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.

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Cow and An Octopus Enter a Craft Room

I'm addicted to SVG cutting files. I'm thrilled once again to be a guest designer for Pretty Papers Pretty RibbonsI am excited because Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons have so many different files to choose from. That's why I made two projects. And don't forget there is always the Freebie Fridays! I'm using two different cutting files that I just downloaded.

For my first project, I used this super adorable cow from the Farm Critters cutting files. This file is a must, it has 8 fun farm critters to choose from. I paired it with a sentiment from Cardz TV, More Critter Captions. 

The cow has three "base" layers, so I popped them all up! Here's a better look:

For my second project, I switched to the Sea Life cutting file. Again, this is a great cutting file. There are 7 adorable fish in this file. I decided to go with the Octopus. I wanted to make an ocean scene, and I just thought he would pop off the blue background. I also used the cutting file Borders 5 for the small wave at the top to separate the "water" from the "sunshine." The sentiment is from Cardz TV, More Critter Captions. I also added some details like inking the sand and the octopus, and I added glitter to the seaweed. 

Challenges Entered
Shopping Our Stash: Use something new (both of the svg files)
The Crafter's Challenge: Use something new (both of the svg files)
Aud Sentiments Challenge: Use something new (both of the svg files)


  1. What super adorable cards you made Faith:) Love them both!

  2. I had to pop over after visiting PPPR blog to tell you how fantastic your cards are! The expression on the fishy just kills me....so fun! The card designs are absolutely adorable and such cute files!
    Have a great wknd!
    Sherrie K

  3. what cute fun cards.love them both
    Thanks for joining us at Auds Sentiments designs and good luck
    Tracey x

  4. oh my gosh those cutting files are soooooooooo cute & i love the way you've combined patterns & colors to make them shine! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (new!) STASH with us this week! :)


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