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

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection Birthday Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today's card uses the Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection of dies including the Background set, Border, Corner and Strip set and the Stockholm set.  I also used the Stamps To Die For Floral Flourish Oval Duo stamps.

The video will share what each die cut looks like, how I put my card together and other still photos.  I used foam tape between the layers on the front to pop them above one another so all the little curls and flourishes would stand out.

With these dies you get the outer cutting die which cuts the embellishment completely out of your paper.  Or, you can use the decorative piece by itself to cut out only the die with out cutting away the excess.  This is how the front of the card is made, the decorative part is cut into the paper leaving the border around.  By trimming the excess I ended up with a nice card base.

The inside uses the Corner and Strip along with the mat from the Stockholm set.  I used a beautiful piece of ribbon that just arrived in a Happy Mail box from Manuela (Bunny Bow).  It was perfect timing for my card.  The sentiment is stamped with Dusty Concord distress ink using a stamp set from my stash, Taylored Expressions Notable Blooms.

Supplies from the store: 
CED4201: Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection - Background  
CED4202: Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection - Corner, Border & Tag dies  
CED4203: Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection - Stockholm  
UMS588: Sue Wilson Stamps To Die For - Floral Flourish Oval Duo  
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream 12x12 Cardstock 
TIM21445: Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink  
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2" (sold directly through Amazon)  
T-001: Spellbinders Tool 'n One 

Supplies from my Stash: DCWV Shimmer cardstock, Wink of Stella Clear pen, Ribbon, Taylored Expressions Birthday stamp

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Gift Set

a Cut at Home Desgin Team Project


I know, this doesn't look like Graphic 45's Mon Amour collection does it?  I'm really giving you a sneak peek at a post I'll be doing next month.  We get this neat paper bags from a local produce market and I've collected quite a few of them.  When I'd finished my Gift set and card I went in search of one of the bags. Sadly there just wasn't enough of the Mon Amour paper left to decorate one so I hunted and found two sheets of this old Fashionista paper.  Voila a personalized bag.  So check back mid October for a full blown post about this.

Here's what was tucked inside my gift bag.  An altered composition book and password log book and  matching card.  Today's video will give you a walk through with the products I used for both books.

I'll be doing a start to finish on the card so I hope you'll join me on video.  All supplies are linked to the Cut at Home store directly below the video.

Supplies from the Store: 
4501213: Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12x12 Paper Pad 
4501217: Graphic 45 Mon Amour Sticker Sheet  
4501214: Graphic 45 Mon Amour  Tags & Pockets
S2-050: Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Corner Flourish dies 
S5-218: Spellbinders Nestabilities Divine Eloquence dies 
HCD1-764: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy die  
660225: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits - Friend dies 
ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4" 
TIM27164: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Spun Sugar  
SPC-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cardstock - Cuddle Cream