Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tattered Lace Easel Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project 

I don't know why I don't make more easel cards, I love the look of them and they aren't hard.  Today's inspiration came from an assortment of Tattered Lace Magazines (links below the video).  Not only do you get free die(s) with each magazine you also get gorgeous designer paper, instructions for projects, templates and an huge amount of inspiration.


I had so many bits and pieces I'd cut out when playing and designing my card I decided to make a second one, this time an A2 card (the easel card is a 6" square).  Again using the dies and papers (along with a few other goodies from the store) for this second card.

Come join me on todays video, we'll make the easel card together, I'll share the fabulous, inspirational insides to the magazines and hopefully inspire you to make a few cards yourself.

Supplies from the Cut at Home store: 
101064: Tattered Lace Magazine Issue 10
D497: Tattered Lace Floral Crescent die
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream
S4-422: Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Squares
D484: Tattered Lace Adele Flower die
139900: Tattered Lace Magazine Issue Exclusive Feb 15
TIM43263: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wilted Violet
30-162: Penny Black Eloquence
S4-112: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small
137411: Tattered Lace Magazine Issue 17
660157: Tim Holtz Punch - Small Butterfly

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

All Glammed Up!

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'll be sharing 4 projects that I've made using Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up collection including paper, dies and stamps. Here's a little peek at my shaped shoe card.

Here's a snippet of my tag, don't you love the dress.  You'll see all these projects in their entirety on today's video at the end of this post.  

The third project is a card using the unique new dies that have a middle part and two outer cutting dies.  By using just one you can get a lovely flourish like the one shown on my card.  I'll share just how easy it is to achieve this effect on the video.

Last but not least is a tag gift card holder with more cut aparts and dies from the collection.  Fun stuff and an endless amount of projects just awaiting your creative touch with any or all of the All Glammed Up collection.  A linked list of the supplies I've used from Cut at Home will be directly below the video.

Supplies from the store:
HCDP1-260: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed 12"x12" Paper Pad  
HCD-774 : Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Shoe Dies  
HCD-775 : Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Dress and Flourish Dies  
HCD-776 : Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Eyelet Oval Dies  
HCPC-3702: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Heels and Roses Cling Stamps  
HCPC-3703: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up Shoe Cling Stamps 
HCPC-3704: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed All Dressed Up Cling Stamps 
HCPC-3705: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Lift Your Soul Cling Stamps 
HCPC-3706: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Fashionista Cling Stamps  
HCPC-3707: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Sentiments Cling Stamps  
4500849: Graphic 45 Large Tag Ivory Album  
TIM20219: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Milled Lavendar 
SCP-013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White Cardstock 
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream Cardstock  
ACP6SG: Angel Craft Semi-Gloss Craft Podge (sold direct from Amazon)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Meg's Garden Vintage Victorian Christmas Card

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing a little bit of Vintage and a little bit of Victorian in a Christmas Card featuring both collections from Meg's Garden of Papercraft Delights StoreThere will be links to the products used from the store directly below the video.

I am in love with the old world look of these collections, use one or the other or mix and match them as I've done today.  This is a 5"x7" card with a Kraft cardstock base.  I added some Diamond Stickles on Santa's beard to give it a little shimmer.

Today's video will walk you through how to do everything from the collage background to adding the decorative flowers.  I hope you'll join me there.

Supplies from Meg's Garden 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SOLD - Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Mini Album

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

This mini is has been sold
Thank you all for your interest!

Today's mini is made from a pre-made journal designed by Frank Garcia and sold by Prima.  I've used Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Collection on the six two page spreads.

I've used a lot of fussy cut flowers and elements from the paper line for decoration.  The spine is covered in three pieces of black lace from The Piece by Piece.  I used Diamond Stickles to accent the baby's breath on the front and back of the mini.

  The mini measures 5.5" x 7.5" with six chipboard pages.

