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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas


My Anchor from Heartfelt’s Everyday Heroes Collection

April 21st, 2015

Today I want to show you more ideas for using the Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes Collection.  My focus here is on a single stamp set, “My Anchor” and the anchor die from the Everyday Heroes die set.  I used these to create three very different cards —

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My first card, the navy and silver one, features a fun product called “Vertigo” by Imagine Crafts.  Vertigo is a plastic material that comes in different finishes, each giving a different texture or impression.  I used “Rattlesnake” here — this is the one that I think most looks like water.  I thought it would be fun to stamp the image on using Mediterranean Blue Brilliance Ink (you need to use pigment inks with Vertigo).  While the ink was still wet, I added some Ranger Super Fine Clear embossing powder and heat embossed the image to give it a little more sheen.  It is very easy to heat emboss with the Vertigo, you just need to be careful to not get it too hot or it will melt (similar to the burns that you begin to see when you over-emboss paper).  I trimmed the Vertigo close to the stamped image, and cut a blue layer the same size to go behind it.  I cut the base layer 4.25″ x 5.5″ from blue cardstock, and a second layer 4″ x 5.25″ from a silver hammered cardstock.  I used the anchor die in the Everyday Heroes die set to cut an anchor from the hammered silver cardstock.  I attached all of the pieces with Angel Craft 1/4″ adhesive.  I added a little embellishment at the bottom by tying three half-hitch knots and staggering them at the bottom of the stamped image.  Very easy, but the Vertigo adds a fun new dimension.

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My second card is stamped using Hero Arts Ombre Ink in Pool to Navy.  This is a fun ink to use, although it takes just a little practice to achieve a nice ombre effect.  (My video shows the special techniques you’ll want to use with this ink.)  This is probably the simplest of the three cards in that it is just the stamped image layered on two colors of cardstock, but I like the cool ombre look.  Also, I stamped the image on a textured cardstock, and I like how the cardstock texture adds a little interest to the  card too.  I finished the card by adding one half-hitch knot at the bottom.  The twine that I use here is by Maya Road.  It is thicker than most bakers twines, and so only one or two layers is sufficient to make a statement on a card.  The color I used is “blue corn”, and I think it is a good match for the ombre ink.

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My last card uses some vintage techniques.  I stamped the image twice on ivory cardstock using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Once the ink dried thoroughly, I took one of the stamped images and trimmed it close to the lettering, and I fussy cut the ship from the other.  I used the anchor die from the die set to also cut the anchor from the second image.  I colored the ship and the anchor using Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I added a few shadows and details to both images using Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I used a foam pad and just a little of my Broken China Distress Ink to add some blue to the ocean areas of the card (I tried just leaving it cream/brown, but I didn’t like the look).  I really think the subtle blue water adds a lot to this card.  I used fussy cutting scissors to trim the image in a sort of random way, trying to set up my vintage look.  Once I was happy with the basic appearance, I used my Prima distressing tool to distress each of the edges and notches, etc.  Once I was satisfied with that look, I added some ink to the edges — first Antique Linen and then Tea Dye.  Once the inks dried, I made one more light pass around with the distressing tool (a perfect ink job on a distressed object just doesn’t seem quite right to me).  I cut a base layer from brown cardstock.  I attached the distressed piece with Angel Crafts 1/4″ adhesive, and the ship and anchor with a low dimensional adhesive.  I tied another half-hitch knot (this time using Ginger Root Maya Road twine), and added it to the bottom of the card.  Another very easy card, but what a cool result!

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Please be sure to watch the short video for additional information on the techniques that I used for each card.

I hope you won’t mind if I come back in a week or two and show you more ideas featuring the Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes collection.  I just love it, and each time I look at the stamp and die sets I am just so inspired.    I hope that you will also have an opportunity to work with this awesome collection.

