Monday, December 28, 2015

Sizzix Foxy Easel Greeting Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Hi everyone, today I've got a little different style than what I normally do, it's a cute Foxy card using Sizzix BIGZ die called Fox #2.  I ran it through my Big Shot numerous times to get the different pieces to paper piece her together.  The papers are from the Tattered Lace magazine, I love that you get papers in each magazine.

Off camera I decide my little Foxy Lady needed a little more glam so I added some Bronze Stickles to her ears and Wink of Stella to her cheeks, tail and tummy.

There will be a complete start to finish on today's video along with more photos so I hope you'll join me there.

Supplies from the Store:
66074: Sizzix BIGZ die Fox 2
658989: Sizzix Textured Impressions 2PK Pinwheel & Stripes embossing folders
139900: Tattered Lace magazine Exclusive Feb 15 edition
SCP-013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White cardstock
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Berry Black ink
TIM43218: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Snowflake Gift Bags

Hi everyone, here's a quick and simple last minute gift idea for you.

I took Costco chocolates and a plastic gift bag from IKEA to make my gifties.  Aren't they darling?

The snowflakes are cut from Spellbinders Create a Flake die set, there are four dies in this set and I used three of the graduated snowflakes.

Each snowflake has been cut three times and glued together to form a nice sturdy little flake.  I then covered the tops with glue and dipped them in Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds dust attached them to the bags with Glue Dots.

To finish them off I cut a swirl from Marianne Designs Creatables Vintage Swirls from Stampin' Up Silver Glitter paper.  Oh my this just finishes them off perfectly.

So here you have it a quick and simple gift that shows you took a little time to kick it up into something sweet and personal.  Merry Christmas everyone!  (and if you don't celebrate Christmas at your house snowflakes are around long after Christmas so fill your bags with New Years treats and surprise someone with this sweet little intro into the New Year.

S5-236: Spellbinders Create a Flake dies
LR0271: Marianne Designs Creatables Anja's Vintage Swirls
SCP-013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White Cardstock

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

For Sale - A Children's Hour (Graphic 45) Accordion Mini and Video Tutorial

a Cut at Home Design Team Project 

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The pages in this mini measure 4 1/4" wide by 5 1/2" high and 1" thick, which may expand as you add your own photos.  There are 12 tags and 13 mats each will hold a photo just shy of 3"x4".  The mats will hold a photo front and back and the tags offer a spot for journaling on the front and a photo on the back.  There are magnets under the front flaps which will securely hold the mini closed but for added decoration and in case your mini begins to swell once photos are added I included a seam binding tie which corresponds to the seam binding pulls on the top tags.

Each page has a month tag on it and the papers, tag and elements correspond to the month.  The accordion folds completely within the pages housing six pages on one side and seven on the reverse.  I chose to use December for the two-page spread.

Today's video will share how to construct this mini, tips, tricks and ideas to help you make your own, a complete walk through of the completed mini and of course lots of still photos to inspire you.  Come join me on the video.  

Supplies from the Cut at Home Store:
4501248: Graphic 45 Children’s Hour 8×8 Paper Pad
4501257: Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Cardstock Stickers
4501254: Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Tags & Pockets
SCD-012: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangle dies
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in the following colorsWild Honey; Festive Berries; Forest Moss; Gathered Twigs; Black Soot; Evergreen Bough; Abandoned Coral; Blueprint Sketch; Wilted Violet
660157: Tim Holtz Butterfly Punch Small

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Old World St Nick Christmas Card for Meg's Garden

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project 

Today I'm sharing an Old World Christmas Card for the Meg's Garden Design Team.  I've used the Vintage Christmas Papercrafter Pack with Kraft cardstock to create a 5" x 7" card with a a matching box envelope.

Using Velvet Flowers and leaves along with Jute Ribbon was just the touch to dress the front of the card.

I fussy cut Santa from the paper, placed a hinge on him, hid a magnet underneath and created a great secret flip out to house the tiny tag and a special message.

To tie everything together I've used Art Deco Snow-Tex on the front, inside and back.  These little touches of snow make the whole card come together.  

Please check out the Meg's Garden of Papercraft Delights store and the Meg's Garden Design Team Blog for lots of inspiration and products to create your Holiday cards, tags and what nots.  If time is short you can always purchase the digital edition of the papers to print instantly at home.

~ Supplies from the Store ~

A Congratulations Card using the die from Tattered Lace Magazine

a Cut at Home Design Team Project 

Today I'm sharing a card which I used the free die, Congratulations, and the designer paper that came with the Tattered Lace Magazine issue number 23.  Each magazine has one or more free dies along with several pages of designer paper.

