Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Graphic 45's Mon Amour Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing Graphic 45's Mon Amour collection paired with a variety of dies to create my card and envelope.  This is a 6"x6" card base and I used my fav Whirl White cardstock from Spellbinders Celebra'tions line for the base and envelope.

The flower comes from Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy die and the flourishes are from Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls dies. 

With the addition of some Pearls, Glossy Accents and a little glitter my card's done.  Come join me on the video, I'll share my supplies, my plan and the finished card.

Supplies from the Cut at Home store: 
4501213: Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12x12" Paper Pad  
4501212: Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8x8" Paper Pad  
4501217: Graphic 45 Mon Amour Sticker Sheet 
4501211: Graphic 45 Mon Amour 6x6" Patterns and Solids Pad 
SCP-013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White 12x12" Paper 
IN-009: Spellbinders In'Spire Love Vine die 
LR 0214: Marianne Designs Creatables Anja's Rose Corner  
LR 0269: Marianne Designs Creatables Vintage Decoration  
LR 0271: Marianne Designs Creatables Vintage Swirls  
HCD1-764: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Die

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jump Start on my Christmas Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

On today's video I'll share four cards designed with Spellbinders Holiday Holly Frame dies, Graphic 45's Christmas Carol collection and Sizzix Stripes Embossing folder.  Each of my cards are 5"x7" a little larger than my norm but the Holly Frame is larger and needs more room to show off it's gorgeous details.

For the card bases and the frame die cuts I used Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White and Cuddle Cream cardstock.  This cardstock is fast becoming one of my favorites.  The finish is smooth and it handles score marks and folds like a dream.  I'd say add this to your crafty wish list for sure.

I found Snow-Tex from DecoArt at my local craft store and used it to add the look of snow to my cards.  I really think I like the Aleene's Glitter Snow better, it's easier, in my opinion, to work with.  I wasn't able to find it at this time of year locally and the Snow-Tex works it's just more fiddly.  I also used Frosted Lace Stickles to go over the printed snowflakes that are printed on the paper.  I did a lot of fussy cutting for these cards and added pieces of the cut aparts from the collection for sentiment spots or greeting spots on the inside.

If you have older collections be sure and check to see if any of the patterns match up to the new or if you can add any of the images.  I didn't want to cut the first page of the Christmas Carol collection up yet I loved the yellow snowflake dots on the red background that was on the back.  When I went pawing through my old collections I found this print in the Christmas Emporium collection and on the reverse side were these darling little girls.  I used the yellow snowflakes and red on the mat below and fussy cut girls on the reverse side of the paper for the inside above.  So nice to have things work together and Graphic 45 is wonderful about being able to interchange collections (based on color or design) from present and past collections.

Come and join me on today's video, I have four cards to share with you, one we will make together.  I'll walk through the other three with you and I'll share any tips I learned in the process with you. There are lots more photos to inspire you to get started on your Christmas card making too!

Supplies from Cut at Home Store:
S6-040: Spellbinders Holiday Holly Frame dies  
658989: Sizzix Textured Impressions Stripes Embossing Folder (this is sold in a duo pack with Pinwheels) 
4501195: Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 12x12 Paper Collection 
4501194: Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Collection 
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2" 
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream 12x12" cardstock  
SCP-013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White 12x12" cardstock  
TIM19497: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique White

Supplies from my stash: Red cardstock, Glossy Accents, pearls, bling, DecoArt Snow-Tex, Wink of Stella clear, Black felt tip pen

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dresser Drawer Boxes

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I've got a wide assortment of inspiration for you all cut from Sizzix's new BIGZ XL die Box with Drawers.  I just love how different each looks from the change of papers and embellishments.  

Each year I try to find something small and cute to make up for Christmas presents for my neighbors and I think I've found what I'll be making this year.  Here I've used Graphic 45's newest collection A Christmas Carol.  All I need now is to decide what sweet treats I'll fill each drawer with.

I like to have things on hands to give to friends as well and wouldn't this work well for a thank you or Happy Birthday?  Filling the drawers with some money for my teen aged Granddaughters wouldn't be a bad idea either.

The drawers measure a tad over 2 inches square x 3/4" high so in total the case is just shy of 3 1/2" .  You can use any paper collection to decorate the drawers inside and out and line the inner and outer case to hold them in. 
With just bits and bobs of lace, bling, flowers and trinkets you're sure to have just what you need for the top as well.  I used Spellbinders Coredina'tions Celebrations Whirl White and Cuddle Cream for my base and drawers.

The possibilities are really endless with just a little imagination.   With these drawers I misted them with 3 of Tim Hotz's newest colors, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber and Abandoned Coral, great color combos.

I hope you'll be inspired to make your own boxes real soon!

On today's video I'll share the tips and tricks I discovered while making my boxes, the sizes you'll need to cut to mat everything and loads more photos.  Thanks for joining me everyone.

