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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,


What’s trending!! Fairies!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

What’s trending this month? Fairies!!
Hello there! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I’d like to share with you a brag book that I altered using Graphic 45’s Once Upon a Springtime 12×12 Deluxe Collectors Edition Paper Pad. This book has photo sleeves which hold 4×6 photos.

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Snapshot 1 (3-30-2015 9-58 PM)  I’m using a book I picked up for about $1 at Michaels. It has wire binding. I was able to bend back the wires, which allows me to remove the front and back cover.

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I decided to spray paint this album, getting rid of the ugly blue that it is. I choose a color that would best fit my paper. I’m using Krylon Coral Isle. Snapshot 1 (3-31-2015 6-13 PM)     Using the gorgeous Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection. I’m such a fan of this paper collection. There are so many beautiful elements to fussy cut out. Fairies are such a classic to use, and so popular right now. This Graphic 45 paper is a perfect project to use fairies on. While the spray paint was drying, I cut down my papers to size, fitting on the front, back and inside covers. To the front of the cover, I cut out one of the elements from the paper collection.

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I then fussy cut out two of the beautiful fairies and some of the flowers. Before adding this straight to my cover, I decided I wanted it to be raised off the page slightly, therefore I cut out two pieces of chipboard to go behind my decorative piece. I cut it almost to size, making sure it was fully covered. I wanted it to fully support my piece. I added my fussy cut pieces. To cover the book with my papers, I chose to use the new Angel Craft Podge.



This new Podge is amazing! I have used it for several books already. I also used it to adhere paper to wood. It works on all mediums. I love that it is a thin consistency and has a brush in the cap, which makes clean up so easy! This Angel Craft Podge cleans up easily with soap & water, and has very little odor. I’m very sensitive to smells and this does not bother me at all! This is a great glue to use…it dries quickly as well! There will also be a matte finish…and even sparkle coming soon, I can’t wait for that!





After adding all my pieces to my front cover, I finished off the book with some beautiful flowers and leaves. I also cut off the manufacturer’s strip from the paper, which displays the name of the paper “Once Upon a Springtime”, and added that to the front cover.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!!

Products used:
Graphic 45 12×12 Once Upon a Springtime: SKU:4501099
Angel Craft Podge: SKU:ACP6SG

Products from my stash:
Flowers, brag book, stamens, leaves, spray paint.

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Paper bag handmade card using Graphic 45

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Hello! I hope you all are having a great week! Today for Cut At Home I’d like to share a paper bag card, which I will be giving with a gift card for a present.

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For the first time I made a paper bag card. I’ve chosen the stunning Graphic 45 papers. I used Sweet Sentiments and Home Sweet Home paper pads.

I am using the Celebrate It brand from Michael’s, but any brand will work. The bag I am using measures 4 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 8 5/8. You may just need to adjust your mat sizes, if you’re using a different brand. These bags come in several sizes and colors. I’ve selected the Kraft. I first cut 3/4″ off the top of the bag to give myself a clean, straight edge. Using the stylus from my Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Paper Shaping Kit, I scored the bag where the fold meets the bag. I ran my stylus down my scoreboard, giving myself a nice crease which will make it easy to fold.

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I added tape to the flap of the card which will form my pocket. I also added the Angel Craft Tape to each side of the bag.

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I added my cardstock mats (see measurements below), using Angel Craft Tape in 1/4″. After adding both my cardstock, then my patterned paper to the top of that, I then sealed my ‘pocket’ closed.

Using a Graphic 45 Large Tag Album, I cut it down to approximately 5 1/2″ tall, added a beautiful satin ribbon bow to the top of the tag.

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To the front of my card I added a mat. I used a cardstock piece I had left over from a Graphic 45 mixed media box…it was the perfect color. I cut about 1″ from the side to fit in the pocket. I added a beautiful “Happy birthday” sentiment from the JustRight Stampers set. I also used the same stamp set for the back of the card, which says “Just for you”.  I adorned the front with a couple of flowers, pearl trim, leaves, and rosebuds, along with a cut apart from the G45 paper to finish it.

I then adhered a gift card to the cardstock mat, and will add my greeting to the tag.

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I had so much fun making this beautiful card, and I know that my sister will love it. I will definitely be making more of these paper bag cards in the future.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to see a step by step of this card process, please click on the video below.

