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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

Using Angel Craft Vinyl to Bling Up and Old Vase

March 27th, 2015

Karen N here today sharing my FIRST-ever vinyl project using Angel Craft Vinyl!  Looking on Pinterest, I’ve seen tons of projects that I want to try using vinyl, but I’ve always been a bit scared of it.  Cut@Home sent me some samples to try, so I decided to give it a shot using my metal dies and my Big Shot.  Yes, you heard it.  My Big Shot!  I didn’t need a super fancy electronic die cutting machine. This vinyl is SO awesome that it cuts like butter with regular dies and a Big Shot!  WoW.

So I dug through my cupboards trying to decide what to do, and I came across this old vase.  (It’s not really crooked at the top; that’s just an odd picture!)


And then, I decided to just PLAY.  I pulled out my Spellbinders Layered Flowers, a swirl die and some circle dies along with brimstone yellow, sepia brown and antique white Angel Craft Vinyl in the 6×12 size, which is perfect for the Big Shot.  And I cut a bunch of each of the dies I selected.  One pass through the Big Shot cuts perfectly!  Next I made sure that vase was clean and peeled the liner from the vinyl and carefully laid it down on the vase smoothing it out well.  Here’s a video showing you the super easy process with a couple of the circles.  It’s SO easy.


Once done, I added a some bling I had in my stash, a big bow and some pretty daisies, and I LoVe my vinyl and blinged up vase!


Hope you give it a try.  I’m thinking I’ll add “Vinyl-addict” to my other list of crafty obsessions!

Supplies used from Cut@Home

Angel Craft Vinyl (Trendy Home #1) – SKU 6X12TRHM-01

Angel Craft Vinyl (Trendy Home #2) – SKU 6X12TRHM-02

Angel Craft Vinyl (Neutral #1) – SKU 6X12NEUT-01

Spellbinders Layered Flowers Dies – SKU S4-355

Big Shot – SKU 657900

Supplies used from my stash

Circle Dies

Swirl Die

3 Girl JAM Ribbon


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Easter Cards featuring Lawn Fawn

March 26th, 2015

Today I have some fun Easter cards that feature Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.  I love the cute designs and overall style of Lawn Fawn.  It is just so easy to find something for everyone.

garden bunny   ear bunny

The Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter stamp and die sets are just too much fun.  Both of the cards feature the Eggstra Special Easter stamps and dies.   There are so many elements that can be used to create Easter cards for all ages.  There are also a number of basic dies in the Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts collection that can be used to add some fun elements to a card.

For the “Happy Easter” card, I began with an A2 card base in green, cut 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I cut a blue layer and another green layer using the largest of the Small Stitched Rectangles.  I further cut the green rectangle using the Stitched Hillside Borders to create the two layers of grass shown.  These are so very easy to cut, and what a cute result!  I stamped the “happy Easter” sentiment at the bottom of the front layer of grass.  It was heat embossed using Ranger’s Super Fine Clear embossing powder for emphasis.  The sun and the clouds were cut using the Hello Sunshine die set.  I used the Hello Sunshine stamps and die to make the cute Easter chicks.  I’m pretty sure they are meant to be little birds, but I think that they also make cute chicks.  I added a little orange Copic marker to them to enhance their little beaks.  I stamped the bunny on white and on purple cardstock, and then cut both.  I fussy cut the bow from the purple bunny and glued it in place on the white bunny.  I added a few pink highlights (nose and ears) using a pink Copic marker.  Finally, I made the tulips by stamping and cutting them both out of a green patterned paper and the red polka dot paper.  I cut the red polka dot heads and glued them in place on the green tulips.  All I needed to do from that point was just to assemble the card.  I did that using my Angel Craft 1/4″ adhesive.

