I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

With Sympathy

Challenge #11: Use Your Die Cuts
Any Die Cut Machine Will Do.

What die cut machines do you use? What are your favorite die cuts? Start following the ScrapbookerPhD blog and then link your project - remember to link directly to your blog post. No back linking. You can enter up to three times! 

Codes: M, 3E, C10

Challenge ends June 23rd. 

The Top 5 Picks will be listed with links to their blogs. 

The winner will receive a custom Kathy's Cozy handmade die cut machine cover. Do you have a Cricut? A Silhouette? Something else? Kathy has it. Don't have a die cut machine, she has so much more. This is a fantastic prize. You don't want to miss out. 

Also, a random winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Kathy's Cozy. Buy one for yourself or buy someone else a gift. 

Check out what you can win HERE 

Kathy has a BLOG too. 

To claim your prize, email scrapbookerphd@gmail.com. 

For my project, I created a tri-fold card for a friend of mine whose mother died suddenly. I want her to know that I am thinking about her. I started with the base DP from My Mind's Eye, Bohemia stack. I used the Cricut cartridge Creative Cards to create this cut. All the flowers were cut with cardstock, and I added touches of gold colored glitter. Then, I added paper flowers with clear gems in the center. Finally, I added a bumble bee brad at the top of the flowers. 

Challenges Entered:
Pumpkin Spice: Thinking of You
Crafting When We Can: Die Cut
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes


  1. It's never fun to make a sympathy card. This one turned out beautiful. Love the trifold cut.

  2. Totally loving this card!!!! Especially the little bee. It's so cute. Your design is wonderful. I have never thought to make the front window like this. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  3. Cute tri-fold card. I like all the layers. Thanks for playing with Crafting When We Can.

  4. Your entry in our challenge is fabulous, you are very creative. I adore the bright colors and love your creativity. Very well done! Congratulations! Thank-you for joining us.

    I hope you will join my blog, I have joined your blog today!.

    I have a candy giveaway once I reach 250 followers, I will choose a follower at random using the random number generator on the side of my blog and that winner will win 2 of Sherri Ann Baldy dies.

    My last Die Candy went to Rachelle In Switzerland – this is open to everyone internationally – I am in Australia!
    Good Luck!
    Ange DT xxoo


  5. really lovely card, thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
    caroline dt

  6. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the heart. Good Luck! hugs Angelie


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