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 -
Email me at
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