I love how Tattered Lace dies cut and this sentiment is no exception.  I die cut it four times and glued them all together to form a nice thick embellishment for the front of my card.  The die cut comes out clean with no ragged edges and beautiful flourishes.  I think when they are stacked this way they even look nicer because everything is so much more pronounced with more definition to the letters.

I carried the same paper theme to the inside of my card.  The striped paper from the magazine and the addition of the white doily.  I added pearls on the front and inside just altering the sizes.  The Celebrate you day sentiment if from JustRite Papercrafters Morning Splendor clear stamp collection.  I love this set of eight stamps and I'm sure it's going to make a wonderful set of cards.

Besides the free die each magazine issue give you a section on how you can snip and alter the die cuts to create new words, flourishes frames or embellishments.  Please join me on todays video as I share how I changed the free die Congratulations into a Flourish Frame and the shorter word 'Congrats' with a great flourish at the beginning and end.

Supplies will be linked directly below the video.  Thanks for stopping by and spending some of your day with me.

Supplies from Cut at Home
MAG23: Tattered Lace Magazine 23
CR-02197: JustRite Papercraft Morning Splendor clear stamps
TIM19541: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
660425: Sizzix Big Shot White & Grey

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Banishing a Creative Block

a Cut at Home Design Team Project
Where do you head when your creative process has just up and left?  Do you have specific places that start the creative fires burning again?  I thought today I'd share what I do and in turn maybe it would help you as well.  After all we all those times when we sit down, really wanting to makes something but find there's just no inspiration.

My greatest resources are online, I think most of us are online people anymore so when stumped I visit - - -
  • Blogs
  • YouTube 
  • News Feeds
  • Manufacturer Websites
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Friends
  • Groups (like on Facebook)
  • Facebook pages
  • Design Team shares
  • Instagram
  • Other Social Media
  • and my favorite Pinterest
Today I'm sharing several cards I've made from inspiration I've gleaned from online.  This first one was an email sharing a new tutorial from Split Coast Stampers, one of my go to places to get inspired Laura Lipe had shared her Decorative Corner Card and I just had to try it.  Super simple with great results and the bonus is it folds and fits nicely in an A2 size envelope!  I'll have links directly below today's video to my Inspiration spots, including Laura's tutorial and the supplies I've used from Cut at Home.

 I love that this card takes a standard A2 card base, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", will stand up when received and fold flat for mailing.   I used decorative paper on all four segments on the one card above so I decided to punch a small hole on the top back and attach a tag to write my sentiment on.

My second and third cards are Pinterest inspired.  I love grabbing a cup of coffee and sitting down with Pinterest, there is such a wealth of creativeness just oozing from all those pins.  Beware though time flies when you're looking!

Please join me on today's video and if you haven't yet subscribed to my blog I hope you'll do that while your here.  Thanks for stopping by to share your time with me.  Please don't forget to check out the sites that inspired me by clicking their links below and leaving a little love and thank you's on their YouTube, blog and Pinterest to thank them for sharing and inspiring the rest of us.

Credits and Supplies

Inspirational Credits –

Decorative Corner Card –

Blog post
YouTube tutorial 

Inky Moose Noel Card –
Pinterest link
White Wreath Card
Pinterest link

Supplies from the store:
Graphic 45’s Christmas Carol Collection
Spellbinders Holiday Holly Frame die set
S5-236: Spellbinders Holiday Create a Flake die set
ES-015: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Reindeer Magic folder
660097: Sizzix Tim HOltz Alterations Holiday Words, Handwritten
HCD1-774: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up Shoe dies

My Inspiration spots –

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Exciting news! I'm Part of the 2016 Crew!

Hello everyone -

I wanted to share some exciting news.  I was selected to become part of  the Canvas Corp Brands Crew for 2016! Canvas Corp includes three fabulous companies 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels and Canvas Home Basics.  I am excited to be able to share each of these with you in more depth in the coming year.

The 'Crew' includes fantastically talented crafters from not only the United States but countries around the globe.  You can get a full list on the stores blog post here at Canvas Corps The Creative Studio.

You can find products in your local Michaels, JoAnns or a host of other shops but if you happen to be in an area where there aren't stores that carry their fabulous yumminess then check out the Online Shop and and have items sent directly to your home.  You certainly don't want to miss out on all the fabulous things available for your creative inspirations.

So subscribe to my blog today so you don't miss out on any of the exciting things I'll be sharing in the months ahead!

Thanks for sharing my excitement!


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