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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

Birthday tag and gift card holder with Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

I’m here today to share a birthday tag, which also holds a gift card. I’ve used the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album and Lawn Fawn Bake Me A Cake Stamp set.

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I  traced my tag on Simple Stories patterned paper and cut it out. For the top hole, I use a 1/2″ circle punch, which works perfectly with these tags.

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I love how cute this tag turned out to be. Using Angel Craft Podge, I adhered my paper to the front & back of my tag. The attached brush really comes in handy, and makes clean up so much easier! I’ve distressed the edges of my tag with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.

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I stamped out my cake layers from the Bake Me A Cake Stamp set, with Momento London Fog ink. This ink will not smear, when it comes in contact with water. Using my Tim Holtz Distress Markers, I choose colors based on my paper selection. These markers go great with the Simple Stories collection since it also has a distressed look.

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After adding my color to the cake, I used my water brush to move the color around, which gave it a water colored look. I have listed the colors used below.

I cut all my layers out, leaving a small tab below each layer, which then allowed me to glue it to the previous layer. Before cutting out my layers however, I did re-stamp the top of each cake layer with Versafine black ink, giving it a clean edge.

Stamping directly on the tag, I used one of the cake stands & black ink. I then added my cake to the tag with a few candles to the top.

Snapshot 2 (4-20-2015 6-32 PM)

Next, I cut out three balloons from the Cameo. Being that I wanted the colors to match perfectly, I used my Distress Markers, and colored in the balloons. There are three layers to the balloon. For the first and second layer I used the same color but gave one of them one coat, the other two coats, which then gives it a tone on tone look. I love that it all coordinates so well. I used Baker’s Twine for the balloon strings. Two of the balloons I popped up off the page, leaving one adhered flat by adhering it with Angel Craft Tape.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on white cardstock after coloring the paper with my markers. I used a Spellbinders Labels Forty die to cut it out & adhere with pop dots to the front.

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In the stamp set, there is a tiny star that I colored with my markers as well & added several to the front of the tag.

Finishing up the front of the tag with a bow cut from the Cameo.

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To the back of the tag, I used a piece of scrap paper that matches the front, and cut it to approx. 1″ larger then the width of my tag, scoring it 1/2″ on both sides. I cut it to approx. 3 1/2″ tall, giving it a score 1/2″ down. I then mitered the corners, which will reduce bulk when I fold it. Using Angel Craft Tape, I adhered it to my page.

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Cutting out another mat for my sentiment to slip into the pocket, I used a larger die from the same Spellbinders Labels Forty set and cut it from my Sizzix Big Shot Machine. This now gives me a spot to write my greeting. This pocket will also hold my gift card.

If you’d like to see the process of how this came together, please check out the video below.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Thanks for stopping by!

Tim Holtz Distress Markers used:
Vintage Photo
Fired Brick
Evergreen Bough
Stormy Sky
Rusty Hinge
Forest Moss
Wild Honey
Antique Linen

Products used:
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit: SKU:HCST1-401
Graphic 45 Large Tag Album: 4500421
Lawn Fawn Bake Me A Cake Stamp Set: SKU:LF335
Angel Craft Tape: SKU:ACT1414
Angel Craft Podge: SKU:ACP6SG
Spellbinders Labels Forty die: SKU:S4-465
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink: SKU:TIM19527
Tim Holtz Blending Tool: SKU:IBT40965
Tim Holtz Distress Markers: SKU:TDMK39082
Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU:657900
Cutting Pads Standard Mint: SKU: 660522

Products from my stash: Ranger water color paper, Versafine Black ink, Momento London Fog Ink, Simple Stories paper.

Silhouette Designs:

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Tag using Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Hello! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I’d like to share a tag with you today.

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For my base I’ve used Graphic 45’s Large Tag Album. This is a sturdy piece of Kraft cardstock (comes in black as well) with a grommet already attached.

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I’m using Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper Wallflower. This is my favorite paper from Tim Holtz (it comes in vellum also).

Using my tag as a guide, I traced around the image on the paper I want on my tag. I traced it twice, once for the front & once for the back. I then traced in the center of the grommet and using a 1/2″ EK Success circle punch, I centered that over my traced circle & punch it out. This will allow it to perfectly fit over the hole on the tag, allowing the grommet to show through.