Supplies from Cut @ Home:

Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes CollectionEveryday Heroes Die Set (SKU HCD1-761); My Anchor stamp set (SKU HCPC-3662)

Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Angel Craft Tape 1/4″ (SKU ACT-1414)

Tim Holtz Distress InksVintage Photo (SKU TIM19527); Antique Linen (SKU TIM19497); Tea Dye (SKU TIM19510); Broken China (SKU TIM21414)

Supplies from my stash:  assorted solid cardstock, hammered silver cardstock by Hot Off the Press, Maya Road Bakers Twine (Ginger Root and Blue Corn); generic navy twine; glue dots; Rattlesnake Vertigo by Imagine Crafts, Mediterranean Blue Brilliance Ink, Hero Arts Ombre Ink in Pool to Navy; craft marshmallows; Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder; Heat tool; Prima Ingvild Bolme distressing tool

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

NEW Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray

April 21st, 2015

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CLICK HERE to order your new Big Shot!

Happy Scrappin!

Marcie

Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Baby Card with NEW Joy!Crafts Stamps

April 20th, 2015

Happy Monday, this week I made a card with a really cute Baby stamp set from Joy Crafts Stamps. This set has lots of possibilities and the little bears are so cute!

I also used Tim Holtz Distress Markers for this project, they are a watercolor marker and are easy to blend and get a nice watercolor effect.

First I took a patterned paper card stock and cut it to make my card base. I cut it 10″ x 7″ and scored it at 5″ for a 5″ x 7″ card base. The card stock I used was an orange/yellow plaid patterned stock from Diecut with a View. Next i took a piece of coordinating card stock, I used a pink enamel embossed card stock from Close to My Heart. I cut it to be 4 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut the edges (4 1/2″ edges), the punch I used was Eyelet Lace.

Next I stamped each of the bears on a waterproof paper, the paper I used is an acrylic paper designed for acrylic paints, watercolors, ect. I chose this paper because I wanted it to blend nicely with the markers. I stamped the images using Ranger Archival Ink in black. I also stamped the words “Sweet and Baby”, I stamped the sentiment in pink, then i stamped two of the little stars in the archival ink.

To color the images I outlined the bears with the marker, I used Wild Honey for the bears, then I used a water brush to blend the markers into the center. I used Worn Lipstick to give the little bears rosey checks. I also used it for highlights. Altogether I used 5 colors of the Distress Markers: Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender.

Here is a look at one of the bears up close:

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When i was finished coloring all the images I went around the edges of the squares with the “Spun Sugar” marker and blended those edges as well. When I was happy with my coloring I used the small die from Spellbinders Contemporary Diamonds to cut out the bears, it is a 1″ x 1″ square and worked perfectly for what I wanted. I cut out all the bears and the sentiment that I stamped.

I assembled the bears inside of the pink die cut paper, I adhered them evenly on the paper, the sentiment was placed in the center, I used pop dots for the center to give is some dimension. I added pearls to the center of the eyelet pattern on the pink card stock. For the finishing touches I added a border on both sides of the card. The border consists of some washi tape and two different colors and widths of ribbon. I also bordered the edge of the pink card stock with ribbon to finish it up and added some accents with Wink of Stella markers, they are a glittery marker that adds a nice effect.

Here is a look at my finished card:

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Here is a list of the supplies that I used that are available on the Cut@Home website: www.ucutathome.com

64100321 – Joy Crafts Baby Acrylic Stamps
TDMK39082 – Tim Holtz Distress Markers all colors (also available in a 12 pack – TDMK39525)
S4-499 – Spellbinders Contemporary Diamond Die
TIP33080 – Tim Holtz/Ranger Water Brush

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Other items used from my stash:
Ranger Archival Ink (black), Card Stock, Martha Stewart punch (Eyelet Lace), pearls, ribbon, washi tape and Wink of Stella markers.

This was a fun stamp set to use, I just love the little bears and the set has so many possibilities. I hope you enjoyed my post, till next week –

Thanks and Happy Scrappin.

Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Deal of the Week – 30% off Scor-Pal!

April 20th, 2015

Happy Monday Morning Cut@Homeys!

The Deal of the Week is 30% off Scor-Pal. We have very little inventory left, so snatch it up before it’s gone. We will not be re-ordering.

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If you need craft tape, we have Angel Craft Tape available in two sizes.

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While you are shopping, make sure to check out our other SPECIALS and product on CLEARANCE.

Happy Scrappin!