Each set of paper co-ordinates with designer paper, pockets, tuck ins or unders and black mats stamped with stamps from the collection.

There is an abundance of places to adhere photos and journal spots.  Here I've created a pocket on the left with a matching belly band on the right and added a top and bottom stopper to keep mats and photos from sliding out of the mini.

Check the supply list at the bottom of this post for a complete list of the Spellbinders, Sizzix and Tattered Lace dies I've used.

On video I'll walk you through each page sharing what the inserts look like and also tips and ideas I used to create the pages.

I love the look of these pages.  They were created by fussy cutting the sentiment strip and flower spray from the top of one of the collections 12"x12" papers.  By gluing the sides and middle down I've created a belly band and open pocket for the mats and many extra photos to be tucked in. 

The chalk ink on the black mat stamped with the Collection's stamps just gives a pop.  Of course once the photos are placed many of the stamped images will be reduced or eliminated but they are nice until the photos glued down.

The vertical tuck in pocket on the right was created by putting a small hole in the top and bottom and then cutting a slit with my Kraft knife to join them.  Removing just a sliver of the paper leaves a nice way to slip the mat under the paper and allowing just enough to peek out for removal.

Come join me on today's video, there are lots more photos to inspire you to find a pre-made mini and decorate it yourself.

Supplies from the Store:
HCDP1-255: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Paper Pad  
HCPC3676: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Poppy Vase cling stamps  
HCPC3677: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stems cling stamps 
HCPC3678: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Fillers cling stamps  
HCPC3675: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Corner and Border cling stamps 
S4-112: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small 
S5-216: Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Tranquil Moments  
S4-544: Spellbinders Card Creator Victorian Arch 
S5-218: Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Divine Eloquence
D304: Tattered Lace Demure Corner die
660225: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Friendship Words in Script  
TIM27133: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Forest Moss  
TIM20202: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fired Brick  
TIM43270: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ground Expresso 
Please note Angel Craft Products are now sold directly through Amazon 
ACP6SG: Angel Craft Semi Gloss Craft Podge  
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2" ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Crazy Birds Christmas Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today's post features Tim Holtz Bird Crazy collection, stamps and dies.  I love these Crazy Birds!  I'm sharing three cards, the middle one below I'll be doing start to finish on the video, I hope you'll join me.  This little guy above uses some of the Tim Holtz Crazy Things, like the glasses, Santa hat and bow.  This is such a fantastic set of stamps ready for anything from a Birthday Party to Easter, Forth of July, dress up for guys or gals, just a multitude of pieces to make your card making super fun!

I'll share how I created the rolling snowbanks and what I've used to dress them up.  Don't you just think these birds are adorable??  I don't have the dies that cut the birds out, those I did by hand, but I do have the Framelits that cut the Crazy Things like the hat above.

I used my Neocolor II crayons from Caran D'Ache to color my birds, I'm really liking them (I ordered them from Amazon).  On video I'll also share how I turned the witches boomstick into the sprigs of greenery above.

So come join me on video and while you're here if you haven't become a follower I'd love for you to do so today!

Supplies from the Store:
CMS212: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy Stamp set
 CMS236: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk Stamp set
CMS237: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Crazy Things Stamp set
660953: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Crazy Things
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Berry Black Ink
TIM43294: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Twisted Citron
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cardstock - Cuddle Cream
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2"
ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fold-A-Long Christmas Tree Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Hi everyone today I'm sharing four cards I've made using Sizzix's Fold-A-Long Christmas Tree Card die set.  With this set you cut on the fold creating the three attached trees.  You also get dies to cut the solid inner tree and the sentiment that sits atop it.  You get two small dies to cut ornaments and leaves, which I didn't use this time. 

I tried several different techniques just to see the difference between them.  On this first card I used green Coredina'tions cardstock and glittered the sentiment with Wink of Stella. 

