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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

NEW Tim Holtz Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch

July 29th, 2015

Have you seen the new Distress Ink by Tim Holtz? It’s called Blueprint Sketch in a beautiful, bright shade of blue.







Tim’s inks come in an array of colors, it is difficult to choose a favorite! All his inks work so well with all your layouts, cards and mixed media – you gotta get them all!

TH Ink assortment











Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Dressing up a kraft gift bag with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily!

July 29th, 2015

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

I’m dressing up a plain kraft gift bag using the beautiful Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection!

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download This paper collection is stunning!

After distressing my edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, I used the Angel Craft Tape in the 1/4″ to adhere my paper to the front & back of my bag. I added some beautiful lace to the top of each side of the bag…trimming it with flat-back pearl trim.

2015-07-27 19.11.49  This die from Spellbinders is so unique! It is called Imperial Square, and it has the most beautiful detail to it. It comes with four pieces. The outside piece, an inside piece if you want to make it a frame, and two corner pieces. I used both the outside and inside piece for the front of my bag. I cut it out from the Graphic 45 6×6 collection, using my Sizzix Big Shot Machine.

I backed the inside piece of this die with chipboard, giving it dimension before adhering it down. I first inked the edges as well, with Vintage Photo.

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Using a new Sizzix Framelit’s With Stamp die set, I stamped the sentiment “with love” on coordinating paper, and adhered that to the front of my bag.

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I knew I needed a beautiful flower, so I used the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms die set, along with my Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

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The Flower Shaping Kit comes with several tools which help to give dimension to your flowers. I used the large stylus that comes in the kit, along with the petal curler, and ran my stylus in the center of my flowers, which breaks up the fibers in the paper, thus curling up the petals which then become dimensional. This is a very simple & quick way to add handmade flowers to any project.

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I used hot glue, and adhered a few of the flowers together, alternating the petals. I added a tiny cluster spray to the center of my flower.

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Using the Graphic 45 Tag’s & Pockets, I added a tiny tag that I signed my name on.

2015-07-27 19.13.05  Here’s a look at the back side of the bag.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project. I have a process video showing how I put this together, if you’re interested, please click on the video below.

Products used:
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit: SKU:HCST1-401
Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Die: SKU:HCD-748
Graphic 45 Guilded Lily 12×12: SKU:4501136
Graphic 45 Guilded Lily 6×6: SKU:4501134
Graphic 45 Guilded Lily Tags & Pockets: SKU:4501137
Sizzix Framelits with Stamps: SKU:660345
Spellbinders Imperial Square Die: SKU:S6-021
Angel Craft Tape 1/4″: SKU:ACT1414
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: SKU:TIM19527
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending tool: SKU:IBT40965
Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU:657900

Products from my stash: white cardstock, flowers, hot glue, lace, pearls.

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NEW French General, Echo Park and Jillibean Soup from Sizzix!

July 28th, 2015

Sizzix has three new collections making a splash this week! Here is a look at some of the projects you can make with great new dies and embossing folders!

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Bring the classic look of the French countryside to your designs with the French General collection!

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Echo Park offers a unique and timeless approach to style, form and format with their wide range of bright and playful images.

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Jillibean Soup creates products to whimsically suit any taste or time!

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Introducing Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Collection

July 27th, 2015

Karen N here today introducing a FABULOUS new Heartfelt Creations Collection to Cut@Home!  Sparkling Poinsettia!  Heartfelt Creations has done it again!  It’s a beautiful collection!

Here’s a video showing you the collection stamps, dies and papers….as well as a few cards I made with this gorgeous collection!


First think I did was stamp the Sparkling Poinsettia flowers in gold ink onto a burgundy piece of patterned paper from the collection.  I then die cut these with the Sparkling Poinsettia Die.  This made enough flowers for the next two cards.  I stamped in gold and die cut again onto a pretty piece of gold vellum I had in my stash, and then used the centers for the next two cards.  I shaped the flowers with the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  I love this kit!  It comes with everything you need to shape gorgeous flowers!  This first card is a panel from the collection layered onto the burgundy pattern paper.  I added some gold trim and gold pearls.  I added some gold Stickles to the card edges and the center.


For the next card, I put the flower on a corner of a green patterned paper die cut in my Big Shot with the Spellbinders Triple Floral Die.  This super intricate die is so pretty!  It cuts absolutely beautifully with the Sizzix Precision Base Plate.  Have one of these yet?  If not, you NEED it.  It makes these fun, intricate dies so easy.  I finished the card off with a little piece of a poinsettia border from the collection, Gold Stickles, 3 Girl JAM ribbon, and Bella Creationz Gold Sequins!


I decided to make a gold poinsettia next!  I used the Large Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp and Die.  I stamped it in Versamark, added some clear sparkling embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I shaped and layered the flower and layered it up with elements from the collection and some gold cardstock.  The center of this flower is Gold Stickles.  I’m not sure how beautiful the detail of this poinsettia is in the picture….but it’s gorgeous!  Trust me :0)



My final card is for the colorin’ lovin’ stampers out there.  I stamped the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle (gorgeous stamp) with some Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black Ink and then colored the image with Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor markers.  I layered it with a sentiment onto blue cardstock and added some sequins.  I edged the flowers with Baby Blue Stickles.


I hope you check out the GORGEOUS Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Collection.  Below is my supply list.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies from Cut@Home:

Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection – SKU HCDP1-256

Sparkling Poinsettia Stamps – SKU HCPC-3680

Sparkling Poinsettia Die – SKU HCD1-766

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit – SKU HCST1-401

Spellbinders Triple Floral Die – SKU S6-027

Sizzix Precision Base Plate – SKU 660320

Large Sparkling Poinsettia Stamp – SKU HCPC-3679

Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die – SKU HCD1-765

Sparkling Poinsettia Candle – SKU HCPC-3681

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black Ink – SKU SCI-001

Big Shot – SKU 660425

Supplies from my stash:

White, gold and blue cardstock, Gold and Baby Blue Stickles, Vellum, Pearls, 3 Girl JAM ribbon, Bella Creationz Sequins

Craftily Yours,

Karen N.

How to use Sizzix Drop Ins Card with Flowers

July 27th, 2015

Happy Monday! Today I have the pleasure of sharing some great new dies from Sizzix and designer Stephanie Barnard, they are called Drop Ins and you are going to LOVE them! These dies allow you to make dimensional pop up cards, they turn out great and are fun to make!

The die set that I used is called “Card with Flowers”. You receive 21 dies in the set with a variety of different flowers you can use for layering, a couple of different leaves, as well as two different pop up centers to choose from. For today’s post I did one of each drop in!

For the first card I also used a couple of embossing folders from Sizzix and designer Stephanie Barnard, the folders I used were Flower Power and Flowers and Dots. I started with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 standard card base, I made my own base by taking a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of card stock and scoring it in the middle. These dies are such fun, they include lots of different flowers and insets and offer lots of variety. Next I cut my drop in, the video below shows how to cut it and how they work.

Once the drop in is in the card you can cut and assemble the rest of your card. For the first card I used the three flower drop in. I cut a patterned paper a 1/4″ smaller than the card base, next I embossed a piece of coredinations card stock and embossed it using the Flower Power embossing folder, then I sanded it for a two toned effect, I cut that piece 1/4 inch smaller that the patterned piece and layered them on the front of the card. Next I embossed a coordinating piece of card stock using one of the Flowers and Dots folders, these folders are border folders, you get three in the set. I used the dotted one. I used this as a border on my card. Next I cut two smaller flowers out of a polka dot patterned paper and a large flower, I added some rain dots in the center of the two smaller flowers. For the larger flower I also cut a circle using Spellbinders circle dies and added it in the center of the flower as well as a decorative metal grommet that I had, I added one of the rain dots in the center of the grommet as well, I also added two leaves to the large flower. To finish off the front of the card I added some random rain dots in some of the centers of the flowers on the embossed piece. Here is a look at the front of the card:


For the inside of the card, I added some flowers to the pop up part of the card using the coordinating card stock and patterned paper. I added rain dots for the middle of the flowers. I also added two leaves. Finally I added two stamped sentiments and cut them using a Spellbinders die set. Here is a look at the inside:


For the second card I used the large flower drop in. I also started with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base in yellow, I used another card stock in yellow for the drop in that was just a little lighter than the card base, I rounded the two outer corners of the card base with a 1/4 paper rounder. Next I cut a patterned piece of paper fo the back ground of my card, I cut this 1/4 inch smaller than the front of the card and rounded the corners of the two outer edges and mounted it to the front of my card. Next i cut some flowers for the front, I cut the largest flower in the set, one out of each of the yellows that I used, I used a pop dot to layer the two pieces, next I cut a smaller flower out of the patterned paper and layered them the same way. I adhered them to the larger flower. Then I cut the smaller flower and two leaves. I cut these out of toner paper and ran them through the Minc (the minc is a foiling machine I purchased from HSN). I used a sentiment that was foiled in the Minc as well. To finish off the front of the card I ran ribbon across the front and bottom and added some bling in the center of the flower. Here is a look at the finished front:


For the inside of the card I layered a few of the different flower shapes over the center pop up flower. I also cut and layered some of the smaller flowers from the patterned paper, and added some foil pieces. I also added two of the foiled leaves. Next I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment inside the card, added ribbon to the inside top and bottom and added some bling on the flowers. Here is a look at the finished inside:


These dies are very fun to use and easy! I had a great time making these and people love receiving cards that have a little added surprise inside. Here is a list of the products that I used that are available to purchase on the web site.


660140 – Sizzix Drop Ins Card with Flowers
660392 – Sizzix Texture Impressions Flower Power embossing folder
660393 – Sizzix Texture Impressions Flowers and Dots embossing folder
660320 – Sizzix Percision Base Plate (use for Triplits, Thinlits, Framlits and any similar dies, Spellbinders etc.)
658300 – Sizzix Big Shot Starter Set
S4-114 – Spellbinders Standard Circles Large Dies
S5-006 – Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles Dies

Other products used:
Card stock, patterned paper, stamps and ink, ribbon, grommet, rain dots, gems and Anna Griffin Minc machine.

I hope that you enjoyed my blog post today, until next time, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Deal of the Week Marianne Design 30% off!

July 27th, 2015

Happy Monday Morning Cut@Homeys!

The Cut@Home Deal of the Week is select Marianne Design  are 30% off. If you have always wanted to try her dies, now is the chance to minimize your investment to maximize your creativity! Marianne Design is a Dutch owned craft manufacturer that was established in 1994 by Marianne Perlot and is based in the Netherlands. Her products line includes  dies, stamps, and embossing folders. Her dies are the perfect size to do CARDS. They develop all their products with much care and quality to bring fresh ideas and beautiful products to the craft industry. The company continues to make beautiful designs and products, there are many ideas and inspiration for the future. See their beautiful designs in their Blog Inspiration Gallery. Also you can find more on searching Marianne Design Pinterest.

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner


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