Marcie

Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Bigz XL Gift Card Box

April 17th, 2015

Karen N here today sharing a couple projects I made using the Bigz XL Gift Card Box Die.  As Winter moves towards Spring, all sorts of gift giving events come along – Mom’s Day, Dad’s Day, graduations, etc.  It’s easy to give a gift card, and it’s super easy to dress up your gift cards with this cool tool!  I purchased the extended cutting plates that are available at Cut@Home, but you could use this die with your regular plates if you did three cuts.

I show you how to create the boxes on this video:

My first box uses Spellbinders Celebra’tions Prints and the uber-cute Penny Black Birthday Party Stamps.

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I water colored the image and cut it and a border with Spellbinders Labels Eight on my Big Shot.  I used the FABULOUS Angel Craft Tape in 1/4″ size to hold the box together and added a couple flowers.

I did a second box using Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Paper Collection.  The label is fussy-cut from that collection as well.  On this box, I fussy cut out the sentiment and attached it with some twine.  Because the paper is double-sided, I cut some plain green paper to fit on the inside of the box.  So easy, so cute!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Here’s my supply list.

Supplies from Cut@Home:

Bigz XL Gift Card Box Die – SKU 659722

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Prints – SKU SCP-016

Penny Black Birthday Party Stamps – SKU 30-232

Spellbinders Labels Eight – SKU S5-019

Big Shot – SKU 657900

Angel Craft Tape – SKU ACT 1414

Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Paper Collection – SKU HCDP1-239

Supply from my stash:

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Craftily yours,

Karen

Joy!Crafts Pop Up Butterfly Card

April 16th, 2015

I really have a thing for apertures and pop ups.  They lend so much interest to your cards.  Today I want to share a new one I just discovered.

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This is a die produced by Joy!Crafts which is in the Netherlands.  This Butterfly Pop Up is designed by Gerti Hofman and it’s just gorgeous.  What threw me was when I opened the package the die is mounted on a piece of heavy acrylic.  When you run the die through your Sizzix Big Shot (or whichever die cutting machine you use) you leave the die attached to the acrylic and you not only get your butterfly aperture cut but you also get the score lines where you’ll fold the piece to fit in your card base.  (I cut the white piece the same size as the acrylic which was 5 1/2″ x 11″ and then cut a card back 6″ square.)  I used the new Sizzix Precision Base Plate and had to do a little fiddling to adjust for the thickness of the acrylic.  It cut beautifully though.

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I used corner pieces from the new Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket dies to form my butterfly (well it was supposed to be a butterfly) on the front of the card.  This die set also comes with the prettiest pocket piece.  I can’t wait to use it on a mini to tuck little bits and pieces into.  The little flourishes (with imagination you might consider them the butterflies antenna, lol) come from a Marianne Designs Creatables die called Vintage Swirls, it’s one of my favorites.

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The die cut butterfly is just gorgeous when you back it with a pretty decorative paper.  I used Graphic 45’s Once Upon a Springtime Classic collection for the card base.  The die cut leaving little prongs that extend it from the card base about 1/4″ out,  the result being this great 3 dimensional look when the card it opened.

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To finish the inside I used another Joy!Crafts collection called Roses, Have a Beautiful Day.  I used one of the corners to frame my sentiment.  That’s what drew me to this stamp set, these gorgeous border frames, so many opportunities to use them.  I actually cut the one I used apart because it had a strip across the top as well.  You can always cut your stamps to better fit your needs, just use good scissors and a careful hand.

I hope you’ll join me on the video as we walk start-to-finish during the process of this card.  Be sure and check out Joy!Crafts as well as the other vendors I’ve used in the Cut at Home store, links will be provided directly below the video.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti
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Supplies from the Cut at Home Store:
60032013: Joy!Crafts Open Up Butterfly Die
64100310: Joy!Crafts Clear Stamps Roses, Have a Beautiful Day
4501099: Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Classic Collection
LR-0271: Marianne Designs Creatables Vintage Swirls
S4-503: Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Dies
657900: Sizzix Big Shot
660320: Sizzix Precision Base Plate
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2″
ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4″

SpellbindersSizzixTim HoltzHeartfelt CreationsGraphic 45Silhouette AmericaElizabeth Craft DesignsMagnolia StampsSpectrum NoirJustRite Stampers