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Using Angel Craft Podge, I use the attached brush applicator & covered the entire piece of paper, then adhered it to my tag. This is a very easy to use adhesive, and very strong! After adhering both the front and back side of the tag, I edged the entire tag in Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I’m ready to decorate it.

Using a Julie Nutting stamp from Prima, I inked her up with black Staz-on ink on Ranger Water-color paper.

I’ve colored the image with my new Tim Holtz Distress markers (colors listed below).

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I stamped out her dress on some coordinating paper from the same collection, then adding a little bit of shading with the markers. After fussy-cutting out her dress and headband, I added her onto the stamped image. I then cut the entire thing out. After cutting out my image, I used a Black Soot distress marker to go around all the edges of my image, giving it a finished look.

Using Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit I made a handmade flower from the same paper collection.

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I love to make my own flowers, this way you can match anything you’re working on. For my die I used Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Die. I cut out all the petals with my Sizzix Big Shot Machine.

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out a beautiful Floral Flourish (design #37429) and added that to my tag. I also added my colored image, adhering it to chipboard beforehand. I added my beautiful handmade flower, along with several Wild Orchid Craft flowers. I also added a few leaves all using hot glue.

Using a beautiful stamp from JustRite Stampers Whisper of Wings, I stamped my sentiment then cut it from a Spellbinders Label Fortys die, using my Big Shot. I also backed it with chipboard then adhered it with Angel Craft Tape.

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To finish off my tag, I added some beautiful satin ribbon to the top. Please click on the video below to see the process of how this came together.

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve enjoyed my project share with you!!

Distress Markers used:
Skin: Antique Linen
Cheeks: Worn Lipstick
Hair: Wild Honey & Vintage Photo
Shoes: Pumice Stone
Dress & Headband: Old Paper

Products used:
Angel Craft Podge: SKU:ACP6SG
Angel Craft Tape: SKU:ACT1414
Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU:657900
Sizzix Cutting Pads Mint: SKU:660522
Graphic 45 Large Tag Album: SKU:4500626
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit: SKU:HCST1-401
Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper stash Wallflower: SKU:TH93110
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: SKU:TIM19527
Tim Holtz Distress Markers: SKU:TDMK39082
Spellbinders Labels Forty die: SKU:S4-465
JustRite Stampers Whisper of Wings stamp set: SKU:CR-02149

Products from my stash: Prima Julie Nutting Stamp, Staz-on Black Ink, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, ribbon, Ranger Water-color paper, heat gun, hot glue, Versafine black ink.

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Baby Album featuring Graphic 45, Angel Craft Podge and Marianne Dies

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Today I have a fun baby album to share with you.  It is a cute “binder book” by Maya Road featuring papers by Graphic 45, the Precious Memories collection, dies by Marianne Designs and held together by Angel Craft Podge.  A very quick and very simple project!


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So I started with a plain chipboard album from Maya Road.  I love the idea of a binder with chipboard pages.  It is the perfect thing to hold up to lots of use as a Grandma’s brag book.  To get ready for the paper, I painted around the edges of the album and each of the pages with some Tim Holtz Distress paint in Antique Linen.  Antique Linen was the best match with the paper I intended to use and I just so convenient to use.  I like the dabber top distress paints for use on chipboard, etc. because they release plenty of paint to cover the surface, but not so much that you have to wait a long time for it to dry.

My next step was to measure the album and the pages, and cut the Graphic 45 paper.  The Graphic 45 paper that I used was from the Precious Memories collection.  The floral pattern that I featured is called “Baby’s Breath”.  You’ll need at least six sheets for an album like this.  It was very easy to measure and cut all of the pieces needed to cover the album and pages — everything is pretty much square or rectangle.   Two of the corners on each page need to be rounded in order to match the album.

Attaching the paper to the chipboard was super easy.  I used the Angel Craft Podge for this.  What a terrific product!  It has a nice thin consistency which makes it easy to use; the built-in brush works well to add the podge to the paper; and best of all it is low odor so the product doesn’t drive you out of the house.  It was so easy, and the podge dried quickly so I could continue my project with hardly any down-time.

