Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On a Tight-rope - Art Journal Page

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Well I finally took the plunge and completed my first Art Journal page today.  It was so much fun and so far outside my box and comfort zome.  This is something I've procrastinated about doing for months now.  I discovered as I worked my way through the page I should have done this instead of that, or I should have completed this step before doing that step but that's the whole process of learning something new isn't it?

I'm so in love with these wacky little birds from Tim Holtz new Stampers Anonymous sets that I had no doubt they were going to fly right into my crafty space.  I knew right away what I wanted to do with them, I just wasn't sure I knew how, lol, I'm still not sure I know how :-)

Every time you step away from the things that are familiar to you it's kind of daunting, sitting live in from of a camera knowing all of you would be watching too was even more so.  It took me a little over an hour to do the page, that includes getting up to clean my stencils and brushes throughout.  Don't worry I clipped and sped up the whole thing so you'll not be watching for that long.  

I think one of my favorite outcomes was the brick that I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil on, Liquidtex Modeling Paste and Perfect Pearls in Copper.  The Perfect Pearls just worked wonderfully creating that seasoned brick look.  

Come join me on my video and I'll share the process with you.  If you've been thinking about stepping out of your comfortable crafty box do it now and leave me a note telling me what you've decided to do that you've not done before.  This crafty business is so much fun it's a shame not to at least give things that tickle your fancy a chance.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Joy!Crafts Butterfly Pop Out Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'll be using a die from Joy!Crafts which is a pop out Butterfly.  I love how it cuts, goes together and really shines when used for the inside of my card.  The die comes attached to an acrylic sheet which I used as the base size for my inside aperture.  (5 1/2" x 11").

I'll put links to the supplies I used from the Cut at Home store below.  Please check out my video for a start-to-finish sharing how I created this card, the dies and stamps I used and any ideas I can share with you about the process.

Supplies from the
Cut at Home Store:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mmmmmm Smell the Coffee?

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing three cards using JustRite Stampers Coffee House collection of clear stamps.  I love the sayings and could think of many friends I'd enjoy sending these cards too.  Wouldn't it be fun to include a coffee mug and a bag of specialty coffee?

I'll do one of the cards start-to-finish on the video below, I hope you'll join me.  On this card I used several of the stamps with Versamark and embossing powder to make the background paper pop.  

I used the Angel Craft Podge as a glue this time and also on the coffee lids (the same way you would Glossy Accents or 3D Crystal Lacquer) to give that shiny look.  When you use the Podge this way you need to put a pretty heavy coat on and let it sit quietly in a corner all by it's lonesome until really dry!

Come join me on the video, I'll share lots of idea and many more photos!

Supplies from Cut at Home:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pssst..... it's a Reveal!

a Cut at Home Design Team Reveal

Oh I'm just so happy I finally get to say........... the new Angel Craft Podge is in the store! I've been waiting (not so patiently) for all the bugs and snags to be worked out and the product to perform like an Angel (pun intended).  And it's here and ready for you to add to your own crafty space!

Angel Craft Podge is the best thing I've been playing with it for months and I am totally in love.  It has very little odor, seals, glues and protects your projects like a dream.  It will glue paper to paper with the strongest bond and seals with just a nice hint of sheen.  I've used it to glue foil to cardstock, That's some above in the picture the foil butterfly on the circle (which is tissue paper and yep I used the Angel Craft Podge on it too).  I glued to the foil and cardstock and then punched it in a delicate butterfly to see if corners lifted or anything shifted, nope.  The only time you'll have that is if you've missed a spot and there wasn't any Angel Craft Podge to seal.  That's a quick fix because this Angel Craft Podge comes with a brush in the lid!

Today's video will not only introduce you to this wonderful new product (designed, manufactured and sold by Cut at Home under their private label Angel Craft in their store and on Amazon) but will also share these fun altered Composition books to leave you with some crafty inspiration.

I took plain Composition books, like you'd find in any office supply or big box store, and altered them to create one of a kind jouranls for all your notes and reminders.  The first one I made for myself and I use it daily, then it kind of grew on me and I ended up doing 3 more.  Here you can see how well (and without any bubbles or ripples) the Angel Craft Podge glues the paper to the outside cover.  I also glued the flourish, glitter letters and dictionary quote finishing with a nice top coat seal to make sure everything stayed put.

So come on, join me on the video and I'll share all my love 
for this new product, Angel Craft Podge!

Supplies from Cut at Home: