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.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Watch Your Toes

Are you using SVG files with your die cutting machines, well, don't miss out on Designs on Cloud 9. They have a terrific range of files - some complete files, some singular, and of course, a weekly FREE file. I am honored to be part of their Design Team.

For my project this week, I had a lot of fun with their Beach Crabs cutting file. This is such a fun set for summer with three goofy crabs. 

I decided to use the Beach Crab with the sunglasses. I think he's a little mischievous, and he wants to nip your toes. I used a soft yellow dotted designer paper from The Lemon Floral stack by DCWV. I smeared glitter glue all along the bottom of his crab legs and the into the sides of the paper to create the feeling of sand. The flip flops are actually ceramic, and I can't remember where I found them. The stamp was a gem of a find for this particular card and is from Docerela Stamps, Summertime Set, and the sand pebbles are Skittles in the color Pebble Glitter. 

Cards in Envy: Toes in the Sand
My Craft Spot: Bright Colors
Crafting for All Seasons: Creature Feature
Divas by Design: Under the Sea
Crafty Catz: Lazy Days of Summer


  1. Fab card, love the crab and his googly eyes, great gun, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

  2. Perfect beach card for Toes in the Sand at Cards in Envy. I Like how you have him holding the sunglasses. Just adorable. Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon!

  3. What a fun card! Love the crab with the googly eyes!

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz this week.
    Good luck

  4. So cute! Love the adorable crab and his googly eyes! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  5. Very cute card. Love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  6. your crab is too fun!! LOVE the eyes!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!

  7. This is such a fun card! The crab is so funny with those googly eyes and I love your sand! Thank so much for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  8. LOVE this!! That card is awesome and the googly eyes are perfect for it!!

  9. Love the crab and flip flops on this cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!


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