For the “Earresistable” card, the process was similar.  I cut the teal A2 card base 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I cut the plaid layer 4″ x 5.25″.  I used the Say Cheese die set to cut the cute photo frame in white, and a blue center as a background for the picture.  I cut a teal layer just slightly larger than the photo frame (1/4″ added to each side’s dimension, so that only 1/8″ of the teal will show when assembled).  The bunny was stamped on brown and on teal.  I fussy cut the bow from the teal bunny, and glued it in place on the brown version.  I used my pink Glaze pen to add the nose and ear accents.  I cut a teal banner using a die from the large Stitched Journaling Card die set.  The sentiment “You’re Earresistable” is designed as a long sentiment, stretching almost the entire width of an A2 card.  To make it easier to use on the banner, I simply cut the stamp between the words.  I used my Ranger Super Fine embossing powder to make this sentiment pop also.  I assembled this card using my Angel Craft 1/4″ adhesive.  I added the cute teal/white polka dot to embellish.

For additional information on how I made the cards, please see the short video.

These cards were so fun and so easy to make.  I love the look that you can achieve by doing the simple fussy cutting and paper piecing techniques.  Be sure to check out the many cute Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets that are available on the Cut@Home site.  I’m sure that you’ll find a “must have” for your collection.

Supplies available from Cut @ Home

Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter stamp (SKU LF840) and die (SKU LF841) sets, arriving April 2015

Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine stamp (SKU LF651) and die (SKU LF798) sets

Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border dies (SKU LF 772)

Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle dies (SKU LF768)

Lawn Fawn Say  Cheese die (SKU LF491)

Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Journaling Card die set (SKU LF611)

Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Angel Crafts 1/4″ adhesive (SKU ACT1414)

Supplies from my stash:  Queen and Company Dotties – teal; assorted cardstock; Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive; Ranger Super Fine Clear embossing powder; pink and orange Copic markers; pink Glaze pen

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’




Floating frame using Angel Craft Premium Vinyl!

March 25th, 2015

Today I’m using the wonderful Premium Angel Craft Premium Vinyl. I love to play with vinyl. There’s so many great home decor projects that you can get so creative with, and wonderful gifts that you can make.

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Cut At Home has some beautiful vinyl to choose from that come in several sizes and colors to choose from.


I love to re-purpose items when I get the chance. Today I’m using a very old, and not so pretty frame. This was just a plain used frame I had in my stash.

Snapshot 3 (3-23-2015 11-34 PM) Snapshot 2 (3-23-2015 11-34 PM)
I first removed the backing and discarded it, as I no longer need it. I gave the frame two coats of white Gesso paint, using my heat gun to help speed up the drying time.

Snapshot 4 (3-23-2015 11-37 PM)

I then took the frame outside to spray paint it. I used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze.

Snapshot 1 (3-24-2015 2-53 PM)

While that was drying, I cut out a beautiful quote using the White Matte Angel Craft Vinyl from my Silhouette Cameo (see design # below).
If you have never cut out vinyl on your Cameo, it’s very easy! You simply place it on your mat like you would a piece of cardstock. Under the cut settings, change your cut type to “vinyl”. Then cut it out the same way, following the blade depth the Silhouette recommends. This will give it a “kiss” cut, which will not cut  all the way through the backing. You then want to “weed” your vinyl. Simply use a piercing tool, or something else with a point, you need to take out all of the negative pieces of vinyl that you do not need. The center of any of the letters, leaving only the design you desire.
Then using the Angel Craft Transfer Paper…which is a must have for me, I place that over my vinyl that is left on the backing sheet. After burnishing that down, you want to pull back the transfer paper, and only the vinyl will stick to it. If any vinyl does not stick, you want to place the transfer paper back down & burnish it again. Then you are able to use this to adhere to your glass piece in your frame. I used my grid mat and a printed version of the quote as a guide to help to get it straight on the frame.

Snapshot 1 (3-24-2015 3-00 PM)
Replacing the glass in my frame, I choose to remove the metal closure pieces, being that they can be seen from the front. To remove them, I used a pair of needle nosed pliers. To adhere my glass down to the frame, I used E6000 very lightly trying to avoid any gushing out on the sides. This will hold it securely in place. I then added a beautiful cluster of flower’s, and pearl trim to finish this frame off. This project looks beautiful hanging from a wall, or on a plate stand. You can see just a small shadow peeking through the frame from the lettering, which looks great!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. If you’d like to see a full process of  this, please see the video below.

