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Scrapbook Layout featuring Graphic 45 Precious Memories

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Happy Monday! Can you believe that June is just about over! My granddaughter just turned two last month, boy does the time fly! Today I created a scrapbook layout of my granddaughter, my daughter-in-law took this picture the other day and I absolutely loved it, I knew it was going to be my next scrap project.

I decided to use Graphic 45 Precious Memories for this layout, I like the soft colors in this collection and it worked perfectly with my layout. I also used Spellbinders Celebrations card stock as well as a couple sheets from my stash.

This was a fun layout to make. I decided that I wanted to frame the picture with a few different layers of paper. I used the peach floral print “Cherish” for the back ground of the layout. I used the coordinating blue floral print “Pat-A-Cake” for the border and the base frame around the picture. I cut the border strip 1 1/2″ x 12″ and the frame at 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. The next frame was cut from Celebrations card stock, it was the medium green in the assortment. I cut this at 5 3/4″ x 7 3/4″, for the final frame I used a green dotted paper, it is from an old retired Graphic 45 line. I cut that piece 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″, the picture is a 5″ x 7″ print.


I also used a Bo Bunny double dot card stock “Slate Dot” for my layout. I cut a 1″ x 12″ strip and layered that over the floral strip I cut, next I cut three chains from a Sizzix die that I have called Chained. (It is no longer available for purchase at Cut@Home) This die worked perfectly with my layout since it matches the links in the swing on the picture. I used a die cutting machine to cut out the lettering and to create the banners. But even if you do not have an electronic die cutting machine the banners are easy to make.

The layout uses my granddaughters name as the first letter in all the words that I chose to describe her personality. Then I added the flowers and enamel dots to finish off the layout. The biggest tip that I have for scrapbook layouts is never adhere anything to you page until you have everything where you want it. I just lay everything out and move things along as I go, you can also use a magnetic platform and use magnets to hold the pieces down until you are sure of the placement. I cannot tell you how many times that I decide to move something, add something or omit something at the last minute!

Once I have everything just how I want it then I begin to adhere everything down to the page.

Here is a look at the finished page:


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I absolutely loved how this layout turned out! It was so much fun!

Here is a list of the products that I used that are available at Cut@Home.

4501093 – Graphic 45 Precious Memories 12″ x 12″ Paper Pack
SCP-017 – Spellbinders Celebrations 12″ x 12″ Assorted Solids
657900 – Sizzix Big Shot


I also used some supplies from my stash, Sizzix Chained Die, card stock, flowers and enamel dots.

I hope you enjoyed my post, until next week, thanks and Happy Scrappin!


NEW Graphic 45 Gilded Lily and Rare Oddities

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Graphic 45 has two new paper collections!

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Graphic 45’s Gilded Lily was inspired by Marie Antoinette and the luscious and gorgeous French culture. It’s beautiful pastel colors and imagery will take you to a time full of refinement and sophistication. This collection will include 8 gorgeous new paper designs, 12×12, 8×8 and 6×6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, cling stamps and sticker sets. It’s the perfect collection to bring an authentic French look to any craft creation! Je t’aime!

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Enter the inquisitive and elegant world of Rare Oddities by Graphic 45! There is magic and wonder waiting on every exquisite page of this brilliant paper collection! Picture your favorite antique shop, filled with clever oddities and fascinating knickknacks. There’s always something rare and enthralling to discover. You’ll be mesmerized by the saturated color palette of golden oranges, garden greens, dreamy purples, charcoal blacks and delicate creams. This collection will include 8 gorgeous new paper designs, 12×12, 8×8 and 6×6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, cling stamps and sticker sets. It’s the perfect collection to bring an authentic vintage look to any craft creation!

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Birthday Cards with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a couple of Birthday cards that I made with a new paper line from Graphic 45 called Gilded Lily. I also used dies from a few Spellbinders die sets. This new paper line has a very Victorian feel.