Supplies from the Cut at Home store: 
660312: Sizzix BIGZ XL Die Box With Drawers  
658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Pak 
656159: Sizzix Premium Crease Pad  
657267: Sizzix Extender Plates  
4501195: Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol 12"x12" Pad  
SCP014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream 12"x12" Paper 
SCP013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White 12"x12" Paper  
ACP6SG: Angel Craft Semi-Gloss Podge


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Mini

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Please note this mini is for sale, see note below post for price and ordering information

Today's mini is a six page chipboard double bracket mini using Graphic 45's Rare Oddities collection. Each page measures 6"x6"

You can see the whole blog post on the Cut at Home blog.  Be sure and check out the video below for a full walk through, lots of ideas of how I did what and many many more photos.

To purchase this mini -
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Price is $55.00 plus shipping USA only
Payment via PayPal only
First person to email me is the purchaser

Supplies from the Cut at Home store - 
4501153: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 12"x12" paper pad
4501152: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 8"x8" paper pad
4501151: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 6"x6" paper pad
ICO335: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Stamp Set 1
ICO336: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Stamp Set 2
ICO337: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Stamp Set 3  
4501154: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Decorative Chipboard
4501155: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Journaling Chipboard  
4501157: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Journaling and Ephemera Cards
ACP6SG: Angel Craft semi-gloss Podge  
ACT1414: Angel Craft 1/4" tape  
ACT1412: Angel Craft 1/2" tape  
SCE-001: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Sweet Dreams Sequins
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Sweet Cream 12"x12" cardstock

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spellbinders Victorian Arch Greeting Card Inspiration

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing 3 cards with you using Spellbinders Victorian Arch dies and Graphic 45 collections, Steampunk Debutante, Artisan Style and Gilded Lady.  All cards are 5"x7" two on Kraft card bases and one on white.


Today's video will have a start to finish for the Steampunk Debutante card and still photos for inspiration of the other two.  I hope you'll join me there.  All supplies can be found on my Cut at Home blog post.

Thanks for joining me today everyone, have fun crafting with your favorite products!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

With Sympathy Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I've used Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy paper and stamp collection along with Marianne Designs With Sympathy die to create my sympathy card.  This is a standard A2 card on Kraft cardstock. 
Join me on today's video where I share a super trick to getting the raised, multi-colored looked to the die cut.

I stamped the poppies several times and then after coloring them with Tim Holtz Distress inks (on watercolor paper) I fussy cut and popped the layers one atop the other to give a real dimensional look to the front of the card.

Come join me on the video as I introduce you to Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy collection sharing the stamps, die and paper pad.  We'll also make the card start to finish.

Supplies from the Cut at Home store:
HCDP1-255: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy 12x12" paper Pad (back ordered until mid August 2015)
HCPC-3677: Heartfelt Creations Bazing Poppy Stems stamp
CR1315: Marianne Design Craftable Die With Sympathy
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in various colors
ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4"658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Package
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafter Thin Dies

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spellbinders Floral Gazebo Greeting Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today's project for Cut at Home features a new die set from Spellbinders Shapeabilites called Floral Gazebo, it's part of the Victorian collection.  You get seven dies including the gazebo, vines, flowers, heart and bird.  I've made a standard A2 sized card on white card stock.
Along with the Spellbinders dies I chose papers from Graphic 45's Gilded Lily and sentiments from Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy.  All the mats were torn to reveal the white core of the paper and give a nice framework.  

Come join me on the video and we'll create the card together and perhaps I'll share a few other tips I use that you've not tried yet.  For links to the supplies used from the store please check out the Cut at Home Blog

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Graphic 45's Gilded Lily Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today's project is a 6x6" greeting card made from Graphic 45's Gilded Lily Collection.  I've used Kraft cardstock for the base and decorative papers from the collection for the mats and design elements.

You'll want to join me on today's video because not only do I have a start to finish for making the card but also a bonus tutorial on how to make the flowers shown above.  Well be making the one on the right.  

So grab a cup of coffee and come join me for a bit!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Gift box, note paper and card

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing a gift box, note papers and a card all made with luscious goodies from Meg's Garden store.  I had a gift set that I took apart, painted with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire mixed together they create a beautiful deep purple.  I added all the yummy flowers and extras to make it my own personalized gift.  I love these paper roses from Megs, especially the purple ones, and the pink and white gardenias went so well tucked in alongside. 

On the note paper belly band I dipped a white gardenia into a watered down solution of the mixed distress ink to get this pretty purple/lavender to match the paper.  I tucked another of the acetate butterflies in.  To get the look the butterfly is floating you leave a tab of the acetate on when you fussy cut them from the sheet and score, fold and glue the tab behind the flowers.  I love how this looks.

All gifts need to include a special card and I took bits and pieces of the scraps from several of Meg's paper collections to make mine.  I know I'm evil and have only given you snippets of my project, that's because I want you to join me on the video to see the rest of it.  Thanks so much for visiting me, please take a moment to leave a comment and subscribe.

Supplies from Meg's Garden