Thanks for stopping by!
Products used:
Angel Craft Premium Vinyl White Matte 12×6: SKU:12X6010-WHT
Angel Craft Transfer Paper 6×50: SKU:6X50TRAN-TPE
Silhouette Cameo: SKU:SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-2-3T

Products from my stash: frame, paper piercer, flowers, pearl trim, leaves, heat gun, gesso, spray paint.
Silhouette Design #42872

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Introducing NEW Angel Craft Podge

March 24th, 2015

P1140933Oh I just love when new products become available,
especially when I’ve been hinting and hinting about them for what seems forever!

I’ve been using the Angel Craft Podge on several of my past projects keeping an eye out to make sure items stayed sealed and there was no lifting.  This is such a great product I can’t endorse it enough.  There is very little odor, it’s clear with no yellow tint, can be used as either a sealer, top coat or glue, I’ve tired it in all of these capacities and been extremely happy with the results.  And as an added bonus the six ounce bottle comes with a brush attached to the lid, fantastic idea!

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I’ve had so much fun playing, I took plain Composition books, like you’d use in school and altered the outside and inside fronts and back.  The top one above that says Celebrate is my own and used daily.  I’ve used Graphic 45‘s A Place in Time, Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed and Arianna Blooms and Tim Holtz Tissue Paper and Wallflower paper collections on my Journals.

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You can see here how well the Angel Craft Podge takes the Tim Holtz Distress Inks (I used Black Soot here) and also modeling paste over his Tissue paper.  I’ve used this Podge with cardstock, foil and tissue paper with excellent results.

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You can also see how well the Podge holds letters and flourishes, here I used words from the collection and a flourish from Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls.  I hope you’ll join me on the video to get some close ups and other samples of how I’ve used it in my crafting.  Links to all products from the store is below.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

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Supplies from the Store:
ACP6SG: Angel Craft Podge
4501015: Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate Paper Collection
HCDP1-233: Heartfelt Creations Sun Kiss Fleur Collection
HCP1-244: Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Collection
TH93110: Tim Holtz Wallflower Collection
TH93181: Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
TH19541: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
TH19527: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
LR0271: Marianne Designs Creatables – Vintage Swirls

Supplies from my Stash: Composition Books, Bling, Tim Holtz Bands, Modeling Paste, Masks, Glitter, Glossy Accents

What’s NEW this week at Cut@Home!

March 24th, 2015

Look what’s new at Cut@Home this week!

Penny Black released some really darling Cling and Clear Stamps and Creative Dies. Here is an idea of what’s new from them:







I love their slapstick cling collection. They have such great flowers – daffodils, poppies – something for everyone! Their dies cut beautifully in all my machines too.

JustRite Stampers March release has five stamp sets.







If you are looking for a really great stamp for masculine cards, take a look at the Woodgrain Upcycled stamp, the first and last card in the sampler above. Another favorite is the Romantic Wild Roses clear set, so make sure you look at Darsie’s video!

Kelly Marie from Lawn Fawn has a bunch of new dies and a few stamps that are new this week. She has more “Critters” this week and dies that coordinate with her stamps, like the “Let’s Play”, “Baked With Love” and “Best Pun Ever” to name a few:









Marianne Design has new Craftables, Creatables and Collectible dies and clear stamps this week. She has some baby dies, along with some beautiful flowers and architecture dies. Take a looksie at some of the projects she has created with her new dies (for more ideas like these, please visit Marianne Design Inspiration Gallery)






The talent overfloweth this week!

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner


Deal of the Week Sizzix 30-50% off!

March 23rd, 2015

Happy Monday Morning Cut@Homeys!

The Deal of the Week is select Sizzix dies are 30-50% off!








Sizzix – the start of Something YOU! So get crafting!

And don’t forget about our other items on CLEARANCE and SPECIALS!

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

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