I made two cards, both of which are layered. For the first card I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base. I cut if from a tan colored card stock. I used three different patterned papers from the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily line as well as some of the stickers from the sticker sheet that is available and one of the images from the paper pack. I cut a piece of the pink patterned paper 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, then from the tan sheet of patterned paper I cut a rectangle shape using the largest die from the Valiant Honor die set, from the blue patterned paper I cut an oval shape from the Elegant Ovals die set, I also cut a shape out of the pink patterned paper from the die set Family Favorites, which is a Sizzix die set. I also cut one of the ladies from the paper pack and two of the vines from the Spellbinders Romantic Vines set.

I inked the edges of all of my pieces, then I assembled my card. I adhered the 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 piece of card stock first, then I layered the other pieces by size, I added pop dots to the last shape and the lady as well as the phrase from the sticker sheet “Let them Eat Cake”. I added the vines, a border from the sticker sheet to the top and bottom of the card and finally a little bling.

Here is a look at the finished card:

Card 1

For the second card I used the same paper. I used a Tim Holtz on the edge die for this card, the die I used is called Distressed Doily. I cut 6 die cuts, two of each color of the patterned paper. I also fussy cut the shape “Let them Eat Cake” from a piece of the card stock. I cut two of the longest vines from the Romantic Vines die set. For the card I used a 5″ x 7″ base. I inked the edges of all my pieces with coordinating distress inks. To assemble the card I found the center and lined up the two blue doily cuts, then I layered the pink and tan doilies under the blue doily, I trimmed the doily die cuts to fit the card. I added a strip of lace tape from my stash to the center of the card and along each end. I used pop dots to adhere the sentiment to the center then I adhered the vines, I added some roses that I had in my stash to finish it off. Here is a look at my second card:

Card 2

I really like how the cards turned out with all the different layers, I also like the way that the ink makes the different layers pop.

Here is a list of the items I used that are available on the Cut@Home website.

4501136 – Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 12×12 Paper Pad
S4-531 – Spellbinders Romantic Vines dies
S4-425 – Elegant Ovals dies
S5-217 – Valiant Honor dies
TIM21421 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy
TIM43256 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Mermaid Lagoon
TIM20233 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Peeled Paint
TIM20240 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tattered Rose
657496 – Tim Holtz On the Edge Die, Distressed Doily


I also used my Sizzix Big Shot for this project.

Here is a list of other items that I used from my own stash, card stock, adhesive lace, gems and roses.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, until next week thanks and Happy Scrappin!


Fun and simple brag book using Graphic 45 Gilded Lily!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Hi there! Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today. I’m sharing with you a very fun & simple to put together brag book.

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I’ve chosen the stunning Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection.


I’ve cut two pieces of medium-weight chipboard to 5×7, and four pieces of the 8×8 Gilded Lily paper to 5×7 as well.

Using Neenah Mid-Tone collection (kraft) paper, I’ve cut down ten pieces of paper to 5×7 which gives me 20 inside pages…perfect for adding photos or journaling to.

I adhered all my patterned paper to the front and back of my chipboard using Angel Craft 1/4″ Tape. You want to make sure to use a very strong adhesive.

Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, I’ve edged both the front and back cover’s using a mini blending tool.

Wanting to give my cover a unique & beautiful shape, I chose to use Spellbinder’s A2 Bracket Borders One dies.

thumbnailThis set comes with seven dies. Four of them are edge dies, where they cut the edge of the paper. The other three are decorative dies. You can choose to use a decorative die, along with an edge die for a unique look on the edge of your paper. Simply line them up. They line up perfectly together.

Using my Sizzix Big Shot Machine, I ran my cover paper through, using two of the decorative dies, and one edge die.

2015-06-16 17.50.38 Here is a sample of how I lined my dies up to cut my patterned paper out. I used washi-tape to hold them in place, as I ran them through my die cut machine.

I did use a ruler to give myself a guide to help line up my dies. You can choose to eye-ball it if you’d like.

These dies fit perfectly across a standard sized A2 card. They have small notches on either end of the die, which will help as a guide lining it up.