I wanted to use some cardstock frames and some little chipboard shapes to decorate the inside pages, but didn’t want to permanently attach the at this time.  Little Scarlett Claire isn’t born yet so there aren’t any photos.  My personal preference is to create an album around the pictures rather than to create an album and force the pictures to fit.  I prepared four “temporary” pages so that you can see what I have in mind.  (Temporary just means that I attached the elements using removable double-stick tape.)   Here are pictures of the sample pages —

page 1  page 2

page 3  page 4

My last task was to decorate the binder.  First I added the lace at each side of the spine to hide the paper joins.  I cut the lace long enough that it would wrap around to the inside and fix a similar problem there.  The lace was attached using the Angel Craft Podge (outside first, then when it was dry I stretched the lace to the inside).  I added the ribbon first, and then the doily.  The ribbon is just tied in place, although the heart-shaped trinket pin also helps to keep it in shape; the doily was attached with Angel Craft Podge.  I cut the word “baby” using a Marianne Designs die and a sheet of paper from the Precious Memories 6×6 paper pack.   I attached the word to the doily using the podge.  The smaller flowers were attached with Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive, and the larger stem was attached using Angel Craft 1/4″ adhesive.  Here is another view of the finished binder —


Be sure to watch the short video for additional information on how I assembled the mini-album.  I also have a tip for creating custom colors of ribbon using your ink pads (how cool is that??).

Next time you do a project with chipboard, etc. I highly recommend that you try the Angel Craft Podge.  It worked really well for me, and I’m sure you would have a great experience with it too.

Supplies available from Cut @ Home:

Graphic 45 Precious Memories cardstock (12 x 12 and 6×6) (SKU 4501093 and 4501091)

Graphic 45 Precious Memories Tags and Pockets (SKU 4501096)

Angel Craft Podge Semi-Gloss (SKU ACP6SG)

Angel Craft Tape 1/4″ (SKU ACT-1414)

Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Marianne Designs Dies:  Lacey Oval and Flower (SKU CR1204); Lace Square and Flower (SKU CR 1203); Lace Circle and Flower (SKU CR 1201)

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen (SKU TIM19497)

Supplies from my stash:  Marianne Designs dies Lace Rectangle and Flower (SKU CF 1202); Scotch quick-dry adhesive; assorted cardstock; May Arts 1-1/2″ sheer white ribbon; Maya Road heart trinket pin; Maya Road chipboard binder; assorted embellishments

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



Fun Frame with Graphic 45 and Angel Craft Podge

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Karen N here!  Today, I’m excited to share with you my FIRST project using Angel Craft Podge in Semi-Gloss.  This is a NEW product here at Cut@Home, and I LoVe it.  In the past, if I was going to use podge, I’d have to either work outside, or open all the windows and get a fan going in my craft room.  I’m super sensitive to strong smells, and I’d get bad headaches if I did ventilate really well.  When I decided to try out this podge (that has “low odor” on the label), I gave it the ULTIMATE test for me.  I used it in my craft room with the window and the door closed.  NO headache!  Yay!

I went to M’s and picked up a frame for $1.  I then covered it with some paper from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection and Angel Craft Podge.  The podge went on very smoothly and has a lovely sheen to it.  I cut several embellishments from the Time to Flourish paper and added in some ribbons and pearls along with a flower and heart I had in my embellishment stash.  I added the fun “FUN” title using my Big Shot and some Angel Craft Vinyl in Teal from the Trendy Home 2 collection.  LoVe this vinyl too.  The 6×12 size is perfect for Big Shot addicts (like me!). Cuts like butter and applies so easily!  I cut some Time to Flourish paper using a Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflowers die and layered them up.  Here’s my frame:


Fun, huh?!  Makes a great gift or some crafty fun for an office :)  Here’s a video that shows you the frame a little closer.

Before you go, be sure to stop by the Cut@Home store.  While you are there, sign up for the VIP email list.  It’s free!  And you get some GrEaT coupons!  Here is the supply list for my project.

Supplies from Cut@Home:

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 12 x 12 paper pad – SKU 4501055

Angel Craft Podge Semi-Gloss – ACP6SG

Big Shot – SKU 657900

Angel Craft Vinyl – Teal – Trendy Home 2 collection – SKU 6x12TRHM-02

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Die – SKU HCD1-753

Supplies from my stash:

Flower, Heart, Pearls and Ribbons

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


SpellbindersSizzixTim HoltzHeartfelt CreationsGraphic 45Silhouette AmericaElizabeth Craft DesignsMagnolia StampsSpectrum NoirJustRite Stampers