The second card is white on white.  White cardstock with White tinsel glitter atop from Martha Stewart.  I love this look but had a hard time keeping the tinsel on the trees.  I finally used some hairspray and added a good coat on top and that seemed to do the trick. This time I used a silver glitter paper for the sentiment and tie the trees shut with a wire edged silver and white ribbon.

The card I'm going to make on video with you uses gold foiled paper for the tree bases and red glitter paper for the solid background tree for the sentiment.  I adorned the tress with red bling droplets.

To complete the set I cut envelopes from white cardstock.  I edged them in red and silver ink and Zig Painty FX in gold to match the cards.  I then stamped sentiments using Lawn Fawn's Winter Scripty Sayings stamp set. 

Join me on today's video for a walk through of the cards, a start to finish sharing the process and more photos for your inspiration.

Supplies from the Store: 
660665: Sizzix Thinlits Fold-A-Long Christmas Tree dies
LF938: Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Sayings
660341: Big Shot Starter Kit
SCP-013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White Cardstock

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection Birthday Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today's card uses the Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection of dies including the Background set, Border, Corner and Strip set and the Stockholm set.  I also used the Stamps To Die For Floral Flourish Oval Duo stamps.

The video will share what each die cut looks like, how I put my card together and other still photos.  I used foam tape between the layers on the front to pop them above one another so all the little curls and flourishes would stand out.

With these dies you get the outer cutting die which cuts the embellishment completely out of your paper.  Or, you can use the decorative piece by itself to cut out only the die with out cutting away the excess.  This is how the front of the card is made, the decorative part is cut into the paper leaving the border around.  By trimming the excess I ended up with a nice card base.

The inside uses the Corner and Strip along with the mat from the Stockholm set.  I used a beautiful piece of ribbon that just arrived in a Happy Mail box from Manuela (Bunny Bow).  It was perfect timing for my card.  The sentiment is stamped with Dusty Concord distress ink using a stamp set from my stash, Taylored Expressions Notable Blooms.

Supplies from the store: 
CED4201: Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection - Background  
CED4202: Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection - Corner, Border & Tag dies  
CED4203: Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection - Stockholm  
UMS588: Sue Wilson Stamps To Die For - Floral Flourish Oval Duo  
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream 12x12 Cardstock 
TIM21445: Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink  
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2" (sold directly through Amazon)  
T-001: Spellbinders Tool 'n One 

Supplies from my Stash: DCWV Shimmer cardstock, Wink of Stella Clear pen, Ribbon, Taylored Expressions Birthday stamp

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Gift Set

a Cut at Home Desgin Team Project


I know, this doesn't look like Graphic 45's Mon Amour collection does it?  I'm really giving you a sneak peek at a post I'll be doing next month.  We get this neat paper bags from a local produce market and I've collected quite a few of them.  When I'd finished my Gift set and card I went in search of one of the bags. Sadly there just wasn't enough of the Mon Amour paper left to decorate one so I hunted and found two sheets of this old Fashionista paper.  Voila a personalized bag.  So check back mid October for a full blown post about this.

Here's what was tucked inside my gift bag.  An altered composition book and password log book and  matching card.  Today's video will give you a walk through with the products I used for both books.

I'll be doing a start to finish on the card so I hope you'll join me on video.  All supplies are linked to the Cut at Home store directly below the video.

Supplies from the Store: 
4501213: Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12x12 Paper Pad 
4501217: Graphic 45 Mon Amour Sticker Sheet  
4501214: Graphic 45 Mon Amour  Tags & Pockets
S2-050: Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Corner Flourish dies 
S5-218: Spellbinders Nestabilities Divine Eloquence dies 
HCD1-764: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy die  
660225: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits - Friend dies 
ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4" 
TIM27164: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Spun Sugar  
SPC-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cardstock - Cuddle Cream

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

a FRIEND shaped word mini

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

Please note this mini had sold. Thank you all for your interest!  

Hello everyone today's mini is much different for  me and one I've wanted to make forever.  It's a shaped word mini that spells out FRIEND.  I had so much fun creating it with Meg's Garden The English Rose Garden Collection .