2015-06-16 16.55.43 Here’s a closer look at the finish these dies give.

I then used the Cinch binding machine, to bind my book together. You can also bind your book with rings, ribbon, twine or anything thing you choose. I finished my book off with some beautiful cotton lace trim, flat-back pearls, and flowers. I also choose two die cuts from the Graphic 45 Tags & Pockets, edging them in Vintage Photo, and giving them dimension with chipboard.

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Here’s photos of the inside front & back pages.

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Here is my back cover. I absolutely love this new collection from Graphic 45!

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I sure hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! I do have a full process video showing this project. If you’d like to follow along, please click on the video below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders dies: SKU:S5-182
Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 8×8 Collection: SKU:4501135
Gilded Lily Tags & Pockets: SKU:4501137
Angel Craft Tape 1/4″: SKU:ACT1414
Distress Ink Vintage Photo: SKU:TIM19527
Tim Holtz Blending Mini Ink Blending tool: SKU:IBT40965
Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU:657900
Cutting Pads Standard Mint: SKU: 660522

Products from my stash:
Cinch, chipboard, cardstock, flowers, ribbon, lace.

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Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket Mini Album

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Karen N here!  Super excited to be sharing with you a mini album that I made using the fun Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die and some of the fabulous Graphic 45 paper from the Time to Flourish collection!

Please watch my video that shows you exactly how to put this mini together:

I love the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection.  There are patterns for each time of the year, fabulous year-round results.  I decided to make a Birthday-Reminder mini.  There is one pocket for each two months. In each of the envelopes is a white-cardstock tag (cut with my Big Shot using the Sizzix Bigz L Tickets & Tags Die).  On the tag, I’ll write down all those special birthdays, so I don’t forget them!

The  Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die says that you have to have the extended cutting pads to use this die, and if you need to cut the whole thing at once, you do.  Since I had to cut several of the pockets and a couple of the covers, I just used my regular cutting pads (even though I have the extended ones) because it was easier. I used the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pad to cut six of the envelopes.  I then used 1/2″ Angel Craft Tape to adhere the two tabs on the envelopes.  There’s two on one side and one on the other.  The two I adhered were the ones on the same side.  (Easier to understand by watching the video!)  I left the third tab alone for now.

Once all of the envelopes were put together, I added Angel Craft tape to the third tab, folded it over and stuck them all together.  I added some ribbon and tags from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Journaling Chipboard.  Because I didn’t want to add anymore bulk to the envelopes, I covered the hole with a flower from Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Flowers (rather than tying a bow).

I cut two of the cover pieces from the  Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die and stuck them together to make the cover.  I covered the cover with paper from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pad.  The die cuts the flap and edges perfectly, and the larger spots are 3″ x 4″.  To finish the album, I added some Beacon 3N1 glue (a good non-finger-burning substitute for hot glue) to the ends of the pockets and stuck it in the cover.  I added another flower to the flap and close it with some velcro.

Here’s what my fun mini looks like with the flap closed:


And here’s a few of it open:


And lastly, a few of one of the pages:


Supplies from Cut@Home:

Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die – SKU 659902

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pad – SKU 4501054

1/2″ Angel Craft Tape – SKU ACT1412

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Journaling Chipboard – SKU 4501060

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Flowers – SKU 4501057

Sizzix Bigz L Tickets & Tags Die – SKU 659996

Big Shot – SKU 657900

Supplies from my stash:

3 Girl JAM ribbon

Beacon 3N1 glue


white cardstock

Thank you SO much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


NEW Graphic 45 for Pre-order!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Graphic 45 has two NEW collections that are available for pre-order!

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Gilded Lily is a look at old France in muted colors of blue, peach and tan.

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Rare Oddities is a whimsical Halloween collection in vibrant colors of purple, orange, green and black.

Both collections contain three different sizes of paper pads, chipboard embellishments and three different Hampton Arts stamps. They will be shipping the end of May.

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home, Online Retail Store, Owner

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