Cardstock mat front of card: (1) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Cardstock mat front flap of card: (1) 4 1/2 x 2 3/4
Cardstock mat back of card: (1) 5 1/4 x 4 1/2
Patterned paper mat front of card: (1) 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Patterned paper mat front flap of card: (1) 4 1/4 x 2 1/2
Patterned paper mat back of card: (1) 5 x 4 1/4

Products used:
Graphic 45:
Home Sweet Home
12×12 paper pad: SKU:4501077
6×6 paper pad: SKU:4501075
Sweet Sentiments 8×8: SKU:4500808 (discontinued)
Large Tag Album: SKU:4500626
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit: SKU:HCST1-401 (back ordered until April)
Angel Craft
Tape 1/2″: SKU:ACT1412
Tape 1/4″: SKU:ACT1414
JustRite Stampers Spring Wishes:  SKU:CR-02121

Products from my stash: paper trimmer, scoreboard, flowers, pearl trim, leaves, stamens, versafine black ink, satin ribbon, ruler, bone folder.

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Baby Boy Card featuring Graphic 45 and Elizabeth Craft Designs

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Today I have a cute little card for a new baby boy.  It features two of my favorite companies — Graphic 45 and Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I just love the Graphic 45 papers (this one is “Precious Memories“), and the fun accordion die sets that Elizabeth Craft Designs makes (this is “Ring Accordion“).

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This card is super easy — actually much easier than it looks.  I began by looking through the Graphic 45 Precious Memories 12×12 paper pack to select suitable papers and images for the card.  I just love the plaids that are so popular today, and this collection has one in cute pinks and blues.  The available design area on the card is fairly small, so I just needed a small image of a baby boy, a couple of adorable outfits and a couple of cute sayings.  All of this was ready to go pretty quickly — it was just a matter of a little fussy cutting.

I needed to do just a little planning when it was time to cut out the main card pieces.  The accordion dies are so fun to use — there is a single piece that makes up the card panel.  You just cut one card panel for each one that you intend to use in the card.  Here I needed three card panels.  The tricky part was that on the back of my plaid paper there was not an overall pattern — rather it was a grouping of small pictures and some words.  I wanted to make sure that the backs of my card panels looked okay as is so that I didn’t have to worry about doing a backing layer, etc.  Really all I needed to do was to pay attention to the direction the die was cut, and try to achieve a similar placement on the paper I was cutting from.  (This sounds much harder than it is.)  Here is a picture of the back of the card.  You can see that some of the baby pictures survived the cut, as did some of the words.  Note the “It’s A Boy” at the bottom of the first panel on this view (the last panel of the card) — this was particularly appropriate.

back view

In addition to the card panels, I needed to cut 3 circles from ivory cardstock to decorate, and 12 border pieces (also from ivory — 4 for each panel) to complete the card.  I cut the words “It’s a boy” using another Elizabeth Craft Designs die set.  I edged the ivory circles and the border pieces with a little Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen ink.

The next step is to decorate the panels.  This must be done before the card is assembled, or decoration will be incredibly difficult.  I find it easiest to lay out the panels first and plan where the various elements will be placed.  Each panel should be laid out so that the flat part is at the bottom and the two tabs are facing right.  Once everything was set in place, I attached the border pieces with Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive, and the circles with Angel Crafts 1/4″ adhesive.  Each of the elements was attached using either low dimensional adhesive, dimensional adhesive or the Scotch adhesive depending on what level of dimension I desired.

When all of the adhesive is dry (usually just a few minutes), it is time to assemble the card.  Again I started by laying the panels out in order.  For the first two panels, the outer rings are attached using a “valley” fold, and the inner pieces are attached using a “mountain fold”.  When the third panel is added, the outer rings are attached (panels 2 and 3) using a mountain fold, and the inner pieces using a valley fold.  It really is very easy.  Please see the short video for more information on assembly of the card, and for a closer look at the beautiful Graphic 45 Precious Memories collection.

Here is a picture of the front of the card as it would be folded for mailing —

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A lot of times when I make the accordion card, I add a decorative border to the outer (or cover) panel.  Here I thought that it was a little too “busy” to add a border.

Here are a couple of different views of the completed accordion card —

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I find that you just cannot go wrong with a card that features Graphic 45 papers.  There are so many fun elements in this Precious Memories stack that you can make a number of scrapbook layout pages as well as cards — for boys or for girls.  You also cannot go wrong when you use the right dies — I love every single one of the Elizabeth Craft Design accordion die sets.  They are just too much fun!  This is the Ring Accordion, but you’ll find many other sizes/shapes of accordion dies on the Cut @ Home site.

Supplies available from Cut @ Home

Graphic 45 Precious Memories 12×12 paper pad (SKU 4501093)

Elizabeth Craft Designs dies — Ring Accordion (SKU 904); It’s A Boy/Girl (SKU 969)

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen — (SKU TIM19497)

Die Cutting Machine — Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Angel Crafts 1/4″ Adhesive — (SKU ACT1414)

Supplies from my stash — ivory and blue cardstocks; Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; low dimensional adhesive; dimensional adhesive.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’



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