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:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tudor Rose Card with Stephanotis Flowers

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'd like to share a card I've made using Spellbinders new Card Creator die, Tudor Rose Card Front.  I combined this die with Sizzix Susan's Garden dies, the flower Stephanotis.  Adding a lace rosette was the perfect nesting place for the three flowers.

The butterfly comes from the Sizzix BigZ die Butterfly duo.  It's duo because not only do you get the die which has two sizes of butterflies but also the matching Texture Fades Embossing folder.  I colored mine with an assortment of Tim Holtz Distress Inks including the new Cracked Pistachio.

The flowers were a little fiddly but I like the end result especially with the lace all sweetly tucked around them.

Check out my video for lots of ideas and a complete start to finish process.

Supplies from the Cut at Home Store - 

Friday, March 13, 2015

The French Garden Collection Waterfall Mini

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

This collection, The French Garden, isn't new to you, you've seen several other projects I've used it in, but some collections you just never tire of because they are so beautiful, this is one of those!

This is a 6"x8" book with a 2 1/4" spine, I used my Cinch to punch seven holes in the front and back and two sets of holes in the spine. Using a velveteen ribbon I laced the book together similar in fashion to a corset.  I love this look.  The front of the book are all bits and bobs of embellishments from the Meg's Garden Store.

Inside is divided into two parts, right and left.  On the right is a horizontal waterfall of seven pages, leaving lots of room for your 4"x6" photos.  On the left is a set of flip ups and downs.  In addition I added a pocket on the first flap to house a day planner, once it's removed the pocket will be able to hold an ample supply of photos, ticket stubs and various memorabilia.   

There are so many places to place photos, either directly on the mats or tucked into any one of the various pockets I've placed on the flips.  Since I was so limited on large pieces of the decorative paper I added some coffee and tea stained paper which I inked with Victorian Velvet to tie it into the collection colors, worked great.

I hope you'll come with me on the video as I walk you through the mini and of course there are lots and lots of still photos to inspire you to create your own book.

Supplies ~~~ >