 3Snow Covered Trees Shattered Pyramid Sheet 4Mummy duck and ducklings Pyramid Sheet 5Bunny Rabbit 6×6 Quick Card

  1. Red Rose Pyramid Star Sheet
  2. Nautical Starfish Teabag Tiles and A6 Card
  3. Snow Covered Trees Shattered Pyramid Sheet
  4. Mummy duck and ducklings Pyramid Sheet
  5. Bunny Rabbit 6×6 Quick Card

Most of these examples were easy to cut out as they only require straight or wavy cutting.  They are just a small example the cards I’ve made using this designer’s design sheets.

You can see this designer’s design sheets by clicking – here.

You can see more of the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here.

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CUP Designer – Carol Clarke

 Posted by at 06:33 pm
Oct 192010
 

From looking through my list of cards and designers I’ve realised that Carol Clarke is the designer I’ve used most sheets from with over 40 of her sheets used so far.  Of course, Carol is probably the designer with most design sheets and kits up on CUP, with over 10,000 to choose from, so it’s not difficult to find lots of “must have” sheets amongst her collection.  Also the topper styles she designs, such as the “Twisted Spiral Side Stacker”, make it easy to cut and make up cards that still look a bit different.  She has some nice backing sheets amongst her designs as well, such as the swirls one used on card 5.

Click on the card image to see a larger version of the image.

Click on the  sheet title below to see the design sheet used in each case.

1When Words Fail Teardrop Card  2Men’s Ties Fold Back Card with Decoupage  3Gold Floral Cut and Fold Corner Card Plain Card Base  4Pansy on Butterfly Lace Wavy Spiral Side Stacker  5Greetings, Lace and Pearls matching Backing Paper

  1. When Words Fail Teardrop Card
  2. Men’s Ties Fold Back Card with Decoupage
  3. Gold Floral Cut and Fold Corner Card Plain Card Base
  4. Pansy on Butterfly Lace Wavy Spiral Side Stacker
  5. Greetings, Lace and Pearls matching Backing Paper

1Fluttery Butterfly Quick Card with Fan Pyramage Topper  2Elegant Boudoir Quick Card with Wavy Spiral Side Stacker  3Just Roses Twisted Pyramage sheet  4Flower Filled Wheelbarrow Quick Card Circle Pyramage Topper  5Hedgehog Cut and Fold Card

  1. Fluttery Butterfly Quick Card with Fan Pyramage Topper
  2. Elegant Boudoir Quick Card with Wavy Spiral Side Stacker
  3. Just Roses Twisted Pyramage sheet
  4. Flower Filled Wheelbarrow Quick Card Circle Pyramage Topper
  5. Hedgehog Cut and Fold Card

Most of these examples were easy to cut out and make, number 1 in the first set being the only one that required a bit more intricate cutting out.  They are just a small example the cards I’ve made using this designer’s design sheets.

You can see this designer’s design sheets by clicking – here.

You can see more of the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here.

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CUP Designer – Ammie Sanders

 Posted by at 05:21 pm
Oct 172010
 

On looking through my list of the cards I’ve uploaded to CUP, which appear on the page with the designer’s sheet that I used to create the card, I notice that I’ve got over 20 cards made using Ammie Sanders’ design sheets.

Here are a few of those cards with a link to the sheets appearing below.

1Pirates Cascade Sheet with Pyramid  2Horse & Foal Side Stacker  32 Red Roses 3 Panel Pop Up Card  4Cute teddy with strawberries spring card  5Beautiful White Sparkle Fairy Card Front

  1. Pirates Cascade Sheet with Pyramid
  2. Horse & Foal Side Stacker
  3. 2 Red Roses 3 Panel Pop Up Card
  4. Cute teddy with strawberries spring card
  5. Beautiful White Sparkle Fairy Card Front

1Rose Pyramid Decoupage Mix N Match  2Wedding Chappel with Bride & Groom 5 Minute Easel Card  3Vintage Fashion Lady DL Card Kit  4Pretty Wild Roses Toppers, Ribbon & Background  5Wedding Bliss Teabag Sheet

  1. Rose Pyramid Decoupage Mix N Match
  2. Wedding Chappel with Bride & Groom 5 Minute Easel Card
  3. Vintage Fashion Lady DL Card Kit
  4. Pretty Wild Roses Toppers, Ribbon & Background
  5. Wedding Bliss Teabag Sheet

Most of these examples were easy to cut out and make although some required a bit more intricate cutting out.  They are just a small example the cards I’ve made using this designer’s design sheets.

You can see this designer’s design sheets by clicking – here.

You can see more of the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here.

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Oct 162010
 

I made some more cards yesterday, uploaded their photos to CUP and got the lot verified before bed time.  That’s good going for me.  Here are five examples from the batch of ten cards I made (although they involved a few more sheets as I used some backing and inserts):

1Angel Wobble Card 2Diamante Dragonflies Circle Pyramage Topper 3Party Night Toppers 4Stained Glass Xmas Nativity, Shaped Card 5Get Well Soon Doctor Dude Circle Pyramid

  1. Angel Wobble Card by Deborah Davies
  2. Diamante Dragonflies Circle Pyramage Topper by Carol Clarke
  3. Party Night Toppers by Rebecca Brindley (also used in this card was the Backing Paper and Insert)
  4. Stained Glass Xmas Nativity, Shaped Card by Sheila Rodgers
  5. Get Well Soon Doctor Dude Circle Pyramid by Gordon Fraser

The first one had slightly more intricate cutting out than the others as it involved more than just straight, curved or circular cutting, but I wouldn’t say it was really difficult as the pieces are quite chunky and have wide black lines.

You can see more of the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here.

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CUP Designers

 Posted by at 01:59 pm
Oct 142010
 

craftsUprint has around 150 designers, some of which are artists in their own right and create everything themselves whereas others either buy or licence designers resources from many sources and then digitally create their own design sheets from these bought in elements.  With such a diversity of designers you are sure to find a design to suit your recipient on CUP, and if you can’t – well there’s always the “Ask a Designer” area on the associated forum for you to put in your requests.

For my next few posts I think I’ll concentrate on a single designer for each post, but to give you an idea – here are the names of the just a small number of the designers I’ve used design sheets from, in no particular order, with one example for each designer :

1Non-Religious Sympathy Quick Card2Parrots in the Rainforest Pyramid Sheet3Iris magic with ribbon add your own greeting4Were’s My Lippy?5Wedding Chappel with Bride & Groom 5 Minute Easel Card

  1. Carol Clarke –  Non-Religious Sympathy Quick Card
  2. Sarah EdwardsParrots in the Rainforest Pyramid Sheet
  3. Sally McIntyreIris magic with ribbon add your own greeting
  4. Deborah DaviesWere’s My Lippy?
  5. Ammie SandersWedding Chappel with Bride & Groom 5 Minute Easel Card

1Baby Hand  2Lion Card Front Pyramid Design  3Stained Glass Angel Twisted Pyramid  4Birthday Rose Toppers and Ribbons  5Lady of the East

  1. Linda WhittlesBaby Hand
  2. Amy CummingsLion Card Front Pyramid Design
  3. Sheila RodgersStained Glass Angel Twisted Pyramid
  4. Rebecca BrindleyBirthday Rose Toppers and Ribbons
  5. Angela WakeLady of the East

Most of the ten examples above are very easy to cut out, but a few have slightly more intricate cutting.

As my cards are made for a lot of different people, with different tastes, I’ve tried to go for a variety of different styles of designs and different topper types.  Despite this general perusing around CUP to get a variety, for the majority of my cards I still find myself drawn to a high percentage of designs from the same dozen or so designers, but must have got some designs from over fifty designers.  If you’ve read my previous blog posts you may already have noticed some of the names that appear time and time again.  As well as being drawn to the designs from these people it could also be that these designers are the ones that create topper styles of a type that I find easiest to cut out with my problems, and also easiest to put together.

I’m sure that all CUP customers find themselves drawn to certain styles and card types, so why don’t you click through to the site to pick out your favourites.

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