I thought it might be interesting for you get a glimpse of what I started with.  This is a Bo Bunny mini made out of Chipborad and measures a good 6"x12".

I've taken so many photos it would be really intense to post them all here but I'll share a few so you get an idea.  When you join me on the video you'll see each page and what I've done with it, where to house your photos, and any additional tips - tricks - or techniques I've used.  (You can click on any photo below to bring it up larger)

Supplies from Meg's Garden include

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing a couple of Sympathy cards I made using Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection, Flower Garden stamps.  These have lots of fall colors browns, ambers, golds and greens I love these colors and I think they make a soothing color combo for this type of card.

This first card is made using a crackle background (from JustRite Stampers) atop a piece of watercolor paper which I had colored  with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber.  Today's cards are A5 size - 5"x7", a little larger than I normally make but perfect sized for the flowers with longer stems.  These stamps come with the flower heads and stems separate so you can mix and match as you see fit.  (JustRite is not available any more but I did find a Tim Holtz Stamp called Cracks and Specks that's really very very close to what I used, and you get two stamps in this set, what a deal!)

Quite some time ago I treated myself to a set of Caran D'Ache Neo Color II crayons.  These are a water soluble crayons so when used with an Aqua brush the colors blend beautifully.  It was fun, but it's always fun to try new crafty supplies.  I used a Penny Black stamp set called Eloquence for my sentiments and cut them out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Thirty-Three.  

This time I included a second generation stamp on the back of my cards as well as adding the flowers to my envelopes.  These stamps come out so crisp and clear when used with Spellbinders Celebra'tions Berry Black ink, no smears, no smudges.  

Come join me on the video and we'll make a card together plus I'll show you how I did the masking on the one card.  This effect gives the illusion that the one flower is sitting behind the other, a really fun technique to use.

Supplies from the Cut at Home Store:
CMS215: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection, Flower Garden stamps  
30-162: Penny Black - Eloquence, clear stamps  
S5-187: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Thirty-Three  
ACT1412: Angel Craft tape 1/2" 
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Berry Black  
TIM43270: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ground Espresso  
TIM43225: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fossilized Amber 
658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

Supplies from my Crafty Stash: 3D foam tape; Wink of Stella, clear; Just Rite Crackle stamp; Distress Marker - Ground Espresso; Caran D'Arche Neo Color crayons' Finnabair Copper Micro Beads; Cardstock; Canson Watercolor cold press paper; twine; Seam binding

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Tag Mini

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing a new mini created with Graphic 45's Botanicabella Collection and their Black Tag Album.  I used one of Sa Crafters arrows across the front and added a flower cut from the decorative paper using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy die.

I used an old sheet that I'd been saving for the binding.  I sprayed the sheet with Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Ground Espresso, Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber.  The dyed and dried sheet was torn to a one inch strip and woven through the binding hole and then knotted securely.  I then tore the tails into thin strips which causes the great fraying and distress look.  The charms were gifted to me from my friend Julie.  They were a plain silver but I used Alcohol inks to co-ordinate with the colors of the mini.  Worked great.

There are eight double sided spreads and each page has the same tag cut from Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream paper using Spellbinders Labels Thirty-six and inking the edges with Ground Espresso

I hope you'll join me on today's video there is so much more to share and many more still photos to inspire you. 

Supplies from the Cut at Home Store:
4501166: Graphic 45 Botanicabella 12s12 Deluxe Dollector's Edition Pad 
4500981: Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album - Black 
HCD1-764: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Die  
S4-418: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Thirty-Six dies 
S4-503: Spellbinders Shapeabilites Arched Elegance Pocket Dies  
660225: Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits - Friend dies 
ACP6SG: Angel Craft Semi Gloss Podge 
TIM43270: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ground Espresso  
TIM43225: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber 
TIM43188: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral