Maybe it's the graphic designer in me, but I've got mad skills when it comes to the xacto knife! The girls at Paper Crafts Magazine tease me about my "fussy cutting" on a regular basis, and I seriously purchase blades by the box full. So imagine my excitement to see the super fun challenge at Method Playground this week! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. The examples they've shown are totaly inspiring, and if you participate you could win a pcLayers gift certificate! And yes, call me crazy, but I hand cut that My Mind's Eye brocade pattern in the Birthday card pictured above! (& layered it over a BasicGrey paper from the LilyKate collection that I designed.) The card was just featured in a special issue from Paper Crafts Magazine titled Paper Crafts 101 which has hundreds of unique ideas. It was fun to be a part of the process, especially doing some hybrid cards (The baby card pictured uses paper from the Blossom kit, available at pcLayers, and the frame around the photo is a digital freebie from this blog!). Now get out those xactos!