Thursday, October 2, 2014

Spellbinders Doily Magic Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

I'm sharing a little nostalgia with you today as I think back on childhood hours spent watching my Grandmother crochet and tat. Perhaps that's why I was so drawn to Spellbinders Doily Art and Doily Fun Embossing folder and Stamp.

I've created five examples to show you how you can do many cards in a short amount of time changing each up to match your mood or whim. You can make them as simple as you like or much more intricate just by the added dies, flowers and embellishments you choose to use.  You might remember a short while back when I shared with you an assortment of flowers I'd made using Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms.  I pulled some of those ready made flowers out to adorn my cards today.  See it pays to make a lot when you're at your crafty table because then you have them all ready to go when you need just that perfect flower to make the card zing.

I hope you'll join me on the video today, I'll walk you  through the process of each card and share the things I've pulled from my crafty closets to complete them.  I'll also give you a few simple tips on creating multiples of your cards when you have your supplies out in front of you.

Thanks for stopping by if you haven't become a blog follower I hope  you do today!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spellbinders 3D Christmas Tree

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

I can hardly believe it's time to share a Christmas card, it seems like a few days ago we were just hanging decorations and getting into the Holiday spirit and here it is rolling again fast forward right at us.  So if you're looking for some ideas for a few special people in your life then take a moment to consider adding Spellbinders Shapeabilities 3D Christmas Card dies to your collection.

These dies create a darling 3D effect tree for the front of your cards.  You have two dies which when cut and slit pop one over the other.  Attach the bottom one to your card and let the top one float free to create that 3D effect.

Check out my video and I'll show you the dies I've used and a wonderful stamp set from JustRight Stampers, Christmas Inner Thoughts, a perfect set of 11 Christmas sayings.

Supplies from the Cut at Home Store:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sherlock's Journal

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

Hi everyone today I'm bring you something new for me.  I love learning new techniques and making a new type of project and I've got a great combo of this for you.

To create my journal I got to play with Kerry-Jean Watson's newest creation 'The Sherlock Book' designed exclusively for Meg's Garden.  The journal collection of papers can be purchased in print form or downloaded in digital.  I've used the print edition here.

I've used not only the printed designer papers from the collection but also an assortment of cardstock that I have tea-dyed, stained, stenciled and inked to complement the printed pages.  I backed each decorative page with my cardstock which gives a two-fold result, first it strengthens the pages and secondly it extends your designer papers.

You get a lovely selection of tuck ins, envelopes, tags etc with the collection, just cut, ink and glue to embellished your mini/journal.

At the beginning of this post I told you I was trying two new things, first was a printed journal and second was creating a binding with no glue!  This is a stitched bound journal. I searched YouTube for some tutorials and was most fortunate to run across Sea Lemon's Long Stitch Binding Tutorial.  I not only feel it was a find to run across the perfect binding tutorial but also to find a YouTube channel that's new to me and offers so much, I hope you'll check her out.

Please come join me on my video where I'll walk you through each page, give you a short glimpse of what I started with and inspire you with many more photos.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Introducing Spellbinders Labels Forty-One and Forty-Two

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing three cards I've made using Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Accents Labels Forty-One, Decorative Elements Labels Forty-One and Decorative Accents Labels Forty-Two.  

Check out my video below to see how using different colored cardstock or interchanging the dies will completely change  the look of your cards.  I'll also show you how to cut the shaped card base as shown on the card on the left above besides sharing tips and more photos.  For the complete blog post please check out the Cut at Home Blog.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Must Have Tools for Cardmakers

a Cut at Home Design Team Share

Today I have a slightly different type of post for you.  I'm sharing my suggestions for tools every cardmaker should have in their crafty tool chest.  In the video below I'll run through all of the pictured tools above and share why I feel like you should have them in your crafty tool stash. 

I'm hoping this will be an informative help to those of you that are just venturing into this wonderful hobby.  And for those of you that have been around a while I hope you'll join me as well, you never know perhaps I'll have a suggestion of something you have yet to add to your crafty tool belt.

Stay tuned next month as I present the sequel to this video, Money Saving Tips, Tricks and Hints for the Cardmaker.

Thanks everyone have fun crafting!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pumped Up Easter Basket

a The Piece by Piece Design Team Project

Hi everyone, well you can't tell me I didn't think outside the box on this one!  At Easter time I was going home to visit my family for a month and left Paul on his own.  We don't normally buy Easter baskets but I was feeling a little guilty leaving him for such a long period.  I went to See's and had a basket filled and hid it in my Crafty Closet, what man in his right mind would open that door right???

Well Paul, having lived with my crafty obsession and watched it grow knew he'd best be holding on to the basket after the chocolate goodies disappeared.  I looked at it long and hard and finally thought I know what I'll use this for, and thus my Pumped Up Basket was born!

Yep, you guessed it!  My basket evolved into a holder for all my glue bottles, it sits right in front of me on my desk and it's used daily!  I have a hard time just making for making's sake and most things I do make are gifts or they are are collecting themselves into a tidy bundle for when I open my Zibbet store.  This time I thought it would be fun to use this gorgeous Prima Epiphany collection Bev sent me from the store for something for myself.  Of course this probably won't be the project for all of you, but it might get you thinking about a certain box or basket that you've stuck back because you just couldn't part with it (and no I AM NOT A HOARDER, my name is PATTI and I'm a crafty addict!)

It's so nice to have something pretty, something I've altered, something I need and use sitting on my desk.  This houses the glues I use all the time that were here there and everywhere now they have this beautiful new home to rest in.

I didn't use many things from my stash, most everything is from Bev's Etsy store, The Piece by Piece.  On each end I did use a home made flower (the other end has a Prima flower centered in one of my flowers).

How could I not love using her gorgeous laces and trims and then have the joy of looking at them everytime I sit down at my crafty desk (which is often, let me tell you!).  I used some of these Prima gems here and there, aren't they pretty and they just sparkle beautifully.

I love the Prima Epiphany collection, married together with some Lindy's Sprays and Bevs store items it was a match made in Heaven and the best part is, it's mine to keep and enjoy!

I hope you'll check out my video, I'll share the basket on all sides, a process video of different steps I took to create my Pumped Up Basket and a few more still photos.

Thanks everyone for stopping by, don't forget to become a follower while you're here!

About The Piece by Piece
The Piece by Piece is an art and craft supply store that initially started on Etsy, but has grown and now also exists as a brick & mortar establishment in the Niles district of Fremont, California.  Beverly Ybarra, store owner sources her unique laces, trims and ribbons from all over the world, including France, one of her favorite supply sources.  Some of Beverly's favorite local suppliers include Graphic 45 and Prima, so you are sure to find their products on the shelves at TPBP.  For those close to TPBP store in Fremont, each week there is a full list of classes to choose from. 

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